Fearless Reason

Fearless reason in an age of frightened absurdity.

Tag: greed

Millennial Misfits

We inherited
a world
we did not
want.

You gave us
your prejudices
alienation
and banal abundance.

We wanted
love
connection
and meaning.

You made
our name
a word almost
profane.

Millennial
misfits
unfit
by any name.

You killed us
before we
were even
born.

Sacrificed
to your
omnicidal
greed.

We inherited
a world
we did not
want.

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.

A Western Heretic

I am a western heretic; having lost faith in the religion of my people, that constant technological progress is necessary and universally good.  Our creations reflect our inner nature, and we cannot escape spiritual infancy with technological maturity.

We built a world on the foundation of the ego’s never ending want. A world premised, on the externalization of identity and a rejection of the present moment. We built a world to divert our anxious minds, and give comfort to our decaying flesh. Abandoning inward seeking for outward buying, selling, and coveting.

The seeker became the consumer, and from cradle to grave remained an infant all his days.

We got lost in time; mourning the traumas of the past, and intermittently dreading and hoping for a non-existent future. Abdicating the present moment, which upon inspection, is never lacking.

We built a world that produces misery, in all its varied and sundry forms. Vainly hoping that one form will be better than the last, and will satisfy for a time the ego’s endless craving.

We are ugly inside; filled with envy, greed, fear, and hate. So we built an ugly world, that reflects our inner nature, in amplified and varying forms.