They Keep Coming
They keep coming with their dry mouths and broken shoes
From the cold mountain tops
They storm the walls of Ceuta and all over the world
They cross deserts, drown in the seas, walk along highways, hide in steel boxes
They come from the jungles, the mountains, the fields
Filling the slums of Cairo, Port-au-Prince and all the cities with flashy dreams
Of soft feet and proper teeth
And leftovers, lots of leftovers
They won't stop coming while we dig our pools
Choose good schools
Choose a movie
Choose a skirt
Choose a cruise
Choose a dessert
They sweat and spit
They don't have running water
They want our stuff
They just keep coming
Turn on the light
Check the closet
Look under the bed
Build more jails
Shoot to kill
They just keep coming
Death in Iraq
The actions of the so-called Islamic State in Iraq (IS) are sickening. But calling in the US and its allies in to save the day is like asking a pack of wolves to save you from a dog.
Recap: Since 1991, the body count of Iraqis killed by the US and its allies is in the hundreds of thousands at least, probably millions (most organizations stopped counting long ago). These deaths include over half a million young children killed by UN sanctions in the 1990s. That siege killed considerably more people than the one on Mount Sinjar today.
The complete disruption of Iraqi society by the US and its allies is responsible for creating the conditions for the IS to rise today. The IS is but one of many disgusting by-products of Western imperialism around the world, whether it identifies as such or not.
God save all people from every part of the world, including Europe and North America, from the sickness of Eurocentric colonial racism and its by-products. And God protect us from any similar illness that might eventually arise after its demise.
Languages: THE FACTS
Important statistics about languages in the world system:
Profile by Zainab Floyd
I am honoured that a bright young woman like Zainab Floyd wrote a piece on this website for a new online magazine offering a youthful perspective on culture, fashion and art. Here is the link:
Transdisciplinary scholar of Islam and Sufism.