“I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately . . .
I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life!
To put to rout all that was not life . . .
And not, when I came to die, discover
that I had not lived . . .”
— Henry David Thoreau
I did the same thing, however, not in the same way. I did not completely understand why I was doing what I was doing at the time when I began my exit from the U.S. My heart pushed me and pushed me to get out, to get away, to find life and live it away from there. I came to Brazil to get away from what I did not understand anymore in the U.S. of A.
I ran away from machine men with machine minds as Charles Chaplin said so long ago in the film The Great Dictator.
The machine mind has almost completely overcome the world. The job is not complete yet. It will continue and get worse unless we stop it, unless we revolt, unless we do not comply, do not cooperate and do not let it enslave us as it is already doing, is being done and will be done until the mission is completely finished the world over. It began since Thoreau first wrote those lines, I think. He saw what was coming, I think. I see what has come and what may happen and I feel for the world who is giving up on itself, on its mind and on its core values of honor, honesty, economy, simplicity and its connection with all of nature. I see its rape and possession of the natural world to its selfish, greedy and mindless machine mentality ends. Will it stop? Only an evolutionary revolution can change the path. Is too late?
I will not give up yet, I still have some years to go in my old age, in my last years on this planet to see what will really happen and be a part of alerting, speaking up and getting in the way, if necessary, of the advance of the complete domination by the machine men. It’s almost too late, It’s not a pretty picture at all, at all.
I will not give up, just yet.
I will let go of this world and leave it all behind and I am happy to forget where I’ve been. It was such a lovely, magnificent and absolutely beautiful planet, now almost destroyed. What will remain for me is only to remember that it was only a dream, a bad dream, a temporary reality of insanity and all of humanity, all of us, as accomplices in its crimes.