This past year the world has again been openly attacked by an ancient enemy. One whose power ebbs and flows according to the degree of mankind’s forgetfulness. If hope can be offered, it comes as lessons learned when examining the wreck and carnage, the blood totalitarian governance has smeared upon the pages of history.
The preceding paragraph is how I might have begun the article below. But writer’s Durban and Smith opened as they did, I believe, because they wish to make it absolutely clear that the past and present are of our own making. The proposition is this; whether we enjoy a return to Constitutionally anchored freedom or fall to the heart-breaking dictates Globalist dominance, the future will be – as it has always been – determined by the will and actions of the people.
The Jews of Europe learned this too late, having chosen pacifism over armed resistance to Nazi Germany. I learned it in post-Soviet Russia. Traveling from Moscow to Petropavlovsk, I met a people-group still content to live in fear and poverty rather than to help or even allow others to prosper. And this, following the dramatic but all too short cooperative effort that splintered the Union of Soviet States. Free for a season but still prisoners of their own minds, time and again these people bowed to unreasoning authorities, then, themselves oppress any unlucky soul who fell within their sphere of influence.
Read and remember or read and share any way you can the lessons written for us here. The enemy has broken the gates and now swarms among us. Only a clear minded, resolute citizenry can turn the tide.
With apologies to the authors, I made a few changes to the text. Some are [bracketed], others are for emphasis, as, ALL CAP’s. Add to these, minor corrections to improve readability of an otherwise stellar piece of writing.
Power Is An Illusion, Control Is A Facade
By: Tyler Durden / Brandon Smith | 11/26/2020
This past year in numerous countries the public is being bombarded with lessons in power and control that have been forgotten for generations. I think the majority, and of westerners in particular have long believed themselves “safe” from totalitarian government, from collectivist micro-management and from communistic cultism. They thought we had moved beyond the nightmares of the 20th century. They thought that the “new world” was going to be more Utopian, and that freedom would grace us naturally along with technological progress.
Sure, in the back of everyone’s [mind] there is the fear that the good times are an illusion and that [crushing] dystopia [waits] behind a thin veneer of economic stability and false optimism, but most people do not really think such catastrophes will happen in their lifetime. We are now in the midst of a deliberately over-hyped pandemic, strict national lockdowns, civil unrest, riots, aggressive tech censorship, intrusive government censorship, unprecedented corporate and treasury debt, stagflationary central bank stimulus and the collapse of massive financial bubbles. Yet, I still don’t get the impression that many in the public really grasp the extent of the danger; they still believe that the situation is going to heal itself without any effort or much sacrifice on their part. [Apart for your individual resistance and our cooperative struggle, IT WILL NOT!]
THIS IS THE FIRST LESSON OF POWER: Entire societies can be easily influenced when they suffer from delusions that the bad times will be fleeting, and that governments will keep them safe no matter what. It is a historically proven pattern that governments tend to CREATE problems instead of solving them, and this is because the power dynamic of government never changes. The politicians we “vote” for are not in control, rather, the elites who fund their campaigns and who permeate their cabinets are in control. Political representatives come and go, but the establishment elites never leave. Therefore, the problems our society faces will remain; they are a direct result of the subversive and perpetual power structure that serves the interest of a select minority rather than the public. The decline of our society into tyranny will not stop until this power structure and the people behind it are erased.
This would actually be a simple thing to achieve if enough people were to accept the truth and take action. The elites, the globalists, the establishment, the “new world order”, whatever you want to call this organization of power mongers, is but a collection of mostly weak and feeble psychopaths and parasites. They are completely out in the open; they proudly proclaim their affiliations and intentions on a regular basis through their host institutions, from the Council on Foreign Relations, to Tavistock, to Bilderberg, to the World Economic Forum, the IMF, the Bank for International Settlements, the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Open Society Foundation, etc. There is very little that is hidden about these people anymore.
But it is also a sad reality that most people [must] hit rock bottom before they embrace the idea that they cannot rely on the corrupt system to save them from harm. And as long as they continue to have blind faith that the system will self-correct, they will never act. The elites operate in the open with impunity because they know that human beings are more likely to seek out help from the system than they are to fix a problem for themselves. If someone was to switch off that single mass fantasy, the elites would be gone tomorrow.
THE SECOND LESSON OF POWER is that perception of consent creates legitimate consent. To put it another way – When people believe that their peers and neighbors have accepted a certain level of tyranny, they too will often accept it so that they don’t stand out or draw attention to themselves as “aberrant.” People seeking power only need to create the illusion of mass consent. Even when the majority of people are against them, the perception of compliance can sometimes overwhelm logic. Control is usually achieved passively without force. Sometimes you don’t even need the threat of force; sometimes you only need to inspire a fear of standing out among the crowd.
For example, the pandemic has been used the past six months as a tool for creating such a narrative. Mask wearing “rules” are particularly insidious as they conjure illusions of compliance and submission. “Everyone” is wearing a mask, therefore everyone must support medical tyranny. Mask wearing is a complete farce when it comes to the actual science of virology and viral spread. The CDC still does not recommend cloth masks to their own employees and only allows them to use N95 filtered masks. A recent and censored Danish study confirms the reality that masks are mostly useless. Strictly enforced cloth mask rules have done nothing to stop renewed spikes in infections in multiple countries and US states.
The fact that in many places’ masks are required OUTDOORS despite endless scientific evidence showing that UV light and open-air kills microorganisms including viruses shows that the lockdown response has nothing to do with science or saving lives. It is about control. We can take all logical factors into account, but, for a lot of people, if they see others wearing masks they too will wear a mask simply because they are afraid to be judged by what they perceive to be the majority. The reality is that most people are wearing the masks grudgingly, and they would take them off tomorrow if they knew other people would do the same. Therefore the mainstream media pushes mask wearing propaganda every day, 24/7. News journalists stand on street corners or in open air parks and wear masks on camera.
Politicians wear masks even when on camera in their own homes. Celebrities and companies try to sell the idea that mask wearing is “cool”. Hey, if you don’t wear a mask you could be putting hundreds or thousands of other people at risk and killing their grandmas, right? The masks do nothing. They achieve nothing in terms of stopping the virus spread or saving lives. This is a fact made obvious by the very infection numbers the establishment holds up as a rationale for the masks. But if the establishment elites through propaganda can convince you to wear a mask every day, then this opens the door to them dictating many other aspects of your life. The masks are just a gateway into more destructive mandates. The solution to this type of tyranny is to stop caring what other people think, especially when the facts are on your side. In the town where I live, most people have said no to the mask restrictions. If someone wants to wear a mask because they believe it will protect them, that’s fine. But no one is going to tell us we must wear them “for our own good”. That said, even if I was the ONLY person not wearing a mask around town, I would not care if it bothered others. Your credo must be, “Try and force me to wear a mask, and watch what happens!”
THE THIRD LESSON OF POWER is that force only leads to control if you respond with submission. A group of people can beat you or even kill you, but they can’t force you to comply if you do not fear for your own life. I find that the use of force by tyrants is predicated on the assumption that the people they are seeking to control will not fight back effectively. As soon as people do fight back effectively, the tyrant is shocked. Most tyrants rise to power, not because they have won multiple battles and subdued their opponents, but because they never had to fight in the first place. Or they win a handful of easy battles, often staged to look more victorious than they really were, and then use those mediocre wins to terrify all future opposition into not fighting. The tyrants start to believe their own lies and presume their own invincibility. Predators do not seek out hard targets, they seek out weak targets. The solution to tyrants is for the hard targets to seek them out and strike them in the midst of their confidence. When predators get hit back, they have a habit of running away. But, this requires people who do not live in fear of what might happen when they fight back. The concept of sacrificing comfort (or much worse) can’t be an issue. Fear fades away when a person fights for something more than himself. It’s not always about personal survival, sometimes it’s about the survival of future generations, or the survival of a set of principles. As that fear disappears, so does the illusion of control that tyrants rely on.
THE FOURTH LESSON OF POWER is that ideals, [values], either stem from human conscience, or they do not. And if they do not, then they are not ideals worth adopting or fighting over. The conscience of the average person is not as ambiguous and changeable as the establishment would like you to believe. A lion’s share of human beings operates on a certain set of inherent morals and principles that are universally shared; [people] do not need to be taught these principles, they are born knowing them. If these rules were not ingrained into our psyches our species would have self-destructed thousands of years ago.
Establishment elites would like you to believe that all ideals are a product of environment, and that those who control the environment control the morals of the people by extension. This is a lie. Values such as freedom exist even in the most oppressive environments, and people seek it out even when the risk is overwhelming. Empathy is also inherent for most of us, but a certain percentage of people are born without the capacity for it. The REAL fight in the middle of any power struggle is the fight between those who are born with conscience, values and empathy, and those who are born without these grounding characteristics. Psychopathic tyrants desperately want to prove that all other people are just as devoid of humanity and soul as they are. They want to prove that the voice of conscience that guides us is a mask we wear to pretend that we are not evil at our core.
Control, [domination], comes from the fallacy that we are dependent on our environments to tell us who we are as individuals. Control comes from the notion that morals are relative, and that principles are social constructs. Conscience is inherent, but it is also a choice. You have the free will to listen to it or ignore it. If a tyrant can convince you to ignore the voice of your own conscience, then the only other guide in life is your environment. And, if that tyrant dominates every aspect of your environment, then he now has the power to rewrite your moral code, at least temporarily. You can be made to do terrible things you would not otherwise do or support destructive causes and ideologies you would not otherwise support.
THE ULTIMATE TOTALITARIAN POWER IS THE POWER TO MAKE PEOPLE FORGET THEIR OWN INNER VOICE. THE ULTIMATE TOOL AGAINST EVIL IS TO LISTEN TO THAT VOICE AND TO NOT BE AFRAID OF THE SUPPOSED CONSEQUENCES.
The question of, [the battle against], the facade of power is about to become the defining question of our epoch as the elitist establishment accelerates their agenda for greater centralized control of our lives. The truth they do not want you to understand is that they have no power. They have nothing. We could defy their mandates anytime we wish. We could do away with them tomorrow if we wanted. They are of no use to humanity; they serve no valuable purpose. They only seek to feed like vampires on the masses and fulfill their deranged fantasies of conquest. Sooner or later they will have to be dealt with. The sooner, the better.
Holy smoke!! Have you ever read this above volume of purported wisdom. All from the intellectuals who are convinced they have the ” answers “. There’s only one problem. They are thinkers without a record for accomplishment ( NOT yet proven as doers). So for today, we read “profound wisdom” as embodied in these several words randomly selected from the foregoing posts; ” power is an illusion, control a facade, mask wearing rules- – – conjure illusion of compliance, the third lesson of power – – – – and summing it is ;the new dark age is upon us” .
In this time of political and leadership divide with threats all over the place it is no wonder in a space freely provided this array of advice is laid on us ordinary folks. Whether or not we seek or even understand it.
How does anything get done? But it does because the doers persist.
It’s no surprise that common sense, real intelligence along with good instincts and experience combine to produce the results. Few doers spend too much time reading the how to or listening extensively to the intellectuals.
The doers record is established so procrastinating and endless debate is not an option.
John, Having read your responses to other articles; you are energetic. But then, so is a salad spinner.
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