...turtle island

I sometimes feel like an alien creature
for which there is no earthly explanation
Sure I have human form
walking erect and opposing digits,
but my mind is upside down.
I feel like a run-on sentence
in a punctuation crazy world.
And I see the world around me
like a mad collective dream.
An endless stream of people
move like ants from the freeway
cell phones, pc's, and digital displays
"In Money We Trust,"
we'll find happiness
the prevailing attitude;
like a genetically modified irradiated Big Mac
is somehow symbolic of food.
Morality is legislated
prisons over-populated
religion is incorporated
the profit-motive has permeated all activity
we pay our government to let us park on the street
And war is the biggest money-maker of all
we all know missile envy only comes from being small.
Politicians and prostitutes
are comfortable together
I wonder if they talk about the strange change in the weather.
This government was founded by, of, and for the people
but everybody feels it
like a giant open sore
they don't represent us anymore
And blaming the President for the country's woes
is like yelling at a puppet
for the way it sings
Who's the man behind the curtain pulling the strings?
A billion people sitting watching their TV
in the room that they call living
but as for me
I see living as loving
and since there is no loving room
I sit on the grass under a tree
dreaming of the way things used to be
Pre-Industrial Revolution
which of course is before the rivers and oceans,
and skies were polluted
before Parkinson's, and mad cows
and all the convoluted cacophony of bad ideas
like skyscrapers, and tree paper, and earth rapers
like Monsanto and Dupont had their way
as they continue to today.
This was Pre-us
back when the buffalo roamed
and the Indian's home
was the forest, and God was nature
and heaven was here and now
Can you imagine clean water, food, and air
living in community with animals and people who care?
Do you dare to feel responsible for every dollar you lay down
are you going to make the rich man richer
or are you going to stand your ground
You say you want a revolution
a communal evolution
to be a part of the solution
maybe I'll be seeing you around.

—Woody Harrelson


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Angela Recada said...

Hello Julie! I'm finally able to leave a comment. Yay!

These words are incredibly powerful! I was very impressed to see that they came from Woody Harrelson.

I certainly feel like an alien on this planet sometimes, myself, with all the craziness in the world. Something has to change, soon.

Love to you,

Snowbrush said...

"Do you dare to feel responsible for every dollar you lay down...are you going to stand your ground..."

And what, not pay taxes? Do you feel as dirty as I do, knowing what your money supports, yet continuing to give the bastards money? I despise this country, yet I'm an active participant in its ever growing fascistic oligarchy that appears at this point to be unstoppable.

Olivier Klastat said...

Nice post! What words. Thank you. Keep on!

Your O. Klastat

julie said...

Angela...Woody is very active in the areas of the love for the planet we all share and he is into animal well as being a vegan..a good guy in the world I think..

I don't despise this country...lot's of good people here..but so many are asleep. What I do loath, despise, are the banksters and the corporate killers of just about everything. I don't know how we will ever get out of this mess. To me it almost feels hopeless yet I can't give up hope. I believe the next few months will tell the tale. I am looking for a little snippet of a video for you, I think you find it interesting. I will post it on in a comment on your blog so I'm sure you see it.
Hope you are feeling good.

Thank you Olivier!

Snowbrush said...

Yes, Julie, you and I share an underlying pessimism about our country's future.The oligarchy that runs this country is indeed evil, but we support them--or at least most of us do--through taxes, investments, purchases, credit cards, and in other ways too.

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