We interrupt our usual semi-disorganized artistic-poetic transmission in order to briefly appreciate mankind’s efforts so far:
Then, to address the problem of overcrowding, we killed
The population shrank
Then we pushed another government agenda to encourage population.
We started religion
Religion led to horrors
Then we went on anti-religion campaign to eliminate religion
When we became bored, and horrors still happened
We invented ‘cooler’ ways of trying to find some meaning and answers
We just ran short of calling them religion.
We knew deity
We called him wicked, selfish and proud
Then we went on anti-god rampage to stamp the name out of the planet
Man then took on the name of god and idols
Man is wicked, selfish and proud
Now we just may need another point of reference outside of ourselves.
We made laws
Laws became constrictive, made things ‘black and white’
We eliminated the concept because we adored the sixty shades of greys of (im)morality
Our inner lawlessness turned all the greys into darkness
Now we scatter everywhere seeking some order.
We knew emotions
Feelings made us ‘weak and illogical’
We made of ourselves androids
The perfect hellish paradise every post-apocalyptic sci-fi movie depicts
Cold reason gave us the building and construct
But devoid of the beauty and meaning
We then dared to ‘crave’ a ‘higher sense of purpose’
Short of calling ourselves MERELY HUMAN AFTER ALL!
These observations have we the learned ones –scribes and Pharisees –made. We then went for a consultation with the Wise One. He merely smiled at us smugly, logged on as an admin to www.bible.com on the Deep Net for those who dabble into truth and mysteries, and entered the query: “matthew9v16to17” which yielded: “No one puts a piece of new cloth onto an old garment; for that which is put in to fill it up takes from the garment, and the tear is made worse. Nor do men put new wine into old wineskins; else the wineskins burst, and the wine runs out, and the wineskins perish. But they put new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved together.”
We actually developed an acute headache from the irritation. Is he kidding us? We should, what, scatter the whole structure and start building from the scratch? We all know this sounds very useful in principle. But, how do we, where do we even begin to go from? What do we do in the meantime? Why shouldn’t we just run things on the side by patching? Management-by-crisis. But how do we then make that clean switch to the new? Do we just abandon the planet, take a recess like those lazy monks to the wilderness so we can start at the primordium of life, meaning and sanity? What will happen to the world in the meantime?
We grabbed the so-called Wise One by the chin, and just out of pure irritation, smacked him up in the head, spat on him, and thoroughly trashed his laptop.
Then we went back to our city. We patted ourselves on the back. “We sure showed him, didn’t we?” “Who’s really wise now?”