Docile Democratic Victims
Borrowing has never grown
A country into being productive,
Because the loan interest requirements
When implemented are socially destructive.
Millions of tax dollars for annual
Government salaries and allowances,
And still they are wondering
How to balance the budget.
With people working harder
Under a wage freeze,
While approaching the summit
Of the economic disparities.
They had claimed that taxes are required
For the building of a nation,
But with this dependency on loans
Debt will be our devastation.
When we learn to be self-sufficient
By fulfilling our own needs,
Then the people will no longer suffer
For their politician’s greed.
Governments sell our beaches, land,
And our human and natural resources,
Openly as foreign direct investment
With no real home advantage.
Placing ridiculous tariffs on exports
Of all things that are locally produced,
While importing gallons and tonnes
Of d-grade garbage and foreign refuse.
And every few years
Elected to do it all again,
Voting for one of the two heads of state
Still choosing that one snake in the end.
They come through campaigning
To woo you with deadly promises.
Falling for it, you always end up
Suffering from their shortcomings.
The political cycles persist
While their processes elude the citizens,
Who blindly ignore the system
Becoming docile democratic victims.