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'A commodity appears, at first sight, a very trivial thing, and easily understood. Its analysis shows that it is, in reality, a very queer thing, abounding in metaphysical subtleties and theological niceties.' - Karl Marx

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Only diamonds mined by the most impoverished African children will do, to show, to prove, my undying love for you

Only a dress stitched by ill-treated garment workers in Bangladesh will do, to state my desire to possess you

Surface appearances mask exploitation, alienation, dehumanisation
This illustrious decay: affluence, debt, subjecting a periphery

Only a meal cooked with food grown on stolen peasant land will do to express my passing interest in you

Only wine made with grapes picked by abused migrant labour will do to help fulfil my dreams of sleeping with you

Surface appearances mask exploitation, alienation, dehumanisation
This illustrious decay: affluence, debt, subjecting a periphery

Opulence can only exist, side by side abject poverty

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from Another World is Possible (Demos, March 2015), released June 28, 2015

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Ross Pollard Lincoln, UK

Punk-folk singer from Lincoln, UK. I'm 'the Real Deal' according to BBC 6 Music's Tom Robinson.

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