As we’re finishing up our latest video essay (“Globotics”) for our patrons.. by the way are you a patron? Please go to http://www.patreon.com/bookofours and sign up for exclusive content (you’re going to want to see this next one)… I’m thinking of how enslaved we are and some of us don’t even know it. We wear a mask as if our mouth is in a cage. We signal to the world our resignation to the state, its coercive tactics and we muzzle our mouth, our voice and half our face to show solidarity to this constraint.
Have you seen book of ours short video sketchbook, The Mouth Cage? Check it out. It illustrates the horrors of what covering your mouth could lead to:
But it isn’t just the obvious outward symbolism of the mask that indicates neo-Slavery or at least this quick indoctrination into it. There’s a subtlety that’s missing as well. Most of the human beings who are obedient to the orders have no idea what’s happening because they believe it doesn’t affect their world view, their income or their choices in life. The thing about being a slave is you don’t really know you’re a slave until there is some sort of intervention on your body, like shackles on your ankles or the whip on your back. You would have thought that once the intervention on the face took place people would have pushed back. That’s how good the marketing is for the mask. It was appalling to me to see how many crafty mothers opened up Etsy accounts before you even had a chance to argue your point about masks being a symbol for slavery and how they don’t really do anything to promote the health of a society. You barely had time to Tweet this or post it on Facebook, before they came barreling in, a drove of community do-gooders shilling their home-made artisan slave-masks to the public at large, capitalizing on this latest manufactured crisis. But what was even more appalling is how many people weren’t appalled at this swift adoption of the muzzle.
We’re living under a State of Emergency in perpetuity. Under Emergency Orders, the sky’s the limit on what can be done to us without our consent. We need you to put on a mask. We need you to be inoculated for the rest of your life. We need to believe a marketing campaign that acts as cover for class war and genocide is a great excuse to further bludgeon out all critical aspects of thought and human experiences. We need to undo the science.
Wait until the state starts using the power of parens patriae to subvert you even more. I’m thinking of doing a sketchbook about this but it’s pretty dark.
But, aren’t we living in dark content right now anyway? Look around! People have gone from killing their means of production, to muzzling themselves, to allowing school districts to heap trauma onto the kids, to bending over for some kind of experimental non FDA-approved gene modifier, to lining up to do it AGAIN!
In case you weren’t aware, this is exactly what slavery looks like.
People have kept themselves in the dark about how our country was built (it was built on the backs of slaves), how the prison industry is so lucrative (it’s lucrative on the backs of non violent often innocent humans being turned into slaves), how the State manages to keep re-inventing slavery (it reinvents slavery through the misuse of Emergency Orders in perpetuity which strip you of all your rights and the places like Trader Joe’s are the brownshirts fulfilling the State’s orders)..
When these transitions from human to human capital (slave) take place, humans seek heroes. They seek leaders to explain to them what’s really happening and they seek influencers to help guide them to freedom. They seek God or some kind of higher power to deliver them back to freedom. These roles and higher powers are few and far between and Americans, especially, as a whole are lazy and don’t think of themselves as leaders, influencers or fighters. They think their state Rep. or Congress-person will right the wrongs and unshackle them and force places like Trader Joe’s to stop acting like bullies.
That’s not gonna happen. The corporations are paid to teach you how to be a slave. That’s their job. We mentioned in one of our first video essays how your shopping experiences were going to change and indoctrinate you into this new model of existence.
In, “13, Amended”, which is only available to our patrons we explain the New Model of slavery by taking a look at the prison industry and wrap around services and how these profit-making industries work hand-in-hand to cultivate slavery, making it a rich investment opportunity for those with all the money and power anyway.
Our sincerest desire is for you to recognize what’s happening to you, and at the very least start to admit it’s happening so you can make a conscious decision to take back your human self. No one has the right to chain you, muzzle you, rob your children of their childhood, shoot you up with injections, threaten you or coerce you. Our sincerest concern, though, is the blind willingness of people allowing these things to happen.
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