I may go out tomorrow if I can borrow a face to wear.
Oh I’ll step out in style with my plastic smile and unbarbered hair
It’s a very old song. I think it is one of my earliest memories of a song, aside fom all that Lonnie Donegan stuff my mother liked. I only have a few Leg Iron Books mugs here currently but there’s one up for grabs if you can tell me who sang it and what it was originally called (it wasn’t Lonnie Donegan).
Meanwhile, two new faces arrived today, to add to my Hall of Faces.
The Saw mask will need a bit of cloth taped over the inside of the mouth, the sugar skull is already sealed so they will both be legitimate Covid masks since they cover my nose and mouth. Shops aren’t allowed to make me take them off but just in case they demand it, I can wear one over the other.
I’m quite enjoying this subjugation. You want me to wear a mask? Sure, I’ll wear a mask. I am amassing quite a collection. I’m happy to become a Faceless Man. Good luck with that facial recognition stuff you paid millions for. I can go around a corner and have a different face now. And I am obliged to cover my face by law (there are those who have said covering my particular face should have been law long ago) so you can’t make me take it off or I’ll infect you with… whatever you are currently scared of.
This virus has receded. It’ll come back in the next winter, the Wonder Winter in which nobody will die of flu for the first time in recorded history. You can be sure of that.
This New World Order, this population reduction to five hundred million people worldwide, is not going to work. We have around seven billion people on Earth and there are still places humans have never visited. Still new species to discover. I’m not talking about the bottom of the sea, I’m talking about on land. Huge tracts where no human eye has ever set foot. The planet isn’t overpopulated, it’s just being managed by idiots.
Okay. To get down to 500 million people you have to kill six and a half billion people. How? The military? How long before some grunt is pointing his euthanasia rifle at his grandma? Will he fire?
Sure, you take the military from country A into country B and let them loose. Meanwhile the military from country B is killing everyone in country A. This works until both militaries hear about what’s happening to their families at home. Then they want to go home to defend their own country.
I have seen the bleeding hearts bang on about deforestation in the Amazon while insisting we all go vegan. They say nothing about the deforestation to install wind farms and solar panels. Hey, you want everyone vegan? You’re going to have to deforest the whole damn planet to grow enough crops for that. Some places can only grow grass, which ruminants (cows and sheep) can eat but you can’t. What will you do with those places? Oh and, incidentally, what do you think happens to all the animals you think you’re protecting? What do you think happens to the wildlife that eats some of those crops?
The population reduction proposed means that out of every 14 people, 13 must be killed. Look in the mirror and ask yourself, are you the one they’ll save? I know they won’t want me. How many soldiers, how many police, will they really need when there’s a small subservient population? If you are a soldier or police now, are you to be saved or are you just a little bit lower down the list, once you’ve done your job? 13 out of 14 will die. Are you number 1 or number 12? Where are your family on that list? Where is your father? Your brother or sister? Your children? Are you the one who will be ordered to depopulate them? Will you do it?
How long before that realisation kicks in? I mean I know it worked in Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia and China and Cambodia and North Korea but applying that globally is a very different game. Especially when you are dealing with countries, such as Poland, who have experienced this same shit in living memory.
Suppose they succeded. 500 million. About a thousand of them own all the wealth on the planet. What will they buy? Who is making anything? Why would their drones bother if they are not going to be adequately compensated? Who is making ornate furniture when they get the same pittance for banging a few planks together? If you are a drone with no hope of advancement, why try?
Soviet Russia found this out. So, to a lesser extent so far, has China. Basically, if you eradicate all capitalism you eradicate all motivation. If you cannot possibly advance from where you are now, there is no point trying. No point making anything unique or beautiful when you get paid the same as someone who bangs rough hewn planks into something vaguely chair shaped.
All those billions of dollars will be worthless when there is nothing to buy. Where are your fine wines, when a homebrewer using baker’s yeast and some strawberries gets the same pay? Where is your gold when digging out iron pyrites gets the same pay? What use are your diamonds when nobody else even knows they exist? Where do you get your fine clothes when all anyone bothers to make is sackcloth?
There will be rebellion. It’s human nature and to paraphrase the Joker: ‘You have nothing. Nothing to threaten us with. Nothing to do with all your money’. Money will become an irrelevance when nobody can earn more than the absolute basics. The billionaires have nothing to buy. Oh but they can buy people? How? There is nothing for the bribed ones to buy either. This game makes money entirely pointless.
Oh they”ll go back to slavery, we’ll be picking cotton and other crops, but what will they do with it? Who will they sell it to? When most of the population is gone, who are your trading partners?
When there is no more money, many of us will become hunter-gatherers. We can’t get into the system if we don’t accept control and those who accept control will die out. Gobleki Tepe started me wondering if this has happened before. Maybe they didn’t transition from hunter-gatherers to advanced stonemasons. Maybe it was the other way around. If you’re a skilled stonemason suddenly getting paid the same as someone who bangs rocks together, what would you do?
This New World Order is a massive failure in the making. I wonder how many times it’s happened before. It is happening again.
They never learn.