Thursday, October 3, 2013

The Injustice Junkies

This week's Trifecta challenge is to use the word "Ass"in some derogatory way.  I hope that going ass-first, as it were, is acceptable. Also, not sure if ass-holian is a word but, I have used the term "ass-holian behaviour" in the staff rooms of my schools for years.  In either case, if my use of the word is not acceptable then, be a hard-ass and disqualify me. :)   If it is ok then, please enjoy these 33 words.



The Injustice Junkies

Ass-holianism;
the latest fashion.

How outraged can we be
when outrageousness
becomes our latest black?

The injustice junkies remain agog
as citizen actors
engage in justice porn,
in real time
on their monitors.




Been liking the message behind this song. Hopefully, it hasn't been played ten thousand too many times for you to still enjoy the writing involved. :)

5 comments:

  1. I am totally stealing "ass-holian" ! Very useful word! Now, onto the writing:

    Tom, I found this to be one of the smartest pieces I've read over the past months. Outrage does seem to be the favourite pose; behaviour and arguments misdirected or channeled in ways that look good but don't do a damn thing.

    33 words very very well written. Certainly makes the reader think.

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    1. Thank you, Joanne for, as always, your very kind and generous comments. Nice contrast to the perpetual outrage of which I wrote. :)

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  2. No hard-asses here, Tom! Profound and succinct, a perfect combination. Thanks for linking up!

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  3. Love assholianism. I'm not up on this, but I also love justice porn. There is a lot of that around her, albeit more with politicians and bankers than celebrities... Great piece!

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  4. BRAVO! honestly, sometimes it just take 33 words to make a STATEMENT and that you did, my friend, right here.

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