The Real Invisible War

“They considered themselves free and no one will ever be free as long as there is plague, pestilence and famine”


– Albert Camus, The Plague

Contents

  • The paradox of safety;
  • A deconstruction of the “first wave” of the COVID-19 scam (see also Tyranny by numbers);
  • In society fear and consumption are the offspring of power. An analysis of human relations in the light of “the new normal”;
  • A dissection of the role of “the new normal” in the global economy, how and why it is being implemented;
  • Why in a technocratic system science, politics and money become the same;
  • A discussion of the constitutional validity of universally mandated medicine;
  • The nature of market economics in the light of “conspiracies” and “the new normal”;
  • The rise of the age of transhumanism;
  • The simple peaceful solution to reduce an unhealthy overreach of power

The paradox of safety

In many places the COVID-19 outbreak has been witness to the worst interference with personal liberty in history. Authority has either enforced a qualified house imprisonment, applicable, in principle, to the whole population; or it has imposed unprecedented restrictions on the day-to-day affairs of ordinary people. What has been particularly inexplicable about this is that whatever your position on COVID-19, this has, by historical standards, not been a serious pandemic.

As we established in Tyranny by numbers, the severity of the disease has been proportional to media hype and manufactured data. Indeed, the closer the country has been to the US, UK, EU power axis, the worse it has been affected. Global pandemics should touch populations equally, with perhaps seasonal differences, population density, healthcare infrastructure, and various other pertinent indices all having the effect of either reducing or aggravating spread and recovery rates. But the “first wave” of this virus has been discriminate of wealth and power far more than the standard of healthcare and population density. It has been targeting the richest nations with the most freedoms far more than poorest nations with the least freedoms, save for a few examples far away from the hub of western power, such as Iceland, which has scarcely been impacted at all.

The body politic in many nations has been so tyrannised by the disease that the people have been convinced to trade their freedoms for safety. Which begs the question, if safety is the number one consideration, why on earth are people paying any heed to the corporate state apparatus? It seems quite the leap of faith to presuppose its benign intent; to presuppose its honesty and competence. It also tragically ignores the paradox of safety and thus fails in its own aim.

The paradox here is that to earn something valuable one must risk not having it; to keep something valuable one must risk losing it. While an individual who shuns risk summons concomitant risks, a society that shuns risk is one that forfeits freedom. To do so invites a narrow, ugly, grovelling existence on the one hand, and the most prosaic form of human life on the other, in which every single object suggests a vast sum of qualified conditions. In such a world absolute control is universal, and therefore safety is conditional.

Even so, the modern imagination is now stooping to the misery of trying to abolish the danger of things by abolishing the things themselves. In order to preserve the enjoyment of parks and beaches, the logic has it, one must temporarily abolish the enjoyment of parks and beaches. This twisted logic is especially dear to authority because it is depressing.

The public are being encouraged to wear masks. It appears the modern imagination is craven enough to try and mitigate the danger of human interaction by circumscribing human interaction itself. This twisted logic is especially dear to authority because it is dehumanising.

Social distancing is an oxymoron – being social is the opposite of being distant. But the modern imagination yearns to keep people apart so that they can ultimately stay together. This twisted logic is especially dear to authority because it is anti-social.

The public’s disenfranchisement is especially dear to society because, being conditioned to live in fear, the people are paralysed by fear, and thus safety becomes the paragon of human aspiration. Once accustomed to living within small enclosures of self and mind, people welcome the transition to a sterilised space. It seems that the modern spirit wants to slowly snuff out life itself in order to preserve it. This is especially dear to authority because it is ugly, it is controlling, and it is misanthropic.

Governments have bound the public’s ability to walk freely into the future in the same manner men in certain cultures used to bind their women’s feet. In the public’s interest generational wealth has been squandered and stolen in a matter of months, increased overt state surveillance and control has been introduced and people have even been encouraged to “snitch” on lockdown rule-breakers. In Britain, a ritualistic nationwide clap for carers and the NHS cringe-fest has been observed every Thursday evening because hero-worshipping state institutions is not creepy at all. All of this has been especially dear to authority because it is Orwellian.

The British state propaganda arm, the BBC, epitomises the post-truth world so succinctly in a recent self-adulating fluff-piece. Having perhaps done more to promulgate dread, distortion and deceit than any other British entity, which has helped to wedge loved ones apart, many permanently, with people who did not even have the ‘virus’ being forced to die alone to combat the threat of the ‘virus’, the BBC describes its role as: “Bringing us closer”.

The east coast of Ireland. ‘Temporary’ measures or a little more permanent?

COVID-19 has ushered in these new norms, which have been enforced in many places by a police service doing its best impression of an occupying force. To keep people safe by stamping out their freedoms is one part of this “new normal”. Though these measures are ostensibly temporary, the “new normal” is in fact a catchphrase to help condition a new reality. It is of course a euphemism for permanence.

A new philosophy is most often a rebranding of some older vice. For instance, sophists will defend vanity and call it the liberty of the self. They will defend self-indulgence and call it personal truth. They will defend cowardice and call it considerate and safe. Similarly, it seems to me that the “the new normal” is simply the promotion of a much older normal. It is this: through fear and division the few will have dominion over the many.

One of life’s cruellest paradoxes is that the many are superior to the few yet appear always at their mercy. The good news is their subjugation does not exist in the material; it exists in the immaterial.

There are two illusions at play here. The first is that the government is in control. The truth is that the people are always in control, hence the elaborate ways in which their consent is engineered.

Take the easing of restrictions. In many places the restrictions were easing well before a formal state ruling because mass civil disobedience was effectively negating enforcement. On the back of this recalcitrance the state issues an order to slowly lift restrictions and thereby the illusion of state control is maintained. Had disorder in the UK continued to be isolated, I expect full lockdown would have continued in place for the planned 12 weeks, and even more damage would have been inflicted on the economy and public health.

The second illusion is that in a democracy the government is accountable to the people and is set up by and for the people. The truth is that the country and its government function like a company. It is answerable to the shareholders, all of whom are transnational entities, and will actively work against the interests of the nation and its people whenever there is conflict between those interests.

Take the imposition of restrictions. In a free society people must be trusted to behave in a sensible and responsible manner, otherwise it is not free. By definition. The prudent action, in the case of a slightly more severe seasonal flu (at worst) openly acknowledged many months ago, would be to make the public aware of the danger, particularly the elderly and immunocompromised, which appear the only demographic significantly touched by this outbreak, and allow people to use their own discretion. People will generally be circumspect when it comes to immediate precaution in matters of their own health.

The imprudent action, what we have in fact seen on an almost global scale, is for all arms of the body politic to work as one to distort and sensationalise the threat level. It has cultivated a kind of strange theatre of omnipotent fear, which has reduced minds to a primitive state of panic and confusion. The collapse of the economy, the violation of rights and freedoms, increased anxiety, and stress, all of which are disastrous for public well-being has been the harvest. The irony is not lost on most, but it is lost on those whose opinions are the symptoms of irrational impulse, position, or privilege.

This strange theatre of omnipotent fear, which characterises society generally – with the COVID-19 pandemic merely being the latest manifestation – is the product of our relationship with authority. Power is flaccid without control. Which is why in the secular age of industrial globalism, which has redefined the world through the lens of materialism, there has been a concerted effort to keep people on a hamster wheel of fear and consumption.

Power and control in the age of industrial globalism

In the past power was asserted through force and self-sanctification. Human relations were throughout of a divine order, and power placed itself at the terrestrial head of that divine order. In the modern world, however, in which rapid economic growth has been the direct result of the liberty of self, power is asserted through secular mechanisms of manipulation, namely science, technology and the state. We have essentially deified our appetites – the need for food, sex, status, shelter, comfort, security and so on – and the powerful simply tap into those appetites and use them against us.

“A change has come over our democracy. It is called consumptionism. The American citizen’s first importance to his country is now no longer that of citizen but that of consumer”

– Unkown American Journalist, 1927

Once machine technique was perfected it was necessary to transition from a needs-based economy to a desires-based economy. Because it is impossible to have economic growth in an era of mass production without also having mass consumption. These new economic modalities gave rise to the age of consumerism.

The apple never falls far from the tree. Everything depends on the surroundings and proceeds from those surroundings, and no person can be entirely independent of them. In the public arena, in which the multitude fights for position and vies for prestige, material wealth and comfort has therefore been both outwardly and tacitly preached as life’s main aim. People have in effect been turned into passive consumers whose function is to use goods and services in a system of planned obsolescence.

In a consumeristic culture the public are not necessarily sovereign, the public’s fears and desires are sovereign. The people themselves exercise little decision-making power. Because humans are primarily driven by instinctual or unconscious fears and desires, it is therefore possible to persuade people to behave irrationally if a product or an idea is linked to those unconscious fears and desires. Certainly, people generally buy products to feel good about themselves, often as an act of self-expression. It is self-evident, then, that in a system in which material possessions are being used as a palliative, choice is indissolubly connected with the unconscious.

In a system of planned obsolescence, if people are stimulated often, it follows as a corollary that their stimulation cannot be protracted beyond certain limits. Their attention span will not allow for it. Thus, a large proportion of the political economy is organically reduced to the lowest common denominator. But in the case of democracy itself, there are more contrived efforts to limit the average person’s democratic agency.

It has long been thought that an “excess of democracy” leads to a “crisis of democracy”. The central idea is that if the political system is overloaded with participants and demands it will become ungovernable and make a society dangerously unstable. To prevent this from happening ordinary people must be marginalised from a decision-making capacity. They simply can’t be trusted to make decisions on a rational basis for the greater good of society.

Walter Lippmann (1889-1974)

The dawn of this age of “consumptionism” witnessed an enormous amount of local and global political instability; primarily because, it was thought, mass groups were over stimulated. Political theorists in the 1920s like Walter Lippmann argued that an urgent re-think was needed for democracy. If human beings were driven by unconscious irrational forces, and not information, it was necessary for an enlightened elite to apply scientific management to tame what Lippmann called the “bewildered herd”.

The public, in Lippmann’s view, could pick from a pre-selected choice of elected officials, but that those officials would receive guidance from the technocrats, who would essentially manage public affairs by proxy.

In ‘The Public and its Problems’ written in 1927, John Dewey identified the main flaw in this model. He wrote: “The very ignorance, bias, frivolity, jealousy, instability, which are alleged to incapacitate them from sharing in public affairs, unfit them still more for passive submission to rule by intellectuals”. Dewey’s insight correctly deduced that Lippmann’s analysis contained a hidden paradox. If the public were too incorrigibly backward and obtuse to take part in public affairs, then this backwardness would make them even more insubordinate to a ruling technocratic elite, however well-intentioned. It was necessary, therefore, that if these ideas were implemented, without inviting insurrection, the plutocrats would have to work behind the scenes with the experts.

This is essentially the model of democracy still in place today. At its core, democracy was about changing the relations of power which had governed the world for so long. The Chartists, the Suffragettes, various grassroot socialist movements had fought tirelessly to better working conditions and to liberate the ordinary man and woman from oppressive, antiquated systems of power. The elite eventually had to cede ground to mollify the mutinous swell. But universal suffrage ultimately resulted in the dilution of democracy.

It demoted it from something which presumes aparticipative civic duty, to something that resembles more of a product to be consumed. A kind of placebo, if you will. The democratic system will give the illusion of responding to a complaint or yearning but will not really change the objective circumstances at all. Indeed, we even have a disparaging term for an elected official or policy uncouth enough to treat democracy as a non-placebo: “populist”.

For democracy to be a turned into feel-good medicine is, I suppose, a foreseeable consequence of a consumeristic culture, in which people have grown so accustomed to depending on the guidance of others, they are happy to have everything chewed up for them first before they swallow.

Every election campaign evinces as such. The balloons, bunting, cheap sloganeering, repetitive mantras, create an atmosphere of childishness, which has the effect of removing the public from the arena of meaningful democratic action. With the public’s role as passive consumers, plutocrats understand that if you can stimulate their irrational impulses, in the manner of big business, it is possible to steer a majority in the desired direction.

In the lives of most people, it must be said, the ratio between the irrational and the rational is very much in favour of the irrational. They are liable to clothe feelings in erroneous ideas. What is true of the individual is even more true of groups, which are distinctly more volatile and malleable. In a nutshell, leadership manipulates and manages those feelings and clothes them in the correct ideas.

”The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organised habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country”


– Edward Bernays, Propaganda

Persuasion and conditioning, rather than physical coercion, has up until now been sufficient to exert control over a society. Those with means have essentially reduced those without into emotional puppets. They manipulate them by stimulating desires and fears. We should add that this method of population control has been more pressing in an age of industrial globalism where contractual obligation is prized high above a sense of abstract fidelity to national sovereignty. When nationhood itself has become a dirty word, it becomes necessary to entice the public toward hidden objectives, by inciting their emotions, rather than to demand allegiance on patriotic grounds.

There may in fact be particularly good reasons for a stated policy but to explain it rationally to the public would cause insurmountable difficulties. Because they are not rational – those who stand to lose everything from said policy will be even less rational. So, it is necessary to excite their inner fears and manipulate them in the interests of a higher truth. Edward Bernays, the founding father of public relations – a euphemism for propaganda – called it the “engineering of consent”.

To uncover that which is intended to remain hidden will always involve a certain amount of conjecture. But we can say that in a world of finite resources the “consumptionism” that has been the order of things in the west and elsewhere for the last century cannot realistically continue. The lockdown, which has purportedly been triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, is in fact coloured by the same brush as the fallacious fears aroused over climate change. It is to impede the western and global economy to bring it in line with a more sustainable future – a controlled demolition of its productive capacities.

This requires more state interference and the destruction of the middle-class. The “second wave” of the pandemic – which sounds like more of a threat than a warning – will be another step in the ongoing process of centralisation, increased global integration and authoritarianism.

The dominant ideas are the ruling ideas

It is only natural that the system we are in has left a profound impress upon our thoughts and opinions. When a story is fabricated, one which goes on to dominate social discourse, such as WMDs in Iraq, many of us assume that it can’t be ideologically framed because we wrongly believe that our mass media is independent and objective and would filter out fact from fiction. In this sense, a story’s monotonous dispersion confirms its authenticity. The exact reverse, of course, is true. Consider the ultimate source.

Karl Marx (1818-1883) wrote that capitalism was pregnant with communism

Marx also wrote that the dominant ideas are always the ruling ideas. The more dominant a theme, therefore, by implication, the more likely it will be a falsehood because it will derive from the source which has the most to gain and the most to lose. These ideas will also be ostensibly in service of the highest good: the preservation of state and the social order. But since the truth is often anathema to the preservation of that social order, and since the state is nothing more than a consortium of vested interests which direct the resources of government, actions and the ideas behind them will usually be performed in service of power and ambition, not in service of the truth and the people.

The problem here is that if the truth does not act as a brake to power, what will? The Roman poet Juvenal put it best: “Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?” (Who will guard the guards themselves?). Hence why a commitment to the truth is perhaps the most important value in any free society. In fact, we could go further and insist that Truth is oxygen to Freedom’s lungs. When the general atmosphere is so starved of air or is an airless vacuum, freedom must suffer. Dictatorships can only emerge and be sustained once the truth and the people have been sidestepped so ingeniously.

A people committed to freedom must be committed to truth. But “the new normal”, of which so much has already been written, most of it in the bland, lifeless style of the new normal itself, is evidently not a commitment to truth, it is a commitment to social order. It is a means to turn the whole of human existence into a crisis that demands state intervention. In such a world, it must be said, the truth will be an unwelcome intrusion. It already is.

There’s more chance of dying from a bolt of lightning

If we are to take our lessons from history, we would observe that control over human behaviour is never, on the face of it, introduced with totalitarian intention. Each new step in the assertion of control is invariably taken as a rational response to a pressing need. As Aesop put it, “a tyrant will always find a pretext for their tyranny”. Those that lived under dictatorship know this only too well, though many others would have certainly internalised these pressing needs to have been quite unconscious of the manipulation. This unthinking obedience, if not essential, is at any rate favourable to political conformity.

It is certainly curious, considering the rich history of political manipulation across all societies, that when you openly question the truth of claims it will invariably attract venom and condemnation. Even a moderate position will do so. One that, say, questions the continuance of a lockdown in the light of new information from the Centers of Disease and Control and Prevention (CDC), which estimates the COVID-19 fatality rate to be 0.4% for symptomatic people. This means the true lethality rate is 0.26% because it believes 35% of cases will be asymptomatic.

As one commentator pointed out, given that these numbers are inflated by care home deaths, which account for about half of all deaths in most western countries, that would mean the fatality rate for the rest of the population would be under 0.1%. Though this of course includes people of all ages and all health statuses. Since nearly all deaths are accompanied by comorbidities, the chances of a person in good health dying are therefore extremely slim. Remember, the above figures are also predicated on contracting the virus. It is thought that anywhere between 40-70% of the world’s population may do so. When you factor the chances of contracting the virus with the chances of dying of the virus, a study from Canada found that COVID-19’s individual rate of death for people under 65 is 6 per million, or 0.0006%, or 1 in 166,000. There is much a greater chance of dying from a road traffic accident (1 in 14,053); there is a much greater chance of a young person with no underlying health conditions dying from a lightning strike (1 in 1,107,143).

Detractors will rightly point out that Canada has been on lockdown and that will purportedly reduce spread and case mortality; but as we saw in Tyranny by numbers, countries that haven’t been on lockdown, such as Sweden, are reporting lower mortality rates per capita than countries that have. And how is the CDC’s fatality rate of under 0.1% for those infected, when adjusted for non-care home members of the community, something that justifies such draconian measures if the point of the exercise is to protect public health?

The rigid nature of social hierarchies

Is the mainstream media reflecting this information or is it propagating senseless fear? Fear has the effect of anesthetising portions of one’s brain. So, while those who question the legitimacy of a lockdown which has already caused incalculable damage to public health are often ridiculed, the rest of society, like soldiers answering the drill instructor, appear to group themselves automatically into regimented formation. But one must always be on guard to not be one of a number, especially at times of acute insanity. Something that unfortunately seems antithetical to human instinct.

All humans are endowed with the propensity of bolstering their postulates with the beliefs of those around them, with the presumptions of the immediate surroundings, and whatever the distance one may remain from any presumption, moral or social, one is partly influenced by them and will even adapt their life to them. Psychologists and social anthropologists call this process ‘socialisation’. This predilection to presumption and conformity is the glue in social cohesion but the enemy to truth and reason.

We can also note that only those who accept or tacitly accede to the prevailing illusions can survive in a demanding workplace. Opposing views invariably find little traction, while a failure to conform to the standard practices and attitudes results in eviction by the typical mechanisms.

When the whole of society presents itself as a hierarchy, with a top to bottom chain of command, the multitude existing at the lower levels of that chain of command, one can see how a society can be steered in certain directions. For instance, since most mass media outlets are owned by a handful of mega-corporations, it’s very easy for those at the top of that command-chain to saturate the airwaves with a specific message. Certainly, the uniformity and synchronicity we are witnessing is typically not a symptom of objectivity, but of hierarchical order.

The problem with centralisation is that it can create opacity as to who are making the decisions and the rationale behind them, and it can make the whole of human civilisation subject to the goodwill of a very few people. In the next article, The Common Enemy of Man (which will be published later in June), I will explore in further detail the origins of global centralisation and the forces behind it. The purpose of the present discussion has been to demonstrate that the lockdowns have not been put in place to mitigate the effects of a deadly virus, but for other reasons, the contraction of the global economy being an obvious starting point.

Aldous Huxley was right. But he was beaten to it

First Edition, 1931

The two great novels of the 20th century in the English language that depicted a dystopian future were Brave New World and Nineteen Eighty-Four, by Aldous Huxley and George Orwell, respectively. One presents a totalitarian society which has attained total subversion of the individual’s psychology and physiology, the other a totalitarian society ruled by censorship and violence. Upon publication of 1984, Orwell sent a copy of the book to Huxley, who, as chance would have it, was his former French teacher at Eton. Huxley wrote back to him. He praised his book as being “profoundly important”, but added:

“Whether in actual fact the policy of boot-on-the-face can go on indefinitely seems doubtful. My own belief is that the ruling oligarchy will find less arduous and wasteful ways of governing and of satisfying its lust for power, and these ways will resemble those which I described in Brave New World……Within the next generation I believe that the world’s rulers will discover that infant conditioning and narco-hypnosis are more efficient as instruments of government, than clubs and prisons, and that the lust for power can be just as completely satisfied by suggesting people into loving their servitude as by flogging and kicking them into obedience. In other words, the nightmare of Nineteen Eighty-Four is destined to modulate into the nightmare of a world having more resemblance to that which I imagined in Brave New World. This change will be brought about as a result of a felt need for increased efficiency”

This vision of a futuristic technocratic rule aligns closely with the writings of influential political theorist and social commentator, Walter Lippmann, who, we recall, advocated for an enlightened elite to apply scientific management to tame the “bewildered herd” a decade before the publication of Huxley’s dystopian classic.

This scientific management has extended to arousing desires and fears by stimulating the public’s irrational impulses, such as the deliberate exaggeration of threat levels, whether they be those posed by a foreign dictator or COVID-19. By ramping up fear, or in some cases even inventing a story, you can convince a populace to support a policy in spirit, the underlying reasons for which has nothing to do with those stated.

Brave New World was published in 1931, but in the 1920’s a new template of how to run a society was already beginning to emerge. At its core was the all-consuming self, the promotion of which was not only necessary for economic expansion in an era of mass production, it also stimulated the populace, and made it docile, so created a stable society. President Hoover, in a speech in 1928 to a group representing the nascent Public Relations industry, stating: “You have taken over the job of creating desire. And have transformed people into constantly moving happiness machines. Machines that have become the key to economic progress”.

But when the goal is to contract and not expand the economy, in an era of “sustainable development”, this century old vision of population control, modelled around the all-consuming self, is clearly no longer viable. “The new normal”, therefore, is one modelled around sustainability and a kind of oligarchical collectivism, in which the all-consuming self is constricted and subordinate to the greater interests of the collective.

A world where science, politics and money become the same

Hitherto the freedom enjoyed in the west and many other parts of the world has been contingent on economic freedom. Because the freedom to make money entails the freedom to spend it. As we know, before the 1800s the dominant economic order was feudalism, a world in which individual freedoms were curtailed in line with a divine order and hereditary entitlement. It saw little to no economic growth. Life was “nasty, brutish and short”.

“This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the Industrial Revolution. This will not happen overnight and it will not happen at a single conference on climate change…..It is a process, because of the depth of the transformation”

Christina Figueres, Executive Secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 2015

Climate change is in fact as pertinent to the discussion of “the new normal” as COVID-19. Because both are fuel in the engine to a reach a new “sustainable” economy, and not important in and of themselves. For instance, according to the 2019 BP Statistical Review of World Energy (you can download it here), the Chinese economy, which is heavily reliant on coal-fired power, as of 2017, emits more carbon dioxide than the US and the EU block combined (about 9.428 billion metric tons to 9.394 billion metric tons [page 59 of the report]). While the US has decreased annual carbon emissions by nearly 800 million tons over the last decade, and the EU block by 681 million tons, Chinese emissions continue to soar by a 235 million ton increase per year. The Chinese primary energy consumption (commercially traded fuels, including renewables) per capita is 96.9 gigajoules (page 14), by way of contrast in the UK it is 120.9 gigajoules. But because the Chinese economy is a lot more dependent on fossil fuels, this means the carbon emissions per capita in China is higher than it is in the UK. As of 2018, the UK produces about 5.88 tons of carbon emissions per capita and China, 6.73 tons. That’s about 14.5% more emissions per person every year.

President Obama and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon shake hands as the US formally joins the Paris Climate Agreement during a climate event at Westlake State House in Hangzhou, China, September 3, 2016

It’s certainly very curious that in a world apparently on the brink of climatic and ecological collapse the world’s worst carbon emissions abuser can continue to increase emissions with global bodies seemingly doing very little to intervene. Indeed, the Paris Agreement of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) signed by 189 countries in 2016 places much stricter measures on the US and Europe than China. The former Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, Christina Figueres, from whom the quote is taken above, said in 2014 that China was “doing it right” while stating that the U.S. Congress was “very detrimental” in the fight against global warming.

Again, my next article, ‘The Common Enemy of Man’ will delve deeper into global centralisation and the reasons for these palpable inconsistencies in global policy. Many argue that China has infiltrated these institutions and is engaged in an economic attack on the west, creating, through climate policy, a climate of unfair competitive advantage. This is of course nonsense. The reasons why the UNFCCC and huge combinations of transnational capital place stricter controls on the West is because China already has a system of oligarchical collectivism. In other words, it already has “the new normal”.

In reasoning one must not place the cart before the horse. This is important to understand: climate change and COVID-19 are pretexts for sustainable development and “the new normal”, sustainable development and “the new normal” are not a response to climate change and COVID-19.

technocracy is a system of governance in which decision-makers are selected on the basis of their perceived expertise in a given area of responsibility, particularly with regard to scientific or technical knowledge, and who select other decision-makers on the basis of their perceived expertise. There is surely no better example of a technocracy than unelected people sitting atop global command-chains. There surely is no better example of a technocrat than somebody who has no qualifications in the related field but who has the power to advocate for, say, a mandated global medicine because he monopolises global medicine – we know them as professional philanthropists. A technocracy is essentially a world in which science and politics and money assimilate into one. Which is in fact tacitly implied by the term“technocratic”.

So, in a technocracy whatever the 0.1% wants is what the politicians and the politically approved scientists and medics say we must do.

“The technetronic era involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled society. Such a society would be dominated by the elite, unrestrained by traditional values. Soon it will be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance over every citizen and maintain up-to-date complete files containing even the most personal information about the citizen. These files will be subject to instantaneous retrieval by the authorities”

Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security advisor to President Carter. (Between Two Ages. America’s Role in the New Technetronic Era)

The problem with collectivism, and what so many seem to forget, is that Civilisation was developed for Humans and not Humans for Civilisation

It appears there is a number among us who want to create a society in which every movement is controlled with the regularity of clockwork. But “the new normal” is such a sterilised vision of life, it’s as if living creatures will be required to become like a machine; and now, as though the corner of our clothing has got caught in the flywheel of that machine, we are beginning to be drawn toward that vision.

Clockwork order is only acquired with a great deal of effort; it doesn’t just magically fall into place. You can’t radically transform society and have a completely new economy, with new forms of food, power, construction and transportation, without having a police state already in place. Order on this magnitude wears a uniform and a pair of boots. As we can already observe in China.

The harmonious individual, it needs to be said, hardly exists at all; a regimentally harmonious society, therefore, if it can exist, will only be oppressive. It will suffocate learning, development, thought, invention, ambition, reason, excellence, and every field you can think of. In short, it will suffocate the human experience itself. Destiny will be plucked from the soul, depersonalized, remodeled, and then enumerated on some spreadsheet.

Every human being is infinitely precious. They are not things to be catalogued, recorded, and chipped. They are not numbers on a graph. They are not just a random assortment of atoms to be corralled into medicinal concentration camps in which all meaningful choices in their life will be mandated.

If you have goals, and you want to convince others of their merits, there must be good reasons to implement them

“Diet, injections, and injunctions will combine, from a very early age, to produce the sort of character and the sort of beliefs that the authorities consider desirable, and any serious criticism of the powers that be will become psychologically impossible”

Bertrand Russell, ‘The Impact of Science on Society’, 1952, p 49-50

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of 17 global goals designed to be a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all”. The SDGs, published in 2015 in UN Resolution 70/1, are part of UN’s Agenda 21 program, which was re-labelled UN Agenda 2030 in the same year as the aim is to have the foundation of these sustainable development goals in place by 2030. The SDGs include 1. No Poverty. 2. Zero Hunger. 5. Gender Equality. 12. Responsible Consumption and Production. 13. Climate Action.

This is how these goals are being sold to the public, but it should be stressed that the ultimate destination, by definition, is always different to the route taken to get there. Moreover, the 17 SDGs is also a classic case of public relations. We have all these problems, which are universally considered to blight the human species, and global governance implementing the right changes can provide the solutions to these problems. Likewise, we have a terrible virus which is apparently ravaging through the global population on the one hand, but on the other, we have “One World: Together at Home”, and as “global citizens” we can get through these hard times and build a better and brighter future for all. If it has the framework of a classic marketing campaign, it’s because it is a marketing campaign.

Another important component of UN’s Agenda 2030 is the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Immunization Agenda 2030 (IA2030). The WHO is a branch of the UN and this initiative, which is funded by all the usual titans of banking and industry, is a “new global vision” “to extend the benefits of vaccines to everyone, everywhere” and is a “strategy to address these challenges over the next decade”, pledging to “leave no one behind”. Immunization is considered to play a key role in achieving the SDGs. So much so, IA2030 literature states that its initiative is linked to 14 of the 17 SDGs.

This pledge to “leave no one behind” should be considered in the light of recent arguments that things will “still not be fully back to normal…until we get almost everybody vaccinated globally”. This extreme proposal has been made in response to a virus the CDC has implicitly acknowledged kills well under 0.1% of those non care home infected citizens. It should also be noted that vaccines typically take around 15-20 years to develop, but a future COVID-19 vaccine will have to be fast-tracked in potentially “12-18 months”. Which will mean “there will have to be some risk and indemnification needed” for the developers in the case of vaccine injury. The COVID-19 vaccine, I must add, will include nano technology, and will be an experimental vaccine never used in humans on a mass scale.

We can say with confidence that for IA2030 2021-2030 to achieve its ambitious goals of universally mandated vaccines which leaves “no one behind” there would have to be compelling reasons for the “compelling arguments of the value of vaccines” to be propounded. So, to implement this “new global vision” by 2030, if presently a deadly and infectious virus did not exist, it would be necessary to invent one. Similarly, to implement UN Agenda 2030 and its attending 17 SDGs there would have to be compelling reasons for the value of sustainable development and increased integration under the auspices of global institutions. So, if presently the world was not on the brink of climatic and ecological disaster, it would be necessary to invent reasons why it is.

As we have already touched upon, in our hybrid market system, the producers, which are few and highly organised, attempt to stimulate the emotional response of the consumers, which are innumerable and scattered. In fact, when you really think about it, society itself is just a protracted advertisement. The SDGs, IA2030, everything that comes out of the UN is precisely this: an advert. Of course, that means the pandemic is also an advert for “the new normal”, which will apparently include universally mandated medicine.

The legal validity of mandatory vaccination

How this fast-tracked universally mandated medicine will be achieved in practice given the Nuremberg Code, which protects the individual from bodily intrusion, and, say, the US Constitution, remains to be seen. In the context of the latter, this paper from the American Journal of Public Health via the National Institutes of Health explores questions about the legality of the federal government forcibly administering a mass vaccination. In Jacobson v Massachusetts 1905 the US Supreme Court upheld the local health board’s authority to require vaccination against smallpox during a smallpox epidemic. This was after the claimant challenged the state’s authority to place mandatory restrictions on personal liberty for public health purposes. What would be constitutionally permissible today?

“A law that authorizes mandatory vaccination during an epidemic of a lethal disease, with refusal punishable by a monetary penalty, like the one at issue in Jacobson, would undoubtedly be found constitutional under the low constitutional test of “rationality review”

With the Johnson case as precedent, If it can be demonstrated that there is an epidemic of a lethal disease, and if the vaccine has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it would not be unconstitutional for the federal government to impose a compulsory vaccination program with “physical restraints and unreasonable penalties for refusal”, unless people can show “contraindications to the vaccine” (reasonable grounds for exemption).

The government can’t legally force compulsory vaccination, but it can suspend personal liberties, such as impose a full or partial quarantine on those who are recalcitrant, if it is considered that the severity of the epidemic warrants it. It can make participation in society very difficult without compliance. And the same will probably be true elsewhere. As we know, before this ‘pandemic’ many countries and states in the US were already fast-tracking involuntary vaccine mandates for school-age children. Such as in California, where children can’t enlist in state schooling without producing a certificate proving immunization. Matt Hancock, the UK Health Secretary, said in September 2019 that the UK government was “looking very seriously” at doing the same.

In the jaws of the coronavirus scare there may well be an appetite for involuntary vaccine mandates to become the norm for children and adults; with “digital certificates”, according to one professional philanthropist, “to show who has recovered or been tested recently or when we have a vaccine who has received it” (7th answer on the thread). As chance would have it, the ID2020 Alliance, largely funded by the same professional philanthropist, and working in partnership with the UN, has been inaugurated just in time to meet these challenges.

“We live in a digital era. Individuals need a trusted, verifiable way to prove who they are, both in the physical world and online”

The ID2020 Alliance Manifesto, point 2

Market economics versus Pavlov’s dog

I’m aware that I have and will no doubt continue to attract aspersions of being a “conspiracy theorist”. Aspersions that ring out from lips in the manner of Pavlov’s dog salivating at the sound of a bell. Quite aside from the fact that this a classic logical fallacy – an argument from false analogy – the conflation of disparate topics under one all-encompassing crackpot umbrella, and that conspiracies are merely two or more people colluding together for personal gain at the expense of others (in my mind, a fitting partial definition of private enterprise); it feels incumbent on me, before we proceed, to talk about the market system, so important to our way of life and the controls placed upon us, many of which voluntarily imposed, in the light of these“conspiracies”:

In the classic barter both parties lie; each pretends to be telling the truth and makes the effort to persuade the other they are telling the truth. Watching the ignoble process, we see that neither ends up being sure how far their own lies are being accepted. Nor are they sure what part of the other’s lies conceal a modicum of truth, because the best lies are always superficially packaged in truth.

In the process of industrial evolution, there have developed so many complexities to this simple process. As soon as we came to the point where we started exchanging a universal currency for goods and services the balance of power shifted to the Seller. They came to specialise in the selling of one thing; and the more complex the society, the more products the Buyer must buy, therefore they remain a novice to each. Moreover, the Sellers grow in power and learn to combine: they form partnerships, companies, firms, alliances, global bureaucratic institutions; they donate to associations and non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) to protect their interests; they pour money into Research and Development to advance said interests in some future market; they avoid taxes by pouring money into science and charities, which become dependent on that funding, and which also open up future markets; they establish front organisations to protect the interests of the Buyers; and in advanced industrial societies there is also the emergence of professional philanthropists who act as front men for the Sellers – these people can batten on to the public purse and bend all they touch to their own interest, to such a degree that they can bring the entire cause they ostensibly support into disrepute.

The object of shell companies is to obscure tax liabilities. Equally, a plethora of proxy organisations enables the Sellers to obscure the fact that governmental policies are being influenced by the same corporate behemoths which have funded entire networks of charities and NGOs to interact with government and its institutions. NGOs and charities are considered more benevolent and less corrupt than their sponsors, and the media presents them as such, even when a cursory look at their staff and finances evinces a total financial dependence to the corporate sponsors they campaign on behalf of.

The Buyers, meanwhile, remain disorganised and isolated and helpless. They’re completely surrounded by huge fortresses of lies mingled with truth which have been built up over time. They don’t fund any of the research, and they’re not privy to the development of products they’re cajoled and coerced into having. They don’t even know the components and ingredients that make up each product. But despite these stark inequalities in the trading process, we have many disparaging terms for when a Buyer, so brazen as to break from the flock, asks more probing and critical questions of the Seller. One such term being: Anti-vaxxer!

Human society is in the image of Influence; therefore, it is in the image of the Seller.

There are generally several phases to a marketing campaign, so if “the new normal” were a product it would certainly have a soft launch and a hard launch and possibly even a beta launch, as would the developing vaccine. If the “first wave” and the lockdowns were, say, a beta launch or a hard launch, what would be the soft launch? A soft launch is when a business gradually introduces a new product to market to test for weaknesses. It generates little to no buzz, and its purpose is to prepare in advance the hard launch for maximum effect. The soft launch was of course the now infamous, Event 201.

In an honest and sane world, it would certainly be of note if it were discovered that a group in society funded a simulation for a coronavirus pandemic a month before patient zero in a real coronavirus pandemic. Held in New York City on October 18th, 2019, ‘Event 201’ was a multi-million-dollar coronavirus pandemic exercise which brought together the leading figures from the banking, pharmaceutical and media industries.

Now, if the global economy was someone called Mrs Brown and a novel coronavirus was the instrument of death, an honest investigation would certainly investigate the beneficiaries of her estate if it transpired that they planned her demise in mirror detail weeks before. This goes without saying. But unfortunately, we don’t live in an honest and sane world. Apparently, while there’s zero tolerance of petty crime, inveterate corruption in banking and big business is allowed to continue with impunity.

Event 201 was funded and dominated by the banking and pharmaceutical industries, and perhaps this is why the simulation of a global health crisis, which you can watch in full on YouTube, was almost exclusively focused on finance, the need to increase centralisation and global integration, and the importance of controlling media and communications, which included “trusted voices” and leaders “within the community”; to “flood the zone” with the“narrative”, it being “central to the co-ordinated response”.

Hours into this exercise a truly extraordinary exchange took place. Brad Connet of Henry Schein took the floor and said: “In 1918 16 million people died [the influenza outbreak is actually thought to have killed between 17 and 50 million]. That was more than the two great wars. And one of the impending results was a massive shortage of physicians, care providers. I don’t see that on the list….. The shortage of physicians is looming anyway in the United States. That’s something that should be considered in this”.

In this multi-million-dollar pandemic tabletop exercise hosted by The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in partnership with the World Economic Forum, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Health Organization, an exercise which included experts in disaster planning, it seems none of them thought about physician and care provider shortages. It was an afterthought several hours into the simulation.

Please, if we brought together the leaders of the catering and event planning industries to simulate a multi-million-dollar banqueting extraordinaire, would it be credible if hours into the exercise someone said: “Uh, have we thought about the cooking? Will we have enough chefs after the first course?”. Ask yourself, was healthcare the primary concern?

“At the end of Event 201, a coronavirus pandemic simulation which killed 65 million, participants were given these cuddly coronavirus toys”

The timing of Event 201 so close to a real coronavirus pandemic was obviously just a coincidence. As it is obviously just a coincidence that the timing of the coronavirus pandemic fits in with the global policy targets already mentioned, such as the 17 SDGs, of which 14 can be linked to the global Immunization Agenda. Incidentally, the Event 201 logo, as seen above, was redolent of the Earth Summit’s Agenda 21, the former name of Agenda 2030, the UN action plan under which the SDGs fall.

Rocinante has lost his Don Quixote

The SDGs – the soft sell of “the new normal” – are, I suppose, the product of the age of rationalism, one which vainly attempts to codify and control and carry everything under the sun, apparently for the betterment of mankind, but then neglects to take mankind along for the ride.

Even if we were to make the cardinal of errors and take them at face value, in a world in which everything appears as it is not, they are insanely logical, whereas humans are sanely illogical. We are wayward; impulsive. We are Don Quixote in search of a windmill, not a fenced in horse at the trough. To attempt to reduce everything to a mathematical brickwork and shape and fit the human soul inside the rooms and corridors of that asylum is a recipe for misery; it is a recipe for exploitation.

In fact, it is this image of materialism, which is ironically the product of the age of rationalism, that we are just some temporary coalescing of atomic particles which have randomly complexified but soon those atoms will disperse and become nothing more than plant fertiliser, that is the optimum mindset needed for exploitation to work guilt-free.

Furthermore, this priggish allegiance to social order will completely rub away the romance of life. Because individual liberty, which unfortunately seems to be a value and not an instinct, will be contracted in proportion to the sustainability envisioned. Ultimately, it will require the fashioning of a new kind of human, at least in the west and elsewhere, because the human soul is not obedient to the laws of mechanics. And the engineering of bug people – easily led and easily crushed – in a regimented system of collectivism, requires the human soul to be obedient to the laws of mechanics.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

“There are today people who are still actually anti-science. A whole movement called the anti-vaxxers. Who refuse to acknowledge the evidence that vaccinations have eradicated smallpox, and who by their prejudices are actually endangering the every children they want to protect. I totally reject this anti-scientific pessimism. I’m profoundly optimistic about the ability of new technology to serve as a liberator and to remake the world wondrously and  benignly….Nano technology is revolutionising medicine by designing robots a fraction of the size of a red blood cell, capable of swimming through our bodies, dispensing medicine and attacking malignant cells like some Star Wars armada”

Boris Johnson, speech at the UN, 25th September, 2019

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is said to be characterised by a range of new technologies that are fusing the digital, physical and biological worlds”, and “challenging ideas about what it means to be human”. As an introduction to the topic, the World Economic Forum’s 2016 effort: What is the Fourth Industrial Revolution? offers an overview. The same billionaires at Davos that brought you ‘Event 201’ have commissioned a short film in which it is stated at the outset: “The very idea of human being some sort of natural concept is really going to change”. And “Our bodies will be so high tech we won’t be able to really distinguish between what’s natural and what’s artificial”. The film offers a glimpse into the near future of human biology being integrated into digital technology.

A brief recap. In the feudal world power was asserted through force and self-sanctification. Human relations were throughout of a divine order, and power placed itself at the terrestrial head of that divine order. It spoke on behalf of God. Because God’s word was beyond reproach, so intelligent rulers exercised their power in the name of God.

Post Enlightenment, as humans gained full control over their environment, it was necessary in a competitive world to liberate the self from prior constraints. Power is asserted through secular mechanisms of manipulation, namely science, technology, and the state. Appetites are deified and power taps into them and uses them against us. Science and democracy speak on behalf of power. Because when the word of science and democracy is beyond reproach, intelligent rulers exercise their power in the name of science and democracy.

In the feudal world power was visible, in the modern world it is largely invisible. In the past the Serfs suffered from the pride of Kings. Today those same Serfs suffer from the anonymity of Tyrants. Who are happy to trade the appearance of power for the reality of power. Whenever there is a public backlash to a policy the politicians and technocrats take the brunt of the flak, and will be replaced to appease the masses, leaving the institution and those who actually direct its power unharmed.

Both these systems of population control are built around controlling perception.

But in an uncompetitive world where power has spread over the entire globe, and has merely left the shell of the various forms of nationhood intact (more on this in the Common Enemy of Man), and where advances in technology allow for it, it is more efficient to not only commoditize the human being, but thought itself.

As we recall, Huxley wrote to Orwell after the publication of Nineteen Eighty-Four. He said that “the lust for power can be just as completely satisfied by suggesting people into loving their servitude as by flogging and kicking them into obedience”. That a boot-on-the-face society was “destined to modulate” into one in which dissent becomes physiologically and psychologically impossible as the result of a need for “increased efficiency”. As a side note, Huxley’s brother, Julian, was a forerunner of the global technocratic movement in the 1920s.

Question: What is the only thing power wants and doesn’t have? Answer: More power. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is an upgrade of power relations in society along the lines presaged by the works of Aldous Huxley, Bertrand Russell and many early technocrats of the first half of the 20th century. It is a world of transhumanism. A world where people love their servitude and love to stay safe:

“Up until know the conversation we’ve been having is around freedom of speech. Once we can (my emphasis) access people’s thoughts and access people’s emotion…we have to create a space that enables people to think freely, to think divergent thoughts, to think creative thoughts. And in a society where people fear having those thoughts, the likelihood of being able to enjoy progress is significantly diminished”

– excerpt from the World Economic Forum’s, ‘What is the Fourth Industrial Revolution?’

There seems every intention to make President Hoover’s “constantly moving happiness machines” literal.

In the age of consumption plutocrats understand that if you can stimulate the public’s irrational impulses, in the manner of big business, it is possible to steer a majority in the desired direction. They understand that if you can trigger desires and fears of target groups their frustrated need for power or need for security can be redirected and controlled within definable boundaries.

These have been the most stable methods of population control in the world of industrial globalism – fear and distraction and division. Of course, most people bolster their postulates from the presumptions of the immediate environment, digesting them with no more conscious thought than the digestion of his or her food, so have absolutely no awareness of the manipulation. That they are in fact unwitting participants in what is essentially a reality tv show. Indeed, the media says jump. And the public say How high? It is mere emotional puppetry.

In the future this form of population control will no longer be necessary. Because it is inefficient. People will come to love their masters and will “enjoy progress”. The infrastructure for this future is being put up as you read this, on the ground and from above: “Smart cities will pullulate with censors all joined together by the IoT” (Internet of things) and there will be “nowhere to hide” (Excerpts taken from the same Boris Johnson speech referenced above). Every inch of the globe is going to be blanketed with this technological control grid.

Agenda 2030 and the SDGs plan to move people into cities – for increased efficiency – with a centralised global bureaucracy having total control over the food, water and energy supplies. The transnational power that controls these forests of global bureaucratic institutions (more on what that is in the Common Enemy of Man) ultimately intends to completely colonise geographical and human resources with no possibility of resistance. This is, I’m afraid, “the new normal”.

Just think about what is happening. The asymptomatic neighbor has suddenly been turned into a walking assassin. Those who don’t comply with governmental mandate are perceived to be threatening other people’s health. Human interaction is being circumscribed by social distancing and by the compulsory wearing of masks. And track and trace programs are not only gathering DNA at an unprecedented rate, but will restrict people’s movements in accordance with stopping the spread of a virus which is a lot less likely to kill a young healthy person than a bolt of lightning. All of this is dividing and dehumanising and controlling.

It is also illogical because stopping the spread of the virus is not the agenda. The agenda is to remodel human behaviour along the lines of Agenda 2030 and the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This is merely one grooming phase. Its purpose is to inculcate new norms – for example, technology being a safer medium for social interaction – with the end destination being transhumanism.

Look around and you will see that this grooming phase has been in the works for some time. Young people absorbed by their phones, living their life through their social media accounts, addicted to the little “pseudo-dings of pleasure” of social credits.

The trans movement has also taken off largely because it is necessary to introduce the notion of malleability of gender and the fusion of the sexes in a new era of androgynous automata. This has come about from the conflation of gender – etymologically, gender derives from the Latin genus meaning classificationkind, or sort (as in general or generalise) – with sex. So, the postmodernists have bequeathed us the mental gymnastics of having dozens of different genders, which are all pliant to personal caprice, but only two options in a permanent sex change surgery. Of course, it is silly. The trans movement could be respected without this conflation of gender with sex. But the UN still feels it necessary to ban all gendered language in relation to sex at a time of a global health ‘crisis’ because the agenda is to make people confusedsexlesssterile.

Wherever you stand on these developments – and I’m sure not everyone will concur with my sentiments – we can all appreciate the challenges ahead that lie in wait. The COVID-19 pandemic is evidently a contrived piece of theatre, the sustainable development goals cannot be reached without a massive winding in of human economic freedom, and technological advances pose a huge threat to the integrity of the human being, the future of the human race. Not that you would ever see that expressed. With the news being completely awash with COVID-19, Black Lives Matter, climate change.

This is what illusionists do. They divert your attention, then perform the secret of the trick when your gaze was averted.

With the yet to be developed vaccine containing nano technology, round-the-clock surveillance, and, for example, new cryptocurrency patents based on brain activity, we are living at a time when we could easily be overtaken by technology and be at the mercy of an unscrupulous power which will always be ready to take advantage. We only need to take our lessons from history to establish that maxim – what comes after is always in affinity with what went before.

Global depopulation has been on lips for some time. On a planet with finite resources exponential population growth and increasing consumption is undoubtedly a big issue. Thanks to rapidly advancing technology and Artificial Intelligence, in a world of automation a few can maintain their luxurious lifestyles without drawing on the labour of the human population sprawl. So, no longer being of use, but now a burden, the abject many will be at the mercy of the privileged few.

Certainly, in the Fourth Industrial Revolution the population crisis could potentially be solved with a flick of the switch. I suppose if that were to happen, an amalgam of humanity, Artificial Intelligence and digital technology would be the optimum circumstances for a mass genocide to work guilt-free.

The Solution

“Out of intense complexities, intense simplicities emerge”

– Winston Churchill

It may be tempting to think that these deeds are being inflicted on us rather than committed by us. That when it comes to such matters, we have little to no agency. It may also be tempting to think that there are people among us who are more responsible than we are for the present circumstances. But this is the mindset of a victim, in which other people are blamed for everything, while we find excuses for oneself. Nothing good in life was ever achieved with such a mindset. In fact, it is exactly this kind of outlook that gravitates toward oligarchical collectivism.

The economist Joseph Schumpeter likened society to a hotel where the rooms were always full. As soon as one room is vacated, a new guest arrives. I think this is largely true. So, when the ship is sinking, it is better to attend to the hole in the hull than to merely focus on removing the water. If you focus on just the water, eventually you sink.

For this reason, I have deliberately not focused this article on those in the public eye who seem to have been so good as to leave their fingerprints all over the crime scene like common thieves. It’s counterproductive when others have already done it so brilliantly, and I’m sure, at this stage, we all know who they are.

Certainly, when we consider the actions of those involved in the minutest detail, and become fond of retracing our steps, we become drunk on their power at the same time as we do our own subjugation. Like someone who takes to drink because they consider their situation to be hopeless, and then the situation becomes even more hopeless because they drink.

It is perfectly legitimate to behold ugliness provided one does not end up in awe of it. Nor is it wrong, on occasion, to descend into the pits and look down at the Gates of Hell. It’s when you’re continuously looking up at Hell that a grave error has been made.

It may sound paradoxical, but those in power are not responsible for the chaos we see around us. Because every individual is sovereign. Every individual has the power. And their future is yet to be decided. The nature of fear and influence is to strip the individual of their innate sovereignty and to impose an alien future upon them. But these controls have no power over us; only a belief that they have such a power can bestow them upon you. Because power and powerlessness is always a two-way relationship.

Here is the uncomfortable but liberating truth: me, you, everybody is equally to blame.

Because society is merely the sum of its parts. As are all groups. It is like trees and forests. A forest is only an abstraction. It is merely a label for a conglomeration of individual trees. The individual trees exist independently of the forest, the forest does not exist independent of the individual trees. Every single tree that makes up a forest has a role to play. If there is a fault with a forest, it will be because of the trees; if there is a problem with society, look in the mirror – the world is most often a mirror, a mirror of the most transparent kind.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008)

In the Gulag Archipelago, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn considered his own actions in the lead up to his determent in the communist forced labour camp system, and concluded that he was ultimately responsible for his incarceration – he took part in a society that lied all the time. Despite being held in a brutal labour camp for many years, in which many did not make it out alive, especially political prisoners – Solzhenitsyn’s crime was an intercepted letter mildly critical of Stalin – he took ownership of his grim circumstances. By doing so, he made himself the architect of his life. This gave him the strength to survive and write one of the most important political works of the 20th century.

If this is true of Solzhenitsyn who had every reason to despair and complain and give up, then it’s infinitely true of all of us. The lesson here is that when we are sovereign, we write the future; when we play the victim, the future is written for us. Something a certain power mad ideology knows only too well.

In life problems don’t just magically disappear unless we take ownership of them. The first step in this process is identification. This can have a jarring effect – I’m afraid this is quite unavoidable. Now, there will be some of us who have been so lobotomised by consumption – material and ideological – that they may not be able to even discern a problem, least of all identify it, and will stick determinedly to their impressions. As in all minds in which impulse predominates over thought, their perception will remain firmly to what it was in the first instance. As harsh as it may sound, these people are irrelevant. Because this type of person, it must be said, are not the ones who set the course, they are merely the stepping-stones which carry us through the mud.

As for the rest of us, which is in fact the largest group, it may be easier to choose comforting lies instead of a Medusa-faced truth. It may also be easier to sit on the fence when it comes to the truth – to speak it only when it is expedient for us to do so and ignore it when it is not. What’s in it for me, we ask? But there is nothing in this cowardice that is not self-serving at the cost of our own well-being and at the cost of everyone else’s:

At the foot of every throne, men and women crowd in order to grasp their small portion of power. At their feet, crowd others who grasp still more at smaller portions. Social hierarchies are compartmentalised and comprised of persons who are impotent with those above them, and, within the limits of permissible authority, are omnipotent with those below. The higher up the ladder, the farther from the Truth. Because this hierarchical framework is reinforced by a mixture of fear and obsequiousness; neither, of course, can endure in the cold light of day.

It’s true that privilege will defend privilege. If necessary, it will even get its hands dirty. Professions with a veneer of respectability often share much in common with the “oldest profession”. Because beneath the respectable veneer is invariably to be found a moral quagmire, and sinking feet, legitimised only by the forces of habit and time.

Hitherto this strategy of unreasonably defending one’s position and class and the system in which they are embedded in the face of reasonable claims made against them has been a successful one, at least from a personal perspective. No longer. Crushed in a vice in which the chief interest is profiting from contracts, thereby escaping economic hardship at the same time as being seduced by the many material advantages of position, we are all racing towards the cliff edge where all the power will be invested from above and independence from below will be impossible.

In buying freedom in the short-term, money is buying enslavement in the long-term. As the last few months have painfully demonstrated, everything is interconnected. This forest fire will spread and consume all the trees unless it is extinguished. If society is taking a broad path to destruction, it can only be averted if enough people take the narrow, rickety path that leads to life.

As I wrote earlier, power is flaccid without control. Society requires consent and participation, hence the extraordinary lengths taken to engineer that consent and participation. No agenda is enforceable without mass participation.

Indeed, Gulags were largely run by the prisoners. In Solzhenitsyn’s time, most prisoners, after time served, would move up the administrative ladder and become trustees, which afforded them more luxuries and responsibilities than the new inmates. The prisoners who became guards were invariably more brutal than the civilian guards. Compromised, and burdened with guilt, they had established with their instigators the bond of complicity, and so, for the want of self-justification, the infliction of unnecessary violence was easier than retreat. As it was a wish to retain their flicker of privilege at the expense of those without privilege.

All the prisoners could have escaped at any moment if they had just realised they were the ones running the joint; if they had just realised they were being played against one another; if they had just realised their shared brotherhood and mutual interest.

This is even more true of the establishment of a much larger prison. In our case, the only thing required of us is to not exaggerate still further something that is already utterly exaggerated – resist mindless conformity. And to foster a more faithful relationship with the truth. The methodology is simple enough:

Fear and lies. They are as instinctual to the human spirit as it is for the mother to scold her child for sitting too close to the television, frightening them to not do so again, and the child to pretend, having been caught, that they were not. Over the course of human history fear has been the main weapon of influence, and lies has been the main method to evade guilt and responsibility. As such, all is a theatre, of sorts. It would almost feel gauche to write this, if not for people having the propensity to staunchly believe in the performance.

Fear feeds itself. Once a picture appears to the human mind, it seeks to paint it in more vivid colours. So, we too, if we surrender to fear, will find much in each detail to nourish it. It will assume other forms, and life will lay them across our path, for the spirit that animates those forms has been enkindled by our heart. They are ghosts of ourselves.

Power controls us through fear by inviting us to enkindle that spirit. Without fear power is impotent; it will brandish a blunted sword. Though it’s equally important to not be naïve, as it is to not be prostrated by fear, in the latter case it is us who are inhibiting our potential to live a full and prosperous life.

How do we put to an end our role in this strange theatre of omnipotent fear? We simply leave the performance. All dramatic spectacles will cease for want of an audience.

There are many ways of doing so. I think a belief in God is actually a good starting point. Because this has the effect of subordinating the ego to something much higher; it cultivates humility. This, it must be said, should be a direct relationship to something higher, and not through the medium of those who speak on behalf of God. Alternatively, an understanding that we are pure energy floating in a sea of energy so are an important component of a fundamental unit of existential solidarity. As such, lies and exploitation are not only injurious to others, but ourselves.

In the Hebrew Bible – the Old Testament – God’s main instruction to humanity was: Do not fear. Quite aside from what we may think about the other moral lessons in the Bible, I think this is a good one. Fear will ultimately kill the wretch that feeds off it.

The COVID-19 pandemic has been described as fighting a war, just against an invisible enemy. But the real war is a spiritual one. The battlefield exists inside every human heart.

The individual is sovereign – and the future is yet to be written. Whether this is a sunrise or sunset is entirely up to us…

(Thanks for your patience. At the risk of sounding fatuous, this is obviously only my take on the current events. Not fact. Uncovering that which intends to remain hidden will always involve a certain amount of conjecture. Again, this article probably raises a number of questions. I’ll hopefully address some of these in the concluding part of the series).

Part 1 – Tyranny by numbers

Extinction Rebellion and the Great Climate Change Scam

“The society of experts will control propaganda and education. It will teach loyalty to the world government, and make nationalism high treason. The government, being an oligarchy, will instil submissiveness into the great bulk of the population…It is possible that it may invent ingenious ways of concealing its own power, leaving the forms of democracy intact, and allowing the plutocrats or politicians to imagine that they are cleverly controlling these forms…whatever the outward forms may be, all real power will come to be concentrated in the hands of those who understand the art of scientific manipulation” – Bertrand Russell, The Scientific Outlook

There is a fever sweeping over the western world. True, incurable sickness has been its resting state for decades, but presently symptoms look set to intensify, producing all the sort of horrors that such fevers produce in the minds of rather lost middle-class men and women. The fever, with a rather self-triumphant, apocalyptic trumpet-blast, calls itself “Extinction Rebellion”.

Extinction Rebellion was founded in October 2018 and describes itself as an international “non-violent civil disobedience activist movement”. On its website it calls on governments to declare a “climate and ecological emergency” and to “halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2025”; that “government must create, and be led by the decisions of, a citizens’ assembly on climate and ecological justice”.

Extinction Rebellion achieved notoriety back in April when the group held large demonstrations in London that brought the city to a standstill, leading to 1,100 arrests. The protests planned over these two weeks are their most ambitious yet, with more than 850 events planned across 60 cities worldwide, including London, Dublin, Berlin, Madrid, Paris, Amsterdam, New Delhi, Melbourne, Sydney, Washington DC and New York.

Protests got underway on Sunday 6th October with a vigil in Parliament square, London. The night before many outlets reported that the police had raided Lambeth County Court, a governmental building, which members “were using to store equipment”. 10 arrests were made “for conspiracy to cause public nuisance”.

Prior to the raid the police were gracious enough to call journalists so that they could cover the story….
….and they were even good enough to pose for a photo

These heroes of law and order have long since found an answer to the age-old philosophical problem: if a tree falls down in a forest and no one is around to report it, does it happen? Extinction Rebellion, for their part, said “This escalation of pre-emptive tactics by the Government and police is a sign that we are being heard and acknowledged as a significant movement”.

Since then, however, it seems Extinction Rebellion and the police have been playing a game of pat-a-cake. Protesters have been gluing themselves to buildings and lying in the middle of roads stopping traffic with the police appearing to be watching on impotently – thereby fuelling the anarchy by their tacit consent. It reached peak satire on Thursday when a blind protester was helped on top of a plane by airport staff at London City airport. His action was perhaps not quite as well thought out as it was undeniably brave.

It’s almost as if the Extinction Rebellion London protest map was dreamt up by someone with the stunted intellectual and emotional maturity of a socially anxious 17-year-old who has been binge reading George Orwell’s 1984. Or, at least, it had those in mind

These protests are on the back of “Climate Strike”, which rallied hundreds of thousands in coordinated worldwide protests several weeks ago. Greta Thunberg, who was the 16-year-old face of Climate Strike, was also a key speaker at the Extinction Rebellion protests staged in London in November last year.

As anyone who has ever tried to arrange a protest will know, the mobilisation of mass numbers doesn’t happen spontaneously. It requires substantial financial backing, full-time employees and infrastructure to coordinate a protest with clear objectives, never-mind a synchronized worldwide protest. Here, we have every continent in the world having a ‘rebellious’ climate change protest at the same time. Who is behind this extraordinary feat of planning?

To peruse Extinction Rebellion’s website is rather like being taken on a trip across the rivers of Styx and Acheron by Charon the ferryman of Hades, such are the dire prognostications. At first viewing, its effect is rather persuasive. One is confronted with simple sloganeering, the website being divided up into several short, fierce pages, as if each were proclamations in a French riot. And one imagines that the short, crisp statements of doom, together with eye-catching imagery, is designed to appeal to a mass audience, from children to hipster grandmothers.

There’s an invitation for newcomers to provide an email for the purposes of news, updates and “Rebellion”. I’m sure that it’s the first time in history that co-opted subversives have been asked to provide trackable personal information in a “resistance” movement. There’s also an option to “Donate”, presumably a request to pay the ferryman for safe passage to this otherworld. It seems as if none are more vitally and recklessly otherworldly than environmentalist progressives who do not believe in another world, only a fervent belief in the one which is “facing an unprecedented emergency….. of our own making”.

The founders of Extinction Rebellion have been somewhat reluctant to publicly disclose their identities. At least, their identities haven’t been divulged on their website. Though they emphatically state that they are prepared to serve jail time to save the planet, it seems they’re not quite as prepared to declare who they are. I suppose anonymity is a fundamental characteristic of ‘Rebellion’ after all. But according to this Times article from last year, the co-founders are Gail Bradbrook, Roger Hallam, Ronan McNern, Stuart Basden and Simon Bramwell.

The main leaders appear to be Ms Bradbrook and Mr Hallam, long-time activists who have been involved with various protest groups, including Occupy and Rising Up. If we delve further, we see that Ms Bradbrook is listed as a director of Compassion Revolution Ltd, and Mr Hallam a former director. Compassionate Revolution Ltd is the parent company of Rising Up and seems to have spawned the latest incarnation of revolution, Extinction Rebellion. Interestingly, the other director is listed as one George Barda, whose brother Henry Lloyd Blackmore Barda, is tasked with “upstream risk management” for fossil fuel demon, BP.

It seems that in the past there has been a lack of transparency regarding the funding of some of the companies linked to Extinction Rebellion. Asked about the sources for donations for Rising Up, Ms Bradbrook responded “….some organisations and people that fund activists and prefer some confidentiality, and also through crowdfunding”. A similar screen of secrecy has been imposed for Extinction Rebellion. Major sponsors haven’t been disclosed, and it appears that many of the donations through crowdfunding are anonymous. This lack of openness at the heart of the green movement is rather troubling, considering the extreme message they are promoting.

Dr Gail Bradbrook

Some of the statements made by the ringleaders have been, shall we say, curious. Ms Bradbrook, who has the air of a depressed hairdresser, was granted a captive audience this week by the state broadcaster to repeat Extinction Rebellion’s calls for the UK to move to a zero-carbon emissions economy by 2025. For one thing, to call for zero carbon emissions by 2025 is rather like saying that cutting off King Charles’ head was one of the most elegant of the Cavalier fashions in hairdressing. 6 years to zero carbon emissions is deliberately obtuse. In fact, it’s completely unfeasible unless society collapses, and martial law ensues. But Mr Hallam, another co-founder, apparently came to London “to take down the system”, and has stated that Extinction Rebellion, “will bring [the Government] down and create a democracy fit for purpose and yes, some may die in the process”. Off with his Majesty’s head, it seems.

According to Rising Up’s manifesto, a forerunner of Extinction Rebellion and ostensibly set up and led by the same people, all private businesses must be abolished and it should be “illegal for any enterprise other than the state and local co-operatives to create the nation’s money”. Indeed, the claim that this radical leftist political agenda has anything to do with climate change collapses upon the discovery of this article, “Extinction Rebellion isn’t about the climate”, which was authored by another co-founder, Stuart Basden.

Mr Basden’s writing is awash with all the typical cultural Marxist talking points. In other words, gibberish that’s been keeping our universities busy for many decades. Notions like “white privilege” and “patriarchy” are propounded as fundamental, systemic problems within society. These divisive abstractions, which of course are largely undetectable by empirical analysis, fit in snugly with the rest of the movement’s diatribe, which read like the vain demands of fanatics completely empty of cogent analysis. There are merely repeated calls for the “science” and that we “must listen to the scientists”, without citing the actual science; while making wild claims that, for instance, 6 billion deaths will result from climate change within the next generation or two. A claim loudly discredited by the scientists themselves.

The overall effect is to induce fear and panic, as the overall effect of cultural Marxism is to fracture existing ideas and customs. This fusion is perfectly encapsulated by one of Extinction Rebellion’s core mantra’s: “It’s time to act like this truth is real” – which is almost to say, it doesn’t have to be real. Classic Marxist subversion.

The fact that this is a political and not an environmental movement is also demonstrated by it being focused almost exclusively on the western world, while completely disregarding China, which is by far the world’s worst carbon emissions offender. If the people in the UK, for example, who contribute less than 2% to the total global emissions, lived out of caves starting from tomorrow, it wouldn’t make a scrap of difference to scaling back the most alarmist of the climatologists’ doomsday predictions. This impression is reinforced by Ms Bradbrook herself who at a CogX event in June said: “We have to de-growth the economies of the west and, in fairness, allow the economies of other countries to grow”. The CogX event, which was a “festival of Artificial Intelligence and emerging technology”, was sponsored by HSBC.

The absence of a healthy debate about climate science, and the constant repetition of dogma about the science being settled – which has to be the most unscientific statement one can make, as science is never a consensus, but a moving target open to repudiation – has led to the environment movement being hijacked by the hard left, which seeks to capture and control both local and world economies. Thus, capture and control every person living within them.

Does it not seem rather odd how embedded in the system these revolutionaries are? How well organised. And how very tolerant the authorities have been about their activism, which is ultimately intended to cause food shortages and “once that happens the regime will fall.” Not that this extremism deters the UK’s Energy minister, Claire Perry who recently said that if she was younger, she would have joined the protests herself.

Ms Bradbrook is listed as a former director of Citizens online, and is currently in charge of its programme development, “where she consults with a wide range of clients such as EE and the Cabinet Office”. In her role, she works with a former oil company executive and a director of ExxonMobil, as well as a lord of the realm, who is currently a Member of the House of Lords Communications Select Committee. He seems to be heavily invested in various telecommunications companies and aerospace industries which stand to make billions from the global 5G implementation.

Curious company for a revolutionary to keep. On the one hand, Ms Bradbrook is advocating “resistance” and “rebellion” and, on the other, she plays a part in the core components of the very system she seeks to bring down. Her left hand doesn’t seem to know what the right hand is doing. Or does it?

Both the environment movement’s calls for carbon emissions reduction and the planetary roll-out of 5G – the so-called Internet of Things (IoT), which is the inter-networking of physical devices facilitated by the advances in 5G wireless technology – are core tenets of the UN’s sustainable development, Agenda 21 programme. A non-binding motion signed by 178 countries after the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. As of 2015, it is now termed Agenda 2030, as the aim seems to get it fully implemented by the year 2030.

It seems Extinction Rebellion was hastily inaugurated on October 31st 2018 to ride the wave of publicity generated from the publication of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) ‘Special Report on Global Warming 1.5C’ (SR15), which was published earlier that month. The SR15 made the alarming prediction that unless carbon emissions were drastically cut the world ‘may’ face apocalypse within 12 years. Which happens to be precisely in-keeping with the date of UN Agenda 21, which was written 30 years ago, and planned decades before.

The SR15 boasts 6,000 scientific references and was penned by 91 authors from 40 countries. Only that, as the IPCC is part of the UN, membership comprises nations, not scientists; the final report being written by diplomats and politicians after recommendations from the scientists, who are themselves cherrypicked by a familiar framework of market forces and mutual interest.

Like all other aspects of society, science is not divorced from the market system. It does not walk on hallowed turf. In fact, this is even truer of scientific research, which is entirely contingent on patronage and benefactions. And even more true of the IPCC, which filters scientific data through a prism of political interest. To emphasise this point, last month 500 scientists penned a letter to the UN Secretary-General declaring that “there is no climate emergency”. Which is to say that the so-called consensus is political, not scientific.

The politics of climatology predates the science. It can be dated back to 1967 to an obscure publication, ‘The Report from Iron Mountain’, which was later picked up by the Club of Rome, an elite society founded in 1968 by David Rockefeller and a string of the most influential and wealthy people in the world. The club published a report in 1972 entitled ‘The Limits of Growth’, which was a Malthusian take on population growth in a world of finite resources, and a thinly disguised version of eugenicist theories that were prominent in the early part of the 20th century, and which achieved infamy during the Third Reich in the 1930s and 40s. Throughout the 70’s, when the science of global cooling was all the rage, the club, in various publications, advocated more population control measures and a progressively increasing gasoline tax to curb excessive global population. But the fear of food shortages as a result of exponential population growth was gradually replaced during the 1980’s by climate change fear-mongering. On page 75 of the club’s 1990 publication, ‘The First Global Revolution’, it states:

“In searching for a common enemy against whom we can unite, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill…. All these dangers are caused by human intervention……The real enemy, then, is humanity itself”

This excerpt appears under the sub-heading, “The common enemy of humanity is man”.

And thus, the fledging science of global warming achieved maturity, with UN’s Agenda 21 being published at the Earth Summit 2 years later. We should add that the UN itself was set up after the conclusion of World War II by much of the same titans of finance and industry, including the Rockefeller family and other banking dynasties, which completely control and dominate the world’s monetary system. Considering the demonising and scaremongering of fossil fuels, it’s ironic that the Rockefeller family owes it’s wealth to Standard Oil, a company which monopolised the oil industry in the 19th and early 20th century, before the family branched out into banking.

{Note: I’m using the Rockefellers to furnish a narrative for the purposes of readability in what is a condensed medium. Although they are extremely powerful and, in this global system, are certainly upper management, they are not necessarily the proverbial kingmakers. It should also be noted that the fabric of power has not changed since humanity first started forming groups, dividing resources and spinning tall tales about the way things are. It has no race. No fixed ideology. No scruples. Its only concern is to remain atop the human tree. And it will do so at any cost and by any means necessary].

“When science is divorced from ethics scientists will use their skills to pursue power not truth” – Blaise Pascal

The science of climate change is one where all the important people benefit, hence its dominance of scientific discipline and widespread promotion through the pyramidical web of global governance, via the political, economic and media spheres. There’s a common misconception that the interests of the trillion-dollar carbon emissions industry and fossil fuels industry are opposed. They are not. The same powerful hand controls both. With those profiting from carbon emissions taxes being the same fossil fuels and banking tycoons who have been bankrolling the “green” movement, as this US Senate report demonstrates.

Al Gore received an Oscar for his 2006 film ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ and it led to his nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize. Time has shown that the claims made in the film were wildly inaccurate

Some of the lead advocates of climate change alarmism, such as Al Gore, and Maurice Strong, considered to be the father of the global warming scare, are and were heavily invested in the carbon trading mechanisms that deal with carbon offsets. Gore’s investment company, Generation Investment Management, which sells carbon offset opportunities, is the largest shareholder of The Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX). While Strong, before he died, served on the board of directors of CCX. Strong was a leading figure of the of the Earth Summit in 1992 and the drafting of the UN’s Agenda 21, where the theory of global warming caused by human activity was first emphatically advanced. Strong, like so many others behind this movement, made his billions in the fossil fuels industry.

All the recognisable multinationals have got in the queue for a slice of the carbon tax pie in this emerging economy, from HSBC, JPMorganChase and Citi, in the Blended Finance Taskforce, where “Profits [are] to be had” in “climate-related sectors”; and the guzzling fossil fuel corporate behemoths, the likes of Ford, Toyota, British Airways, BP and Unilever and many others, have all called for these carbon trading systems to be established at the G8 Climate Change Roundtable.

Carbon tax implementation, at a gradual gradient, accomplishes five things: the transition to a new sustainable economy without fossil fuel abundance, to stabilize markets; it provides an ancillary benefit of a pure profit carbon emissions market for the hydrocarbon energy tycoons in the incoming resource squeeze market; it facilitates the largest redistribution of wealth in modern history, with the richest in society benefitting at the expense of everybody else; it facilitates corporate resource extraction and control under the guise of “conservationism”; and finally, and most importantly, it ingeniously uses the environment movement as a substitute for war to maintain class structure.

The political economy is primarily concerned with the distribution and redistribution of wealth. It is controlled by those who command the system of universal commodity exchange – the banks – and those who command the largest share of the resources and or markets – major industry. In a globalised system a pyramidical power structure, which humans have always lived in since they emerged from the Garden – or from the primordial slime, whatever your preferred theory – is therefore global. And this shadow global power is concealed by its many bureaucratic, corporate and political faces, for absolute power is only tolerable if it masks a significant part of itself.

Science, from a political standpoint, is being used as a tool. A propagandistic tool. It’s a means to preserve and reinforce existing power structures, and used as a compelling pretext to control resources under the guise of environmental protectionism. Much of the established science is about land management, as you can read here.

Science provides an inscrutable shroud to conceal real objectives. Which is what politics is all about: selling marketable pretexts to a largely credulous populace to validate pre-determined objectives. Furthermore, to subdue an otherwise choleric populace by giving them the illusion of consent. This fusion of politics and science is like oil in water. But it’s effective.

Established power is obsessed with resource extraction and control. It doesn’t care about money. It controls an unlimited supply of money through the practice of fractional reserve banking, and since the end of the Bretton Woods system in 1971, this supply is unbacked by the gold standard, but by the petrodollar; a sure sign where true power lies.

The main objective is to control resources. Namely, geographical and human resources. In the latter case, the principal method of control is debt. The various local and regional agencies and institutions which were set up their owners, and heavily influenced by them, are designed to privatise profits and socialise losses. Take the US’ recent ‘withdrawal’ from the middle-east. It’s been estimated that the US has spent $8 trillion on the interminable warfare in the region. The US national debt stands at over $20 trillion. Hence, profits are privatised and losses, socialised.

Only a very rudimentary understanding of the market system will inform you that, though science is our best method of discerning objective truth from fiction, it’s corruptible. Because humans are involved. I won’t get too embroiled with climatology here, but I will leave you with this before I proceed:

All the current warming data is confined to a record comprising a fraction of the existence of the earth. One obvious problem therefore is that it presumes a baseline. And it takes it from the mid-19th century when records started. I need hardly dwell on how specious this is. We have evidence of fabrication of data, and collusion within the scientific community of adjusting temperature records to exaggerate warming trends. We can glean from the ice records that the world has been warmer than it is today during many periods of history, including the recent history of a few hundred years ago. This is corroborated by botanists and palaeontologists who have found evidence of flora and fauna in northerly regions, which are unable to habitat there in the existing cooler climate. Despite an estimated one third of all anthropogenic forcings (human caused greenhouse gases) in the history of civilisation being produced in the last 20 years, it has produced a statistical 0 degree warming trend. During this time, we’ve seen the label of “global warming” being replaced with the generic “climate change”, which of course is rather fatuous considering the world’s climate is naturally cyclical.

It’s rather curious how temperature aligns with solar activity…

“Some even believe we {the Rockefellers} are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as internationalists and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure – one world, if you will……If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it” – David Rockefeller, ‘Memoirs’ 2002

Globalism is a world system where the overwhelming majority of the human population are controlled, dominated and exploited by a political, economic and media elite. A major aspect of successful governance is through controlling the cognitive landscape. As such, like all social systems that preceded it, presently, prevailing ideas tend to be the ruling ideas, filtered down the cognitive edifice as a faucet fills up a glass with water. True motives are often concealed, especially when public sentiment may largely be inimical to them.

Take the basic example of war. It is typically uncongenial to the democratic instinct, which is why powerful bodies package the reasons for war in something that will more likely cultivate public support. Such as when a foreign regime is presented as posing a “clear and present danger”, or perhaps “intervention” will be for some noble humanitarian endeavour.

You have a hard tyranny when say, neo conservatives find a persuasive reason to bomb another country to smithereens. The flip side of this is often ‘blowback’ terrorism, and the implementation of a draconian police state at home and abroad. With notions like the Shock Doctrine, forwarded by the estimable Naomi Klein, or the strategy of tension, advanced by NATO, the intention is to bamboozle people without giving them a moment to pause and reflect. You stress them out economically, such as through the iniquitous imposition of austerity, while creating a climate of fear in their communities, and promoting hedonism where they become too distracted, weakened and degraded to question a huge soft tyranny which creeps up on them on the blind side. That being the slow, continuous movement towards the implementation of Agenda 21 by 2030, under the auspices of the UN, as these other things are grabbing the headlines.

In order to execute this grand plan, not only does there need to be pressure from above, as described, but also pressure from below, which are the demonstrations on the street. This creates the illusion of a popular mandate for what has already been planned. It also keeps the urgency of climate action in the news cycle so that the agenda seeps subliminally into the collective unconscious. This is what is called “astroturfing” – fake grassroots movements. In other words, state-controlled opposition.

The people who rage against the system become the instruments of the very system itself. Their energy is galvanised and re-directed to matters of no real consequence or to steer the prevailing narrative. Genuine activism is infiltrated and ideologically subverted from within, and front movements are established, using well-worn templates, to attract dissidents and therefore neutralise their revolutionary potency.

An interlocking web of change agents, which are linked to the UN’s sustainable development programme, and various Think Tanks, set up by huge combinations of transnational capital, link to other Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and organisations for the purposes of psychological programming. Such as the Tavistock Institute or the British Psychological Association or Common Purpose. It’s a kind of advertising, if you will. For example, DEMOS is a think tank that is injecting ideology into our media. One quote from DEMOS, which is linked to British Intelligence: “The new democracy will work with a combination of government open infiltration and citizen groups taking direct action”. Such organisations, which are internationally backed and borderless, but work on a local and regional level, link into state institutions like the metropolitan police. They begin to change local customs by infiltration and a process of ideological subversion.

We recall that co-founders of Extinction Rebellion are rubbing shoulders with executives of the hydrocarbon energy and telecommunications industries. Not that Extinction Rebellion, itself, is important; it’s the template it represents that’s the key. These groups tend to dissolve almost as rapidly as they emerge, like shooting stars across the night sky. It’s almost as though the kaleidoscopic effect of mutating shapes and forms is intended to distract, bewilder and befuddle the general population. Extinction Rebellion was born out of Compassionate Revolution and Rising Up! And Linked to Reclaim the Power and Occupy. Extinction Rebellion is just one of 21 eco-companies which operates out of Stroud, Gloucester.

{Note: The point here is to demonstrate the existence of controlled opposition state infrastructure. And the state infiltration of protest movements. It is not to cast aspersions at the members of Extinction Rebellion. Whether Ms Bradbrook or the other members of this movement are witting or unwitting participants, is immaterial. It is likely that there are knowing ringleaders, but who they are is a superfluous question. And not one I wish to entertain}.

While the police watch on impotently at protestors blocking bridges and roads, denying law abiding citizens access to hospitals, many far-right groups aren’t even allowed to meet. If they did, how long would it be before the police did their job and put them in the back of a van? I suspect the officers themselves want to get on with policing but are being held back by upper management who are taking orders from British intelligence agencies and so on and so forth.

While Extinction Rebellion’s cannon fodder are eventually incurring the wrath of ponderous authorities, and being given criminal records, it appears the leaders themselves have been granted apparent immunity, despite fronting a movement that beseeches people to break the law. Moreover, the media is clamouring to give them recognition and a platform to promote their pernicious and unsubstantiated ideology.

Genuine activism avoids breaking the law or, at least, it does so discreetly. Genuine activism tends to avoid events in public places where there’s facial recognition surveillance on a huge scale. But Extinction Rebellion’s first gathering in November last year was at Parliament Square, London possibly the most surveilled piece of land in the country. That set the stage for the ‘protests’ this year.

Protesters were empowered to only be disempowered

Genuine activists are being induced to break the law under the auspices of the very structure that they are protesting against. They are being used as unknowing pawns on the grand chessboard. They’re therefore being empowered only to be disempowered. Meanwhile, real environmental problems, such as the poisoning of the water table by fracking, and the hearty activists who are doing all of us proud by leading the fight against this alarming practice, are being submerged by this larger, fake movement.

The leaders of Extinction Rebellion are running training camps on civil disobedience. They are making money out of selling “activist courses” to unsuspecting people. When one lifelong protester asked why people needed training, she was told it was “so that everyone knows what to do and can act safely”. Apparently, a “Tranquillity Team” is there to remove anybody who does not follow correct procedures, which seem to be the reinforcement of stupid repetitive mantras and playing dead with blood sprayed over you. If you think that you don’t need training to be an activist, and you just kind of turn up in a peaceful and courteous manner to make your point, you’d be right.

This mirrors the mandatory training that is arising across many organisations. Many people, from students, professors, and people across the workforce alike, have complained about how insulting, demeaning and frankly, totalitarian such training is. Organisations have now taken on the parental responsibility of nurturing adults back to adulthood. In a world of oppressive political correctness people are being taught by repetition, through procedures of rigid standardisation, how to behave in their daily interactions. And any failure to conform to an increasing narrowing of permissible expression is met with social and professional punishment. This is also familiar with the rote learning in modern schooling. It is outcomes-based education. You’re supposed to come out thinking a certain way. If you’re not, something is wrong.

Controlled opposition groups are easily identifiable by their well organised synchronicity; by them being granted a media platform to promote their ideology; by them being universally lauded by the world of politics and celebrity; by the police’s apparent reluctance to do any policing; and by their simple sloganeering, and repetitive, fatuous mantras, where the overall effect seems to inculcate a kind of pseudo-religious environmental zealotry.

In this sort of auto-suggestive, community echo-chamber of repetitive mantras, the solitary, lonely, true, enduring love of Mother Earth enters every thought, and becomes the very substance, or as our forefathers would have said, the “stuff” of life. And the ironical observation is that by being swept up in this culturally engineered whirlwind the protesters are objecting to the very stuff of life itself: carbon.

‘The Red Brigades’, “created by a street performance group from Bristol” – where eco-spirituality meets communism

Much of this agenda is being sold to the public under the rubric of eco-spirituality. We can observe that abstractions are controlled by those who possess them to subjugate those who don’t. Old creeds are slowly being replaced with beliefs which better serve the expediencies of the age. Ms Bradbrook, for example, is a self-confessed pagan spiritualist and a fan of using “psychedelics-aided magical ceremonies” for advancing the movement.

There is nothing remotely spontaneous or grassroots about most collectivist movements. If the movement is initially grassroots, it will either be infiltrated by money or destroyed by the typical mechanisms. Acting through entire networks of proxy organisations like charities, scientific institutions and NGOs, allows corporate behemoths and huge combinations of capital to obscure the fact that governmental policies are being influenced by their interests. Not only are they largely responsible for putting governments into power through legal bribery we call “lobbyism”, but they interact with governments through their proxies.

Mass media, multinationals and NGOs work together to manipulate public sentiment. The interests of powerful organisations are almost always antithetical to the interests of the ordinary person. Because power and powerlessness are always diametrically opposed. Over time, people in power have set up well organised and complex structures that are designed to channel people’s need for meaning and power into a system which they control, like the canals that flow into a much larger body of water. Here, its energy can be confined and exploited, in the same way reservoirs created by dams are designed to suppress floods and provide water for other activities. We therefore see that the more people protest for a common cause, the tighter are the shackles placed upon them, just as a frantic animal seals its fate by blindly twisting and turning in the hunter’s trap.

If we build a rule into our personality where we say that anything we perceive as positive from the perspective of the environment is therefore something that we’re in favour of, we can be easily manipulated, because all that has to happen is that somebody wraps that label around something noxious and we may not detect until too late that it isn’t what we signed up for. What’s more, this sets the stage for our cognitive dissonance to be weaponised against us. Once we’ve protested for something called environmental protectionism and we discover that it wasn’t as it was advertised, we have a predicament, we either have to publicly admit fault that we favoured this in the first place, which is hard to do, or we double down on protesting even further. This effect is certainly enhanced when opinions have become enveloped in a mist of pseudo-religious idealisation.

A lot of people in the past, who simply got involved in a movement because it was labelled in a way that sounded good to them, continued to move in the wrong direction because at the point they began to detect that it wasn’t what it was supposed to be it was too late for them to figure out how to back out. The Russian revolution that led to tens of millions of deaths started out with the best of intentions, at least for the vast majority.

As history has demonstrated, ideologues have always been tools of the oligarchs. During the Russian revolution, from above and below, the public were crushed in a vice of extreme ideological violence, and they were strangled by it. It’s the classic pincer strategy. It’s been used for over a century to take down countries, and the Bolsheviks certainly used it to overthrow the Russian Empire of the tsars. History has a way of repeating itself.

“Without big banks socialism would be impossible” – Vladimir Lenin

There are many different forms of communism. In a nutshell, it is the facilitation of economic equality. The UN’s Agenda 21 is a form of slow boil communism intending to move us into a deindustrialised society, which will be one of rationing, curtailed freedoms and martial law. Considering the coming land grab, most people will likely be corralled in smart cities which, with 5G and its successor, will have full spectrum surveillance and control.

Communism is always bankrolled by breakaway elite factions – or in this case a highly organised and monolithic global power – which enlist the support of the lower classes, and it’s never a grassroots movement – of the people and for the people – as it will portray itself. This is a common misconception. The notion of economic parity is also a common misconception. The most economically unequal societies in history have been those in which central planners have controlled the division of labour and distribution of resources.

Essentially, it weaponises people’s credulity and misplaced idealism and turns it against them. It’s seductive because Marx’s writings – and others – are a brilliant, painstaking deconstruction of the evils of capitalism. The problem, however, is that it doesn’t offer anything more, because it is Godless poison.

It is a world view which promotes group identity over the sanctity and spiritual empowerment of the individual because individual interest is secondary to group interest, and group interest subordinate to the interests of a global takeover. Hence, every individual becomes disposable in the interests of the creation of this socialist ‘utopia’.

The greatest famines of the 20th century were all the result of central planning and land reform. The Holodomor famine that killed 4-8 million Ukrainians was man-made. Indeed, the great Russian writer, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn estimated that 66 million Russians were wiped out as a result of Soviet policies.

“The Earth has cancer and the cancer is man” – Club of Rome, Mankind at the Turning point.

Thomas Malthus was an English economist whose ideas influenced Charles Darwin. In his 1798 work, ‘An Essay on the Principle of Population’ he observed: “The power of population is indefinitely greater than the power in the earth to produce subsistence for man”. He said, “that an increase in a nation’s food production improved the well-being of the populace, but the improvement was temporary because it led to population growth, which in turn restored the original per capita production level”. The inspiration for his work was said to come from his observance of the animal world’s propensity for spikes and dips in population numbers. It’s a pattern that seems indelibly part of the fabric of life. We can even see it in bull and bear financial markets – booms are inexorably followed by busts.

Since the advent of fossil fuels the world has seen a population explosion. Everyone alive today owes their existence to the increased productivity they have enabled. In fact, our whole economy is built around them. They are behind everything, from transport, irrigation, and pharmaceuticals, to materials, heating and construction.

There is a direct 1to1 relationship between wealth and energy; 85% of the world’s energy is generated by fossil fuels. Without them most of the world’s population will return to pre-industrial revolution lifestyles. And we’d live much shorter lives.

Presently, the world’s population is only sustained because of hydrocarbon energy. There are currently no alternatives to bridge the gap, and even if there were, it is so imbedded in our economic system that proposals to reduce emissions by 50% in a short space of time will have irreversible effects on people, in particular, poor people. It will inexorably lead to tens of millions of deaths in the short to medium term. In the long term it will be billions. Because current alternative energy will only support a global population of 1 billion or less. My tentative suggestion is that we should be absolutely certain that the science hasn’t been politicised before we act upon it.

Soberingly, according to the World Health Organisation, which is another branch of the UN, millions of people die every year because of energy poverty, and this has been exacerbated by increases in energy prices caused by carbon tax implementation. The truth is that the great population cull is already underway. And people should know that this is the end result of the protests of privileged, sanctimonious westerners who have ironically been invited to lie in the middle of the street to play dead.

The comforting element of the present climate crisis is that all the prophecies have failed. At least the people who have been repeatedly proved wrong are the people who are quite sure they are right. But the discomforting element is not so much the apparent wickedness of global power; it is the propensity of people subjected to that power to take the world at face value.

The world runs like a machine, and its people are the wheels and axels rotating around the fulcrum of ideas and relationships. Such is the hold of social position on the minds of men and women, commonly held beliefs are difficult if not impossible to displace. For one thing, as Upton Sinclair noted, “it is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it”. It is also out of fear, for “There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.” – Niccolo Machiavelli.

Undeniably exponential population growth is a drain on the world’s reserves of finite resources. With rapidly advancing technology and AI, a few can maintain their luxurious lifestyles without drawing on the labour of the great human population sprawl. But, of course, in this brave new world some people will be less human than others, and the surplus of machines that have hitherto been creating wealth, will be expendable. Simple Malthusian economics.

Gone are the days of nations. We are not necessarily talking of secret clubs, but a global culture of hierarchical networks of mutually beneficial corporate relationships, inevitably determined by the immutable bylaws of trade and finance. This climate change agenda is the cement in the masonry of global population control and reduction.

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