“As most of the firefighters have been fired over their refusal to accept mandatory vaccination, the fires are left burning unattended.”

This quote, from a recent news article about riots in the French territory of Guadelupe, seems like a good place to begin. The world has descended further into madness. The end is nowhere in sight, and we all know that the world we grew up isn’t coming back. How does one keep the fire of hope alive in such times? Those of us who are still awake all know what is necessary: global revolution. But it seems like a tall order when the majority have been brainwashed into thinking that medical tyranny is for our own good. By now, the people who are awake are awake, and the people who aren’t seem very determined to stay asleep. The truth is frightening, of course. I’d love to believe that the biggest problem in the world was an illness with a 99% survival rate.

The truth is that the first Volume of Nevermore was an abject failure in its intended goal of convincing anarchists to take an anti-lockdown, pro-freedom position. No one can say that we didn’t try. We printed ten thousand copies of the first issue of Nevermore in English and French and did our best to distribute them. It seems to have had little overall effect on anarchist discourse, and we now have to concede that the anarchist movement has mostly ceased to exist in Canada.

So why continue to write? What do I hope to accomplish? What can I say that hasn’t already been said? Who do I hope to reach, if most anarchists are now anarchists in name only?

Well, on a personal level, I definitely feel like my efforts have been worthwhile, due to the connections that I’ve made with dissidents from around the world. One of them, an anarchist from Croatia, encouraged me to come to Chiapas, Mexico, and I took his advice. I ended up falling in love with the magical city of San Cristobal de las Casas, where I now reside. Chiapas is the home of the Zapatista movement, and deserves its reputation as a rebel strong-hold. My life has been amazing since I moved here, and I feel that if Nevermore succeeded only in making my life awesome, then it has been a spectacular success. Instead of cowering in fear waiting for the government to tell me when I’m allowed to go outside, I’ve been living it up, training at a fight gym, learning Spanish, making new friends, and enjoying my freedom.

So, I’ve been reluctant to advocate for going into exile as a political strategy, but I want to be honest. It is the path that I have chosen. Let’s face it – the political situation in Canada is not improving, and there seems to be very little that I can do about that. There is a protest movement, yes, but it is easily ignored by the powers that be, and no one seems to have a strategy to overthrow the government, which is clearly what’s necessary at this point. There has never been a revolution in Canada, and there’s no signs of a revolutionary movement springing into being, and as a veteran of militant political organizing in Canada, I know what I’m talking about.

Exile is the path that I have chosen, because I know that sometime, leaving your home to escape political oppression is the best possible course of action. How do I know this? Because my grandparents and great-grandparents, who were Mennonites, left Soviet Russia for exactly that reason.

Recently, I asked my mom to send me whatever family history she had, and was delighted to when she gave me the following account by my great-uncle, speaking about my great-grandfather’s decision to move his entire family to the other side of the world.

“Certainly, there was apparent need for him to leave. He had a good farm, complete with orchard and river nearby. He was respected by his own people as a minister, builder and farmer. Even the Russians respected him, for he had gone through the revolution practicing his non-involvement in military affairs with inspired impartiality. Everyone, in other words, wanted us to stay. And yet Dad insisted we had to leave, for he felt certain that any further delay would leave us forever under Communist control, a control which he could see as only becoming worse and worse. With this vision so clear to him, he made sure his entire family would go with him, even his two married daughters and their families. When we finally got to Riga to board the boat to London, there was the worry that I was getting feverish again. He wouldn’t hear of it, hurriedly carrying me on the boat himself, leaving the others to follow on their own. I’ve always marveled at this inspired conviction of my father, for later events proved him right – ours was the last boatload of immigrants to be allowed to leave Russia.”

So, in other words, he saved the lives of his entire family. The Mennonites who remained were basically exterminated. Some were conscripted into military service, others were sent to gulags, and many were simply killed. I’m not exaggerating. The Elder who baptized two of my great-aunts was exiled to Siberia. A member of the church that I grew up actually located a mass grave where some of her relatives were buried, and visited it, where she sung a hymn to honour their spirits.

So I owe my very existence to the vision, foresight and determination of my ancestors. I would not exist if they had not made the decision to flee an increasingly totalitarian society. I marvel to think of this, and the lesson is not lost on me. Clearly, sometimes going into exile is the smart thing to do.

Are we in such a situation now? Well, it certainly seems that Canada is well on its way to full totalitarian dystopia, but of course things are never so bad that they can’t be worse. Of course, I’m fully aware that much of the world sees Canada as a land of milk and honey, where opportunities abound. But I am determined to be free, and Canada is no longer a free country. And the prosperity and privilege that Canadians are used to do won’t necessarily last for much longer. Many Mennonites in Russia were wealthy before they were disenfranchised. When the World Economic Forum says “you will own nothing”, presumably that means the Canadians will be dispossessed of their wealth, so I wouldn’t count on the the privileges of living in a rich country lasting forever.

So, I am not advocating exile for everyone. I think that people should fight to defend their homes, if they are prepared for what that entails. I encourage people to consider their options. If you want to be free, you either need to be a part of a resistance movement, and that will demand sacrifices. Moving to another country is a big endeavour. It takes months of planning and many tough decisions. You may need to learn a new language. Leaving your home is not something to be taken lightly. My point here is that it’s not something that can be done on a dime. If you think that it might be necessary for you for you to go into exile then the time to start thinking about it is now. If it’s something that you’re thinking about, consider visiting places that you think that might be good options for you. You don’t want to making a stab in the dark when the crucial hour comes.

I would also encourage people to think about the point at which they will decide that their country is no longer safe for them. In the Northern Territories of Australia, they’ve already started arbitrarily detaining people in quarantine facilities, without any due process, so if people think that they won’t start putting people in concentration camps, well, that’s what Australians would have thought just a few short years ago. I think that history will show that at some point in the rise of totalitarian regimes, the regime will start rounding up dissidents. So be forewarned: you know what is coming, or at least what we can reasonably expect. Don’t be caught with your pants down.

As for a political strategy, it’s hard to imagine what would be effective at this point. Clearly, what’s necessary is mass non-compliance, but if masses haven’t reached the point where they realize what’s up by now, I wouldn’t hold my breath.

Presumably, there will be armed resistance in the U.S., whose founders had the foresight to know that the government that they were creating would become tyrannical at some point, and designed the constitution so that the people would be able to resist it. The propaganda campaign for the new “domestic War on Terror” has already begun. The media will portray their opposition as far-right white supremacists, and the reality is that many militia members probably are, but I hope that people don’t swallow the media narrative that everyone who takes up arms are neo-nazis, which is how I suspect that they’ll frame it. If there is a civil war, it will be because people see no other option than defending themselves against tyranny. No one wants to go to war with the U.S. government, and the decision to take arms is not to be taken lightly. And who knows how that will go. Only time will tell.

Back to Canada: organized armed resistance seems unlikely. Maybe some very brave people will make a bold stand, but will the revolt spread? When push comes to shove, will Canadians fight back or roll over? I’ll leave it for the reader to decide.

So, are we totally fucked, then? Not necessarily. The world is a very big place, and very hard to take over. Many people have tried, and they have all failed. Now, clearly the intention is to use propaganda to do it, rather than military force. And that’s what I think that I think people need to understand.

World War Three isn’t around the corner. It’s right now. This is a new kind of war, but it is definitely a war. The powers that be want you to think that resistance is futile, that their new Thousand-Year Reich is inevitable, but it’s not true. Look at the War on Terror. The U.S. tried to take over Afghanistan, and after a 20 year insurgency, the Afghan people are back in charge. So it is possible for people to fight against seemingly insurmountable odds and triumph. To the rulers of the world, I would just say – if you haven’t taken over Afghanistan, you haven’t taken over the world. The Soviets tried to do it and failed, the Americans tried to do it and failed, and presumably whoever is trying to take over the world this time will fail also, though who knows how much horrible suffering will result.

There’s also the possibility that this whole global totalitarian coup might be an act of desperation on the part of the international bankers who control the global money supply. Why do I say that? Because the International Monetary and Financial System is now obsolete. Why do I say that? One word: Bitcoin.

As of the current moment, U.S. hegemony is based on the U.S. dollar being the reserve currency for the entire global financial system. But this can’t last forever. Something needs to replace it, and the technology now exists for a form of money to exist that is outside of the control of banks and the governments they control. The only thing that can stop crypto, at this point, is global totalitarian government, and what exactly is happening in the world now? A global totalitarian coup. How interesting.

Is this too far-fetched? I don’t know. Certainly it seems like these plans have been in the works for quite awhile, so maybe crypto has nothing to do with it. But it’s important that people realize how revolutionary crypto is. Governments control people through money, and if they don’t have control of the money supply anymore, it’s a whole new ball game. It’s not unreasonable to think that the rulers of the world would pull out all the stops to retain their control.

There are other reasons to be optimistic. Much of the world, especially Africa and the Middle East, is refusing vaccination, which goes to show the new paradigm of biosecurity is far from universally accepted. It’s a very, very big plan to impose tyranny on the entire world all at once, and presumably people will start fighting back as it becomes increasingly obvious how insane the New World Order the elites have in mind the world is. A lot of people will see it as a matter of life and matter to resist, and the plan is going to get bogged down along the way. There will probably be a whole bunch of wars and conflicts in many different places, and all of those require resources and attention from the people running the show.

Plus, if you’ve ever played Risk, you know that betrayal is a crucial factor in war. If the elites start back-stabbing each other, all bets are off. And that’s definitely a real possibility. The people who are the most obsessed with power are basically hardcore drug addicts, their drug being power. At the end of the day, addicts cannot be expected to play nicely with others.

Although it seems like a pretty coordinated global effort right now, we can be sure that there are many factions within circles of power, and that many of these depraved, power-drunk psychopaths will be scheming to increase their own take, and at a certain point they will inevitably start back-stabbing each other.

That much is for sure, and so as much as they might want you to think that the future is written in stone, the real world is a very chaotic place, and there are variables that can’t be accounted for, such as luck.

At the end of the day, it’s the lucky ones who win. Or, as King Solomon put it:

“I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.”

2 Replies to “Meditations on Exile”

  1. I’m happy to hear that things are going fine in Chiapas. I’ll stay in Europe until they force me to take the jab or lose my job. I don’t know what’s worse, to be forced to live abroad or to live in a constant state of inner exile in your own land…

    Recently I’ve been following a group of anarchocapitalists that organize Anarchapulco. Of course, for them crypto is THE thing. What do you think about trying some kind of association between them and the left anarchists living in Mexico? Could that work? As homogeneous as the covid resistance is, at least we share some important principles with them.

    (P.D.: I found your post on the Telegram channel first and tried to find it on the webpage but I couldn’t. I had to use the search tool. I think there should be an easier way to access newer posts on the webpage. Thanks for all you efforts!)

    1. Thank you very much for your feedback. I actually did travel to Anarchopulco recently and have teamed up with some people that I met there… You can check out an interview that I did here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ll8YhdfDbNM

      I also touch on crypto here: https://nevermore.media/2022/01/26/meditations-on-exile/

      There’s also the possibility that this whole global totalitarian coup might be an act of desperation on the part of the international bankers who control the global money supply. Why do I say that? Because the International Monetary and Financial System is now obsolete. Why do I say that? One word: Bitcoin.

      As of the current moment, U.S. hegemony is based on the U.S. dollar being the reserve currency for the entire global financial system. But this can’t last forever. Something needs to replace it, and the technology now exists for a form of money to exist that is outside of the control of banks and the governments they control. The only thing that can stop crypto, at this point, is global totalitarian government, and what exactly is happening in the world now? A global totalitarian coup. How interesting.

      Is this too far-fetched? I don’t know. Certainly it seems like these plans have been in the works for quite awhile, so maybe crypto has nothing to do with it. But it’s important that people realize how revolutionary crypto is. Governments control people through money, and if they don’t have control of the money supply anymore, it’s a whole new ball game. It’s not unreasonable to think that the rulers of the world would pull out all the stops to retain their control.

      Thanks for commenting! I’m going to start making more of an effort to respond to comments here…

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