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April 12, 2012, 9:26 pm

Dominance Games / Politics: Souls work to build

Dominance Games / Politics

If they had a soul they would sell it for the right to be a facetious player.

If they had a soul they would sell it for the right to be a mouth with an air base  attached.

If they had a soul they would sell it for the right to be a parody of what ever they thought irredeemable and smart and with worth while in the better moments of their better natures…. the mirage of time.

If they had a soul they would sell it for the right to be a spouting child with things and themes and parodies and whistles in the wind.

If they had a soul they would sell it for the right to be a joke laughing as a joke laughing is the most cynical form of achievement that we have.

If they had a soul they would sell it for the right to be a mole and a sniper and a toe biter and a heel snipper and a sniffer.

If they had a soul they would sell it for the right to be a smarmy piece of turf warrior loving the battles of immaturity as the mother and comfort of us all.

If they had a soul they would sell it for the right to be a power in the cauldrons of the big dog in the tepid pond.

If they had a soul they would sell it for the right to be a colic, a waste of  a simpering gobbler and bundler of narrow insincere inconsequential empty inviting logic of the fleas.

If they had a soul they would be the joke to us all.

Souls work to build.

Of interest: http://www.cjr.org/swing_states_project/where_to_turn_when_tackling_mo.php

Dominance Games / Politics…..politics, news, commentary, analysis….

The dumb …… the honored creed.

The rancid bastards …… the true…. the thrill…

B Schiff - Dominance Games

B Schiff - Dominance Games

Erudition, awareness, cynicism, nonsense. The latter. The former. The honored creed. A rancid bastard is value. Books I am pushing….. Dominance Games: An Essay on Power A Novel Lust Games: An Essay on Honor A Novel Void Games: An Essay on Revenge A Novel ….. due Aug.

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