03 Apr Be Patient by Hunter Riggins
Publishers Note: Hunter is a young man I have had occasion to meet only in the ether on the Interweb. He is a bright and enthusiastic abolitionist who came to it at an early age. He is yet another budding guest author who has offered me an essay to publish to help lessen my writing burden. I am crafting two more books this year and time is a harsh disciplinarian. In the following effort, he offers a simple but vital remedy to what ails most of us in these tempestuous times in the Endarkenment in the USSA. Enjoy. -BB
The world is indeed waking up. I’ve noticed this reoccurring theme of cynicism throughout individuals I talk to who are actually intelligent enough in the first place to understand the puppet show right in front of our eyes, see it as though it will never change. Being somewhat of a pessimist myself, I can definitely understand this but if you can force yourself for just one moment to look at it all objectively, you may come to understand the situation from a different perspective.
Throughout history, there have been two types of people: those like us (you that are reading this right now) who are proactive and are the first to seek out the issues within society and the world itself in order to “keep the ball rolling” in an evolutionary sense. We are Progressives, but not as the State or many common folk would describe. Instead, we are progressive in that we simply want to create a world that is desirable to live in. one that is free of oppression from the State or our blinded brother and sister.
Then, there are those who simply follow along. They (understandably so) only do what is necessary to get from point A to point B without questioning why they have made the journey in the first place. We’ve given them more names than I can even think of, we like to call them “asleep” or “sheeple”. I don’t mean to speak of them in a demeaning or negative tone, because “The mind only sees what the eye’s allow”, therefore you should not look down upon them, pity them, or even be ashamed. In fact, by calling them the names I referenced earlier, we have done what the State has done to us: it lowers their status from fellow man, to lesser-than human.
Is that now what our fight is against in the first place? I’m not here to just call you anyone out or take the route of “holier than thou”, but to point out a problem and pose a solution. Instead, be patient. Likely, unless you were born into a family that was by nature already aware of the evil that is the State, you were asleep once too. Be willing to compromise in order to reach the goal that is true freedom. Being an anarchist, libertarian, or even someone who just wants smaller government means you may find yourself conflicted when someone proposes an idea that reduces the size of the State without destroying it… This is still a step forward. Understand that they are the same as you, and whether they realize it or not, the only desire they have is to live free, be happy, make mistakes, and face the consequences themselves in order to learn.
Unfortunately, with the existence of these people who are less inclined to seek truth, they will not evolve as we do. It’s not something they seek and so they require a stimulus, something that will “prod” them into questioning the entire ordeal. Those of us who are awake look around and see people who don’t care and don’t question. It’s easy to become pessimistic, cynical, even somewhat arrogant and claim “things will never change…”. I’m here to ask you to be patient.
I’ve noticed within my generation (I’m young, only 19) a massive change in the way things are done. I am among those who are ambitious, and I thank my parents for that. Many get stuck in the route of wanting handouts and waiting for the world to align itself to their will. Personally, I’m still working within the system. I work between 20 and 60 hours a week while going to university on scholarship in order to get a job that will sustain me and a family. Even before I was put through the amount of stress I’ve come to experience, I was asking questions. Since then I’ve done quite a lot of questioning and research within not just my group of friends, but acquaintances I meet every day or through social networking and there is always a reoccurring theme… People are getting sick and tired of it all. They may not understand what “it” is, but they all agree something is indeed wrong and needs to change. My generation specifically is tired of doing what is asked of them and even going above and beyond, only to be put in debt and beaten down regardless. We are chasing the “American Dream” still as many others are, and even those who are working the hardest aren’t being rewarded. Now I know many of you will read this and say, “well why are you wasting your time?” and that isn’t the point. The point is that it’s all reaching a tipping point now. Those people who are asleep, the ones who live in this world and society we have created without asking questions are receiving a stimulus that forces them not out of desire, but out of nature to ask “Why am I doing this?”. My point in telling you all this, which you probably already know and understand, is to ask you to be patient. Be patient with those whom you find unintelligent. Be patient with those who you find distracted. Be patient with the youth and with your fellow man in general because now society is hitting a wall…one that forces the evolution of society to no longer depend on the proactive people like us, but on the very direction of the world as a whole. Be patient in order to give yourself peace which will only manifest itself in a clear mind and make you a more effective and integral part in the revolution against the State.
It may take the entire system as a whole collapsing before we have the opportunity to bring about the end of the State as a whole…but until then we must function within it. Being patient and optimistic will only keep your mind focused and improve the chances of less destruction and death being necessary in order for a free world to prosper in the end.