Sharp as ever.
Instead of saving lives the power-that-be are sucking the life from us.
I agree. It's a transhumanist cult trying to impose itself on us. It seems to me that these folks are every bit as faith-driven and deluded as any other cult. We're not going to vanish into the ether in the singularity or whatever it is these people believe. They no longer recognise how primitive they really are. Just animals.
Yes, the attack on Eros also applies to the way the performing arts have been forced onto Zoom--no nasty sweaty performers dancing or singing in front of packed together (unclean! unclean!) germ-ridden audiences. Not to mention that porn is the biggest money-maker on the internet, and set to be even more so. The whole thing disgusts me. I'm tactile too, and kinetic, and human (well all, animal, plant etc) bodies have an energy that cannot come through a digital medium.
But this tendency cannot have come about merely due to the panicdemic, it was already latent--hence things like OCD disorder and the fear of intimacy that living in economically precarious times has exacerbated. We have to stop this.
Thanks Tessa for a dose of joy and sanity! I used to think that Europeans and Canadians had more freedoms and more sensible governments but now I am oddly grateful to live in the US where the crazy is not quite as bad and individual liberties are still valued, albeit more in some places than others.
I've been thinking lately about the WHY of all this. If this is indeed a religious reform, and it sure seems like it, what is the religion? It can't be entirely new or externally imposed; for this to work they have to be pulling the strings on religious beliefs that are already inside of most people. This has led me back to the concept of the religion of Progress - that modern set of beliefs shared by much of the world that views humans as masters of our own destiny, emerging from a brutish, disease-ridden past toward a glorious, transhumanist, technological future.
If you're interested, I would encourage you to read my latest series of posts.
A Crisis of Faith. What is the religion of Progress, and how can it help to explain our crazy overreaction to Covid-19? http://www.luterra.com/blog/?p=1286
An Apostate from the Religion of Progress. My own story of coming to terms with Progress-based delusion in science, after working in the field of alternative energy research. http://www.luterra.com/blog/?p=1294
Sustainable Growth is Impossible. Examining more closely what beliefs are central to the religion of Progress, and why they are incompatible with living sustainably and harmoniously on this planet. http://www.luterra.com/blog/?p=1309
The Shape of Our Future. Debunking the common myths of infinite progress and sudden apocalypse, and examining the peak and impending decline of our civilization as we use up available resources. Also examining the way in which progress is ending at different times based on our position on the economic ladder, with elites increasingly maintaining progress for themselves by directly extracting wealth from lower classes (i.e. feudalism). http://www.luterra.com/blog/?p=1313
Grieving the End of Progress: A Social Theory for Strange Times. Examining our crazy world through the lens of collectively moving through the five phases of grief. The Great Reset from this perspective is decline marketed as progress: a way for the elites to extend their extraction while offering a vision of the shiny new technofuture that we still want to believe is ahead of us even as per-capita resources are beginning to decline. http://www.luterra.com/blog/?p=1301
thanks for that, you've articulated some of my frustration. (not sexual frustration, in that I of course ignored the rules when the chance was there) No, my frustration of seeing people accept the inhuman scam, just because of fear, and laziness to take responsibility for themselves. If it wasn't for the internet, I would only know one other 'denier' and I only speak to the person through the bloody internet. Anyway, good job.
We really enjoyed your post! Are you familiar with the work of the Berkeley shaman/performance artist, Frank Moore (1946-2013)? We (Linda and Mikee) were with Frank for many decades. When the pandemic first hit, we wondered if Frank would ever have been able to do his performances again ...
His performances involved "eroplay", a word that he created:
EROPLAY IS INTENSE PHYSICAL PLAYING AND TOUCHING OF ONESELF AND OTHERS. EROPLAY IS THE FORCE OR ENERGY RELEASED BY SUCH PLAY. IT IS ALSO THE HAPPY, PLAYFUL ATTITUDE TOWARDS LIFE THAT COMES FROM SUCH PLAY. EROPLAY IS NOT FOREPLAY, EVEN THOUGH FOREPLAY IS EROPLAY.
Here is an excerpt from Frank's piece EROPLAY written in 1989 for The Drama Review ( http://eroplay.org/eroplay/ ):
Here is another quote of Frank's that seems very relevant today from his script for his performance "Journey to Lila" ( http://eroplay.org/nyc-1989-tour-part-4/ ) written in 1988:
“WE ARE IN THE CAVE OF DREAM. WE ARE IN A BATTLE OF AN UNDERGROUND WAR AGAINST FRAGMENTATION. ART IS WAR AGAINST FRAGMENTATION. THE BATTLE IS ON ALL REALITIES. THE CONTROLLERS HAVE ALWAYS TRIED TO FRAGMENT US. FRAGMENT US FROM EACH OTHER. IMPRISON US IN ISLANDS OF SEX, COLOR, RELIGION, POLITICS, CLASSES, LABELS, ETC., ETC., ETC., ETC., ETC. THEY FRAGMENT OUR INNER WORLDS, THEY BLOW OUR INDIVIDUAL REALITIES APART, AND PLAY THE PIECES AGAINST ONE ANOTHER. THEY ARE US, OR A PART OF US.”
“THEY ARE THE CONTROLLERS, THE POLITICIANS, THE SEXISTS, THE WOMEN’S LIBBERS, THE PORNOGRAPHERS, THE CENSORS, THE MORALISTS, THE CHURCH, THE MEDIA, THE BUSINESSMEN, EDUCATORS, THE VICTIMS AND THE POWERFUL.”
“THEY ARE US. THEY HAVE DIVIDED US FROM OUR POWER, FROM OUR BEAUTY, FROM OUR LUST OF LIFE AND PLEASURE. THEY HAVE DIVIDED US FROM MOST OF REALITY…DYING FROM LIVING…SEX FROM LIVING, SEX FROM PLEASURE. WE ARE KEPT IN BOXES OF FEAR, OF MISTRUST. WE ARE KEPT WAITING…KEPT WAITING TO DO WHAT WE WANT…WAITING FOR ENOUGH MONEY, ENOUGH SCHOOLING, FOR EVERYTHING TO BE RIGHT. WE ARE KEPT WAITING AND PROTECTING AND HIDING AND SUFFERING.”
“TIME TO DO BATTLE WITH THE BOXES.
OUR TOOLS ARE MAGIC, OUR BODIES, AND DREAMS.”
Mikee and I are in the process of organizing Frank's enormous archives, publishing books about his work and his writings. Eventually all of his archives will go the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley. We thought you might enjoy checking out Frank's art. Here is his website https://www.eroplay.com/
We have also just finished a 20-part web video series based on Frank's book "Art of a Shaman". All of the episodes are available at https://frankadelic.com.
Thanks for what you are doing!
Linda Mac and Michael LaBash
Evaluating the effects of shelter-in-place policies during the COVID-19 pandemic
We estimate the effects of shelter-in-place (SIP) orders during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. We do not find detectable effects of these policies on disease spread or deaths. We find small but measurable effects on mobility that dissipate over time. And we find small, delayed effects on unemployment. We conduct additional analyses that separately assess the effects of expanding versus withdrawing SIP orders and test whether there are spillover effects in other states. Our results are consistent with prior studies showing that SIP orders have accounted for a relatively small share of the mobility trends and economic disruptions associated with the pandemic. We reanalyze two prior studies purporting to show that SIP orders caused large reductions in disease prevalence, and show that those results are not reliable. Our results do not imply that social distancing behavior by individuals, as distinct from SIP policy, is ineffective.
While the loyal/royal subjects of the United Kingdom are waiting patiently for the day or year that it is safe and permissible to again embrace, they might feel better getting out every day for a nice COVID swab and a little light human interaction at the testing site.
Don't be lonely!
Well Tessa . You have enlightened this old man but never fear I don’t play their games or follow Fauci’s guidelines. Biden and him are idiots. My dog is smarter than both of them put together.
I do not think that it is about dignity, but about ego and emotional investment. People do not want to admit that they are not Saving The Grandma And The World, but are useful idiots in a corporate power game. That would shatter their egos, and so they cling to FOR GREATER GOOD with ever growing cognitive dissonance. And swallow even bigger and more egregious lies.
As soon as people start controlling sexuality, you know you're dealing with a cult. This is classic cult behavior, from time immemorial. Sexuality is not just physical--it's a major component of spirituality. This is why rape and sexual abuse/incest is so damaging--it's a physical AND spiritual assault. Control the sexuality and you also control the spirituality. Religious leaders have always known this. Globalists, of course, think humans have no spirituality but they know what works best to control large populations. If it worked for the Church, it will work for them.
I'm sorry but ... you're talking in this piece about ... your ... 'sexuality'?
Do you have any idea how creepy to a man older in years, yet believe me, psychologically younger, this sounds? Can I suggest, and I don't wish to be impudent; - that you ask some men; - when was the last time that they had sex? You might like to publish your results?
Oh, and by way of example: - my last time was 2002, the time before that, ~ 1981. A New-York girl. Huh! I always stop to wonder how on earth, and yet how sort of privileged I was. East-side, Bronx, Manhattan? Who knows! Wow! I was in London.
And I was always a kind of good-enough-looking guy; so some chap in later years told me; - I always thought so. My last encounter was with a Nordic, a Viking daughter of boat-builders, and who held a PhD in 'evolutionary - biology'. It showed! Her lies were spectacularly sophisticated.
I really do think you should compose these articles into a book.
I'm reading 'Wildflower' by Drew Barrymore. Built upon notes.
That's the once very young-lady in Spielberg's E.T. A good read.
And, Tessa, would you mind if i post some of your brilliant pieces translated (and edited/commented a bit) in my blog https://gio.ist?
Some more cheerful news: the "danser encore" movement sweeping across Europe ... we did a gig in Munich on 1 May which I recorded, enjoy the human joy of singing and dancing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQXr5Vq8AWU