If you pick almost any cross-section of 100,000 people, you’ll notice ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜† ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ป, just under the skin.

A solid 99,990 of them will ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—น๐˜† ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—บ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜†๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด.

Barbarisms such as forced medical interventions, democide, the forfeiture of basic human rights (privacy, speech, defense, movement); they’ll go along to get along, happily surrendering their own honor and the future survival of their children.

Sounds bad, doesn’t it? It is bad!

Chains in perpetuity

These are the boot lickers Sam Adams castigated; the ones on whom chains might lightly set. But interlinked rings of metal by any other name still indicate you’re someone’s chattel.

Worse still, this group of slaves will fight the unslavedโ€”the tenโ€”tooth and nail, viciously turning on them over nothing more than a difference of perspective. It’s as if they want to be enslaved and hate anyone who suggests that might not be the way to co-exist.

That’s the 99,990.

Fortunately, of the remaining ten, one sees things for what they are (the watchman on the wall) and calls it out. The nine are just as discerning and hear the call to arms, but only one has time to respond. The other eight are too timid or self-absorbed to lift a finger, even though they all see, understand and acknowledge the dire truth of the warning.

Interestingly, these eight truly think they’re serving their peers best by continually re-stating the problem, ad nauseum. They have no intention of fixing anything. No intention of joining in the fray. Doing this costs them nothing, but it makes them feel good. Almost as if they’ve actually helped.

This is the twisted caricature of human existence the watchman facesโ€”a damnable stonewall of schisms. Almost impregnable, it is solid bricks of apathy several generations thick held together by the mortar of combined indifference: the only cement strong enough to withstand years of torture and abuse. And nobody, but nobody wants to do anything except make the wall stronger.

The last thing you do is show a slave his cage when he’s accustomed to the chains.

So all told, out of 100,000 people, the watchman finds but a single ally.

A handful sees what he sees but willingly do nothing.

Tens of thousands more see nothing at all and willingly go to the slaughterhouse.

You can’t help those who won’t defend themselves. As they’re slowly and methodically herded onto cattle cars, the most you can do is quietly pray they’ll meet a swift demise at the abattoir.

You know now what they’ll know soon: The last thing they’ll see at their final resting place will be the coiled concertina and barbed wire of painful, relentless acquiescenceโ€”the avalanche of things they gave in to, the sum of which led them to this.

I’ll be clear: Our response to our despotic government has nothing to do with the need to be sure of victory before we resist. It’s about standing up against tyranny, regardless of the projected consequences.

TL;DR – We don’t need to be concerned over the outcome. We need to be very concerned that we’re not. Even. Fighting.

Hero image, caption and text are copyright 2023 by W. “Mac” McMeans
The Results Of Relentless Acquiescence
Tagged on:                     

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *