05 January 2015
Traitors and Tyrants
In the movie 300 Xerxes tells the spurned hunchback Ephialtes:
"Your gods were cruel to shape you so, friend Ephialtes. The Spartans too are cruel to reject you. But I am kind. Everything you could ever desire, every happiness you can imagine, every pleasure your fellow Greeks and your false gods have denied you, I will grant you, for I am kind. Embrace me as your king and as your God! Lead my soldiers to the hidden pass that empties behind the cursed Spartans and your joys will be endless. You will find I am kind. Unlike the cruel Leonidas who demanded that you stand, I require only that you kneel."
Ephialtes then betrays his own people so he can have a ceremonial position in the army that he was denied because he could not meet the fitness requirement of the Spartans and would endanger the soldiers' lives. His own selfishness leads to the deaths of the people he loved and admired the most.
We are seeing this in the West. Women who are unable to meet the fitness requirement to be soldiers or fire fighters are given positions that endanger others' lives out of political correctness. Unqualified minorities are given preference in jobs over overqualified whites. The tyrants in government, who seek to replace God with the State, hand out jobs to people who are unqualified for those jobs to win votes to stay in power.
Xerxes surrounds himself with "minorities" just like Western governments do. They talk about "fairness" and "equality", but the only thing they care about is maintaining power. Statists trick useful idiots into betraying their own people to divide and rule.
Occasionally a group of people will rise up to oppose them, like during the American Revolution, people willing to sacrifice their friends, their status, their possessions, and their lives for freedom. Most times people just accept their bondage and it's up to someone close to the dictator to put an end to their tyranny, like the servant who killed Nero or the door guards who let Stalin die of a stroke in his bed chamber when doctors could have saved him during the hours of agony he spent on the floor.
I pray for the former, to spare many innocent lives, even if they were complacent in their own enslavement.