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Friday, 6 January 2017

THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem

Rob Ayling, yer Gonzo Grande Fromage, 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 Thom's poetry tapes and guest appearances with Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth and 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 within 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?"


NATIVE AMERICAN (STRICT IMMIGRATION POLICY)
Church and State are separate.That is in our Constitution
Yet Churches are still free of taxes,and do invest in politics-
especially issues such as abortion,transgendering and gay rights.
Rock solid Bible-reading Church folk were terrified of Tom Paine
and French Revolutionary (atheist/desist)thinking.They despised Thomas Jefferson.
They rallied against French,German,Irish as folk who were not Church members.
Their one book was the Bible-not THE RIGHTS OF MAN.Rousseau?-NOT!
This anti-immigrant thinking has sustained itself into Megachurches
with their Prosperity Consciousness and their inclusion of (patriotic)prayer in schools.
We have not come far from the French Revolution(and its backlash)
We still bar refugees and immigrants "from sea to shining sea"
That Statue of Liberty was a gift from the French.
And that Emma Lazarus poem on the base still rings true-for some

but never all..outside our walls..

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