Wednesday, May 25, 2011


It is common knowledge amongst the lowest rank in the military that intelligence is inversely proportional to rank.
We live in a time of crushing. All around us are the fragmented ideals of the past, successful and not so, some ideals hard fought and never entirely won; ideals that informed us of where the boundaries lay.
For some the demarcation of boundaries, no matter how soft, invokes opposition simply because of the existence of that boundary. These are our canaries; they remind us why we should care.
The system will wear anyone’s clothes and has appropriated the concept of removing boundaries, but only those boundaries which stand in the way of greater financial profit for it’s administrators.
The removal of almost all boundaries within the administrative side of the system has brought about the calamitous position we now find ourselves in: the crushing realisation that we’ve fucked it up; this ship is going down with all hands still stoking the boilers while the officers continue to party on down, all the way down.
Compaaaaany! Dismissed!


Letitia Coyne said...

"Everybody knows that the dice are loaded
Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed
Everybody knows that the war is over
Everybody knows the good guys lost
Everybody knows the fight was fixed
The poor stay poor, the rich get rich
That's how it goes
Everybody knows
Everybody knows that the boat is leaking
Everybody knows that the captain lied
Everybody got this broken feeling
Like their father or their dog just died "

The magnificent Leonard Cohen said this in '88. True then, true before then; the astonishing thing is, if the wise know this, why do the rest of us do nothing but make it worse?
ps. My beloved Graham. Stop it! This is too silly! I am a Python bore who can quote the parrot sketch et al. Tragic.

Pisces Iscariot said...

Leticia: Cohen & Chapman, now there's a combination that could blow a fuse here and there :)

Harlequin said...

the accuracy of this commentary is deadly; especially the inversely proportional bit.... sigh.

Pisces Iscariot said...

Harlequin: Yes, I experienced the inverse law of intelligence during my military service.

JeffScape said...

Hah! You had me at "It is common knowledge amongst the lowest rank in the military that intelligence is inversely proportional to rank."

You complete me, Pisces. Just don't tell anyone. ;)