File puptcrit/puptcrit.0810, message 94

Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2008 02:19:13 -0500
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Economy & Puppeteers


I too am familiar with the late Mr. Atwater and his deeds
Too bad such relatively rapid Karma does not happen more often.
Evil seems widespread in recent times.

I do think Machiavelli got a bad rap, mostly because THE PRINCE is not  
well understood.
After all he merely describes what I see as a definition of  
"politics": the method of acquiring and keeping power.
It was accurate then and still is.
But Machiavelli (who was tortured horribly while imprisoned, never  
convicted of the conspiracy charges he was accused of, and eventually  
freed) proposed a much more moral politic. He maintained that the  
hideous ways used in acquiring and keeping power, be "swift,  
effective, and short-lived", whereas today's politicians are mired in  
ego driven selfishness, greed, corruption and degeneracy. Our American  
politicians practice of evil is seldom "swift, effective, or short- 
lived", but more often plodding, ineffective, and goes on for decades.

- m

On Oct 5, 2008, at 11:02 PM, Alan Cook wrote:

> Michael-
> I just saw a movie about Lee Atwater, whose cynical political  
> manipulations via slander and racism brought us both Bushes--- 
> without him things would be much better. The movie is THE BOOGIE MAN  
> and it probably won't be seen enough.
> Karma was at work in his life---he died of a brain tumour. He  
> poisoned voters minds, persuaded them through emotion to vote  
> against their own interests, manipulating peoples religious and  
> patriotic values. (Remember the Willie Horton ads during the Dukakis  
> campaign?) If that is not evil, then what is?
> As one of his buddies put it, he was Machavellian in the best sense  
> of the word (actually, the worst sense o the word means the same  
> thing).
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael Moynihan
> Sent: Sunday, October 5, 2008 5:40 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Economy & Puppeteers
> 3 thoughts.
> 1 > An inexpensive, one or two person tabletop or suitcase and/or
> object puppetry show ABOUT the economic crisis could be an option. Get
> a local food or other biz to give a small sponsorship and money saving
> 2 for 1 coupons given out after the show.
> 2 > feed people after the show as the old Bread & Puppet garlic butter
> & bread idea. (yum)
> (warning, I feel a USA political rant coming on)
> 3 > As research for a new puppet play on the economic chaos go to the
> GOOGLE on the Interwebz and enter the text:
> "stock injection plan bail out"
> And see links about the best bail out solution for WE THE PEOPLE.
> RANT > Henry M. Paulson, Jr., Secretary of the Treasury could choose
> this idea, but then the Wall Street & Bank Thieves as well as Cheney/
> Bush would have him killed* (made to look like a car accident or a
> suicide). The Stock Injection Plan makes we low income and working
> class citizens OWNERS of the banks.
> * The best explanation/illustration of how the American Political
> Parties and the corporations they serve murder well known people is in
> the movie MICHAEL CLAYTON.
> Sorry for the rant, but the Paulson plan will likely make me homeless
> unless a more citizen friendly plan is adopted, given my disabled
> state of poverty.
> - michael john moynihan
> Milwaukee, WI, USA, North America, Northern Hemisphere, Earth
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