Wednesday, February 21, 2007

ALL HANDS ON DECK

The Heber City ship, is listing quite badly. Those at the helm have let the wheel go, and with that action, we are heading into the shoals. At this point, Is it time to jettison the crew, or try towing the ship out of danger? Of course, the Boyer winds are now blowing hard and without mercy. And every time, the rescuers believe they are moving the ship, the crew throws out an anchor, in a desperate action intended to defeat the desired course of action, that should be taken for the preservation of our good ship.
This action, on the part of the present crew, begs, the asking of a very important question. Would our ship do better without the current crew? And would the ship do better against the Boyer winds, if somehow a new crew was hired on? It is hard, but not impossible, to repair the damage and right our ship. But it will require all hands in the hold, on deck, and ready to make a difference.
Our crew is out of control. Instead of having a plan, they are allowing the winds to blow them into a course, that on the surface of the water, looks calm and inviting. But that view is a myth. The water are not calm and between the Boyer winds and the action of the crew, a giant whirlpool is preparing itself to swallow up everything in sight.
The problem is, when our ship is scuttled, it will take with it, innocent others, who really were not the problem, but were placed in the precarious position they find themselves, because the crew is intoxicated with the drink of power and dollar sign dreams, which has created the inability to walk the straight line and to view with a clear mind, the compass and the map.
And like Captain Jack, they look at a different compass, one which is broken and does not work. But that is not stopping our crew from charting a course in dangerious waters. And like Captain Jack, they must show they are in charge and so they move and go through the motions, but in reality, they do not recognize the fate that lies ahead.
Many have forgotten, the charts are there to assist in planning the voyage, showing the shoals, the shallow water and the sand bars. History has shown, those, who know how to read the charts, can indeed learn from the mistakes of others. They do not need to re-invent the wheel. But our crew has their eyes on a more nebulous prize. It is in the gold in the chest. Problem is, they can not tell the diierence between fools gold and the real thing. They would rather open the chest, which is no chest at all, but pandora's box. And when opened, will unleash the curse and off of its horrific results.

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