Don't say it's 'The American Way'
We started making a lot of stuff
We started making factories
To make more stuff
We made too much stuff.
We started making boxes
We put stuff in boxes
And sent it to other places
Then they couldn’t afford our stuff
We started making cheaper stuff
In those other places
We made cheaper boxes there, too.
We sent that stuff everywhere
Even sent it back here
But we couldn’t afford that stuff anymore
All the stuff-making jobs were over there
All the box-making jobs were over there
So we had less money for stuff.
Then they gave us new stuff to do
Told us we didn’t need to make stuff
Told us how to move money around
And charge money-moving-around fees
We moved money to other places
And back again
We moved money from other places
And kept it here.
And the people who told us how
They put all the money in boxes
And shipped it to themselves.
litglob © 2015
(Based on real events …)