The Big Con

The American Dream, both individual and national, has in fact always been a fiction.

— Manfred Hennings, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of Hawaii, to the German news magazine Der Spiegel.

Insurance companies don’t insure
your freedom, they don’t write
policies for that

The government tells you to shop,
market freedom prevails, for a price,
at the mall.

All men are born equal, but they don’t
stay that way, the ruling class
has spoken.

You are hostage to the marketplace con
and the political crap shoot, the only
games in Anytown.

The people escaped from freedom,
its burden was too heavy, they shed
all accountability.

Money bought the peoples’ soul,
no return policy was included in
the deal.

We live lives of buying and selling,
all else got lost in the American
Dream unfulfilled

George Salamon lives in St. Louis, MO, where he did not grow up. Read other articles by George.