A journal entry written by Lee Sonogan
“When you’re mortal, life is nothing more than a drawn-out game of Russian Roulette. Every moment is the spin of a gun cylinder, every decision pointing the barrel at your head. Over and over, again and again, you pull the trigger, hoping it won’t be your last turn in the game.” ― J.M. Darhower, Reignite
Wikipedia referenced says On September 10, 1976, Finnish magician Aimo Leikas killed himself in front of a crowd while performing his Russian roulette act in Hartola. He had been performing the act for about a year, selecting six bullets from a box of assorted live and dummy ammunition. A forcing of life and death, it is also a metaphor in the ultimate risk vs reward game of chance. Literally playing with fire, contra to the meaning it could represent nature’s survival of the fittest.
The term was first heard in the book collection of a story called ‘The Faltalist’ in 1840 by Mikhail Lermontov’s ‘A Hero of Our Time’. Symbolism in fiction is a perfect conflict of interest device while some in real life have committed this act but not by their own will to power. The foolish courage challenge is animalistic at its peak but a foundational edition in evolution we know a lot about.
Gambling is a sickness if taken to this end in politics, decisions and even inspiration. We need less of this in finding results and solutions that are sustainable. Putting a gun to your head is desperation selling out during the last stand. Any idealogy connected to this is usually with the extreme and radical tactics people impulsively produce. This eye for an eye counter-productive enslavement has no way to justify a point that lasts in the long run.
Stop tryin to be loud as me, cause you can’t do that, Think about it…playing Russian roulette with an automatic! – Fredro Starr