Thursday, September 1, 2011

Stadium love

Earth is an absurd stadium, teeming and festering with the miracle of life. Each entity must struggle and compete for survival, ceaselessly devouring and being devoured. The most absurd participant in this creature carnival is the human, a being well-constructed for combative success yet seemingly bound by its very nature to self destruction. Our kind's cognitive and physical prowess has elevated us to a position of dominion in the environment, but not over our own nature. We have organized and civilized according to the neccessities of basic survival, the rules of the game, yet we don't seem to be winning the world. We possess the technological capacity to spread knowledge, health, and well-being around the globe, yet remain trapped in primeval tribalism - needlessly beholden to violence, ignorance, and fear. Where's the love?

Sept. 14, 2011 - I wrote this entry prior to watching the video by the Canadian band Metric that is linked to the lyrics (yep, blog post with song lyrics in it). The translation from lyrics to video are quite literal, and in retrospect the whole thing seems kind of on-the-nose. I've embedded said video here for full effect:

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