Monday

Chickens

"Counting up the countless number of chickens humankind has consumed. In that war of attrition between species, we must be way, way ahead of the birds...What's funny or almost funny anyway is that we know and knew all along no matter how many battles won, how many we fried roasted broiled chopped penned in coops fricasseed barbecued crushed and pulped for sausages or ground into mealie meal so they could make a Happy Meal of themselves, no matter how many of their eggs we sunny-sided up or scrambled or sucked or deviled or painted on Easter, we know that sooner or later, just as Malcolm X famously warned - though Malcolm's words were quoted out of context to seem as if he approved of the president's murder - we know those motherfucking chickens are coming home to roost." - Fanon, John Edgar Wideman

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