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

Friday, February 17, 2012

playing people chess

when you lose,your people get moved
Palestinians after 1949,Germans after 1945
Kampucheans under Pol Pot,Chinese on the Long March
Separation of India and Pakistan still breeds battles in the Kashmir.
Moses may have led his people out of Egyptian captivity/
politics forces more into refugee camps-from Sudan to Christmas Island
Unresolved issues of racial purity and economic refugees sit on our borders
Fences and walls cannot stop the flow better than economics
Slaves are imported and become integrated.
Menial servants become land holders.
Every heritage is a mixed blessing.
Aryan extremists use violence in a failed crusade
Migration is only ever partially a voluntary movement
Forces in history (and emotional ones like anger,revenge,fear,hate)
make our populations a stirred soup of various historical ingredients
All we can do is...

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