Have you ever tried it? Squeeze a cat? I would be willing to bet my reputation I am right. You squeeze anything hard enough and you will get some sort of negative response. Certainly, any animal, if small enough to squeeze, will find it unpleasant. It will bite, scream, claw; its eyes will pop out, whatever. It isn’t a good idea to squeeze if you want to be friends. There are an infinite number of ways to squeeze as well—catch the “squeezee” in a painful trap, put it in a small box and take its freedoms away, chop its tail off. You get the picture.
Another excellent essay sir! I just finished watching a short Russell Brand video about WEF plans to integrate school learning on the Metaverse platform and that learning of the future is Virtual and Augmented Reality. That just sounds bad but I was wondering if it’s due to my being uninterested in “fake” reality designed by people with ulterior motives.
You’re essay rang a bell about the squeezing danger of the sickness of separation from live human interactions that I believe will occur. We are meant to live as humans in community. We have as humans lived in communities for many centuries until (relatively) recently. Add the many compounding squeeze factors you list and I see almost a mathematical spiral of increasing events like this as the squeezing gets worse.
Coming back to a community, such as the one you have created here is a decompression from squeezing as we communicate with each other. Thank you for continuing to write.
You raise many excellent points, Todd, about what would push a person over the edge to commit such heinous acts. We are all collectively being pushed to our own “edges” by all that continues to be done to us. I too wonder about the mindset of young people through all this. There already was a negative world view permeating with climate change scenarios and the persistence of societal problems which are never addressed in any meaningful way. Now to have all this fear of disease, and to be discouraged from connecting with other people, along with all the tracking to come must surely be overwhelming to their view of the future.
I also am a person who examines things from many angles. So in addition to what you have stated about what would make a person decide to commit an atrocity, I also think about what outside forces might induce someone to do this. What I am getting at here are two other things to consider - a planned PsyOp, and a Manchurian Candidate scenario.
There is a long history of staged events in order to advance agendas. Even since this whole convid shitshow, there were videos from Wuhan showing people collapsing on the street which were easily proven to be crisis actors, or footage showing refrigerator trucks outside New York hospitals to store the excess dead bodies which were also proven to be false to point out just two examples. But for many, they see these images on their propaganda, err, I mean news programs and they get imprinted on their brains. I’m not saying the school shooting was a PsyOp but these days, we have to be especially suspicious of any event which fits so well with the message TPTB want to convey.
As for the Manchurian Candidate scenario, I am referring to the movie where someone could be hypnotised and then triggered to perform some action completely against their moral code. And who knows if that is going on? The vaxx is purported to have some adverse brain effects. There are all sorts of wi-fi, 5G towers and such which have all this digital noise flying through the air that could have an adverse impact on the brain. There could be subliminal cues built into television programs and ads to brainwash people.
But I guess we agree that we are all either knowingly or unknowingly being “squeezed”. And we either lash out or we pop.
I thought the section on mask wearing especially interesting. I had never thought about the mask historically. My gosh, the mask is associated with so much scary stuff…spirits, strange animals and bank robbers. I remember when people were wearing them at the very beginning of the pandemic and my thinking…gosh everyone looks like a criminal. And now I do not even make that connection. How strange. A good friend who is a teacher of young children said when the mask mandates were lifted that she had to learn to recognize the children all over again. I try not to think of the impact the masks have had on children.