It's a very beautiful letter that I wholeheartedly agree with; however, it refers more to consciousness awakening to trust as an evolution process of understanding both during and post-virus. Here's the thing, I am not afraid because I know whatever happens is meant to happen ( this includes the possibility of me contracting it ). The majority that I know do not fear the virus, they are cautious of humans, and how they act when a survival mode kicks in.
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So, my question stands, what does your imagination suggest to humanity ( aside from waking up consciously and learning from this ) in order to survive this without government right now. Keep in mind that trust is a slow process for many who have been hurt by those they've loved the most. If it weren't for corporate America belaying disconnects and late fees for services, and the government distributing stimulus checks, they would be losing a great deal this month.
I don't think Bret Weinstein lacked imagination as much as he was stating reality.
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My baseline is this:
Who does one trust more for accuracy concerning what’s going on? The controlled government mass media machine (with its track-record of lies & spin), or voices that question it?
“What Bret Weinstein was saying was that NOW is not the time to go all anarchy nor pay heed to government conspiracy theories."
I’m afraid history is not on Bret’s side. Having had German in-laws who lived as teenagers & young adults in the 1930s and the war, they agonised over the rise of Hitler and spent the rest of their post-war lives in constant guilt that they did not do enough to ‘stop him’.
We face a similar time. Now is EXACTLY the right time to rigorously question the mass-media narrative and vociferously state a different perception. (Remember how mass-media works - first you control the flow of information, which leads to control of perception which in turn leads to control of behaviour).
Your comment about Denmark’s mandatory vaccines.
I picked that up hearsay from a Swedish friend, so stand better informed by you about the detail; thank you for that. But does it not cross a dangerous threshold? Do governments never break their own laws (and best intentions)?
“The mandatory vaccination [in Denmark] will only occur IF and WHEN a successful vaccine against covid-19 is developed. This is to protect the general population from the disease spreading.
I agree with it. It's no different from the polio or measles vaccines. Or a smoker whose second hand smoke can cause lung cancer. Smokers yell and scream about their rights, which I understand; however, when their rights infringe on my rights to not breathe secondhand smoke, the story changes.
I have a right to refuse something to protect myself … "
So do I, which is why I’m minimally vaxxed, haven’t drunk municipal fluoride/chlorinated water for over 25 years, don’t smoke or take drugs, not even taken an aspirin for decades, and eat only organic. In other words, I have behaved responsibly to build up a strong immune system, which I perceive as a basic right of control over my own body — and I don’t see why any tyranny should prevent me from doing so, either.
“Josh, you are someone of great intellect whom I personally admire. I don't say that to many people, so when I do, it's genuine. However, that being said, there are times I feel you are being flippant to the circumstance of others because of your own personal lifestyle.”
I’m honoured by your assessment but I’m just a steady plodder, and more of an engineer-inventor than an academic intellectual. As a back-story, in 2006/7 I felt ‘the economic system’ was going to collapse (was nearly right, given 2008). With 5 children/step-children all of whom live in big cities, I thought, jeez, when the system goes belly up how am I going to feed them, and their families?
So we gave up familiar security, kissed goodbye to pensions, moved to Portugal, bought land, went up an extremely expensive and loss-making steep learning-curve, and now grow food for two but with room for expansion.
12 years on, the leap of faith may prove to be vindicated; or not. I’m not smug. If I come over as flippant, it probably slips out from the inner tension of seeing circumstances evolving where I could say “I told you so” but at the same time not wanting these circumstances ever to happen.
But I do have an agenda, which leads …
… back to the original question about imagination. “So, my question stands, what does your imagination suggest to humanity ( aside from waking up consciously and learning from this ) in order to survive this without government right now.”
As mentioned above, I’m not suggesting ‘no government’, merely rigorous questioning both of Gov’t, and those credulous enough to believe in their every word concerning a killer virus on the loose.
And my imaginative response is simply this: the only sustainable future is a decentralised agrarian society where people look after the land and re-acquaint themselves with Nature’s bounty, and their own, for we are ‘of the same stuff’ as Nature.
A visionary government with imagination would therefore start promoting an exodus from cities to the countryside. After all, it was done the other way round from the late 1700s onwards with the Industrial Revolution. Why not the reverse? An Agrarian Revolution? Nothing is fixed; life is open.
And if you give Nature an inch (with a modicum of understanding how Nature works), she responds by giving back a mile. This is the opposite of characteristic from a Technocratic Artificial Intelligence Tyranny which if you give an inch, it takes a mile.
And it is Technocracy, not Capitalism or Communism which is destined to be the basis of a new world order, with people huddled together & controlled in cities, and with the countryside all destroyed - unless people en-masse exercise their volition to ‘go back to the land’ before it’s too late. This isn’t just a responsibility, this is a fundamental right of all humans to live in (and be enlivened by) close contact with Nature.