There was a time when a magic invisible hand
Was thought to have a perfect love affair with demand
Distributing that way the spoils of the market,
Until it went into disarray.
Today, we live in a time where the mainstream thought
Is to transform a brown bull into a green goat
In order to achieve eco-economic sustainability,
Ignoring the screams of local and global social inequality.
There will come a time
When humanity will accept to have been wrong for a long-time,
When the only way out of the generated social calamity
Will be the then more difficult choice, “system collapse or true sustainability”.
Let’s hope that the rational man,
Who has so far acted as an irrational gentleman,
Makes then the right choice
So that he can survive and future generations can rejoice.
Poem by Lucio Muñoz
Vancouver, BC, Canada
October 20, 2012.