The Global Archipelago
New York is acknowledged to be the center of media production, the core of this island archipelago that rules our illusory consumer world. You may have read my essay on the subject of how this city is an echo, or some might say a repetition of the Caribbean island-chain my soul calls home. Most of us migrate from the periphery only to find ourselves internally marginalized, yet still our gaze is fixed on the center. So close we can touch it, but, as usual, not quite of it.
This situation has created new world citizenship that we can share with fellow migrants and those back home: The Global Archipleago. Surrounded by real and metaphorical oceans, standing at the edge of the mainland, which grows ever smaller as the arctic ice caps melt, the citizens of the Global Archipelago unite in a life-saving embrace.