Thanksgiving Prayer

5 januari 2007

Nét iets meer dan 20 jaar geleden, 28 november 1986.
William S. Burroughs doet aan ‘Thanksgiving’

For John Dillinger
In hope he is still alive
Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 1986


Thanks for the wild turkey and the Passenger Pigeons, destined to be shit out through wholesome American guts
Thanks for a Continent to despoil and poison
Thanks for Indians to provide a modicum of challenge and danger
Thanks for vast herds of bison to kill and skin, leaving the carcass to rot
Thanks for bounties on wolves and coyotes
Thanks for the AMERICAN DREAM to vulgarize and falsify until the bare lies shine through
Thanks for the KKK, for nigger-killing lawmen feeling their notches, for decent church-going women with their mean, pinched, bitter, evil faces
Thanks for “Kill a Queer for Christ” stickers
Thanks for laboratory AIDS
Thanks for Prohibition and the War Against Drugs
Thanks for a country where nobody is allowed to mind his own business
Thanks for a nation of finks yes, thanks for all the memories… all right, let’s see your arms… you always were a headache and you always were a bore
Thanks for the last and greatest betrayal of the last and greatest of human dreams.

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