Author : Menuhin Gerard
Title : Tell the truth and shame the Devil As told to the author by a little old man in a plaid shirt
Year : 2015

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Thwarted : humanity's last grasp for freedom. This dog is a Labrador. Seldom barks and is good natured, like most Labradors. Now and then, I join its owner for one of his daily rounds to air the animal. He’s a Jehovah’s Witness. Initially, he did his duty by trying to convert me, but I told him that I don’t believe in anything I can’t see, so he gave up. If I needed to worship anything, it would be trees. Trees have this in common with a folk culture and a manufacturing economy: both are rooted in the ground and so are stable. A seasonal or service economy, supplying a may-fly community of consumers, is unstable. Any tree is worth countless consumers, as they rarely provide anything beneficial. What they can and often do is to destroy trees. It takes a subhuman with a chainsaw only seconds to cut down what has taken maybe hundreds of years to grow. Picture an oak. This admirable tree stands on a hill and affords a majestic view. Its furrowed trunk towers into the sky. It has seen more seasons than any person. It has withstood countless winter storms. Its presence is ennobling even when leafless. It doesn’t have to do anything, it just is. Then along comes a consumer (an organism that obtains what it craves by helping itself to other organisms) with a saw and cuts it down for boards or even for firewood. Which would you rather have, the organism or the oak ? ...