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... “any activity concerned with the acquisition of power, gaining one's own ends.” Power, intrigue, manoeuvring, conflict, relationships—all aspects of a rollicking good story or novel. Even a love story has all these ingredients in it.
So I concluded that fiction writers are closet politicians. We may not have the opportunity, energy or canniness needed to survive as real politicians (a few notables have tried and failed: Michael Ignatieff and Mario Vargas Llosa come to mind) but we certainly are eager for change and for promoting good in the world, our way. And that way may be by ... (more)
...in the next room. Friendships will be few but more lasting and not something to be activated and deactivated with the push of a button.
On the other hand, I wouldn’t be “famous but poor” anymore. Instead, I would be “unknown and still poor.” I wouldn’t get to play closet politician anymore for my audience will have disappeared. I’ll have to stand up in my little room and declaim, to myself. Or join a political party and schmooze my way to the top over a number of years, not in mere days that it took me in the social media world. I would not have a test market for my... (more)
...greed; as we stagger into our golden years, we can’t figure it out anymore, worried about diminishing pensions and healthcare, and wondering why we extended our lives so long but imperiled those very anchors that allow us to age gracefully.
Justin’s coming is also at a time when politicians in the recent Quebec election were throwing out lines like, “Quebec separating will be a like a divorce, painful at first.” I thought that was a rather flippant and utopian comment, implying that after the pain of separation will come prosperity for all. I find it hard to believe that... (more)
...for us. Why? Because it is easier and we are also trusting by nature. Also because of the lack of education we have growing up about who politcians are and what they actually do. Everything that is taught in schools (Highschools and below) is taught from the perspective of what these politicians want you to hear. So you are trained to think incorrectly, it is easier to think incorrectly, and you are bombarded with misinformation in the media that is also told in their view to make you think incorrectly. That view the media sets forth is meant to control you. Whenever you hear the... (more)
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