Fire, further

January 24, 2017

It’s not just capitalism that’s like fire. It’s the internet, it’s advertising, it’s lawyers, it’s video games, it’s beer. Where there’s power, there’s almost always danger. That the world’s filled with fire shouldn’t be cause for despair. It is a good cause for vigilance, though.

“We didn’t start the fire
It was always burning
Since the world’s been turning” -Billy Joel

Feel free to use the fire, in all of its forms. Just don’t make the mistake of thinking it’s your friend.

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By Stephen W. Gee

Author of Wage Slave Rebellion, Freelance Heroics, and about two good blog posts out of a hundred.


  1. Reply

    Milferd Jones

    A saying about fire would be way more accurate than the old “two edge sword” saying. With fire their is really a positive and negative side. A two edged sword is often a advantage on both sides choice of edging depending on uses and metal technology but a two edge sword is not that much more dangerous to the user than a one edge sword.
    Fire way better on difficult choices as fire is useful but also can go out of control.

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      Stephen W. Gee

      Yup, that was my thinking. Fire powers civilization even now, it helped get us where we are—but it can also destroy us, and many times in the past, it has. It’s more of a double-edged sword than a real double-edged sword is.

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