Stanza from: Demilitarized Zones by Doug Rawlings They came to torture us these children of the dust to torture us with their eyes with their lies with the hatred in their eyes the ice in their smiles the wretchedness of their lives
"It is not easy to escape mentally from a concrete situation, to refuse its ideology while continuing to live with its actual relationships."
–Albert Memmi, The Colonizer and the Colonized
“What does it mean to be haunted by a history of division and destruction, then to migrate and become assimilated into a country that had an active role in creating and maintaining that division?”
This is an ad in a Japanese corporate publication that came out this year. It shows Douglas MacArthur, the so-called “architect of the Occupation of Japan and Korea” after both the Second World War. The ad says: “Let us create a good country.”