Wednesday, January 13, 2010

(Unfortunately delayed) Am I Not Human: Wilt-petaled bloom




The 26th of November was troublesome for me. I'm dedicated to publishing an Am I Not Human? campaign post on the 27th every month. Like clockwork. I resented the power cord for dying and rendering my pc useless until I could replace it. Major companies wanted at least 69.99 for a 'universal' model I wasn't sure would work, and they advised they couldn't test it in advance because they didn't have demo models. In the end I opted for ebay and found one for 10. Mark-ups are funny aye?. This meant at least a week's wait due to the seller's location. The library was closed, and the internet cafe in town folded earlier last year. I was smartphone-less (I've since commenced shopping for one), and I
I had to make myself content with handwriting my offering.
Thankfully Mom came to the rescue and posted a notice about what was going on and that my post would be delayed. Everything happens for a reason. I want to thank all of you who were able to post and raise awareness to the many human rights causes in need of more voices.

My belated offering for December is short. Some months I'll be posting an artistic message (much like the Am I Not Human artivism issue). I encourage artists out there to do the same. It can capture attention and help remind folks how easily freedoms can be taken. We should never get too comfortable and forget our human siblings who had the rugs taken from under them. We are one, despite illusion.


Wilt-Petaled Bloom

To eat from your cupboards and leave nothing
To salt your lands and poison the sea
To twist your view of spirituality
so as to alter your recognition of Divinity

These are not acts come from humanity
but hollow-conscienced seeds of depravity
grown into mind-clouding grains arranged
in ciphered dining options
upon the plates of the unwitting
Blooms not fit for consumption
strewn in salads of the genetically modified,
carefully coiffed tortured beasts and their clones.
Seeds making for themselves a hollow home,
when grown and consumed.
Stealing logic, choking air from the heart.
Making the silblings of the tormented forget,
that they're related, and probably next;
if these wilted petals continue to decorate world display
masquerading as 'premium offering'
so few seem still-willing to renounce, for
all the amnesia that has taken us.


For my siblings in lands looted; deprived of rightful resources ripped from its girth, barred from technology, or unable to speak on their own behalf for the stifling force of puppet-tyrants pulled by hidden strings leading to another power, I ask:




Thankyou for reading.

2 comments:

Villager said...

I'm always amazed at how creative you are. Thank you for continuing to host this blog and this monthly email campaign.

I'm saddened that Haiti is again in the news for such a devastating disaster. I recall posting about hunger in Haiti as part of the 'Am I Not Human' campaign a few months ago.

I imagine that this earthquake is going to exacerbate the hunger and food shortage situation. I worry that violence may follow if the search and recovery effort over the next few days isn't done well.

peace, Villager

PurpleZoe said...

Peace Villager ^_^

Thankyou very much that means alot. I wasn't sure at first if I should post it, but then I thought, it's good to approach posts differently to raise awareness. Maybe some of us will do vlogs in the future or post photos from an on the ground campaign day, etc. You never know how the 27th will grow for human rights. We started something powerful. It can make a difference.

I am planning to send monthly funds for Haitian relief specifically. I don't know if I can switch my general pledge at Mercy Corps to focus specifically on Haiti, or if I have to pledge separately. One way or another though I'm staying on it.

The project I spoke about a few months back after watching 3 points; to compile at least 2 anthologies and send all proceeds to Motherland Diasporic relief is in full effect. I have almost all of the stories ready for the 1st anthology's layout and illustrations have begun to accompany the stories. It goes without saying the first focus will be for Haiti for as long as they need and funds come in for the book. Hoping to release it for Spring, maybe sooner.
It's going to be needed. I am still having a hard time registering the level of destruction they have experienced. 3 million people were affected. I don't know how to process that.

I was looking for information and ended up finding a comment someone left that had me thinking. Is man doing this to the Earth with terra-forming machines? I don't disbelieve it.
The levies in Katrina were tampered with. Were it not for the tampering, Katrina would not have devastated New Orleanians as it did. That was mankind's interference.

I posted about what I found about Haiti at Otherbox: http://otherbox.tumblr.com/post/333076614/words-wont-serve-in-this-instance-donate-pray
Maybe I should repost that entry to this blog also. It's something to think about. If there are military-issue machines drilling and throwing off the natural balance I very much doubt any of us will let it stand.
I mean seriously, if this is the result of humankind's interference in natural systems, I can't imagine what would be next... 3 MILLION people? I still can't process it.

Shine bright
Thankyou for perpetually extending your light, Villager
-PZ