What is going on?

This one is about the people. Not ‘We the People’ – that would mean we were together on this. But we are not, a very distinct divide has emerged and not by accident. I have seen the word sociopath attached to the ones who are pushing for exclusions, separations, detention and even being denied life saving treatment for ‘non-compliant’ people. And having looked up the definition to be sure, they may be right with that assessment.

“Those with ASPD (anti-social personality disorder) have no regard for others’ rights or feelings, lack empathy and remorse for wrongdoings, and have the need to exploit and manipulate others for personal gain. Nature and nurture play a role”

All of that fits an awful lot of people right now.

No regards for rights or feelings. Previously we had a clear view on what rights were and that you had the right to not be interferred with, either your private life or your body if you weren’t doing any harm to anyone. For some reason people are extremely quick to put that to one side. And when it comes to feelings, I think that’s part of the problem. Feelings are being put above rights, mainly a feeling of fear to be specific.

Lack empathy or care for wrongdoings. Weirdly, people appear to be overlooking massive wrongdoings in the establishment and trying to focus on perceived ones seeming from the ‘feelings’ created by the propaganda machine. I wonder if it is just because people can’t face the reality of what is really there and going on. If you lack empathy though, you won’t be able to feel what others feel, and you won’t want to, because your feelings are more important than theirs, regardless.

The need to exploit and manipulate others for personal gain. This can be as basic as wanting to appear better than someone else, showing your allegiance to the cause by publically denouncing or humilating others because they don’t ‘conform’ to the group view. Or can be with a much more sinister motive and purpose depending on the person and their position in society. Opportunists are not new and will step up when the situation arises, where we find ourselves now is no exception.

Nature and nurture play a role. Well, that can be said of anything, but these times and odd happenings of late have been well nurtured. And some will have been of this way by nature, but never had an outlet or opportunity for it to ‘flourish’ shall we say.

I’m sure there will be much to mull over and dissect with regard to peoples behaviour in the present and coming times. And so far, it isn’t looking pretty or stable, but as they had a whole team of ‘behaviourists’ planning their project fear, I can only presume this was an intended consequence. Hopefully one we can recover from collectively.

(c) K Wicks

There is a feeling… (poetry)

There is a feeling

And one that’s growing

Of not a belief

But more a knowing

That what was tried

Appears to have failed

What was hoped for

Has been derailed

And in its place

We just can’t shake

Seeing with new eyes

As if now awake

To the smoke and mirrors

And whole charade

As it gathered momentum

They tried so hard

To fill their need

Of mass compliance

Instead I see waves

Of complete defiance

Of logic and reason

Now taking the helm

Before we get lost

In that rather strange realm

It seems they constructed

From darkness and fear

But now it is different

And seems rather clear

~

They don’t get to control where this goes, we do…

(c) K Wicks