Let's just for a
moment suspend all disbelief in the official
Let's set aside
questions about mortality rates, death certificate designations,
controversy over treatments and testing procedures, and
Instead, I want to zoom out a bit and do some traveling back and
forth in time in order to bring your attention to the
progression of something critically important to all free human
beings on this planet.
There's a great divergence taking place, dividing our
country and perhaps the entire world.
To most, this was all
unexpected. A big surprise.
To others, this has
been a long time coming, but through the fog of confusion around
us, one thing is crystal clear to those of us who've been
watching, warning and waiting for a long time:
we are on a
stepping stone toward a very dystopian future where personal
sovereignty and privacy will become historical ideas
unfitting for such a 'brave
I am not a religious
man, but I do come from a christian culture, and of particular
note today is a chapter in the Bible that strikes abject fear
into the hearts of believers.
particularly the following sentence which refers to The
Beast coming out of the earth:
"It also forced
all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave,
receive a mark on their right hands or
on their foreheads, 17 so that they could not buy
or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the
beast or the number of its name."
two-thousand years, believers have been looking for signs of
this prophecy coming to fruition, and the term 'The
Mark of the Beast,' is now firmly entrenched in our
used it today in reference
to a Covid
was preaching about it over
a decade ago.
conspiracy theorists have for
decades been looking at institutional documents and central
planning agendas, warning that a global government was being
organized to conquer the planet and enslave us all with the boot
It has gained social capital for its implied meaning that
someday free people will be subjected to an authoritarian
control system which treats human beings like livestock to be,
traced, controlled, milked and slaughtered when the time is
And shouldn't an idea
like this stoke fear in the hearts of the free and the
After all, it implies
an end to free will and an end to self-determination.
It implies total,
hopeless, global slavery...
Now here we are
Someone recently said
to me that the masks are the mark of the beast in larval
form, and this, to me, seems a fair metaphor.
A larva is the
juvenile form that many animals and insects take before maturing
into an adult. Often, the appearance of an animal in larval form
is quite different from the mature animal.
In a matter of a few short months we we've gone from
business-as-usual to cover up your face or you can't buy
We don't exactly
understand or agree on the precise nature of the threat, but in
the blink of an eye we've gone from,
suggested, to masks being recommended, to masks being
mandated in some locales, to masks being mandated in all
...and with New
leading the way, masks are now
being mandated outdoors in public spaces, all of this
enforceable by law (which is punishable by fines and the risk of
arrest), and by exclusion from the economy.
All the while, we are
watching the 'experts' on television nonchalantly inform us that
our future participation in the economy and in society at large
will be dependent
on our acquiescence to whatever
new rules and mandates they throw at us.
That we will be,
monitored, vaccinated, and contact traced everywhere we go
and that in order to buy or sell, worship, go to school or
...we will have to
show proof of submission to the system's demands.
In 2014, Australian writer Steven Tritton warned us that
we had already
crossed the Rubicon
into this future, but that in order to go all the way we
needed only the right crisis to catalyze public opinion in favor
of such measures.
"Perhaps in the
midst of such turmoil or following a worldwide economic
meltdown, comes a momentous shift to
a cashless society with an
embedded device compulsory for every individual to
participate in the new global financial order.
newly hatched revolutionary system will be one that ensnares
humanity in a totalitarian global surveillance society
unlike the modern world has ever seen given such advanced
technology in place.
We have already
crossed the Rubicon."
Steven Tritton in 2014
In 2012 we published
an article quoting the father
of a San Antonio high school girl who was objecting to the
school's requirement that all students wear
RFID (radio frequency
identification) badges to track student's whereabouts in an
effort to reduce tardiness and truancy.
He called the badges,
mark of the beast,'
and they certainly were an ample introduction to the emergent
technology that will become what many fear is the real mark.
But people aren't stupid. They're frightful, but not stupid...
So, for the beast to
make inroads on the effort to track and trace everyone, the
progression needs to be incremental, touching on key points of
fear along the way, always increasing the intensity of
the crisis so as to allow the proverbial frog in the pot to boil
before he becomes aware of his imminent doom.
In order for people
to accept compulsory measures like these they have to be
deceived into believing that their life depends on it.
People don't seem to fully comprehend what is being given away
in this desperate hour, but without a doubt,
they will feel
it, and long to have it back, in the coming dystopian
My sense is that we
are losing something exclusively human, that the masks actually
alter the way we view each other, and that they shift our
perception of others away from trust.
Where once we saw
smiles and community, now we see furrowed brows, concern and
I feel we are jumping
headlong into the dark abyss of fear, giving power and
precedence to the inner authoritarian, and that as we forfeit
bits of self integrity to go along to get along, we become
envious and agitated with those who wish not to comply.
"I contend that
there is something hugely meaningful about humanity,
something virtual reality can never match, something
artificial intelligence can never be programmed with.
Words such as
conscience, compassion, warmth, kindness, generosity,
spontaneity, imagination, inspiration and creativity, give
some hint as to what this something might be."
So for today, it's
Tomorrow will see
legally mandated contact tracing apps on your phone.
immunity certificates and special health passports.
Then on to some
more permanent form of traceable, wearable tech
like a tattoo or an implant...
Call it what you
want, but if you want to feed your family today, you'd better
And if you are
reading this beyond 2020, I hope that time has proven me wrong
and that we have somehow collectively managed to squash this
wicked bug before it evolves into its full