We live in a world of light. The light illuminates us, who we are and our relationships. But all around us, from our private lives to our more complex affairs, are shadows, in which move shapes we can’t see clearly and don’t quite have a way of knowing.
There is a commenter — ahem — who comments here and who — having been “limited” for wearing a stylish chapeaux de derriere — keeps asking how I know this or that, when I venture a guess at what is really happening in the places we can’t see. Where we can only guess what really happened.
The truth is that — of course — ther eis no way for me to know exactly what is happening in the shadows. All I can do is take what I know, what I can see and make it into a coherent whole. When it fits — same as with any puzzle –w hen the shape and the look of the thing actually makes sense, I venture a guess. Is it the truth? Sometimes. Or at least, I can assume it’s the truth, as the events unroll that fit into what I could predict.
And sometimes they don’t. I honestly thought that Trump was running for the presidency simply to hand it over to Hillary. In the same way, i was surprised by how he governed, despite his obvious hampering.
I still don’t know how or where to fit the covidiocy in relation to Trump, nor in fact what to do with the post-stolen-election debacle. All I can do is …. continue to struggle with what I see and fit the unseen patterns into it.
This is difficult since we’re living — apparently — in a more insane world than we previously thought. A world in which our attempt to decide whether a puzzle piece is part of the cat or the rug changes as the rug becomes a cat and the cat a rug.
The only thing that is obvious, as the overreach of authoritarians who mistake dystopias for blueprints for the future — it’s a problem, as the feeble of mind tend to confuse fiction with instructions — and are determined to create 1984 or Brave New world from our real world.
It won’t work. Trust me, as the creator of several plots and stories, I know that kind of all-pervasive story only works when it is between the pages of a book.
This kind of ever tightening noose can prevail in a small country — Cuba, North Korea — or a relatively “simple” one like Venezuela. In a more complicated land, it falls apart. It did in Russia and the only way to keep it going was perpetual war (which strangely they accused the “capitalists” of.) And to be supported by a more functional country, such as us.
Here? In the country that has supported others in their insanity?
It won’t work. It won’t work particularly when they’re running on a philosophy so discredited only fools and academics — and children — believe in it.
I’ve said before, and I’ll say it again, they are attempting to build the iron curtain as the Berlin wall is falling.
They can obscure reality for a while, as long as they control the media — which they still do in most of the world — but their ability is faltering, their powers failing.
Does that mean I know everything that’s going on in the shadows? No. It’s impossible to know. Particularly impossible as their plots and plans veer off the path of sanity.
I have no idea — absolutely none — what they’re going to do next, just like I had no idea they were preparing the covidiocy.
All I know is that it will be crazy. And that there’s a good chance it will fail of its purpose.
Will it be destructive? Likely. Will it spin us further and further into dystopia-land?
I remain firm in my belif that they can’t herd us into dystopia. They will try. They will fail. But in the meantime, there will be insanity, precipitating unforeseen events, which come out of the darkness to create very bizarre events in the light.
Perhaps more bizarre than we can even guess.
All we can do, all we can ever do is keep the light on our own private world; keep ourselves as safe as possible; keep our world spinning.
And remember the Republic, the Constitution, the Declaration. And the truths we hold to be self evident.
These things we hold sacred and will not let go.
They belong in the future. And so do we.