Posted By: Iain October 29, 2020 at In This Together
There are many people who, perhaps for the first time in their lives, are starting to ask fundamental questions about the nature of society and their relationship to authority. This runs contrary to everything they have been taught to believe and is an intensely uncomfortable experience. It takes courage to question your own values and belief systems.
We are all instructed, almost from the cradle, that to obey is good. Doing as we are told is always rewarded and disobedience punished. In part, this is a valuable lesson for a toddler. We need to obey our parent’s command or risk being harmed. When a parent says “no” a child must obey. Parents love their children and exercise their authority to protect them. The child knows less than their parent.
As we grow we become increasingly capable of exercising critical thought. We learn to assess dangers for ourselves and, as experience builds, we develop into adults, able to exercise our own judgment. We have free will and take full responsibility for our own actions.
Yet, as we mature, the authorities demand that we never put away childish things. We must stay obedient, follow the rules and learn to accept the convention of authority. Rather than take full responsibility for our own lives, we are instead told that we have signed up to something they call the social contract.
The authorities do not love us. They do not exercise their claimed authority to protect us. They do not know more than we do.
To question everything we think we understand about the nature of our society, inevitably means we have to question ourselves. It isn’t for the fainthearted and, under normal circumstances, it is easier and safer not to bother.
These are not normal circumstances. Awful though it is for those who suffer it, COVID 19 is not the most pressing danger we face. Our mortal enemy is our own individual apathy. If we simply allow a new abnormal global society to be constructed by a minuscule gaggle of immensely wealthy power brokers, that society will serve them and enslave all of us and our children for generations to come.
To those who are starting to question authority, asking questions of power, I salute you. For those who aren’t I ask you why not? You have nothing to lose. You can’t keep your head down and hope you will be spared. The new biosecurity State the authorities are building is for everyone.
Resistance or slavery are your only options.
The random thoughts of 99th Monkey . . . an occasional rant and other reflections in the hall of mirrors.