I found this amazing poem in a comment on Beyond Growth by a fellow known as jumping fish (see comment below).
“manifest destiny” by jumping fish
america seems to have an abundance of spiritual warriors
still playing cowboys and indians.
new wage yuppies promote genocide
desecrating others cultural ways.
atheists looking for a soul to buy,
ironic how these fools and their money soon part ways.
buy a yoga mat for a homeless being
so they too can find abundant growth and prosperity
and capitolize on others misfortunes or blatant ignorance
worship ben franklins and dead presidents
dream a green grandeur, green notes of hope
disposable income for a disposible culture
disposable yoga mats and plastic sweat lodges,
styrofoam cups full of child labor latte
the new age is here,
you can pay to be perfect
create wealth and harmony
buy your way into bliss
retreat forever in your money pit.
but, there is no escape from your green abyss
from the reality you helped to create.
from others cultural traditions you desecrate.
guru’s can’t cure your guilty cultural ills
your but an empty vessel to simply fill
a pepsi can, a red bull.
a new wage soul,
a curious consumer, a fools fool
a spiritual warrior
go to aghanistan and find yourself.
go to iraq and find yourself
go to pakistan and find yourself.
being an arrongant american, being yourself
learn what you are doing,learn what youve done
to the rest of the world, and native americans
no some plastic shaman who defines yourself
you pay for the seminar
you pay for the NY best seller
your happiness is abundance for yourself
get in your volvo or mercedes benz
eat sushi with your enlightened friends
tuna is nealy extinct you know.
i am sure your guru will tell you
when the supply gets low and valuable..
time to invest in what little is left
new wage abundance. shit for brains.