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The Year of the Mindfuck

C J Hopkins

Well, that’s pretty much it for 2023 … which I’m officially dubbing The Year of The Mindfuck.

I am doing that against the advice of my attorney, who is (a) trying to keep me out of German prison for as long as possible, and (b) trying to stop me from gratuitously alienating whatever remains of my former readership and going totally broke.

I’m not making that particularly easy for him.

The thing is, no one wants to hear that they have been mindfucked. People want to hear that other people have been mindfucked. Which … they have. Other people have been thoroughly mindfucked. But that doesn’t mean that other people — i.e., the people who want to hear that other people have been mindfucked, but not that they, themselves, have been mindfucked — haven’t also been mindfucked, which is what I’ve been mostly writing about in 2023, which, as Matt Taibbi put it in a blurb for one of my books, “probably this is not a profitable life choice.”

So it goes in the political satire racket. Sometimes you are hailed as a “prophet,” other times you’re scorned as a “dissension-sowing asshole,” censored into Internet oblivion by beloved billionaire free-speech defenders, and prosecuted for trumped-up “hate crimes.” It depends which way the wind is blowing.

It hasn’t been blowing my way this year.

On top of which, I’ve been pissing into it, the wind, at more or less every opportunity. I know it’s dumb, but I can’t seem to stop. Something about watching people being mindfucked over and over again “triggers” me, or punches my buttons, or something.

But enough about me … let’s get to the mindfucking. Due to the voluminosity of it, I won’t be able to review it all in detail but I’ll try to cover most of the mindfucking highlights.

Ready? OK, here we go.

The mindfucking started in January with the birth of the Musk Cult and the whitewashing of Twitter, and the trickle of “revelations” about “mistakes that were made” during the “Covid pandemic.” The Powers That Be needed to memory-hole the story of what actually happened (and didn’t actually happen) in 2020-2022 and enshrine the official Covid narrative in history. To achieve this they needed to mindfuck some people, not the Covidian cultists who they had already mindfucked, the other people, who they hadn’t been able to mindfuck. It was obvious that we were about to be subjected to The Mother of All Limited Hangouts.

If your memory of what actually happened (and didn’t actually happen) in 2020 is little hazy, here’s an excerpt from that column, which I published in January.

“In March and April of 2020, in the course of roughly five to six weeks, the majority of societies throughout the world were transformed into pathologized-totalitarian police states. A global ‘shock-and-awe’ campaign was conducted. Constitutional rights were suspended. The masses were locked down inside their homes, where they were subjected to the most massive official propaganda blitzkrieg in human history. Goon squads roamed the streets of Europe, the USA, the UK, Canada, Australia, Asia, the Americas, and elsewhere, beating and arresting people for being outdoors without permission and not wearing medical-looking masks. Corporate media around the world informed us that life as we knew it was over … a ‘New Normal’ was coming, and we needed to get used to it. The entire official pandemic narrative was rolled out during those first few weeks. Everything. Masks. Mandatory ‘vaccines.’ ‘Vaccination passports.’ The segregation of ‘the Unvaccinated.’ The censorship and demonization of dissent. Everything. The whole ‘New Normal’ package. It was rolled out all at once, globally.”

Now, over three years later, the facts are indisputably clear to everyone but the hopelessly brainwashed. There was no global epidemiological emergency … no legitimate justification whatsoever for that initial “shock-and-awe” campaign, or the totalitarian “New Normal” it ushered into being.

However, by January of 2023, that wasn’t a problem for The Powers That Be, as most of the masses had been hopelessly brainwashed, and they would break down and start spastically gibbering at you like frightened hyenas if you confronted them with facts.

No, the problem for The Powers That Be was us, i.e., those of us who had never bought the PSYOP. By the end of 2022, we comprised what you call a sizable minority … a problematic, pissed-off, sizable minority. So we needed to be promptly and extensively mindfucked. We needed to be managed, decoyed, distracted, buried in minutiae, partial revelations, limited hangouts, official inquiries, and so on. Above all, we needed to be made to feel like we were getting revenge on The Powers That Be. And we needed to be made to feel this way without actually endangering The Powers That Be, or inconveniencing them in any significant way.

Enter Elon Musk & Co.

Yes, that’s right, Elon Musk, the multi-billionaire military contractor! At last, a savior had arrived to deliver us from the Cabal of Wokeness, and Cultural Marxism, and Globalistism! Vanquished were evil Wokian censors and shadowbanners of the “old bad” Twitter! It was Morning in America Again!

An Elon’s-ass-kissing contest ensued. Internet hucksters, social media influencers, and all manner of money-worshiping toadies competed against each other to get their lips on the Muskian anal orifice! This salacious spectacle went on for months …

Meanwhile, the sleight-of-hand artists got to work, distracting folks with groundbreaking stories like how the Pfizer Corporation had engineered THE MUTANT COMMUNIST VIRUS BIOWEAPON that had caused the pandemic that never happened and triggered THE MASS FORMATION PSYCHOSIS that prompted The Powers That Be to go bonkers and launch the PSYOP that the sleight-of-hand artists were memory-holing right before our eyes …

… or something more or less along those lines.

And then, right on cue, came the Twitter Files story! Do you recall, way back in 2008, when Obama took office, admitted that we had “tortured some folks” in Iraq, and so on, and then decided against prosecuting Bush and his crew for launching a textbook war of aggression, murdering hundreds of thousands of people, and destabilizing and restructuring the Middle East, based on a lie about WMDs? Do you recall all the limited hangouts back then? The Abu Ghraib scandal? The mea culpas? Is your memory of all that a little “hazy”? Imagine what people’s memories of “Russiagate” and “Covid” will be like in twenty years.

People’s memories don’t get hazy just by accident. If they did, The Powers That Be wouldn’t need to distract us, redirect our attention, and otherwise relentlessly mindfuck us. Which is how Class-A limited hangouts work. You feed people a juicy part of the story, so they forget about the rest of the story. You redirect their attention away from the globally-coordinated simulation of “a worldwide epidemiological emergency” and the roll-out of new totalitarian “health measures” — “health measures” that become permanent features of society, like the post-9/11 “security measures” did — with a story about US “Red/Blue” politics, government overreach, “woke” bad apples, and the so-called “Censorship Industrial Complex.”

I don’t mean to denigrate the Twitter Files story. I really don’t, and I have made that clear to Matt and other Twitter Files journalists. Had I been in their positions, I would have done the same thing. I would have gladly taken whatever Musk gave me and reported on it, exactly as they did. And, no, the Twitter Files story is not at all a “nothingburger.” It is one of the most important stories about censorship in the 21st Century so far, despite the fact that it is also a limited hangout … like Abu Ghraib and most of those other “Iraq-post-mortem” stories were.

In real life — as opposed to the Hollywood version, or the social-media version, where people are conditioned to see everything in black-and-white terms and judge everyone as “good” or “bad,” as “truth-telling heroes” or “controlled opposition” — historical events have different aspects, and sometimes even contradictory aspects. One aspect doesn’t cancel out the others.

Some people absolutely hate it when I say this, but the kind of mindfucking I’ve been writing about is not intentionally perpetrated by “bad guys.” In fact, most of it is perpetrated by “the good guys.” In other words, yes, of course the Twitter Files are a limited hangout, and part of the mindfuck, but the Twitter Files journalists are not the mindfuckers. And Elon Musk is not Mindfucker-in-Chief. The kind of mindfucking I’m talking about is not a conspiracy; it’s built into the system. It’s how the system protects itself.

Ideological systems are not just sets of interconnected components and procedures. They are organic entities, self-sustaining organisms, with survival programming, just like you and me. They react when threatened, like any other organism, like our bodies react to mutating cells, invasive pathogens, and other internal threats. They perceive (or register) these threats, and take defensive action against them. The more totalitarian the ideological system is, the more aggressive its reaction to internal threats will be.

In our global-capitalist ideological system, mindfucking is one of the primary means of dealing with internal threats. Global capitalism cannot afford to do the Orwellian boot-stomping-your-face thing, not for extended periods, anyway. It needs to maintain a simulation of “freedom,” and some semblance of “the rule of law,” so consumers will continue shopping, and not … you know, launch an armed rebellion.

Anyway, that’s the kind of mindfucking I’m talking about. It’s how the system knows exactly when to release a certain limited hangout, or when to launch an anti-Semitism panic, or an attempted Wokester coup at Free-Speech-Twitter HQ, or a Literal Russian-Agent-Hitler sequel, or when to shut down the aforementioned limited hangout for no actual reason whatsoever, or manipulate a belligerent political satirist into obsessively writing about exactly what it wants him to be writing about.

Yes, you read that last part right. If you thought I think I am immune to the mindfuckery … I don’t. I’m not. I get mindfucked too. For example, I got mindfucked into travelling to London and taking part in The Michael Shellenberger Show in June, and wasting months afterward helping to draft and gather VIP-signatories for the “Westminster Declaration,” which turned out to be the weakest popcorn fart in the history of popcorn farts.

My foray into pretentious NGO-activism did not end well …

And then I spent most of the remainder of the year obsessing over my prosecution for “Nazi hate Tweets” here in Germany and raising money for my “legal defense fund,” and so on, which, OK, there’s another example of something that is both an important matter and, at the same time, a colossal mindfuck (i.e., for me, personally, but also for people who will be bullied into censoring themselves by the example the authorities are making of me).

But that wasn’t it for the mindfucking. Oh, no, the mindfucking coup de grâce was still to come!

If The Powers That Be had consciously set out to come up with something that would hammer the final nail into the coffin of the “anti-New Normal resistance,” they couldn’t have done any better than October 7, also known as “Israel’s 9/11.” Two and a half months of 24/7 balls-out mindfuckery have broken the brains of everyone whose brains hadn’t already been broken. It started with “the 40 beheaded babies” story and “the super-suicide Hamas rocket” story, and rapidly devolved into this …

I tried to comment on the story dispassionately, and was instantly set upon by both shrieking pro-Israeli and pro-Palestinian fanatics. It seems I’m both a genocidal, atrocity-denying Israel apologist and a genocidal, atrocity-denying, anti-Semitic Hamas apologist!

The neo-Roman orgy of hatred and projectile spewing of propagandistic vomitus is ongoing, as I’m sure you are aware, so I’ll spare you the gory details on that one.

My point is, the October 7 attack and Israel’s ongoing liquidation of Gaza have obliterated any remaining shred of clarity about what’s actually happening, globally, and has re-polarized the “populist” resistance to it.

The Red Team has become the new “cancel culture” mob …

And the Blue Team is “shocked and horrified” that the new totalitarianism they helped usher into being during 2020-2022 is suddenly being turned against them …

So it goes in the bug-eyed, stark raving Schizotocracy that is The New Normal Reich. One by one, opposing demographics are being mindfucked into aligning with The Powers That Be and going full-fascist, almost as if the whole global-ideological system were going totalitarian, and what it needed to do was whip the masses into a mindless, hate-drunk, frenzy of zealotry, and pit us all against each other, and then switch the sides and do it again, over and over, until we don’t trust anyone or anything, and we literally can’t even think.

But I wouldn’t worry too much about that … I’m pretty sure The Powers That Be will be happy to do our thinking for us. They are getting rather good at that, and we are getting rather good at letting them.

OK, that’s it for me for 2023 … merry mindfucked Christmas and happy mindfucked New Year!

CJ Hopkins is an award-winning American playwright, novelist and political satirist based in Berlin. His plays are published by Bloomsbury Publishing and Broadway Play Publishing, Inc. His dystopian novel, Zone 23, is published by Snoggsworthy, Swaine & Cormorant. Volumes I and II of his Consent Factory Essays are published by Consent Factory Publishing, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Amalgamated Content, Inc. He can be reached at cjhopkins.com or consentfactory.org.

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mik
mik
Dec 29, 2023 2:55 PM

A mindfuck from alt-right:

4th Generation Devastation: The West Has Been Targeted In A Cowardly Globalist Mind War

“To get to the money elites, we will likely have to roll through the leftists. Either by forcefully removing them from positions of influence over the next generation (which is what some conservative states are finally doing), or booting them out of a state or country entirely. In war, the people trying to destroy freedom no longer deserve the benefits of freedom.”

“For 4th Gen Warfare to prevail the target population has to follow a certain set of rules while the other side operates without rules. They have to be allowed to pursue all-out destruction against their enemy while the other side is admonished for doing anything remotely defensive, including speaking up.
But what happens when patriots stop caring about being admonished? What happens when the optics are no longer relevant? What happens when the goal goes from winning in politics or in the halls of public discourse to winning the actual conflagration in front of us?
When this happens, everything in America and the western world will change. For good or ill will really depend on who is left to rebuild once the smoke clears.”

1 Mindfuck operation of dehumanizing the opponent

2 As I remember Sun Tzu said something like:

  • never go on opponent where he is the strongest
  • be aware of a leader who is ready to rule over the ashes
Junious Ricardo Stanton
Junious Ricardo Stanton
Dec 27, 2023 6:59 PM

The Powers That Be have successfully conditioned us (what the writer calls mindfuck) to be somnolent, Zombified automatons sleep waking in their Bizzaro World reality where genocide is defense, war is peace, peonage is prosperity and dystopia is the new normal. The plutocrats tell us we will own nothing and we will be happy. The good news is every minute we are alive provides an opportunity to rise up, begin to turn our lives around and make the world a better place, so there is hope. Stay well, stay sane!

Todd Hayen
Todd Hayen
Dec 27, 2023 2:19 PM

Merry Mindfucked Christmas and New Year to you too fellow mind-fucked compatriot. Ha ha…what country to be a patriot of? Ha ha. I am writing an article now titled “Keep Your Fucking Mouth Shut”…but we tricksters keep sticking our “you know what’s” out to get chopped off. Is it 2024? Or 2025? I can’t tell.

Gordon
Gordon
Dec 26, 2023 5:51 AM

The article title of this is ALREADY a deep mindfuck in itself, exposing the highly flawed willfully misleading nature of its reality-obfuscating framer. It means Hopkins mindfucks you, too, the reader, just like he mindfucks himself with it!

The notion behind this fake whitewashed title is that getting mindfucked is “just” a temporary passing occurrence (“The YEAR of the mindfuck”), as if there wasn’t a full year of the mindfuck the year prior, or the year prior to that, etc.

In fact, this string of yearly mindfucks has been going on continuously for centuries and millennia, demonstrating a profound unchanging sickness inherent in human civilization as neither the mindfuckers nor the mindfuckees have learned anything.

mik
mik
Dec 29, 2023 2:37 PM
Reply to  Gordon

You are misinterpreting CJ and I will assume you don’t understand him.

To many a huge obstacle to explore mindfuck is the fact that we are dealing with self-referentiality: mind explores itself, by the means of mind.

“….a profound unchanging sickness inherent in human civilization…..”

Inherent??!…..isn’t this an attempt of mindfuck?

You are using an argument based on history.

History is definitely in a field of my interest. But not long ago I became kind of bothered with some aspects of it.
It started with my friend, who is very much into history, talking to me about a book dealing with crimes, mass murders, committed after WWII on territory of ex-Yugoslavia perpetrated by communists. It happened, no doubt. People are squabbling about the numbers, but to me that is like juggling with corpses, not my cup of tea.
He then pushed on, emotionally loaded: what can a son of killers-commander think, feel about the affair, about his father?

I like to think about hard stuff, well, this was…..
After a while, some discussion, it came to me and asked him: Have you heard about Presentism?
It is a metaphysical position in philosophy of time and I hope I won’t do to much disfavor to it by roughly presenting it: Only Present is Real, Past and Future are not Real.
I tried a little bit to wrap my mind around it and saw some problems, the result was to reconsider my stance on history.

How can I judge killers-commander when I look at him through the glasses of Present? I can do my best trying to put on glasses of the Past, still I can’t live the zeitgeist when human life was worth less than a penny – that shit was Real then.

The farther we go into history, the bigger the problem is.
I think it’s not the same as ‘is my red the same as your red’, it’s easier, nevertheless…

Actually, just want to express that we might be cautious with history, more with learning from history and particularly with arguments based on history.

Roger
Roger
Dec 25, 2023 1:21 PM

Title: The Impending Economic Crisis: A Closer Look at the Fundamental Problems. Its the accounting system, not the economy stupid.

In recent times, concerns about the state of the global economy have been mounting, with experts warning about the severity of the challenges we face. One such expert, Tim Morgan, has highlighted some critical issues that demand our attention. It is imperative to delve into these concerns and explore the underlying problems that may be driving our economy toward a precarious precipice.

Morgan’s assertion that for every dollar of “growth,” we are taking on several dollars of new liabilities raises a red flag about the sustainability of our economic model. This phenomenon points to a fundamental imbalance between growth and financial responsibility. It prompts us to question the quality and authenticity of the so-called growth that is being pursued.

Furthermore, the reliance on borrowing or money-printing as the proposed fixes for our economic woes is cause for serious reflection. These measures may provide temporary relief, but they do not address the root causes of our economic challenges. Instead, they can potentially exacerbate the existing problems, leading to a deeper crisis in the future.

The issue of unmanageable commitments adds another layer of complexity to the predicament. As a society, we have made promises and commitments that may not be feasible given the current economic realities. This mismatch between commitments and resources has the potential to create widespread instability and disillusionment.

One of the fundamental aspects that Morgan’s statement brings to light is the concept of “everything bubble” in asset prices. This refers to the pervasive inflation of asset values across various sectors, which is unsustainable in the long run. The inevitable bursting of this bubble could have far-reaching consequences, affecting not only financial markets but also the real economy.

Delving deeper into these concerns, it becomes evident that the underlying problem may stem from the very system through which we measure and account for economic activity. The mention of double-entry bookkeeping alludes to a systemic issue in the way we quantify and record financial transactions. This prompts us to consider the accuracy and relevance of our current accounting practices in capturing the true essence of economic value.

Moreover, the notion of a measurement problem related to the abstract nature of monetary units raises profound questions about the foundation of our economic framework. The fact that a monetary unit is an abstract unit of account implies that our entire economic system is built upon intangible representations of value. This abstraction may lead to distortions in our understanding of real economic dynamics, potentially contributing to misaligned policies and decisions.

Another critical point raised is the concept of the Accounting identity, which highlights a crucial discrepancy in our approach to measuring economic activity. The emphasis on measuring based on debt rather than tangible units of energy or real resources underscores a fundamental flaw in our assessment of economic wealth. By prioritizing debt-based metrics over tangible assets, we may be perpetuating a distorted view of prosperity and sustainability.

In light of these profound insights, it is evident that we are facing a paradigmatic challenge that goes beyond superficial economic indicators. The very foundation of our economic system, including how we measure value and account for resources, warrants a comprehensive reevaluation.

To address these pressing concerns, it is imperative to consider alternative frameworks for measuring economic activity and wealth. This may involve exploring concepts such as energy accounting, which seeks to quantify economic value based on tangible energy resources rather than abstract monetary units. By incorporating a more tangible and fundamental basis for measuring value, we can potentially gain a clearer understanding of genuine economic prosperity and sustainability.

Furthermore, reexamining our approach to financial management and accountability is paramount. Relying solely on debt-based metrics may lead to a skewed perception of economic health. Embracing a more holistic measurement approach that encompasses real resources and productive capacity can provide a more accurate depiction of our economic reality.

In conclusion, the concerns raised by Tim Morgan shed light on deep-seated issues within our economic system that demand urgent attention. By critically evaluating the underlying problems related to measurement, accounting, and systemic imbalances, we can pave the way for a more resilient and sustainable economic framework. It is imperative for policymakers, economists, and society as a whole to engage in meaningful discourse and action toward addressing these fundamental challenges before they escalate into an unprecedented crisis.

To the victor then the spoils and as well as writing the history so shall the victor perpetuate the debt-based accounting system and accounting unit.
Angola leaving Opec, African Oil reserves the current conflicts in Ukraine , Gaza and the Sohal region all point to a myth written into history revolving around scarcity and wickedness in the human condition.

CJ Hopkins summed up the year this way

Years ago in rural Maine I met a remarkable writer and thinker, a woman named Carolyn Chute. She referred to our divisiveness this way:

It’s not left and right,
It’s up and down.
All us people down here struggling,
while those at the top are having a good time.

Our divisiveness is largely manufactured, by elites using the age-old control strategy of divide and rule.

Essentially we are divided by a common “Babylonian” accounting system.
Happy holidays all.
https://surplusenergyeconomics.wordpress.com/2023/12/18/266-the-future-we-didnt-order/comment-page-1/?unapproved=37856&moderation-hash=b1109a89a9cd3064264fffc1be29d85a#comment-37854

Roger
Roger
Dec 25, 2023 1:18 PM

here in sweden we do it on the Eve not the day,
Hence boxing day musings issue forth during the festivities in the Anglo/Yank sphere.
I did wonder if Ukraine adopting the Gregorian Calendar would be doing it Continental or US style. How all so desperately “Brumaire” of them.

Absurdity from the Germanic sense of humour ripping Santa “Kluass” if you haven’t seen them here they are.

Klaus Schwab presents: VaxxMas Hits ’23

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wCoXGMxJnk

TIME LIES | Greatest Schwabs Vol. 15

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPEtm7_4PCg

TIME LIES – The Great Hear Set (feat. Klausi McSchwab)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkxsmK2infE

” Jag lärt mig att talar svenska, för allt kommer att olicka inte det blir”. Jag fiser fortfarande men bara i kommentarerna”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-ZNWvpMwcA

The Klaus Schwab greatest hits and the original album was a highlight of the late summer for me and the Christmas hits release is a timely reminder of why the WEF seems to have cottoned on to what a PR disaster Schwab has been for an otherwise successful transition into the new age of reheated,” Arbeit Macht Frie.”
https://web.archive.org/web/20230702100659/https://notthegrubstreetjournal.com/

Thomas Paine
Thomas Paine
Dec 25, 2023 7:38 AM

I like how they censor things on an article about censorship.

Antonym
Antonym
Dec 25, 2023 2:56 AM

Don’t worry about German prison; quite benign compared to some American ones. Landing there might make you a “martyr for free speech” an action the German Establishment doesn’t need at this moment. Next door the Dutch variety of AFD called PVV is polling 1/3 of all parliamentary seats, while Macron had to dilute his WEF whine massively. Bureaucratic woke are under heavy fire in Western Europe, a shot in the own foot would be too stupid even for the cruel Cabal.

Laura
Laura
Dec 24, 2023 1:17 PM

Oh how I love your writing CJ ! You are a true hero to speak the truth God Bless You

Sofia
Sofia
Dec 24, 2023 12:24 PM

Maybe we need our minds f**ked to jolt some of us out of our zombified scrolling ways. I probably speak for myself in this respect but there may be others. I think I got too complacent and in a way pacified by comfort scrolling. Immobilised but comforted. Yes there are people out there that think like me and they are no small numbers. There is hope. But no this was not to be. Heroes came crashing down. Why were they heroes in the first place? That was probably my first mistake.

Back in those dark days my scrolling habits came to dominate my day along with alcohol. First thing in the morning I would scoot along to offguardian for my daily reality check, read the latest articles and all the comments. In those heady days of enforced isolation (although I really paid no heed to such nonsense) it was more than comforting, no essential! to find fellow kindred spirits that understood the world was suffering from a collective breakdown so profound that I felt unsure it would ever fully recover and maybe it hasn’t. So after my OG fix off I’d poodle to daily sceptic and do the same, more comfort, although very little action. Then I would scoot along to the dailymail just for the comments to see what the general feeling was OUT THERE – little comfort, actual scary sh*t. (I’m glad to say this has reversed completely and any mention of covid or jabs is wonderfully scorned mercilessly!). I never crossed the path of the paper that shall not be mentioned ever again in polite company – the propaganda rag beginning with G. After DM comments I would then scootle along to Robin Monotti’s telegram channel and then finally Twitter. This was all then repeated in the evening but with big dollops of alcohol. I would argue with complete strangers and lost some friends especially Facebook “friends” as I spouted off. And eventually partook in some irl action. This all saw me through 3 years of what I thought was mind fu**kery.

BUT THEN 7th OCTOBER HAPPENED

They know which buttons to press it’s almost like they’ve been studying us for the last 4 years and of course they have!

But you know what it seems to have fixed my comfort scrolling and hero worship both are recipes for disaster and distractions from real life and changing things at the most fixable level – where we are irl!

Veri Tas
Veri Tas
Dec 24, 2023 12:18 AM

Great article! However, I’ll keep on thinking for myself, thank you.

David
David
Dec 23, 2023 11:34 PM

I haven’t been mindfucked by anyone . (sipping an iced berry gin and watching The Crown)

semaj
semaj
Dec 24, 2023 12:21 PM
Reply to  David

Watching The Crown, you need help.

Paul
Paul
Dec 23, 2023 6:30 PM

Left and right are nonsense terms. But if we are to use them can we at least stop calling authoritarian moron sheep “lefties”.. and call them “woketards” instead?
The ‘left’ used to be the anti-establishmentarians.
I know everything’s turned on its head but come on, don’t join em. These ‘lefties’ support genocides (see CONvid, Zionist terrorism, etc).

Pilgrim Shadow
Pilgrim Shadow
Dec 23, 2023 11:54 PM
Reply to  Paul

“The ‘left’ used to be the anti-establishmentarians.”

Not really. The ‘Left’ just wanted to impose it’s own ‘establishment’.

Paul
Paul
Dec 24, 2023 8:39 AM
Reply to  Pilgrim Shadow

I guess looking at history you are right (I was thinking more what I grew up beLIEving). So the term has always been a deception.

Houses$Holes
Houses$Holes
Dec 24, 2023 3:03 AM
Reply to  Paul

“The ‘left’ used to be the anti-establishmentarians.” Ummm, you obviously did not live in pre-1990 eastern Europe, or China, or North-Korea, or (insert any communist country here). I don’t think it pays to think in local terms in todays global climate.
I do acknowledge your point of view from a limited, western position, though.

Rusty the Dog
Rusty the Dog
Dec 23, 2023 11:56 AM

Scramble the collective hive mind, accuse all of ‘divergent thought’, breakdown societal logistics and then introduce the Forth Riech. Global coup complete. Job done!
Have a great Christmas everyone and a loving, cuddly-fluffy 2024 😊

niko
niko
Dec 23, 2023 11:53 AM

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Aya
Aya
Dec 24, 2023 3:42 AM
Reply to  niko

THIS!!! So much.

niko
niko
Dec 23, 2023 10:50 AM

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Edwige
Edwige
Dec 23, 2023 10:14 AM

The “mindfuck” comes from Discordianism. What was going on with Discordianism founder Kerry Thornley and Jim Garrison? Or the whole JFK assassination?

Robert Anton Wilson worked for Playboy for a while. That organisation looks more and more like an op to engineer society as time passes. ‘Future Shock’ author Alvin Toffler also worked for them and interviewed the likes of Ayn Rand for them.

Raoullo
Raoullo
Dec 23, 2023 6:20 AM

Sorry, too much rambling to say the very simple truth that Western societies have forfeited their rights to even exist since they’ve complacently remained alouf in the face of a real-time Holocaust–a situation they’ve basically spent the last 80 years moving heaven and earth in order to punish, sanction, and execute anyone who had dare commit it. Behold, they are the biggest transgressors of the norms they themselves established!

If we go by the medicine the West has so diligently prescribed to the tyrants of old, it’s not only the Western mind that should be ‘f..cked,’ but the noose should now be tight around it’s neck and the space clearing from under its feet.

Jenner
Jenner
Dec 23, 2023 7:21 AM
Reply to  Raoullo

Another self-hating Woketard, Raoullo, has strayed into Off-G. It hates Whites AKA Westerners. Maybe it not a Westerner after all, however.

Because I doubt that its wish to” hang the Western mind” extends to wanting to hang US Hispanics or Blacks, or Arab or Afghan Immi-vaders to the EU? Or do I err?

Apparently Raoullo is referring to events in Gaza/West Bank since 7.10? And the 80 years takes us back to 1948 roughly, foundation of Israel?

……….”the last 80 years moving heaven and earth in order to punish, sanction, and execute anyone who had dare commit it……well, Ronan Bergman does say in his Mossad book that Mossad has offed over 2,000 people since 1948.But I do not think that “Western societies” ie MI5 and MI6, BND, CIA, etc. have been killing people on behalf of Israel since 1948.

Careful what you wish for. Rauollo, if Germany and Sweden “have forfeited their rights to even exist”, who will pay eager Gaza Palestinians social welfare payments and give them apartments and free medical services? And also the chance for a few of them to run “taharrush” against unaccompanied EU women, so as to preserve the honour of their own sisters and mothers, irony:off?

Or are you a closet Erdoganist, do you think German Turks are capable of running German social security payments for Palestinians once German society has “forfeited its right to exist”?

Last time I looked, the non-Western Japan and China had made no move either to stop “remaining complacently aloof from a real-time Holocaust”. And the Arab brethren in the Arab League have made no move to save Gaza either, as Craig Murray writes on his blog.

Had you written “Western ruling classes” instead of “Western societies” I would have signed off on what you say.

But especially in view of the Ben Gurion Canal and Gulf and Levantine natgas, I reject your Kill them All rant.

Because those geopolitical factors of Strategic Transport Routes and Commodities are entirely unknown to white infants such as you apparently lust to hang.

jimbo
jimbo
Dec 24, 2023 10:29 PM
Reply to  Jenner

Get a grip dude! FFS!

tonyopmoc
tonyopmoc
Dec 23, 2023 5:11 AM

In the new version of Friends – originally fomented in Lancashire, but now over the last 40 years or so moved to London…well there are only 3 of us left now (who speak raw working class Lancashire)…what I don’t get about my Sis (also from Lancashire), my wife has fixed him( her ex) up with a new Girlfriend (which my “Sis” is delighted about) We told her a few weeks ago. She was really happy for him, and so was I – he’s a nice bloke and brilliant musician.

After 3 years of being apart, and he with a new girlfriend, you would think he would be civil – or just ignore each other – like most normal people are – who eg met at parties in our kitchen..they split up, and often go to the same pubs – and they meet their exe’s -usually don’t say a word except maybe hello.

Some people do not kind of get it.. Your accent doesn’t matter. You are a bloke. Stop behaving like a teenage child. You have lost her now, and you ain’t going to get her back.

She wants to move on, and she will…when the timing and everything is right

My Sis has been through a lot of shit too. She knows my wife and I love her to bits.

Same Lancashire tribe.

Who can we fix her up with very subtley???

She is a Really Nice Girl.

Heart of Gold type and feisty with it.

Groanypopsoc
Groanypopsoc
Dec 23, 2023 12:38 PM
Reply to  tonyopmoc

I may have someone for her.

I used to live in up in Barnsdale, where me and my clan would kayak down the Ouse in the monsoon seasons (I never did get quite brave enough to stand-up, not like these young ones today.) I met a beautiful cardiologist name of Bryana, she’d already been divorced twice at 25, and the two of them (My sister and her, who had been on-again/off-again lovers throughout the eighties and early nineties, up until John Major was ousted, when Bryana lost her spark) they had been chatting about just this, and her two ex-husbands–Brian and Brian (yes, two Brians, you can’t make this up!)– they had never remarried and had never gotten over their divorces.

Bryana is nearly 60 now, and they still fax her occasionally.

Time to grow up, I say. But they are single, Brian and Brian, and actually great guys–ones an architect, he helped build my chinchilla’s annex, and the other is between jobs, but occasionally gets a gig selling off-brand perfume at the YMCA.

Moral of the story is, you really can’t judge a book by it’s cover.

No matter how sexy that cover looks.

But maybe that’s just part of growing old?

Sophie - Admin1
Admin
Sophie - Admin1
Dec 23, 2023 1:37 PM
Reply to  Groanypopsoc

Groany – you wicked old tease!

Erik Nielsen
Erik Nielsen
Dec 23, 2023 4:18 PM
Reply to  tonyopmoc

Did I see the word Gold?

George Mc
George Mc
Dec 23, 2023 3:27 AM

Some sections of “the Left” are as appallingly idiotic over Israel as they were over covid. Here is an excruciating piece of weaselly self deceiving shit:

https://leftrenewal.net/

Note the predictable pontificating language (“flawed analyses and reactionary trends…. Fetishisation”) masking what is a supine mindless acceptance of the mainstream account and terminology of the Oct 7 attack.

All dismal stomach churning capitulation dressed in the usual self congratulating bollocks.

Erik Nielsen
Erik Nielsen
Dec 23, 2023 11:36 AM
Reply to  George Mc

Workers of the world, unite!”!

Grafter
Grafter
Dec 23, 2023 12:25 PM
Reply to  George Mc

Disgusting article. No mention that Israel has and continues to perpetrate the unforgiveable crime of GENOCIDE against the people of Palestine.

Jenner
Jenner
Dec 23, 2023 2:16 AM

Interesting how the use of sexual intercourse as a pejorative has been established beyond its previous 1970s, Alan Ginsberg-style, leftard university -“educated ” base. No epater le bourgeois any more, it is the Wokeist intelligentsia and bourgeois rebels from it such as CJ who are doing the epater bit.

You might think, and you would be wrong, that CJ would find some synonyms for the monotony but no. Ditto the commenters at Off-G.

Language is revealing no? On the one hand, I notice even anti-genderist, trad people using the third person plural pronoun THEY to signal the sex(gender)- less singular when they speak, e.g. ” The BBC newsreader looks OK but what do they mean.”

So the liberal equation of desires (I want to be another sex) with needs (I must be another sex and will not be discriminated against in achieving that) has conquered the language even of its enemies. Because THEY and not HE or SHE signals that biol. sex is irrelevant and has no particualr status that needs protecting by putting taboos on descriptions of it.

After all, there is no taboo on the words; digest burp, cry.

And we have the post-1789 gradual unmooring of sex from bonding. allied to a curious, still-Christian, aversion to sex as such in the shape of the four-letter pejorative.

This is fine by Harari of the WEF, there is that video where he talks about adolescent hackable animals being able via biosensors to discover where they are on the homo spectrum. Not that he is averse to sex, far from it. For him, it is a consumable that can keep the Useless Class occupied. . ,

tonyopmoc
tonyopmoc
Dec 23, 2023 12:53 AM

I only know this from a good friend of mine walking between pubs alone after midnight ….near where we live…She saw the knife fight – and blood all over the street.

She said to him. ” I am a nurse. I can save his life” I can stop the blood. Fuck Off, or I will have you for Murder. She saved his life, the other kid fucked off, and then she phoned the Police who did the ambulance and stuff.

My “Sis” turned up a bit late at the pub,,,immediately ran upstars – we could all tell she was distressed – where have you been?? she removed bits of her pretty dress, which she had used as a touniquet (Lancashire Nurses are Like that)…so i asked her if she wanted a pint -Yes Tone – I would also like a Cigarette.

I also like girls like that…

Totally fuckin’ Mad – but nice with it

Some people are just like that – mostly little very fit Girls trying to save a life.

The police do their best, and clean up the mess.

The Respect for The Nurses and especially The Paramedics,when you think you are about to die, whilst losing most of the blood of your life is especially high.

I did say wtf are you doing here…but I just had Sepsis

Grafter
Grafter
Dec 23, 2023 12:27 PM
Reply to  tonyopmoc

Admin, can this clown be barred from commenting before Christmas ?

tony_opmoc
tony_opmoc
Dec 22, 2023 11:57 PM

We love where we live. It is a pretty old village mostly occupied by nice crazy artists, and people who appreciate each other, and only 5 minutes from probably the best hospital in the world….if you suddenly realise it – you need it..very quickly..

As I am getting very much better, I am reading the Statistics about Sepsis…and I think they are probably true….I had already ready read the Statistics about surviving a heart attack in the RESUS ward – where hardly anyone gets out alive…

But the ambulanceman and the Nurse knew exactly what was wrong with me…

Fever, Sweating like a pig…She tried to rip My Shirt off – I said, I am going home in that and did..

She couldn’t wait to get me on an antibiotic drip..to give me a chance to save my life.

I like people like that, so I guess, I should try and do something to thank all the people, and the ambulance crew..who saved my life

What can I do at Christmas to Thank Them?

Pray if you like, I think the best job you can train for if you are young and fit, is to be a Paramedic

Pilgrim Shadow
Pilgrim Shadow
Dec 24, 2023 12:05 AM
Reply to  tony_opmoc

“What can I do at Christmas to Thank Them?”

Maybe you could feed them? Do they know it’s Christmastime at all?

Johnny
Johnny
Dec 22, 2023 11:54 PM

News addicts will either succumb or be made numb by what passes for ‘news’.

We have a choice.

We can choose to live in their world of the mind, or enjoy the Life we feel inside our hearts and bodies.

L C
L C
Dec 23, 2023 7:19 AM
Reply to  Johnny

Right on. Thank you.

Hemlockfen
Hemlockfen
Dec 22, 2023 11:27 PM

Fuck me. Thought this was the Babylon Bee at first.

mastershock
mastershock
Dec 22, 2023 11:24 PM

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Jim Beam
Jim Beam
Dec 22, 2023 11:24 PM

“I am a Taurus, I can only think straight ahead.
How do you think around corners, Aquarius?”

“Imagine that there’s a path behind the corner
that will take you to your destination faster!”

“Why should a zigzag get me to my desti-
nation sooner? I don’t understand that.”

“This is due to your blinkers and your mental
fixation, which make a flexible perception of
the topographical map impossible. You move
like a streetcar on rails, fenced in by mental walls.

It’s not about arriving, but about experiencing
and growing. Maybe there’s someone around the
corner who can take you further faster than the wind.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HLX3yvtX98

“But I want tangible results, and I want them now:
house, wife, children, sex, family, job, wealth, pro-
sperity, satisfaction! It all sounds so complicated
and philosophical, what you say is all empty hollow
useless chatter. You and I will never be true friends.”

“In fact, I could never respect someone who so stubbornly
insists on his scheme as an equal spiritual gain, I hope you
didn’t understand this complicated statement too precisely now.”

Jim Beam
Jim Beam
Dec 23, 2023 1:56 AM
Reply to  Jim Beam

Aquarius is an “intellectual person”, that much I have already learned. Which means that the head determines his existence. Unfortunately, I have to agree wholeheartedly with this devastating judgment.

Recently, when my computer was unusable, I had a serious existential crisis that could only be compensated for by substitute action. Although equipped with terrabytes of data that I never consumed (except once when downloading), I was simply too lazy to recycle, hash and rehash and regurgitate the past.

Instead, I picked up a huge atlas, a luxury product that must have once cost several hundred dollars. I fell asleep with it in my arms, because I had the world “with me” in my bed. My brain actually believes that the possession of maps could, if not replace a real discovery, at least simulate it.

Touching maps is an almost “sacred act” for me, even as a child. I was so good at geography that I could draw them from memory. Even today, anyone who competes against me in geography will almost certainly lose. Although now I wouldn’t know the name of the capital of Burkina-Faso, even though I should be familiar with it.

I realized that those who were constantly traveling the world led the most intense lives. There are even people who travel the world with only a tent and a bicycle. They live from day to day, and every day is a struggle as well as a reward and an experience.

Presumably a person who has had this experience has no ethnic prejudices or has lost them through personal direct experience. Wisdom is not just understanding, but experiencing and participating. If there’s one thing I regret at the end of my life, it’s that I never did it.

There were several clumsy escape attempts with short stays in neighboring countries. But what is that compared to the world? Nothing at all! What I know, I know from movies and books, a tragic admission indeed.

Jim Beam
Jim Beam
Dec 23, 2023 2:32 AM
Reply to  Jim Beam

For my English friends: one of my great role models. Ironically, this man, who survived for decades in the outback, lost his life by letting his unmanned car crush him against a tree. Playlist:

mastershock
mastershock
Dec 22, 2023 11:23 PM

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mastershock
mastershock
Dec 22, 2023 11:22 PM

The Year of the MindfuckNORMAL

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Ort
Ort
Dec 25, 2023 6:51 PM
Reply to  mastershock

Ah, “Before and After”!

Not even Norman Rockwell could paint the “After” image in a way that would make it seem warm and fuzzy. 

For one thing, whether one admires or despises Rockwell, he always had a human somewhere in his compositions. No unambiguous humans can be seen in the Afterscape.

🤔 🖌

Cloverleaf
Cloverleaf
Dec 22, 2023 10:38 PM

Bill Gates has a new “needle free” way to deliver Mrna *vaccine* for the next “pandemic”.

https://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=278530

mgeo
mgeo
Dec 23, 2023 9:17 AM
Reply to  Cloverleaf

“Vaccine” by aerosol was being researched 1 or 2 years ago. It might explain the current “resurgence of covid”.

Grafter
Grafter
Dec 23, 2023 12:31 PM
Reply to  Cloverleaf

Snake oil salesman.

Mark41
Mark41
Dec 22, 2023 10:18 PM

Back in the late 80’s the book “Manufacturing Consent” written by Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky was released. It’s main thesis, I think, was corporate media was driving opinions and consent of the governed with articles that drove their profits and some ideology.

Well, the powerful institutions of our governments seem to have taken over “Manufacturing Consent” by controlling corporate media and other social media outlets
to accomplish consent regardless of corporate profits.

And, we are indeed fucked because it’s working.

Tom Larsen
Tom Larsen
Dec 22, 2023 11:34 PM
Reply to  Mark41

I read it when it came out in 1988. It was good primer for the mind-fuckery known as the Gulf War. Boy was protesting that war lonely. But it was far from the first book to challenge government pronouncements, the MSM or mass media in general. You had Guy Debord’s The Society of the Spectacle of 1967; there was Herbert Schiller’s The Mind Managers of 1973; there was Jean Baudrillard’s Simulacra and Simulation from 1981, Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman from 1985, The New Media Monopoly by Ben Bagdikian from 1983 and several books by Robert W. McChesney from the 1990’s to recently. I am sure there’s a lot I have missed too.
From all of these books we could easily deduce that the mass media is not there to tell us the truth, far from it.

Paul
Paul
Dec 23, 2023 9:06 AM
Reply to  Mark41

Realising corporations, institutions, agencies and governments are driving the agenda is really step one in one’s awakening.
If you stay on step one you’re either a retard or a deceiver. Most likely the latter as the level of thinking required to write books generally puts someone above the level of retard.

The enquiring mind must move on to who’s driving those entities and why.

The Great Mistakening
The Great Mistakening
Dec 23, 2023 11:39 AM
Reply to  Mark41

Chomsky is an Ashkenazi. They have always controlled all sides of the “debate”

mik
mik
Dec 24, 2023 2:03 PM
Reply to  Mark41

Isn’t a verbal construct ‘Manufacturing Consent’ a mindfuck in itself?

You can’t manufacture consent, that would not be consent at all, because consent is about free will, voluntary, absence of manipulation.

What they manufacture is foremost Acquiescence, in a way domesticated version of consent.

When Confucius was asked what would be the first thing he would do if he got reign, he said:
For the first I would rectify Names.

George Mc
George Mc
Dec 22, 2023 10:06 PM

2023 is the year of the machete. Movements that seemed to be gathering were sundered and just seemed to vanish in a puff e.g. the ones wising up to the trans crap were gaining momentum and seemed to be even amalgamating with those wise to the covid scam – and the climate scam too. The depth of the “pseudoscientific consensus” fraud was helping a lot of folk reach a state of actual consciousness. The blatant bullshit of trans was glaring – and, since it claimed to be “scientifically verifiable”, a lot of folk were starting to wonder about those other noises insisting on “scientifically verification”.

Then came the masterstroke whereby the “scientific” mask was replaced by the political mask. Israel erupted and the previously reliable anti-trans movement almost universally got on the Zionist bandwagon. And in an instant, Graham Linehan was gone. Whilst Naomi Wolf floated in a dreary pseudo-middle position whereby she voiced a “plague on both their houses” but was obviously leaning to Israel.

(And I’m afraid that my own position here, in the wake of the Zionist explosion, was to feel that the entire trans waffle was a product of the affluent overstuffed West, though clearly this waffle is lethal to the rising generation both psychologically and through an army of quack mutilators.)

The next split which seems to be already in progress would appear to be a case of Simon Elmer’s excellent deconstruction of the whole woke wankery being distorted into an attack on racial minorities. Simon’s twitter account has apparently blocked me – an unclear matter since, when others claimed he’d blocked them, he said he didn’t know anything about it. So who knows what’s going on there?

And it’s so easy to feel burn out. I now have a new experience: I see something that really angers me and I spring to launch an attack against it ….. and then I realise it’s really not worth it. Twitter itself is pretty much a case of distraction – a kind of mobile graffiti board or huge cat scratching post to work your claws on with no real effect.

And, as one example of null toss pottery: does anyone really care about Stephen Fry’s impending Christmas “alternative” speech in which he is apparently going to deliver a fret about – what else? – rising antisemitism? Yet another celeb storm in a teapot. The buzz word around this momentous occasion is “humanism”, the label that Fry – and probably Baddiel too – are applying to themselves. I’m guessing that that word is about to go large in 2024.

I don’t foresee any sudden deviations impending. Expect more of the same but perhaps speeded up. The most effective aspect of propaganda is the sheer belligerent repetition of it. And the fact that it’s so fucking dull is the most potent part! You respond with anger, with humour, with irony, with sarcasm, with logic, with anything you want – and it doesn’t matter. The brain dead platitudes go on and on and on. And I keep thinking of that final scene in Orwell’s 1984 where Winston Smith is plastered in a bar, gazing up at a TV with Big Brother on it and “realising” that he now loves BB. That’s the state they want us all in. But I have no intention of letting it happen.

So the lesson is: Ignore the crap. Don’t be sidestepped. And while you’re rejecting the shit they’re shovelling, be sure to reject the biggest part of that shit: the impression that the majority believe it.  

Erik Nielsen
Erik Nielsen
Dec 22, 2023 10:04 PM

Apologize for any inconvenience for perception of this as schadenfreude, but I couldnt help it as an association to mindfuck.

The article reminds about the covid days where people had this grey exhausted look in their faces up to a half a year after their jabs, an example here: https://youtu.be/djPV8jELW-Y?t=430
It was the moment I realised we were forever divided into two different human species. Mind fokked again.

underground poet
underground poet
Dec 22, 2023 9:51 PM

Yeah everyone gets mind blown away, but wouldn’t you prefer that the one who is doing the mind F*ing, lives to be a thousand years old, i’m certain they could teach those 100 year olds a thing or two.

tonyopmoc
tonyopmoc
Dec 22, 2023 9:45 PM

I have bought his books – even his stageplay…I aaid even if you are American and live in Germany, you might be able to get it on, at a little theatre I know in South London….well if you know the people a bit who put plays on in theatres in London ( I would be totally amazed if he doesn’t)

So he turns up in North London….I am not “That” much of a fan, unless its a Really Good Rock Band.

“or when to launch an anti-Semitism panic, or an attempted Wokester coup at Free-Speech-Twitter HQ, or a Literal Russian-Agent-Hitler sequel, or when to shut down the aforementioned limited hangout for no actual reason whatsoever, or manipulate a belligerent political satirist into obsessively writing about exactly what it wants him to be writing about.”

Not many people write like CJ Hopkins…

He still doesn’t yet get “My Journalist of the Year 2023…”

15 days to go yet

I am still recovering from Sepsis.

Wife of the Year is Easy.

“Can you please let him come home with me”

“I will get him walking again”

She got me down the Supermarket today, when our Christmas Turkey didn’t arrive.

Now that is Class.

Tony

Cloverleaf
Cloverleaf
Dec 22, 2023 9:13 PM

Interesting.

Pope Francis told to repent for the sin of criticising Israeli terrorism in Gaza.

https://www.informationliberation.com/?id=64190

Jule
Jule
Dec 23, 2023 1:42 PM
Reply to  Cloverleaf

Yes, the Church killed itself spiritually during the 3. Reich and Judaism is doing the same right now.

tonyopmoc
tonyopmoc
Dec 22, 2023 8:42 PM

I personally find it rather rude, whilst I am writing, what might be an interesting reply to CJ Hopkins, and what I am writing is deleted mid sentence, before I have saved it to my computer…

How did the OffG censor know what I was writing, unlees the censor could read my keys on my keyboard at the same time as I was typing??

How can the censor know what my view is, before I have wriiten it?

I know the boys and girls at Off G, are clever…but isn’t that just a little bit, like taking the piss?? Guardian, Still MI5??

Like reading the NME, whilst Sounds goes bust???

I mean come on???

I like CJ Hopkins.

and to put it mildly – who the f’ck are you??

Tony

Paul
Paul
Dec 22, 2023 8:01 PM

Mindfuck? Speak for yourself. Once you have seen the matrix for what it is, it only becomes clearer. If your mind is being ‘fucked’, you might still be in the matrix.
The matrix is super obvious at Christmas time.

Lost in a dark wood
Lost in a dark wood
Dec 22, 2023 8:46 PM
Reply to  Paul

There is no “outside the Matrix”!

Lost in a dark wood
Lost in a dark wood
Dec 23, 2023 5:16 PM

People define their lives according to some neo-platonist, Hollywood movie – and they think they’ve escaped cultural conditioning!

Paul
Paul
Dec 24, 2023 7:11 PM

Silly comment! We Christians call it ‘the world’, but most won’t understand what that represents. Hence I use the matrix as an analogy.

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
John 16:33

Erik Nielsen
Erik Nielsen
Dec 23, 2023 6:15 PM

We are all been boiled slowly in the same soup together.  😁 

Tom Larsen
Tom Larsen
Dec 24, 2023 1:32 AM

I don’t know why you got so many down votes. Jean Baudrillard was asked by the filmmakers (of the Matrix) if he would be an advisor on subsequent films. He said no and schooled them on how they misrepresented his ideas. Your little 6 word sentence basically encapsulates his critique.

Lost in a dark wood
Lost in a dark wood
Dec 24, 2023 8:36 PM
Reply to  Tom Larsen

Thanks. I wasn’t previously aware of Baudrillard’s statements. Instead, I was thinking more along the lines of Krishnamurti. He suggests that it’s possible (in theory) to be free of conditioning. However, I think otherwise – that to even conceive of freedom involves conditioning. The best we can achieve is to become aware that we’re stuck in the matrix – and perhaps we can imagine freedom – or be free to imagine (like Blake).

With regard to simulation, even in pre-computer society, most mentality is an imitative representation of true intelligence – i.e. it’s a pseudo-intelligence. Consequently, AI is just required to simulate an imitation – and people won’t be able to tell the difference. The bar isn’t set as high as people might think!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Baudrillard
The Wachowskis said that Baudrillard influenced The Matrix (1999), and Neo hides money and disks containing information in Simulacra and Simulation. Adam Gopnik wondered whether Baudrillard, who had not embraced the movie, was “thinking of suing for a screen credit,”[77] but Baudrillard himself disclaimed any connection to The Matrix, calling it at best a misreading of his ideas.[78][79][80]

https://web.archive.org/web/20120325171140/http://www.ubishops.ca/baudrillardstudies/vol1_2/genosko.htm
The Matrix Decoded: Le Nouvel Observateur Interview With Jean Baudrillard
Volume 1, Number 2 (July 2004)

https://archive.is/fqyOv
New York Times
Editorial Observer; A French Philosopher Talks Back to Hollywood and ‘The Matrix’
By Brent Staples
May 24, 2002

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_First_and_Last_Freedom
Jiddu Krishnamurti, The First and Last Freedom, “Questions and Answers: 20. On the Conscious and Unconscious Mind”

Our problem is how to be free from all conditioning. Either you say it is impossible, that no human mind can ever be free from conditioning, or you begin to experiment, to inquire, to discover. … Now I say it is definitely possible for the mind to be free from all conditioning – not that you should accept my authority. If you accept it on authority, you will never discover, … and that will have no significance. … [I]f you are to find the truth of it for yourself, you must experiment with it and follow it swiftly.

Paul
Paul
Dec 24, 2023 7:17 PM

Rubbish. You don’t get it.
Spiritual rebirth is being born in the spirit world, not the world as most people know it.

Lost in a dark wood
Lost in a dark wood
Dec 25, 2023 5:55 PM
Reply to  Paul

If you’ve already left, why do you keep coming back? Surely the other world’s better than this one!

underground poet
underground poet
Dec 22, 2023 9:55 PM
Reply to  Paul

But the system can remain irrational longer than you can remain solvent, and he’s saying the system is starting to question its self and we are no longer as safe as if the system were functioning normally. The system is fucked up, and fucked, but is today its day of reckoning.

Paul
Paul
Dec 24, 2023 7:19 PM

Satan is the God of this degenerate world. But his time will end.

rubberheid
rubberheid
Dec 22, 2023 7:58 PM

can we not switch this simulation off?

do we have to live through it until… *sigh*

what?

cheer up CJ, the road is long. forward.

Rusty the Dog
Rusty the Dog
Dec 23, 2023 12:05 PM
Reply to  rubberheid

Im guessing the simulation is how we interpret and manifest it it our minds.
Maybe a solution is to visualise the world we want and not what others impose?

Veri Tas
Veri Tas
Dec 24, 2023 12:40 AM
Reply to  Rusty the Dog

New Age wishful thinking?

Rusty the Dog
Rusty the Dog
Dec 24, 2023 1:43 PM
Reply to  Veri Tas

No, just thinking and avoiding others categorised labelling.

Lost in a dark wood
Lost in a dark wood
Dec 22, 2023 7:57 PM

but there was nothing noteworthy in 2023

Okay, I take that back. The 2023 It Never Happened award goes to:

It Never Happened!
The Lahaina Genocide

It never happened. Nothing ever happened. Even while it was happening it wasn’t happening. It didn’t matter. It was of no interest.

https://off-guardian.org/2018/01/24/harold-pinter-in-2005-nobel-address-the-us-is-brutal-indifferent-scornful-and-ruthless

Alex Posoukh
Alex Posoukh
Dec 22, 2023 7:31 PM

It is a little disingenuous to comment on the Cradle article above. While the headline is over the top, the idea that Israel executed a large number of their own civilians on Oct 7 is not a illegitimate line of inquiry. Somehow, the author deemed it to be pure “mindfuckery”.

Lost in a dark wood
Lost in a dark wood
Dec 22, 2023 6:57 PM

Nope, not me! I admit to being mindfucked pre-2022 by all the self-professed truthers, anti-empire-ists, peace campaigners, freedom fighters, etc who turned out to be Putinista sock-puppets – but there was nothing noteworthy in 2023.

Willem
Willem
Dec 22, 2023 6:06 PM

‘ Everything. The whole ‘New Normal’ package. It was rolled out all at once, globally.”

And people liked it

and it would have continued if not that Putin saved us from new normal by starting his act of aggression, after which people lived in the cold for the winter

And people liked it

And that would have continued if Israel (or Hamas, I don’t know, I lost the plot) started its act of agression which explains flooding of refugees to Europe which leads to a housing problem in Europe

And people like it.

That all is mindfuckery to me, but that people like to get it good and hard from a bunch of swindlers is a clear pattern for everyone who has a pair of eyes and uses them.

Paul
Paul
Dec 22, 2023 8:00 PM
Reply to  Willem

More specifically, I would say that people like a narrative. A narrative is a frame of reference, something to live by. Because if the frame of reference they had in their youth falls apart, they’ll be left without one and be lost.
Or perhaps ‘program’ is a better word. NPCs in a computer game can’t operate without their pre programmed routines.

Raz Putin
Raz Putin
Dec 22, 2023 5:59 PM

Mindfucked, indeed! It’s gotten so bad they don’t even bag it or lube it.

Hanging in there CJ and damn those torpedoes.