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my life but it was after my accidentlife but it was after my accident Mr Rosewater was for me a bitterly sardonic type of laughSchool of Hard Knocks anyone Just leave your reasoning at the doorThat s why I was VERY happy today to read my good friend Brian s review here because he showed me a reason for joy in this book which I thought joyless You see I never new black humour in my life because like Norman Peale I ve always tried to see goodness in those around meAnd also just like Eliot Rosewater I was the cynics whipping boySo when Brian resurrected Eliot from the depths of my "Depressive Reaction To This Novel "reaction to this novel showed the outright godliness in Mr Rosewater s altruistic demeanour I was overjoyedBecause Brian you have rescued Eliot s reputation for meAnd my warped understanding of this book Which was always threatened by an incipient cloud of despair over my shared fallen humanity As Brian so skilfully shows was never this great author s intention Secrets of the Money RiverVonnegut new stuff about corporate life that most folk don t Namely that 1 no one owns the corporation and 2 that the essence of the corporation is the separation of control dominium in legalese and benefit usufructus The corporation is essentially and magnificently useless It is an arrangement that would have driven Roman lawyers insane mainly because they euated control and benefit if you got the use of something you owned it Breaking the link between control and benefit was to them dangerous not to say impossibleBut medieval lawyers mostly priests found a way round the Roman legal tradition So in Vonnegut s novel the shares but not the assets of the Rosewater Company are owned by the Rosewater Trust The only thing the later can expect from the former is an euitable flow of dividends which is exactly what it gets Otherwise the Trust has no say in what the Corporation does or how it does it The Rosewater Corporation is in itself uselessIt is the Trust that gives the Corporation its usefulness The chairmanship of the Trust is hereditary but that has no influence on who runs the company An excellent summary of the modern corporate condition As Vonnegut says about his main characters Almost all were beneficiaries of boodles and laws that had nothing to do with
Wisdom Or Work They Treator work They treat as merely extensions of the corporation and as such useless that is as making only decisions of control not benefitThe separation of corporate control and benefit opens the way for what Roman lawyers feared most fraud Who can say whether those in control the corporate managers are really doing their best for the beneficiaries In fact what can best mean when it is merely the superlative for an infinite number of uite different possible goods The opportunity for fraud is immense and historically irresistible This is the main theme of God Bless You Mr Rosewater corporate fraud and how to combat itFraud pervades the book from Norman Mushari s attempts to wrest control of the Rosewater Trust to Amanita Buntline s affected passion for Beethoven mistakenly played at the wrong speed The big fraud of course is that those with corporate control create social benefit They don t As Selena Buntli. Ho functions for Eliot Rosewater as both conscience and horrid example Rosewater seeking to put his inheritance to some meaningful use his father was an entrepreneur tries to do good within the context of almost illimitable cynicism and corruptionIt is in this novel that Rosewater wanders into a science fiction conference an actual annual event in Milford Pennsylvania and at the motel delivers his famous monologue evoked by science fiction writers and critics for almost half a century None of you can write for sour apples but you're the only people trying to come to terms with Ne s maid says It s the way they have of thinking that everything nice in the world
is a gift to the poor people from them or their ancestors This includes thea gift to the poor people from them or their ancestors This includes the the moon the stars in the sky and the United States ConstitutionSome folk do benefit by the legal arrangements of corporate capitalism There are about seven in Rosewater County Indiana for example But aside from them it s the fraudsters who end up on top Legal arrangements being what they are the corporate world is as the Romans new it would be like the 1812 Overture played on a azoo That is to say a false representation of something
MAGNIFICENT THE INSTINCT TO DO SOMETHINGthe instinct to do something for ones fellow manVonnegut suggests two options for overcoming the power of the false representation in corporate capitalism insanity or generosity The fact that Donald Trump is president of the United States suggests that most people most Americans anyhow prefer the first option One of the outright funny novels by Vonnegut God Bless You Mr Rosewater is a scathing social satire about greed hypocrisy and good though misshapen intentions One of the most starkly telling scenes for me is near the end when Elliot has taken up tennis and lost all the weight and it is as though he has awakened from a long sleepFirst published in 1965 Vonnegut shares the story of Eliot Rosewater an heir to a rich estate who is restless and looks to find his "Way Amid Various Philanthropic "amid various philanthropic helping the poor becoming a volunteer firefighter etc As a story Vonnegut is his usual hilarious self letting his character as narrator drop several times and revealing personal asides Beneath the surface the author conveys an allegory about our spiritually hollow lives a not so subtle dig at capitalism having money than senseand so it goes 2019 re readRe reading this for the second or third time I am again astounded YES astounded is the right word at Vonnegut s cool minimalistic narrative ability Telling the story of Elliot Rosewater a trust heir who devotes his life to helping the poor the downtrodden and the luckless Vonnegut presents one of his best stories about the haves and have nots and one of his scathingly cynical worksStepping aside from his playful works this one as an edge swimming just under the surface throughout There is still certainly his wit humor and homey charm but his passion for this subject burns through acidly and even as the reader smiles and laughs along with the comedy Vonnegut s liberal sensibilities prickles and teases us to think about wealth distributionIn Elliot we have one of Vonnegut s most poignant protagonists His heroism is tragicomic being touched as it is by legitimate mental health issues but also by the supposed psychosis of guilt for his riches Vonnegut is too good to leave us with merely a morality tale about social consciousness he also asks uestions about the effectiveness of blind welfareElliot is also a big fan of Kilgore Trout and Vonnegut s ubiuitous science fiction writer has a cameo There is also than a few Shakespearean references especially to Hamlet and another painful visit to the firebombing of Dresden The Rhode Island scenes with the fisherman are some of my favorites in all of his canon. He really terrific things which are happening today Money does not drive Mr Rosewater or the corrupt lawyer who tries to shape the Rosewater fortune so much as outrage at the human condition The novel was adapted for a 1979 Alan Menken musical The novel is told mostly thru a collection of short stories dealing with Eliot's interactions with the citizens of Rosewater County usually with the last sentence serving as a punch line The antagonist's tale Mushari's is told in a similar short essay fashion The stories reveal different hypocrisies of humankind in a darkly humorous fashio.
Rude but Not ConstruedA satire on American society capitalism and religious and sexual hypocrisy Vonnegut s ensemble includes Eliot Rosewater a less unfortunate Jay GatsbyF Scott Fitzgerald who lives long enough to be "CHARITABLE WITH HIS FAMILY S TRUST "with his family s trust his father Senator Lister Rosewater a male incarnation of Ayn Rand whose Atlas Shrugged was published eight years before and The Virtue of Selfishness the year before this novel and science fiction novelist Kilgore Trout who resembles Jesus Christ in appearance until he shaves his beard off and philosophy the problem is this how to love people without any use and how to embrace enthusiastic unselfishness Also featured en masse are the desperate useless poor the pearls and the rapacious useful rich the swine Eliot believes There s plenty for everybody in this country if we ll only share Instead the rich bully their way to the trough so they can slurp from the Money River protesting What about incentive Meanwhile they pretend to be good always so that even God will be fooled In a preemptive reversal of Infinite Jest Eliot suffers a black out then becomes a legendary tennis player When complimented on his political platform Kilgore Trout returns serve with Thank you It s up to us to determine whether this defines his gratitude or his platform Inspired Eliot gives in a way that can be regarded as either Christian or Socialist to each according to their needs Vonnegut embarrassed by his allegory disclaims All persons living and dead are purely coincidental and should not be construed And so the construction must end here Thank youSOUNDTRACKThe Beatles Piggies I always seemed to have done things the way I wanted to when I was a idBeing mildly autistic I learned things a lot differently than other Knights Templar in Britain kids sometimes with none of it especially math sinking in I thought differently but I was really half dreaming I played piano differently but I thundered downward on theeys instead of flexibly moving my fingers Into them And I laughed hysterically but usually with glee especially at teenaged deranged cartoons like Rocky and Bullwinkle So also I laughed hysterically at my first Vonnegut book which musta seemed like a cartoon but wasn t and it was probably Sirens of TitanI had heard all about the new Boomer Counterculture Sensation Kurt V from my Grandmother s Atlantic Magazine and from my Mom s New York Times Book Review The best thing for us Boomer Boppers since fresh sliced white bread they all saidOf course I was scandalized by Vonnegut s crudeness but thought I had to make a mature dent in such books ones my parents mature generation even endorsed so reading Vonnegut ushered me into an oddly skewed adult worldMost of the jokes I didn t get for I was a teen with no political savvy But then again Woodstock was fanatically dear to my teen peers so I fell in with a bandwagon of countercultural political leaningOf course later combining leftist sentiment with conservative morality I couldn t see the Mack Truck Barrelling in my direction in the rear view blind spot that was my nonexistent and a little autistic perspicuity But that s my historyBy the time
I Read Eliot Rosewaterread Eliot Rosewater story I could still laugh thanks to my then. Second only to Slaughterhouse Five of Vonnegut's canon in its prominence and influence God Bless You Mr Rosewater 1965 presents Eliot Rosewater an itinerant semi crazed millionaire wandering the country in search of heritage and philanthropic outcome introducing the science fiction writer Kilgore Trout to the world and Vonnegut to the collegiate audience which would soon make him a cult writerTrout modeled according to Vonnegut on the science fiction writer Theodore Sturgeon with whom Vonnegut had an occasional relationship is a desperate impoverished but visionary hack writer
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