WATCHING THE WHEELS
Let me admit first that I sometimes chose titles of these posts from familiar phrases or titles that you may be familiar with to catch your attention and may be to get you interested in looking at these posts. I used the same method in naming my poems.
Back in 1981 "Watching the Wheels" became my favorite songs, I could relate to it well, but I am also living a day to day life which is very involved (the reason for my sometimes rushed, sometime rambling posts). So I can't just say that I am only watching the wheels. I do watch the wheels, and I watch the connections, I watch the minute changes, and I look for the "butterfly effects", not kidding.
You would notice how I relate things, one to the other to the other, in that I am so much unlike a talk show host that keeps repeating one thing and one thing only as if all of the world's wrongs and ailments have a singular cause and a singular result, I am not that dumb.
I am like a lab worker that is watching a cancer grow in a petri dish, knowing the dangers of the cancer, knowing not much he can or will do to stop the natural process, knowing the dangers, knowing the damage the cancer can do, trying to be careful and to immunize himself against the organism, all the time that the cancer is as much a part of his world as he himself is, neither can be eradicated by a simple salve. Knowing that he can not just simply remove himself from the process.
In a way my life is at an impasse, I know I can not do very much to change the things, the natural progression of things, but I also feel obligated to keep screaming, keep yelling and to keep informing others of the dangers of this cancer, and I have no interested audience. So my whole life is a sham in so many ways.
Years ago I had mentioned that the only thing I learned from my Calculus classes was that even a minute change in one perimeter is capable of making vast changes in the equation, in the out come, thus I have spent years connecting dots, seeing relationships, "The Interconnectedness of Things". So no large wonder that I would be looking at the relationship between school kids dating and the falling grades, or the sexual freedom and the murder rates.
Today, many in this country are focused not on the problems of unemployment, and how we got to this point, but on the race of the president, and not on how this problem was created and that it will take a long time for us to get out of this mess, if ever. We are to forget the polices and the scams of the last thirty years or so.
I had been warning of the consequences of the policies of our government, but most of us were so busy "getting rich" that we failed to realize we were getting screwed, even up until the last days of the Bush (W) presidency, now every thing that is wrong is being dumped in the lap of the current administration. If we as a country are marching towards socialism the path was already carved under the prior regimes, you just did not know it. AMERICA WAS SET UP FOR A FAILURE, and I had been telling you this.
LIFE IS A GAME OF CONNECT THE DOTS, IF YOU DON'T CONNECT ALL THE DOTS OR DON'T CONNECT THEM IN THE RIGHT ORDER YOU NEVER GET THE PICTURE