Fearless Reason

Fearless reason in an age of frightened absurdity.

Tag: civilization

Barbarians Live Among Us

It was
the best of times.
and the worst of times.

Coexisting
as they always have.

The hope of tomorrow
seeking
to eclipse the sins
of the past.

We peered deeply
into the depths
of the cosmos.

Shared thoughts and ideas
across the globe
at the speed of light.

We killed
on epic scale
with minimal effort.

Despoiled the Earth
our only home
with minimal thought.

We aspired
to the gates
of heaven.

Only to be pulled back
to the pits of hell
by unatoned sins.

What the best of us creates
the worst
will rend asunder.

This is a lesson
for every age.

Barbarians
live among us.

Pulled along
to unbearable heights
by forces
half understood.

Awaiting the moment
when the instruments
of our liberation
may be used to enslave.

Revealing themselves
at the threshold
of the end of need
filled with endless want.

Morning Meditation

Human civilization will only survive with great love or great control. As the instruments of self destruction multiply with each passing day, we are confronted with a future where right action will emanate from the open heart of every citizen, or wrong action will be monitored, rooted out, and controlled. We have both the seeds of a new human consciousness with an expanded sense of self, community, and empathy along with a surveillance/police state about to fall into the hands of the most dangerous organization on Earth. I choose love.