Acknowledging Lenny Bruce (Leonard Alfred Schneider)
It was the words, man. Let me tell you, it was the words, they had life, they had s-e-n-t-i-e-n-c-e, they had their own life. They KNEW where to go. I’d just open my mouth and life would come out. Get it. The 1st Amendment isn’t about words, man. IT’S ABOUT LIFE! And that LIFE comes from elsewhere. I’m so gone, man. LIFE is so gone, not like you think. Where’s ENERGY come from, man? Not from coal-power, nuke-power. Where’s ELECTRICITY come from, man? ENERGY comes from SOURCE. WORDS come from SOURCE. From ABOVE. Way ABOVE! Way ABOVE any fairy tale Heaven. Way ABOVE any rabbi or priest or imam. Way ABOVE any god or goddess or God. OPEN your eyes. You’re ENERGY! You’re SOURCE. Fuck any one tells you different! LIFE flows through YOU! Life KNOWS where to go! You KNOW where to go! You KNOW what to say! You’re LIFE LIVING!
~ Stephen J. Bergstrom