I recently read a blog post
At the end of the post, the author writes “Side note: I have also found out that in 2018, America has declined being a part of the Agenda 2030 because America would like to keep its sovereignty. “Around the world, responsible nations must defend against threats to sovereignty not just from global governance, but also from other, new forms of coercion and domination.”
And she may be right, because as my Pittsburgh friend pointed out in a comment: US President Trump rejects globalism in speech to UN General Assembly
So maybe globalism will be rejected. Great! The end! Blog post over.
Not so fast, you.
Globalization is still something very real. After all, trillions of dollars have been invested into the most strategically designed marketing campaign of our lives, in the shape of.. a Ferris Wheel.
A Ferris Wheel? Yes, a Ferris Wheel.
No doubt by now you’ve heard of the statue toppiings that have taken place all across the globe just this week. In case you haven’t: here’s one and here’s another one. The shared global outrage has no doubt pummeled your feeds.
Speaking of 2017…, well, I’ll get to that in a minute.
As I was watching the videos of the toppled statues and looking at photos, this photo I saw on Twitter got me to thinking. (Oh no that can’t be good)
Behind the now toppled and defaced statue is a Ferris Wheel.
This Ferris Wheel was installed in March 2020, just about the time London Breed, the Mayor of San Francisco, declared all my friends prisoners for the foreseeable future.
The Ferris Wheel was mentioned in January 2020. And then it arrived, just a few months later. Just in time for no one to be allowed to ride it! Here’s a photo my good friend in San Francisco took on March 19, 2020 when it looked like a giant PacMan, which to be honest, I think I’d prefer.
Ferris Wheels are the first ride you see from a distance when you travel to the State Fair or to a Carnival. They represent joy, fun, celebration, repetition and the cycles of life.
They also indicate a need to make changes, or move forward into the future without being thrown off course. Steady as she goes, as the wheel goes round. The wheel keeps on turning. But they can also represent a longing, a need to fulfill something missing.
Look here at the fascinating way Ferris Wheels have been the center of philosophy. Even Carl Jung states, “”Which element we think outweigh the other, whether meaninglessness or meaning is a matter of temperament. If meaninglessness were absolutely preponderant, the meaningfulness of life would vanish to an increasing degree with each step in our development. But that is – or seems to me – not the case. Probably, as in all metaphysical questions, both are true: life is – or has – meaning and meaninglessness. I cherish the anxious hope that meaning will preponderate and win the battle.” (He’s talking about Ferris Wheels)
What is the movement of the rotating wheel called? it’s called a “revolution.” Did you know that a standard Ferris Wheel ride has twelve revolutions? Count it next time you’re up in one with your sweetie.
Where in the World (Economic Forum) am I going with this? Funny you should ask.
Remember when I said above, “Speaking of 2017..” In 2017 the Presidio (a super fancy area in San Francisco) was launched as home to the World Economic Forum’s Fourth Industrial… Revolution
Ok, so big deal. What does this have to do with the installation of the Ferris Wheel in San Francisco at the time the entire country went into lockdown?
It’s a signal, a message, an outer beacon to the World that San Francisco is moving forward with the hundreds of globalization strategies (especially tech surveillance) we find on the World Economic Forum’s website, and specifically The Fourth Industrial Revolution panel portion of the site.
Still haven’t figured it out! Gosh guys! The Strategic Intelligence Platform’s interface that we all love playing on all day everyday is shaped like a Ferris Wheel!
As fun and interesting and philosophically profound a Ferris Wheel can be, they also represent some aspects of “communitarianism,” which is the philosophy that we are all being indoctrinated into right now through the transition into the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Each individual must sit facing forward, never looking back. The revolutions in life must be at a specific pace, with no interruptions in time or speed, just like a Ferris Wheel. There must be a specific amount of space between individuals just like there must be a specific amount of space between the carriages on the Ferris Wheel.
Seriously, I could fill your entire day with the metaphors and symbolism behind the Ferris Wheel. But i’ll just leave you with what I’ve written so far.
And, what the author of the blog post said at the end of her post, which I highlighted at the beginning of this post, and what Trump said about rejecting globalism, I really really hope it’s true. Because you know, the UN and politicians never, ever lie to our faces. But hey! There’s a first time for everything right?
In the very near future, Book of Ours will be using imagery and video of Ferris Wheels as a transitional interstitial (the spaces between talking points we’re making in the video essay) into one of our next video essays called “The New Model: Resilient Cities.”
And so, if you get nothing out of this message, then maybe when you watch our next video and you wonder why a bunch of Ferris Wheel imagery is used to transition from topic to topic you’ll at least know why.
As of the date of this blog post, we are about ready to finish our latest piece “The New Model: Communitarianism”
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