The Madness of Mammon by Anthony Cronin
Published 16/03/2014 | 02:30
When Mammon finally went mad
And refused to leave the inner palace,
His priests decided the people had become so docile
That everything could still go on as before.
And so both priests and people chanted together:
The sins of the rulers shall be visited on the people
Forever and ever.
The poorer we are, the more honest
We're required to be.
Monetary value is the only value we know.
We do not work to live. We live to work.
The expression 'wasting time' is obsolete:
There is only the problem of passing it.
Work is the best way of passing the time.
If we all work for less
Then we can all have work.
And as the people happily chanted
The priests smiled in satisfaction.
Staring into Mammon's glassy insane eyes they told him
Everything will be as it should.
There is nothing to fear.