I’m back …….. Sorry for going A.W.O.L. for over a month.
So who is a Watch Man?
Is a Watchman a Superhero? Some of you might remember the movie Watchmen (2009), based on the comic with the same name. It was set in a fictional world where tensions between America and Russia set the stage for a group of super heroes to retire thanks to the Keene Act, a government sponsored act to help maintain peace in this fictional world, rendering these super heroes obsolete. These super heroes, however, come out of retirement when one of their own is killed and help set things right again. So is a watchman a person who keeps watch, keeping an eye out to ensure all are in check and balance? Or is it someone who immerges from the shadows to exercise his social duty and disappears back into it once he complete? Is he a rogue citizen or merely a whistleblower?
The Watch Man could be even a Security Officer, who is a subject that we depend to police our safety. We place our trust in their trained ability to ensure the peace of local and national safety in their arms.
However lately we are been stung by the series of events that has tarnish our comfort when we depend on them.
Maybe, a watchman is not a super hero at all. Maybe he is just a lay person, working a 9 to 5, paying his taxes, living his life completely unaffected by the injustice seen. They may be comical creatures no doubt, running up and down, doing clockwork delivery to ensure the needs of personal and surrounding aspirations where and whatever the calling is. It could be for yourself, your family, your friends, your people and what more even your country? They deliver as long as you provide the right environment and fuel.
Pehaps the watch man is simply a stander, who watchers all the events that passes by his eyes and his rational cognitive mind with an expression of a log.
An active action manifesting around has clearly no impact on conscious mind! Why wouldn’t you be amused watching others do the mambo while you stand by the side lines, watching them devour each other until there is nothing left. And in all of this, you reaction is just “ Mah, this doesn’t affect me what so ever”. To that I say to you, ohh foolish child, where do you think they would attack next once everything else has been harvested?
Or is a watchman not a man at all but rather a mystical being watching over us all, keeping account of all that we have ever done. When injustice takes place, this time we say to ourselves “ Ohh, it’s alright that they stole our life’s savings, the Watchman would get them real good next time”. Is this mystical being going to set thing right, speak out for us and maintain peace? Is this watchman God? Some may argue that yes, God does speak out for the unjust and the wronged, and to that I whole-heartedly agree. But I say this as well, God helps those who help themselves.
You decide what type of Watch Man you want to be… A HERO, A Guardian, A Realist or a simply A Log!
Who or what is a watchman? It depends, really, on your personal point of view. I leave you with this famous poem from Pastor Martin Niemöller, and you can be the judge as to who a watchman really is.History is a blue print so we never make the same mistakes again.
First they came for the Communist,
And I didn’t speak out because I was not a Communist.
Then they came for the Socialists,
And I didn’t speak out because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionist,
And I didn’t speak out because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews,
And I did not speak out because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me,
And there was no one left to speak out for me.
SOME WILL FIGHT ………..SOME WILL PROTECT …SOME WILL SUPPLY… SOME WILL HOPE and SOME will IGNORE…………. BUT SOME SOME WILL SIT !
SIT …….. ?…AHhhhhhhhhh you know WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT ! 3.0