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Crime Does Pay

December 13, 2017




Or does it?


Impermanent solutions for

A self inflicted problem

Oh wait, there’s money involved

It is good for the economy

Jobs galore for ever more

Where in the cycle to start


“Prisons. Build more prisons,

 ……But, not here”.

– George Carlin


OK,  let’s start here

Anywhere in the cycle will do



First up, construction jobs

Must build the goofy things

Somewhere between towns

Road construction jobs

Utility installation jobs,

Water, sewer and power

Manufacturing jobs

Someone has to build those

Stainless steel toilets

Color television sets

Reinforced concrete

Electronic gates

High fences, razor wire

Surveillance cameras

Unbreakable bulletproof glass


First economic kickbacks

Building permits and insurance

The hiring begins with

Architects and general

And subcontractors

Plumbers, Electricians

Secretaries,  laborers

Inspectors, bean counters

Pavers,  bricklayers


Heavy equipment rentals

Temporary office trailers




Moving the supplies

From there to here

Truck drivers

Keep them in check

Police, Highway Patrol

Diesel distributors

Lunch wagons

Porta potty providers

Back to the prison

Framers, finishers

Guards and guns

Keys and locks

Cooks and kitchens

Linen and laundry

Visitors and vehicles

Need a place to stay

Need to build hotels

Fuel and fast food joints

Intersections street lights

Sewage and cities

Houses and highways

Power plants and people

Municipalities and movers

Streets and civilians


What a ride


Crime goes down

Cell vacancies go up

Employment goes down

Crime goes up

Just enough to


“Build more prisons,

 ……But, not here”.

– George Carlin


“Did you really think we want those laws observed?” said Dr. Ferris. “We want them to be broken. You’d better get it straight that it’s not a bunch of boy scouts you’re up against…

We’re after power and we mean it… There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals.

Well, when there aren’t enough criminals one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.

Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What’s there in that for anyone?

But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced or objectively interpreted – and you create a nation of law-breakers – and then you cash in on guilt.

Now that’s the system, Mr. Reardon, that’s the game, and once you understand it, you’ll be much easier to deal with.”

― Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged


“When I get to the bottom
I go back to the top of the slide
Where I stop and I turn and
I go for a ride
Till I get to the bottom and
I see you again
Yeah yeah yeah hey”

The Beatles

“Helter Skelter”


Go back to * or



This could all stop


If children were guided

Instead of disciplined

Taught to think

Instead of indoctrinated

Praised not punished

Given love not gifts

Hope not harassment

Same goes for

Using an invisible entity

To control behavior

Whether they’ve been

“Naughty or Nice”

Perpetuating a nonexistent

Authority to rule

By a discriminatory

Rule of law

That does not exist

In nature

Freedom might

Finally mean something

Exploring new world’s

Different dimensions

Experiencing enlightenment

Wrangling waves

Playing with particles

Enjoying everything



Conformity and control



From → Lyrics, Paradox, Quotes, random

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