Madame X

It was the weakest of replies

the sleeziest of lies

this fist wrapped in silk

a sucker punch to sensibility

a stupid joke

an angry poke

that we call the ruling class

who oversee

the collective lust to disagree

the bourgeoisie

who live in castles painted white

choking on a vote

from Madam X

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Author: valo

I am a poet, writer and activist with a special interest in human rights for children and women as well as the elimination of poverty worldwide. If you read this today, feed someone locally for me will you? Drop off a non perishable food item at the food bank nearest you and consider yourself hugged. Thank you!

15 thoughts on “Madame X”

  1. Condolezza Rice, Sarah Palin, and a freat number of elitist republicans will sure as hell prevent a fair minded individual committed to truth, righteousness and corrective actions to either be assasinated or passed over and thats just the way it is. Look at all the trouble Obama is having for really having abated America’s demise and extinction that was caused by this same group. There are theives and pirates that really run America that are as many as 32 levels above the President and anyone that threatens them and their plans is automatically cast to either enormous difficulty or assasination. Even women will play by the game or be kept out of it. Thatcher, Ghandi and Rice all played by the game as does Germany’s Chancellor and England’s Queen.

    1. I read your comment Marcus, but I removed two words. The words are upsetting to me, and I hope you understand this. The rest of your comment is intact and I wanted to respond because I agree with much of what you are saying about the elitists and in particular, women in power who become as corrupt as the men around them so that they can grab some power. The truth in this world is really very simple now: It is the rich against the poor. The rich have spent a lot of time perfecting the manipulation of the masses by pitting races against each other. The subjugation of women is of course a major component of that manipulation and a cornerstone in the control of large numbers of people. I could sit here and write endlessly about how I feel that women need to hold the balance of power on this planet now, it’s our turn and that it will fix the ills of the world but instead I’m going to state who I feel should be your next president: Oprah Winfrey. The reasons are as obvious as the size of her empire and her diplomatic ability to say nothing of her very good heart and understanding of poverty as well as that backbone of steel that no amount of bullshit can bend. πŸ™‚

    1. Then I won’t tell you who she is Gabrielle, because I adore you too much to pollute your head with American politics and the monsters who populate their capitol. Lets just say that Cruella De Ville is alive and well and living in the US πŸ˜‰

  2. Oh i must say, guilty in the sense that i too am a product of a bourgeoisie, and a bourgeoisie who can’t live with the stigma — it is then that the lie becomes comfortable — Politics in pratical terms is dirty; though the ideologies have gone into us a bit too much πŸ™‚

    wishes,
    devika

    1. I think humanity has lost itself in ‘ideas’ as opposed to actions. We talk too much and do too little. I feel that when talking goes on past the time when action should have manifested the ‘ideas’, then lies creep in and steal the integrity and goodness of those involved. Politics to me Devika is just a label for this and those who actively seek it out as a pseudo belief system, scare the hell out of me. It is dirty, and so very sad and tragic for too many souls on this earth.

    2. interesting to read your view Val, and to know more about you πŸ™‚

      Especially your idea of an ideal government — it strikes out many immature hands… it could be worked out in the lower rungs of governance; but where international politics, where an other level of oppression and exploitation works annd is subject to multilateral concerns of many types– i am not sure; women power is the matter there,

      anyway, this talk of ours may not be of any use, except we knowing each other, Val– i like your mind and heart which burns on these issues — mine is sometimes very dormant πŸ™‚

      best regards,
      devika

  3. Many Madame Xs have cast their votes, and many Madame Xs have got their votes…but things never changed — as far as they remove the “f”” from like life, — “f “could be the “f”act, remove that its just a lie; i myself am happy with it sometimes, though feel guilty about it at other times πŸ™‚

    wishes,
    devika

    1. I think there is an inate powerlessness in the idea of ‘one’ vote but to create a situation of power for change through many of those ‘one’ votes requires it seems, liars and philistines. I don’t believe in change unless women are given full control of the world. I like your ‘f’ act and li’f’e idea, it’s a wordplay that is based in language that has been used by politicians to twist some of the ‘f’acts. You always have such clever remarks. πŸ™‚ hugs

      1. “CLEVER” is a word I hate, Val… because it lacks certain aspects that need to go with a human being’s action and thought. I like to use my heart along with my thinking. Intelligent could be a better choice, But its not i who would decide that πŸ™‚

        And you know its my father who corrected me on that when he saw me arguing on something. It used to get into the “head” in those times πŸ™‚ (He was a political activist/writer in political publications…and besides, we both were lawyers. (I only took it as a consultancy…did not practice in courts; because i was also handling my career as civil engineer/or working as a freelance writer— Just a little exchange Val on me –

        I don’t like most of the women weilding power. I said most. They were more corrupted than men. Indira Gandhi of our country. Margeret Thatcher — well it could be the idea that the media presents. But no, there is truth in many other smaller cases that i know. And collective women power is a folly, we think possible. Men will easily manipulate the women…and we can’t think a scene without men πŸ™‚

        But ofcourse, women can bring about a lot of change in the society, acting in the non governmental sector; acting individually or otherwise. without weilding much power, and going into the corruption as seen in every day politics, today….Today I ONLY believe in that, and I work in that area too….There are problems there too; but its a issue within our hands πŸ™‚

        As far as the second comment, Val…the governmantal political scene in every country seem the same. And we are helpless, evn with our power to vote…because its same with either parties. Dirty politics, lacking any ideology. Situation seems gone beyond a possible correction. and we turn just onlookers after casting our vote. πŸ™‚

        Thanks Val…its a long response, and its always nice communicating with you πŸ™‚

        best wishes,
        devika

      2. Clever is a facet of intelligence and to me they are like a hand in a glove. You mention Indira Gandhi and Margaret Thatcher and what is sad to me is not that you mention them, but that there are only two names, which more or less proves how much power women don’t have on this planet and never have. Most people forget that it has only been a short while since women were allowed to vote on my continent of North America and that we ceased to be property owned by men. My ideal of government is this Devika: a group powerbase where each country is represented by woman who would act as a spokesperson nation and that this role would be on a yearly basis, and the person selected each year would have to be 1. over the age of forty 2. A mother 3. A survivor of poverty and or abuse of some kind 4. Be chosen by a committee of other women only who also rotate their members. A bit radical? Yes. Non Democratic. Yes, but then democracy is a lie anyway. A bit sexist? No, just our turn. I adore communicating with you too Devika and each time you come here it’s like a fresh breeze blowing in, thank you for always creating such an excellent atmosphere for discussion. hugs πŸ™‚

      3. “Men will easily manipulate the women…and we can’t think a scene without men”

        I don’t mean in any way to say only men manipulate. Women can be more manipulative in fact. And its happening in every sphere of life. Though there are exceptions in either case. It is there where those with heart stands out, in either cases.

        Power is the culprit i think Val, and when Power corrupts, it corrupts absolutely – i think so too.

        And to complexify — i think there is no objective reality of things. there’s only subjective and it all finally comes down to the individual. We in Kerala had the best of Kings in history than the left or right wing governments. But thats a long gone era πŸ™‚

        its such a complex and delicate subject that a discussion could turn into debate and we reach nowhere — still just thought of sharing my thoughts …since you advocate and allow freedom of expression here πŸ™‚

        wishes,
        devika

      4. I think manipulation is really just a fancy word for control Devika and of course you are correct, both genders practice it. Either way, I want the power to shift and for things to be made completely fair, woman have to hold the balance of the world’s power for as long as men have had it. It’s time and I think many will be surprised at how differently we do things and how much better the world will be. Men are terrified by this, which is a damn shame, they should welcome it. I love your thoughts Devika, and freedom of expression is not only something I promote and encourage, but it is also something innate to my feminine psyche which will be understood by anyone who has ever witnessed a mother navigate relations between several children in a family. πŸ™‚ As for women and corruption, I have had the unique experience of having lived in a few all female communities: a convent when I was a young teen, a homeless shelter, a domestic violence shelter and lastly, the city park and what I saw was that when we women are together we work out our differences to the ultimate good of the group and in particular the children.

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