The Dreams of Ridiculous Men

I think about Dostoevsky’s short story “The Dream of the Ridiculous Man” often. It’s the ending that always gets me. It’s the only part of the story, aside from the very beginning, that has stuck with me after reading it over 30 years ago. The Ridiculous Man says:

And yet how simple it is: in one day, in one hour everything could be arranged at once! The chief thing is to love others like yourself, that’s the chief thing, and that’s everything; nothing else is wanted — you will find out at once how to arrange it all. And yet it’s an old truth which has been told and retold a billion times — but it has not formed part of our lives! The consciousness of life is higher than life, the knowledge of the laws of happiness is higher than happiness — that is what one must contend against. And I shall. If only everyone wants it, it can be arranged at once.

But everyone does not want it. The truth is, many want something entirely different. I don’t know what to do with that. What is the best way to fight evil? Must one fight evil with evil? Is the fight against evil, the necessary evil required to finally destroy genuine evil? Or will that simply make us evil as well?

What does Matthew 10:16 mean?

Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves.

There has always been evil in the world. I’m stating the obvious, I know. It lurked under the surface while we engaged in our private lives. But now we face this evil exposed and it appears in many ways to relish its own exposure, to revel in showing us just how evil evil can be. The pretense has slipped away and we find ourselves staring into the face of Satan. For those of us who are awake, who have not been successfully propagandized by our government and its willing and useful idiots, the face of Lucifer looms over everything that has recently come to light.

Our enemies are not the Chinese, Russian or Ukrainian citizens. Our enemies are the governments and elites of the world, now exposed in ways they never have been before. Our enemies are also the people who are ignorant to all this, who have been brainwashed and terrified into submission. In The Matrix Morpheus says this:

The Matrix is a system, Neo. That 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 inert, so hopelessly dependent on the system that they will fight to protect it.

It’s why people are defensive about the jab, why they refuse to admit the obvious adverse effects are caused by the vaccine, why they are so easily swayed by the newest directives from the government.

If we are to win, it seems to me the only way to do it, without sacrificing some part of our virtue, our very soul, that part of us that keeps evil at bay, is through massive civil disobedience. If the Ukrainian and Russian soldiers all at once threw down their guns and left their tanks and equipment on the battlefield and walked home to their families, the war would be over. It could all be arranged at once. That, of course, will never happen.

The Canadian Truckers gave us a glimpse of what could happen. Those that did protest were a small percentage of the actual number of truckers in Canada. What if 10 or 20 or 30 percent of the truckers in Canada protested? What if the same thing happened in the U.S? Or better yet, what if it was 30 percent of the entire population of those countries? What if 30 percent of us said, no more? No, we will not comply. What then?

I don’t know how these things happen, how such things enter into the consciousness of the populace, or what civil disobedience on a massive scale would look like. Would we all stop working? Would we all just drive our vehicles onto the freeway, park them and leave them there all across the nation? Would we all just stop using Amazon and Facebook and Twitter? Would we all stop paying our taxes? Would we all march down to our nearest government buildings and stand there until every single official resigned? Stand there and sleep there and never leave until our freedoms are restored? Could this happen worldwide? Could masses of people surround the World Economic Forum and demand they disband? Could they do something similar in China?

Or is all of this just wishful thinking?

I am not a great man. I do not have a great mind. I am not a rich or powerful man. I would not be considered a successful man.

But what I am, as so many of us are, is a man who loves his son and his wife more than life itself. I love my family and my friends. And I love and miss the freedoms I once possessed, that I am losing daily because of rich, powerful, evil men.

In the second book of the Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers, King Theoden says:

Now my heart is doubtful. The world changes, and all that once was strong now proves unsure. How shall any tower withstand such numbers and such reckless hate? Had I known the strength of Isengard was grown so great, maybe I should not so rashly have ridden forth to meet it.

I am not sure how we withstand the reckless hate we are now seeing. But I swear to you, my fellow citizens of the world, I will rashly ride forth with all of you to meet it.

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