The Metaverse Can Wait


Eagle, CO

Last updated on Jul 6, 2021

Posted on Jul 6, 2021

The Western United States is on fire and the hottest months still ahead.
Here in the mountains of CO it hasn't rained in 2 years. Snowpack is down 40% over the past 60 years. We're one lightening strike from our homes burning to the ground.
The water level at Lake Mead could drop to a point this summer where it can't produce electricity.
Millions think the election was stolen, the insurrection didn't happen - or if it did, the FBI was behind it.
We argue about truth.
Tech didn't make the world a better place.
Social media is a social disease.
We did this. Only we can fix it.

We Can Run - The Grateful Dead
lyrics by John Perry Barlow
Music by Brent Mydland

We don't own this place though we act as if we did
It belongs to the children of our children's kids
The actual owners haven't even been born yet

But we never tend the garden and we rarely pay the rent
Most of it is broken and the rest of it is bent
Put it all on plastic and I wonder where we'll be when the bills hit

We can run but we can't hide from it
Of all possible worlds we only got one, we gotta ride on it
Whatever we've done we'll never get far from what we leave behind
Baby we can run, run, run but we can't hide

Well I'm dumping my trash in your back yard
Making certain you don't notice really isn't so hard
You're so busy with your guns and all of your excuses to use them

Well it's oil for the rich and babies for the poor
We've got everyone believing that more is more
If a reckoning comes maybe we'll know what to do then

All these complications seem to leave no choice
I heard the tongues of billions speak with just one voice
Saying just leave all the rest to me, I need it worse than you, you see
Then I heard the sound of one child crying

Today I went out walking in the amber wind
There's a hole in the sky where the light pours in
I remember the days when I wasn't afraid of the sunshine

But now it beats down on the ashphalt land
Like hammering blow from God's left hand
What little still grows

The Metaverse can wait. Please focus the rest of your life on saving Mother Earth, creating a world that the next 7 generations of children are happy in.

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