Yesterday I did a livestream responding to some comments that had been made on my blog, my youtube channel, and Twitter, plus a recent email exchange about the RFK Jr. candidacy.
You can see them (not the email, because it was privately sent) below.
I touched on the following topics:
Pressure for unity and groupthink in the health freeDOM “movement.”
Are we really “little people” “at war” with an overwhelming force?
How does the kind of energy we put into these digital systems through our comments affect us?
A correspondent in South Africa who has passed along numerous helpful resources about cybernetics to me over the past few months offered his perspective and agreed to let me share it with you:
The cybernetics scientists have been tearing their hair out for almost a century because they can’t get the system to stabilise when humans are involved. We behave in unpredictable ways, and cybernetics only works if people act as a collective with common purpose and collective action. When everyone does their own thing, cybernetics is totally useless..
Think how much every conflict needs the participation of a willing victim. If someone claims that we are at war with overwhelming forces and instead of accepting the narrative people just go about what they were doing the reaction element of the dialectic fails. Here in South Africa they brought in “e-tolls” about 10 years ago and nobody accepted it. The point is, people didn’t support or oppose it, each individual just acted as if the politicians were protesting the authority of the citizens. This year the project was dropped. The act of protest gives legitimacy to the authority proposing the narrative. If enough people treat the ant computer like a joke and openly mock the people pushing the agenda constantly, they have no power over anyone..
The understanding of how voluntary participation plays such a huge role is also one of those things people can actually try in practice to see for themselves that we aren’t helpless at all. It’s amazing how people refer to “El-ites” without realizing they are calling their opponents “God-like.” It’s spelling and casting spells, all of a sudden their opponents become untouchable Gods, arising out of their own words. Talk about a Nam Shub. Enki, the contender, Enki, the “El-ite.”
I hope you’ll find some food for thought in my musings. Before making your next comment online think about what you have in your hand. Is it a hammer or a salve? I talk about the idea of “what are you listening to?” This conceptual framework was given to me by my friend Cliff Gomes. He had a lovely animated short made about this concept. Please check it out!