Niall McDevitt is our favourite anti-Conservative/conservative poet. This is his contribution to our Revolver Issue…
The Proletarianization of the Bourgeosie by Niall McDevitt
Regularly, in the newspeak of the class-ridden state,
we’re informed of an all-encompassing sociological theory:
‘The Bourgeoisification of the Proletariat’
i.e. how the galley-slaves these days are happy as Larry,
weighed down with loot, Marx-free, nay, at long last
‘indistinguishable’ from their middle-class betters
and how all we have to worry about’s the underclass
of crims, sluts, schizos, beggars, junkies, poets etc.
Yet all I see’s the proletarianization of the bourgeois,
media-brainwashed and work-programmed bootlicks
into computer games, suntans, tracksuits, soap operas,
office parties with strippergrams, cakes like chocolate dicks.
Codes of ettiquette are those of the ‘tough’ not the ‘toff’
and stats show they increasingly resort to violence:
headbutting, glassing, biting people’s earlobes off.
They too are being successfully schooled in the new science.
Niall McDevitt is the author of the anti-Conservative poetry collection Porterloo which has been hailed by critics as ‘essential toilet reading’, ‘a revolution in a cubicle’ and ‘his most lavatorial offering to date’.