it speaks for itself... I hope
Once worked. Its parts fitted. Well maintained. Well oiled.
Its mechanisms worked together.
The watchers neglected to oil; took out parts, replaced them with cogs, with broken teeth, stretched belts, worn shafts.
The machine degrades. Coughs. Jams. More parts Break.
Belts snapped, ratios gone, wheels spinning out of control.
The watchers laugh
The machine not degrading fast enough.
More good parts replaced with bad. No oil. Corrosion takes hold.
The machine breaks down
The watchers laugh… again
They discard the broken machines then return to their well-oiled homes.
Maybe one day…