Chaos is A Ladder?
“Chaos isn’t a pit. Chaos is a ladder.” For all the Game of Thrones fans out there, this quote from “Little finger” Petyr Baelish is all too familiar. Little finger is known to be the most dangerous player in the game of thrones, he quickly seized power by creating chaos. For people like little finger, “only the ladder is real, the climb is all there is”.
In real life, some politicians also successfully used chaos as ladder and eventually raised to power. From Adolf Hitler to Donald Trump, from Nazis to KKK, the alt-right movement and right wing politicians are always tied closely to each other. Adolf Hitler came from a lower-middle-class family in Austria, the German Worker’s party (later became the Nazi Party) that he joined in 1919, was only one of 70 right-wing groups in Germany after World War One. Hitler’s public speaking talent and tactics were particularly effective in terms of stirring up racial hatred and inciting violence (Pappas, 2016). Hitler and his group successfully manipulated the anger and grudge of Germans after the world war one and eventually raised to power. Let us not forget, Adolf Hitler, this maniac, the man who was responsible for many outrageous crimes was ELECTED.
We always naturally put our trust into a democratic system; however, when the general public is blinded by anger and hate, they could be easily manipulated by politicians with extreme ideologies and political agenda. In the video Charlottesville: Race and Terror, it demonstrates an ongoing trend in America these days. Some details in this video is shockingly similar to Nazi Germany’s era. During the “protest”, one of the right wing group members drove his car into the crowd, severely injured many and killed a young woman. When the reported asked the leader of this “protest” to share his feeling about such incident, he referred to people who were injured or killed in this incident as “these animals”, he also added “the fact that none of our people killed anybody unjustly, is a plus for us”.
For some, chaos is a ladder, they either managed to raised to power through chaos or created chaos; unfortunately for most of us, chaos is only a gapping pit waiting to swallow us all. Perhaps the most tragic part is, the ones that were manipulated in this power game are either forgotten or swallowed, and yet they step into the circle of chaos over and over again.
Pappas, Stephanie. “Hitler’s Rise: How a Homeless Artist Became a Murderous Tyrant.” LiveScience, Purch, 18 Apr. 2016