side-effects of civilized idiocy

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: May 05, 2012

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Submitted: May 05, 2012



side-effects of “civilized” idiocy


chronic western perpetual stress---

side-effect of the neon lit metropolis

side-effect of the wonderful illusion of “democracy”

side-effect of the dog-devour-dog reality of


always growing stronger, always eliminating other


of life, always eliminating other ways of life,

always demanding to the population of the world that

this is the way of the present &

this is the way of the future---

keeping us alert 24/7, keeping the eyes open

staring at screens, keeping the ears peeled with

mass quantities of decibels thumping wildly into our

eardrums, keeping the body a’twitch, keeping the


paranoid, keeping the body wallowing

(overweight & difficult to shed it, underweight &

difficult to gain it), keeping the heart pounding, keeping the


tense, keeping sleep & rest a long distance away,

keeping us in a constant moment of

response to whatever echoes around us,

regardless of whether this stimulating destructor is

in fact

something to be terrified of at all


this is how we count the coffee spoons

this is how we grow old & die

this place that we have manufactured is no long for

our living

so we push ourselves to develop the coming

machines that will

replace us &

they live amongst us now,

doing things 5 times faster than we ever hoped &

never tiring,

without the need to worry about the deterioration of

an organic body

without the need to suffer from

what will inevitably do all of us in

who still have blood flowing in our veins.

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