Sunday, October 21, 2007

# 81:
"My first act as king of the world will be:"

To be sure, the possibilities are endless! Admittedly, I found it difficult at first to even conjure a belief that one man could be King, ruler if you will, of the world. Mulling over the prompt, I came, in time, to thoughts of the ancient Chinese dynasties, and then, of course, to the Roman empire and its series of emperors.


What would you do if you were the most important man in the world? Would you fill your palaces with nubile young women? Or perhaps pretty young men? Or possibly both? Well, that’s exactly what Roman emperors did. No one was surprised. Rome was founded on a series of rapes. The city was full of brothels catering to all tastes. There was sex in the theatre, in the arena and in the baths. Roman legions were even led into battle by topless totty on horseback. Victories were celebrated by sexual practices unknown today. Then there were the extravagant orgies.
Emperors fought wars to sleep with a lover – or in the case of Augustus not to sleep with one. Julius Caesar swang both ways. Tiberius, Caligula and Nero were even more promiscuous than they have been painted. Claudius was comprehensively cuckolded by his wives. Hadrian of wall fame was gay and Elagabalus combined rampant sex with religion. Sex Lives of the Roman Emperors takes you, emperor by emperor, through the entire sexual history of ancient Rome, its mores and its literature, and lays bear, if not the heart, other organs of the civilisation that laid the foundations of our own.Nigel Cawthorne

My, ma my my, my! The hedonistic portion of my psyche jumped for joy at the prospects, and my imagination, so fueled, ran wild. Thinking of the kings and Queens of olde, the dictators of the world, and of course the movie stars and oil barons and on and on; why I could be a veritable repository for earthly pleasure. And the rest? Well, "let them eat cake."

I pondered long upon this notion, and while it satisfied the child in me it rang hallow with greater reflection. Under regimes of selfish egoists and tyrants the greater majority of humankind were left to fend for themselves, scrabbling out a meager existence in the shadow of amoral diviners of God's will, who passed out special dispensation to those who coddled and fawned and provide them with carnal pleasure.

And so I thought; "we've tried that way too many times and really it has never worked all that well if at all. Meg has imbued me with the ability to decide to try a different paradigm."

My first act as king would be to summon the Dalai Lama to come to my castle in the dark of night with out the knowledge of the prying eyes of the world. Once we were together I would have my cadre of robotic plastic surgeons preform facial surgery such that he, The Dalia Lama would look like me, the King of the World, and I would look like him. I would confer with him and bestow upon him all the powers inherent in the position of KOW.

He, disguised as me, would instruct his most trusted guards and advisors, who know nothing of the change exchange, to escort me, disguised as him, to a quiet village in the Provence region of France.
There I would further disguise myself so as to be unrecognizable as the Dali Lama and find work in a local vineyard and live a simple life of quiet satisfaction and in the "off" season I would write books, essays and articles of witness to the way the KOW had changed mankind for the better and therefore the world.

What happened to the "Dalai Lama?," you might ask; He chose to stay in the castle of the KOW and abdicate his former role to one as adviser to the King. Remaining there in happy seclusion.

Daily Wisdom
"If you only take concern about external things, completely neglecting your inner values, then your life will not be a happy one."
"Insight From the Dalai Lama: 2007 Calendar," Copyright © 2006, Andrews McMeel Publishing.

Friday October 5th

Insight
from the
Dalai Lama

The awakening mind is also compared to the sun because when the sun has risen, not only is darkness unable to obscure it, but even a single ray of sunlight can dispel darkness.


Addendum:
If you are curious as to what the Dali Lama's first act as KOW might be go here for a glimpse.



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6 Comments:

Blogger tumblewords said...

What a wonderful idea! If our inner worlds were in order, maybe the outer world wouldn't be such a muckup. Nice post!

1:54 PM  
Blogger paris parfait said...

You are hilarious!

4:50 PM  
Blogger chiefbiscuit said...

Ah, if only ... :)

4:29 AM  
Anonymous gautami tripathy said...

Thanks! Your post has that right touch of irony!

11:49 AM  
Blogger Churlita said...

There's so much there to digest. The last thing I want, is to be the ruler of the world. *shudder*

4:11 PM  
Blogger sundaycynce said...

Truly fascinating---in a number of aspects!!!
Certainly provides quite a deal of "food for thought"---even more than usual.

11:53 PM  

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