“Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.” ― George Orwell, 1984
The mental mass hysteria on display during this American Presidential election has become unbearably stomach turning. Blocking oneself off from television news and mainstream printed media is no longer sufficient shielding from the cult of State idolization. Daily visits onto any social media platform showcase the new micro-dosed forum for propaganda. Served in the form of memes, video links of paid shills or the platitudes and screeds of would-be Party delegates – conditioning and normalizing the behavior and actions of sociopaths is a role embraced by the masses at large.
Big Brother has never been only the State and all it's propaganda arms. Big Brother is your friends, your family, your co-workers, your neighbors. Social media has unleashed a complicit public to work on their behalf at no charge. Not that the government is looking to abandoned their paid efforts at conditioning, but certainly men and women sitting in important offices are smiling at the efficiency of this new wing of public messaging.
information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view.
Not an hour goes by without an average citizen feeling compelled to browbeat their "friends" into supporting their chosen political God, along with the threat of banishment from their circle for insubordination. The amazing thing is how predictable it all is. People who embrace a certain mold, think and say exactly what they are expected to say. Unvaryingly. They wear their mass media influences proudly on their sleeves. They have to let you know at all times which famous pundit or celebrity they agree with. In fact, in most cases they wait to express a view until someone of stature within their circle of influence says or writes it first. A simple share with some obligatory "here's what I've been thinking all along" statement attached is as far as their arguments go.
"The more a man's life is shaped by the collective norm, the greater the individual immorality." - Dr. Carl Jung
These are people who went to college. Who were supposedly educated to think critically. But were they really? While some of us embraced the college lecture halls as places to break out from under the suffocation of consensus belief and messily forge individuated thoughts – its easy to recall the majority who continued to "go with the flow" and ride the most popular bandwagons. It's hard to blame them, the bandwagon ride is made comfortable and leisurely by those at the helm.
Outsider ideas and minority opinions are shamed and ridiculed at ever stage of life from birth to death. Facebook is just the newest hall of peer group shaming and pressures to get in line. Just today I read a post that said he "must" vote for a particular candidate despite said candidate being obviously in contradiction to many of the person's core values. Such a post not only illustrates their own abandonment of principle (a drastic compromise if not total abandonment) but the implication that we too, the readers, should do the same.
"We see, then, that the disappearance of the conscious personality, the predominance of the unconscious personality, the turning by means of suggestion and contagion of feelings and ideas in an identical direction, the tendency to immediately transform the suggested ideas into acts; these, we see, are the principal characteristics of the individual forming part of a crowd. He is no longer himself, but has become an automaton who has ceased to be guided by his will. " - Gustave Le Bon, The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind
This sense of obligatory participation in an utterly corrupt, shambolic process typifies the conversation around elections. Setting aside not participating, one can't even participate safely on the fringes of Third-Party politics without being subjected to contemptuous ridicule. Ridicule, in the form of peer-to-peer social media lambasting and from the mass-media talking heads that formulate their opinions.
teach (a person or group) to accept a set of beliefs uncritically.
"broadcasting was a vehicle for indoctrinating the masses"
These efforts to single out non-compliers or alternative choice supporters are gleefully taken up by friends and neighbors. To what end? These people seem ready to lay down their lives to protect the images of their beloved Party figures. They are the Defenders of the Court. While the Court Jester snickers off to the side. Governments have become so core to the identities of most Americans, the suggestion of disrupting their grip on all the control levers must seem like a death-threat.
"...[T]he two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can 'throw the rascals out' at any election without leading to any profound or extreme shifts in policy..." ― Dr. Carroll Quigley, Tragedy and Hope
A death of self is just what's needed. If a person's identity is largely structured around a political label, party or ideology, I dare say they have wittingly or unwittingly joined a cult. It certainly does them no favors to be obliged to agree with and defend indefensible policies in conflict with their own ethical principles. Ethical principles, which they believed to be the basis of their affiliation with said group or idea. That's how the game works. They tell them want they want to hear in order to keep them believing what they want means something. Their compliance is locked in from there. Believing that they have a voice, they continue to provide their consent.
In cases when the power elite senses disloyalty brewing, a threat is summoned, sending critical thought back into the closet. It's all so sad and formulaic. It's like watching a bad movie based on borrowed plot lines. Watch how fear sends foamed-mouthed masses into their respective corners even with the string pulling in plain view. Daily barrages of leaks and whistle blows undermining the entire system do little to nothing to hamper the wild-eyed crowds shouting for their team to defeat the "other." There is always an "other."
the induction of a state of consciousness in which a person apparently loses the power of voluntary action and is highly responsive to suggestion or direction.
Is there a more overt example of sorcery at work in modern times? The effectiveness of the State's indoctrination magic is profoundly clear when observing the comments of your average citizen on any given day. The sorcery works best during major crisis events, times of trouble or war. The cult of government far outshines the next best thought control operation executed by organized religions. At this stage in the game people seem utterly willing to accept any act of evil as long as they are perpetrated by their cult of choice. No war crime, no amount of dead children, no corporate sell-out, no abuse of nature, no imperialist meddling, no lie, no loss of rights, no loss of privacy is beyond rationalization or defense in the minds of the entranced. It is an equally amazing and horrifying thing to bare witness to.
“In the end the Party would announce that two and two made five, and you would have to believe it. It was inevitable that they should make that claim sooner or later: the logic of their position demanded it. Not merely the validity of experience, but the very existence of external reality, was tacitly denied by their philosophy. The heresy of heresies was common sense. And what was terrifying was not that they would kill you for thinking otherwise, but that they might be right. For, after all, how do we know that two and two make four? Or that the force of gravity works? Or that the past is unchangeable? If both the past and the external world exist only in the mind, and if the mind itself is controllable—what then?” ― George Orwell, 1984
a half-conscious state characterized by an absence of response to external stimuli, typically as induced by hypnosis or entered by a medium.
Even the most obedient and mind controlled among the masses have some inner inkling that we are facing a decline. That a threat to our humanity looms. Sadly, their only recourse is to support the very system of corruption that is itself the threat. The notion that there is a vastly opposing set of agendas among the two Parties in Washington D.C. is at the heart of this mental illness. Recalling Einstein's description of a psychosis in doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result is especially vivid. That the die-hard Party adherents see a marked difference between the Bush regime and the Obama regime is proof postive that rhetoric and theatre is what really counts in the minds of the masses.
The seven countries the US has bombed, high civilian death-tolls, record-setting international arms sales, runaway militarized police, record deportations, heightening Cold War propaganda, the criminalization of journalists and whistleblowers, the expansion of pipelines and fracking, the lack of prosecution of Wall Street scammers, no meaningful shift away from the drug war, continued indefinite detentions, no punishments for exposed torture tactics, on and on the list goes. This has all gone on in unbridled fashion under a so-called liberal establishment. And not a one of these horrors against freedom and humanity gives pause to many of those considering their next vote. They simply fall in line like the conscripted soldiers they have become.
"Human sickness is so severe, few can bear to look at it. But those that do will become well." - Vernon Howard
The escapees from the control grid are rare and are worthy of great applause. Discovering the keys to our own minds can be a difficult task, when they've been so long hidden from our sight. It begins with facing the realities notated above and recognizing their complete violation of ethical values and principles at a fundamental level. It requires taking a look back over one's personal history of indoctrination going back to grade school. Seeing exactly how the shackles are put on us, ever so slyly. It's not to say the methods of the elite aren't impressive, because they are. The level of unquestioning obedience and outright reverence they've managed to enact, largely without direct force is incredible. Seen in that light, it is not too hyperbolic to evoke black magic sorcery as their source of power. Is it any coincidence that Sidney Gottlieb, CIA mastermind of mind control Project MKULTRA, was referred to as "the Black Sorcerer?"
the use of magic, especially black magic.
Operation Mockingbird, brainchild of another CIA black magician, Allen Dulles, was an out an out CIA usurpation of the mass media to propagate a crafted narrative of current events. You can decide for yourself if this project ever actually came to an end. It's no secret that six major conglomerates operate almost every major news media outlet that furnishes public opinion. When a small group of insiders can call upon powerful forces to do their biding to affect a public consciousness alteration – that is fucking magic.
Magic is a real thing and its concerns are the directed efforts to create changes to the mind and to outward reality. A white magician does this work upon themselves to reach higher states of spiritual consciousness and create a net positive for the world about them. The black magician on the other hand, works magic for the purpose of self-advancement by an any means necessary. Without distinction between right and wrong and working from a disposition of moral relativism, this dark magic can be used on others without their consent or regard for damages.
We live in a world of magical forces. Forces that can be harnessed for ill or good. The world's power players in business, politics, war and finance are not standing passivly by. They and their cohorts are working with psychic magic on a 24/7 time-cycle to create the reality that best serves their Will.
Thomas Cole, The Garden of Eden, Amon Carter Museum
The question for the individual is what reality can they manifest for themselves? What changes can they bring about in their own minds or the minds of others? How can esoteric techniques be used to reclaim sovereignty over personal thoughts and actions? The first step is to admit there is a problem. Following that up with a powerful renunciation of mental and emotional commitment to the establishment is the next logical choice.
What one chooses to do from there to make peace with themselves is unlimited and variable to the individual, then freed to make choices. It's a long road out of the dark cave constructed by dark sorcerers. Each individual journeying out may make their own unique paths to the light. We should not expect conformity on the outside any more than we could accept the forced conformity of the cave.
There ought to be many flavors of freedom and many varieties of spiritual liberation. Whatever those may be, the simple act of taking back control over one's mind and seeking a new Truth, is just the sort of light magic we need to combat the dark. We have our work cut out for us and should expect to be met with daily resistance by friends and loved ones, still clinging to the false security and forced order of the cave.
If my experience stands for anything, it tells me that despite the difficulty of rejecting consensus reality, once having seen the light, it is nearly impossible to turn back to the darkness of programmed ignorance. This places one squarely in an undefined and exciting new territory. A garden of possibilities, unmolested by wicked gardeners, planting their evil seeds of destruction. A personal Eden of limitless terrain. A fertile ground for the planting of new seeds, issued from pure, divine inspiration. That is of course, if one chooses to pick up the magic tools of light, in order to banish the insidious bastards right out of the their seats of influence, once and for all.