In learning the history of Maoist China and Stalin’s Soviet Union, I always used to wonder how such tyrannical, totalitarian regimes, run by just an elite few, ever managed to get into power over millions and millions of people. Now we’re watching it in action.
I heard someone the other day refer to those on the Left as the “Wokestapo”. I think it’s a very good term for those who believe that they are awake but are actually suffering from a sort of tyrannical, white-knuckled approach to life that comes out of unresolved personality orders.Continue reading
In my latest book, Stories in the Stars, I break down and reinterpret the original Tuscan folktale from which Disney took his inspiration for his classic animated movie of Pinocchio. In this much older story, Pinocchio (meaning “pine-eye” or pineal gland) goes through many adventures and each one matches the trials or labours of the zodiac hero of ancient myths. One of these challenges, at Libra, finds the wooden puppet brought before the court and then clapped in jail, for the crime of having his five golden coins stolen. Utter madness, you might think, and “what a topsy-turvy world!” to penalise the victim of the crime rather than the perpetrator. Well, I agree. But it is exactly the sort of world we’ll all be living in shortly if the Left are allowed to prevail.