send in the clowns

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In the Stephen Sondheim musical “A Little Night Music”, Desiree reflects on the ironies and disappointments in her love life. The Chorus “Send In The Clowns” refers to the old circus practice of sending the clowns into the ring to distract from a disaster.

Our world leaders today have no solution for the hastening, downward spiral to a disastrous, fiery finale.  They know the answers, they know the way to a continuation of humanity as an intelligent species, but refuse to accomplish the first steps toward such a revolutionary concept: relinquish the power grab, cherish the earth’s resources, share the wealth and, most importantly,  recognize each individual citizen’s rights to pursue life, liberty, and happiness.

Worldly powers foresee the demise of our planet, the answers are evident, and yet, all we get are more clowns to create a distraction.

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