Original Link: http://izofice.blogspot.com/2014/08/poem-ode-ode-to-colonized.html
By Vanessa Gallego (http://www.instagram.com/gnightryder)
(University of Arizona Student around 2004)
You shop at Walmart, the silent stranger, of the peoples of the tres worlds~ You check off Hispanic in the census, and the results is your detention referral, into a life of slave service and cultural homicide, making you speak English, co-conspire against your people and become the FBI, the CIA, DEA, any government position of the U.S of A.
But why you say if we live in the Land of the Free, look our mother, Statue of sweet liberty, embracing the EAST, never looking South, its the indigenous people that she hates, and she habitually kicks out.
Cause we aint white, cause we all “look alike” brown bastard people who continue to fight, The system, the administration, with every breath that we take, living in poverty that the system and the man creates, And holds us in, castrating our culture, our voice, making us the “other”, turning our sisters and brothers against one another,
What menace have we caused that we’re continually shunned, what makes American culture superior for one?
Does our Spanish and Indigenous scare you to the point; were you looking for war at every fucking checkpoint?
Homeland Security, what the fuck were you thinking, protecting an imaginary border, from people only seeking, A better life, a chance to survive; escape government corruption, and U.S genocide, From Honduras, Oaxaca, Puebla, mi gente, tu ordio, tu malicia, tu racismo lo sienten.
Y que motherfuckers, what else will you do, more Patriotic Acts and more Prop 2 c notes, too? This is a call for all those oppressed who are tired of listening to FOX news and CBS, Media, creating sheep by the masses A Perfect Circle of hate, In which our government brainwashes and instigates,
And if your mind still can’t metabolize the fact that you’re still colonized, then turn ON the radios, turn on the TV’s and watch the killing of innocent Iraqis