Michael Gove and Hilary Beckles: inverse-twin racial supremacists or real politik pragmatists?

Intelek Int'l By Intelek Int'l, 23rd Sep 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/29tic337/
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The following poem is the third of my "Twin tower power and impotence of 9/11" offerings. It was written on Sunday, September 22, as the Al Shabaab terrorist attack on Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya persisted for a second day, and I followed developments there with a curious combination of interest and indifference.

The race to the bottom

This poem was inspired by musings that began with questions around possible explanations for Education Secretary's apparent "self-exclusion" from the emerging investigation into what DPGS Ltd- Domino's Pizza may actually be delivering to the British education system and economy.

Professor Hilary Beckles is the Vice Chancellor of the Barbados-based Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies. Over the years Beckles has attracted criticism for arguable extreme Pan Africanist positions.

Many person's in Britain's minority ethnic community would say that Gove touts essentially the same, but inverted, ideological positions.

“By Gove!”

The guns have rung out again:

In Nairobi, Kenya

Fear is again stating its claim to rule.

Another tutorial in terror

From those unschooled

In humility:

Those who excel in Osama Bin Ladin’s

And his prize-pig Norwegian nincompoop’s vanity;

Celia Dean-Drummond’s and Pope Benedict’s pious anxiety;

The pedagogical paedophilia of poorly scrupled

Richly rubled mules.


Would you pity them?

Walcott, priestly poet, would you pray for them?


Ancient architect:

Are you amused

By their circular arguments -

Their youthful energy exploiting ruse?

Their Talibank tinkering at the base of principle:

Their pyrrhic pyramids

Monuments to Jimmy Savile;

Higher education edifices to self-alienating evil;

Huntington-esque pragmatists’ horror inspired homilies,

Beckles blood-dripping-blade-led bed time stories.

Omar Khadir innocence turned incestuous rapacity;

Birthing a bright-eyed daemon in their Monster University:

Their sinister, Sarin-like semen searing the ecology

Of Eden’s Sabbath

Retaeh Parson’s womb.

From the art of the Afar Triple junction

To the heart of Maputo’s substratal markets:

The scar on Ian’s Achilles heel,

Where he slipped at Marlpit;

Through penetrative vision

We see the Machiavellian magma’s moves

And the East African Rift System without listening

Hears the haunting rumble at high noon.








Dominos Pizza, Hilary Beckles, Intelek International, Junior Campbell, Michael Gove

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author avatar Intelek Int'l
"I think therefore I jam"
I'm a holistic communication and education specialist, trading as Intelek International (www.intelek.net).
I write about spirituality, science, philosophy, politics, love.

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