Militant Thistles

polemical poetry to prickle the politics of "permanent austerity"

atos Poor Doors Sheriff Stars spikes

thistles stretch their prickly arms afar

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Jim Morris

Washing Machine



This Capitalist system like a washing machine;

A churning turmoil--turning people inside out,

Tossing them about, turning them upside down.


With all this technology-

The whole world topsy-turvy,

A hurly-burly with everything confused,

Spinning news (so we don't believe anything)

All tangled up, mangled up, through the wringer,

The end of our tether; lives rendered threadbare,

No proper rewarding job (Capitalism again)

No proper romantic love (pervasive Porn)

No proper family life (the Liberal Lie)

Let’s stop this Capitalist machine

Do it by hand (Distributism).


Let’s work together for a clean fresh start.

Let's start again afresh; let’s get our hands dirty.