I realise the Indy Media team work under great pressure and do a important job.My concern is how oppressed people/the other ie the treatment of black people .Lord Patch a young West Indian poet based in Canada was rubbished and the post seems to be removed.
I would make the observations ?The impression I have is of very little ideas and a fear of both blackness and of violence.When the violence perpetuated is revealed people kind of run.If you look BZ the Police keep kicking me to death,despite the radical rhetroic he seems to has lost much of that earlier honesty.
Lord Patch seems to be given voice to a West Indian experience in Canadia .This is often sited as a good example of race relations.My little research indicates some what differently.Given the range of issue and its importance.Why not give the man a chance.Here is one of his poems.
Spring st Hustle
By: Lawrence Ytzhak Braithwaite
Can you hear how the Rock is alludin/to broken buildins/housin human traffic/movin through dead dreams/of government chemical infestion/Westlin souls/you abondon/familia and inspirations/See yourself runnin for the pipe dreams of alchemey/livin a bakin soda vida/Yuh life vaporized in the fumes of ammonia/Watch yuh/clock yuh/blind yuh/Crytalized inna jibbi sucka misconcept/naw yuh livin a life of delusion/weighted inna mathematical equation/a mental project/simple subtraction /3 eyes down to none
About this poem:
The city of Victoria, BC in Canada is attempting to turn my Hood of Fernwood into a cracked out ghetto because we are poor and mulitracial and ethnic. We are working-class. The other option is they gentrify it = which is the plan after the property value sinks low enough. Copyright © 2003 by Lawrence Ytzhak Braithwaite &
Do please keep up the good work and solidarity.
Best Wishes Patrick Cooper-Duffy