The Bodies of Others: The New Authoritarians, COVID-19 and the War Against the Human
By Naomi Wolf
All Seasons Press
“We are the Borg. You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile. Your lives, as you have known them, are over. From now on, you will service. . . us.” This quote may not be exact, but it’s close enough for science fiction nerds to recognize. It appears nowhere in Naomi Wolf’s book, but while reading, it kept echoing in my mind. My apologies for going all Star Trek on you, but some plot lines are so acutely relevant, I had to do it. Resistance was futile. The Borg were an innovative, nightmarish new villain introduced in the late 1980s, a collective of human or humanoid-machine hybrids or cyborgs. Humans were stripped of all that made them human, their bodies integrated with very uncomfortable-looking machinery and devoid of any concept of individuality. There was no “I am Borg,” only “We are Borg.” Transhumanists would love it. Normal people, not so much.
Wolf powerfully and poignantly elaborates how our very humanity has come under unprecedented attack in the last few years. Our faces covered to mask our emotions. No more hugs. No more church. No more parties. No school. No funerals. In some states, women had to wear a mask even while in labor. This book elucidates the sadistic madness quite eloquently. The U.S. has seen division like never before. People from different sides of an issue rarely meet in person. We don’t see that the “others” are human, too. We only see what the machines, Internet, social media and our favorite websites want us to see. The “others” are monsters.
We are told to “follow the science.” Are we following the science that tells us how important social contact is to human health? Or the basic science of how respiration works? Is it scientific to impose experimental vaccines on a few billion people, or to promote them long after the manufacturers have admitted they don’t work?
Wolf points out how computer models provided the excuse for much of the insanity. We are letting machines do our thinking for us. In the 1970s, nifty hand calculators came out. In the 1980s, personal computers took the world by storm. The 1990s saw the rise of the Internet. All those things are useful tools, but when we hand over our reason to machines and allow them to displace our humanity, we see the dark consequences.
An interesting point is that the evil that descended over the world seemed more creatively destructive than mere humans could have spawned on their own. It seems to be a transcendent, supernatural evil. It feels like resistance really is futile.
It’s not. Evil overplayed its hand. Brave individuals spoke up, sacrificing careers and reputations. They spoke up against the slaves to the machine. Rays of hope began to break out. When Pfizer wanted to hide its data for seventy-five years, I only needed to see those words to know there is a huge problem with the data. I don’t like to continually bang on the human race, of which I am a part (I think), but there must be some great evil that has neutralized human intelligence. You don’t need calculus, advanced quantum mechanics or psychic abilities to figure this out. The vaccines are not safe and effective. The pharmaceutical-industrial complex has no integrity and could not care less about your health. I defer to Einstein’s assessment of those who follow authority against any common sense: “He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.”
Fortunately for the human race, a judge with integrity and a working brain said “no” to hiding data until we are all safely dead. Shortly after that, mandates and masks began to fall. There are still strongholds of evil, but they have been beaten back, at least for now. Resistance is not futile. The thumb is UP.
This article appeared in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the quarterly journal of the Weston A. Price Foundation, Summer 2023🖨️ Print post