Right now, on the opening cusp of the 21st century, we the human race are living in a time that calls for Rebellion and Dissent and Difficult Questions Asked. We are living through a time in which the ability and desire for meaning-production is being engineered out of us through insidious forms of social gene-therapy. The centers of our stories are being brutally disemboweled. Our chymic weddings are being obliterated, or else sleight-of-handed from our immediate use. Hollow Form is replacing Fantastic Function. We are being tempted into a never-ending spiral of the most rampant apathy and mercenary mindsets. It is put upon the visionaries and artists and seekers to rebel against this internecine hegemony.
As I have stated here at Amid Night Suns once before, "I am not a mindless drone, I am not a zombie, I am not a hateful, selfish creature. I am Magi, Ragged. Is there a Warrior sleeping in you? Or is that Warrior already wide awake? Never lose faith in the majesty and ferocity of the human spirit. It is God, Love, Genius...it is the very essence of all of us. This is my declaration. This is the Rebellion."
And this rebellion that I speak of has more than a transient entertainment at its core. My work on this blog is geared towards more than simply helping those who come here to pass the time. My work is in service of a new kind of reign - a reign that has a warrior-spirit as its driving force. I don't take myself too seriously, but I take the work that I do here very seriously indeed. I take great care in crafting my words and my video-content in the hope that seeds will be planted, seeds that will then take root in some personally adaptive, empowering way.
"Love and Beauty and Passion are all worth fighting for. In times such as these we must love fiercely, we must perceive more keenly, and we must resist this War being waged on our minds. Bombs and guns can maim and kill, but the elites real weapons in this war are figurative. The control of association and context, sleight-of-hand, linguistic evasiveness, and a belief that we the people will sit by and do nothing - that we will pretend we do not see what is happening all around us. But I for one DO see, as I'm sure you do too."
I believe in a nourishing, healing and fearless reign -- an assemblage of individuals who are willing to ride, shoot straight and speak the truth -- for the betterment of us all. It's a huge manifesto for a little blog such as mine, but we all have to draw our lines in the sand. We all have to start somewhere. In the words of a great mage from the Infinite Myriad of Fiction, to those who seek to corrupt and enslave the human spirit: "YOU SHALL NOT PASS."
Clench your fists, realize your power, and lift your eyes to the Reign.