Wednesday, June 13, 2012

ARCANUM XVI (The Tower)

[Baut Images: The Tower or The Lightening]

ARCANUM XVI
Description:
A tower is decapitated by a thunderbolt.
Misery, distress, indigence,
 
adversity, calamity, deception, ruin.

The chastisement of pride.


A crowned and uncrowned man are
precipitated from the tower,
falling down with the rest of the debris.


Falling.
Falling.
Falling in slow motion,
The Bill of Rights falls.

Falling.
Falling.
Falling in slow motion,
The Constitution falls.

Falling.
Falling.
Falling in slow motion
The citizenry falls.

Falling.
Falling.
Falling in slow motion
The plutocracy falls.

Falling.
Falling.
Falling in slow motion,
The emperor falls.

Falling.
Falling.
Falling in slow motion.
 The planet falls.



The Tower is Falling




"We now live in a nation where doctors destroy health,
lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge,
governments destroy freedom, the press destroys information,
religions destroy morals, and our banks destroy the economy,"


Chris Hedges

Chris Lynn Hedges is an American journalist, author,
and war correspondent specializing in American and
Middle Eastern politics and societies.




 



There are none so blind, or deaf,
as those who will not see or hear...


15 comments:

  1. so so true Chris - greedy fat bankers destroyed economies, doctors bled a drowning system often for own ends adn how the press and politicians hand in hand manipulate what we are told with a needs must - needs being theirs - brilliant Chris couldn't agree more - Lib

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    1. Thanks for stopping by libithina! I too enjoyed the quote from Chris Hedges and felt it fit in quite nicely with the total compilation. Appreciated you letting me know.

      Roger ☺

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    2. so sorry Roger, well and truly crossed my wires here - loved your hard hitting poem which tied in with the essense of the quote you cited by Chris Hedges -
      'Falling' - Lib

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    3. Oh, not a problem Lib! That happens to all of us at one time or another. Just glad you liked the composition and responded to it!

      Best regards,
      Roger ☺

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  2. I've enjoyed what you posted today, thank you!

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    1. Hi Lon! Glad you've '...enjoyed' this presentation for our Wendesday Wake-Up Call, and thank you for letting me know.

      Best regards,
      Roger ☺

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  3. This is so powerful...I am afraid we are like Nero...only we text while America burns

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    1. Thanks Susie! Glad you found this, "...so powerful!" Yup, many are so distracted by their toys they lose sight of what's really important. One day, they're going to wake-up though. Hopefully before it's too late!

      Thanks again Susie!

      Roger ☺

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  4. Tears, Roger...seriously....moved beyond words over this one! Unite!

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    1. This composition took a bit of a shift from the 'triplet' form Natasha. Incorporated a little Tarot (metaphysics) with the Tower, which came to me in a visualization. The verse spun from the Tower, then came Hedge's quote and the Chaplin video, which held a 'ray' of hopefulness within its message.

      Thanks again Natasha...let your light so shine through the storm clouds and bring us to a New Dawn! Unite!

      Roger ☺

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  5. Wonderfully creative piece Roger. Love the tarot intro hear, and the quote, very true, sadly enough. Outstanding piece. Thanks

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    1. Hey Fred!

      Thanks so much for stopping by and seeing my latest composition and finding it to be an 'outstanding' piece! Really appreciate your input!

      Roger ☺

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  6. @topherMario and I were discussing last night if it will all truly come down to a necessary destruction of half of everything for mankind to stop making so much noise in our lives and return to listening to the rocks, trees & oceans to rediscover our place in the universal movement forward.

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    1. Hey yah Scott!

      I was just thinking about you today! Guess there are no coincidences.

      Sounds like that must have been an interesting convo with @topherMario! Unfortunately, it might come to that to wake-up the money-mongers. However, there has been so much damage done, that some think we've already reached the 'tipping' point!

      The weather up here in SE Michigan has been erratic for over 3 years now. Almost like nature is trying to restore balance, but is unable to. This is 'not' the Michigan I grew up in.

      Thanks for stopping by! Nice to hear form you!

      Roger ☺

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  7. nice posting.. thanks for sharing.

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