Taking the red pill express

Long ago I came across the term “ponerology,” or study of evil in politics. I thought maybe I had read a book by Andrzej Łobaczewski by the name of “Political Ponerology,” but I do not have the book on hand and have no notes about it. Reading reviews at Amazon, many people found the book, translated from Polish, to be dense and poorly written. Maybe that is why I do not have it, as my memory says I once did. Maybe it was too much for me.

Nonetheless, krogers in a comment links us to this article from State of the Nation, Psychopathy and the Origins of Totalitarianism by James Lindsay. Ponerology is in the subtitle. It is long (17 pages in Word) and challenging, and took me well over an hour to read. He introduces terms like “pseudo-reality,” or false and unreal constructions that are introduced into our lives by people of evil intent, psychopaths who have nothing but schemes to acquire power and control. Right away I thought of two schemes of that nature: Climate Change and Covid. I found the whole of the article easier to grasp by thinking in terms of Climate Change, a pseudo-reality constructed by hack and quack scientists and designed to change the way we live, travel, and enjoy life. But it all applies as well to Covid.

‘The ultimate purpose of creating a pseudo-reality is power, which the constructed pseudo-reality grants in many ways,” says Lindsay, and this is easy to see in Covid, the ultimate power grab by some of the most evil and vile people the world has ever seen. Lindsay introduces the terms “paralogic,” or logic that does not have any interaction with constructive reality. If ever … a fake virus propped up by a fake test used to lock people down and destroy economies and destroy basic freedoms. Nothing about Covid is in any sense real and yet the whole world around me is frightened and masked. What power! What evil. Lindsay also coins the term “paramorality,” as with paralogic, a false morality that strides aside real moral values, an impostor. Getting the vaccine is said to be moral, a good thing to do for the safety of others, just as is installing solar panels and driving electric cars. It is all false.

I cannot recap such a long article in a blog post, as you must read it for yourself if you are so inclined. But I bring it here because Lindsay is an optimist. He calls the people behind these schemes “The Party,” as in “Politburo” or conspirators, but does not grant them infinite power:

Of note, while the Party will always identify and punish scapegoats to enable its abuses and cover up its mounting failures — which are assured due to the break from reality at the heart of its project — the Party itself is the ultimate scapegoat of the pseudo-realist project. This seemingly unlikely fact is comprehensible in the paralogic (notice how it seems illogical) and demanded by the alchemical heart of the paramorality it employs. In the end, and the end will always arrive for every specific pseudo-real project, the pseudo-reality will collapse and the Party will be blamed. (Underlined emphasis mine.)

Also,

What, then, could possibly be the answer to this perilous and perennial tangle? Fortunately, the first step, at the least, is very simple. It’s mere awareness. It is learning to recognize the constructed pseudo-reality for what it is — a fabricated simulation of reality that is unfit for human societies — and beginning to reject unapologetically any demand to participate in it. This means refusing the analysis of the paralogic (by seeing its contradictions) and being held to account by the paramorality (by recognizing its caprice, malice, and evil) that sustain the lie.

And, to close,

Some of the requisite courage to resist can be found by remembering that the pseudo-reality is not real, its paralogic is not logical, and its paramorality is not moral. That is, it’s not you; it’s them. Some more backbone can be dredged up by realizing that once the pseudo-real begins displacing the real for even a few percent of the population, the question is no longer whether things will go bad but how bad they will go before the bubble bursts. Reality will always win, and calamity comes in proportion to the size of the lie between us and it, so it is better to act sooner than later. Still more heart resides in grasping that it gets worse right up until a real resistance mounts, and then, after a rocky transition, it starts getting better. The time to act is therefore now.

The way resistance — just plain resistance — works is by restoring to the normal person the epistemic and moral authority necessary to resist the ideologue’s illegitimate demands to participate in a pseudo-real fraud. That is, it restores confidence in normality to the normal. No one feels ashamed of resisting a con, whatever form it takes, and this is the real phenomenon we face with any growing ideological pseudo-reality. Its paralogic and paramorality work to drain us of our sense of authority to know what is and is not true and what is and is not right. One’s authority only lacks under the assumptions of the paralogical and paramoral systems, however — that is, inside pseudo-reality — and it can be reclaimed by anyone who simply refuses to participate in the lie. Step outside of the pseudo-reality (take the “red pill,” as depicted in The Matrix), and you’ll see. (Underlined emphasis by me.)

I do not think I would have bothered with this very long piece were it not for its optimism, almost a utopian view that the evil psychopaths who run this planet cannot, in the long run, succeed. But in the short run, they are winning and making life miserable. Lindsay says above (using my words) at one point that the darkest hour is just before dawn. I think perhaps I am seeing some dawn in what Jon Rappoport suggests are perhaps forty percent of us who are not “vaccine hesitant,” a PR phrase, but rather have our feet planted in cement, no vaccine, not now, not ever.

Anyway, if you’re a reader and have some armchair time this weekend, perhaps you’ll have time to pore over this piece. I found it uplifting. I needed that boost. The article was written in December of 2020, so Lindsay was well aware of what was going on around us at that time.

68 thoughts on “Taking the red pill express

  1. Heliocentrism is the biggest pseudo-reality of them all. Fooling humanity into thinking we live in an infinite, hostile, incomprehensible universe full of empty nothingness is the ultimate mind-fuck. No wonder people are mostly atheists and nihilists these days – what kind of God would create such an insane and incomprehensible universe?

    If people only knew the truth, they would be so much happier, and they wouldn’t fear death. It is a fear of death that drives so much of this insanity, but when you realize the truth about the world, and the universe, and you get a sense that the Creator is in fact perfectly sane and in fact brilliant beyond measure, you trust in Him to care for you in this life and the next. No faith required – it’s manifestly obvious, once the lies are swept away.

    But nobody wants to hear about or discuss these matters – the Flat Earth psy-op saw quite successfully to that. If you ask me, and nobody has, folks like Miles Mathis, Clues Forum, and the rest of the controlled opposition truth-spewers exist primarily to keep the subject of the Earth’s and the Heaven’s true, somewhat obvious nature, off the table for discussion. It’s a pity, because as long as the lies of Heliocentrism continue to be fervently believed by even the most ardent truth-seeker, he/she will never be free, or at peace.

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    1. “…what kind of God would create such an insane and incomprehensible universe?”

      So, corect me if I’m wrong – you’re basing your claim on subjective perception of this universe being insane and incomprehensible? And willing to go against all observations based on your dislike of that, which was noticed?

      I have to admit I’ve seen many angles trying to dispute the obvious, but never anything based on pure feelings. You oughta receive some kind of plaquette for it.

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      1. MiniMe, it sounds like you stopped reading after a quick skim of Cyrus’s first paragraph. I’m not a monotheist, but beyond that, I’m picking up what this guy’s laying down, lol.

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        1. No, I did not. I stopped after this juicy bit: “…folks like Miles Mathis, Clues Forum, and the rest of the controlled opposition truth-spewers…”

          Nuff said.

          I’m waiting for Cyrus’ reply, although I already know what it’s going to be about. Meanwhile, I’m glad you’ve found nonsense amusing. They say laughter is one half of being healthy.

          So, I’m thinking out loud, maybe you could return me a favor and just reply directly to Cyrus…he (or she?) might reach Douglas Adams’ potential with some minor assistance 😉

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        2. MiniMe, I said it “sounds like” you stopped reading because I misunderstood your confusing reply.

          … you’re basing your claim on subjective perception of this universe being insane and incomprehensible? And willing to go against all observations based on your dislike of that, which was noticed?

          I thought you meant CYRUS was claiming the universe is insane and incomprehensible, when he’s obviously not. But, rereading your comment, I realize you’re swiping at him for making a claim AGAINST this viewpoint because he, subjectively, doesn’t like it. So is your argument is that objective “observations” validate the claim that this universe is insane and incomprehensible? Frankly, I don’t think it’s fair of Cyrus to say Mathis is trying “to keep the subject of the Earth’s and the Heaven’s true, somewhat obvious nature, off the table for discussion.” (And this is coming from someone with a lot more doubts about MM than you have.) I recall, on several occasions, Mathis expressing an open mind on spiritual matters that can not and will never be proven scientifically. The fact that the spiritual perspective Cyrus embraces isn’t the focus of MM’s work doesn’t mean he’s taking it off anyone’s table. (Oh, look, there it is, sitting right in the middle of mine!)

          Anyway, MiniMe, you appear to be convinced that a more objective, scientific viewpoint would confirm the view that the universe is insane and incomprehensible. If so, I’d suggest that this belief–which I’ve heard expressed in various ways by many smart people–is as “based on pure feelings” as spiritual beliefs are. But maybe I’m misunderstanding you again.

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        3. Whew, that got convoluted fast.

          You could’ve just said, “Shuddup, Cyrus, there is no God. And stop making fun of my hero Miles.” And I could have just said, “Aw, shuddup, MiniMe, ya big lug,” and we’d have saved ourselves a lot of time. lol.

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          1. You and I have drastic difference in reading comprehension on this one, Scott.

            “I thought you meant CYRUS was claiming the universe is insane and incomprehensible, when he’s obviously not.”

            Yes, he most definitely is. Read this again:”Fooling humanity into thinking we live in an infinite, hostile, incomprehensible universe full of empty nothingness is the ultimate mind-fuck.”

            What is not clear enough for you to understand here? Why are you claiming exactly the opposite of what this statement actually means? Not only you’re wrong by claiming the opposite, but you’re also claiming I’m mistaken in comprehension of what it is saying. Why is that so?

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            1. I keep coming back to this because I really am baffled, Mini-Me. I know you’re an extremely intelligent guy. More intelligent than I am in many areas.

              If somebody said, “Fooling humanity into thinking popcorn tastes good is the ultimate mind-fuck,” would you assume he didn’t like popcorn? Or would you think he was shilling for Orville Redenbacher?

              I think you just didn’t like that he cast aspersions on MM, automatically decided that whatever he was saying must be wrong, and didn’t look closely at what he was saying.

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              1. No, Scott. MiniMe got it exactly right, but you misunderstood both him and Cyrus, who said heliocentrism and space are insane, incomprehensible and wrong, which they are not.

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              2. Agreed. I glossed right over heliocentrism as being the entire point of Cyrus’s comment because the concept has never been a part of my reality. It still isn’t, but I dig the way Cyrus has incorporated it into his. He’s certainly not a stereotype of an ignorant “Flat-Earther.” He seems to be coming from a place of genuine curiosity about and attention to the world around him, as does MiniMe. It’s refreshing.

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          2. MiniMe, yes, I guess this is a reading comprehension issue. The very sentence you quote clearly refutes your interpretation of it. If Cyrus is saying people are being FOOLED into thinking we live in a hostile, incomprehensible universe, how could you interpret that to mean he thinks it’s the truth? You think he’s saying people are being “fooled” into believing the truth? Huh?

            I suggest you re-read the very next sentence after the one you suggested I re-read: “If people only knew the truth, they would be so much happier, and they wouldn’t fear death. It is a fear of death that drives so much of this insanity, but when you realize the truth about the world, and the universe, and you get a sense that the Creator is in fact perfectly sane and in fact brilliant beyond measure, you trust in Him to care for you in this life and the next.” This is so obviously the exact opposite of what you understand him to be saying that I’m at a complete loss.

            Silly as this debate is, it’s been fun because I was just bragging to my nephew about how I scored in the 99th percentile for reading comprehension when I took the SATs a million years ago. (He recently scored 94th percentile in Math. I think I was in the negative percentiles for that category. Are there negative percentiles? I wouldn’t know.)

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      2. Generally speaking, I don’t bother trying to convince people of things on the internet. I’ve found it to be a colossal waste of time, and I’m a sensitive soul so people’s harsh responses tend to really bother me, but sometimes it’s fun to type things out. Helps get one’s thoughts straight. So, what the heck, I’ll make an exception.

        “So, correct me if I’m wrong – you’re basing your claim on subjective perception of this universe being insane and incomprehensible? And willing to go against all observations based on your dislike of that, which was noticed?”

        Not really sure I would characterize anything I wrote as a “claim”, but yes, I am saying that the heliocentric model is insane and incomprehensible. We are told, from cradle to grave, in films, television, books, in every conceivable media, that we live in an infinite and expanding universe filled primarily with unlivable nothingness. You’re told that you are spinning ’round and ’round at 1,000 miles per hour (at the equator), racing around the sun at 67,000 miles per hour, zipping around the galactic center at 490,000 miles per hour, all of this expanding at the speed of light mind you. We are told that the sun that warms our cheek and nourishes our garden is 93 million miles away, and the moon is 240,000 miles away, despite them appearing the exact same size in the sky. Amazing coincidence, no? We are told that stars are inconceivably distant suns, that planets (literally “wandering stars”) are balls of rock and gas, that the sun is a ball of gas 100 times larger than the Earth. How do the “scientists” claim to know the size and mass and composition of all of these celestial objects? With “balls in a shed”, as Le Bon likes to refer to it, which is a generally accurate description of the Cavendish “experiment”.

        And the rest of the “science” used to justify all of these claims? It doesn’t exist. Space may be the final frontier, but it’s made in a Hollywood basement, remember? It’s all made up. Literally every actual scientific experiment ever conceived by man – Michelson-Morley, Kennedy-Thorndike, Sagnac, etc. – confirms that the Earth is, in fact, stationary, which anyone with five functioning senses would be able to tell you themselves, had they not been so thoroughly brainwashed. How would a ring laser gyroscope even function on a rotating sphere? And yet they do, and are important devices in modern aircraft.

        Why do you think they came up with all that “relativity” nonsense? It used to be publicly admitted and acknowledged, including by Al himself, that Relativity was conjured up to explain away the “failure” of Michelson-Morley, which caused quite a stir at the time.

        So it’s all nonsense you see. It’s no coincidence that the rise of heliocentric theory, coupled with the nonsense that is “evolution”, came into fashion at the same time as the migration of the masses from the religion of the Church to the religion of the State (a much more profitable business model for the jerks in charge), which is how we got where we are today. People are so mixed up from all of this insanity, which is instilled in them from the day they are born and no possible alternative ever even conceived of, let alone publicly discussed, that they are ripe for the shearing (sorry to mix metaphors).

        I know it’s a hard pill to swallow that we’ve all been bamboozled with all of this space nonsense, but I can assure anyone who might be reading this that it’s well worth the effort to come to terms with. Yes, they’ll call you a “flat earther” if you should broach the subject in polite company, but that isn’t stopping anyone from coming to their own conclusions and keeping them to themselves.

        Should anyone be interested, I would suggest starting with accepting that the Earth is stationary, which I’m sure any thinking person would naturally assume based on the evidence of their senses if left to their own devices and had they not had their head filled with all of this gobbledygook. Fortunately, we have a long history of repeatable scientific experiments that confirms this for us – nothing is stopping one from building one’s own Sagnac gyroscope if so inclined, to confirm things for oneself. Next I would suggest accepting the heavens for what we observe them to be – just lights in the sky, which from our limited vantage point, and given the fickle and non-linear nature of light, we can only glean so much information. Yes, they move, they have certain optical properties, but more than that? Who can really say? Admitting you don’t really know is the first step on the path to true knowledge.

        And then what? You tear down the crumbling edifices of Heliocentrism and you’re left with, what, exactly? They’ll give you door number two, Flat Earth, nearly as absurd as Heliocentrism, but the truth is almost never behind doors one or two. You have to look behind door number three. I know what’s behind my door three, and I am fairly certain of it, and it’s wondrous and beautiful and awe-inspiring, but I’d never presume to try to convince anyone else. I think, like the Matrix, it’s the kind of thing you have to see for yourself. What I will say is that the truth is out there, in various clues, and have been discovered and expounded by some over the course of history. Books have been written about it, worshipers have formed groups, and some of us who have delved into the Flat Earth psy-op have come out the other side with an ardent determination to discover the truth and have ultimately achieved that goal, but we all must undertake our own journey out of the infinite nightmare that is “Outer Space”. I can say with certainty that the journey alone is worth it, and the destination, once finally arrived at, is breathtaking, and as I eluded to in my original post, inspires supreme confidence in the creator of all this wonderment.

        I’ll leave you with a quote from my namesake, whose book I recently re-read and which inspired me to make my original post:

        “Deity, if this be the term employed to designate the Supreme Source of being and activity, cannot be comprehended until the structure and function of the universe are absolutely known; hence mankind is ignorant of God until his handiwork is accurately deciphered. Yet to know God, who, though unknown by the world is not unknowable, is the supreme demand of all intellectual research and development.

        If we accept the logical deduction of the fallacious Copernican system of astronomy, we conclude the universe to be illimitable and incomprehendable, and its cause equally so; therefore, not only would the universe be forever beyond the reach of the intellectual perspective of human aspiration and effort, but God himself would be beyond the pale of our conception, and therefore beyond our adoration.

        The true cosmology reduces the universe to proportionate limits, and its cause within the comprehension of the human mind. It demonstrates the possibility of the attainment of man to his supreme inheritance, the ultimate dominion of the universe, thus restoring him to the acme of exaltation – the throne of the Eternal, whence he had his origin.”

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        1. Matt McKinley has said he does not believe we need to understand each magic trick of this reality — recognizing there is a trick is sufficient so that one’s energy isn’t captured or siphoned into the illusion.

          Do we really need to know what is behind door 3? Or, is it enough to recognize door 1 and door 2 are false? Is intellectual understanding of the world necessary?

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        2. I too usually don’t try to convince people of anything. I can live with the fact that people are mostly clueless when it comes to mechanics and underlying physics or math.

          But I happily express my opinion when properly motivated. In your case it was your scepticism-gone-too-far which did it for me.

          Space…is just the description/word used to describe distance between objects. For instance, you and I are probably hundreds of miles apart, which represents space between us. If and when I look up into the sky, the same rule applies: the cloud in the sky is distanced from me as an observer, which is defining the space between the observer and an object in focus. The very same principle applies for more distanced objects in focus, like for instance our Moon. If we can measure the distance, such fact undisputably proves there is space between objects. That’s logic 101.

          So, we’re on to measuring the distance then, which can define the space in comprehensible units, like meters or miles or any other commonly recognised standard. How do we measure any distance? Well, we’ve come pretty far with this relatively simple task in the 21st century, so there are plenty of ways how to approach this basic operation. The most simple being taking a ruler and simply reading the numbers shown. There are other methods too, like laser rulers/meters and pure mathematical approaches to calculating the desired distance, which were proved zillion times to be 100% accurate and completely correspond to observations.

          Hence, space is not anything mystical and it doesn’t “end” at the edge of our sky or whatever your scpeticism implies. It is logical to expect and predict that there are other physical objects, similar to i.e. Earth or Moon or Sun, which are more distanced than others. According to some accepted terminology, this more distanced space (from the point of observation made from Earth) is called “outer space”. There’s nothing special about it, we could easily drop the adjective “outer” as it is a subjective description depending on the position of the observer.

          Lights in the sky…are visible proof of presence of other physical masses. Our Sun can give you a few hints what they look or feel like from up close. There’s hardly any reasonable argument to refute a fact, that stars a) are emitting light and b) are large physical masses similar (in most cases) in composition to our Sun. They’re just further away from our point of view, making them more distanced from Earth.

          Earth being stationary implies everything else is rotating around us according to real-time observations. It also implies Earth is the only stationary object in Universe. This is just bad conclusion, based on a bad theory, with nothing reasonable supporting such hypothesis in scientific terms – you know, like mechanics, math, observations and experimental work.

          Going to far with your scepticism is misleading you to believe our physical world is a fairytale just because you can’t experience it personally. Do you need to touch the cloud in order to believe it’s not just a picture in the sky? JLB would probably argue it, though 😉

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        3. I wish I could write like that.

          That is a 5 Star, most excellent, response 🙂

          Nice.

          Corrupt young minds with absolute garbage at an early age…and you get the world we have today: Where people literally line up for poison. And the “oddballs’ are in turned socially shunned.

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    2. And what do you believe and why (what sources do you use)? Asking sincerely. Every few months I get pulled back into wondering about our earth, the shape, the planets…and then give up, thinking I’ll never actually know for sure so I should stop wasting my time. But then I’ll read a comment like this and get pulled back into it…haha. I’m also convinced that most everyone is controlled opposition trying to hide the most important secrets and distract us. I’m convinced one of these secrets is German New Medicine, and then of course another one being who we really are and why we’re here and what is this planet we live on.

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      1. thats why i believe its reasonable to believe in God , or have faith in a creator because things have been created purposely so we cant necessarily nail our physical surrounds –  ‘ He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end. ‘ is a quote from Israel’s king Solomon when the nation was at its peak.

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  2. i have the book. it is WELL WRITTEN, yes, a bit challenging. i believe it hits the nail on the head, namely, political ponerology persists because it is kept hidden by the psychopaths to maintain their power. the author also outlines, in chapter 9, some solutions: EXPOSURE of the nature of the evil will destroy it. if no one is educated about it, can’t or wont read the lessons (as planned), it will persist. EXPOSE IT. FORGIVE IT. PUT THEM ON ETERNAL WELFARE. (because they really arent capable of creativity, problem solving, or really any meaningful work, they should be kept out of the workforce, and especially politics). the only way to protect oneself from narcissist psychopaths is (from Mr. Thomas Sheridan) is NO CONTACT EVER AGAIN.

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  3. Mark, this is such good news. I have read excerpts/reviews of Ponerology, which makes lots of sense, seeing all this pointless evil about, and will tackle the full article in due course.

    I think the 40% “never again/my body, my choice” number is about right, and much higher than I had hoped for months ago.

    Deep down, there seems to be a need for humans to feel a connection with the magic of creation. Of course, the media/culture have been assiduously, for centuries now, attacking this connection, replacing it with a mechanistic view of life. Sure, we can measure, and catalog, and hypothesize, but how to really explain the mysteries of life? That I don’t know, but I do know the truth won’t come from anyone inside the massive death machine which is rearing its hideous head (in the guise of helping us…so egregious, so insulting, so inhuman!) now more than ever, at least in my half-century of observation.

    Handshakes, hugs, smiles, kind words, logic, good questions that set one to thinking are needed for our fellows stuck inside the nightmare, and I write this knowing my patience with the utterly servile is nearing an end. But I cannot feel the pure hatred, the sheer indifference that our “masters” display toward “useless eaters.” I tried to do it as a thought experiment the other day; it was chilling to the core, pure narcissism, nauseating in fact. That is well beyond me, thankfully.

    Just do not comply, do not play, do not give heed. Live as full and as honest a life as one can, appreciating the wonders of this planet. Walk through swarms of butterflies, watch for the tiny toads underfoot, note the abundant life all about us. Reject illness, reject fear.

    Thank you and the many commenters who are struggling to navigate this horrific wilderness of mirrors and help others that the scales may fall from their eyes, and love may fill their hearts.

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    1. Baja (and Evelyn),

      Beautiful and insightful sentiments . . . They resonate deeply.

      Following is what I scribed in July 2020 in my “Coronadulting” post with regard to ponerology (https://pieceofmindful.com/2020/07/09/coronadulting-thoughts-on-adulting-in-the-age-of-covinfantilization/):

      “I surmise that a primary method of instilling infantilization is the propagation of the Pasteurian-based germ theory paradigm (promoted by Rockefeller medicine to become the basis of current allopathic medicine). This medical dogma keeps society belittled, as it injects — literally and figuratively — the notion that we are not responsible for our health, and that a pathogen outside of us is going to attack and kill us, regardless of our actions. It keeps us dependent on the medical cartel to provide their “drug for every bug.” If you have been listening to any mainstream news over the past five months, did you hear any mention of how to naturally and safely boost your immune system, to defend from said pathogen? What if the current lockdown strategy, accompanied by mandatory face-masking and physical distancing, is misguided based on an artifact of the tenacious creed of contagion (and infection transmission), that may have been designed to oppress society from its inception? I suggest reading Good-Bye Germ Theory by Dr. William P. Trebing for potential answers. I also recommend “Scamdemic: Truth Be Told” by Rosanne Lindsay, ND, for more information in this regard.*

      Andrew Lobaczewski echoes a similar sentiment in Political Ponerology when explaining that some government officials are “like a virulent pathogen in the body.” He succinctly stated, “ . . . the psychopath is a predator.” His motto in his book is: Ignoti null curate morbid (do not attempt to cure what you do not understand). Well, I would say that is entirely applicable on many levels at the moment. Lobaczewski warned in his book that “ . . . nations that now think they are free will soon find they are paying still . . . It was terrible to learn that the overt system of suppression I had so recently escaped was just as prevalent, though more covert, in the United States.”

      What are we to do if our politicians (whether elected or selected) with unhealthy world views cause suffering to us? I would say one option is to learn more about how these individuals think and operate, and to practice strong psychological and moral hygiene ourselves by preserving our inherent goodness — our lack of evil. Whether evil is a sickness or not, the fact remains — we need to protect ourselves from its spell-binding influences.”

      As I just picked up my copy of Political Ponerology (which, thanks to MT, I will be re-reading once again!), I am reminded that the edition I have was edited by Laura Knight-Jadczyk. She led her Preface of the book with this quote from Miyamoto Musashi:

      “Aspire to be like Mt. Fuji, with such a broad and solid foundation that the strongest earthquake cannot move you, and so tall that the greatest enterprises of common men seem insignificant from your lofty perspective. With your mind as high as Mt. Fuji you can see all things clearly. And you can see all the forces that shape events; not just the things happening near to you.”

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      1. This reinforces my notion that I had and read this book. I distinctly remember Lobaczewski saying that he thought he escaped tyranny only to find it here again. Anyway, like you, I must read it again.

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      2. I came across this very interesting interview with Lobaczewski … quite long and full of revelations, I will only relate two, one that psychopathy is most often inherited from the mother … I have long wondered why my children are not at all like me, but more like their mother. I read a book, detective fiction, by the Scottish author Peter May, and it jumped out at me that among police detectives it is well understood that if you do not understand someone and wish to, to look to that person’s mother to judge character. I left my first wife almost 30 years ago, but have long held suspicions. She was always three steps ahead of me, able to manipulate me in every way imaginable. And yet, at the same time, outside our household, she was thought charming and kind. (Escape from Alcatraz!)

        The other is just a minor detail. They are discussing George W. Bush, and Lobaczewski thought him too ordinary of mind to be president, but having grown up in a household where his father was president, felt a certain entitlement. Lobaczewski did not think that George H.W. Bush was a psychopath, but later, back in Poland, was distressed to learn from others that he did indeed fit the bill.

        https://www.sott.net/article/159686-In-Memoriam-Andrzej-M-obaczewski

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  4. “Power in many ways”. Just these days I came across a quote:
    Theodore Dalrymple
    “Political correctness is communist propaganda writ small. In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.”

    PS: They want us to know. 1984 is on school curricula.

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    1. Nice quote, thanks! The “wanting us to know” part seems obvious to only a few, despite examples such as 1984 being required reading. Even the execrable Forrest Gump reinforces this belief in amazing coincidences/Horatio Alger mythology, which seems to be a favorite of so many.

      The in-your-face impunity of the reveals and humiliation of following obvious lies (“masks work”) must amuse those on the inside.

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  5. The terms “red pill” and “blue pill” refer to a choice between the willingness to learn a potentially unsettling or life-changing truth by taking the red pill. Or remaining in contented ignorance with the blue pill. The terms refer to a scene in the 1999 ‘Blue Pill’ fantasy film The Matrix.

    So here’s some more Red Pill. For then, before then, now, and always in deep De Nile well away wi’ the Totalitarian Pharaohs?

    INSIDE PROOF: CIA/$AUDIS/MO$$AD IN$IDE-JOB 9/11 (for Muslim $MEARS/Iraq OIL/Afghan OPIUM & More).

    INDEFENSIBLE FALSE FINDINGS by CORRUPT authorities: 9/11-Commission, FEMA, NIST – ‘NO Pre-Collapse Explosions’ in WTC Towers 1/2/7 ???

    There were/are NUMEROUS witnesses and VICTIMS/SURVIVORS of PRE-collapse EXPLOSIONS at basement levels in ALL THREE TOWERS!!!

    Why did the Towers collapse? Mark Loizeaux, head of Controlled Demolition, Inc., was quoted, “If I were to bring the towers down, I would put explosives in the basements to get the weight of the buildings to help collapse the structures.”

    A combination of testimonial and physical evidence suggests that this is precisely what happened. Many firefighters and others reported explosions well below the planes’ impact levels and subsequent fires extensively filmed by professional TV and public alike.

    Yet the ‘official’ final reports OMITTED prime evidence from NYC OFFICIALS Barry Jennings and Michael Hess (Mayor Giuliani’s aide) who together experienced a LARGE explosion inside the HUGE 39-storey WTC7 (housing compromising files). An explosion that trapped Jennings and Hess for 90 minutes in the morning, hours before the eventual free-fall collapse of WTC7 with no large fires evident or filmed!

    The VITAL importance of this Consensus Point is that TWO MEN OCCUPYING SENIOR POSITIONS within New York City’s administration reported a MASSIVE EXPLOSION in the morning at basement level inside WTC7 (100yards from the Twin Towers) which trapped them in a wrecked stairwell for 90 minutes – yet both were OMITTED from official findings!!

    Quote Mo$$ad motto (pre-Iraq War), “By deception wage War”.

    Quote Netanyahu post-9/11, “It’s good for us. Not ‘good’ but good for us.”

    https://www.consensus911.org/?s=Michael+Hess&lang=en

    https://www.consensus911.org/?s=william+rodriguez&lang=en

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  6. Mark, there is a British guy Mark Windows, Windows on the World, who talks about how change agents using the Delphi technique take control of groups who come to some ‘con clusion’ which they are led to by the change agents who use all different names and causes to infiltrate other groups. This is communitarianism which is a nicer word for marxism or communism ….. One key thing about this is how the change agents get to define the terms and redefine or undefine them as they need to to reach the con clusion. Attacking, confusing, marginalizing and humiliating the opposition is part of their stock technique.

    This appears to be a major theme, Roger Scruton pointed it out also. Leftists can only destroy, not create, and they do it with their reified, fuzzy undefined terms and attack, attack attack regardless of what is true. Hope change, equality, rights, terrorism, victimhood, whatever stirs emotion, usually inclusive, divisive, loving hate.

    James Lindsay is onto it when he makes his terms like pseudoreality, paralogic etc for what they are doing. You can’t even get your footing if you use their terminology because it is undefined and means whatever they say it means because it is a total lie.

    Back in the olden days I remember people using cute names for politicians, “Tricky Dick”? Erma Bombeck called Bush the younger, “Dubya”. I think this was an unoriginal way of rejecting one program, but bought them into another, getting people to take a side in the left/right thing like orange man and Demented Joe does this time around.

    One of the current lies that goes unquestioned is the unspoken assumption that death and hospitalization or sickness in general is only attributable to covid.

    Nevermind 98% survive etc. An illustration: I watched this horrible briefing from the Gov and his General and Czars https://www.wboy.com/news/health/coronavirus/watch-live-gov-justice-schedules-virtual-covid-19-briefing-for-1030-a-m-4/

    It occurred to me that they do tell what they are doing, but they rely on very short attention spans, arithmetic illiteracy, free floating statistics and the tyranny of large numbers to compartmentalize what they present into easy to swallow kibbles of nonsense. You need them to tell you what it means.

    For example, he emphasizes 25% of the deaths are double shot, ‘fully vaccinated’. (Boosters are needed now! Israel did theirs after 5 months and here we are 8 months in and we are behind! Get your kids across the finish line! (Sports metaphor))

    On their ticker tape page, they minimize that statistic by listing the majority of deaths from ‘non fully vaccinated’. What the heck is that? Just one shot or none? They do not give a statistic for Un shot. They put up billboards that say 98% of people who die are Un shot. (for people who don’t have computers, phones or TVs). I won’t say anymore about it because I am so fed up with paying any more of my attention to these clowns.

    I hate for anyone to subject themselves to 45+ minutes of the mental tetherball game they pass off as information, so please don’t. James Lindsay’s article is much better use of time.

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  7. I had to add one more thing that is an illustration of academic institutional pseudoreality from this article http://invisibleserfscollar.com/enshrining-a-neural-expansive-universe-of-obligation-via-collective-cognition-and-calling-it-good-citizenship/ This is the mind cauterization they are doing to the children in the prisons/schools/warehouses.

    “In the rationalistic view [the old transmission of knowledge/textbook/lecture approach], the world is composed of definite objects, properties and relations, and ‘learning’ is the process whereby an agent forms a mental model of the world that correctly describes these features. Learning in classifier systems is acquiring circumstance-specific behavioral propensities that function together to produce reward. That is, the agent is learning how to act in the world, rather than how to describe it.”

    That is why they don’t know what anything is, social media IS the universe, and nothing happened before today and if it did, it is irrelevant. They are conditioning kids to exist in an inescapable pseudoreality.

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    1. ty

      A most insidious, sinister, and pernicious horror…
      we know the delphi ‘weapon’ has been used for decades in the dynamics
      of school board / parental interface, unbeknownst to the parents

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  8. Good thoughts and info, Waterproof, especially this:
    “It occurred to me that they do tell what they are doing, but they rely on very short attention spans, arithmetic illiteracy, free floating statistics and the tyranny of large numbers to compartmentalize what they present into easy to swallow kibbles of nonsense. You need them to tell you what it means.”

    The sheer inability of most to process numbers, or perform even the most basic risk-reward analysis, would be shocking, were I not inured to it by now. Lying with statistics in the open for all to see, those with eyes connected to a functioning brain that is.

    Also this: “That is why they don’t know what anything is, social media IS the universe, and nothing happened before today and if it did, it is irrelevant. They are conditioning kids to exist in an inescapable pseudoreality.”

    The trance-like state of many teens and young adults is evidence of this. Many kids are anxious beyond belief when without their net-fix, and this started back a decade or so ago, when smartphones became ubiquitous. Boys are notorious for gaming all night, becoming chronically sleep-deprived, which is wonderful for youth. Conversation? It’s texting, they rarely use their phones to talk, ffs. And the text? Vowel-less “words” and emoticons really express the gamut of modern expression, non? So yeah, full-spectrum disassociation. Good news? Many are now rejecting the rona narrative, so all hope is not lost; some parents have educated their kids well, despite evil-clown world.

    Speaking of malformation of minds, we are now in the 6th week of the high school semester; my daughter has received one “alert” per week from the district about someone testing positive at the school. Since she has me and my wife as parents, she just says, “More bullshit!”, when the message comes through, but for many the message is “It’s serious, there’s a test for it, beware!”, with promises that the county health is following up. Of course, never any follow-up on such “cases” is made known because it is to protect their anonymity (Is this person ill, in hospital, or just sad because he/she/they failed a test? So now privacy is a thing, eh? ), so it just hangs in the air like all those foiled (cancelled?) terrorist plots, as we are kept safe from harm by useless tests.

    BTW, in line for the football game last night, we spoke with a couple from the other school, which is about 2 hours away. When I met the husband, we shook hands, like normal, in violation of all that is safe. Once in the home stands, the few masked really stood out, mostly older and unfit. My daughter noted that many kids who mask in class (it’s an unenforceable “rule” which many ignore, though teachers and staff is 90% masked in some form) do not wear them at the games. Why is that? Fear. At the game it’s 95% barefaced humans, and the “the loon over there in the black mask” is starting to be more obvious. The look in their eyes is the tell. I just want to hold their shoulders firmly, look in their eyes and calmly say, “It’s OK, remove that harmful device and breathe. Come back to the world and join us!”

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    1. Similar situation in places of employment. Customers do not have to wear a mask, but employees are required to wear a mask while they are on the clock. However after an employee punches out and off the clock, they can browse and shop without being required to wear a mask, in the same area they worked in minutes before. Very odd!

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        1. Nice observation, Greg, and one that bothers me, seeing the slaves masked and the customers free. To me, it makes it pretty obvious what a joke it is. Happy to report some food service places here are going mask-free, so hope that spreads.

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          1. So does Lobaczewski discount the idea of interconnected families, maintaining their hegemony across generations? Or does he somehow tie that view to his ponerology concept?

            And how would it square with the “mass formation” theory? Under that view, if you recall, the leaders of a cult are said to be just as brainwashed (or moreso) than their followers.

            It seems there are several contradictory views of the nature of the ruling class, which would be understandable as competing schools – except that the same commenters seem to embrace them all in turn, espousing one one week, another the next.

            Pick just one! Or admit you don’t know. They can’t all simultaneously be true.

            Also – sort of a side note – this topic brings to mind all the suspense/ thriller fiction I’ve been reading in the past few years. I was on a big Elmore Leonard kick for a while, and quite a few of his characters are on the “spectrum” of psychopathy.

            Much popular fiction, of course, mines this territory since evil, death, violence, etc. are so compelling to writers and audiences alike. So in a sense, we’re all engaged in a “study” of evil, all the time, if we engage with popular fiction at all…

            Not sure what qualifies a Leonard or a Koontz (another favorite lately) to wax on endlessly about the nature of evil, via invented characters – as if they’re ponerologists. I guess if they can convince enough readers that their thugs, assassins, and twisted bureaucrats are plausible, or at least possible, then they can claim some expertise in the subject.

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  9. Lindsay is not serving his cause by calling the rulers “The party” or similar innocuous terms.

    The biggest most toxic and self-defeating maneuver is done and disseminated by nearly everyone by NOT calling what the governing authorities truly ARE — psychopaths (see “The 2 Married Pink Elephants In The Historical Room –The Holocaustal Covid-19 Coronavirus Madness: A Sociological Perspective  & Historical Assessment Of The Covid “Phenomenon”” at www.rolf-hefti.com/covid-19-coronavirus.html

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    1. A compelling read; indeed, the letter to the gatekeepers/publishers would have gored the golden calf and drained the precious coffers of the snake-people, hence, binned. Thanks for the link, and I toast you with some grapefruit segments!

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  10. Where’s my MT??
    Where’s my Steve Kelly??
    Oregon Matt??
    Stephers??
    Where’s my beautiful Jackie Barlow??
    Baja AZ??

    Where the Hell are you?? All of you!!!

    🙂

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    1. I’m still here, RRR, and if a double decker bus…

      There are times when other folks say what I wanted to say, so no use my repeating them, so no use repeating them…or I’m lost for words or I’m too busy to respond.

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      1. Dear Rastus, “the pain was enough to make a pale bald Buddhist reflect and plan a mass murder.”

        Dear Jackie, I once knew a lady space scientist who loved that line about the bus so much I had my head on a swivel whenever we crossed the street. Maybe she’s now at Nah-Suh, or finally caught that bus. Oh, how sweet it was!

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    1. You’d have to define “intellectual.” I saw a Ted Talk one time where a guy described intellectuals (actually, college professors) as people who only use their bodies to carry their big brains around. I think to be alert, curious, skeptical and energetic (able to read and process long tracts of prose) merely makes one “intelligent,” not an “intellectual.” According to stats I have read, people who can do all that that are a small portion of the population. Further, with smart phones and search engines (that are programmed to lie), people are getting dumber by the day.

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      1. I define it as ”relating to your ability to think and understand things, especially complicated.”

        There is though, intellectual snobbery or elitism. A trait common in college professors, think tank members, power hungry politicians and blog authors.

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        1. SLAM!!! How long you been harboring these feelings of resentment, Swede? (PS: You left out journalists, doctors, virologists, prostitutes … anyone going through life faking it. Well, at least prostitutes can be honest about faking it.)

          Don’t understand never needing intellectual nutrition. Going kicking racing using great energy rant.

          $10 to the first to ‘splain (decode) that sentence.

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          1. Well, at 00:41, I note his moniker “Mencius Moldbug” bears a certain resemblance to an infamous stirrer of the pot. I made it to just past 8 minutes when “the oligarchic power of America, which is completely decentralized” etc, “no they”, etc. derailed me. Just so big and random, who knew? Cringe.

            Could you make a bullet-point summary for me, Big Swede?

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            1. Granted its long, but if you go to UTube click the description and they tell you what subject Curtis is speaking to by the minute, he covers a lot of ground.

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          2. “Well, at least prostitutes can be honest about faking it.”

            Not to mention that they provide pleasure, whereas the other bozos can’t even do that, much less be honest about themselves.

            As for Tucker Carlson, it appears he is picking up where Alex Jones left, sans the comic paranoia and buffoonery that Jones is so famous for (despite the fact that it’s an act, which he admitted in the court of law).

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    1. Swede is not a person capable of reading and absorbing long tracts of information, and apparently thinks “intelligence” is merely latching on to and repeating the words of authority figures. That is all he has ever done in all the years I have known him. He tosses quotes at us, often pretending the words he is using are original. That’s all he is doing with this video, using an authority figure (to him) as a weapon.

      In my work on Jonestown, I early on, viewing the compound, had the sense that I was looking at a mining camp, even spotting a helipad. I could see an area used to park heavy equipment, which had been airbrushed out. Later I went to the official records for Guyana, and found a map describing minerals in place, and sure enough, right where “Jonestown” was located, was a gold mine, an active gold mine, probably still active today. This explained the placement of that camp and all the buildings and roads and equipment.

      In the beginning, I merely counted the bodies in the photos, using a black marker to mark them to avoid double counting. Why are they all face down, I wondered? It could only be to avoid identification. These were probably soldiers and extras brought in for that photo shoot that day. Anyway, I came up with maybe 200 bodies. Where were the other 718? Nowhere to be found, as the photo I was looking at was said to be the entirety of the massacre. Some ran away and had to be hunted down and killed, we are told, all done off-camera. Righto, gotcha.

      Why that location? They needed somewhere inaccessible so that pain-In-the-ass investigators and civilians would not go there. Why the staged event? Trauma-based mind control, just like 9/11, JFK, Columbine, Las Vegas, and on and on, all of the fake events of my life. It did not work on me, in the long run, but Swede is gullible about these things, thinks it is all real, and thinks that people who are skeptical critical thinkers merely “drank the Kool Aid.” What a nice twist, to treat skepticism as gullibility, reversing roles in reality. But that’s how Intel works, distorting reality, treating skepticism as a “conspiracy theory” so that intelligent people can be ridiculed and marginalized.

      Hang around here Swede. You might wake up from your groggy slumber. Not betting on it.

      Jonestown, introduction

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      1. but, but, but, Jim Jones was feted by the Bay Aryan elite, hobnobbing like there was no tomorrow…and they killed that congresscritter who was inbestigatin’!

        I guess we now know why they did not establish their utopian commune in nearby NorCal, eh? Too close. As for the “victims”, allegedly mostly (?) blacks, well, here is the ethnicity of Guyana, per wickedpedo for 2012: 39.8% Indian, 29.3% African, 19.9% Multiracial, 10.5% Indigenous, 0.3% European, 0.2% Chinese. Not too hard to round up some tanned locals to play along for $5/day, plus a free t-shirt with a message in English on it, not to mention the kool-aid itself.

        I’ve heard the victims were face-down because it was grape kool-aid. Strawberry makes people collapse face-up.

        Trauma-based mindfuckery, as per usual. No use in trying to be independent, you’ll end up committing mass suicide, see?

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  11. Somewhere on this blog you’ll find a long series of articles on Jonestown, showing that “Jonestown” was a mining camp and that it was a large psyop, fake fake fake. Care to read it?

    Didn’t think so, the “read” part being your shortcoming.

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    1. Swede is visually oriented, and looks to authority figures in forming his own views. I’ve known him for years, and long ago realized that I could never ask him to read about something or think critically. This is a perfect example … he’s never thought about Jonestown, just accepted the official news about it as true without question. It’s interesting, as people who (don’t) think in that manner are actually the ones who “drank the Kook Aid.” That’s almost everyone, including Swede.

      In my work on Jonestown, I early on, viewing the compound, had the sense that I was looking at a mining camp, even spotting a helipad. I could see an area used to park heavy equipment, which had been airbrushed out. Later I went to the official records for Guyana, and found a map describing minerals in place, and sure enough, right where “Jonestown” was located, was a gold mine, an active gold mine, probably still active today. This explained the placement of that camp and all the buildings and roads and equipment.

      In the beginning, I merely counted the bodies in the photos, using a black marker to mark them to avoid double counting. Why are they all face down, I wondered? It could only be to avoid identification. These were probably soldiers and extras brought in for that photo shoot that day. Anyway, I came up with maybe 200 bodies. Where were the other 718? Nowhere to be found, as the photo I was looking at was said to be the entirety of the massacre. Some ran away and had to be hunted down and killed, we are told, all done off-camera. Righto, gotcha.

      Why that location? They needed somewhere inaccessible so that pain-In-the-ass investigators and civilians would not go there. Why the staged event? Trauma-based mind control, just like 9/11, JFK, Columbine, Las Vegas, and on and on, all of the fake events of my life. It did not work on me, in the long run, but Swede is gullible about these things, thinks it is all real, and thinks that people who are skeptical critical thinkers merely “drank the Kool Aid.” What a nice twist, to treat skepticism as gullibility, reversing roles in reality.

      Hang around here Swede. You might wake up from your groggy slumber. Not betting on it.

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      1. Call it a “twin spin”.

        One was the comparison to the clot shot the other was a barb to your past delusions.

        Mark, you’ve know me enough that I’m in for laughs not lectures.

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  12. This song seems more relevant now –

    Slash – ‘No More Heroes’

    Took a shot in the dark
    Though the aim was true
    Still it missed the mark
    As we wait for a hero we can’t find
    Now I know, now I realize
    It’s a hard line
    Once you cross you’re on your own
    But I won’t lie, I’m not satisfied
    We can’t wait much longer

    When your heroes, turn to the enemy
    And there’s nothing left to hold
    When your heroes, give only apologies
    I won’t deny it leaves me cold

    Once again, you let us fall
    Still you ease our minds and are sure to stall
    In the end, everything’s gonna be alright
    But they won’t
    Now I realize, these are hard times
    We can’t fight them on our own
    But I won’t lie, I’m not satisfied
    Who will save tomorrow?…

    Now I know
    Now I realize, these are hard times
    We can’t face them on our own
    But I won’t lie, I’m not satisfied
    Who will save tomorrow?…

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        1. Triple R, not only is that an amazing song, but the images are fantastic; have not seen it in a year or so. One of my faves.

          Takes me back to high school, senior ditch day, our driver was drunk when it was time to leave. He played tackle, so he outweighed me by some 30 pounds, but I was much faster. Grabbed his keys and scrambled up a fissure in the canyon wall. Found a perch and waited as he bellowed below, singing this song in my skull. He finally calmed down and one of our pals drove his car. Got a nice, multi-lined vertical scrape on the inside of my right wrist as I descended, the scar is still vaguely there. When I later moved to SF, I used to tell the Goth girls it was from a suicide attempt. 😉

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  13. This got misplaced in a thread above. Reposting in case anyone missed it and wants to respond:

    So does Lobaczewski discount the idea of interconnected families, maintaining their hegemony across generations? Or does he somehow tie that view to his ponerology concept?

    And how would it square with the “mass formation” theory? Under that view, if you recall, the leaders of a cult are said to be just as brainwashed (or moreso) than their followers.

    It seems there are several contradictory views of the nature of the ruling class, which would be understandable as competing schools – except that the same commenters seem to embrace them all in turn, espousing one one week, another the next.

    Pick just one! Or admit you don’t know. They can’t all simultaneously be true.

    Also – sort of a side note – this topic brings to mind all the suspense/ thriller fiction I’ve been reading in the past few years. I was on a big Elmore Leonard kick for a while, and quite a few of his characters are on the “spectrum” of psychopathy.

    Much popular fiction, of course, mines this territory since evil, death, violence, etc. are so compelling to writers and audiences alike. So in a sense, we’re all engaged in a “study” of evil, all the time, if we engage with popular fiction at all…

    Not sure what qualifies a Leonard or a Koontz (another favorite lately) to wax on endlessly about the nature of evil, via invented characters – as if they’re ponerologists. I guess if they can convince enough readers that their thugs, assassins, and twisted bureaucrats are plausible, or at least possible, then they can claim some expertise in the subject.

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    1. Hi Tim, not sure of Lobaczewski’s take, but mine is “it’s a big club, and you ain’t in it.” Competing factions of families/alliances from centuries or millennia ago, but a unified and inexorable move towards that boot on our faces, 24/7, aided by minions wanting a piece of the perverted pie. I remember always being unsatisfied when history would end with, “they ruled the region for centuries, but no one knows for sure what happened to them”, which seemed to happen with each “fallen” civilization in turn. Imho, the old kings never died out completely, just morphed (via migration and marriage) as the need arose.

      I mean, imagine being the first gang to have armed ships, of any size, in a world that had none, being able to pull off elaborate rituals, complete with music, firelight and smoke, or having a written language, or mathematics. Small technological advantages could make a big difference, which would enable “we are superior, they are inferior” attitudes, seen even today in the most insouciant and arrogant Murikans. (Though having all that tech did not seem to help much in Afghanistan, but who knows what the goal was there)

      I mean the mainstream story of how Rothschild bet on the Brits and made a killing (ha-ha) on Waterloo. Once he made this dough, did he go back to honest dealings? That is the question never advanced, much less answered.

      But the idea the US is some mass of competition with no one/group “in charge” seems silly. Muh vote!

      Still mystified why the old temples and cities (aside from the ones that are now inhospitable deserts) were abandoned, as many (such as Tenochtitlan, near Mexico City, Giza in Cairo) are close to modern cities. It can keep a guy up at night.

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      1. Yes, right… From what I’ve read so far, Lobaczewski’s ideas are very intriguing (as well as his bizarre and adventurous life story…) but I’m not sure how it squares with Carlin’s pithy quote, or Mathis’ ouvre, or other similar takes. He seems to see a large genetic component, where psychopathy is inherited, and/or the result of some physiological defect – for instance Stalin, he says, was missing certain regions of the brain!

        But that would be to take everything about Stalin at face value, rather than seeing him as an actor in a psy-op. I suppose both could be true – fakery, but producing some actual horrendous results. I’m just not sure from what little I’ve read so far if Lobaczewski has actually identified a real thing, even if he’s only seeing part of the puzzle. Or, if he’s completely off base, whether in good or bad faith.

        On the cities – how “should” it be, in your view? You mean that invading conquerors ought to have “stayed in town” and co-opted the infrastructure that was already there? Maybe they wanted to remove their new subjects from their cultural surroundings, erase their past… It reminds me of a theory about “African Americans” being a fictitious overlay on top of certain tribes of “Native Americans” who were ethnically distinct, African in appearance, and lived in settled cities. The Europeans, to enslave them, erased their heritage, this theory said. I may have found the link in comments here once – fascinating site, the guy really presented a lot of compelling evidence.

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      2. I’ve probably read that Waterloo bet story and forgotten it – another Just So story from the mainstream.

        Someone recently told me that – according to mainstream PBS doc IIRC – the Germans were actually Napoleon’s “Waterloo”, i.e. did more to bring him down. Waterloo proper was (according to doc) just a vagary of history, because the British general (whose name escapes me) sent back word of victory first, and it was better amplified (at least in the English speaking world.)

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  14. On “fictional ponerology,” of course there’s Brave New World (sort of), and 1984 (more to the point.) But I came across another one recently, more obscure – Ira Levin’s This Perfect Day.

    Levin of course is a master craftsman, and savvy cultural observer/ programmer: Rosemary’s Baby, The Stepford Wives, and many others. This Perfect Day never got the movie treatment though. I highly recommend the review of it on the Veterans Today site. It addresses many of the topics we discuss here, all about the capacity of the public to “wake up,” nature of the ruling class, etc.

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