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Poetry {38} ~ TOTALITARIAN TIPTOE

The world is on road to a totalitarian tiptoe

Who is your friend or foe?

How can we really know?

Isn’t that so?

I mean, aren’t we already past the precise of the edge of the broken cup

Be a good boy or girl, shut up the fuck up

Say nothing

Censor your something

Sit down

If you don’t do as we say, you’ll drown

When we show you the government’s flag, fake that smile from a frown

Leaders high on their delusional power

Turning the world’s beauty into sour

They confiscated my land and property

Under the guise of building a new world

When many of us found ourselves under the table curled

Snitching on him

Our neighbour tim

Masks on, drink your fluoride water, inject yourself, become a bot, repeat after us, breathe in the fumes, papers nice and steady

Now you are ready

They took all of what was left

Cameras watching, spying criminals behind cameras of theft

Isn’t that what we wanted?

Sitting by whilst our freedoms were haulted

Then they came for me

And there was no one left to speak out for thee.

~DiosRaw 21/04/21

Civilizations {9} ~ Mali Empire

~The Mali Empire, also historically referred to as the Manden Kurufaba, was an empire in West Africa that lasted from c. 1230 to 1600. It was the largest empire in West Africa and profoundly influenced the culture of the region through the spread of its language, laws, and customs along lands adjacent to the Niger River, as well as other areas consisting of numerous vassal kingdoms and provinces.

~Modern oral traditions recorded that the Mandinka kingdoms of Mali or Manden had already existed several centuries before unification. This area was composed of mountains, savanna, and forest providing ideal protection and resources for the population of hunters. Those not living in the mountains formed small city-states.

~The combined forces of northern and southern Manden defeated the Sosso army at the Battle of Kirina in approximately 1235. This victory resulted in the fall of the Kaniaga kingdom and the rise of the Mali Empire.

~The Mali Empire covered a larger area for a longer period of time than any other West African state before or since. What made this possible was the decentralized nature of administration throughout the state. Its power came, above all, from trade.

~The Mali Empire reached its largest size and flourished as a trade and intellectual center under the Laye Keita mansas (1312–1389). The empire’s total area included nearly all the land between the Sahara Desert and the coastal forests.

~The 1599 battle of Djenné marked the effective end of the great Mali Empire and set the stage for a plethora of smaller West African states to emerge.

Source: https://courses.lumenlearning.com/suny-hccc-worldcivilization/chapter/mali/