As you see and read things like this, it is very important to remember these are not the signs of a winning ideology.
Yes, watching the entire DAVOS insanity is …. bizarre and disheartening. (For one, because seriously — looks at ceiling — You, Author, need a writer’s group. Seriously. Evil, gloating villains with German accents. Are You for real now? I know You think You’re using stereotypes to highlight the importance of not writing stereotypes of something, but seriously. Decide on schlock or literary now. And as characters, we’d prefer schlock. Yes, worse things happen, but at least SOME characters get to be happy.)
But you have to remember nothing in this are the signs of a winning ideology, one that has any grip on hearts and minds.
Yes, the communists always wanted to watch your every move and control everything you did and if possible thought. They even achieved some of it by being low-key and sneaky for a while, when the mass-communication technologies favored them anyway.
But now? Now they are saying the quiet part out loud, and so desperate — as their ideology of top down and center out control proves absolutely bankrupt in every sense, including economic — that they have changed from “we must gull them with promises” to “We’ll just control everything and watch their every expression, and they can never escape, never!”
This is always the final phase of crashing regimes, and it won’t go any better for them now.
I won’t go into the whole disgusting video, though you’re welcome to torture yourself, if you wish, but there are so many built in lies that it’s ridiculous. No, Covidiocy was not when everyone consented to or chose to be watched all the time. It is when the idiots at the top tried to control us and watch us and eventually failed biggly.
No? Oh, please. If they hadn’t failed, we’d all still be locked up and wearing masks, and unable do do anything outside. If you think they relinquished that power voluntarily, you should stop boggarting the soma. Their beau-ideal is China, where they can arbitrarily lock up and starve an entire city. And you know damn well they’d be doing it to us, together with the entire bunch of violation of rights that Chinese endure, if they could.
But why does it work in China? Aren’t they human? Well, yes, they are. Their culture though is virtually alien. But there is more to it, such as the fact they exist at the wreckage of a medieval system colliding with a highly industrial one. Most of the Chinese probably live as they did 1000 years ago. (Which is why the myth of the great Chinese market for our entertainment or whatever is just that.) And then there’s a very wealthy techno-industrial-entrepeneurial class at the top, which is able to be controlled because they’re not willing to live like 1000 years ago.
This is not the west, which has over five hundred years of independent and fractious middle class culture, which will not knuckle down that easily. Yes, the Marxists think if they impoverish us, we’ll be peons, but they never understood that “not of bread alone lives Man” and there’s culture, habits and patterns of thought.
The point is that in most of the US — I don’t know about Europe, my window into that is disheartening since my family fell for the covidiocy hook line and sinker — by the Summer of 2020 people were ignoring the shouted orders from above, either openly or sneakily, or with malice aforethought.
I hope someone preserved the logs of the mandatory contact tracing, etc. for future historians. I would like to know, as a matter of curiosity, how many times Deez Nuts and Bit Eme went out to dinner or attended public functions. I’d also like to know how many times the phone numbers of public officials responsible for the nonsense were filled in on various forms. I can personally attest to the fact that Manuel Garcia O’Kelly and Wyoming Knott did some amazing stepping out during the crazier times.
Vaccine passports are required in Europe, of course. I casually mentioned to my mother that we’d gone to the movies, and she was like “So, you got vaccinated.” “Uh, no. What the h*ll, don’t tell me you guys put up with that.”
And there you go. This is why the evil villain plans will fail.
There can be no World Government, because there is no World Culture. And even if there were, it would be applied with regional variations that would make a mockery of all their plans.
But the other thing that cartoon critter above is dreaming of on video: electronic surveillance so fine they can detect and destroy dissidents.
It’s a nightmare. It’s a nightmare, in the sense that it’s not real. I do realize it’s massively scary, but the fact is what he’s talking about is ultimately impossible.
I’ve told you guys before to watch “The Lives of Others.” Because in a way it documents the failure mode of the totalitarian state: collecting so much information, they can’t process it.
And if you’re going to say that “but their technology was much more primitive” you’re not wrong. What you’re missing is that such technology limited their ability to collect info, as much as their ability to process it.
Now both are much better, but the information they can collect still vastly outperforms their ability to process it.
In fact, the tech he discusses above requires AI, which we’re learning — like perfect renewable energy, like immortality (both of which might be easier) — might in fact be impossible, or if not impossible centuries away. It also would require that AI which, to work at that level would need to be sentient, to agree with their aims and ideas (which means the AI would need to be as insane as they are and in the exact same manner.)
All of these are things that work in books and movies, but not in real life, and it goes back to my idea that we are absorbing more story than our brains can handle, when these things seem to make sense. Even to crazy German super-villains.
But more importantly, it is important to realize that the failure mode of regimes and modes of government (And the entire world, including the West has been enamored of top-down center-out for the last 100 years at least) is when they go from “well persuade most of them to our great and glorious cause” to “we must watch them all the time and intervene before they can think of rebelling.”
That mode is a failure mode because it never works: not in families, not in companies, (and I’m sure all of us have had at least an experience with those and that mode) and not in countries. Much less the world.
What you’re watching is an aristocracy, depending on science they don’t understand, and trying to hold onto power that has long since slipped through their hands.
Yes, they can break a lot of things, but new systems will emerge.
Take their idea of all currency being digital. It’s called “Make gold the default currency again, fast.” Because the black market is the only thing that will keep human populations alive, and humans like to be alive. And gold is the obvious currency, probably by weight.
They can’t win. They can make things very bad for a year or so. And frankly, not unsurvivable for most Americans. (Yes, there’s always the edge cases.) And then the world will go on without them, while those of them that survive sit around asking themselves in a German accent how the plan could have fallen apart.
Be not afraid. In the end we win they lose.
Let’s get ‘er done.