There are many people who, perhaps for the first time in their lives, are starting to ask fundamental questions about the nature of society and their relationship to authority. This runs contrary to everything they have been taught to believe and is an intensely uncomfortable experience. It takes courage to question your own values and belief systems.
We are all instructed, almost from the cradle, that to obey is good. Doing as we are told is always rewarded and disobedience punished. In part, this is a valuable lesson for a toddler. We need to obey our parent’s command or risk being harmed. When a parent says “no” a child must obey. Parents love their children and exercise their authority to protect them. The child knows less than their parent.
As we grow we become increasingly capable of exercising critical thought. We learn to assess dangers for ourselves and, as experience builds, we develop into adults, able to exercise our own judgment. We have free will and take full responsibility for our own actions.
Yet, as we mature, the authorities demand that we never put away childish things. We must stay obedient, follow the rules and learn to accept the convention of authority. Rather than take full responsibility for our own lives, we are instead told that we have signed up to something they call the social contract.
The authorities do not love us. They do not exercise their claimed authority to protect us. They do not know more than we do.
This social contract, never seen or actually signed, is sold to us as essential for the “proper” functioning of our society. The authorities tells us that without it we would be little more than cave dwellers, incapable of spontaneous order. Chaos would reign, and it is only our willingness to do exactly as we are told, like well trained toddlers, that keeps us safe.
The authorities, be they Kings, Queens, CEO’s, think tank leaders, Parliaments or Senates have always ruled through one mechanism. Fear.
They must keep us in a constant state of terror because otherwise we wouldn’t value their protection. So frightened have we become that we believe ourselves incapable of managing our own society.
Without these fears, our need for the authorities evaporates. Their corrupt and inept rule, their petty regulations and total disregard for humanity rendered unpalatably clear.
We all know this. Who amongst us looks at the political class and the banksters with admiration? This is not to suggest that all of them are evil or even corrupt. We would be foolish not to support those among them who, perhaps uncomfortable with the emerging dictatorship, are willing to speak out.
However, neither are they a uniquely gifted or especially wise group of people. What on Earth makes us think that we are incapable of ordering our own lives while simultaneously imagining this group of people have special powers and can safely guide the lives of billions?
It is an absurd notion. And yet, like proverbial lemmings, it seems we cannot escape our deeply ingrained compulsion to follow. Even if COVID 19 were a plague capable of wiping out humanity, which it most certainly isn’t, how much of your life are you willing to give up in order to stay safe?
We are not children. We are capable of taking responsibility for our own lives. We do not need to be told what to do, where to go, what to say and what to think. If the authorities disappeared tomorrow, would you suddenly decide to drive on the wrong side of the road? Would you start a fight just for the hell of it or punch an old lady and steal her purse? Would you renege on all your responsibilities and simply not bother anymore?
If the answers to these question is no, then take a good long look at the other people you see, trudging down the high street, heads bowed, muzzled and cowed, and ask yourself which of them would? What makes you so afraid that you think you need protection from them?
You are being brainwashed into believing everyone is a danger to you. They are not. They are your fellow human beings. They are immeasurably resourceful, witty, sad, experienced, naive, clever, stupid, calming, angry, certain and confused. They are just like you.
The prospect that we might shrug off our fears terrifies the authorities to their bones. That’s why they spend so much time, money and effort marginalising, belittling and persecuting anyone who criticises their policies and claimed right to rule. In response, we have become incapable of seeing the shadows on the cave wall. We actually attack those advocating our freedom in defence of those who want to remove it.
COVID 19 is not the most pressing danger we face. Our mortal enemy is our own individual apathy. If we simply allow a new abnormal global society to be constructed by a minuscule gaggle of immensely wealthy power brokers, that society will serve them and enslave all of us and our children for generations to come.
To those who are starting to question authority, asking questions of power, I salute you. For those who aren’t I ask you why not? You have nothing to lose. You can’t, keep your head down and hope you will be spared. The new biosecurity State the authorities are building is for everyone. Resistance or slavery are your only options.For Those About To Question Authority – I Salute You