I continue to be incredulous at the way people are immune to the experiences of 2020-21; even when discussing phenomena directly affected by the changes, such as politics and society.
From the severity and universality of what has happened, and the fact that it is unprecedented in human history; it would only make sense if people tried to comprehend and understand what has happened to them personally (and to those they know and love best) over the past year - and what this implies about the world they live-in.
Yet, it is very clear that this is only seldom the case; and that most people regard 2020-21 as being merely 'events' within exactly the same framework as they held prior to this epoch.
It is all the same old parade of entertainments; the regular Punch and Judy fights (with all parties and individuals invisibly controlled by the same puppeteer) which they view, get emotional about, and comment-on in the mass media and 'private' discussions.
People focus on much the same things, in much the same way, as they always did; their attitudes to the various branches of the Global Establishment have not changed; their evaluations of the personalities and institutions has not changed; their discernments of the goodies and baddies of the world have not changed.
All that has changed is that people are more fearful and despairing, more credulous and insane, more easily manipulated, more foolishly optimistic and existentially hope-less than ever before.
People talk about birdemic news to the exclusion of everything else - yet it still remains just 'news', un-real, beyond experience and discernment; merely a context for enforced obedience and directed resentments.
The world has darkened by the will of Men; but the darkness is explained-away as if a natural disaster. And the deliberate and extreme crippling of human fellowship and initiative likewise made into a thing necessary, inevitable and thus beneficial.
Passivity, obedience, un-consciousness are the new triad of virtues.
We must not just obey the always-changing, never-coherent rules of our new world government and their prison warders; but must show (repeatedly) that we regard them as Good, and on the side of Good. We must display our conviction that those who disagree with Them (in small or in large) are The Problem (and as such will need, sooner or later, to be eliminated).
We must not only obey Big Brother, but also love him. He wants not just our hands and brains, but also our hearts and minds. And he has them...
And by the way we interact, by the absolute failure to notice the biggest change in the history of the world and its cause; it is clear that Big Brother does indeed have the hearts and minds of a large majority in 'the West'; and of nearly-everybody with power, influence, high status and wealth.
But the truth is that our hearts and minds are free; and that freedom is a fact.
So if BB does have your heart and mind it is because you, personally, have gifted them.
And you are unavoidably, personally, responsible for the consequences which will follow.