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Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Vanguard of Light & The Highest Echelon
These two prints are part of the Heroes/Villains series and they constitute the Soldier and the Banker aspects. An individual indoctrinated into any military thought process is not given the luxury of distinguishing between moral action and successful mission accomplishment. Whichever side one is on in any conflict, the cannon fodder are but the instruments of expressing foreign policy and expanding a nation's influence. On the ground a soldier must believe that their action are just otherwise they will either go insane or freeze in a combat situation. A volunteer based armed force that is split between true ideologues, career opportunists and those so desperate for employment they take this lowest base of work opportunities, can only work cohesively if the psychological branding is unbreakable. The cruelest irony is that in the name of spreading "light" "freedom" and "equality" one must commit the worst of atrocities as well as permanently damage one's own mind and body. Their sacrifice always goes to benefit only those that belong to the next image. The control of wealth and the power and influence that it breeds is a direct result of undeniable exploitation of the vast majority or humanity. On the sweat, labor and blood of those who work and produce ride those that do nothing but manage. This burden cannot last for either those that bear it will collapse or they will rise up in a violent overthrow.