Aphorism 46

The non-human outward takes and gives continuously.  The sun consumes matter but emits light and warmth.  The tree consumes carbon dioxide but releases oxygen.  A volcano destroys life but creates more land.  Non-human animate creatures procreate and consume but also are consumed.  In contrast, the human outward merely procreates and consumes.  Only in death does the human outward provide food for bacteria and material for re-creation.  Therefore, relative to the whole, the human outward only provides value in death.  

The Human Grind

The freight train represents the focal point of humanity from my perspective.  To me, the train symbolizes the human momentum.  Cafe, or Janice, calls the human momentum “The Grind”.  I think the Grind is very fitting for this symbolic video if you not only look, but more importantly, listen..

“Black Mark of Shame”

“This poor treatment of workers and crass commercialization of the holiday stamps ‘Black Friday’ with a whole new meaning: the black mark of shame.”

Alice Walton – daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton

The above quote turns out to be a hoax that was reported in various trusted on-line sources.  I am going to leave it as I like the quote combined with the Youtube video.  It saves me from going into one of my rants.  But, since I have been talking a lot about Heraclitus lately, let me just say that the “tension” between those few that have most and those many that have little is becoming very tense.  You can only take from the many that have little for so long before they snap…then the chaos…the blood…death.