The Glugs of Gosh

China and Free Trade making waves in 1917

THE GLUGS OF GOSH
by
C J DENNIS
With Illustrations by Hal Gye
FIRST PUBLISHED 1917

(Sir Stodge was ‘free trade’ advocate aka Sir George Reid who had a suburb in Canberra named after him.)

“…………But a Glug stood up with a cast in his eye,
And he said, “Far too many baubles we buy;
With all the Gosh factories closing their doors,
And importers’ warehouses lining our shores.”
But the Glugs cried, “Down with such meddlesome fools!
What did our grandpas lay down in their rules?”

 

And the Knight, Sir Stodge, he opened his Book:
“To Cheapness,” he said, “was the road they took.”
Then every Glug who was not too fat
Turned seventeen handsprings, and jumped on his hat.
They fined the Glug with the cast in his eye
For looking both ways–which he did not deny–
And for having no visible precedent, which
Is a crime in the poor and a fault in the rich.

So the Glugs continued, with greed and glee,
To buy cheap clothing, and pills, and tea;
Till every Glug in the land of Gosh
Owned three clean shirts and a fourth in the wash.
But they all grew idle, and fond of ease,
And easy to swindle, and hard to please;
And the voice of Joi was a lonely voice,
When he railed at Gosh for its foolish choice.
But the great King grinned, and the good Queen gushed,
As the goods of the Ogs were madly rushed.
And the Knight, Sir Stodge, with a wave of his hand,
Declared it a happy and prosperous land…………..”

http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks/e00062.html

from Kev Crisscross

Brisbane

About Editor, cairnsnews

One of the few patriots left who understands the system and how it has been totally subverted under every citizen's nose. If we can help to turn it around we will, otherwise our children will have nothing. Our investigations show there is no 'government' of the people for the people of Australia. The removal of the Crown from Australian Parliaments, followed by the incorporation of Parliaments aided by the Australia Act 1987 has left us with corporate government with policies not laws, that apply only to members of political parties and the public service. There is no law, other than the Common Law. This fact will be borne out in the near future as numerous legal challenges in place now, come to a head soon.

Posted on March 22, 2021, in Agenda 2030, China, Free Trade, General and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. The ToreSays podcast touched on the history of Chinese revolutions. China’s history is far more interesting than it appears.

    They had a revolution in 1911. One of 3 in modern times. And how they got to where they are today goes a long way to knowing how to deal with them. I’m betting Trump was very “up” on their history and was able to use that knowledge to negotiate with them.

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  2. Excellent bit of research there Kev. History can teach us most of what we need to know, but it seldom does.

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