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Why is our ruling class so determined to destroy civil society and what’s left of Western Civilization, substituting authoritarianism? Are they afraid of us?
A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about how our ruling class is destroying every aspect of Western Civilization and the civil society we thought was protected. A mere 23 days later it’s gotten noticeably worse in Australia. Storm-troopers dressed in black are attacking protesters of outrageously severe WuFlu lockdowns, shooting them with rubber bullets while some local government demand citizens download app to their mobile phones that will allow police to ascertain whether they are staying inside or not.
And, this Stalinist police state activity is coming from a conservative government in what is supposed to be a free state. The protesters come from the worker class, while the shooters are cheered on by ruling class members watching from high-rises, secure in knowing they can work from home. Meanwhile, in another part of what was once the British Empire, a conservative challenger to little boy Trudeau, who was vulnerable on the matter of his own ridiculous WuFlu restrictions, inexplicably decided the way to beat the spoiled child was to promise his own COVID control over the population. He lost, of course, leaving Canada to blow in the wind.
What possibly accounts for such idiocy? The same thing that explains so much else. Why, for example, the same set of DRBC Commissioners who run the SRBC can ban fracking in one river basin for fear of water quality threats, while permitting it in another and lauding the fact water quality has not been discernibly affected by the same activities. It is the fear held by a ruling class in New York and Philadelphia that wants nothing to do with the sort of development or the people involved with natural gas, especially landowners.
It is a ruling class who would prefer the Delaware River Basin be a buffer against the gauche world of commoners who work the land in one way or another and have the temerity to suppose some rights come with this. This ruling class supposes the opposite; that the land is for their enjoyment and ought to be completely in their hands. Better to keep the commoners on the other side of the ridge. Say what you want about fracking. Let’s have the debate. But, this is surely no way to govern. It is corrupt to the core.
This is the nature of the fear the ruling class has for us. It is why Big Tech promotes over-the-top WuFlu measures; it affects them not a wit and keeps us under control. It is why major media routinely lies to us about everything and why we have a President who supposes he can mandate vaccines on the basis of something as flimsy as OSHA. If that’s all it takes, we are in very, very deep trouble because there is literally nothing that could not be mandated by the stroke of Presidential pen, your weight, for example, and what you eat. We are seeing a remarkable ascent of authoritarianism, which, we must remember is but a reflection of the fear the ruling class has of us.
No one has done a better of articulating this than a fellow named Neil Oliver in a video I became aware of as a reader of this post:
I call your attention, especially, to Oliver’s remarks at 3:16, which rings so true when you consider who is funding the bulk of the lobbying aimed at dividing us all and picking winners (e.g., Big Pharma, Big Tech, Big Green) and losers (e,g., landowners, ratepayers, taxpayers):
Those billionaires don’t much like us either. We’re like ants and wasps spoiling what might otherwise be a lovely picnic just for them our small lives are petty concerns rent mortgages health and education are beneath them. More importantly, our lives are made so different by circumstances. We’re becoming increasingly incomprehensible to them. There are two groups to watch those with everything to lose and those with nothing to lose. Leaders feeling backed into a corner by the great unwashed often seek safety by demanding and then taking more and more control for our own good of course.
That second sentence explains everything we need to know about why the DRBC Commissioners have no compunction about denying Delaware River Basin landowners the same rights they give Susquehanna River Basin landowners; the latter are far enough away. It is why a feckless Patrick McDonnell, Pennsylvania’s DEP Secretary had no effective answer when Senator Lisa Baker confronted him with the DRBC/SRBC double standards. It is, too, why we see endless examples of celebrities and politicians demanding masking, regardless of vaccination status or COVID history, as they themselves blithely ignore their own rules. The rules are for us as a demonstration of their power and control over us. It explains it all.
What this means, quite simply, is that we have the power, if we but exercise it. Exercise it we must if we are to preserve anything left of Western Civilization. We only need to recall the enemy is fear itself; the fear they have of us.
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