Saturday, March 22, 2008: NATO Game Over. Writers for Peace will be reading poetry to the people in the demonstration. I love the absurdity of the idea to hold up a poem against a nuclear weapon's depot. But sometimes the absurd is a dire necessity. I will be there. The next few days I will be publishing parts of the platform text of the Writers for Peace. Part 1:
Stories forever have been the memory of mankind. Because of the Iliad and the Odyssey we never forgot one of the oldest wars of our civilization. Notwithstanding the fact that this war is part of European history, it was mainly fought out outside of our continent. That too we never forgot.
Today’s situation isn’t different: Europe still wages wars, mainly outside of Europe. With the trick of the Trojan horse the Greeks managed to conquer Troy. Our Trojan horse is called Weapons of Mass destruction and War against Terror. Under this cover war has been waged for over five years in Afghanistan and Iraq, they hold Iran in their visor and Pakistan is drawn into an uncertain fate. The abduction of Helena out of Sparta was the beginning of a war of madness. The fall of the Twin Towers in New York became the sign for the United States to intervene worldwide with military force. Europe risks to be swept along in this endeavor by her mighty ally. This madness has to end.
Clowns from Amsterdam
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