“Money” … Written and Performed by Big Virge

So folks, the jokes on us it seems, as Ministers and Royalty are, and have been Corona Virus Carriers, and we’re mostly on lockdown globally now !!!

Well, as has been said numerous times, when humanity faces huge issues, that have a mass effect on societies, like WAR, for example.

The best thing to do is ….

FOLLOW THE MONEY !!!

Yes, health should be the priority for all of us now, (or shouldn’t that have, ALWAYS been ?!?), however, this world revolves around money, and i’d imagine this virus, won’t stop that being the case, no matter how many survive or die !!!

So, from footballers to the self employed, to those losing jobs who have bills to pay, that are not being waived, people are complaining, and governments are on bailout protocols, all over the world, or, are they !?!

As a friend said to me, why aren’t significant bills like rent, mortgages and loans being WAIVED, rather than being SUSPENDED ?!?

If this is a pandemic, who are they expecting to collect these mounting debts from then, huh, the dead !?!

Also, where is all this money and generosity coming from ?!?

Credit crunches and recessions, could clearly be sorted out quickly, with a lil’ government generosity, now couldn’t they right !?!

They seem, all of a sudden, to be able to do it now ???

So, why exactly are we all slaving for these fat cats to live large, when they could just print more, share it around, and not be so fast to want to collect tax, for essentially, NOTHING, in terms of these services, that we apparently get the best of, which are supposed to hinder, or more importantly, stop these things from happening, when they could simply share a little more, with those in need who have less…..

Merely stuff to think on folks, especially now that we’re seeing what they can do to keep people afloat, when they need to !!!!

I dunno folks, things are indeed concerning, however, don’t take your eyes of society’s prize.

CONTROL !!!!!

If we go cashless, which seems highly likely now, then the powers that be, have, TOTAL CONTROL of the lives of the survivors !!!

Vaccines become chargeable by digital money transactions, and become COMPULSORY, and so on, none of which sits comfortably with me folks!

Anyway, let’s look at this weeks money winners shall we ….

Seemingly, of all companies, cruise companies like, Royal Caribbean and Carnival, after suffering initial drops in value, rocketed back up with the US Stimulus announcement, as have oil companies like BP and Shell !!!

I mean CRUISE Companies, hows that working now huh ?!?

The Self-Employed seem to have forced governments to recognise their need for money in these times, especially as big companies seem to be the first to be seen as needing government help ???

Companies like say, Goldman Sachs, whose CEO, David Soloman, has received a 20 per cent pay raise, worth 2 Million Dollars, a bonus AND stock options, worth somewhere in the region of a further 25 Million Dollars !!!!

In times like THESE, REALLY … !?!

Like WOW, his future must be very secure, what does he and Goldman Sachs know, that the rest of us DON’T eh !!!

So, as we all wait to see how this situation plays out, here’s one final, interesting fact for the week, this week was the FIRST EVER, ALL ELECTRONIC, Trade Session …. !?!

Now take from that what you will, but with people now blatantly overpricing goods, and still demanding rent money and more, it’s not a time to be stuck without cash it seems ….

RATHER Than, to be stuck WITHOUT HEALTH CARE … !?!

Like WTF ….. ?!?

So, having said all this, money is still far too big an issue, in my opinion, for a time like this, if we are to believe what many now believe this to be, a very real, global pandemic !!!

Folks, all I will say is that it’s really NOT a time to be acting funny over this thing we call …

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” Punch ” … A Poem written & performed by Big Virge

Well folks, another month has passed, and as usual currently, just enough crazy things have happened to leave me feeling, a little punch drunk, with all that I am hearing & seeing to be standard actions in this world of ours.

Politicians backstabbing and deceiving one another !!!

Elections coming here in Barbados, and many seem to be saying the same as was said by quite a few people in the US, before Donald Trump became President.

If Freundel’s crew retain power here, heads are talking about Canada as a safe haven.

Well, what I will say is that on the surface, it looks like one of the better countries to be in at the moment.

However, is anywhere really safe and prosperous these days ?

America & England do not exactly offer safe havens to go, unless you are willing to ignore the social issues that currently surround living in either country currently.

Money Money Money though, still has people acting funny !

Desperation is almost like a new breathing apparatus for the majority, as prices continue to rise, whilst wages are not rising at quite the same pace.

Trouble’s a brewing, and as said, the political ring has the Punch Drunk feeling being thrown around, however, Meghan & William did their thing over the weekend, with a whole heap of pomp and ceremony.

It’s always interesting to me, to see how celebrities who claim to represent art that should influence peoples’ perceptions of say, everything from Capitalism, to, Historical Wrongs that have been suitably covered up, yet, they are quick to accept an invitation from one of the biggest, if not THE BIGGEST, family of colonialists, who, in no small way have contributed to not only, the inequalities of this world, through their legacies of brutality, greed and receipt, but have profited in ways that make their money seem much more dirty, than any that’s being laundered currently.

It’s incredible that, so soon after the acknowledgement that Windrush Migrants were deemed to basically, not exist, presumably because of their lack of economic benefit to the country now, that, no-one was at the Royal Wedding, protesting the idea of William, grabbing himself, a bit of colour to create an image of acceptance, for people of colour, even within the royal family !?!

It’s pretty amazing really, when you add in, the current, ” Brexit ” vibe, and the, ” Hostile Environment “, that was supposed to be the policy towards todays’ immigrants, trying to get to stay in the UK.

As said, it’s all getting a bit too much for my brain to cope with, so, let me get back to the piece i’m sharing this month.

Well, having watched a pretty decent fight between Adonis Stevenson & Badou Jack any Light Heavyweight last night, which for a change, ended with a controversial verdict, that actually, wasn’t that controversial.

No Knockout Punches were thrown, that landed, but there were some brutal shots that were taken, that warrant a rematch after the draw decision which allows Stevenson to keep his belt for now.

So, for boxing fans, this month’s piece speaks on more than boxing, but pays homage to some of the great fighters, who have inspired me over the years, in more ways that one.

They may be premier athletes, but, I think i’ve done enough now, to prove that i’m a premier wordsmith, and this piece will definitively explain why …..

Simply, because as the poem states, when it comes to my wordplay ….

It Definitely has a Heavyweight ….

” Punch ” ….

Check it out …..

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