As the Titanic sank on colliding with an iceberg, no one really believed this could have ever been possible inasmuch as perceived strength of such innovation demanded any questioning of the invincible to be heresy and fantasy.
So it is that the elite ranks of the kleptocracy, their bullhorns and sycophants see only the blue sky of continuity before them today. The iceberg of the British people is blinding in denial through their myopic focus on their own well being, their own circle of life and raging theft for self gain. Any forewarned disaster is merely flagged and dismissed as fake news of the most alternative kind.
It would be simple to lay out a long list of similar scenarios in history, however the history of these so called victors will not and never has recognized the folly of their repetitively malevolent ways. If any valid study was made it would be clear as day the path presently engineered is one towards absolute disaster.
You would think the dreaded Putin and the Russian Threat were some phantasmagoria of past times. Wise leaders await the processing of the unwashed, to see how deep the grime has embedded itself.
Even in these spaces we are being played like fiddles swiftly tuned. The need for calm heads, non reactive spleen filled minds is essential. Your every weakness will be played out. The fear being thrust upon the unthinkable Trump Trauma is one such action and will be squeezed for every drop of juice it contains. Bitter it will always be, so stay off the brew.
The imperative for people to take control of their faculties has NEVER been so essential. Yet this is in turn the very weakness besetting all who never gave a damn for critical thought. For all those zombie spirituals who thought thinking positively would cut it.
It will soon be proven how out of touch they have been. Those who can live demonstrably their sincere truth owning, their utter comprehension in taking full personal responsibility and of not buying into the easy path of convenient empathetic response, will be seen to be the front runners.
So many have never conscripted to this class and will thus find themselves thrashing out wildly, ill comprehending the roll out of cause and effect and thus be demanding even road-to-perdition-bwmore that someone else help them from the morass of horror they witness.
Money, wealth and arrogance mixed with a hereditary loathing for the unwashed (those outside the club) is in truth a denial and determination to build their own walled world where anything other than greed, self interest and astonishing whitewashing of humanity, is the A game.
Crudely, wealth becomes an insulating mechanism within which the myopic trained mindset of psychopathy can fertilize, promulgate and be celebrated.
The rest of us are indoctrinated into the belief the psychopath is some sort of crazed , manic killer criminal beloved of Hollywood which is in and of itself correct. Yet this portrayal is so narrow as to be disingenuous. Within every corridor of power, large and small, control and attempting to be one over another is building, encouraging and developing the psychopathic mind into its senseless being.
As the rise and encouragement of this character has spread, like some foul virus through so much of life, its development has become accepted as a methodology to act, be and move to goals.
Qualities of force, cunning, single vision drive, ruthless, insensitive development of motivation holding zero empathy for others in whatever capacity outside the self is easily attributed to political and geopolitical grandstanding as much as power seeking within the work environment. The ability and creative endeavor forging an acceptable face of psychopathy has been greatly helped within the diversionary and propagandized entertainment industry. Acting out the 'special' role, the 'caring' adulatory mirage of celebrity and success act as huge mirrors of distraction encouraging individuals, both star and audience to believe in what is illusory, transient and fake. Once this stream is tapped, fed and promoted it becomes easier and easier to lay layer upon layer of fantasy until any true connection to reality is both undesired and unreachable.
The trick and the success of this methodology has been helped greatly through technological advances where the rubbing out of reality is far easier, swifter, more convenient and most important of all devoid of sensory feeling, real connection through empathy and association.
My youth spent growing up in the country, on a farm gave me the gift of touching, smelling and interacting nature. For better or worse my father was responsible for bringing broiler chickens into Europe from America. In the fifties this operation thankfully was nothing close to the factory farming hell of today, yet within that environment I was able to appreciate and experience what a chicken was. Likewise I grew up appreciating what a cow and her superb Jersey milk was really like. Knowledge of production, growth and interaction with pigs, turkeys and organic vegetables gave me invaluable experiential education.
Ironically his partner in this venture, not only shafted him but went on to become a pivot and advocate of the elite, a close adviser to Maggie Thatcher and a vocal promoter of the 1%, but I digress!
Ask many young today where their chicken nuggets came from, the milk (the little original content) in their shakes, the meat making up their toxic hamburgers - the answers would swerve onto the side of complete ignorance, with others showing total apathy and if you're lucky an individual who knew where these things came from. This desensitization of knowledge, abrogation of responsibility to educate rather than indoctrinate produces a population successfully weaned off connection to both the real and natural world. When this happens solid caring for the world, its environment and recognition of destruction caused becomes a problem for others not the ignorant. The slippery slothful slide towards self extinction hastens exponentially.
Those swanning it in power care not. Their concerns center round there being too many of us on this blue marble. Culling becomes the obvious solution. The process of extinction naturally is far too slow and holds no profit line immediately. The eugenic side of the psychopath creates, for profit and expediency, its avenues of pharmaceutical expediency, man made manipulation of food chain and the poisoning of air and water, fundamental constituents of life as imperative.
Greed and bloated selfish growth above all else is the imperative. Any desire to for a more efficient, environmentally interactive and balancing for the whole is anathema, greatest nightmare and single most important hindrance to results.
Rolling out technology to dull, mist enveloped, distracted simple minds from the true direction of their betterment helps blind succumbed victims to their inevitable fate.
Wars destroy and distract, weaponry develops endlessly enriches the manufacturers and procurers. It does nothing for the general good except expedite extinction. While we remain entranced with the bread and circus fed us, they move to decimate us to numbers preordained to serve them.
This is no modern syndrome. It has been the way of humanity since Cain slew Abel metaphorically. I state metaphorically as the whole panoply of religion and so called truths laid down and used as foundation pillars in human growth and control was, is and continues to be a major manipulating tool used by power to control. In prior times when education, communication and development of knowledge were far more the exclusive patch of the rich and powerful, such religious simplistic control was the management of preference. Today all this breaks down. Knowledge is available for everyone, information is rife in all its forms – accurate, inaccurate and downright devious.
The ability to decipher truth from lies, false from correct is a major task itself. For many one too bothersome to tackle. While this attitude remains prevalent, we commit a collective suicide through our own senseless abrogation of personal responsibility and inability to use our critical thinking faculty.
In the natural world, when things change, temperatures alter icebergs, formally a solid fixed and secure part of a frozen land mass break away, make their circuitous meandering way into the shipping lanes of the human transit across oceans of life. When the vessel of human construct meets with the solid, mostly invisible superficially, mass of change and different events calamitous, disastrous and life changing are inevitable.
So it is – in spite of a seemingly intractable and resolute, ever more determined push for power, control and manipulation the psychopathic set is heading for a rude shock and awe of their own arrogant making. Nature tolerates neither a vacuum nor humanly created imbalance. The Law surrounding these two parameters is absolute, unlike nation states believing their abrogation and denial of international law can be tolerated.
Since each and every one of us is hard wired to work within and interdependent on such Natural Laws, any deviancy or hard nosed challenge of them brings repercussions as solid and the results the psychopath works towards in its own culling process of others.
Whether it results in natural intervention is not for us to know. Whether it issues from our own stupidity and allowance of lunacy to deal that final self inflicting blow we can only be the judge after the events, yet on present form make it odds on.
What is in our control and appears as a phoenix rising, is the natural urge for self preservation and necessary elimination of the psychopathic, lunatic entity’s demise. Yet this needs awareness, that terrible phrase used by psychopaths to make us feel they care, but in this usage the real striving for exposure of who truly rules over you.
9/10ths of an iceberg is hidden from view, yet is no mitigation of its innate and absolute power. The power of the many over the temerity, delusion and evil intent of the few will be responsible, as it always has been, for the overthrow of madness and creation of a far more integrated world and accession of sanity for as long as we maintain that power.
Be that in the form of mighty space rock, solar disturbance or people awakening – this particular blockbuster of reality is ready to roll and unfold as we take our seats, popcorn in hand.
Hold on it could be a rough and experiential challenging ride!
Jonathan L Trapman is an author, creative writer and photojournalist who has spent the better part of his 45 odd years in public life, learning from his personal experiences, sharing them, listening to others, whose lives have allowed him to open his own mind to a beauty, even within horror, that is transforming and empowering. His written work endeavors to convey, through true tales and fiction, impressions thus garnered. Dreams and Realities can be purchased (signed by the author if wanted) here.