Jerome Michael McLaughlin
It's Time for You to Go
If you’re like me, you wake up some mornings and think – What the hell is going on? Not much is making sense these days. As a culture, we seem to be moving in a direction that feels inevitable yet somehow oddly coerced. That’s because we are now participating in the dismantling of THE greatest achievement in human history – the liberation of the individual from centralized authority.
The sovereign individual - that’s you, me, and everyone you know - is currently under siege. The long historical struggle to free us from the capricious tyranny of unchecked power is being reversed as governments, non-governmental organizations, institutions, and even private corporations collaborate to erode enshrined human rights to recapture the wayward and way-too-independent individual and return us rightfully to the command of those who have convinced themselves that they alone know what’s best for you, me, the world, and our future.
The core tenets that define the sovereign individual – free speech, personal choice, private property, unfettered mobility, equality before the law, innocence until proven guilty, the freedom to pursue one’s own interest, independence from coercion, and even the simple act of feeding oneself, are being threatened and attacked on multiple fronts.
Scarcity enables control. When resources are abundant, the individual is allowed to flourish. But if vital resources, in particular food, energy, money, etc., are scarce and controlled by a central authority, the individual is left to the mercy of those in power. The individual (that’s you) can no longer independently provide for themselves and their family but must comply to the directives of those in control to acquire life’s most basic requirements.
“Who controls the food supply controls the people;
who controls the energy can control whole continents;
who controls money can control the world.”
- Henry Kissinger
There are three main fronts in the war being waged against the individual are food, energy, and money.
FOOD – The modern miracle of global food production on a mass scale enabling us to feed 8 billion people is being systematically destroyed. Farmers are being forced off their land, fertilizers are being banned, water is being diverted, livestock are being labeled as deadly, and skilled agrarians are being forced to surrender their livelihoods, all under the banner of protecting the environment. The tiny country of the Netherlands, the second largest food producer in the world behind the U.S., is the first front in the war against cheap and abundant food. In June, the Dutch government demanded Dutch farmers cut nitrogen output by 70% through the elimination of fertilizers then decreed 30% of the country’s cows and pigs be destroyed.
“We have to move away from the low-cost model of food production,” said MP Tjeerd de Groot of the Dutch coalition government. “It’s time to restore nature, climate and air, and in some areas that may mean there is no more place for intensive farmers there.”
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The deep knowledge of farming the land, honed and perfected over hundreds of generations, once destroyed will be nearly impossible to regain and restart. No farms, no food. It is as simple as that. Riots have recently broken out in Sri Lanka, Panama, Sudan, Albania, Kenya, Indonesia, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Argentina, and other smaller nations as food production plummets and people are unable to feed themselves. These may seem like distant issues in poorly managed nations but rest assured, food insecurity and famine will eventually sweep across the globe and affect every country and person on the planet if the shortsighted policies of the global elite are not reversed.
ENERGY – Energy is everything. The life we now enjoy and seemingly take for granted is made possible by one thing – the miraculous capacity for tiny amounts of fossil fuel to possess such an incredible reserve of potential power. While sustainable energy sources must and will ultimately replace fossil fuels, the transition will be slow and difficult. The energy derived from sustainable sources simply cannot match the output we currently enjoy from fossil fuels. Period. Sorry, but physics is a bitch.
Over the past few years, governments could not pass legislation that would eliminate fossil fuel altogether to make way for a radical transition toward more sustainable or “green” energy. So, governments collaborated with the most powerful entities on the planet (banks) who control the most valuable substance on the planet (capital) to enact a global policy called “ESG” (energy, social, governance). Those who controlled the capital – the money that fuels and lubricates the growth of economies and its resulting abundance – have forced any person, company or entity seeking access to capital to comply with their goals - fighting climate change, ensuring an arbitrary mission of social justice, achieving some undefined goal of equity, and dismantling the phantom of oppression – the white male patriarchy.
ESG policies and enforcement, if allowed to proliferate, will kill more people than the sum of all human wars through the resulting famine, hypothermia, social unrest, and disease.
MONEY – Money is the communication of value. Show me what someone buys and I’ll tell you what they value. Money was gold for thousands of years until it was replaced by “paper money” that represented the value of gold held in reserve, until it didn’t. Now money is attached to nothing. It is simply the abstract product of financial engineering by economists who think they can control and manipulate human behavior through the supply of money and the mechanics of debt. But that modern money system is unraveling. It is being replaced by “digital money”. This new form of money is programmable. That is, it can be changed to modify human behavior at the flip of a switch.
The “CBDC”, or central bank digital currency, can be made to expire forcing you to spend it now. It can be devalued, meaning your hard work now buys less. And it can be frozen. But worse, it can be surveilled. Every dollar you earn, every dollar you spend or save, every purchase you make, and every person or company you interact with, will now be known by the powers that be. And as we all have come to realize, data collected is always used in ways we could not imagine by those who wish to assert greater control.
Why? Why is all this happening now?
Friedrich Nietzsche famously stated “God is dead.” Actually, that is just a small snippet of the quote we toss about freely these days to comfort ourselves having vaingloriously rid the world of the rot that we called religion. But the full quote is…
“God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we, murderers of all murderers, console ourselves? That which was the holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet possessed has bled to death under our knives. Who will wipe this blood off us? With what water could we purify ourselves? What festivals of atonement, what sacred games shall we need to invent? Is not the greatness of this deed too great for us? Must we not ourselves become gods simply to be worthy of it? There has never been a greater deed; and whosoever shall be born after us - for the sake of this deed he shall be part of a higher history than all history hitherto."
We have replaced the ancient and archaic “God” and made for ourselves new gods – Us and the Earth. There are those among us who have taken up their sacred duty to save us from ourselves, to serve as the grand arbiter of all that is good and valuable and determine what will be required to live in harmony with our true god – Mother Earth. To these new gods, you and your fellow all-consuming humans, are parasites upon the wondrous splendor that is the natural world. Your mere presence, and in particular your swelling numbers in such gross abundance, is an affront and an assault upon the most blessed and sacred glory of Earth.
And so, to return the wonder of nature to her rightful and sustainable balance, the Earth must be rid of that which has caused such egregious harm and be dutifully maintained at an acceptable level. According to the gospel of the New Globalist Church of Earth, the planet can only support a limited number of us (est. 1 billion, for now) and the rest must be “reduced” to prevent any further irreparable harm.
You, me, and everyone you know must go. We must learn to accept this righteous sacrifice. It is for our own good.