Planned Obsolescence

You’re sick, you’re old, you’re vulnerable

We’re questioning your worth

Your contribution’s negligible

And has been since your birth

 

You’re young, useless, culpable

Your prospects nullified

We’ve weighed you up, unapprovable

Reduced spending’s justified

 

You’re unemployed, uncoachable

You’re lazy, mental, broke

We dole it out, you spend it all

On drink and fags and dope

 

We care, of course, we’re honourable

Our policies humane

All of them enforceable

Lessons sanctioned by champagne

 

We’re wealthy, placed and personable

You’re excess baggage, weight

We’re necessary, you are not

A drain on social state

 

We’ve worked it out, forecastable

We only need enough

To function, you’re expendable

The breaks, we know, are tough

 

The rabble are forfeitable

Population needs decreased

We’ve cast our charts, all graphable

You’re due to be deceased

 

We spout, believe you’re gullible

We coat facts with our gloss

Your presence here untenable

Quite frankly, you’re no loss

 

Don’t think that we are horrible

We’re really not, you know

We have to be responsible

And you have got to go

 

We’ve pruned the tree, it’s laughable

You used to own the lot

But things change hands, all leachable

Either got it or you’ve not

 

We’re afraid it’s unpreventable

We just can’t go on this way

You may say that life’s lamentable

But you don’t really have a say

 

So that’s it folks, regrettable

If you’re chosen, hop on board

It’s been, you know, all calculable

Order will be, soon, restored

Arguably the greatest institution of Britain is its National Health Service (NHS). How long before it joins this list? (See UK) What were once publicly owned, privatised.  An ongoing policy of dismantling. Neglect, claim insupportable, sell for a song, profit the few, failure to reinvest. Charge or divest. To the detriment of the infrastructure. Blame the populace. Social engineering a la government. This will be the ‘sharing society’ then?