That’s Latin for “always faithful”.
Faithful to the basic rules, meaning simple and clear way of living, and lately things are getting in the way of that.
This past year the public is being bombarded with lessons in power and control that have been forgotten for years.
Here is the first lesson of power: societies can be influenced with delusions that the bad times are here, and that governments will keep them safe.
The second lesson of power is that people seeking power only need to create the illusion of mass consent. Control is usually achieved passively without force.
So, where are we now?
It seems that the goal of the Great Reset involves reducing US power and moving the center of western power back to Europe.
The US strategic play from the beginning was to curtail the UN and disengage the U.S. from all of the post-WWII institutions.
On the other side of the barricade, to achieve supremacy the EU needs to have a budget and mechanism in place where the Commission has tax/spend and debt issuance capability.
They don’t have it yet and it has been a major flaw of the system, so something had to be done.
The USA have it from the beginning, meaning that issuance of money can only be backed by federal debt, so finances of the states don’t really matter – it’s their own affair. The USA doesn’t need to argue with the single states.
That’s a huge difference.
The EU constantly gets into arguments with member states over debt issuance, meaning budget deficit, and this is not a way to run a business, I’m sorry – a Union.
Brexit signaled to the rest of Europe that no longer do you have to take the diktats of unelected technocrats if you don’t want to.
This is why the fiction of the Second Wave of the Coronapocalypse persists all across the continent. Germany, France, Spain and other countries are implementing the worst kind of draconian lockdowns on people hanging on by a thread while the clerks in Brussels scheme as to how best continue advancing their plans for a future of the EU corporatocracy.
These lockdowns have little to do with public health. They have everything to do with maintaining the political health of the current ruling bureaucrats.
Here in Canada, the propaganda machine is aligned with the rest of the world to the extend that scares me. It’s impossible that everybody in the media is of the same opinion, but they seem to be.
On a lighter note - our previous prime minister couldn’t smile for the life of him and now we have one that just can’t stop. And he talks about the “great reset” too. To be fair - it’s not necessarily a bad thing depending what this means exactly.
He likely doesn’t know himself yet.
Ottawa, where the government is, spreads between Ontario and Quebec, which is the only place to post minimum speed on the highway, that I know of.
"No matter the weather, rain, snow or ice you keep your car over 60."
Switching pace, working from home I pay more attention to little things, like for example - isn’t it kind of strange that all the men’s underwear has another man name on it? Tommy Hilfiger, Joe Boxer, Ralph Lauren? Personally I am a Calvin Klein guy.
I also learned to never interrupt my wife, because if I do, she will start all over again and it will just prolong the argument.
On a second thought, that’s okay, we have all the time in the world.
Tom Kubiak is the author of The Traveler