a found poem
“Debts must be collected,
mortgages foreclosed as rapidly as possible.
When through the process of law
the common people lose their homes,
they will become more docile
and more easily governed
through the strong arm of government
applied by a central power of wealth
under leading financiers. These truths
are well known among our principal men
who are now engaged in forming
an imperialism to govern the world.
By dividing the voter
through the political party system
we can get them to expend their energies
in fighting for questions of no importance.
It is thus by discreet action
we can secure for ourselves
that which has been so well planned
and so successfully accomplished."
—1924 US Banker’s Association Magazine