A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
Chapter Six: Revenge
The revolutionary cycle is predictable, dependable and measureable. The Imperial conditioning guaranteed this, but even that was only an augmentation of the natural tendencies that every descendent of the Ancients carried within them.
Violence generates its own cycle of violent reprisal with as much certainty as the orbit of a planet around its mother star.
Revolution is a turning of the wheel, oppression generates aggression, just as repression generates resistance, as suppression generates expression, and as depression generates a desire for change.
The pattern of the revolutionary cycle was Newtonian, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. While Newton’s observation did not bear themselves out in the study of physics, it was a much more reliable law in the observance of the human condition.
The agents of revenge often seek satisfaction for the principle of it. While they may desire that their actions redress a wrong, balancing the scales is not necessary. They are prompted to vengeance merely to satisfy a need, like hunger or thirst.
In this way revenge is like gluttony, it is an appetite that can never be satisfied, and while seeking to satisfy it, the agents of vengeance ultimately destroy themselves.
Revenge leaves the person unfulfilled and it invites a similar response from those targeted by its agents.
The victim of oppression lashes out and creates more victims.
In this way the cycle is perpetuated, and the society within which the cycle continues, no matter how big or small, society is caught up in it, until the community is finally destroyed in its entirety.
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