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The Manners Of Management -

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The Manners Of Management -

They made mammon somethng measurable, mighty, & magnificent,
everywhere that labor, exchange, & entertainment exist monuments
to money, large and small,

the genesis was excess manufacture 
such as grain, gold, textiles & ceramics,
animals & people,
purveyors were born like corn on the cobb,
like mist in morning,
buearruacracies of religion & government emerged from the basic business
of buy & sell, structure was supplied by law & covetuousness,
the greed of need,
people enticed to sell their Spirit in the form of toil for products,
eventually for fiat currencies, profit took the place of contribution,
slavery evolved into serfdom,
from the plantation to the factory unproductive owners needed managers,
individuals with minimal compassion & maximum ambition, essence extractors,

the whip replaced by the 'write up' and tacit threat of poverty,
the iron chain supplanted by hopelessness of ignorance in limited training,dependency,
management believed in synergy,the kind that rewarded the few 
at the expense of the many,
the river of Life tore into the irrigation of wealth for selected heredity,
bussinessmen want employees & citizens with low self esteem, shallow interests & passions,
economy as cosmos, profits as pieties, workers as sinners,

edicts of 'minimum wage' and requirements for age are simply Market stabilizers
implemented to ensure profit,
taxes a financial plan of slave paid for regulation,
the management caste, the sociological strata designed to keep laborors feeling underachieving,
crows squawking against crows so that dragons fly free -

J.A.B.

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  1. Date: 5/4/2013 3:47:00 PM
    So frightening and unfortunately so very true. This is a masterpiece. Excellent writing

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 7:25:00 PM
    I can tell you have been through a lot yourself and have examined it all, seen all of this in your life. Quite an amazing, informative, and rather frightening piece of work. Another great one, Justin. The last line was intriguing, as was it all my friend. Always, Laura

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 2/8/2013 4:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I thank you deeply for your beautiful empathy Laura - the Plantation remains the same, only the name has changed - but there is joy and hope for all of us despite it all - J.A.B. %
  1. Date: 1/13/2013 3:11:00 AM
    Definitley a 7+ here Justinn.." I rate this 1 of your best so far..! not so long , yet deep/descriptive; on the situation, good call to waken peoples senses at the very least.." good to read you today Joe..)

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 1/14/2013 1:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for respecting my style Joe - lets 'get real' and acknowledge what we are being shaped into my friend - J.A.B. %
  1. Date: 1/11/2013 9:50:00 PM
    When I arrive Justin, I try to prepare myself by tightening all the loose screws that hinder absorption and digestion. You provocatively point out so many instances and ways of the slavery we are falling into. The plan is there, I've been reading about it and I wonder why more can't see what is happening. Always a pleasure to search the riches of your mind! Love, Lizzy

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 1/12/2013 1:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are a great teacher and source of inspiration for more than just me Lizzie - I am proud to know you as a fellow intellectual and artistic warrior - your love is precious - J.A.B. %
  1. Date: 1/11/2013 1:07:00 AM
    A poem with "guts" I like it. GB (Humble beginner)

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 1/12/2013 1:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    This is a great compliment for me GB., thank you - we should stop deluding ourselves about the nature of modern business management philosophy and it's evident designs to retard our develpment for objectives of securing maximum profits and social control over the Masses - I have witnessed many good people corrupted & soured by managerial stressors and enticements, and I have witnessed thousands directly abused and exploited by this big business juggernaut -
  1. Date: 1/9/2013 1:56:00 PM
    Very insightful and cleverly written

    Bordner Avatar Justin Bordner
    Date: 1/9/2013 4:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Louise - oddly enough I did not need to exercise cleverness to achieve and express this perspective; direct experience and study revealed this strange reality for me - and, as always I give praise to Providence - J.A.B. %