In the face of tyranny, the forces ranged against us can appear overwhelming but we need to remember how much of what we see is put in front of us to create a psychological reaction.
At tyranny’s core is the means to induce fear, thereby limiting people’s ability to think and act accordingly. In panic people will either resort to violence or retreat (comply or hide their dissent).
In “fight or flight” mode, information and logic have no power to persuade.
The brutal treatment of a few of the huge numbers of resisters to tyranny is to induce fear among the less committed.
We have long argued that while protest is important to raise awareness and through recognition of the scale of resistance we gain courage and momentum, it will never defeat tyranny nor will violence; revolutions invariably lead to something worse. That said, gatherings provide the opportunity to learn, share and build valuable relationships.
Scale is our vulnerability.
Mass movements are always infiltrated, subverted, co-opted or sabotaged, One of the three fundamental flaws in the global political economy is institutional hierarchy. The structure is impervious to protest: it creates and co-opts opposition for its own ends and hierarchy (institutionalised “authority”) is the means to do so.
Therefore we need to avoid creating institutional hierarchies within the resistance. Through Freemasonry, the Illuminati and Common Purpose global, national, regional, local groups and organisations have been/are infiltrated and manipulated. Spending on communications by governments, corporations, local authorities, NGOs and others reinforces the false narratives and subverts those which reflect reality. Consistency of false narratives from many seemingly diverse sources creates the impression of omnipotence. But, like the narratives themselves, it is an illusion.
Why did the US fail to win the wars in Vietnam or Afghanistan? Guerrilla resistance. How do we defeat tyranny? Distributed, autonomous, self-organisation among interdependent groups globally.
We have the power to change ourselves and that is our starting point. Our beliefs shape our reality which is why, until we are grounded in reality, we cannot make progress. However, we cannot do this on our own but need to learn from others; we are autonomous but interdependent. Multiple perspectives on events and issues help us understand their context and connections.
Armed with a shared understanding of reality, we have Capacity(ies) to satisfy other people’s Need(s). Clearly, our families rank high as a priority as do those close friends, described as “soul mates” in the illustration above.
Alternatives to what the structure provides can emerge from groups of mutual interest that provide support networks for food, health, shelter, information and the necessities of life. Mutual interest groups can be local, regional, national and global. The objective is not a mass movement but interconnecting circles of trust built on strong relationships between individuals and groups. An organic, living web of networks analogous to the intelligent networks of funghi/mycelium.
Tyranny will fall when it has no relevance. Currently, most of us are reliant on corrupt institutions to live. We can resist by reducing our reliance on governments, local authorities, corporations, NGOs and other institutional hierarchies. We can also stop feeding them.
‘The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.’ – Sun Tzu
The key to the structure of tyranny is money. It is the invention of money that reinforced institutional hierarchy and misallocation of the commons. Simple exchangeable money is the lifeblood of the structure that displaced trust in and between humans. By adopting the complex methodology that sustained humans in families and groups for millennia, we can thrive independently of the structure that will wither and die in our absence.