Tuesday, September 30, 2008

1 in 3 Australians are openly racist...

Australia (1 in 3 people)

Drunken teens sipping on the fruits of slavery
A Blondie remake who never quite got the trip approaches
Curled lip looks at my aboriginal flag broach, she says

“Are you an abo'?”

Conception of genocide, colonial mud-orgy at Botany Bay
Interventions, apartheid segregations, deaths in custody
Alcoholism, imprisoned in prisms of a white phallic Australia
Seventy seven percent straight up racist picnics at Cronulla

“Are you an abo'?” she said

But it’s ok we had an apology
Burning your house down, kicking you in the teeth
But it’s ok we said sorry
Building a new mansion, letting you sleep on our streets

“Are you an abo'?” she said

Clinging to the coast like molluscs to the pier, dare not venture into country
Ignore cosmology, the omnipresence of history – develop and destroy
And you sip your beer and think -
it’s only poetry, doesn't effect me

“Are you an abo'?” she said

And the apathy the apathy the apathy the apathy is so goddamn cool
Your new iPhone compensates for losing 100 thousand years of culture
Alcopops generic pop subservience, a cop inside all of us
Just don’t be too political

“Are you an abo'?” she said

A Perth mined blank – BHP Woodside BOOM
This aint ever been a hella of a good town
Move on orders – gentrify – uranium mines
This aint ever been a hella of a good town
White-bread chicken shit mass media manipulation
This aint ever been a hella of a good town
Deforestation - stolen generations - a racist nation
This aint ever been a hella of a good town

“Are you an abo'?” she said

I wish.

1 Comments:

Blogger Marco Cuevas-Hewitt said...

Nice work man. Droppin some mad consciousness right there! Are you gonna read it or perform it sans script? I look forward to Thursday.. mind if I film it? Do you know what time you'll be up? - Marco

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