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I like that. Mister I Like That. You like women, beer and good food. How are the women? Basilio asked. 51 —They’re okay. I still like the Peruvian girls. Probably I’ll marry one. —You like them, that’s good. Come with us and we will drink beer and eat Ceviche and then we’ll go out and find us some beautiful girls to marry with. —I thought you liked the European girls? —I like all girls. But we will find you a Peruvian one and me a European one and everybody will be happy. He laughed his full and warm laugh.
Back then, would I have known? No. And I know that I am not the only one. So many people say never again and that they never would have supported the regimes that caused so much misery but why then does it still happen every day? Because we cause it. We, the same people. We allow Israel to massacre innocent Palestinians. We allow AIDS to cleanse Africa. We allow our governments to be formed by people out to purify our population. We allow farmers to be owned by corporations. We allow peace soldiers to rape young girls.
But the young day is full of promises, as is the young man. ” Robbert cried. “Promises like to be broken. Promises wish to be broken. ” “Bitter. How about your promises? How about what you promised me in Madrid? ” Robbert got up from the bench. As in anger, he started walking a few metres up and down the boulevard. Up and down. Up and down. His head low, next to his shoulders. What do you know about promises? he wanted to ask the other. What do you know about the only promises that matter and breaking them?
A Comet Appears by Jess Moleman