Copyright 2014 MSO


The Creator’s Manifesto?

Stone tablets? More than two? Is that Fair?

Tell me George … Why would the Creator … After all this time … Issue a Manifesto?

Besides, who will even bother to read the MANIFESTO?

It is not as though it were written in stone … Was it, really?

Equity? What do I mean by equity?
Mafia? What does equity have to do with Mafia? I really don’t quite get that connection.

Oh! That is not what I mean by equity … No George I am not a member of any group called Equity.

No George … They do not represent me. You might say that I am my own woman. I am an independent artist George.
I follow a long long line …

Oh dear oh dear … Is that the tax-man again? Looking for money is s/he? My fodder warned me there would be days like this … Well George my fodder was not joking … He was dead serious … Well not that he was dead mind you but he was serious … Very very serious… Everything was pretty serious those days … Especiall when his business failed because he was charged all these unexpected … Dare I say HIDDEN TAXES? No Fodder was a good man … Not a business-man however. He was an artist. And as well-read as anyone who was neither a lawyer nor a politician.
Well it had to with small print. Maybe artists are not as interested in a lot of idle small print. They prefer the big picture.
My dad? What did he do? Well George that is a long long tale from which there is no return as some might sing it. Yes Fodder did like to sing too and tell stories.
I think Canadian Government hated artists and writers and story-tellers back then too. Yes George, I honestly believe that. I believed it then and I believe it now. Otherwise why would they make artists and writers pay a fee or else stand idly by allowing others to steal their work? Yes I do believe that too, George. Tell me how that is any different from Mafia!

Hmmmm … Then again Is it government? Isn’t it a bit silly to say government hates us? We are government … Or at least one of the things artist might tend to do is keepreminding people that we have rights … Whether we are a very significant part of government is another story.

And come to think of it why does a politician appear to be a more important part of that government than the rest of us, poor artists in particular? Is that really what we want in a democracy?


One thought on “Manifesto

  1. Dear Maggie Quinn, I wonder how George is. Poor fellow. Sometimes your a bit to cryptic foe us old blokes. And No> I don’t think many would bother with a manifesto. Too many people have misinterpreted the first edition and claimed they really knew.


Hello ... Please speak your peace ...

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.