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Re: Atlantian problems..... (fwd)

I would like to point out on thing. If you see people around you that 
feels deserves an award that they are not getting, have "everybody" put those
words on paper in the form of a letter to your monarches. Especially if 
those who
currently sit the throne are from an area far from yours. They simply 
may not be
aware of how much that individual is doing. That is not bad politics. 
Just taking
upon yourself the duty of informing those in position to award the 
recognition. To
often I hear people complain about "ugly kingdom politics" being the reason for
someone not being recognized when they have never even tried to write the
monarches (and this includes your Baron/Baroness) and let them know what that
individual is doing.

Let's not be too quick to pin things on "that political game" without 
taking the steps
necessary to make things happen.
From: Michael P Johnson  <mjohnso7@osf1.gmu.edu>
To: many waters cannot quench love  <melys@cybernetics.net>
Cc:  <Atlantia-l@netcom.com>
Subject: Re: Atlantian problems..... (fwd)
Date: Monday, February 13, 1995 2:18PM

I agree with you whole heartedly that we need to do what is fun for us in
the SCA, and I do do that.  But there are some parts of the SCA that I
want to experience that are directly related and intertwined with the
kingdom's politics such as sitting on the throne, become a peer, all
three branches, and
other large aspirations like that.  I've got the potential to do these
things both with my physical fighting ability, and my art and science
ability.  I'm not saying that I am at that level yet, but one day I will
be.  I can forsee bad kingdom politics preventing me from reaching these
goals, from looking at what has happened to people around me (or should I
say not happened) who many people felt deserved a recognition they didn't
get.  I try not to get involved with any type of politics either.  They
bore and confuse me, but sometimes you haven't got a choice.  Some people
are satisfied and content with just being in the SCA.  I want to make a
name for myself in the SCA, I want to take the SCA to its full potential,
but I don't know whether it can be done if their are people in positions
of power who have lost sight of what the SCA is really all about.