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Humankind’s Last Battle with Nature

Todd Hayen

Image source here.

Most articles that I have seen regarding the monstrosity of the Covid-19 crises focuses on objective, practical, and materialist issues. These topics include the destruction of the economy, the corruption of world governments, the corruption of the WHO and the CDC, and the possible nefarious plans being executed intended to drive us toward a global dominance of the elite and the execution of their agenda.

The more I read, and the more I engage my own critical thinking, the more I am convinced that some form of this conscious, and deadly, intention is at play.

As a psychologist I then turn my attention to the methods that are being employed, both conscious efforts aimed toward specific desirable effects as well as an unconscious power or energy that may not have a cognizant intentional impetus behind it.

The results of these forces could be an emergent property of sorts, growing, unawares and alternatively, out of the consciously created agenda. Of course, it is questionable whether this “sideline” effect is indeed unconsciously set into motion. Likely it is a convenient side effect that helps the primary conscious cause to achieve its goal.

The observation and study of these effects require a deeper peeling of the onion, and although not as obvious as the surface results we all see every day, can be just as, or more, devastating than the more obvious effects. This article focuses on what I believe to be the primary example of these forces and their results: humankind’s distancing from our humanness in particular, and from nature as a whole

Humans have had a tenuous relationship with Mother Nature since day one, or so it seems. The ancient Egyptians, and maybe a few other ancient cultures, may have figured out exactly how to integrate their odd human nature with the natural nature of their environment during their time in the sun, but no one knows for certain.

Some, or maybe all, timeworn indigenous cultures are given the credit of understanding the spiritual connections they had with Mother Earth, but again, we can’t be certain exactly what those connections may have been—or still are in the remaining primal civilizations on earth. Suffice it to say, at least since the dawn of Christianity, and certainly evidence to believe quite a bit before, we have been fighting tooth and nail “our animal selves” and our deep connection with the earth we bubbled out of.

Through the impetus of the Age of Enlightenment the bulk of the Western world have come to worship the god of scientism, rather than the wrathful god of Abraham, and we, for the most part, have thought the world better for it. As a result life has grown into a glorious, almost pest and disease free, romp in the glass and steel fields of creature comfort, with advanced medicine to stave off the very animal-like (shudder) inconvenience of dying and suffering, cell phones, computers, space travel, genetically engineered fruits and vegetables, and factory-farmed animals to eat, to name only a few of the exclusively human contributions to planetary evolution.

The price we have had to pay for this technological opulence has seemed at times to be monumental, but workable—a planet depleted of its natural resources, many of the world’s populace starving or otherwise wallowing in filth and suffering, a planet polluted beyond recognition, and a climate running amok and out of control—or so it seems. All things brought to us by advancements in the manipulation of the natural world, through science—and all things that the same science can get us out of—again, so it seems.

In my opinion, however, there is one rather serious problem we never care to talk much about; our disconnection with the very thing that we were born out of—nature.

“So what?” you may say. Yeah, so what, we seem to be doing pretty well as a species, don’t you think?

I’m not so sure about that.

There are some who believe, me being one of them, that our disconnection with nature has lead to nearly every psychological and cultural break down we, as a human race, have experienced. That’s a pretty massive assumption, and there is really no way to prove it, so I am going to stick with the little obvious things and present them here rather than delve into the idea that everything bad that has happened to us as a species is due to the fact we longer see nature as something we need to contend with—and thoroughly integrate with.

Let me start by defining nature in this context.

Yes, the obvious nature consists of the outdoors, trees, animals, mountains, and oceans. But what does it mean to connect with it? Maybe to take care of it? To honor it? To admire, from a deep heartfelt perspective, its majesty and brilliance? Rather than repeatedly trash it?

Nature also means, especially from the perspective of this article, our connections with each other as human beings, our recognition and acceptance that we are part of an ecological dance that includes our integration with life, and death. That disease, suffering, and succumbing to the natural rhythms of life are natural and part of what being a human is all about.

I am not talking about giving up science, nor giving up medicine. Taking advantage of those disciplines is also part of what living a natural life is about, but there is a balance that is necessary—an understanding that we cannot go into a natural rhythm of being alive without taking risks, within reason, and understanding that the rest of the natural world is not “out to get us” but rather to nurture and hold us through turmoil and tragedy.

Starting at some particular point in ancient history we, as a race of humans, have become terrified of the natural world around us. It seems our entire focus has been to distance ourselves from it and its effects. Some of this makes sense, some of it, or I should say most of it, is rather psychopathological.

We have gotten better through time, obviously, as we are just beginning to see how futile this “anti-nature” effort is, and also how devastating for us as a species of animals trashing our environment will be. But we still tend to see this danger only from a physiological perspective, and not see it as a serious existential crisis—which also will result in our demise, albeit a much slower and painful one.

Of course, most people don’t seem to care about any of this. So, what if all the honeybees are dying, or if there are fewer house flies or if all the mosquitoes disappear. Most of these things are good things, aren’t they? Of course, if global warming is true, the results of that calamity will kill us. Let’s do something about that. The killing of the body is important — the killing of the soul? Not so much. We certainly could survive in a world devoid of honeybees, flowers, or other things that may ensure the ecological balance. I mean, we have science, right? Science can take care of everything.

We don’t need sunsets we can see through clear unpolluted skies to write poetry about, or butterflies in a field of lilies we can write music about, or to inspire us to ponder retrospectively.

None of that is necessary. We certainly don’t need to see smiles from fellow human beings, or hugs from strangers, or large gatherings of kindred souls to celebrate marriage, births, or grieve together over a fellow human being’s death (unless there are less than 10 of us, of course.) Why is any of that so important? “Wear a mask for God’s sake, it’s nothing!” We’ll survive, right? Mad Max did, why can’t we? Science will take care of us, at least the parts of us that matter.

But is survival really the most important thing about this life?

We survive in order to live the next day. Life isn’t meant to be one long stretch of merely surviving. There is more to being a human than just keeping the organs functioning and cells pumping through our veins, or avoiding pathogens, viruses, bacteria beyond any statistically relevant reason to do so.

In our current materialist, consumerist, culture it certainly seems to be the consensus that survival — survival from nature itself — is pretty much all that matters. At least we are being told it is. It is certainly easier to control a soulless body than one that seeks out meaning and purpose in life, a body that is as engaged with soul as it is with its material survival.

Of course, we can be fooled into believing what is now happening with the Covid-19 response and its imposed restrictions is temporary. Surely being temporarily inconvenienced is worth the protection from nature that the sanctions promise. But is it temporary?

And even if it is temporary, is it worth the physical, and spiritual, price we will have to pay?

At the time of this writing I am beginning to hear through the mainstream media pipeline that in Australia international travel will probably be restricted seriously, if not altogether halted in most cases, for at least three years. I heard one source here in Canada say that children might be required to wear masks in school for two to three more years, vaccine or no vaccine. This is coming from the same official source that said school children would be taking an extended spring break back in March but would return to finish out the school year in two weeks.

It stands to reason from past experience that these sanctions probably won’t end in even three years.

Our integration and awareness of our animal selves is not accomplished only through a connection with the planet and the other creatures living with us, but also, possibly more importantly, through our connection with our fellow humans. The magic of dancing together, laughing together, holding one another, crying on each other’s shoulders—kissing, hugging, loving—being in close proximity to others in sports stadiums, concert halls, skating rinks, parks, even walking down the street sharing smiles, nods, and feeling the energy of other humans as they pass us closely is beyond a quantifiable value.

These needs are as ancient as humans themselves.

We all know that solitary confinement is considered the worst of all punishments; the same as it is with shunning, or other forms of severe and prolonged isolation. When this sort of separateness and disconnection is forced upon us, either by a higher authority (mandated government sanctions) or through the authority of our own fears—especially when instilled by a false, or unwarranted, inflated danger—we run the risk of serious soul damage.

Or, as we are beginning to see, a defiance and protest from people who just cannot see living a life, isolated from life, in this way.

However, this forced isolation, or forced disconnection from nature and each other through mask-wearing or mandated social distancing, isn’t really a causation of the problem I am referring to here (disconnection with nature). These things are more a symptom of the problem. The problem itself is fear.

A fear of nature, and thus each other, has gripped us, a belief that we can elude nature’s shadow side, a fear that nature is out to get us, and if we can shield ourselves from her, we possibly could live forever. We seem to be trained through the media and our more materialist culture to be at odds with nature — to see nature as an enemy.

We are advocating that “nature isn’t safe, you need to wear a mask just to keep from getting sick, even if being sick has no symptoms, or the possibility of contracting this virus is statistically irrelevant” or “you should always wear a mask, even when this virus is gone, there will of course be another one” or “we really need to accept the New Normal where people will avoid touching, shaking hands, hugging, because there could always be something out there to get you.”

This is the real problem: our distorted belief that nature itself is the real enemy. Forget the miracle of the human immune system and how it is designed to function by taking in pathogens and building antibodies, it is better to live in a bubble because nature can’t get you then, create a vaccine, let science protect you, nature will kill you. If you didn’t have to be an animal and be a part of nature, you could live forever.

I know, these are extreme statements, and they apply broadly, but I think you get my drift. This mindset for humans has been long in the making. It has, to some extent, always existed—nature has been a formidable force, to say the least, since humans first walked the earth (I am assuming so.)

The point being: I don’t think the compliance for everyone, everywhere, to wear masks as mandated by law would be as readily accepted as it seems to be without this deeply rooted fear of nature. Although this fear is clearly just a result of our long running culture, it certainly presents an “opportunity to take”—an Achilles’ heel of sorts. Of course, it doesn’t help things that the mainstream media has fed us a gushing of fear provoking “news” and of course the governments of the world have done the same. Hope has become a conspiracy theory.

I have read often on my Facebook feed desperate pleas from desperate people who are all clearly aware of this “meaning to life and living” — but they are clearly in the minority and are typically attacked fiercely from the “other side.” More prominent are those that think all of these “inhuman mandates” are clearly in our best interest and are necessary to avoid the great evil of an invasive “nature” that has no business bursting our illusory bubble that we can get through life without having to face a natural process of nature.

Unfortunately, we have set this all up for ourselves with a little help from our “friends.” We have been methodically trained for many generations to have little care for our soul life, and little concern for our inextricably intwined dependence on nature.

I would be remiss if I did not make it clear that I believe we do have a responsibility to protect ourselves from certain natural forces. All animals instinctively protect themselves from natural dangers. We are quite advanced, of course, and our efforts to maintain and manage nature are extensive, and quite successful.

I am not suggesting some idealistic paradigm where we, as humans, live in trees and caves and succumb to whatever nature wants to throw at us with glee and appreciation — although that might not be such a terrible thing it doesn’t seem we are ready for that sort of perspective.

It is clear to most readers of Off-Guardian that something very odd is going on here — that there has been an effort to coerce the masses into an unwarranted behaviour with all the sanctions, mandates, and fear mongering. This article is meant to point out that the results of these efforts are not limited to economic breakdown, elevated disease (other than Covid-19) and starvation in the third world, or even a destruction of our free will and human rights.

My comments are not meant to intentionally add insult to injury, and thus even more fear and despair, but this all goes deeper than the obvious. As deep as the soul.

Todd Hayen is a registered psychotherapist practicing in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He holds a PhD in depth psychotherapy and an MA in Consciousness Studies. He specializes in Jungian, archetypal, psychology.

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Bart Kaplan
Bart Kaplan
Oct 2, 2020 7:32 AM

As long as people live urban, they will be de-natured. As long as people are drenched in chemicals, thier inner nature will die. As long as people produce nothing of their primary needs, the fascist state will substitute for a working immune system. Codependence on slowly acting poisons like GMO foods mean nature will be destroyed within one. What is going on–the destruction of all evolved life supports–is the objective of the 13 families and the three hundred supporting families, of whom most people have no knowledge at all. That’s why the Georgia Granites are imprinted with the ten principles of the new world order in many languages. Treat humans like livestock until the peasants incorporated in the empire across the centuries die of specific unnatural causes. Introduce “gain-in- function” bat viruses across the globe. The robot and the computer are more reliable than inconsistently indoctrinated citizens. The beasts on… Read more »

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Mark R. Elsis
Aug 22, 2020 9:12 AM

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wardropper
wardropper
Aug 19, 2020 7:38 PM

I am profoundly grateful for this article.
It simply addresses what I feel myself to be as a human being, instead of explaining, dissecting, analyzing and, basically, suffocating the life out of us in the name of “science” and statistics.
I did put “science” in quotes quite deliberately, by the way, just to make sure that no one will accuse me of being “anti-science”, which I most certainly am not.
But, art, science, religion, politics and economics all need to know their rightful place, and economics-based politics today clearly do not, since they presume to encroach upon and control all the other spheres of our lives.
That has to stop.

Lutz Barz
Lutz Barz
Aug 19, 2020 11:34 AM

Fail. Anyone who uses FB is compromised. Apart from this -psychologist- going on about what we all know already then misinterprets the reaction to a virus as a fear of or against nature misses the point of what is going on: as a journalist explained it: we are living in a democratic executive dictatorship. The virus is an excuse given more people die of malaria and TB for starters. Particular pollutants kill 2k/4m people per year. Spare us these entities who claim to be – examiners of the -what? soul? from a belief [psychology] of there being an -ego- which I have yet to find as well. No the article reveals a paucity of applied intelligence. That is the problem with any social scientist. They arrive after the fire has been put out and claim to have the solution-

RahwaTG
RahwaTG
Aug 19, 2020 10:40 AM

It is not humankind in its entirety who is (and has always been) at odds with Mother Nature, for although there have certainly been cases like that of Easter Island, it is the white man and his western industrial and consumerist models which are largely to be blamed for the present catastrophes.

The Ancient Egyptians based their entire civilization around their respect, dependence on and reverance for The Nile while integrating animal characteristics into their mythology and pantheon. What the fuck does western capatalism or Chinese Maoism know about that when British colonialism killed Shona Animism and the dirty Chinese are busy raping Africa while teaching Mandarin to African children today?

Please, please take care not to include all humans into the present state of Macfuckery. The best of us want nothing to do with you.

RahwaTG
RahwaTG
Aug 19, 2020 11:25 AM
Reply to  RahwaTG

And nowhere is the white man’s fear and hatred of nature more obvious than in his constant need to disinfect himself. Idk yall maybe if I was white I too would be afraid of getting dirty… #Lmaofff! #Knee-Slapper

dr death
dr death
Aug 19, 2020 7:07 PM
Reply to  RahwaTG

presumably you are a bird watcher.

dr death
dr death
Aug 19, 2020 7:04 PM
Reply to  RahwaTG

Yes india is a veritable paradise. Africa too.

Cricky
Cricky
Aug 18, 2020 6:17 PM

I thought some of you might be interested to know about a one-day symposium that has just been held in New Zealand, the COVID-19 Science and Policy Symposium, organised by CovidPlanB. There are 9 talks by New Zealand and international academics from various fields. They show from various perspectives that the current policy is wrong and generally causing more harm than good. Many of you will likely already be familiar with a lot of the content of the talks. But it might still be of interest to know about the event. The talk schedule is here: https://www.covidplanb.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/17-august-webinar-programme.pdf  The symposium has – perhaps not surprisingly – had very little press coverage. It was held live on Monday. It was originally planned to be held in the Parliament buildings. but had to shift online, because the country suddenly went into lockdown. The live Facebook streaming of the video was reported to have… Read more »

Cricky
Cricky
Aug 18, 2020 6:39 PM
Reply to  Cricky

*The livestream of the video on Facebook was reported to have stopped working (not Facebook feed)

Mike Mcsorley
Mike Mcsorley
Aug 18, 2020 1:19 PM

” From the moment the invaders arrived, breathed our air, ate and drank, they were doomed. They were undone, destroyed, after all of man’s weapons and devices had failed, by the tiniest creatures that God in his wisdom put upon this earth. By the toll of a billion deaths, man had earned his immunity, his right to survive among this planet’s infinite organisms. And that right is ours against all challenges. For neither do men live nor die in vain ”. – War of the worlds 2005.

kenny_the_pict
kenny_the_pict
Aug 18, 2020 11:09 AM

….i postulate that “Humanity” has to get rid of the artificial filters that indoctrination has established in the human mind…may i suggest that “we” start to think…to use our natural gifts….never assume anything, ditch the mind control mechanisms [e.g.religion, the Prussian education system, the Financial Markets, the concept of Government…] and concentrate on your environment; physical, mental and esoteric….or am i just a dreamer…??

Binra
Binra
Aug 18, 2020 8:26 AM

By their fruits you shall know them. That which is set at war with it own nature can be assigned a ‘second nature’ or acquired conditioning – but this is a renaming or masking narrative over the ‘war’ or split. The dissociated or split-off mind is in emulation – within Living Thought – a wholeness in all it parts that has no direct translation within polarised or split terms. Yet at no time is that which lives us actually absent from our life or mind – but within perceptual constructs, we experience as if rejected, abandoned, disconnected, betrayed, or denied life – all of which is on terms and conditions imposed on life, that are not met. Mind is by nature creative, but the use of the creative to lock-down and mask in a body, is a limiting of awareness by setting up conflict within the mind of identification with… Read more »

Andy B
Andy B
Aug 18, 2020 12:21 AM

Is there anything on here yet about Switzerland’s successful use of hydroxychloroquine?
https://covidtruefacts.blogspot.com/2020/08/the-agenda-behind-boris-johnson-and.html

Ronald Thomas West
Ronald Thomas West
Aug 17, 2020 7:16 PM

I left this comment over at Ft Russ, may as well place it here… “Some, or maybe all, timeworn indigenous cultures are given the credit of understanding the spiritual connections they had with Mother Earth, but again, we can’t be certain exactly what those connections may have been—or still are in the remaining primal civilizations on earth” Well. The Cree nation (and other ‘tribes’) are just a short drive away from the author and he is clueless. That doesn’t surprise me. Now that Indians have learned to flip light switches and know how to drive cars, there’d be no point in exploring what they might still understand, yeah, I get it. Here’s the short answer he’d not want to hear anyway; Europeans (and their colonial culture) are little different to the animals they have domesticated. Screwed without caregivers. Maybe that’s the problem he can’t put his finger on (when it… Read more »

Peter Westwood
Peter Westwood
Aug 17, 2020 11:44 PM

He never mentioned Wetiko or Jung’s understanding of the same, yet what we are witnessing is absolute evidence of an attack on the human psyche orchestrated by the Wetiko. What else could explain so many in our hierarchies in every walk of life being involved with this war on humanity?

Gary Weglarz
Gary Weglarz
Aug 18, 2020 1:06 AM
Reply to  Peter Westwood

As AIM leader Russell Means once put it regarding the difference between we of European descent and the Indigenous peoples of the world – “we didn’t get the greed gene.” Wetiko is indeed the madness that consumes us and now the planet.

Ronald Thomas West
Ronald Thomas West
Aug 18, 2020 6:14 AM
Reply to  Peter Westwood

There is a story originating with the Cree We-say-kay-cha that is too long to put here but the gist of it breaks down the European mentality to this:

It is about a man that does not learn from his mistakes. It is about a man that does not put two and two together concerning the consequences of his actions. It is about a man that does not understand his relationship to essential functions in nature necessary to his survival. It is about a man that does not pay attention or listen. It is about a narcissistic man so full of himself, he lies to himself about others good intentions. It is a story about how not to live your life.

Use quotation marks when searching “Essay on Native American Humor”

Todd
Todd
Aug 18, 2020 2:44 PM
Reply to  Peter Westwood

I was not aware of this term, thank you for bringing it up here. Although my article could not focus on the understanding that most “primal” or ancient cultures had with their environment (many established many centuries ago but many that are still active and still adhere to old beliefs regarding nature), I meant in no way to diminish that significance. Maybe I should have been clearer with my use of “we” and “us”…it was just too complicated a distinction to make in a little article like this one. Clearly there are many people, alive today, that would not necessarily be included in the “we” and “us” that I describe. My apologies.

Peter Westwood
Peter Westwood
Aug 18, 2020 3:32 PM
Reply to  Todd

Though Jung was unfamiliar with the term Wetiko (or other old names for the same psyche-attacking “virus” that we see in every indigenous culture and in the Gnostic origins of what became Christianity) he was well aware of the pathology, referring to, for examples, the germ of evil, totalitarian psychosis, counterfeiting spirits, powers of darkness etc. In essence, Liber Novus speaks of these demons and also of the now fast approaching epochal turning point. That turning point will occur because of this current Wetiko-driven attack on the human collective unconscious as, (and this we are slowly witnessing now) the psyche of humanity pushes this understanding into the collective consciousness where it belongs. Many call this simply “waking up” but it is apocalyptic in the understanding of the Greek word meaning “the lifting of the veil”. The Wetiko world in which we live has been forged over time by those that… Read more »

Binra
Binra
Aug 18, 2020 9:31 AM

Spiritual connection can be considered as a resonance to direct qualities of being within a structured mind of thought. What we consider to be consciousness (with cultural or shared expression) is a patterning of thought in relation to Source-Nature that is then extended through relational expression and exchange. The concept of evil, is a derivative that can then be given or accord primary agency – as a masking or filtering substitution for True Derivation or Authorship, as a false or alien and oppositional ‘authority’ within the ‘masking’ of a mind set in its own illusions by a disintegrity of thought that operates split or contradicting purposes. Whenever the illusion is used to judge over illusion, the consciousness operates a reversal of the natural order, assigning effect as Cause – and aligning in narrative assertions as power over illusion, by which to give power to masking deceits and suffer what we… Read more »

Todd
Todd
Aug 18, 2020 2:38 PM

Ronald Thomas West…I am not sure what your attack on my article is about. I am sorry it seems to have offended you. Believe it or not, I think we may be on the same page if I understand you correctly. Why am I clueless?

Ronald Thomas West
Ronald Thomas West
Aug 18, 2020 4:02 PM
Reply to  Todd

“Why am I clueless?”

I didn’t attack the article, I attacked one paragraph that indiscriminately rolled up the knowledge of indigenous cultures in a carpet and tossed it in a well weighted down with rocks. The dismissive language offended me. That’s all I’m willing to say here but if interested, my email is not hard to find (and I’m generally a polite person.)

Your apology to Peter Westwood is sufficient. And his reply is excellent. Plato is the problem.

Todd Hayen
Todd Hayen
Aug 18, 2020 5:15 PM

Point well taken, and again, I apologize for the dismissive nature of my comment. I do have to say it was not intentional to be dismissive, and to “weigh it down with rocks”…yikes, that’s horrible…ironically, I thought I was being sensitive with the remark “but again, we can’t be certain exactly what those connections may have been—or still are in the remaining primal civilizations on earth” but after reading it again in this context I can see how that could be seen as “indiscriminately rolled up…in a carpet.” Again, yikes, that does deserve an apology. Unfortunately one of the difficult things in writing an article (for me at least) is keeping it economical. There are so many explanations that have to be left out…the topic of indigenous cultures’ relationship to nature is rather huge! I did not want to attempt investigating that perspective since the article was not about that… Read more »

Ronald Thomas West
Ronald Thomas West
Aug 18, 2020 5:53 PM
Reply to  Todd Hayen

Words are things to be careful with, so much so the North American indigenous only will use certain of the vocabulary in ceremonial setting…

It’s all good. Keep shaking the trees (writing), it might seem like an exercise of Sisyphus but you never know, something positive might happen. Concerning Plato, quantum mechanics is absolutely killing his theory of objectivity but science keeps the blinders on, as soon as the theorist steps out of the lab, it is ‘business as usual’ as though the lab exercise was little more than intellectual masturbation (which it is.)

If interested, the A + B = C link at my page scratches the surface…

Todd
Todd
Aug 18, 2020 6:02 PM

Thank you…I will certainly check out your page…thanks for all your comments…best to you.

Jim
Jim
Aug 18, 2020 9:57 PM

So were you being “careful” when you said, “Europeans (and their colonial culture) are little different to the animals they have domesticated.”? Or in quoting the playground insults about the “European mentality”?  Because that’s all pretty offensive. As is the popular habit of referring to people who were born in North America and have never known any other home as ‘colonial settlers’. Were you hoping someone would respond with some equally offensive put-downs of indigenous people? Is that your idea of constructive discussion?

X X
X X
Aug 17, 2020 5:33 PM

Anyone who appreciates the notions put forth in this article will surely find listening to (or reading) “Ishmael” to be worthwhile.
As a bonus, it is a very good narration:
https://bookaudiobook.com/ishmael-audiobook/

Andrew in DK
Andrew in DK
Aug 17, 2020 3:29 PM

Man’s true nature is spiritual, giving life to the material world. That is why he/she feels an affinity for plants, animals – the LIVING world. The body is a biological machine BUT the being only animates it, it is not made of of the same material. The struggle on Earth is the battle to turn Man into a thing that can be controlled in thought and deed. This must be resisted at all costs.
Whilst we can still imagine, think freely and communicate, there is still a chance to avoid total subjugation. We must be willing to oppose those forces at every opportunity, that would negate the human spirit and tie Man down, forcing Man to serve the machine instead of machines serving him. One hour of freedom is worth a lifetime of slavery and forced existence.

Binra
Binra
Aug 18, 2020 10:53 AM
Reply to  Andrew in DK

I feel a resonance with the gist of what you are saying, but feel rather to align in the Living and resist or withdraw allegiance and support from the temptation to resist evil – as if that confers virtue or identity. When Jesus said resist ye not evil, he did not mean consent to be a passive doormat to bullies or learn to ‘love’ pain and suffering. A struggle of ‘wills’ within our mind is really a delayed and evaded decision. Not unlike an addict who simply cannot see their own predicament from any other frame than that defined by their identity set in external dependence – until and unless ‘bottoming out’. And so ingenious ways are generated to protect and maintain a mask for the protection of the addiction – as if it is Life. While we are aware of this in regard to substances or even to more… Read more »

JudyJ
JudyJ
Aug 17, 2020 3:20 PM

I’ve just come back from my local large Tesco. Depressing experience again. Here in North Wales there is, as yet, no mandatory requirement to wear masks whilst shopping. Nevertheless, probably 75% of the shoppers were wearing masks and looking fearful at every step. I was pleased to see that very few of the shop staff were wearing masks and all of them appeared very relaxed. But I thought I would relate a minor incident, hopefully for everyone’s amusement. And I can guarantee I am not making it up. As I wandered along the main central aisle, a bemasked family (parents and teenage son) were approaching in the other direction. As they passed by the woman declared in a loud voice to her husband “Oh, I need stuffing!” I assumed she herself saw this as a contrived joke…but no. Not a glimmer of a laugh from any of them, not even… Read more »

mikael
mikael
Aug 17, 2020 12:45 PM

“To seek freedom is the only driving force I know. Freedom to fly off into that infinity out there. Freedom to dissolve; to lift off; to be like the flame of a candle, which, in spite of being up against the light of a billion stars, remains intact, because it never pretended to be more than what it is: a mere candle.” ― the teachings of on Juan. There are times I have to apologize my self I just loose my temper, and those that knows me know I have and is an tempered person, like an flamethrower, but I am not in any way violent, I dont even kill bugs, I cary them out, but regarding interacting with humans, I loose than self control from time to time. The thing is, how on earth are we going to crack that shell, humans have builded them self into and is… Read more »

Ergo
Ergo
Aug 18, 2020 3:38 AM
Reply to  mikael

I agree with you wholeheartedly. We find our own course and we go on chopping wood. I take out my little lost insects and spiders too unless they’re happy up in their corner!

sabelmouse
sabelmouse
Aug 17, 2020 11:56 AM

concur!

AngryAngry
AngryAngry
Aug 17, 2020 12:42 PM
Reply to  sabelmouse

I said From the outset- this is an attack on the imago dei- on our soul- evil at play.

Paul
Paul
Aug 17, 2020 9:35 AM

The grammatical error in line 2 undermined my confidence in this writer. “Most articles that I have seen …….. focuses on….”

sabelmouse
sabelmouse
Aug 17, 2020 11:57 AM
Reply to  Paul

ffs!

Ort
Ort
Aug 17, 2020 8:17 PM
Reply to  sabelmouse

I, for one, am even more disturbed by the excessive and superfluous use of dots in the OP’s ellipses. It has fatally undermined my confidence in this commenter.

Flake13
Flake13
Aug 17, 2020 2:17 PM
Reply to  Paul

You clearly wondered int the wrong website- this one, and this article in particular, is beyond your grasp.

X X
X X
Aug 18, 2020 12:11 AM
Reply to  Paul
Simon
Simon
Aug 17, 2020 4:41 AM

Once again an article that clearly expresses exactly what’s on my mind. Thanks for writing this Todd.

Todd
Todd
Aug 17, 2020 7:09 PM
Reply to  Simon

Thank you for reading it and appreciating it!

John
John
Aug 17, 2020 4:16 AM

There are 63 occurences of the word ‘we’ in this article, and 68 occurrences of the word ‘us’, this is characteristic of the dictatorship of equalization which is democracy, it is characteristic of its uniformity and lack of real individualism, of the imposition and dictatorship of mediocrity and mass thought.

How come writers on off-guardian place so much value on critical thinking, being critical of authoritarianism and prevailing ideological beliefs, while at the same time making so much appeal to mass thinking, ‘us and we’? How cozy, it is as scary cozy as the us and we appeals which accompanies the Corona scare..

jojonojo
jojonojo
Aug 17, 2020 7:20 AM
Reply to  John

Whow! You failed to count the occurrences of the letters “o” and “u”. That would have allowed you much deeper conclusions.

KarmaKommando
KarmaKommando
Aug 17, 2020 2:46 AM

This the kind of Guardianist woffle I come here to avoid.

Flake13
Flake13
Aug 17, 2020 2:19 PM
Reply to  KarmaKommando

you are free to wonder off somewhere else- reading here is not compulsory

KarmaKommando
KarmaKommando
Aug 18, 2020 1:38 PM
Reply to  Flake13

Well you stay here where you (think) everyone shares the same view and you can be safe.

Tomoola Sitchin
Tomoola Sitchin
Aug 17, 2020 6:37 PM
Reply to  KarmaKommando

You are dissembling.

Gary Weglarz
Gary Weglarz
Aug 18, 2020 1:10 AM

Somehow I can’t help but think the combination of the words “Karma” and Kommando” in one’s moniker has to be some sort of a “red flag.” Just saying.

KarmaKommando
KarmaKommando
Aug 18, 2020 1:36 PM

Meaning?

KarmaKommando
KarmaKommando
Aug 18, 2020 1:34 PM
Reply to  KarmaKommando

Terrific replies, the mask of alternative and free speech as ever conceals the desire to only consort with those one (thinks) holds the same viewpoint. Not so much off the Guardian after all.
And then there’s the humourlessness and lack of ability to laugh and oneself that is a hallmark of the educated left.

Grafter
Grafter
Aug 17, 2020 12:53 AM

German doctors reacting to the scam. First 2 videos have English subtitles.

https://acu2020.org/english-versions/

Captain Spock
Captain Spock
Aug 17, 2020 12:19 AM

Love this article… Daily reminder to deepen the connection with nature..

I always find that Wim Hof cuts through the complex layers of bullshit, so as to bring me back to the wild Self… He’s ventured deeply into dynamics of the biology and the mind which have been pretty much unchartered in this sterile, comfort zone prison that we must escape.. Offering insight into how e reclaim our most vibrant state of natural health, and confounding the dogma of institutionalised science along the way… What a character

This is a great introduction if you’re unfamilar..

aspnaz
aspnaz
Aug 17, 2020 12:10 AM

Yesterday was a windy day here in Hong Kong. We went out to our usual wind surfing haunt on one of the islands. The place was full of windsurfers hurriedly getting their equipment ready to get out on the water, the excitement was tangible. After a couple of hours out on the water, we came back to the combination bar, restaurant, hire center, storage, changing facility on the beach (run by a local family) and people were sitting around still excitedly chatting about how great the wind was, how smooth, not gusty and how the waves were very small etc. The people I am talking about varied in age from 20 to 75 and maybe even older and everybody was included in the excitement. Having been out on the sea, none of these people were wearing a mask but as the folks were sitting around in quite a large area… Read more »

Glenda
Glenda
Aug 17, 2020 12:21 AM
Reply to  aspnaz

Maybe living in apartments in crowded cities explains why people become so compliant, maybe it is only when one gets out into nature that we experience true freedom and then we fight back when bureaucracy wants to corral us. The exhilaration and feeling of complete freedom when standing on a mountain top after climbing for several hours – I guess this explains why climbing Mt Everest has become such an obsession, even if it means death.

ZenPriest
ZenPriest
Aug 17, 2020 8:25 AM
Reply to  Glenda

I aspired to the city apartment life but when I had it all, I was miserable. The reason was zero connection to the outdoors. I didn’t even want to go outside cos there was only eyesores to look at. Now I am in the country I will even walk in the rain beside rivers, through hills and trees. And I feel content.

Juan Del Sur
Juan Del Sur
Aug 18, 2020 4:13 PM
Reply to  ZenPriest

Was the problem living in an apartment, or living in a city?

ZenPriest
ZenPriest
Aug 18, 2020 7:57 PM
Reply to  Juan Del Sur

Both, though I would say more the city living. There was nowhere I wanted to go. It all looked horrible to me.
In the country/small town I felt connected to my environment as I could always see hills, trees, grass, rivers.
The modern large apartment block felt isolating because there was no sense of community, which I like to feel.
I find cities just soulless nowadays.

Juan Del Sur
Juan Del Sur
Aug 18, 2020 10:03 PM
Reply to  ZenPriest

I agree. I’m now on the back side (west side) of the Rockies, and my town has about 1100 people. It’s quite big enough for me.

AngryAngry
AngryAngry
Aug 17, 2020 12:48 PM
Reply to  Glenda

Yes, having been a city dweller – I, family with 3 little ones, broke free immediately after LD, moved country for big open spaces- not settled yet by alL means but outside in nature helping local farmers, who in turn will help us when we find the right bit of land.

JudyJ
JudyJ
Aug 17, 2020 10:26 AM
Reply to  aspnaz

Short story but you prompted me to post it: I live in North Wales on an estate of nice houses with gardens. New neighbours next door, in their late twenties. A couple of weeks ago the young lady was digging and scraping the paving slabs on the other side of our dividing fence for two or three hours. The next day she apologised for the disturbance. She explained that she was trying to remove all of one particular groundcover plant growing down the side of the slabs (the one that I try to encourage on my side, incidentally!). Why? You might wonder. She had “noticed that there were spiders living in it and [I] can’t stand spiders”. I was appalled but managed to contain myself. This is their first experience of their own garden so I think she is going to be in for a shock. Or else I will… Read more »

Ort
Ort
Aug 17, 2020 8:06 PM
Reply to  JudyJ

Here’s another autobiographical short story in return; it’s off-topic WRT the post, but as you will see is on-topic to your story: I grew up in a so-called “row house” on a Philadelphia, PA (USA) street. However, because our house was at the end of the row abutting a common driveway, we had a small but pleasant fenced-in, flagstone-paved side yard. The previous owner, I think, put in (or chose not to remove) what is now called “landscaping”: a blue spruce and pussy willow tree, and flowering bushes. The house was built from stone, not brick, so the yard also featured vertical beds (I don’t know the correct term– “climbing”, maybe?) of roses: red roses on the wall nearest the street, and white roses on a wall towards the rear. One summer day my siblings and I were playing in the yard and noticed two or three small, utterly harmless little white… Read more »

Lost in a dark wood
Lost in a dark wood
Aug 16, 2020 11:48 PM

Latest video by Vernon Coleman.

Forbidden Truths
Aug 16, 2020
Vernon Coleman
International best-selling author, Dr Vernon Coleman MB ChB DSc FRSA, explains how and why politicians, scientists and the media are terrorising the public and giving a vastly exaggerated idea of the danger of covid-19. Dr Coleman also explains that the tests being used to check for covid-19 are ludicrously inaccurate and could be used to sustain the myth of covid-19 long after the disease has disappeared. He shows why parents may have to think about saying ‘goodbye’ forever when they send their children to school.
For more unbiased information about other important matters, please visit
http://www.vernoncoleman.com
The transcripts of the videos that YouTube banned are also on the website.
Please feel free to share this video.

Glenda
Glenda
Aug 17, 2020 12:23 AM

The unadulterated truth. Wish there were more like Vernon Coleman.

Peter Jennings
Peter Jennings
Aug 17, 2020 10:24 AM
Reply to  Glenda

There are Glenda, most are being censored and the rest fear for their livelihoods. That said, the momentum of truth and the facts regarding this scam will make it easier for medical experts to come forward.

Lost in a dark wood
Lost in a dark wood
Aug 18, 2020 5:44 PM

Vernon Coleman – Forbidden Truths
Aug 16, 2020

Caltrop
Caltrop
Aug 16, 2020 10:37 PM

Restricted travel

Like sheep, humanity had better adjust to constant harassment as long as it tolerates Illuminati control of all important government and social institutions.

On March 20, 1969, Rockefeller Insider Dr. Richard Day (1905-1989) gave a speech to the Pittsburgh division of the American Medical Association in which he predicted:

” Travel … would become very restricted. People would need permission to travel and they would need a good reason to travel. If you didn’t have a good reason for your travel you would not be allowed to travel, and everyone would need ID… later on some sort of device would be developed to be implanted under the skin that would be coded specifically to identify the individual.” (Tape two)

Read on –

https://www.henrymakow.com/illuminati_vowed_in_1969_trave.html

Charlotte Russe
Charlotte Russe
Aug 16, 2020 10:33 PM

INCREASINGLY FLY-LIKE ‘Be afraid, be very afraid’ is a phrase that originated in the 1986 horror film The Fly. The scare thirty-four years ago was about an experiment going terribly wrong causing a scientist to accidentally acquire the head of a fly. In 2019-2020 another science experiment went awry, or maybe not– a highly transmissible coronavirus was released from a biological warfare lab but interestingly enough it does not have a deleterious effect on more than 95% of the entire population. In spite of this, the state-run mainstream media news since January has terrified its viewers holding them psychologically hostage to a 21st Century dystopian moneymaker produced and directed by the WHO, Bill Gates, the Rockefeller Foundation, and all their Davos chums.  This histrionic tale is designed to be especially frightening, inasmuch, as the enemy is unidentifiable. Any person you come in contact with can be a carrier of this deadly disease. Consequently, you’ll never know which… Read more »

George Mc
George Mc
Aug 16, 2020 11:16 PM

Pedantic point: The Fly movie you are referring to is I believe the Cronenberg remake where the scientist emerges from the transporter seemingly normal but his genes have been spliced with the fly so that he gradually changes.

The scenario where the scientist emerges with the fly’s head is from the original movie which I think dates from the 50s.

Movie trivia: in that original, Vincent Price was to crawl through the trees trying to locate the fly with the human head. Whilst calling out the scientist’s name, Price had to keep re-taking the scene because he couldn’t stop laughing.

Charlotte Russe
Charlotte Russe
Aug 16, 2020 11:43 PM
Reply to  George Mc

Yes, you’re correct I was thinking about the Vincent Price film. 😈

Peter Jennings
Peter Jennings
Aug 17, 2020 10:30 AM
Reply to  George Mc

I believe the film ends with Price finding the fly trapped in a spiders web. He takes a closer look and hears the fly saying ‘help me’. So Price decides to put the fly out of its misery with a brick.

fritzi cohen
fritzi cohen
Aug 17, 2020 12:21 AM

The video with RFK Jr. and Ron Paul should be required viewing, especially for democrats. I confess for most of my long life I have been a democrat.
Thank you Charlotte whoever you are for bringing it to our attention. Aside from the current covid issue I am in total agreement with RFK Jr. about the assassinations.

Lost in a dark wood
Lost in a dark wood
Aug 17, 2020 1:35 AM

Thanks for posting. I’ve not previously heard either Ron Paul or RFK Jr. talk so directly about this stuff before; i.e. the role of the CIA in the assassinations of both JFK and RFK. — yt blurb: ‘Do Not Trust The Medical Or The National Security Establishment!’ With Guest Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Aug 14, 2020 RonPaulLibertyReport Nephew of President John F. Kennedy, son of Robert F. Kennedy, and tireless crusader against the tyranny of the mainstream medical establishment, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. joins today’s Liberty Report to discuss his startling discoveries about who really killed his father and uncle…and why. Plus, Mr. Kennedy, an environmental lawyer, has been among the most vocal and most successful opponents of the mainstream medical establishment, driven by big Pharma to inoculate and medicate everything that moves. He tells the Liberty Report how he very reluctantly decided to dedicate his career to fighting the… Read more »

Doctortrinate
Doctortrinate
Aug 16, 2020 9:50 PM

appreciated the article. Thank You.

from the above piece : “to wear masks as mandated by law would be as readily accepted as it seems to be without this deeply rooted fear of nature. Although this fear is clearly just a result of our long running culture…”

It makes sense… if folk distance themselves from themselves – will therefore separate from the nature of everything – and the search for answers will look to all the wrong places for all the wrong reasons – as gifting their lives into others hands – the guilt be on others, the blame to others – content with failure – anything to bury the inner-voice (nature) that reminds them of their neglect of the greater elements. So, perhaps they wear facemasks to hide their shameful condition.

superbuggg
superbuggg
Aug 16, 2020 9:28 PM

From above… 

“nature isn’t safe, you need to wear a mask just to keep from getting sick, even if being sick has no symptoms, or the possibility of contracting this virus is statistically irrelevant” or “you should always wear a mask, even when this virus is gone, there will of course be another one” or “we really need to accept the New Normal where people will avoid touching, shaking hands, hugging, because there could always be something out there to get you.” 

A crystaline thought!

Jojo
Jojo
Aug 16, 2020 8:54 PM

Heh. This cartoon fits in nicely!

Evolution of digital transformation
August 16, 2020
https://marketoonist.com/2020/08/evolution-of-digital-transformation.html

David Meredith
David Meredith
Aug 16, 2020 8:45 PM

Very good article. Yes it seems we are becoming increasingly disconnected from nature with our synthetic solutions and fear driven desire to live in sterility for fear of “catching” something. Fear and Ignorance are currently two most dangerous problems we have to deal with when it comes to the masses or ironically those who used to be called the great unwashed, now seem to be the great brainwashed.

I_left_the_left
I_left_the_left
Aug 16, 2020 9:56 PM
Reply to  David Meredith

How can we escape brainwashing and rise above the fearful masses? Did you also evade disconnection from nature?

Lorie
Lorie
Aug 16, 2020 7:46 PM

Well put Mr. Hayen…although I’d say that we humans spent a lot longer as hunter gatherers than we did living in so called civilization. So that intelligence is still there, I hope. But generally crushed out of us early on.

I had the misfortune/great fortune to grow up in a religion that did not go to doctors at all. So I never developed the fear of germs etc., that most of the more bourgeois people I know seem to have. I railed against my mother for making us so “different” but now I’m actually grateful, not for that religion at all (mostly crap), but for the lack of fear instilled in things I can’t control.

David
David
Aug 17, 2020 6:03 AM
Reply to  Lorie

I am also grateful, not for being raised in a high control cult, but for the fact it has trained me into observing propaganda and fear/trauma based mind control. We were also taught to be suspicious of “secular authority” and of course that included the medical sector which is why I’ve never been vaccinated and will fight to my last breath in order not to be forced into this.

JuraCalling
JuraCalling
Aug 16, 2020 7:43 PM

”the possible nefarious plans being executed intended to drive us toward a global dominance of the elite and the execution of their agenda.” Yes, the ‘possible’ nefarious agenda of that elite. Purely conjecture, naturally.After all, they’re all ‘philanthropists’ trying to save the planet and make it safer for humankind. They’d never conspire ( oops, I said the ‘c’ word) to be so underhand merely to rid the world of whom they deem less worthy of oxygen as themselves. ”The more I read, and the more I engage my own critical thinking” I enjoy a bit of that. My seat belt is tightened. Commence. ”The results of these forces could be an emergent property of sorts, growing, unawares and alternatively, out of the consciously created agenda..Likely it is a convenient side effect that helps the primary conscious cause to achieve its goal.’‘ Lots of Psychology jargon there.Fair enough. But still only speculation. So… Read more »

JuraCalling
JuraCalling
Aug 16, 2020 8:17 PM
Reply to  JuraCalling

( admin..you’ve made an echo ) 😮

Zen Priest
Zen Priest
Aug 16, 2020 9:52 PM
Reply to  JuraCalling

Excellent comment.

John
John
Aug 17, 2020 4:49 AM
Reply to  JuraCalling

“That disease, suffering, and succumbing to the natural rhythms of life are natural” Humans are not part of nature like other species. We are born unprotected, having to cloth ourselves in order to protect ourselves. We are also dependent on nurturing and training for a very very long time. Out in the woods, left to nature, we are and will remain stupid and clumsy, different from animals who have instinctive intelligence, we have our faculty of reason, and altogether greater ability of learning and building. We are born unnatural, we are partly nurtured by nature, partly left to our own special devices, midways as it seems. Humans do not admit of suffering being inevitable, we righteously seek ways to diminish these, the methods might at times be erroneous, but it would be stupid to not aspire to the diminishing of suffering, and nobody knows to what extent this can be… Read more »

JuraCalling
JuraCalling
Aug 16, 2020 7:39 PM

”the possible nefarious plans being executed intended to drive us toward a global dominance of the elite and the execution of their agenda.” Yes, the ‘possible’ nefarious agenda of that elite. Purely conjecture, naturally.After all, they’re all ‘philanthropists’ trying to save the planet and make it safer for humankind. They’d never conspire ( oops, I said the ‘c’ word) to be so underhand merely to rid the world of whom they deem less worthy of oxygen as themselves. ”The more I read, and the more I engage my own critical thinking” I enjoy a bit of that. My seat belt is tightened. Commence. ”The results of these forces could be an emergent property of sorts, growing, unawares and alternatively, out of the consciously created agenda..Likely it is a convenient side effect that helps the primary conscious cause to achieve its goal.’‘ Lots of Psychology jargon there.Fair enough. But still only speculation. So… Read more »

Lost in a dark wood
Lost in a dark wood
Aug 16, 2020 7:28 PM

The material or “natural” world is an endless source of metaphor, and those metaphors may both help and hinder in our connection with the “Worlds of Eternity”. But the real battle is mental and spiritual; and it always has been. In opposition to the pretentiously named “Age of Enlightenment”, William Blake wrote extensively about it 200 years ago:
https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Milton_(excerpts)/Preface

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, in his June letter to Trump, gives the battle a contemporary tint. He writes:

Before the power of prayer, the deceptions of the children of darkness will collapse, their plots will be revealed, their betrayal will be shown, their frightening power will end in nothing, brought to light and exposed for what it is: an infernal deception.

https://s3.amazonaws.com/lifesite/Open_Letter_President_Donald_Trump.pdf

Thom
Thom
Aug 16, 2020 7:25 PM

Except that most people are wearing the masks because it is the law, not out of personal choice. Therefore it is not nature they fear, but the government, police or the judgement of each other. Here in the UK nearly everyone whips the masks on and off when they enter and leave shops. If national and local government gave up on the whole coronavirus scam, I suspect almost no one in Britain would put on a mask again.

Michael Roberts
Michael Roberts
Aug 16, 2020 7:48 PM
Reply to  Thom

Just don’t wear the bloody masks! It’s very simple!

Ælfræd
Ælfræd
Aug 16, 2020 8:17 PM
Reply to  Thom

I seen a guy on an open top bus wearing one today, the only person on the top deck too. and he was fat. I had to get pics with my long distance lense

Eyes Open
Eyes Open
Aug 16, 2020 9:44 PM
Reply to  Thom

Since this nightmare began I’ve never been afraid of the ‘virus’. (I don’t know anyone who’s had the f***ing thing.) I’ve been afraid, instead, of lockdown and the Government’s response. My fears have been vindicated.

I wear a mask to avoid fines and confrontation with mask Nazis. Even though I can’t breathe properly with them on and I feel sometimes like I may pass out.

The gaslighting media tell me it’s in my head – that I can’t breathe properly. That I should be able to run a marathon with a face mask.. Then I see an article about how the US military used surgical face masks, goggles and ear plugs as sensory deprivation torture techniques on prisoners.

Those behind the pushing of face masks are seriously evil people.

aspnaz
aspnaz
Aug 17, 2020 12:33 AM
Reply to  Thom

Except that most people are wearing the masks because it is the law, not out of personal choice.

I know you are talking about the UK, but here in Hong Kong your comment doesn’t pass the sniff test. Most people here, and I am talking something close to 100%, were wearing masks before it became law: the law was targetted at the white man and other minorities who decided to not wear masks.

Tim Drayton
Tim Drayton
Aug 17, 2020 1:57 PM
Reply to  Thom

Peter Hitchens puts the number doing it voluntarily at 85% and, unfortunately, I think he is close to the mark. My impression is that the vast majority buy into the dominant narrative.

Barovsky
Barovsky
Aug 16, 2020 7:12 PM

Folks, you need to read Boris and Arkady Strugatsky’s novel, ‘The Snail on the Slope’, 1980. Man against Nature (on someone else’s planet)

Cheap on Abe books: https://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=30553323643&searchurl=sortby%3D17%26tn%3Dthe%2Bsnail%2Bon%2Bthe%2Bslope&cm_sp=snippet-_-srp1-_-image1

Portonchok
Portonchok
Aug 16, 2020 6:56 PM

We’ve certainly been distancing ourselves from nature for countless aeons, and hoping for immortality. We’re doing so in an almost pathalogical manner as the author describes. However, by default, by creating cities, countries and societies separates us further from nature as we build an artificial construct to survive in, reproduce, deliver the next generation then ultimately die ourselves. It’s akin to a gigantic Eden Project, but it’s an experiment on an ongoing basis and may fail at any time and kill us all. In such an artificial construct there are inevitably rulers and the led. There are winners and losers. They are the rule makers and the rule breakers. The leaders and winners protect and entrench their position. It has ever been thus.Therefore, with COVID or anything else for that matter, the same rules apply. The dawn of the internet has given us tremendous visibility which we’ve never had before… Read more »

Sophie - Admin1
Admin
Sophie - Admin1
Aug 17, 2020 12:25 AM
Reply to  Portonchok

We’ve asked you numerous times to stop using multiple IDs – you also post as Frank Speaker and BoLox. Choose one name please and stick with it.

John
John
Aug 17, 2020 5:04 AM
Reply to  Portonchok

“We’re doing so in an almost pathalogical manner as the author describes.”

The concept of pathological (when pertaining to what is of the mind, or mental) is a product of modern psychology. As already observed by critical writers, it is increasingly used to put a label on those who hold different views, in order to legitimately shut them out, with the aid of modern pschology. Perhaps in the near future, to give them a pill or another form of treatment to heal their ‘insane views’.

This is one of the many examples where those who criticize the means and methods to shut up dissenting views are using the same tactics, though not readily asking to impose a cure, they engage in keeping up the foundation, the label of pathology, according to some standard.., which inevitably at some point logically will demand a cure.

Peter Westwood
Peter Westwood
Aug 18, 2020 4:07 PM
Reply to  Portonchok

“Perhaps our only hope is that independent blocs such as China and Russia can hold out against the pressure and can act as a counter-balance.”
There are no “independent blocs”. No nation is standing out. Those that once did have been bombed to ruin. We are already in the NWO. Only “humanity” itself can rise against this occupying power. A big ask, considering the vast numbers of lie-swallowers that seem to form the majority of most “nations”.

Frank-Speaker
Frank-Speaker
Aug 16, 2020 6:48 PM

Dearie me OffG. I posted a totally reasonable comment to compliment this excellent airticle, and you moderated me. Weird.

I’ve been posting here for 3 years and pay a monthly sub, and you’ve also published an article that I authored last year for you. Now Admin1 classifies me as unsuitable for posting? WTF?

I fight for you on Twitter and elsewhere. I don’t expect any thanks, but to get moderated? Really? You used to pride yourselves on not being like the Guardian, yet now you are in danger of becoming like the Guardian?

Sophie - Admin1
Admin
Sophie - Admin1
Aug 17, 2020 12:29 AM
Reply to  Frank-Speaker

We didn’t moderate you. The spam filter just suddenly threw upwards of twenty comments in the pending folder for no obvious reason. Though in your case it might be your tendency to use multiple IDs, which the software tends to regard as evidence of a spambot. It’s an odd and unnecessary thing to do – maybe stop?

my parents said know
my parents said know
Aug 16, 2020 6:38 PM

Sure enough. Double post- sorry.

I see there are no laws in the US against subliminal messaging on a cell phone.

Wonder
Wonder
Aug 16, 2020 6:05 PM

According to clever social influencers, we are creeps if we plant our own vegetables. Wonder why? because this idiot is a promoter of frozen vegetables. They forgot that frozen vegetables come from the land, and need to be planted and watered and then picked up/harvested.

The real creeps are those who pay for these creepy social influencers. They will spout any nonsense for money, and the population has to suffer an assault after another on the rhythm of life.

Wonder
Wonder
Aug 16, 2020 5:53 PM

Forests in Brazil are considered by the top echelon in the military to be security national threat. so a maximum number of roads must be built across the pristine ecosystem.

I_left_the_left
I_left_the_left
Aug 16, 2020 10:15 PM
Reply to  Wonder

In my 20 years in Brazil, I haven’t heard that story. But I know that border security in forested border regions is a real headache, because of drug smugglers. There are also political concerns about preventing more deforestation, foreign NGOs in the Amazon up to no good, biopiracy by various corporate interests, and much resentment at talk or making the region into a UN protectorate. Maybe you refer to the trans-Amazonica road development plan begun by the military dictatorship in the 1960s. That project petered our long ago, and the one completed route is now impassable in many places due to the wet season. Maybe you have a link to the information I am missing?

IridescentAnaconda
IridescentAnaconda
Aug 16, 2020 5:48 PM

A comment in another post really spoke to me and it applies here:

Like swimming mightily against a mightier ocean rip until my arms began to cramp and, just before locking up and drowning, I tried swimming at right angles to it, and was safe within a few moments, the cleverest amongst us must dig deep and think of completely new counterintuitive strategies from “Left Field” as we say. Completely off the grid of normative thought and strategies.

The only way out is an orthogonal approach along the lines of what OP is suggesting here: grappling with Nature (capital-N Nature as well as our own human nature), reclaiming the space between our ears, and rebuilding relationships with the non-human world, with each other as humans, and among our own internal disintegrated parts.

my parents said know
my parents said know
Aug 16, 2020 5:45 PM

This may get repeated as my first post of it disappeared into the rules page.
I have been reading for a long time- this is my first day posting.

Silicon Satan

Technofascists! Unify!
We’ll remake life so we don’t die.
We’ll keep us safe; we’ll keep us well
And we shall have eternal Hell.

my parents said know
my parents said know
Aug 16, 2020 5:38 PM

I miss the stars on dim-lit nights.
I miss the stars, now quenched by lights.

Isn’t the future promised to us by Big Tech meant to be soul-crushing? I’m pretty sure it doesn’t believe in souls- or, if it does, it considers them to be nasty, unruly things we are better off without.

Objective
Objective
Aug 16, 2020 5:29 PM

He literally admitted it at 2;37.



JuraCalling
JuraCalling
Aug 17, 2020 3:12 AM
Reply to  Objective

That vid was up and has been up for 10 years. The ‘alt’ on youtube who have finally woke up ( slightly) think it was last week.

More recently, he’s demonstrated his BS in a far more amusing way. I couldn’t attach anything as i don’t know how, but this link is as good..

Bottom line..world leaders have let Mr Burns take over..

https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2018/12/05/harvard-scientists-begin-experiment-to-block-out-the-sun/#53fef56040c2

my parents said know
my parents said know
Aug 16, 2020 5:27 PM

Poem

Technofascists, unify!
We’ll remake life so we won’t die.
We’ll keep us safe; we’ll keep us well-
And we shall have eternal Hell.

charles kint
charles kint
Aug 16, 2020 5:09 PM

excellent piece, last century. and especially the beginning of this one, have shown us very succesful black operations, and we are forced to believe the crazy narratives In doing so we become part of the lie This quite often out of fear of job loss ridicule and a whole slew of other reasons And there are those who don’t even care about this at all , and would go along with what ever just for the fact that “we” can profit from it I’m still of the conviction that honesty, truthfulness, are the fabric that really binds us together, and keeps us healthy! and is hugely more beneficial than all this deceit! Unfortunately the spirit of J Goebbles rules ” if you persit long enough in the lie it will ultimately be accepted as the truth Another one is to accuse you enemy of the evil you are doing I… Read more »

martin
martin
Aug 17, 2020 4:16 AM
Reply to  charles kint

Very well put. We are trapped by the big lies at all levels. Intelligent kids are not even shocked by it as they were taught Post-modernist relativism at school. There is no Truth. The counter argument is that ‘commensurability’ in the jargon is common across humanity when it comes to this stuff, ask a whale.

Frankly Speaking
Frankly Speaking
Aug 16, 2020 5:07 PM

Excellent essay. Very thoughtful, nuanced and balanced. It needed a psychologist who understands how the brain functions to get to the crux of the problems we’re seeing across society. We’ve certainly been distancing ourselves from nature for aeons, and hoping for immortality. We’re doing so in an almost pathalogical manner as the author describes. However, by default, by creating cities, countries and societies separates us further from nature as we build an artificial construct to survive in, reproduce, deliver the next generation then ultimately die ourselves. It’s akin to a gigantic Eden Project, but it’s an experiment on an ongoing basis and may fail at any time and kill us all. In such an artificial construct there are inevitably rulers and the led. There are winners and losers. They are the rule makers and the rule breakers. The leaders and winners protect and entrench their position. It has ever been… Read more »

Frank Speaker
Frank Speaker
Aug 16, 2020 4:53 PM

Excellent essay. Very thoughtful and balanced, I really appreciated it and especially as an antidote to a lot of the black and white conspiratorial articles and comments we read here and elsewhere. It took a psychologist who understands how the brain functions to get to the crux of the problem. We’ve certainly been distancing ourselves from nature for aeons, and hoping for immortality. We’re doing so in an almost pathalogical manner as the author describes. However, by default, by creating cities, countries and societies separates us further from nature as we build an artificial construct to survive in, reproduce, deliver the next generation then ultimately die ourselves. It’s akin to a gigantic Eden Project, but it’s an experiment on an ongoing basis and may fail at any time and kill us all. In such an artificial construct there are inevitably rulers and the led. There are winners and losers. They… Read more »

eltrkbrd
eltrkbrd
Aug 16, 2020 4:19 PM

Really this is a pandemic of codependent, adult children (ontogenetic crippling)…