“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
philosopher George Santayana
The Reign of Terror was a period in the French Revolution marked by a series of massacres and pubic execution that took place in an atmosphere marked by revolutionary fervor, anti-nobility sentiments and wild accusations of the Jacobin faction led by Maximilien Robespierre and the Committee of Public Safety. This period of the Jacobin rule was the first time in history that terror became an official government policy with the stated aim to use violence to achieve a higher political goal. The Reign of Terror (September 5, 1793 – July 28, 1794), also known as The Terror, was a period of violence during the French Revolution incited by conflict between two rival political factions, the Girondins (moderate republicans) and the Jacobins (radical republicans), and marked by mass executions of “the enemies of the revolution.” The foundation of the Terror was centered around the April 1793 creation of the Committee of Public Safety. As a wartime measure, the Committee was given broad supervisory powers over military, judicial, and legislative efforts. Its power peaked between August 1793 and July 1794 under the leadership of Robespierre, who established a virtual dictatorship. On June 1794, Robespierre, who favored deism over atheism, recommended that the Convention acknowledge the existence of his god. The next day, the worship of the deistic Supreme Being was inaugurated as an official aspect of the revolution. As a result of Robespierre’s insistence on associating terror with virtue, his efforts to make the republic a morally united patriotic community became equated with the endless bloodshed. Shortly after that, following a decisive military victory over Austria at the Battle of Fleurus, Robespierre was overthrown on July 27, 1794.
As someone identified by many as a key leader in this “global resistance to medical tyranny” movement, I have tried to keep my eye on a wide range of potential threats, while also doing my best to help guide things, and while trying to help all of us to make sense out of what we are being subjected to. And among the things that I worry about on a daily basis is the rise of Jacobinism. The risk of developing a culture that promotes and thrives on circular firing squads and conspiracy theories. We have plenty to focus on without that sort of drama. We are seeing the beginning of Jacobinism develop with our hypnotized opponents, just as my friend and scholar of mass movements Dr. Mattias Desmet had long predicted. Those who are participating in “The Mass” are beginning to attack their own, with WEF-young leader trained Dr. Lena Wen being one of the first targets for the unforgivable sin of becoming more reasonable about masking and school policies. And I have seen it all along, cropping up from time to time, within our ranks also. But one particular cell of conspirators seems to have invested quite a bit of energy in lobbing grenades at me of late. If you know of whom I refer, then good on you. If not, then please just consider this essay a general warning concerning historic human behaviors. There is no upside in further publicizing the names of those who so desperately seek attention.
Currently we are in a period of transition. In some ways, we can now see the end of the battle, and it looks like we may win this one. In others, we can see that this COVIDcrisis is really just a skirmish in a much larger war that has been going on for decades. Many, including myself, have been unaware of what has really been going on for decades at the WEF, the BMGF, the UN, the WHO, the various organizations supported by King George III, etc. Others have had their eyes open for a long time. But the COVIDcrisis seems to be losing momentum (one hopes), the passion is finally draining out, and the fever appears to have broken. There are signs that the opposition is starting to pivot to new battlegrounds.
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Transitions are difficult. Over the last couple of years, many have build new empires, new personas, new business models based on various aspects of the COVIDcrisis. Some sell air filters on line which purport to eliminate SARS-CoV-2 spike protein from the air. Others have made a lot of money selling overpriced vitamins and supplements. Some have gone from preparing for retirement to traveling all the time while writing daily substack articles. Some are busy making money by selling books chronicling their experiences. And others have gone from working as a bounty hunter to operating a small podcast media business. All of these now face a new threat (I personally think “existential threat” is over used) – that threat being change. Some will adapt to the new threat, information and strategy landscape, others will fall away. The only predictable constant going forward from here will be change. Earlier today, a colleague wrote to me “Do you perceive that we are fated to participate in a globalist world?” My reply? “The future truly hangs in the balance. As the Mormons say, the constitution hangs by a thread. As for me, I have my “Gault’s gulch” and my marriage.“ I will remain as long as I can be useful to the cause, and then I will be gone. Or maybe before. Who knows. Death is my councilor.
The rise of Jacobinism occurred during a period of transition. Cultural and political transitions are inherently unstable.
In June 1793, Paris sections took over the Convention, calling for administrative and political purges, a low fixed price for bread, and a limitation of the electoral franchise to sans-culottes alone. The Jacobins identified themselves with the popular movement and the sans-culottes, who in turn saw popular violence as a political right. The sans-culottes, exasperated by the inadequacies of the government, invaded the Convention and overthrew the Girondins. In their place they endorsed the political ascendancy of the Jacobins.
On June 24, the Convention adopted the first republican constitution of France, the French Constitution of 1793. It was ratified by public referendum, but never put into force. Like other laws, it was indefinitely suspended and in October, it was announced that the government of France would be “revolutionary until the peace.”
Although the Girondins and the Jacobins were both on the extreme left and shared many of the same radical republican convictions, the Jacobins were more brutally efficient in setting up a war government.
And now, at this period of transition, with so many moving parts that need to be managed, I once again have to deal with fragging. Grenades are being lobbed. Fragments of information are being grabbed out of my CV or cyberspace, inferences made, and people with little to no comprehension of the context are spinning up wild accusations without taking the time to develop an understanding of what is really going on. People with no prior governmental experience and a high school education are drawing conclusions which seem to mostly be a projection of their worst fears. Words are being said, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.