5 Condemic Queries

by Nowick Gray




As we enter a new astrological age (as signaled by the rare conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn entering Aquarius), humanity is dogged by the dregs of a simulated reality, designed to reset to a new level of the global game, under rules imposed by the winners of the previous round. Like prisoners of the dystopian Hotel California, we are told we can check out but never leave.

At the close of this year to remember—or best to forget—here are five queries to ask of our current condition, condemned to a perpetual fiction. That illusion persists, as in the classic literary sense, from our “willing suspension of disbelief.”


Has AI Already Hacked Us?

Many readers are familiar with the century-long development of state propaganda, initiated by the work of Edward Bernays (nephew of Freud). And we hear lots these days about the coming age of artificial intelligence, or AI. Less known is the weaponization of propaganda now supercharged by behavioral algorithms, fed by brain research from torture of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.

This issue is addressed by the following excerpts from “The COVID-19 Pathology: Class and Information Warfare, Algorithms and the Role of Artificial Intelligence,” by Emanuel Pastreich (Global Research, December 20, 2020).

“A key weapon in the battle to the death between a tiny handful of the super-rich and the rest of humanity is AI, or artificial intelligence…. If anything, AI is hyped as an inevitable development in human civilization, and never presented as the political strategy of the rich to marginalize and destroy the majority of humanity.

The large-scale manipulation of the Earth’s population, starting with the United States, through a complex symphonic presentation of narratives in different genres serves to, in alternation, frighten and intimidate, cajole and berate, encourage and reassure, the population. These patterns of stimulation aimed at social manipulation take place locally, nationally and globally and they unfold on such a large scale, and with such complexity that, unless you are involved in the plan, you will have trouble keeping up, and you will join the billions of people persuaded by these AI coordinated campaigns to engage in acts, or support policies, that are not in the interest of anyone but a tiny handful of billionaires.

“The propagandistic role of AI is perhaps one of the most poorly understood threats that mankind faces. That is not an accident.

“The next stage of brutal class warfare will be starting soon, and as the vast majority of humanity is forced into poverty, and revolutionary action no longer seems unthinkable, we can be sure that AI will take on an aggressive new role in manipulating the thinking of citizens.

“The results of the torture programs at Guantanamo Bay, combined with the work of Bernays’s modern disciples, provide the basis for sophisticated strategies to stimulate the amygdala so that its compulsive response and short-term irrationality overrides the prefrontal cortex.In addition, the pleasure centers (sexual arousal, appeals of food, or of other sensual pleasures) also help this campaign by inhibiting long-term rational planning in the individual and reinforcing an anti-intellectual agenda. This ‘softening up’ operation is carried out in a slow and methodical manner globally to prepare for the next step in the conflict.

“In effect, highly educated and capable people are rendered harmless and passive through this process. The promotion of media and educational content full of advanced vocabulary but lacking logical argumentation, serves to lull the educated American to sleep. One need only read the Nation or the American Prospect to see the level of linguistic sophistication employed in articles that are mind-numbing and completely inaccurate in their description of reality.

“The result of this process has been the founding of a nation of ‘sleepwalkers,’ to borrow the title from the novel by the Austrian author Hermann Broch. Broch describes in that novel (1932) how educated Germans allowed themselves to be led into the catastrophe of World War One with eyes wide open. German intellectuals became sleepwalkers in the sense that they were functional in society, sophisticated in carrying out their jobs, even appreciative of music and art, but completely oblivious to the signs of institutional and cultural collapse. The current class-warfare strategy encourages such behavior.

“AI is being used promote a ‘failure to think’ at ‘warp speed’ that will serve a critical role in inhibiting resistance in the next stage of class warfare.”




Who Benefits?

It’s obvious that the game is controlled by a pyramid of power with few at the top. But while it’s easy to pick out major players such as Gates, Schwab, or Bezos, the power structure has a few large interlocking blocks acting in concert. Now there is peer-reviewed research to look more closely at those orchestrating this transformation of global society to their own benefit, at the expense of the mass of humanity. Central to the thrust of the reset is the role of the declared pandemic and the preordained response, a technologically intrusive vaccine targeted for all world citizens.

The following article (also from GlobalResearch.ca) gives insight into the findings of the new research.

“Planned Surveillance and Control by Global Technocrats: A Big-Picture Look at the Current Pandemic Beneficiaries,”a peer-reviewed article by Children’s Health Defense, has been accepted for publication in the journal, International Journal of Vaccine Theory, Practice and Research.… The Children’s Health Defense article, which will appear in the journal by year’s end, assesses how the pandemic has facilitated a financial, tech, biopharmaceutical and military-intelligence push for centralized, technocratic control.



Abstract (from the research paper):

“Global financial patterns and pronouncements point to a seismic overhaul of governance and financial systems that is playing out beneath the surface of the Covid-19 pandemic, reaching far beyond the health domain. Increased centralized control has the potential to create an unbridgeable chasm between a tiny handful of winners and a majority of losers. To foster an integrated analysis of the technocratic and financial forces and agendas at play, this rapid review identifies some of the pandemic’s principal beneficiaries across the interwoven financial, tech, biopharmaceutical, and military-intelligence sectors, assessing developments in the context of the accelerating global push for technocratic consolidation and control.

“The evidence suggests that Trojan horse coronavirus vaccines may challenge bodily integrity and informed consent in entirely new ways, transporting invasive technologies into people’s brains and bodies. Technologies such as brain-machine interfaces, digital identity tracking devices, and cryptocurrency-compatible chips would contribute to the central banking goal of replacing currencies with digital transaction and identification systems and creating a global control grid that connects the world population to the military-pharma-intelligence cloud of the global technocrats. Moreover, using vaccines as a delivery vehicle for surveillance technologies cancels any legal liability.

“Keywords: Biopharmaceuticals; central banks; Covid-19 pandemic; digital identity; Operation Warp Speed; technocracy; vaccines

“In late October, Kennedy recorded a 19-minute video message to people around the world, describing the ‘coup d’état by big data, by big telecom, by big tech, by the big oil and chemical companies and by the global public health cartel’ ([Robt. F.] Kennedy Jr., 2020). In his closing remarks, Kennedy also indicated that citizens who wish to maintain their freedoms cannot afford to remain complacent: ‘You are on the front lines of the most important battle in history, and it is the battle to save democracy, and freedom, and human liberty, and human dignity from this totalitarian cartel that is trying to rob us simultaneously, in every nation in the world, of the rights that every human being is born with.’”



How to Dethrone the Despots?

The call to action is clear, and urgent. Every concerned citizen must then ask, how to dethrone the despots? What can we do? What can I do?

Here is the age-old conundrum, with front-lines urgency. Into the fray we go, like Arjuna of the Bhagavad Gita, or Braveheart, or Joan of Arc, or Gandhi, Marin Luther King, Jr., or Thoreau. To find an answer we must not blindly act out, in rage or reaction, but inquire deeply into the nature of consciousness. We must stand on ground of true purpose, with compassionate resolve to meet the despots with our concerns, and also to recognize their limitations in our own self-nature.

In this quest we have allies. One is Carlos Castaneda, whose mentor was the Toltec mystic Don Juan. The Toltec teachings have primary relevance today as we confront the challenge upon us.

“As the warriors protected, we know we must proceed with extreme caution as we dethrone the despots of the first attention. If we unseat them too forcefully, they are likely to take a suicidal plunge that will threaten our very existence as human beings. Don Juan tells us that warriors do not seek death, and so we must deal gingerly with these despotic aspects of ourselves if we are to ensure the rearrangement of our personal emphasis as well as our own survival.

“From the Toltec perspective, the despots of the first attention… behave the way they do simply because their perspective is limited by the boundaries of the world that they so totally and accurately define.

“It is unfortunate that the overall scheme of awareness leads these tyrants of the tonal [i.e., the material world] to want to rule us and command our full energetic attention. They have lorded over us for most of our lives and remain convinced that they must maintain complete control of our awareness or die in the attempt.

“This suicidal tendency is a powerful indicator that these despots have been left to rule our awareness from a sterile and totally disconnected perspective. In fact, the only reason they become despotic is because they are so short-sighted with regard to the energetic realities of the mysterious universe. The children of our misguided self-image are simply not equipped to perceive the scope and true best interests of our luminous reality.

“As warriors who seeclearly, we manage these unruly despots as if they were undisciplined youngsters unwittingly left to run the kingdom of our awareness. Like firm and loving parents, we gently remove them from a position of control, much as we would one of our own children who had gotten out of hand.”

–Tomas, Creative Victory: Reflections on the Process of Power from the Collected Works of Carlos Castaneda (pp. 106–07)

That’s one way to approach it… through a shift in attitude toward healthy balance in the human family. As for direct actions today and tomorrow… let’s see what the Francophones are up to:


Yes, Paris!

More live action footage from Paris

And on this side of the pond, Oui, Montreal!


Did We Sell Out For Comfort?

What, after all that, you’re still in your chair, doodling on your device?

I get it. I do it too—even at this very moment. Pizza warming in the oven, another espresso to make… what’s not to like about modern life, take it as it comes, for better or worse?

Oh, the power outage yesterday? It was just the snowfall, I’m sure. And having to wear a mask to the store, what’s the biggie. Though I worry about my daughter who’s a teacher, since her union is all gung-ho to be first in line for these new-fangled vaccines. And I hate seeing all these businesses go under. And people getting beat up and tased, goons breaking down doors… Will it all be over soon?

The following article (by Tim Kirby at Strategic Culture Foundation) highlights a core problem that explains our inertia while our world becomes transformed overnight into what CJ Hopkins has aptly dubbed a “totalitarian theme park.”

“If we look at the late 20th and now the 21st century it is critical to acknowledge that the main means of coercion of the population of a given nation is comfort.

Again, this isn’t to say that coercion/repression is a great evil. Without it, the complex societies that give us many benefits, could not stand and none of us wants to go live in a cave. And it is exactly this fact, that very few people are willing to go ‘live off the land’, that gives comfort so much power as a means of control…. Humans like all of God’s creatures tend to take the easy way out. Raccoons prefer to attack the dumpster behind McDonald’s for food because it can’t fight back and is always available. This probably has a horrible effect on the raccoons’ health but it is the most comfortable option. They become very dependent on the dumpster and would probably shriek in terror if the fast food “restaurant” was ever to be closed down forcing them to go back to dealing with food that can run/squirm away. And this sort of situation is what has happened in the decadent West.

[But] comfort is decreasing and promises of a “fourth industrial revolution” that doesn’t seem too promising for the common man, is not exactly going to woo the masses.

“Once the pleasant mainstream bourgeois lifestyle becomes impossible to live anything could be on the table.”


We or I?


If you look closely, the question “What should we do?” leads straight back to the perpetrators of the operative mass delusion. It’s like the prerogative of the “royal we”—where the supposed authority deigns to speak and decide for all. Ironically, the well-meaning revolutionary or left-wing politico falls, perhaps unintentionally, into the same trap, simply seeking to wrest control into its own sanitized hands. In truth, what right do any of us have to speak for others, for “us,” for all?

The question then properly condenses to “What should I do?”

Arjuna’s mentor Krishna told him simply to fulfill his karmic duty, and without attachment to the results. Braveheart and Joan of Arc followed that path to the hilt. We lesser humans may consider our more pedestrian roles as responsible “parents” of our rogue despotic “children.” Either way, it comes down to a personal imperative—not for the sake of short-term comfort, but from a call of deeper conscience.

Beware the collective, then, for it always craves power, for you to conform… to bow to trending taboos, confirmation bias, the social identity, what is politically correct. Whether tribe or nation, religion or race, team or corporation, army or coven, the ruling collective entity takes on a life of its own, demanding validation.

Against that mandate I instinctively rebel. Not that collective unity and allegiance is always unwise; only that it tends to abuse, when it assumes absolute power. Then false unanimity is enforced (by censorship and lockdown) to bury dissent, while ownership is claimed over the collective myths and stories. Personally, I find this narrative nazism as galling as the physical and legal constraints imposed against basic natural human rights: free speech, assembly, enterprise.

At every step, these fundamental liberties are contested by the self-appointed champions of the body politic. And here at the end of the human line, exceptional powers overrule them, drafted under arbitrary declarations of emergency, the con of a false pandemic, or worse, an engineered one.



To set the record straight, so “we” might proceed to exercise our individual rights on a common ground of understanding (note: by invitation, not decree!), I conclude with the following reference points:


Appendix: 5 key events in the fake pandemic

by Jon Rappoport

“ONE: The false claim that a new virus was discovered and isolated.

“TWO: The erecting of a diagnostic test (PCR) for the virus they didn’t have.

“THREE: The Chinese lockdown of 50 million citizens, for no medical reason.



“FOUR: The absurd computer prediction of 500,000 deaths in the UK and two million in the US, made by historically failed modeler, Neil Ferguson.

“FIVE: The forced premature deaths of millions of elderly people across the world—which were falsely called ‘COVID-19 deaths.’

“The underlying fact that needs to be understood: what is called COVID-19 is not one condition. It is a variety of illnesses and effects stemming from different traditional causes RE-PACKAGED under the label, ‘COVID.’”

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Nowick Gray writes from Salt Spring Island, BC. His books of genre-bending fiction and creative nonfiction explore the borders of nature and civilization, imagination and reality, choice and manifestation. Connect at NowickGray.com to read more. A regular contributor to The New Agora, Nowick also offers perspectives and resources on alternative culture and African drumming, and helps other writers as a freelance copyeditor at HyperEdits.com. Sign up for the “Wild Writings”email newsletter for updates and free offers.

image credits:

(feature) Sheep, Shepherds, and a Goat – jordan-henderson.pixels.com
slaughterhouse – Facebook
news – Twitter meme
in a nutshell – Michael Krieger, Twitter
ww3 – Michael Davino
Paris – DS Rose, Facebook
Van – Van Morrison, Twitter
asymptomatic – Ivor Cummins, Twitter
Simpsons – beinglibertarian, Twitter




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