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

Sunday, December 11, 2011


"That's not a knife-THAT is a knife!"(Crocodile Dundee-
and we are big-United States big with only 6 states and 2 Territories to share plunder
And before we were digging the ground beneath our feet
we were riding on the sheep's back.CRIKEY ,Mate!Is this a TOURIST LED RECOVERY or wot?
People used to be convicted and transported here,then bribed(Ten Pound Passage)
finally a restrictive immigration policy that allows in millionaires
but detains refugees.We have no capital punishment,and limit gun use.
We are loyal to allies,and help them with bases and troops-
but only waste a controlled amount on military failures(Vietnam,Iraq,Afghanistan)
We have experienced massacres(Queen Street,Hoddle Street,Tasmania,Bali bombings)
We have yet to come to terms with indigenous.We have always been racist.
We have a GREAT sense of humor!Our films are first rate.Our authors too.
Our ballet,opera ,symphonies world standard.Our Festivals ?more than a few!
Cocksure?yes-and feminist ,too!For the small number of Australians,
sometimes we include New Zealanders,too!Of course we love our sports folk-
football a religion(used to be horse racing)Cricket an institution
We love our Royal Family touring,and gossip about their children
We know who we are-and we know who we are not
We have been invaded by Japanese,Americans and were founded by Brits.
We have many nationalities,but ask they speak Aussie first.
And we dig the dirt and spread it on celebrities via excellent journalists!
Check your facts!We are Aussies-proud of it.And this borrowed land is dreaming
in 300 lost languages

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