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Getting Used to the Nanny State

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Government as “Nanny” for all of us to obey is the planned endgame of both national and global elites. Today’s elites are elected and unelected government officials of all levels paid by tax dollars and aided by wealthy private individuals and corporations with compatible goals. “Nanny,” of course, is a nicety for “authority.”

How is this plan to be executed? Fortuitously for Nanny-authorities, Covid-19 has provided a convenient “emergency” to force children (the entire populace) into following rules set by them. Think how their “necessity” services and lockdown edicts have already changed behavioral patterns for millions of individuals.

“Stimulus” bailouts get people used to receiving government-supplied money, replacing the personal satisfaction of producing and enjoying the fruits from one’s own labor. Working from home gets people used to being confined and able to venture out only for what authorities deem “essential,” thus acclimating everyone to controlled physical mobility.

“Virtual” exchanges with teachers, doctors, friends, and family get people used to relinquishing or never learning person-to-person socialization skills. Bans on religious gatherings get people used to absence of mutually inspiring spiritual experiences. Assemblage restrictions get people used to lack of companionable camaraderie. Controlled health access, testing, and quarantines get people used to turning their bodies over to government regulations.

Periodic shortages of food and household goods get people used to uncertainties in obtaining domestic provisions. Politically correct education and media get people used to relinquishing or never learning to reason and reach independent opinions. Group-oriented discrimination rules get people used to relinquishing or never learning to judge individual merit.

Technology gets people used to dependence on devices easily controlled by authorities. Diversity politics gets people used to forgetting traditionally shared cultural values like professional proficiency and personal responsibility.

Following are quotes from George Orwell’s (nom de plume for Englishman Eric Blair) prescient 1949 novel of warning — titled “1984” — to ponder during these ominous times. The quotes are especially significant in light of today’s Politically Correct dictates, media manipulations, climate-change fear-stoking, and the multitude of dedicated “progressives” who stroll and control our national/state/local corridors of power and/or consort with the likeminded of other countries toward a common goal of global tyranny.

Quotes:

“Now I will tell you. . . The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power. Not wealth or luxury or long life or happiness; only power, pure power. . . . We are different from all the oligarchies of the past in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just around the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal. We are not like that. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. . . . Now do you begin to understand me?

“The real power. . .is not the power over things, but over men. Do you begin to see the kind of world we are creating? It is the exact opposite of the stupid, hedonistic Utopias that the old reformers imagined. . . . The old civilizations claimed that they were founded on love and justice. Ours is founded upon hatred. In our world there will be no emotions except fear, rage, triumph, and self-abasement. Everything else we shall destroy — everything! Already we are breaking down the habit of thought. . . No one dares trust a wife, or child, or a friend any longer. . . . There will be no loyalty except loyalty to the Party. There will be no love except love of Big Brother [now “Nanny”]. There will be no laughter except the laugh of triumph over a defeated enemy. There will be no art, no literature, no science. There will be no distinction between beauty and ugliness. . . But always. . . always there will be the intoxication of power, constantly increasing and constantly growing more subtle. Always at every moment, these will be the thrill of victory, the sense of trampling on the enemy who is helpless. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a foot stamping on a human face—forever. . . . The more the Party is powerful, the less it will be tolerant; the weaker the opposition, the tighter the despotism. . . . Men are infinitely malleable or perhaps you have returned to your old idea that the proletariat. . .will arise and overthrow us. Put it out of your mind. They are helpless. . . Humanity is the Party. The others are outside —irrelevant.”

The take-away from all this? The “irrelevant” must become relevant. It’s too late for top-down reform. Although oppressive politics is merely the surface symptom of a deep culture malaise — abandoning or abolishing self-determination--politics has become the combat zone.

Power-lustful elites high and low know this, so “Cancel Culture” will be waged politically. Local politics, schools, and houses of worship are where “relevant” battles must begin.

Tiny tyrannies are small but plenteous foundational building blocks for helping bigger elites attain global power. Along with NGOs — the UN’s non-governmental organizations  — Barack Obama’s Organizing for Action foundation (merged with the National Democratic Redistricting Committee) is sending thousands of trained activists out every day to “help” communities become “progressive” outposts for nationwide conformity and ultimate global authoritarianism . . . very Big Nannies:

To challenge this assault on liberty, “average,” but rational and independent-minded citizens must become vocal and active — 19 ways to become active in the last chapter: LYING AS A WAY OF LIFE: Corruption and Collectivism Come of Age in America

We the People are America’s only hope.

Alexandra York is an author and founding president of the American Renaissance for the Twenty-first Century (ART) a New-York-City-based nonprofit educational arts and culture foundation (www.art-21.org). She has written for many publications, including "Reader's Digest" and The New York Times. Her latest book is "Soul Celebrations and Spiritual Snacks." Read Alexandra York's Reports —  More Here.

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