The Anatomy and Psychology of Power
One may view every scientific advance as a means towards approximating and recreating the infantile environment of omnipotence. When the stimulus of hunger, with its accompanying representation in thought and feeling, is sated by a caring parent, the association is then made between that complex of sensation and ideation and the ensuing gratification. In other words, the wish to be fed is sufficient in and of itself to ensure that feeding takes place: the wish alone makes it happen and the child is Godlike in his or her power.
Therefore every step in humankind’s mastery of the physical and natural world brings us one step closer to that ideal of effortless supremacy. It follows that science over the ages has become revered for the power it confers rather than the knowledge it reveals. Knowledge for knowledge’s sake, knowledge with little or no practical value, is generally ignored or dismissed or, if taken up, is taken up because it provides the illusion of achievement or control, the way a neatly solved riddle may give satisfaction.
I write this to preface some general observations about the exercise of power, particularly in groups and by so-called leaders, and in the context of a live-action demonstration, thanks to Covid, of governmental manipulation at a scale unprecedented in human history. I write so that we who wish to resist propaganda and phoney narratives and the attempts to deny us our livelihoods and, indeed, our very lives, by measures imposed to ‘keep us safe’ may better learn, the better to oppose these measures.
First, those in power – individuals or groups – never willingly give their power up. The entire history of Western law is a record of the struggle of the weak who, by aggregating, sought protection from those who have ruled over them in the form of justice, the Magna Carta being a principal example, and the Declaration of Independence of the United States representing a culmination.
Second, those in power seek relentlessly to augment their power. If the weak besiege them with legal redress they will attempt to subvert the judiciary and, if possible, work outside the law to achieve their ends. For those in power the law works only when it works for their own ends.
Third, the astonishing advances in the concentration of technological force via computerization have allowed for an immense increase in the facility of exercising power. In short, it has never been easier for the ‘elite’ few to control the many.
Fourth, the endpoint of political State power is complete control over its population of underlings. We have had a taste of this with the coordinated subjugation of the world under the pretext of protecting us from Covid – lockdowns, distancing, masking, mandatory inoculations, the destruction of small businesses and individual lives, and the rending of the very social fabric that makes life worth living. We see it in even starker nakedness in the form of the social credit system and the Total Surveillance State exercised by Chinese authorities over its citizenry.
Fifth, digitization is innately a form of dehumanization. We have long been accustomed to regard Capitalism as the system wherein human beings have been rendered into dollars and cents, as it were. However our now-universal digital culture, in its essence, translates complexity into on-off states and seeks to reduce human choice to a sequence of multiple digital ‘decisions’ – left or right, up or down, yes or no, plus or minus.
Sixth, the Power Elite will employ every method of persuasion to manipulate its subjects – with every degree of truth and deception, every sophisticated lure, with fear, covert and overt threats, and with physical force.
Seventh, with every technocratic/scientific advance the distance between thought and action, between wish and deed, is lessened.
Eight, every scientific advance is appropriated by those in power to enhance their power.
The Covid era has brought the machinations of the Power Cartel into relief, and they have included deceitful diagnostic tests, the suppression of truthful information about ‘vaccines’, the silencing of physicians who attempted to conduct themselves in accordance with the basic principles of Medicine, the propagation of fear through traditional media outlets that have functioned as propaganda mouthpieces, the depredation of human liberty under cover of a so-called health emergency, and even outright large-scale murder, the details of which – and much more – are superbly delineated by Michel Chossudovsky in his recent book The Worldwide Corona Crisis.
We cannot and should not expect those in power to act lawfully or to respond to appeals of conscience.
Those in power today quite openly aspire to immortality and omnipotence, and this leads me to what I believe is the most pressing practical and philosophical question of our time:
If no further scientific or technological advances could be made; if, in fact, humanity were stuck with only the knowledge and tools at its disposal today; if nothing new could be discovered; if no novel use of technological power could arise – what would then occur? What would happen if we put a halt to the never-ending quest for increased material control of the natural world?
Might the renunciation of godlike ambitions result in a fairer and more just world?
I personally believe that given the scientific and technological ability we currently possess, which is quite considerable, problems of resource distribution, infrastructure, poverty and malnutrition are perfectly soluble, with determination and work. In short, the resolution of such global problems is contingent only upon human will, not human technological capacity. After all, we have thousands of sophisticated satellites encircling the globe, all manner of machinery, sources of energy and computing power, and both robotic and human labor. What cannot humankind achieve with such an armamentarium if obstacles inherent in human psychology, group and individual, can be overcome – obstacles such as greed, selfishness and the sadistic use of Power?
In the past, when the world was not so globally united, and when our technological capabilities were much less, the march towards further control via scientific discovery appeared to be essential, and human morality and psychology were weighted perhaps less prominently in this equation.
In the context of pondering these issues I happened to revisit a psychoanalytic classic, a paper which I regard as one of the most significant contributions to psychoanalytic thought after Freud’s own work: The Fall of Man, by K. R. Eissler. Eissler’s essay, published in 1975, ranges from the origins of life to the development and potentialities of the human psyche, and concludes in essence that the twin pillars of aggression and narcissism would overcome the restraint needed to prevent the large-scale deployment of nuclear weapons, making human extinction ultimately unavoidable.
Enveloped as we are within the Corona War in the Age of Covid, nuclear annihilation has been relegated to the shadows while another lethal agenda plays out. Yes, we now find ourselves in the midst of a concerted attempt at genocide at the hands of a cabal – planned purposeful murder – accomplished via a many-pronged and highly sophisticated operation that has kept the global population in thrall, eviscerated individual rights, and that has imposed a lethal and unnecessary injection in violation of body and soul, as part of an even more ambitious plan to control us all with further restrictions, surveillance and social credit systems in an ostensibly ‘new world order’ whose chief characteristic will be depopulation and slavery on a scale never imagined.
Every advance in understanding the natural world has been accompanied by an appropriation of knowledge in the service of Power. We speak of ‘grasping’ or ‘comprehending’ something, and our very language betrays the aggressive drive inherent in the pursuit of science. The word ‘science’ itself is derived from an Indo-European root meaning ‘to cut, to split’, the psychological implication being that we must take apart the object we study in order to possess it. And for every pacific use of technology, there is a corresponding martial one, inevitably. Knowledge is pursued, psychically speaking, for purposes of control and possession, even if such possession and control appear to result in no immediately apparent practical benefit other than satisfaction at having solved a riddle.
The penetration of the atom and the exploitation of nuclear forces constituted a watershed moment in the history of the species. The manipulation of the human genome constitutes another. Hiroshima and Nagasaki showed a glimpse of the devastating potential of the former, and the Covid so-called vaccines are showing us, in real time, the destructive capabilities of the latter.
I suspect our world would be immeasurably saner if such barriers had never been crossed.
And as for the Powermongers themselves — how may one describe the nature of those psychopaths who have deviously and with supreme cleverness engineered a global genocide in the guise of a global pandemic, and who have so befuddled and seduced the masses that their acts of evil have been welcomed as acts of greater good?
How many more people will have to die from an unnecessary inoculation? How many more people will come down with the illness which this inoculation was supposed to prevent? How many more people will sacrifice their precious and unalienable rights under the illusion of saving their skins? How many more people will follow the Siren song of convenience into the lair of Total Surveillance? How many more people will be convinced that online ‘meetings’ are just as good as gathering in the flesh? How many more doctors who have dared to criticize the Covidians will have their licences taken away by corrupt medical boards under the aegis of a shadowy private entity in the pay of Big Pharma? How many more people will lose their jobs, how many more will have bank accounts frozen if they chirp up against those who are taking away their livelihoods?
And so it goes, on and on.
Just this week I learned about a fifteen year-old girl who had just been diagnosed with a brain tumor – these things happen of course from time to time. And just last weekend I saw two young kayakers in Wellington harbour pulled from a race by medics for reasons unknown but which looked to my eye as exertional, which is a bit unusual perhaps in gung-ho outdoorsy New Zealand. I am certain all three people had been jabbed. My local dentist tells me that he has run out of sympathy cards for family members of patients in his practice who have died over the past six months.
These are, however, anecdotal asides. There is plenty of real hard honest-to-goodness evidence that people are dying in greater numbers overall, that the adverse event rate for the Covid inoculation has surpassed all vaccines in history, that ordinary people are poorer and less free while a globalist faction enriches itself beyond imagination. Waiting in the wings are a phoney Climate Crisis and an ‘even more lethal’ pandemic to be used as pretexts for the efficient and virtually total enslavement of the masses.
What kind of people would do this? Are these powerbrokers bloodless keyboard apparatchiks motivated by abstract transhumanist dreams of immortality, or are they full-blooded psychopaths who lust for the pleasures of murder and who thirst to transgress the greatest taboos?
Criminals, psychopaths, mass-murderers – they have punctuated human history throughout. But I believe that the development of digital technology has created a hybrid monster. Digitization creates distance, it removes one from personal interaction, it allows wide-scale measures to be set into action with an ever greater ease of detachment. At the same time those who appropriate these digital measures in their quest for omnipotence and immortality are also driven by passions, and the union of sexual and destructive drives becomes an elixir that is nonpareil.
This may perhaps make it easier to understand how a Bill Gates or an Anthony Fauci or a Klaus Schwab (and those behind them) may be convulsed with the desire to thrust a phallic needle into the body of every human being on Earth. Make no mistake, they are full-blooded psychopaths, even if their blood runs cold or hot as the occasion demands.
And against such psychopathy there is only one path: not to let the fear of death trump all.
Without freedom everything we regard as quintessentially valuable in human life will be lost. Physical death is a blessing to a human being who has been enslaved to the point where all but the most basic needs of survival are met. These past three years, consumed as they have been by all things Covid, have laid bare the best and worst of us, and have thrown into starkest relief the crux upon which our battle for the future rests.
Laboring under the perceived shadow of death, billions allowed themselves to be locked down and away; billions allowed their critical faculties to dissolve and forget everything once accepted as rational about the nature of illness; billions allowed themselves to forego every sensible precaution about a novel medical intervention – the so-called vaccine – for the promise of protection; and, perhaps most ominously, these billions participated in the imposition of an apartheid system that separated human beings by inoculation status.
It is high time for us to recognize that only when we are unafraid will we be victorious.
Emanuel E. Garcia, MD
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