GARLINGTON: A Pyrrhic Victory For The Truckers

Because of the heroic actions of the truckers in Ottawa and other places in Canada, covid restrictions have been lifted in some of her provinces – from Québec to Saskatchewan, although the onerous federal mandates still remain.

We cheer them, we congratulate them, but we must also warn them.  For, having disrupted the technocratic Elite’s plans for a smooth, unquestioned transition of the world through the Great Reset and into the 4th Industrial Revolution, they have more than likely made themselves a target for elimination by that cadre of oligarchs.

The aims of the Great Reset are as follows, via William Engdahl:

The Great Reset, as explained by Schwab in his co-authored June 2020 book of the same title, and elaborated in full on the website of the World Economic Forum, is there for anyone curious to discover. It lays out a program to reorganize the global economy top-down, using the COVID disruptions to push among other things a green zero carbon agenda, elimination of meat protein and traditional agriculture, an elimination of fossil fuels, air travel contraction, eliminating cash for central bank digital currencies and a totalitarian medical system of mandatory vaccinations.

In the June 2020 virtual Davos summit of global leaders, aptly titled The Great Reset, Schwab declared, “Every country, from the United States to China, must participate, and every industry, from oil and gas to tech, must be transformed. In short, we need a ‘Great Reset’ of capitalism… There are many reasons to pursue a Great Reset, but the most urgent is COVID-19.” The Great Reset, he continues, requires that, “governments should implement long-overdue reforms that promote more equitable outcomes. Depending on the country, these may include changes to wealth taxes, the withdrawal of fossil-fuel subsidies… The second component of a Great Reset agenda would ensure that investments advance shared goals, such as equality and sustainability.”

What Schwab does not mention is that it has been his network of Davos “global leaders” who have been at the heart of advancing the COVID draconian agenda from unnecessary lockdowns to forced vaccinations to mandatory mask. The pandemic has been the necessary first phase of the Great Reset. Without it he would not be able to talk about fundamental global changes.

Here Schwab’s agenda is global wealth redistribution for creating the infamous UN Agenda 2030 “sustainable” economy: “The US, China, and Japan also have ambitious economic-stimulus plans. Rather than using these funds… to fill cracks in the old system, we should use them to create a new one that is more resilient, equitable, and sustainable in the long run. This means, for example, building “green” urban infrastructure and creating incentives for industries to improve their track record on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) metrics.” He adds, “The third and final priority of a Great Reset agenda is to harness the innovations of the Fourth Industrial Revolution to support the public good, especially by addressing health and social challenges.”

The goals of the 4th Industrial Revolution are described by Dr Michael Rectenwald:

As if the economic and governmental resets were not dramatic enough, the technological reset reads like a dystopian science fiction novel. It is based on the Fourth Industrial Revolution—or 4-IR for short. The first, second, and third industrial revolutions were the mechanical, electrical, and digital revolutions. The 4-IR marks the convergence of existing and emerging fields, including Big Data, artificial intelligence, machine learning, quantum computing, genetics, nanotechnology, and robotics. The foreseen result will be the merging of the physical, digital, and biological worlds, which presents a challenge to the ontologies by which we understand ourselves and the world, including the definition of a human being.

Automation will be at the core of 4IR, which is where the danger to the truckers comes in.  Having shown their ability to thwart the globalists by shutting down trade, commerce, etc., in order to have their concerns tended to, the Elite will likely waste no time in making their industry an early target for automation.

Long before the Freedom Convoy began in Canada, there were already plans underway to allow self-driving big-rigs in Georgia.  Texas recently announced a similar plan.  A quote from the latter article reveals the risk to human truckers as it stands today, without any added malicious planning by the Elite:

Still, 294,000 trucking jobs would be threatened by the industry’s automation, according to a 2018 study conducted by Steve Viscelli, a sociologist at the University of California, Berkeley.

For Julio Moscoso, a 56-year-old driver in Texas, the arrival of driverless trucks is “not good news.”

He says while there are many trucking jobs available right now, that wasn’t always the case. He recalls a time over the past two years when “there wasn’t as much work.”

There will no doubt be many justifications given for why trucking automation should be welcomed with open arms:  safety, efficiency, stopping climate change, or what have you.  But no one should accept this.  For too long now, peoples around the world have given up low-tech, affordable, human-scale production and crafts for the promise of higher pay, easy living, and so on, only to find that it was an illusion.  Even the globalists at the World Economic Forum who advocate for the breakneck innovations and upheavals of society admit this:

In addition to being a key economic concern, inequality represents the greatest societal concern associated with the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The largest beneficiaries of innovation tend to be the providers of intellectual and physical capital—the innovators, shareholders, and investors—which explains the rising gap in wealth between those dependent on capital versus labor. Technology is therefore one of the main reasons why incomes have stagnated, or even decreased, for a majority of the population in high-income countries: the demand for highly skilled workers has increased while the demand for workers with less education and lower skills has decreased. The result is a job market with a strong demand at the high and low ends, but a hollowing out of the middle.

Rather than exacerbate these problems by fully implementing 4IR, Louisiana, the South, and anyone else still with a scrap of common sense need to rededicate themselves to building up the populace so they can have some economic independence from both giant corporations and leviathan governments.  Let’s call it the gritty economy, folks who live close to the land and work with their hands and bodies – farmers, ranchers, blacksmiths, carpenters, electricians, plumbers, bee keepers, truckers, and such like.

The conflict between this shrinking and beleaguered class and the white collar, managerial class is one of the sources of the social turmoil going on around us.  N. S. Lyons calls these two classes the Physicals and Virtuals:

For our purposes here, let’s call these two classes the Physicals and the Virtuals, respectively.

When considering the causes and character of the current protest, and the response to it, I would say the divide between Physicals and Virtuals is by far the most relevant frame of analysis available. In fact I’d say this is among the most significant divides in all of Western politics today.

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But the most relevant distinction between Virtuals and Physicals is that the Virtuals are now everywhere unambiguously the ruling class. In a world in which knowledge is the primary component of value-added production (or so we are told), and economic activity is increasingly defined by the digital and the abstract, they have been the overwhelming winners, accumulating financial, political, and cultural status and influence.

In part this is because the ruling class is also a global class, and so has access to global capital. It is global because the world’s city-brains are directly connected with each other across virtual space, and are in constant communication. Indeed their residents have far more in common with each other, including across national borders, than they do with the local people of their own hinterlands, who are in comparison practically from another planet.

But the Virtual ruling class has a vulnerability that it has not yet solved. The cities in which their bodies continue to occupy mundane physical reality require a whole lot of physical infrastructure and manpower to function: electricity, sewage, food, the vital Sumatra-to-latte supply chain, etc. Ultimately, they still remain reliant on the physical world.

The great brain hubs of the Virtuals float suspended in the expanse of the Physicals, complex arterial networks pumping life-sustaining resources inward from their hosts. So when the Physicals of the Canadian host-body revolted against their control, the Virtual class suddenly faced a huge problem.

The folks in Washington City are too dysfunctional at the present time to do much to heal this division in the body politic.  To the State level then.  Can Louisiana’s elected representatives offer any help?

It doesn’t seem so.  They are too busy at the moment showing the whole world the full extent of their pettiness and narcissism with their sleazy redistricting antics.

But, when their attention shifts back to more important matters, if any one of them ever expresses unquestioning support for aspects of 4IR like automated trucking, they should be viewed with distrust.  What we need from them instead is a simple program that would make land, tools, etc., available to those who meet a short list of requirements, with easy terms of repayment – i.e., something resembling the old Homestead Act of the 19th century.  This would give the Physicals a little help in defending themselves and their culture against the onslaught of the woke Virtuals, while we fight and pray for the return of the latter to sanity and morality.

The truckers have made some powerful enemies by their actions in Ottawa.  Unless men and women of goodwill stand beside them and remain vigilant long after their protest ends, their work will have been for naught, and we will all end up as casualties of the Great Reset and 4IR – ‘useless eaters’ with no skills to offer anyone, dependent on a universal basic income, and trapped in the dystopia of the virtual Metaverse from which there is no escape.

 

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