Although I can no longer suffer the broadcast news these days, I still enjoy television as a medium. Following a recommendation, I recently caught Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich – a documentary on Netflix. It would probably be distasteful to say I enjoyed the series, given the appalling crimes the man committed but I certainly found it interesting.
As I watched a thought came to me, Jeffrey Epstein was indeed filthy rich, he owned multiple mansions, private jets, luxury cars – he even owned a tropical island, Jeffrey had enough money to hire an army of hookers to satisfy his sexual lust, but no, Jeffrey liked under age girls. Then a thought crystallised in my mind, his gig wasn’t really about lust, he wanted to corrupt innocence, he wanted to ruin the childhood of young girls and leave them with a permanent mental scar.
Now this thought gradually connected with another. Since I no longer trust journalists to curate information fairly anymore, I prefer to get my news from the actual source so I was rather struck by the decision of the Premier League to sport the propaganda of the divisive Black Lives Matter movement. Despite being clearly against their own rules, despite celebrating a race-based organisation with a clear agenda against another race the Premier League thought it would be a great idea to sport their logo on footballer’s shirts as the league re-started. Personally, I would prefer that sport stayed out of politics but if you were to celebrate something surely the efforts of key workers and medical staff during the pandemic would have been a better choice that we could all support?
And then it dawned on me, the people behind this knew full well it would antagonise millions. You see that was the whole point, they are deliberately provoking us, they enjoy our anger, the revel in our sense of helplessness and frustration.
There has been much talk of the march through our institutions and certainly to me an unwanted dogma has been adopted without any democratic accountability. We may perhaps have focussed too much on the control it seems now to exert over our institutions but have not quite acknowledged another aspect. Things in our life that were wholesome and true, things that reflected the purer aspects of the human spirit are gradually been corrupted and perverted.
People in power knew all about Jeffrey Epstein and his activities, they protected him, I cannot think of any innocent reason why you would want to protect such a monster. I must therefore assume they were somehow involved. These people are still there.
I think we are going to see more and more of this, nearly every simple pleasure in our lives is going to be poisoned by these people, they are not going to stop. I am either missing out on some module they teach at Harvard Business School about alienating your customer base or this is a very malign agent in our lives.
In truth I cannot believe this is a viable business model, I am increasingly of the opinion that the whole purpose is to antagonise and alienate. Our anger and frustration is actually the purpose – do you really think they actually care about Black people? I don’t, I think they are using them to stir up division. Don’t give them what they want, don’t get angry, don’t bite because I am pretty certain this is going to get a whole lot worse. Every simple innocent pleasure in our lives is going to be corrupted – just like Jeffrey Epstein this seems to be their gig.
So, what can we do? Well the first part is fairly obvious, do as I do, switch off broadcasters, let them spew their bile into fresh air. So your sports team has gone ‘woke’, OK, ditch them follow a smaller team that needs the money and sit back and see how they intend to pay the multi-million-pound contract for Carlos Kikaball, stop buying their merchandise, want a shirt? Buy a retro one from an independent supplier – oh and cancel your TV sports subscriptions. Favourite brand gone woke? No problem switch brands to one that hasn’t – but maybe have a think, did you really need it in the first place? Fed up with Google, switch to a different browser, there are loads out there.
This is an initial response and something you can do yourself but clearly, we want something longer term. For me to outline a possible solution I think we first have to name the problem. Something seems to be waging an asymmetric war against the people of the West, but it is important to remember it is the West. China, Russia, India do not seem to be under the same assault so we are clearly its target. Since I am not convinced that an entire society can go mad my money is on foreign interference, who that is I don’t know, but let us be honest with ourselves, we have not exactly spent the past couple of centuries spreading peace and light around the world have we?
For those of you who ponder if there is a more supernatural element to this then look at it this way, our Universe exploded into existence some 13.8 Billion years ago, everything – including you came from the same thing. Whether you believe the science or something more spiritual there is a fundamental unity to all things, the forces that seek to divide cannot alter that underlying truth. This bit of cod philosophy brings me nicely onto longer term solutions.
I believe that what we have seen over the past few decades is a concerted effort to atomise society, I don’t get up in the morning and think about the colour of my skin, I just think I am me, I guess most of us are the same. Yet we are constantly reminded that we are different, we belong in different tribes and some of these tribes are the cause of our woes. This is older than Caesar, classic divide and rule, let me give you an easy example – People of Colour, like hello, everyone has colour, but the term is insidious it is designed to cut white people from the herd thus making it easier to blame them for the fact that many didn’t get in to Oxford rather than more prosaic reasons – such as growing up in a home without a Father around.
The current hysteria over Black Lives Matter can be used, since they seek to divide use their own strength against them. It is the simplest thing of all now for us to identify each-other and to unite, all we have to say is All Lives Matter. That simple truth is all we need, race, colour, creed is irrelevant to it.
All Lives Matter, that is all we need to believe and all we need to build a coalition of allies and become a force for good. Do this and I believe all things flow, from starting up our own broadcast channels to founding education establishments and developing a new political force that eschews the fake spectrum of left and right.
You see what we face seeks to corrupt and pervert institutions but it cannot alter a universal truth, everything that exists came from the same place. Those who seek to divide when faced with unity will have no choice but unite themselves and that delicious irony is their doom.
All Lives Matter.