As a magician works with the unique compressibility of doves, finding some, losing others in the same silk foulard, so the rebels fold scratchy, relaxed meanings into their smallest actions.
The present goal of the individual in group enterprises is to avoid dominance; leadership is felt to be a character disorder.
And skepticism, although absolutely necessary, leads to not very much.
Their methods are direct, not subtle. Dissolution, leaching, sandblasting, cracking and melting of fireproof doors, condemnation, water damage, slide presentations, clamps and buckles.
Theres more to it than playing guitars and clapping along. Although that frequently gets people in the mood.
Their Graves Registration procedures are scrupulousaccurate and fair.
Things can get better, and in my opinion will.
What have the rebels captured thus far? One zoo, not our best zoo, and a cemetery. The rebels have entered the cages of the tamer animals and are playing with them, gently.
Yes, success is everything. Morally important as well as useful in a practical way.
On the dedication page of the rebellion, we see the words To Clementine. A fine sentiment, miscellaneous organ music next, and, turning several pages, massed orange flags at the head of the column. This will not be easy, but neither will it be hard. Good will is everywhere, and the lighthearted song of the gondoliers is heard in the distance.
It is not true that Kafka wanted Brod to burn his manuscripts after his death. Rather it is the case that Kafka was on fire to be published...rushed to the postbox day after day...ate with editors...intrigued for favorable notices...read the Writers Digest...consorted with critics...autographed napkins...made himself available to librarians...spoke on the radio...
I am never needlessly obscure I am needfully obscure, when I am obscure.
As Jules Renard said, no matter how much care an author takes to write as few books as possible, there will be people who havent heard of some of them.