Sunday, August 28, 2016

Airborne Nation - "The War"


"The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"The War"

Chad P. Morrison, Undated

There is a war being waged right now. It is not a war oversees, in a foreign land, or even a domestic war, against terrorism. It is a war right here, in your face, happening before our very eyes, though it is not a physical war. It is an ethereal and psychological war for the hearts and minds of the people. This government wants you to believe that you can live happily and be satisfied with an uneven mortgage, a thankless job, a false sense of community, or even, a family which, upon examination, is actually thin as paper. They want you to believe they are infallible. They want you to follow them blindly. They want you to give all that you have left, right up until you have fallen over and expended your final breath. In the mean time, they want to glean from you every last ounce of profit that they can manage. They need you to believe in their propaganda. They need you to believe in their authority, and they need you to believe in their divinity. What happens if you can't play the game? What happens if you can't conform to their rules? You get marginalized, or worse, thrown away. People like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Ida B. Wells believed in something much greater than this farcical dream. They believed in, and gave their lives for, a higher purpose. For them, the human species was not inherently evil but perpetually good. Was Dr. King naive? Having seen his brothers killed, and his sisters raped, was he naive? No, my fellow citizens, he was not naive. He knew full well what happens when people buy into their darker side. People have a choice which side they will serve. Dr. King chose the right side in spite of the consequences, and despite his own flaws. Whom will you choose to serve in this war? Will you side with justice or injustice? Or worse, will you refuse to take a side?

"Supplemental" - Kent Allen Halliburton, Sunday, August 28, 2016

This question that floods the mind, now, is where does one go with this? What exactly needs to be done next? Education, education, education! The people need to be aware of how intense the war for their very being truly is. They need to know where the attacks are coming from and where they are safe. They need to know who their enemies are and who they can trust as friends. More than anything else, though, they simply need to be made self aware. They need to be woken up. They need to be reminded that they can actually think for themselves. That is where the work begins.

The original version of this article was published at http://airbornenation.yolasite.com/the-war.php.

1 comment:

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    Or to Say anything about Bernie losing his voice...
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