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No Mere Game of Thrones

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Winter has come,

the Long Night has come

to Game of Thrones.

 

But Game it is not.

 

Thrones compete,

React,

Slaughter

for Dominance.

 

Prior wars forgotten

as fresh alliances

Forge between

Past combatants,

while former friendships

Transform to enmities.

 

Searching for power

and treasure corrupt

and divide

Never contemplating

Divide and Share

can supplant

Divide and Conquer,

that Peace

can

supersede War,

that Power With

can

surpass Power Over.

 

White Walkers

Our Unconscious

Searching,

Tracking,

Coming for us.

 

We can

Defeat them

when

We know Ourselves,

our Pasts,

our Todays,

when

we Imagine

Coming closer

toward

the Conscious

Visionary

Thinkers

we are

and

can still become.

 

No, this is no Game at all.

 

Rather, the

World’s Saga.

 

We normalize

Burying the dead

as Despots

Blare Jingoist cries.

 

We Renounce

our Rights

our Liberty

for False Promises

of Security.

 

They Invent

Subversive

Invading Nemeses

to Gain,

Maintain,

Enhance

their Strangle Hold,

which

Threatens Destruction

from Within

the Nation Itself.

 

No, this is no Game at all.

 

Rather a Mirror,

a Cautionary Tale

a Glimpse

into our Tomorrows

Lest we

Alter,

Change,

Correct

Direction.

Dr. Warren J. Blumenfeld is author of Warren’s Words: Smart Commentary on Social Justice (Purple Press); editor of Homophobia: How We All Pay the Price (Beacon Press), co-editor of Readings for Diversity and Social Justice (Routledge) and Investigating Christian Privilege and Religious Oppression in the United States (Sense), and co-author of Looking at Gay and Lesbian Life (Beacon Press).

Written by Warren Blumenfeld

July 17th, 2017 at 12:49 am

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