By Doug “Uncola” Lynn via TheBurningPlatform.com
While recovering from an injury years ago I had some time on my hands. Between various books and chapters, I watched several episodes of the HBO television series “Game of Thrones” (GoT). The show ran eight seasons from 2011 to 2019 and I found the series to be very well-produced with an impressive cast of actors and intriguing plotlines.
There are elements of fantasy in GoT as in Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” paired with echoes of epic storytelling from medieval legends like Robin Hood or King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. But what appealed to me the most in the early seasons of GoT were the gritty politics and the realistic human consequences of actions, alliances, and betrayals.
In viewing the series, one gets the feeling the make-believe Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms and the continents of Westeros and Essos may have actually existed on another universe’s timeline; but the same human interaction… the frailties, violence, sex, power-seeking, greed, and cruelty… surely occurred throughout actual history to this day.
I was skeptical of GoT at first and always looking for the “programming” HBO wanted viewers to receive. And there was some of that: Pagan gods reigned, both old and new. Honorable characters broke their solemn oaths when it suited them – some for political expediency and others to save their own lives or the lives of others. Nefarious actors thrived to the point of being outwitted and vanquished by other wicked characters. A high priestess of the “one true lord of the light” turned out to be a witch who, literally, gave birth to a murderous death shadow; and other sinister plotlines and themes as well.
At the same time, however, the GoT series revealed moments of naked honesty, surprising tenderness, and genuine humanity in even the most wicked of actors; combined with some worldly wisdom and warnings, too:
It’s hard to put a leash on a dog once you put a crown on its head.
– “Game of Thrones”, HBO
The quote above came from one of the early seasons of GoT and, we, the people, have witnessed it in action, particularly, since Covid and after the 2020 Presidential Election. We’ve seen “science” weaponized as wizards and sorceresses like former NIAID director Anthony Fauci, CDC director Rochelle Walensky, Dr. Deborah Birx, and many other “crowned” characters who conjured incantations that allowed politicians and their minions to mandate and enforce tyranny – all under the magic spell of “public safety”.
Since the “election” of 2020 we’ve watched America become a corrupt fiefdom as federal agencies like the DoJ and FBI were blatantly, and lawlessly, politicized and weaponized… even as an illicit and depraved “king” sought to disarm the citizenry and purloin the common peoples’ gas stoves, portable generators, and water heaters.
In another earlier episode of GoT, a wicked queen was accompanied by palace guards as she discussed political intrigue with one of her cunningly deceptive advisors. The advisor, a very rich and shrewd man, appeared to be withholding information as he coyly told the queen: “Knowledge is power”.
Immediately, the queen ordered her guards to seize the man. They did. She then told them to cut the man’s throat and just when the blade was at his jugular, the queen said: “Stop! I changed my mind. Take two steps back and turn around.” And the guards did exactly as she ordered.
Now, standing face to face with her trembling advisor, the queen said to him: “Power is power.”
In another scene, a prince was having a discussion with a palace advisor and referenced a nobleman who was recently beheaded by order of the queen. The advisor, seeking to make a point with the prince, asked who actually beheaded the nobleman… the queen or her guard… to which the prince replied: “The guard, of course.”
And the palace advisor replied: “Power is where people believe it is.”
Indeed. People act upon their beliefs and this is why stories rule the world. It is why totalitarian governments propagandize and censor; as these are actual manifestations of power because they help to ensure power.
Wicked spells, memory holes, and magic disappearing acts have been utilized in every kingdom since the world began; and the ensuing chaos is often just smoke and mirrors designed to hide actual tactics and maneuvers.
In warfare, for example, deception is used to fake an attack on one front so as to draw opposing troops away from another flank that will be ambushed instead.
In the Ukraine War, the chaos appears to be a global threat to the New World Order. But the propaganda is an illusion. It is the threat that self-appointed sovereigns want the plebeians to see. In reality, however, having the BRICS nations align against the West’s escalation of WWW III serves the global financial elite’s goal of de-dollarization and the economic demise of the United States.
Beneath the illusion, the kingmakers have formed alliances to centralize global structures and systems: CBDCs, international pandemic treaties, climate regulations, social justice initiatives etc., – and all in pursuit of the 17 U.N. sustainability objectives (i.e. Agenda 2030).
Therefore, in the interim, the common people must believe that two plus two equals five.
Most people trust what they think they see, and then act upon what they believe. Some yield before power to survive… even as others embrace power to thrive.
In the Game of Thrones, as demonstrated throughout history, there is no need for external or eternal truth. On the contrary, worldly power is what matters most and honor is just another strategy of the players; like a poker card to be held or released as necessary. Relativism reigns in little fiefdoms as justice becomes subject to the arbitrary whims of those who are believed to possess the most powerful alliances.
Meanwhile, the commoners toil day to day, like sleepwalkers in a bad dream.
Truth can dismantle power over time but, usually, never exactly on time.
So when there are no immediate solutions, choices still remain. Speak what is known into the void. Act courageously. Stand on what petty tyrants and their minions will not see. All else is whirling sand.
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