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Want to be a global tyrant? Here is your playbook.
Six years ago I escaped the EU gulag and moved to South East Asia.
Back then I thought I was taking a risk.
“Authoritative” sources like The Guardian, The Economist, and CNN were warning me about developing countries. They spoke of corruption, the lack of press freedoms and democracy, oh, and how everyone is so poor, unbanked, and uneducated.
I took those warnings at face value because I didn’t know any better. I was a vegan, feminist, atheist, geek, who – like every woke Londoner – was annoyed about Brexit and wanted to leave. So I packed my progressive ideas next to the clothes in my luggage and carried them to South East Asia where I kept wearing them for a few more years.
Eventually, when I removed the Ray-Bans, unplugged the AirPods and allowed myself to observe reality, it dawned on me that locals in South East Asia are 10 times more free and 100 times more happy than us, “democratic” Westerners.
I then moved to Mexico and witnessed more of the same.
The language, culture, and physiognomy of the locals was different, but the hallmarks of freedom were exactly the same. Strong families, home-made food, and generous, benign people everywhere I went.
That’s what shattered the illusion for me.
Abundance, beauty, vitality, ethics – those are not cultural relics of certain antiquated and backward corners of the world. Those qualities are an essential part of human nature.
Humans are good. Nature is plentiful. Life is easy.
The only countries wherein life is difficult, unhealthy, and unsafe are those infected by Western democracy. Tyranny is not natural. The plight of people in the EU, Canada, and Australia is not natural. No, their hardship is synthetic and man-made.
Scarcity, sickness, depression – they are all man-made.
Because, as Alfred says in The Dark Knight film, “some men just want to watch the world burn”.
Today I will tell you why those men hate anything that is good, and why they want to watch the world burn. I will then untangle their hidden playbook and suggest how you can keep yourself and your loved ones out of their treacherous path.
But, first . . .
Who is “they”?
They are evil people.
If you think evil does not exist then you probably haven’t worked for large corporations.
In any big company, positions of power tend to attract psychopaths. And the more an institution grows the more deluded and corrupt their psychopaths get. In time, generation after generation, their deceitful ways crystallize into a culture – religion rather – which sanctifies and celebrates immoral behavior.
Smaller tribes can deal with moral decay because they can perceive and prevent it. But when groups expand beyond the Dunbar’s number, they can not produce enough antibodies to deal with psychopaths.
As the distance between power brokers and we-the-people keeps growing – as is the case with the EU, UN, WHO, WEF, and so on – accountability and skin-in-the-game gives way to false incentives and moral hazards.
So, there you have it.
If you’re looking for someone to blame don’t point your finger at the 1% who wield power in the world. Unrestrained evil is a symptom of excessive community growth.
If we want to help humanity we should focus on reducing scale: de-globalize and decentralize; move out of cities and opt-out of monolithic institutions.
The challenge, of course, is that most of us are in a symbiotic and co-dependent relationship with large power structures. Food, water, health, security and everything we need to survive is outside of our purview and beyond our control.
We cannot just flip a switch and disconnect from the internet, invent our own money and grow our own food. Yes, we can work toward those goals, but in the meantime we need to ride out the here and now.
To do that, we need to get to know our adversary, and learn how to hedge against their playbook.
Let’s get started.
The “global” psychopath playbook
Our global power-brokers do not believe in meritocracy, equality, or democracy. They don’t abide by those standards because power has to stay in their hands, generation after generation, century after century. As such, those self-proclaimed elites play the long game and their strategies do not change that often.
P4nd3m1cs, food shortages, world war, economic collapse, f4scism – we went through the same hardships a century ago.
Rinse and repeat. The national and regional challenges of the 20th century are recycled and re-branded as “global” in the 21st century.
The only thing that changed is scale.
Indeed, the quintessential question the architects of “our democracy” ask is, how do we achieve more scale? How do we subjugate more and more humans?
Back in the day, if you wanted to impose your will on tribes and nations, you had to resort to physical weapons and violence. But the problem with physical violence is that it suffers from diminishing rates of return. You cannot go about enslaving billions using physical violence, because violence doesn’t scale.
But you know what does?
You guessed it: technology.
Strategy 1: Technology
It’s not enough for technology to be advanced. It also has to be disposable. You cannot use smartphones to subjugate the masses unless every last person on the planet owns a smartphone.
“A Sentinel for every man, woman, and child in Zion. That sounds exactly like the thinking of a machine to me.”
Morpheus, Matrix Reloaded
From radio stations in the thirties to TikTok in 2022, the principal goal of consumer technology is the ability to whisper in the ears of the masses. That’s how regime-change happens in the 21st century.
War is passé.
Should a nation refuse to bend the knee to the UN, IMF, and World Bank, all it takes is a few weeks and a few hundred Twitter bots before thousands of youths are out in the streets demanding for their government to resign.
And when local governments try to defend themselves by blocking access to Facebook and Twitter then, right on cue, global “privacy” and “human rights” activists show up with their prepared anti-censorship software, rebellious graffiti, and insurgent music. Anything to keep young and naive social justice warriors (they refer to them as useful idiots) attacking their own government.
Make treason fashionable and you can dominate, eh, democratize the entire world in short order.
Every time you hear about student protesters chanting “democracy” slogans, it is always the work of digital agitators, activist bots, and computerized agent provocateurs.
There is nothing new about all this, in fact it’s been going on for several decades. Social media is just a quicker and bigger version of radio broadcasting. It is all a means of exploiting impressionable and idealistic youths, brainwashing them to betray their own country. (I won’t give examples to avoid trolls, but can you think of any youth uprisings in the last few decades?)
Strategy 2: Hollywood
In the absence of physical violence and kinetic war, how do you crush people’s spirits and how do you keep the mobs demoralized and tamed?
Hollywood dematerializes violence.
Every single punch that Bane lands on Batman’s face is a punch on the viewing public. Every twisted Gigger-inspired monstrosity in the Alien franchise, every ghost and demon, every 4K, THX, Dolby surround screaming horror is engineered to leave an indelible mark on the audience’s subconscious.
Those frightful experiences are delivered in ever more vivid and visceral means so as to traumatize the masses in deep and irreversible ways. And when the movie ends, mainstream news picks up the batton of 24x7 fear and intimidation.
Physical violence has all but eclipsed in the 21st century but never have humans been more terrified, more broken, and more tamed.
Hollywood and mainstream media have single-handedly crashed the human spirit, priming the masses for more oppression than ever before in history.
Strategy 3: Ideology v1rus
Mankind is part of a natural fractal.
Each human is a unit of a family which, in turn, is a unit of a nation and a culture. All of those come under the environment fractal which, in turn, is part of another greater fractal — call it God, Karma, Universe, Source, or any divine authority you may believe in.
Ideology dissolves all that:
Humanism converts humans into secular atheists, depriving them from their connection to the divine.
Feminism leads to gender confusion and tears families apart.
Throw in a few dozen new genders; convince humans that aesthetics and beauty are emblems of chauvinism; tell them that math is racist and that 2+2=5; convince them that history and tradition are symbols of white supremacy and that families are oppressive and obsolete; break down humanity into a soulless, amorphous mass, and you can mold it into something entirely different.
Ideology is creating an ever-expanding mind-hive. As this v1rus continues to infect more and more human brains the social patterns of large segments of our species will begin to resemble the structures and hierarchies, not of sovereign humans but that of insect colonies.
It’s not like we weren’t warned.
Kafka wrote about this predicament in Metamorphosis wherein a man is transformed into an insect. Hollywood told us too. In a David Cronenberg film in 1986, a scientist morphs into The Fly; and in Neill Blomkamp’s District 9 sci-fi, a guy mutates into a cricket-like alien.
But before we get too carried away it’s worth reminding ourselves that no ideology could ever materially change our species.
To achieve that you’d need something a bit more drastic.
Strategy 4: Drugs
Since 2020, anti-depressant prescriptions have increased worldwide. Is that any surprise?
Think about it.
If you were hellbent on removing humans from their natural environment and placing them in a synthetic, enclosed structure – like worker bees in a beehive – how could you do that without altering human nature?
Any wonder why cannabis is suddenly been legalized around the world? It is as if every “globalized” government suddenly saw the light at precisely the same time. Drug policies seem to spread like p4nd3m1cs, it seems – how weird.
So let me ask you this.
If you were planning to impose perpetual lockdowns (under the guise of, oh I dunno, a climate emergency?) what would you do to prevent them from pushing back?
Oh, that’s right, you’d drug them.
Give Ritalin to students and Prozac to adults; start selling cannabis in shopping malls; make behavior-modification appear like a lifestyle choice, and voilà.
Welcome to 21st century slavery, ladies and gentlemen.
Strategy 5: Ownership of life
It’s common knowledge that companies like Monsanto, DuPont, Bayer and others have genetically modified crop seeds for decades. Not to be left behind, gene-modified chickens and CRISPR-edited cows are now entering mainstream too.
The more interesting development, however, is not the splicing and cloning of plants and animal species. The most groundbreaking ramification lies in the legal domain.
Because the moment those companies alter the DNA of any organism – crop seeds, chickens, cows, and whatever else – the resulting creature becomes their legal property. Just ask small farmers who routinely get sued by Monsanto and their ilk for violating their patents.
“Protection of intellectual property encourages innovation that is essential to providing India’s farmers with access to breakthrough technologies”.
So, for argument’s sake, what could possibly go wrong – legally wrong – when private firms start programming the human body to “make its own m3dicine” using the so-called “s0ftware for life”? Who could claim legal ownership of that life? Most crucially, would human rights still apply?
If you believe those well-funded entities – and their overlords – would leave such legal intricacies up in the air, I’d urge you to reconsider.
It’s not so much a question of what is moral – “they” subscribe to moral relativism, anyway – as much as what is legal, or what is legally possible.
As we saw over the last couple of years – and as we will, no doubt, see in the next few years – the answer is: a lot.
What’s the way out of all this?
Back in March I shared my personal strategy for the years ahead.
I’ve come to realize that the best way to navigate big-tech and government tyranny is by using the Judo principle. Why waste my finite energy trying to overpower (or run away from) a multi-Trillion digital monster? Instead, I can ride the monster’s waves; I can use its momentum to further my own agenda and that of those I care about.
My conviction has only strengthened since then.
The best way to approach our collective predicament is not as a fight but as a dance.
No species, humans included, has ever lived in a habitat devoid of vicious predators. Call them evil, call them psychopaths, or even call them scum. Truth is, they wouldn’t be around if there was not a natural and cosmic role for them to play.
Our predators have a spiritual aversion to reality and objective truth. They don’t like those things because they cannot control them. That’s why they are building another world which is governed by their own laws; a virtual world where nothing is real and everything is subjective.
By making life in the real world as hard for humans as they possibly can, they hope to progressively lure them away from it. And they’re half way there if the optics of millions of humans hunched over their smartphones is any indication.
Today I’d like to add strategic anti-conformity (i.e. reverse psychology) to the list.
If Hollywood, Netflix, and mainstream media tell the masses to stay indoors, play computer games and consume cannabis, I do the exact opposite. I unplug my devices and increase my time in nature.
I will share my findings and discoveries — after falling down the reverse psychology rabbit hole for some time now — in an upcoming installment.
In the meantime:
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