Who Will Be Held Responsible for this Devastation?

Red Guards
Red Guard punishing older people during the Cultural Revolution

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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.]

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BY JEFFREY A. TUCKER   DECEMBER 9, 2021 

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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"Enlightenment is man's emergence from his self-imposed immaturity ... the inability to use one's own understanding without another's guidance. This immaturity is self-imposed if its cause lies not in lack of understanding but in indecision and lack of courage to use one's own mind without another's guidance. Dare to know! (Sapere aude.) "Have the courage to use your own understanding," is therefore the motto of the [European] Enlightenment. "Laziness and cowardice are the reasons why such a large part of mankind gladly remain minors all their lives, long after nature has freed them from external guidance. They are the reasons why it is so easy for others to set themselves up as guardians. It is so comfortable to be a minor. If I have a book that thinks for me, a pastor who acts as my conscience, a physician who prescribes my diet [or vaccine], and so on--then I have no need to exert myself. I have no need to think, if only I can pay; others will take care of that disagreeable business for me. Those guardians who have kindly taken supervision upon themselves see to it that the overwhelming majority of mankind ... should consider the step to maturity, not only as hard, but as extremely dangerous. First, these guardians make their domestic cattle stupid and carefully prevent the docile creatures from taking a single step without the leading-strings to which they have fastened them. Then they show them the danger that would threaten them if they should try to walk by themselves. Now this danger is really not very great; after stumbling a few times they would, at last, learn to walk. However, examples of such failures intimidate and generally discourage all further attempts. "Thus it is very difficult for the individual to work himself out of the immaturity which has become almost second nature to him. He has even grown to like it, and is at first really incapable of using his own understanding because he has never been permitted to try it. Dogmas and formulas [e.g., Leftist ideology, identity politics] these mechanical tools designed for reasonable use--or rather abuse--of his natural gifts, are the fetters of an everlasting immaturity. The man who casts them off would make an uncertain leap over the narrowest ditch, because he is not used to such free movement. That is why there are only a few men who walk firmly, and who have emerged from immaturity by cultivating their own minds." - Kant, "An Answer to the Question: What is Enlightenment"

3 thoughts on “Who Will Be Held Responsible for this Devastation?”

    1. 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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