IN HIS excellent article for TCW last week, Paul Collits discussed how we have been groomed for the lockdown state. I’d like to add some further thoughts.
I’m talking about our apparent, collective slide away from humanity, humility and stoicism and towards emotional immaturity, division and spiritual bankruptcy.
The grooming began with the inception of the NHS and the Welfare State at the end of the Second World War. Both were designed to send out a signal that the government are responsible for you and care about you. Many people, exhausted and disempowered by poverty and a lack of education, were happy to buy this lie wholesale. The entire point of ‘the long march through the institutions’ was the emotional infantilisation of the population. This has now been achieved because children are easily bought and pacified with the promise of free stuff.
We were not designed to sit in windowless cubicles for eight hours a day (though a lucky few have a window through which they can see concrete and glass) then go back to a home that we pay for but leave empty most of the time.
Ask people what they would do if they won the lottery and many will include something related to nature, for example live by the sea, live in the country, live on a boat. This theme continues in the same vein when it comes to the nature of being human; explore, go on adventures, travel, walk barefoot in the water, sand, on damp grass, rest when the body needs it, have the time to cook food from scratch.
Those who rule us are aware of all of this, they know that 98 per cent of the population are child-adults, scared of and unable to cope with their own emotions, lonely even though they have family and friends, searching for something that will fill the void. For many this damage occurred as early as toddlerhood when we were taught to fear our natural emotions, be people-pleasers in exchange for validation and to always fit in, toe the line and never rock the boat.
In the hope of finding the answer to the question ‘Why am I so unhappy all the time?’ many search via the pseudo-spirituality of the egregious ‘New Age Movement’ while others dip their toes into Buddhism and other Eastern approaches. These ventures into the mystical and metaphysical are often unsuccessful which is inevitable when instant gratification is the name of the game. ‘Stuff’ ticks all the boxes. Materialism and money provide the much-needed quick fix whilst simultaneously elevating our status, providing us with the sense of importance most are so desperate for.
The Covid-1984 hoax and its resultant tyranny and Soviet-style takeover is not the last time it will happen, because ‘emotions are for sissies’ and ‘spirituality is for hippies’.
Yet each of us, regardless of intellectual acuity, already have all the answers. We know what’s hurting, why it’s hurting and what we need to do about it, but it’s our fear of being the odd one out, the maverick, the one every else ridicules, that prevents us from doing what we know we need to do to fill that aching void.
So we continue to take the path of least resistance, soldiering on in the miserable marriage, hating the job and the commute, bringing up what often appears to be the devil’s spawn, and tolerating second-rate relationships and one-sided friendships while the cycle of emotional illiteracy continues from one generation to the next.
We were groomed for what we are currently experiencing from a starting point of ‘They (the government) know they can’. We have proved it thousands of times over the last three decades when we did not stand up for what our gut was yelling at us was right, when we acquiesced to what we knew in our souls was dishonest and outright ridiculous, when the void dictated that we divide ourselves into tribes so that we would have a reason to feel good about ourselves. The ‘groomed’ girls were lower class, so who cares?
Being fired, cancelled and losing livelihoods and reputations for the wrong opinions happen to other people; it’s not in my control to do anything. We can’t talk about one tribe, the human tribe, one humanity under whatever God means to us, because the MSN and the New Age lunatics, with help from organised religion, has ensured we don’t go there.
A fatigue of the soul that no amount of sleep will assuage is inevitable when we have no understanding of how vital our emotions are to our wellbeing and when we are ignoring the existence of our own soul. That level of exhaustion means ‘they’ can do anything to us . . . and ‘they’ know it.