Tuesday, December 13, 2005

New Country: "The World"


Just finished John Perkins’ Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, which describes and explains the great and profound Evil my country has become. It’s one of those books that pulls it all together, draws order out of chaos. I can see why it's a New York Times bestseller. For more about it, go here.

What I’d like to do now is apologize to the people of the world for what America has done, but the word “apologize” is so utterly, utterly puny. My country has done such great harm, for our own selfish, greedy, sodden purposes. I am deeply ashamed. In fact, I don’t even want to be an American anymore. I am declaring myself the first citizen of the country of The World. Any one want to become the second?
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Thnx to smitea for the foto

4 comments:

rhondda said...

Actually, I think John Lennon is the first. Imagine.

Athana said...

You're right, rhondda. Here are the lyrics:

"Imagine

Imagine there's no heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today...

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace...

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world...

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one."

Morgaine said...

I apologize, too, but that won't do much good until we get our government to stop the abuse.

Athana said...

You're right Morgaine. What do apologies do? I guess they give people the sense that a transgressor is, although thoroughly evil, at least somewhat sane.