The king and Isis and the well of madness

Door San Daniel gepubliceerd in Verhalen en Poëzie


Once upon a time there was a country where there was a serious water scarcity. It was more a city with a palace, with outside areas. The king was worried about the drought, because the king knew that he would eventually be blamed for it. You have that with end functions. Together with his counselor, he had all sorts of water-diviners come by. Until there was one that convinced him of his water finding capabilities. A little beside the town square, the diviner stopped, he raised his arms, and the twig in his hands went in all directions.

The king watched with satisfaction, now the men from the village had to dig at that place and then the thirst could be quenched and the scarcity would be a thing of the past. For hours, the men from the village dug  taking turns in small groups. "Water," a shout sounded at some point, and a transparent fountain spurted high above the people. When the first spray fell away, people walked with pots and pans to the water basin of the well and filled them up.

"May I congratulate you, sire," said the counselor solemnly, and nodded submissively to his lord, who merely thought, "good thing they struck water."

So far, so fine and it could have happily ended had it not been for the composition of the water to be so poisoned by minerals that it affected and obscured the minds of those who had drunk from it. That only happened after a few hours, and when the king woke up the next day, it was because of a mad crying and screeching.

He looked out the window in the long corridor next to his royal bedroom and watched the counselor rushing toward him. 'Sire, good morning, I hope you slept well? "Just until now," said the king, "what or who causes that hellish noise?" "Our subjects," Lord, said the counselor. "Everyone seems to have gone crazy, only a few palace guards have been spared that fate, they were on guard and did not drink from the well." "What," said the king, "is the well causing that?" Pff then they will say again that it is our fault. " He looked very troubled.

"They insult each other," said his counselor, "and speak gibberish and the strongests simply  do what they want and they kill each other and occasionally catch someone who is not one of  them, who has not yet drunk from the well and they behead them. They all put on long soup dresses and shout angry things which they mutter ... I listened from a distance. It is incomprehensible nonsense. "

"Let me explain it to them," said the king, "they respect me, I am the king, they just have to stay away from the water and might heal after a few days," and he went to the balcony. Once there, he raised his hands and a silence descended on the square. "Citizens, listen to me, a disaster has struck us, I advise you ...." the king did not come any further a hellish shouting broke loose. A palace guard was dragged to the center of the square, his hands tied on his back, and a man with a mask on and a soup dress arrived and turned to the king and his counselor. He gave a short speech that was incomprehensible by his own noise and then laughter framed with strange sounds '.. prfft prftt hahpi dada .. calipàhati hapa hpa HAkA'!



"What  in God's name, is the man saying" muttered the king? The counselor looked puzzled for a moment and shrugged, the king followed his example, which caused a wild howl to break loose, the knife flashed, and the palace guard was beheaded to the king's dismay. 'Hahpi dada', it now sounded from all sides in increasing volume.

"What should we do," the king asked, trembling? "Sire," I know only one way to save ourselves, said the counselor, "we must not deviate from the mob, we must drink from the water, and we will become mad or we will be slaughtered!" "If they still slaughter us on the way, it doesn't matter because we will not realize that because of our madness." The king and the counselor walked out of the palace with dignified steps. The people diverged pfrft and hahpi calling. The king was the first to arrive at the well, he looked at his counselor and said, 'thank you for your faithful service,' he made a bowl of his hands and took a good sip of water.

The counselor looked inquiringly at him, "Prrrft," the king shrieked and laughed like a madman ... the drool ran out of his mouth. Moments later he was rushing about autisticly in a soup dress that had been handed to him, with the rest of his subjects. Suddenly the king understood everyone again and everyone understood the king, "Celebrate  throughout the country," the man who had been an executioner shouted, "the king has healed." The counselor only heard and understood: prfft prftt hahpi dada .. calipàhati hapa hpa HAkA '! Moments later he was taken to an asylum. Happy to a 'T' the king stood among his people with whom he had earlier lost contact.

Madness ignites feelings,

and it seems as if the greatest mass is right, simply by numerical majority, that does not necessarily have to be the case, 'equality' is a state of mind. If you deviate from the usual norm, you stand out. If you are the only one who turns against those with an 'other' right or view of life, then you will become very vulnerable and you will not be accepted until your 'their' right is accepted.

If you are the only one who does not drink from the source of madness and with a soup dress on, beheading people in a square, you might well find that same fate. If you only hear incomprehensible gibberish and nonsense from that group, then it may well be that after you accept the other ideas you will start to babble. Safe in itself you bask under the umbrella of equality of ideas. But ... ideas are lies in general, which only get value if enough people believe in them, always.

When I start with a new idea, it has sprouted in my head and it is in my head. That does not change my environment. No matter how much I think the world works differently in my opinion. The idea fools me ... the world has remained the same. Only when I get a lot of followers would that group think that the idea is innovative. Being right is not in numerical terms, but in ratio. The Nazi lie, the notion of bing superior, did not become reality even when it was carried throughout Nazi Germany.



There was only one way to stop the Nazi lie, namely to eradicate the group that gave shape to and nourished the lie. In the above story, the king should have had the well of madness dampened or destroyed. People are pliable, witness the later actions of the king, he takes over the madness of his people and is accepted again. Had he destroyed the source of madness, the people would have returned to old ideas over time.

When Germany returned to 'old' ideas, it became an example of democracy in Europe. Democracy whatever is an idea that may or may not be supported by a group.

The Nazis were destroyed and those who survived the bombing quickly put on a different jacket, shouted that they had never known what had happened on their behalf and left the well or pool of craziness far behind. The surrounding world realized that the renewed attitude was a lie, just as much as the king who supposedly drank voluntarily from the madness pool. However, sometimes it is better to offer people an escape and to want to believe their 'truth'. Then the top Nazis are tried and the 'normal' state of affairs comes before the rest.

On that eve we are now once again due to the surrounding world. People in a distant country are bundling together and putting on soup dresses. Talking nonsense and beheading people and they sell women as sex slaves. That is what is needed, they claim. There have been folk drinking again from the source of madness. There is only one solution as we have read from previous texts. The source must be removed, the pool that feeds the madness and quench the thirst of the insane must be destroyed!

You have to deal with that at the source, or as a world you have to start aligning yourself with the lie and the 'other', reality and connecting. The soup dresses and babblers believe in the idea that is in their heads, the lie that has spread. That is a pity for them, they are the only ones who believe in it. They have not affected our reality with their ideas.



Fill in that well, destroy that crazy pool, wipe it away from the face of the earth and those who survive it? Yes, just like the king or the Nazis they will adapt again, because they had understood it 'differently'. "They couldn't help it and they didn't know that atrocities were taking place in their name. 'wir haben das nicht gewüst' .. oh well we know better ....

San Daniel 2019


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19/09/2019 22:58

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