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The concentration camp of fear

We live in a concentration camp of fear; fear of the other. Our guards are the racists, misogynists and homophobes; their masters sit in comfortable chairs in the parliaments, corporations and churches across the country. It’s time for the Warsaw ghetto uprising of hope.

We trudge our way to their Gulags, under their whips, eating their meagre rations. The trump, trump, trump of our feet echoes the chump, chump, chump of their teeth. They gorge themselves on our flesh and throw the scraps on the floor of our existence.

Our lives are a duality; servants for their pleasure and masters of our alienated selves. We express ourselves in their servitude and destroy our essence.

We visit the clubs of our desire in the richness of our dreams; our work cars become the vehicles of our escape from work.

The press captures our other lives for all and leaders call it unforgivable as they wend their way to their churches while we live secretly, secreted, in our pink ghettos.  The ghouls who rule bark blood and sick their sycophants upon our love. We  are not equal but lesser in their gouted eyes and must die in the gutters of their straight jackets.

We stand on the shores of yesterday and hear the cheers of other slaves as the boats of the masters turn back our future.

Our women are their brood mares; their pleasures of production and the property of man the master.

We cannot escape, until we arm ourselves and stand against their might; in the one struggle, the one fight, against these enemies of light.

The end of the numbered human and pink triangle, of the starving slave, is in sight.

On the horizon, glimpsed and distant, but there in our here, we can end their dark night.



Comment from Renee
Time May 22, 2010 at 9:15 pm

This is an amazing piece of writing John. Very rousing.

Comment from John
Time May 23, 2010 at 8:55 am

Thanks Renee. Glad you like it. I suspect many peopel wopn’t appreciate it. It was prompted by the resignation of David Campbell.

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