Thinking Points, December 6, 2023
Adulthood, medicalization, Chernobyl, theory of the state, squandering civilization, hearing the stars, Alice, when a squirrel gives you a cookie!
Here are my latest thinking points:
Government is not in the truth business
Before Covid, when people would say that the government is lying, I assumed it was an exaggeration based on a difference of opinion.
Now I see the U.S. government lie constantly about a topic I know well. So I guess they were always lying and I just didn’t know enough to spot it.
Against the medicalization of everyday life
Pregnancy is not a medical condition.
Childbirth is not a medical condition.
Infancy is not a medical condition.
Existential angst is not a medical condition.
Sadness is not a medical condition.
Mourning is not a medical condition.
Covid was an American Chernobyl
I believe that the U.S. is going to collapse just like the USSR did. The similarities between the late 1980s USSR and present day USA are uncanny — the endless lies, the corruption, the hollowing out of institutions, the censorship, and the decrepit leadership that is despised by the public.
So what will that look like going forward?
A century of decline (there is a lot more wealth to extract from the USA than there was from the USSR so the collapse will take longer).
Every city starts to look like the version of Los Angeles depicted in Blade Runner (or Elysium if you prefer) with dysfunction and chronic illness everywhere.
With high unemployment, Universal Basic Income becomes the only way for millions to survive. But UBI will be tied to following the vaccine schedule, SSRI schedule, and birth control schedule so the poor will die anyway.
The mafioso oligarchs gain even more power and dictate all aspects of our daily life but run a constant propaganda campaign to emphasize their benevolence (“Am I not merciful!?”).
Culture becomes even more grotesque with some variation of Squid Game on every channel.
Pharma uses AI to identify future leaders and arranges for their demise before they reach adulthood (Operation Herod).
Pharma openly assassinates political leaders who question their power and blames it, via their control of the media, on a lone gunman (Operation Oswald).
Florida and Texas will eventually get tired of losing elections, so they will withdraw to form their own Republics. The rest of the U.S. will be too sick and tired to bother with a response.
China will take Taiwan and become the new global hegemon.
That’s the present course that society is on. Unless the resistance rises up now and takes power back from the monsters.
The progressive theory of the state is incoherent
During Covid, progressives claimed that the state was the good guy — benevolent, wise, nimble, essential, life saving.
They particularly loved the Israeli state under Netanyahu because he forced the greatest compliance of all.
Now that Israel is engaged in killing thousands of Palestinians in Gaza progressives claim that the state is the bad guy — cruel, fascistic, murderous, genocidal, insane. They see the U.S., that is supplying the weapons, in much the same way.
The problem is, it’s the same damn state. The state didn’t suddenly wake up one day and go from benevolent to cruel. It was always fascistic. Progressives just looked the other way during Covid because they worship Pharma.
We had it all and then tried to become gods
Western civilization collapsed because of vaccines.
The Enlightenment died because of vaccines.
The greatest experiment in the history of self-government ended because of vaccines.
Progressivism imploded because of vaccines.
The most powerful economy ever created was turned off because of vaccines.
It’s is absolutely WILD that so much could unravel so quickly because of this worthless toxic product.
Recovering our senses
“In The Lost World of the Kalahari, Laurens van der Post writes about living among the Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert and describes how shocked they were that he couldn’t hear the stars.
At first they thought he must be joking or lying. When they realized he really couldn’t hear the stars, they concluded he must be very ill and expressed great sorrow. For the Bushmen knew anyone who can’t hear nature must have the gravest sickness of all.
For nearly all of the time humans have been on the planet, regular conversations across the species border were an everyday natural part of life.
Sadly, this seems like a strange invitation in our world today; most people have difficulty initiating such a conversation. Perhaps this is because we’ve been taught from a very young age to perceive nature as separate, a life-less object, a commodity. This mistaken perception seems to be at the foundation of our cultural ills.
Humanity’s ability to perceive the sentience of Earth is critical to our survival and to all life on earth.
Longing to be in conversation with nature can catalyze us. And perhaps the natural world longs for this relationship with us too...”
— Rebecca Wildbear, the Animas Valley Institute
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Your moment of Zen
A squirrel leaves a cookie for his human!
Blessings to the warriors. 🙌
Prayers for everyone fighting to stop the iatrogenocide. 🙏
Huzzah for everyone building the parallel society our hearts know is possible. ✊
In the comments, please let me know what’s on your mind.
As always, I welcome any corrections.