Somebody Blew Up France
Thoughts on the Paris Terror Attacks, inspired by Amiri Baraka. With luck, leading one to question.
"We live in a world where there is more and more information, and less and less meaning.”--Jean Baudrillard, Simulcra and Simulation.
...who would want such a thing
to start fires in a world ablaze?
revenge for the prez' bombing Syr!a, a bomber said
indiscriminate killing on the streets
in restaurants and music clubs
how low a blow can go
who snatch away freedom
who behead on daytime TV and recruit on twitter
who want to destroy multi-cultures
Is!s the TV god preach
some mad Arabs bent on
suicide crack, they say
and who is !sis and why
revenge they say and
eye for an !sis and we all blinded, i echo
the horror of grenades and bullets of
who made them who trade them
who train them
like an unpublished Le Carre' plot
and a cheap Hollywood shootem' shot
strategic targets maximise the sick spectacle
who run the ops
who trust the cops
who blew 'emselves up
who encouraged them
who fits the profile?
who can man the forgiveness trench?
who pray for more bombs
and risk killing more kids and mums?
who making doe off Iraq! o!l drums
who shake hands on TV and be war chums
who talk of a holy war
'God is being repaired, as Céline said.
who knew the identity of the killers before they killed
who mopped up the blood that spilled
who get thrills from security dr!lls
who made the bomb threats early that day
who got pictures of bombers remains
who remains at large
who wants to keep your mind in chains
who wants to destabilise Europe
who wants to unite tribes and desovere!gn!ze
who seen terror with they're own eyes
who did it and who tell it in biggest lies
who be merciless in destroying the bogeyman
who killed B!n Laden who shot the gunman
who made the fake passport, who paid?
who sold the vehicle
who had meetings about Par!s attack in Par!s last week
who planned a secur!ty dr!ll for Friday 13th, eeeeek!
who design the flags?
who benefit at the climate talks
who think money walk and bullshit talk TV
who sold and who bought that theatre
who picked at the eagles of death metal
who picked the France Germany football match
who cancelled the election
who gets excited by death with an erection
who got caught with guns at the border
who make chaos, who unmake order
...the sound of an owl or vulture screaming
in my ear, in the dark night wind, it calls:
the all seeing security service
the political vulture capitalists
fanatical religious misleaders
all faithful unquestioning followers
the gentle homeless in the streets
the skint student, still, smoking weed
who the trouble with?
Assad Putin Cameron Hollande
Obama Osbourne Osama
don't forget to tell your mama'
C!A Thor with his hammer
some mad ill god or dark lost demon
NATO MI5 Mossad
mars, or whoever operate death stars
militant clergyman, the DGS!
who rules war rules?
will there be support for Le Pen?
Isis Dulles Hoover and Hitler’s men
Cheney Rumsfeld Bush Blair Saddam
curses upon the spoilers of human decorum
But. Stop. Hold on man.
without forgiveness what on earth are these
mere words good for, um?
who profit from WW2
9/11 and 7/7 who who who
who wanna’ be starting WW3
not you i hope
and indeed not me
“This is what terrorism is occupied with as well: making real, palpable violence surface in opposition to the invisible violence of security.” ― Jean Baudrillard, Simulacra and Simulation
(Dedicated to all the innocent victims of violent crime and psychological torture, perpetrated by trigger happy militias and invisible government killing machines, everywhere. Hat tip to the late great Amiri Baraka)