American Slaughterhouse

I’m reblogging this as a reminder of what is important.

Eléctrica in the Desert

 

D E A T H   I N   D O D G E   C I T Y  

CHARGE: WALKING WHILE LATINO / CLAIRE O"BRIEN  2010 CHARGE: WALKING WHILE LATINO / CLAIRE O”BRIEN 2010

A gunshot from the river bed.

A Mexican. A white man: dead.

Let some wetbacks out of jail

another herds’ arrived by rail.
 
Hey, Panama!  El Salvador!
Get those cattle in the door.
That’s what God has made you for.
 
Cattle prods make young steers do
anything you want them to.
 
We’ve got other prods for you.

SAMUEL BONILLA, FRAMED FOR MURDER, 2010, DODGE CITY KANSAS SAMUEL BONILLA, FRAMED FOR MURDER, 2010, DODGE CITY KANSAS

 
Shoot a spike through each steer’s head:
They’re still alive, but dream they’re dead.
 
You’re dreamers too – each one of you.
That’s the way you make it through.
You have to make your dreams come true –
they’re people. They depend on you:
one life exchanged for twenty-two.
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