How the Light Gets in.
Here's a rewrite of an oldie from the second year of EFA.
We humans are in a unique cross roads in our evolution.
And we are faced with unique and substantial challenges.
For millennia, humankind has been building fires of one size or another,
and we have used these fires,
to drive away animals,
to cook them when we can,
to warm our loved ones,
to drive our machines,
to power our computers,
to destroy our enemies.
This fire has served us very well.
But now, the very atmosphere that we need to burn this fire in,
Conveniently, but not necessarily helpfully,
the sticks that we have been using to fuel our fires,
which now lie farther and farther away from our homes,
are now half way used up,
and becoming more and more difficult to find.
Meanwhile, other growing powerful tribes want these sticks too.
And the forest cannot keep up with the need for more.
Therefore, some would reason,
We must use our bigger sticks to get more burning sticks.
a very wise man came into camp and he said,
"We have come to the time when we do not burn our sticks."
We can use our sticks to scratch the earth,
so it will bring forth more food.
We can stack our sticks to build great strong structures,
so our children will be warm.
We can point our sticks at the heavens,
so they will receive the energy from the universe.
We can even use our sticks to bring us to unknown new worlds.
But first, we must reshape our most powerful subtle stick.
We must bend it and place a tight string on it.
And launch the arrow of human potential.
We must reform our mind.
We must reshape our thinking.
We must give our positions up.
The old ways of thinking,
At least they should be.
Give up your ideas about country.
Give up your ideals about energy.
Give up what you think you know.
Give up the GNP, the DNC, the SUV,
on ABC, and WMD.
As the poet says,
There is a crack, a crack in everything,
that's how the light gets in.
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