We’re a year into the “New Normal” (a/k/a The Totalitarianism Rebrand) and things are still looking ….… well, pretty totalitarian. Most of Western Europe is still in “lockdown,” or “under curfew,” or in some other state of “health emergency.” Police are fining and arresting people for “being outdoors without a valid reason.” Protest is still banned. Dissent is still censored. The official propaganda is relentless. Governments are avoiding pesky democratic accountability, & operating by edict, subjecting people to an ever-changing series of increasingly absurd restrictions of the most fundamental aspects of everyday life. And now, the campaign to “vaccinate” the whole of humanity against a virus (that in 95% of those infected causes mild to moderate flu-like symptoms – or more commonly no symptoms at all, that over 99% of the infected survive, has no effect on age-adjusted death rates), is being waged with literally messianic fervour. “Vaccine Passports” (which even 3 months ago were definitely not going to habben) are now definitely going to habben, (endorsed enthusiastically by Israel of all places). In 1933 Nazi Germany, the Aryan Ancestry Certificate was a document that certified the holder was a member of the presumed Aryan race, it was required of all employees in the public sector & a primary requirement for anyone wishing to become a Reich citizen after the implementation of the Nuremberg Laws in 1935. But please don’t be silly enough to make a direct comparison between VP and AACs, that would be unhelpful…..
In other words, as predicted by we “conspiracy theorists,” the “temporary emergency public health measures” implemented by Global Capitalism in March of 2020 are still very much in effect, and then some. That said, as you have probably noticed, the tenor of things is shifting a bit, which is unsurprising, as GloboCap is now making the transition from Phase 1 to Phase 2 of the “New Normal” roll-out. Phase 1 was pretty much classic “shock and awe.” An “apocalyptic virus” was “discovered.” A global “state of emergency” was declared. Constitutional rights were cancelled. Soldiers, police, surveillance cameras, military drones & robot dogs were all deployed to implement the worldwide police state. The masses were bombarded with official propaganda, photos of people dropping dead in the street, unconscious patients dying in agony, bodies being stuffed into makeshift morgue trucks, hospital ships, ICU horror stories, projections of hundreds of millions of deaths, terror-inducing Orwellian slogans, sentimental “war effort” billboards, and so on. The full force of the most formidable Goebbelsian propaganda machine in history was unleashed on the public all at once. (See BBC, Graun, CNN, New York & London Times, Daily Wail, Barclay Brothers Beano, Forbes, and other “authoritative” sources like the IMF & the UN, WHO, & WEF)
But the “shock and awe” phase can’t go on forever, nor is it ever intended to. Its purpose is :
(a) to terrorize the targeted masses into a state of submission,
(b) to irreversibly destabilize their society, so that it can be radically “restructured,” and
(c) to convincingly demonstrate an overwhelming superiority of force, so that resistance is rendered inconceivable.
This shock and awe (or “rapid dominance”) tactic has been deployed by empires, and aspiring empires, throughout the course of military history. It has just been deployed by GloboCap against …… well, against the entire world. And now, that phase is coming to an end.
The shape of Phase 2 is not entirely clear yet, but one can make a few logical assumptions. Typically, this is the phase in which the conquering force (in this case, GloboCap) restores “normality” (i.e., a “new normality”) to the society it has just destabilized and terrorized. It installs a new occupation-friendly government, restarts the economy, and otherwise begins the gradual transition from martial law to something resembling “normal” everyday life. It hands out sweeties to kids, financial aid to businesses, power to generals and police, and “freedom” to the shell-shocked public. This appears to be where we are at the moment. As you’ve probably noticed, the corporate media, government leaders, and medical experts have been making noise about “the end of the pandemic” or at least “the end of the emergency phase of it”. Cue the entrance into the spotlight, & the corporate media “line to take” is “some level of Covid is tolerable”, “Zero Covid is unlikely” etc. Now that the vaccination push is underway, they are trying to temper the mass paranoia and hatred that they have fomented for over a year with some hope and a vision of a post-crisis future.
For example, in the UK, the Government has sagely announced the return of some freedoms & trust to the people. Not just yet though, & strictly on the basis that people will be sensible & continue to conform & obey the strictures of “teh science”. The Government will of course (reluctantly, but very firmly) be forced to re-introduce selective lockdowns if it is suspected that we have abused their trust. There will be further weekly Kafkaesque conditions shortly to be announced in the plan, but I think you get the general idea….. we’re all on probation. Meanwhile, in the USA, although Washington DC remains under occupation, the Capitol surrounded by razor-wire fences to “protect democracy from an enemy straight out of 1984”, Texas, Mississippi, and a few other states are joining Florida in open rebellion, and allowing people to go out to eat, get together with their families and friends, walk around in public without medical-looking masks, and otherwise go about living their lives in a totally non-anus-clenched-paranoid fashion. Notwithstanding the confected ratings-driven outrage of Piers Moron, (the narcissistic Covidian Cultist….think I spelled that correctly) this development is not of great concern to GloboCap, as the coastal power centres are full-blown “New Normal,” and the liberals who predominantly occupy them have been transformed into paranoid, hysterical zealots who now dedicate a considerable amount of time to hunting down alleged “covid deniers,” “anti-maskers,” “vaccine refusers,” “white-supremacist extremists,” “conspiracy theorists,” “libertarians,” “racist cartoonists,” and anyone else who won’t conform to their pathologized-totalitarian ideology, whilst obsessively trolling them on social media, and reporting their thoughtcrimes to RealityPlod.
This transformation of the relatively affluent, predominantly liberal, middle/upper classes, and the millions futilely aspiring thereto, into mindlessly-order-following “New Normals) has also occurred here in Western Europe, and elsewhere throughout the global capitalist empire, and was one of GloboCap’s main objectives throughout Phase 1 of the “New Normal” rollout. This transformation has been in progress for quite some time, less dramatically and without a virus. It will continue once this virus is gone. The “New Normal” isn’t just about a virus. The “New Normal” was never just about a virus. You don’t need a new “normal” because of a virus. You need a new “normal” when your current “normal” has outlived its usefulness to those in power, which, in our case, are the global capitalist ruling classes.
Basically, we’re living through one of those historic transformations of the structure of political power that we usually don’t recognize until after it has occurred … not just a “changing of the guard,” a transformation of the nature of power, how it is exercised, the beliefs it is based on, and the “reality” conjured into being by those beliefs. Everything, in fact, that the 1984 of George Orwell presciently forecast. This transformation began with the end of the Cold War, when global capitalism became the first globally-hegemonic ideological system in history. The roll-out of the “New Normal” is part of that transformation, not the whole of it, but an essential stage. We are transitioning from an ideological “reality” to a post-ideological “reality” … a “reality” in which any and all deviation from official ideology (i.e., “normality”) is no longer a political challenge or threat, but an “illness” or “psychiatric disorder.” Y’see, a globally-hegemonic system (e.g., global capitalism) has no external enemies, as there is no territory ‘outside’ the system. Its only enemies are within the system, and thus, by definition, are insurgents, also known as ‘terrorists’ and ‘extremists.’ These terms are utterly meaningless, obviously. They are purely strategic, deployed against anyone who deviates from GloboCap’s official ideology … which, in case you were wondering, is called ‘normality’ (or, in our case, currently, ‘New Normality’) … the new breed of ‘terrorists’ do not just hate us for our freedom … they hate us because they hate ‘reality.’ They are no longer our political or ideological opponents … they are suffering from a psychiatric disorder. They no longer need to be argued with or listened to … they need to be ‘treated,’ ‘re-educated,’ and ‘deprogrammed,’ until they accept ‘Reality.’”
As we shift from Phase 1 to Phase 2 of the “New Normal,” the demonisation of political dissent will continue, and intensify, both overtly and subtly. GloboCap and corporate media will continue to warn of imminent “attacks on democracy” by imaginary “domestic terrorists,” as well as the old “non-domestic terrorists.” They will also continue to warn of imminent threats posed by exotic viruses, and “variants” of exotic viruses, and permanent “conditions” caused by viruses, and other threats to our bodily fluids. Above all, they will continue to warn of the danger of ingesting “misinformation,” “conspiracy theories,” or any other type of unverified, unauthorized, un-fact-checked content. They will thoroughly diagnose the sources of such content, and exhaustively explain the pathological conditions from which these sources will clearly be suffering. They will explore a variety of treatments and cures, and recommend prophylactic measures against potential exposure to these sources. These multiplicitous “threats to democracy” (i.e., “terrorists,” “viruses,” “misinformation,” “racism,” “sexism,” “homophobia,” “transphobia,” “electoral-system scepticism,” “premeditated pronoun abuse,” “oppositional-defiant-infant masklessness,” “vaccine hesitancy,” “religion,” etc) will fuse into a single easy to identify enemy which “New Normal” children will be conditioned to reflexively hate and fear, and want to silence, and quarantine off from “normal” society, or “cure” of their “illness” with government-mandated, “safe and effective” pharmaceutical therapies.
Me? I’m just a paranoid “triangulist conspiracy theorist” spreading “unverified misinformations” …………
After all, 1984 was only a book……… wasn’t it?
© DJM 2021
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