by Allan Stevo
might think that wearing a mask and social distancing is
about your health, but you are wrong:
It is about conditioning and control to drive the
world into Technocracy and Scientific Dictatorship.
real issue is, will you comply or not?
I've Wanted to Answer for Twenty Years is Suddenly So Clear to Me
Shortly after the turn of this century, I found myself standing in
one of the halls of political power in former Czechoslovakia, after
hearing the umpteenth horror story from communism, and saying to
"I wish I could live
through a little bit of communism to see how normal people
allowed it to all happen."
You see, I just couldn't
believe how this stable and prosperous interwar democracy could find
itself in the throes of Stalinist communism and its
It was shortly after
World War II though, in 1948, that the communists came to power and
there was a lot of "new normal" to deal with after the horrors of
Akin to our current era,
there was even a period of Czechoslovak communism called "normalizacia"
What was this thing called normalization?
It was the "second
wave" of Stalinism led by the old guard, a return after the
liberalization of the 1968 Prague Spring to the most oppressive
communism, a "new normal."
lasted from the fall of 1968 until November 17, 1989, when a
peaceful revolution was set into place in former Czechoslovakia.
Normalities of Life Under Communism
From the surveillance state, to the uranium mines for political
prisoners, along with other horrific impacts for thinking the
no college for
no permission to
pursue your desired career path
no permission to
travel (unless you were really awful, hard to repress, and
they wanted to get rid of you),
...to the total control
of almost all aspects of life for all people, political prisoner or
not, to the total domination of media and culture for the political
ends of government, in which there was even well-funded and
encouraged official culture and unofficial culture.
If you stayed
obedient, you were mostly treated okay compared to the
If you got close to
the most powerful, you were treated better.
Within a few years, no
one in society - from the highest echelon down - was living all that
As time went on, the
difference between west and east grew more stark.
Virtually everything was
chintzy in the east.
How could a people
put up with it?
How could anyone
treat this as 'normal'?
The stories I heard from
so many seemingly normal and logical people in my many lengthy
visits to post communist countries was,
"It was all so
normal" and "We never realized anything was wrong with it."
Plenty will also speak
openly about the abnormality of it all.
To this day, in the
post-communist lands, large percentages of the population, who are
more comfortable being obedient to authority than figuring out how
to add value in the world around them, lament the shift from
Some people such as
that have not made the shift to the logical and generous
environment of capitalism very well.
They miss the warm
paternalistic embrace of being a lackey in communist society.
As I write this, on
Friday, November 13, 2020, seven months into our free trial of
corona communism, on the 241st day of lockdown in
this most heavily locked down American city in which I hang my hat,
I'm beginning to see the many similarities that made it all so
possible for the people of Czechoslovakia to see it as all so
at The Heart of Totalitarianism
I stood with a European two weeks ago as he intimated to me the
descent of the world into a state of compliance at all cost, and he
related those details from his corner of the world since World War
II, imbued with the memories of his forefathers.
Whether it be more like
fascism or communism matters little, widespread
individual compliance inevitably leads a society to a bad place.
Lack of compliance is
generally protective to the individual in the early days of
totalitarianism as the non-compliant are not worth the trouble.
How Does Your
Compliance Benefit You or Anyone Else?
The benefit of compliance to the individual in the present era of
corona communism is unclear and unquestioned.
The insistence to comply
is the primary definition of what is taking place today. There is no
rigorous reason to it. There is no prevailing logic to it. There is
certainly no genuine public debate.
Many governments and cultures in a self-perpetuating loop of fear
that has been stoked and re-stoked have shifted toward this
totalitarian demand toward compliance at all cost.
New York Governor
Andrew Cuomo even admits to
happily riding the tide rather than leading.
State Fear-Monger Criticizes his Work
Cuomo, seemingly the biggest reactionary of all state governors
instead of leading, tries to claim cynically that he rides the
wave of fear, while blaming others for the fear-mongering
behavior that he engages in that so feeds that fear.
On a Tuesday, October 6,
2020 (h/t Robert Wenzel) conference call, trying to make
peace with Orthodox Jewish leaders who he later "stabbed
in the back," by their account, Cuomo calls his government's
corona response an over-reaction:
"I'm a hundred
percent frank and candid.
This is not a highly
nuanced, sophisticated response. This is a fear-driven response,
you know. This is not a policy being written by a scalpel; this
is a policy being cut by a hatchet. It's just very blunt.
I didn't propose
this, you know; it was proposed by the Mayor [Bill de Blasio] in
the City. I'm trying to sharpen it and make it better. But it's
out of fear.
People see the
numbers going up - 'Close everything! Close everything!' It's
not the best way to do it, but it is a fear-driven response. The
virus scares people.
Hopefully, we get the
numbers down in the zip codes, the anxiety comes down, and then
we can have a smarter, more-tailored approach.
Your point is right: why close every school? Why don't you test
the schools and close the ones that have a problem? I know, but,
first, I don't know that we have the resources to do that now.
But I can tell you
honestly, the fear is too high to do anything other than,
everything we can to get the infection rate down now, close
the doors, close the windows.'
That's where we are."
This is The
Predictable Outcome of Leaving Technocrats in Charge
Can anyone be surprised when a member of the technocratic class
approaches a perfectly healthy human and instead of choosing the
humbling "If it any broke then don't try to fix it" approach,
attempts the "Let's do everything we can" approach?
This is their
"professional deformation" as the Slovaks like to say about
technocrats and a handful of other professionals, who have a hard
time separating themselves from their career.
This over-reaction, which we euphemistically call "overkill," a term
that can both literally and appropriately be applied to Cuomo's
corona response, is exactly what is
to be expected of the technocratic class.
This is why a sane
person places no trust in them.
They think they are miracle-workers, and they treat the state
they serve as god-like.
At their hands, we
will be led to totalitarianism, provided that they continue to
encounter a compliant population.
our Technocratic Class has Borrowed from The Totalitarians of The
Though this can be elaborated on quite a bit after two decades of
interviewing people and trying to make sense of communism, below is
the formula that brought totalitarianism to vast portions of the
globe and that is now being used in the United States (and the
Find a stressful
Implement a new
It will quickly
perpetuate itself as useful idiots, useful innocents,
confidence men, and many others collaborate in a
Once a threshold
has been breached, Frankenstein's monster turns on Dr.
Frankenstein and runs rampant for some decades hence.
This predictable equation
is what I have, in disbelief, never imagined could be implemented on
a society without watching it first hand.
I just could never
imagine such drastic, measurable, toxic, self-sabotaging, and total
change over such nonsense in under a year. I'm watching it first
hand in my American homeland.
So many more died
from the lockdown than from Covid,
and the immeasurable horrors of the response to Covid beyond that
will long be felt in society, even if we return to the old normal
I'm also watching this strange attitude get exported to vast
portions of the globe, though I can't travel to those places, so I
remain skeptical about the veracity of the scattered reports.
the "free" media of post-communist
former Czechoslovakia, a great number of stories in many foreign
newspapers are merely plagiaristic local translations or of New
York Times stories or similar coverage.
52 Weeks In
Having studied this topic of totalitarianism obsessively for the
past two decades, I am most grateful for the knowledge I have that
prepares me for this moment.
For those in doubt, just
have a glance at the last decade of my writing in the website 52
Weeks in Slovakia, (www.52insk.com)
which was started as a response to the awful coverage of the
American media and also the Western-influenced Slovak media on
domestic coverage of Slovakia.
The website is a slow,
In time, I learned a few details about those who successfully avoid
Solution to Avoiding Totalitarianism
You can't change
anyone but yourself.
That means you
can't change society. Society may follow your lead, but you
can't guarantee that any action you take may change another.
Even the most extreme regimes have learned this.
This may be sad
to some, but this can also be liberating, for the good news
is that you need only focus on yourself and those entrusted
to you (who you also can't change, but who you can lead and
be a model for).
be compliant with your own will
be compliant with your Creator's will
be compliant with the most trendy, base trends of
be compliant with the most twisted sycophants and
sociopaths of media and culture
be compliant with the most perverse laws and orders
That choice is
100% yours. The easy choice is to make no choice, no
decision, no commitment, but unless you are as spineless as
they come, if you make that easy choice, boy will you hate
yourself and where you end up.
Show me your
friends and I'll show you your future. You are the sum of
the five people you most associate with. Who you associate
with (for now) remains your choice.
because plenty of people are working hard day-and-night in
the nexuses of power: in DC, Arlington, Langley, big cities,
state capitals, Silicon Valley, and many other places around
the world to deny you that most basic freedom of
"What if there is
uncomfortable pushback?" you may ask. Well, I'm sorry,
that's life and you need to choose your place in life. As
Stephen Baskerville writes "He who is afraid to anger or
offend is not yet a man."
The choice then
is this one, and this one alone. Will you be compliant or
Will You Be
Compliant or Not?
if you will wear
the face mask, then you will
take the vaccine.
If you will wear the
face mask, you will believe the election results.
If you will wear the
face mask, you will accept
If you will wear the
face mask, you will let your mother die alone.
If you will wear the
face mask, you will let your son be buried with no funeral.
If you will wear the
face mask, when historians one day call it necessary and
normal, you will agree.
If you will wear the
face mask, then 2020 will be tolerable to you, and you will
learn to adapt to the worst in humanity, rather than to demand
When you wear the face
mask, you tell the world that you are someone who will not identify
his boundaries, communicate his boundaries, or defend his
You are instead someone
with flexible boundaries, waiting for the right confidence
man to walk all over you...
Totalitarian Regimes Engulfed Half the World
How did totalitarian
regimes engulf half the world in the Century of the Great State
By getting its people
to "wear" lots of different "face masks"...
What choices are you
making at this moment in order to spread greater liberty in the
If you don't have clear answers, you're probably part of the mass
marching us toward normalizacia.
The 'new normal'...