Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Portland 2016: a classist mess in the 'City of Roses'

The tales of social isolation on the urban grid of Portland, OR. Class warfare is alive in 2016. Digital fallout melting the streets with the have nots. A homeless crowd pauses. Too long? Taking over streets by he thousands. Proxy life. Clutterers. Materialism, the religion in the states.
Entitled poor gather stuff. Everywhere. Camps looking like dump sites. Dropping waste were they stand. Sleep. Falling down onto the ground and into the water.
Defecating esctasy, just the reason for financial.[D. Bowie]
I watched a girl with a needle in her arm at 2pm. A skid row on public streets. Good for a day or maybe two. Move on, cops keep pushing you. Fascist pushing us all. How long will we take it? Being pushed always. The assembly line of outcast. Take up another filth somewhere else? Aren't we all outcasts, eventually?
'In a room women come and go, talking of Michaelangelo'[J. Alfred Prufrock, T.S. Eliot]
Restaurants full of patrons dining lavish. Eating their credit card illusions. Homeless families live outside, on city sidewalks. Stare into full plates of rich cuisine. In alleys, parks. Junk falling out of parked, undriveable vans. The outsiders, like Prufrock looking in. Lazy consumers drink 100 dollar Pinots. What? Portlanders obey the consumption. Talk liberal or praise city invention.     Culture consumerism...is that culture at all?                                              
Who cares about Mother Earth!?
Standing Rock Water Protectors brave effort to defend 'our' waters from corporate greed and classic banking abuse goes unnoticed
Today, Americans feed through digital phone screens. Life of illusion. The convinced material of psychotics. Wake up. Do it again. Don't be late for the buying buy. Repeat...
Self help psychobabble. Download my app? Buy my e-book? Ship me another box of stuff(recycled boxes, of course)? Shop away all fears.
Americans are getting away with it? All of it falling onto the ground and into the water. Pop a pill and march, march, march into the viral sunset...

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