Democratic Womanism: A Poem by Alice Walker

With less than 40 days to go before the 2012 presidential election, poet and activist Alice Walker reads her new poem, "Democratic Womanism," on Democracy Now. Full transcript here:  You ask me why I smilewhen you tell me you intendin the coming national electionsto hold your noseand vote for the lesser of two evils.There are more than two evils out there,is one reason I smile.Another is that our old buddy Nostradamuscomes to mind, with his fearful400 year old prophecy: that our worldand theirs too(our “enemies” – lots of kids included there)will end (by nuclear nakba or holocaust)in our lifetime. Which makes the idea of electionsand the billions of dollars wasted on themsomewhat fatuous.A Southerner of Color,my people held the votevery dearwhile others, for centuries,merely appeared... read more
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