Rejection of the Race-Based Agenda in Favour of the Common Struggle By: Willow from Willow's Web Astrology
We were once indigenous people, too. Dispossessed from our land, too. Native language stolen from our tongues, too.
We were pushed off, burned out, forced into starvation or urban slavery - a slow death sentence handed down by those with means Forced into workhouses and gulags Either murdered quickly or left to perish slowly from cold and damp and overwork and filth and bugs and vermin and hunger and lack Forced to give up our ways, too, to be useful to them, to make profit for them, to bend our souls, our natures, to fit their machine(s)
For many, to come to this new land was not a choice. "Emigrate or die" is no choice. Sent on ships not seaworthy and many sank Conditions so poor many did not live to see land again No monetary value for us, less worth than livestock or commodified slaves, So no one cared if we lived to see the other shore. Deprivation and early death on this new land, too brutal to sustain us, too heartsick and homesick to resist it.
So don't call me a "white European colonialist." Don't try to make me feel guilty for the crime of surviving. Don't tell me I'm on land I have no right to exist on, As if I somehow need your permission. I'm here. I'm sovereign. And my roots go just as deep as yours.
My heart aches for a place to belong and for the old ways, for freedom, just like yours. The Sun, the Moon, the seasons as my timepiece, The intuitive call as true authority.
They teach us your history (their version) while we are severed from our own. Our history stays invisible, while you spit their words at us: "white European imperialist" And teach the partial story being misrepresented as truth Common roots covered with convenient black-and-white agendas The genocide has happened a hundred times before To every colour of skin The land has been taken, revoked, stolen and with it our survival, our peace Set adrift on a sea of anomie, searching for a place to belong Addictions to numb the heartsick and soulsick, The gnawing knowledge that we may never again feel at home.
So if you want to fight corrupt power alongside each other With long, parallel roots acknowledged, If you want to make a better world for all I will stand with you.
But if you want to overpower my voice, my history, my truth, If you want to misrepresent who I am and where I come from, If you want to take my right to a place on the land (just like they do), You're on your own.
If you want to paint me as white imperialist scum, you are really no better than they. Your rhetoric will crumble and your power will desert you, Under the awesome, undeniable force of the real story, Under the drive for full acknowledgement and justice, currently denied.
So reconsider this whitewash of history, this convenient erasing of roots, this partial truth declared to be whole. Understand the common experience, the common struggle that is fought to this day, to this minute, to this second. Overturn the denial of common roots. Overturn these cheap slurs against those whose only crime is surviving the systemic violence they bring down on all of us. Overturn their easy answers and over-simplified histories Or take your place as just one more overlord As just one more chapter in their false historical line As just one more boot in the face.
The full spectrum is cracking open, And the time is now To stand for justice for all.
Willow is a professional intuitive astrologer, writer, and divinatory artist.
This was the 1st video I did when I bought my video editing software. The poem is seven seconds long after I read the title. The intro to the video is seven seconds also. I had yet to make my "Mechanical Poetry" INTRO and OUTRO for my YouTube channel. I made my channel trailer right after this video. Then I made an intro that I decided against. Ending up with what I have now for an intro and outro still using them both today.
I've been recording poetry and posting it to YouTube for a little over 3 years now. I have about 80 performances posted so far with a few more already recorded and waiting. A few people have asked where I find the poems I choose to record, so I thought I'd record a video addressing that question.
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Travis, Elaina, and I talk about G.K. Chesterton's poem "A Ballade of Suicide". Along the way, we talk about what gives us hope, a wished-for revolution, and Elaina does an impression of Wilson from Home Improvement.
Zaklog the Great, Nate the Mediocre, and John the Petty join to discuss C.S. Lewis's poem "A Cliche Came Out of Its Cage" with diversions into the folly of atheists, G.K. Chesterton, and Rich Burlew's The Order of the Stick.
Another poem I wrote with this one aimed at a certain cesspool of a social media site called Twitter. This one is to all those fucks on Twitter that only see in gender and race instead of seeing a individual. Maybe if people would get to know a individual instead of choosing to hate the world would be better place. Didn't read it out loud in this video but will in a future video. Going commit to doing this one out loud at some point.
Our World Seen in Crimson Shades
Hate How I once knew you And yet I can’t easily escape it
Every day I see it I watch as the virtual worlds That I love And the content creators That I support Become victim to this distasteful word
War Another word that many Do not wish to indulge
Yet, I watch those who use social media Engage in it though a war of words They paint with broad strokes While using gender and race As ammunition
I feel the crimson shades That rest in my pocket
My anger grows Hatred burns Ready to fuel the inferno That is my emotions
I draw the air into my lungs As I want to release it And bellow a shout that simply says Enough
Enough You narrow minded fucks That dwell in the cesspool Called Twitter
You see the world In black and white You call people racist You call people phobic
Because they choose to have an opinion And not conform to the corporate bullshit Because they choose to present their art And tell a story That doesn’t push a political agenda That ruins the story
You even call people out Because they choose to support a president You call people out for choosing to show respect By shaking the presidents hand
I feel the hatred burn I want to keep going I want to keep feeding into it But I choose not to
I choose To see the individual And get to know them Before I pass judgement
To those who say it is race And gender Who choose to hate You are mistaken
It is the individual That is racist It is the individual That is sexist It is the individual That chooses to hate
To those who read this poem Only to choose to see In race and gender I have a simple message
Fuck off And have a nice day
To the narrow minded fucks on Twitter Keep being salty We can always use more salt For the popcorn
In a first for this channel, an author joins us to talk about his own work. Ben Zwycky joins Louis and I to discuss his Advent series. In passing, we also talk about biblical prophecy, poetic forms, and hear a little bit of the Czech language.
I have combined 2 videos. Both of these videos were rather short so combined well, I am just experimenting.....Two dresses and a few poems. The first dress is a cheaper Chinese number from eBay, the second is a Barbara Tam frock in satin. Here is Barbara's catalog to drool over: https://www.bbtsissycloset.com/
Summer 16'? We found a book of poetry at the community college while flyering. It wasn't good. All poetry should just be music and here is the proof. College poetry played by a lobster boy in the key of Johnny Hobo.
Hi Everyone! This is a weekly livestream I do on YouTube (W,Th, or F) we always have a cup of tea and a cozy chat/music lesson together. Hope you enjoy it! If you are looking for a violin/viola teacher, I'd be so happy to work with you! Please visit my website www.ViolinViolaMasterclass.com for more info :) Best, Amber
Hi Everyone! This is a weekly livestream I do on YouTube once a week (W,Th, or F) we always have a cup of tea and a cozy chat/music lesson together. Hope you enjoy it! If you are looking for a violin/viola teacher, I'd be so happy to work with you! Please visit my website www.ViolinViolaMasterclass.com for more info :) Best, Amber