Revenge is EqualityI got called inRevenge is Equality5 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
to a so-called 'Anti-Oppression Seminar',
that was as heavy-handed,
and oppressive in and of itself,
as psycho-babble est! at its worst.
Because I'd been informed it was mandatory:
and that I had no other option,
than to be told ad nauseum,
that I have inherent guilt and shame
for the accident of my birth.
And even though I work dead-end minimum wage,
I still need to check my privilege
because there's always someone out there,
who needs and deserves that job more than me
and I benefit on a daily basis
from the genocidal brutality of my forefathers,
even though those supposed benefits
might be awful hard to see.
It was pointed out that
I'm not starving in Africa,
or living as a ghetto-slave
in so-called 'Occupied Palestine',
and unless I take ownership of my guilt,
and work to right selected historical wrongs,
then that only proves I am indeed complicit
in all of my ancestors' crimes.
The biggest question I had in the end,
was when they would hand ou