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Tuesday, 27 March 2018

THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem

Rob Ayling, yer Gonzo Grande Fromage, writes:

"Thom the World poet is an old mate of mine from way back in my history. Even pre-dating Voiceprint, when I was running "Otter Songs" and Thom's poetry tapes and guest appearances with Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth and Mother Gong are well known and highly regarded. It just felt right to include a daily poem from Thom on our Gonzo blog and when I approached him to do so, he replied within seconds!!! Thom is a great talent and just wants to spread poetry, light and positive energy across the globe. If we at Gonzo can help him do that - why not?

SO HE SHOWED ME HOW MUCH HE EARNED ON UBER
SUBTRACTED THE GAS.ADDED ON THE TIPS
Felt content with his Smartphone apps .
But London and New York taxi drivers are not so happy.
Disruptive industries destroy traditional income streams
"Independent Contractors"absorb the costs  of health care
have no holidays nor Union support,and are subject
to the whims of corporate management.Some adapt and are enriched-
others compete and are bulldozed out by economies of scale.
Not every industry is bettered by Smartphone apps.
Private prisons and Charter schools take your tax dollars
but do not offer accountability.We are being displaced..
Captain Ludd saw that advancing technology would
disrupt traditional industries.Compound that a thousand fold
One small step from app to Matrix.Just ask China's /"Social Credit"?

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America’s self-reliance obsession makes it more acceptable to applaud…

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