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SILAS ABAYOMI

SONGSOPTOK THE WRITERS BLOG | 12/10/2014 |





CAPITALISM AND THE REST OF MANKIND.

What they told us about Capitalism:
We were told capitalism creates wealth,
we were told capitalism brings the
best in man, and
with it, individual’s potentials
are certainly attainable;
we were told individual dreams and
aspirations easily come to fruition
in a capitalist society


Before now, we were informed-
capitalism defeats poverty,  
enthrones prosperity;
in time long past,
we were always reminded-
capitalism-is the only vehicle to-
the Promised Land;
more so, the only key
to man secured future.













Even to this day,
we receive daily sermon:
“no alternative to capitalism”-
the scepter of liberty,
the staff of  freedom, and
the sword of justice;
day-by-day, media keep us focus:
no capitalism, no tomorrow for man.


Continuously, capitalism’s
four assumed siblings-
peace, prosperity, freedom, and
liberty- have become  
permanent campaign
catchphrase and slogan;
a false claim sold to hoodwink
man,
hemlock, they forced down
people’s throat.



The Sad Reality of Capitalism
in today’s World:

Capitalism-a perfected tool of servitude-
servitude of international magnitude,
servitude without borders;
mace in hands of political gladiators,
instrument of oppression in hands of
merchants without conscience.







A subjugation apparatus of greed
in mammon controlled  world,
a look-good-tool in society where
mind is psychologically re-configured.


A double edged sword,
that establishes and sustains
class division among
haves and have nots;
a well-designed scheme meant
to “rob Peter to pay Paul.”



The Future of Capitalism and Man:

Now with ease, the world is within reach,
daily, artificial and natural barriers are
given way;
controlling world wealth by
powerful few is-
becoming simpler, easier, and
faster than before.


Will liberation theology help in
this matter?
Turning pulpits or lecterns
to campaign fora on evils-
of capitalism-will it save matter?
Will social gospel provides
lasting solution-by turning
issues of social injustice-
into a moral force?


Will world leaders ever budge?
Will human rights, social justice
advocates,
perhaps, global socio-political
bodies help?
Only time will tell-
what more harm-capitalism and
their exponents will cause
mankind.


However, time is running OUT
for a concept and system without
“human face,” human heart,
touch of  kindness;
a non-giving, but rather
a receiving human created concept-
that has no human personality. 




EBOLA: THE RE-EMERGING BLACK PLAGUE?
Back in History:
It was October 1347,
instead of merchandise of
silk and cotton
from Asia and Black Sea region,
twelve Genoese merchant ships delivered
undesirable cargoes of corpses;
undelectable gift  and present
at Italian port of Sicily,
in the  city of Messina.


A gift that turned a curse-
a pandemic disease of
international dimension;
a bubonic disease of groin,
a pneumonic disease of lung, and
more so, a flea and rodent
carrying disease,
which ravaged Europe,
destroyed Asia, and decimated Africa.


Within ten years down the road,
Europe had lost about
hundred million souls of its own;
a loss that took Europe
another 150 years to recover.







Today in History:

About forty years ago,
at Nzara, Sudan and
Yambuku, Congo at
Ebola River tributary in Africa-
we were told, five Ebola species
were discovered.


Zaire ebolavirus-one of the
quintet viral carrying diseases
the most dangerous is 
like the 14th-century-bacillus-
Yersina-Pestis-the carrier-agent of
Black Plague.


From then on,
Ebola-a-death-dealing-virus
has created a notorious personality,
personality of affliction-
turned to both political and
economic gains around world capitals;
by international bloodsuckers:
money before common good-
pharmaceutical industrial complex.

Ebola a thread-like-viral-infection,
whenever in action, it can bring
a nation on its knees;
shut down a government,
makes ships stand-still at deep sea,
crash-land jumbo-jets,
de-rails a-thousand-coach-train.


Ebola, once mentioned
man becomes fearful, 
when Ebola sneezes,
man- anywhere he is-
catches cold.

Ebola-the cruel and tormentor-
its presence leaves nothing good,
but trail of woes, anguish, cry, and pain;
a bitter pill that leaves sour
taste in mouth for a long
time to come.


Mankind and the Future of
Ebola:

Ebola-the double-
stranded Ribonucleic Acid (RNA),
a monster that turns all
scientific solutions to naught,
a giant that makes
scientists look like Lilliputians.


Ebola fear by all,
but hated by everyone-
is now on global rampage;
it carries no passport-
freely, it enters country of choice-
Ebola pays no fare,
yet, it rides on public transport-
anytime, anywhere, any day.





Is Ebola the modern day-
Pandora of Greek mythology-
whose disobedience resulted
in evils  escaping from-
do-not-open-box in her care?


Or is EBOLA-the new
found acronym:
Everything, But Our Life At
risk,
because of man’s moral
decadence, permissiveness
and lust? 


Whichever way, pray
Ebola without cure has
not come to stay,
even as Ebola made it on
list of seven world deadliest
diseases;
pray,  Ebola should not  join
the league of: AIDS, cancer,
diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and
Alzheimer.

Because the world has
more than enough problems
in hand to deal  WITH.




TIGER: THE GRANDEUR OF THE JUNGLE.



From nose tip to tail end,
is the eleven-foot-cat,
the Tiger-the largest among
big cats in the wild.


A cat of extra-ordinary beauty-
whose second double name is:
power and strength;
Tiger-identify by dark-vertical stripes-
usually individualized pattern
on a-white-brown-tawny
background-
is perhaps, the only prince and
prodigy of the jungle.


Tiger! Tiger!! Tiger!!!
Most elusive cat in the jungle-
with a pretext look,
is constantly disaffirm by its-
dangerously calculative steps.
A ferocious animal
that hides its aggressive traits
until provoked,
and once nettled-
the jungle becomes corybantic.






A cat with personalized coats
that help it camouflage
in surroundings similar to its colors,
which makes attack on prey
unquestionably easy.

Tiger known by surprise
rear attack from its hide out,
always go for a big hunt,
but won’t initiate pursuit-
where eye-to-eye contact
is already established.

Tiger-the swimmer,
animal with thermoregulation-
a rare feature to keep
body temperature in check
after strenuous engagements.

Animal of unusual features,
endowed with papillae-
a double function body part-
a tongue protective covering and
a toothed instrument to confine hair.
Very rare, yes-its saliva-has
antiseptic properties to cure, heal, and
manage wounds.


A solitary animal,
that satisfies sexual needs
through flehmen and
scent marking;
animal whose sexual organ
and exploits still bemuse humans
to this day.


Animal of uncommon intellect-
identify by short term memory,
several times longer than man-
even better than dogs and  other
primates;
handiwork of brain synapses,
tiger forgets less,
but remembers more.

A very ambitious,
but radically territorial-
it sprays urine to map out
territory,
mark trees and trails with
dungeon to define hunting and
living abode.

Animal of multiple sounds,
as it roars-so it moans;
known by chuffing and
purring,
just to deceive and lure prey
in the wild.


Will mankind,
allow the prince of jungle
go extinct?
Shall we allow the
rainbow of the jungle 
go extinct without traces?

All men and women of
goodwill around the globe-
may you shout in unison:
Let Tiger live!

Let the elegant and
prodigy of-
Southeast Asia live!

Let the grandeur of
Indochinese and
Korea survive.
Siberia-let this cat of
special make-LIVE.


[SILAS  ABAYOMI]







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