Art, Culture, expression, Hegemony, Inequity, Performance, poetry, Politics, Poverty, Self interests, Social Class, social critique, social justice, Social norms, Status quo, Streams of consciousness, underrepresented groups
A society that consumes all that it can
without any regard to others
is a troubling reality for many.
An insatiable diet
of appropriated culture and stagnant ideologies
that benefits those who’ve always received social favor.
Corruption is a word used
yet avoided for certain acts
when dominant norms are sustained or even cultivated
to protect the invaluable status quo.
Change requires more than most beneficiaries wish to entertain
as the theory’s interest reigns supreme
in a land which indulges in cultural gluttony
at the expense of all who have been deemed expendable.
An appetite of this variety knows nor accepts any limits
as its privilege and power
have historically been made clear
to all who have the ability to comprehend.
Welcome to the tragic world
of the donkey and elephant
during the Barack Obama presidency….