Twilight in Concentration Camp 2.0: Prescient Premonitions from André Gregory to CJ Hopkins
I really really love this post--so much here. Thank-you. And I esp love the Wendell berry poem--been a fan of his for many years.
So, friends, every day do something that won’t compute...
Wow, Margaret. I just read this as per your link. For a start, MDWA is on my list for tonight! But you really captured the essence of not just the movie thematic but the sixties zeitgeist, the last burst of the human being, as Andre put it. I remember John & Yoko's War is Over so clearly and their Bed-In. My God, what happened to us? The starburst of creativity in that era, including the 70s, was such an outpouring of love and humanity and the essential need for personal freedom. I grew up during that time and, coincidentally, spent many summers of my youth at Findhorn as my brother and his wife were some of the originals there.
You've not only captured that spirit but included so many reinforcements of basic human rights, dignity and autonomy, such as Solzhenitsyn, Berry, the prosaic Le Boétie and the inimitable CJ Hopkins (whom I love for sheer force of satire).
As you point out in your central theme, ultimately it's our choice. War is over, if we want it. The question that remains, irritating like a burr, do we really want it?
“My Dinner with Andre:” now there is a fascinating movie and book. I can’t remember which I encountered first, but it was my dear husband (before we were married) who first introduced me to both in the early 80s. I seem to think I saw the movie first on our local PBS station, and I was so enthralled that I bought the book, which I read cover to cover, over and over again. If I had to compare myself with either character, it would be Wallace Shawn, the simple and pragmatic personality who gets what Andre is talking about, but who in many ways is still asleep. Andre, on the other hand, blew my mind with his insights and experiences. Much food for thought in his ideas and in the passing of the years, especially the last two, have awakened me to them. And Wendell Berry I had heard of, but never read any of his poetry. Thank you for a great article!
Andre here, Andre there. Soon we'll have Dinner with Andre everywhere.
This is an excellent post, Margaret. So many gems. The "Dinner With Andre" scene is, of course, chilling. I left the NYC area in 2020 and fled to the country. I don't ever want to return. I love Wendell Berry but have never seen that poem, so thank you. It still boggles my mind how people complied and how masks and jabs became normalized so quickly—the terms they used - lockdown, social distancing, etc.--no one seemed to bat an eye. I am forever grateful that I saw what was happening and would not/could not comply. "They can turn the whole world into an open-air prison." "The Covidian Cult" was a great discussion. Thank you.
I personally think Gates is a psycopath who has been enabled by the media and those who have sold their souls. Margarets poem is so poignant and true. I remember at the beginning of covid I saw a letter Dr Lawry wrote to Anthony Hill asking why he redacted his approval to the use of Ivermecin for treatment. It disappeared quickly. Tess is a beautiful soul.
I personally think Gates is a psycopath who money/success has corrupted. He is enabled by the media and others who have sold their souls. Margaret sees so clearly what has and is happening to the world. At the beginning of the pandemic I was fortunate to see an article where Dr Tess Lawry asked why Ivermecin was not being used when it had been approved. That set alarm bells ringing for me. Could not find article later.
The short video clip regarding New Yorkers living in their own prison built by the 'inmates' (New York residents) is a very good example of how Covid & Vax LOVERS believe they can't survive without these disciplines being of paramount importance in their limited, shallow and desperate lives.
You still see masked-up elderly couples in supermarkets as though to abandon the 'uniform' would be to tempt fate of perhaps even commit suicide! They've drank the 'cool-ade'! I'm 77 years old!
Can anybody offer me an acceptable reason why Pfizer, & other deadly injection purveyors, still enjoy IMMUNITY FROM LIABILITY? No LIABILITY for any adverse consequence of the use of their poorly designed and unacceptable, non-existent quality controlled poisons - (called VACCINES)? It's a deadly nonsense!
COMMON SENSE must be reinstated with full moral and ethical RESPONSIBILITY and LIABILITY for their useless but DEADLY DEPOPULATION MEDICINES!
Mick from Hooe (UK) Unjabbed to live longer!
Well, you better shake a leg. He's 88 and he had been giving out interviews from time to time. One recent in the Provincetown paper which leads me to think he's gay and retired to the cape.
two years back but he was promoting his non-memoir memoir.
The Covid war cannot be over until a father figure declares it is over. The last father figure we had was Ronald Reagan and he is not going to be resurrected! We are lost because we do not have a father figure!
I loved this post and also, especially, the Wendll Berrey poem. I heard Heather Heying read it on the Darkhorse podcast. I very much appreciate your writing as well as the comments you leave on other substack posts.
Excellent work! The poem is sublime.
Great work. Thank you for contributing to OffGuardian.