Do not misconstrue this and think that those who embrace violence are one in the same with those who embrace evil. They share the same blood but not the same mindset. Evil would run free if not for those that understand it. The ones who embrace violence understand emphatically that there is no negotiating with those who embrace evil. They understand that when an ideology rooted in religion or other guiding beliefs, grows larger than morality and uses evil to secure the ground for despotism, a diplomatic solution is not only unrealistic, it’s both a ludicrous and dangerous approach. In a time when human atrocities are not only accepted but also encouraged and seen as justified, it is necessary to set diplomacy aside, embrace the sword and accost this force on the field of battle with unbearable and relentless violence of action.
Most see this mental state as sick and perverse, an irrational and illogical way of thinking that leads to a completely unacceptable way to live a life. Never once stopping to think how life would be without these ‘Savages’. Never realizing, it is the very fear that these men evoke in others that keeps the peace. The primal nature of others being able to run free and pillage at will if not for fear of the men that chose to embrace violence. Men who chose to wield the battle axe in defense of those who are unable or unwilling to do so themselves. Something inside always calling them to the sword. Calling to accept it, own it, live by it, and if at all necessary, die honorably with it while utilizing their God given skills in battle against those who chose to embrace evil. It is this calling that drives these men.
For the fortunate ones, the opportunity to embrace violence will come. These lucky few will stare death down. They will smile at him with grit in their teeth and blood in their eyes. They will whisper to him “If today is truly that day my friend, you better have come prepared…” They will not cower. They will not show fear.
They will embrace this opportunity with honor and passion. For them, it will be a chance to not only do what they were born and bred to do, but also do what very few people on this earth rarely get the opportunity to do. To Live. To truly be alive and feel life in way that can only be experienced by those whom embrace this way of life. Even if only for a second…
It was Chuck Palahniuck who painted this picture best through the character Tyler Durden in his book Fight Club. “It’s only after we’ve lost everything that we’re free to do anything.” In this statement he captures the essence of what it is like to stare death down and know that at this very moment, we have lost everything. In this moment, it is you or death. There simply is nothing else.
For some, the moment that brought them the sweet taste of truly being alive also carried them away. These Eagles are forever soaring above us, forever following their brothers into battle. For those whom embrace violence are never alone. The souls of the ones whom truly lived guiding them as they continue to fight against those who embraced evil.
And for the very few that were able to seize the moment and truly live, the weight of the world bears down upon their shoulders with unimaginable force. For these men have been forever cursed with knowing that in this time, in this life, they may never taste life or feel alive like they did during those moments they faced death and won, forever cursed by doing what they were put on this earth to do: