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America Believes It Is White

March 31, 2017

Because America still thinks it’s White.

Because it thinks it’s the West of the West.

Because it forgot the Arab saved the Greek.

Because it forgot the Moors brought the science.

Because it forgot so much English is Sanskrit.

Because it forgot all the White-on-White wars.

Because the Statue of Liberty

Was recast as White.

Because Langston Hughes

Was never, too, America.

Because it believes that White is a thing.

Because it believes that that thing is It.

Because it believes that that It is Itself.


Because America still thinks it’s White

That’s why we need all these guns.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Debra permalink
    April 5, 2017 7:33 am

    And so I come back after a long absence to read your most recent posts.
    The last time I physically… WENT back to the U.S. was in 2008 or so.
    I have no plans for returning.
    I no longer recognise the country I once lived in, and it has become a hostile place, not necessarily for the reasons that you might think.
    Your posts are alien to me.
    Now I see the place where I am living embrace more and more of American… TOTALITARIAN ideology, and it makes me very sad.
    My parents both died young of heart attacks. That gives me.. hope of not lasting too long.
    Incidentally, I have no regrets whatsoever about being white.
    But I have regrets that YOU seem to regret it..
    Maybe next year, or in two or three, if we are both still alive by then ?

  2. Glen permalink
    December 8, 2017 4:37 pm

    I think America is British. Not the modern British but the pre revolutionary war British.

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