Besides being familiar with the expression, I imagine everyone has employed it at some point in his or her life - perhaps as an ultimatum against an overbearing boss; maybe to communicate one's dissatisfaction with the unscrupulous behavior of a friend or loved one; or to state the extent one was willing to go in the pursuit of a questionable undertaking.
Line in the sand. A common phrase - perhaps even a universal phrase. Moreover an inherently powerful phrase if declared sincerely. So, why haven't we seen this common, universal, powerful phrase materialize with greater force among a greater number of people in this time and place?
Would it be fair to say that the common man has not reached his limit of what he considers tolerable? Does it indicate that the common man has plenty of water left in his seemingly bottomless well of compromise? Has the common man categorized everything he has been forced to endure since 2020 as acceptable? If that is the case, then the common man has not yet reached that figurative boundary at which he feels motivated to refuse, to resist, to reject.
This raises a question: At which point will the common man feel motivated to draw a line in the sand, so to speak?
Will it be when he sees his friends, neighbors, loved ones, and fellow citizens permanently locked in or locked out or rounded up or carted off?
Will it be after he and his children receive their ninth pecks to combat the tenth and eleventh waves?
Will it be when he realizes that he has essentially handed over all of his freedom to a Satanic global technocracy?
Or will it be after he is completely assimilated into the totalitarian beast system from which he will find it impossible to escape?
I don't know. As I argued the other day, the common man seems intent on blandly accepting anything and everything the totalitarians throw at him.
When he is finally ready to draw his line in the sand, he may - to his chagrin - discover that all the sand has disappeared from under his feet. Regardless of how much he may want to finally draw that line, he may be left with nothing in which he can draw it.
Are we there yet?
No, not quite. But in some parts of the world, we're getting awfully close.
To break this suicidal inertia, to banish this bland acceptance, to begin to draw that line in the sand, the common man must begin saying no to the beast. He must begin to think about where freedom originates and what it means to be free. He must realize that these are epic times that demand he commit to taking heroic action against the forces of evil.
What might this entail?
Well, I recently came across this little item in a Hungarian newspaper (code added):
The minister leading the Prime Minister’s Office said it was imperative for everyone to get their third (booster) pecks when needed. The ‘immunity’ of 3.7 million Hungarians will ‘expire’ on 10 December, he said, adding that six months since their second peck will have passed by then.
In four days time, nearly four million Hungarians will be officially demoted to unpecked status despite the two pecks they had taken earlier. Nearly four million!
What if every single one of those nearly four million people simply said "no"? What if they simply refused to show up for peck number three? Moreover, what if they were willing to face whatever consequences the Satanic totalitarians threatened to aim at them?
What if what if what if . . .
Do I think that's probable? Sadly, no.
At the same time, I think it's highly probable that a percentage of that four million will say no, will refuse peck number three, and will be willing to face whatever consequences the Satanic totalitarians throw at them. Furthermore, it's highly probable that a percentage of people in other countries will do the same.
And if enough people in the world begin to say no, then the line in the sand may become as prominent and meaningful as the line separating good from evil.
But lines must be drawn now before the sand disappears from under our feet.
Note added: It is impossible for us to know what may occur at the collective level, but we all exercise power over our choices at the individual level; and if we haven't already done so, we must draw our lines in the sand individually and be prepared to face whatever comes afterward.
Full disclosure - I am terribly pessimistic about what may happen at the collective level (perhaps overly so), but I am joyfully optimistic at what will happen at the level of the individual provided the individual understands the spiritual implications of these times.