23 August 2011

Western Illinois

The Reconnecting With The People bus tour continues...


Crossing the border into Western Illinois you see smoke and fires in the distance. Further on you pass a tree festooned with the bodies of skinned animals. A group of ragged children, some wearing Halloween masks, stand in a field. Motionless, watching. They carry sticks and machetes.

Press on, driver. We shan’t be stopping in Western Illinois.

3 comments:

  1. As a resident of eastern illinois I can't say whether those in the west qualify as people at all, so you may not need to connect.

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  2. No coverage of the situation there by the mainstream media. Pathetic.

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  3. Diane Arbus slept here.

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