The hour is late, compadres. Those of you who are cognizant certainly feel the purse net drawing closed. Those still asleep will soon be awakened by the sheer concentration of individual life forces reacting to the constraints being put in place. The gloves are off and those who would exercise dominion over all are openly arrogant. Again, papier mâché fortunes will be made and lost working the dialectics of the swarm.
The pace of change has been steadily accelerating, so that is not news. What is news is that the pace of implementation of controls already put into place has also accelerated. This coupled with the easily proved dampening of the intellect via propaganda, marketing, psy-ops, pharmaceuticals, etc.; create a graphic that when combined can illustrate to us how a point can easily be reached where the human ability to cope with change will be over laden and result in utter passivity.
I have seen in the past week people glowing about being short-listed for a spot on a near future one way trip to a proposed Mars Station. If we were able to analyze the true motives of the great adventurers and travelers that decorate our history books, we would undoubtedly come to learn that people who are happy at home do not readily abandon their homes. Usually, they are driven by other forces or motives.
When I consider the rarity of our planet and the absolute beauty of perfection of the natural earth system including our species; I marvel at anyone who would be willing to leave it forever. To me, this is symptomatic of people who have grown completely disenchanted with our world. When I survey that world, I understand how they must have come to their conclusions but I would beg to differ with their findings.
Taken as a whole, we are the problem. Having said that, I would further qualify that statement with the fact that the majority by far are guilty only of behaving like lemmings and placing their trust in a small minority demonstrably not worthy of that trust. I would further qualify that statement with the fact that relying on others to protect one is no different than paying money to a bully for protection from other bullies.
From the time of Sumer and likely prior to that, when people willingly went intra muros for the convenience and protection provided for a price, the racket has remained the same. Rather than to use this reference to highlight the antiquity of our problem, I would rather you observe it from the opposite view. A time lapse of six or seven thousand years in the grand scheme of human earth time is but a sneeze.
For this reason, I marvel at the Mars volunteers on two fronts. One, that they have so easily given up on our species fixing things up here on our own ground and two, that they have no more proof than I or you that we humans have even actually stepped onto the moon, our closest body in space. Far from denying that we have, I simply would remind them that a group of photos and videos and a few rocks are not conclusive proof. While a generation's attention and hopes are focused on the red planet's habitation, reported to be ten years off into the future, much manipulation will be done down here on earth.
It is clear to even consumers of mainstream media that the world is in an awful tangle. The inmates are running the asylum, mostly by diversion and slight of hand. The cold, hard fact is that those humans who are perpetrating such misery on the vast majority are so few in number. They will predictably behave as any cornered animal. Their repertoire of coping mechanisms are ancient, traditional, logical, published and also very few in number.
They possess a limited, cunning type of intellect and via their money system are able to purchase the genius and good-will of the herd and apply it to further their own ends. Consider that an Italian scientist has announced this week that in two years time, a full body transplant will be possible. This would be the sewing on of a head to another body. Yet, the vast majority of you reading this article could not afford to set your dwelling up with solar powered heating or afford an electric car for example.
Your water is poisoned with fluoride and you are eating glycophosphates, breathing cadmium and aluminum compounds. Your right to choose whether or not to inject potentially lethal vaccines into your children and yourselves is being taken away while a new Barbie Doll is being provided that can connect to the Cloud and hold conversations with your child as well as transmit your household conversations. All while your right to end your own life or that of your unborn child is simultaneously being legally expanded.
Someone once said that democracy was two wolves and a sheep deciding what to have for dinner. They were not joking. Traditionally, the comedian has been the only one tolerated to speak the truth, as if in jest. Think of some of your old favorites and realize that they might not have been joking.
The current difficulties we face were long in the making in terms of a single human lifetime but as I pointed out, a mere hiccup in the story of homo sapiens. What we call evil is writhing like the coils of a snake with its head pinned to the ground by a stick or spitting and hissing like a cat treed by a hound. That is, if your eyes are open. Most will see and hear the opposite. Some will be mesmerized by the physical beauty of the intricately patterned scales and some will hear only the gentle purring of a kitten.
A good exercise at this time for people and one that I make no claim to the authorship of, is to try out supposing that every bit of data that one receives through every means is false. Everything is a lie. Everything. From this perspective, one will soon develop the habit of taking up the burden of proving things for themselves and thus one's mental and spiritual muscles will naturally get stronger. Today's takeover of the Internet by the FCC with a 322 page rule book nobody was allowed to see prior to its being implemented further underscores the above as a good way to proceed in the coming days.
The Trail of Tears doesn't begin or end with the Cherokee. It began long before and continues to this day. Moving away from the pain is a physical impossibility at this juncture, in my opinion, and each must deal with things where they happen to be standing now on our blue planet. Much will become obvious very soon. The real fight is the same as it has always been, since the beginning. A fight for your heart and for your mind. No human has the power to give or take anyone's freedom but the clever can always make it appear appealing to give up and surrender.
From the chaos, our species will yet emerge. The outcome will define what we always really were in the first instance. We will get what we want. We will be whatever we are willing to be. When the dust settles on our next chapter and the fur stops flying, it will be time to revive an old Cherokee custom. It will be time for those who's lives span across the before and the after to do the Booger Dance.
Michael Hawes was born in Texas, raised in Louisiana and lives in British Columbia.