Image of Thoughts From Within - a poem by Woody Harrelson (with video)

I sometimes feel like an alien creature,

for which there is no earthly explanation.

Sure I have human form,

walking erect with opposing digits,

but my mind is upside down.

I feel like a run-on sentence

in a punctuation crazy world,

and I see the world around me

like a mad collective dream.

An endless stream of people

move like ants on the freeway.

Cell phones, PCs, and digital displays.

"In Money We Trust,"

we'll find happiness,

the prevailing attitude.

Like a genetically modified irradiated Big Mac

is somehow symbolic of food.

Morality is legislated,

prisons over-populated,

religion is incorporated,

the profit-motive has permeated all activity.

We pay our government to let us park on the street,

and war is the biggest money-maker of all.

We all know missile envy only comes from being small.

Politicians and prostitutes

are comfortable together.

I wonder if they talk about the strange change in the weather.

This government was founded by, of, and for the people,

but everybody feels it

like a giant open sore,

they don't represent us anymore.

And blaming the President for the country's woes

is like yelling at a puppet

for the way it sings.

Who's the man behind the curtain pulling the strings?

A billion people sitting watching their TVs

in the room that they call living.

But as for me,

I see living as loving,

and since there is no loving room,

I sit on the grass under a tree

dreaming of the way things used to be.

Pre-Industrial Revolution,

which of course is before the rivers and oceans, and skies were polluted,

before Parkinson's, and mad cows,

and all the convoluted cacophony of bad ideas

like skyscrapers, and tree paper, and earth rapers

like Monsanto and Dupont had their way,

as they continue to today.

This was Pre-us,

back when the buffalo roamed

and the Indian's home was the forest.

And God was nature

and heaven was here and now.

Can you imagine clean water, food, and air,

living in community with animals and people who care?

Do you dare to feel responsible for every dollar you lay down?

Are you going to make the rich man richer?

Or are you going to stand your ground?

You say you want a revolution,

a communal evolution,

to be a part of the solution,

maybe I'll be seeing you around...

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Anarcho-capitalism (also referred to as free-market anarchism, market anarchism, private-property anarchism, libertarian anarchism) is a political philosophy which advocates the elimination of the state in favor of individual sovereignty, private property, and open markets. Anarcho-capitalists believe that in the absence of statute (law by decree or legislation), society would improve itself through the discipline of the free market (or what its proponents describe as a "voluntary society"). In an anarcho-capitalist society, law enforcement, courts, and all other security services would be operated by privately funded competitors rather than centrally through compulsory taxation. Money, along with all other goods and services, would be privately and competitively provided in an open market. Therefore, personal and economic activities under anarcho-capitalism would be regulated by victim-based dispute resolution organizations under tort and contract law, rather than by statute through centrally determined punishment under political monopolies.

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