Shall we play a game?


Below is a brief dialogue from War Games, the 1983 Cold War science fiction film (see the movie trailer below), in which a young computer hacker, David Lightman, unwittingly accesses a US military supercomputer. In the film, Lightman gets the WOPR (War Operation Plan Response) supercomputer to run a nuclear war simulation, believing it to be a computer game. But the computer is connected to the U.S. nuclear weapons control system and unable to distinguish simulation from reality.



Falken (The WOPR creator): It’s a bluff, John, call it off.

John (the operations head): No, it’s not a bluff, it’s real. 

Falken: General, what you see on these screens up here, is a fantasy, a computer-enhanced hallucination. Those blips are not real missiles, they’re phantoms.

John (to the General): Jack, there’s nothing to indicate a simulation at all.

Falken: General, you are listening to a machine (referring to WOPR – the supercomputer). Do the world a favor, and don’t act like one.

Alright, are we just being played? Are nukes, and the potential for a nuclear war, a bluff? Are pandemics a bluff? Is police brutality a bluff? Is the population control agenda a bluff? Is the Singularity a bluff?

Is all the national and geopolitical strife that we continually hear about simply a simulation to keep supercomputers in learning mode, with the medical military industrial complex following their every lockstep — while the masses get hyped with paranoia?

Keeping us in a heightened state of perpetual preparedness amounts to amygdala hijacking, and programs humanity to be robotic and desensitized to emergencies and catastrophes. In this sense, we begin to no longer care about preserving what is most important — our shared emotional connection, and our intuition necessary to discern what is real from what is simulated. Another reason to keep society in disaster mode — by utilizing doomsday simulations and creating a race of “first responders” — is in the name of “Continuity of Government,” thereby providing a rationale to overstep Constitutional bounds (in the U.S.). On a global scale, the agenda to keep society in ceaseless fight-or-flight (more specifically, “fight-flight-freeze”) is seemingly evidenced in the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board’s September 2019 document, “A World at Risk.” Therein, they outline the need for continual simulations of pandemics worldwide as encompassed in their “whole-of-government” or “whole-of-society” approach.

Near the end of War Games, a military minion in the war room exclaims, “There’s no way you can win that game.”

Lightman responds,“ I know.”

Then WOPR states, “A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.”

I perceive strange games are afoot, and I suggest that we are living in a global B.F. Skinner Box of mass operant conditioning, as indicated by my personal daily observations of compliant citizens who are continually being molded, leading them to their potential demise. How did we get here? Well, it’s likely that world-renowned scientists, like Skinner and Pavlov, played a hand, as they studied animal behavior, and applied their research to engineering the human herd. See Episode 145 of The Corbett Report from 2010, “You are Being Gamed.”

If all the controllers want is to play games with one another  — simply to keep the “Game” going with no winners (as Miles Copeland alluded too, but perhaps fell short, in The Game of Nations) — then we may need to recognize that as such, and withdraw our attention from their scripted games. If the controllers want to play games with us, then maybe we just DON’T PLAY.

What is involved in a non-participation strategy? Do we live in a cave with monks? Is there a way to mentally retreat to that cave for temporary respite, while still maintaining an engaged life with all the “normies?”

With the exception of hopscotch and jacks back in the day, I am not one for playing games. If we are currently being subjugated to what I perceive as a running simulation, with its accompanying fear porn, trauma bonding, anesthetic fog of group think, and grandeur of delusion, then I am not going to play by their terms. I refuse to play their guileful game of “Simon Says” (I always despised that game for demanding that one follow the leader).

Admittedly, I am not in a position at this time to sever all cords to society’s womb. I still drink from the system’s tap periodically. However, I will exercise my right of peaceful non-compliance. I will stay detached and preserve my dignity by holding onto my inner sense of sovereignty of mind and freedom of spirit (utilizing my energetic declaration of non-consent). Although, if (or when) mandatory vaccines are implemented, I may need to re-evaluate how I will exercise my free will.

There is a song that comes to mind when I ponder these possibilities and potential impasses . . . “Freewill” is the second track on the 1980 album by Canadian progressive rock band, Rush. Synchronistically, the album was called “Permanent Waves.”

A planet of playthings
We dance on the strings
Of powers we cannot perceive
If you choose not to decide
You still have made a choice
You can choose from phantom fears
And kindness that can kill
I will choose a path that’s clear
I will choose free will 

As I mindfully navigate this global hot mess of phantom fears (resulting in potentially phantom civil liberties), and I possibly concede that there seems no feasible and instantaneous way to constructively change the system, I continue to reflect on ways to hack, withdraw, and escape the imposed infrastructure. I consider how I can make changes to myself, and effect change in my family, and in my local community. I never underestimate the power we each have in being a tiny pebble that can manifest impactful ripples in our local ponds.

What ripples are you generating? Feel free to share in the comments after following the link back to Piece of Mindful below. Thanks!



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