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It Is All One Big Thing

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 It is all just one big thing, you know. The tentacles extend far and wide, but if you follow them long enough and far enough, they will lead you back to that same one big thing. Whether it is the economic crisis in Europe or the unemployment crisis in America, it is all really, just a part of that one big thing.

It is funny, in an ironic sort of way, that whenever mankind fumbles the ball in some unmitigated way that we can always look back over our shoulder and see the looming disaster as obvious. Why any dang fool could see what would happen, if you filled a gas bag up with millions of cubic feet of hydrogen and then attempted to park this behemoth with its skin electrically charged in a thunderstorm by tying it off to a grounded steel pole. A child knows what would happen if you rub your stocking feet on carpet in winter and then touch someone else.

That is our folly and that is a major defining component of our madness, this belief that we know better, and that even though we know better, that we can somehow control fate and that we can do that because" we have a system! Such logic as that keeps the casinos open and prosperous. We call those casino dwellers "suckers" for believing that they can cheat the odds and yet, the same logic is at work all around us.

Take for example the builders of the largest ocean liner ever built. The builders believed that they could cheat fate with watertight doors. The vessel handled poorly in trials and had no navigational aids save for human eyes and yet it plowed full speed through an ice field in the dark of a moonless night. The steel plates on the hull were riveted together, basically, bolted together so that one plate damaged would put pressure on an entire line of plates. So many of us today, now live in cities that we have little conception of what pitch black dark really is. Imagine, a night so dark that you could not see your hand at the end of your arm, then imagine running in that dark night through a forest of hardwood trees at full speed.

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