The Game of Thrones season 06 finale was well-written.
The writers spoke to something that I’ve wanted to say for a long time, but didn’t have a concrete way to put it until I saw it play out in this episode.
This episode had instance after instance after instance after instance of people thinking they had power that they never had and finding out that they didn’t have that power.
This is where a lot of people trip themselves up IRL (In Real Life). They believe in the power they don’t have.
Part of this is because of the Loser Society that we’re currently experiencing.
Everybody wants to act like people are equals, when we are not.
Everybody wants to act like winners don’t get or even DESERVE more than losers.
So you have people who attempt to claim the spoils of the winners even though they’re actually losers.
When they see other losers such as themselves get away with this, they figure they can do it too and try their luck walking the tightrope between high-rise buildings.
Halfway across….. A gust of wind pushes them off the rope and they realize that they actually needed *SKILL* to do what they were trying to do without killing themselves.
Skill they don’t have.
Meanwhile, a lot of people are serfs who are allowed free reign over “their” land until their actions run afoul of what THE KING wanted them to do, and then they get wiped out, replaced, and more serfs work that land as if the first set was never there.
That easily-replaced set of serfs perceives themselves as kings because they think that they’re self-governing.
They’re approximately as autonomous as the fish in your fishbowl.
Sure.. All the fish have to do is swim around, eat fish food, play tag with each other, look at the humans on the other side of the glass… But the human is providing their entire world. The human paid for the tank. The human pays for the electricity that runs to the tank. The human buys the food. The human puts the food in the tank.
That same human, if properly provoked, will scoop you out of that bowl and flush you down the toilet. Continue reading “The Power You Don’t Have [Game of Thrones s06 e10 Finale]”