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?"
THE JOY OF CONSPIRACIES
Always making an US to pit against THE OTHER
Which ,as Hitler showed-could mean intellectuals,disabled,religious people,
Communists(a favorite target),Socialists,Romanies,homosexuals-and Jews.
Even though Fascists lost the last World War,fascism thrives
And it still has similar targets.It breeds in collective paranoia,symbology and Tiki torches
It LOVES charismatic leaders ,militarism,authoritarianism,pageant and pomp
Updated to bearded boys with semi-automatic trigger fingers.
Now THE OTHER is extended to Refugees,Migrants,Homeless,Transgendered people
WHITE PRIVILEGE masquerading as WHITE POWER,hating all other races..
Emotionally,this satisfies GROUP AFFINITY.Intellectually,the unity is ANTI-
Against women,science,rationality,equality-yet still pretending a religious base.
Jesus would not stand a chance on the Texas Border-neither would Buddha.
Perhaps insurrectionists do not remember World War Two-and the defeat of fascism
Poetry is here to remind them-cabbage eaten twice never tastes the same
and a souffle only rises once.