No one is more dangerous than the suicidal.
When you can’t love, you hate. When you can’t build, you destroy. When you’re ignored, you scream. When you can’t tell the truth, you lie. When you can’t reason, you panic. When no one will follow you out of admiration or respect, you compel. When you can’t live, you kill.
This is it, the last gasp of the psychopaths who express their contempt and hatred for humanity by trying to rule it. Compulsion, not voluntary and natural cooperation. Power, pull, and politics, not incentives, competition, honest production, and value-for-value trade. From each according to his virtue to each according to his depravity.
It can’t work. It won’t work. They know it. Do you?
As the totalitarian horror unfolds before our eyes, only the willfully blind will ignore it. Only those who refuse to think will fail to grasp its implications. Only the irretrievably corrupt will embrace it.
This shouldn’t come as a surprise. We were warned.
Now I will tell you the answer to my question. It is this. The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power. Not wealth or luxury or long life or happiness; only power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from all the oligarchies of the past in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just round the corner there lay a paradise where humans beings would be free and equal. We are not like that. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?
George Orwell, 1984, 1949
Posted in Business, Capitalism, Civil Liberties, Collapse, Governments, Insurrection, Morality, Philosophy, Propaganda, Science, Society, War
Tagged Absolute power, CoVid-19 coronavirus, Freedom
The “cures” to the coronavirus are going to be far worse than the disease. From Rob Slane at ronpaulinstitute.org:
Would you consider the shutting down of an entire national economy for a disease such as the Black Death, which between 1347-1351 killed an estimated 60 percent of the population in the areas where it spread, to be a proportionate response? What about for a virus which carries — at the very most (see below) — a mortality rate of 1.4 percent for those who contract it?Such decisions should be weighed in the balances. In the left-hand side, there is the number of people who could die from the illness, the burden this will place on the health care system and other vital services, and the consequent misery and devastation this will cause to individuals, to families, to businesses, and to society at large. In the right-hand side, there is the possibility of economic collapse, with the mass job losses, destruction of businesses, and extreme poverty this would bring for many.
For something like the Black Death, it is something of a no-brainer. If you don’t shut down everything very quickly, not only will people start dropping dead like flies, but the economy you are attempting to save will soon have nobody to work in it. If you were foolish enough to try to keep your economy running during such a situation, you’d end up with the worst of both worlds: almost no people and almost no economy.
But what about the virus with a 1.4 percent (maximum) mortality rate for those who get it? How do the scales balance out there?
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Tagged CoVid-19 coronavirus, Unintended consequences
The elites who intend to stomp out our last vestiges of freedom love corona panic and will use it against us. From Brandon Smith at alt-market.com:
America is in a haze right now. It seems like half the country is in denial of the danger while the other half is awaking from apathy and frantically trying to prepare. This is creating a fog of confusion as one side screams “it’s nothing but the flu, stop buying up the grocery store…!”, and the other side just keeps stocking goods, though in an inexperienced way that prioritizes comfort over practicality.
The other day I went by the grocery store to grab a few peripheral items while they still exist on sale, and this was the first time since the Covid-19 situation began that people in my area actually seemed…different. The usual carefree obliviousness was gone from their faces and they all had a deer-in-the-headlights look, their eyes wide as saucers as they nervously scrambled around the store. None of them were absorbed into their cell phones. All of them were alert as many people huddled over their cart, quickly snatching items from the shelves as if protecting themselves from potential thieves. It seems that reality is finally hitting the masses square in the face like a sucker punch.
Suddenly, the prepper movement doesn’t look so “crazy” after all, and average people are now turning to prepper forums and websites to ask us for information on how to plan more effectively. Instead of stacking piles of toilet paper for psychological comfort, they are now buying food supplies. The people who used to accuse us of being “chicken littles” and “doom mongers” are eerily silent. I almost miss them. At the very least, everyone is now concerned about the situation, if not for different reasons.
Is the coronavirus panic a replay of the 9/11 panic, and for the same purpose? From VF at thechicagoeconomist.com:
I’m beginning to believe the current “pandemic” is perhaps just the latest contrived “enemy of the state”. An opportunity taken by western governments that have, over the past 20 or 30 years, gotten bolder in their willingness to fabricate fear to secure a political end. Political ends are always about greater control, corruption, and ultimately, cover ups.
In the age where air has become second to digital noise in terms of ubiquity, and hyperbole has replaced truth as the journalistic objective, governments’ ability to leverage misinformation (i.e. propaganda) has become a precision tool. Like it or not, society has become confused by the amount of information thrown at us and that makes us susceptible.
But if this is contrived political hysteria, what is the objective?
I’ve heard people on either side of the aisle suggest it is to help or hurt Trump. And perhaps, it is that simple. However, given equally good points on both sides of that argument I am skeptical. So then what? Well, I think back to 9/11 and whether you believe it was an act of terrorism by our own government or some other group, the end result was the same – The Patriot Act, and a truckload of knock-on legislation that quietly edged out our individual rights and freedoms. All in the name of keeping us safe from harm.
Whatever the numbers from the coronavirus outbreak, they don’t add up to a justification for what governments are doing about it. From Bill Sardi at lewrockwell.com:
I don’t fear a virus that is allegedly infecting and killing as much as I do politically induced panic. There are so many mixed messages based upon faulty if not contrived and outright fraudulent data it is difficult to sort out and draw any conclusion from this so-called pandemic. And now, as if there wasn’t enough confusion, we have government permission to pray but we can’t go to church (ban on assembly in large groups)! More about that at the end of this report.
Under the conjured-up fear of death, world populations have willingly complied with political mandates to lockdown and self-quarantine indoors and avoid contact with others, essentially freezing economies and further worsening a respiratory disease season that is largely defined by a lack of sunshine vitamin D in winter months.
Coronavirus calendar /cycle of infection
Health authorities should know coronaviruses come in November-December and decline in April and May (see chart below). Regardless of testing or treatment, as the earth tilts back towards the sun in spring and summer the coronavirus outbreak should subside. If it doesn’t, one should suspect falsified science and fake news reporting.
Coronavirus was always in circulation but human immune systems are weak in winter due to a lack of sunshine vitamin D, a preventive modern medicine chooses to ignore.
The medical threat from coronavirus is probably overstated. The threat to what remains of our liberty from governments’ reaction to the coronavirus has definitely been understated. From Gary D. Barnett at lewrockwell.com:
“Only a psychopath would ever think of doing these things, only a psychopath would dream of abusing other people in such a way, only a psychopath would treat people as less than human just for money. The shocking truth is, even though they now have most if not all of the money, they want still more, they want all of the money that you have left in your pockets, they want it all because they have no empathy with other people, with other creatures, they have no feeling for the world which they exploit, they have no love or sense of being or belonging for their souls are dead, dead to all things but greed and a desire to rule over others.” ~ Arun D. Ellis, Corpalism
The psychopaths among us are the members of the ruling class and their pawns in politics, and any that seek power over others. Those in the highest positions are the most psychopathic and corrupt of all, and also the most dangerous, but in essence, any that desire to rule over others are not worthy of admiration or respect. They are simply evil. In a country that claims to be represented equally, although that has never happened or even been possible, today one man or a few have the political authority to determine the behavior and future of all under their rule, and the herd has no concept of this truth. Ignorance at this level is not natural, and is the result of long-term propaganda and mass indoctrination.
We are in the midst of something that could have seemingly only been written in a science fiction novel, but is now reality. A so-called virus that has reportedly been responsible for a few thousand deaths, has allowed a small number of politicians to take over most of the globe. Entire countries are shutting down, and implementing different forms of martial law. Travel bans are now becoming universal, and the ruling class is demanding total isolation among entire populations. At the current time, this is called self-isolation, which would obviously be a voluntary behavior. The reality is that anyone that is told to self-isolate and does not do so, is forced at gunpoint to comply. This has nothing to do with self or voluntary action, but is the result of total despotic rule. While some forms of martial law are already in place in the form of curfews, lockdowns, and restrictions, more control measures are on the way, and very invasive medical martial law seems imminent.