The Unbearable Lightness of Boeing is a very good thing indeed.
"The Unbearable Lightness of Boeing" is obviously a play on a 1984 book by Milan Kundera titled "The Unbearable Lightness of Being."
The book was adapted into a 1988 movie, unsurprisingly titled "The Unbearable Lightness of Being," as well.
Why connect the book and movie to the arrogant and corrupt Boeing Company? No reason, other than I haven't posted in a while and the above play of words on the famous book/movie was what I thought of first.
But, after a little reading, I found there is an actual connection to Boeing in the title of the book/movie that makes the almost identical title of this blog relevant.
(Here's where anyone not interested in mildly intelligent writing should opt out, such as Deplorables (people who thought electing Trump was a good idea who are not in the 1%), Alex Jones fans, "Faux News" viewers, hillbillies with internet access, Sandy Hook "Truthers," people that try to lick metal pipes/poles in sub freezing weather, and Liberty and Trump University Graduates and the like.)
Firstly, you must understand the meaning of the book's title. If you made it here you will probably be able to understand it, even if you are from the notoriously ignorant population of my country, the U.S., as proven last November.
Eternal return is the idea that our universe and our existence has occurred an infinite number of times in the past, and will continue to occur, ad infinitum, or forever, for Fox "News" viewers that didn't opt out.
The "lightness" and "heaviness" of being (our existence) comes in with Friedrich Nietzsche's treatise on eternal return. Nietzsche, one of history's greatest philosophers, posited that, if we existed in a universe with eternal return, our existence would be consequential, or "heavy," since our lives would recur again and again infinitely, whereas, if eternal return didn't exist in our universe, our lives would only occur once, essentially being comparatively much less significant, transitory, or "light."
Author Kundera splits the "lightness of being" into two forms, the "sweet" lightness of being and the "unbearable" lightness of being.
The sweet lightness of being is exemplified by the life of the scoundrel drunkard and philanderer--living life selfishly for the moment, having no morals or conscience, as you know you only live once and so you don't care how many other lives you destroy, like President Trump.
The "unbearable lightness of being" is when, even though our lives occur only once and are relatively insignificant, we still want to live a life of importance, with a conscience. The unbearable lightness of being is the realization that you wish your life had more significance than the sweet lightness of being, and that our lives instead had the heaviness of eternal return--repeating forever.
People with the unbearable lightness of being want their lives to mean something, even though they know they only live once. So they have consciences. They value and love others, and treat them with respect, unlike the Trumps out there who make fun of the disabled, take health care away from tens of millions of people, dodge the draft, and call having risky sex with starlets their "personal Vietnam."
But Boeing actually fails the "unbearable lightness of being" test. Boeing management has no conscience as demonstrated throughout this website. They are of the sweet lightness of being philosophy, just like the thuggish criminal holding up a bank escaping with the cash while terrorizing and/or executing everyone inside, or committing a rape to satisfy their lust without regard to the consequences to their victim--for unindicted criminal Boeing management only the stock price matters, and the criminal fraud required to bump up the stock price are just viewed by them as a means to that end.
But despite being imperfect as noted, "the unbearable lightness of Boeing" points out a hopeful future for Boeing--that the fraud based company has none, beyond this one, which is hopefully very short for the safety of passengers, crews, and astronauts on its almost built planes, and planned space vehicles.
The lightness of the universe means that the abomination that is currently Boeing, the most corrupt large company on the planet, will only have occurred once in the history of the universe, instead of repeating over and over again. We should be thankful for that lightness in that it means that the fraud that is currently Boeing will end when the company ends, and will never recur in the universe again.
So, the "lightness of Boeing's" existence is a very good thing indeed. To read in more detail the source for the above, see this page. End of post.
Of course, those of you non-Deplorable people out there with an IQ over 90, curious minds and truth seekers that you are, likely have seen the excellent Science Channel series "Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman," which contains all kinds of scientific theories about the true nature of our universe, not just philosophy about it. Those extend to the eternal return noted above (albeit the universe would likely be different each time it expanded), to horrible theories that there are many parallel universes where Boeing, Trump, Osama Bin Laden, Hitler, Jeffrey Dahmer, and Alex Jones exist up to an infinite amount of times all at once. There is also a theory that the number of universes is infinite, and given chance alone, corrupt Boeing or large corporations even more corrupt, if that's possible, will recur an incalculable number of times. Horrifying indeed.
Thinking too much about such theories is just an academic exercise at this point. No doubt, at some time in the future, the next Einstein will figure out exactly the nature of the universe, whether single, multiple, or parallel. And when that happens, hopefully the corrupt corporation Boeing will be a long forgotten criminal enterprise unable to kill people through fraud any longer.
The Last Inspector