"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?
"YOU SAY YOU WANT SOME EVOLUTION"
AS SOON AS YOU ATTACK YOUR OWN CITIZENS
You lose legitimacy.The only question then is-
Who is to be ruler?Who has the force required to control others?
This is where i stand-with those Quakers and Shakers and Pacifists
who will not hurt another,but do not wish to be hurt ,either.
Burning Buddhists were as dramatic a sign as today's suicide bombers/
yet apart from the drama,neither stopped official violence.
I await literacy,oracy,history,philosophy-to be restored to all curricula..
If the current Russian regime is ambivalent towards their Revolutionary origins
imagine how all those who embraced such ideals might feel now-in Cuba,
Nicaragua,Columbia ,Vietnam,Kampuchea,North Korea and China.