The Internet is overflowing with evidence of the love people have for seeing themselves as innocent victims of oligarchy. We love to soothe ourselves with the image of smiling doe-eyed dumbness as innocence. But it is just ignorance and ignorance is not innocence; it is just the condition of not yet being conscious of reality. Jesus didn't say we needed to be innocent as doves. He said we needed to be innocent as doves and wise as serpents. Please reflect on what a severe demand this actually is. It means you are required to both look reality straight in the face and not flinch into compromising evil. Wisdom is a road of glowing coals and it is the road before bare-footed us. Real innocence is what allows you to endure the road of your wisdom. Reality is severe and it always spews out the tepid and lukewarm. It always spews out ignorance and fear. The gates of paradise are narrow and fiery and the soft fat boys and girls can't get through and will get severely burned.
So I have a question. Do you really believe in, or rather know, the truth-reality of your rebellion? Do you really know that even if the enemies of truth lay you down in death that your truth will live on? And if you don't know this then do you really have anything to stand on but the most flimsy hope?
And if you don't know this then how do you come to know it? That is the crucial question because without this you can never be anything other than doe-eyed dumbness doomed to melt in the furnace of the real world.
I once had a conversation with a long-time acquaintance about a certain concrete-lined building in a Nazi concentration camp that was literally stuffed with people who were left there to starve to death. Of course we talked about what these people might do to each other as they went psychotic on their way to starvation. Gruesome, to say the least. Downright terrifying. And the Nazi guards and officers made sure that the prisoners who had not yet been stuffed into this building knew exactly what was going on with this building. This awareness was used as a means of coercing information from people. Cooperate and tell us something or your body will be added to the starvation blob in the building. My acquaintance admitted that he wasn't sure if he would have the 'balls' to refuse cooperation. "I ain't goin' in there."
But of course we know that such a building could never exist in the USA. We are, as a people, simply beyond such a possibility. We can do genocide on dumb Native Americans and leave the survivors to rot away on the margins of society and we can lynch n---ers, set them on fire, drive nails into their skulls, but a white American would never force another white American in a starvation-hell building. All those stories and photos of the 'atrocities' at Fort Sumter-Andersonville Prison are probably just Russian propaganda because we are, after all, the greatest country that has ever existed on this planet.
What is it going to take for us to finally drop the pretenses, drop the games, drop the BS, drop the denial and finally look ourselves straight in the face and admit that we are not innocent doves and that we are not on the road of wisdom, but once again on the road to the nightmare building?
Some people are going to have to pay the ultimate price, but everyone is going to have to pay some price. And it has to start now. It begins with you giving every day of your life to finding real ways of standing up to the web of oligarch evil and being willing to carry it out and accept the consequences. It begins with making it clear to everyone that you know where you stand and where you will not be moved from. The only real protection you have is your loyalty to truth and whatever friends are willing to stand with you. If the day comes when the nightmare building is suddenly in view, all the excuses and the apologies and the tears won't mean a thing. The only thing that means anything is what we become and what we do now.
If I had the occasion to put a bullet in the skull of any particular Power-Vampire presently in operation and succeeded in doing so, it wouldn't do anything meaningful. He or she would simply be replaced and I would be executed as psychotic traitor or in hiding for the rest of my life. What we need are masses of conscious people in the living process of dismantling the system. And this cannot be done without huge sacrifices. We have to be brave enough, wise enough, and innocent enough to make it through the perilous gap between the old world and the new one. But what specifically do we do? This is what we should be seriously and relentlessly discussing because anything else is not only a waste of time, it is more steps down the wrong road. Please help to start this discussion.