Fragmentation in Pursuit of Self-Preservation
By JC Collins
“He is led by an invisible hand to promote an end which was no part of his intention.”
- Adam Smith, An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, 1776
On March 9, 1776, the book titled The Wealth of Nations, a compilation of economic essays by Adam Smith, was published. This was in the early days of the American War for Independence and the air was full of hope and transformation. On May 1 of the same year the secret society known as the Illuminati was founded by Adam Weishaupt. And later that year, in December, Thomas Paine writes the now famous line in which in which he states:
“These are the times that try men’s souls.”
When we reflect from our vantage point today do we find that the times are any different? The souls of men are still being challenged and invisible hands still appear to be guiding events in the direction that the majority do not wish to be moving. Secret societies are still in the background manipulating the disorganized masses, as can be attested too by the overwhelming masonic symbolism in our socioeconomic environment, and the world stands on the cusp of a constant revolution. A revolution which never seems to materialize.
When one trends the revolutions and cultural transitions which have taken place over the last few thousand years a clear pattern emerges. This pattern tells of a process by which specific segments of the old are incorporated into the new for the purpose of conscious familiarity. Whether its economics, cultural mandates, religious dogma, or social structure, what once was is now new and all things appear as sporadic and natural progressions.