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12 January 2013
THERE IT IS
And if we don’t fight
if we don’t resist
if we don’t organise and unify and
get the power to control our own lives
then we will wear the exaggerated look of captivity
the stylised look of submission
the bizarre look of suicide
the dehumanised look of fear
and the decomposed look of repression
forever and ever and ever
And there it is
This is a poem by Afro-American civil rights activist and committed performance poet Jayne Cortez (1934-2012), born in Arizona, who died 28 December last.
OK. But the working class has been “organising” in trade unions and political parties for the past 200 years at least and where has it got them? They have never been weaker in living memory than they are today.
Just a thought.
You might perhaps care to view some of our earlier posts. For instance:
1. Why? or How? That is the question (3 Jan 2012)
2. Partitocracy v. Democracy (20 July 2012)
3. The shoddiest possible goods at the highest possible prices (2 Feb 2012)
4. Capitalism in practice (4 July 2012)
5.Ladder (21 June 2012)
6. A tale of two cities (1) (6 June 2012)
7. A tale of two cities (2) (7 June 2012)
8. Where’s the beef? Ontology and tinned meat (31 Jan 2012)
Every so often we shall change this sample of previously published posts.