COVID and the ‘Greater Good’

My latest essay on substack

“Out of this door might come something, or we might send something through it.” Sergio Bertolucci of CERN talking about the search for the “God Particle”

In my woke fairytale, The Perfect Little Town, a boy escapes from a futuristic town where:

The houses were all painted a soft shade of gray and looked the same so no people felt left out. There were numbers on the doors so no people got confused. There were no parents and there were no children. There were no men and there were no women.

“All such divisive labels had been dropped long ago.

“There were people. And they were all united as one. There were no reasons to feel jealous or sad. There were no reasons to feel anything at all, except when watching the screens.”

In such a world, all the inhabitants are connected to one another through implanted devices. High above them live the gods in magnificent castles.

A glitch in a little boy’s system stops the constant flow of drugs and distractions into his body and his brain. This glitch causes him to disobeys the rules. He walks out of the building where he lives, climbs over the town wall and runs down a grassy hill, disappearing into a forest. And that’s the end, the essay moves on from there.

But what happens next?

Where will the boy go now that he is disconnected from the machine—his drugs and his distractions? How will he survive?

If I want a happy ending, he can find a colony of humans hidden deep within the forest where he lives happily ever after.

In real life, however, this will never happen. In real life, becoming unplugged will result in death.

This is what is happening to us, right now. We are plugged into machines that control us. The day may soon come when if we unplug ourselves, we will die.

Most people will laugh at this and say, “conspiracy theory!” Or they will shrug and say, so what? “We already have IDs, we’re already under surveillance, we’ve already given up our personal information to companies like Facebook. If you want the privileges of technology, it’s the price you pay. It hasn’t made life any worse. It’s made it better.”

I’m not going to lie. I love my technological devices as much as the next person. And I am thankful for health services. My life was saved once by antibiotics and I had emergency surgery on another occasion. I would not presume to order another human to take or not take a medical procedure. We should each have the freedom to make those choices.

All of this does not absolve me—or anyone else—from the responsibility of using my brain to see where these growing restrictions are leading us and to try and do something about it. If most of us had been told, even three years ago, that a virus would be used to curtail our freedoms, we would not have taken it seriously.

And yet, incredibly, all of this was predicted shortly before the pandemic struck.

On October 18, 2019, The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, in partnership with the World Economic Forum and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation hosted Event 201, a high-level pandemic exercise. The exercise illustrated areas where public/private partnerships will be necessary during the response to a severe pandemic in order to diminish large-scale economic and societal consequences.

Surely, this should give us pause, especially when Dr. Fauci and President Biden keep repeating in the most ominous fashion that we must prepare for the “dark winter” ahead and the next pandemic.

How did we fall so quickly into this dystopian world?

Many factors have led to our present state. Two of the most important were the invention of the World Wide Web by Sir Tim Berners-Lee in 1989 and the founding of the NeXT computer by Steve Jobs. The first website at CERN – and in the world – was dedicated to Berners-Lee’s World Wide Web project and was hosted on a NeXT computer.

As with so many Big Ideas, the World Wide Web began with a hopeful ideal: to make information free and easily accessible to everyone. But, like all Big Ideas, the ability to control and disseminate information was exploited by those in power. One of the ways they did this was by gathering information on every human being in order to enslave us with enticing products that promised to fulfill our every need and desire. And we fell for it.

In a 2018 interview, Berners-Lee warned that “Silicon Valley’s abuse of personal data and the creation of social media platforms that spread hate have played an important role in undermining what was supposed to be a positive technology for everyone to access.”

“I am disappointed with the current state of the web,” he said. “We have lost the feeling of individual empowerment and to a certain extent also I think the optimism has cracked.”

Berners-Lee went on to “criticize Facebook for enabling Cambridge Analytica to obtain the personal data of 87 million of its users and questioned whether Twitter Inc. (TWTR) was built to fuel hatred. If you put a drop of love into Twitter it seems to decay but if you put in a drop of hatred you feel it actually propagates much more strongly. And you wonder: ‘Well is that because of the way that Twitter as a medium has been built?’”

It is unfortunate we did not listen more closely to the warnings of Berners-Lee. After all, he invented the World Wide Web. Just as we should now be listening to the warnings of others, such as Kary B. Mullis, inventor of the PCR test, and Dr. Robert Malone, inventor of the mRNA vaccination.

Except that we don’t. These voices of reason threaten the agenda of the elite and therefore must be discredited. Most people accept the explanations disseminated in mainstream media without question. We are too enamored with the latest update on our phones. We are too terrified by the latest disaster. We are too busy accusing our neighbors of being unclean, as we retreat further and further into the comfort and safety of our technological devices.

As we give ground, the elite take more.

To read more please go to: https://khmezek.substack.com/p/covid-and-the-greater-good

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