Compliance is inevitable, let’s use it to our advantage.

In order to acquiesce to the latest UK government regulations relating to compulsory masking, we must agree that the wearing of masks is safe and effective. We also must agree there is indeed a deadly pandemic, that the principle of asymptomatic spread is a significant factor in the spread of the disease and that masks are effective and preventing that spread.

These principles should be the foundation of our compliance. If we were really “following the science” we would know this. Yet, compliance is not about the reason of the scientific method. But it is about following.

If there was really a deadly pandemic, where there was a serious risk of dying from contracting the disease, would one dare to expose themselves to that risk if they could avoid it. If our lived experience matched that portrayed by the legacy media, would any of us seriously believe that the appropriate response to this major threat to life was a thin piece of cloth placed on our face for an extended period? Or would we in fact avoid entering any public setting at all costs for fear of our lives? In a real pandemic, would people flock to the Apple Store or go to Starbucks for a Frappuccino?

Avoiding the plague?

Would someone more mainstream than the Ice Age Farmer have advised at some point to utilize our gardens and green spaces as best we could to grow as much food as possible and graze livestock due to the inevitable supply chain disruption? Would that not be greener also?

Would it be legitimate to go shopping, or to a football match, or a restaurant, risking imminent death or life changing, debilitating side effects from a deadly pathogen?

I’m certain that many who suffer the well-established cognitive dissonance will point out that is exactly what they have been doing for the most part, whilst skipping over the questions they cannot bear to follow through to their logical conclusion.

True, people have stayed at home and locked down. Look at the number of independent shops that have shut down on your local High Street. It is sad and it is shocking. These are just businesses closures you can see. There are many more artists, services and subsidiary businesses that support the hospitality and retail sectors that have quietly petered out without the obvious scars of empty and boarded up shops.

No, this is not all about business. It is about people and how they can establish themselves independently without the reliance upon government or corporations. The ability for people to create their own independent livelihoods is a freedom not understood by people who do not seek independence.

There will be detractors who earnestly believe that by muzzling themselves for extended periods of time has something more than a negligible effect on the transmission of viruses.

We are now at a stage where it is safe to establish that our compliance with this narrative is the real danger. Looking at what has happened around the world and the general acquiescence, it is difficult not to draw analogies to what happened in Germany during the 1930s. No doubt, a Reddit subscriber would jump in here, screaming Godwin’s Law. The ‘rule’ that as an online discussion grows, the probability of a comparison to Nazis is inevitable. If we cannot reasonably and proportionally reflect upon the history, because we are hamstrung by a cynical quip, not an actual law, then we stand to lose a great deal.

It’s difficult to believe that Hitler was voted into power. When he began to annex neighbouring countries, they, for the most part, welcomed the invasion. The Austrian people cheering Hitler as he paraded in an open-top limousine, JFK style, through the streets of Vienna. His approval ratings were very high right up until around 1943. Hitler was extremely popular, not just in Germany, but in many quarters of the Anglo-American establishment. The New York Times carried articles favouring the great dictator. He appeared on the front cover of Time magazine in the US many times, and was their Man of The Year in 1938. That’s been fact-checked by Snopes. So it has to be true. Adolf Hitler: Man of the Year, 1938 eBook ...
Hitler. Time magazine’s Man of the Year, 1938.

“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?… The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If…if…We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation…. We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 1918–1956

Solzhenitsyn reminds us where our compliance leads. For him, it meant many year’s hardship in the network of inhumane prison camps established under Bolshevism. In the week when there are widespread reports of aboriginal people being put into “quarantine camps” in the Northern Territory of Australia, perhaps these warnings from history should not go unheeded; just because someone in their mother’s basement made up an acerbic rule that has become a trope. Remembering what happened under Hitler does not concede the argument.

So what should we do about compliance? Calling compliant people “sheep” and threatening punitive measures in some personalised imagined dystopian mob-justice future is unhelpful. If we want to change the world, we have to be responsible for the actions we take, not worry about the actions that others do not take. There is good reason for this.

I have a much better strategy than blaming others for the ills in our lives. It’s called saying “No!”. It’s very simple and effective.

If someone says, “Where is your mask?”.
Just say “No!”.
If they say, “Have you had your vaccine/booster?”
Just say “No!”
If there are any follow-up questions,
Just say “No!”

It often prevents follow-up questions quite effectively. The matter is swiftly resolved. “No!” is a very powerful word and when used correctly, it allows the person who actually wants to say “No!”, but is insecure, the power to say it. That in turn gives the person next to them the power to say it, and before long, all the sheep in the herd have the ability and the courage to say “No!”.

The shepherds and their sheepdogs lose the power they have assumed. Very quickly they learn that without the herd they are neither a shepherd nor a sheepdog. In fact, the herd is what defined them.

The only difficulty is finding the courage in oneself to say “No!”. That is the really hard bit, because the “What ifs?” rush into one’s mind and try to persuade you otherwise. But if we resist listening to the “What ifs?”, they would end up losing all their power too.

It is the “What ifs?” that actually control us, not the shepherds or the sheepdogs. They know they don’t really have any power unless they nudge the “What ifs?”. First with calm commands, then with barked orders, and eventually by crook and teeth. By then, their desperation to control the herd is palpable to anyone with skills of observation.

As I say, the real power rests in the word “No!”. When enough of us get into the habit of saying “No!”, the “What ifs?”, shepherds and sheepdogs fade into obscurity. But you have to really mean it when you say it. You don’t have to be rude. But you have to be unequivocal in your conviction.

Once critical mass is reached, the herd behaviour that is the bane of so many, will become an ally. We do not need everybody in the world to receive the same level of understanding in order to enact positive change. That would be impossible, and in waiting for it, we find ourselves Waiting for Godot. The same herd mentality will eventually turn the tide as the sheep follow the general direction of the herd.

As this video demonstrates, once the first follower has signed up to the party, compliance is inevitable.

The Language of Violence is the Language of Tyranny

The apocalypse means the great revealing. Revelations mean the same. We have waited long enough and the warnings that have been given have been ignored. Our path has led us to the zenith of ignorance of our own free will. The choices we have made we must live by, or indeed, die by. There is no way back. For we have swum in our own conceit for too long. Believing that the consequences of our actions can be excused, or explained away, or worst still, blamed on others. This train has too much momentum to stop now. It is our own unstoppable force, and just ahead is the immovable object.

All is not lost. We still have free will. We still have natural law. The teachings of Christ. Call it what you will. We can still communicate with each other and God through our words and actions. Whichever language we care to use. Now, more than ever before, we must choose our language wisely.

Dark forces hate truth. For where there is truth, there is light, where darkness cannot dwell. Have you noticed on bright days how darkness must hide behind things? It cannot survive in the light. Dark forces rail against truth. Using coercion to bend free will to do its bidding.

If coercion does not work, force is applied. Brutish physical force to bring the victim to a state of compliance. An ugly attempt at removing free will from the individual. It is violence. It is the language of desperation. When a man knows he has lost the argument, spiritually, ideologically and morally. It is the true language of the profane. The bedfellow of lies.

Whether you are religiously orientated or not, the story of the crucifixion shows us what we can be. Wrongly accused, betrayed for material gain, hated for speaking truth to dogma, coerced towards tempting God; Jesus, with all the power of the creator, let men exercise their will. He suffered agonising pain (both physical and emotional), doubt, then death. But did not exercise vengeance, or violence or wrath. As Pilate learned, you cannot wash your deeds away with water.

So now, with warnings ignored, we charge towards our fate. We must live and die by the choices we have made and accept that whatever is to be revealed is now inevitable. Yet we still get to choose the language we use. When all seems as though it has been lost, through our own wilful ignorance or stupidity, we still get to choose.

Do we concede to the language of violence, that has been simmering beneath the surface, goading us into abandoning our free will? Or, do we choose the language of love, that teaches us we have the power to forgive, to turn the other cheek, and to remain resolute in our convictions?

These questions will be answered by each one of us, and we (as we always have and will) must live with the consequences of our free will. The greatest gift we will ever receive.

Time For Real Change

A dragon has been wounded. Inconceivable mortality. Vicious. Dangerous. Its wound, a scratch. Its roar, has a timbre of fear. For now it knows its foe will slay it with a simple word.

Its a little odd to me that the British people’s decision to leave the EU appears shrouded in fear and uncertainty. I think it is the best opportunity to begin to change the things that have, until now, been accepted as unchangeable. While people are exercising their disbelief regarding the outcome of the referendum,  the clamouring system is clumsily trying to retain control.

There is a definable ideological debate between the centralisation of control, posited as globalism and internationalism, and a resistance against that. A number of interesting developments have occurred in recent days.

The man appointed to head up the government’s EU exit task force is one Oliver Letwin. His biography demonstrates he is every bit an establishment man and was pro Britain remaining within the EU. Unsurprisingly, a government that is pro EU has appointed someone who is pro EU to head up a task force to determine how Britain will leave the EU. All the while no action has actually been taken to facilitate exit of the EU.

There is now the added distraction of both the Conservative party leadership contest and the Labour party leadership attempted coup. The cries of ‘backstabbing’ regarding the Gove/Johnson leadership coup coupled with the remonstrations for Corbyn to ‘step down’ currently fill the headlines.

This week the long awaited Chilcot report will be released. After years of delays the two million plus word report will be released. It is already clear that, although their may be criticism of the leaders at the time, the only people who will face any serious consequences are smaller cogs in the machine. Presently, Tony Blair is being presented as some kind of elder statesman, to advise the world on the outcome of the EU referendum. His opinion on this matter, along with so many others, is unsolicited and superfluous. Mr Blair has had his day. His legacy is ISIS, the current instability of the Middle East and an unwinnable war against a concept. The ‘war on terrorism’, imbibed and promoted by Blair, is nothing but the promotion of fear itself. Keep the people scared and they will not challenge power.

It is worth remembering that every major bank, head of state, corporation, political party, most of the mainstream media and significant elite affiliated organisations were against the UK leaving the EU.

I am pleased to have been part of a voice that stood up to every major facet of the status quo. In the face of all their power, fear-mongering, resources and 24/7 propaganda machine people stood up and said “no”.

Like all great concepts this was a surprisingly easy action.  It sets out the manifesto going forward. We just need to say “no” a bit more often. No thanks. I do not comply. We do not agree with centralised government, international monetary policy, big banks that are ‘too big to fail’, money invented from thin air, wars to ‘bring freedom and democracy’, surveillance of our daily lives to ‘keep us free’, increasingly militarised police force, ‘global problems’ requiring ‘global solutions’, closed courts and wars against concepts.

If we do not comply with this, we can take the power we have given to these people back from them and govern our own lives again. It is up to us to make the change we want to see. We have allowed the system its control. It is power we grant them, not the other way around. We owe it to ourselves and anything we care about to stand up to it. All we need to do is carry on as we have begun and say “No”. We do not need to raise arms. No bullets need to be fired. We just say “No”.

And as we do this we continue to do what we do best. We build and create. We take care of each other. It is people that care for people, not the state.  We share. we express. We debate and disseminate our ideas. We do not need an overarching blueprint setting out the roadmap for the future. We are the here and now. We just need to believe in ourselves and observe the natural laws that exist, whether we choose to see them or not. We do this like everything else we have done or ever will do, difficult or easy. We put one foot in the front of the other and keep on walking forward.

Its time to get heads out of arses. Get up, get motivated, stop looking to leaders for answers. Get out of this cycle that every time there is a problem, we react with fear and look outside for a solution. We are the solution. We are the change we will see.