A train trestle is out. 

A train, miles away, is speeding toward its doom. 

One group of passengers says they should convert the train’s power from coal to natural gas.

Yet the train continues toward its doom. 

One group of passengers argues the seats in the passenger car should get new upholstery. 

Yet the train continues toward its doom. 

One group of passengers argues the bar car should offer higher quality booze. 

Yet the train continues toward its doom. 

One group of passengers argues that the windows are dirty and need to be cleaned. 

Yet the train continues toward its doom. 

Finally, one person, amid a slight break among the arguing passengers, says “Maybe we should STOP the train.” 

The two groups laugh and laugh. They call him irrelevant and declare mockingly that if he actually wants to make a difference he needs to join either the pro-upholstery group or the anti-upholstery group. No one listens to his suggestion. 

And the train continues toward its doom.