is this how its gonna stay, where only kids care?
children fight the system but no adult dares to listen/
the truent arnt book smart but their fluent when in prison/
speaking with distinction, someone put an end to lynching/
but the south still preach religion, as they teach creationism /
pro life or choice decisions help to procreate devision /
whats the origin of this debate? with all this hate, we need revision/
the system that were given's doomed ,were missing living/
were being groomed to soon be living life in living rooms/
so instead of us, its televisions living in our homes/
powered by the dust and fumes of fossil bones, exhumed to fuel our loans/
the feud is ours alone but we're used to feeling used, so - 'when in Rome'/
were numb like cortisone when it comes to warzone hysteria and emotion/
we condone our own poor in America, but ignore Darfur on the other side of the Ocean /
I dont care anymore, I've said what I can say, there ain't no reason things are this way /
sometimes we may think 'who the hell cares?' as we make our way down hell's stairs
and most of us just sit on sofa's eating donuts/ smoking so much we turn to robots/
beggin' for change so I can dine without having to commit crimes/
stairway to heaven
thoughtless, the brain tissue thats softest has lost wits/started with a cough now exhausted/ mentally in coffins/ brain dead often/all the time with alzheimers rhymes/ forgettin what I've said talking/wheres my bed, im yawning/tired of seeing whats dawning/on the other side of the horizon/the suns not rising/in Japan, sons and daughters not arriving/ not surprising/
Eight years since 9/11, were blind pretending that our soldier sending 2 Iraq for ending terrorist attacks wont in fact come back to haunt us/ With our backs against the wall and obvious amounts of all taunts upon us/ opponents want to harm US (us) as alarmists are arming all their trucks and cars to bomb us/
Looking back on history, was the world created for man?/
We like to see no mystery, all is going according to plan/
but what if the land that were killing, every last grain of sand/
has evolved to protect it from drilling, and kills us all in this life span/
everything changes in stages, but we think that we have reached our apex/
the jellyfish thought it was smartest of all, just to find the apes next/
and Man rules the world for this generation, but were almost ape-less/
will we be extinct in 1,000 years? everythings constantly changing/
but were set in our ways, polluting the Earth and wonder why it stoped raining/
were all to blame, how can we fix the pain if we dont all want the same thing?/
the rich don't want change, the poor beg for change; isn't that strange?
Inspired by 'ISHMAEL' written by Daniel Quinn
Various websites discussions on the Jellyfish story found belowIshmael: Everyone in your culture knows this. The pinnacle was reached in man. Man is the climax of the whole cosmic drama of creation.Ishmael: Everyone in your culture knows that the world wasn't created for jellyfish or salmon or iguanas or gorillas. It was created for man.Ishmael: The Takers regard the world as a sort of human life support system, as a machine designed to produce and sustain human life.Ishmael: That's the premise of your story: The world was made for man.Alan Lomax: If the world was made for us, then it belongs to us and we can do what we damn well please with it.Alan Lomax: I mean, you hear this fifty times a day. People talk about our environment, our seas, our solar system. I've even heard people talk about our wildlife.Imagine that you are an anthropologist wandering about on a shore a half billion years ago. There is not much to see, just dirt and water. You notice a blob floating out in the water; you wade out to it and see that it is a creature. You strike up a conversation and soon are chatting away. As an anthropologist you ask the creature about some of the stories they tell amongst themselves, such as their creation myth. The creature says they have no creation myth, just a factual account of creation. You then ask for a scientific explanation and find out that things began ten or fifteen years ago but life didn't appear until about three and a half billion years ago. Things went along for a while, and then jellyfish appeared!
- So what's the point; what does that mean, 'jelly fish appeared'?
- It means that is what it all lead up to, the creation of jelly fish. Why doesn't your account end with jelly fish?
- Because, more happened after that.
- But it does end with man?
- When man finally appeared, creation came to an end, because its objective had been reached. There was nothing left to create.
- That seems to be the unspoken assumption.
- It's certainly not always unspoken. The religions of your culture aren't reticent about it. Man is the end product of creation. Man is the creature for whom all the rest was made: this world, this solar system, this galaxy, the universe itself.
- And this is not mythology?The jellyfish, talking to the anthropologist, sees jellyfish as the final result of evolution, and the human sees humanity the same way. Ishmael: "Why is it you are able to see that evolution goes beyond the jellyfish?" Human: "Because I, through science, have observed the evolution of the jellyfish, and other beings that evolved after it. I've seen the bigger picture." "And how might another being a million years in the future see the evolution of humans? Will he see that they stopped evolving, stayed the same for the next million years? Would that seem to be the best possible outcome of the human story?"
first one confirmed a sinner is the winner/
deliver rhymes on twitter but my character counts bigger/
so I write nonsense on blogspot/ go figure/
websites in the works, costs 4 figures/
always hitin backspace/ a heavy hitter/
could be written down wittier/
pick up the litter I deliver/ no more garbage flow like rivers
clean up the world, dont be bitter
2009 and its time cause were summoned/
bring light to the blind/ deaf and dumbness/
The underground feels pain/ not the numbness/
That takes over your brain and your stomach/
we we’re high on the summit / markets plummet/
Another killer gunman/ more federal funding/
the media is running/ the show/ and we follow
its happening slow /and were not in the know/
so its time that we change it, starting right this second/
listen to the words of the sentence/
representin no religion/ no repentence/
so im livin in the present/reapin all the presents
im starving for the truth/ so im eatin all the sentiment/
its sedament/ the rock of our foundation/made of presidents
its evident/ corrosion in the house of representatives/
my mouth is representative of those without the evidence/
no words and no voice so you know they never mention it/
theres a choice to be made with the options that are multiple/
the question is why do we follow what were told to do/
were independent minded yet were run by the government/
stayin stuck in debt and the corporations lovin it/
the land of the free? More like the land of the glutanous/
writing with wit, unlike McDonalds, im lovin’ this