Keanu Reeves Is A Sign of Today’s Problems

He’s the wrong idol for the times we live in

The Maverick Files
4 min readFeb 3, 2022


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“But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth.”
Matthew 6:3, Holy Bible

It is said that the greatest form of charity is such that when you give to the needy, no one should ever need to know. There are versions of this teaching in nearly all religious scriptures. The premise is that you shouldn’t need to tell the world about your good deeds or claim any credit.

By that standard, Keanu Reeves is the embodiment of all things sacred and all things good. He’s a man who despite being a celebrity with huge wealth, continues to do extraordinary good deeds every day, yet living like an ordinary man.

He has a charity that is connected to a couple of children’s hospitals and cancer research, without him attaching his name to it. He does multiple random acts of kindness that get noticed despite his efforts to keep them out of the media’s eyes. People swear by his kindness and idolize him as the man who everyone should emulate — and write praises about him all the time.

Yet, to me, Keanu Reeves is a glaring symptom of today’s problems.

You don’t fight a nuclear war with roses

Hindu mythology divides the circle of time into four segments — called the yugas. According to it, we’re currently living in Kalyuga.

Among the four yugas — this one is the worst of all — it is three-quarters sin, one-quarter virtue. The Satyuga on the other hand is the purest — all virtue, no sin.

Unfortunately, Keanu Reeves is the perfect idol for another time, another world, but not for the world we live in.

When North Korea is testing nuclear warheads that can reach American land, the USA would be daft to sit silently and not be prepared for a military response, if ever needed.

The response to Pearl Harbor, as unfortunate as it may be, was Hiroshima-Nagasaki. In a world that’s so full of sh*t, you can’t expect air freshener to help.

The real evil people are loud and proud



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