Archive for March 14, 2017

when politicians call slaves immigrants, when people of a particular creed are banned from travelling freely, when cemeteries are desecrated, when the powerful stoke up fear of the weak and impoverished, when people who love differently are spat at, when fanatics slay innocents in the name of religion, when an insidious racism is stoked under the flag of freedom, when misogyny is brushed off as boy-talk, when the oppressed occupied are painted as the oppressor, when women aren’t allowed to drive or vote or travel freely, when white is right and the rest are whingeing, when journalists are skewered for asking the pertinent questions, when fringe right-wing lunatic conspiracy theories are trumpeted by the powers that be, when females’ genitals are mutilated, when rape becomes a tool of war, when the 1% have their snouts in the trough, when the 99% are smeared as barbaric mongerers of violence, when the 1% portray themselves as the victims in a world of obscene inequality, when rabid jingoism becomes mainstream, when flags are used as gags to silence, when ‘our people’ are always right or always the victims and when ‘your people’ are ever the perpetrators of all things noxious, when human beings are trafficked as commodities, when obfuscation becomes the norm, when hate becomes acceptable, when tolerance is ravaged, when cultural and religious differences are accentuated for nefarious motives, when walls instead of bridges are being touted as solutions.

when … … …

are we still human?

racism stalks streets,
flowing with blood,

red blood.

not black, white, saffron, green, yellow,


red blood,

like the colourless tears that stream,

down faces of all hues,


of every shade,

human beings all,

just humans,

who into dust or ashes do fade.

racism on the prowl,

virulent ignorance,

embraced by those who hate,

seeping out of diseased tongues that bray & howl,


humanitys’ corpse,
lies in state.

racism is binary,

with just a single choice to make,

so think carefully now, o’ patient reader,

cos’ racism is binary,

and there is only one choice that is right …

… the dazzling fusion of a rainbow,

or dull,

empty white.



peace | love | uBuntu


when prejudice and hate are spewed forth, in conventions and meetings and living room lounges,

humanity shudders.

when doctrines of superiority and racism are flung, in talk-shows and Q & A’s and town halls and pillow talk,

humanity recoils.

hate speech is not free, it enslaves the fungal minds of like-minded bigoted folk,

hate speech is not free, it denigrates the dignity of swathes of humanity,

who are still, still, still trying to shake off the racist tyrannical yoke.

hate speech is not free speech.

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