quinta-feira, novembro 20, 2008

Challenge: «War»


Until the philosophy which hold one race

Superior and another inferior

finally and permanently discredited and abandoned

Everywhere is war, I say it's war.

That until there are no longer first class

and second class citizens af any nation

Until the color of a man's skin

is no more significance than the color of his eyes

I say war

That until the basic human rights are equally

guaranteed to all, without regard to race

This is war.

That until that day

the dream of lasting peace, world citizenship

rule of international morality

will remain in but a fleeting illusion

to be pursued, but never attained

Now everywhere is war, war.

And until the ignoble and unhappy regimes

that hold our brothers in Angola, in Mozambique,

South Africa sub-human bondage

have been toppled, utterly destroyed

Well, everywhere is war, I say war.

War in the east, war in the west

war up north, war down south

war, war, rumours of war.

And until that day, the African continent

will not know peace, we Africans will fight

we find it necessary and we know we shall win

as we are confident in the victory.

Of good over evil, good over evil, good over evil

Good over evil, good over evil, good ever evil.

(Discurso de Haile Selassie na Liga das Nações em 1936)

Picture Edited by «Tempo de Lobos»

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