I want to consider with you an aspect of the present attack on us. It’s a ticklish one from an evidential point of view, but nevertheless is, I believe, quite crucial. The nature of it, I think, is an effort to change our very humanity.
The arrogance of the technocracy today includes a contempt for anything that is natural combined with rapacious use of our planet – an extraordinary example of that was Elon Musk’s statement that we don’t need bees because we could make much more efficient ones. The real threat to us, though, is not so much in such statements from a mercurial entrepreneur, but in an effort to “improve” the efficiency, not of the bee, but of the human by the promotion of the hive mentality. Part of the drive has been labelled (not helpfully in my view,) identity politics, – the projection of an illusion that the collective, – a concept, – has a personality which trumps the personal sovereignty of the individual.
Those who fall for this chimera of the collective invest in predigested simplistic slogans and, often, 180 degree fundamentally wrong ideas in preference to wrestling themselves with fact finding and intellectual exertion. A person encouraged to feel themselves part of the collective has only to parrot the collective line to get the warm fuzzy feeling of being part of a virtuous grouping, while in reality, whatever their belief, they may in fact be party to real evil.
Many reading this will no doubt have understood this themselves better than I and realised that over several decades this canard has undermined the personal development of many, and polluted our educational establishments and our culture. It makes people who have been deceived by the collective mirage easy targets for the manipulation in the present assault by the motions of convergent malign opportunism.
It is free thinking, free will and the individual personal responsibility accompanying them that define us as humans, and the removal of those reduces us in effect to machines – slave automata.
This was written by Rudolf Steiner over a century ago:
“In the future, we will eliminate the soul with medicine. Under the pretext of a ‘healthy point of view’, there will be a vaccine by which the human body will be treated as soon as possible directly at birth, so that the human being cannot develop the thought of the existence of soul and Spirit.
To materialistic doctors, will be entrusted the task of removing the soul of humanity. As today, people are vaccinated against this disease or that disease, so in the future, children will be vaccinated with a substance that can be produced precisely in such a way that people, thanks to this vaccination, will be immune to being subjected to the “madness” of spiritual life. He would be extremely smart, but he would not develop a conscience, and that is the true goal of some materialistic circles.
With such a vaccine, you can easily make the etheric body loose in the physical body. Once the etheric body is detached, the relationship between the universe and the etheric body would become extremely unstable, and man would become an automaton, for the physical body of man must be polished on this Earth by spiritual will. So, the vaccine becomes a kind of arymanique force; man can no longer get rid of a given materialistic feeling. He becomes materialistic of constitution and can no longer rise to the spiritual”.
Steiner was right in a number of other predictions that he made, – as if the foregoing was not pause for thought enough.
So what I’m driving at in this somewhat random way is that the enemy we face is, in my view, a threat to the whole idea of man as a spiritual being. That is something for which we may say hard evidence is difficult to point to, though as I will do something to start to show as this blog progresses, it is not by any means absent. But that is in the nature of spiritual matters, and we need to simply ask people to use their own given intuition to consider whether this insight – that I for one feel very strongly – is the case.