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Status Quo, Part 3: War, What is it Good For?

There are four parts to this mini-series of essays. This is Part 3. To go deeper into these ideas, see Part 1, Part 2, and the “conclusion” in Part 4.

War is a racket, both as a loud and disturbing noise, as well as an illegal or fraudulent enterprise. All wars throughout history were and are based entirely on lies, misdirection, propaganda, and fabricated narratives, employed with malice aforethought by those who have the motives and the means.

The story presented is not the real story, though it may be sprinkled with a few true facts here and there (a limited hangout), to appease an easily misguided and misled (emotionally manipulated, mind controlled) populace. In a world of no real scarcity or lack, where humans are generally calm, caring, compassionate, collaborative, and empathic, it’s astonishing how readily and repeatedly we are goaded into playing right into the lies. Never are we to find a steadiness and lasting balance within a construct that appears to have a negative bias by default.

…a limited hangout is spy jargon for a favorite and frequently used gimmick of the clandestine professionals. When their veil of secrecy is shredded and they can no longer rely on a phony cover story to misinform the public, they resort to admitting—sometimes even volunteering—some of the truth while still managing to withhold the key and damaging facts in the case. The public, however, is usually so intrigued by the new information that it never thinks to pursue the matter further.

— Victor Marchetti

We know that profits are made on all sides, but certainly not by the innocents that get wiped out in the process. Saying that, there are some who would argue that nobody died and nobody got hurt. While I agree that most of the significant events that have shaped our perceptions and cultural stories never actually happened, or they’re hoaxes, false flags, or are entirely scripted and staged, that may be a stretch too far for this essay. Regardless, it is unlikely that many of us know the real and factual truth about the supposed events and their supporting cast that are regularly made into textbooks, movies, documentaries, TV shows, stage plays, or novels.

There’s simply too much fakery, too many vested interests committed to maintaining false dichotomies, too many ways in which our history has been revised, erased, and suppressed, and therefore too many ways with which to dismantle and destroy long-established narratives.

It begs the question: who are we really, and where do we stand?

All war is a symptom of man’s failure as a thinking animal.

John Steinbeck

Evangeline Shaw – Unsplash

Tell Me What to Think

We unconsciously regurgitate and repeat life-sapping and spirit-suppressing ideas that were impressed into our consciousness by someone else. These often popular, ubiquitous, repetitive, and emotionally charged ideas seem plausible, factual, perhaps even scientific, plainly evident, and legitimate. While it is easier to believe what the majority believes (fitting in means survival, as opposed to isolation, which means death), if we are complacent and passively accepting of everything we’re being sold, nothing will ever improve for our human collective in any meaningful way.

The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.

Sun Tzu, The Art of War

What I’m hinting at here is a critical part of Fifth Generation Warfare, which is the kind of warfare that we are as a civilization deeply engaged with right now. This broadly-based, multilateral, multidimensional conflict employs information (mass media), neurological (psyop), biological (plandemic, “natural disasters”), and economical (taxes, inflation, debt) warfare. It’s the kind of battle waged without the need for any guns, tanks, airplanes, or ballistics of any kind. Others have written extensively about it, so I won’t delve into it too much here. This writing is more about typical conflict and warfare, though the parallels are ultimate aims are the same.

World War 3 will … be remembered as the first major conflict in human history that was not fought between nations and their armies but rather between a small (yet very powerful) group of people and the remainder of humanity. It will also be remembered as the first major conflict where national borders and even geographic boundaries, played no part at all.

Just like with the two previous world wars, the current one has also seen the introduction of a novel tactic and the associated tools/weapons which enable it:

Large scale, indiscriminate and highly sophisticated Information and Psychological warfare against innocent civilian population.

This novel way to wage war is known as: Fifth Generation Warfare.

Michael Ginsburg

Put simply, war is controlled demolition and forced relocation. Think about it. In general, war is a heavy, blunt weapon employed by those with the means and influence in order to erase (or revise) history and to rewrite our socio-cultural narratives to suit their needs. It’s also quite an effective tool for convincing many of us that the Military Industrial Complex is absolutely necessary, that we would be significantly at risk without it, and that policing the world (empire building and continuous capital industrial “sustainable” development) is essential to maintaining our safety, security, and freedom. If you’re paying attention, that’s utter and complete bullshit, and little more than state-sponsored propaganda.

At any one time, there are dozens, if not hundreds, of conflicts occurring somewhere in our realm. Very few of us will ever scrutinize or even question the information put forth by news media regarding these present and past battles. War stories are affirmed and handed down through cultural ritual (lest we forget), public education (programmed and conditioned conformity and widespread generational indoctrination), literature and film (“based on a true story”), always telling and retelling on endless repeat about the great “battles for freedom” and how we, yet again, narrowly avoided being taken over by the forces of evil.

Get real. If you truly believe that clichéd line of thinking, you’re likely blissfully unaware of the true nature of this reality. Look closer. The story, the grand lie, will fall apart under the weight of its own details. Remember, belief is the enemy of knowing, and wisdom cannot ever reveal itself to us if we only ever get as far as the barriers that self-imposed, long-held beliefs enforce.

The system cannot stand us feeling free, it cannot stand us feeling part of nature, it cannot stand us having thoughts, yearnings and dreams that might lead us out of its “inclusive” industrial work camps and “smart” cities towards a future in which we are free from its sinister life-hating power.

Time and time again it twists and crushes the resistance that arises naturally in each new generation.

In the last couple of decades alone we have seen anti-globalists turned into alternative-globalists, anarchists turned into rabid defenders of Great Reset totalitarianism, environmentalists turned into marketing agents for the fake-green “renewable” technology of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

We will never stop falling into these traps so long as we do not see clearly what the system is and what it does.

Paul Cudenec

The media is used and misused (armed and weaponized) — by the State, by massive transnational banking and corporate interests, by the Church of Science, by the Cult of the Medics, and of course by the Military Industrial Complex — to distort and obfuscate your perceptions, to simplify, reduce, skew and bias your reality, to propagandize and weaponize your information sources, to control your mind, and to perpetuate and enforce your ignorance. It does this while rewarding stupidity, fomenting persistent social division, psychological traumatization, and cyclical violence.

Mohamed Nohassi – Unsplash

Reframing the Old Story

As long as we organize the world into friends and enemies, good guys and bad guys, a friend will be the one who takes your side. The tribe, the village, the world divides into two warring halves, each subject to the delusion that victory over the Other is the way to a better world. Another story beckons us though, the story of interconnection, the story of interbeing. It recognizes the fundamental inseparability of self and other. A true friend who stands in that consciousness will not offer the false counsel of security through domination.

Charles Eisenstein

The machinations of this realm work tirelessly to steal your gaze, avert your attention, and to repurpose your creative energy. Take care of your mind, heart, and spirit. Tend to your own back yard, your children, home, car, pets, and finances. Is your government doing the “hey, look over here!” while stealing from and manipulating you? Probably. But they cannot do it without your consent, in one form or another.

The truth is, you can’t possibly grasp all the cause-and-effect and effect-and-cause that is war and never-ending conflict. Some people just want to watch the world burn. So what? These narratives, constructs, and their contributing actors have been around a long, long time, and they could care less about you, your feelings, your family, your beliefs, or your wish for peace.

Everybody from Elizabethan alchemist John Dee to marketing supervillain Edward Bernays knows that you cast a spell with language. Few comprehend the depth of language itself generating what we deem consensus reality. And reality does not consist of things, but of narratives engendered within us. Most think that there is a preexisting world out there waiting for them to have more or less accurate thoughts about, a world of inviable physical structure. The idea that you can apprehend reality through thoughts fuels the vehicle of all narratives of control.

Steve Crimi

It is not my intention to be callous, harsh, or insensitive. These negative aspects are simply part of the nature of this reality. The messaging in the media — the news, TV shows, and movies — is controlled and manipulated, unconsciously making you think that everything and everyone is out to get you. Repetitive, extreme, and graphic violence is prominent in our entertainment today, and it affects you more than you know (i.e., predictive programming).

Don’t let the language, symbology, and amoral, unethical, life-negating spellcasting fiction any undue influence. Consider the programming, hypnotic messaging, and word magic you’re exposing yourself to. Question everything and learn to discern what is fraud from what is true.

Fighting fear doesn’t work. It just drags us in closer. One has to focus on what is real. On the truth. When in darkness, don’t fight it. You can’t win. Just find the nearest switch, turn on the light.

— Kamal Ravikant

The vast majority of the human species is peaceful, happy, subjectively wealthy, more than surviving, and very likely thriving. Do not allow extrinsic manipulators an inroad to your heart, your mind, and your spirit. You have goals, dreams, aspirations, and things to learn and do while you’re here, and it’ll all pass you by far too quickly.

Andrew Neel – Unsplash

The Risk, The Reward

If you think you’ll solve the problems of violence and war, you’re ignorant and confused. You will accomplish far more by tending to your spirit, your garden, reading and writing music and poetry, making love, clearing garbage from a beach or nature trail, keeping an elderly relative company more often, reading literature from real books, getting involved in your local council, attending public meetings and debates regarding the very real threats to our children…

Choose your battles, being aware that much of what’s going on in your head is not of your own design. Find a way to tap into the real and true Source. A lifetime is gone in a flash, and they, whoever or whatever they are, would love nothing more than to consume all of your time and psychic energy on their ceaseless, divisive, spiritually and emotionally parasitic nonsense.

As a former history ‘chalkie’, it was only after leaving the profession I ultimately came to the realisation that everything I ever taught my students was at best a distortion of the reality of events, if not an outright lie. Mind you, I was also taught pretty much the same when I was at school. This was especially anything to do with wars, revolutions, depressions, and periods of economic, social and/or political instability and the like.

Greg Maybury

Don’t go chasing rabbit holes. This is a war for your mind and for your spirit. Study and investigate what interests you, of course, because mountains of experience and knowledge from a diversity of sources are the fundaments of wisdom. Try to maintain a healthy, objective detachment. Consider the information from different angles, trying on and walking in different shoes, so to speak. Ask critical questions along the way, expanding upon your way of learning and discerning beyond the initial impulses and reactions that will inevitably arise. Taking sides is easy. Standing with the mob requires no reasoning or logic whatsoever. Be aware. Ad cuius bonum?

All war is a lie. All scarcity and lack is a lie.

Solvitur ambulando

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