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?"
"WHAT VIOLENCE WOULD YOU DO WITH INATTENTION?"(ric williams)
Core to our beliefs is a simplistic belief that belief cures malaise
It may be that belief is the ghost in the shell/elephant in the room
Mirror mirror on the wall-who is the most violent of them all?
Occupying forces of United Nations,leaving rape babies behind upon withdrawal?
"Scientific "experiments upon animals,prisoners,Black Airmen,women
Or lawyers /politicians ruling over bodies that are not their own?
We preach Paradise,make Dante/Milton in a Bukowski world
Outlaw guns in Chicago-still with the highest gun fatality rate
Gerrymander electorates to make sure "tyranny by the rich for the rich",continues
My votes are for Quakers,folk singers,artists,poets,sculptors,dancers-
in fact-ALL OF THE ABOVE executed by the Taliban 2021..
The violence of Fundamentalism (both Christian and Muslim) is tyrannical
Violence by THE RIGHT TO CARRY rather than THE RIGHT TO LOVE
By persecution of transgendering evolving young
By having the highest rate of single motherhood,via censored sex education
Violence by altering history via white perspectives.All Empires fall,
but often they do so while we are distracted...Consider China,Russia vs Iraq,Afghanistan
Then look at Somalia,Yemen,Haiti ,Lebanon.Better to know than not..
Refugee eyes upon you now..Focus.YOUR ATTENTION,PLEASE!...