Tuesday, September 22, 2009

What's Going On

A L O H A!

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“I like to think that the moon is there
even if I am not looking at it.”
Albert Einstein

“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.”
Oli fo'nu oko kpa ma gbaluka ebe. (Igala)
"When a tree falls on a yam farm and kills the farm's owner, you don't waste time counting the numbers of yam hips ruined." (English)
Igala (Nigeria) Proverb

""Cogito ergo spud"[I think, therefore I yam]"
Herb Caen

"Progress might have been all right once,
but it's gone on too long."
Ogden Nash

"Is it progress if a cannibal uses knife and fork?"
Stanislaw Lee

" The major advances in civilization are processes which all but wreck the societies in which they occur."
- Alfred North Whitehead

So many self-appointed social commentators and religious types seem to start from the assumption/premise that our first instinct is to do bad.

In fact our entire economy is supposed to be powered by avarice,

though I see avarice mostly being hoarded by the

fortunate few,

like more and more of EVERYTHING seems to be.

I believe that society actually functions

(mostly without noticing it)

because of a timeless reservoir of human goodness

and fairness.

Unfortunately, this crucial (if unappreciated) ingredient

seems to be peaking like oil, and is just as much an

imperilled resource.

Our "mind your own business & care for your family while trusting the social contract" mentality has been shaken more deeply than our spending habits. Aren't the "good guys" who play by the rules supposed to be OK in the end?

Our leaders are followers of the worst elements,

and have become deluded

that what's comfortable and usual for them

serves us all - which it abundantly doesn't.

President Obama is calling for "rules of the road"

in the "winner takes all" demolition derby

that we call our economy.

This is being accomplished in many incremental ways

which is JUST what terrorizes those

benefiting so handsomely from the status quo.

So now they are riling up and scaring the citizenry.

Don't they know that they are playing with fire?

"But you and I, we've been through that

and that is not our fate.

So let us not talk falsely now

the hour is getting late."

A L O H A!