Abstract Contract

Abstract Contract

Eureka
Hello hello

Ever think ever notice
Those churchy drawings
Foisted on us
Abstracted contracted
From the world to come
They promise our salvation
Not now not now
Not ever now
Only if we repent
And accept what they demand
And live the way they choose
Denying earthly life
Obeying and awaiting
That holy reward that
Paradise to be sent
That day we all are spent

Those elegant gentle
Doves of peace
The unmanly face
Without a crease
Demanding adoration

While all around
Starving people on the street
Appeal to those above them
Locked safe away like Faberge
Precious cities built within
Skyscrapers that cost a lot
But steel is cold Is it not

Ok ok so you get your way
Protected in your towers
And seashores that you’ve gated
And farmlands you’ve converted
Disinfected verbally corrected
No extra space
Eternal day florescent night
No place for trees or flowers
Except for poppy paint
On crosses at releases
With the final Rest in Peace

Scream

Scream

Eureka
Hello hello

Scream

To scream or
Not to scream
In our youth
We were taught
Such subtleties
If it works
A bit of either
My Celtic response
Is asking whether
The sanitation process
Is so far gone it
Might be neither
How is it possible
The sceptics ask
Is screaming for justice
Such a hopeless task
That we reduce ourselves
To vacant stare
Of silence
While genocide thrives
Have we faith
Do politicians care
Or know which response
Will be budget friendly
In-camera not on-air
Means invisibility
It seems to me
Mostly out of camera range
And most unaccountability
As hopelessly silently
The people might ask themselves
When are they coming for me

Copyright 2014 MSO

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Canadian Bill of Rights

R.S.C. 1985, Appendix III

An Act for the Recognition and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms [S.C. 1960, c.44]

Preamble

The Parliament of Canada, affirming that the Canadian Nation is founded upon principles that acknowledge the supremacy of God, the dignity and worth of the human person and the position of the family in a society of free men and free institutions;

Affirming also that men and institutions remain free only when freedom is founded upon respect for moral and spiritual values and the rule of law;

And being desirous of enshrining these principles and the human rights and fundamental freedoms derived from them, in a Bill of Rights which shall reflect the respect of Parliament for its constitutional authority and which shall ensure the protection of these rights and freedoms in Canada:

Therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:

PART I

BILL OF RIGHTS

1. It is hereby recognized and declared that in Canada there have existed and shall continue to exist without discrimination by reason of race, national origin, colour, religion or sex, the following human rights and fundamental freedoms, namely,

(a) the right of the individual to life, liberty, security of the person and enjoyment of property and the right not to be deprived thereof except by due process of law;
(b) the right of the individual to equality before the law and the protection of the law;
(c) freedom of religion;
(d) freedom of speech;
(e) freedom of assembly and of association; and
(f) freedom of the press.
2. Every law of Canada shall, unless it is expressly declared by an Act of Parliament of Canada that it shall operate notwithstanding the Canadian Bill of Rights, be so construed and applied as not to abrogate, abridge or infringe or to authorize the abrogation, abridgment or infringement of any of the rights or freedoms herein recognized and declared, and in particular, no law of Canada shall be construed or applied so as to

(a) authorize or effect the arbitrary detention, imprisonment or exile of a person;
(b) impose or authorize the imposition of cruel and unusual treatment or punishment;
(c) deprive a person who has been arrested or detained
(i) of the right to be informed promptly of the reason for his arrest or detention,
(ii) of the right to retain and instruct counsel without delay, or
(iii) of the remedy by way of habeas corpus for the determination of the validity of his detention and for his release if the detention is not lawful;
(d) authorize a court, tribunal, commission, board or other authority to compel a person to give evidence if he is denied counsel, protection against self-crimination or other constitutional safeguards;
(e) deprive a person of the right to a fair hearing in accordance to the principles of fundamental justice for the determination of his rights and obligations;
(f) deprive a person charged with a criminal offence of the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to the law in a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, or of the right to reasonable bail without just cause; and
(g) deprive a person of the right to the assistance to an interpreter in any proceedings in which he is involved or in which he is a party or a witness, before a court, commission, board or other tribunal, if he does not understand or speak the language in which such proceedings are conducted.
3. (1) Subject to subsection (2), the Minister of Justice shall, in accordance with such regulations as may be prescribed by the Governor General in Council, examine every regulation transmitted to the Clerk of the Privy Council for registration pursuant to the Statutory Instruments Act and every Bill introduced in or presented to the House of Commons by a Minister of the Crown in order to ascertain whether any of the provisions thereof are inconsistent with the purposes and provisions of this Part and he shall report any such inconsistency to the House of Commons at the first convenient opportunity.

(2) A regulation need not be examined in accordance with subsection (1) if prior to being made it was examined as a proposed regulation in accordance with section 3 of the Statutory Instruments Act to ensure that it was not inconsistent with the purposes and provisions of this Part.

4. The provisions of this Part shall be known as the Canadian Bill of Rights.

PART II

5. (1) Nothing in Part I shall be construed as to abrogate or abridge any human right or fundamental freedom not enumerated therein that may have exist in Canada at the commencement of this Act.
(2) The expression “law of Canada” in Part I means an Act of the Parliament of Canada enacted before or after the coming into force of this Act, any order, rule or regulation thereunder, and any law in force in Canada or in any part of Canada at the commencement of this Act that that is subject to be repealed, abolished or altered by the Parliament of Canada.

(3) The provisions of Part I shall be construed as extending only to matters coming within the legislative authority of the Parliament of Canada.

Source:http://www.efc.ca/pages/law/canada/BillofRights.html

Throw Up or Throw Away

Throw Up

Eureka
Hello hello

Throw Up Or

Throw away
That is what
A throwaway world
Throwaway everything
After a year
Of not wearing
You can pretend
To be a caring
Person by donating
To the poor
The throwaway rags
You don’t want
Anymore or less
Your wornout heels
That have walked
Too many streets
In too strange places

Throwaway house
No longer united
Or union made
Of sturdy lumber
Cobbled instead
Of papier mache
A thought sombre
That everything is
Little more stable
Than a sand-castle

Throwaway person
That you are
Should be no surprise
That you need
Black and blue
Bins and other things
Throughways or throwaways
Crazy crazy crazy
Ideas that you
Me or anyone
Can do anything
To change
Change
Change the world
Or ourselves
For anything better
Copyright 2014 MSO

http://www.basicincome.org/bien/aboutbasicincome.html

Feed the Hungry

Feed the hungry

Yep … Women too

Ye put her in the boardroom
And so ye’re very proud
Ye put her in the boardroom
Where ye thought she would be cowed
By all those suits and aftershave
That high testosterne excess

But she refused to cringe
And when she didn’t crumble
You pulled out all the stops
You would make her humble
You’d make her bare her breast.

You trapped her in the kitchen
You made her clean your bath
Seduced her in her bedroom
Now you must bear the wrath
Of the world and her success

Now that she has conquered
Now that she has won
Is it any consolation
To think you had such fun
When ye tried to study her to death

Blinded by the the pain
When life was so unkempt
And all that she could feel
Was just one more attempt
To torture some poor woman
To her death

http://home.ubalt.edu/tmitch/641/good%20motivation%20article.doc

Informed consent?

Ode to DOA on Christmas Day

Ode to DOA on Christmas Day

Eureka
Hello hello

Ode to The Season of …

So I am reinventing me
Gone on from your game
And say politely
Before I shut the door
So glad that you came
So
So
So
So thanks
For that nohelp
That I so dearly needed
And even though I asked
All the help I would hope for
Was too great a task
It seems
Was too great a task
So you all stood silent
Watching watching watching
What can I do to help you
Is what you might have asked
But helping out it seems
Was much too great a task
Such a task a task
Unless there’s some recompense
Just too great a task
So you stood in silence
Great pity in your eyes
But you might as well
Have spoke your thoughts
Ahhh just another
Potential wasted
Another suicide
Too bad so sad the fellow
Despite such godly wealth
Was troubled don’t you know
Should just have tried much harder
To reinvent himself
Copyright 2014 MSO

Let Them Eat

Let Them Eat

Eureka
Hello hello

Let Them Eat

What is your
Ethnic origin
Shhh don’t ask
Not polite
Too great a task
To mend wrongs past
Don’t let them even
Sing their songs
Lest they not
Forget those roots
Religion no
Not that either
Privacy you know
Lest they fight
For freedom
Rules the dayu
Or if they’d rather
Take the night
That Irish Canadian
People gather
With their own March 17
Green beer be dam—
There was nonesuch
In their youth
Or so they say
Why do they need
Their own special Day
Sense of entitlement
Notwithstanding
What’s that mean
Dunno but you must agree
Although it does sound
A bit of a bore
Maybe too important
To ignore
As it stands
Let them blend in
No more March 17
Let them not realize
Let them not prioritize
Nor eulogise
Speakers from the dock
Let them forget
About their past
Let them eat Christmas cake instead.

Song of an Irish Canadian
At Christmas

We can reinvent ourselves
Some might like to say
It gives them consolation
That on Christmas Day
The sad thoughts that surround us
May never come so close
If only we might close our minds
And hearts to all those hurts
That plague us all the year
And for a day or two
Feel a bit of Christy Cheer

We canna all be Merry
Thanks we’re not so poor
Get well soon we wish thee
Mr Christy Moore

Let Them Eat

Let Them Eat

Eureka
Hello hello

Let Them Eat

What is your
Ethnic origin
Shhh don’t ask
Not polite
Too great a task
To mend wrongs past
Don’t let them even
Sing their songs
Lest they not
Forget those roots
Religion no
Not that either
Privacy you know
Lest they fight
For freedom
Rules the day
Or if they’d rather
Take the night
That Irish Canadian
People gather
With their own March 17
Green beer be dam—
There was nonesuch
In their youth
Or so they say
Why do they need
Their own special Day
Sense of entitlement
Notwithstanding
What’s that mean
Dunno but you must agree
Although it does sound
A bit of a bore
Maybe too important
To ignore
As it stands
Let them blend in
No more March 17
Let them not realize
Let them not prioritize
Nor eulogise
Speakers from the dock
Let them forget
About their past
Let them eat Christmas cake instead.

Eve of Reconstruction

Eureka
Hello hello

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve
Nothing to do
But sit and wonder
What it all means
That the whole
World gathers
To welcome a child
Whether it is
To begin anew
Or finally renew
And if it fails again
Have nothing to do.

And what do you think
They might do
Would they feed it
Give shelter too
In what language
Would they sing
When the child
To be born the King
Arrived on Christmas Day

Who would sing out
Those songs of love
Break the bread
Set free the Dove
What if he or she
Were not at all
Like you or me
The child born Gypsy
Rather than Jew
What would they say
About Christmas Day
Would they still pray
What would Christians say
And Muslins too
What would they do
If the child born at Christmas
Were Gypsy not Jew
…Copyright 2014 MSO

Partridge Game

Partridge

Partridge

Eureka

Quiz Game Name:Partridge
Background music:A Partridge in a Pear Tree
Instrumentalists:Bodhran, fiddles, guitars, mandolins and cellos

Description:
Just in time
Do I design
A gamer’s game
For X-Mas
Imagine dearie if you will
That I’m the witch on yonder hill
Snow White once encountered
What if you refuse that pill
That leaves you incoherant
What if instead
You leave that bed
Unmade and unattended
Would our world
Fall apart
If slaves demand
Fair treatment

Picture dearie
If you will
A birch tree sits
On every hill
On every branch
Of every tree
A pear to take
For free

Every pear
Might look like gold
But underneath the skin
Lies hidden value
Or maybe not
To find out
Please reach in
Don’t get caught
Pick and choose
My dearie do
I’ve prepared this
Just for you
If you will just
Pretend to be
A partridge in
A Birch tree

Winner’s Reward: Back-stage passes or VIP tickets to concerts.
Rules:For every piece of good fruit chosen, one dollar would be collected by a player’s choice of favourite artist and/or musician and/or writer. For every piece of wormy fruit chosen the TOS owner or advertiser would pay into the fund that pays out to artists and/or musicians. This is a win-win situation for the player who collects points. Player with most points wins rewards.

Name that Pear …
Good Fruit:Intellectual property rights and Fair Use
Wormy Fruit:Slave Labour and long long TOS

Copyright 2014 MSO

The Blest Apostate

The Blest Apostate

Eureka

The Blest Apostate

She went to all the finer schools
Did you hear them say
Those priests and nuns
They taught her well
But look at her today
Apostate is what they say
Apostate what they call her
Who will no longer pray
Saviour please dear Saviour
Pray save us her witless wit
The Apostate though
She flicks her Bic
She’s had enough of it
Copyright 2014 MSO
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