Speaking Truth to Power
Can you remember who you were before the world told you who you should be? – Charles Bukowski
There are basically two versions for what constitutes reality as it pertains to the phenomenon called Covid-19, and while the majority is basking in their allegiance to the Covidian Cult, a not to small minority has seen through the charade. And as time goes on I believe there will be more and more who will begin to awaken to the fact that there is something rotten in Denmark when it comes to all the lies, fear-mongering and manipulation that has been forced upon humanity in violation of our inalienable rights. Mass psychosis is real, and if that hasn’t dawned on you by now, you are probably stuck in it.
The mainstream narrative of reality, being told by those in power and their minions in the media, and the story taken as truth by The Believers, is that a deadly virus has spread across the globe and all the measures being implemented – lockdowns, masks, social distancing, experimental vaccines, censorship, mandates – were/are necessary to protect us all from this Corona plague.
The overall message being fear, fear and more fear, and as unfortunate as it is, our leaders have declared ‘safety’ is now more important than freedom. And since the governments of the world are the ones who will keep us ‘safe,’ we must comply with any orders they issue, because obviously they, along with the pharmaceutical cartel, the media, and the technocratic elite are each here to help us all during this most unprecedented of times.
And furthermore, anyone who believes otherwise, or questions the authority and expertise of our so-called leaders and experts, or believes bodily sovereignty is tantamount to a free society; is being selfish, spreading ‘disinformation,’ not doing their ‘patriotic duty’ and, in some cases, is even being labeled a ‘domestic terrorist.’ Now, if that doesn’t sound like a paragraph out of Brave New World or 1984 I don’t know what does.
The second version of reality says, while there is certainly something going on that is causing people to fall ill, the profound over-stepping by governments the world over has little to do with health and everything to do with power and control. For nearly two years humanity has been subjected to lies, propaganda and massive coercion to force us to comply with the dictates of the State so as to usher in a New World Order/Great Reset. And once the few remaining freedoms we do have are taken from us, the totalitarian, technocratic takeover will be complete. You will own nothing and like it.
I myself have been in the second camp since April Fool’s Day of 2020. And just to be clear I don’t align with any political party, I’m just a guy who believes in bodily sovereignty, the right to bear arms, freedom of speech, critical thinking and most importantly, love. All rather sane positions as I see it, particularly given the current state of affairs the world over.
And please understand, while I have my particular view as to what has transpired during the Covid era, that in no way means I am insensitive to the suffering that has been visited upon millions of people through the death of a loved one, the loss of a job, being injured by a vaccine, feelings of anxiety or depression, or any of the other countless moments of heartache that have been brought to bear on humanity. As such, my prayers are with all who are suffering.
Each of us must awaken in our own time to the situation at hand. As such, I will direct my time and energy going forward into further cultivating my own awareness, being of service to others, and making the most of my brief existence here on earth. I will also encourage people to take ownership of their choices and to embrace the value of freedom of choice and minding one’s own business.
Of course, I do all of this without expectation, as history and my own life experience has taught me that we naked apes are an animal fraught with contradiction who are capable of being both immensely cruel and delightfully kind. And, as the future has yet to be written, I will remain unattached to any particular outcomes. Whatever is to be, I wish you safe passage. And a blessed 2022.
Peace & Love,
Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? - Mary Oliver
What follows is a list of thinkers, writers, doers and dreamers who have been integral to my cultivation of awareness during this particularly outrageous period in the human story. I want to extend my deepest gratitude to each of them. Their wisdom, integrity, courage and generosity of spirit has been an incredible inspiration for me.
In no particular order:
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