Sunday, July 31, 2011

Wild Or Farmed?

Daily Draw: Native American Tarot ~ 2 of Swords

The Wild Turkey, prized by many Native American tribes is a noble bird indeed. Intelligent, quick, hearty egg layer, delicious meat, with beautiful feathers used in headgear, dress, and tools. Farmed turkey, raised for meat, has limited intellect and when approaching its commercial weight falls over, legs and heart being unable to bear the weight it achieves via hybridizing.

I'm reminded by this card of duality; the genes of the first have been bastardized into the second, whose state mirrors American mindset and physicality. We've forgotten how to be quick and smart, and now allow ourselves to be farmed by merchants and politicians.

"There's turkey ham, turkey bologna, turkey pastrami; Some one needs to tell the turkey, man, just be yourself." ~ Mitch Hedberg 1968-2005

I'm using the Native American Tarot, Lo Scarabeo 2004. Deck booklet, Laura Tuan; art by Sergio Tisselli. Suits are Wands, Swords, Chalices, Pentacles. Father Sky and Mother Earth are two extra cards in this deck, 'The utmost favor' is granted when one is drawn My only complaint with Lo Scarabeo; they slap the title Pentacles on the Earth suit when it has no earthly business being there.

1 comment:

  1. Looking for the easier, softer way has gotten American citizens in a pickle. Heartily agree with your post.
    And I love the quote, as I'm a Hedberg fan. :)


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