Sunday, March 23, 2014

new truth

new Truth 

truth to power
and free advice are 
a threat to 
who perch precariously at the top
we are perpetually unwelcome
but still,
not only do we have to 
solve the problems that
     they deny exist
we have to come up with the solutions 
that enhance their bottom line 
and we have to trick them into doing it
we have find the money to fund the project and
we have to allow them to take credit for the innovation 
and we have to 
allow them to take,
not only the monetary reward
but the fame
no problem,
it's a cultural reality
same as it ever was
cultural anthropology 101
as soon as we poke our noses through the fence
into their particular "make believe"
all is reviled
all the cliches
and some new truths 
intending to obscure 
the sunlight 
with compromises
financial, political
religious and tribal
and at what cost
"not wanting to rock the boat"
even if we know 
the ship is heading
full speed 
into icebergs at night
we look at the odds
we hope 
and go back to the 
smart phone 
truth is
whatever you can get away with
in this particular democracy 
truth is
whatever you can afford 
but if
everything in the world 
has a soul 
is it possible that
we help ourselves 
from destroying it all?
if time is money  
why do rich people die?
and if
there's no such thing 
as time,
what is money?
and after
having been 
"voted off their internet"
 and "disappeared" from facebook 
with friends too numerous 
to mention
i just came in from snowshoeing
amongst the trails
other woodland creatures

March 8-14
"not wanting to be a burden on society" 
is usually seen as a noble gesture
wanting to die is a bit of a problem 
... having one less," vulnerable consumer " 
to rip off
may cut into some entrepreneur's bottom line.
a lifetime of such critical observations  
leads to a pessimistic outlook for humanity 
and our biosphere
and since
wanting to "opt out" seems to be a logical position
even in canada, 
one of the best places in the world
and yes , 
compassion for those 
"nature lovers" 
who work tirelessly toward sanity
the orchestration of one's suicide, 
particularly to a dreamer
opens paths 
such as

Stripping the gelcoat 
off a thirty foot hull
tracing the stream lines
an inch at a time
eyes, ears, hands and lungs
from the shards of glass
and polyester dust from
a screaming carbide cutter
at router speeds
reminds me 
that the

safe comfortable ocean going vessels
were derived from careful observation of 
aquatic life and the power of
the ocean 
in the post apocalyptic times  
survivors will recover 
the abandoned yachts  with 
workboat heritage.... 
recognized for their beauty 
in the context of the natural world

after the starving hipster/geeks 
with their 
indifference to 
the balance of natural world
slaughtered the organic farmers and
stolen their food reserves and 
eaten their children, 
they do come to recognize 
that they were ultimately blame.

in painting
we explore space/ time and gravity-
in pursuit of the unexplained

Time is replaced with 
a most compelling tendency 
toward illusionary space,
Through the critical observation of 
a wide range of natural diversity
we may come to 
an intuitive  glimpse of
the interconnection

when human effort is "compartmentalized", 
a conditioning of industrialization
human potential becomes disintegrated
"simply" put
the family farm requires
a knowledge of the interconnected cycles of nature with
all living beings- from the microscopic to livestock
It's another case of "progress" marching on 
and the victors writing the history
the migration from the farm 
to the industries 
is not that easy to reverse
Whatever population is 
driven from the land
their worth is denied so
Abandon the search for general relativity-
the common thread that ties 
all the disparate truths together
what's that got to do with progress ?
or makin' a buck?
common sense
is relegated to the past 
with the stupid farmers  
and "specialization "
gets all polished up 
so here we are
dazzled and infantalized
and squalling with 
self righteous indignation
like  two-year-olds
in cubicles with
dirty diapers

if humanity hopes to reach adulthood 
we are  going to have to start
cleaning up after ourselves

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