JULY 16 2018
AUTHORESS LA FEMINA
Whilst billed as an occasional blog I wrote quite a bit last year then stopped as one does at the end of a year. In between times I have it seems swallowed many a red pill – such is the nonsensical nonsense of these times. Have you heard about red pills? It’s where one gets ‘jolted’ by hearing the incredulousness of the actions of those that presently govern. Nothing much surprises me any more. And besides I would rather take the red pills regularly than overdose. This is however is what will occur for many.
I have also been contemplating why do I feel compelled to express my views during these times of unprecedented censorship and increasing controls on the individual. Where You Tube slows down or shuts down channels whose views they don’t agree with, discoveries that support humanity are suppressed and the ‘unethical that govern’ allowed to get away with …… . All the while the media machine keep churning out the prescribed “social development”, whilst matters of substance are ignored and those that speak up are vilified. Heralded though is the next online ‘tracking service’ that makes ones world seemingly easier, whilst corralling people towards little boxes on the skyline ready and waiting to be zapped by 5G. Yet some see through the next best thing and the superficial words that say one thing and mean another. They also realise that the louder and more lengthy the media cycle, the more that is being hidden.
My pondering’s reminded me that life is cyclical not linear, thus we can learn from those who have trodden this very same path. Martin Niemoller’s (1) words are now seen as reflective not only of the 1945 war years but these times we are all living through. He ‘wrote about the consequences’ of silence ‘ in which he refers to “they” who came for the communists, then the trade unionists, then the Jews and finally for him, by which time there was no one left to speak for him”(2) Hence bystander no more. I wonder what you dear reader are noticing about these nonsensical times? What do you care enough about to stand up for and be counted? Or are you still, as they say, ‘asleep’.
Where initially I thought of myself as been a stand for social justice, these two words as in all labels have many connotations. Labels often deflect conversation away from the essential point, resulting in meaningless conversations that go around in circles. Besides some people think you are a socialist. I am not. Others are led by hope in the belief that all will be rosy when xyz occurs. It won’t. Life is rosy in the present moment, the moment you have created. And besides I learnt a valuable lesson last year in regards to labels. Whilst engaging in rather an innocuous conversation at my local library I was dammed for being ‘a thinker’ a concept known to the collective as ‘conspiracy theorist’. Such is the meme of our times where the cognitive abilities of many have been dumbed down to the extent that personal conversation simply mirrors the chosen media diet, which currently normalises ‘put downs’ and accentuates the egotic ‘blame game’. Your diet of media contributes to your thinking or following as the case may be. Societies parrots are many in number joyfully parroting away in the many conversations that occur about town. Lovely birds parrots, but like beauty the real substance is within. Thinking is infinitely more insightful and rewarding for both ourselves and others – if we can be bothered.
The ‘thinker’ meme was presented to me again last week. What is it they are putting in the water? oh that’s right – its fluoride – viewed by the NZ Supreme Court (3) as been compulsory medical treatment’. I’ve also read it dumbs down thinking – that figures. I replied ‘debate the issue do not label me by using inflammatory language in lieu of your being able to express a view. I was speaking at the time with a politician and asking what he thought of the leverage question. It’s a delicate subject it seems for no one wants to have a view. Have you considered the leverage question? What do you think it might refer to? One need only consider why so much that does not serve humanity is permitted, to know there is some form of leverage going on. But who is doing the leveraging – that is le question. We continued to talk and then the same thing was said again. I repeated ‘debate the issue’. I went on to say that disagreeing matters not – openness and respect for another’s opinion is the point. There was a distinct shift in the tone of our conversation which we continued – more freely as it happens. So that day I was red pilled in the library was a blessing in disguise. I learnt how to stand stronger for my views. For red pilling in addition to being jolted by the incredulous, is also about been jolted by the willingness of others to stand steadfast in front of the truck that is about to mow them down.
But back to my interest in societies affairs. I attended a strategy meeting at Wellington City Council recently and was asked who I represented. I was unsure of what to reply given I had not thought of myself as representing anything in particular. I thought of myself as a resident of Wellington. However I have since given this matter some thought and whilst I will not promote a ‘label’, I will in the future give a coherent reply. That reply will be that I am a social commentator. I comment on what I see occurring in society.
My particular way of looking at the world was reflected back at me recently by Larry David – the director, writer and actor in Curb your Enthusiasm. Larry’s show is about the little things in life, the ridiculousness of what he sees. His insightfulness gives voice to what people have an inkling of, but do not comprehend. In this particular show Larry received a ‘beep’ traffic ticket. Waiting at the stop light he beeped at the car in front of him which remained stationary when the traffic lights turned green. One of those everyday things we do in good faith. On this particular occasion Larry was in a friend’s car and the beep turned out to be very loud indeed, upsetting the occupant in the car ahead of him. One of those that have formal power, hence the ticket. But what was the ticket actually for? … um it seems as if the ticket was as much for questioning the questioner, than the beep itself.
I too have had a beep episode in my life. Mine was a gentle beep to a truck blocking the way, after I had been waiting for some length of time – whilst he was appeared to be reading or texting. However gentle beep or not this irked the driver who upon moving along then got out of the truck arms flailing yelling at me whilst running towards my car. It was quite frightening at the time. I rang the organisation, one of those whose names are seen on trucks everyday in some street or other in Wellington, however the company representative proceeded to defend the driver and made the issue my fault. Was it the beep? Go figure. It demonstrated to me that we have thugs in our midst in Wellington – sanctioned thugs. They have thugs in their midst in many countries of the world yet still some people remember what life was like before the nonsensical ruled. And seeing the writing on the wall, wondered out-loud what was happening.
New Zealand is in a delicate state presently and heading into choppy waters. Ask the country people they know – living closer to the land and all that. They seem to realise more than city folk do – they realise what occurs when the fires of belligerence are stoked. Likewise they see as I do, the divide and rule meme currently being played out in New Zealand. Remember the slogan ‘think global act local’? Was this the public outing of what has occurred since time began – warmongering. Only now it’s a more subtle form of war – pitting people against people through the weaponising of beliefs, so people fight it out of their own accord. Where culture was treasured now its trashed driven by … that is the leverage question all over again.
The end game is written on the wall – a wall in Georgia (4) USA as it happens. For some ‘unwritten rule’ exists, (forgive the oxymoron) that we the people must be told in advance what is planned. There are big plans for humanity. The ‘agenda’ is a lengthy document judging by the avalanche of change. It’s pace is quickening given the populace is so agreeable to the proposals dictated. Silence is after all, acquiescence. Acquiescence due to misplaced trust in the medias froth and bubbles served up through the dual tactics of first reassuring then fearful messages, regularly relayed and replayed. It seems script-writers have replaced journalists given any journalists worth their salt have stepped away from the media machine.
We are though moving into a new earth where respect and love for one another will be elevated. But who will participate in the new earth and who will be living in the George Orwell times that are nearly a fait accompli? The answer moi thinks has something to do with if you are being a bystander in your life or whether you have identified the part you have to play to assist your brothers and sisters to navigate through the nonsensical nonsense of these times.
1.This article is part of a series Questioning What Is.
2. Foot Notes
- Martin Niemoller lived through WW2 faced the same dilemma of whether or not to speak out, holding tightly to the view to stand for ‘ones brothers and sisters’ – a view that resulted in spending approx. 8 years in Dachau – a place I made myself visit some years ago.
2) Paraphrasing by James O’neill, Barrister at law interested in geo political issues, human rights and the law of war. A New Zealander as it happens
The Georgia Guidestones
4) Supreme Court Decision 2018
99] Applying this approach, we find that fluoridation of drinking water is the
provision of medical treatment. It involves the provision of a pharmacologicall
y active substance for the purpose of treating those who ingest it for dental decay. We agree with the Courts below that people who live or work in areas where fluoridation occurs have no practical option but to ingest the fluoride added to the water. Sothe treatment is compulsory. While drinking water from a tap is not an activity that would normally be classified as undergoing medical treatment, we do not consider that ingesting fluoride added to water can be said to be qualitatively different from ingesting a fluoride tablet provided by a health practitioner.