A new look at “reality.”

“We’re living in the first truly global-hegemonic ideological system in human history. We have been for the last 30 years. If you are touchy about the term “global capitalism,” go ahead and call it “globalism,” or “crony capitalism,” or “corporatism,” or whatever other name you need to.”

https://consentfactory.org/2021/06/20/manufacturing-new-normal-reality/

C.J. Hopkins is describing our current situation in a way that might grip people’s imagination enough to pause, and think critically about what’s next, and if we want any part of it.

“Those who don’t conform will be systematically demonized, socially and/or professionally ostracized, segregated, and otherwise punished. Our opinions will be censored. We will be “canceled,” deplatformed, demonitized, and otherwise silenced. Our views will be labeled “potentially harmful.” We will be accused of spreading “misinformation,” of being “far-right extremists,” “racists,” “anti-Semites,” “conspiracy theorists,” “anti-vaxxers,” “anti-global-capitalist violent domestic terrorists,” or just garden variety “sexual harassers,” or whatever they believe will damage us the most.”

“This will happen in both the public and personal spheres. Not just governments, the media, and corporations, but your colleagues, friends, and family will do this. Strangers in shops and restaurants will do this. Most of them will not do it consciously. They will do it because your non-conformity represents an existential threat to them … a negation of their new “reality” and a reminder of the reality they surrendered in order to remain a “normal” person and avoid the punishments described above.”

And then it happened — to me. On a recent trip to witness a federal district court hearing regarding a lawsuit we filed to recover the remaining “threatened” bull trout populations and their shrinking habitats, I was labeled an “anti-vaxxer” by a group of colleagues. Weird to be perceived, especially at my age (71) as something different than the person I’ve been as long as we’ve known each other — some for over 35 years.

24 thoughts on “A new look at “reality.”

  1. Yes Steve, your “non-conformity” is threatening, potentially harmful, and dangerous to boot.

    I found this article yesterday, and already sent it to 2 people.

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  2. Should have stated following:. If, over past 35 years, you have failed to witness my embrace of health and beauty, then you have missed everything I stand for. In which case, we never had a friendship to begin with.

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    1. RRR,

      I cannot blame those unaware of their mental disease caused by living in 2021. I have been duped, fooled and led to self-destruction many times in my own life and appreciate those who did not judge me harshly.

      “For believe me: the secret for harvesting from existence the greatest fruitfulness and greatest enjoyment is—to live dangerously.”
      ― Friedrich Neitzsche

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  3. We’ll, just know it is not just you. It’s widespread amongst those who simply wish to be left alone in peace.

    No need to ask me how I know, you fully understand 🙂

    Even amongst family members? No, especially among family members.

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  4. It’s the “argumentum ad lapidem,” or “appeal to the stone” “fallacy” writ large. People don’t take time to address arguments, but merely dismiss them as absurd out of hand. I put “fallacy” in quotes because this is really a propaganda strategy, as in calling you an “anti-vaxxer” or “climate denier.” These expressions come from Intel or public relations, and are by design short and pithy, easy to invoke and remember. People who use these expressions by definition are not cognizant, which is why they are pithy and short, made for non-thinkers.

    My stepson told me my arguments about vaccines and viruses sounded like a “conspiracy theory,” an expression invented by CIA in 1967 to box in those who doubted the Warren Report. I said “Yeah, so what?” He softened a bit when I expressed indifference to what was supposed to be a cogent argument. I don’t care what people call me, try not to care what they think of me. I also don’t imagine I can change anyone’s mind, as almost all have been brainwashed, and cannot be reached. I am just living out my life and trying to enjoy it and let the insane world operate without me.

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  5. Anyone else notice this – suddenly everyone thinks they’re hot s#$@%… Passing a few strangers on trails/ streets, there used to be more eye contact, greetings. People the past few days have been more than usually standoffish and avoidant – don’t think it’s any extra slovenliness on my part…

    Maybe that Koontz book I just read, where the population is being injected w nanotech that turns them into mind controlled zombies, is less sci fi than I thought… Has the vax made people more poddish than usual?

    Or maybe the cognitive dissonance and tension levels are up pretty high, and people are feeling wary of everyone, of the world?

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    1. I sat in a family circle on the deck on Sunday, and when the subject of vax came up, it being well known that I am the only one who has not, maybe imagined, but I felt some … not disdain … but maybe pity? Not sure that is it … just as when I went without a mask, I was called a “super spreader” (man, that is right out of an ad agency) … they’ve got it all worked out, brainwashing-wise, where living independently and thinking for ourselves is going to result in being ostracized. So be it, I cannot control it. I like being alive, I like being me. I think I will make it through this.

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      1. Among people I know, it breaks down where liberals are disdainful/ pitying – though they must have some slight qualms, since on fb I see a lot of jokes from them about waiting to turn into magnets, or whatever the most far-fetched seeming paranoid fears might be. But there’s often a shred of truth in humor, ie some level of concern is in back of their minds, for all their swaggering confidence in “trust the science.”

        Conservatives who have gotten the first shot (from my very small sample among family) are actually apologetic to me, for caving to it all, and openly ambivalent about getting it. They avow it’s just a practical matter, related to work or other activities, so they can be unimpeded by restrictions. Saying they don’t plan to get the second shot, they’re done with it now. Some holdouts as well who plan to avoid it all entirely.

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        1. TimR, while having a mostly-light-hearted debate with an old friend, I used an image that I think came from one of your comments–the idea that liberals would instantly take to goose-stepping if authority figures proclaimed it would kick the virus, and would righteously shame anyone who didn’t follow suit. It was the only point I made that seemed to make him angry. He lectured me at length about what being a Liberal meant: Love and concern and compassion for your fellow man, etc. Yet he couldn’t deny that the arguments for the shot, which he parroted from MSM, made absolutely zero sense… that the CDC was a thoroughly corrupt institution and that the FDA issued “recommendations” to hospitals caring for Covid patients that led directly to countless deaths that were promoted as Covid deaths instead of manslaughter… He knows all of this, but simultaneously doesn’t know it; it’s classic Orwellian double-think. I don’t think he is alone, and suspect that many Liberals’ qualms are more than slight. It’s controlled insanity.

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          1. re: “Postmodernism and relativism”
            “As indicated in the preceding section, many of the characteristic doctrines of postmodernism constitute or imply some form of metaphysical, epistemological, or ethical relativism. (It should be noted, however, that some postmodernists vehemently reject the relativist label.) Postmodernists deny that there are aspects of reality that are objective; that there are statements about reality that are objectively true or false; that it is possible to have knowledge of such statements (objective knowledge); that it is possible for human beings to know some things with certainty; and that there are objective, or absolute, moral values. Reality, knowledge, and value are constructed by discourses; hence they can vary with them.” https://www.britannica.com/topic/postmodernism-philosophy

            Sounds a lot like “Americans” are still struggling with Enlightenment doctrines.
            It’s ALL relative in post-modern America. As Alfred E. Neuman used to say: “What? Me worry?”

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          2. A pro-vaxxer on fb just shared a dream they had where they were in a room w others waiting for a lethal injection… And had to fill out a bureaucratic form about how they enjoyed the process! Seems like a LOT of cognitive dissonance to me… Sheesh. I’ll have to go back and see where the comments go on that one. If they even make an overt/ conscious connection to vax anxiety.

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  6. We are all going to make it through “this”…until we don’t 😉

    Don’t worry, I’m the “only one” too.

    Family includes one MD, her PhD husband and two beautiful daughters.

    Each of the above has has their two shots of venom, and yes, I have had similar feelings shared my way (pity or whatever).

    But, let them enjoy their poison. I’d rather have a Bourbon and Coke or a Double IPA.

    But here’s the thing, the pity or whatever one wishes to call it, spans years. This lack of vaccine is just another pin in the hat if you will.

    They live in Vegas, so when the “Massacre” went live, I made mistake of sharing a few things with them. That was my mistake.

    When vaccines come up, I, like a child, simply say “I don’t need that, I’m healthy” and leave it at that.

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  7. Just a thought: If you follow baseball then you are aware that umpires are checking pitchers for foreign substances that are allegedly the reason for the historic levels of strikeouts we see this year. (The long layoff, and imbalance between offense and defense as a result, would stain the heroic sacrifice everyone was forced to make- thus, a ‘crisis’ has been manufactured, IMO)
    Sure looks like a spoof/reinforcement of the covid testing/clearing for work process.
    Baseball is a Masonic creation. The complicity in the hoax is a fait accompli, again IMO.

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  8. As my wife and I like to say: “It could have been a hell of a lot worse.”

    After all, schoolchildren are no longer required to pledge their allegiance to the flag with a Bellamy salute. We are in stampede mode, no amount of reason or logic can break through the fear.

    Same powers that be, new reality being shoved down everyone’s throat.

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  9. An excellent article by Hopkins, Steve, which summarises our predicament quite succinctly. I am sure that all us dissidents have found a similar problem in our social interactions this past 18 months. Adherents to the new “reality” as he calls it are impervious to reason, logic and even facts. Discussion with such people, whether they are family, friends, acquaintances or strangers is pretty well pointless, a waste of breath. I will never ever concede to these morons and I think that total non compliance with all their rules is very important but I’ve adopted a rather similar attitude to Mark:

    “I am just living out my life and trying to enjoy it and let the insane world operate without me”

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    “So be it, I cannot control it. I like being alive, I like being me. I think I will make it through this”

    That’s what I am doing and that’s how I feel. Being a financially comfortable septuagenarian clearly helps, at this age you are often somehow invisible to youngsters anyhow.

    It goes without saying that I will do everything that I possibly can to obstruct and hinder their totalitarian objectives, I will never concede. But my wife and I have focsussed on our real physical world, with our family, friends and neighbours, those who have seen thro’ it all. Not many of us I admit but hey, I can’t do jack about the others who’ve bought in, so I don’t even try. I just respond very positively to the much smaller number of dissidents like myself whenever I come across them.

    There are regular gatherings of dissidents all over the UK and we have made new friends by attending regular gatherings like “Stand in the Park” [folk gather in local parks on a Sunday morning to stand, drink coffee, chat and ignore all the rules. Parks are ubiquitous in the UK, they are usually green havens in most villages, towns and cities. They are often quite large areas too. Nobody bothers us, they just look at us with disdain, or weird eyes blankly, like the new normies often tend to do]

    When the new normies ask me about the vaxx, which they usually do when I interact with them, then I usually reply along the lines of “I decided not to become a guinea pig in the covid vaxx medical experiment. Did you know that clinical trials are only due to be completed in 2023?”. That always makes them change the subject, or walk away. Most Brits are far too polite to be verbally aggressive, never mind physically.

    I take comfort in the thought that I am not the real target of all this. The primary targets are the younger folk, particularly the children. The generations after mine haven’t been taught how to think critically at school like I was. They also haven’t had enough life experience to see through the often transparent scam. So I’ve worked very hard on my three adult children, 42, 40 and 33. I’ve been relentless with them, I’m sure to the point of annoyance at times. But I’ve succeeded wonderfully!

    The 2 older ladies are both savvy anyhow, we did a good job raising them all in truth. I got the 42 year old on board very quickly with the covid scam. [She already knew the dangers of needlecraft and never jabbed her 4 kids with the dozens of childhood vaxx that they now promote. Her kids are all a picture of health] The 40 year old is fully on board now too, she has had lots of issues in her recent life, serial rotten luck, but she’s focussed now and understands it all. My son is almost there. He lives in Wokeland [London] so it’s been hardest for him, it really is very different there to the rest of the UK. Anyhow none of them have submitted to the covid needlecraft, thank god. And I’m sure that they never will now: 20+k deaths in US, EU and UK and counting, 1300+ in UK. Far, far, more seriously adverse non lethal, but life changing, events. The hospitals here are full of the double vaxxed it seems

    Amongst many other independent sites, PoM helped me a lot in this successful endeavour. Mark’s work throughout all this has been excellent, very helpful in clearing my head. Kudos and thanks Mark

    I could say a lot more but I’ll stop there, this is too long already. My best to you all

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  10. Great to hear from you, Pete. Onward through the fog. Congratulations, BTW, raising kids that can sort out these tall tales. UK seems to be making the most of the “variants,” even though almost nobody knows what the hell they’re talking about. All the best to you and yours.

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    1. Thanks very much Steve, much appreciated
      Yes onward through the fog. Indeed the UK Establishment is fully behind all this nonsense, just about all the pols, media, doctors, educationists, civil servants, lawyers etc etc. They spin this “variant” nonsense constantly. The level of state propaganda here has been off the charts, BBC and Guardian being the very worst. It is relentless and ongoing with a completely unified main media that asks no significant questions, they don’t even pretend to be objective any more. The level of propaganda from the get go was what clued me into the fact that this is a psyop in the first place, it was so obvious from Feb 2020 on…
      A significant majority here don’t seem to require any proof about variants either [there is none, after all] They just accept the word of “experts”, sigh…..
      In fact I suspect that “Perfidious Albion”, as the UK “elite” is, very justifiably, sometimes called, is somewhere lurking at the centre of this global scam. I can’t prove that but this psyop has all the hallmarks of the perfidious “Brit” elites. They are globalists in reality of course, so not really Brits at all…
      Finally, I’m guessing that below 70% of the UK population has taken the needle. It is available for everyone now and this is a reasonable assumption based on the official stats [I know, might be false] So I hope that it may settle at that, 30% dissidents is a decent minority and gives me some hope for the future
      Best wishes to you and yours too Steve
      Pete

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  11. If i tell you that 99.9% of Japanese, in the city and the countryside wear masks you will get the impression that things are horrible here; but just the opposite: me and my wife and three children walk the village nearby, walk the town 6 kilometers away and walk the big city one hours drive away being the only ones without masks…literally the only people without masks everywhere..and we are treated completely normal; we feel not even any unspoken or subtle fear anger or resentment. How does one explain this? Well, it is explainable but i would have to go into the psychology of the Japanese people.
    ..In any case, did you know that only 2% of the Japanese population has got the shot? There is a psychological explanation for that also:
    the Japanese still feel as one big family, and the government knowing that it is harmful just talk alot about it, and buy from the pharmaceutical companies to shut them all up, and pretend to be trying, but then they store the poison away in refrigerators and do not use it.
    in short, our life is still completely normal. And i feel grateful for that and sorry to hear what you folks have to endure.

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    1. Very interesting, thanks for sharing the view from Japan.
      It does raise questions of course… The Western powers have long seemed to have a “special relationship” with Japan – plus Japan’s unique history as ambitious, early adopter of modern technology and industry. Plus, is there not the usual intermarriage of global elites with their local elites? I think I’ve seen evidence of that. Yet somehow they are less “colonized” than other countries, more of a genuine family? I suppose that’s the case to some extent in any country where the ethnic makeup is very uniform – like the Nordic countries eg. But again, the global elites specialize in subverting those local bonds it seems – Japan a unique case? Many questions indeed…

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  12. Read this a couple days ago at Vox Day’s site.

    I suspect that now people are starting to realize that they personally know more people with serious adverse reactions to the spike proteins than a serious case of Covid, the pressure to change the narrative is building:

    This is the first time I write to you. Although my opinion was already aligned with yours, the following anecdote did persuade my fianceé to not take the vaxx:
    A friend of mine warned his mother-in-law of the not-vaccines. She was completely healthy, yet she went against his advice. The day after the injection, she developed a fever, got trouble breathing, and her body started to ache so much that she was hospilitized for a couple of days.
    A few days ago, it was time for her second shot. Had she – a boomer lady – put one and two together? Had she started to listen to her family members?
    Needless to say, she had not. Now she’s back in hospital – but just so that the state can harvest the organs from her dead body.
    Mike Lindell wept….

    Look, this really isn’t that hard. If you wouldn’t buy a toaster or a microwave without a guarantee, don’t accept free genetic modifications from international megacorporations without one.

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  13. Having entered the realm of the seventh decade, I feel as the rest of you do. Just want to be left alone and enjoy what time I have left, riding my bike, paddling my yak and just being.

    Took a hiatus from the tin foil hat brigade and it was exactly what was needed. Came here to just languish and enjoy some good writing and stimulating conversation and read a ton of articles I should have read ages ago but didn’t. The PoM coverage during the CONVid fiasco was some of the best on the web and I appreciated your presence.

    “Here’s hoping that we may find
    some asylum hole up inside
    a place that is not so unkind….”

    Props to Firewater from the album In The Golden Hour.

    May we all find peace, knowing we gave it our best. A vanilla Crown Royal on the rocks or a good local brew or two or six and cheers. Many thanks as well.

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