I have stolen this title from the stage play of the same name based on Christopher Isherwood’s 1939 novel Goodbye to Berlin. The title is taken from a quote in the novel’s first page: “I am a camera with its shutter open, quite passive, recording, not thinking.” This describes a bit of what I am now experiencing—all but the “not thinking” part. Isherwood was observing life in 1933 (or thereabouts) Germany, right when the country was embracing the maniacal power of Adolf Hitler and his Third Reich.
I know, once you’ve consented to taking the jab, and I need to be clear that means you took the jab without understanding what it was that you were taking and took it anyway. Whether thorough coercion or not is IMMATERIAL, if no one held you down and stabbed it in you then it is/was consent. Period. Full stop. The End.
If you want to read into this further, I suggest you listen to the seminar given by Mark Passio at Yale. A nine plus hour seminar on NATURAL LAW. You will understand that consent was given in all of those situations stated above except if your held down and physically prevented from stopping its administration.
My covid-crazed, vaccinated despite having contracted covid early in 2020 and been hospitalized daughter of 32 years lost an earlyv30s friend to heart attack. She has long ago forbidden me to say ANYTHING about my "paranoid pipeline ... conspiracy theory ... racist ... transphobic ... horse paste ... Nazi" opinions at peril of being permanently cut off, and - not surprisingly -she cant connect two dots.
My father went into seizure and coma 3 days post booster last January, from "infection" of his artificial mitral valve, and suffered a slow seeping brain hemorrhage,probably brought on in part by the anticlotting meds he received -perhaps to counter an elevated D dimer 'out of nowhere' - during the ensuing 5 weeks of hospital incarceration) that killed him. Only one person was permitted to visit, with mask, visor,booties, gloves and full sterile outfit. I'm surprised he had any idea who they were. Information during these 5 weeks could only be had by harassing Patient Relations personnel with threats of auit, even though I was sttofney for care. I spoke to 3 doctors (an ER doc, an oncall docand a geriatric specialist) about making a VAERS report, they refused saying it was not clear it was vaccine related, and showing just how totally clueless they were with respect to the basis of this database, where incidents are recorded and causes and safety signals inferred in retrospect. (Did it myself, later.) At his funeral, not a bloody word permitted about the booster.
And lastly from the son who taught me the meaning of sunk cost fallacy, while walking outdoors masked, keeping his mask on in a restaurant while ordering, and then taking it off to eat. Can't connect two dots; can't reason their way out of a paper bag; don't know their asses from page 3. But THEY can tell ME how I should behave, and what I am permitted to say. Kind of like our prime minister.
I'd been accumulating some thoughts on related topics and rather than clog up your comments here, the discussion prompted me to drop them onto a substack page: https://huskynut.substack.com/p/our-world-of-political-ai
It's heartening to read thoughts and impressions of fellow travellers!
I just read through all of the comments. Shrews are very smart. Gosh, love all this discussion. As crummy as this time is, it is pretty fascinating. Most of my life I was definitely never thinking too deeply about anything in the mainstream narrative. I thought listening to NPR was the best source of information. Now I pretty much question everything and wait until I am sure of facts before accepting situations as “true.” And even then I leave my view open to change.
Nice post. The mind of the NPC, who accept without question whatever is pushed by authority figures, is a scary one. These people don't want to introspect about the past couple of years -- such introspection could be scary, and they could come to scary conclusions about both their own prior decisions as well as the motivations and integrity of the authority figures they so strongly believe in -- so they would rather not think about it at all.
I mean, it kind of makes sense. Most humans are evolved to follow and trust authorities from hunter/gatherer days, when tribal leaders were directly responsible to their members in a symbiotic relationship, and if you were a member of the tribe and didn't listen then you would be cast out, which would have been a death sentence. That symbiotic relationship is gone now, but the instinct remains.
Regardless, I like seeing libs wearing masks because it shows me who I should avoid without talking to them at all.
Great article, and I really like the camera metaphor. My rage has dissipated of late, along with my attempts to wake people up. Back to having some healthy detachment which generates bemusement and curiousity rather than living in fear at living amongst zombies.
I suspect there's a correlation with those who have successfully processed significant trauma in the past and from that have both a deep connection to their inner self/truth and also a measure of resilience to persist in looking exactly as you say like with a shutter wide open, rather than running out of battery/film too quickly.
I used to run a business manufacturing coffins and still have connections to the funeral industry in NZ. Funeral directors there have confirmed directly that death rates are indeed high, that the proportion of people they see currently dying in their 40s/50s is unprecedented. And that the blood clots they've recently encountered in embalming replicate what the likes of John Looney have long reported.
It's all very real and actually happening despite that the majority seem able to intercept what they observe and route the observations into a firewalled mental compartment apart from their conscious minds.
This would be indeed a fertile time for a good comedy troupe, such as Monty Python or original Saturday Night Live writers, and actors, if comedy was not considered insensitive and violent. I sure like your posts.
Very good read as usual. Todd. Will be linking it today @https://nothingnewunderthesun2016.com/
I guess most of us have had experiences similar to the one you had with the funeral director. In my case, a few weeks ago I was having a conversation with a medical resident whom I am advising on a research project. She told me she is appalled at the insane number of cancer patients she has seen in the hospital during the last year. "It had never been like that... Right now I have 14 patients hospitalized in my service, and 11 are cancer patients (!)", she said. Do you have an idea what could be the reason for that? I asked... No idea. The elephant is totally invisible.
Despite lacking conscious awareness of the elephant in the room, people have been avoiding the boosters and children have not been getting the shots in general.
It's like their subconscious and unconscious systems are protecting them from continuing the irrational crap that they jumped into originally.
I see that as a good sign of potential future awareness.
I feel like we're on the cusp of evolution. Evolving requires suffering on some level.
The suffering makes them re-evaluate their beliefs.
Obligatory pertinent quotes: 😂
"And then there is the psychological effect of the Big Lie which is axiomatic in gaslighting. The paradox here is that the bigger the lie, the harder it is for the mind to bridge the gulf between perceived reality and the lie that authority figures are painting as truth. I believe that the prospect of being deceived evinces a primitive emotional response on a par with staring death in the face. We are hard-wired to fear deception because we have evolved to interpret it as an existential threat. That’s why deception can elicit the same emotional response as the miscalculation of a serious physical threat. Lies told to us don’t always bear the same cost as a misjudged red light, but the primitive part of the brain can’t make this distinction and we rely on cerebral mediation for a more appropriate but delayed response. And in the long run, the lie is often just as dangerous as the physical threat. Many government whoppers – ‘safe and effective’ – do cost lives.
To avoid the death-like experience of being deceived, a mental defence is erected to deny that the lie is happening."
(From https://leftlockdownsceptics.com/alleged-cia-involvement-in-jfk-assassination-goes-mainstream-so-now-what/ )
"The evolutionary psychologist William von Hippel found that humans use large parts of thinking power to navigate social world rather than perform independent analysis and decision making. For most people it is the mechanism that, in case of doubt, will prevent one from thinking what is right if, in return, it endangers one’s social status. This phenomenon occurs more strongly the higher a person’s social status. Another factor is that the more educated and more theoretically intelligent a person is, the more their brain is adept at selling them the biggest nonsense as a reasonable idea, as long as it elevates their social status. The upper educated class tends to be more inclined than ordinary people to chase some intellectual boondoggle. "
All I can think of is Mattias Desmet and his mass psychosis book mixed in with the spirit slowly being detached from the vehicle or flesh and blood of the people. People have learned that down is up and inside is outside, ignorance odd strength and so on. Example, one that made me laugh the first time, people who got vaxxed, protected in other words or so I thought were scared of contracting it... I said what? In what world does that make any sense? Todd, you should share that CTVNews article I sent you regarding the floating body in Lake Ontario in a plastic bag deemed non-suspicious by the police. Report given at 7am by the guy who found the body, article published at noon, a 5 hour delta. All you need to know about upside down world is right there. Simulacra of a simulacra. The order, reality, simulacrum (first copy of reality) simulacra is the copy of the copy. Called the hyper-real in the case of a simulacrum. Not sure what we’re living now though,Anyone care to argue we’re not in a simulacra? I’d love to hear
When I am home doing normal things I still feel like myself. When I venture outside and observe the people living in the Matrix, I vacillate between feeling like Kirsten Dunst in Melancholia and Michael Douglas in Falling Down.
I also wanted to say, in a general way, this article is meant to get all you folks to share, from first hand experience, similar things I share here. There is too much hearsay going on out there...not saying the hearsay is malicious (some of it probably is) but I would like to hear personal, empirical, anecdotal experiences....
Does anyone know what "restack" means?? On every post, and every comment, there is a new button, "restack"....does anyone know what that does???
yeah. something's changed. it's very subtle. i think i've got it wrangled, then i don't.
peace (not the dalai lama sorta peace)
This is great thanks. The parallels between the 1930's and today are pretty amazing. I believe the common link is the rise of fascism, totalitarianism, or what ever term we have to apply. Really amazing the social characteristics and marked mental instability which mark these.