Lama Jigme Gyatso
Playing Both Ends against the Middle - 19sep21
In the Star Wars prequels
we saw the fictitious Chancellor Palpatine
directly playing the republic off of the separatists
and indirectly play the separatists off of the republic
through his agent: Count Dooku.
By deceptively playing both ends
off of the middle
Palpatine was able to consolidate power,
undermine his foes,
and conquer the galaxy.
How often do we see political leaders
of flesh, blood, and bone;
who vilify straw men before the cameras
that later behind closed doors
they might serve their corporate donors
with relative impunity
at the expense of the planet and its people?
May love, wisdom and integrity
permeate the hearts and minds of all
and prevent our country
from going the way of the Galactic Republic.
Let us conclude
with a simple
call to action
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