(The anonymous work of A.D.)
Wake up you teeming masses, you mindless minions, you consummate consumers, you corporate cogs, you unwoken fools! You dreamed you were cast adrift helpless in a malevolent realm ruled by the corporatized competition of your own selfish desires. You dreamed you were a nameless, faceless, cog in a global corporate machine of your joint creation, ceding your power to the false idols and authorities who were only too happy enslave you. There’s a new dream waiting for you now if you’ll only wake up and live it. One of personal and local collective empowerment, autonomy, and responsibility; one of mutual tolerance, respect, and yes, even love, borne out of common cause and purpose. One of living your dreams out loud again as if you own them and they actually matter! So take off your cultural blinders and masks of anonymity and reacquaint yourselves with one another, for there’s a revolution of consciousness at hand, and YOU’RE THE ONES who will lead it!
Wake up you corporate criminals, you mindless “producers of other people’s value,” you implements of enslavement, you unwoken fools! You dreamed of time and motion studies, shameless self-promotion, corporate ladder climbing, machines replacing humans, and profits before people. There’s a new dream in town and you’re welcome to partake. Your corporate values have been revealed as the lie they always were: exercises in futility to produce far too many unnecessary products for far too few people in order to transfer the natural wealth of the earth benefiting the many to the artificial wealth benefiting only the select few.
Wake up you financial front men, you Wizards of Wall Street, you masters of mythematics, you Princes of Ponzi, you egomaniacal enablers, you unwoken fools! You dreamed of abstraction absolutely, money for nothing, exponential functions run amuck and personal profits stacked to the stars. There’s a new dream of equitability and equanimity in town, and you’re welcome to partake. Your old dream has been revealed to be the nightmare of greed and avarice it always was, but you have only to wake up, forsake your ill-gotten gains, and rejoin humanity again in a new one.
Wake up you Military Industrial Complex madmen, you merchants of mayhem, you dealers of death and destruction, you shameless shysters, you purveyors of pestilence, you psychotic stirrers of other peoples’ shit, you unwoken fools! You dreamed of imperial immortality, monuments to magnificence, profits from pain and persecution, and shackles for sheckels. There’s a new dream in town, but you’ll have to forsake such foolishness to partake. The people have realized they have no quarrel with each other, but rather, mostly just with YOU! Your foolish dreams of “security” and “defense” have been revealed for the lascivious lies they always were, and we have no time or patience for such little boy dreams anymore.
Wake up you religious rapscallions, you theoreticians of theology, you hucksters of hope, you sanctimonious saints, you pompous pontificators, you unwoken fools! You dreamed of divine dispensation, righteous retribution, prissy perfection, earthly ecumenical empires, heaven on high, and hell in a hole. There’s a new dream now, not contained in any holy book, rite, or building you’ve ever seen. It’s a human dream, in which men are free to accept or reject their divine natures in any way that they please, and in which no nagging pseudo-professional pious interlocutor plays a part. So come down from your pulpits and out of your temples and take your place among us as equals once again.
Wake up you political posers, you dynastic dicks and divas of division, you pretentious purveyors of public approval, you hysterical hyenas of hierarchy, you pitiful, paternalistic, and pretentious unwoken fools! There’s a new dream in town, and EVEN THE LIKES OF YOU are invited to partake! One where the masses are swayed by your bellicose, bombastic, buffoonery no more and your claims to special privilege and power are rejected utterly. Your foolish adolescent dreams of historic hierarchical hegemony have been revealed for the baseless, babyish, bullshit, they always were, and the people will tolerate them no more. So come out from your ivory institutions of insidious, ignominious, ingratiating, ineptitude, and be part of the commons from whence you came. The people have awoken and have no need for the likes of you anymore.
* In memory of John Lennon, an acerbic social critic, musician, iconoclast, paradox, and unapologetic living, waking, dreamer. Typically, John found meaning even in his death, shaking off his mortal coil 35 years ago Dec 8th at the hands of the fellow unwoken fool Mark David Chapman, who demanded that John be something that he himself could not imagine being – his own “personal savior.” It was a tragic, yet magnificent and meaningful, and ultimately inevitable death.