What Now?

The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.” – Marcus Aurelius.

Having reflected upon the lunacy of the past 15 months I am starting to view the entire response to SARS-CoV-2 as a sifting exercise to determine who are the collaborators and who are the dissidents. In essence, there appear to be two models for civilisation on offer. The first I call the ‘reason and compassion’ model which bases its principles on individual rights, the scientific method and empathy. The second I call the ‘fear and tragedy’ model which bases its principles on ignorance, division and malfeasance. To explain further, the first model would have allowed public debate around the various SARS-CoV-2 responses, a review of all potential treatments, a rejection of censorship, a cost-benefit analysis for all potential mitigations, outpatient care to prevent severe disease, route cause analysis to understand the problem and lessons learnt exercises to determine efficacy of implemented measures. In contrast, the second model (as implemented) allowed censorship of any opinion which countered Government advice, suppression of effective treatments, vilification of those who questioned state sanctioned guidelines (despite the various U-turns in policy – which no one appears to remember), moving goalposts, deliberate misrepresentation of statistics, false scientific statements, psychological warfare and medical coercion.

What could possibly be the motive for this madness? Over the past decade I have come to view the world through the lens of energy. As such, my reference model is Battery Earth and all the various iterations of civilisation it has accommodated. Given that our current fossil fuel based civilisation is on a descending Energy Return on Investment (EROI) curve it leads to the assumption that the economy will contract (or simplify) in the years ahead. And whilst another source may take its place (solar, nuclear, etc) it is doubtful that these technologies will be deployed at the same scale. Left to its own devices this contraction would jettison the more complex structures and organisations to focus on the core needs of the participants. However, therein lies the problem. This simplification would leave supranational institutions, such as the United Nations, World Health Organisation and World Economic Forum, redundant. A great deal of wealth, power and influence would simply disappear. And so, in my opinion, the relation between the governed and the government is being altered from one of consent to one of control, to create a situation of dependency. All to maintain the current ruling class.

As I see it, there is a conflict of values occurring at the heart of our civilisation; dependency versus dignity. The concept of dependency beautifully surmised by the World Economic Forum, “You’ll own nothing, and you’ll be happy.” Until of course you say something which offends the ruling powers and find, “You’ll own nothing, and society will forget you ever existed.” Whereas dignity imposes limits on what others can do to you, such as inject you with experimental, black triangle drugs…

I can’t see any reconciliation between these two contrasting values as each acts to the detriment of the other. For one, dignity is deeply mistrusting of state power and seeks to avoid the state’s intrusion into private affairs (of any citizen). Whereas dependency necessitates a leviathan-like state for its ability to safeguard (at least in principle) the existence of its dependents. Nowhere has this chasm been more apparent (at least to me) than in the last 15 months. With disruption (due largely to our energy transition) on the horizon, I think the architects of the Great Reset have been keen to capitalise on this “SARS-CoV-2 opportunity” and assure the masses that a glorious new dawn awaits. The problem is I don’t think it will work and, given the current censorship around Covid-19, I don’t think the Klaus Schwabs of this world do either. We are really at the mercy of the natural system and the abundance (or scarcity) it provides. Grand visions and clever marketing cannot alter that. And so I have been looking into alternative strategies – one being the Greater Reset. In essence, simplified (not simple) living. I can’t see complex institutions surviving, although I am sure they will try. Such that most functions will have to be provided at the local level. Can the legal system revert back to Common Law? Can naturopathy replace large chunks of the National Health Service? I think we are going to find out… soon…

Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have tribulation. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.” – Revelation 2:10

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