|Posted by Miri on September 15, 2020 at 7:40 PM|
As a sort-of sequel to my post yesterday, I've been analysing further the response to the "rule of six" law (law? Law!) and what impact these responses will have on moving the situation forward in our favour.
As we all know, we are in a war. There are no guns or bombs. It's an information war, or (and yes, pun very much intended, sorry about that) a cold war. The definition of a cold war is:
"a state of political hostility.... characterised by threats, propaganda, and other measures short of open warfare."
Sounds about right, doesn't it? Well, as you will discover if you investigate the history of cold wars and how they are orchestrated, enormous amounts of thought, planning, public relations and strategy goes into them. War is an art, not a brawl - at least, if you want to win it, it is.
The enemy has an intricate and deftly conceived battle-plan which it is gradually rolling out. The "resistance", meanwhile, does not, and is simply reacting to whatever the enemy does next.
So with the enemy's new "rule of six", if our only response is, "yeah, we're not going to do that, let's just meet publicly in as large as groups as possible on purpose!", we're playing right into their hands. We're talking top, highly experienced military strategists here. Do you think they haven't factored in the notion many people will have that knee-jerk response? Of course they have! They're counting on it.
They're trying to goad us into actions that play into their hands. To paraphrase John Lennon, the state wants you playing its game and in its system because then it's got you and knows how to handle you. The rule of six is purposefully preposterous. It's supposed to be. It's supposed to be maddening, insensible, exasperating, enraging - and there's absolutely no shortage of mainstream newspaper columnists saying it is (would such criticism be allowed of, say, vaccines?) to make people kick back against it.
They WANT an angry, baying mob. They WANT people belligerently breaking the rules, which is why they've made the rules as ridiculous and near-impossible to adhere to as possible. Because once they've got you angry and belligerent and in-their-faces, they know how to handle you.
I invite you to investigate the history of successful dissidents and outlaws, both factual historical examples and representations in film and literature. Do these people simply have a knee-jerk response every time the authorities do something they don't like, get in their faces and draw attention to themselves, breaking the law "just because"? Or do they do everything they can to stay off the radar and not draw attention to themselves whilst they carefully devise a well thought out and strategic counter-response?
At the moment, we have no plan. All we're doing is saying, "we won't stick to the rules", whilst plastering our proposed now-illegal gatherings all over social media and even the MSM (the protests for the 19th in London have had a great deal of publicity already; there was a blackout in the lead-up to the 29th).
So, the enemy laughs, and says, "great, thanks for letting us know. Now that you've all announced you're going to publicly break the law, and where and when you're going to do it, we can come down, disperse, fine and arrest, and make examples of you in the press, further turning others against you and increasing the fear-factor and compliance. Thank you for such seamless cooperation!"
Honestly, we need to think a bit smarter than that. Otherwise, they're playing chess whilst we're playing snakes and ladders. Bear in mind, the enemy has successfully brought the world to its knees, ushered in the worst recession in 300 years, and mind-controlled millions - if not billions - of people. They're not stupid. They're not amateurs. Their plan is going to be a little more water-tight than to collapse in on itself because the usual suspects didn't follow the rules. They're expecting that we won't; it's all factored in. They will have performed all sorts of complex projections and predictions to work out exactly how different sections of society will respond to the current situation. It's no good saying, "yeah, but if everyone didn't follow the rules...", because that's never going to happen. It's no good dealing in theoretical possibilities, we have to deal in practical realities, which is that most people will follow the rules (whether because they believe in them or because they're afraid of the consequences if they don't), and a minority will publicly flout them. Which is exactly what they want.
They want us breaking the rules and they want us doing it publicly, because then they can use the media that they own and that mind-controls the masses 24/7 to whip up a frenzy of total hatred against us. They want us to play our part on their stage as "selfish Covidiots flaunting the rules", in order that the masses believe the reason their lives are on hold and falling apart, the reason they can't see their granny, the reason Christmas has been cancelled, is US. Not the benevolent overlords who are plaintively pleading with us to do the right thing and think of others, but us selfish, dangerous, sociopaths - "the type who intentionally speed up in their car when they pass a primary school" (that's what the "Independent" had to say about people who break the rules). The media can twist and frame the presentation of the protests to echo this interpretation exactly. Don't be surprised if the protests turn violent and people attack the police - most likely people planted by the authorities to do just that - to ensure there is maximum loathing from the masses towards people who challenge or break the rules.
If the authorities really didn't want these protests to go ahead, they'd quite easily be able to stop them (you can't really erect a large stage and sound equipment in literally the most central and visible spot in London without quite a bit of cooperation from the authorities, after all) and they certainly wouldn't be relentlessly advertising them in the press. Again, please note there was NO mainstream coverage in the run-up to the August 29th demonstrations, whereas the 19th has already featured prominently in the Times, the Daily Mail, and the Jewish Chronicle. The press knows perfectly well if you want to squash an event, you starve it of the lifeblood it needs to thrive - publicity. Why do you think the phrase "there's no such thing as bad publicity" is so well-known? Because it's true! Drawing attention to something, even negative attention, helps it flourish. If the press and their overlords really didn't want you at those protests, they'd be ignoring them.
Meanwhile certain factions and forces are telling you you're a coward if you don't go. "Oh, so you can't take a little heat, huh? The moment things get tough, you bow out, huh? Huh? Huh?". First of all; friends don't do that. Friends listen sympathetically to your concerns and respect your right to make your own decision, even if they don't agree with it. What kind of person goads and taunts you to try and manipulate you into doing what THEY want you to do? I'll tell you what kind of person.... Biff Tannen! Yes, that's right. I am an enormous Back To The Future fan, have seen all the instalments dozens, if not hundreds of times. For all you fellow BTTF fans/obsessives out there, what is Marty's major downfall? Why does he end up destroying his music career in 1985, losing his job in 2015, and nearly getting killed by Buford Tannen in 1885? It's because he gets goaded into doing stupid and self-destructive things every time people call him a coward.
Who's calling him a coward? Not his good friend, Doc. Not his girlfriend, Jennifer. Not his family, either, flawed as they are. The people who call him names to goad him into doing unwise things for their own benefit are the bully-boy Tannen clan and the narcissistic "Needles". Because like I said - friends don't goad and taunt you if you don't do what they say. Enemies do. And what do these enemies say to Marty in Back To The Future in order to manipulate him?
"Don't be a chicken, the authorities can't do anything, what are you so afraid of?"
So, desperate to prove himself, Marty goes along with their risky schemes, and ends up, respectively, in a car crash, getting fired, and being shot in the chest. Maybe, just maybe, there might be a lesson in here somewhere? It's only when Marty stops being so emotionally reactive and refuses to let himself be manipulated by name-calling and taunting that he finally triumphs and puts his family line back on the track to prosperity and success.
So, look, I know we're all angry. I know we're frustrated. I know the inclination is just to say, "well, I'm going to break the rules and do exactly what I want and I don't care about the consequences". But please stop and think. Is this approach going to defeat the immensely powerful, extremely experienced, and strategically brilliant minds behind this pantomime pandemic? Don't you think they're expecting you to do just that and have worked out exactly how to handle it when you do, to ensure it further benefits them?
If you want to defeat the enemy, then ultimately it's very simple. You have to do something they're NOT expecting. Something they're not prepared for. That takes thought, organising and planning. It takes tempering strong feelings and learning how to constantly think tactically and strategically. Where it comes to the art of war, there's a time to attack and there's a time to retreat and plan. We are currently in the latter stage. We don't have a plan, and if we just throw ourselves at the enemy in anger, beating our fists and screaming, they will easily defeat us with a casual flick of the wrist, like a slightly annoying mosquito.
Anyone who's studied anything that relies on tactics and strategy - public relations, chess, martial arts - will understand the veracity of what I'm saying. Thinking and planning is how you win, not brute force or untempered emotional displays. The enemy is always ten steps ahead. Therefore, it is incumbent on us to understand every one of those steps - and to make sure we make the eleventh.
“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.” ― Sun Tzu, The Art of War