Fandango’s Provocative Question #34. 5/8/19.
Good morning everyone and welcome to another monday with me.
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What are the three biggest challenges your country (or, if you prefer, the world) is facing right now?Fandango. 5/8/19.
I wrote this poem roughtly 20 years ago and was reminded of it this morning by #FPQ.
Besides the names of the parties involved and the atrocities cocommitted, nothing has changed! Were still in the same mess we were 20 years ago, if not worse.
When will the world wake up?!?
The world I live In
Publicly it started with the attacks on the twin towers
Over Prime Minister, president, and superpowers
We saw Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein
Committing mass murder again and again
Car bombings, kidnappings and horrific war crimes
The bombing of Baghdad, a sign of our times
So easily forgotten Third World debt
Until once again we are forced to regret
In the UN and American ignorance is best
Until we are reminded that we are all blessed
We see cities destroyed with mortars and mines
Whilst victories are toasted with bottles of wine
Murder, torture and chemical warfare
If it ain’t in our faces, we simply don’t care
Starvation, malnutrition, destitution and disease
Weapons of mass destruction, causing casualties
We see little children fighting on the front line
Without ever seeing humanity’s deepest crime
HIV and AIDS fought by aid agencies
A worldwide madness, bringing life to its knees.
Nothing has changed, besides the names. The world is still greedy, xenophobic and capitalistic in its outlook and those that are capable of being in power are those with the most interest in keeping the status quo exactly as it is.