Goodbye, Blue Monday

Goodbye, Blue Monday!

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This just in:  The World Economic Forum wants to put you in a Habitrail.  (In case you’re wondering, this is a Habitrail.)  Excerpt:

Back in 2018, the WEF told us that we would “own nothing” and be “happy”–and everything would be within 15 minutes. Why? So, you wouldn’t have to have vehicles (or the freedom those vehicles bring).

They’ve since scrubbed that video from their website, although not from their Twitter account. Elon Musk said that video gave him “the willies.”

But some have moved along further on the idea. Fast forward to the idea that was laid out during one of the WEF panels — this is what is being envisioned in 2023 for 2045 — the 5-minute city “utopia.”

You’ll live in modules, completely enclosed [so, it looks like they could keep you in, if they wanted to], everything within 5 minutes’ walk, and no cars.

Where is your private yard or your freedom? 80,000 people living within 5 minutes of each other in a pod, so you reduce the number of businesses and you only have one big store for the “catchment area” of 80,000 people? What happens to all the private businesses you just eliminated? What are these people thinking, and do they not know anything at all about humanity? The betterment of humanity gets sacrificed for the “zero-carbon” emissions and everything being controlled.

Remember what I keep saying about this kind of crap?  It’s about control – it’s always about control.  Do you think for a moment that Barack Obama will give up his beachfront Martha’s Vineyard estate to move into one of these rabbit warrens?  Think Al Gore will give up his Tennessee mansion?  Bernie Sanders, any of his three comfortable homes?  Hell no.  But you and I?  We may very well not be given the option.

No.  We may well not be given the option.  This kind of life would involve us being contained, our food and clothing rationed, our travel dictated – or eliminated.

Granted it’s easy for me to say “no thanks” to this kind of crap.  Mrs. Animal and I are comfortably ensconced in our rural Alaska home, with a safe full of guns and a freezer full of local fish and game.  I’d rather go down fighting than to live like this.  But the younger folks, who have their whole lives in front of them?  Do you think the Davos crowd, once these giant Habitrails are built, would hesitate to tell young people “move in, or your bank accounts will be frozen, your driver’s license suspended.  Move in and submit!”

I’d like to think very few younger people would let themselves be so cowed.  But I’m not very optimistic.  Look at the governments of the world overstepping on COVID-19, look at how many people meekly acquiesced, and see how far things have gone already.