In the opening scenes of F.W. Murnau’s 1926 silent film classic, “Faust”, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse introduce an ongoing contest between Satan and his opposite in the form of a heavenly angel who are in a fight over hearts and minds and turf. The notion offered forth by the angel being that the choice to choose one’s destiny for the better represents the most wondrous feature of heaven and earth. And the response in kind from Satan suggesting that mankind is hopelessly locked in useless material pursuits. This contest is posed as an eternal struggle where both salvation and absolute doom is always in question. For what could be worst than to live a trivial completely empty existence timidly nursing fragile protective beliefs? Yet what could be worst still than to be led down a road willingly ever further into perversity by those who one expects to trust in yet, it turns out, are only there to lead them astray into all manner of debauchery? It is too bad that so many in our world have lost the ability to distinguish the later equivalent from the former or spontaneously fabricate something functionally more meaningful on their own. What can an individual seemingly uninvolved with the struggles of a larger throng do against the overwhelming force of their sheer numbers which trod forth unstoppably over them?
Perhaps, I offer, the simple act of nothing. Nothing freaks out the controlling families of elites across the planet like the uncertain potentials of fickle human thought. The most feared undesirable response of the world population to the maxims of control would be to without any discernible reason lay down all assigned tasks and responsibilities to cease any further participation. This used to be known as a strike in the old days but I am suggesting something more where all just have spiritually, emotionally and rationally simply moved on. This is why there is every possible attempt to prevent the initiation of same, both day and night through every means imaginable and many more beyond human imagination. If the independence of free will is tolerated then palaces and cathedrals of all kinds must fall. This is why the old reliable motivators of Conquest, Famine, War and Death, are reliably summoned to appear on earth by the command of our leaders. And as It appears that it is very possible for anyone to bring into being one’s own preferred sense of reality through, if nothing else, habitual fixations. Being led into perpetrating one’s own darkness merely generates its collective presence over all. If we live in dark times then one must question their own willingness to tolerate this manifestation. There may not be any freedom left in our society but there is always free will and a good laugh in the face of those who smugly think that they can so easily take it away.