I just started reading TPOT. Only on Chapter 3 but it’s a great read so far and quite poetic at times.
To expound on the comment I made at the first session when I said, “those in power will kill you”, I of course was referring to the collective “us”, as a population. Mark Crispen Miller on his substack wrote:
“those intent on killing us have been protected from discovery—and punishment—by our own inability to think that THAT could possibly be true….
…once We the People, or enough of us, stop thinking that that can’t be true, then everything will change.”
That line resonated with me and completely broke down the existing blocks I mentally created over the years to any theory or hypothesis that seemed just too unbelievable, and I wrote off as a “conspiracy theory” (a term that I’ve since come to admonish).
Thinking back on it…yes indeed, the idea that our “leaders” were incapable of such evil was the only thing in my way.
Of course it’s plausible that, for example, we sent the Lusitania into an ambush as a pretext to enter WWI and bail out our banks that were funding the UK and France (see Creature from Jekyll Island).
But we must first, “unclose our eyes” and accept the evil of which men are capable. Once we can do that, the mountains of demonstrable evidence turn plausibility into probability.
And when the counter-response to said probability argument is to “shut up”.
And when we don’t shut up, their response is to label us and divide us, lest we comply.
And when we don’t comply , their response is censor us.
And when we refuse to be censored, their response is blanket persecution…
That’s when plausibility becomes fact.