What Would You Be Willing To Fight For?
'The step from Culture to Civilization is a fall; it is the onset of senility'
Some of you may have seen this Tweet. It is from frequent guest on my show, Auron MacIntyre. It’s his ‘pinned’ Tweet and causes much weeping and gnashing of teeth.
A dear friend (I'll call Friend A) was sent a screenshot of this Tweet by someone they know (I'll call Acquaintance B) who said they hated the Tweet. Friend A sent it back to Acquaintance B highlighting the word ‘just’ commenting: “It's right, though.”
Acquaintance B responded to Friend A with this:
Friend A responded to this unattributed quote as such:
Ah, see, we aren't in total disagreement. The tweet you shared has an operative word here. The word "just." As in only, exclusively, entirely. There is nothing wrong with wanting to be left alone. I want to be left alone. But I don't "just" want to be left alone when faced with an enemy that wants to win. His point is that apathy and inaction pave the trail to tyranny and oppression. When engaged in a war, and we are, we can no longer "just" want to be left alone. The quote you sent me explains that fairly well. The men described in that quote didn't "just" want to be left alone. They realized they were in a fight and they rose and fought. Which is exactly the point. Exactly what has to happen if we are to win. No more "just wanting to be left alone." We will have to earn that.
My response to Friend A when they shared the unattributed quote with me was:
Notice, there is nothing here that mentions that these men have children, only ‘those they love’. That's purposeful. It seems to imply ‘reaction’.
"Why do these men want to be left alone?"
There's an assumption here of a social contract. Social contracts are very real but they don't bind us to a State or authority, they bind us to each other, those who share a culture and values. If it has to be written down it's useless. Someone can make it mean something else. It's not matching tattoos, dressing a certain way or a secret handshake. Anyone suggesting any of those should be shunned. It's understanding. It's unwritten. It's our souls feeling a pull toward one another knowing we'd hurt anyone who tried to harm any one of us.
We JUST want to be left alone. But try to harm any one of us. Try to take our culture from us. Please don't, but we will be ready.
There is no greater bond than shared values. Especially when those values are grounded in something real. Love, common values and respect trump politics, economics, etc. Someone wrote long ago, “And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”
What would have been a new scooter, or a family vacation, or any number of other purchases over the last couple of years have been instead freezers and canning supplies and gardens and ammunition and guns.
Humans will fight for safety and primal needs (shelter, water, food) but wont do it if they they are safe and all needs are met. We are not there...yet.
The psychopaths controllers know that of course that is why food drives and all the other things that help masses of people to feel safe and comfortable exist.
The second post, reminds me of the Palestinian condition. This is when you are opressed and death becomes more comfortable than life.
I totally I get that.
This is when the safety part is already gone and you become stripped of everything as a human being and live in condition I call "hell on earth". It is life the elephant in the room I have been struggling with, religion, faith, search for God.....this is the wrong place to discuss it.
Three things are necessary to unlock the will to fight. And I mean physically fight as a group, and a society....
1. Loss of safety and loss of primal needs (shelter, water, food).
2. Shift the degree of fear factor : the perspective of xyz future life must be more scarier than death itself.
3. The goal of a better future....a vision that MUST go beyond what the current narrative is offering us.