(funds and awards)
George Bernard Shaw: “Government that robs Peter to pay Paul has the support of Paul”
When funding springs from G -
Who bares the truth? Who dares critique?
Who pulls the string for action flawed?
Who allots the jackpot-awed?
Who probes and prods as heretic?
When gongs and accolades present
To acolytes, the echo chamber
Flaunts dysfunction with assent.
Lauds and baubles long connect
Prancing to the Party line -
The Honouree a fund-suspect.
Awards and praises oft condone,
Censorship through silence,
And honest sense forgone.
The hidden self-awards a cost,
Larcency - Province stripped -
And ‘prosperity looms’ lost.
Complicit, the literati erudite
That failed to shine a light
On venality and unearned right.
An anxious cry: ‘Gofundme’ next?
- Good luck with that