Perhaps it’s time to revisit a Déjà Vu~Times post from September 29, 2009 titled “Are We There Yet (at the T-point)?”1 because, it seems that we have indeed arrived — on the dual wings of a bio-weapon.
Some anarchists, who see this as a left-wing coup feel vindicated in their warnings about leftists and are lamenting there is no Galt’s Gulch to flee to. BUT there are several problems with John Galt’s no-rules rules as detailed here and here2 and also with anarchists who deify individualism as if excessive individualism were not also a prime factor in arriving at this point of tyranny / totalitarianism. If Randians distilled the rules of John Galt and really pursued “Who is John Galt?” they might look elsewhere for some different Gulch. And they might ponder about all the rules they would find necessary in living in a society of anarchists. Or what they would find necessary to do in dealing with the ubiquitous will to power and gain (WPG) and all the attendant conspiracies that always accompany the pursuit and protection of this WPG.
Yes, there is a lot of truth in anarchist claims of excessive government, of the “myth of authority,” and of the abuses of power, but what many seem blind to are the “capital crimes” on both the Right and Left that underpin this plandemic. Too many anarchists idealize freedom from law, yet present no vision for how to deal with the corruptions and abuses of PWOCs3 and corporate criminals save for victims to become judge, jury, and executioner for perceived offences against themselves individually. Are we not at this T-point because there was no law applied when it should have been? Do we not recognize that the whole (a society) is, in some matters, greater than the sum of its parts (individuals) and that human nature is oft bound up with the WPG?
Society is much more complicated than a pat answer of “you have the right to defend yourself” — the right to seek your own justice. How many times do we take offence when none was intended? How often do we misjudge, mis-perceive, misinterpret? How could we possibly be trusted to be judge, jury, and executioner of offences against ourselves? When we are aware of the spirit of power and what it does to people; when we are aware of how oft we seeing, see not, and hearing, hear not, we have to be open to a balancing mechanism for living together in harmony, prosperity, and accountability. But we did not use the mechanism we had — a Constitution and Bill of Rights. As flawed as they may be, they are the best we have, but they have been neglected and abused4 and thus the T-Point has arrived from both directions. No form of regulating the affairs of flawed humans is perfect, but to pretend there is no need for regulation is to live in the fantasy, self-deceptive world of John Galt.
Yes, we elected servants to do the things we did not want to do or have the time or expertise for; servants to free us to accomplish better things; servants who began to think themselves masters and authorities; servants who entered into conspiracies with PWOCs for greater power and gain; and by failing to correct them and hold them accountable, they have brought us to the center of this hell of abuse and control that is unfolding before our eyes and ears.
There is no New Normal. It’s the Old Normal of every tyranny that ever was (including Galt’s), but this time on technocratic steroids.
3. PWOC = People / Persons WithOut Conscience
4. Doctrine and Covenants | Section 98:5–9 ~ And that law of the land which is constitutional, supporting that principle of freedom in maintaining rights and privileges, belongs to all mankind, and is justifiable before me. Therefore, I, the Lord, justify you, and your brethren of my church, in befriending that law which is the constitutional law of the land; And as pertaining to law of man, whatsoever is more or less than this, cometh of evil. I, the Lord God, make you free, therefore ye are free indeed; and the law also maketh you free. Nevertheless, when the wicked rule the people mourn.