Driven to Flames
No understanding of the blaze.
Not on the day’s grocery list.
Might have been more expected in India or Tibet or even bizarrely in front of Wall Street.
Such an extreme choice, setting oneself on fire.
What is protest worthy of ultimate sacrifice here?
Maybe some of the choices weren’t organic?
Paper or plastic: both are bad?
The chickens aren’t free range? Not given a choice for dinner: with or without hormones?
Concerned about the chicks’ lack of sleep with the 24 hour lights in the hen-house?
What about the milk? Are the cows really happy – or is that just marketing?
Soybeans and corn to end world-wide hunger – not to fuel cars going to the mall?
The possible causes are endless
And it’s possible no one will ever know.
No note of explanation.
No final words have been found.
the lack of complaints,
the lack of warning,
the lack of guilt tripping.
What’s the point?
How’s awareness to be raised?
We demand an answer!
Something to justify the jolting fire!
(Probably reaching out to Magic 8 Ball or even Ray Bradbury)
How did it happen?
One of such hope.
One with so many watching.
One with so much financial and emotional investment already given.
Searching. Searching. Searching. Why?
Maybe some clue from raging data dashed into the internet?
Maybe a last minute plea to peers?
WALL-E: pull in a signal and interpret!
Curiosity Rover: any ideas from Mars?
Why on earth would a Fisker Karma set itself on fire in front of a grocery store?
It doesn’t makes sense.
It’s sort of a smart car. From a company supported by tax dollars.
Or just tired of waiting?
(VIDEO and article by Jalopnik. Aug. 11, 2012.Woodside, California)
Pondering the mysteries of the universe,
Phil, the Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge
- “Fisker Karma Fire in Texas Garage Being Probed by NHTSA” (May, 2012. Bloomberg Businessweek. This investigation was a high security secret affair…the whole yard was covered with tarps to prevent TV helicopters from seeing anything.)
- “How Fisker got $500 million in government loans for a fuel economy flop”