Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 1 Share on Twitter 1 Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
Life Arts    H3'ed 4/11/14

Resurrecting Life on a Dying Planet: The Work of Stacey Murphy and Janell Kapoor

By       (Page 1 of 3 pages)     (# of views)   7 comments
Author 58753
Follow Me on Twitter     Message Burl Hall
Become a Fan
  (44 fans)
- Advertisement -

 


(Image by Yahoo IMages)   Details   DMCA

Image from Yahoo, Suburban Sprawl:  https://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=A0LEVx3xFkhTFwUAt.VXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTB0dGM5cmsxBHNlYwNzYwRjb2xvA2JmMQR2dGlkA1ZJUDMxOV8x?_adv_prop=image&fr=yfp-t-233-s&sz=all&va=suburban+sprawl

- Advertisement -

Driving along Center Street of Anyburb USA, I find it easy to be revolted by our species.  The sheer standardization of our corridors--Kentucky Fried, Maaco, Rent-a-Center, Wendy's, Aspen Dental, Burger King, Sunoco, Shop-and-Save, Dollar Store, Thrifty Car Lot, and on and on for dreary, repetitive, mind-numbing mile after mile--drives me to conclude we are living in a recurring nightmare.  Knowing this street is repeated a hundred thousand times over across the continent and the globe starves my imagination and isolates my soul.  Such is life in a domesticated, standardized culture.

- Advertisement -

Is The American Dream really a living hell from which we can't awaken? Then let it fall as it has risen, drugged by mindless greed and grinding servitude to impersonal corporate masters.

A monster has regurgitated all across the land.  He has rolled up his windows and driven away in a BMW to his mansion with manicured, chemically poisoned lawn, leaving the rest of us to wallow in his filth.

Sitting in this line of traffic in my middle class Subaru, I am nothing but his doll-baby.  My vehicle may be labeled an "Outback," but it is nothing but an outhouse full of sh*t.  I am spam--Son of Sam.  It becomes easy to think I'm the odd man out.  If this is civilization, then I am the freak. 

- Advertisement -

Excuse me! Did I just verbally vomit all over you?  I am truly sorry.  I was simply unable to digest frankenfood.  Please, let me clean up my mess.  Let me make amends.

Health, not sickness, is life's true Nature--my true nature and yours. I am not alone in my alienation from this manufactured illusion of "progress".   Human beings live and breathe and love behind its facade.  Others have come out of the imprisoning closet to envision and then realize a more creative, empowering, and connected way of living upon the Earth. 

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3

 

- Advertisement -

Must Read 2   Well Said 2   Valuable 2  
Rate It | View Ratings

Burl Hall Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Burl Hall is a retired counselor who is living in a Senior Citizen Housing apartment. Burl has one book to his credit, titled "Sophia's Web: A Passionate Call to Heal our Wounded Nature." For more information, search the book on Amazon. (more...)
 
Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Physicist Tom Campbell's Big TOE or Theory of Everything

Through Music and Story Telling: Makana Speaks

Sex as Natural Process: A Primary Step to Healing Alienation?

Beyond Monsanto: Rekindling a Healthy Earth in the Face of Corporate Farming

Corporate Psychopaths Housing Senior Citizens: A Personal Editorial

What's in a Seed?