They Brought The War To Your Living Room

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A good story is one that transcends time and is culturally relevant for 1000s of years because it depicts universal truths that remain just as important to understand across multiple generations. Stories like this have the power to completely change a person’s life and perspective. There is something special about how fiction can be used to express truth. Lord of the Rings is one of those stories that will stay relevant forever.

Frodo: I wish the ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened. 


Gandolph: So do all that live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All we have to do is decide what to do with the time given to us. There are other forces at work in this world besides evil. Bilbo was meant to find the ring which means you were also meant to have it, and that is an encouraging thought.


How many of us have been bestowed burdens that make us question, “Why continue forward?” One of the greatest burdens is having the awareness to see how broken our society and culture is. Ignorance is truly bliss and awareness means understanding the people controlling most aspects of your life are pedophiles and war criminals. Our society is sick, and it is the responsibility of every conscious person to address that issue, unless they believe in leaving future generations worse off. The problem is that genuinely seeking to improve the world means actively stepping into conflict with the ruling class, which can be incredibly dangerous. 


Most of us want to avoid conflict because conflict brings risk. In previous articles, I talked about who the demoralizers are, and how to counteract them. In this article, I want to talk about the reason why individuals should seek to counteract them. Asking why is incredibly important because we need a compelling reason to enter into potential risk. For many, it was risky resisting vaccine mandates. Taking a strong stance against the destruction of our society through lockdowns was not a popular opinion. People lost their jobs, friends, were disowned by family, and even arrested for doing so. Jullian Assange may die for resisting these people. 


The battle for Middle Earth was not a battle that Frodo chose to enter into. It was one that he was called to enter because he did not have much of a choice. In the same way, conscious people are grappling with a monetary system that is crumbling and governments growing increasingly more totalitarian. Coercive government structures are always illegitimate, but in peaceful times, they can be rationalized as acceptable by many. People put up with government because they think it keeps them safe, but the reality we have today is that government is undeniably a liability that cannot be ignored.


LOTR is such a good story because it felt like the odds were stacked against the people resisting Sauran. The entire balance of the world was in the hands of two hobbits, the smallest and least significant race in Middle Earth. When you look at the leviathan ruling over us today, it can feel like resistance is futile. They want you to believe that resistance is futile, which is why they are publicly torturing Jullian Assange in front of the whole world. It is why they allow us to be aware of mass surveillance, war crimes, blatant corruption, congressional insider trading, etc. 


You may wish that none of this was happening and the ability to clearly see it was not given to you. The problem is that once you see it, you cannot unsee it, and to attempt to go back to ignorance would be soul crushing. Good and courageous people are called to action when they see danger and choose to face it rather than to hide. We can not choose what what is happening around us, but we can choose how to respond to it. 


This war for the human mind and spirit is unavoidable at this point. There are enclaves you will likely be able to retreat to, deep in the jungles, deserts, and mountains. Even there you may not be safe from what is coming. There you will have to live with the understanding of what the people you left behind are experiencing. 


The reason to make a stand against evil is because like Gandolph told Frodo, “There are other forces at work in this world besides evil.” We live in a battle of perspective and narrative, and the forces that seek to control you and enslave you want you to feel that resistance is futile. What they are doing is unnatural because the default human state is freedom. The battle ahead will be discouraging, but is winnable. The reason to continue forward is because the alternative requires us to completely kill our minds and spirits in order to survive. Either way, life ends in death and our lives are not the most valuable thing they can take from us. No, the most valuable thing we carry with us is our dignity. 


The question of why is the most important question. 

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