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)
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