Jotting from a Notebook Early 2011

Please remember Victor Jara,
in the Santiago Stadium.
Es Verdad, those Washington Bullets

How can one take seriously anything
The U.S. government says about being pro-democracy
When it supported the Mubarak dictatorship for 30 years?
S.O.P.–
Support the dictators
The junta
Those generals of neo-Nazi persuasion
The National Security States
The sonuvabitches
Somozas
Batista
Ríos Montt
Marcos
Diem
Thieu
Pinochet
Hussein
The Shah

Jimmy Carter ignored Monseñor Romero’s plea
To stop sending arms to the Salvadoran government
The arms kept coming
The people organizing to change things kept getting murdered
(As did Romero)
The U.S. way of arms sales to dictators
Is the Third World way of death for the people

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