"Jesters do oft prove prophets" - William Shakespeare
In times long past, the king selected his Jester to be one who he knew was witty and able to say what needed to be said, he would say things as a joke to make people think, to bring up issues before the king that the common people were not willing or able to say without the fear of being punished for it.
"Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets." - The Bible, Luke (ch. VI, v. 26)
At times I feel as though I am a modern day Jester, saying the things others are thinking, but unwilling to say out loud, making sure certain points are seen and discussed, though as our society has "progressed" we tend to ignore the lone voice, we have been programmed to think he or she stands alone, when often times, what they are willing to say is what many are thinking but unwilling to rock the boat.
"Free speech is intended to protect the controversial and even outrageous word; and not just comforting platitudes too mundane to need protection." - General Colin Powell
So I take my role as Jester happily, and I will continue to stand my ground and be who I am and say what must be said, even though at times it will not be heard by open ears, I only hope those ears open before it is too late and things are too far gone.
"In the Codes of the Warriors, there is a saying: 'Be strong, and do as you will. The swords of others will set you your limits." - Marauders of Gor, John Norman
31 Aug 2007 12:25:37
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