serve the common man

anonymous asked:

So I'm trying to visually base my character off of Beyonce's black outfit in her Formation video, historical black Panthers, and the Black bloc, but I also want some obvious paladin/holy stuff in there too. Are there any sort of "oath of resistance"?

That sounds very interesting. I don’t know about any oaths of straight up resistance or rebellion, but I can think of a few oaths that might interest you.

The Oath of the Common Man: Prioritizes serving common folk above all else, and is especially hostile to tyrannical powers.

The Oath of the Pyre: Another homebrew, this one is all about purification through fire, and the first tenet stresses about burning out corruption.

The is also the Paladin of Freedom, a paladin variant that essentially exists to go on crusade against any and all forms of tyranny for the sake of liberty and goodness. They have a reputation as anarchists from even supposedly benevolent governments, who would as soon not have them interfering with their affairs. The evil ones always try to kill them. If their philosophy could be summed up in one sentence it would be that “Freedom is the right of all sentient beings” and they would fight to the death against anything that threatened that freedom. 

And yes, that was an Optimus Prime quote. Who isn’t a bad example of someone willing to sacrifice much in the cause of freedom.

Totalitarianism is collectivism. Collectivism means the subjugation of the individual to a group - whether to a race, class or state does not matter. Collectivism holds that man must be chained to collective action and collective thought for the sake of what is called “the common good.” Throughout history, no tyrant ever rose to power except on the claim of representing “the common good.” Napoleon “served the common good"of France. Hitler [was] "serving the common good"of Germany. Horrors which no man would dare consider for his own selfish sake are perpetrated with a clear conscience by "altruists” who justify themselves by - the common good.
—  Ayn Rand
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Yesssss!  First with the French election and now in Britain, progressives are fighting back against the right wing nationalist efforts. Now it is time for America to wake up and throw Trump and the Republican right wing lawmakers out. These people don’t care about the common man. They care about power and serving the needs of the wealthy and they will say and do anything to keep power. Wake up America!

You know, something nobody ever wants to talk about is how many lives Anders saved.

He provided free healthcare to everyone who came to him, including the poorest of the poor, the ones who would’ve died because they couldn’t afford to go anywhere else. I have no doubt he provided free gynecological care, including no questions asked abortions, to any woman who showed up at his door and we see firsthand that he provided treatment for sexually transmitted infections for anyone.

That, my friends, is magic serving man. That is a mage working for the common good, for those at the bottom of society as well as those at the top. It was Anders, an apostate and abomination, not the Chantry, not the templars, not the nobility, not the Circle mages locked up in the Gallows, who took care of the refugees, the poorest, the most despised, the ones with nowhere else to turn.

anonymous asked:

Samuel managed to forget his first love in favor of the ocean and when the ocean himself flops into his boat one night it’s as if they’ve already known each other for years. (just saying the Outsider def has a crush on Samuel, insofar as he has crushes at all)

Samuel remembers the day he purchased his little boat. He spent nearly all of his savings, but the immediate rush of cutting through the Wrenhaven River is worth it. Samuel is a man of simple pleasures. Things such as the sight of the reeds pushing out of the mud to the red rise of the sun moves him. Things such as writing letters or the matter of words he finds incomprehensible. He understands the currents of the water and the heart of whatever ship is underneath his feet, but he could never quite figure out the heart of another. Samuel banishes the thought the minute it comes to inception, urging his little boat fast down the river.

It’s near the Month of Songs does he start to spy the strange things moving through the water. He sees faces, blanched by cold and death, eyes closed in a, hopefully, permanent state of rest. There are even times where the river will sing, an awful gurgle and wail of sound that causes the waters to froth. The other boatmen laugh and say it’s nothing but the strange marine life in the Wrenhaven, but Samuel doubts it. It’s only when white fingers grip at the side of his boat and heaves a body out of the dark depths of the water does he discover his doubts were well-placed. He hates himself for it, a shout leaving his mouth as he scrambles for something to stop the intruder. He grabs a waterlogged book wedged near the seat and tosses it, earning a disgruntled sound as the intruder continues to heave itself over. Samuel will find out later that he tossed his copy of The Seven Strictures and Prayers for the Common Man, something that will serve to give both him and the intruder a chuckle over. 

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AWAKENING AS ONE:

As consciousness continues to rise, humanity is being drawn together like never before. We’re starting to understand our interconnected nature and the fact that we’re meant to run this planet together in the name of harmony and progress, and even though the number of people who’ve tapped into this truth is small right now, it’s poised to grow and grow.

The changemakers who’ve stepped up to the plate so far are paving the way for the rest of humanity to awaken and start expressing the divine qualities, and by the time our budding conscious revolution blooms into a planetary drive for divine change, we’ll have learned the importance of coming together.

The idea that we’re one consciousness experiencing itself is being understood by a growing number of people who are using the resulting inspiration to awaken others, and this is causing an inevitable snowball effect in the collective consciousness. Everybody’s gradually becoming aware of the fact that our planet is being ruled by the few in a way that works for them and against the many, and our growing geopolitical awareness is inspiring us to want to change the planet for the better. We’re here to be a force for real and lasting change, and to show the way by doing everything we can to bring humanity together and bring the divine qualities back to everyone’s attention. Our old ways of division and hatred are being subtly overshadowed by a growing sense of physical and spiritual awareness, and this has been happening for a long time.

 People are awakening to new ideas and concepts Right now, someone’s mind is being sparked with information and insight about something that’ll ultimately lead them to understand spirit or help the planet (or both). The greatest minds of our history have been able to tap into spirit and help change the world, and we can envision humanity collectively accessing the spiritual inspiration those minds were able to access, Our evolution has only begun, and even those of us who feel particularly advanced might still have a lot to experience and learn. We have yet to feel the most amazing things spirit has for us, but a lot of seekers are blazing the trial and anchoring an immensely pure vibration onto this evolving planet. Trailblazers have existed in every time period, and they’ve all contributed something valuable to humanity’s evolution. Some of them have reminded us that we’re meant to come together to bring this planet into the light, rather than bicker into oblivion, and their actions have inspired the people who write about unity today. 

Some have given us gentle but powerful reminders of the existence of spirit, and some have brought miraculous inventions into existence that accelerated humanity’s development. The conscious pioneers of the past have helped humanity in myriad ways, and now, we’re all being called to assist in the restoration of the planet.

We have a lot to address, and our unity is one of the first steps to changing anything for any extended period of time. Our artistic and creative abilities are growing as much as our geopolitical and spiritual awareness, and along with worldwide unity, the higher vibration we’re entering will help us passionately express our deepened consciousness.

Unity, while important to talk about and advocate now, will flow into our minds and hearts when the greatest effects of our ongoing shift reach us, and in the meantime, we can be individual forces for unity and expressers of a higher vibration. Let unity flow and awareness bloom in this new era, because we’re ready for the wonders that await us. We’re ready to shed light on every aspect of society that doesn’t serve the common man, and we’re ready to do it as a united populace who understands the unjust rule of the one percent and the importance of making a change. We seek to abandon a system that serves the few and sacrifices the many, and create a new social model that integrates the unique contribution of everyone. Everybody wants to live a better, more enjoyable life, and we’re being motivated to create that life for ourselves now. We’re embracing a new way of life for ourselves and everyone around us, and make no mistake – everyone will benefit from the remodeled society we seek to create. Everyone’s needs will be taken into consideration, and our awareness and action now will create the world of our dreams in the future.