[Ansteorra] a question
davidjhughes.tx at netzero.net
Tue Apr 29 19:44:29 PDT 2003
beth at stormreaver.net wrote:
> Perhaps it is because I am blessed to participate in the Northern Region
> Barony of Northkeep (Tulsa, OK) that I can honestly say that in the year+ I
> have been involved in the SCA that I've not been exposed to *any*
> unpleasant political games or situations. There have, as exists any time
> there is more than one person standing in a room, differences of opinion.
> But I've not seen any Machievellian tactics of any kind.
Of course, if the Machiavellian tactics are used properly and with a
delicate touch, no one ever sees them. :-)
Machiavelli has a terrible reputation, based on one text, intended as
a quick primer on ruling for a young man Machiavelli wasn't going to
have time to train properly.
Sort of like judging Swordsmanship solely from "The pointy end goes in
the other guy."
Though new, I am
> an active participant, attending Populace every month, attending events in
> my area, am getting into guild meetings, and other gatherings. I've been
> working with the staff for a major Kingdom level event, and have seen only
> grace under pressure and teamwork, welcome and encouragement. I've not seen
> a single instance of backstabbing or maneuvering, or 'underhanded deciet.'
> So for me, I would say the numbers are happily different than yours: 100%
> OTHER, 0% political iccky. That, to me, is the SCA. The shared joy of
> learning, exploring, cameraderie, and service.
> Zubeydah the wanderer
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> we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world is
> immortal." - George Eliot
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