BY DAVIDMURRAYLAW@GMAIL.COM

Strategic Apartheid

 

 

 

 

 

 

Juana Francés

Composición no 39, 1959

Antología intima. 1957-85

Exposición en el Museo Thyssen Málaga

15 March -19 June

(April 2022)

 

 

NATO would have us believe

 

(does it think we are naïve?)

 

that the demands of its members’ defence

 

require that they keep their powder dry

 

while the Ukrainians offer themselves up to die.

 

 

No matter how many weapons NATO may supply

 

it cannot deny

 

that its policies presuppose a different degree of security

 

for those of a single community.

 

 

Why should a border

 

on the European continent

 

determine under whose order

 

a people are destined to live?

 

 

 

Yes, shower the Ukrainians with weapons

 

yes, praise their bravery to the heavens

 

but do not hoist your soldiers

 

on to their shoulders!

 

 

 

This is an edifice

 

that teeters on a precipice.

 

 

Sooner rather than later

 

the truth will take its toll

 

sooner rather than later

 

the democracies will have to rethink their role.

 

 

Sooner rather than later

 

NATO will need to call Putin’s bluff

 

sooner rather than later

 

NATO will have to get tough.

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