Did You Ask What’s Wrong with War?

There are no wrong words, right?
There are no wrong trees, right?
There is no wrong sand, right?
I’ve slept the world in frilly
underwear
Dreamed I buggered all the little boys
who are future leaders
Fucked all the funny little girls made of
thatch and ghandy
My anarchist arse has shat on society
And LOOK millions of open flies
are homing in on your wide-open lips.

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2 thoughts on “Did You Ask What’s Wrong with War?

  1. Certainly in the book which Letwin gave me, there is discussion of oral rapes as a political weapon of choice. Also flies over dead bodies — the waste and the frozen posture of terror. And the sense that one should be shocked into the realisation that war is no more noble than anarchism (which most people oppose on principle!) The message: Don’t be so resigned about war. It can be very, very wrong (depending on your perspective and whether you become a victim of it.)

  2. Notice that he is not saying that war is bad in itself–that would be a Platonic notion. Rather, he is saying that if you think anarchism is bad (and each of the following lines are supposed to evoke a condemnation: “wrong!”I’ve slept the world in frillyunderwearDreamed I buggered all the little boyswho are future leadersFucked all the funny little girls made ofthatch and ghandyMy anarchist arse has shat on society)Then you don’t actually know what war is.

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