Escape From The Herders (published serials of story)

Is Disease Their Wealth

By R. Sittamparam

We are starting this new serialised novel which tells the tale of a community of seekers who are trying to save Mother Earth and its inhabitants from an elite community of evil billionaires who plan to transform the world’s people into maddened consumers. The novel will come to you through a series of daily episodes.

Chap. 1. Episode 1 and 2 (Part 1-5)

The white coat sentinels mostly, were themselves unclear on the psychological impact of their fraternity’s role in providing quick fixes to ‘cure’ ailments of the maddening crowd of  sick people constantly seeking their help.

But it was enough for them – the honour and adulation earned on their acceptance into this famed position that carried a lifelong honorific attached to their names.

‘Twas glorious, even gaining entrance for pursuing the arduous training to transform an ordinary human being into a full fledged sentinel who was placed on a pedestal as guardian angel or a god by the masses. 

The exalted position of white coat sentinels in the world was cemented through a long process of brainwashing via modern education and propagandist literature, drama and movies; and over mainstream media for more than a century.

The tactic was always the same – pitting newly minted whitecoat sentinels against aged village healers who were traditionally sanctioned by age old generations of elders to safeguard villagers’ health. 

The expertise of the traditional healers was passed down through disciplic succession over the ages. The knowledge was based on findings of field research and trials conducted by countless generations of divinely inspired seekers.

The seekers reverentially probed the intellectual principle of the Cosmic creation including the bountiful resources of earth’s ecosystem to uncover the countless hidden pariharam (remedies) to mankind’s earthly problems such as disease, natural disasters and ill fortune.

Unlike the armchair researchers holed up in high tech. laboratories operating under the thumbs of industrialists, to discover ways and means to manufacture vile quick fix products that fool the masses into thinking they are being cured/saved by the white coated sentinels. A blind faith that keeps the multi trillion dollar allopathic medical services industry thriving.

Conducted as devotional service for the good of all creation, the research work conducted by the sages had successfully mapped out every aspect of the Absolute science gearing this Cosmos.

There was nothing left unravelled by the loin cloth attired seekers residing deep inside forests, caves or mountain tops, who functioned as humble, self realised students of divinely appointed sages.

Practical application of these findings allowed people to live long healthy lives focussed on higher thoughts, giving little thought to disease and death though they wholly accepted the inevitable consequence of these ailments as the repercussions of their karma (fruits of actions past and present).

The white coated sentinels by dint of their iconic appearance – in the likeness of the attire donned by the Church priests who sanctioned the Western colonial looters to overrun much of the world since around BCE 1400, with the decree to salvage the souls of the savages of the East.

Just as the priests supposedly oversaw people’s sins, likewise the white coated sentinels were offered to the people as whitewashers of all bodily ailments, even death itself.

Though equipped with a simplistic and unduly stretched out diagnosis, and shilly-shally treatment methods that only cause great discomfort and psychological stress to patients, the white coated sentinels used their iconic image and subtle scare tactics, to win over the masses. Their bait is the administering of quick fixes using toxic animal tested drugs like painkillers, antibiotics and steroids to manage disease symptoms troubling patients. Knowingly, the white coated sentinels help to create a host of horrific side effects for patients, caused by their quick fixes.

But ultimately the objective of the whitecoat sentinels it would seem was to turn the quick fixes they offered together with the drugs prescribed to treat the subsequent side effects, into high profit generating products. And the masses are brainwashed to buy these products as a necessary aspect of the decadent lifestyle of modern society. The mushrooming of private chemist chains is testimony to this ploy.

Acting as purveying agents of such products churned out by the white coat sentinel’s fellow collaborators, the Great Physic, both icons thus fattened their profits.

But the masses readily fell into their trap egged on by constant fear mongering tactics including continuous warnings of a rise in lifestyle diseases like diabetes, heart problems, cancer etc.; epidemics and pandemics by health authorities and politicians in cahoots with the global health monitoring organisation.

Great Physic with its exorbitant takings was known to duly pay fat commissions to all those who facilitated the sales of their products.

So it is that despite the profession’s glaring discrepancies, these white coat sentinels have become an essential and highly sought after icon of materialistic modern life.

There were other sentinel positions that young minds were steered by insistence of parents, peers and the academic world into pursuing, the latest being those tasked with keeping the cog wheels of technology turning. 

These tech sentinels are required to create products and services oozing with mass appeal to promote consumerism, create bigger and bigger markets and thus enhance continuous growth of greedy corporations. 

Technology today infiltrates the lives of every sentient being of the world and has successfully captured their total imagination. Their minds held in awe, writhing in amazement, with a constant desire to possess the magical gadgets that are being aggressively promoted and churned out by the mega manufacturers.

The yearning consumers create the demand to oil the growth of such industries, that in turn are supported with provisions of multi billion dollar debts by capital/fund mongers who dictate the movement of the global markets. A vicious cycle within which is perpetually trapped, the ignorant public.

The latest gadget to weave its magic on the human race, is the smartphone aptly named for its role in decimating the spirit of independent thought and action of adults, children and even babies.

This gadget is now the intimate companion of every human individual of the world. Telecommunication towers that radiate high intensity microwave emissions providing coverage for smartphones have now manifested as the latest environmental hazard for earthly denizens.

The ultimate appeal for Kali however had been to attain the post of white coated sentinel, a profession mostly favoured by scions of the rich and elite in Asian society, something that he had taken to heart in his formative years.

Kali had heard elders deifying the white coat sentinels almost worshipping them, seeking their mercy to save the masses from the army of bacteria, viruses and natural disasters and disturbances supposedly being cast upon them by natural forces.

In the imagination of the masses – well indoctrinated by rote learned academics and an education system shaped by industrialists and dictators – the natural world around us is the source of all our sufferings and represents a fearful threat to human lives and is a looming danger to human families.

Their brand of history perpetuated by Colonialists from the West also glorifies materialistic society and regard all other indigenous human societies that choose to live in harmony with the natural world as barbarians and ignorant savages.

Modernist materialistic society is supposed to have successfully settled the people within the safe limits of cities and towns far away from the ‘wild’ world of nature. 

And provided them with safe, fenced homes fitted with all the amenities of modern life such as piped water, electricity and lights, cooking fuel, indoor toilets, beds, furniture and communication aids, entertainment outlets etc.

We see today that the so-called human development over the last century is actually a brutal onslaught on the human psyche, the sanctity of our natural environment and planet Earth.

The greed and ignorance of modern society has turned life on Earth unbearable for truth seekers and compassionate beings, besides causing the decimation of our ecosystem.

Although our Earth is referred to in ancient texts as Asasvatam (temporary), Dukhalayam (place of suffering) and Mrthyulokam (realm of death), it is also regarded as a region of experiential learning and launchpad for spiritual liberation and transcendental life.

It is this human opportunity that is being jeopardised by the errant pathway of modern society.

Kali now in his senior years was no more enamoured by the lure of becoming a white coat sentinel, having realised in his late 20s that becoming a physician of the establishment was not the best way to serve humanity. 

Kali regarded his failure to become a white coat sentinel in his youth as a blessing in disguise. In fact he was thankful for his repeated failure in pre-university exams that he had asininely pursued over five years in his bid to study medicine. For the five years period of dedicated ‘study’ much of which was spent at the Selangor Library, Kali was constantly distracted from his exam study material by books on philosophy, spiritualism, arts and culture that gave him an opportunity to mould himself into a modern day seeker.

The role of seeker comes with the dual mission to unravel the absolute truth through astute observation, voracious reading and exploration to dispel the hypocrisy of industry driven higher education and modernisation.

The seeker’s tool is art, the medium of creative expression that the sentinels were hell bent on suppressing using gadgets and online applications (Apps., in tech sentinel jargon) like the smartphone, Artificial Intelligence (AI), the social media and corporate sales & service Apps and of course the Worldwide Web (www) or Internet.

Although having heard of the latest AI App, ChatGPT, said to be a major threat to the capability of creative people like writers, poets and artists; Kali remained sceptical of the App’s implications.

Using chatbots (data assimilating search engine robots) the App could create instant essays, stories, poems and even novels besides producing documentaries, videos and content for social media, promotions and advertising.

Kali preached the science of individualistic thought and creative pursuit of dreams and aspirations as opposed to indoctrination and conformity. As you would individually perceive and describe the beauty and fragrance of a rose, its softness to touch, sweet lingering aroma or fluttery structure.

Unlike a chatbot that merely rehashes online data, which of late we are realising is becoming increasingly compromised and dubious.

ChatGPT is the hot subject of debate within academic circles today. Is it because the ivory tower of academia – the storehouse of knowledge, has been infiltrated? 

All available knowledge in soft copy or online will be made available to Chat Gpt, so mechanically it functions as the global data bank. 

Indeed the popularity of ChatGPT could make institutions of higher learning obsolete. After all, these industry driven institutions are merely training students to rehash existing data required to turn them into servants of industry.

They are currently functioning just as the chatbots, having phased out fundamental research into serious studies. To pursue mundane, exploitative industrial R&D (Research & Development) under the dictates of their corporate funders. To maintain the status quo of the modern Westernised world (which started with colonisation of the rest of the world by Western nations).

Kali therefore welcomed fads like ChatGPT as they could become spoilers, to set free young people from unnecessarily wasting their formative years, slogging under the rote learning mill of profit oriented institutions of higher learning.

Other similar online Apps had in recent years helped liberate aspiring singers, dancers, actors and other born artists and entertainers, by providing virtual platforms to individually showcase their talents. 

Artists can now seek popularity using their innovative genius and diligence alone without being manipulated by established agents, recording studios, cinema companies, event organisers or publishers who had monopolised the production and promotion of works of art all this while.

Kali could foresee the demise of money grabbing institutions of higher learning with their wares of expensive courses, if our youngsters’ individuality and development of intrinsic desires and talents, was allowed to flower naturally.

As the education system today appears to be obsessed with stifling our children’s individuality. Forcing young minds to adopt the twin tools of abidance – compromise and hypocrisy, to achieve a uniform modern human thought process or global mind synchronisation.

The modern academics have been duly transformed into purveyors of brainwashing modules engineered by corporate money mongers, religious fanatics/ racists and political dictators. 

Knowingly or out of ignorance today’s academics are working towards the enslavement of young minds – moulding them into a gullible workforce, an avid consumer and voter bank for power crazy politicians. 

Sittam Param

Writer, poet, dramatist and former journalist. I have passion for art in all its forms hence my involvement in this portal.

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