A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Monday, May 6th, 2019
Chapter Four: Commitment
It was not for the faint of heart.
The wavering spirit had no place here.
Revolution requires an absolute commitment from the rebels engaged in subversive activities, from anyone whose desire it is to bring about the changes they view as necessary for the satisfaction of justice, and to create the possibility of new way of life.
The rebel had to demonstrate that commitment through a variety of tests.
They had to be willing to kill or be killed, to risk everything and everyone, to destroy everything even the thing they are trying to save.
They must go through the crucible. In it they must demonstrate their blind faith in the righteousness of their cause.
There is an aphorism that guides rebel movements everywhere: Only those with the ability to destroy a thing, are able to control the thing.
If you encounter the Buddha on the side of the road, kill him.
The rebel must be willing to sacrifice everything, few are able to rise to this level. Foot soldiers, yes they number in the trillions and that type of person is always willing to throw their bodies into the line of fire.
Among their commanders this quality is much more difficult to find, it has to be cultivated.
Those with the intellectual capacity for command, are less likely to be willing to throw their lives away. Those with the ability to sacrifice anything and anyone, those people are less likely to care, even about themselves.
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