The following post was prompted by the Salon article linked below.
Shame is what mostly comes to my mind when I am reminded yet again of what is done in our name. Done not only for the greed of a few, but for our desire to stay distracted by an electric dream machine that devours everything in its path in terms of bad energy, and a host of other resources. Then you add in what is done to what has become of our mental life by the hyper marketing of that machine and you really have to wonder. Are homo sapiens a naturally insane species, or has it just been driven off that cliff by both the dealer and the addict?
And lest you forget, we are in a state of perpetual war now in significant measure precisely so as to be able to exploit other people's resources. A practice steeped in history to be sure, but one we've honed to a new art form, and for which others now long to emulate; a self perpetuating cycle of perpetual war. What a legacy.
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