• Michael Dahdal

In The Name Of Progress

Updated: Jan 3, 2020


We tear families and communities apart in the name of progress

We abandon our most loyal and trusted friends in the name of progress

We exploit our environment and natural resources in the name of progress

We sound the drums of war in the name of progress

We elevate our own freedoms, whilst infringing on the freedom of others, all in the name of progress

We redefine nature and biology in the name of progress

We nourish ourselves with poisons in the name of progress

We jockey for power and destroy the lives of others in the name of progress

We inject ourselves with synthetic pharmaceuticals in the name of progress

We elevate ourselves and our needs at the expense of others in the name of progress

Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for human progress

I’m all for being responsible, not only for yourself, but also for your neighbours

But perhaps we need to be clearer on what progress actually means

Perhaps progress is best defined as something that happens within you, as an individual

The contributions you make to your family, your friends and your community.

Perhaps progress is a personal struggle, a struggle for you to live up to your God given potential, as a human being.