Friday, February 13, 2009

The Valley of Dry Bonds

The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the Spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bonds,
and caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry.
And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bonds live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest.
Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bonds, and say unto them, O ye dry bonds, hear the word of the LORD.
Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bonds; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live:
and I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
So I prophesied as I was commanded: and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and behold a shaking, and the bonds came together, bond to his bond:
The Collateralized Mortage Obligation bond connected to the real estate mortgage investment conduit bond.
The real estate mortgage investment conduit bond connected to the interest-only security bond.
The interest only security bond connected to the principal-only security bond.
The principal-only security bond connected to the pass-through mortgage-backed securities with senior/subordinated structures bond.
Oh hear the word of the Lord!
And when I beheld, lo, the sinews and the flesh came up upon them, and the skin covered them above: but there was no confidence in them.
Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Come from the four winds, O Hot Air, and blow hard upon these slain toxic assets, that they may live.
So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the confidence came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great investment.
Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bonds are the whole Financial System: behold, the bankers say, Our bonds are dried, and our hope is lost: our derivatives are cut off from one another.
Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O my toxic assets, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves to reinflate your bubbles, and return you into the land of high finance.
And ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O my collateralized securities, and brought you up out of your graves,
and shall put my Spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own bad bank: then shall ye know that I the LORD have spoken it, and performed it, saith the Secretary of the Treasury.


  1. I am Jus Rhymz. I am a slam poet. I wish I wrote this. Its god like perfect for the stage. You have 5 hours to get a webcam and speak this poem in front of it and get your RIGHTFUL CREDIT as its creator. When I wake up, I will copy and paste this poem on word and I will use my gift of spoken word and speak this poem before my webcam. Then I will speak this poem this sunday at the slam. I will zealously seek to give you credit and announce the rightful owner of the copyright but I beg you please speak this poem and claim your place as the poet AND the spoken word artist. When I assume your role, I will be unworthy of the standing ovation and attention THIS WILL BRING ME. Its 348am mr economist poet, webcast this now, slam it on stage, society cant read and wont read poetry, dont let this diamond rot on this blogspot because I am from Englewood and we know what to do with diamonds bro. Expect your poem to be coming out of my mouth on I have tried to do what you do with my piece Mad Money but my lack of understanding of the financial speak is handicaping my ability to create the perfect poem.

  2. I need to write a better first response to you. When I do this poem on webcam and on stage who are you so I can give you credit as the writer of it? Webcam I can do this perfectly. But sundays slam I have to do it and not say anything about you. I will be disqualified from slam for doing someone elses work. I could ask Marc Smith to let me do open mic and slam. But I have 4 poems I want to do. I figure doing mine and yours as a closer or opener makes me win period. You are a gifted writer and again I have been trying to put this economic crisis in my language to help people understand this crisis. I think I am failing because I just dont have the command of the language and understanding of the problem to be a good artistic translator. black panthers used to stress dumbing down language for the people, the more I learn and know the less powerful I get on stage. Imagine doing your poem right here in Englewood bro? could you do it? I will try.

  3. Thanks, Juz. That would be great if you could perform this. Please take another look because this was bothering me all night and I had to make a few changes. Let me know if you think my changes are an improvement. By all means perform it. You can just refer to me as DocG, creator of the "Mole in the Ground Blog." I'm sure I'll be getting proper credit sooner or later but for now I think it will be more fun to use the pseudonym. Put in a plug for the blog, though, 'cause I could use more hits. Many thanks for your enthusiasm and your honesty.

  4. This is like the civil war bro. You and rappers like Immortal Technique cheer on the collapse of america. You welcome anarchy and the death that will come from this goliath falling. But I see no place on earth with people who look like me having a chance to come to power like Barack has done without this America. Yes I have not traveled outside America so maybe I have not seen the true misery of this goliath worldwide but I do know my people have worked for 400 years or more finally to win control and to lose this currency with us symbolically at the head would hurt the dreams and minds of black people worldwide who cant believe we did the impossible. I think the collapse is coming but for once I would like to see some detail and passion from the left and progressives wanting anarchy as to how Englewood is gonna look post the anarchy? economics is poetry and I agree and your working man vs rich does not rhyme anything beneficial to me because the rich are taking precautions now to move right in place to security in asia. Only poor working people of America and other places are going to get fucked docg from your populism. I enjoyed your peace but like the civil war I am going to have take my stones and aim them at artist like you and immortal technique who just dont get it, WE ARE IN CONTROL and only Bin Laden would benefit from this golaith falling down. I just read bush had homeland security probing for mass grave sites for chicago. I COULD BE IN THOSE GRAVES while you celebrating some ragtag group of armed workers. You dont seem to comprehend how death and misery aint gonna affect walmart billionaires bro. They got mansions EVERYWHERE to flee too. Not the poor in englewood OR YOUR block.

  5. You need to read me more carefully, Jus. I'm not celebrating any ragtag group of workers or anyone else, armed or not. And I'm not cheering on the collapse of America. I'm cheering on the collapse of the power elite whose privileges depended on a financial system that is now collapsing around them.

    What I'm trying to do is make people like you and me, and so many others who look like you, and me also, and a lot of other people besides, all over the world, aware of the truth of our situation and the fact that it represents a real opportunity to turn this country around and this world around and get some attention paid to people whose plight is rarely paid any attention to at all by the power elite.

    White people in my community pay more attention to some random murder case halfway round the world than they do to the daily slaughter of children going on around them, day in day out, with no relief in sight. If these were white children, the National Guard would have been called in ages ago and the neighborhoods cleaned up ages ago. The system we have now pays little attention to the real problems of real people in the communities, because the well being of these people is not deemed a concern of government.

    If many neighborhoods don't have grocery stores it is not considered the government's responsibility to supply such stores and if people have so little prospects of getting jobs that they have to deal drugs to survive, it is not deemed our government's responsibility to help them find jobs -- and food -- and shelter, etc. Only to track them down and arrest them for dealing drugs and get as many as possible safely off the streets and into the prisons.

    Socialism is, in principle, a very different type of thing, a government of the people, by the people and also FOR the people. I've lived in such an environment and believe me it's like night and day compared to the inner cities of the USA. A socialist government's responsibility is first of all to the people, NOT the "economy," the financial system, etc.

    Unfortunately socialism has been perverted too many times in the past for us not to be skeptical and any move in that direction needs to be very carefully planned, with leaders that can be trusted. I happen to think Obama has the potential to become one of those leaders. But I wonder whether he will ever have the will to take such a risk.

    Whether we like it or not, we are in for a very "interesting" time which is for sure going to be very tough for many people to get through. Including me, no doubt, since I'm just as vulnerable as anyone else. I'm not celebrating that aspect of it. But I do think that there's an opportunity here for a better life for the great majority of people, including people like you and people like me -- once that wicked witch is dead for good.


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