notes may 26 2008
May 26, 2008 § Leave a comment
When the nation is fragmenting, those at the margins are threatened, and those responsible for service and order are overwhelmed.
i saw the movie Forgetting about Sarah. Reviews have been mixed but the structure is classic tragedy/comedy and the puppet scene near the end is delightful and creative. The characters are a real handful – stereotypes well done. the sex is slightly educational and necessary. It probably takes a fair amount of experience with drama to appreciate the classical structure. It is also entertaining in a relaxed sort of way.
Mencius.. the king asks the sage” teach me.”
The sage asks, “is there any difference between killing a man with a knife or a stick?”
“Is there any difference between killing a man with a knife or bad government?”
from mencius king lui of wang 4.