Thursday, April 19, 2007
To Poison the Womb of Time
I was reading Harper's account of how General Electric, Hewlett Packard, and other traitorous warmongering corporations emptied the US treasure chest back in 2004, and was reminded of comments by Mia Couto in his book Sleepwalking Land about the bandit government of Mozambique ten years after their war of independence from Portugal. Reminiscent of the Preservation of Capitalism Act the ways and means committee cynically concocted in the US Congress, Couto had this to say about the Mozambican bandits: "Do you weep for the present? Well, know that the days to come will be worse still. That's why they made this war, to poison the womb of time, so that the present would give birth to monsters instead of hope. ...They have stolen so much from you that not even your dreams are your own."