6/23/11

The Only Fix for Oil Is Moving On

Oil will be here long after we're gone
Why then should we think of moving on
Sprawl is deadly to society
Oil wins leaving us the casualty


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Google would do well to conquer sprawl

Google would do well to conquer sprawl
By building a new world that will help all
Car free and walkable and one to one
By making something new beneath the sun



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Zoning is a slave to the automobile and oil economy

Zoning as practiced throughout much of the world is a slave to the automobile and oil economy and a huge barrier to to integral planning for the future. The aim of future zoning should be to create car free areas where there can be a mix of residence, commerce, education, recreation and human services. We need a democratic groundswell for a revision of car-centric zoning.

The brain has not one secret that Plato did not know

The brain has not one secret that Plato did not know
The values that sustain us were spoke clearly long ago
Tolerance democracy and non-idolatry
Helpfulness and prayerfulness in anonymity

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Abba plays no tricks on humankind

Abba plays no tricks on humankind
Abba broadcasts warnings all the time
People know of warming and peak oil
Then fight until it all comes to a boil

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China will go down the tube of doom


China will go down the tube of doom
Not merely for denying people rights
But for its choice of car and oil and gloom
Till there are cyber-cities in its sights 



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He’d rather be remembered for anything but Afghanistan

Afghanistan Troop Withdrawal: Is Obama’s Policy Right? - The Daily Beast: "President Obama made it clear in his drawdown address to the nation: He’d rather be remembered for anything but Afghanistan."

And I hope he will be remembered as the greatest changer of this nation's values to their foundational purpose and meaning. Democracy. Helpfulness. Tolerance. Non-idolatry.


The Tide Is Turning (Spotify) Yes We Can



This was a key song during the 2008 campaign. With good reason.
The same challenge remains in 2012.
We need to win now just as badly as we needed to then,





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Cyberspace puts wonders at our door

Cyberspace puts wonders at our door
How we respond will change when we are free
To choose new values too often ignored
That heeded can reduce idolatry

The new are tolerance and helpfulness
Democracy and non-idolatry
These are the values Jesus championed
Not religion - spirituality




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Most current schools are dismal factories

Most current schools are dismal factories
In coming days we'll walk to where we learn
And we'll be seen for who we might become
And follow lights that in each of us burn

Most current schools are dismal factories
Their aim is to skim cream from off the top
Just pass the test and maybe get a job
Forget about the millions they thus rob

Within each person is a great answer
But schools do not frame questions properly
They think there is just one proper response
That's hardly a proper philosophy




Society requires community


Society requires community
Community a sense of family
Family requires loyalty
When these break down so does  society






Money is one root of personhood

Money is one root of personhood
Like food or books or things the choice is all 
To have and make and share it does us good
Its when we fail in these things that we fall



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Get Triadic

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