Death is real. The fear of death by the hands of the tools of the state, even the tools at the local level such as those who are planning to sell rural public-water systems to the evil 1%, or to the Saudis, or who are selling our roads and 911-emergency services, et cetera ad nauseam. It is ever present; once people begin writing and expressing thoughts such as those expressed here on OEN, they are creating a critical mass of another way.
Should we be afraid to openly organize for rebellion? The evil 0.1% demonstrated this week that they could take away the greatest organizing tools humans have ever had, the Internet, one of few words that deserve a capital letter. How will the pitch-fork revolutionaries that are needed in the streets at the seats of power and in the front yards of those who wield that power organize without an Internet?
Forget organizing through phone calls. Forget driving anywhere with your phones turned or off. Forget using your computer or covering its camera, forget walking to a meeting place. How do we protect our budding freedom-cell communities from those still stuck in the matrix? How much time do we have to think and discuss these issues before acting?
These sorts of thoughts have been made necessary by the psyops environment in which we are immersed.
Talk is cheap. Whiskey costs money, unless you make your own. The point is we all know death is real. We've seen it take friends and families, strike prey on the African savanna, and in the twisted bodies of roadkill.
Those writing here as well as like-minded in other places will eventually become subjected to the threat of losing their lives for what they believe. If we are going to walk the talk of revolution, we need to have already resolved that as a result of that walk and talk we may die.
We cannot talk a bunch of smack and then decide to roll over because of threats of or actual physical pain and death that may be inflicted on our friends and families. On the other hand if we just write and talk and don't bother to knock down the doors and fork up some things... well maybe we should just STFU?
It does not mean that our consciousness will remain slaves to only this existence. If physical pain is too much to endure, perhaps we will need to learn how to mentally cause our body and mind to die.
But if one walk through doors of hopes, hope that absolutely require revolutionary acts of noncooperation, there is no way to undo that walk -- And peace may not come for you, but it may come for others.
The time is now, not some point in the future when we have only time under duress to decide about the level of control we will allow death to hold over our actions.
The time is now to thoroughly be real with ourselves about whether we can accept threats of death against our families, our compatriots, or recognize that this walk is too heavy a burden and therefore we must forego what we are fighting for. I don't believe it is one or the other, but a mind consumed with the latter can still be helpful in the cause, just stay off the "street."