How to ruin the book of a nobleman
There is comedy to be found in this. Albeit not very funny for the noble dissidents.
They are a movement, it is true, but if we were to really put this movement up against the other movement – the controlling movement, the progress movement – then we see some of the comedy (this vs. this). It is a gathering of people without money, whom believe in informing the world of what is wrong. I am truly all for it, I search for these informers far and wide, but I’m part of a minority. “EYY! BUT PROTESTS ALL OVER!!!!”. Yes, true. There are protests, but not made up of people like me, and definitely not made up of people like the dissident gathering of people without money, whom believe in informing the world of what is wrong (I’ll call them “noblemen” from now on, for they are noble). Protests have never consisted of those people. Now they have, at times been spurred on by these people, but never in the direction those people wanted to spur it in. The people whom direct the protests are of a different sort. They know how to simplify and how to omit what is not serving the purpose. A successful protest leads to regime change. A successful protest is always guided by false assumptions, or at best half truths, because they omit what isn’t serving the purpose, which is regime change – and therefore truth is lost. Regimes arisen from protests always build on falsehoods, and these will inevitably break the regimes back (and yes our regime did rise from successful protests). We are seeing such a break currently, albeit in slowmotion – or perhaps it always happens slowly until the final pop. Protest can only be successful in dying regimes. Regimes in their prime, won’t loose to protests. Protests are a sign of deterioration. But old cars sometimes run for a very long time. Protests are a sign of the inevitable, but not with a date of expiration attached. The noblemen sense the inevitable and normally do so ahead of time, because that is part of what makes them noble, a keen sense for smelling out the rot. Once they have seen it they cannot look away, they must bring attention to it, and they do so with the utmost of good intentions, but a mob is a mob. Mobs are ruled by simplicity, not the complexity of why, when and where the rot set in, and how to fix the rot without collateral damage. Some men understand that there is rot and know how to guide a mob. They don’t mind simplicity. They don’t mind the methods. They care about the goal, which may be a goal described by noblemen, but never achieved in the spirit of the nobleman, and never without loosing the nobility in the process – a mob is a mob.
Protests consist of a crowd. Protests are noisy. Protests are emotional. Noblemen don’t like crowds, don’t like noise and try not to be guided by their emotion. Protests are inherently not-noble – it’s a screaming mob with placards! Truth don’t fit on a placard, people whom genuinely search for truth are humbled by the process in ways that leaves them incapable of screaming slogans in crowds. The people who read these noblemen are also left incapable of screaming in a crowd. But a few readers are capable of leading a crowd. Those capable of screaming in crowds might have read and listened to the one who read the nobleman and was capable of leading a crowd (the charming brute). The charming brute is noble of stature and sounds noble in speech, but his thinking is brute. He likes crowds because it’s an audience, he likes noise because he’s the cause of it and he loves a mob because he can direct it. His mind simplifies, it turns noblemens books into quotes.
Why is this simplicity bad, because the world is complicated – you can’t force a hamster into a toaster without at least ruining the hamster. A hamster is not a slice of toast although they share some features – they are edible and of similar sizes when squashed. In order to eat the hamster, preparation is in order. It must be killed first, preferably painless and without your kids noticing. Then it needs to be skinned. Then it’s intestines needs to be removed – and it’s all very difficult because it’s a small animal, you need a steady hand and a very sharp scalpel. And also where’s the tenderloin? Does it even have one? And last it’s very easily overcooked and probably tastes like chicken anyway.
Perhaps the hamster should never have been the choice of protein in the first place. But a mob is a mob, and it will get the hamster in the toaster – it will not find the tenderloin.
See there is comedy to be found in this, but it doesn’t bode well for the noblemen. They are a nice group of people, actually one of the nicest. And once in a blue moon a noblemans writing will fall in the hands of a true ruler, but he will never be a director of crowds, he will always be a leader of an army. An army follows orders, a mob follows emotions. A simple order don’t ruin the entire battle plan. A simple placard will ruin the book of a nobleman.