The "mwah-mwah" is not a political
organization, but it is a political statement. Easily dismissed as
an empty gesture by a generous intellect.
Considered in its political context by a less generous
intellect, the "mwah-mwah" arises from that fragile relationship
between the powerful and the weak. A divide which in a simpler time
was quickly located within the term: "the deserving and the
The "deserving" achieve their status by
following a predetermined pattern of behavior toward a recognizable
goal. Here, there may be an A for effort, or even an A-plus in the
form of something shiny. For their part, the "undeserving" do not follow a
predetermined pattern of behavior and as a result no goal of theirs is
recognized as "deserved".
This analysis, though in some respects
reasonable, is not accurate. And I can say this as a consequence of
The truer picture, reflects an idea of the 'deserving'
as increasingly self appointed. The ancillaries of wealth, the robes
of power, the sword of righteousness combine without reference to any
particular pattern of behavior. In another way, the goal is an end in
itself. It has become 'creative is without preamble', that butchery of
'being' so familiar to virus.
The "mwah-mwah" in this truer context is a
political assumption on the part of the "deserving". It is
characterized often by usurping the creativity and hard work of
others. In the classic Christian and Islamic standard it is a usury.
In the academic world it is plagiarism. On the playground it is an
unfairness. In good company it is the defining feature of most
Once recognized, the "mwah-mwah" by itself is
tolerable, humorous even, until it comes with a "Thank You Darling".
Then it is destructive because "deserving" has become that
standard of "entitlement" which so often in history has led to a
gestalt of bloodletting that quickly satisfies the many until worse comes