The hold that ‘public health’ has over politicians is astonishing, but then it’s because politicians are weak, cowardly, and ultimately incredibly stupid, as I have mentioned before.
Well, that’s one possible explanation: Politicians are weak, cowardly, and incredibly stupid.
How did so many weak, cowardly, and incredibly stupid people come to fill the ranks of the leadership of Britain? Did they hold some sort of competition to find Mr Really Stupid?
It’s not just Britain. The politicians are the same everywhere, as far as I can see. There are only one or two who buck the trend. Trump, Farage are a couple of names that come to mind.
Furthermore, not having ever been either Britain’s Prime Minister or Chancellor of the Exchequer or any other minister, I have no idea what it’s like to occupy any of these roles. But I imagine that you’re probably being pushed and pulled and tugged and nudged all day, every day. You may also be being threatened and blackmailed.
Furthermore, since you’re a “leader,” you’ll automatically belong in some command structure. You’ll have a rank, and a restricted range of responsibilities. There’s only so much that you can actually do.
Someone like our PM Theresa May may actually be a puppet on a string, or a puppet on a set of competing, rival strings, all pulling her more or less strongly in one direction or other. And what she actually does at any one time is to move in the direction of the resultant of all these competing forces.
This is exactly how my orbital simulation models work: the Sun and planets all exert gravitational forces on each other, and each one turns and speeds or slows in response to the resultant sum total of all the forces acting upon them.
And who knows whether there are Rasputins, exerting huge influence, in the mix as well? In the reign of tsar Nicholas II, Rasputin was the only person who could help his haemophiliac son Alexei, and he began to exert greater and greater influence inside the Russian court. According to some accounts, Rasputin was taking a great many decisions of state by the time he was finally assassinated.
Heinrich Himmler was another person who reportedly fell under the influence of his personal physiotherapist, Felix Kersten, who was the only person who could relieve him of the agonising stomach pains he often suffered.
Isn’t it true, of all power structures everywhere, that there are these rival forces at work, forming an uneasy balance of power.
In the USA, it’s been pointed out that Donald Trump is surrounded by generals. Does he command them, or do they command him? There’s also an epic power struggle going on inside US politics, with Trump under investigation by Robert Mueller, and calls being made for Mueller to himself be investigated.
What’s going on? Nobody really seems to know. Is Trump winning, or is he losing? Will he be re-elected, or will he be impeached? There is a sense that almost anything could happen next.
In this circumstance of deep uncertainty, people search for someone – anyone – who seems to know what’s really going on.
And that’s what’s behind the strange phenomenon of Q, or QAnon, an anonymous individual (or maybe group of individuals) who posts enigmatic messages on an internet message board (read them here), and who now even has his name advertised on billboards across the USA (see right).
What’s going on? How more weird does it get? You couldn’t make this stuff up, even if you tried. It’s the sort of thing you might find in a John Le Carré spy story.
Here’s the plot:
Embattled US President Donald Trump is fighting for survival against the forces of the US Deep State, which includes almost the entirety of the US mainstream media. Trump needs to find some way to get his message out to the American people, by getting around the mainstream media who are systematically bad-mouthing him all the time. To this end, he enlists Q, someone from Military Intelligence with Q Clearance to read all the intelligence gathered by all US intelligence agencies (and there seem to be one heck of a lot of them). Q knows everything, and even accompanies the President on Air Force One, and posts enigmatic photos from inside it.
According to Q, there is an elaborate Plan being slowly and painstaking played out in order to outwit the Deep State. According to Q, Attorney General Jeff Sessions – whom Trump appointed, but who promptly recused himself from the Mueller investigation, and who a lot of people think is asleep at the wheel – has been been very busy issuing sealed indictments of thousands of people across the USA. Furthermore, according to Q, both Robert Mueller and his boss Rod Rosenstein are secretly working for Trump. They’re just doing a great job of fooling everybody into thinking they’re investigating him, when actually they’re not. If everything goes according to the Plan, a lot of people will find themselves on trial for treason in military courts sometime later this summer, just in time for Trump’s Republicans to win big at the upcoming November midterm elections.
But not everything seems to be going according to plan. In an interesting plot twist, a couple of months ago Q mistakenly posted his own password on the message board he was using, and was promptly impersonated by opponents, and had to shift to a different message board, and rebuild his credibility all over again. And not everyone believes that the new Q is the same person as the old Q. Author Jerome Corsi was an avid follower of Q for several months, but now regards him as being “compromised”. Alex Jones never believed in Q at all.
It’s all very like Watergate, with Q playing the role of Deep Throat. It’ll make a great movie one day. It’s got everything. It’s got the essential Russian and British secret agents, and it’s got the essential busty blondes as well. It’s a new spy novel that’s being written before our eyes.
And maybe that’s why there are billboard ads for Q. Maybe the movie is already being shot. Maybe the plum roles have already been assigned, and the scenes are being shot as the script comes in. Maybe it’ll open in cinemas across the USA in November this year. Or get streamed on the internet.