For years Eco-Enthusiasts, both activists and scientists, have been telling us that the party will come to an end. The planet we are stuck on cant take it for much longer, it is getting too crowded and unbearably warm. Most people didnt take any real notice of the situation and for a reason. This planet, we tend to think, isnt really ours, we were thrown onto it and for a limited time. Once we grasp the true meaning of our temporality, we begin to acknowledge our terminality. Being in the world as such is often the attempt to make our life-time into a meaningful event.
Most of us who havent been overly concerned with the ecological activists and their plans to slow us down knew that as long as Big Money runs the world, nothing of a dramatic nature would really happen. In the eyes of Big Money, we tended to think, we, the people, are mere consumers. We understood ourselves as the means that make the rich richer.
Rather unexpectedly, life has undergone a dramatic change. In the present age of Corona, Big Money let the world lock itself down. Economies have been sentenced to imminent death. Our significance as consumers somehow evaporated. The emerging alliance we have been detecting between the new leaders of the world economy (knowledge companies) and those who carry the flag of progress justice and equality has evolved into an authoritarian dystopian condition in which robots and algorithms police our speech and elementary freedoms.
How is it that the Left, that had been devoted to opposition to the rich, has so changed its tune? In fact, nothing has happened suddenly. The Left and the Progressive universe have, for some time, been sustained financially by the rich. The Guardian is an illustrative case of the above. Once a left -leaning paper with a progressive orientation, the Guardian is now openly funded by Bill & Melinda Gates. It shamelessly operates as a mouthpiece for George Soros: it even allowed Soros to disseminate his apocalyptic pre-Brexit view at the time he himself gambled on Brits anti- Brexit vote. By now it is close to impossible to regard the Guardian as a news outlet a propaganda outlet for the rich is a more suitable description. But the Guardian is far from alone. Our networks of progressive activists fall into the same trap. Not many of us were surprised to see Momentum, Jeremy Corbyns campaign support group within the Labour Party, rallying for the Holocaust Survivor and philanthropist George Soros. When Corbyn led the Labour Party, I learned to accept that socialists putting themselves on the line of fire defending oligarchs, bankers and Wall Street brokers must be the new Left reality. We are now inured to the fact that in the name of progress Google has demoted itself from a great search engine into a hasbara outlet. We are accustomed to Facebook and Twitter dictating their worldview in the name of community standards. The only question is what community they have in mind. Certainty not a tolerant and pluralist western one.
One may wonder what drives this new alliance that divides nearly every Western society? The lefts betrayal is hardly a surprise, yet, the crucial question is why, and out of the blue, did those who had been so successful in locating their filthy hands in our pockets go along with the current destruction of the economy? Surely, suicidal they arent.
It occurs to me that what we may be seeing is a controlled demolition all over again. This time it isnt a building in NYC. It isnt the destruction of a single industry or even a single class as we have seen before. This time, our understanding of Being as a productive and meaningful adventure is embattled. As things stand, our entire sense of livelihood is at risk.
It doesnt take a financial expert to realise that in the last few years the world economy in general and western economies in particular have become a fat bubble ready to burst. When economic bubbles burst the outcome is unexpected even though often the culprit or trigger for the crash can be identified. What is unique in the current controlled demolition is the willingness of our compromised political class, the media and in particular Left/Progressive networks to participate in the destruction.
The alliance is wide and inclusive. The WHO, greatly funded by Bill Gates, sets the measures by which we are locked down, the Left and the Progressives fuel the apocalyptic phantasies to keep us hiding in our global attics, Dershowitz tries to rewrite the constitution , big Pharmas agenda shapes our future and we also hear that Moderna and its leading Israeli doctor is ready to fix our genes. Meanwhile we learn that our governments are gearing up to stick a needle in our arms. Throughout this time, the Dow Jones has continued to rise. Maybe in this final stage of capitalism, we the people arent needed even as consumers. We can be left to rot at home, our governments seemingly willing to fund this new form of detention.
I believe that it was me who ten years ago coined the popular adage We Are all Palestinians like the Palestinians, I thought at the time, we arent even allowed to name our oppressor