Monday, September 12, 2016
Where Does Your Alligiance Lie?
One problem with long slow declines like the one we find ourselves in today is that there are no simple answers for the big questions. Oh in the end there certainly are simple solutions but there just aren't any simple questions or answers to go with them any longer. In the case of our current long slow slide we have entered territory no other civilization even dreamed of before due to politics of "feelings" like feminism and multi-culturalism that further muddy the waters.
One group feels they are persecuted. Government institutions move to make them feel less persecuted and end up persecuting other groups to appease the first. A vicious endless cycle that eventually leaves no group feeling any particular allegiance to any institution.
From a personal standpoint I certainly have little faith or feel much allegiance to any institution these days. Local churches seem to adhere to the same racial and gender biases as any government institution that I have seen. Local law enforcement seems to want to fill their ranks with "Judge Dredd" type thugs more than anything else and have no problem making up laws to harass whomever ends up in their particular cross hairs for whatever reason.
Individually I have few issues though but the final test in how things play out between all the local individuals has never been put to the test either.
I think this lack of a place to put one's allegiance is perhaps the scariest part of the long slow decline. Unlike Faramir who at least had his kingdom and city in decline to still hold some faith in we are more like the Ents. Lost in our own little areas with no allies and no one who truly wants to respect our own interests.
What rally cry would I follow? For love of country? A country that currently ignores the Constitution it was founded under and gives special benefits to those with different anatomy or darker skin than I because it says I don't deserve to be treated the same. I don't think so.
A church? One that refuses to allow men to volunteer for certain positions (Because well you know) but encourages women to volunteer for everything? Nah... I'll pass.
I guess like Treebeard in "Lord of the Rings" all I can say is "I am not on any bodies side because no one is on my side".
But there sure are a few Suramon's out there aren't there?
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!!!!