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BREAK GLASS IN CASE OF FIRE The Anthology From The Center For Contemporary Music Edited by Bob Davis with Rich Gold Published by The Center for Contemporary Music Cover Concept: William Farley Cover Photo: Pat Kelley (c) 1978 by The Center for Contemporary Music for the Authors 405w

Tom Zahuranec

MUSIC FOR UNDER*DEVELOPED COUNTRY AND YANKEE DOLLAR BILL or POLITICAL CARTOONS TO HELP MY FRIENDS BEAT THE SYSTEM

This is the revolution of doubt. Colonial perception repercusses. Colonize my psyche. Amazed perception of condition at large moments. "Amortize my colonial doubt." Precognizant. It takes the guts of at least a ship. To be tattooed without ink. At the first sign of oppression. (You can hear the sound of the ocean). Can you guess why subjectivism is counter-revolutionary? Objectivism?

I have been colonized. I realized today that I was like an American version of Frantz Fanon's native intelligentsia. That I had assimilated the colonial culture and rejected my own. That I had done works inspired by the colonial ethic. "What do you mean avante-garde?"

Had gone to the colonial university. That I finally realized my position. That I vehemently rejected the colonials. That I set out to be a bad . That I dressed in national style, tried to revive practices of the glorious national past. That at first I did works inspired by the colonists that were abstract, but now I wanted to speak to my people with the utmost realism. That I would write revolutionary poetry.

That I would be driven from the city into the country. That I would get integrated with the natives there. That I would pass into a third stage in which I would take action. Merge myself with the natives and not be separate from them. Would harass the colonialists from the hills. Would write novels, not poems.

After a long struggle we finally achieve national liberation. Through an alliance of lumpen-proletariat and peasants. (The proletariat is relatively affluent in under-developed countries and comes over later, which is not true in developed countries, where they're the vanguard).

From this point on I have two choices: 1.) Stay in the national phase and become susceptible to tribal factionalism and dictatorship. 2.) Transcend the national phase for socialism and become a servant of the people.

I was colonized by the bourgeoisie. Time now for who I am now.

REVOLUTION IS A TEMPORARY SOLUTION

Tom Zahuranec

Typed by Cheryl Vega 8-8-95


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