A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Saturday, April 6th, 2019
Chapter Two: Symbol
The control and management of symbology was paramount. This is why the priesthood was elevated over the military.
The symbols of rebellion are dualistic; good and evil, love and hate, light and dark, hot and cold, they are binary configurations with a zero-sum resolution.
According to the symbolic narrative an individual is either one thing or another, though in reality every person was mixed, having qualities of each.
The motivating force behind the rebellion is the quest for justice, the triumph of law, the elimination of despotism and the eradication of tyranny, this was the power behind the wave, propelling it toward its end.
The wave itself is a revolutionary image, churning and curling from trough to crest, sweeping everything in its path away and cleansing the shore where it crashes, leaving nothing behind except clear smooth sand.
There could be no compromise from the point at which the battle ensues, victory must be absolute.
Any pretense to compromise prior to the actual engagement must only ever be a ruse, a tactic of negotiation, a series of steps made for the sake of taking advantage of the field of combat when the battle comes to a head.
A rebellion needs both a hero and a villain, it requires both an object of hope and an object of wrath.
These are the sacred vessels through which the energy of the revolution must be channeled.
One vessel contains a healing salve, a balm to ease our pain, the other is poison, represents chaos, disorder and the reign of monsters.
One vessels is raised as a fetish for veneration, the other is cast down swept away and sent to the fire.
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