If Potatoes Were Money The World Wouldn’t Be So Fried

A Billion Spuds Makes a Big, STUPID Pile

You and I are infected with something nasty.

The dis-ease plaguing us is necessarily attached to our Dude Not Aware by evolution and like the ripe handcuffed carcass of a close friend, we drag it along while trying hard to stay just one tiny step ahead of it’s somniferous stench.

This terrible tempest which suckles exclusively on human existence is waay worse than sin and, in fact, responsible for all things garnered under that minimizing ministerial moniker.

Rail upon this thing we must, for if we let down our guard for even a moment this mighty force will paddy-whack us with stuff which is oh-so-good that resistance will be futile, as it has been for many among us.

This is how it’s malignant scent erupts:

  • Usuary– this shit has to stop. Its wrecking our world.
  • Profit– piling up money in one place is pretty crazy when folks are starving in another.
  • Slavery– sure they’re called jobs these days but cui bono?
  • Taxes – every dollar collected creates at least another of debt. Incredibly unsustainable plan.
  • Pensions – similar to heaven and the stock market, everybody thinks they know what is occurring but few actually do.
  • Anything for FREE – the party starts/ends here.

Call it increase, belief in limitless abundance or any of the countless captions hung upon it since it’s recognition – this dog’s name is GREED and boy, does it hunt!

Simply acknowledging it’s existence goes a long way to stopping this son-of-a-pupster DEAD IN ITS TRACKS and we must stop IT before it stops us…

Thank you, friend.

Barry out.

Greed affects everyone, everywhere and just like the concept of countries, safe zones exist only inside the heads of certain people…

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And if you want to save time while still performing good soul maintenance, spend a couple of minutes with Rev. Tom Waits.

Chocolate Jesus
Don’t go to church on Sunday
Don’t get on my knees to pray
Don’t memorize the books of the Bible
I got my own special way
Bit I know Jesus loves me
Maybe just a little bit more

 

I fall on my knees every Sunday
At Zerelda Lee’s candy store

Well it’s got to be a Chocolate Jesus
Make me feel good inside
Got to be a chocolate Jesus
Keep me satisfied

Well I don’t want no Anna Zabba
Don’t want no Almond Joy
There ain’t nothing better
Suitable for this boy
Well it’s the only thing
That can pick me up
Better than a cup of gold
See only a chocolate Jesus

(Solo)
When the weather gets rough
And it’s whiskey in the shade
It’s best to wrap your savior
Up in cellophane
He flows like the big muddy
But that’s ok
Pour him over ice cream
For a nice parfait

Well it’s got to be a chocolate Jesus
Good enough for me
Got to be a chocolate Jesus
Good enough for me

Well it’s got to be a chocolate Jesus
Make me feel good inside
Got to be a chocolate Jesus
Keep me satisfied

From Tom Waits’s new album, Mule Variations)

7 Responses to “If Potatoes Were Money The World Wouldn’t Be So Fried”

  1. A part of us has to be indescribable.

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  2. I’ve just watched ‘Wall Street’ Barry for the first time from start to finish. “Greed is Good” was Gordon Gekko’s catch phrase, but the film proved the opposite…….Money is not the problem. The Bible has this right, it’s LOVE of money that distortes the world.

    John
    Leamington Spa, England
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    Barry Williams Reply:

    @John McNally, You and I both know that there must be a pile of true shite in all bibles or they wouldn’t be so popular. Right?

    You’re right about money not being the problem. Religion isn’t the problem. War ain’t the problem.

    All of these things have been with us forever – it’s just the way we think about them that is the problem.

    War can sometimes be more easily understood as an economic process rather than moral or legal. Looking at if from this point of view then opens one’s mind to a clearer and perhaps more relevant understanding of motivations & maneuvers.

    Less frustration and confusion result.

    Of course, this could just be the booze talking… 😎

    Thanks John.

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    John McNally Reply:

    @Barry Williams, Sounds like a Marxist view about war and it does make some sense, even with my sober head on…

    John
    Leamington Spa, England
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    alex Reply:

    @John McNally, that is so true. Money is not at fault, in reality it is an inanimate tool which we genuinely need. It is when people fail to realise that money is simply a means to an end that we get the problems of greed.
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  3. Barry, that’s a great summing up of what’s wrong with the world today.

    Bill
    A-U-L, UK

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    Barry Williams Reply:

    @Bill Murney, I’ve really had to reassess my priorities over the last few months Bill – as you are well aware.

    It sickens me to see the way “common folk” are being treated by corporations and governments these days, especially those nuclear beggars. And I think its getting more disrespectful daily.

    I feel like I’ve had some kind of a veil lifted from my eyes and I’m still trying to figure out whether this new reality is real or not.

    If it does turn out to be real, I’ll be needing waay more hallucinogens than before…

    Thanks very much pal – hope you’re having a good one.

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