The Ghosts of the Past: Repented Leftists Revisited
By James Petras
Jan 22, 2007, 08:50
ACT 1 Scene 1 Cemeteries of the world are filled with ghosts meeting and discussing; ghosts in sheets of red, ghosts in black and red; some with gaping wounds, others without limbs, some beheaded and blinded. Some came from forgotten weed patches, others from under monumental tombstones. Some speak loud and clear, other curse under their breath – but all are filled with angry indignation.
From near and far they all declare:
To those who betrayed our trust, our fight, our sacrifice,
even as they dare to praise or speak
in our name and of our death.
We say a curse on all your kind,
we shall visit
and you shall hear our voices
amplified by the millions
and through the many languages
will be conveyed
Traitors do not tread upon our graves
Lest you lose your treasures
And more yet
your unholy alliance with all those
whose power tyrannize our people
And makes a mockery of our sacrifice.
And so speak the assembly of the ghosts of the past
addressing the rulers of the present,
who have taken up the cudgels
of their former enemies.
They travel far and wide
to Central and South America,
to the Middle East,
Asia, Europe and
Neither color or gender
All those who forsake
their class are to be visited…
Read the rest of this fascinating play here.