Smart City

 

Monopoly2011

Today’s smart city

Is where training and education

Stopped being about following

Ones true vocation

And somehow became all about conditioning

Schooled to become another brick in the wall

Another cog in the machine

Drilled in

From such an early age it manifests as the new religion

Where each new emerging generation

Shops til they drop

Til they’re so far in debt

They become trapped in a prison

Of desire and consumerism

Seduced by product placement and subliminal advertising

Victim of a society built upon capitalism

No escape

Do not pass ‘Go’

Do not collect ‘£200’

Do not buy a hotel, (let alone ones own house)

In fact go straight to jail

Caged like a wild animal in a zoo

That ate the bait

Who swallowed the smart-sim pill

Herded along

With all the other must do’s and should have done’s

On the road to ‘Blandsville’, in downtown ‘Homogenisation’

Complete abdication

Of ones ability to think for ones-self

From womb to tomb

And into total annihilation

Rubber Sole

GoldenAngel

Can one darn the immortal hole

In the sock of experience that chafes the rubber-worn sole

Of the shoe that doesn’t fit

That doth tread the path of uncertainty and risk

Can one re-weave the flimsy fabric

Of a threadbare soul

That doth ponder at the point

Of a heartless commercial world

Can one repair a forlorn and forgotten heart

So ragged and frayed and falling apart

From trying so hard

To love lost and damaged souls

Earth-bound angels

Whom hath but only one wing

To save them from the danger of their self-seduced egos

So ready, eager and willing

To sacrifice themselves and die

In pursuit of a fake western dream

To live a synthetic lie

Indelibly imprinted upon the lids of ones minds-eye

Entombed by in-built expiry

Earth Not Mars

Earth not Mars

I’m just another victim

Of the moral decay

A modern-day symptom

Of the down-fall, demise, delay

Of harmony, peace and integration

An epidemic of antisocial-behaviour and narcissism

Proof of a lack of happiness, inner-peace, and meaning

Too many men-in-suits behaving badly everyday

Adolescent boys thinking they’re thugs

Acting like it doesn’t matter

With which, whatever they can get away

A lack of the ‘Gentlemen’ prevalent in society today

A world interacting without sincerity, integrity, respect

On a train, in the street, at work, at home or in the family unit

The needs of Women and Children still largely unrepresented and globally overlooked

A general disregard for what they want and how they feel

Push, pull, manipulation

Of the community, ego and control

For short term profit and gain perpetuation

A modern-day symptom

Of the demise of every country or nation

That aspires to emulate the rise and rise of the corporation

Capitalist materialist homogenisation

More powerful now than any government, monarchy, community, individual or religion

Instant short-term knee-jerk gratification

The insatiable unconscious consumer-ego

Must, have, want, need

Right now, yesterday

Highly contagious

Spreading like a wildfire-virus

Infecting the globe with mediochre consumerism

First, second, third-world, without exception

Man destroying his only true source of survival

Through commerce

Rain forests cleared for palm oil, eucalyptus, soy and grazing cattle

To be slaughtered to provide beef for burger-bars in the high street

Or for paper, lining the shelves with glossy magazines in high-street newsagents

Or for timber, for chairs and tables sold in MFI and IKEA hyper-stores

So what happens when the last tree is cut?

How can we breathe without trees?

How can we have water and healthy soil?

How can we reconnect with what is real?

With the importance of the survival of Nature

‘The Natural Habitat’ and ‘The Eco System’?

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LOVE, affection and relatedness between people

Is the only central grounding-point

The unification of spirit and soul with all creation

In order to be able to continue

To see through ‘The commercial Illusion’

To resist being distracted, seduced, deceived

And with wave upon wave of new generations

Who have become casualties

Of the western world

Of free trade

Of fragmented and broken family homes

Fleeing war-torn countries, natural disasters

Crushed cultures, lost-lineages, races, religions

We have a nation of confused, displaced identities

Individuals who feel like they don’t belong

Who don’t fit in

So money has become the one common language

The £ the $ the ¥ and the €

People flock to the cities now to talk the new ‘Esperanto’!

And cities support its lowest common denomination

Profit promoted via alcohol, tobacco, sex, cars, drug-dealing

Clubs, guns, gambling, dishonesty and stealing

The exploitation of children, animals, the forests, the land, the rivers the oceans, the air and the ozone

Money without integrity

Money without a soul

The biggest illusion of survival is:

That war generates money

And crisis is good for business

As long as there is unrest

There is money

From people’s need and misfortune

Money to promote political titillation

Global media communication

Propaganda, religious doctrine, hype

Tripping down the one-way spiral

Watching the hearts of men turn evil

Sealing the ill fate

Of another entire civilisation’s demise and destruction

And, in the eve of the consumerist throw-away society

There’ll be nothing left behind

Nothing to show that we ever existed

No Pyramids

No Stonehenge

No Pantheon

Maybe then the planet will get the rest She deserves

If she isn’t left barren

And who’s to say that wasn’t already the fate

Of our adjacent planet ‘Mars’ before us?

Maybe ‘We’ are the real Martians

Who never learned

The first time..?

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Spitalfields, London, November 2004

Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and the second smallest planet in the Solar System. Named after the Roman god of war, it has the appearance of having been through the wars with its battle scarred appearance and it is often described as the

Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and the second smallest planet in the Solar System. Named after the Roman god of war, it has the appearance of having been through the wars with its battle scarred and scorched appearance and it is often described as the “Red Planet”, due to the iron oxide prevalent on its surface gives it a reddish appearance.

Mars is a good example of what Earth will look like when we have cut down all the forests and the soil can no longer hold water