How Dare You

How dare you sit high and judge me when you don’t even know me? How dare you speak of “opportunities” when there is no worth? How dare you give away our lands, when your citizens are left to sleep in makeshift houses? How dare you give us false hope of modernity and prosperity when we remain entrapped in a system of indebtedness and neo-colonial slavery?

How dare you serve the interest of the powerful corporations, political elites, churches, foreign powers, and neglect the needs of the poor and vulnerable? How dare you label and then subject us to employment discrimination, based on my address and appearance, when you yourself have created the conditions of poverty that trap us in this constructed identity?

How dare you speak of caring for creation when your greed has led me to more frequent and stronger hurricanes, sinking islands, and climate chaos? Who the hell do you think you are?

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