This Is Not Your Father’s Lone Ranger

This is how it always happens.

The corrupt seize power through attrition. They take advantage of the fact most people just want to get on with their lives. The corrupt infiltrate like a cancer and suddenly they’re everywhere.

And because they know they’re corrupt, because they know no one is on their side, because they know they can’t get away with their shit indefinitely, they slap down anyone who dares speak out. Not stand up to them — just speak out.

And one day they do that to someone who won’t be pushed around.

This is an old, old, old story. It’s like a strand of DNA in human history that constantly comes around again and needs to unwind itself to restore health to the human body of society.

Jesus was tempted with everything possible. He rejected it.

Gandhi was alienated despite his credentials. And rejected his standing.

Mandela spent decades in prison. And won.

And it looks more and more like this every day…

And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.

And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.

And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.

And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.

And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.

And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.

And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.

And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

Revelation 6: 1-8

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

In the midst of oppression and at the edge of chaos, someone gets pissed-off and says, Someone has to do something, goddammit!

He gets other people to see it as he does and in the midst of hyperinflation, starvation, and chaos, there is great death because he is opposed in his quest for justice.

So the lesson is this, you smug pricks in power who are sucking the life out of us with your sociopathic criminality: When that one person who’s pissed-off stands up, surrender immediately.

Because the minute that one person stands up, he will not be through until every single one of you is dead.

Because there is no compromise with cancer. It must be wiped out.

The person you are creating out there is not a new Jesus, or Gandhi, or Mandela.

Read your history.

That person out there is your doom.

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