Why The Left Cannot Be Allowed Control (con’t)
“Contemporary events differ from history in that we do not know the results they will produce. Looking back, we can assess the significance of past occurrences and trace the consequences they have brought in their train. But while history runs its course, it is not history to us. . . . . .
“Yet, although history never quite repeats itself, and just because no development is inevitable, we can in a measure learn from the past to avoid a repetition of the same process. One need not be a prophet to be aware of impending dangers. . . . . . “
F.A. Hayek, in The Road To Serfdom
This section is going to be somewhat different from what I had originally intended. The coronavirus pandemic has altered my perspective and opinions on several things. In these essays it may seem like I mention many seemingly unrelated factors but these factors do figure into the entire equation. If you don’t factor in all the facts you will never reach a correct answer and without a correct answer or assessment you will never reach a correct solution to a problem. Like the analogy of assembling pieces to a puzzle I used earlier you need all the pieces for a complete picture. If you are missing a few pieces you may still be able to “get the picture” but it is always best to have all the pieces. It cuts down the odds of unpleasant surprises. If you prethink possible problems and one occurs you have already a possible solution. Even if your prethinking did not result in a solution you are ahead of the game as you can eliminate some wasting of time on things already thought about. Things are seldom black or white especially when dealing with humanity. If the correct answer is 10 but you only add 1 plus 2 plus 3 and do not add 4 you will never get the answer of 10. As long as you omit one number you will never get 10. You might come close but as the old saying goes “close but no cigar.” Like most, if not all, human endeavors we usually have what should be simple straight forward affairs but they often seem to be on winding roads with blind curves, drop offs on both sides, no guard rails and numerous rest areas. Oh and throw in a blizzard for good (or bad) measure. We have been down this road before many, many times. Just because our technology has advanced doesn’t mean we have. Our psychology really hasn’t advanced much from that of our primitive ancestors. We are at a make or break moment.
In the prior essay I had mentioned the present virus but it has since taken on new dimensions. Not so much the potential seriousness of it, as all pandemics are serious, but the way it has rearranged the world stage. I do not believe it was an accident as the very wealthy individuals, whose names are generally not commonly known, and businesses and powerful governments, individually or acting in concert, leave nothing to chance. Technology and the human population increase faster than the problems they create can be properly dealt with, or, more often than not, even seen and identified. Although I have thought for years there was going to be some type of plague or disaster of human origin the details of this one came as a surprise. I was just talking to one of my friends from the 70s and we both reminisced about how back then we talked about several possible disasters that could or would befall the human race and one of them was a plague. Humanity has the habit of being reactive instead of pro-active. We practice crises management instead of crises prevention. We have both political leaders and business leaders that thrive on problems so much so that they will create them to validate their existence, keep themselves in power and make a profit. They are able to do this because most people work and have a personal life that consumes their time and energies. Some are just lazy and lack the ambition or don’t care. Some lack the wherewithal to realize anything is wrong. The fact we have a plague is no surprise but what is a surprise are the details of it. It is also no surprise that the virus originated in China as most plagues take off and spread from large population centers. It is not always China but any large population center will do although historically China and the Far East get the first place prize.
The coronavirus is a zoonosis which is a virus that starts in an animal host and is transferred to the human population. The term used for this process is called spillover. The disease literally spills over from an animal host to the human population. The disease infects a person that came into contact with an animal’s blood, possibly while butchering it and the blood gets into a cut or it can also be contracted by coming in contact with an infected animal’s feces, saliva or urine or possibly from being bitten. From there one of two things occur; The person gets it and dies or the person comes in contact with someone else who comes in contact with someone else and eventually one of those someone elses comes in contact with a larger population center, from the size of a village to that of a large city. From there it spreads. Supposedly this begins more often than we realize but the disease goes nowhere because the person in the wild that originally came in contact with it dies or does not come in contact with anyone else after getting it, recovering and not infecting anyone else.. Or, they go to a small village, before dying or recovering, and the village gets infected and it runs its course with the inhabitants contracting it and dying or recovering and there it stops if there was no contact with others outside the village. A person that gets infected does not necessarily become a carrier. Scientists say then the disease reaches a “dead end.” If it doesn’t reach a dead end the pace picks up as the exposed and infected population areas increase. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a wild animal as there have been flues (i.e. Swine flu and Bird flu) and other diseases that have come from domestic animals and they end up going to large population centers where they basically explode much like the chain reaction demonstrated by ping pong balls and mouse traps. For visualization I added the following short video link:
There is an excellent book by David Quammen with the title Spillover. A review of it is in the Books Worth Reading section of this site. He said this about zoonosis: “It’s a word of the future, destined for heavy use in the 21st century.” The increasing population makes it inevitable. While, as I said, a pandemic is no surprise what was the surprise is I had thought the human race had evolved past chemical and biological weapons but apparently not. The virus, which came out of China, I do not believe was a complete accident, if accident at all. Why do I think it was not an accident? Because it goes along with their thinking and psychology, advances their goals and it was a logical move for a nation in their position. It could have inadvertently escaped from a lab but the situation was used and manipulated to China’s advantage and it is being used for political advantage in the United States. Maybe but it is unlikely it came from the “wet markets” of China selling wild exotic animals. China would have shut them down and they have the power to do so. There are several books on China worth reading. They are: The China Threat by Bill Gertz ; The China Fantasy by James Mann  and China Inc. by Ted C. Fishman . There are several other books also on the communist Chinese threat worth reading. Communist China is a mortal threat to Western civilization and it is wise to know your enemy. The following are a few sentences from The China Threat. Read and reread them and think about the content. I have underlined a few words I want you to read, reread and ponder the implications of. From The China Threat:
“China’s changing views of warfare are outlined in the 1999 book Unrestricted Warfare by two PLA [People’s Liberation Army]colonels, Qiao Liang and Wang Xiangsui, who advocate expanding combat beyond the battlefield to include computer warfare, international terrorism, biological and chemical warfare, economic and financial warfare, and more: . . . . ‘On cyber, techno –warfare, the authors conclude: ‘clearly, it is precisely the diversity of the means employed that has enlarged the concept of warfare. Moreover, the enlargement of the concept of warfare has, in turn, resulted in enlargement of the realm of war related activities. . . . . . To Qiao and Wang, the modern warrior will be a combination of traditional military commander, modern computer hacker, international financier, and global terrorist. ‘Obviously,’ They continue, ‘warfare is in the process of transcending the domains of soldiers, military units, and military affairs, and is increasingly becoming a matter for politicians, scientists, and even bankers.’ “
Also in the book is the following and very interesting passage. In light of the dates and present situation it is not only interesting it is disturbing:
“. . . . Chinese military writings predict that China’s “dangerous decade”—, when it faces a strategic checkmate—is the period between 2020 and 2030. [Remember the book was published in 2000] By 2020, America will not be able to ignore China’s growing might, and China’s military and strategic planners fear the country will not be powerful enough to take on the United States until 2030. What China wants is three more decades of Clinton-Gore “engagement,” which downplays Chinese military capabilities, encourages decreasing American defense spending, and gives China major technical and financial boosts.”
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to add two plus two but it is apparently beyond the sky rocket level intellectual capacity of liberals. While the book mentions in details the Clinton administration, (remember it was published in 2000), the Bush and Obama administrations merely carried forward the Clinton policies on steroids. It is now 2020 the beginning of what they consider their “dangerous decade” and we have a virus ravaging the United States and the West that started in China. What a coincidence. The official narratives on China from liberals and businesses are and have been if they become more prosperous they will become more democratic. They have an Alfred E. Neuman from Mad Magazine approach: “What me worry?” It hasn’t worked out that way and if anything it has been the opposite. They have become more totalitarian. The fact we are imploding gives no nation the incentive to become democratic. They have watched us go from the leader of the free world politically, economically and industrially, with the highest standard of living and level of literacy for the average person and putting a man on the moon to imploding and declining into third world status.
I have a certain amount of respect for China and their history and I will not deny they have legitimate complaints against the West for past actions. The Opium Wars are one such legitimate complaint. Another is the quaint custom we have historically had of treating people that looked different and talked different than us like shit. [Pardon the word but it is the best fit.] They are an old culture and have a rich history and a high degree of intelligence. Any time over the decades I have had the opportunity to engage in any type of discourse with someone of Chinese origin I give them 101% of my attention. I see an ancient race with a deep sense of identity and respect for their history. Their civilization has been around as long as the Western civilizations paralleling Rome and Greece. In the past the Chinese have been responsible for many inventions and scientific developments. One that springs to mind is an explosive powder they developed and mainly used for fireworks. We in the West built on their discovery and invented guns. The explosive powder is now known as gunpowder. (Contrary to what many say the Chinese actually did use it for warfare in the form of crude rockets. From the description they resembled big firework sky rockets.) They are patient and have logical minds. They believe in an ordered, stable and a rigidly controlled society so much so it was actually a major factor in their past rises and downfalls and will again be their downfall in the future. Centuries ago they had ocean going vessels engaged in exploration but one of the Ming Emperors stopped it fearing outside influence and contamination of their society. Other factors that stopped the expeditions are reputed to be the costs of the expeditions were enormous for the returns and China was having trouble with the Mongols that were planning to invade as well as a failing economy and failing crops. (Exploration took a back seat to defense and social issues. We shall look at that foolish disastrous malady that also infects Western politicians later.) I have the belief the Chinese quite possibly reached American shores before Columbus. There are only two countries in the world with alligators: The United States and China. Everyplace else has crocodiles. The Chinese worship dragons and alligators would appear as being relatives to dragons. It would seem logical to assume that if they landed on American shores and saw alligators they would have brought some back as gifts to the emperor. In their explorations they did bring exotic animals and various items back to the emperor so it would fit the pattern. The point is we are dealing with a highly disciplined and ordered society run by intelligent people that has global domination as a goal. They are not stupid and they are goal oriented. We have a significant percent of our population into drugs (which in China can get you executed) or some other form of vice, addicted to sports and watching such garbage as Hip Hop Nation, Marriage Boot Camp, Love After Lock Up, Honey Boo Boo, Moma June and other worthless, brainless wastes of time. I mentioned briefly groups of students, both Americans and Chinese, were given a survey with 5 occupations on it. The survey found that 30% of American students wanted to be YouTube stars and 11% wanted to be astronauts. Compare that to 56% of Chinese students wanting to be astronauts and only 16% wanting to be YouTube stars. The implications are frightening. In case you have doubt here is the link:
The leftist, Democrat controlled media and some Democrats have implied to some degree or another that we have to consider the possibility of Trump being under the influence of or being an agent of a foreign power—Russia. I think we need to examine the actions and narratives of the media and the Democrats themselves and look at that and them from a similar perspective. I think we need to consider the possibility, actually probability, the media and the Democrats are under the influence of or are agents of a foreign power—China. There are a lot of clues that give an affirmative answer. Like pieces of a puzzle clues build and accumulate and begin to form a picture or pattern. Even though people engaged in clandestine activity are extremely careful clues are left. There are always clues. Even the lack of clues is a clue in itself. Every crime scene has some and by investigation others appear and the picture takes form. Even if circumstantial there comes a point where the scales are tipped to a yes from a maybe. From a reasonable doubt to a reasonable assurance. Everything, literally everything, the Democrats have done have been things that are key ingredients for a social collapse. Everything! Name something that hasn’t been. They are purposely pushing for a collapse of America. Refer back to previous essays where I mentioned The Cloward-Piven Strategy and Strategic Engineered Migration. We have to ask why and why is a valid question. Let’s try to figure it out. The main reason would be to guarantee their regaining and remaining in power permanently as virtual dictators. Until it can be disproved it must be on the table of possibilities.
One thing that needs to be asked and investigated is was the virus actually a form of biological warfare. Ask the questions: 1) is it possible? Answer: YES. 2) Is it beneath the communists? Answer: NO. Reread the above passage from The China Threat about what the PLA colonels said about warfare. Also reread the passage that tells of the Chinese considering 2020 being the beginning of their dangerous decade. 3) Has biological warfare been used in past human history? Answer: YES. 4) What would the results be? Answer: A disrupted world economy, the potential economic collapse of the United States, and increased odds of a Democrat victory in November. President Trump has interfered with Chinese plans to overtake America as the #1 global economy by 2030 with his tariffs. 5) Who would benefit? Answer: China, communism, the United Nations and the Democrats. I will say the Republicans have been equally at fault in the rise of the China threat and the reality is the problem actually began with them. I will get into that in the next essay when I drop kick the GOP. I detest both parties that is why my political philosophy towards the Democrats and Republicans is Shakespearian: “A plague on both your houses.” Unfortunately that takes on an extra ugly and tragic meaning today.
This has been going on a long time. It has been carefully planned. The media parrots each other like they get their scripts and narratives from the same place and basically they do. They and much of the leadership of the Democrats and the powers behind them are Fifth Columnists. I will refresh your memory with the explanation of Fifth Columnist from the Encyclopedia Britannica:
“Fifth column, clandestine group or faction of subversive agents who attempt to undermine a nation’s solidarity by any means at their disposal. The term is conventionally credited to Emilio Mola Vidal, a Nationalist general during the Spanish Civil War (1936–39). As four of his army columns moved on Madrid, the general referred to his militant supporters within the capital as his “fifth column,” intent on undermining the loyalist government from within.
“A cardinal technique of the fifth column is the infiltration of sympathizers into the entire fabric of the nation under attack and, particularly, into positions of policy decision and national defense. From such key posts, fifth-column activists exploit the fears of a people by spreading rumours and misinformation, as well as by employing the more standard techniques of espionage and sabotage.”.
Fifth columnists can be willing participants believing in what they are doing or they can be willing in anticipation of rewards. Bribery is a longstanding method and a big pile of money is a definite incentive to some. Those that are bribed have the flaw of dishonesty and are not trustworthy. If a big pile of money bought them a bigger pile of money from someone else would give them the incentive to resell their loyalty (a gross misnomer) and services at a profit. The original “buyers” are aware of this and always have this in their minds. There can also be unwilling participants by reason of extortion. The threat of harm to themselves or others can elicit support. It can also be having something damaging on a person the fear of exposure of would be damaging. Extortion is also a long standing method but also has a flaw. If the person being extorted has the threat removed they could turn on the extortioner with a vengeance in numerous ways; all unpleasant of course. Mind control is also a long standing method. Mind control has been around a long time. Emotions are a primitive control mechanism. Fear and hate are two strong motivators in controlling people. If you drill into a person or a society fear of someone or something or the hate towards someone or something they become controllable sometimes instigated to be uncontrollable. While effective it has the drawback that emotionally motivated people are usually irrational and unstable and it could backfire and blow up. Simple programming is also a method similar to hate or fear being drilled into the target(s) but it is of a more subtle nature and with less instability associated with emotions. It is just repeating something over and over and over. A perfect example is the use of words like racist, sexist, xenophobe, homophobe, Islamophobe etc., even when no evidence exists. Basically a principle similar to Pavlov’s dogs. Ivan Pavlov, a Russian scientist, conditioned dogs with food and a bell. Every time he fed them he rang a bell prior to feeding them. After a while he rang the bell but did not feed them and he found they drooled in anticipation of food. The sound of the bell conditioned them to react. Another example of this close to home would be television programming and commercials. By the time a heavy television watcher reaches age 18 they have seen thousands of hours of programs and commercials. Both affect many of their thoughts and actions. They are programmed to politically think certain ways and to buy products because it makes them healthier, smarter, makes life easier, gives them status or increases their sex appeal and chances of getting lucky. ( Very important especially for guys.) They put on a Van Huesen sport shirt, Florsheim shoes, and use whatever brand of deodorant keeps them smelling fresh all day. They brush with a certain toothpaste for that Dudley Do Right smile, gargle with a certain mouthwash for that sweet and minty breath. They comb their hair with whatever gives them sex appeal and take a Cert because they want to be certain. They jump in their Porsche, or whatever the hot sexy in car is today, drive to the local college campus, get out and wonder why they aren’t raped. They must have used the wrong cleanser in their toilet.
Bribery, extortion, emotions and simple programming are now old hat. Research and development on real mind control has been going on in earnest since the 1940s. We must understand how far they have undoubtedly come since then. Also reread the above explanation of fifth columnist. We must consider that possibility on our list of possibilities on why some in the media and government are so defensive and supportive of China. If we do not consider all possibilities we are only fooling ourselves. Our species has as part of our inherited nature, reinforced by millions of years of adaptation, the conscious and unconscious awareness of the fact that what we don’t know, miss, overlook, don’t see or ignore can harm or kill us. It seems that many, especially liberals, have lost that instinct. Philip Wylie in Generation of Vipers (This was written during WW2) said:
“American liberty has been tentatively saved for the last few decades, not by the self-discipline of its citizens but by their instincts, which had not yet been blunted quite enough to prevent the people from realizing imminent dangers at the eleventh hour. Twice, now, we have turned at the last moment and armed ourselves to prevent the discipline of ruthlessness – the next most powerful discipline to responsible liberty – from overthrowing us. This second time we came within months, perhaps even weeks, as a body of common men, to a position from which not even our instincts could have extricated us. It is not utterly certain that we have escaped, but the presumption is that we shall.
“What about the third time?
“If the third time does come, it will be because we failed to learn the lesson of the other two – failed to make ourselves into what Dorothy Thompson says we already are: Christian, rational, and possessed of organized law. If the third time is allowed to come, it will surely take the measure of us, find us wanting, and wait only until our fallacies are big enough to dull our last collective instinct of self-preservation. Then you – or your children – will be the slaves of retrogressive science, serfs of the vandals, and whores of the Huns, as is a far larger number of people than the population of the U.S.A. at this very moment.”
The third time is here. It seems the instincts of a large portion of the population have instincts blunted to that point. If they were as concerned about losing to the Russians, the Chinese, or the Muslims as much as they are concerned about men being allowed in the women’s rooms or boys pretending to be girls competing with girls or offering a life with no toil or responsibilities and emotionally reacting to anything and everything they might realize the gravity of the situation. The following are a couple of interesting things I found on the net about what China has gained. The left sees nothing to be concerned about. Anything that doesn’t fit their narrative and social engineering dreams goes in one ear and out the other and is denied or ignored. Like the grain of corn passing through a bird undigested Wells spoke of in 1984. I have no idea as to who the author is on the first but the message is pretty much on the money and worth considering. I commented on a couple of points with the usual [ ] around them.
“The coronavirus traveled all over the world from Wuhan China, but it did not reach Beijing or Shanghai or other major cities in China. Can anyone explain how is that possible?”
[Here I will say that it did get to those two cities but as large as those metropolises are they had less than a thousand fatalities each. From the site AFP Fact Check: As of April 12, 2020, Shanghai, China’s financial hub, has reported 607 confirmed cases of COVID-19, while the Chinese capital of Beijing has reported 589 confirmed cases, according to statistics from China’s National Health Commission published by state news agency Xinhua . Notice it actually says confirmed cases not fatalities. April 14, 2020 The New York Times had this in an article: The new figures, released by the city’s Health Department, drove up the number of people killed in New York City to more than 10,000, and appeared to increase the overall United States death count by 17 percent to more than 26,000. [China also stopped all travel to the rest of China from Wuhan but not from Wuhan to the rest of the world. Yes it is suspicious isn’t it? Not to leftists though.]
There are so many questions, after all, where it all started, in China, the Chinese stock market did not collapse, but the American and European markets did, and when those markets collapsed, the Chinese bought a lot.
All roads lead back to China
- They created a virus for which they already had an antidote. [Logically it is still on the table until disproved]
- They purposely spread the virus for financial gain. [Logically it is still on the table until disproved. Also it gained them politically. Even Bill Gates is lapping the ground they walk on.]
- There is a clear demonstration of efficiency to such an extent that they built hospitals in a few days. To build so many hospitals they had to be prepared with organized projects, for example, with the ordering of equipment, the hiring of labor, the water and sewerage network, the prefabricated building materials and the storage in an impressive volume. Everything happened so fast that everyone was speechless. [Of course the fact they use slave labor needs to be taken into account.]
- They caused chaos in the world, beginning with Europe and the rest of the Western worlds.
- Quickly decimating the economies of dozens of countries.
- Stop production and manufacturing lines in factories and primary production in dozens of countries.
- Causing the stock markets to crash and then they bought stocks, bonds and companies at bargain prices.
- They then quickly gained control of the epidemic in their country. After all, they were ready and it was never really out of control.
- In all this, they managed to lower the price of basic products, including the price of oil.
- Now they are going back to mass production while the rest of the world is stopped.
It happened before most of us knew what was happening, even before we knew what the Coronavirus was.
Here is another article from a reputable news source based in India, WION (World Is One News).
April 8 2020
“China which caused the coronavirus crisis seems to be finding new opportunities with Chinese companies scouting for “distressed assets” in Europe.
“Distressed companies are those that need money to survive. China is ready to spend and its latest hunting ground is in Europe, countries like Spain and Italy – two of the worst affected countries in the world.
“First, China exported the virus now it seeks to profit from it. Chinese companies are already selling coronavirus supplies like masks, ventilators and more.”
Here is a link to an article that just popped up titled: . Chinese Stocks Are Booming… With More Gains Ahead
The Democrats and leftists lack basic awareness and this lack of basic awareness is more common in large metropolitan areas which are Democrat/leftist dominated. The reason is they are not so dependent on their judgment or instincts for survival. It is easier to freeload in a city. For criminals there are more potential victims which translates into more opportunities. Also victimhood is a Democrat staple and dream. There is more tolerance, even acceptance, for freeloaders and criminal activities in cities. We are witnessing the approval of lawlessness as this is written. They have large homeless populations and much of the reason is they have made homelessness an acceptable lifestyle. They are not even prosecuting criminals in many cities. Steal something worth less than $950 in San Francisco and it’s yours no strings attached. Also the stress level in cities is more so they have less mental energy to focus on questions or thoughts that are metaphysical or philosophical or require critical thinking. Too much attention on one thing usually means not enough attention on something else. Also, while not scientific but real, in cities there is congestion and confusion “in the air” from others that affect a person and are draining. It can be compared to a short draining the charge of a battery. Reread the quotes about cities by Desmond Morris and his book The Human Zoo in an earlier essay.
Because their personal lives consume so much of their energy dealing with their individual responsibilities they have little if any left for other endeavors. I am not talking about donating time to charity or the like either as that would be considered on their personal plates. Or, they just do not have the awareness or wherewithal to fathom anything other than what they see. They pride themselves as being “woke” but they basically exist in a state of oblivion. That obliviousness facilitates others in selfish harmful endeavors and is exploited by politicians. Regardless of many brilliant discoveries and works of literature humanity seems to be of limited intelligence and foresight. Prove me wrong.
The Democrats are openly anti-American and pro-China. They deny it but they are an excellent example of Orwell’s 1984. They merely follow the party line even when it contradicts logic and facts. This has actually been going on in both parties for some time but the pace increased and became obvious during the Clinton-Gore administration. For an extremely comprehensive view of it read The China Threat. How and why are the Democrats pushing the pro-China and anti-America narrative? Most are just followers and like Hayek said thinking is of significance to only a few. You don’t need to control large numbers of people you merely have to control a few in key positions to control the majority. A charismatic or strong figure is a good figurehead. The movies The Candidate and The Manchurian Candidate are good representations of that principle. In today’s America one need not be intelligent or qualified to be a popular leader. Identity politics holds sway over competency or intelligence. The majority don’t think they react emotionally. Their ranker and hate is not only visible but “feelable.”For proof go talk to a liberal or go to a college campus with a Trump hat. I rest my case.
I remember an episode of The Outer Limits television show from the early 60s that had China as a threat. This was before China had actually entered the 20th century. Much of the population was still illiterate and malnourished. It was a show that was designed for serious thinking. They usually had profound opening and closing narratives. The following is the opening narrative of the show titled The Hundred Days of the Dragon:
“Somewhere south of the Mongolian border and north of the Tropic of Cancer, in that part of the world we call the Orient, a slumbering giant has shaken itself to wakefulness. Passed over in most histories as a nation forgotten by time, its close-packed millions in the short span of twenty years have been stirred to a fury by one man: Li-Chin Sung. A benevolent despot in his homeland, Sung stands as an irresponsible threat to peace in the eyes of the rest of the world. [It then shows an image of US presidential candidate William Selby and the narrator goes on]William Lyons Selby, candidate for the presidency of the United States, predicted by every poll, survey, and primary to be a certain winner in the forthcoming election.” [When I read that I think of Hillary.]
In this episode the Chinese, (the episode did not say China but it is obvious it was and Li-Chin Sung was symbolic of Mao Zedong), had developed a fluid when injected into someone it made their flesh “moldable” for several minutes. By putting a subject’s fingers on a mold of someone else’s finger prints their prints would be changed to that of the mold. The same with the face. By finding a person with identical physical features a person could be created that was almost an exact duplicate. Do I think that is possible? No and I think the odds of it ever being possible are astronomically small but I ask you if it could be done, if it was possible, do you think there are people whether in the government, the military, in business or in criminal organizations that would hesitate to use it if it fit their purpose and would achieve their goal? Below I posted a link to the episode. The first seven minutes is the main reason I posted it but the whole show is worth watching and will leave you thinking. This show was popular back when schools taught thinking. At that time in order to pass and graduate a person had to actually learn to read, to write and do math to get an actual earned diploma not merely show up and get a diploma not worth the paper it’s printed on. As far as the question of would a government, the military, corporate capitalists or a crime syndicate use it if it furthered their goals? Answer it for yourself and at that I rest my case in advance for what I will later write for you to consider. Meanwhile the link to the episode:
It is well known that the governments of numerous nations have been researching and experimenting in mind control. That includes the United States, Russia and China among others. A few of the many methods include brain washing, imprinting, hypnosis, surgery, drugs and what is known as subliminal advertising. Some would be more practical than others. (The CIA experimented with LSD as a potential mind control substance but abandoned it, or so they say. If you can’t trust the CIA who can you trust?) Science fiction is full of stories of various types of rays, waves, hypnosis, drugs, parasites that are inserted into a human host that makes them susceptible to suggestions and other forms of mind control. Science fiction, as we all know, has often become science fact. To alter someone’s mind is child’s play compared to putting a man on the moon. While there are numerous ways let’s first look at hypnosis. Hypnosis is a simple and effective method. Hypnosis can be induced the old fashioned way of “Look into my eyes. You are getting sleepy. Sleepy.” It is a little more complex than that but you get the drift of what I am saying. The point is it has been around for a long time. Hypnosis can also be drug induced. Hypnosis is also undetectable and unbreakable and the hypnotized person has no memory of being hypnotized. There are also other undetectable and unbreakable methods. I have mentioned this author and book before but do so again because of the imolications. Vance Packard in The People Shapers wrote:
“Human engineers are at work in a variety of fields. They are increasing the capacity of a relatively small number of people to control, modify, manipulate, reshape the lives of a great number of other people. And they’re functioning in many countries, especially in the United States, Great Britain, Germany, France, Japan, Canada, Israel, Russia, Australia, the Netherlands, and Scandinavia.” [Today we have to add China. This book was written in the 70s]
“Another, and potentially dangerous, aspect of hypnosis is the ability of an expert hypnotist to influence a person’s actions after the trance is passed. This smacks of the brainwashed man in The Manchurian Candidate. On receiving a certain signal he would return to a zombie like state. . . “
“A hypnotist does not need to be in the same room with the subject in order to put him into a trance. He can in fact be miles away. One way to hypnotize by remote control is by television.
“The psychiatrist Herbert Spiegel demonstrated this in an experiment at Columbia. A subject known to be hypnotizable sat in a lounge chair before a TV set. Spiegel was seated before a closed-circuit TV camera four stories below. He talked to the subject, just as if the subject were in the same room and put him into a trance. . . .
”Spiegel suggests that televised hypnosis could have a number of uses. It could be used to group therapy and mass education. . . . . But but Spiegel warns that the technique could have dangerous consequences if used in any way in public broadcasts. He has called for stringent controls as a safety measure.
“The warning was in order. Several years ago a radio performer in England inadvertently hypnotized a portion of his listening audience. . . . . But conceivably it could be designed to occur at the outset of a national crisis. The people might even be admonished to ignore all distractions such as interruptions to announce an emergency. How effective the admonition would be on large numbers of people is unclear.”
“Military planners have long been intrigued by the possibility of getting warriors, via some form of hypnosis, to perform with extraordinary strength and endurance in times of battle. The American military have experimented successfully with using ‘hypnotic couriers.’ The psychologist G. H. Estabrooks, a Rhodes scholar who obtained his PhD from Harvard, revealed that he was involved in preparing many such couriers during World War II. Comments can be broken. Captured couriers can be tortured into revealing their messages. But a hypnotized Courier is virtually unbreakable.”
“For at least 20 years the CIA has been testing and using many types of behavior control. Hypnosis apparently has been included, sometimes in combination with drugs. . . . .”
These next few quotes are on brainwashing.
“It is possible to reprogram people’s personalities and beliefs, even when they resist if coercive techniques can be employed. A number of studies have been made of the scientific brainwashing techniques used by Asian Communists on captured American military personnel. Studies also have been made of techniques used by the Russians in their stage trials during the 1930s, and by the Nazis on early political dissidents. Investigators have searched for the common strategy used in shattering and remolding personalities.
“Brainwashing is not as mysterious as it once seemed. It involves very little reliance on drugs. The so-called truth drugs even for interrogation have been overrated. . . . . “
On Subliminal advertising in the subsection: SLIPPING MESSAGES INTO OUR MINDS
(The first paragraph):
“In the late 1950s there was a hullabaloo in much of the Western world when it was discovered that hidden messages were being tucked into TV, radio, and motion picture shows. Much of the tucking was being done by advertisers. The technique was called subliminal stimulation. It was based on findings by psychiatrists that the brain can receive quickly flashed images and whispered sounds below our level of conscious awareness.”
(The last paragraph several pages later):
“I would guess that its greatest potential is not as a huckster’s tool in democracies, but rather a conditioning tool for authoritarian regimes.”
LIVESCIENCE had this on its site:
“When people see violent or erotic images, they fail to process whatever they see next, according to new research.
“Scientists are calling the effect “attentional rubbernecking.”
“‘We observed that people fail to detect visual images that appeared one-fifth of a second after emotional images, whereas they can detect those images with little problem after viewing neutral images,’ said Vanderbilt University psychologist David Zald.”
Remember there is a report on The People Shapers in the Books Worth Reading section of this site.
I am sure anyone who is a Star Trek TNG fan remembers an episode called “The Game.” It was a game that was played by using a headset. When you scored a point you received some type of pleasurable sensation. It was addictive and sort of hypnotic. Soon every member of the crew had them and wore them every waking minute including while performing their duties. Two crew members resisted and tried to warn the others what was happening to no avail. They were thought of as crazy. Naturally in the end the day was saved by these two “crazies” but every time I am anywhere and everywhere and see almost everyone (myself included) with their nose poked into a cellphone I think of that episode. We are programed to look at and watch screens in restaurants, bars, airports, at home, and in stores, literally everywhere. Name a place there isn’t a screen. If you can think of a place without one there is a place near with one you can be sure. There is a patent out for “Nervous system manipulation by electromagnetic fields from monitors.” Who knows if it works but it is only one of scores of patents for mind control devices. People are thinking this way and you know the alphabet agencies in our government and other governments are researching them. The patent number is US6506148B2, Google it. Google mind control. Many of the sites are legitimate sites not run by kooks.
Also another frightening thing to keep in mind is that short term memories can be erased within about 48 hours by using drugs. This is being studied for removing traumatic events from a person’s mind before they go into permanent storage.
One thing that should be found interesting is large cities, urban areas and suburbs have city water. The vast majority of the rural areas which cover well over half the land area of the United States have wells. That is one of the main reasons rural residents have poorer teeth. It would be easy to slip something in a city water supply whereas if water was gotten from individual wells it would be hard if not impossible. The People Shapers had something to say about that:
TURNING ON AGGRESSIVENESS OR PACIFISM
“Findings such as theirs have caused scientists to contemplate the manipulative possibilities of chemicals that would incite or inhibit aggression in man. Military people quite likely would be more intrigued by aggression inciters, and internal police in aggression inhibitors.”
“On the other hand, the ruling powers might be interested in mass arousal of aggressiveness. During this century, most Americans were uninterested in becoming involved in foreign wars until heavy propaganda whipped a militaristic mood. Some future leader might simply trying adding aggression-inciting chemicals to drinking water, table salt, or the air. And then there are the men who must do the actual fighting. Military leaders would prefer to create gung ho fighting in rather than wavering ones. And they are also understandably curious about the cause and prevention of anxiety under stress. In United States, the Navy and Air Force have funded research on move modification by brain stimulation.”
The fact is the Democrats are too consumed and blinded with hatred and are too emotionally unstable to be allowed to gain control. They blatantly misrepresent what Trump says. One example is he spoke of raking forests to reduce fire hazard. The media and the Democrats reported it as if the rake was a garden rake. The average liberal parroted it. The rake used for forests is 12 or 15 feet wide, three or four feet tall, made of steel and weighed hundreds of pounds. It fits on a tractor and is used much like a plow to remove tinder that is highly combustible. Some use it, or a similar device, in tree farms of pine trees to scoop up pine needles on a yearly basis to sell as compost and mulch. They are also used often by the forest services to reduce fire hazard. The most recent is their misrepresenting what Trump said about ultraviolet light and disinfectant. The left is saying he said to inject Lysol into yourself. He didn’t and there are scientific applications for what he did say. We use inhalers which are something similar to what he spoke of. They are being developed at this time. Here is a link to a YouTube of one with what he said:
Here is what Nancy Pelosi, the media and Democrats are claiming he said:
A couple of days prior the New York Times had a column with the headline: How the Republicans Became the Party of Death. Here is the link:
The Democrat/leftist obsession with Trump has become to them what the whale, Moby Dick, was to Captain Ahab. He abandoned his responsibilities to ship and crew to pursue him and the Democrats and leftists have abandoned their responsibilities pursuing Trump. They have shifted to the position of radical Marxists. Marxism might, a very iffy might at that, have worked during the 1960s had they made the right moves but not now. Marxism acknowledges that economic systems naturally change over time. Feudalism gives way to capitalism. Capitalism gives way to socialism and socialism gives way to communism. This is the pattern that must be followed according to Marx. In socialism the government owns the factories and eventually by natural progression communism evolves where the workers own the factories. The factories are built under capitalism because the nature of capitalism is where the incentive and innovation lay. The Soviet Union failed because they went from a feudal society to a socialist society skipping the step of capitalism where factories were built. They did not have the manufacturing capabilities to supply a socialist society and the nature of socialism failed to provide the incentive and innovation necessary to build them. What incentive existed was because of the threat of the United States. The US might have, and that is a doubtful might, have pulled off a transition from capitalism to socialism in the 60s as the factories had been built and were operating and at that time everything we needed was produced within our borders. We were for all practical purposes self-sufficient. The reason it is doubtful it would have succeeded is socialism goes against human nature. The left undermined themselves as they always do. They made their dream impossible. The student demonstrations against the war, for free love, drugs, and free everything killed their own dream. Students may be book smart but are too immature and lack the experience necessary to make logical and unemotional decisions. Businesses could see the writing on the wall as to the direction of the nation and bailed as soon as they had set Ronald Reagan up to implement their exit plan. When he bankrupt the Soviets they could not come to the aid of China in a conflict with the US. Business then bailed to China and took the factories with them. Like the Soviets we do not have sufficient factories and manufacturing capabilities to manufacture our needs
Phillip Yancy in Rumors of Another World wrote about the obsession of Captain Ahab destroying his ship, and killing his crew and himself. The Democrats and the left are following the pattern.
Capt. Ahab is speaking, the obsessed hunter of Moby Dick, the great white whale. Ahab ignores dreadful warnings against his fateful mission; his crew’s pleas to abandon the chase fall on deaf ears; he even coldly refuses to search for another captain’s lost son in order to continue his quest. He cannot control himself. The whale, ‘all a magnet,’ has Ahab in its mighty field of force. First mate Starbuck sees to the heart of the matter, crying out to Ahab, ‘Desist. See! Moby Dick seeks thee not. It is thou, thou, that madly seekest him!’ “
Walter Williams, an economics professor at George Mason University, had a column on the response to the coronavirus titled Benefits vs Costs and COVID-19. Unlike hysterical liberal rantings it was very rational. Here is the link to it followed by the first two paragraphs:
“One of the first lessons in an economics class is everything has a cost. That’s in stark contrast to lessons in the political arena where politicians talk about free stuff. In our personal lives, decision-making involves weighing costs against benefits. Businessmen make the same calculation if they want to stay in business. It’s an entirely different story for politicians running the government where any benefit, however minuscule, is often deemed to be worth any cost, however large.
“Related to decision-making is the issue of being overly safe versus not safe enough. Sometimes, being as safe as one can be is worthless. A minor example: how many of us before driving our cars inspect the hydraulic brake system for damage? We’d be safer if we did, but most of us just assume everything is OK and get into our car and drive away. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 40,000 Americans lose their lives each year because of highway fatalities. Virtually all those lives could be saved with a mandated 5 mph speed limit. Fortunately, we consider costs and rightfully conclude that saving those 40,000 lives aren’t worth the costs and convenience of a 5 mph mandate.”
Look at the psychology and narratives given by the left. They are arrogant, self-righteous and lack logical thought.. The right/conservatives now have the traits of calm, reason and logic while the left have the traits of emotions, hysteria, racism, sexism and demagoguery. It used to be the opposite. They have swapped psychologies. Like I said before it is as startling as a magnetic pole shift. The left has lost the ability to critically think. The majority of people they cater to are the ones least capable of being and least willing to be of value in this imaginary utopia they fantasize about. The majority of the right are rational and live in the real world. If China overtakes us the left will find their positions precarious as they are unstable and lack any practical useful purpose for society. The right would actually be better off as they have stability and a work ethic the left does not have. They also have more basic, practical skills and are not more trouble than they are worth.
The bottom line is the left is too hateful, emotional and irresponsible to be trusted with responsibility and authority. Next it is time for why the Republicans should not be allowed to remain in positions of responsibility and authority much longer.