Flying in the face of fairness

Australia pays to keep asylum seekers away

See http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/jun/15/any-payments-to-people-smugglers-may-have-broken-australian-law

From Australia’s National Anthem Advance Australia Fair

‘For those who’ve come across the seas

We’ve boundless plains to share…’

no way

Try to Praise the Mutilated World

…You must praise the mutilated world.

You watched the stylish yachts and ships;

one of them had a long trip ahead of it,

while salty oblivion awaited others.

You’ve seen the refugees going nowhere,

you’ve heard the executioners sing joyfully.

You should praise the mutilated world…

by Adam Zagajewski

Listen to the poem at http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/247934

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