Thursday, February 4, 2016

Trump & Putin - Brothers of Another Mother?

That Leader Who Sent Me to Lhasa, I Will Give Him…
(Criticising Reality, Building a Better and Harmonious Tibet)


That leader who sent me to Lhasa
I will give him some musk
Because poachers were plentiful in the past
My sister found some musk
That musk
Might be enough to cure the leader’s avarice
But he should beware of growing unwanted hair

That leader who sent me to Nyingtri
I will give him bear gall
Because poachers were plentiful in the past
My father found some in the forest
That bear gall
Might make the leader strong like a bear
But he should beware of growing unwanted hair

That leader who sent me to Lhokha
I will give him bear paws
Because poachers were plentiful in the past
My brother found one on the border
That bear paw
Maybe can cure the leader’s alcoholism and cirrhosis
But he should beware of growing unwanted hair

That leader who sent me to Shigatse
I will give him 50,000 Yuan
Because my father is an officer in the army
My mother is the commissioner of this district
50,000 Yuan is not that much
This amount of money
The leader can spend it in an entertainment hall
It will be sufficient
But be careful it doesn’t grow thorns

That leader who sent me to Nagchu
I will give him two yaks
Because my family live on the plains
My father is rich with the wealth of the land
Maybe after the leader has eaten the yaks
His tummy will bulge out
The leader’s spirit will be brighter
But I hope the leader won’t grow any more hair…
A Tibetan Poet

33 comments:

Gert said...

Is Pussy Riot 'going respectable'? The bare breasted state didn't really help their cause much, IMO. Chainsawing down crucifixes erected in honour of Stalin's Xtian victims was pretty vacuous too.

Putin's more savvy and experienced than Trump, IMO. Putin could hire Trump to organise 'beauty' pageants and bunga-bunga parties. Or to supply a stream of Eastern European Premium 'luvvelies'...

Gert said...

I think he's a closet gay, Putin. Try and put a ring on that one...

-FJ said...

Nothing would surprise me vis Putin OR Trump...

I'm lovin' Pussy (as Bond would say it) more and more....

Gert said...

C'mon, time to fess up: are you behind this?

He [a whistle blower] also a claimed to have seen a letter submitted by an unidentified US nominator who proposed Trump for “his vigorous peace through strength ideology, used as a threat weapon of deterrence against radical Islam, Isis, nuclear Iran and Communist China”. He did not list Trump as one of the candidates who actually has a chance of winning.

;-)

-FJ said...

I confess. It was me... ;)

Gert said...

For 'not-being-Obama'? Worked for Obama!

I'm proposing Putin, just to restore the Karma balance.

-FJ said...

A Peace Prize for bombing ISIS? Makes sense!

Gert said...

Then Assad qualifies too! ;-)

Thersites said...

Spread the love! Peace Prizes for ISIL!

Thersites said...

The Nobel just ain't quite as noble in the minds of the many as it used to be.

But then, given the "source" (inventor of TNT), what should we have expected?

-FJ said...

ps - Why Bernie Sanders isn't as radically Progressive as I am.

Gert said...

Fight the Bigness, Comrade!

-FJ said...

The Big can't exist without government guarantees...

...enter Bernie, the ultimate bigger government guarantee.

Gert said...

Petit Bourgeois free market won't come about w/o massive regulation, FJ.

To keep the barstools from stealing the resources of your lovely Utopia, law and regulations will constantly have to created to stave off new threats, kind of like an evolving immunity system. The Big C. guys will always try and enter via the back door, aided by their friends from the Ancien Regime, of course. Think about that...

Gert said...

I think this is a conversation that's more substantive than the our liners superficially indicate, so keep going.

But I'm off to bed now. Nitenite.

Gert said...

'one liners', of course.

Thersites said...

The corporate tax exemptions, privileges and protectionist welfare can't exist w/o massive regulation either. I simply invert the beneficiaries of government policy and regulation.

Thersites said...

If you are an individual tax payer, you pay x. If you are a corporate tax payer, you pay N*x plus all individuals within the corporation must earn the same salary. Investors cannot "earn" more than an individual's salary and are fully liable with the employees for any harm that may come from the enterprises products.

Some simple rules would level the playing field.

Thersites said...

Just need to build a bit on the Sherman Anti-Trust (1890) and Clayton Anti-Trust (1914) Acts.

Thersites said...

PS - I would also put up some big "trade barriers" to keep foreign corporate competition from undermining my "smaller business" model.

Gert said...

Nothing to disagree with there, Farmer.

But I doubt if it will be enough to cage the Masters o/t Universe (crony capitalists). Some ball breaking may be needed.

O/T: link w/o linking: http://www.donotlink.com/

-FJ said...

Very cool! ?thanks!

-FJ said...

And balls most definitely need crushing!

Gert said...

Yeah, I think it's useful. Sometimes you want show how awful someone is but feel awkward about linking. No more!

Rumour has it Jeb! is turning Left? It may be satire but it would be irresponsible not to speculate! X)

Thersites said...

Turning?

Explain his "youthful" time in Venezuela

Thersites said...

...other than laundering Columbian drug money and establishing his bona fides with the CIA?

Gert said...

Can you do me a small favour then? With your extensive contacts among Reps and Movement Cons and via backchannels let him know we don't need him either?

Should he wish to take up crochet, tell him I'll gladly recommend a tutorial site, my daughter love it, so I can vouch for it!

Thanks! X)

Joe Conservative said...

He loves to "hang with Lefties" and report on their activities. Maybe if with your contacts, you get Fidel and Raul to take up crochet, I could recommend that he join them at it... ;)

Gert said...

You're mean, Joe! ;-)

Sanders wins NH. Clinton must be having a little deja vu moment there...

Gert said...

Besides, crochet is illegal in Cuba because it's a bourgeois manifestation. So there...

-FJ said...
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Gert said...

Trump is promising an army so yooooooge "they'll never mess with us again!"

Question for Mistah Trump: "Who is actually messing with you now???"

-FJ said...

He knows that sabre rattling is all a question as to which guys has the yoooooogest sabre