Image from fine art america
Some people are sitting at a card table, playing cards. The card table is set squarely over some railroad tracks.
Because I want it that way.
Everyone is having a good time playing cards, except for one guy.
"I see a train coming," he says.
Another player rolls his eyes, and says, "You always focus on the negative."
"Yea, what about the important things in life?" says another, "like enjoying life in the moment."
"We're having a good time," agreed yet another.
"I'm just saying..."
"Why is the most important thing to you always the worst thing?"
"Well... because the worst thing is almost always the most important thing. If you were in an accident and bleeding from an artery, you would hope that the paramedic would not be distracted by scrapes and bruises..."
Eyes glower over a playing hand. "We're trying to enjoy ourselves, you're a downer, and you should just shut the fuck up."
The train impacted the card table with the expected result, and our "negative" guy has, finally, shut the fuck up.
Brought to you by Fukushima and the shadowmasters of our corporate media, who understand all too well just how rightfully terrified we would all be if they gave the unfolding disaster in Japan the attention it deserves. This is unmanageable, so they prefer fluffing the other kind of terror, which can be turned up or down like a thermostat.