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Thursday, March 03, 2005

 

mercenarism and advocacy


MERCENARISM AND ADVOCACY
EVIL LURKS IN HIGH PLACES
GOOD LURKS IN LOWLY PLACES

mercenarism
you see it daily in the papers
a supreme court judge beholden to a president
accedes to her request to reverse a former decision
of conscience that our wealth is for us primarily
(mining act declared unconstitutional later reversed)
a quid pro quo for his appointment

mercenarism
the world bank-IMF under pressure from their funders
the TNCs and US government
pressure third world rulers to accommodate
the TNCs to mine all their resources
under threat of loss of needed loans
at the expense of dislocated marginal tribes
progress for the rich, regression for the poor

mercenarism
practiced by presidents, judges, bankers, TNC executives
evil reigns in high places
spewing global forces against helpless mountain people
the heavens cry out for vengeance
when the rich steal from the poor

advocacy
a witness risks his life and family
to expose a powerful politician
in the name of justice and truth
the good lurks in nooks and crevices

eastwind [x1079]


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