a reply to: FinallyAwake
And you gotta admit I literally found the perfect place to make sense of that quote from Jack.
I went my whole life not really getting it, always thinking "of course I can handle the Truth!".
But suddenly today that quote came to me, in Jacks voice, as I was realizing the Truth about violence and all the Lies and denial we participate in to
virtue signal to each other how we're good guys yet secretly we all LOVE violence and hope for it to happen.
Those deepest in denial actually believe in their lies because they cannot handle the realization that everything is shades of gray and maybe no one's
a bad guy or good guy maybe we're all sort of a combo between them, a real human psychological dichotomy between good and evil.
It's hard for ppl to admit they suck and have major flaws.
But I'm trying dammit.
By telling you of my realization of my own violent nature, and my persistent attempt to deny it and hide it from others - I am relating to you a
hidden reality inside everyone that they are terrified others might find out is real.
And everyone supports violence as a means to an end to various problems.
Any one who would deny it only reveals they are guilty as sin itself.
This whole discovering the Truth quest sure takes some crazy turns, but I accept the harsh brutal reality.
If you really want to change something you must first accept and appreciate it's nature.
By denying our love for Violence we are doomed to continue repeating it unknowingly.
By denying your own human nature you only make it worse. We must accept that our Hearts are corrupted.
When you think you're totally virtuous and justified is the most dangerous moment because you're capable of any evil as you deny it.
All villains think they are justified, thats why its so easy for a hero to become a villain. You just can't see yourself in the mirror clearly if you
live in denial of your own nature.