your point across.
I know. I know. It is daunting to fight the monetary monster on his home court. The stands are filled with his fans and he has already paid off the officials. It would be nice to bring this Grendle to its knees with one bolt of righteous lightning from above...but it ain't gonna happen that way. This is a game we are going to have to grind out with muscle and blood. Of course by the very nature of the beast's playbook, he is going to expose himself to harm. And we are meant to use this to our advantage. But the key to this offense is us. Not metaphysics. Not waiting on or depending upon any help from an imagined balance of good versus evil that lives in the nether world, and that will intervene on our behalf. This kind of thinking is just what the monster wants from you. He knows to his very evil core that we have no such ally. We have us. And that is no bad thing. If we can put superstition behind us. There will be plenty of time to thank the 'almighty whatever', after we have won. I for one will be asking him where the hell he was in the second half when we could have used another player...but that's as may be.
Buddhists, in their admirable meekness had their asses kicked out of their homeland, and Buddha didn't seem to care. He didn't intervene with his Karma. As a matter of fact, imperial governments throughout history have been fully aware that the thing that stops them in their hegemony is not divine. It isn't an invisible force from above. It is a the very real force of the human body being stopped short by the force of gravity at the end of
I just finished playing both "Portal" video games. I know...what is the timster doing playing games in times like these? Well, I have always been attracted to puzzles. Games that require critical thinking to solve. They sharpen one's thinking skills. And hell, they are fun, dammit.
Anyway these types of puzzle games teach a very real-world lesson, thinks I. Evil can be overcome in the real world. With EFFORT. Not resignation. You can't win if you resign your game to some unseen balance. You will fall into the pit that the beast wants you in. I'm not talking about point-and-shoot vid games. Yawn. I want to use my brain(what little there is). It provides endless joy to outwit, and there have been few times in history as much as the present, that this skill is required of us all. Instead of on our knees, we should be at the drawing board. Nothing positive happens in these games, as well as real life, unless and until you make it happen with your brain. I like that. And so should you. You have a brain. Use it instead of cowering in the corner with your 'faith' that the bad guy will get his. That smacks of resignation. If metaphysical enthusiasts can cite an instance in history, in which divine intervention won the day for those seeking justice, I'll eat this essay and the computer with which I type it.
The beast, whether she is named Glados or Israhell, does not play by the rules of imagined playing-field levelers in the sky. These beasts know better. Therefore they have the advantage on the kind hearts and meek outlook of the religious masses. They cheat. They know that right isn't might. They have learned the reverse to be true.
We are indeed at yet another time of 'crisis'. A time when those in power of most all governments of the world act without the mandate of their countryman. This is not a time to cower in the pews, or rely upon the faith that serves one in better times. This is a time to salute the JPTB the only way they understand.