I’m taking the unprecedented step of reblogging a post from a complete stranger, because it is so chilling.
The stranger is Peter Ironswood, and his essay is about the 1% who are so powerful, they could be demigods in our supposedly enlightened world.
This is a must read.
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The Game has no rules. Not really. I suppose you could say that the one rule is that there are no rules.
Not everyone can play The Game. So, that might count as a rule about entering and leaving The Game.
To Enter the Game, you need to be a Player.
And, to Leave the Game, you need to die. (You can’t “quit.”)
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Those are the two rules about whether you can play, but there are no rules within The Game.
But how does one become a Player?
Fame is not enough. Wealth is not enough. Good looks, or sharp wits, or intelligence, or encyclopedic knowledge, or special talents? No, that is not enough.
What is important is that you have Power and that you will execute your Power without regard to…
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