may we all be heard
words are bells
let them ring!

Thom World Poet Austin, Texas, USA
Global Radical networker and activist for promoting the live Creative Arts,
at every possible opportunity, especially in his home-city, Austin, Texas, USA

Monday, October 10, 2011


when reminded he never set foot in "America"
that he thought the West Indies were our continent
that the natives were naked and almost non-existent
the theme of TERRA NULLIUS came up-
how signs of civilization include permanent settlement
hence Gypsies and Palestinians with no territories
have neither maps nor settlements,and GOOGLE
must obscure events that are too real for TV
Indigenous stories are oral,sometimes visual
Buddhist sand yantras as teaching tools 
Ocher daubings on cave walls as maps of hunting areas
We genetically define areas via use and description
Digitalising our world for Satnav and GPS 
often leads to data reviews and outright censorship
For the map is not the thing,and we are more than maps
British Empire pink gave way to Chinese reds
Modern maps for many purposes made by the CIA
reveal areas of strategic importance.HERE BE WHALES!
HERE BE DRAGONS! You will fall off the edge of the earth
if you ever believe that maps give you the full story.
X  You are here..Map your way out of this labyrinth...

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