A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Thursday, April 11th, 2019
Chapter Seven: Revolution
A revolution is a turning of the wheel.
Every revolution had a predictable outcome, a return to the beginning.
If the revolutionaries succeeded in their ambitions the survivors must move quickly to consolidate their power, and to set themselves up as the new overlords. To do this they must rapidly quash all dissent. The most effective means of doing this is the complete eradication of the remaining enemy forces.
The old order had to be swept away, cleansed completely, man woman and child, the entire family along every extension, to the seventh generation, everyone must be put to the sword and consumed in the fire.
The revolutionaries had to become tyrannical, ruling by fiat, or the old order would reassert itself. Once the last vestiges of the enemy forces had been rooted out, they had to cleanse their own ranks.
There was no other way.
Cabal’s had to be snapped, columns had to be broken. Leadership could never be shared by those who are perpetually hungry for power.
Sometimes this happened within a single generation, at other times it takes two or three, but the transformation is inevitable. A revolutionary movement will always transform itself into a despotic regime.
It becomes what it beheld, content that it has done right.
A new rebellion will foment, it will concentrate under pressure, and without fail the wheel will turn again.
There is no escaping it.
It is the basic dilemma of being human.
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