Unlike previous iterations, World Wars 1 and 2, the Cold War, the War on Terrorism, and the War on Drugs, this new war is truly global in scope and affects every human being on a most personal and private level: that of healthcare. From urban dwellers in NYC, London, Moscow, and Beijing, to the desert people and tribes of the rain forests.
The enemy is not a killer virus seeping through every crack and crevice of the planet, like the poison gasses in the trenches of World War 1 battlefields, no, it is a power structure facilitated by the latest technologies, fuelled by propaganda spewing mainstream media. Its main propellant is fear, primordial fear.
Basic human rights like the right on proper healthcare are warped and skewed into new legislation, regulations that are an infringement on the basic right on freedom of assembly, bodily integrity, and the rights of the individual.
People are being reduced to social bubbles, social credit scores. As carriers of the virus, they are hazards to society at large and their own friends and families in particular.
Who could have dreamt up such a diabolical scheme?
Well, ask any believer, any person with only basic knowledge of either Torah, Bible or Quran. To them the answer is quite simple: the devil and his cabal.
The best books... are those that tell you what you know already.― George Orwell, 1984
But let’s stay on point, for the case can easily be argued for in the secular realm. A conspiracy case, not a theory, although this article will be probably dubbed as such by the blindsided pre-programmed ignoramuses, or those that are part of the power structure that form the root cause of the current crisis.
The case I am making is somewhat rooted in philosophy but devoid of ideology. Communism, capitalism, post-modernism, liberalism, anarchism, any -ism for that matter, they are all way too deterministic for my taste, and colorized by their own (hidden) agendas.
Power. A Perpetuum mobile.
I prefer the holistic approach. I try to take affairs at face value, unbiased and even handled, for as much as possible. See, listen, observe from a distance. Cool, calm, and collected. And when you do, over time, patterns start to emerge from the mist. Agreed that is deterministic, it is also human nature, an inheritance from our hunter-gatherer ancestors. Clear, distinct, repetitive, for no obvious reason.
The dialectic I am presenting is one of power versus freedom. Power, with fear and corruption as its agents. Freedom, with truth as the antidote, trust, and common sense as the antibodies. For those of you who have faced dictatorship and/or are still subject to that subversion, it will be all the more likely to comprehend, than for those of us who have been living under the guise of democracy.
2020 is the new year 0, ‘Stunde Null’, the beginning of an era of social engineering, a paradigmatic power shift, and restructuring of the world as we know it. A year in which living has become dangerous again for all of us.
I knew something was wrong when at the turn of this century, my 80 year old mother was strip searched before boarding a plane.
Nature. Human nature.
If and when previous iterations were driven, malformed, obscured by ideology. None of that is the case anymore. Why? because they all failed. They were all too localized, appealed to too few people, too temporal, too complex, too expensive.
The power grab that we are currently facing is devoid of ideology, involves us all, and is propelled by on the one fear we are all struggling with, affected and driven by. Our fear of dying. Not at the hand of a gunman, the guillotine, hunger, or thirst, but by a killer virus. Corona. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) or COVID-19 in clinical terms.
Most if not all of our perceived threats are either too conditional, academic, arbitrary, or abstract for us. War, weapons of mass destruction, mass extinction, climate change. Even killers like Ebola or HIV are too remote for most of us to get really worried. But a virus that is as common as the flu? That s part of the natural cycle of life?
Nature is being used against us. Nature strikes back on an annual basis, wiping out millions of people globally. We have taken this for granted for centuries, have learned to live with it and overcome it. And all of a sudden we are no longer capable of doing that without shutting down society on a global scale? Really?
The race to the bottom. Globalization. In the race to the bottom of the lowest cost, billons have been elevated from absolute poverty to being less poor. It has also created new middle classes and wiped out existing ones. The elites, however, have benefitted the most.
I have argued before that the race to the bottom is unnatural and unsustainable. Where to go next? Almost all territory has been carved up between economic and political factions.
More wealth doesn’t lead to more sensibility and integrity, as we have seen in the financial crisis of 2007/8. In this shark tank called the global stock markets, and the financial services sector, the big fish at the top of the food chain have again become even more wealthy, leaving behind a wasteland of foreclosures and debt beat banks. A crisis that saved the bank’s reputation and credit status, has left them with huge swabs of unrecoverable debt, that is still infesting their balance sheets up to this day.
Money is worth only the trust we put into it, embedded as we are in the mountains of debt. Currencies are no longer backed up by the real economy.
God’s Spirit spake: “fiat lux” - let there be light, and there was light. Our Central Banks speak “fiat pecunia” and thus currency is being created out thin air.
Currency, some of it trickles down as money into the real world. Most of it, however, stays behind as bonds, loans, and obligations, only to vanish into thin air again after the next crisis, yet, the debt remains.
The dollar as a global currency is on a steady decline for decades and will soon vanish into the digital realm. Digital money. data streams, bits, bytes, zeros, and ones. it is all the same in the binary universe. Information, data, is the new gold standard.
So what is the problem?
Well, the powers that be are faced with huge challenges as to how to reinvent themselves after every crisis and misery they inflict upon humanity. They have run out of old-world plagues and are now leaping forward into the new digital era. They have correctly identified that he who controls information, controls the real world.
What matters with regard to information is the value, the trust, the reliability, we attribute to it.
In the digital age, the binary shift is not as paradigmatic as it may appear on the surface. It has provided us with lots of benefits, infinite ways of communication, all to the betterment of humanity. Yet, our ways of communication, interaction with the outside world is increasingly centralized and monopolized by the few. Mega-corporations and individuals whose wealth exceeds that of King Solomon.
The rule and power of the Fourth Estate, news media, is on the decline. Estate implies a separate entity, self-contained and independent from the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of society. Critical, independent, unbiased, reliable, and trustworthy information gathering is an indispensable part of the power balance of this world.
It is all about power. Raw, unbridled, unrestricted, indiscriminate power. The ability to influence and control the thought and behavior of others.
This is exactly where COVID-19 fits in. We are now being confronted by a phenomenon on a global scale, we are inundated by the information that is being distributed by a news media that is for the most part controlled and/or owned by governments and mega-corporations. They make use of the latest technologies that have been weaponized into propaganda and social control mechanisms on an unprecedented scale. Technology has always been used for warfare or to further certain agendas, but not on this mass scale and all-pervasive.
The message is basically uniform: COVID will kill you and you better listen to us if you want to live. This global crisis, this global lockdown affects us all on the individual level, it invades our lives on a level never before attained and it already has changed our behavior in all sorts of ways. When was the last time you shook hands with someone? When was your last high-five?
Remember? Yes, you do, you still remember.
The question is how all the children who are born into this new disinfected world will grow up. They don’t remember, they may act on instinct, perhaps, but other than that they will grow up in this new normalcy without knowing the difference. Remember, power is the ability to alter, control the behaviour of others. See how easy it is if there is a strong enough reason.
The longer this crisis will last the more the behavior of the global citizen will change and evolve into something else. For most of us, this is uncharted territory. Not so much for the powers that be. They have already mapped out the itinerary.
The global agenda
Just have a look at the UN’s 2030 agenda for sustainable development.
A humongous list of 17 primary goals divided into subsections. In goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages section 3.d we can read: "Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks."
None of the goals have been reached so far, not even on the subsection level, but subsection 3d seems to be on target. So is this the way all of the goals will be reached sooner or later? Whereby we are being hammered into a new way of living? Or do we prefer the 'charter speak' of risk reduction and management?
The 2030 agenda is about the transformation of the world as we know it. It is a top-down approach that designates governments as the principal actors to effectuate policies whereby people are reduced to targets, divided into gender, age, economic and social classes.
What about the basic human right to health(care)? The right to health is the economic, social, and cultural right to a universal minimum standard of health to which all individuals are entitled.
The concept of a right to health has been enumerated in international agreements which include the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. How much of this is being translated into and representative of lockdowns, social distancing, mandatory quarantines, vaccination programs, and legislation that in many cases is an infringement upon other basic human rights?
What about freedom of choice?
I’m not claiming that the UN is of ill will per se, but I do claim that they too are beholden to their donors, that they too are no more than a link in the global chain of command and therefore the chain of obedience.
This chain of command is made up of global financial and political institutions, governments, and certain individuals at the top, followed by their cohorts, who all are feeding off of this structure. It pays their salaries, mortgages, the education of their kids. It provides them with social stature, tenure, and reputation. They all benefit. It is their magnanimity that affects us all, but it doesn’t include us all.
They live in a self-contained bubble, a self-declared universe that has little or nothing to do with the real-world outside. They are completely insulated from reality.
This top-down chain of command is maintained by profits and benefits and completely interwoven with a bottom-up chain of obedience. All have to obey unless they want to become parias, risk their wealth, reputation and in the worst-case their lives. They are well educated, well mannered, well dressed, and wealthy depending on their ranking in the chain of command. This global elite comprises no more than 1-2% of the world’s population.
Not that they are united, far from it. There are factions, there is infighting, yet they are all driven by the single big denominator: POWER. Remember, power is the ability to alter, control the behaviour of others, exercise authority over them. This is what binds them.
It is also not inconceivable that a significant portion of them actually believe in what they’re doing. I think this is particularly relevant to the enforcement side of things. Whenever power fails, logic, or conviction, it is necessary to enforce it by other means. The police, military, but also public figures, celebrities, scientists, pundits, and influencers are utilized to further the agenda, to get the point across to the silent majority, the plebes.
Dictatorships are based on raw power, corruption, the show of force, and the threat of violence but even more so on the beliefs of the enablers and enforcers of the power structure in said system.
A power grab
The current 'state of pandemic', is a power grab on an unprecedented scale. Never before have we seen such conformity in policies and messaging. The power grab is further facilitated and enabled by state-of-the-art technology. Never before was it possible to transmit and distribute information at near lightspeed.
Yes, there are drop-outs like Brasil, Belarus, Sweden and they are in the process of being severely punished for their transgressions. There are forerunners and stragglers in the speed and extend by which policies are being implemented, depending on local circumstances. Nevertheless, these policies imply a reduction of freedom, civil liberties, and constitutional rights across the board.
Power corrupts. Power is the corruption of the mind and soul. Power tears up the human fabric.
Remember, power is the ability to alter, control the behaviour of others, exercise authority over them, if necessary by the use of force, rather than conviction.
Power is inhumane. It dehumanizes. It makes people care less and less as they move up higher along the chain of command. They don’t need to, because with each upward step their authority increases and the less obedient they have to be. They can afford not to care because there is no longer sufficient consequence for their actions. One can argue whether these people are still part of the same human race as we are.
I am basically there to make money I cannot and do not look at the social consequences of what I do.- George Soros (philanthropist) CBS 60 minutes, 1998
When we no longer feel the need to care about ourselves, let alone care about the world that surrounds us, we have become subhuman. With the cremation of care, humanity forfeits its right to exist. Without care, we are like bees disconnected from the hive. We will perish.
Sympathy, empathy, care, love, and honesty. They are not mere buzz words. They have actual meaning and real-world value and merit. They form the key ingredients of the antidote that is needed to combat the global war on humanity, in particular, to empower the powerless, the vast majority of mankind.
The chain of commitment
Power should mean empowerment, a chain of commitment. You might feel demoralized and powerless, yet there is nothing standing in the way of self-empowerment. You can exercise this power in the privacy of your mind, the confines of your living space. in the trust between friends and family.
This chain of commitment starts with you and extends, moves up on nudge as you interact with the communities that surround you.
Not out of obedience but out of conviction. Once you step out into this brave new world, your perspective will alter and the world you live in will never be the same thereafter. You will become an influencer at the lowest level of enlightenment.
Here are some tools to remedy the current situation and start to improve your world, step by step:
- you are a global citizen, first and foremost. nationality, culture, religion are secondary;
- be mindful. do unto others as you would have them do unto you;
- be empathic and sympathetic to the misfortune of others. don’t blame them for their mishap;
- never stop caring, not for yourself nor for the person next to you. with the cremation of care, humanity dies with you;
- don’t victimize yourself. stop blaming yourself as well as others. keep on moving;
- don’t believe the hype. remain critical and independent at all times;
- trust common sense. when something doesn’t sound, feel, smell good, it most likely is;
- be truthful. the truth is always simple once you encompass it;
- don’t trust people who speak in complex terms, verbiage. they’re either ignorant or liars;
- have no fear.
Now I will tell you the answer to my question. It is this. The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from the oligarchies of the past in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just around the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal. We are not like that. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish a dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now you begin to understand me.” ― George Orwell, 1984