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Monkeys with money and guns.

Posted in Life & Love, and Relationships

Monkey-gunThe last seven days have been filled with the horrors of humanity on it’s worst behaviour. We’ve taken to throwing bombs at our problems – and during the past week we exploded a marathon, decimated a wedding party, destroyed a place of worship and leveled a school. We voted against gun control, whipped a teenager who had been raped by her father and butchered rhino.

I have been trying to find the exact words to describe how I feel about all this – and have been left (unusually) silent. But then I read this:

“We are buried beneath the weight of information, which is confused with knowledge, quantity is being confused with abundance and wealth with happiness. We are monkeys with money and guns.”

As ever, Tom Waits nailed it.

Tom Waits

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6 Comments

  1. silvia
    silvia

    Isn’t he a genius?
    Very nice piece sofagirl I read it quite a while ago but his statement whirled in my head as a long beautiful mantra

    May 5, 2013
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  2. Putting it that way really brings it into sharper focus! Some values and priorities we seem to have!

    April 24, 2013
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  3. I think that sums up the world we live in brilliantly.

    April 22, 2013
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  4. like he said!
    it’s horrible :/ humanity isn’t taking care of the earth, others or herself….

    April 22, 2013
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