This life that each of us pursues is a mystery. It entails a complicated relationship with many facets of our reality. Each of us interacts with the natural world and the human world. And the human world divides up into our interaction with people in a continuum that stretches from the totality of all human life; past, present and future; to every smaller circle of nation, state, city, town, neighborhood, right down to our family and finally to our relationship to our own human self; our own body, which then loops around back to the natural world.
And as much as each one of us is an individual and therefore unique, we want different things. Some of us seek fame and others wealth. Some pursue knowledge and some desire pleasure. But because being human can no longer be a solitary endeavor, whatever we want to do with our lives, we have to do it in the context of our interaction with human society. “No man is an island.” So, we achieve what we do through our actions as part of human society. And therefore, the kind of society we live in dictates the range of success that each of us and all of us can possibly achieve.
And that was the glory of the United States in its earlier days. The range of outcomes available to almost anyone living in this place was remarkable. The practically limitless natural resources, the constantly expanding technological advances and the personal freedom afforded by the United States’ Constitution combined to create an incredibly dynamic and successful society that transformed the world in its wake.
But now the obscenely wealthy and powerful have decided the party’s over. There’s not enough to go round, at least not for the middle. The elite will still jet over to Davos and utilize whatever luxuries technology has to offer. And whichever toadies they need to organize their lives and whichever pets they adopt from the third world will be included within their charmed circle. But not the rest of us. The elite has decided that it is in their best interests to get rid of us altogether.
The future has been cancelled. No jobs, no homes, no families, no kids. Not even the consolation prizes like a car ride in the country or a barbecue on the grill. Instead, you have to settle for getting mugged somewhere in your fifteen-minute city while going out to buy your cricket taco. You’ll own nothing and “like it.” Forget about having a family, you won’t even be human. As a child your teachers will groom you to be neutered and then experimented on to resemble something different.
And even the negative freedoms are being removed. The freedom from fear is one of the big ones. Turning the cities into anarchic kill zones is a big part of that. The police have been handcuffed and prosecutors and judges have been appointed to protect career criminals from the punishments for their crimes. And just to make sure that normal people don’t attempt to protect themselves from this death trap, those same prosecutors and judges go out of their way to prosecute anyone who tries.
Then what’s left? Everything good in life has been removed until finally death by fentanyl will appear to be the best option available.
It’s a brilliant plan. If you control all the levers of power and even the social and educational apparatus you can distort human behavior until it fulfills your dictates. Human freedom, at least outside of their circle, does not fulfill these dictates. So, it must be eliminated. And it has to a great degree.
Pretty grim picture. But only by comparison to what we had before. Only because our expectations and our assumptions about the world around us, about this society, are misinformed. There are still opportunities and resources all around us in vast quantities. What is needed to unlock them is the correct mindset with respect to the obstacles and traps. Know your enemies. Avoid the pitfalls. Identify allies and resources and form communities that strengthen those that you identify as friends. And wherever possible work to undermine the wealth and well-being of your enemies. And most importantly of all, protect your children from all aspects of this war against us. Protect them from the lies and tell them the truth.
We can thrive in this new environment. All we need to do is adjust. The truth shall set you free. Wake up to the truth.