The Servant Leadership of Cincinnatus
The Free Market Leadership of Bush&Co

Nipawin - Thursday, May 23, 2002 - by: Mario deSantis



profit of 9/11

I detest any form of social exploitation and personally I detest people who try capitalize on social catastrophes such as what occurred on 9/11.



on Take

So we have hero president George Bush selling his 9/11 pictures to raise money for his Republican party. Also, we have 9/11 super hero Rudy Giuliani who after helping to pass his New York mayoralty to billionaire Michael Bloomberg is now working for Merrill Lynch. Yesterday, we discover that Merrill Lynch has been fined $100 million as a result of fraudulently pushing up selected stocks, and we also learn that mayor Bloomberg is a subject of an investigation as he has installed his own Bloomberg flat screen computers at City Hall and given a job to his daughter. Further, we are told that Bloomberg and investment bank Merrill Lynch are friends as the bank owns almost one quarter of Bloomberg.




There is no doubt, that while president Bush preaches the gospel of democracy and freedom, the reality is that this is a world for the benefit of the big corporations and their fortunate sons. The real heros are the firemen, policemen and ordinary people who died on 9/11.



do good

The real heroes are the ones guided by a passion for doing good on behalf of others.




In the late 60s my father designed and built a house at Cincinnato, near Rome, where he would eventually retire and look after his garden. Cincinnato is named after Cincinnatus, a Roman farmer who accepted the power of dictatorship so that he would guide his legions to defeat the Aequi and Voslcians who were threatening the Roman Republic. The story goes that after the battle, Cincinnatus gave up his dictatorship and went back to work in his farm. This is true leadership, the opportunity to serve others for the common good.
  Storm over Bush photo fundraiser BBC News, 16 May, 2002
  Greed, Fraud, And Apologies: Corporate America's New Bottom Line Arianna Huffington, May 6, 2002
  Bloomberg probed over 'conflict of interest' BBC News, 2 April, 2002
  Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus (curlyhair): Roman general, Statesman,& Farmer
  On Character and Servant-Leadership: Ten Characteristics of Effective, Caring Leaders by Larry C. Spears, Chief Executive Officer, The Greenleaf Center for Servant-Leadership