Thursday, December 22, 2016

wrecked train



wrecked train  [1]
by t. r. ainwreck

it happened oh-so-fast, that nobody could explain
if only someone warned us, then (there wouldn’t be)

wrecked train
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·         untrue.  train wrecks do not fall out of the sky.

·         in fact, if we examined train accidents in super-slow motion, we’d be able to accurately predict the wreck, well in advance.
  • warning signs of an impending train wreck (long-term):
    • the mission of “re$ults” takes precedence over the mission of transportation.
      • leaders are appointed, in the interest of making more money, more efficiently:
        • more and more and more and MORE…
        • faster and faster...
    • quantity over quality is emphasized, in hiring/firing/regulation/etc.
    • outdated systems are not modified, due to co$t (and influence).
    • aging machinery/equipment is not upgraded, due to co$t (and influence).
    • revenue is targeted to defense: lawyers, lobbyists, and advertising/propaganda.
    • low-wage laborers express safety concerns, but are silenced.  positions are vacated.
    • tangible warning signs and close calls are overlooked
  • warning signs of an impending train wreck (short-term):
    • the train is running at full steam, and the owners are making $$$$!
    • the systems designed to “slow the train down” have been hampered or disabled,
    • the engineer values the cargo $hipment, all but ignoring the warning-lights and buzzers,
    • a predictable (yet “unexpected”) emergency occurs.
the end?
  • we are on that train.  we may (or may not) have paid attention to m/any of the warnings.
    • it may be y/our government, y/our community, y/our health, or y/our budget.
    • we have had many opportunities to change our mode of transportation, but
    • hope, trust (and even laziness?) interfered with taking plausible action.
    • we are located near the caboose, with little control -- as the slow-motion crash begins.
      • we reach for the seatbelt, but co$t prevented installation.
      • we pray for an airbag, but that kind of preventative technology was never even considered.
      • we hope that the engineer can save us… but, as feared, he is unqualified, arrogant, and drunk.
       we ask ourselves how we could have ever taken our children on this trip.
what could we have (possibly) done?
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epilogue: upon waking-up from this nightmare (yet re-cognizing its reality), the following options appear to be plausible:
     1. collectively use the only power that we have (purchasing power, personal decisions) to somehow influence the outcome.
          a. this option takes time, work, reflection, communication, collaboration and regulation.  due to systems deficiencies, this not a "quick-fix," instant-gratification situation.
          b. is it impossible to fix?  is it too late?

     2. exit the train at the nearest possible stop.
          a. and what?  get on another train?

     3. jump off of the train.

     4. watch/observe the wreck, from the inside, as it happens (ooooooh, ahhhhhhhh!!).

     5. pray.

 is there anyone else out there that doesn't feel comfortable with these options?
 


[1] martino, joal. (12.22-1.16). wrecked train.  book 77: shift. © 2016 by wellnesseducation.us

Monday, November 28, 2016

social dis-ease



social disease   [1]
by di s. eased

blogger, twitter, facebook
world-wide inter-net

everyone expressing everything that they can get:
cheap shoes, fake news and everyone ingesting what they can

the opposite of ease (oh, please!):
a social garbage can
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·         the internet: a cancerous expression of a cancerous expression, wrought with well-meaning cells that are simply attempting to survive and thrive… resulting in dis-ease, pain, and the (eventual) death of the cancer-cell itself (as a mindless murder-suicide of its own host).

·         it happens in the body, it happens in the animal kingdom, it happens ecologically, and it happens e(go)-lectron-i-cally.

·         the phenomenon is ego: the illusion of separate self, acting in its own self-interest, completely oblivious to that which appears separate from itself.  in its own, proud, successful, relentless effort to thrive, it sews the seeds of its own demise.
  
question: as ego-ic creatures in an (apparently) three-dimensional, relative experience, are we destined to (uh) e-go?
:) 

[1] martino, joal. (11.28-1.16). social disease. book 77: shift. © 2016 by wellnesseducation.us

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

hail to mr. t!



hail to mr. t!  [1]
by peter awns, to mr. t. wit terring

“hail to mr. t!”

“may i cheer for you?”
“may i pledge allegiance to the things you say (and do?)”
“may i curse your enemies, may i defend the throne?”
“may i be the one that you might cast your grace upon?”
 


[1] martino, j. (10.11-1.16). hail to mr. t! book 77: shift. © 2016 by wellnesseducation.us