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
“Wisdom is fleeting. Those who rely on experience and judgment shall have their sins forgiven. Those who rely solely on cleverness or education will have their sins retained. Go now into the midst of the war lords and promise to cut deeper than they have asked. When they return again, make them pleased a second time. And when they return a third time it will be your turn to go.”
Thus spoke Fred
It is a sad thing to see the clan falter.
It is an evermore sadder thing to lose
brothers and sisters of like mind.
But the saddest thing
is to see leadership
What does man do without leaders?
What does man do without heroes?
What does man do without idols?
Let not idolatry be the end goal
but let it serve its purpose.
Allow it to buoy
It was to be a cycle. The magician does his sorcery.
But instead of the assistant disappearing
and re-appearing it is the leadership
that disappears. It is the leaders
who often do not return.
In their place appear
Actors they are. And not very clever ones at that.
Leadership is either natural or learned;
but never granted. One does not take
a nepotist and then knight
him or her
One does not place a self-proclaimed victim
in a leadership role.
Self made failures
are not leaders.
Oh yes! The barking and growling cur
can be substituted for a leader but
the game does not last long.
Once the pack senses
the truth the false
leader is torn
And so it goes with the elimination of mankind.
A prophet fights to keep his disciples.
A warlord fights to keep his clan.
A captain fights to keep his ship.
A leader fights for his men.
“Man fights; – – – curs, victims, nepotists and sycophants do not.”
Thus spoke Fred
Tomorrow: “On Pleasing”