Zombie Drive-by Liberty is earned through eternal vigilance

13Jun/111

Some kinda way out of here

It's important to regularly check to see if we're standing on certain ground, because if you're really exploring you're probably not where most people usually walk. The next step might be off a cliff, especially considering that the creatures that tried to fence you in also had confusing road signs put up, and yes, the bullshit vendors do deliveries too.

The perhaps unwitting father of modern bullshitting tactics, Saul Alinsky, said that “One acts decisively only in the conviction that all the angels are on one side and all the devils on the other.” If we want our world back, we need to ignore that rule. It doesn't seem to ever be as simple as demons and angels, or heroes and villians, but the kind of people who would take everything for themselves and only think about others enough to avoid getting caught in the act, have had the luxury of never having to think or feel that far.

For a long time we've increasingly given over our thoughts and our lives to whoever had the ability to shout into our souls the loudest. From somewhere we got the image of a spotless and perfect hero, and it's driven us to be terrified of failure. So we've avoided confrontation with what we felt was wrong, because it was convenient and everyone was doing it. We've had twisted and ruined versions of our own ideas and our own lives sold back to us, which we gave up in good faith to the wrong people when it wasn't simply taken away, and we've been weakened to the point where the darkness could take us over if we decided we wanted to be part of it.

There might always be a chunk of the population who need to be told what to do because somehow they've become convinced that they're not qualified to lead the life they've been gifted, and they may continue to be led against their own best interests. But an inkling of a whisper from the hairs standing up on the back of my neck suggest that once you reclaim your own life, not much can stand in your way.

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  1. * “…once you reclaim your own life, not much can stand in your way.”*

    Yes. *And*. It’s not easy, but it may be described as simple.

    Love,
    Terri in Joburg


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