Volume 77, no. 4 April 2021
The desire of certain human beings to conquer the world and to mold other humans to conform to their will began at the dawn of history. In Aristotle’s time, the worst possible form of government was “tyranny”—defined as the rule of one person, or of a small group of people, in their own interests and according to their will. Totalitarianism only became possible after the emergence of modern science and technology. Herodotus recounts that in Persia it was considered illegal even to think about something that was illegal to do, but the Persians were not able to enforce this, writes Larry Arnn (Imprimis 12/20, tinyurl.com/3tphn3r4).
The totalitarian dystopian novel, featuring constant spying, pervasive indoctrination, and psychological manipulation often supplemented with drugs, is a 20th century phenomenon—which the real world increasingly resembles. In the 21st century, some seek to transcend humanity entirely.
The anticipated Great Reset would bring a world in which giant corporations and government would seamlessly merge. Klaus Schwab, founder of the World Economic Forum, predicts a “fusion of our physical, digital, and biological identities” in his book Shaping the Future of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Microchip and other technology will “lift humanity into a new collective and moral consciousness.” It will allow authorities to “intrude into the hitherto private space of our minds, reading our thoughts and influencing our behavior” (Whistleblower, November 2020).
COVID-19: Facilitating the Transition
Pandemic fears have led people to embrace a 2,000-year-old discovery that forcing people to cover their nose and mouth broke their will and began to delete their individuality. As AAPS past president Lee Hieb Merritt, M.D., points out, rituals of the old religion (Satanism) involve wearing masks, washing hands, and standing in a circle 6 feet apart. Masks are traditional occult symbols of obedience, submission, and transformation.
French philosopher Emmanuel Levinas theorized that human relationship and responsibility spring from an epiphany that occurs primarily in the face-to-face encounter. We dehumanize the enemy by seeing him as faceless (tinyurl.com/y4dhe9tb).
In his 1932 dystopian novel The Worker, Ernst Jünger predicted ubiquitous face masks to enforce conformity. As Thomas Crew explains in his article “The Dystopian Age of the Mask,” our “readiness to obscure the face reflects the dehumanising tendencies that…underlie the modern period,