[NetBehaviour] Difficult times, but better ahead

Max Herman maxnmherman at hotmail.com
Thu Jan 7 00:41:47 CET 2021

Hi Alan,

I'm barely learning how to read Leonardo, and he was, I think, confusing on purpose in many cases.  However, this saying of his may pertain to days like today:

"I am still hopeful. A falcon, Time. But the coincidence is probably accidental."

My latest research topic is the relationship between Leonardo and Machiavelli.  I do believe the case can be made that the Mona Lisa is a rebuttal of Machivellian amorality.  Whether I can make that case is another question!  🙂


All best,


From: Alan Sondheim <sondheim at panix.com>
Sent: Wednesday, January 6, 2021 5:17 PM
To: Max Herman via NetBehaviour <netbehaviour at lists.netbehaviour.org>
Cc: Max Herman <maxnmherman at hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: [NetBehaviour] Difficult times, but better ahead

I must say I'm not. I expected this. It's been building for decades with
Limbaugh and company. Trump and Giuliani were catalysts. Even if Trump is
jailed or killed or just fades away, it's not going to stop. These things
run deep, arming has been going on in decades. I think we have to prepare
for the worst whatever that may be, and then hopefully be proven wrong. If
you look at the county stats across the country, a great percentage of it
in terms of area is wildly pro-Trump, anti-government, racist and god
knows what else. And this far right is really powerful; a friend who lives
in the Colorado mountains told me how they've taken over a small town and
hold military exercises there.

In any case, seriously, what would Leonardo say?

- Alan, just scared a bit when premonitions come true

On Wed, 6 Jan 2021, Max Herman via NetBehaviour wrote:

> Hi all,
> I am not in D.C., more the middle of the country, but the mayhem at the
> Capitol is frightening and disturbing to all.
> However I am confident that democracy and the rule of law will be upheld,
> and better days are ahead.
> All best for a brighter 2021,
> Max

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