TRUMP ONLY PLAYS TO WIN – HE KNOWS WHAT POP GOES THE WEASEL’S ALL ABOUT.
Let’s face it folks, what we are watching in the news is a game of musical chairs all to the tune of “Pop Goes The Weasel”. They play the media hype that is music to the ears of the puppet masters and their mindless media celebs and pundits. They orchestrate a maddening set up of “Gotcha” driven political smear then march the candidates around their media stage, all the while playing “Pop Goes The Weasel” as they take away another chair.
The media puppet masters laugh as they watch to see who can find a seat and who will be left standing as they kick every can down the road trying to find someone who can take out Trump. Quite frankly that’s like trying to find a political puppet in Ukraine that can take down Putin. It’s not going to happen.
But as sure as the definition of insanity is sure- doing the same thing over and over expecting different results, the media puppets continue to play their silly little games with their silly little rhyme which appears to have no real purpose, reason or meaning. And the people continue to be distracted as some laugh and others yell in disgust.
All the while only the puppet masters are aware of the true meaning behind their game and laugh at all of us for playing it with them. For “Pop Goes The Weasel is really an account of poverty, pawnbroking, minimum wages, and a serious night out on the town. The “weasel” in the rhyme is a winter coat – which has to be pawned, or “popped”, in exchange for other things. (see video link below).
The first verse describes the cheapest food available. The narrator of the poem has no money, so “pop” goes the weasel. The second verse describes a night out at a music hall called the eagle tavern, which was located on the city road. But music halls- and drinks- cost money. So “pop” goes the weasel. The meaning of the third verse is trickier than the first two- a monkey is slang for a tall mug. And knocking off a stick was slang for drinking. The guy wants to go out get his fill of ale. So “pop” goes the weasel. The last verse refers to the narrator’s day job which was a common one that paid low wages. So once again, “pop” goes the weasel.
To me, it is all reminiscent of the Bible Verse Rev. 6:6 “And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.”
So this pleasant little tune is actually about poverty, making ends meet, letting off steam and trying to have some fun. It is actually an upbeat jingle, telling the listener to see that a fun night on the town is well worth a week of cheap wages, crummy food and lousy general living conditions. And isn’t that what the media is really telling us as they gin up the candidates to spar off with each other while the world is burning and Christians are being persecuted and beheaded world wide? (Watch live at five while the GOP race gets down and dirty).
They want all of us to keep going around the mulberry bush and at the same time “Pop Goes The Weasel” on your last dime.
It is all reminiscent of a newspaper advertisement for groceries from The Hudson North Star newspaper, April 1856 (including 2000 lbs of Extra Family Butter, whatever that was?):
“All Selling Cheap. To Close Out Within Sixty Days Or Pop Goes The Weasel”
Written By Dianne Marshall