[You can find an approximate text of the whole play here; a timely read in this pre-solstice season.]
Is it us?
Is that it?
The wasp finds its way to the inside of my window, flies away from the glass a bit into the room and then back to the light again and again; doesn't seem to tire. I catch it with a cup and paper and put it out. What does it know of any of this? I can only imagine; very little I expect, nothing theological certainly. What have I done for it? Again, very little.
This takes place as I am noticing a changing of the guard among the activist elite - some new faces at least - they are asking (and I have done all this, repeatedly) for letters to the elected representatives, signings of petitions, money of course. The first three in the inbox today, all with images on-line: Leadnow, Tck Tck Tck, Dogwood Initiative.
For the record: exhortations to attend or support any level of involvement with Rio+20 do not elicit one nickle! (And that from a guy who would love any reason to go to Rio.)
A mostly forgettable B movie, Downstream goes more-or-less like this (the 38 second version) - an (apparently) shortlived idyll in Plutopia.
The last days of Osama bin Laden were very much constrained by watchers, everywhere: cell networks, the Internet, email; but government uptake of hacker technology is a no brainer isn't it? Are you surprised that the Stuxnet & Flame viruses seem to originate there?
The dinosaur antidote to (poisonously) clear scientific information is ... disinformation, spread far and wide with the flick of a keystroke. Uncertainty. Gridlock.
Not to mention pit-run bog-standard nonsense like North Carolina's House Bill 819 (April 2012 pdf version here) - and none of these 'staunch and leal citizens' (NC House of Representatives' Bill Cook & Pat McElraft, both Republicans; and NC-20 Chairman, Tom G. Thompson) have two heads, forked tails, fangs ... Is that what they mean by 'miscegenation'?
Could be a Thomas Pynchon paranoid episode eh? Even Gwynne Dyer's rant on Rio+20 lacks his usual steam.
"...but the, second mother was with the seventh son and they were both out on highway sixty one."
That's it for now gentle reader.