For all those who argue that the UN, WEF, WHO, Biden, Trudeau, et al are doing good for the world just because they say they are, think again. Most people seem to hold onto this belief that the people who have money and power on this planet wake up each morning blessing the little people of the world and hold their plight through poverty, middle classism, and “just not wealthy enough to be elite” foremost in their minds—hoping every moment for a solution to world hunger, wars, human humility, depression and hopelessness. Actually they do hope for a solution, but it isn’t a solution any of us would be happy with.
Willful Blindness by Margaret Heffernan explains a lot. And Political Ponerology by Andrew Lobaczewski is another favourite of mine. Evil tends to rise to the top, but idiots believe there is altruism at the top. I had a chat with a liberal from California the other day while we were floating in a lake in northern Ontario. Biden is great, Gavin Newsome is great. It's like she inhabits an alternative universe where nothing of any significance happened in the last 3 years. It was shocking to realize that a lot of people don't notice ANYTHING.
I appreciate your literary works Todd and keen insightful thoughts. I pass items along simply hopeful that there will be an opening in the Amour of some people
They are “stupid” simply because they wholeheartedly believe their persona’s are above the Almighty God. “ Pride goeth before the fall” After all He created them with a free will. It will be a very rude awakening someday!
Elites. I find it such a funny term. They are fools, they are the chiefs among fools.
This world is illusory. As the great sage Ashtavakra pointed out; you are not made of earth, of water of air or fire. You are the witness of all things, the presence between the end of one thought and the start of another. Vast are you, and timeless, endless joy.
Let the fools play their foolish game, so far from understanding that they will forever be called back to this charade by their stupidity and lusts.
And the most foolish of their desires? Transhumanism! They actually want to stay in this illusory reality indefinitely?!
What clowns. What pitiful lost creatures. I struggle to think of anything more blinded and stupid.
As with so much in this world, reality is the exact opposite of what it appears to be. Materialism is absurdity, the high lords of materialism are the greatest of its idiots. Architects of grand immortality projects of breathtaking scope and egotism. Saving the world in their private jets, no less!
Look to the greatest of us for the real answer, Diogenes the Cynic, who lived in a barrel and threw away his cup in disgust after watching a child drink from a fountain with his hands, or Ramana Maharshi, who belonged to only a loincloth and an old kettle, or Dattatreya, who wandered naked and ever blissful.
To paraphrase the great Ashtavakra once again; understand your true nature, go about and be happy.
Thank you Todd, I wish I could get my family to read this and to really think about it, because you have used such clarity to state this unavoidable truth. But they are too busy to read or to think deeply about anything, besides - Netflix is calling.
I have nothing constructive to add but would like to share 'Klaus' singing 'Imagine,' and hope that you enjoy!
You say the elite would NOT "come right out and tell us they plan to strip the world of all of its resources and keep it all to themselves? And in the process kill off as many of us as they can in order to bring about a little more manageable balance to the globe." And yet, if you've read Schwab's output wherein the 2030 Agenda is shared, it's RIGHT THERE IN B&W! "You will own nothing and be happy", and Gates has already talked about reducing population by 15% (and remember those Stones in Georgia? world population of 500 million?)as a sidebar in his vision of vaccinating the whole world ... and Harari's comment about "useless eaters" in his transhumanist discussion of "hackable" humans. Shades of the Reich! They have already revealed it ALL, and yet ... the choruses of, "ba-a-a, ba-a-a, ba-a-a ... yoo-hoo-'re a conspi-hi-racy-y-y the-e-eoris-s-st!" just get louder. And apparently we're going back to masking and pov to travel and fullscale lockdowns in October 2023, so ...🎶"get ready ... cuz here I come!"🎶 ... remember those lyrics?
Explaining to others what you write here is impossible.
At the heart of our present time is a war of destructive, prideful, greedy evil against the good, and ignorance of this fundamental situation is bliss for the majority who refuse to recognize and acknowledge this.
I know people who actually believe that there's a ceiling to psychopathy. There's a certain level, beyond which it does not penetrate. Hence there are no psychopaths in the judiciary, industry, police, banking, and certainly not politics. They're all altruists and want to serve us and make the world a better place.
Six percent of the entire population is considered the nucleus of intelligent, complicated people who should dictate the terms of existence to all others. Six percent. According to the social scientists re-ordering society today at the UN, WEF, WHO, Biden, Trudeau, et al.
In 1963 a prominent philosopher and legal scholar, Walter Berns, wrote a piece about what was called "Experimental Jurisprudence." The application of "science," an emerging social science, specifically "behavioral science" to the law. Noting that it is a pseudoscience, reminding that eugenics also claimed the mantle of science, when the reality is it's a pseudoscience. Infused with political science and the agendas of those with power to manipulate and control others.
Berns devotes the first half of the piece (p186-198) to a sort of game-theory application of behavioral science, I'll just shorten that to BS to deciding court cases. The second half (p199-212) of this piece he gets into the reasoning and theory behind "Experimental Jurisprudence," aka BS laws adopted as unchallengeable governance - follow the science, obey the science! He focuses his analysis on the popularization in legal circles at the time on a book written by Frederick K. Beutel, "Experimental Jurisprudence.
There is much wisdom in this Berns piece that I encourage all readers to avail themselves to. And many cautions, warnings of what a BS law system of governance would look like. Cautions and warnings that unfortunately went unheeded. Explaining how we got here, because we got away from government of wise, humble leaders. We must know where we came from, how we got here to know where we need to course adjust to. The first half of the book is rather dry, so if your time is limited go ahead and skip that. Though it is useful to understand how Chief Justice John Roberts and other behaviorists on the nation's high court come to their case decisions, their theory of the law that defies conservative-liberal labels. Sixty years ago. This article written sixty years ago foretold our present circumstances.
Law and Behavioral Science
Law and Contemporary Problems, Winter, 1963 (Duke University)
"The laws to be enacted or recommended should be those which lead to the greatest sum total of satisfaction of needs, demands and desires, in that order of rank. Thus a more complicated person is certain to have greater wants than a simple individual, and his combined interests as a whole will therefore weigh heavier in the scientific scale than those of a less complicated (less intelligent, if you will) individual."
But supposing the "less complicated" people object to this dispensation?:
"If ... sufficient public interest is to be developed in adopting new scientific methods, it will be necessary for this small [at most "six percent of the entire population"] nucleus from which come the able scientists to convince the great majority to agree to types of governmental and legal devices which the overwhelming mass of people cannot even understand. Under the circumstances, the development of popular pressure for adoption of scientific discoveries into the legal and governmental field sufficient to overcome the inertia of those in control of the machinery is difficult, if not impossible, to achieve."
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Great job of laying it all out there, exactly as it is. A characteristic of psychopaths is their total disdain for those they can fool easily. Another is the enjoyment they get from tormenting such people. Since the population of the world is overwhelmingly such people, it's easy to understand why we are where we are. How does a minority who sees them clearly get traction? I wish I knew.
The sad part is that some people, the 🐑 ( and yes I will still call them that ), actually believe these people are looking out for us. Linking as usual. Todd @https://nothingnewunderthesun2016.com/
Good article, sir!!!
Allow me to summarize... We are for the most part governed by psychopaths, and some of them are stupid psychopaths.
People in power (and their puppets) seem to be disintegrated on the psychic level — fractured personalities, narcissistically disordered. I spent a great deal of time with a woman who I once considered to be an intimate friend. She was very clever on one level — clever and sly in how she would manipulate. She flattered, agreed with me on much, led me on some merry romps in the gaslight. Ultimately I caught her in a significant lies and then my own denial shattered and her whole house of cards fell down. Big lies, little lies, lying to everyone, lying to herself. All to one purpose: to present herself as the heroine in her own story and to project that story to everyone else in her sphere. She never, ever shouldered responsibility for her own mistakes or bad behavior. Instead it was a game of blame-shifting. Her behavior seemed to be knee-jerk (programmed) and not even conscious at times. I dislike labels, but for the sake of clarity she is a textbook Narcissist, Including having little or no empathy for others — pets, children and adults alike.
That experience gave me a real clue about the world’s Con-Trollers. Honesty, empathy, compassion, true courage, and ethics are all lacking if not non-existent. How this happens to a human is, undoubtedly, a tragic tale of abuse and mind control at its most basic and hideous level. Factor in greed — for material resources, self-aggrandizement, and power. And factor in significant fear — fear of discovery, loss of control, loss of image, possessions and even life. And you have a recipe for evil.
Ignore-ant, foolish me! In the case of my former ‘friend’ I simply could NOT imagine a walking, talking, breathing incarnation of such a magnitude of denatured humanity. I was in denial for a while (just as I was with regard to the geo-political Agenda) until it was right in my face. I forgive myself, though. People of this ilk have a way of ‘acting’ (performing) in a manner that mimics human qualities. And some are highly functioning on some levels of perception -- as they pertain to their own survival. For those who are not aware it can be seductive. My personal goal remains: examining my own susceptibilities and tendencies to deny the existence of actual evil in this world. It can be dangerous to assume others share my own moral compass, or even are in possession of any morals. Just because I would never dream of such deceit, deviousness and heartlessness doesn’t mean that all others share my natural aversion. Narcissistic disorder can go hand-in-glove with true psychopathy.
On one level I do feel great empathy for such soulless entities. No baby comes into this world with an evil plan to become a mass-murderer or an assistant to one. And there must be a long history of suffering. But my empathy for what was once an innocent baby/child no longer interferes with my perception of what they are and what they do as adults. They must be called out, blocked, ostracized, defended against and disempowered. They must be denied any supply (fuel/suuport) for their endless and irrational drive for control.
Fundamentally the flaw lies in some base characteristics of humanity
Goodness - we truly believe in the good of others and want to be good ourselves so it has hard to wrap our heads around the incredible criminality being witnessed
Forgiveness - we forgive out of control compassion amd empathy
Laziness - we think truth will take care of itself and we don't have to contribute actively
Evil on the other had is always working relentlessly because it knows its foothold of power which relies on lies and deceit and hypocrisy will tumble down in a single instant when truth stands up. In solidarity
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuBe93FMiJc Paddy Chayefsky told you how things work a long time ago. the masses are helpless to see it. the schooling so successful. you know. the cherished public schooling. sprung from the minds of weirdos. Kant. Hegel. etal. hmmmm. how do we get these humans to stay on the battlefield? on the sweatshop floor? get them off the farm? people who can feed themselves are autonomous. often autodidacts. how do we stamp out thinking? skool. i love to imagine a time when the people will chuckle about the era of schooling. the belief in nonsensical concepts. virus's. man made global warming, etc. then i fear it will never happen. they're not done with us shrews. our antiquated notions of personal liberty. the freedom to think. i sense the shiny black boot. hovering above.
too glum for a sunday morning having, grown from seed, tomatoes on homemade toast.