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,
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.
four assumed siblings-
peace, prosperity, freedom, and
liberty- have become
catchphrase and slogan;
a false claim sold to hoodwink
hemlock, they forced down
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
controlling world wealth by
powerful few is-
becoming simpler, easier, and
faster than before.
Will liberation theology help in
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
perhaps, global socio-political
Only time will tell-
what more harm-capitalism and
their exponents will cause
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.
Silas Olaoyin Abayomi is the Author of the book: “The Watchnight Songs” a multi-message Poetry book, or rather “Anthology” that addresses man’s physical make up, the socio-cultural attitudes about life, African Political Landscape and its historical past, and the three or four centuries trans-Atlantic Slave trade.