A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Saturday, March 30th, 2019
Chapter Two: Seed
In as much as Jim was a scientist and an explorer, he saw the work that he was engaged as analogous to farming.
The seeds of rebellion were ideas, they were simple and beautiful constructs. They were ideals to be planted in the hearts and minds of the people. He cared for seeds nurturing them through the dreams of those experiencing injustice.
He carefully prepared the field and then he planted the ideas.
Jim did not foster systems of injustice for pleasure or from indifference. His aim was strictly utilitarian. Some would have to suffer and many would die, but it was all for the greater good, distributed to the greatest number.
The vessel he was looking for had to carry within them a visceral reaction to the experience of suffering.
For a rebellion to flourish, the people required the expectation of justice, for it to grow in strength the people required the experience of injustice.
Like a seed planted in the dark soil, the people and the vessel that would emerge from them, required the experience of darkness, despair, in order to condition them to reach for the light
Just like the shoots of a plant springing from the earth, the spirit of rebellion requires the wind of adversity to blow against, this will transform the fresh green stem into a tall and sturdy stalk, capable of supporting the weight of its fruit, long enough for it to mature and drop, scattering thousands of tiny new seeds.
The field had to be turned over, made new, rotated from time to time and let to be fallow.
There was a rhythm to the work he was engaged in, a subtlety that the Continuum could never appreciate, and because of that it did not notice.
The Continuum also used the experience of injustice, it used injustice for its own purpose, but only for the sake of the drama that ensued from it. There was no greater end, the end was suffering, and the vicarious enjoyment of it by the Collective.
Injustice was promulgated for the pleasure of the few.
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