Reading Alice In Wonderland by Charles Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) this week as part of school prep, made me wonder anew what it’s all about.
I read other stuff online that tries to find surreal explanations for the events in the book. But, in my opinion, it is far more prosaic, and I came quickly to the following conclusion. In essence, it’s a parable of how the elites control people.
It’s a story which shows you the essential underlying structure of the world you are living in, and how you are manipulated and kept in your place. The powerful design ways to engage people (Alice is a representative of all of us) , drive them and then finally frustrate them and control them. The book starts off with Alice and her sister having a picnic outside, as natural happy balanced innocent content human beings – the state we would be in if we were left alone. But for the powerful to remain so, such contentment can never be allowed.
And yet Alice was thinking the experience of the picnic to be very dull. Typical of a young girl she wanted something exciting to happen.
The white rabbit, a theme which runs throughout the story, runs past, piquing Alice’s curiosity. That, the book is saying, is our first weakness, our first point at which others can take control of us. We are very curious about what we don’t know. Someone who possesses hidden knowledge can endlessly bamboozle us with, apparently curious events and notions, which can then drive us to act out a role prepared for us.
The white rabbit is our curiosity, which drives us on, to enter the game, and stay in it. This is how they first engage us with their system.
‘Curiouser and curiouser,’ said Alice, as if we needed telling what we were being shown.
Going down the rabbit hole means entering the system of control, voluntarily out of curiosity. We are no longer free once we’ve been drawn into the ‘game’ which is awaiting us. We are immediately rushed along through hallways, tunnels, driven on by curiosity and desire, bombarded with a series of confusing events, which we will never be able to unscramble and explain, however hard we try. We are to be kept in a state of constant confusion.
Next Alice is (meaning people are) shown things that are incredibly beautiful and amazing, and she is (we are) made to desire. The garden is the thing that becomes the focus of her desire. Alice spends most of the book trying to get into the garden which she has been shown but is not able to enter (til much later). She is being manipulated successfully by her curiosity, her desire, and then is prevented from being able to fulfil her longings. She is in a state of constant frustration.
First she is far too big, and the door is too small. Then she is too small and the key to the door is still high up on the table and she can’t reach it. Then she becomes huge and is stuck inside a house. Nothing ever fits, and nothing ever permits her to get to the thing she desires. Every now and then the white rabbit comes rushing past and re-stimulates her curiosity, and drives her on to try more approaches to achieve fulfilment of her curiosity. The normal human default state of contentment is kept out of her reach.
Finally, a little older and wiser and experienced, Alice is able to get what she desired all along and has spent ages trying to achieve, access into the most beautiful garden she had ever seen. To even get there at all she has had to be incredibly persistent, and dedicated.
But it is only to find that in reality the garden is not a beautiful place at all.
Only on the surface was it going to satisfy her yearnings to experience beauty, and privilege. The garden is already occupied by powerful forces – soldiers, playing cards and royalty – representing a world not of tranquil beauty at all, but of constant threat and risk. The court case brings legal power to bear, a world of illogicality and capriciousness, where royalty can lop off anyone’s heads on a whim. The story is essentially one of disappointment, one where Alice is unable to find anything to make her enjoy a feeling of arrival, and where power resides with others beyond understanding or anything Alice can get a hold of.
In fact this is entirely the world we live in. We are hooked in by our curiosity with nonsensical stories which force us to watch and look, made to feel hope, and desire, and shown that there is a wonderful world we can achieve out there. But in reality, we are never going to be allowed to achieve it. It’s all an illusion, but an illusion which will control us each and every day throughout our young lives. Our natural human state of contentment is to be overridden, using our curiosity and desire to engage us in a mad scramble through a preset obstacle course, only to find at every turn our way is barred, and there is never a moment when we can break through and win.
The only solution to this conundrum is to refuse be engaged in the first place. Refuse all the hooks dangled in front of you. Stop chasing white rabbits. Don’t go down rabbit holes. Stay in the beauty of nature enjoying your picnic. Your life will never be better.
Get rid of your TV. Your time will not be wasted any more. Let the powerful engage others with their go-nowhere world of nonsense they’ve prepared for us. You can relax and be happy instead. It’s your natural state and you’ve been conned into giving it up using the weaknesses identified by Charles Dodgson’s famous book. Do you have any other explanation for what’s within its pages? The Illuminated believe they have to tell us what they do to us, so that they can feel that it is our own stupidity which permits our enslavement. This is what Alice In Wonderland is all about. You’re being told how they get you and waste your life on agendas designed by others to preoccupy your mind. Stop wondering, and start knowing.
No one throughout the story shows any kindness or caring. Alice is very much on her own surrounded by what appear to be nonsensical goings-on. Clocks and watches i.e. Time is another theme.
Alice wasn’t even surprised when the Rabbit cried,” Oh dear! Oh dear! I shall be too late.”
But when it took a watch out of its pocket, she jumped up. For whoever saw a Rabbit with a pocket – or a watch?
Time is a key feature of the Mad Hatters Tea Party. (Time is very much part of the control system, which locks onto our left brain, and keeps us stressed about being late all day).
“Oh, time and I aren’t speaking,” said the Hatter. “We argued at a concert given by the Queen of Hearts. I sang a song, you know.”
“I’d hardly finished the first verse,” he went on, “when the Queen shouted I was murdering time. It’s been tea time ever since.”
The heart and the right brain were powerfully overridden.
We are, after all, ruled and controlled from the left side structuring part of our brains, while our creative and content minds are cut off, through all the techniques mentioned in the book. We are initially trapped through our right brains, our curiosity, imagination and longing, but once trapped, we are imprisoned in our left side, inside a time-bound, machine-like enslavement surrounded by a cold, uncaring, capricious world. All the time rushing to achieve unobtainable objectives, racing against time.
That way the powerful can keep us all down, unable to move anywhere unless they desire us to do so. In Alice In Wonderland, they are telling you what to expect. If you think it just a nice story for kids, then you are more likely to fall for the system that wants to devour you. If you find a way not to listen, to break free, and find contentment, and nice kind people to live amongst, the system will have to move on. The Illuminated will have failed.