The Importance of Dune, Part 1: The Sleeper Has Awakened…
“…It’s a deep look at a society coming unglued at the seams, where the political structures, in place for centuries, have become sclerotic. But it is also a linear narrative that if stripped of its excesses tells a streamlined story about the rise of a new world on the ashes of the old one.
It’s a story about a desert world which is the source of life itself and whose unforgiving environment forges mere men into forces of nature.
Because, ultimately, Dune is about the limits of power and how it corrupts everyone. It reminds all of us that fear is what drives men to make desperate plays to maintain power. Told mostly through Paul’s eyes as he grows into the man who will lead a revolution, it is the growing unrest of the people which forces the hand of the Emperor to set things in motion and who exists as a vague threat to come in an crush anyone stupid enough to cross him and his near unlimited power.
And yet he too, like every other tyrant, falls…”
“Since this was written a number of things have happened that validate my fears then. It was a call to action for us to begin hardening ourselves against a bleak and terrifying future. It was also a warning for us not to put our faith in the institutions we think protect us from them.
Back then I was worried about the sequel to the Coronapocalypse, now confirmed for me as the rollout of the vaccines against COVID-9/11, as much as Trump being deposed through obvious and under-handed means. It’s why I was so adamant about the election being the inflection point for the world.“
The Importance of Dune Part 2: The Jihad
What comes next will be nothing short of a Fremen-esque jihad by the 70+ million people who voted for Donald Trump. If his allies prove the systematic thievery of the election, it will fuel what is now a simmering anger to a violent boiling rage with a near-religious frenzy.
They will be fully justified.
I get that anger. I feel it building in me. Paul saw this coming in Dune and failed in his attempt to control it. And I can see it coming today.
Their Jihad will be joined by the people who didn’t want to win by cheating. There are millions of them, too. They voted against Trump but don’t view their neighbors as enemies.
The alternative to it is worse, acquiescence and vassalage to a corrupt system. And that’s why today it’s clear to me this only ends in violence. The elites had a choice. They chose poorly.
They have their own religious zealots, suffused with the righteous anger at a corrupt system but blaming it on the wrong people, their neighbors.
The people have a choice, stand their ground or be ground into paste.
This is why I feel the only option for Davos when faced with the coming jihad against them will be to unleash a response to it orders of magnitude deadlier than COVID-19. That’s a moment I, frankly, don’t want to see beyond.”
“I think it’s quite clear now that we’re in the middle of that next response. The ‘Jihad’ of angry Trump voters hasn’t quite materialized yet, but it has in other parts of the world.
The descent into random violence with brutal Harkonnen police and embedded Sardaukar mercenaries putting down protests in Melbourne, Australia is not only deeply disturbing but, sadly, wholly predictable.
The Fremen were trained by Arrakis through privation and extreme thrift imposed on them by the desert to find meaning and beauty in the simplest things. We’re not there yet. But by now brutally imposing vaccination mandates through a terror campaign people have woken up quickly.
Because they already saw the problem if they didn’t want to believe it would ever come to this.
The sleeper will awaken here in the U.S. The more they take away from us the more it will feed the burning inside.
Davos’ Sardaukar are sustained through blood sacrifice and dehumanization, the Harkonnens through good ol’ payola. They serve this system not because they believe in it but because they are fed by it. Australians will begin imposing costs on them that outweigh their comfort and they will collapse.
It’s already happening in France. It will happen in Germany this fall. And when the U.S. joins the jihad that’s when the violence gets real.
Fat, roid-freaks running around beating old women and unarmed men with gang tactics will turn into massacres, but not for us, for them. They have told us they are no longer negotiating with us. Become subservient or be destroyed. Their call isn’t a bluff but it ultimately is.
We have reached that moment today where the choice is clear. Get hard, get in shape, get tough-mined and become #ungovernable or be extinguished. You are not alone.
Moments like this take generations to build to. Welcome to Arrakis.“
These were two interesting articles, reminding us of Frank Herbert’s Book Dune from 1965, and then the sequel, Dune Messiah, now evidently being made into a movie. The parallels are uncanny, and terrifying. This will most definitely not end well. Get prepared. If you are, get MORE prepared.