… can be a very profitable activity.
Anyone can cause a crisis, but those in positions of power over larger population groups can of course create more and bigger crises. And fact is that they do, all the time, and for most of them it is just “business as usual” to do so. We call these creatures “politicians”.
Others who tend to initiate crises of various types, sizes and strengths whenever the opportunity arises, are found in and
around the edges of what we call “big business”.
Not much of a divide between politics and big business, and their activities affect
us all whether we have elected them or not.
All the above rely on s.c. “experts” and “specialists” to rewrite and/or hide facts and build up towards
situations that can only be solved by them (and paid for by us), and these lackeys are paid quite handsomely for the job they do to
maximize these truly man-made “crises” in people's minds.
(Those who won't play along do of course get nothing, and risk losing their livelihoods.)
Delegates nap during the closing plenary session of COP27 on 20th November in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.
Photograph: Mohamed Abd El Ghany / Reuters
Nothing in the real world has to be what the masters of these “crisis-professionals” indicate that it is or can become, as long as they can make large enough groups of the general public believe what they say, stay fearful for whatever the future may bring, back up and promote the most flawed, faulty and right-out ridiculous causes those in power can come up with, and keep sceptics and real experts in the various fields from challenging them in the public sphere with doubt, correctly applied data, and (God forbid) reality.
What complicates things even further, is that people with mainly self-promoting and negative agendas (like the above
mentioned), often twist and turn facts by misusing and abusing terms and wordings stolen from people with more honorable
agendas, in order to get their own propaganda through and present reasons that suit them as main causes for actual and imaginary
crises, regardless of how speculative and far out their reasoning may be.
"Nothing is more securely lodged than the ignorance of the experts."
— F.A. Hayek
Few in the general public have the necessary knowledge to decide who, if anybody, to trust when it comes to more
complicated matters. The result is that both real and imaginary crises more often than not get seriously mishandled
and end up being extremely costly, because actual facts intentionally are being ignored in favor of flawed hypotheses
and pure fiction.
It is like throwing dices while listening to phony discussions and back-and-forth arguments between “crisis inventors” and “solution providers” … that quite often are the same people and institutions.
how to cause a crisis…
Just about anything that there for whatever reason may end up being too little (or too much) of in peoples lives and/or minds, can be defined as the cause of a crisis. Water, food, clothing, money and medicine, are typical essentials few of us in the modern world can afford to be without for long. And so is access to usable and affordable energy to run our homes, workplaces and transportation, and environments of acceptable quality to live and work in.
The more modern and developed we regard ourselves and our societies to be, the less tolerance for loss of these essentials
we have, and less ability to create our own alternatives and “safety nets”.
"There are more slaves now than at any time in history"
We rely more or less entirely on others for everything we need in life, which works just fine until those “others” for whatever reason no longer are able, or villing, to provide … and guess who are in control of the various national and world-wide supply lines.
Easy to choke off the supply of any of the essentials we rely on for sustaining lives, and in no time a potential or real crisis is produced for entire populations.
And why would anyone choke off supplies of essentials, or even of non-essentials?
A definition of power
POWER: a capacity that A has to influence the behavior of B so that B acts in accordance with A's wishes.
DEPENDENCY: B's relationship to A when A possesses something that B requires. To demonstrate power and ability to control the supply lines, and thereby us, is one set of reasons that more often than not play a major role in local and global games of supremacy.
Such games of supremacy are, and have always been, a reality in politics, as well as in business and everywhere else in our societies. The stakes are just higher on the national and global arenas than what we can find in neighborhoods, in and between local gangs, and even within families.
And we can watch (more or less comical) variants of the same games in soap operas and reality series, and all across the range of news and other entertainment channels, day in and day out.
intentionally botched communication…
Whatever the subject may be; when one side demand total control over the premises for all communication regarding any subject at hand, there can not be any real exchange of information and knowledge. What is true and what is false does not matter anymore in such a scenario, only what one can make people believe – which apparently is without limits.
As a very actual example these days: those of us who know that Climate Changes are, and always have been,
real and ever-changing, and sometimes with deadly outcomes – especially on more local levels, are not allowed to publicly
disagree with those who have chosen to blame us humans and our activities for everything bad regarding the Climate Changes
various areas around the world are experiencing the effects of at any given time.
We Climate Realists are with few exceptions branded “Climate Deniers” by the faithful followers of the “Climate Crisis religions”, even if such a name / description is about as far from the truth as it can be*. As mentioned: respect for the truth isn't very high among the religious…
Good thing no-one's religious and/or “scientific” believes can erase or alter facts. They can only cover up for and
hide what does not fit their “man-made crisis” agendas for a while … which is how it has always been done when proofs for
the official policies are weak or missing.
Thus, whatever we are being called, we can continue our searches for, and reliance on, facts related to that particular subject, regardless of what believers and their “high priests” and masters may believe in and/or communicate to the general public and between themselves. We can even observe the many positive effects of the ongoing Climate Changes, if we so choose.
I hate to write this, but it is quite easy to find and add real examples of
ongoing man-made crises to the one above.
From where I live we can almost smell the War by any other name in Ukraine, by the dead corpses of the innocent left in the streets and inside collapsed buildings.
"Only the dead have seen the end of war"
— Plato This and other Wars, and the many Conflicts of the deadly kind that rip through several societies these days, are in addition to the death and damage they cause, also worsening the Famines millions in less developed, or just poorer, parts of the world, are experiencing, by hampering production and transportation of food and fertilizers, and raising cost of these essentials.
On top of all that we have the latest Pandemic, that seems to be tapering off, but still cause serious illness, problems and loss of lives in many areas around the world.
Should provide those in need of man-made crises to focus on, get involved in, or simply flee away from, with more than enough causes, or cases. And few of the mentioned crises are going to disappear any time soon. Those in charge make sure of that.
The same goes for the many s.c. “solutions” to these and other man-made crises, as most of them are, or will be, (more or less intentionally it seems) far worse than what they are supposed to solve.
So what else is not new in this “age of superior knowledge and advanced
If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.
— George Patton jr. Not much actually, as anyone who have watched history on TV, read a few history books, or simply just lived a while, should be able to recognise how history gets repeated. Only (at least some of) the players are new, simply because (most of) the old players are dead. Some even committed suicide…
Same old methods, and (more or less) the same old lies. And too many actually swallow it all, hook, line and sinker, without asking serious questions or checking the validity of the information they are being fed.
We sure haven't come far…
fool on the hill, throwing dices…
I am sure some will misunderstand that headline, but if they look inwards at themselves it may become
Truth is not what you want it to be; it is what it is, and you must bend to its power or live a lie.
— Miyamoto Musashi And, if a little self-consciousness does not clear up things, then it is not because the information and data are not available. Deliberately choosing to stay ignorant, is a personal choice that one can not blame anyone else for.
We may have to choose our “fights” with care, as we can not all be at the forefront on everything everywhere all the time. Does not mean we should not have well-prepared opinions and/or stay totally silent on subjects that affect and matter to us and the rest of mankind though. "There are some people who put you down in life, mock your dreams, and challenge your personality; they look like winners. But in actual fact, they are only voicing out their insecurities and jealousy. Do not let them pull you down. Believe and accept yourself and hold onto what you believe in."
The least we can do is to think things over for ourselves, and be prepared for when our very own opinions and conclusions will get tested by reality. I do, and so far I haven't found good reasons to change my mind on the basics of the various matters that matter to me and mine. Details move slightly on the surface of my mind as new data flow by and get weighed, but that is all.
last rev: 18.aug.2023