Monday, April 20, 2009

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Commodified consciousness.

The purpose of life is to know this. Einstein glimpsed it. Lao-Tzu knew it. So did St. Francis. But you and I are not supposed to. It would shatter the revered, digitized, super-sized, utterly meaningless hologram. The one that mesmerizes us, and mediates our every experience, but isolates us from universal humanness and its coursing energies. Such as love. Or mercy. Compassion. Existential pain. Hunger. Or the unmitigated joy of simply being alive one finds in children everywhere, even among the poorest. Most of the human race still lives in that realm. Blessed is the one who joins them.
Read the entire speech (called "We've Let Corporations and Media Rob Our Souls -- It's Time to Do Something Meaningful") by Joe Bageant here.

Monday, April 6, 2009