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The Mind of a Global Owner: Does Depopulation Make Sense?
A thought experiment and historical parallels.
This story is a thought experiment in gruesome things. Confession: I don’t even remotely enjoy writing about things that dark. In fact, I would much rather not even think about them at all. Eugenicist “population control” is not a small deal, history is proof that genocides occur, and due to the gravity and the ugliness of the beast, when we ponder it, we need to stay grounded in our souls and not be afraid. On my end, I try to make a clear distinction between what I know and what I don’t.
So no, I don’t know what exactly is in the heads of the people who “own” BlackRock, Vanguard and State Street. They don’t report their inner workings to me—and I am blessed for that. There are policy papers, reports, public statements, memoirs, and the general method of observing and connecting the dots. This is all we have. But unfortunately, “a case for depopulation” very much exists in the minds of the proverbial psychopaths—and they do have the means to pull it off. “Unthinkable” is a good argument for most of us—but not for a crazy person with an ambition for global control.
Based on that, it does benefit us to ponder this threat while staying fully grounded in light and keeping a cool head. And before anyone blames me for being “relaxed” in the face of a threat and preaching love and intellectual rigor instead of freaking out—freaking out kills. And being “relaxed” (not sleep-walking but “relaxed” in a warrior way) is key to not crawling on your knees.
A few years ago, by chance, I stumbled upon depopulation research, and I was stunned by just how logical the case for depopulation was from the standpoint of a proverbial psychopath. Back then, I made a mental note and carried on with my life. But then 2020 came, and the leaders in the West stopped pretending to value disobedient life. Unthinkably, many elders were medically murdered in nursing homes in broad daylight, innocent children were told to view themselves as vectors of disease, and it started feeling like all bets are off.
And let us not forget that eugenics, the cousin of population control, was mainstream science less than a century ago—the Rockefellers, Harvard and all--and it’s only the inglorious Hitler defeat that compelled the eugenicist opinion makers to look for new words. (Isn’t it soothing to know that the Rockefellers have an overwhelming influence on our medicine and food today?)
So let us do a thought experiment and look into the mind of a very wealthy psychopath.
The mind of a wealthy psychopath
Let’s imagine a human being born into money as far as the eyes see—and beyond. He has infinite money. Everybody around him has infinite money. He has so much money that he has no reason to relate to anyone underneath. They are down there, like dots on the ground—hard to tell apart and unimportant to recognize.
He thinks big—globally, to be precise. His ambition is this entire world and even space. He is competing and making deals with others like him, and he is on the board of the fictional entity, the corporation called “Planet Earth.” And so he runs Planet Earth like a corporation because he thinks it is.
He does not think it’s a good idea to allow too much agency to the living beings underneath. Why? Because. Not fair? So? And why should he care?
There are many critters down below. Many minerals, plants, animal, and people, too. There are precious metals, gas, oil, water, and air. All a resource. If the critters are not serving their corporate purpose, they are useless eaters at best and pests at worst. And faceless common people are certainly no different than bugs because both bugs and people look like tiny dots down below, outside of anything to which he relates. Implications apply.
Case study: corporation downsizing
Now, imagine a standard big corporation with thousands of employees, owned by hypothetical Mr. Smith. Let us say the trendy consultant hired by Mr. Smith told him it’s better to downsize. There is this new technology that will automate the work and reduce overhead. But not now. Maybe in a year because the technology is still in the beta phase. But it’s hot, and all the other big corporations can’t wait to adopt.
Let’s pretend that Mr. Smith took the expensive consultant’s advice and made the decision to lay off at least fifty percent of employees. In a year. Do you think he will disclose his decision to the employees, risking to demoralize them before he is ready to replace? I think not.
One may say, well yes of course, this is how layoffs unfortunately go--but a layoff is not a genocide! It’s a very valid argument but the tragic thing is that when somebody is a hereditary psychopath, the difference is less stark.
It’s a part of the human nature to not feel a lot of emotional stir when getting rid of pests. Most of us perhaps don’t feel remotely immoral for getting rid of bugs in our house, right? And to the people who are mentally ill but rich, we are like bugs. And that’s where the problem lies. It’s in their inability to relate.
Incidentally, Dr. Mercola just published my article about the world that is run like a mob and how top monsters manipulate our minds (PDF). It is very much in line with what I say here. The mobsters don’t relate to the ones they dominate, and due to confusion, our world today is arranged in such a way that the most psychopathic ones are the ones who make it to the top!
Here is an interesting bit, as reported by Vox back when it was okay to occasionally think independent thoughts. On November 21, 1922, the New York Times published its very first article about Adolf Hitler, the undisputable villain of today who in 1939, was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and also named Man of the Year by TIME magazine, although it was not the only time when he was featured on the cover of TIME.
Here is what the experts and opinion makers from 1922 had to say about Hitler’s 5D chess:
He is credibly credited with being actuated by lofty, unselfish patriotism. He probably does not know himself just what he wants to accomplish. The keynote of his propaganda in speaking and writing is violent anti-Semitism. His followers are nicknamed the "Hakenkreuzler." So violent are Hitler's fulminations against the Jews that a number of prominent Jewish citizens are reported to have sought safe asylums in the Bavarian highlands, easily reached by fast motor cars, whence they could hurry their women and children when forewarned of an anti-Semitic St. Bartholomew's night.
But several reliable, well-informed sources confirmed the idea that Hitler's anti-Semitism was not so genuine or violent as it sounded, and that he was merely using anti-Semitic propaganda as a bait to catch masses of followers and keep them aroused, enthusiastic, and in line for the time when his organization is perfected and sufficiently powerful to be employed effectively for political purposes.
A sophisticated politician credited Hitler with peculiar political cleverness for laying emphasis and over-emphasis on anti-Semitism, saying: "You can't expect the masses to understand or appreciate your finer real aims. You must feed the masses with cruder morsels and ideas like anti-Semitism. It would be politically all wrong to tell them the truth about where you really are leading them."
So maybe when today, the defenders of bodily autonomy are made into good-citizen-endangering subhuman scum, we should snap out of complacency and put our minds at the service of our hearts and say, “Enough is enough”?
In her very beautiful talk that I quote a lot, late Dagara elder Sobonfu Some talked about how when a serial killer appears in a community, it is to make the people aware of a spiritual imbalance that needs to be collectively addressed. I think she is right. And I think addressing the gigantic imbalance, difficult as it is, is the only way.
I want to finish the story with an interview with Mary Otto-Chang from last year. “Be the drop that tips the bucket,” she said. I agree.
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