Category Archives: Psychology

Consider The Possibility That This Is Already The Dystopia You Fear, by Caitlin Johnstone

The perfect tyranny would be one in which the subjugated don’t even realize they’re living in a tyranny. From Caitlin Johnstone at caitlinjohnstone.com:

Consider the possibility that the Orwellian dystopia you fear is already here and has been in place for many years, you just haven’t noticed because you’re still allowed to watch Netflix or buy a gun or say whatever you want to say within a small impotent online echo chamber.

Consider the possibility that the powerful are already getting everything they want from you, right now, exactly as things are, and that any suspicious action you see them taking isn’t them constructing a cage for you but them tightening the bolts on a cage that was quietly built around you some time ago.

Consider the possibility that while they’ve been training you to watch out for communism and microchips and overt totalitarianism, they’ve been covertly transforming us all into mindless gears in a machine constructed to serve their interests which challenges them in no way, shape or form.

Consider the possibility that tyrants have evolved an understanding that you can exert a lot more control over a population with mass-scale psychological manipulation than you can with overt force, and that they have been developing the science of that mass-scale psychological manipulation for over a century.

Consider the possibility that we’re like a woman who always feared winding up in a physically abusive relationship like the kind depicted on television, and then wound up in a psychologically abusive relationship where her very mind is bent to the will of her abuser in every way.

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The Ever-Shifting Narrative, by Eric Peters

It’s often difficult and sometimes impossible to hit a randomly moving target. From Eric Peters at ericpetersautos.com:

One of the tools psychopaths use to keep their victims off-balance, confused and unable to understand they’re being victimized is to constantly shift the narrative. They change the subject serially, so their victim never has a chance to finalize dealing with this before having to deal with that.

Consider the way the narrative about “vaccines” has shifted.

At first, the narrative purred that these “vaccines” miraculously Warp Speeded into existence would end the “crisis” (in the usual air-fingers quotes to emphasize the falsity of usage in the case of a sickness that 99.8-something percent of those who get it recover from) just like that.

Salvation! Deliverance! Our freedoms returned!

We were assured – to a “95 percent” certainty – by the head psychopath-in-supposed-charge, the Biden Thing, that those who got “vaccinated” – just the once, you’ll recall – could not get or give the sickness.

This lie caused millions to willingly get “vaccinated” in the early months of 2021. Many of them probably would have thought twice about it if they had known the truth, beforehand.

Now they know the shot they got – it is not a vaccine – didn’t confer the immunity they thought they were getting. The thing specifically touted by the Biden Thing.

Even if you’ve had three or four “vaccinations.”

People began to ask perky questions. The primary one being – why should I get a “vaccination” that doesn’t immunize me against getting sick? And what is the point of a “vaccine” that doesn’t prevent the further spread of sickness?

Change the subject – quickly.

“Vaccines” reduce the severity of sickness. Those who get “vaccinated” – over and over again – can still get sick, it’s true.

But the psychopaths pushing the new narrative coo that you are less likely to become seriously sick (How much less likely that is – given the established recovery rate of 99.8-something percent for the unvaccinated – is a math problem apparently too ponderous for examination) if you just take the shots.

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Conspiracies as Realities, Realities as Conspiracies, by Victor Davis Hanson

The Democrats project their hall-of-mirrors mental processes into reality and convert reality into their hall-of-mirrors in an endless loop. From Victor Davis Hanson at amgreatness.com:

Conspiracy projection has split apart the country. The Left has fought efforts to learn the full truth, as they project conspiracies to disguise conspirators.

American politics over the last half decade has become immersed in a series of conspiracy charges leveled by Democrats against their opponents that, in fact, are happening because of them and through them. The consequences of these conspiracies becoming reality and reality revealing itself as conspiracy have been costly to American prestige, honor, and security. As we move away from denouncing realists as conspiracists, and self-pronounced “realists” are revealed as the true conspirators, let’s review a few of the more damaging of these events.

Russians on the Brain

Consider that the Trump election of 2016, the transition, and the first two years of the Trump presidency were undermined by a media-progressive generated hoax of “Russian collusion.”

The “bombshell” and “walls are closing in” mythologies dominated the network news and cable outlets. It took five years to expose them as rank agit-prop.

Robert Mueller and his “dream team” consumed $40 million of Americans’ money and 22 months of our time—to find the nothingburger that most of the country already knew was nothing. Yet the subtext of the 2018 Democratic takeover of the House was the media narrative that Trump, as Hillary Clinton put it, was an “illegitimate” president, due to Russian collusion.

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper claimed on national television that Trump was a “Russian asset.” Former CIA head John Brennan assured the nation that the president was “treasonous,” due to his supposed “lies to the American people.”

All sorts of politicians, retired military, and news anchors echoed the charges. The lies and myths of has-been British spy Christopher Steele made him a leftist hero. They were repeated ad nauseam as truth.

FBI grandees like James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Kevin Clinesmith, and others destroyed their careers in their obsessions over Trump. In the process of destroying themselves, they also nearly wrecked the reputation of the FBI. The Pentagon has the lowest popular support in modern memory. The CIA is more feared by millions of Americans than by our enemies.

Steele could not produce any evidence to back up his scurrilous charges. The inspector general of the Department of Justice found little evidence to substantiate any of the charges. James Comey and Robert Mueller under oath both pleaded either memory problems or denied any knowledge about the FBI’s use of Steele and the role his fake dossier played.

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Freedom Is the Answer, by Jeffrey Tucker

The best aspect of the Covid travesty is that millions of people who once trusted the government and its minions no longer do. From Jeffrey Tucker at dailyreckoning.com:

I’m now looking again at the polls of Biden’s popularity. They are shocking, even devastating.

We are looking at nearly a 12-point split between approval and disapproval. I’m assuming that the reality is much worse, given that everyone knows what one is supposed to tell the pollsters. They are not looking for disapproval. They are looking for compliance. That so many are willing just to say what they think is striking.

To me, these numbers represent far more than the unpopularity of one guy. They are but a sign — a slight one but one we can see — of something far more fundamental going on.

What we see here is a deeply dangerous loss of trust not only in government, but in everything, including tech, media, experts in general, and a growing cultural perception that truth is no longer accessible to us.

We are living amidst the rising of information chaos, the late stages of what Robert Malone has called mass formation psychosis. Where it ends up cannot be known in advance, but that something is coming and will hit us very hard is no longer in doubt.

I’m still astonished that all of this happened in a mere two years. We went from the feel of peace, prosperity and contentment to absolutism and chaos so quickly. Every time it has seemed like it was ending, there has been another round of awful.

And as I’m writing now, the nation is awash in sickness, despite all the measures, the vaccinations, the obsessions, the mitigations with masks and you name it. It has all failed.

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The”Myth of Bipartisanship”: Kyrsten Sinema Becomes The Latest Victim of Rage Politics, by Jonathan Turley

Jonathan Turley examines the political tactics of spoiled brats. From Turley at jonathanturley.org:

Below is my column in the Hill on the Democratic members and groups attacking Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) after she repeated her support for the filibuster rule. The reaction to her floor speech reveals the depth of the addiction to rage in our body politic.  It is the same license that we saw this weekend in Florida when Florida agriculture commissioner and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nikki Fried compared the support of Gov. Ron DeSantis to the rise of “Hitler.” It is not enough to disagree. You have to compare your opponent to a genocidal murderer. It seems that we cannot discuss even agriculture policies without raising Anschluss in the age of rage.  Many of us criticized former President Trump for his personal attacks and attacks on the press, but many of those same voices are now denouncing others, like Sinema, as enemies of democracy and the people. Sinema is a case study in rage politics.

Here is the column:

 

In Shakespeare’s “Othello,” the character Iago famously declared that “men in rage strike those that wish them best.” It was a warning that Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) now understands all too well. Both Sinema and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) have refused to be bullied into changing the filibuster rule — a rule that forces the parties into dialogue and compromise.

Sinema supports the voting rights legislation but sees this move as endangering any chance of national healing and resolution. She stated on the Senate floor that “we have but one democracy. We can only survive, we can only keep her, if we do so together.” That deeply felt speech was met with vile, threatening attacks. It appears that, in a nation addicted to rage, even those seeking an intervention can become the casualties of our political distemper.

Sinema offered the same arguments long used to support the filibuster — indeed, the same arguments made by President Biden until this week. Biden once called earlier efforts to change the filibuster “disastrous” for democracy and proclaimed, “God save us from that fate. … [It] would change this fundamental understanding and unbroken practice of what the Senate is all about.” Others joined him then in demanding that Senate Republicans preserve the rule in the name of democracy itself, including then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), who insisted that abandoning the rule would be “doomsday for Democracy” and reduce the United States to a “banana Republic.”

All of those speeches were celebrated back then in the media and by Democrats as powerful and poignant.

Yet that is the liberating quality of rage: It is pure and absolute without the burden of reason or recognition. Liberal commentators this week went after Sinema with sputtering, blind fury, many mocking that she became emotional as she described the anger and divisions in the country.

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No Time for Crybabies, by James Howard Kunstler

Are all the purveyors of pandemic panic going to turn on a dime? From James Howard Kunstler at kunstler.com:

Do you know what most of America wants? I will tell you: America wants Daddy to step up and say, “Okay, you can stop being insane now. Really, enough is enough.” Trouble is, America is short on daddies these days. That’s what happens when you throw The Patriarchy on the old garbage barge. Mr. Trump was a kind of daddy, but to many women, especially, he was the wrong kind, Bad Daddy, the worst kind of daddy, the kind who makes you clean up your room and come home before midnight. They traded him in for demented Grampa. He just wants to fondle you — and not in a good way — but family decorum requires that we don’t talk about that. In the meantime, we can do whatever we feel like.

It’s a fact that more-educated folks are most susceptible to mass delusion, and the reason will surprise you. It’s because of status-seeking. Yes, even more than money. We’re hard-wired for it. And status is liable to send money in your direction, anyway. Among the educated managerial class, going along with everybody else is crucial because careerism in a bureaucratic system, public or private, demands it. If you seek to rise in the hierarchy, or are just angling for brownie points, you must appear to subscribe to the reigning beliefs-of-the-moment, no matter how crazy, and the punishments are severe for appearing to not go along— like losing your career and livelihood, and all prospects of a comfortable life.

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For Leftists, Your Freedom Is Their Misery – Your Slavery Is Their Joy, by Brandon Smith

The desire to control another person is psychotic. From Brandon Smith at alt-market.com:

There is a certain level of madness required to reach the state our country is in today. I think most of us feel this and know this but I want to dissect the situation a little so that we can see the guts of the thing and understand the mechanics of it. Insanity has a structure, believe it or not, and there are ways to analyze it and identify it. For example, there are many forms of madness that stem from an obsession with power and control.

In my previous article ‘Is There A Way To Prevent Psychopaths From Getting Into Positions Of Power’, I explored the thinking patterns and predatory habits of the worst 1% of humanity and how they insinuate themselves into authority by blending in (until they have all the power and no longer need to blend it). Now I want to talk more about the OTHER unstable people, the 5%-10% of the population that psychopaths exploit as a mob or army to frighten everyone else into conformity and help them achieve their goals.

To be clear, almost any group can become an exploitable weapon used by psychopaths. There have been times in history where the elites within the Catholic Church used zealotry among Christians to dominate society to the point of torture and terror during the inquisitions and crusades. During the George W. Bush era I remember well the lies about WMDs used to herd Republicans into pointless wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. However, that is the past. Today the problem of zealotry is resoundingly on the side of the political left.

That is to say, the political left is now the side that is most appealing to narcissists, sociopaths, the emotionally unstable, etc., and this attraction is forming a mob that can be easily exploited by the establishment.

What I find interesting is that leftists actually believe that THEY are the underdogs and that they are fighting a “revolution” against the establishment. This is a bizarre disconnect from reality. Every major institution of power and influence in the US is on the side of the political left. How can you be rebelling against the establishment if all your values coincide with the establishment’s agenda?

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Mass Formation: Deployed on You After Over 200 Years of Study, by Dr. Robert Malone

“Mass formation psychosis” has become a trendy concept. White this may be a recently coined expression, the actual concept, under different terminology, is not new. From Dr. Robert Malone at rwmalonemd.substack.com:

Junior academics cited by “Forbes”, AP, Reuters and “The Independent” have not done their homework

Today in “factchecking the factcheckers”, junior academics cited by Forbes, Associated Press, Reuters and The Independent have just not done their homework concerning the work of Professor Dr. Mattias Desmet of the University of Ghent in Belgum. All I can say about this is that I hope that their naive, ignorant, grandstanding statements to the press are brought up during their future Academic Tenure and Advancement reviews.

But there has been an amazingly coordinated effort to shoot the messenger and actively character assassinate (or “defenstrate”) me as a surrogate while avoiding any reference to the highly credentialed academic Professor Dr. Mattias Desmet who actually developed the theory and has documented the extensive evidence in an upcoming academic book. So, what can we learn from this in the short term?

Clearly, Google was not the only corporation triggered by Joe Rogan podcast # 1757 which previously reached #1 podcast ranking worldwide, has been referred to as “the most important interview of our time” and has been seen by over 50 million viewers. But what absolutely has been generated by all of the coopted reactionary press and Big Tech titans metaphorically tripping over their shoelaces is a massive trove of real time data validating the brilliant Mass Formation intellectual synthesis developed by Professor Desmet over the last two years.

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The Praetorian Psyop, by The Zman

The FBI and other intelligence agencies will always be able to gin up a suitable class of villains. This mostly scares the fearful in Washington. From The Zman at thezman.com:

The Pentagon announced that it will be conducting guerilla warfare training in North Carolina in the coming weeks. The point of the exercise is to train American soldiers to battle “seasoned freedom fighters”, according to the Army. They say they made the announcement so that the public would not be shocked by the sound of weapons or the sight of the soldiers conducting war games. The exercises are going to be conducted on private lands in the western part of the state

This announcement coincides with the Department of Justice announcing the formation of a specialized unit focused on domestic terrorism. According to the DOJ, “We have seen a growing threat from those who are motivated by racial animus, as well as those who ascribe to extremist anti-government and anti-authority ideologies.” What they are saying is the hysterical reaction to the January 6 protests is entirely justified as there is an invisible army out there making bombs.

Many assume this is about the ongoing shift toward treating all opposition to the regime as domestic terrorism. The color revolution they orchestrated against Trump will become a full-time revolution. Politicians will go on about the threat to our democracy while agents of the secret police drag people off for made up crimes. Liberal democracy is in its terror phase. The gross violation of rights is justified by the perpetual state of emergency over the alleged threat to the system.

There is some of that, for sure, but the FBI has been framing people as domestic terrorists for generations. They used to work with organized crime to frame people for murders committed by gangsters. That made the FBI look good and they did not have to do any real work. They orchestrated antiwar protests in the 1960’s and racial crimes in the South during the civil rights era. They framed too many people to count during the Bush years in the name of fighting Islamic terrorism.

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A Pandemic of Fever for Government, by Becky Akers

There’s no way governments can make everybody better off and nobody worse off. From Becky Akers at lewrockwell.com:

The scamdemic has been an exercise in totalitarianism from the start, with the government controlling every response. From testing to masks (as well as other such “mitigations” as “contact tracing” and the ever-shifting rules on quarantining) to information about the alleged pandemic to The Jabs, Leviathan has managed all aspects of the USSA’s overreaction. “Ah, but what about the drug companies and their development of the vaccines?” a fascist will smugly ask about government’s fourth branch. The question answers itself. In fact, any person or institution promoting solutions that didn’t further empower Leviathan has been persecuted, silenced, “cancelled.”

We see the despotism even more clearly when we imagine our reception of COVIDCon without Leviathan. Picture a truly free America, one lacking municipal, county, state and federal masters lording it over us. What happens when a new germ debuts in China? (Yes, I know: it wouldn’t have, absent the sociopaths in DC. But work with me here.) Doctors—uncorrupted by Medicaid and Medicare, independent, and competing to provide the most accurate warnings—would have analyzed the actual science (not Anthony Falsi’s version of it; indeed, that criminal would be digging a ditch somewhere or, more likely, dead because a victim he’d assaulted shot him). They’d quickly realize the illness threatened only their unhealthiest patients and advise them accordingly. The rest of us would have continued living our lives.

Instead, politicians and bureaucrats dictated our answer to COVIDCon—and mighty few Americans objected, “The Constitution never grants any administration power over disease!” But even if most Patriots had protested, we lost that fight decades ago, when the Communists–sorry, Dimocrats foisted Medicare on us (and some might argue the surrender occurred far earlier than that). Virtually everyone accepted the regime’s implication that not only could it cure COVID, it should—even though this meant enduring the State’s usual and notorious faults. For example, scarcity: tests for the (likely non-existent) virus have always been in short supply. The current dearth of the ballyhooed “at-home” kits are nothing new: early in 2020, lines around the block at “testing sites,” all under the jurisdiction of departments of health, exemplified Leviathan’s utter ineptitude.

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