Human Being

If I were a Tree

with deep roots,

rich soil,

strong bark standing majestically tall in the Sky:

I would not be grateful.

I would complain that I cannot walk the earth or glide the Sky.

I am a human being.

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The Grey

“Do something. Do something. You phony prick fraudulent motherfucker. Do something! Come on! Prove it! Fuck faith! Earn it! Show me something real! I need it now. Not later. Now! “-these are powerful lines by Liam Neeson to God in The Grey. I highly recommend this movie-it is a exploration of the questions of life. I say “a” exploration because you do not have to agree with it, only recognize it as a real attempt.

Another great poetry:

Once more into the fray,

Into the last good fight I’ll ever know.

Live and die on this day.

Live and die on this day. 

The 3rd Alternative- The Way to Happiness

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This or that is not the option-

when the answer is this and that.

These days politics is focused on debt reduction at the expense of human dignity. This is the politics of old where a false dilemma is presented. The thinking has to be outside of the box. The problem is fat on the top, not the bottom. Eliminate the fat on the top and you have enough resources for investing in life.

For instance, It is time that our governments at all levels invest in cancer research and cure- if we can invest in war, we can invest in life. While I admire all the fundraising that is done for cancer, it should not be a private, individual affair, any more than building or maintaining highways! Let charity not be an excuse for abdication of a government responsibility. Thus, in my post Poetic Uproar I ask, “When will charity end and justice begin?”

Our economic paradigm is based on a false value- that the central purpose of economic activity is economic wealth. Change that, and you have the 3rd Alternative.