November 2020 Chronicle by Georgia Stellin and Mayar Alexan.
“Any attempt to “soften” the power of the oppressor in deference to the weakness of the oppressed almost always manifests itself in the form of false generosity;”
“In order to have the continued opportunity to express their ‘generosity’, the oppressors must perpetuate injustice as well.”
True generosity consists precisely in fighting to destroy the causes which nourish false charity. False charity constrains the fearful and subdued, the ‘rejects of life’, to extend their trembling hands. True generosity lies in striving so that these hands—whether of individuals or entire peoples—need to be extended less and less in supplication, so that more and more they become human hands which work and, working transform the world.
Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the oppressed (extract)
“NO MATTER WHERE I SERVE MY GUESTS IT SEEMS THEY LIKE MY KITCHEN BEST”
ENJOY THE EARTH
FEED YOUR LOVE
FOR ALL ITS WORTH
ADDING TO THE KITCHEN TABLE: CHUCHU. IT IS MOSTLY CULTIVATED IN TROPICAL AND SUBTROPICAL REGIONS BUT THIS ONE HAS BEEN PLANTED AND HARVESTED ON SWISS SOIL. MOTHER RECEIVED IT AS A GIFT FROM A FRIEND WHO HAS A CHUCHU PLANT IN HER GARDE. A SPECIAL VEGETABLE TO COOK FOR OUR LUNCH.
I said, He’s lost, lost in the world of a man, oh yeah
And he’s lost, lost in bitterness
Etta James, It’s A Man’s Man’s World
The doors are all shut, day and night!
What is under the table?