SUNDAY OP/ED – WHO IS “RIGHT?”

QUESTIONS

Nationally, as the illegitimate mask edicts slowly fade (for now) and the push for forcible vaccination grows, one question continues to loom over the growing battle of the government and its collaborators vs. the individual citizen:
Who is “right”?

Are those who stand defiant of arbitrary, forceful doctrine which infringes upon their personal liberties justified in their resistance?

Are the collaborators justified in giving the state carte-blanch with an ethical stamp of approval to create nonsensical, oppressive rules and laws, treating us all as they please?

Are all rules promulgated by government automatically righteous?

HISTORY

I seem to remember reading about past “laws” and “rules” which dictated that men were slaves and could be bought and sold as cattle and that only certain groups could have a voice in their government. I would not call those laws and rules righteous.

I also remember a seemingly forgotten enemy of the state who bore his cross through the streets as he was spat on and berated by the collaborators of the state. I would not call the behavior of those collaborators righteous.

MAJORITY

At times it would appear, whether truly or through deception, that those who choose to collaborate represent the “majority”. If so, what of the “majority”?

Well, someone once said ‘the road to hell is an easy, nicely paved ride, but the road to heaven, that’s a tough trip’.

Which path would the “majority” take?

SIDES

So it would seem we have two unclearly defined sides comprised of individuals that, though we may each be very nuanced in our motives and reasoning, have commonalities that are pulling us all one way or another.

On one side we have the government and its collaborators. This is a group of power: those lusting for it and those bowing to it. The impetus of that power is no longer debatable and has manifested itself within the highest levels of our state. This power group is becoming less and less tolerant of individual liberty and is in full preparation for violent oppression and conflict.

On the other side we have a group of individuals. These individuals may have nothing in common other than the desire to be individuals and to exert their own free will. These individuals do not lust for power and have difficulty bowing to it. They tend to be untrusting and discerning, with enough respect for their own discernment to form their own opinions and to question what is presented to them.

These two groups are antithetical to each other and cannot exist passively within the same state. The power group will eternally strive to subjugate the individuals, while true individuals will never submit. This is the ages long struggle that has guided our history, but the question remains, which side is right?

ONLY FREE WILL MAY CHOOSE

Throughout history, the state has strived to become the moral conscience of the masses, to guide not only the physical direction of its subjects but their spiritual paths as well. Collaborators have consistently bowed to the power of the state and accepted its guidance. At times they have truly been the vast majority of the populace, frequently making the free-willed individual a rarity. Just because they are the majority and have accepted the edicts of their masters, does that make them “right”?

If we are to leave the most important decision of our lives, the discernment between righteousness and unrighteousness, at the whim of those who lust for power, how can we ever be “right”? If we are to sacrifice our most important attribute, free will, to the authority of others, can we ever ensure our righteousness?

ANSWER

The answer is that it is up to each of us as individuals to discern, to choose what is right. Allowing others to do so for us is counter to the purpose of not only the question asked here, but to our existence as humanity.

There will always be those who decide to take the easy ride and side with power. In doing so they end up sacrificing the very attribute they use to make their choice – free will.

Then there will always be those few who take the difficult road, not because it is difficult but because free will dictates it and without individual free will, what are we? We cannot be right or wrong, we cannot truly love or hate. We are slaves to our masters, and at the whim of our master’s intent.

Free-willed decisions do not necessarily equate righteousness and decisions made of free will are not always right or always wrong, but they are always free, and that is our purpose.

So while some may choose to sacrifice what makes them free and put their spiritual fate in the hands of others, I think I’ll stand with that enemy of the state, join the unorganized, persecuted minority and take the tough trip.
I’ve got a feeling it’s the right thing to do.

Published by Jon Collins

Seeking the truth beyond the story and the story behind the truth.

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