Rob Ayling writes:
"Thom the World poet is an old mate of mine from way back in my history. Even pre-dating Voiceprint, when I was running "Otter Songs" and Tom's poetry tapes and guest appearances with Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth Mother Gong are well known and highly regarded. It just felt right to include a daily poem from Thom on our Gonzo blog and when I approached him to do so, he replied with in seconds!!! Thom is a great talent and just wants to spread poetry, light and positive energy across the globe. If we at Gonzo can help him do that - why not? why not indeed!!" (The wondrous poetpic is by Jack McCabe, who I hope forgives me for scribbling all over it with Photoshop)
CURE FOR TERRORISM
EVERYTHING HAS HAPPENED BEFORE-
Berlin Airlift,revival of Japan and Germany's economies post WW2
Economic aid given unconditionally and wisely
to ensure loyalty and fealty to common core cultural values.
Micro-loans and small grants work in India,especially for women entrepreneurs
Peru made life easier for economic growth /thereby negating needs for terror tactics
China recognizes this-and sends economic aid to Third World countries
Often this has strings attached-yet it still adds to both growth and resources.
Mohamed Bouazizi enflamed himself when no other option seemed possible
Shining Path in Peru thwarted by prosperity sharing /making life easier for the poor /aspiring
Our concepts fail us-war and occupations fail everyone
To assist small businesses to grow by farming out work to each ,every and all
To reform license laws so processes are easy and brief
To destroy corruption and cronyism via laws that are enforced
To educate all in the ways of advancement
If we wish partners in democracy-people need to see results
Rises in standards of living allow all to prosper
Tactics and strategies for success have been proven
All that is needed is effective honest application...