After COVID, I no longer wonder how Stalin, Mao, Hitler, Pol Pot happened.
Inside too many of our neighbors is a little tyrant who desires to tell you how to live your life, use violence to achiever their ends, and clothe themselves in righteousness while doing it.
Melissa Mackenzie @MelissaTweets
Tweeted on April 18, 2022
[At first I thought it rather sad it took this long for Mackenzie to realize how such things happen. Then, a chilling wave of fright swept over me as I realized that it is extremely likely that most people still don’t understand or deny the example she just gave.—Joe]
Ya, wait till they get hungry. (Long has food been the communist’s favorite weapon.)
I dare say Melissa will get a real lesson in human nature. Somehow “little tyrant” won’t describe the animal that comes out of humans.
And your absolutely correct Joe. Most humans have no clue what’s about to happen to them.
To be honest, most people don’t know how to live their lives. Many, if not most, could benefit from someone wiser to provide the correct guidance. If necessary, some level of encouragement may be needed.
It’s a little victory, but better late than never. Melissa is awake now. She’s talking to people she thinks of as friends. She will learn a bitter lesson how few of them actually are. Many will dismiss her out of hand, or tell her she’s exaggerating. But she’s awake and she sees the tyrant at work.
The few she will reach will awaken. They will go through her struggle. They will reach others.
It’s the little victories that win wars. Melissa is our victory. Melissa keeps us talking, and winning little victories as Oliver Cromwell said, “When men run out of words, they reach for swords. Let us pray to keep them talking.”
God bless Melissa and those she will talk to, the hands she will keep off swords and perhaps, for the first time in human history, we can step back from the precipice with spilling a river of blood to do it.
”Inside too many of our neighbors is a little tyrant who desires to tell you how to live your life, use violence to achiever their ends, and clothe themselves in righteousness while doing it.”
Yes, but that tyrant is oftentimes not little at all, but has the ears of all the world’s leaders. Read carefully this short article, and consider carefully the implications;
When I began to read the article, I thought it was a lament that the Catholic church was not protesting enough the march to insanity. About the 3rd paragraph I realized that I was completely wrong! The realization of the intent of the writer gave me chills. You are right. Many of the tyrants are not small at all!
Except for Kim il Jong and Kim Jong Un, and the buffoonish “Baby Doc”, every tyrant had to start out small and grow to world-shattering size through the use of applied psychiatry.
This was the point of one character in the old movie, “Cold Turkey”, in which a non-smoker took to the role of enforcer like the proverbial “duck to water”, and suggested a uniform eerily (intentionally, by the scriptwriters) similar to the Nazi Brownshirts.
The capacity humans have to deny the obvious is beyond amazing.
Most never cast of their ingrained beliefs.