MR. MARKET’S MAGIC EMPORIUM
Welcome to Mr. Market’s Magic Emporium!
Come learn how unwatched capitalists
always do the right thing and his invisible hands
turn your selfishness into personal wealth!
At Mr. Market’s Magic Emporium, life is good!
If you can afford armed guards and fund
patrolled private schools, never mind
the self-appointed guards at check points
and third world conditions — they’re easily bribed.
Thanks to Mr. Market, I know that poverty
is self-imposed and exploitation is a virtue.
Just like Jesus said.
Now, don’t be fooled by the moralists
with their calls for compassion and generosity,
asking you to look down to the gutters, like its our fault
they’re flooded with fecal pollution and human detritus.
Reams written by saints and sinners both,
theological convictions lived in vows of poverty
— the fools! — abandoning the one true god.
Jesus said you can only serve one master, but
Mr. Market offers a sale: buy-one-get-one free.