Harvest of Empire

What we sow in spring

we shall reap at harvest time.

What are refugees

if not the fruit of our crimes?

The harvest of our empire.

 

 

I highly recommend reading the book Harvest of Empire: The History of Latinos in America by Juan Gonzalez (of Democracy Now!) The book covers the reasons why so many folks have been fleeing Central & South America & the Caribbean for so long. I’ll give you a hint, it has something to do with American tax dollars funding coups & supporting dictatorships over democracy in the name of capitalism. The book was also made into a film which I’ve yet to see, but I’m sure it’s just as good. 

About soitgoes1984

I was born and raised on land stolen from the Pocumtuc. I now live on a small island in the middle of the Pacific ocean, on land that was stolen more recently, from the Hawaiians. I am addict, struggling to kick the habit of fossil fuel. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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