Bright Winter

How This Might End

Who are you going to believe, me or your own eyes?
—  Groucho Marx

Mark Crispin Miller reminds us that the Vietnam War ended not because a million peace-loving Americans marched on Washington, but because the optimistic lies on the evening news could no longer be sustained. When 58,000 young Americans came home in body bags, with ten times that many permanently disabled, everyone had a neighbor or family member who was affected. The talking heads’ could no longer convince America that victory was just one more bombing raid away.

Today, the lies about vaccine deaths and injuries are close to that tipping point. Compared to 1970, America has twice the population now, and perhaps the threat of a coronavirus is marginally more credible to the popular imagination than was the Domino Theory in SE Asia. We’ve cut our government a lot of slack. And we’re more divided, both because of political schisms and because COVID restrictions have disrupted our social life.

Nevertheless, there will come a time when people start to notice that their fully-vaccinated friends and neighbors and families and co-workers are sick with severe and unexpected complications. They will hear a continuous stream of propaganda blaming this on the unvaccinated, but it will be the vaccinated who are sick and dying. 


The flu season arrives in earnest, and unexpected numbers of people are dying of flu. It’s not just the 80+ who are succumbing. Healthy, young people get sicker with flu than they’ve ever been in their lives. There’s an urgent bulletin from CDC: Just because you got your COVID vaccination, doesn’t mean you’re protected from flu. You have to get your flu shot this and every fall. Reports of flu vaccine shortages send people into a panic. But in fact, there are no flu vaccine shortages, and the same people who distrusted the flu shots in the past are distrusting this year as well. Meanwhile, the obnoxious unvaccinated start boasting to their friends, “I told you so”. People who had neither the COVID jab nor the flu shot are not getting the flu. But some of their friends who are up to their gills with the latest COVID booster are falling deathly ill from the flu, as though their immune systems were in terminal collapse.

For a long time, this will develop under the surface, and then there will be a tipping point, when people start talking to each other, comparing experiences. The propaganda blaming the unvaccinated will crescendo, until some people wonder if “she doth protest too much.”  As more people come out of the closet as doubters of the vaccine narrative, they will make it safer for others to do so, and very quickly they will discover that they are a large majority. Others will fall in line, whether or not they have had personal experiences of loss, because this is how people think in groups.

Tucker Carlson will report on the phenomenon, interviewing family members of some fully-vaxed people who died horrible deaths. He’ll interview Peter McCullough, who will vouch for the statistics—it’s not just a few stories but a real trend in the data from hospitals around the country and around the globe. Vaccinated people are getting sick and dying at a much higher rate than unvaccinated, and they’re dying from all kinds of strange maladies—heart disease in twenty-year-olds, autoimmune and blood clot disorders, cytokine storms, tremors and palsies and mysterious neurologic diseases that haven’t been named yet.

Usually it’s safe for the Democratic media to just let Tucker Carlson be Tucker Carlson. But this time, he’s getting some traction outside his fan club, so they go for full-bore character assassination. Hit pieces about his personal life and his conflicts of interest and his outrageous salary. The mistake they make will be to go after McCullough at the same time, interviewing the housekeeper who worked for him 25 years ago, who testifies solemnly that he was a very bad father who spent all his time at the hospital, dropping hints that he was getting it on with the nurses.

Carlson sounds defensive on screen, but McCullough will strike back with his deep credentials and his impeccable sources. This time some brave mainstream progressive journalist will break ranks and ask McCullough on the air to give his story. Amy Goodman will introduce McCullough to the 98% of Americans who have never heard of him, and they will dismiss him as an anomaly. But Goodman will follow up with a string of credible doctors with long lists of publications and impassioned, if understated, rhetorical skills. Pierre Korey and Michael Yaedon and Dr Sam Bailey and even John Ioannidis. The tide is turning.

Then the defamed will be rehabilitated. Christiann Northrup and Joseph Mercola, and even Robert Malone, who invented mRNA technology and tells us that its use for a COVID vaccine is totally inappropriate. Even Luc Montagnier who, despite his Nobel prize, was long ago deemed too looney for the professional world of medicine.

But before America’s professionals and intellectuals can make sense of all this, Black Friday returns to Wall St. The S&P average falls 22% in a single afternoon. President Biden declares a state of emergency and shuts down all stock and commodity trading. Two days later, he doesn’t use the words “martial law,” but outlaws internet and orders 18 hours of curfew each day, nationwide. Local police are to arrest anyone out after 4PM.

Few notice the violent response of the currency markets. It has long been suspected that the value of the US dollar was maintained not by market forces but by threats and bribes of the US military machine and covert ops. Now the market is predicting that this game is up, and the value of the US dollar relative to the Chinese Yuan falls the daily limit on each succeeding day. Gold is trading over $4,000 and climbing.

A shell-shocked nation obeys the curfew, or so says the CNN broadcasts which are the only permitted source of news. No one knows the real state of compliance, but rumors are that it varies widely. Many local police forces are brutal. A few people are handcuffed and beaten for being in their own backyards too late in the afternoon.  But there are many police officers and many whole departments that flat-out refuse to enforce the curfews. When Walmart keeps its doors open until 9PM, some smaller retailers take a cue from the megastores and think they can stay open, too. Some of them have no problem, Others are brutally arrested and jailed, but the cell phone videos don’t get any traction as long as Twitter and Instagram are shuttered.

After a week without internet, all the biggest companies are crippled—they need information transmission for their daily operations. But it’s Amazon that takes its case to the White House. They’ve lost $5 billion in sales already and they’re not about to put up with this affront from a mere US president. The next day, the internet re-opens, just for commercial use. No social media, no list serves, no video, no personal messages. Homeland Security has programmed a foolproof filter that allows selective communications only. Bezos is satisfied. But within hours, hackers are distributing VPNs that disguise personal emails as commercial messages, and by Day 2, a full service internet is available to an exponentially expanding number of users. Emergency meetings in the Biden Administration discuss the urgent need to re-impose censorship.

Meanwhile, the lawsuits that have been languishing for months begin to find some sympathy among judges who are alarmed by the rapid collapse of the open society. Merrick Garland’s office is successfully quashing these suits one by one with cries of “security”, but whack-a-mole eventually misses one. Anthony Fauci has been subpoenaed to testify in the 11th Circuit of Federal Court in Florida. A.G. Ashley Moody is gunning for bear.

Moody’s office and the NIAID furiously trade briefs, each more urgently imperative than the last. The usual glacial pace of legal proceedings is overrun by special pleadings on both sides for emergency injunctions. They fight to a Dodge City standoff and then the NIAID director cracks. In exchange for blanket immunity from prosecution, he agrees to be deposed under oath by lawyers from Moody’s office, on the record with a video recording.

Homeland Security goes ballistic. They can’t make this deal. They don’t have the authority. Security of the country is in imminent danger. Security of the world is close behind. Mayorkas intervenes to declare the Fauci depositions must be classified, with public disclosure only piecemeal, with each redacted page explicitly authorized by DHS. The Florida judge grants standing to DHS, and Moody promptly withdraws consent to the bargain and serves another subpoena on Fauci.

All this dramatic legal action is known by a handful of government insiders in DC and Florida, with limited rumors spread by private emails. The general public is clueless. But then an explosive ten-page excerpt from the Fauci deposition is leaked to the press, and Jeffrey Toobin airs it on prime time, with 2 million live views.

Now the outline of scandal is out in the open. Everyone who cares to know (and has the mental capacity to take in the shock) sees that the Pandemic was planned years in advance, an idea germinated in a 2001 meeting between Fauci and Gates. For everyone who cares to know (and has the mental capacity to take in the shock), there is the reality of a spike protein engineered to cause infertility in both sexes over two years, of a vaccine designed to deliver the spike protein without the virus, of a plan for population reduction and global domination so baldly audacious that anyone describing its truth would be immediately dismissed as a wild-eyed paranoiac. The deception has required domination of the liberal press, of government offices related to security and health, of academic medicine, and of the scientific journals. The domination was sought with money alone—donations and well-placed agents and outright bribes—and when that failed, the goal was later realized with blackmail and sting operations, based largely but not exclusively on an army of child sex slaves. 

The leaked deposition hints at alien technologies and a breakaway civilization with underground cities based on unlimited energy and direct mental manipulation of matter.

“The mental capacity to take in the shock” was rare indeed. Who can absorb the message that the world we are living in is not the world that all our lives we thought we were living in? Predictably, the response to Toobin’s show is slow to take off. The NYTimes and its echoes remain silent and don’t even bother to “debunk” it. There is no analysis, no discussion. For some, it is reminiscent of the day in December, 2017 when the same Times announced that there were “several warehouses” in Las Vegas filled with parts and whole alien spacecraft, waiting to be reverse engineered. The world moved on as if nothing had happened. Crickets.

But that is the way of exponential change. It starts slowly and takes you by surprise. The number of people who take in the leaked document and gauge its transformative potential is small, but it is not zero, and inevitably those people find each other and begin exchanging ideas about what to do. “Tell it slant” is the solid consensus, echoing Dickinson

Tell all the truth but tell it slant —
Success in Circuit lies
Too bright for our infirm Delight
The Truth's superb surprise

As Lightning to the Children eased
With explanation kind
The Truth must dazzle gradually
Or every man be blind —

Blind indeed we have been, blinded by sophisticated programs of mind manipulation and social control. Blind we were and blind we are yet, but now the truth is available for packaging in small, digestible parcels and delivering to the public over time, for a gradual dazzle.

The “leaders” of this new movement for truth are not charismatic rabble-rousers, nor are they scholarly philosophers, but a diverse (I almost said “motley”) self-selected group of people who, for one reason or another, have an unusual capacity for independent thought and a commitment to radical empiricism. In talking to one another, the best thing they have going for them is that each speaks a different language, has a different political philosophy, comes from a different set of beliefs and values. Agreement is all but impossible, but any consensus that this (motley) group can agree to is sure to have broad appeal. 

But what’s going on among the rest of the country, and around the world? There is internet service for some, blackout for others. There is violence in the streets, and massive, peaceful but unopposed civil disobedience. There are places where the police have defected to support the people’s freedom, and places where police are bashing more heads than strict necessity would dictate, merely out of fear of losing control of the situation. The radical truth is out there for all to see, but its impact is minimal, precisely because it is too radical to assimilate. History will record disparate accounts of this period, because there is no central chronicle of events and no agreement among journal-keepers in different parts of the country. The Newspaper of Record is off-line, and government secrecy is just about total. 

What comes next? It’s genuinely difficult to know, not just from our now (Sept, 2021) vantage because “Predictions are hard, especially about the future” (Niels Bohr said this, not Yogi Berra.), but also after the fact there will be no consensus account events. The only item on which everyone will agree is that there was chaos and uncertainty in this time, fear and madness, also elation and manic optimism. Everywhere (or almost everywhere, or at least in some substantial number of places) sprouted the germ of a different world, a decentralized world in which people helped their neighbors. The alienation, the existential angst, the anomie, La Nausée, or whatever you want to call the social disease of the 20th century, it was nowhere to be found. 

We always knew that the abundant resources of this world would easily provide a life of simple comfort for every one of its 7 billion inhabitants, if only the madness of unrestrained competition and violence and fear and exploitation and wildly-skewed disparities in wealth could be eliminated. We always knew that a vast majority of individuals want to live in harmony with nature, if only the world-eating machine could be democratically restrained. We always knew, and now it seems there is encouragement for the cockeyed optimists who foresee this world within their human lifetimes. 

Yes, there was a violent civil war, with the Federal government attempting to reassert its authority. But civil war is scattershot, while loss of centralized control is ubiquitous. Florida is first to declare its independence, joined quickly by Texas and Wyoming. But do Florida and Texas and Wyoming want to coalesce in a new confederacy, or do they find it safer to rebel separately? Following the august tradition of Mario Savio in People’s Park (1969), a hundred communities around the country have declared themselves to be Autonomous Zones (or is it a thousand?). 

China is poised to play a pivotal role in breakup of the United States of America simply because our national currency is no longer worth enough to purchase the Chinese manufactured (and disposable) goods on which the US economy depends. The Chinese now have the power to honor some local currencies (issued by the autonomous zones) and not others. They interview and evaluate each community or state, and selected friendly regions to prosper with a plentiful supply of Chinese goods, while potentially hostile regions become so desperate for supplies that neighbors are raiding one another’s houses. 

Yes, this story cannot go where we want it to go without a miracle. But, as Charles Eistenstein tells us, a miracle is “not the intercession of an external divinity in worldly affairs that violates the laws of physics, but something that is impossible from within an old Story of the World and possible from a new one.” I dare not confine the future by specifying what that miracle will be. 

  • Perhaps the PRC will engineer a hundred-year snowstorm that cripples Washington DC and thwarts the Federal crackdown. 

  • Perhaps a confederate will leak an antigravity technology aircraft to a state or community that has declared independence, and it will become instantly invulnerable to any attack. (“This is not science fiction. The future is already here.” according to Richard Doylan and the first person accounts he has collected.)

  • Perhaps an extraterrestrial presence like those reported to have disabled nuclear missiles in the 1990s will appear and stay the most destructive hands of those who seek do dominate by military force.

  • Perhaps there will be devastating earthquakes in locations that tilt the political landscape decisively, and no one will know if they were triggered by nuclear explosions or they were natural events or they were literal “acts of God”.

  • Perhaps it will be just a boring old miracle in the style of the parting of the Red Sea, or, perhaps the Second Coming

Turning and turning in the widening gyre   
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere   
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst   
Are full of passionate intensity.

Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.   
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out   
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert   
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,   
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,   
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it   
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.   
The darkness drops again; but now I know   
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,   
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,   
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

— W. B. Yeats, 1919 

The Book of Revelations, the Prophecy of Thoth, and the Bhagavad Gita all suggest a time of great destruction will precede a coming time of peace and the flowering of all creation. 

To protect the righteous, to annihilate the wicked, and to reestablish the principles of dharma I appear on this earth, age after age.
—  Bhagavad Gita 

We are presently 5,000 years into the latest Kaliyuga. Kaliyuga is the last of 4 epochs that cycle eternally. It culminates in a crescendo of depravity and corruption, followed by a catastrophic destruction that wipes the world clean, followed by a Golden Age, 10,000 years of peace and creative flowering.

In the Book of Revelations, Jesus recounts a vision of four horsemen, interpreted as natural disaster, war, famine, and death. 

And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.

When the destruction is finished, Jesus will assume His place as King of the World. “And he shall reign forever and ever. Hallelujah!”

Thoth was an Egyptian God, forerunner of Hermes (Greek) and Mercury (Roman). 

In the Prophesy of Thoth
There will come a time when it will have been in vain that Egyptians have honored the Godhead with heartfelt piety and service, and all our holy worship will be fruitless. The gods will return to heaven. O, Egypt, of thy religion nothing will remain but an empty tale which even thine own children will not believe. And in that day, men will be weary of life, and they will cease to think the universe worthy of wonder and worship...But when all this has befallen, then the Master and Father, God, the first before all, the maker of that God who first came into being...will cleanse the world from evil, now washing it away with water-floods, now burning it out with fiercest fire, or again expelling it by war and pestilence. And thus He will bring back His world to its former aspect, so that the Cosmos and its Maker will once more be...adored by the men of that day with unceasing hymns of praise and blessing.

The world we want to live in is easier to imagine than the path to reach it. There will be diverse cultures co-existing in every clime and every habitat. There will be local communities where each person feels a sense of belonging, and knows his own sacred work as part of the whole. These self-governing communities will have enough to live without desperation, and no one will be tempted to war, despite very different beliefs and customs and ways of life. There will be international communication and travel and people learning from one another.

People will manage nature instead of dominating it, cultivating rich, diverse ecosystems that are self-sustaining and produce bountiful surpluses to support human life. This is not a pipe dream, or even a new technology. Many of the Native American tribes knew how to manage the forest and the jungle and the grasslands to maximize symbiotic relationships among animals and plants, and to create sustainable ecosystems enriched in those species useful for humans. Each year has more topsoil than the last, and each year’s surplus is more than adequate for human need. 

Life is not ostentatious but it is deeply satisfying, providing each individual the opportunity to develop freely, creatively, cooperatively, and deliver his particular gifts to his community and the living world.

May it be so.

Postscript: What becomes of the people who brought us the pandemic? What is the fate of Bill Gates and Klaus Schawb and Tony Fauci and the faceless billionaires above them who attempted to sow economic devastation, chaos, and death, and then take over the world from a numbed, divided, and confused populace?

Reiner Fuellmich and other attorneys have argued convincingly that these people could be tried in a Second Nuremburg trial for forcing millions of people to participate in a medical experiment.

2500 years ago, Sun Tzu counseled us to always assure that the enemy has a graceful path of retreat. In my story, Nuremberg 2 never happens. There is truth, but no accountability, and no punishment, no revenge. Those powerful figures who overreached their power and brought about a vast populist backlash disappear into the new, decentralized social order and are nowhere to be seen. It is enough that they live in a world where their megalomaniacal aspirations are unable to get a toehold.