Brexit – On England #1 (commentary)

My previous post is from a new series of verse I am writing. In the ‘Reflections’ series (1 to 4) I published haiku, but in my latest project I turn to ‘regular’ verse.

Again, I take a biting, critical and existential view of the world. Since I self-published volume 4 of Reflections, the world has seen two cataclysmic political events. First, the Referendum in the UK, which resulted in a bare margin of votes to take the UK out of the European Union, and the election of Trump.

This verse exposes the dark underbelly that was exposed as the result of the Brexit vote in the UK.

 

 

Freedom

My previous post is a verse I wrote in 2015, and in view of the events in the US Senate and the efforts by neo-cons to destroy Obamacare and put millions of people in danger by denying them a basic universal right which exists in all other industrialised nations in the world.

Socialised healthcare has been confused with socialism in a nation that worships money and the rich and successful, and where many of the poor see themselves as impoverished millionaires.

It should be made clear: ‘freedom’ is actually slavery, peonage, serfdom, because the word has been bastardised by American conservatives and their well-funded think-tanks and lobbyists to brainwash ordinary people into supporting laws that only benefit the rich, or the very rich, in fact.

Reflections 2: extract

It is polling day in the USA. This haiku is from my verse ‘Red I‘, from the section Atlantic, in Vol 2 of my Reflections series, available at Amazon Books and on Kindle. [Type Poetry/Genre/Haiku/RC Clermont]

 

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Socialised healthcare?

        No – God and guns. In droves they

        vote against what is right.

© RC Clermont 2013

 

Posted Notes: On Brexit- Pariahs #3

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ON BREXIT: Pariahs #3

 

This most idiotic government

Stumbling like a drunken elephant

Towards inglorious and hard-termed Brexit;

This pig-headed brute heading for the exit,

Ignoring the will of Parliament,

With delusions of sovereignty,

Facing impending bankruptcy,

Unaware of Britain’s waning influence,

-A country that is now irrelevant-

While spewing xenophobic effluence.

© RC Clermont 2016