I recently re-read William Golding’s classic book Lord of The Flies, which I remembered being fascinated with last time I read it at school over 25 years ago, and all the ensuing debates we had about the meanings and messaging of the story. A group of boys are stranded on an island after a plane crash during wartime. They quickly descend into savagery, tribalism, and violence. There is a constant theme throughout the book of the shared fear the boys have over an elusive
Here in the USA every citizen commits multiple felonies per day as per the design of the system. Authorities can then choose whom to prosecute (persecute) when needed to control any dissent. Didn’t the IRS send an agent to Matt Tiabbi’s house while he was testifying in congress to send a message to the rest of us?
Good article; thanks.
I'm surprised by your fellow consultant's attitude, but maybe it's his reaction to the feeling of helplessness that overwhelms most of us at some stage of awakening. We realise that there's so much closing in on us that we freeze from - yes - fear. We realise that our loud screams have dropped into a void.
At this point most of us, I think, decide that living well is the best revenge, generating positive energy, speaking out quietly and personally, and to the extent that we are able to do so (those with dependents are less free to choose than those without, for example).
I respect those who, like you, are keeping my spirits up and helping me clarify my thoughts here on Substack. It matters not that you are anonymous. (It would be a different equation if you were professing expertise in a particular aspect of the madness).
Excellent Nicolas, some insightful comments about fear. As a counsellor (humanistic) I have dealt with clients' fear on many occasions. My method for minimising my own fears is to recognise a universal power greater than I from which I believe 100% in the work of angels from many personal experiences.
Angels work by causing strangers to come to me (a stranger is a friend I have not yet met) for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. They always deliver gifts, free of asking for any return, which for me is the essence of love. Rick came to me this way and being a yachtsman we have a common bond by delivering gifts too others. Landsmen tend to work on a competitive basis - "you do this for me and I will do this for you - this is 'trading' and is the antithesis of love.
I use Jesus' teaching for the basis my moral and behavioural guide during my Earth-walk. I can thus be described as a "Christian Deist" and often quote His wisdom in my writing and comments. I have used this beautiful little book for 30 years to help my clients engage in personal transformation using 12 lessons: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Love-Letting-Fear-Gerald-Jampolsky/dp/158761118X
Fear is rooted in the sense of not getting what I want (not need) and fear of losing what I have. But a quick appraisal of our Maker's Creation reveals that all we ever need is actually free. The use of money has corrupted the peace and serenity which is obtained by understanding the wisdom of Jesus:
"On this account I say to you: Stop being anxious about your lives as to what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your bodies as to what you will wear. Does not life mean more than food and the body than clothing? Observe intently the birds of heaven; they do not sow seed or reap or gather into storehouses, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth more than they are? Who of you by being anxious can add one cubit to his life span?" [Matthew 6:25-27]
There was a real life "Lord of the Flies" incident. It couldn't have been more different from the fictional story.
I read Lord of the Flies as a teenager in a dingy shed, sitting on a lawnmower, after my father's satanic ex-wife banished me from the house until I complied with her dictates, which I didn't want to do. It made a deep impression.
Boy did you say a mouthful here. Greetings from Bangkok! I plan on updating my substack soon about my personal situations. The US Embassy just inquired a few minutes ago on why I hadn't scheduled my husband's medical check. Would you be in a big hurry to send your spouse into someplace where you know full well permanent injury or death could be the outcome? Once bitten twice shy would be an understatement here. I have a very specific bad experience with immigration jabs given by the panel physician in Bangkok, Thailand BEFORE Covid jabs were even on the market...
Note : should be noted that many who did stand their ground lost their livelihoods ! But, those who complied with forcing shots on others to "save themselves" were in a tough position . It does appear that the majority did "follow orders" ... however. AND, let's definitely not forget those who were giving those orders ! and .......... still are !
Is there really such a thing as Karma ??????????????
"My behavior over the past few years would have got me and my family killed by the Nazis, as I’m sure is the case with many reading this. If I was faced with the dilemma of getting jabbed or having my family killed, I certainly would have taken the jab. If it was a matter of fighting for the Nazi party or my family being murdered, I would have certainly suited up and fought for the motherland. These were the realities the Germans faced.
In America the past several years, people have complied to remain comfortable. Americans have given into the woke policies with no threat of violence or death, just the need to fit in and be more comfortable. People have allowed their elections to be stolen and their God to be blasphemed and they’ve stayed quiet about it. It’s kind of hard to look down at the Germans for giving in when many today have given in without a true threat to themselves or their families—just a desire to be more comfortable."
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Outside of the posters that they display, do you like the factories and what they’re producing? Are they paying good wages to their workers?