Open Thread - 02-10-23 - The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse
Authors note: The Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse. What is that? Greed. 
One may wax philosophically about that which ails man, especially in this day and age of policrises. An argument can be made that our current dilemma is caused by a myriad of causes, such as dwindling resources, or overpopulation, or climate change, or war, or economic collapse, or global health. Any one of these can be considered existential. Here we are in the third decade of the new millennium, confronted with all of these crises at the same time. Is it by chance that this has happened or is there an underlying causal phenomenon at work? It is tempting to lay blame at the feet of overpopulation as the root of all our current emergencies. That may very well be true. This piece is not about the temporal aspects of the policrisis, but more about the philosophical tenets of the existential fork(s) in the road. In other words, that component of the human psyche that has brought us the point of no return.
In my simplistic and humble opinion it all boils down to one human trait: greed.
There is a common denominator throughout the WEF links included in this piece's second paragraph: wealth, and the power that wealth begets. It can be assumed by reading between the lines of what some may perceive as the altruistic concern of the richest and most powerful individuals on planet earth, or what some may perceive as a totalitarian plot to control all peoples of the world, if not all peoples of the world then at least all of the western world.
The very people that will benefit greatly by their concept of the Great Reset are those that have caused the economic crisis which is at the heart of the policrisis. They've had decades of running up huge deficits and irresponsible economic policies that they had to have known would eventually bring us to this precipice we now teeter upon. Meanwhile they have become wealthy beyond belief, befitting by those policies. They know that they may lose everything if the upcoming economic collapse isn't controlled in some fashion. Thus the Great Reset. They've had decades to plan it all out in an effort to amass the wealth of the world while the vast majority have nothing but scraps to subsist on while making themselves enormously wealthy beyond belief and everyone else enormously unhappy. I think of the Great Reset as a vehicle for the policrisis folk to start the scam all over again, only this time with total control by means of the CBDCs (Central Bank Digital Currencies). Those that have caused the destruction want to restart it all in their favor and at our expense. I guess they believe that because they have amassed so much wealth that that makes them god-like.
If CBDCs become a reality, and it appears inevitable that they will, then in my humble opinion it's game over for we serfs. They will start out innocuous enough but we all know what happens when you give humans an opportunity to let their greed flag fly. That, folks, doesn't bode well for our future.
What can be done about it? Do not comply. If there's anyway possible to avoid the system then do it. If enough people refuse to comply then the system may fail. We don't know yet what may happen if or when the CBDCs are implemented, there may be small ways to subvert it, if the opportunity arises then do it, we wont know until the time comes. Do not comply and maybe we can reset the WEF and their minions.
Can you hear me now?
Exposés abound from Twitter, Nord Stream, pandemic response, to ukraine money laundering. I have written my thoughts about this before. It remains to be seen if anything becomes of these exposés or if they are means of normalization where matters are brought out in the open and then become accepted because nothing was done about them. I hope I'm wrong but we shall see.
No Skynet for You
What a poopy head!!
"SpaceX Starlink has become the connectivity backbone of Ukraine all the way up to the front lines. This is the damned if you do part," he wrote.
"However, we are not allowing Starlink to be used for long-range drone strikes. This is the damned if you don't part."
Good for you Elon.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
1 - Greed. Am I going to flog that horse again? Yes, it is the root of our dysfunctional species, In my most humble opinion.