There are red flags, all over the place. Like any game, there are clues, hints and flaming arrows, that players can acknowledge, avoid, or ignore, at their their own peril.
Things are not going well in the world today. Maybe they never were and stuff is just escalating. All of you who are tired of the WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE, things can just skip this and look at pictures of headstones, or parched earth instead, maybe bees. Up to you.
Anyway, as I was saying, there are red personal red flags and global/worldly red flags, all letting us know that we have set this game up and left things to remind us that not only is this a horrific twisted version of Monopoly, but we are doing this to ourselves. Players may exit through death’s door at any time. There’s probably an EXIT sign flashing somewhere at this very moment.
This ASK sign, is a sign. A red flag that is telling us to ASK questions. We need to ask OURSELVES questions. I mean, come on, how OBVIOUS do the clues have to be? Sure, those of you who are still reading this, might be saying, “She’s crazy, it’s only a sign, there are millions of signs, everywhere.”
While I whole-hearted agree that there are millions of signs everywhere, what do you think Nike’s, JUST DO IT means? Hmm, lots of things I suspect. Probably none of them having a single thing to do with shoes. Maybe, like GET AWAY FROM THE SCREENS AND DO SOMETHING! But I’m just guessing.
Anyway, ASK yourself why people can’t overcome their intense conditioning? Even when they know they have been brainwashed and can’t recognize it because it’s what they are. People ARE their conditioning. Doesn’t mean anyone should stop questioning their ideas, beliefs and what they think is true but isn’t, right? Tell yourself that everything you know is wrong and start over.
I love this sign.
Did you know hat the highest rate of STDs is in retirement homes. I bet they’re all wearing Nike’s, since they all seem to be doing it. Never mind. I digress.
As I was saying. This is a great sign. Think of it as an angel coming down from the sky and saying, WHAT IS WRONG WITH ALL OF YOU IDIOTS? ASK QUESTIONS. Angels, the pretend people we make up who look just like us but taller, prettier and with wings. Yes, those guys.
Guys is a word used specifically in Chicago, to encompass every living being, including plants, worms, you name it and it’s one of the guys. It’s even in books that are related to Chicago. When Carol Moseley Braun was speaking to a group of women and said, “You guys,” she immediately stopped talking, froze, and said, “I didn’t mean…” and we all yelled, “It’s Chicago, it’s okay, we all say, “You guys.” Then she laughed and went on with her talk.” What can I say? I did have sorority sister who always said “Youse guys,” which is strange, and she had no ties to the mob, because stereotypically, many of you may be thinking of that at this very moment. She was so not Italian. They always make those guys seem like they say, “Youse guys,” on TV, just ignore it.
So, you guys need to think about the SIGNS (pun intended), because one, or more of us probably set it up so that ASK, when written in NEON, would catch our eye and make us stop and think. Unfortunately, few actually think nowadays, instead they react to a screen, but still, the sign probably meant something when we set it up. So ASK yourself what you need to ASK yourself because surely you have at least one question.
It’s a great sign. Don’t waste it.