Do Not Fear the Reaper
by Ray Wilson
“We are not afraid, but we are staying inside and we are not having any visitors,” my neighbour explained. It was three years ago today. Fear is the government’s mantra. Fear of imprisonment, fines, and peer pressure; fear of injury and unwittingly inflicting death on all and sundry—fear is a powerful tool. It relies on the groundwork having been done. Movies, documentaries, and conventions are pushing the deceitful contagion myth, embedding it deep in the psyche of every person in every nation on earth using military grade MK Ultra deployment tools.
Once critical thinking has been chemically removed, the “job’s a good’un.” Trev interjected.
In the beginning, I was astounded by the reactions of many people, including friends, colleagues, and family. Boris Johnson announced on Monday, March 23, 2020, that all churches are to close immediately. He imposed strict new measures, “supposedly,” to curb the spread of covid. All places of worship were among the premises that had to close, along with libraries, playgrounds, shops, and outdoor gyms. He advised people to stay at home and shop only for basic necessities; take exercise; address medical needs; and travel to and from essential work. Church House issued a statement saying that all Church of England churches will close with immediate effect in line with the government’s instructions. There will also be no weddings or baptisms. I only started to understand the full gravity of the situation when my next door neighbour acceded to government decrees. It was the first time the little chapel in the lane had shut its doors since World War 2.
It was impossible to predict what my neighbours’ thoughts on this particular subject would be, even after knowing them for over forty years. In my opinion, the most important thing is to face your greatest fear head on. What is the very worst thing that could happen? Death. Realizing that at the end of the day, this is what awaits each of us. Only God knows the place and time. We’ve just got to do what we know to be right in the meantime, and we have to be true to ourselves. We must do what we came here to do.
“It’s a test,” I said to Trev. “They want to test our acquiescence and gauge compliance.”
Trev mentioned something about the 77th Brigade. It is a British Army unit that was formed in 2015 as part of a wider restructuring of the army’s capabilities to use. The unit consists of regular and reserve soldiers from a range of army branches, as well as civilian specialists in areas such as social media, marketing, and public relations. Its activities include information warfare and psychological operations. It is engaged in gathering and analysing information, developing strategies and narratives, and disseminating messages via social media and other online platforms to influence public opinion and behaviour. The use of such tactics by governments has raised concerns about the erosion of democratic values and the potential for abuse of power.
Trev and I had been discussing how governments were “gaslighting” everyone and how the majority of people thought everything was fine.
“Thought police” is a term once used to describe a “hypothetical” law enforcement agency that would monitor and punish individuals for their thoughts or ideas rather than for their actions. The thought police were popularised in George Orwell’s dystopian novel “1984,” where they were depicted as a secret police force tasked with suppressing dissent and enforcing the ruling party’s ideology. “A bit like Big Tech synced up with the Brigade,” said Trev.
“My mum said that I should have been on the stage, so how about listening to my story?” Trev cleared his throat. It goes like this:
“Once upon a time, in a little town, there was a group of neighbours who were deeply religious and believed strongly in the sanctity of life. They believed in freedom of choice and had always been respected members of the community, but one day, the government began to spread propaganda that challenged their beliefs. The government claimed that the neighbours’ beliefs were archaic and no longer relevant in modern society, and that the neighbours should give up their religious beliefs and adopt a new set of values that aligned with the government’s agenda.
At first, the neighbours resisted the government’s propaganda, but the government persisted, using subtle tactics to undermine their faith and sow seeds of doubt in their minds. A government hub was established in the village to test “proper cognitive reasoning.” PCR for short. People queued for hours until it was their turn. White coated officials sat the suspect “wrong-thinker” in front of a large screen. They could adjust its flicker cycles to make it more sensitive to “wrong thinking.” Some suggested it was not a valid test and were whisked away to re-education camps. The government’s “information” was blasted out by “captured” networks that planted news stories that appeared to support the agenda while subtly discrediting religious figures and organisations. They would hold public events that appeared to promote tolerance and diversity but were actually intended to undermine traditional religious values. Slowly but surely, the neighbours began to question their own beliefs, wondering if perhaps the government was right.
Over time, the neighbours began to give up their religious beliefs, feeling ashamed and guilty for holding onto values that were no longer seen as acceptable in society. They began to embrace the government’s agenda, adopting new values that aligned with what the government had been promoting. They felt a sense of relief, as if they had finally found their place in the world.
However, there were some neighbours who still held onto their beliefs, refusing to give in to the government’s propaganda. They were ostracised by the rest of the community, labelled as “backward” and “intolerant”. They felt alone and isolated, unsure of how to hold onto their values in a world that seemed to reject them.
Eventually, the government’s true intentions were revealed. It became clear that they had been using propaganda to control the population and force them to adopt a certain set of beliefs. The neighbours who had given up their religious beliefs and their belief in bodily autonomy felt betrayed and used, while those who had held onto their values were seen as heroes for standing up to the government’s tyranny. Trev paused and said, “That last bit will never happen, of course. I just put it in for the sake of the story.
In the end, the neighbours were able to come together and rebuild their community based on a newfound sense of trust and understanding. They learned that it is important to stand up for what you believe in, even when the world seems to be against you. And they realised that true strength comes from standing up for what you believe in, no matter what the consequences may be.
“Well, Trev, you forgot to mention 15-minute cities, rationing, orchestrated wars, and the controlled collapse of the monetary system.”
“Don’t worry, that’s one for next time,” he laughed.