You’ll have to forgive the animal metaphors. They fit.
James Howard Kunstler has compared the last two years to a wild stampede of buffaloes over a cliff, which has suddenly halted and is now being turned back in the other direction.
“The whopping untruths launched onto the people of Western Civ by their governments reformatted the brains of millions so badly that they shuffled obediently into a mass formation and ran over a buffalo jump. What a stampede it has been!”
“But suddenly, the remaining buffaloes are balking at the cliff’s edge, seeing the bodies pile up below. Some of the bulls have even turned the other way and started charging back across the darkling prairie at the creatures driving the herd with their klaxons of deceit.”
And, of course, there is the enduring myth of lemmings grouping together in large formations and committing suicide by jumping off cliffs or trying to swim across the ocean, which they really don’t do.
But the tale hangs on.
Then there are the sheep. You know, that cozy group who are so docile, submissive, and agreeable that they will do anything they are asked or told without raising a fuss about it, even if it means they are going to be shorn. Or worse.
Yeah, all of these have been used to describe the actions of large numbers of people during the last two years. All of them on the receiving end of the stick. The lockdowns. The masks. The job losses. The bankruptcies. The social splintering. The separation from dying parents. The jabs. The blatant lying. The narrative shifts. The unexplained deaths, now rising rapidly. And they just take it in stride as they are piling over the cliffs regardless of others trying to warn them of the danger.
Since we are on the subject of animals, I might just as well bring up another species–rats. As in, rats deserting a sinking ship. As in, specifically the rats who deliberately drove that ship onto the rocks. That ship known as Covid, which is taking on water faster than all the oligarchs, governments, and media can bail it out. Those rats, sensing that the ship is going down, who are headed for the lifeboats, hoping to get in before someone notices they are trying to escape with their skin intact.
But there’s another metaphor I like better. It has to do with a dark room in which the rats do whatever they do until a switch is thrown and a bright light shines down on them. At that point, they forget it all and focus on only one thing–trying to find a way out of the light back into the darkness. It is actually quite hilarious to see them scrambling for the exits as fast as they can go. Unfortunately for them, the lights of truth are being switched on faster than they can run and, sooner or later, they are going to fetch up against a wall in which there are no ratholes to scurry through.
A lot of these rats are going to feel pain. Many of them are going to experience serious pain, as they should.
I am not a vengeful person, but it is absolutely necessary for the good of society, both current and future, that numerous persons who foisted this fraud on us are haled into a criminal court, hear the evidence against them, and are severely punished for their part in the show. It is time for honesty, brutal honesty, to appear in order to mitigate and bleed off the righteous anger which is bubbling just below the surface across the world. It is time for Anthony Fauci, Bill Gates, Justin Trudeau, Andrew Cuomo, Chuck Schumer, Mark Zuckerberg, Jacinda Ardern, Boris Johnson, et al., to confess their crimes against humanity AND finger the people behind the curtains who are the real string pullers. I will give Joe Biden a pass on one condition–that he finally speaks the truth about himself for once: “I didn’t have a clue and had no idea what was going on.”
There is only one thing which will heal what we have been through during the time of Covid: unvarnished truth and confessions of guilt from those who have tried to shove it down our throats.
Will that ever happen? Don’t hold your breath.
2 thoughts on “The Suicidal Stampede is near its End.”
Thanks Roger –
It is definitely not vengeance to expect justice for those who do wrong. I think it’s harder to see that done when such a large percentage of society is complicit in the same crimes – turning away for their own comfort or outright approving. I think that’s what Solzhenitsyn saw when known criminal/bureaucrats of the Soviet system retired freely and comfortably. God’s place in this (“vengeance is mine”) is not only comforting in that no one who has not repented never really gets away with wrong doing, it also is a relief in that we don’t have to feel deprived of justice even though we may not see it in this life.
Thanks again! I appreciate you and your willingness to share your thoughts.
Aaron, thank you for the comment.
You are right in this. It is one thing to seek justice, which we should. It is another thing to seek vengeance, which is God’s prerogative. We have to know the difference.
I have been working my way through Solzhenitsyn’s “Gulag” for some time and am finally about 75% finished with the first reading. A little bit at a time is enough. I see many comparatives between that society and our own present one. In fact, I am of the opinion that America right now closely resembles the period in Russia just before the Bolshevik revolution and the toppling of the Tsar. If this is correct, God help us.
One other note. I could have probably also labeled the second group of “rats” as cockroaches which also scatter as soon as light hits them. Certainly they flourish in darkness and filth as cockroaches do.