Monday, September 3, 2007

The Absent Presence of Power

Cultural diversity is good, let’s celebrate!
I have culture!
I am bringing in culture!
I am cultured!
I am culture!
The indigenous peoples have cultures.
Their cultures are good so you keep them in the reserves.
People who came after you have cultures.
Their cultures are so good that you grant them the festivals.
One day, you feel pity and ponder if you have your own culture.
You don't have a reserve to stay!
You don’t have a festival to celebrate!
Don't cry! Open your eyes!
Your culture is everywhere!
It's in our textbooks and daily news!
It's in the shopping malls and restaurants!
It's in the parliaments and chuches!
It's in the gallaries and museums….
Don’t cry! Don’t cry!
Being invisible is not easy.

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