Communism, fascism, they’ve all been tried, all failed. Lucky for us. But they never had the covert means of influence that is currently available. Not in a free country, you stand and shout, no never, ever, and I agree. But are we free. What if the group using this secret covert influence was a step outside our understanding of freedom, as hidden and unseen as the method of influence they will use for re-education of lifestyle?
Nonsense, you say. We are a free democratic society. Quite right! But how free?
It is said that vulnerable minds make vulnerable people. Clever minds make their own decisions. Or do they? We vote for career politicians, the same guys we voted for last time round. Nice, smiley guys in sharp suits, who say via them we have political freedom and choice, but these guys only vote for their party and always for a salary increase. Some also allow greed for expenses to override their brains, their honesty and integrity, the same guys who help make our just laws. But still we vote for them, myself included. Who else can we vote for in our free democratic society? The political spectrum is very narrow and every vision has been tried. Ours is the best because it allows us money to make our own decisions. Yeah, ride on! We have the good lifestyle, our houses, our cars, our mobiles and computers, our designer clothes and drinks, plus countless possessions we buy but don’t need, all as advertised on TV. We spend our money how we please. OK, so we are influenced by advertising, also by the media, political belief, moral and social obligations, all cosseted within a credit controlled environment. Except the credit was not controlled. Then of course there is religion, past and present, the most effective means of mass indoctrination ever devised since the dawn of history. The religions of all beliefs, including extreme political beliefs, have locked the faithful into total obedience. Yet over the centuries above all religions and politics, there stands an even greater influence. Money!
Unlike those who rose in the Arab spring against brutal dictators, we in our free democratic society do not have such fear to crush our lives. Our fears are only of poverty, debt, crime, failure and rejection by the community. But that’s not proper fear, is it? We choose how we work, how we spend our money, who we mix with and where we work. OK, so there are not always jobs and only three or four supermarkets that, just by coincidence, all sell the same kind of food at roughly the same ever-increasing prices. We buy our clothes, some cheap, some expensive, all dictated by the current style as worn by the current celebrities who all appear on the identical gormless game shows, celebrity interviews and dumb down quiz shows that saturate every TV channel. Of course we are not conditioned to watch, we sometimes switch off to go shopping, but mostly we watch these shows because there is nothing else to watch. Same as we vote for our politicians. Could it be every aspect of choice is structually limited? It’s kind of like happy families because the shows and political parties are paid for by the same organisations who advertise their wares and collect our money when we go shopping. Then, next morning, knowing work brings happyness, we set off to earn more money so we may shop and live another day. But we are lucky, we are free! The media tells us so.
Liberty, justice, our fathers fought wars so we might benefit, we are the children of their sacrifice. Because of them we have a pocketful of money, an open society and responsibility for our actions. Our fathers went to war because hyperinflation and poverty in Europe brought fanatical blood lusting governments to power. So look at the mess we’ve made. Blame what or whom you want, bankers’ greed, inept and incompetent politicians, we borrowed the money and spent it, and now we stand on the brink.
The Arab spring has crossed the Mediterranean and ignited in Greece, not against hated dictators, but against incompetence, corruption and greed. Unless there are monetary solutions and control, unrest will move to envelope Europe, Britain, Ireland, even America, Russia and China. The thickness of the banknote might easily erupt, civilisation might drop back into the primeval bog.
Wolves gather and maybe some are ready to use a means of influence both secret and unseen. Faced by chaos, democratic governments might also consider its use, many wishing they had realised it before. Beware, the next time you switch on your computer are The Unseen ready to enter your mind, or are they already there?
Know what you might face, read The Unseen. But be warned, this book is not for the faint-hearted.