order as oppressor

I’m on campus right now

And the silence is choking

It’s is an expression of power: Order as oppressor, business as usual

It’s a weapon of the power-

Full bellies, fat paychecks and fridgefuls of morals

Versus

The hungry, the angry, the ‘immoral’ outsourced

Those financially and academically

Locked out the door

Must beg and burn

For their demands to be heard

And even then

I’m now in the library reading history

Thinking about how history is written

How history is made and silence constructed

How the tire burn marks on campus from the ‘riots’ last week

Are still visible on the tar

But otherwise absent

Like our story was

Arrested like our comrades

By protectors of order

This time by the media

The collective consciousness of the status quo

The social organiser of forgetting

A hard-to-stop bus driven by the well-buttressed

Power structures reproducting themselves

Through the media

The gods

The schools

The managers

The capital

The fools

The capitalists

The mines

The tools of reproduction are in our minds…

 

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