Protesters. Politicians. Bag Halloween. Go simple.
Between the Occupy protesters and politicians debating, Halloween bodes to be scarier than usual. It’s the season of the switch. Everyone wearing masks.
The wildly creative and dramatic Occupy Wall Street protesters are philosophically flailing about trying to come up with what they specifically want. Suddenly Labor Unions have appeared “to lend their support” to the protests (or to take over in order to manipulate towards their own goals?). These unions, known for their sometime frightening tactics, are seeking to join the enthusiastic crowd. Even scarier, some new arrivals are just looking for a “good time” or hiding from police are hiding among the naive. Garbage and health risks are darkly looming. Trick or treat come early?
The politicians, of both parties, are adding to the macabre month. All jostling for voters’ support, wear masks and murder with damning suggestions. Lurking everywhere. Carefully costumed, walking among the trusting, are they leading the lambs to slaughter? How would anyone know until too late? (Give me all your candy. I’ll keep it safe for you.) Disturbing thoughts. (Or is that paranoia creeping in?)
It would be so much better to keep things simple.
Keep it Simple
Get your hand off my knee.
Your Horse won.
You have the account.
require simple language.
eccentricities are the
What did you do last night?
Enter into a meaningful
or fall in love?
What did you have for
breakfast this morning?
The upper part of a hog’s
hind leg with two oval
bodies encased in shell
laid by a female bird
ham and eggs?
David Belasco, the great
American theatrical producer
once said, “If you can’t
write your idea on the
back of my calling
you don’t have a clear idea.”
Simple. No tricks of language. Nothing to hide behind. Nothing to be misunderstood.
Write it on hands. Write it on teleprompters. Write it on signs.
Rightly shout “Keep it simple!” when speakers speak.
Stop the ghouls from eating and destroying brains. Stab vampires draining life’s blood. Keep the mindless zombies in the movies and out of the crowds. Unmask them all. Halloween, the Day of the Dead, should be joyfully not fearful.
Celebrate simple. It’s neat. Not scary at all.
Phil, the Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge,
This selection is from United Technologies Corporation, Hartford, Connecticut 06101, A message as published in the Wall Street Journal.
It’s something for everyone. A quote by a theater guy.(Does it get any more dramatic, creative, or visionary than the drama crowd?) Written by a technology company (deals in high-end tech. products for aerospace industries and others. Also an eye towards the future) And the Wall Street Journal (print and on-line news/analysis/journalism.) Art. Technology. Science. Business.Communication.