Chaos Out of Order

January 21, 2017, by James Corbett

 If this ended up being the year of the first North Korean nuclear attack or the rise of a neo-Communist insurgency in the West or an all-out cyberwar between major powers or a fake alien invasion, who would even be surprised at this point? We've lost our sense of normal. There is only chaos.

Well, we've all survived inauguration weekend...so far. That's a start, right?  It's certainly a sign of something when we take some measure of comfort in the fact that the world hasn't quite ended yet, but you don't need me to tell you that. Everyone can feel it deep down.

Whether it's the fake news squawking their propaganda louder than ever, or protests and riots mixed with rumors of protests and riots, or wars of words between the newly-crowned president and...well, almost everyone, things seem to be full-on crazy and getting crazier by the minute.

Don't you just wish for some "normality" right now? Wouldn't it be nice to go back to that bygone time of a couple of decades ago when the world didn't seem so insane?

That's the trick. That's exactly what you're supposed to be feeling right now. Allow me to explain.

You see, everyone in "conspiracyland" is familiar with that old Masonic dictum, ordo ab chao. For those who stumbled onto this article from "Fakenewsestablishmentland," that's Latin for "order out of chaos" and it refers to the tried-and-true method of would-be tyrants everywhere for moving society in a given direction. In short: generate chaos in order to provide the type of "order" you wanted all along.

In order to pass a PATRIOT Act, you need a 9/11. So, if you were a would-be tyrant who wanted to gain total control over the internet via an i-PATRIOT Act, what would you do? If you answered "Stage a cyber 9/11!" then give yourself a cookie; you get the idea. (Bonus points if you suggested appointing one of the key 9/11 cover up artists to the position of "cyberczar.")

But there's a corollary to "order out of chaos" that often gets overlooked: If you want to transition from one order to the next (an "old word order" to a "new world order," if you will), then you need to create chaos. And the bigger the transition, the more havoc needs to be generated in order to bring it about.

It would be difficult to argue that we're not going through such a transition right now. We are...

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