What should be done with our deposed rulers?
If the “New Normal” that we are being promised is allowed to take shape, it will become a reward for those who have caused the Old Normal to be unstable and doomed to failure. Deceivers rule the world that we live in and they are actively designing a future for their own benefit. They are clever but they are not a class of superior humans. The strength that causes their success is a combination of persistence and forethought. They fail like everyone else, but always walk away from those failures and toward their ultimate goal. Governing is like feeding a baby. If the public spits something out, they just scrape it off of the chin and put it back in until it goes down.
We also plan, but only for ourselves and only within the circumstance we are given. We give no thought to creating our own “New Normal”. We too should thoughtfully look toward a future when those who now plague us are no longer a threat to our wellbeing.
One important topic for consideration is how those who currently rule by violence and deceit will be dealt with. Many people are beginning to talk about Nuremburg Trials, but what if there is a better way? What if there is a way to make them useful? What if they can be used, in both the near and the distant future, to help us to guard against the same kinds of abuses that they themselves have inflicted?
Factions from the old system can remain to reestablish some of their own privileges or authority. Those who most covet power will be drawn to the new seats of authority, just as they were in the old order. Ambitious revolutionaries who enjoy fighting will remain as leaders, while those with peaceful inclinations and those who are inclined to mind their own business, will be eager to return to their own fields and families.
Every revolution thus far, has ultimately failed to prevent the eventual formation of a new tyranny. I have a proposal for your consideration.
Oligarchs will be kept confined for the rest of their natural lives. Not kept for punishment but to make them useful. Much like remnants of the diseases that we have recovered from remain and inform our bodies whenever similar pathogens are present, they will become like an immune system for humanity. In confinement they will be kept alone, well nourished, and in good physical health but in a drab environment that is devoid of stimulation or entertainment. They will be prevented from killing or harming themselves. Their food will be nourishing but bland. They will be constantly monitored with surveillance that is openly published, unedited, and in real-time. The highlight of any day will be an interview. They will not be abused by the interviewer. They will be prompted by the interviewer to talk about their lives, their purposes, their techniques, and about each other. They will be led to reveal any traps or deadly stockpiles that remain hidden to imperil the world. The revelations gained will be compared to verifiable facts. They will not be told what others in their own condition have said but their various accounts will be studied together and compared. Soon they can be taught that the value and veracity of the information that they supply will afford them some small rewards. Whenever a prisoner cooperates reliably he can be given simple things like special food treats, or a sunlit window that allows the breeze to enter the room. The visits by interviewers can be made into an even more pleasant highlight by conducting the meeting in an open but walled courtyard. These benefits are not rewards but are tools to optimize the usefulness of these otherwise destructive creatures.
Thinking about acting upon this proposal presents us with some great dilemmas. There is no trustworthy authority enforce these plans. The general public is so acclimated to accepting reality television type news, as if it were informative, that if any meaningful purge begins, it can be diverted and a false victory can be staged. How can a vicious witch hunt be prevented? The great instability, which we have been led to makes every attempted action dangerous. Those who have engineered this instability are already poised to use chaos as an ally. We must all, not just some special few of us, continually think of these matters and talk to each other about them.
Using our conversation, especially unmonitored face to face contact, as a liberating tool may not seem like an effective option. After all, we have already spent our lives grumbling to no effect. These conversations are meant to serve these purposes, to make us able to see how our world is guided, and to make ourselves fit to create our own destinies. Only then will we be ready to face turmoil and uncertainty, while we are supplanting the existing order.
Those guilty of operating the machinery of deceit and oppression are not all culpable in the same way. Some, perhaps relatively few, are very deliberate and fully conscious of ultimate goals and of the science behind leading the ignorant masses. Some, as servants, are working closely with the highest echelon. They do not form the ultimate goals but are self-serving opportunists. Some are groomed to serve. Then, through every strata of human society, incentives are given to play along. Surely everyone who has even cashed a stimulus check, submitted to degrading invasive airport screening, or allowed government agents to raise their children, and many other socially acceptable, routine, conveniences is playing along. We are “IN This Together” is not only one of the oligarchies’ recent catchphrases, but is also an emblem of our own complacency.
Saying, that corruption is a grassroots phenomenon, does not deny that the upper echelons of social engineering perpetrators are culpable. This grass roots corruption is the fertile ground, which is cultivated to make great atrocities possible. While not losing sight of the well-organized imminent threats we face, we must begin with self-examination to launch a bottom up reform.
There are reasons to hope that this approach can succeed. Our impotence is self-imposed. This places at least part of the remedy within our reach. Consider this incident from 2013, when soon after The United States had successfully assisted NATOs’ destruction of Libya, Secretary of State John Kerry proposed using U.S. airpower to “liberate” Syria. “Secretary of State John Kerry said during a hearing Wednesday in the House of Representatives that count[r]ies in the Arab world have offered to foot the entire bill for a U.S. military mission that destroys the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria.” In a rare outburst of energy and purpose the public frustrated those plans, but failure was built into that victory. John Kerry knew his mark. How many times has the public been assured that they would be compensated or rewarded for military adventures? Even though his assurance of repayment failed to promote the desired airstrikes, Syria continued to be plagued by less direct means. Meanwhile the public went back to sleep. Governing is like feeding a baby. If the public spits something out, they just scrape it off of the chin and put it back in until it goes down. We failed to persist and follow-through. The worst failure though, was that of having no concern for how a military, acting in our name was being used. Having no concern for the suffering that our agents create in distant lands is akin to the commonly heard perennial grumble of how bad some trend in society or government is. The complaint then is coupled with a comment that the complainer is glad he will not live to see this trend finish its course, but he is sorry for the children or grandchildren. The future that our descendants will live in is also a distant land and few of us are ever inclined to devote independent thought or effort to the problems that our descendants will inherit. This is the grass roots corruption that is the fertile ground, which is cultivated to make great atrocities possible. Living in the moment is often called a virtue, but if we have no idea how we got here we are lost. If we take no thought of where we are going, we are aimless.
With a foundation of personal introspection laid, but before it is complete, we begin to approach neighbors, family, friends, and any others we associate with, with our budding insight. Next if local media is unwilling to respect and acknowledge this emerging sea change, that media will be easily replaced. Local government officials can be put on notice that their reliance on outsiders, for funding, and for guidance is no longer an acceptable veneer of legitimacy. They are henceforth liable for damages when they impose on those who they are presumed to serve.
As this ground up purge progresses, some of those opportunistic servants of the upper echelons of control will notice. Consider Alfredo Rodriguez, Jeffrey Epstein’s butler, who attempted to sell Epstein’s “black book” for only $50,000. Many of his ilk will think it a bargain, if in exchange for cooperation they must wear an ankle bracelet monitor, as the mark of Cain, if this enables them to spend their remaining years in relative freedom. These oligarchs have bodyguards who are well placed and able to make the necessary arrest.
After a “New Normal” is established, one that is suited to human nature, in freedom, not one suited to humans as property, we will retain a detailed memory of how narrowly our world escaped a permanent enslavement. Our knowledge and study, of the circumstances that created such monsters, and of how we ourselves became ensnared as participants in their plans, will serve as an immune system for humanity. We must never forget that all of the vices exhibited by our former masters are still possibilities that are allowed by our own human nature. If we are honest, none of us know what we ourselves could have become, if we had been given different circumstances, opportunities, or different conditioning.
If the newly constructed immunity lasts only one thousand years it will have been worth our time and effort.