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Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Human Dilemma


George Monbiot writes
this is the age of loneliness

"We are shaped, to a greater extent
than almost any other species,
by contact with others.
The age we are entering,
in which we exist apart,
is unlike any that has gone before.
The war of every man against every man –
competition and individualism,
in other words –
is the religion of our time,
justified by a mythology of lone rangers,
sole traders, self-starters,
self-made men and women,
going it alone.
For the most social of creatures,
who cannot prosper without love,
there is no such thing as society,
only heroic individualism.
What counts is to win.
The rest is collateral damage."

We have forgotten
maybe our present age
never knew
how to be human
to be companions
how to give
and receive love

Our Facebook
Twitter
and email
accounts
replace
conversation
conflict
forgiving
resolution
respect
embrace
love
joy

We have become
socially awkward
inept
out of tune
out of time
divorced
from reality
our hearts
broken
and frozen
lost in the crowd
lost in space
lost without
a way home

must find
the way home
to be human
again

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