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> > <<I personally don't see this
> > girl as "bewildered" at all.
> > Like most bright, computer-
> > equipped kids of her years,
> > she's far too savvy to not
> > be aware of the age-old
> > haves vs. have-nots
> > dichotomy that has
> > characterized human history
> > from the recorded gitgo.
> > Sandeep is also very canny
> > -- he's presenting this as
> > a guilt trip to ellicit
> > sympathy from materially
> > comfortable middle-class
> > folks who, by dint of
> > cultural and/or hormonal
> > conditioning, are attracted
> > to little children. There
> > is a big difference between
> > guilt/shame-provoked
> > sentiment and true compassion,
> > which isn't in the least bit
> > sentimental and is never the
> > result of deft emotional
> > manipulation.>>
> > Oh Bruce....does there always have
> > to be an agenda behind everything?
> > Cannot any kind of 'world in opposites'
> > situation simply be taken as another
> > opportunity to see what arises, to
> > question our own deeply embedded, deeply
> > invested in beliefs?
> > If guilt arises, it does.
> > Look into that.
> > If the impulse to curse Dubya Bush
> > arises, look into that.
> > If the impulse arises to look at
> > what one is doing in their own life,
> > look into that.
> > What could be so bad?
> > Everything in life has an opposite.
> > ~~freyja
> Freyja, Sandeep's post is likely not
> about 'what arises'. However, since he
> is noticably silent, we may never know.
> We are, however, playing out the 'puppet'
> role admirably, by debating these things
> in his absence. In essence, we are showing
> him the 'ass' he probably expected to see.
Oh boy, Nina, all these ideas about intentions
and what a Sandeep is expecting!
> I tend to side with Bruce, in that Pallavi
> isn't so much bewildered, but making a point,
> which she has 'figured out'. People don't
> tend to put anything out in the world unless
> they've 'figured it out' in some way. It may
> be seen that this applies to Sandeep's post,
> as well.
If that is the reaction you have to it,
then that is fine with me.
I was just offering another take.
I'm not looking to be right.
> Have you ever spent much time taking in
> 'performance art'? At some point, you realize
> that your participation in it is merely to
> show up and have a reaction. You play the
> puppet role - moved by the performance art
> as if it were the puppetmaster. That is what
> 'art' is about - skillful manipulation. The
> artist trains for years to learn how to
> effectively produce reactions - whatever they
> might be.
Not much different than good ole'
Madison Avenue marketing and advertising.
That is an art, too.
> Have you ever gone to such a performance
> and not played along? The artist, and all the
> puppets, get very upset. You might ask why
> it is such a sin... not to play along.
I'm sorry, Nina, can you please clarify this
last three sentences.
Who is looking for who to play along with