"The world is changed." Lately, I've been thinking of that first scene in Lord of the Rings, that opens with Galadriel continuing, "I feel it in the water, I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air. Much that once was is lost; for none now live who remember it."
The story of the forging of the rings is told, and the trick on all of them -- with the forging of the One Ring to Rule them All. And then, she says, something happened that the Ring didn't expect -- it was found by the most unlikely creature, a hobbit....Bilbo Baggins.
Maybe it's obvious, but this dawned on me recently as symbolic of the authentic individual, the one guided by his own instincts, conscience and knowledge. Hobbits are powerful because they're simple, close to nature and pure of heart. They are spontaneous, and so, are unpredictable.
Gandalf later says, "Hobbits really are amazing creatures. You can learn all there is to know about their ways in a month, and yet after a hundred years they can still surprise you."
If you're an elite that's dreaming of a "final solution" to the wearying need to put-down rebellions, where the real rebel is a thing of the past., you could demonize the loner as a nut. You could cultivate cultures of rebellion that are about tuning out and turning off.
You could make it risky to step out of the consensus reality, to be called names, or worse.
The War on the Lone Wolf
In his article, The Psyop to Neuter the Rebel, Jon Rappaport writes, "Any human being who has courage, intelligence, eyes to see, and a determination to express his power in uncompromising terms can now be redefined as a potential threat to the stability of society---if he criticizes the prevailing Authority."
The age-old enemy of the Authority (Pluto Capricorn) is the one that got away, and is a free agent, able to envision a future outside the system (Uranus Aries).
Writes Rappaport, "We're the wild cards, a fact which they take to be result of our improper and incomplete conditioning. They aim to fix that."
I've been thinking about how censorship is creeping in to the Internet, and how we might look back at the 2000s up to recently as the golden age of information. And that technology can be used to free, or it can be used as a weapon -- both possibilities are there with Uranus (technology) in the sign of dynamic Aries (breaking new ground).
But all tech, it seems, has an entrancing effect and there are likely ways (like with television), it's being used for mind control. The tech trons together with the contrived social crises are a tool for entrainment.
In her article on Activist Post, Melissa Dykes quotes perennial adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski, in his 1970 book, Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Technetronic Era.
"Persisting social crisis, the emergence of a charismatic personality, and the exploitation of mass media to obtain public confidence would be the steppingstones in the piecemeal transformation of the United States into a highly controlled society."
When we see how quickly people react to media memes, we see it in action. On Freeman TV, author Joseph Atwill talks about the 'catastrophic' gender disruption of males through plastics, as a strategy of putting down rebellion before it starts.
The bigger questions for our species, says Atwill, go beyond the hyper-promotion of gay rights. Atwill asks, "Is the gender bending that's going on a weapon of the oligarchs? That's the question. Is it deliberate? Is it a damn weapon?"
And that's where I'm coming from with this line of inquiry. Not to be intentionally provocative, but to look at these memes with social engineering in mind.
I've got Uranus the rebel squaring my own Mercury (in Cancer) into 2017, and am sure this will be an ongoing theme. I'm interested in how to encourage the spontaneous traits that come from that often hard-won sovereign sense of self.
A great way is by creating culture that extols those qualities of character -- of acting on the conscience, of overcoming social programming, and of daring to speak up, even if you're a lone voice.
Jon Rappaport concludes with:"The ultimate rebellion is against programming, whatever it looks like, wherever it occurs"