Saturday, July 14, 2012

When Theo Begged..

“Can’t we talk about this?”

Life On The Run..The author of the best-selling memoir Infidel recalls the brutal murder of  Theo Van Gogh that forced her to abandon Holland and seek refuge in America.

One November morning in 2004, Theo van Gogh got up to go to work at his film production company in Amsterdam. He took out his old black bicycle and headed down a main road. Waiting in a doorway was a Moroccan man with a handgun and two butcher knives..(more here)
Ayaan Hirsi Ali- (born in Somalia, raised in Somalia as well as Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia, and Kenya)

What your not allowed to talk about and why- I just saw this and wow..Pamela Geller nails it!! Another powerful voice for our time-
Poem I penned awhile back which I feel is relevant today- (I mean, Theo begged.. but time (too much) had passed didn't it? The lesson is, if demands aren't made for free speech now, then don't expect to reason- as it will only be a one way street?)
The Fork & The Measuring Rod-
While I'm here
But you know we're there..
It's the present
Still it's the past
Take a picture
Fast foreword the video
Listen to an audio
We look out of our window
Life's in frames
We don't carry
A measuring rod,
Not near enough
To a weather vane
They're only gages, really..
Like some kind of chess board
Moving over lines, we once
Could hide behind
Turning into one road
From the other
We declined
When you've missed the fork
From the future you can see-
You lost time
When the present finds us
Out of line-
But the drama's
Merely trauma
When your pasts
Just been defined-

1 comment:

Joyful said...

Am lost on why it can't b e talked about. I will view the video and links later when I have a bit more time. Perhaps the answer is in there. Blessings. xx

Let's be perfectly clear- the war on free speech is spiritual!