Sunday, October 26, 2008

The traffic light of life.

You come to a red light at an empty intersection and you stop. You wait for the light to change, but the light never changes, nothing every changes. Eventually you commit to running the red light, to taking control and driving through the intersection. The second you cross the line into the intersection, the red light camera takes your picture with a flash and a click. It's not about enforcement, it's about punishment. Everyone is to afraid to force you to obey the law. Everyone is simply waiting for an opportunity to threaten you into accepting punishment. It's about allowing you through on their own magnanimity, to cross the intersection on the change of a light, the change of an instruction. It's about collectively threatening you into surrendering yourself to collective authority.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Crushing the Box

You find yourself standing in a narrow tunnel. You see two indistiguishable lights, one in each direction. One light is the end of the tunnel, the other is a speeding train. It doesn't matter which direction you start to run, the only diference will be the remainder of your life measured in terrifying minutes. 

Those of you who have crossed the lake and split from the program, will await the train and you will split the train like hot wire through butter. Then you will understand that their is no reason left for you to think outside the box when you can simply crush the box with the presence of your commitment to success.