(Hmm… Even I have a little trouble figuring this out. I much prefer the entrails of goats. – promoted by ek hornbeck)
… impossible. Whether this is dangling copper fingers in the stream … or just random reframing to nudge our thinking into possibilities that are regular habits of thought obscure … well, its not that crucial a question to me.
First line: divided line
Second line: moving solid line
Third line: divided line
Fourth line: divided line
Fifth line: solid line
Sixth line: moving divided line
Ah, I love symmetry, and this is doubly symmetric … it is both symmetric around the middle, and consists of two identical symmetric trigrams.
Getting accustomed to the abyss.
A situation that is unfamiliar and dangerous, that one needs to get into and get accustomed to. Have confidence, and keep in touch with your feelings. Feeling fear is natural in this situation. Taking action is needed in order to have progress.
The abyss has a defile.
There is only little maneuverability in this situation. It is safer to not try to achieve too much.
Tied with a good rope,
Something is bound to an inaccessible place, so that it cannot be of advantage for a long time. Things don’t go well.
Examining what is there, without doing anything. This cautious and unrevealing attitude makes confidence possible.
Not, it would seem, a reading offering easy or quick gains. And the question?The question was, what leverage can Docudharma best exert on the campaign.
The Abyss, also known as the Gorge or Repeated Entrapment, evolving into Viewing, also known as Contemplation.
One line of the evolution says there is little room for maneuver, and the other that something is bound where it is not readily attainable. Small gains at best combined with misfortune.
Wow, a cheery soul, this I Ching. Maybe the Tao Teh Ching will give a deeper reading.
81 tales in the Tao Teh Ching, 3 times 3 times 3 times 3. So, four coins thrown in order with all tails being the Tao that cannot be spoken gives 1-5, 6-10, 11-15 for each base 3 digit.
THTH: 12= +2*1
HTTT: 1= +0*3
THHH: 14= +2*9
HHHH: 15= +2*27
The people starve when taxes take
The bulk of what they earn
When leaders interfere too much
They get rebellion in return
The people do not fear to die
If leaders rob them of their lives
But taking no more than you need
You see that everybody thrive
Given all of our layers of government, it is obvious that the increasing tax burden is coming from the feudal multitudes of private corporate governments of what products will be made available by what means of production to what people earning what incomes and living in what neighborhoods, getting around how in our day to day lives.
The countervailing power of people’s hard won right to turf out one set of political elites in favor of another has been tied to the thornbush of money politics ensuring that whichever political party is in power, the Corporate Party remains in power, shuffling places between its radical reactionary wing and its moderate wing, and making much of small differences as the nation rushes headlong into an experiment with terraforming without let or hindrance.
But Corporations know no ultimate moderation … they may moderate their means, for tactical or strategic reasons, but they are by design immoderate in their sole end, which is to live forever and grow forever.
And so, inevitably, will come the day when once again Wealth will fall unless saved from the toxic effects of concentration of wealth.
Much to contemplate on, indeed.
John Henry told his captain,
“Lord, man ain’t nothin’ but a man
Before I let that steam drill beat me down
I’m gonna die with a hammer in my hand, Lord, Lord
Die with a hammer in my hand”
It’s fare thee well my old lover
I never expect to see you again
For I’m bound to ride that northern railroad
Perhaps I’ll die upon this train.
And daddy, won’t you take be back to Muhlenberg County
Down by the Green river where Paradise lay
Well I’m sorry my son, but you’re too late in asking
Mr. Peabody’s coal train has hauled it away.