PLASTICS INSPIRE THE BARD’S “Humbug” SIDE

PLASTIC JESUS

 (Humbug)

The Amazon and Walmart dolls
Leave the world with plastic sprawls –
The moulded plastic, cents at most,
Tens of dollars on-sale boast.
The moola pours to big-box stores
And corporate profits soar.
Jesus and the Easter Bunny,
Jingle bells, send plastic money
To landfills full of plastic waste.

Around the world the masses crave
Toys and trinkets as self-enslave,
Essential goods for cash to glean:
Plastic pumpkins at Halloween,
Nativity scenes, three Kings from East,
Bring Plastic Jesus to the feast.
A briefest flaunt and then dismay
As gales dispose in wavey fray
To landfills full of plastic waste.


Governments fund the people-wish
With big displays of plastic kitsch,
And fireworks’ money up in smoke
The crowd to view and cheer and stoke,
And Santa Claus the current Creed;
A religion born in commerce greed,

With money better sent to feed
The unemployed, and those in need
Than landfills full of plastic waste. 


John Tuach
December 15, 2020

OPINION POLL OVER-RATES INEFFECTIVE TORY OPPOSITION

Having survived in spite of themselves, in Opposition the Tories have been lazy and uninspiring.  The fact that it is summer, and the House of Assembly is closed, admittedly makes their job tougher, except that the Party’s manifest weakness is not a seasonal problem.

REMEMBERING CABOT MARTIN (1944-2022)

He was an exceptional person. A gifted intellect for sure; irascible and argumentative, too. What endeared him to many was not just that he was analytical and insightful, but that he was honest and forthright. He was a public policy wonk; resource policy interested him most. He loved to travel and read; people, with something to say, were always important.

GNL RUSHING INTO ANOTHER “SCHEME”: CABOT MARTIN

I must say that after the Muskrat Falls fiasco, I thought our government had finally learnt its lesson and would not to rush into another such scheme where calling it “green” was enough to suspend all critical analysis.