It’s only been a couple of months since the National Emergency was declared (March 13, 2020) and although no one has a crystal ball to see the future we can venture to guess: it’s only going to get worse from here.
After all, the TSA is still a temporary measure to protect us from would-be terrorists.
If I were to guess, I’d say the “stay safe” language is going to inundate us and attack us like bombs-of-well-being at every corner. It will be on the loudspeakers running in a loop at grocery stores and if event spaces or churches or concerts or museums or festivals ever open up again it will be peppered throughout our experiences. The radicalization of the “stay safe” mantra will become hyper normalized.
The entire world will be masking themselves and walking in a wide berth around you, the possible carrier of a pox or pathogen, and even if you venture out for a jog in the park or a leisurely walk on a walking path, you will come across someone and their masked face will scream the mantra, “stay safe”, silently oppressing your soul as they ghost you into shame.
This must be what it’s like to live under tyranny, oppression and fascism. It rarely comes from the leadership that wishes everyone to follow their fool hearted suggestions. The leadership never make laws or rules to enforce such tyranny.
It is only ever the compliant among society that enforce the tyranny and oppression. They are the ones to blame for the cudgeling out and tearing apart of individuals in society. They are the ones who make this a police state. Not the media, not the leadership. The compliant.
As we move on into manufactured tyranny made by the compliant who walk among us, families will splinter. Friendships will fall apart never to be brought back together. And, those family members and friends who have been using their designated scapegoat as their personal punching bag or who have maliciously ghosted over the years, will now find an excuse to pivot from passive aggressive behavior to full-on aggression. All in the name of “staying safe.”
Grandparents who have never really liked their grandchildren but have always had to tolerate them up to this point will now have the power and luxury to say “I can’t visit them for their birthday because I must stay safe.”
COVID-19 has given the worst versions of humanity an excuse to become even more ugly, more stand-offish, more smug, more glib, more contradictory and more sociopathic and more empowered.
I imagine we will see a rise in suicide, especially among the scapegoats and especially the lonely, the misunderstood, the disabled and the emotionally or mentally challenged. I hope I’m wrong, but I feel we will see a rise in childhood suicide. When such fascist behavior is allowed into society, it’s those who haven’t quite actualized yet (children) – they don’t know who they are yet – and need the gentle guidance of a real community to help them find out who they are going to be -will be affected the most. Am I “black pilling” when I say children may take their own life? Maybe I am. Or, am I just taking note of these cold winds of tyranny and when the winds change, the most vulnerable change.
If the autistic child is ignored by his grandparents or father (if there is a divorce) he will lapse into confusion and depression. If children who haven’t quite learned communication are at a tender age, they may never recover. We may see 8 year olds reverting to baby talk and wetting the bed. This is what happens when sociopathy and narcissism is given the green light under a “health scare.”
This is Total War, a phrase not yet gelled in those who are just now starting to see that this is a full scale attack – full spectrum dominance – as we covered in our “Quarantyranny” video, produced and published in April, just one month after the National Emergency was declared. We collected the footage immediately – March 2020. The drastic shift to totalitarianism and fascism was palpable as streets were emptied, and the human race skuttled “to safety.”
War was waged on us that day – March 13, 2020 – the day that will live in infamy.
From that day on, the closure and collapse of a society already made brittle through austerity, marketing, consumerism, racism, false racism, neoliberalism, privilege, lack of meritocracy, violence without accountability, magical thinking, narcissism, abuse of power, communitarianism (destroying the individual over the needs of a community i.e. fascism), wrong-think that starts in our education programs and stays with us through our lives, and the list goes on.. from March 13, 2020 on we now see the rendering, the meltdown, collapse and final blow to a society that was barely hanging on to begin with.
If I were to look into the future, I would say “Let it fall.”
Let those malignant pieces of a society carved out of slavery, privilege, lies and exploitation burn to the ground and let the ashes of this brittle broken place disappear into the wind.
Acknowledge Total War, but don’t be afraid of it. It’s only your closest families and friends or employers or healthcare providers or community leaders or grocery store clerks, or clergy, or cashiers or your social media or corporate sponsored media that is making it real. Ignore the narcissists who are now finding empowerment in hurting you more by ghosting you or attacking you under the guise of “keeping you safe.” Do more than ignore them: drop them. Don’t care about them.
They do not care about you.
By dropping people who have only caused you pain, you open yourself up -to yourself – and a sense of self empowerment grows from there and in that space new people, new ideas and new philosophies of life and the pursuit of happiness and peace (and success) can be born.
Maybe I’m wrong. Maybe this thing will turn around by Fall. And when the kids go back to school maybe the wrongs that are creeping in on the edges will have been stamped out and we can right this thing again.
But if I am right, then you must be prepared for Total War.
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