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Daniel Pinchbeck - 07 May 2020
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This is the best essay I have found offering a comprehensive overview of our situation. Rory Spowers' systems design perspective integrates the many different elements of the crisis, which otherwise can seem overwhelming. 

Rory frames the conspiratorial narratives which have become so fascinating for many people: 

"Much of what Icke and other conspiracy theorists have presented appears to be credible and conforms to what many of us probably already suspect. Yes, it does seem highly suspicious that Bill Gates, now re-invented as a self-proclaimed ‘health expert’, along with the World Economic Forum and Johns Hopkins University, ran a coronavirus pandemic simulation exercise, called Event 201, just six weeks before the first case appeared. Yes, it does seem highly suspicious that alternative positions challenging the official narrative are being removed from platforms like YouTube, under the auspices of dangerous and misleading misinformation. Yes, there is a huge amount of evidence that vaccines are not only dangerous and ineffective - as evidenced by Dr Buttar, Robert F Kennedy Jr and others - but potentially implicated in the cause of the disease itself. Yes, there is huge scope for manipulation of data and statistics due to inaccurate PCR testing that only highlights genetic material associated with the virus, or through the attributions to causes of death. Yes, the vast majority of patients who have died have also had up to three other underlying health conditions that will have compromised their immune response, such as hypertension, diabetes or heart problems. Yes, this volatile situation will play into the hands of powerful political and economic agendas, accentuate asymmetric power and be used to validate the imposition of controls on civil liberties that would not normally be acceptable. And yes, like with 9-11, we are unlikely to see those fully rolled back, if and when the crisis subsides. We will most likely never see the world ‘return to normal’, or as things were prior to C-19.

However, it is quite a leap from there to suggest that this whole crisis has been manufactured and manipulated at every turn by a sinister, satanic cult at the heart of the global elite. Again, this is where systems thinking may shed new light on our analysis. Our linear, reductionist perspective usually demands that we follow a chain of events to find a single root cause. We are always looking for someone or something to blame, as our dualistic systems, based upon binary dominion and control, demand that we have an enemy.

But Systems Theory and the recognition of an interdependent, interconnected universe, would suggest otherwise, since any apparent ‘root cause’ is always embedded within another set of relationships, the confluence of events which enabled that cause to arise. Ascribing such powerful agency, to so few people, over so many complex factors, with so many possible outcomes, just does not tally with human experience. I am reminded of Hitchcock’s classic movie Dial M for Murder, in which the protagonist has concocted an ingeniously convoluted scheme for murdering his wife, only to find that the whole plan unravels from the very first moment, due to unforeseen circumstances.

Although much of what Icke and others flag up may appear perfectly valid, there is a point where conspiracy theorists take credible data and plausible speculation, to impose greater levels of intentional agency and meaning. Is it not equally plausible that the technocratic elite genuinely believe that their covert agenda, should it exist, is motivated by humanitarian interests, however much we may disagree with them? No doubt they will benefit personally, but is it really necessary for us to ascribe such levels of dark and evil intent to their agendas? Icke often seems to contradict himself, creating another ‘enemy’ in the form of the global cult he refers to, thereby presenting another matrix of fear in itself. He defiantly rants on about rejecting the imposition of other belief systems, while continually pedalling his own – often in a belligerent fashion, which seem at odds with the spiritually evolved position he purports to operate from.

So, although it is important that we listen to voices from across the spectrum, we also need to be careful about those that replace one dominating narrative promoting fear and anxiety with another. We need to move beyond this simplistic black and white binary view of the world, which is intrinsic to the problem itself. I would suggest that the vision Bill Gates and the tech elite have for the future of the planet are again the product of an erroneous and redundant way of looking at the world. Along with his passion for biotechnology and food systems based on GMOs - a whole area of science whose efficacy has been discredited time and time again - Bill Gates reveals his reductionist beliefs. He probably does see nature and life itself as operating like binary computer code, which can be spliced, tampered with and re-written by human ingenuity and without impunity."

The essay is long but please take the time to read it, particularly the actionable items he puts forth.

 

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