The Empire Strikes First
In every war, the winner gets to write history, and cleaning up the history books is a way to strike first as a victorious empire. Nazi Germany killed millions of people in WWII, but since Germany lost the war, in history books they are demons to say the least. America committed genocide with the American Indians and yet it is romanticized by pop culture in the cowboy and western genres. Why strike back when you can strike first?
When we look at dystopian novels that were written decades ago, it is alarming to notice the similarities they share with our modern world. George Orwell’s 1984 and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World have traits that are manifesting as a reality for us. Where do men fit in with the future of the Empire? How long can this Empire last?
“Man is neutered, like a house pet, caged and sedated into a role he has never known before. The Empire has grown so big and so efficient that it no longer needs him to be strong or to do what he once did.”
Hard times create strong men, and weak men create hard times. It is the inevitable cycle of life where great empires are built and destroyed. Unfortunately, millennials are currently living in the era of weak men that drown in ephemeral pleasure and limited desires. However, strength and greatness are determined by one’s self, and so this is the best time to seize everything you have ever wanted!