Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Lesson 2: To Market To Market

to market to market to buy a fat pig
home again home again jiggity jig
to market to market
to buy a fat hog
home again, home again
jiggity jog

A rhyme, which from the very beginning tries to influence the impressionable "space" of a child's brain with Capitalist notions, the emphasis on "market" certainly proves this point. the materialist approach is further encouraged as the child is urged to view a "hog" and a "pig", which are living beings, as the "products" of a "market".  the simple pleasures of life such as social interaction are  discouraged in a subtle manner , as the only activity that fills the gap between "to market" and "home again" is a crude buying and selling. "jiggity jig" and "jiggity jog" express the delight of the purchase and thus try to establish that the only worthwhile form of pleasure can be derived from a successful transaction. Highly abominable and hence the rhyme should be condemned.

****readjusting -10.5 glasses on nose*****

Tomorrow we'll be back with more.


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