The Dependency Agenda
When you want to control something, or harness its productive power, you must both learn how to use it and also – through a process of innovation
– change it to be as usable as possible. In short, we make things work for us
! Aside from nomadic Siberian reindeer
herders, among a few other examples, we don’t follow our cattle – we fence it in right where we want it
. When we train our dog, we know how
its mind works and that by a method of treatment/punishment we can make it behave pretty much how we want it to
Likewise with humans…
We are trainable and we can be manipulated to yield more for the people who have the knowledge and will to manipulate. We can also be manipulated to
not realize we are being manipulated
. I’m not going to pretend that this hypothesis doesn’t rest on bias and assumption, of my own, which I
am convinced of after years of research and pontification:
- That there does exist a Global Elite who see human beings as cattle.
- That this Global Elite has a very longstanding heritage.
Two bits of information became apparent to me over the past two days and spawned the idea for this thread, so I’ll use them to explain the
The Transition from Hunter-Gatherer to Farmer
Yesterday I found, and enjoyed, this thread
. It details claims that the move,
thousands of years ago, from hunter-gatherer to agricultural society was possibly the worst thing that could have happened to us. To explain why,
I’ll invoke an older thread
which describes the advantages of the hunter-gatherer
based on observations of still-existing hunter-gatherer tribes:
- They enjoy almost unbelievable egalitarianism.
- They're damn happy people, laughing freely way more than we do.
- Outside a division of labor, women have total social equality with men.
- They rarely resort to violence or war.
- Their health is more robust than ours, and they're frequently immune to diseases ravaging their sedentary neighbors.
- Their social lives are rich, and they have the free time to indulge themselves.
- Their senses appear many times sharper than their own, and many seem curiously immune to extremes of temperature.
- Their strength often seems unbelievable.
- They intelligently use their time to create more productive environments that needs little care.
The former thread
goes on to claim that the rise of agriculture actually caused famine
and inequality. Why? Simple! We forgot how to gather for ourselves and we learnt to rely solely on both the farm and farm-worker, and more importantly
– the whims of mother nature. Furthermore, farms gave rise to land ownership, and he who owns land will fight to defend their own or to acquire
others’ (so warfare became commonplace). He who owns land also controls food production and becomes powerful – causing social inequality and
The second bit of information that arose was yesterday’s news that
major British Internet provider will soon be requiring
people to opt-in for access to pornography
. This issue itself doesn’t interest me, but its connotations
do. The real issue is that our
access to the Internet is controlled, and can be limited or taken away by some kind of metaphorical ‘kill-switch’
I, and greater men than I, have often wondered why the Internet is allowed to exist as freely as it does. The answer is obvious and ingenious when we
look at the big picture; we are being domesticated and softened by our free use of the Internet. Think about it – you want to know how to fix the
headlight on your car, google
. You want to know how to produce vinegar for that survival situation, google
. You want a rare battery for
your watch, ebay
. You want to feel like you’re being active in the fight against tyranny and ignorance, make some noise on ATS
all right there at our finger tips – no effort required
. Our computer, when connected to the Internet, is one big plate on which almost
EVERYTHING is handed to us. How would we have managed 50 years ago? Being ‘handy’ enough to know how to fix our car was knowledge handed down or
shared by the local community; making vinegar was something our Grandma knew and communicated to us; that watch battery had to be hunted for and was
treasured not taken for granted; and we actually got up
, grabbed a sword or gun and put our oppressors to the gallows instead of feeling
pacified by a few minutes of online-moaning.
The Internet is like agriculture – it seems to be a wonderful gift, and in many ways it is
. But for that very reason we became so dependent
on it that we willingly forgot how to be without it. And more importantly, those things we became dependent upon are controlled by someone
thus that persons controls us. Same goes for fossil fuels, the welfare system, religion and even entertainment. All of these things are now provided
by a central source rather than coming from within us or being provided by people we actually know.
What we have to ask ourselves is… how deliberate is all of this?!
Bearing in mind the wealth of ‘dangerous’, revolutionary
information on the Internet, it is difficult to conceive of a reason why it is not
more restricted… other than the one given in this thread of course. Yes the Internet drives Capitalism, more so whilst free – so that’s a good
reason. But the handful of companies who really
profit from it and have any sway with that finger hovering above the ‘Internet kill-switch’
will always find a way of profiting from the Internet, whether it be free or restricted.
The issue of whether agriculture was introduced, thousands of years ago, in a deliberate
attempt to cause dependency is a more difficult one to
address. This is the earliest example of curbing self-sufficiency I can think of, so if someone can prove it then every example since falls in with
the ‘dependency agenda’. Even the source quoted earlier in this post, which introduced me to the notion, only suggests that our choosing of
agriculture over hunter-gatherer living was a genuine mistake
and not part of a deliberate conspiracy. But one has to wonder how we could have
made such a terrible mistake so late in the history of mankind, after tens of thousands of years doing ‘the right thing’. Did some malevolent
hand guide us?
I’ll leave you with one final thought and will resist venturing into controversial territory:
Aztec legend tells of a god, Quetzalcoatl
, who came to them by boat and taught them ‘civilisation’. By this, they mean agriculture,
social hierarchy and the sciences
. Egyptian tradition speaks of ‘seven sages’ who did something similar for them. Both were worshipped, and
their symbolism now intertwined with the most established secret societies who exist today. How far back do these societies go, and what social
developments throughout history are they responsible for?