Guest Essay by Fernando Andacht
Thank you Margaret and Fernando for so eloquently articulating the hearts and minds of all we many millions who are denied a voice or shunned as "heretics" when we express the least doubt regarding the unfolding madness.
I so appreciated this brilliant guest essay and it brings me immense hope to know that the global resistance is joining together, translating each other's words, and working on behalf of those of us who can't put things quite so poetically. (One needs art, one needs poetry, one needs literature, during such times.)
I should note that it also brings me great despair that regional and cultural distinctions seem to have been discarded during this global catastrophe. (And you know that what I'm referring to as a catastrophe is the response, for covid itself humans can endure and manage.) Is there anywhere, now, for which this line could not be written:
"Thus, the media environment became one long ad, whose overt goal was to turn every viewer into an unthinking, submissive, and very scared citizen." (And now, it seems, they've added "angry" and "vengeful" toward the unvaccinated to their list...which couldn't have been done without first accomplishing the former.)
A moving and beautiful essay, thank you Fernando. I wonder if you or Alice have read Shoshanna Zuboff's The Age of Surveillance Capitalism? Published before the pandemic, it actually prefigures much of what is happening to us today. I believe it is a must read for anyone who wants to understand the new frontier of power that the pandemic has laid bare for all to see. Though some refuse to open their eyes...
Part 3 In defense of astonishment particularly resonated with me. I sometimes wonder how it is for people in S American countries under pandemic new world. Thank you for publishing his thoughts. I see there are many of us who seem to not be wearing pandemic goggles. It gives me strength to know the few like me I know are not alone world wide. Keep up the good fight my friends. Freedom is harder than "safety", but it is the one thing we cannot yield.
Hi Margaret, thank you for your latest post - it's awesome as always.
I hope you don't mind me doing this but I wanted to share this:
It's both an incredible feat of writing and a story that needs amplification. I do hope your readers will pay heed to it.
Have a great weekend. :)
My mom and I smelled a rat since the beginning of the scamdemic. I wish like-minded free thinkers could get together.
Here's another "oldie but goodie"
“In reading the history of nations, we find that, like individuals, they have their whims and their peculiarities; their seasons of excitement and recklessness, when they care not what they do. We find that whole communities suddenly fix their minds upon one object, and go mad in its pursuit; that millions of people become simultaneously impressed with one delusion, and run after it, till their attention is caught by some new folly more captivating than the first. We see one nation suddenly seized, from its highest to its lowest members, with a fierce desire of military glory; another as suddenly becoming crazed upon a religious scruple; and neither of them recovering its senses until it has shed rivers of blood and sowed a harvest of groans and tears, to be reaped by its posterity…. Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one.” (Mackay, C. Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds, preface to the edition of 1852.)
I abandoned commercial TV almost 30 years ago; I haven't missed a thing. The most important thing we could have told petrified populations around the world would have been to turn off their televisions. I understand that, given human nature and addiction, most would not have done so. But it is clear that we all would have been in a much better position if the TV-addicted had not been so thoroughly programmed/conditioned to believe the covid hoax. Where do we go from here, one wonders?
Just fantastic. Thanks for sharing this with me, with us.
You're right; it's fear of what they might discover ...Zuboff is worth several books that proclaim to educate us on this fundamentally different way to exert power over us. And she has great hair! Nobody could ask for more...happy reading.
Wow! I always look forward to anything you publish.I loved the guest essay.Thanks for what you do ♥️
Daniel DeFoe's masterpiece was itself a unique and ground breaking piece of fiction, recreating the plague of a century prior as if it were a genuine historical account written at the time by the protagonist.
You are absolutely correct. Zuboff will not disappoint you and confirm all your points, alas. It may not be happy reading, but it is essential...