When the people themselves flinch in the face of inevitable material reprisals from the powers-that-be, and refuse to drive their leaders further, how can the leaders go forward?
Alas, until the people are ready to recognize the level of sacrifice required not only to stop the latest band of murderers, torturers, and thieves, but to change the whole vile game forever, their leaders can do no better.
Given that Mother Nature is issuing us all our death warrant, one might think that the people would be more willing to recognize that their lives are already forfeit, a thousand ways from Sunday. One might imagine that the people would be more inspired to voluntarily offer their lives for the possibility of stopping this horrific cycle of violence for good.
For can a rational person look at the dynamics on the ground today and do anything but imagine that conditions are going to get tougher—maybe unimaginable tougher—from here forward? Can a rational person fail to see that conditions for any of us could easily, immediately, and unpredictably devolve to a point where living is obviously worse than physical death?
Only a rational person who has failed to Truly enter into the reality of suffering here…
Given that conditions on the ground are most likely to get worse—even as, or before they get better—one might imagine that more people would be willing to take a chance, risk their lives for the Truth, knowing that death now might well be a mercy…
But we see that, for the most part, it is not so.
Since our species—despite all our advancements—has largely proven ourselves unwilling to acknowledge that all our lives belong to the Mother, that we exist always at Her Will, and to demonstrate our understanding by being willing to die if necessary to stand against rape and pillaging of Mother Earth, it seems likely that She will end our adolescent reign of totalizing destruction in the only way we’ve left open to Her.