Dave – the editor
In case you hadn’t picked up on it, I’ve added a new page of readings to this blog – here it is: Readings: Dystopian futures. Here’s a bit of background as to why I’ve added this section…
What’s happened over the last eighteen months has been a polarising experience for many of us and has led to some bitter rows with informed, balanced debate being one of the casualties. I’ve found myself getting dragged into some torrid debates about masking and the anti-lockdown protests. What I’ve found is that my opponents wanted to focus on just one aspect of what’s happening while for whatever reasons they may have had, refusing to see the bigger picture.
This whole crisis is being leveraged to bring about some pretty drastic changes to society. Changes referred to by many as the ‘great reset’. Is the ‘great reset’ a) something that’s been meticulously planned down to the last detail? b) cynical but basically unplanned opportunism? c) an idea that was in the minds of the elite with a number of scenarios sketched out then hastily implemented because the crisis provided the perfect opportunity? Then there are many who think this is nothing more than a pandemic and who seem oblivious to the drastic changes that are being foisted upon us. Well, there’s plenty of heated debate about which of the above it is and it’s one that has caused a lot of division. The point is, while we’re all busy fighting each other over what we think is happening, we’re not resisting what’s being done to us now, let alone what’s coming in the near to medium term future.
This is why I’ve compiled this selection of readings in a bid to get people to focus on what’s coming. Inclusion in this selection, does not imply that I’m 100% in agreement with the readings. They’re included because they have interesting and thought provoking points to make which deserve informed debate. That’s not debate for the sake of it – the situation is too urgent for that kind of luxury. It’s debate to inform the strategy and tactics we need to develop to deal with what’s coming.
As ever, comradely debate about the issues raised in these four pieces is welcomed. Snarky point scoring and abuse are not welcome…
Conspiracy theories aside, there is something fishy about the Great Reset – Ivan Wecke | Open Democracy | August 16, 2021
Intrigued by the palaver around last year’s summit, I decided to find out what the WEF’s Great Reset plan was really about. At the heart of conspiracy theories are supposed secret agendas and malicious intent. While these may be absent from the WEF’s Great Reset initiative, what I found was something almost as sinister hiding in plain sight. In fact, more sinister because it’s real and it’s happening now. And it involves things as fundamental as our food, our data and our vaccines.
A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: Systemic Collapse and Pandemic Simulation – Fabio Vighi | The Philosophical Salon | August 16, 2021
A year and a half after the arrival of Virus, some may have started wondering why the usually unscrupulous ruling elites decided to freeze the global profit-making machine in the face of a pathogen that targets almost exclusively the unproductive (over 80s). Why all the humanitarian zeal? Cui bono? Only those who are unfamiliar with the wondrous adventures of GloboCap can delude themselves into thinking that the system chose to shut down out of compassion. Let us be clear from the start: the big predators of oil, arms, and vaccines could not care less about humanity.
The Artificial Reproduction of the Human: the Road of Transhumanism – 325 Collective | Nevermore | August 20, 2021
The transhumanist movement began in the USA, in Silicon Valley, in the late 1980s, but if we try to track down the origin of this ideology, we find ourselves in 1883, when the term eugenics was coined by Galton, or in 1957, when Huxley [Julian, brother of Aldous] gave a speech where he used the word transhumanism to describe his transcendent belief in the human, and we end up with the cybernetic paradigm which arose during Second World War in the military sector.
The Disturbing Origins of Cybernetics and Transhumanism – Matthew Ehret | Off Guardian | June 26, 2021
This Borg-like deterministic faith in the human-machine synthesis that pervades the thinking of all modern transhumanists is both cultish, creepy and just plain wrong. However, without a proper evaluation into the historic roots of these ideas that threaten to derail global civilization into a dystopian collapse, it is impossible to understand anything fundamental about the past 120 years of human experience, let alone see where the fatal flaws are within the Great Reset/Transhumanist operating system.