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(((((((((( A Massacre Is Not A Massacre..)))))))) - Poem by TaMaRa HaNaRiNg ,(((( PaLeSTiNe))))FreedOm Flottila .
.Written on June 3,2010 at 8: 03 pm by Sol Stance
A massacre is not a massacre..
By Ghassan Hage/ professor of anthropology and social theory at the University of Melbourne.
I don’t write poems but, in any case, poems are not poems.
Long ago, I was made to understand that Palestine was not Palestine;
I was also informed that Palestinians were not Palestinians;
They also explained to me that ethnic cleansing was not ethnic cleansing.
And when naive old me saw freedom fighters they patiently showed me that they were not freedom fighters, and that resistance was not resistance.
And when, stupidly, I noticed arrogance, oppression and humiliation they benevolently enlightened me so I can see that arrogance was not arrogance, oppression was not oppression, and humiliation was not humiliation.
I saw misery, racism, inhumanity and a concentration camp.
But they told me that they were experts in misery, racism, inhumanity and concentration camps and I have to take their word for it: this was not misery, racism, inhumanity and a concentration camp.
Over the years they’ve taught me so many things: invasion was not invasion, occupation was not occupation, colonialism was not colonialism and apartheid was not apartheid.
They opened my simple mind to even more complex truths that my poor brain could not on its own compute like: “having nuclear weapons” was not “having nuclear weapons, ” “not having weapons of mass destruction” was “having weapons of mass destruction.”
And, democracy (in the Gaza Strip) was not democracy.
Having second class citizens (in Israel) was democracy.
So you’ll excuse me if I am not surprised to learn today that there were more things that I thought were evident that are not: peace activists are not peace activists, piracy is not piracy, the massacre of unarmed people is not the massacre of unarmed people.
I have such a limited brain and my ignorance is unlimited.
And they’re so fucking intelligent. Really.
Ghassan Hage is professor of anthropology and social theory at the University of Melbourne
Poems About Racism
- 1. (((((((((( A Massacre Is Not A Massacre.. , TaMaRa HaNaRiNg ,(((( PaLeST ..
- 2. Racism In The Deep South And The Perils .. , Elsinore RathbridgeStewart
- 3. Be Frank , hasmukh amathalal
- 4. End Racism , Latishia Johnson
- 5. No Racism , amir mohammad islami chalandar
- 6. *may The Year Twothousand And Twelve Ush.. , Subbaraman N V
- 7. Burning Bush , Theorem The Truth Serum
- 8. Proposal , nimal dunuhinga
- 9. For Some To Be Racist , Francis Duggan
- 10. Racism , shimon weinroth
- 11. We Do Not Need Racists , Francis Duggan
- 12. Racism Haiku , Chenou Liu
- 13. Racism Is Born Of Ignorance , Francis Duggan
- 14. Human Species , survi sharma
- 15. Modern Society , Neil Adams
- 16. Reality , Joshua Pickron
- 17. Racism Kills , Lawrence S. Pertillar
- 18. Garden Of Change , T.James Becker
- 19. Discrimination , Mark Heathcote
- 20. Reverse Racism Is Still Racism , Terence George Craddock (Spe ..
- 21. Racism , alicia page
- 22. God, Is This The World You Have Created? , nader baheri
- 23. On Reading Of Racism In Ireland , Francis Duggan
- 24. We Would All Be Brothers And Sisters , marie souline
- 25. No Matter What Your Nationality , Francis Duggan
- 26. Racism In Poetry , Cynthia BuhainBaello
- 27. Racism On It , Francis Duggan
- 28. Obama , ian singer
- 29. The First Australians , Francis Duggan
- 30. Just Because We Now Have A Black President , Ramona Thompson
- 31. Apartheid Glorified , Dr. Yogesh Sharma
- 32. Certain Inalienable Rights , Ted Sheridan
- 33. Racism And The Culture Of Racism Rev.2013 , Trade Martin
- 34. In The City Of Sorrows , Aldo Kraas
- 35. Paula Deen...Racism , elysabeth faslund
- 36. Friends Around The World , elysabeth faslund
- 37. Firoze-On Ice , Ray Lucero
- 38. Misconceptions , RoseAnn V. Shawiak
- 39. Ballad Of The People , Aldo Kraas
- 40. Acts 2: 42 , Gregory PierreJerome
- 41. Pressure Of Racism , RoseAnn V. Shawiak
- 42. I Don'T Understand , Leila Mass
- 43. Bliss Of Solitude , samra mahmood
- 44. A Better World , Francis Duggan
- 45. Racism Haiku - Ice Cream , john tiong chunghoo
- 46. The Racism , Laura arwen
- 47. Racism Acquired , Ima Ryma
- 48. I Am Human I Am An African I Am A South .. , Karel Maans
- 49. We , jasmine banahi
- 50. I Have A Dream! , Monica Rupazo
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