VERY few of us have worked at the highest levels of state or supra-state organisations, ‘the Organs’ as Solzhenitsyn termed them, so divining how they operate is difficult.
It is clear from governments’ reaction to the Wuhan-produced virus that the Western states do not, despite their ostensibly democratic systems, respond to their peoples.
The corporate world will be more familiar to us, and Western states have become very close to the corporate world. In a British context Tony Blair introduced PPP (Public Private Partnerships) and PPI (Public Private Initiatives). These catalysed an entwining of state and the corporate world, so that it became unclear whether we were dealing with a private company or a government department.
In addition there are large numbers of organisations which used to be called quangos (Quasi Autonomous Non-Government Organisations) but are now referred to as NGOs, agencies or charities. Among the most noticeable are the Behavioural Insights Team or ‘nudge unit’ who were very prominent in the use of behavioural psychology and the shaping of propaganda during the Covid response. They are no doubt ‘shaping the information space’ around climate change and other green ideologies. By their own admission they are wholly owned by innovations ‘charity’ NESTA , which was originally funded by a £250million endowment from the UK National Lottery. Use of such funding moves organisations beyond any democratic accountability.
Note the reframing of words. None of the words used by the corporate state such as charity, insight diversity, woke, kindness, inclusion, growth, neutral is used in the manner that we would traditionally understand, yet they retain the camouflage of the initial meaning. Who can oppose ‘kindness’? Thus by capturing language they aim to capture thought.
As in a large firm, most of the senior positions of the corporate state are populated by those who are industrious, unthinking and unquestioning. They are well rewarded for their lack of curiosity. The shortage of resignations from senior posts in the civil service, universities and agencies over their decisions during Covid is a stark indication of how strongly they have adopted the ideology that was imposed upon them. Surely they must, by now, know that mRNA jabs, lockdowns and mask wearing were at best useless, and at worst positively harmful.
The corporate world long ago stopped allowing employees to be settled and contented in their roles, being capable and experienced. Being what employees from the generation before mine would have termed an ‘established man’ is no longer permissible, nor desirable. The corporates move employees of long standing into unfamiliar roles, and make them reapply for their original posts which they ‘rebrand’ with new job titles. What is done within large organisations is now a method for destabilising individuals within the state and supra-state. the state moves to make an individual’s position one of ‘unacceptable opinions’, any number of ‘isms’, and eventually one of unemployability and cancellation. This rolling psychological attack is designed to lead to isolation, dislocation and a life without contentment and belonging. It devalues accumulated knowledge and wisdom creating both an individual and a societal state of unease. No longer is even the mildest public dissent from the controlled narrative permissible. To shrug one’s shoulders and say ‘I don’t like or agree with X but in the spirit of live and let live I will tolerate it’ is no longer enough. Nothing short of acceptance will do.
Over the past 25 years an army of very highly paid ideologues has been created. Salaries of NHS managers, university vice chancellors, CEOs, BBC ‘stars’, leaders of charities and NGOs have all increased tenfold. These people are bought and paid for. The bargain they have struck for taking these vast salaries is that they will agree with every globalist shibboleth and they will do so publicly. All those Twitter hash tags proclaiming allegiance to Black Lives Matter, Extinction Rebellion, transgender rights, mask wearing, aren’t for our viewing, but for their peers, and those who appoint them. The managerialist army are desperately saying ‘I belong, I am of the new orthodoxy, don’t pay me any less.’ The money has another effect: earning so much more than us, they start to delaminate from us, they don’t feel in anyway connected to their county or their country. They don’t feel as a Belfast man on seeing Divis Mountain or as a hill farmer on seeing his fell: ‘I am home.’
Thus these functionaries of the corporate state don’t see us as their countrymen, their fellows; as Oliver Anthony sings with such passion they aren’t ‘people like me, people like you’, but they do want total control. Instead of being fellow citizens or subjects, the corporate state treats us as ‘full-time equivalents’ or disgruntled employees. They view true democracy, as opposed to the simulacrum that they present us with, as an impediment to their progressive plans.
Which leaves the question: What can we do?
We must be aware of the psychological tricks they are using, we must stay in contact with any who have an awareness of the corporate state and what it means for us. We should read Chesterton, C S Lewis and Solzhenitsyn, and support those public figures who have used their platforms wisely. We should also be aware that this is a fight between good and evil, and as such that is not just an external fight, but an internal one as well: as Solzhenitsyn says, the line between good and evil runs through every human heart.