When I found this amazing blog post (see also below, and thanks to Ilargi of The Automatic Earth, for the link) – in a truly amazing blog which is also known as ‘Tessa Fights Robots’, I first thought “Ah, here’s someone who also enjoys playing the computer game ‘Generation Zero’, as I do. But no, the author of the post – Tessa Lena – has other therapeutic ways to stay sane.
Tessa Lena (I suspect not her original name, though that is just a guess) is an amazing young woman. A Russian, born in Moscow and now living in America. See her amazing (and, yes, I am aware I have used that word a number of times now) bio here and talking about her cultural background here. If you are not also truly amazed, I will eat my socks (no I won’t – it’s just an expression).
She has a way with words, English words, that not many, even native English speakers, could boast. That is often the way, sadly, that those who most misuse and murder the language are they who received the gift as an accident of birth.
Anyway, this girl, young woman, I have no idea of her actual age, with a great personal history and possessed of amazing talent (promise that is the last time I will use that ‘a’ word here), has offered the world this amazing (oops!) post linked below. I have reblogged the first part as an appetiser. The complete piece is far too long to share fully. Shame on you if you don’t read it.
She obviously thinks along much the same lines as I do*, but just to clarify, the ‘Great Reset’ Tessa talks about here is not the ‘reset’ I briefly mentioned in my own recent post ‘Democracy, On The Nose‘ – which talked about the ‘reset’ we need, not the ‘reset’ that is being planned for us without our consent or consultation, by those who have the means, method and motive to impose what will only benefit themselves on our increasingly unsteady world.
*Added after publication: There is only one area in which I don’t see eye-to-eye with Tessa and that is the problem of over-population – one of my pet issues. You can’t fit any more matches in a matchbox than the matchbox is designed to hold (without breaking the box of course). Even now, with almost 8 billion ‘peasants’ on the planet, 95% of the non-human animal life also present is the mass of human food animals. Do we have to lose the other 5% to feed the next billion? And then what? Food is of course only one of the issues around population size. I could say more but will leave it at that.
Where do we go from here?
|Tessa Lena||Oct 28, 2020|
What is “the Great Reset”?
The Great Reset is a massively funded, desperately ambitious, internationally coordinated project led by some of the biggest multinational corporations and financial players on the planet and carried out by cooperating state bodies and NGOs. Its soul is a combination of early 20th century science fiction, idyllic Soviet posters, the obsessiveness of a deranged accountant with a gambling addiction—and an upgraded, digital version of “Manifest Destiny.”
The mathematical reason for the Great Reset is that thanks to technology, the planet has gotten small, and the infinite expansion economic model is bust—but obviously, the super wealthy want to continue staying super wealthy, and so they need a miracle, another bubble, plus a surgically precise system for managing what they perceive as “their limited resources.” Thus, they desperately want a bubble providing new growth out of thin air—literally—while simultaneously they seek to tighten the peasants’ belts, an effort that starts with “behavioral modification,” a.k.a. resetting the western peasants’ sense of entitlement to high life standards and liberties (see awful “privilege”).
The psychological reason for the Great Reset is the fear of losing control of property, the planet. I suppose, if you own billions and move trillions, your perception of reality gets funky, and everything down below looks like an ant hill that exists for you. Just ants and numbers, your assets.
Thus, the practical aim of the Great Reset is to fundamentally restructure the world’s economy and geopolitical relations based on two assumptions: one, that every element of nature and every life form is a part of the global inventory (managed by the allegedly benevolent state, which, in turn, is owned by several suddenly benevolent wealthy people, via technology)—and two, that all inventory needs to be strictly accounted for: be registered in a central database, be readable by a scanner and easily ID’ed, and be managed by AI, using the latest “science.” The goal is to count and then efficiently manage and control all resources, including people, on an unprecedented scale, with unprecedented digital anxiety and precision—all while the masters keep indulging, enjoying vast patches of conserved nature, free of unnecessary sovereign peasants and their unpredictability. The king’s world feels far more predictable and relaxed when the chaos of human subjectivity is contained for good.
Plus, as a potentially lucrative aside, a bunch of these tightly managed “assets” can be also turned into new financial instruments and traded. Game on!
In other words, it’s an “efficient” global feudalism that goes much farther than its medieval brother since the scanner is all-seeing: every person, every mineral, and every berry is digitally tagged and tracked. Under that framework, every peasant has a function that is derived not from the mystery of life, and not from their inner calling—but from AI, the master of efficiency and the servant of the king. Ideally, the peasants can be convinced that it’s good for them (or necessary to be safe, see “contact tracing”) and that this is what progress and happiness are like—but if not, there are other ways, from classic violence to virtual prisons to “morality pills.”
The reform in question is meant to disrupt all areas of life, on a planetary scale: government, international relations, finance, energy, food, medicine, jobs, urban planning, real estate, law enforcement, and human interactions—and it starts with changing the way we think of ourselves and our relationship with the world. Notably, privacy is a huge thorn in the collective eye of our “great resetters”—and—as I am typing this, they are pushing their sweet talking points about how privacy is really an outdated concept—especially when it comes to people’s medical data, sheesh—and that we simply cannot move forward with the bright future if silly people keep clinging to their privacy.
I will briefly go over different elements of this slippery reform in a sec—but to sum it up, the desired end result is a giant, joyless, highly controlled global conveyor of everything and everybody where privacy is tremendously expensive, dissent is unthinkable, and spiritual submission is mandatory. It’s like a 24/7 medicated reality, except the medications are both chemical and digital, and they are reporting you back to the mothership, which can then punish you for bad behavior by, say, blocking your access to certain places or by putting a hold on your digital bank account—perhaps without any human intervention at all.
Thus, on a sensory level—as it relates to money and power—this conveyor is an attempt of the super wealthy to organize and monetize their “assets,” including people—more efficiently than ever before. On a theological level, the initiative is shaped by transhumanism, a formal belief system rooted in a pathological feeling of being repelled by all things natural—and a resulting view of biological forms as defective robots, which are made perfect, serial killer perfect, by merging with machines in a way that redefines the meaning of being alive and defies death itself.