Who Will Be Held Responsible for this Devastation?

Red Guards
Red Guard punishing older people during the Cultural Revolution

Handpan - and the Panopticon Connection | HandPans Magazine
Panopticon prison design

[NB – The comparison, in this article, with the Red Guard, is appropriate. I have made it myself in past articles, e.g., 10 stages of genocide.  Another good comparison is the Panopticon, a prison design in which the inmates monitor one another, similar to the kapos (or Sonderkommando) helping with the oppression of their own people in the death camps. In pop culture we now call such officious people “Karens”, but that’s letting them off lightly.

They are enabling the destruction of humanity. Ironically, most if not all believe they’re doing something good. It’s the same instinct that drives religous violence: harming others in the name of a “greater good.” As H. L. Mencken said, “The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.” Our fellow prisoners like to rule over us. They’re also afraid of going back to lockdowns and have been given the green light to scapegoat and sacrifice those who dissent.]



If the pandemic policy response had taken the form of mere advice, we would not be in the midst of this social, economic, cultural, political disaster. What caused the wreckage was the application of political force that was baked into the pandemic response this time in a way that has no precedent in human history.

The response relied on compulsion imposed by all levels of government. The policies in turn energized a populist movement, Covid Red Guard that became a civilian enforcement arm. They policed the grocery aisles to upbraid the maskless. Drones swarmed the skies looking for parties to rat out and shut down. A blood lust against non compliers came to be unleashed at all levels of society.

Lockdowns granted some people meaning and purpose, the way war does for some people. The compulsion to bludgeon others trickled down from government…

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    1. Kenneth T. says:

      I’d like to believe (and I do) that I would do what is right and just by – humanity standards (is there such a thing?), BUT…
      One never knows what one will do until they are faced with the situation.

      ***Even a devout religious man can have a follower (or two) turn against him.


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