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?"
BLACKWATER CORPORATION MASSACRED CIVILIANS IN BAGHDAD
There were many surviving witnesses to this war crime
So they changed their name to XE Corporation,then changed the name again
Manchaca has been changed to Menchaca,and folk are wanting to change the name of Austin.(it was Waterloo!
Identity politics have become retrospective .We impose current struggles upon past histories.
Many cities have a MARTIN LUTHER KING JNR STREET-even with his serial adulteries.
Thomas Jefferson was a slave owner, siring progeny with Sally Hemmings.
Winston Churchill epitomized the British Empire with its racism and colonial wars.
We are taking down Confederate statues-to heal from that Un-Civil War.
But to where?-Museums?History Centers?Schools?Histories change daily.
Heroes today will be villains tomorrow. Age of Regression &Reparations.
Turkey did not want to admit that Armenian Massacres happened.
Chinese textbooks do not mention Tiananmen massacres.
Year One changed Cambodia to Kampuchea. More (censored) massacres.
Now Texas does not wish CRITICAL RACE THEORY to cause discomfort in Texas schools.
CIA "secret "sites. Black Ops. Virtual /digital warfare. 'Re-education "camps.
What's in a name? A torture chamber by any other name still kills and maims.
Republicans?or Republicants?Patriots ?or Insurrectionists?META?or Metaphor..
The horror same under any flag or name-same game..