Do you remember reading about ‘The Dark Ages’?
They were called ‘Dark’ for several reasons.
Most of us are familiar with the first one: because the state of learning had disintegrated so much that most of the people in Europe were plunged back to illiteracy, we have very few written historical records from this time period. Thus, this era is sunk in ‘darkness’ – as in, ‘absence of knowledge’.
But, there is another reason: because civilization had declined, most of the people had to eek out a meager existence off the land. Therefore, they tended to live in small rural settlements, get up with sunrise and go to bed with sunset. Gone were the parties which lit up the night with joy and revelry! No longer were people wealthy enough to light up the night – nor would they have much reason to…
Much of Europe had been plunged into a physical, as well as philosophical darkness!
If you are not aware, there is a widespread campaign to plunge the Earth into darkness!
This coming Saturday evening (March 28th, 2009), the new forces of darkness have been guilting people into participating in a creepy, cultish ritual pretentiously called ‘Earth Hour’.
Here are some of the highlights:
- Find a victim: the more intelligent and caring, the better. Ones who think they are immune to brainwashing make the best targets.
- Find or create a vulnerability. Guilt is an excellent one.
- Offer them a solution for salvation (physical or spiritual or both).
- Feed them THE answer: a simple solution, repeated over and over and over.
- Do not allow any questioning of the ‘solution’ (dogma). Those who question it will be shut up or attacked/punished.
- Introduce rituals which reinforce the dogma and build bonds of the victim to the cult at large.
- Reinforce that adherence to the dogma and the rituals will bring salvation.
Now, please, apply this to the AGW alarmists:
- Most of us don’t think we – especially the society as a whole – could possibly be vulnerable
- We have THE highest standard of living, ever. Christianity has filled us with guilt for the very act of living. It is very, very easy to take these seeds of guilt and manipulate them: the AGW forces of darkness are not the first, nor the last to exploit this wound on our collective soul.
- Salvation: cut down Carbon Dioxide! YES! That is the only way to wash away our guilt for having a nice life!
- Humans caused Global Warming through our evil over-consumption! We must make sacrifices, it will be painful, but we must atone for our sins of living well by destroying the little bits of our economy we still have left and pay, pay, pay!
- From David Suzuki (Canada’s AGW grand priest) calling for anyone who questions the AGW dogma to be jailed to hundreds of actual scientists now beginning to speak up (many from the relative freedom of retirement) and describing how their careers and even jobs would have been threatened had they dared speak the truth which was opposed to the dogma… this one is clearly fulfilled!
- Start recycling programmes. Get people to turn out lights. Simple games, repeatable rituals. Easy as 3.14….
- Introduce ‘Earth Hour’ – and get schools to force kids to push it on their parents. Those who dissent – well, we all know the story of little Pavlik Morozov… (OK, so it is not so extreme here now, but… the pressure my 10-year-old has experienced in school to explain to his family why we should all conform to this is truly incredible: from essays on how good it is, to reports on what their family is doing to ‘pull its weight’ are not just present in his class (actually, his teacher is really great), they are part of a large campaign which is greater than just one school, or one school-board: with colourful pamphlets which feature ‘friendly characters’ and quote ‘undisputed science’…. it’s enough to make one want to home-school!
If you think I am exaggerating, if you prefer to believe the words of Al Gore, then, here are some of his own words from way back in 1993 (sic):
“Science will not intrude on public policy!”
Yes, the Guru himself knew, as far back as 1993, that science did not support his AGW policy. But, such minor details were not allowed to interfere with his bid for money and power! Of course, Gore profits from ‘carbon credit’ trading, having started one of the first such companies…. And, as I write this, more and more evidence is coming out that Obama is also in on the racket.
But, I got sidetracked… please, forgive me.
The beauty of this particular cult is that it reduces the populace’s access to the very things which enable it. I should explain…
With the advent of the internet – and the ease of access to it – people have found new ways to educate themselves, AND new ways of holding their elected officials accountable. This threatens a lot of people!!!
People can now communicate, and educate themselves, in an active way – instead of being passive receptacles into which ‘information’ in the form of ‘culture’ is deposited. Controlling these channels of ‘culture-production’ controlled the evolution of the social culture. The loss of this control which accompanied the rise of the internet is being addressed now, with the global war against the open internet.
On the governance front – things are no better. Originally the privelage of very few, now, even ‘regular citizens’ could access the governance structures, the mandarins administeing them and the elected officials who are supposed to control them. All it takes now is an email (with the ‘electronic fingerprint’ this leaves behind)!
This ‘electronic accountability’ has fundamentally altered our governance structures. (I’ve spent about a decade evaluating this phenomenon, so I could go on and on about it for days… and, being an Aspie, I don’t know how much I ought to delve into it without boring my audience to death…so, I will simply pass on. Yet, if you have questions, please, let me know and I will answer them in the comments! Just, please, specify the level of detail you’d like on this….or it WILL go on and on and on!!!)
One of the most insightful writers ever was Frank Herbert, who wrote the ‘Dune’ series (if you are going to watch it, instead or read it, then watch the 3-part series – not the movie). The man was brilliant. He was not only a highly skilled writer, he was also extremely insightful in how archetypes affect us – and how they can be used… How religions arise, evolve, are used – the man was brilliant!
In his book (a bit into the series), ‘God Emperor of Dune’ (whoever wrote the Wikipedia entry missed the point of the book – nay, the series), the previously technologically advanced society of his dystopia (or, is it eutopia – he makes them hard to distinguish) has been reduced to ‘walking’. High technology is still available, just that much of it has been outlawed and is permitted to be possessed only by ‘the state’ (meaning the Emperor and his minions).
The most wise Emperor, Leto II, says (and, I am paraphrasing, as if I tried to look up the quote, I would end up reading the book again and again, and would not post for weeks…):
“A population that walks is easier to control!”
And, make no mistake: the symbolic, ritualistic plunging of the Earth into darkness for just one hour, every last Saturday evening in March, is very much and affirmation of the policy of the forces of darkness who fully understand the implications of Emperor Leto’s statement. It is the first step in plunging the Earth into a much more permanent darkness: physical as well as philosophical and scientific one, the better to control us all!
Don’t let them.