In nearly every aspect of civilization, we have reached a low point in modern times. The vaunted and respected institutions of politics and government, science and medicine, education, the military and intelligence communities, journalism and entertainment, and, of course, finance, industry, and commerce have disappeared. They are rotten to the core, with agendas, deceptions, and an obsessive focus on anything but the true, common, and good.
The less dependence you have on the State, as well as their manifest, declared State of Things, the healthier, wealthier, and more peaceful, productive, loving, and naturally wise a human you’ll likely be. But can we operate in any meaningful capacity while practicing strict detachment from All that Apparently Is? For most of us, some kind of external authority informs, disrupts, and intrudes into every aspect of modern life. Is it possible to simply turn it away, shut it down, and turn it off? Can we, and would we want to accept full responsibility for ourselves?
Not likely. Not in any hurry, at least, not without significant and terrifying disruption to our ideas of normality, safety, and security. Not without shaking the foundation of all that generations of relative prosperity and abundance have entrained us into relying upon.
The Federal Ministry for Depopulation, Menticide, and Controlled Demolition has been successfully implementing numerous forms of warfare upon its citizenry (subjects/enemies of the state, according to law) since its inception, though particularly aggressive in the past few generations. Methods employed include psychological, emotional, biological, epistemological, economical, and ideological.
It’s impressive, if not diabolical. But it works, and we can readily observe the same program playing out in most developed nations pretending to be democratic republics, though falling wildly short in nearly every respect.