Friday, June 27, 2014

MAGOG


"And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea." — King James Bible
The other day I was speculating about the little acronym I came up with for the powers, that be, MAG, and how it stands for Media, Academia, and Government. But it occurred to me that it would even be better if it were MAGOG, but what the OG might stand for, I couldn't imagine. I got a couple of suggestions, but the best was from Vulture of Critique, who wrote:

Media, Academia, Government, Onlookers, Goons


In addition to Media, Academia, and Government, there are two important social sectors that impede reform: Onlookers and Goons.


Onlookers are the kind of people who would quietly watch an evil man kill fifteen innocent men, so long as the evil man had the marks of social respectability.
Goons are the kind of people who would lynch an innocent man, so long as the innocent man lacked the marks of social respectability.
If you run into Ex-Army, tell him about MAGOG.
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And of course, that's just about perfect, because MAG is just the leadership of the whole thing, and in order for them actually to rule us, they need the other two elements: Onlookers, who are most of us, who passively watch, and by our inaction enable their unquestioned rule, and the Goons, who enforce the rule of the MAG by seizing the streets, and intimidating the rest of us into being only Onlookers.

The graphic, of course, is a work in progress, and I'm open to suggestions about how best to present the idea. I'm thinking about prevailing on our own Baloo to do some original art for it.

Now, who the heck is GOG?

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P. S. I don't really expect anybody to believe this, but I just looked at the hit total for this page today, and the number was, no kidding, 666.

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