Sunday, 5 October 2008

Guinea pig-culture Farming: Homage To 20th Century

Guinea pig-culture Farming: Homage To 20th Century by Remigius de Souza

Life is larger than arts and sciences
Trades, philosophies, all the religions.
But for us our Ego is larger than Life
Coated in diplomatic polite benevolent words.

We have turned our subjects – living entities –
Into letters and numbers and formulae
Taught by the Standards, decoded by systems
Dividing – grading – degrading – selecting.

Dependants though we are, craving for
Physical liberties, not knowing how
Dependant they are on whom we depend
After decades of Information Education.

Living on borrowed memories we equate
Cost of our living standards with price
Of Labour and Love and Life of others –
The unassuming, of no-account entities.

Our subjects live in virtual reality,
Move in virtual time, romancing
On borrowed time in cyberspace…
What about liberated intelligence?

Yet, we indulge by decree, in designing
The Standards for others on our models
Though utterly ignorant we may be, says Remi
Of the Price of Labour, Love and Life.

Remigius de Souza
January 21-25, 2001

© Remigius de Souza, all rights reserved.

1 comment:

  1. "What about liberated intelligence?"
    profound question to be asked..