My Letter to the Firestarter

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My friend,

I’m writing you this letter in an attempt to save your life. It brings me great sorrow to see you self-destruct like this. I think you are a talented, creative young lady. I like the fact that you’re spiritual, even though I wish you would change your focus towards something more positive. And, you’re one of the most beautiful women I think I’ve ever seen. I call you “Firestarter” because you remind me of the girl in the movie with the same name that destroyed the bad guys with pyro-kinetics after they killed her father.

I am not focused on your beauty, however, since there is a lot of beautiful women in the world. What I am focused on is the destruction of your soul. Unlike some of the people that sell a bunch of wolf-tickets, I know you are the real deal. You are a revolutionary fighting for a good cause, but I think your tactics are ruthless and suicidal.

Since I’ve known you, I have seen you create so many enemies, maybe too many for you to overcome. As with all of us, you don’t have as many allies as you think you do. How long do you think you can spit in your enemies’ faces without some type of repercussions? How long can you take the force of the baton, the smell of the tear gas, and the pain from the bullets before it becomes too much for you to bear? How long do you think you will last using your current tactics? Do you think you are invincible? Do you think your cards will protect you?

Your situation seems insurmountable, but I believe there is still hope for you. I don’t want to see you die. There is another way to fight this battle. You have to be smarter about your tactics and your strategy. You desire to destroy this “oppressive democracy.” My question to you is “what will you replace it with?” Communism? A hundred years of history will show you that type of government will not work. Maybe a kingship or a dictatorship? Most of the time, the good rulers get killed and the bad ones ends up causing untold misery and destruction to their citizens. On top of this, your strategy doesn’t have enough traction among the masses for it to work. Read Machiavelli’s “The Prince” to get a full understanding of what I am talking about.

And I get it. Deep down, you’re hurting. You have been victimized. You have seen others victimized. You want to exact your revenge on those who hurt you and the ones that resembles them or represents them. I know it feels good to hurt those that hurt you, but eventually your anger will consume you and eventually, it will destroy you.

So, I’m begging you to find another way. I know you are a reader and a writer. You have spiritual knowledge. You’re still a healthy, young lady. Please, don’t continue on your current path of destruction. Look for a new strategy based on logic, love, “real” results, and justice. Then hopefully, you will live a long, successful life.


J.C. Maine

Published by J.C. Maine

I am a part-time author who lives in the wonderful state of Virginia. My desire is to entertain with the magic of storytelling, and to use my life experiences to improve the lives of other people.

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