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autowriting on the top ten percent

the top ten percent

i keep remembering….
years ago i was working with some Kenyans at a waste recycling facility in my home town.
some of the cleverest people i’ve Ever met, apparently my name in their home tribal language means leopard 🙂 better than a spear carrier 🙂
anyway, among our wide ranging conversations including how language evolves, politics and nature, was poverty.
i among others usually bemoan my lot, i’m definitely grateful, don’t get me wrong but it’s easy to think that we are being taken for a ride by the big companies and governments, whether it’s another tax or food scare or invasion of my civil liberties with data protection etc, and there’s enough evidence or lack of it to keep most conspiracy theories alive, i’ve got my favourites (r ;)o th 😉 ch i l d ;). ) lmao and we always blame Big Brother or Little Brother
but anyway, these guys n girls gave me another perspective.
even if you are on jobseekers or welfare or what ever your nations equivalent is;
you are more than likely in the top ten percent of the richest people in the world.
(apart from the tribes that haven’t been introduced to the modern age, they’ve got something more valuable)
i have to remind my self of this fairly often.
even with every problem i can think of, we’ve still got a roof over my head, And light during the dark of night, And heating if i spend the money wisely, And cleaned water, for us to bathe in, that even rinses the toilet when we flush, my daughter doesn’t go hungry, unless through greed, etc et al
so basically when we moan, we are an ungrateful bunch.
but we’ve given ourselves the right to so many things, that we feel we are right to moan, even to the cost of others.
i wanna continue writing but busy bee time

national this and that day

let’s create equality by making things non-equal.
i don’t believe in fairness or rights…ok… i teach my kid about fairness and rights but how does one thing have more right than another?
i don’t have any real Right to anything but we are taught from a young age to take what is rightfully ours.
every good child on the planet gets a visit from Santa…well…apart from the lost south american tribes. equality and rights. maybe Santa is rascist or something?
women want us all to be equal, well, except on wimmins day.
something about how men are arseholes i think, as if life should be fair.
fair? while there are kids starving in the Third world? i thought earth was the third world? we should be in it together!
fair is when no-one gets a special day…that would be fair.
lets knock all these stupid special days on the head, easter and crimbo included!
i don’t need a calendar to remind me to treat the lil brat or other loved ones!
and remember, all these special days whether fathers or mothers day or gay day (is there a hetrosexual day?), they are thought up by money makers. which is fine if you have money, but then don’t complain that you are treated unfairly, just remember while you eat your choccy or smell your flowers…the starving millions that shit in the communal pond or ditch, fat with malnutrition. where do they get their water from while you drink wine from a crystal glass?