Fall is here! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. It was gorgeous here. I have to confess though that I'm so glad summer is over. It seems to have taken a toll on me this year. I've had little energy to expend on much of anything that doesn't absolutely have to be done. I'm getting better though. I've had a big dose of prepper burn-out as well. That's something that I see very little spoken of. I know it happens though. I've seen it. Heck I've been there. (recently) I've noticed a couple more bloggers have decided to shut down their blogs. One of the things about becoming a prepper is that a person will usually move into becoming more prepared mentally as well. This leads to seeking out the truth about what is going on all around us.
As the line in the movie goes " You take the blue pill, the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe." You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes." "Let me tell you why you're here. You're here because you know something. What you know you can't explain, but you feel it. You've felt it your entire life, that there's something wrong with the world. You don't know what it is, but it's there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad."(The Matrix 1999)
I think that quote just about sums up the first step in opening your eyes and making a decision to find the truth. Some will go no farther though. They are afraid of "the knowing" and will take the blue pill. The choice is ours to make. We are watching the world spiral out of control. In a way I think we are lucky to be here. That maybe we were chosen to be here at this time and in this place to make a difference in this world. We are living in a time that will be looked back on later in history. What I have to wonder is what will history say about our choices? What will our children say of our choices?
(Morpheus)"...(the) system is our enemy. But when you're inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system and that makes them our enemy. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will fight to protect it. .... "
I am afraid for our country. I'm not sure that we can, at this point, ever even return to the America our founding fathers laid out for us. I also know that I will not give up the fight for freedom. I will not lay down my guns and go quietly. I will go out kicking and screaming with everything that is in me fighting for what is ours to keep. Our freedom.
All I know is that I will continue to fight for my god given human rights. I have taken the red pill and I can feel the changes in the wind. I'll leave you here with yet another scene from the Matrix....
Neo: This... this isn't the Matrix?
Morpheus: No. It is another training program designed to teach you one thing: if you are not one of us, you are one of them.
Morpheus: I imagine that right now, you're feeling a bit like Alice. Hmm? Tumbling down the rabbit hole?
Neo: You could say that.
I see it in your eyes. You have the look of a man who accepts what he
sees because he is expecting to wake up. Ironically, that's not far from
the truth. Do you believe in fate, Neo?
Morpheus: Why not?
Neo: Because I don't like the idea that I'm not in control of my life.
I know *exactly* what you mean. Let me tell you why you're here. You're
here because you know something. What you know you can't explain, but
you feel it. You've felt it your entire life, that there's something
wrong with the world. You don't know what it is, but it's there, like a
splinter in your mind, driving you mad. It is this feeling that has
brought you to me. Do you know what I'm talking about?
Neo: The Matrix.
Morpheus: Do you want to know what it is?
The Matrix is everywhere. It is all around us. Even now, in this very
room. You can see it when you look out your window or when you turn on
your television. You can feel it when you go to work... when you go to
church... when you pay your taxes. It is the world that has been pulled
over your eyes to blind you from the truth.
Neo: What truth?
That you are a slave, Neo. Like everyone else you were born into
bondage. Into a prison that you cannot taste or see or touch. A prison
for your mind.