When the Bulldozer Keeps Bulldozing: How to Feel
Bad news about New York isolation camps and how to keep the spirits high while living under a mob
The bad news is that on our authoritarian governor’s appeal, the NYS Supreme Court Appellate Division’s Fourth Judicial Department dismissed Bobbie Anne Cox’s previously victorious lawsuit against the
isolation camps totally awesome non-quarantine non-camps in New York.
Is it a good sign? No. Is Bobbie Anne going to keep fighting? Yes. She is one brave soul, that Bobbie Anne. Hats off to her, and massive love!
(Why is Bobbie Anne not getting massive support from the mainstream for her obviously righteous plight? I think we know why. Look though, in the far-away China, the quarantine camps are not awesome, says the New York Times. Thank God it’s far away!)
The existential suspense of living through a global reset
The existential suspense we are under is intense. None of us know where this authoritarian nosedive with isolation camps will end up, and none of us know how far this entire lousy reset will go—and yet we keep walking tall because … what else? Hide under the bed and cry?
The problem with bullies is that they don’t stop bullying when they see helpless tears. They bully more—and if we act dejected by the grand scale and the cruel boot of the great reset, they’ll be very happy to place their boot on us bolder and keep stomping… and that is just not an option for us, and we are not going to let them do that. Crying is fine but there is time to cry, and there is time to stop crying and walk tall. And as we walk through the unpredictable zigzags of the journey, walking tall is the only way for us to walk.
A personal story
On my end, I realized that the fight to “defeat the great reset” was a long haul about two years ago, in 2021. I went through that striking realization just as the grifters and the spies started stealing and appropriating “resistance” slogans and turning them into empty brand-building words. I went through a sad phase. I was surprised and disappointed.
Initially, in 2020, I had thought that we were living through something unique, and surely, the people would see right through it and wake up, and unite, and no one would be able to trick us, and … and then the “usual” happened: the betrayal, the rivalry, the branding, the confusion, etc. And in the process of adjusting to reality, I understood that we were just living through history, and history is dependent on people’s internals and spiritual strength—and the long haul can cycle and circle for centuries, waiting for the people to remember their souls.
Once I realized that everything is a means to an end, and the end is connecting to our souls, I calmed down and accepted the fact that patience is our friend, and that we are in this for a long haul.
The paradox of the soul
Let’s address the massive, mind-bending paradox we are dealing with. There is a tremendous difference between the absolute need to maintain total faith in ourselves at all times—and the faux positive words. While the self-help industry is full of faux positive words, there is also a historical reality—and the historical realty is that the world is broken, and the tyrants and the globalists have been delivering their massive and very painful lousy resets to different people for centuries now.
The paradoxical trick is to be aware of history, able to deal with uncertainty—and yet act free, confident, brave, and rooted in love. To me, the reason for optimism is the understanding of our journey’s destination, which is eventual removal of bad habits, remembering our crazy beautiful souls, and diving into total and healing love, soul on.
Learning from history? Or not yet?
If we study history, we’ll see with disgust and sadness that historical trajectories of abuse can stretch out for centuries, and they have been, and they still are. We are living in one.
The recipients of the previous global reset, the so called indigenous folks—i.e. regular people, including our ancestors in different parts of the world, who lived mob-free, in an old normal way—have been dealing with the globalist mob for quite a while now. And the globalists and their yoke are still here! And sure enough, today, the lying globalists are trying to make it all about race and treacherous woke words. Yes, they are liars, and they want us to focus on the superficial and ignore the fact that the globalists’ yoke has always been global, and has always been manufactured by them for all of our necks (white, black, brown, purple, dotted, and so on). And they don’t care about any of our necks. Or blood. Or tears. Or murdered children. Or stolen property. They just don’t care.
Yes, all of us have been dealing with the globalist mob all of our lives, whether we thought about it in those terms or not. During the past decades, the very fortunate people, the westerners, have been handed the role of the “elevated, well-fed demographic”—and naturally, we forgot that we were living under a mob. We didn’t ponder the mob rule it a whole lot until 2020 knocked on our door. But we have been living under a mob all along!
On the other hand, the people coming from the still-in-the-memory “old normal” cultures, the so called indigenous, have not been handed a chance to forget the boot since the boot never quite let go of them. (For example, in the U.S., the famous freedom of religion didn’t cover Natives until 1978. Not too many people know that but it’s a fact. And is any “freedom” really free if it only protects the choices that work for the current Machine?)
What I am getting at is this. Defeating certain practical aspects of the lousy reset may happen during our life time. Even for that, we need to (and should, in my opinion), work hard and be brave. But the deeper clarity—the massive spiritual awakening—the shedding of all psyops that will stop the cycle of painful global resets for good—will probably take some time. Methinks, a very long time. And so, how do we keep our spirits up?
Last year, I wrote (for Dr. Mercola) about the ways of dealing with tyranny and the Stockdale paradox. I think it’s a beautiful—slightly brainy but beautiful—way to think about how resilience works.
Jim Stockdale was a United States Navy vice admiral and aviator who spent seven years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. Personally, I think that the Vietnam war, like most modern wars, was a shady one—which makes the story complex. But the “Stockdale paradox,” as described by author Jim Collins, is stunning.
Here is the story. At one point Jim Collins met up with Jim Stockdale, and he asked him how he prevailed while in prison.
“I never lost faith in the end of the story,” he said, when I asked him. “I never doubted not only that I would get out, but also that I would prevail in the end and turn the experience into the defining event of my life, which, in retrospect, I would not trade.”
I didn’t say anything for many minutes, and we continued the slow walk toward the faculty club, Stockdale limping and arc-swinging his stiff leg that had never fully recovered from repeated torture. Finally, after about a hundred meters of silence, I asked, “Who didn’t make it out?”
“Oh, that’s easy,” he said. “The optimists.”
“The optimists? I don’t understand,” I said, now completely confused, given what he’d said a hundred meters earlier.
“The optimists. Oh, they were the ones who said, ‘We’re going to be out by Christmas.’ And Christmas would come, and Christmas would go. Then they’d say, ‘We’re going to be out by Easter.’ And Easter would come, and Easter would go. And then Thanksgiving, and then it would be Christmas again. And they died of a broken heart.”
Another long pause, and more walking. Then he turned to me and said, “This is a very important lesson. You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end—which you can never afford to lose—with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be.”
To this day, I carry a mental image of Stockdale admonishing the optimists: “We’re not getting out by Christmas; deal with it!”
The Positive Side: Being Forced to Remember Who We Are
More from the article about dealing with tyranny without losing heart:
In terms of both survival and pushing back against the abuse, each of us faces the need to figure it out from the inside. Some of us have made major changes and moved to another country or state, others are making appropriate adjustments where they are. Some are very public about pushing back, some are focused on private lives. There is no one-size-fits-all recipe for how to deal with the onslaught of the “new normal” but it’s very important to listen to one’s heart and do what it says.
In practical terms, it’s probably a very good time to learn how to be more self-sufficient (for example, I am considering starting to grow food in an urban setting). It’s a perfect time to use cash a lot. It’s a great time to invest into health, and maybe even to reasonably stock up on some foods (but without panic, panic never helps).
But I think that of the most important thing might be establishing solid relationships with like-minded people — and for most of us, this has been happening naturally in the course of the past two years since the conditions made people’s general inclinations more transparent than before, and kinship became more visible. Loving people provide the kind of security that we all need (always, but especially now).
And the hope is that in the process of responding to these “interesting times,” we can get closer to figuring out who we are in this world, and why we are here. And one day — we don’t know when, but one day, this darkness will end, and we will laugh like children again. And we’ll heal but we’ll be stronger and wiser. I think that’s the point.
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