Sunday, February 19, 2012

Spartacus - Andy Whitfield

Andy Whitfield played Starz's Spartacus in Spartacus: Blood and Sand. The series is full of gratuitous sex and violence, but is about love and freedom. Andy Whitfield died of non-Hodgkin lymphoma after making season one. He was 39 years old.  Before his unexpected and tragic loss, he left his mark on the struggle for human freedom. In his portrayal of Spartacus, the gladiator who escaped slavery to die free, Andy left us with this speech.

In this clip, Spartacus has just slayed the evil slave master. Spartacus is now free and accompanied by a cohort of gladiators and former slaves. Freedom, which we take for granted in America, is hard won. The free men are now left to face the might of Rome:



I have done this thing because it is just. Blood demands blood.
We have lived and lost at the whims of our masters for too long. I would not have it so. I would not see the passing of a brother for the purpose of sport. I would not see another heart ripped from chest or breath forfeit for no cause. I know not all of you wish this, yet it is done. It is done. 
Your lives are your own, forge your own path or join with us and together we shall see Rome tremble!
We should not forget that liberty has always been won with the blood of patriots. Every person must stand up to the world and declare themselves free.

Americans are beset by unions, government, elitists, political indoctrination and the lie of sacrifice for the "common good." We were taught that the Ten Commandments include "thou shalt not kill." It is a lie. The commandment is "thou shalt not MURDER."  There is no just God or moral code that ties you to spend your life in servitude to others, no matter the cost.

You have been created for a purpose. A purpose that you must find on your own. It is a purpose that no other person can know or direct you toward. When another sets you to purpose, it can only be for their interests at sacrifice of your own life's purpose. This is true no matter their intentions.

This is why the wisdom of America's founders is so profound. We are supposed to be a society where people on their unique paths are free to join or separate in the pursuit of happiness. Even if you must work a dead end job, you have the opportunity to become your own boss through individual effort. Tyrants should not control the your fate, your property or your hopes and dreams.

We are here for a fleeting moment in time. Forge your own path or join with us who wish to ensure future liberty. Whatever you decide, do not give up, do not surrender, and do not lose your dreams. Andy Whitfield pursued his happiness and contributed to freedom, so can you.

Update:

The series third season, War of the Damned, is coming to a finale, and it holds the same message of freedom.


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