Christmas 2006

All this was a long time ago, I remember
And I would do it again, but set down
This set down
This: were we led all that way for
Birth or Death?

T.S. Eliot Journey of the Magi

Birth and death.
December chill brings Pinochet’s death
the sycophantic thug, another free market criminal
good friend to the Chicago Boys.
He turned Chile into a torture centre,
stashed $20 mill in foreign banks,
still a hero to Thatcher and market fundamentalists,
and Kissinger, Charlie McCarthy to Edgar Bergen’s Nixon,
took his orders – made Chile scream.
The pyromaniacs set fire to Chile’s democracy
Latin America’s 9/11, this time 1973 and the Kiss said:
“I don’t see why we need to stand idly by and watch a country
go Communist due to the irresponsibility of its own people.”
In 1998 human rights activists finally caught him in London,
detained him, sent the bum home where he feigned
ill health. Now his dancing partner Kissinger can’t travel

December’s chill also brings the death of the American frat boy’s
imperial nightmare: Mission accomplished!
A lie can not last forever and the neo con game is once again
laid bare built on a farrago of lies and the blood of too many

Augusto and W, both agents of Pharaoh, Herod’s henchmen.

Ah, but the birth in the stable reminds us of another kingdom
where the lowly are exalted, the earth is venerated
and the fresh air inhaled in the Palestinian night comes
as sweet, sweet grace.
The cry of the newborn Christ child echoes through
the centuries: liberty for all, bread for all, shelter for all.

1 Comment »

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    wmgrace Says:

    Powerful stuff…Thanks.

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