killing our heroes - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
In this hominid species born of genocidal survivalism, killing our heroes of social evolution has become something of a hobby.
We are so enthralled to find a speck of light in the dark and so outraged to find a speck of dark in otherwise perfect light, that we praise the former and kill the later. It is so very infantile to allow these basic emotions to bring us to praise the monster and kill the hero.
Arc shifted in her seat, there was air of umbrage to her that was unusual. "We all experience me vs me, the higher angelic self vs the primitive monster. Some of us step beyond the boundaries of the ordinary and seek to bring a better world for the many to our expense and peace of mind. Yet when we fail, when inevitable a circumstance arises that blinds our higher self and switches on the monster, the public condemnation is swift and brutal. How they love to throw rotten tomatoes from the cheap seats."
They take some worn out theme from the trolls of their community, brandish it as a crude blunt hammer and cave in the skulls of those who would give their lives to protect all. Killing heroes is what they do. Just feeling cross is enough motivation for them to drive nails through their opposition, not much has changed, eh?
Church on a Sunday,
Cross on a Monday,
Angry by Tuesday,
Killing heroes and angels on Wednesday,
Remorseful on Thursday,
Redemptive acts on Friday,
Self soothing in Saturday,
Church on Sunday,
Cross on Monday...
To learn from our heroes at their best is wisdom; to learn from and forgive their errors when afraid or in need is wisdom; otherwise the sewer thinkers will kill them all in life and in memory and thus condemn us all ever onward to eternal darkness, celebrating greed, and emotionally indifferent to death, starvation and cruelty.
There is no need to control the population directly, just manipulate their role models; kill off anyone who challenges and reward those who take the money. Slaughter the heroes, praise the smooth talking villains. After all, everyone looks out for number one, there's not a whole lot wrong with that, is there?
Whatever is outside of that docile flow my fish? Whatever is in the other direction to the current? Could it be something better? Would you risk the nets to discover if heroes truly live forever?