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Mister Charlie Told Me So

January 30th, 2019

Say what you will about the current zeitgeist, at least it's often entertaining ... albeit in a psychotic Charlie Manson kind of way. Last week, for example, when Russian Hitler ordered Russian-intelligence-asset Hitler to support a coup against Venezuelan Hitler (i.e., Russian Hitler's South American ally) to distract attention from Smirkboy Hitler and his acne-faced army of MAGA hat-wearing Catholic high-school Hitler Youth. That was entertaining ... or something.

This Russian Hitler-backed American Hitler against Russian Hitler-backed Venezuelan Hitler attempted non-military military coup was one of the silliest attempted coups in the history of silly attempted coups. Basically, what happened was, a person by the name of Juan Guaidó (who many Venezuelans had never even heard of) declared himself President of Venezuela. Seriously, he just came out one day and announced that he was in charge of the country. He called on the Venezuelan military to back him. The Venezuelan military did not back him. The Venezuelan military laughed in his face.

American Russian-intelligence-asset Hitler, who probably couldn't find Venezuela on a map, nonetheless officially recognized Guaidó as the legitimate President of Venezuela, as did the majority of the Western corporate media, despite the fact that he had been elected by no one and did not have the backing of his country's military (which, normally, when you're staging a military coup, it's kind of a good idea to have). The UK, France, Germany, Spain, and other members of the "international community" demanded that Venezuela hold new elections, or else they too will recognize Guaidó, or any other neoliberal puppet Russian-intelligence-asset Hitler decides is the President of Venezuela.
The anti-Russian-intelligence-asset-Hitler Resistance® in the United States suspended their imaginary guerrilla war against Russian-intelligence-asset Hitler in solidarity with the Venezuelan people, who are being brutally oppressed by Venezuelan Hitler, who is a close personal friend of Russian Hitler, and who they reelected president in the spring of last year (i.e., Venezuelan Hitler, not Russian Hitler) against the advice of American Hitler, the deep state goons that are trying to destroy him, and assorted transnational oil corporations like ExxonMobil, Chevron, and Equinor, not to mention all the global financial institutions which are eager to help the Guaidó government democratically restructure and privatize the country.

The weird thing is, Russian Hitler, who presumably ordered American Hitler to support this coup against Venezuelan Hitler, is now supporting Venezuelan Hitler. Which can only mean that this whole ridiculous attempted Hilter-on-Hitler coup thing is a ruse intended to distract our attention from MAGA hat-wearing Smirkboy Hitler and his Catholic high-school Hitler Youth army, who have clearly been "emboldened" by American Hitler to hunt down elderly Native Americans and attempt to literally smirk them to death.

That, or possibly Russian Hitler ordered Russian-intelligence-asset Hitler to orchestrate this coup against Venezuelan Hitler (which Russian Hitler had always intended to thwart) to distract attention from the latest explosive "bombshell" corporate media story about Washington sleazebag Roger Stone's non-connection to Julian Assange, who American Hitler now wants to prosecute for helping to get him (i.e., American Hitler) elected president with those emails that Russian Hitler stole from Clinton's campaign manager, and who, according to anonymous fictive sources is not a nice person and doesn't smell too good (i.e., Assange, not Clinton's campaign manager).

Or maybe Russian Hitler ordered Russian-intelligence-asset Hitler to back the coup against Venezuelan Hitler to distract our attention from Bernie Sanders, who apparently is also a Russian agent now, or an insidious Kremlin-Trump operation, or is working with Tulsi Gabbard to assemble an army of blood-drinking Hindu nationalists, genocidal Assadists, and American Nazis to help the Iranians (and the Russians, of course, and possibly also Jeremy Corbyn) frontally assault the State of Israel and drive the Jews into the sea!

If all that sounds completely insane and impossible to follow, that's because it is. We have reached a stage in the War on Populism where the global capitalist ruling classes and their mouthpieces in the corporate media are no longer even trying to appear to make sense, or address people on any kind of rational level. Reading the so-called "serious" press and watching corporate television news is like having a bunch of paranoid psychotics tripping monkey balls on DMT jabbering strangely familiar-sounding contradictory nonsense at you ... which, apart from its entertainment value, happens to be a standard technique cults use to scramble the minds of new members.

It's a standard technique because it works.

It doesn't have anything to do with intelligence. Intelligent people make excellent cult members, primarily because they are given to trying to make sense out of apparent nonsense, which professional cult leaders understand and count on. Listen to Charlie Manson "rapping." What might appear to be free associative gibberish is actually a calculated effort to short-circuit rational thought in the listener and force them to try to piece together the bits of truth sprinkled into the nonsense. (Of course, it helps if you listen to Charlie ripped out of your gourd on acid, but sheer repetition also works, especially if the people doing it look a little more "normal" than Charlie.)

This mind-scrambling technique is what we are being subjected to, more or less around the clock, not by some Processean grifter, but by the so-called serious corporate media. The steps involved are relatively simple:

(1) authoritative person or persons jabbers irrational nonsense at us, and behaves as if the nonsense were a rational argument;

(2) our minds are faced with a choice - either accept the nonsense as a rational argument or challenge the authority of the authoritative person (which most of us are reluctant to do, because of negative social and financial consequences);

(3) having chosen to believe that the nonsense the authoritative person is spewing at us must somehow amount to a rational argument, our minds begin to struggle to make sense out of the nonsense, which allows the authoritative person to provide us with some simplistic narrative revealing the "truth" and invariably featuring some evil enemy (i.e., Russians, Jews, Body Thetans, etc.), which relieves the acute discomfort we are feeling.

In a cult (or, you know, a cult-like society), this process is repeated, over and over, and then reinforced by positive feedback from other members of the cult (or society). The process is designed to prevent us from ever achieving enough perceptual distance to accurately hear, and critically evaluate, the nonsense authoritative persons are feeding us. If we ever accidentally manage to do so, we are promptly serenaded by a chorus of voices shouting mind-numbing platitudes at us, and threatening us with ostracization, and so on. Over time, we learn to stop thinking critically and just trust whatever the authoritative persons we have surrendered our autonomy to are telling us. The official narratives of the cult (or society), no matter how irrational or totally psychotic, become our reality, or "just the way it is."

This is why it is relatively easy to recognize this process at work in cults (or social groups) we don't belong to, but very difficult to perceive in those we belong to. For example, if you're a creature of the left, as I am, it's entertaining (or maybe horrifying) to listen to people on the right babbling about caravans of Mexican terrorists that the International Conspiracy of Jews is paying to assault our borders, or kill-crazy lesbians who are getting pregnant and waiting to abort their full-term pregnancies just to spit in the faces of good pro-life Christians. But is that stuff really any more insane than believing Donald Trump is a Russian agent, or that the United States is on the brink of fascism, or that a Catholic teenager in a MAGA hat poses some existential threat to democracy, or any of the other hysterical nonsense the liberal corporate media have been disseminating?

If you seriously believe in any of that stuff, sorry, but I don't know how to help you. I'm not a professional cult deprogrammer. Nor do I have any "truths" to offer you, except maybe beware of those who do. There are a lot of Mister Charlies out there, and they don't all look like homicidal hippies with swastikas carved into their foreheads. Actually, most of them look ... well, normal.

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Article is too confusing 04.Feb.2019 09:20

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With all the Russian Hitler, American Hitler, anti-Russian-intelligence-asset-Hitler Resistance, Russian-intelligence-asset Hitler, Venezuelan Hitler, i.e., Russian Hitler's South American ally ---> ---> --> This was VERY CONFUSING to read and comprehend what the point the author was trying to make. I tried to read it but quit after reading about a 1/2 dozen different Hitlers. I think the author was on to something but it was written in a very confusing way.

It's Not Confusing If You Know The Situation 04.Feb.2019 18:55

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I only take issue with it regarding the characterization of "cults." I have observed several "anarchist" or "egalitarian" communities, and most of them devolve into "tyranny of consensus." Say you have ten lower middle class members together with seven upper middle class members. More often than not the upper middles find reasons to actually punish the lower middle members, which sure seems inconsistent with the notion of consensus, since who consents to be punished? This got so bad at one community I was in that I was eventually declared the "President," and yet still I found myself unable prevent the punishments of the lower middles!

In a cult it is very different. There will be a Master who everybody admires and obeys. This often means that the upper middles (and some outright rich) do not necessarily get to punish the lower middles. Thus, some cults are freer than toxic egalitarian communities. Some cults are completely benign, and some are quite brutal. The trick for potential members is to find a kindly, benevolent Master.

Some people require an "egalitarian" environment, and other require a "cult" environment. The thing that people always tend to observe is the cult that goes to the Dark Side, which can get as brutal as you could imagine. But nonetheless there are these two kinds of people, and the certainly do have their own personal needs, and one of these types is not superior to the other.

The USSA pretends to be a "democracy." So surely we all must know how that "works out."

RE: 'cults' (as mentioned in original article) — 05.Feb.2019 00:23

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Hopkins (the author) is referring broadly, maybe ? even metaphorically, to "cults" as an element of society — namely here, Corporate Mass Media (who act on behalf of plutocrat ruling elites) — and how the behavior of this cult element disseminates its 'wisdom' to the unwashed masses. ( In 2019. Compared to / contrasted with, even, let's say, back in 2007-2008 era around time of the $800 billion bailout, ascension of Saint Obama. )

He's mainly ( as I read it, imho ) just calling attention to how the 'serious' press e.g. New York Times, pundit-figureheads-steerers-of-opinion et cetera, has now resorted to nonsensical 'cult' mantras to spread their "message" (which becomes more irrelevant 1. as time goes on and, 2. while Financialization continues to eclipse headlong the very fabric of capitalism itself).



See / re-read the two excerpts re-posted below :

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If all that sounds completely insane and impossible to follow, that's because it is. We have reached a stage in the War on Populism where the global capitalist ruling classes and their mouthpieces in the corporate media are no longer even trying to appear to make sense, or address people on any kind of rational level. Reading the so-called "serious" press and watching corporate television news is like having a bunch of paranoid psychotics tripping monkey balls on DMT jabbering strangely familiar-sounding contradictory nonsense at you ... which, apart from its entertainment value, happens to be a standard technique cults use to scramble the minds of new members.


In a cult (or, you know, a cult-like society), this process is repeated, over and over, and then reinforced by positive feedback from other members of the cult (or society).

p.s. (and) Hopkins recently on Corp Media 'mantras' — 05.Feb.2019 00:32

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The Fetishization of the Corporate Media
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2019/01/437122.shtml

he drives home excellent points in this regard...