A Devine Tragedy, Abnegation, Anxiety, Arrogance, automatons, beings, bowels, brothers, Brothers of Personnel, Capitulation, Captain, chariots, Cloistered, Corona, corsairs, Craps, creative man, Creativity, dark of night, Dice, doom, dungeons, Education, equines, Ever Onward, Failure, Frederich Nietzsche, Gluttony, Human bodies, labor, loathing, lust, Machinations, Mail Call, Mankind, measuring devices, Mess hall, Microcomputers, misery, money changers, Money Lenders, Mortared Walls, Nepotism, Originality, Overman, Panoptics, Passion, Perseverance, Personnel, Petier Bruegel the Elder, Pharisees, Phenomena, Poker, Pride, Priest of Personnel, repeated spasms, revelry, searching, Secret Society, seeking, Self Respect, Shylocks, sisters, sloth, smoke, Snake Eyes, spouses, sweat, tax collectors, tears, the body, The Horses, the mind, the seducer, The Seven Somambulists, The State, Time Clocks, Toil, tools, triumph, trumpets, truth, underman, vengeance, vipers, walking wounded, wisdom, Wrath, Zombie
The false leaders do not fight. They are afraid. The king says;
“cut the strength of your unit by ten percent”
and the false leader cuts fifteen percent.
And the king then scratches his chin
and thinks to himself;
“So he had five percent more men to spare than I thought.
I wonder how much surplus he still holds.”
The king conferred with his entourage
for advice and they all nod in unison.
And the king spoke to the false one;
“I asked you to cut ten percent
of one hundred men and you
gave me fifteen men.
You now have
Give me another ten percent – – – and you will
still have seventy seven and one half men”
“But sire” the false leader responded,
“surely you do not wish that
I cut a man in half do you?”
The wise king did reply;
“You are a smart man.
What do you propose
that I do?”
“You may take the whole man sire,” responded the false leader,
“and I will still yield you the eight plus another four
because you were so kind and understanding.”
At the next full moon the king returned
without his entourage and asked
for another 10 percent.
The false leader stated
that he had no more
men to give.
“Come now,” said the king, “you always hide
an extra ten or twenty men from me.”
The false leader repeatedly shifted
his weight from foot to foot,
displaying a sense of
Before he could give any more men,
a true leader stepped forward
and spoke to the king.
“Believe me sire,
before this group
gives up another
seven men I will
slay this false
leader with a
mace to the
“And then you, my dear king, will follow
him in your joyous departure.”
The king never returned
the challenge. In fact,
king never returned.
The king saw a true leader,
and gave him the right
to run his own
“O ye growling and snarling king. Ripping a little flesh here and a little flesh there is dangerous. If you wish to butcher a dead beast then do it with haste, not with show. You have fooled the owl but not the hawk!”
Thus spoke Fred