Once they’ve got you renouncing your own perceptions of reality, they’ve got you. From Doug “Uncola” Lynn at theburningplatform:
The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the dedicated communist, but people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction, true and false, no longer exists.
– Arendt, Hannah. (1951). “The Origins of Totalitarianism”, Part 3, Ch. 13
My last article, “The Abolition of Man Amid the Consequences of Reality”, was posted on January 31, 2023 and referenced the book “The Abolition of Man” by C.S. Lewis as a lens to view the current status of Clownworld.
On the same day, a video entitled “The Negation of the Real” was posted on another website and with the following introduction:
If you want to impose a totalitarian system, you have a problem on your hands: reality. The real is in your way and will eventually veto your project. Far sooner, people who can perceive reality will step in and prevent you from taking society over a cliff. Therefore, the only way to install a totalitarian system is to negate the real in the minds of those over whom you would rule. This is accomplished by creating an interpretive frame that deliberately causes people to misunderstand reality, sometimes called a “second reality” or “pseudoreality,” or even a “hyperreality,” which loses all contact with reality through its images and constructions.
The original video was posted 4 days earlier and is the first of a series from a December 2022 conference entitled “Mere Simulacrity” which is a transmogrification of “Mere Christianity”, another book written by C.S. Lewis.
The entire video series is posted at SovereignNations.com and contains tabs at the bottom of each article that connects to each video in order.
For those who have the time, the video series is highly recommended. And, for those who can’t spare the 10+ hours to view the entire set, it is the intention of this article… at the very least… for now… to summarize this first 2-hour video only. I believe it contains key insights as to how the Matrix of Clownworld was constructed.
As always, the author posts an interesting and powerful “reality” (in the context of his religious philosophy) describing our decent into the abyss.
I placed reality in quotation marks because it is a reality into which he has thrust his philosophy, arguing that the lack of the embrace and practice of its proper Biblical tenets are responsible for our tumble into the abyss. My respectful reply is one informed by my own thoughts and the body of work of Ayn Rand.
If you believe, Doug, that you shall successfully defend the ideals of America’s founding principle of individual responsibility, rights, and political autonomy, through the faith embodied by religious philosophy, then the “reality” of which you and your references speak, will continue to demonstrate the reality of your failure!
America’s flirtation with the only potential “Heaven” – the one potentially found on Earth, must be sought and secured by reason – not faith. If it were to be the latter and not the former, then you and those who worship competing faiths shall remain in eternal conflict over who shall “rule” the hell-on-Earth either and all invariably create. Just as they continually have, interspersed by brief flirtations with reason, throughout history! Through both BC & AD until the reason of the Enlightenment temporarily relit the darkened firmament. An illumination about to again go “dark.”
Yeah, CS, Orwell, Huxley, Hannah, and others, offer powerful insights into “hell” – the actual one which we create on Earth. Reliably doing so through the postulations of an imagined Heaven and how to get there, serving as the means to create an imagined “Hell!”
The only antidote to the actual hell is the actual heaven – NOT the imagined ones. The one in which reason will serve as our guide based on a morality consistent with it. One intimated – though not explicitly identified, in Jefferson’s unprecedented Declaration!
“We hold these truths to be self-evident”………..