originally posted by: Verse
Negan and his guys are in the 100's. I've never felt such dread in this show like when I watched last season's finale.
Negan was toying with them all the time and made it clear we saw he had a whole army...and our guys are mad few...no way for them to fight back
really. This is the first time in TWD I really feel like they're facing the impossible.
See. I don't think so.
Numbers can mean everything OR they can mean absolutely nothing IF you calculate the numbers based upon each INDIVIDUALS commitment to the cause.
Whatever the cause is.
There have been sooo many Armies since forever that have lauded the balance sheets yet lost the battle.
Why? Get's REAL simple when it's not you and your thousand other troops facing me...but YOU facing ME.
When that moment comes it boils down to raw bones BELIEF.
Do you believe in your cause? The reason for your fight? Will you sacrifice everything for it? Will you DIE for it? And right now?
I'm picking the vast majority of Negan's followers are there through FEAR.
There'll be those who are there because they weren't cuddled enough by their parents, have unresolved issues, are all kindsa DSM-V certifiable
nutso...but the vast majority will be simply scared and scarred people just inevitable trying to see their next sunrise in a world that no longer
guarantees them that.
Fear only holds you for so long...as soon as the essence or individual cause of that fear is gone, then all bets are off.
Free will and choice comes into it then.
I would NOT be at all surprised if once Negan is out of the picture a whole bunch of his previous *loyal* troops went "Yeah nah he was a dick. Hated
his guts. Glad he's gone. Bro, we're with you"
I would NOT be surprised if Rick actually ended up 'commanding' Negan's troops after all of this.
I don't think he'll take that role. He's never been comfortable doing more than he had to.
That perspective in and of itself is personal.
Coming from an upbringing/childhood/adulthood of active protesting for my own people.
Of having rows and rows of 'staunch believers' standing next to me in front of riot police...yet could count on one hand AFTER an unfortunate bandsaw
accident...how many were STILL there beside me once their riot batons started raining down, the teeth started getting broken and blood started getting
End of the day it comes down to that.
What will you give - in order to get.
Here's to a great season 7!
Then again I think every season (yeah I'll say it, even the Farm) has been great when you see for a collective story.
edit on 26-10-2016 by alien because: (no reason given)