Altered States

“Technique has penetrated the deepest recesses of the human being. The machine tends not only to create a new human environment, but also to modify man’s very essence. The milieu in which he lives is no longer his. He must adapt himself, as though the world were new, to a universe for which he was not created. He was made to go six kilometers an hour, and he goes a thousand. He was made to eat when he was hungry and to sleep when he was sleepy; instead, he obeys a clock. He was made to have contact with living things, and he lives in a world of stone. He was created with a certain essential unity, and he is fragmented by all the forces of the modern world.”
― Jacques EllulThe Technological Society

The term technique, as I use it, does not mean machines, technology, or this or that procedure for attaining an end. In our technological society, technique is the totality of methods rationally arrived at and having absolute efficiency (for a given stage of development) in every field of human activity. Its characteristics are new; the technique of the present has no common measure with that of the past.

― Jacques EllulThe Technological Society

In his Substack post What did Jacques Ellul mean by Technique? , Samuel Eastlund adds a fourth foundational element to the three mentioned in Ellul’s “technique” definition above:

“Technique is one of the spiritual powers (Col. 1:16, Eph. 6:12) which controls the modern world, which people give their allegiance to and which keeps them in bondage.”

Eastlund continues . . . “As David Gill puts it in his comparison between Ellul and Francis Schaeffer, ‘What is significant and ominous today is that technique itself (rationality, artificiality, efficiency) has become universal, autonomous, and self-automated’. One of the gods of the modern world is efficiency; it is a presupposition of the way we do things that the more efficient something is, the better it is. This becomes obvious when engaging in a discussion about Technique with those not already opposed to it.”

*David W. Gill, Jacques Ellul and Francis Schaeffer: Two Views of Western Civilisation, p. 11

I’m becoming a neo-Luddite of sorts. I have a particular dislike for the dissociative and diminution effects of the digital age and particularly as technology modifies the means of relating to ourselves, to those around us – to our world.

Born into analog times, I enjoyed a continuous stream of organic information that fostered a holistic perspective. During childhood in the 50s and into the 60s, I received information, or better, life in continuously variable physical quantities. I stayed outdoors until it was dark. I rode my bike everywhere. I played with kids – German, Italian, Mexican, Polish and others – on my block. I walked to the library to look up things. With my allowance in hand, I ran to the Five and Dime to see what I could buy. I read the Sunday comics on the front room floor. I watched Howdy Doody, Captain Kangaroo and Lassie on a B&W rabbit-eared tube-filled box. I played 45s on a turntable in my bedroom. I played table games with friends from school and the neighborhood. I attended church. I listened to AM radio on a transistor radio. I learned to play the trumpet.

In high school I played my horn in the band, orchestra and church. I ran cross country and track. I studied French for four years and got into the NHS my senior year. During the summers I worked and took summer school courses. I wasn’t a spectator.

My analog life was harmonized within the perceived analog universe of light, color, sound, force, wind, rain, and seasons. And like a camera and cassette recorder, my analog brain captured a continuous stream of organic information from the real world. I was my own screen saver . . . and social media and Google search.

Those were times before “technique” “penetrated”, “modified”, and atomized life into efficient bits and bytes. Technology didn’t dominate. Like the phone on the wall and the record player, objects were just another thing among many other things. Objects were there to serve, not dominate. I could dial down interest in a thing, walk away, and move on to the more interesting organic things.

In contrast to 0’s and 1’s trying to emulate analog life and the annoying apps with their prompts, pop-ups, and passwords, analog times seemed natural, unintrusive, and rather hassle-free. Digital technology, as it relates to human interface, comes across as contrived and as pushy as a foot-in-the-door salesman and damn frustrating in its effort to achieve maximum efficiency. Add dismissive of your concerns.

In contrast to the soulless 0’s and 1’s programmed to contain life like the characterless pre-fab concrete industrial buildings that contain employees, my childhood was a multi-dimensional free-range human life. I lived life at the speed of life and not at the speed of sound.

Come to think of it, I never swore until I started dealing with computers, hand-held and otherwise, and software. And, even with growing up with talk of a U.S. and Russia nuclear war, I was never alarmed about my times and my country until the rise of That Hideous Strength the technocratic state. The spirit of the age could be felt in the analog times, but now I sense that the spirit of the age is oppressive through technological means.

Consider that technology may have “penetrated the deepest recesses of the human being”. The signs of spiritual oppression include

  • a fixation on depression
  • confusion
  • fear, anxiety
  • isolation
  • compulsive thoughts, feeling and behavior
  • abnormal medical problems

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You live as long as I have (70 yrs.) and you see how technology has modified human existence. Human interaction, for instance.

Every morning I work out at the fitness center in the complex where I live. I arrive 5:30 AM. I am usually the only one there at that time.

As is her habit, a young woman comes into the fitness center about an hour later. She walks over to the treadmill looking at her phone the whole time. She has not once looked up and looked over at me to acknowledge me. She’s in a world of her own.

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To be sure, I am not a technophobe. I have worked as an engineer for most of my life. I am currently working on improving substation communications for a large utility. I see good uses of technology every day including the recent NASA test: diverting of an asteroid. Technology has its place as a servant of mankind and not as its master.

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Well, I’ve given my thoughts. What’s your relationship with digital technology? Has it penetrated and modified your life and to what limit?

Does technology – 4K UHD TV, autonomous vehicles, 5G, esc. – deliver organic value to you? Do the bells and whistles of new technology make life more meaningful?

Are you OK spending time on passwords and renewing passwords and renewing passwords and two-step authentication and One-Time Passcodes. Are you OK paying for cyber security and renewing cyber security and VPNs and renewing VPN software and updates and updates and updates?

Are you worried about being hacked?

Are you worried about your livelihood being held for ransom?

As I am writing this, I received a text message alert from my employer: Cyberattack Impacting Critical Infrastructure. IT Security team received numerous ransomware alerts. The system that hosts the virtual servers in our environment was compromised. It was apparent someone had actively taken over the system and changed the credentials to block access.  All systems were shut down at headquarters and offices with data centers.

Of course, normal business is affected. Production has slowed to almost a halt. The “fix” will be expensive. Modern technology with its propensity for “technical efficiency and systemization” can also be used for disruption, chaos and loss of income.

How do you find interfacing with machines? Does an App give you a sense of control, of power, when you punch in inputs and the device ‘replies’ with a programmed message to your commands?

Are you OK inputting to an algorithm and receiving a canned response?

Do you get the sense using a digital device that you are being programmed and used by it?

Are you OK giving out your digital ID and having your data mined and surveilled by Big Tech, Big Brother, and China?

Are you OK with software tracking your online patterns and then using the data to manipulate and increase your engagement with a product or service?

Are you OK being monitored online night and day? Have you watched The Lives of Others?

Are you wondering if you said something ‘wrong’ online and the FBI will show up at your door?

Are you OK with digital cops? Researchers experimenting with concept of a ‘digital cop’ (wnd.com)

Are you OK with Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc. censoring your speech based on a politically-biased algorithm?

Do you find interfacing with machines to be off-putting, alienating, impersonal?

Are you OK spending most of your day interfacing with a device? Looking at a screen?

Do you prefer dealing with devices instead of people?

Are you OK dealing with Chat Bots when you have questions?

Can’t get enough of CGI?

Will you accept becoming an AI product of an algorithm in the post-human world of transhumanism?

Would you be OK with an implanted microchip vaccine passport?

Would you be OK with transhumanists replacing eternal “life in the ages to come” with digital immortality?

Will you be OK with digital currency and the monitoring and control of your finances?

Are you OK with a global technocracy that monitors your behavior and arbitrates your social credit score?

Are you OK with RFR (Radiofrequency Radiation) affecting your body, your brain?

Check this out: Well Being: Dangers of 5G – by Robert W Malone MD, MS (substack.com)

Adverse effects observed at exposures below the assumed threshold SAR include non-thermal induction of reactive oxygen species, DNA damage, cardiomyopathy, carcinogenicity, sperm damage, and neurological effects, including electromagnetic hypersensitivity. Also, multiple human studies have found statistically significant associations between RFR exposure and increased brain and thyroid cancer risk. Yet, in 2020, and in light of the body of evidence reviewed in this article, the FCC and ICNIRP reaffirmed the same limits that were established in the 1990s.

Are you OK with technology reconditioning your children?

Here is one parent commenting on Decade at Bernie’s – by Chris Bray – Tell Me How This Ends (substack.com)

Who is Jacques Ellul?

What do you think of the following quote (a screen capture from the video):

-Willem H. Vanderburg: “The Life and Work of Jacques Ellul” (2012)

“If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world.”
― C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

Informed dissent:

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: EcoHealth Whistleblower Dr. Andrew Huff: They Created the COVID-19 Virus Using Gain of Function in a Number of Laboratories and They Covered It Up (VIDEO) (thegatewaypundit.com)

The Calm COVID Truth of Dr. Joe Ladapo (substack.com)

EXCLUSIVE: Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano’s Message to Catholic Church Urging Leadership to Revisit Their Stance on COVID-19 Vaccines (thegatewaypundit.com)

Video: Moderna CEO Admits COVID Is Like Seasonal Flu, Only Vulnerable Need Jabs – Summit News

How to Use Ivermectin to Protect Against the Covid Vaccines – Brightwork Research & Analysis

“The Boundary is Children” – by Robert W Malone MD, MS (substack.com)

Safe States for Children: Here’s a List of Republican Governors Who Won’t Comply with CDC Mandates to Force COVID-19 Vaccination on Kids for School (thegatewaypundit.com)

Homeschooling Options and State Exemptions for Childhood Vaccines (substack.com)

Two top cardiologists implicate COVID vax in all unexplained heart attacks since 2021 (substack.com)

Dr. Robert Malone: The CDC Voted Unanimously To Recommend The Covid-19 Vaccine For Children As Young As 5 AND the CDC will provide ‘sneaky’ liability protection for Big Pharma vaccines. The CDV won’t protect you, it will protect itself and its cohorts.

Road map to Control:

In 2016, domains for government vaccine passport websites were registered by the same person. Some of these are in current use now.

Well, isn’t that special:

The CDC will vote Thursday to permanently shield Pfizer and Moderna from COVID vaccine injury liability (substack.com)

Video: Bill Gates Says European Energy Crisis Is “Good” – Summit News

Musk’s Dangerous Vision for Twitter (substack.com)

Uniformed Consent:

An in-depth look into the Covid 19 narrative, who’s controlling it, and how it’s being used to inject an untested, new technology into almost every person on the planet. It’s not about the virus. It’s about the vaccine. Problem reaction solution. Slogans slogans slogans.

Ch-ch-ch Changes Not:

Angelina Jolie’s Daughter Shiloh Once Thought She Was A Boy And Asked To Be Called John, But She Outgrew It | Evie Magazine

The way of the wicked:

Disturbing video from Texas drag show for kids… – CITIZEN FREE PRESS

Take down the WEF:

What is the World Economic Forum? (takedownthewef.com)

REVEALED: The ‘Public Figures’ Attending the 2022 World Economic Forum in Davos. (thenationalpulse.com) Note: A pdf of the full list of attendees is located at this link.

Malthusiasts:

Thomas Malthus believed that so-called “positive checks” (such as plagues and starvation) and “preventive checks” (such as birth control measures and delayed marriage), worked to keep population growth and food growth in balance.

The Left, as prompted by the Davos/WEF elites, are similarly concerned about population growth. That is why they promote the “positive” checks of pandemics and the “preventive checks” of abortion, homosexuality, and mutilating children in the name of affirmation.

In An Essay on the Principle of Population, neo-Malthusians [the authors] tells us what they think is required to make their anti-growth philosophy work:

“organized evasive action: population control, limitation of material consumption, redistribution of wealth, transitions to technologies that are environmentally and socially less disruptive than today’s, and movement toward some kind of world government”

– Paul Ehrlich, Anne Ehrlich, and John Holdren, Ecoscience: Population, Resources, and Environment (San Francisco: W. H. Freeman and Company, 1977), p. 5.

Two-time loser Stacy Abrams is a neo-Malthusian. She holds the view that misery or vice are necessary equalizers between growing population and the means of subsistence:

Childless Stacey Abrams Says Killing Your Baby Is Best Way To Fix Democrat-Created Recession: “Having children is why you’re worried about your price for gas” [VIDEO] (thegatewaypundit.com)

How WEF of her!

“Mask Wearers of the World, Unite!”

“In everyone there is some willingness to merge with the anonymous crowd and to flow comfortably along with it down the river of pseudo-life. This is much more than a simple conflict between two identities. It is something far worse: it is a challenge to the very notion of identity itself.” ― Václav Havel

This past year-and-a half, did you “merge with the anonymous crowd” and “flow comfortably along with it down the river of pseudo-life”? Did you follow the flotilla of Pied pipers mesmerizing you with “the science”?

Did you socially distance, put on a mask, and have your business and office and church shut down? Did you believe that the PCR tests are accurate (Guess why there are so few cases of the flu reported)? Did you submit your body to be a lab experiment for the mRNA vaccines?

Did you go along with “the science” to get along? Did you go along with “the anonymous crowd” because, per the head mocker of the Biden regime, “if you’re not vaccinated, you’re not nearly as smart as I thought you were,”.

Do you now equate the loss of freedom and choice as a loss of your identity as a human? Or, are you still wanting “to flow comfortably along with it (the loss of your identity) down the river of pseudo-life”? Are you OK with diktats and lacking individual will? Are you OK supporting the automatism of a totalitarian system?

Now, you may say to me “it was out of fear of COVID that I persuaded myself to follow the mandates”, or, “It was out of fear of giving someone COVID that I submitted to the mandates’, or, “it was out of fear of litigation that I shut down my business, my church.”

Or, was it out of fear of thinking for yourself, acting individually, and rebuffing the diktats coming down from the bio-medical regime through the state media?

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The alignment of the power – globalists, oligarchs, techno-utopians, politicians, the media, the Pope, and the forces of evil – against the powerless has been the impetus for my dissenting posts over the past year and-a half. I have opposed the schizophrenic CDC guidelines. I have opposed authoritarian mandates. I have opposed tyranny – including medical tyranny. I have opposed the lies being fed us. I have opposed the sowing of fear. And, I will oppose the Great Reset mandates – from the powerful to the powerless – coming our way.

What is coming our way is a thousand times more tyrannical than what we’ve seen the past year. The “river of pseudo-life” will flow with blood. If my words have seemed harsh, critical and uncompassionate, if it appears that I am calling out people for their past behavior, then please understand. This post is meant to be a wakeup call. It is meant to shake you out of a COVID-induced paralysis to face the growing nightmare.

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As a nation, we didn’t start out stupefied and powerless. But over time we gave in to soft tyranny (Tocqueville). Out of fear, we have exchanged our freedom (and our identity) for false security.

Last century, for example, we accepted the New Deal and the tyranny of centralized planning – the welfare state and overreaching government. Wasn’t New Deal tyranny acceptance based on (economic) fear? Wasn’t New Deal tyranny acceptance also a “well-meaning” acceptance by the people?

Today, fearful and well-meaning people, have become OK with the hard-core tyranny of censorship. Those behind the Great Reset love these people. Behind the fascia of Build Back Better is (1984’s) Room 101:  Besmirch Bludgeon Begone.

As we have seen, much of the country has fallen prostrate before mandates and “guidelines” out of fear of a so-called “public-health crisis”. Yet, COVID19 is a variation of the common cold and has a recovery rate of over 99.8 % for most people. Early outpatient treatment is recommended.

The American Journal of Medicine now (Jan. 2021) now (finally!) recommends Hydroxychloroquine, Azithromycin, and Zinc for the treatment of Covid 19 outpatients. Had this been the protocol used in Jan. 2020, many lives could have been saved. But the powerful – Anthony Fauci, the CDC, Francis Collins and the NIH, Bill Gates, and big pharma – had other plans for the American people.

There has also been fear of litigation if not abiding by the mandates and “guidelines”. Behind all the fear is the fear of disobeying the powerful alignment that stands against the powerless.

To assuage fears, there are those who have chosen to “merge with the anonymous crowd” and have chosen to live the (COVIDian) lies given them. They have chosen “to flow comfortably along with it down the river of pseudo-life”.

The COVIDian lies include the following:

Mask wearing is effective to stop the spread of COVID; not wearing a mask puts yourself and others at risk; children must wear a mask to school.

A group of physicians from Germany, Poland and Austria, concluded that the wearing of nose and mouth coverings by children leads to an increase in carbon dioxide levels in both inhaled and exhaled air while wearing a mask.

“We suggest that decision-makers weigh the hard evidence produced by these experimental measurements accordingly, which suggest that children should not be forced to wear face masks.”

Experimental Assessment of Carbon Dioxide Content in Inhaled Air With or Without Face Masks in Healthy Children: A Randomized Clinical Trial | Pediatrics | JAMA Pediatrics | JAMA Network)

Social distancing works to stop the spread of COVID; shutting down businesses and churches stops the spread of COVID.

(Idiotic. Distance yourself from the CDC.)

You need the vaccine to protect you from COVID. It is safe and effective.

You need the vaccine to protect yourself even if you have acquired immunity.

(The CDC and Big Pharma won’t talk about acquired immunity. They have a vaccine to sell.)

You need the vaccine to protect yourself. Other protocols don’t work.

(UK Researchers: Cheap Cholesterol Drug Reduces Covid-19 Infection by 70% (thegatewaypundit.com))

(Here’s the most effective protocol — Hydroxychloroquine, Azithromycin and Zinc — for the treatment of Covid-19 patients. | SOTN: Alternative News, Analysis & Commentary (stateofthenation.co))

You need the CDC to tell you how to think about COVID.

You need Vitamins C and D, the mineral Zinc, exercise, sunshine and a good CDC-free doctor.

Do you realize that you now spend every waking hour thinking about what government wants and how it effects your freedom?

Coronavirus Likely Originated in A Chinese Lab…But The Real Villains Are Right Here In America – Revolver

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December, 1989. Václav Havel was elected president of Czechoslovakia. On New Year’s Day, 1990, he gave his first “state-of-the-nation” address to the country on national television.

“New Year’s Address to the Nation,’ January 1, 1990

“For forty years on this day, you heard, from my predecessors, variations on the same theme: how our country was flourishing, how many millions of tons of steel we produced, how happy we all were, how we trusted our government, and what bright perspective were unfolding before us.

I assume do did not propose me for this office so that I, too, would lie to you.

Our country is not flourishing. . .. 

But all this is not the main problem. The worst thing is that we live in a contaminated moral environment. We fell morally ill because we got used to saying something different from what we thought. We learned not to believe in anything, to ignore each other, to care only for ourselves. Concepts such as love, friendship, compassion, humility, and forgiveness lost their depth and dimensions. . .. The previous regime . . . reduced man to a force of production and nature to a tool of production. . .. It reduced gifted an autonomous people to nuts and bolts in some monstrously huge, noisy, and stinking machine, whose real purpose was not clear to anyone. . ..

As I have observed the growing fascism under the alignment of the powerful with the Biden regime and its invocation of dystopia and dehumanization akin to what Havel described in his address, the title of Václav Havel’s 1978 essay, The Power of the Powerless, intrigued me.  

The essay, among others found in The Power of the Powerless: Citizens Against the State in Central Eastern Europe, explain the features of Soviet-type totalitarian systems of power as compared to the West (A comparison soon to be invalid if people continue “to flow comfortably along . . . down the river of pseudo-life).

Havel’s description of “the post-totalitarian system” he is witness to is shockingly similar to current state of affairs in the U.S.:

“The post-totalitarian system touches people at every step, but it does so with its ideological gloves on. This is why life in the system is so thoroughly permeated with hypocrisy and lies: government by bureaucracy is called popular government; the working class is enslaved in the name of the working class; the complete degradation of the individual is presented as his or her ultimate liberation; depriving people of information is called making it available; the use of power to manipulate is called the public control of power, and the arbitrary abuse of power is called observing the legal code; the repression of culture is called its development; the expansion of imperial influence is presented as support for the oppressed; the lack of free expression becomes the highest form of freedom; farcical elections become the highest form of democracy; banning independent thought becomes the most scientific of world views; military occupation becomes fraternal assistance. Because the regime is captive to its own lies, it must falsify everything. It falsifies the past. It falsifies the present, and it falsifies the future. It falsifies statistics. It pretends not to possess an omnipotent and unprincipled police apparatus. It pretends to respect human rights. It pretends to persecute no one. It pretends to fear nothing. It pretends to pretend nothing.”

Havel’s “post-totalitarian state” of 70’s Communist Eastern Europe was totalitarian but radically different from the totalitarian dictatorships of Hitler and Mao. Havel’s biographer, John Keane, described Havel’s “post-totalitarian state” this way:

Within the system, every individual is trapped within a dense network of the state’s governing instruments. . .themselves legitimated by a flexible but comprehensive ideology, a “secularized religion”. . . .it is therefore necessary to see, argued Havel, that power relations. . .are best described as a labyrinth of influence, repression, fear and self-censorship which swallows up everyone within it, at the very least by rendering them silent, stultified and marked by some undesirable prejudices of the powerful.

Keane’s description brings us back to the epigram of this post. The “willingness to merge” statement is from The Power of the Powerless. It follows from the shop-keeper example and questions Havel poses:

The manager of a fruit-and-vegetable shop places in his window, among the onions and carrots, the slogan: “Workers of the world, unite!” Why does he do it? What is he trying to communicate to the world?  Is he genuinely enthusiastic about the idea of unity among the workers of the world? Is his enthusiasm so great that he feels an irrepressible impulse to acquaint the public with his ideals? Has he really given much thought to how such a unification might occur and what it could mean?

What if the shopkeeper takes down his sign (takes off his mask) and begins to speak up?

Havel explores the potential of the “powerless” with an examination of the nature of power. Havel speaks of a profound crisis of human identity brought about by “living within a lie.” He speaks of political import: the individual’s moral choice for truth and in the creation of an independent life – a sphere of truth – for society even as every individual is trapped within a dense network of the state’s governing instruments. (I would add: The center of power is not the center of truth.)

(This essay has much to consider at this moment in time. It is available for download below.)

“If the main pillar of the system is living a lie, then it is not surprising that the fundamental threat to it is living the truth. This is why it must be suppressed more severely than anything else.”
― Václav Havel, The Power of the Powerless

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“In an era when metaphysical and existential certainties are in a state of crisis, when people are being uprooted and alienated and are losing their sense of what this world means, this ideology inevitably has a certain hypnotic charm. To wandering humankind it offers an immediately available home: all one has to do is accept it, and suddenly everything becomes clear once more, life takes on new meaning, and all mysteries, unanswered questions, anxiety, and loneliness vanish. Of course, one pays dearly for this low-rent home: the price is abdication of one’ s own reason, conscience, and responsibility, for an essential aspect of this ideology is the consignment of reason and conscience to a higher authority. The principle involved here is that the center of power is identical with the center of truth.”
― Václav Havel, The Power of the Powerless: Citizens Against the State in Central-Eastern Europe

“Truth must be integrated with love; morality is not whole without it. Love is the greatest strength of the powerless. Unity founded on love will never be coercion; power guided by love will never be violence. Love is all-powerful and will even overcome hatred. And only love can do this!”
― Václav Havel, The Power of the Powerless: Citizens Against the State in Central-Eastern Europe

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This week I received the following message from my Illinois state representative:

Yesterday, Governor JB Pritzker issued a statewide mask mandate for K-12 students. In doing so, he superseded the decisions being made at the local level, and silenced the voices of students, parents, educators and administrators. 

This authoritarian mandate is the latest attack on truth and humanity. As most people now know, masks are ineffective against the spread of COVID. Worse, as detailed above, masks are dangerous for children to wear. Do not send your children to school in masks. Masks are physically and emotionally harmful for children to wear. Defy the lie.

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Other lies we are told to accept:

Critical Race Theory (CRT)

America is a racist country.

If you are white you are racist.

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion. ((DEI) is meaningless virtue signaling of Woke ‘virtues.’ Consider that Chicago elected a DEI intersectional black-gay-woman as mayor. Chicago is referred to nationally by the shooting and killings that take place in its city limits. Chicago’s mayor Lightfoot, in her DEI capacity, absolves herself of any responsibility by saying “All roads lead to COVID.” Others like her say, “All roads lead to climate change.”

DEI is a tyrannical imposition on people and business and, for the most part, is racist in its application.)

The hugely priced Infrastructure Bill is about physical infrastructure. (The bill contains massive amounts of tax-payer money for social engineering. Its passage will place America’s children and grandchildren under a huge burden of debt, devalue the dollar and will expose America to its number one enemy – China.) Also, are you OK with having your mileage taxed?

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The infrastructure bill imposes massive transportation penalties on Americans.
The Infrastructure Bill is a 2700 Page Disaster
France is flooded with people fighting for freedom, and Lindell calls out Kemp

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Mass Psychosis:

Mask Psychosis:

Mask Psychosis: NYT Confirms The Liberal Mask Cult Is Here to Stay – Revolver

“Corona Unmasked” by Sucharit Bhakdi and Karina Reiss | Algora Blog

Informed Dissent:

Israeli scientist says COVID-19 could be treated for under $1/day – The Jerusalem Post (jpost.com)

Covid-19 natural immunity compared to vaccine-induced immunity: The definitive summary | Sharyl Attkisson

Despite Deadly Results the FDA will Fast Track Pfizer COVID Vaccine Approval by Early Sept. — Will Allow States and Businesses to Begin their Forced Vaccinations (thegatewaypundit.com)

If They Want to See A COVID “Passport” – Show them This! – Granite Grok

Health Canada adds Bell’s Palsy warning to Pfizer labels, but says vaccine is safe – National | Globalnews.ca

Michael Mitchell: 65-year-old “Braveheart” actor receives both Sinovac injections, then third Pfizer “booster” shot, dead six days later – The COVID Blog

Back-to-school plans in DC, Maryland and Virginia: Where masks are required | WTOP

WOW: Moderna Calls for 3rd Shot of Vaccine to Protect Against New Strains — On Same Day Company Posts $4 Billion 2nd Quarter Profit on Vaccine (thegatewaypundit.com)

Fully vaccinated people who get a Covid-19 breakthrough infection can transmit the virus, CDC chief says – CNN

The Smoking Jab: Fauci and the NIH Knew Covid-19 “Vaccines” Could Lead to Antibody-Dependent Enhancement ~ (ghionjournal.com)

Here’s the most effective protocol — Hydroxychloroquine, Azithromycin and Zinc — for the treatment of Covid-19 patients. | SOTN: Alternative News, Analysis & Commentary (stateofthenation.co)

UK Researchers: Cheap Cholesterol Drug Reduces Covid-19 Infection by 70% (thegatewaypundit.com)

Dr. Ryan Cole — What the Vaccine spike protein does to the body… – CITIZEN FREE PRESS

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A Plain Reading of the Times

The brainwashing techniques of the tortuous past year – the state’s coercion to make us obey irrational and inhuman restrictions, the sensory-depriving mask mandates, the social isolation, the state-instigated shaming and punishment of those not conforming, the 24/7 fear-peddling of the media, the forced subjugation to pseudo-science, the unrelenting “get-the” vaccine goading – reminded me of the O’Brien-Winston Smith struggle session in George Orwell’s 1984:

I tell you, Winston, that reality is not external. Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else. Not in the individual mind, which can make mistakes, and in any case soon perishes: only in the mind of the Party, which is collective and immortal. Whatever the Party holds to be the truth, is truth. It is impossible to see reality except by looking through the eyes of the Party.

O’Brien later questions Winston as to Winston’s understanding of why people are brought to Room 101. Winston replies “To make them confess”. O’Brien replies “No, that is not the reason. Try again”. Winston answers “To punish them.” “No!” exclaimed O’Brien.

“Shall I tell you why we brought you here? “To make you sane! . . . The Party is not interested in the overt act: the thought is all we care about. We do not merely destroy our enemies; we change them.”

What has taken place the past year is also eerily similar to the mind-control techniques used on Korean War prisoners detained by communists in North Korea and China. The Biderman Report of 1956, details techniques used on prisoners (see chart below).

What has taken place the past year -the quashing of dissent – is also eerily similar to the destabilization techniques (“decomposition”) that was used in Stasi psychological and political warfare.

…the Stasi often used a method which was really diabolic. It was called Zersetzung, and it’s described in another guideline. The word is difficult to translate because it means originally “biodegradation.” But actually, it’s a quite accurate description. The goal was to destroy secretly the self-confidence of people, for example by damaging their reputation, by organizing failures in their work, and by destroying their personal relationships. Considering this, East Germany was a very modern dictatorship. The Stasi didn’t try to arrest every dissident. It preferred to paralyze them, and it could do so because it had access to so much personal information and to so many institutions.
—Hubertus Knabe, German historian

“The aim of decomposition is the fragmentation, paralysis, disorganization and isolation of hostile-negative forces, thereby providing a differentiated political-ideological recovery.”

You can read about the methods of The Stasi Decomposition here.

The 20th century handed us blood-stained receipts for the purchase of ideological conformity. These should have served as warning signs. But these signs are being taken down. History, with its own voice of dissent, is being “decomposed” by those who are taking control of the past (e.g., the 1619 Project). For . . .

Those who control the present, control the past and those who control the past control the future. ― George Orwell, 1984

2021 and the “PARTY” continues. Over my 68 years I’ve witnessed the American psyche transformed from an attitude akin to that of fiercely independent frontier folk to that of the emasculated, passive and childlike Eloi. In the process Americans have become fodder for the ruthless dark army of the “PARTY”, aka Globalists.

It is the Progressives – “PARTY” useful idiots – who use coercion and control, as documented above, to demoralize, degrade, and dispatch Americans. It was the much-ballyhooed Progressive FDR who ordered Japanese-Americans into internment camps. FDR created a milieu of fear to perpetrate this crime against a portion of humanity.

Have you noticed? For Progressives, being a U.S. citizen means doing nothing more or less than what they say. And, Progressives do not stop with removing freedom and rights of Americans. They desire the exorcism of the human spirit so that you and I may only be possessed by their collectivist ideology.

Human agency is a problem for Progressives. Your claim to be made in the image of God is a major problem for them. Your heart, mind and soul must be purged of anything that is God-resident. We do not merely destroy our enemies; we change them.

Over the past year we’ve witnessed how they “change them”. We’ve seen people forced to submit to the indoctrination of Critical Race Theory. We learned of the dark army’s passage of the For the People Act of 2021 (H.R. 1) – the act works to keep the dark army in control Of We the People.

We’ve learned of Megan Markle’s childish “me-me-me” worldview that was meant to be replicated worldwide. And, we’ve seen the entire population locked down when only those at risk – a small segment of the population – should have been quarantined.

We’ve seen the normalcy “goal post” moved over and over the past year (a destabilization technique). We’ve been forced to follow the (pseudo-)science of COVID pronouncements.

In truth, leftists and Democrats have become the purveyors of superstition. Their creation of a fantasy world is not because they do not believe in science per se, but because they believe more in the primacy of ideology that should shape and warp science in the proper fashion for the greater good. What prompted Paul Ehrlich, Al Gore, or Representative Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) hysterically and wrongly to forecast widespread demographic or climatological catastrophe in just a few years was not ignorance of science per se, but a desire to massage science for our own good.

. . . Fauci has rejected science, as he knew it, to mislead the public. . . he adopted the Platonic “noble lie” on occasion. – Victor Davis Hanson, Follow The ‘Science’ They Said

In this post I presented some analogies from history of what the intelligentsia – those who think they know better than you; today these are the Globalists of Davos – will do to make sure you are controlled to the nth degree so as to produce the outcomes they desire.

Now come the questions: Since we have the blood-soaked receipts of the evil that occurred in the 20th century are people now allowing it to happen again?

Where are people’s heads at right now? Are people running around in a make-believe Where the Wild Things Are world created for them by the thought-control Globalists? Is political correctness and the “cancel culture” about people preferring a make-believe world as found in children’s books? Do people relate to Megan-Markle spewing her WOKE pablum?

(What should be deeply concerning: history and now literature, which also takes us beyond our finite self-world, are now being discarded as not being relevant to one’s own “me-me-me” experience.)

Do people like being treated like children? Are there people who are perfectly content being juvenile in their thinking and playing the Eloi? A plain reading of the times would indicate this to be so.

“Take your medicine and we’ll give you a cookie (or a Krispy Kreme Donut).”

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Below are some links, videos, and podcasts – basically, a plain reading of the times:

“…reports of injuries and deaths following the experimental COVID-19 “vaccines.”

3,964 DEAD 162,610 Injuries: European Database of Adverse Drug Reactions for COVID-19 “Vaccines” (healthimpactnews.com)

Doctors Around the World Issue Dire WARNING: DO NOT GET THE COVID VACCINE!! (healthimpactnews.com)

The vaccine – “an experiment on humanity.”

Wait Until You Find Out What They’re Not Telling You About Covid-19 – Revolver

Man’s skin ‘peeled off’ in reaction to Johnson & Johnson COVID shot (nypost.com)

Transhumanism, (Nano) Technology, and the New you!

Transhumanism Is The New Religion Of Technocracy

Here’s someone fighting the dark army with Light:

Deconstructing “Wokethink” – Mark Jeftovic (02/25/2021) – WallStreetWindow.com

Dr. Gad Saad: How Infectious Ideas are killing Common Sense; Idea Pathogens

EXCLUSIVE: Cigna’s critical race theory training: Don’t say ‘brown bag lunch’ and be mindful of ‘religious privilege’ (washingtonexaminer.com)

Episode 818 – Industrialized Crime … The Globalists’ Border Crisis and Endless Warfare
Episode 825 – Trust the Science, Follow the Money … American Elites’ Connection
Episode 831 – Black Box Voting … Ending Voter Fraud in Machines and By Mail

Added 3-31-2021: Here’s an interesting talk by an interesting character. Brand gives us a plain reading of the times. He comments on the Davos’ elitist view of things (us) and their takeover of the world via technology. He talks about the COVID Pandemic Shock Doctrine, The Great Reset, and the disturbing trends of technology.

(You will want to read the thread.)

Get Off My Cloud

After seven months, NASA’s Perseverance Rover landed on Mars (2/18)/21). Percy “will look for signs of past life in a region of Mars where the ancient environment is believed to have been favorable for microbial life.” NASA provided pics and the first sounds of Mars.

The NASA event is the product of science and a feat of human engineering. To ensure the mission’s success, mathematical equations and proofs had to be submitted and resubmitted before the launch.

After voyaging from the mid 60’s, Blue Planet’s rover Perverseverence landed in Washington D.C. (1/20/21). Perversy will ignore signs of past life on earth where the ancient environment has proven to have been favorable for human existence. Where the Hell Are We? provided pics and sounds.

The Blue Planet’s rover landing is the product of scientism and a feat of social engineering. To ensure the mission’s success, a political calculus was used and submitted over and over again via the media.

The mask-wearing aliens now occupying Washington D.C. have barricaded themselves in. They are terrified of humanity and of populist nationalism.

Those who made the Blue Planet invasion of D.C. possible – elitists, globalists, Democrats, technocrats, techno-utopians, the Party of Davos, Pope Francis, Jesuits, Progressive ‘Christians’, the CDC, the WHO, and the CCP – have placed an automaton into the office of President. This robot will do their bidding.

And, what is their bidding? It is The Great Reset of planet earth leading to the removal of the image of God from the face of the earth and the advent of trans-humanism leading to immortality.

When the Chinese Communist Party released the Wuhan virus into the world back in 2019, the Blue Planet consortium began a propaganda campaign to bring humanity to its knees.

The Coronavirus was posited as deadly to all when only a few, the very aged and the physically compromised, were susceptible to its negative effects. Official looking numbers – COVID cases and death counts – from the ministers of scientism were scrolled on state TV. Fear of COVID grew in tandem with the fear of disobeying the state.

Consider that they require humans to wear masks when masks are utterly ineffective barriers to the coronavirus. The reason for mask mandates:  it symbolizes submission to the Blue Planet forces, as does a vaccination, a vax passport, and social distancing.

Social distancing and lock-downs have forced humans into seclusion and separation from other humans. People have been driven into their homes where they sit before their TV waiting for a word of hope from Blue Planet talking heads.

So great is the fear instilled into humans by the Blue Planet media that many now walk on the other side of the street to avoid passing by another human. And neighbors turn in neighbors.

The curve of human flourishing was flattened with the hammer of state mandate. Mankind is being re-fashioned to serve the Great Reset and not God. It was never enough for Blue Planet to control the opposition on earth. Blue Planet wanted god-like control of life. And that includes the mind, body, soul, and death itself.

The Blue Planet terror facilitators mentioned above – a consortium of nihilists, atheists, Gnostics, and materialists – believe that consciousness is simply a product of evolution: awareness generates from a primordial ooze of biochemicals subject to firing synapses and social conditioning. They reject consciousness as linked to the transcendent. Any notion of God is anathema to their religion of scientism.

They are the gods. And with power they produce their truth as documented in the Orwellian named “Equality Act.” H.R. 1 is anti-equality, anti-science, and anti-human. They view humans as crude biological projects, as lab rats essentially, that are to be conditioned and perfected through social and now biochemical engineering.

Colleges and universities, including Christian schools, are the incubators of Blue Planet illogic. Scientism, ersatz social justice, and the precepts of pantheism and Dark green religion are each hatched in the minds of those stupid enough to pay huge sums of money for the reconditioning.

The invasion of the body snatchers. You and I are not only to be reconditioned. We are to be ‘rewired’ via nanotechnology. The nanotech agenda is closely connected to vaccines. ‘Rewired’, we become “objects of consumption and compliance.”

You will want to read this thread: Transhumanism, (Nano) Technology, and the New you!

Rewired by ‘algos’ (algorithms), meaning and bliss will be found in the VR cloud and not in the transcendent. The Holy Spirit is to be replaced with the Spirit of the World. Will you then be able to claim the right to be unhappy as John demanded in Brave New World?

Another science fiction writer saw the radical takeover of mankind coming. C. S. Lewis, alive during the second world war, understood the evil that man was capable of.

There is a prescient passage in That Hideous Strength (1945). Lord Feverstone is speaking to Mark Studdock:

“If science is really given a free hand it can now take over the human race and re-condition it: make man a really efficient animal. If it doesn’t – well, we’re done.”

Lord Feverstone, is an important figure in the National Institute of Coordinated Sciences(N.I.C.E). He is described in chapter 2 as “that man with the loud, unnatural laugh and the mouth like a shark, and no manners.”

We learn that Feverstone is a shrewd sociopath who is motivated by profit more than idealism.:

“He had also a perfectly clear conscience…. He had never slandered another man except to get his job, never cheated except because he wanted money, never really disliked people unless they bored him.”

Feverstone uses idealism to lure gullible Mark Studdock into the N.I.C.E. fold.

Mark Studdock is a young academic, a sociologist, and a member of the Progressive Element at Bracton College. He is an ambitious, self-centered and shallow intellectual looking to ‘upgrade’ into the inner circle of N.I.C.E.

Feverstone continues working Mark . . .

“Man has got to take charge of Man. That means, remember, that some men have got to take charge of the rest – which is another reason for cashing in on it as soon as one can. You and I want to be the people who do the taking charge, not the ones who are taken charge of. Quite.”

“What sort of thing have you in mind?” [Mark]

“Quite simple and obvious things, at first – sterilization of the unfit, liquidation of backward races (we don’t want any dead weights), selective breeding. Then real education, including pre-natal education. By real education I mean one that has no ‘take-it-or-leave-it’ nonsense. A real education makes the patient what it wants infallibly: whatever he or his parents try to do about it. Of course, it’ll have to be mainly psychological at first. But we’ll get on to biological conditioning in the end and the direct manipulation of the brain . . .”

Mark once believed that N.I.C.E. would best serve the interest of humanity through progress at any cost. But, after he is welcomed into the inner circle he soon finds that he has committed himself to a hellish organization which plans to re-do humanity by force so that only the ‘best’ humans(in N.I.C.E.’s view) remain.

Science fiction has become the possible. The Progressive Element and the Westons of the world have united. We have come under the authority of state-controlled science. Scientism, a perversion of science for political ends, is now the rational for government policies that enslave millions of people. (We will see a climate lockdown soon.)

We are witnessing the rise of another Tower of Babel. We see man’s desire to elevate himself to homo deus status. And, this enhanced man, this transhuman, will seek immortality.

(I remember reading somewhere in the writings of C.S. Lewis something to the effect of “a man who hates someone today would, in a hundred years, think of murdering him.” The human heart must be changed. See below.)

 You and I will be made to worship the state by the ‘renewing’ of our minds. You and I are to be a digitally coded and controlled through doxing vaccinations. Or, we will likely perish resisting.

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Have you noticed that Blue Planet Progressives, removed from reality, must manufacture a mock reality and then force it onto everyone”?

The Apostle Paul, in his letter to the church at Ephesus, spoke of putting on a new and robust image-of-God humanity that could be taken on freely. It involves the only Reset that matters, the resurrection of King Jesus, and the renewing your mind to conform to the mind of the King

So this is what I have to say; I am bearing witness to it in the Lord. You must no longer behave like the Gentiles, foolish-minded as they are. Their understanding is darkened; they are cut off from God’s life because of their deep-seated ignorance, which springs from the fact that their hearts are hard. They have lost all moral sensibility, and have given themselves over to whatever takes their fancy. They go off greedily after every kind of uncleanness.

But that’s not how you learned the king! – if indeed you did hear about him, and were taught in him, in accordance with the truth about Jesus himself. That teaching stressed that you should take off your former lifestyle, the old humanity. That way of life is decaying, as a result of deceitful lusts. Instead, you must be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and you must put on the new humanity, which is being created the way God intended it, displaying justice and genuine holiness. Eph. 4: 17-24

Don’t let anyone control your mind. Tell them to get off your cloud. There is only one Lord and his resurrection tells you all you need to know about immortality.

Links and suggested reading:

Ten Cognitive Distortions

Deconstructing “Wokethink” – Mark Jeftovic (02/25/2021) – WallStreetWindow.com

Genes, Determinism and God, Denis Alexander

The Space Trilogy by C.S. Lewis

The Parasitic Mind: How Infectious Ideas are Killing Common Sense

Transhumanism Is The New Religion Of Technocracy

Becoming a Precinct Committeeman Step-by-Step

Kristi Noem: “COVID didn’t crush the economy. Government crushed the economy.” (legalinsurrection.com)

Critical Race Training in Education

The Increasingly Secret History of the Racist Democrats, and How Senile, Boomer Biden Heralds The End. (thenationalpulse.com)

Academic Death Spiral: VIDEO Highlights From “Saving Higher Ed From Cancel Culture” (legalinsurrection.com)

War Room – Episode 760: The New Religion of the Technocracy