I have been sent no less than five separate messages from friends, or links to blogs and websites in the past week; all referring to wetiko and its amazing parasitic influence on human behavior. These converging signals constitute what is commonly called synchronicity, defined as “the simultaneous occurrence of events which appear significantly related but have no discernible causal connection.” I ignored these events for decades. I now take notice and move closer to explore these mysterious events.
If you take the time to do a little exploring or your own, I think you will find the subject of wetiko both fascinating, and cathartic in the context of our current predicament. Who knows, one more journey into the unknown may be “just that the doctor ordered.”
By now, we have all heard rumblings of Empire’s imminent collapse. Propaganda can no longer hide the obvious fact that social, financial, cultural and political systems have failed miserably, and are still failing with no end in sight.
Some collapseologists are observing something less apparent, which they describe as a “post-propaganda” phase or stage.Clearly, Empire is fighting for its life, overwhelmed by one institutional crisis after another in every bureau and department.What is left of Empire’s tattered unifying symbols? Is there much more remaining than a flag, national anthem and the Super Bowl to believe in? Even the national anthem was dispensed with at a recent NBA game in Dallas. https://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/Mark-Cuban-responds-NBA-push-back-on-anthem-15942393.php
Propaganda can no longer serve as a unifying tool to rally the commoners behind their great ruler (hero) and transport the masses to a parallel universe where all agree on common purpose, shared history and a willingness to work toward a future vision which promises a new, “Golden Age.” Instead, evidence of multiple grave crises afflicting the system surround us. The advanced state of Empire’s decomposition (rotting from the head down) caused by malevolent and incompetent leadership is now self-evident.
More push-back from grassroots groups is on the way against the government’s killing machine, as the government again finds itself in federal district court trying to explain its serial lawbreaking. This scorched earth program attacks the public forest just West of Yellowstone National Park’s western boundary.
“The project is in “the watershed for the world-famous Henry’s Fork of the Snake River, and will harm grizzly bears, and log much of the remaining old-growth forest left in the Targhee National Forest,” Mike Garrity, executive director of the Alliance for the Wild Rockies, said in a statement. “And that’s why we are taking them to court to either comply with the law or drop the project.””
The Alliance for the Wild Rockies and two other grassroots groups filed a lawsuit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court bringing multiple claims that the U.S. Forest Service violated environmental laws.
The project involves logging, prescribed burning and riparian (stream-side) dithering using bulldozers and other heavy equipment on about 66 square miles on the Caribou-Targhee National Forest in Idaho. Get this! The govt. says its needed “to maintain wildlife biodiversity with prescribed burning and logging.”
The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), a bedrock procedural law signed by President Nixon, has just been gutted by the U.S. Forest Service-USDA. The logging industry, oil and gas industry and other industrial “rapers and scrapers” have successfully lobbied for one giant free-fire development zone on any and all of the 193 million acres of nation forest system land under federal agency management.
The Federal Reserve has been busy during the manufactured chaos. Inching ever closer to the implementation phase is the Federal Reserve’s most recent invention, FedNow, a proposed program/system of instant payments and digital dollars.
“The rationale for the system is two-fold: The Fed sees the current ACH (automatic clearing house) payment system used by banks as too slow and limited. Payments need to be instantaneous and there must be a way to reach unbanked households, the roughly 9 million U.S. households without a bank account. In the current system, stimulus payments couldn’t reach these households quickly.
The solution is a new payment system in which every household and business in the nation would have an account at FedNow, so the Fed can transfer funds directly and instantaneously into every household account (and presumably every business that the Fed has chosen to fund).
The second part of FedNow is the creation of a digital dollar which is just like the existing dollar with one tiny little difference: unlike cash (for example, a $20 bill), the digital dollars won’t be anonymous. Each newly created digital dollar will be trackable.” – Id.
How’s that for casting a wide net? Avoid the current (too slow) ACH payment system, and simultaneously force everyone into a trackable, digital dollar system that eliminates anonymity.
Everyone and everything (denominated in trackable dollars) loses anonymity — for you and me and everything in the natural world in one fell swoop. Evil genius! Many thanks to Charles for bringing us all the “good news.”
I’m posting this article about mistreatment and lies told by the media about grizzly bears and wildlife in general to make a connection. The connection is: We are part of nature. Grizzlies are a metaphor for all life on this planet. All life is threatened with extinction at the hands of evil men who can’t accept their proper role in the natural system; they believe they can improve Creator’s works with “science” and technology (machines). If you choose to read the linked article by Louisa Willcox, imagine yourself as a grizzly bear trying to survive in an ever-shrinking, insecure habitat with lots of crazy two-legged creatures with guns out to kill you — just for sport.
No, this not some sick joke that should be saved for April Fool’s Day. The drumbeat of psychotic media chatter, robo-calls and junk mail is nearing its climax. The one phrase that really grates on my nerves is the nightly refrain from all media outlets: “our democracy.” Never was, never will be. Is it anything we would actually want if we could have it? Not likely.
My friend Paul Edwards penned a gem on the subject. Hope you enjoy his handling of the subject and writing style. As a “non-writer,” I appreciate his skill and passion for the written word.
If one if looking for a (political) way out of this mess, voting is irrelevant. May I humbly recommend not voting, not registering, and not believing in politics as a solution to anything meaningful. All ballot choices are, well, in a word: insane. I didn’t used to think this way, but am tired of embarrassing myself. I’d rather “clap for Tinkerbell” than go through the political nightmare I experienced in 2016 again. From the ashes new growth is possible.
Dean Henderson’s interview with Richie Allen lays out many of the underlying causes of our present predicament. Months before the pandemic scare and lock-down the global financial system was in another meltdown. The old British Mercantilism, now referred to as “economic interventionism,” has run its course. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economic_interventionism
Negative growth cannot sustain “The System.” So, what we’re seeing is the demolition phase and preparation of the new global order, or “The Great Reset.” As always, thanks Dean for the insights.
Schwab lays out more details of how this is all being planned and implemented as the commoners are struggling to keep small businesses from going bust, families are trying to pay rent or find jobs, and as the health care rug is being pulled out from under millions of unsuspecting serfs around the world.
It’s a frightening prospect we all face, but there is one thing each of us can do to keep our sanity, and prevent this travesty from happening. As former 1st lady Nancy Reagan was so fond of saying: “Just say NO!”
I am laughing at just having written that headline. You might think I am joking. I am not joking. If I called the fly Zzzirhan Zzzirhan, that would be a joke. The idea of a cyborg fly landing on the Vice President? Not a joke.
My first impression upon seeing a fly land on Vice President Mike Pence’s head during a critical part of the debate last night was that it was sure an unfortunate time to have something so embarrassing happen. The timing was literally perfect, right as Pence was trying to stick up for the police, a key policy position for his party over the other party.
Then, I considered that it is probably possible for a fly to have been digitally inserted into the image by an agent attempting to influence public opinion. Something like a Deepfake fly.
Then, I considered that it might be a robotic DARPA fly. Such a concept is not nearly as close to science fiction as you might imagine. DARPA really is actively at work on such programs. Rather than dismiss this thought as completely absurd, as most people would have done, I decided to research further. What did I find?
Well, the future is more absurd and surreal than Camus or Dalí ever could have dreamed!