We, the framers of the Millionth Monkey constitution, are dead-
tired of the fatuous, the cynical and the blithe! (Were well aware
that this is 97 percent of all human existence.) Businesses, whose
long-time and irresponsible use of obviously dangerous and toxic lead-
ership that cannot discern between ethically sound behavior and that
which they currently exercise. Folks who run out on their families
into the streets to scream their disapproval, generously tipping
cars, burning their neighbors storefronts and then blowing themselves
up. Talking heads who smile when they talk to the camera about how the
world will end, but who cannot discern the truth about their great ass-
ets, the people trusting them to report the news. Certainly leave
us not forget ourselves, blameful, twiddling our thumbs up, our buts
ifs, and ands all bitten off in frustration or just a new brand
of ignorance, however willing or unwilling we may be, born of drink-
ing sand instead of water because we no longer can tell the difference.
We cry out to you No more!
All hail The Millionth Monkey. A body of essays examining the human condition. Fundamentally serious although possibly wry. Worthy of consideration. Perspicacious. Precipitous in solution.
And looking for your thoughtful help. How? Were glad you asked. Your essay. The one you meant to write. The bit of rhetoric youve held inside, because there was no one around to unload on. But it has to be good, better than the stuff you gave to that college professor who wore the cute sweaters with the sleeves pushed up. Better than the white-paper you wrote about outsourcing, or that letter-to-the-editor on the illogic of global warming affecting sea-levels for rich-bitch coastal communities before it alters the potable aquifers and changes the planets ocean-currents in disastrous fashion. But I digress. Send us your well-crafted words, do. And keep these directions in mind:
Your essay should address or outline a concern, problem, or frustration. Your essay should address (or at least state) the problem.
If you can offer a solution, even a partial one, thats great (this is known as The Hundredth Monkey effect / phenomenon; well talk more about this soon, in an update to this page).
All the essays together on this site may add up to something useful, or maybe your essay will be the millionth one, the intelligible, useful, valuable one. Either way, we all win.