Friday, February 9, 2018

Politics and me

Treebeard: The Ents cannot hold back this storm. We must weather such things as we have always always done.
Merry Brandybuck: How can that be your decision?!
Treebeard: This is not our war.
Merry Brandybuck: But you're part of this world! Aren't you? You must help! Please! You must do something.
Treebeard: You are young and brave, Master Merry. But your part in this tale is over. Go back to your home.
Pippin Took: Maybe Treebeard's right. We don't belong here, Merry. It's too big for us. What can we do in the end? We've got the Shire. Maybe we should go home.

Merry Brandybuck: The fires of Isengard will spread. And the woods of Tuckborough and Buckland will burn. And all that was once green and good in this world will be gone. There won't be a Shire, Pippin.

This is the reason I care about politics and news, all things happening everywhere (in my country and other parts of the world).

Most people (my mom and my relatives included) think that because it doesn't affect their lives now that anything happening in politics or anywhere far from them will never affect them.

Or maybe they think that they can't do anything about what's happening that they can only talk about it and not ever be a "player" in the game, just a spectator.

That's why I love our national heroes, our catholic saints, those new heroes (in my eyes at least) like Satoshi Nakamoto, Aaron Swartz, the Bitcoin Core developers, etc. I don't think that there is a fork in the road (at the moment)  of the core devs where they have to choose between living a comfortable life or fight against the powers that be that will put their lives and their families lives in danger... I don't know, but I think it will come someday...

Our national heroes , our catholic saints, have their own lives to live, they have their own families, they were not people who just came out of nowhere, had the courage and fought for what they think is right, they chose to do it in spite of the dangers.

I don't know yet, how I'm going to affect change in the world, but I will just organize my life first before anything else lolz. Or maybe I'll just remind myself of this:

Inscription on the tomb of an Anglican Bishop in Westminster Abbey:

“When I was young and free and my imagination had no limits, I dreamed of changing the world. As I grew older and wiser I discovered the world would not change –
So I shortened my sights somewhat and decided to change only my country, but it too seemed immovable.

As I grew into my twilight years, in one last desperate attempt, I settled for changing only my family, those closest to me, but alas, they would have none of it.

And now I realize as I lie on my deathbed, if I had only changed myself first, then by example I might have changed my family. From their inspiration and encouragement I would then have been able to better my country,

And who knows, I might have even changed the world.”

I think it was also the point of the new book by Dr. Jordan Peterson, "12 rules for life" to fix your life first before criticizing the world around you. I'm going to buy that book one of these days and maybe it'll be my guide for the year and maybe I'll have the best year of my life in 2018 lolz. But I think I'm going to search for bible verses equivalent of his rules lolz. Idk.

Anyways, back to my point of politics and me, whatever is happening around the world is like a fire burning and the fire will spread and someday it will come to my country and the exact place where I live in. So, if I can do something now, with the limited resources I have, I'm going to do something about it. (of course this will sound woo woo to some people) But first and foremost, I'm going to pray. Mama Mary in the Fatima apparitions had warned against the world war 2 happening and asked us to pray the rosary. Since people didn't do it, ww2 happened... I don't blame them, even today, I can't pray the rosary everyday. I don't really like praying the rosary, it feels so heavy to pray, but maybe someday I'll get over that feeling and pray it devoutly... for now, I'm just going to pray the angel's prayer in the Fatima apparitions:

My God, I believe, I adore, I hope, and I love You. I ask pardon for those who do not believe, do not adore, do not hope, and do not love You.


Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, I adore You profoundly, and I offer You the Most Precious Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all the tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifferences by which He is offended. And by the infinite merits of His most Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg the conversion of poor sinners.

That's what I'm going to pray for now, plus my personal petitions. And take actions where I can. Oh by the way, I'll never run for any position in the government, I don't want to die at a young age lolz. I can't lie and kiss ass of other people I don't like, so I don't think I'm fit for politics. Maybe when I become a tycoon I'm going to support the politicians I like.

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