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Amiri Baraka: Penyajak Kulit Hitam Yang Bernas Buah Fikirnya

++ Nota: Siapakah dia Amiri Baraka? Aku tidak pernah langsung mengenali dirinya secara dekat tetapi aku tetap bisa menghidu dunia kepenyairannya melalui sesawang maya yang melimpah ruah akan data ini. Seorang yang prolifik dalam genre sajak berbangsa African American atau Afro-American ini menempuhi liku-liku hidup akibat dari aktiviti kepenyairannya yang keras berbicara dalam 'Political Poem' milik beliau.

Baraka, dilahirkan pada tahun 1934 di Nemark, New Jersey. Menulis lebih dari 40 buah buku pelbagai genre termasuklah esei, sajak, sejarah musik, isu politik Amerika dan banyak lagi. Sebagai seorang mualaf, hidupnya barangkali saja sempit kerana situasi di Amerika yang kononnya berstatus liberal itu tetap mengekang dan akan tetap berusaha menjatuhkannya dengan apa cara sekalipun. Tidak pula aku ketahui status dirinya kini, sama ada hidup atau telah meninggal dunia. Setahu aku anak perempuan beliau mati ditembak, entah siapa penembaknya; penguasa Amerika barangkali yang melakukannya? Konspirasi lagi.

Di antara sajak yang menarik minat aku pastinya sajak 'Somebody Blew Up America'. Aku mengakui kebenaran dalam setiap bait sajak beliau yang jujur tak berlapik. Mungkin ini penyebab kematian anaknya? Mungkin? Tetapi benar, kejadian 9/11 merupakan plot cerita yang terancang. Ia diadun dengan penuh ketelitian sehingga tidak menampakkan sebarang unsur pengkhianatan. Namun, tetap jua berlaku kebocoran. Pernah aku menelaah makna 'Ground Zero'. Tanpa ada langsung rasa terkejut, aku mengiyakan kebenaran plot cerita terancang yang secara pastinya dilakukan oleh kerajaan liberal Amerika.

ground zero
· n. the point on the earth's surface directly above or below an exploding nuclear bomb.

Berbahagialah hendaknya Amiri Baraka, al-fatihah istimewa aku tujukan buat dirinya. Semoga beliau berjaya dan akan terus berjaya sebaik sahaja dirinya pergi menemui Tuhan-Nya (Tuhan kita, sekalian manusia). Terimalah sajak beliau yang terkenal di bawah ini.

Somebody Blew Up America

   (All thinking people
   oppose terrorism
   both domestic
   & international…
   But one should not
    be used
   To cover the other)
They say its some terrorist, some
                          A Rab, in
It wasn't our American terrorists
It wasn't the Klan or the Skin heads
Or the them that blows up nigger
Churches, or reincarnates us on Death Row
It wasn't Trent Lott
Or David Duke or Giuliani
Or Schundler, Helms retiring
It wasn't
the gonorrhea in costume
the white sheet diseases
That have murdered black people
Terrorized reason and sanity
Most of  humanity, as they pleases
They say (who say? Who do the saying
Who is them paying
Who tell the lies
Who in disguise
Who had the slaves
Who got the bux out the Bucks
Who got fat from plantations
Who genocided Indians
Tried to waste the  Black nation
Who live on Wall Street
   The first plantation
Who cut your nuts off
Who rape your ma
Who lynched your pa
Who got the tar, who got the feathers
Who had the match, who set the fires
Who killed and hired
Who say they God & still be  the Devil
Who the biggest only
Who the  most goodest
Who do Jesus resemble
Who created everything
Who  the smartest
Who  the greatest
Who  the richest
Who say you ugly and they  the goodlookingest
Who define art
Who define science
Who made the bombs
Who made the guns
Who bought the  slaves, who sold them
Who called you them names
Who say Dahmer wasn't insane
       Who/  Who /  Who/
Who stole Puerto Rico
Who stole the Indies, the Philipines, Manhattan
   Australia & The Hebrides
Who forced opium on the Chinese
Who own them buildings
Who got the money
Who think you funny
Who locked you up
Who own the papers
Who owned the slave ship
Who run the army
Who  the  fake president
Who  the ruler
Who  the banker
                 Who/ Who/ Who/
Who own the mine
Who twist your mind
Who  got bread
Who need peace
Who you think need war
Who own the oil
Who do no toil
Who own the soil
Who is not a nigger
Who is so great ain't nobody bigger
Who own  this city
Who own the air
Who own the water
Who own your crib
Who rob and steal and cheat and murder
       and make lies the truth
Who call you uncouth
Who live in the biggest house
Who do the biggest crime
Who go on vacation anytime
Who killed the most niggers
Who killed the most Jews
Who killed the most Italians
Who killed the most Irish
Who killed the most Africans
Who killed the most Japanese
Who killed the most Latinos
Who own the ocean
Who own the airplanes
Who own the malls
Who own  television
Who own  radio
Who own what ain't even known to be owned
Who own the owners that ain't the real owners
Who own the suburbs
Who suck the cities
Who make the laws
Who  made  Bush  president
Who believe the confederate flag need to be flying
Who talk about democracy and be lying
Who  the Beast in Revelations
Who  666
Who decide
   Jesus get crucified
Who  the Devil on the real side
Who got rich from Armenian genocide
Who  the biggest terrorist
Who change the bible
Who killed the most people
Who do the most evil
Who don't worry about survival
Who have the colonies
Who stole the most land
Who rule the world
Who say they good but only do evil
Who  the biggest executioner
   Who/Who/Who     ^^^
Who own the oil
Who want more oil
Who told you what you think that later you find out a lie
Who/ Who/ ???
Who fount Bin Laden, maybe they Satan
Who pay the CIA,
Who knew the bomb was gonna blow
Who know why the  terrorists
   Learned to fly in Florida, San Diego
Who know why Five Israelis was filming the explosion
   And cracking they sides at the notion
Who need fossil fuel when the sun ain't goin' nowhere
Who make the credit cards
Who get the biggest tax cut
Who walked out of the Conference
   Against Racism
Who killed Malcolm, Kennedy & his Brother
Who killed Dr King, Who would want such a thing?
   Are they linked to the murder of Lincoln?
Who invaded Grenada
Who made money from apartheid
Who keep the Irish a colony
Who overthrow Chile and Nicaragua later
Who killed David Sibeko,  Chris Hani,
    the same ones who killed Biko, Cabral,
       Neruda, Allende, Che Guevara, Sandino,
Who killed Kabila,  the ones who wasted Lumumba, Mondlane , Betty Shabazz, Princess Margaret, Ralph Featherstone, Little Bobby
Who locked up Mandela, Dhoruba, Geronimo,
Assata, Mumia,Garvey, Dashiell Hammett, Alphaeus Hutton
Who killed Huey Newton, Fred Hampton,
    MedgarEvers, Mikey Smith, Walter Rodney,
Was it the ones who tried to poison Fidel
Who tried to keep the Vietnamese Oppressed
Who put a price on Lenin's head
Who put the Jews in ovens,
     and who helped them   do it
Who said "America First"
        and ok'd  the yellow stars
                                                WHO/WHO/ ^^
Who killed Rosa Luxembourg, Liebneckt
Who murdered the Rosenbergs
   And all the good people iced,
   tortured , assassinated, vanished
Who got rich from Algeria, Libya, Haiti,
   Iran, Iraq, Saudi, Kuwait, Lebanon,
   Syria, Egypt, Jordan, Palestine,
Who cut off peoples hands in the Congo
Who invented Aids Who put the germs
   In the Indians' blankets
Who thought up "The Trail of Tears"
Who blew up the Maine
& started the Spanish American War
Who got Sharon back in Power
Who backed Batista, Hitler, Bilbo,
      Chiang kai Chek                       who WHO   W H O/
Who decided Affirmative Action had to go
  Reconstruction, The New Deal, The New
  Frontier, The Great Society,
Who do Tom Ass Clarence Work for
Who doo doo come out the Colon's mouth
Who know what kind of Skeeza is a Condoleeza
Who pay Connelly to be a wooden negro
Who give Genius Awards to Homo Locus
Who overthrew Nkrumah,  Bishop,
Who poison Robeson,
        who try to put DuBois in Jail
Who frame Rap Jamil al Amin, Who frame the Rosenbergs, Garvey,
         The Scottsboro Boys,      The Hollywood Ten
Who set the Reichstag Fire
Who knew the World Trade Center was gonna get bombed
Who told 4000 Israeli workers at the Twin Towers
   To stay home that day
Why did Sharon stay away                    ?
Who,Who, Who/
                         explosion of Owl the newspaper say
the devil face cd be seen       Who  WHO     Who WHO
Who make money from war
Who make  dough from fear and lies
Who want the world like it is
Who want the world to be ruled by imperialism and national oppression and terror
   violence, and hunger and poverty.
Who is the ruler of Hell?
Who is the most powerful
Who you know ever
Seen God?
But everybody seen
The Devil
Like an Owl exploding
In your life in your brain in your self
Like an Owl who know the devil
All night, all day if you listen, Like an Owl
Exploding in fire. We hear the questions rise
In terrible flame like the whistle of a crazy dog
Like the acid vomit of the fire of Hell
Who and Who and WHO (+) who who ^
    Whoooo and Whooooooooooooooooooooo!


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