2/12/21: Horrible Bosses (and Pathetic Peons) 2021 — Fascist Republican Edition #poetry

2/12/21: Horrible Bosses 2021 — Fascist Republican Edition #poetry

A delightful new comedy is being simulcast on all the channels

The Second Impeachment Trial of Donald J. Trump

I can’t stop smiling

A dedicated reader asks the Rick Blog if there is some sort of training school for autocrats

What is she wondering?

Dictator Master Class?

Continuing Tyrant Education?

Do despots use Zoom to share stories and compare notes?

Dear Oppressed in Tennessee,

Authoritarians are born not made

What happens on the national level is no different than what we experience in our own lives

in all aspects except degree and scope

Macro mirrors micro

Totalitarians are like every bad boss you’ve ever known

and let’s face it,

all bosses suck

What a ridiculous idea

“I’m in charge!”

Oh, blow it out your ass

Authoritarians are born not made

and peons are too

All men are not created equal

All men are created with a predilection to be masters and slaves

or be free

All men are born with the right to be equal

but free will is involved

You have to choose equality

You have to decide to assert your equality

and then act upon your decision.

Dearest Oppressed …

All bosses are assholes

All peons are saps

Everyone fares better in an atmosphere of equality

I am watching an impeachment comedy

Before, when I was not free

the show would have been a drama

But bosses become ridiculous figures

when you don’t participate in the boss dynamic

All Emperors have no clothes

The guy who has the money

the gun

the title

the fame

the enthusiasm of the group

or the mob

that guy

the would be boss

has no power over me

or you

or potentially you

because I hold a truth to be self-evident

and you might too

or you might potentially hold that truth

that all men are created equal

and endowed with inalienable rights

including

life

liberty

and the pursuit of happiness

So, Oppressed in Tennessee

the negation of self-evident truth is how a boss certifies himself, and is the foundation of the peon’s subservience

and the assertion of self-evident truth is how a free person disqualifies the boss from maintaining power …

Now let’s turn our attention to what skill set the tyrant engages in

He need not take any courses

What the boss does is so basic, so primal, so fundamental to the human animal

that he doesn’t have to rehearse actions or matriculate to a certain facility in fascistic adroitness

So what does the ambitious tyrant do? What are the keys to his success?

MENDACITY

Well, I’ve never had a boss who wasn’t a liar. Have you? I didn’t think so.

They make big promises

the peon relies on the promises

and has his or her heart broken.

THE CULTIVATION OF SYCOPHANCY

The boss always requires underlings to genuflect before him

or engage in some other ritual that reassures him that he is in total control

He demands flattery.

GREET ANY CRITICISM IN ANY MATTER, PARTICULARLY MATTERS INVOLVING MORALITY, ETHICS AND LEGALITY WITH RAGE

If the boss’ lack of morality is ever challenged

in an innocent remark

or by justifiable confrontation

(and the boss’ lack of morality always should be challenged

there is no enterprise controlled by a boss that is ever righteous)

If the boss is called out

he responds with a temper tantrum

every time.

MANIPULATE PEONS WITH FLATTERY

The boss flatters people to get them to do his bidding

He creates an atmosphere where his seal of approval is the world’s greatest treasure

and the peons do all manner of horrible and unsavory things

and violently compete with one another

to win the boss’ elusive rewards.

HUMILIATE UNWILLING OR UNABLE PEONS AS A MEANS OF MOTIVATING OTHERS IN THE GROUP

Enough said. The flip side of flattery.

FOCUS ON AMASSING POWER AND IGNORE DEVELOPING COMPETENT FACILITY IN DEALING WITH THE SUBSTANCE OF WHATEVER ACTIVITY THE BOSS AND PEONS ARE ENGAGED IN …

Bosses are paradoxically as stupid as peons.

The choice to be a boss

and the choice to be a peon

are ignorant choices.

Bosses are good at taking control of fields of action

They are terrible at doing the actions required by the fields

Dictators are as incompetent as they are indecent.

Peons are lemmings racing to their demise

Following the incoherent directives of the boss

Ironically clinging to the boss for personal security

as he leads them to their unhappy ends.

So, dear old Oppressed in Tennessee,

we have one last chapter to consider in our anatomy of bosses

THE RICK BLOG CHAKRAS OF BOSSES AND PEONS (AND THE FREE)

These chakras are the source of all actions of bosses and peons

not faith, not belief, not theory or ideology, not reason

rather

biology

Boss and peon are animal urges

impulses from the earliest stages of our evolution as a species …

THE GENITAL CHAKRA

Bosses are motivated by, and motivate peons

by the sensations of their private parts

they call their advertising, motivational speaking and other forms of pornography “Communications” “Connecting” and “Creativity”

when actually those activities are dry humping and cock teasing

leading people by the balls and the bushes

promising cum

achieving it only occasionally to keep people engaged

Sensation

feeling big large huge satisfied

Life as a constant hunt for orgasm

Thank you boss …

sensation to sensation to sensation, life reduced to only the plane of physical feeling — erections, anger, hard laughter, the swell of physical dominance in one’s chest, the air of superiority … nothing matters except how it makes you “feel” feeling not even elevated to the level of emotion … simply physical feeling … the will to power over others is as basic an urge as ejaculation or defecation … no different than a fox terrier strutting with a dead mouse in her mouth that she caught in the basement … engaging in a prancing parade furnished not by training, but engrained in her by instinct …

man and woman are potentially more than nature, keep that in mind as we move forward …

Next comes

THE STOMACH CHAKRA

the source of most fear and satisfaction …

Better put food on the table

You don’t want to starve to death

You will kill for food

Hoard food

See food as a limited resource

The desperate chaotic scrum to survive

the Boss is the Great White Hunter

He will favor you and give you sustenance

in return for your fealty

(Of course, he always welches on the deal — he’ll renege on your pension and reduce your wages — if you want physical security, you better get it yourself or from someone who loves you, because the boss is a vampire, a leech that will suck you dry — look at the shambles that his loyal leeches are living in —- hanging by their fingernails on the edge of the world)

The next chakras are not accessed by bosses and peons, only by those who transcend or want to transcend their merely animal natures, those who listen to mysterious inner and outer voices that whisper to them “there is something more …”

THE HEART CHAKRA

The boss and peon don’t love. They only know lust, fear, hate and greed. If you access the heart chakra, you have moved beyond the boss/peon dynamic. Now the Impeachment is

Comedy.

Those who love are gods on Mount Olympus peering down on the caprices of fools. Lovers are ready to lean down from the edge of the clouds and help bosses and peons up to the heights, but they can’t do it for them. Bosses and peons have to discover the love that course in them as part of their body chemistries. At that moment of discovery, the bosses and peons cease being bosses and peons, and begin the process of becoming human beings.

THE MIND CHAKRA

Once you have a heart, you care. Once you care, you wonder. You want to know about who and what you love, and figure out how to go about loving them. This leads to critical thinking and creativity. Bosses and peons are masters and slaves. People of the mind and heart are masters that make masterpieces.

Finally,

THE SOUL CHAKRA

The last chakra exists over one’s head

beyond even the heart and mind

the soul is the place where the individual realizes that he is simultaneously a specific entity

and also part of the All

He or she participates in the Power of Creation

and has no need to believe in an illusory power that only belongs to oneself

or one’s boss

It’s not that the individual doesn’t play his part

and she is the crucible of her words and actions

but her consciousness of participation in the universe

and her consciousness of her existence reflecting the unity of the universe

are just matters of her perception

The reality is ultimately a mystery

The Blessed Quintuple

The Father

The Son

The Holy Spirit

The Virgin Mary

and Mary Magdalene …

the Crucifixion

Adam and Eve

Easter Sunday

Pentecost

the Ten Commandments

the Declaration of Independence

the Constituition

the Civil Rights Movement

Lincoln

FDR ….

international readers and those not educated in Catholic schools and churches fill in your own scriptures and histories

I am an American who was educated in Roman Catholic schools and churches

No one ever encouraged me to be a boss

No one told me that I was just a peon

The heroes of our democracies

and the sincere lives of the saints

reached down to me from the clouds

answering my eager stretch toward them

and they pulled me up

they pulled

and I balanced my feet on the clouds

the clouds had all of these levels

and I still climb into the eternal and limitless sky …

and what do I find?

Equality

Decency

Existential Certitude in the Creative Intelligence of the Universe

Democracy

Justice

Love

Excellence in mind and heart

These are ideas

that turn into concrete truths

NOTHING ABOUT BOSSES AND PEONS

what a joke!

Faith becomes experience over time

what you thought you just believed

becomes what you know

Faith proves itself to you

Bosses and peons used to upset me?

Ridiculous …

This shit is funny!

Note — Oppressed in Tennessee is a fiction. I made her up. I know nothing about chakras. I used my uninformed image of chakras to set up a structure to lay out what I wanted to say. I made up my chakras. If you want yoga, consult a yogi. The inception of this piece was my wonder at my light hearted response to watching the impeachment hearings. I’ve changed, and the change has been percolating and brewing long before the First Trump Impeachment, but now my transformed self reacted with a grace and cheerfulness, that I haven’t noticed as clearly before. This is poem about a peaceful moment …. an old enlightenment that has matured in my soul chakra revealed itself in my mind chakra, and voila! Hah!

The world cannot interrupt my peace with its folly. Can the reverse also be true?

As Trump says, “We’ll see what happens.”

Hahahaahahahaahaahahaahaahahahahaahahahahahahaha!

Copyright 2021 Richard Thomas

3 thoughts on “2/12/21: Horrible Bosses (and Pathetic Peons) 2021 — Fascist Republican Edition #poetry

  1. Interesting read since on last Friday I was fired immediately after speaking in general terms about injustices in the workplace. On my 3 yr anniversary no less. They used my past tardiness as the excuse. 5 -10 mins late were embellished to 2 hrs late. Have you ever heard of a physician getting fired for being late by few mins with a 1 hr commute during the pandemic? That’s me.

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