Scenes from the Emerging 21st Century American Hellscape
As a man continues to watch his nation implode from the inside out as he slaves 70 hours a week in a desperate attempt to gather enough money to flee the totalitarian hellscape America is turning into, he begins to develop a deep resentment for the people who did this to him, his nation, and his people. And a deep resentment for that wolf in sheep’s clothing, Donald Trump who has turned out to be nothing more than another con artist in a long line of presidential con artists. (TNMM has been warning you about this SOB all along.)
A former functionary in the fake news/pretty face business, this awakened man knows all about the weaponized narratives that disgraced industry used to first destroy male authority in his family, then to destroy male authority with his women who have been reduced from wives and mothers to corporate functionaries and slores, and finally among his nation such that he was trampled underfoot by an oligarchical state and organized invasions.
Such men have become pariahs in their own land.
As the corporate subsidiary formerly known as the Pentagon readies to fight yet another self-created inversion in reality – taking on what it calls “weaponization of narrative” which means destroying and discrediting people who dare speak the truth about what is happening before their very eyes, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at California State University Kevin MacDonald untwists this latest pretzel The Anglo-American Matrix has created on his Twitter page:
Americans have been enduring “weaponized disinformation” for decades, emanating from all the elite institutions of media and the academic world down to kindergarten.
MacDonald knows the mass psychological techniques in play here: What the Pentagon really means is it will be fighting people who dare to speak the truth in this Orwellian age of universal deceit.
This sort of weaponized disinformation was predicted by Spengler in Decline of the West over a century ago as an inevitible byproduct of democracy, as it is taken over and bastardized by a ruling elite.
The press today is an army with carefully organized weapons, the journalists its officers, the readers its soldiers. The reader neither knows nor is supposed to know the purposes for which he is used and the role he is to play.
Western man didn’t know the role he was to play – role of emasculated, banished cuck – until it was too late.
It doesn’t matter which corporate news source you use, left leaning or right leaning they’ve all been co-opted. Continuing from Spengler’s prediction for today’s hellscape America:
Today we live so cowed under the bombardment of this intellectual artillery [the media] that hardly anyone can attain to the inward detachment that is required for a clear view of the monstrous drama. The will-to-power operating under a pure democratic disguise has finished off its masterpiece so well that the object’s sense of freedom is actually flattered by the most thorough-going enslavement that has ever existed.
Or, put more succinctly by Spengler:
Through money, democracy becomes its own destroyer, after money has destroyed intellect.
Indeed, the Decline of the West itself can largely be traced to the use of propaganda techniques to hollow out America and Europe from within with weaponized disinformation spawning such evil as feminism, multiculturalism, and now, encroaching genocide as carefully crafted narratives slowly sic the wolves on the tiny world minority known as white people.
Tyler Durden, nome de plume writer over at Zero Hedge summed up the hell a man like me must live day in and day out while in the matrix:
Life in America has become a gut-wrenching, soul-sucking, misery-drenched, demoralizing existence.
We have managed to survive crackdowns, clampdowns, shutdowns, showdowns, shootdowns, standdowns, knockdowns, putdowns, breakdowns, lockdowns, takedowns, slowdowns, meltdowns, and never-ending letdowns.
We’ve been held up, stripped down, faked out, photographed, frisked, fracked, hacked, tracked, cracked, intercepted, accessed, spied on, zapped, mapped, searched, shot at, tasered, tortured, tackled, trussed up, tricked, lied to, labeled, libeled, leered at, shoved aside, saddled with debt not of our own making, sold a bill of goods about national security, tuned out by those representing us, tossed aside, and taken to the cleaners.
We’ve had our freedoms turned inside out, our democratic structure flipped upside down, and our house of cards left in a shambles.
We’ve had our children burned by flashbang grenades, our dogs shot, and our old folks hospitalized after “accidental” encounters with marauding SWAT teams. We’ve been told that as citizens we have no rights within 100 miles of our own border, now considered “Constitution-free zones.” We’ve had our faces filed in government databases, our biometrics crosschecked against criminal databanks, and our consumerist tendencies catalogued for future marketing overtures.
We’ve seen the police transformed from community peacekeepers to point guards for the militarized corporate state. From Boston to Ferguson and every point in between, police have pushed around, prodded, poked, probed, scanned, shot and intimidated the very individuals—we the taxpayers—whose rights they were hired to safeguard. Networked together through fusion centers, police have surreptitiously spied on our activities and snooped on our communications, using hi-tech devices provided by the Department of Homeland Security.
We’ve been deemed suspicious for engaging in such dubious activities as talking too long on a cell phone and stretching too long before jogging, dubbed extremists and terrorists for criticizing the government and suggesting it is tyrannical or oppressive, and subjected to forced colonoscopies and anal probes for allegedly rolling through a stop sign.
We’ve been arrested for all manner of “crimes” that never used to be considered criminal, let alone uncommon or unlawful, behavior: letting our kids walk to the playground alone, giving loose change to a homeless man, feeding the hungry, and living off the grid.
We’ve been sodomized, victimized, jeopardized, demoralized, traumatized, stigmatized, vandalized, demonized, polarized and terrorized, often without having done anything to justify such treatment. Blame it on a government mindset that renders us guilty before we’ve even been charged, let alone convicted, of any wrongdoing. In this way, law-abiding individuals have had their homes mistakenly raided by SWAT teamsthat got the address wrong. One accountant found himself at the center of a misguided police standoff after surveillance devices confused his license plate with that of a drug felon.
We’ve been railroaded into believing that our votes count, that we live in a democracy, that elections make a difference, that it matters whether we vote Republican or Democrat, and that our elected officials are looking out for our best interests. Truth be told, we live in an oligarchy, politicians represent only the profit motives of the corporate state, whose leaders know all too well that there is no discernible difference between red and blue politics, because there is only one color that matters in politics—green.
We’ve gone from having privacy in our inner sanctums to having nowhere to hide, with smart pills that monitor the conditions of our bodies, homes that spy on us (with smart meters that monitor our electric usage and thermostats and light switches that can be controlled remotely) and cars that listen to our conversations and track our whereabouts. Even our cities have become wall-to-wall electronic concentration camps, with police now able to record hi-def video of everything that takes place within city limits.
We’ve had our schools locked down, our students handcuffed, shackled and arrested for engaging in childish behavior such as food fights, our children’s biometrics stored, their school IDs chipped, their movements tracked, and their data bought, sold and bartered for profit by government contractors, all the while they are treated like criminals and taught to march in lockstep with the police state.
We’ve been rendered enemy combatants in our own country, denied basic due process rights, held against our will without access to an attorney or being charged with a crime, and left to molder in jail until such a time as the government is willing to let us go or allow us to defend ourselves.
We’ve had the very military weapons we funded with our hard-earned tax dollars used against us, from unpiloted, weaponized drones tracking our movements on the nation’s highways and byways and armored vehicles, assault rifles, sound cannons and grenade launchers in towns with little to no crime to an arsenal of military-grade weapons and equipment given free of charge to schools and universities.
We’ve been silenced, censored and forced to conform, shut up in free speech zones, gagged by hate crime laws, stifled by political correctness, muzzled by misguided anti-bullying statutes, and pepper sprayed for taking part in peaceful protests.
We’ve been shot by police for reaching for a license during a traffic stop, reaching for a baby during a drug bust, carrying a toy sword down a public street, and wearing headphones that hamper our ability to hear.
We’ve had our tax dollars spent on $30,000 worth of Starbucks for Department of Homeland Security employees, $630,000 in advertising to increase Facebook “likes” for the State Department, and close to $25 billion to fund projects ranging from the silly to the unnecessary, such as laughing classes for college students and programs teaching monkeys to play video games and gamble.
We’ve been treated like guinea pigs, targeted by the government and social media for psychological experiments on how to manipulate the masses. We’ve been tasered for talking back to police, tackled for taking pictures of police abuses, and threatened with jail time for invoking our rights. We’ve even been arrested by undercover cops stationed in public bathrooms who interpret men’s “shaking off” motions after urinating to be acts of lewdness.
We’ve had our possessions seized and stolen by law enforcement agencies looking to cash in on asset forfeiture schemes, our jails privatized and used as a source of cheap labor for megacorporations, our gardens smashed by police seeking out suspicious-looking marijuana plants, and our buying habits turned into suspicious behavior by a government readily inclined to view its citizens as terrorists.
We’ve had our cities used for military training drills, with Black Hawk helicopters buzzing the skies, Urban Shield exercises overtaking our streets, and active shooter drills wreaking havoc on unsuspecting bystanders in our schools, shopping malls and other “soft target” locations.
We’ve been told that national security is more important than civil liberties, that police dogs’ noses are sufficient cause to carry out warrantless searches, that the best way not to get raped by police is to “follow the law,” that what a police officer says in court will be given preference over what video footage shows, that an upright posture and acne are sufficient reasons for a cop to suspect you of wrongdoing, that police can stop and search a driver based solely on an anonymous tip, and that police officers have every right to shoot first and ask questions later if they feel threatened.
Yes, drink it in. What Durden is describing is the America an awakened man sees every day, even if he doesn’t have time to meticulously document it all because he’s working so hard to accumulate the money to leave.
Are you depressed yet? You should be.
More than depressed, however, you should be outraged at what has been done to our country.
I’m outraged at what has been done to our freedoms.
We are no less prisoners than those who are incarcerated behind prison walls.
As Aldous Huxley recognized in his foreword to A Brave New World Revisited:
“It is perfectly possible for a man to be out of prison and yet not free – to be under no physical constraint and yet be a psychological captive, compelled to think, feel and act as the representatives of the national state, or of some private interest within the nation wants him to think, feel and act…
To him the walls of his prison are invisible and he believes himself to be free.”
The prison we inhabit may not be as bleak as the soul-destroying gulags described by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn in his masterpiece The Gulag Archipelago, but that’s just a matter of aesthetics.
It’s time to stop waiting patiently for change to happen, stop waiting for someone to rescue you, and stage a breakout.
So many of the things TNMM has been lamenting since its inception are featured in that excerpt. So much of the desperation Yours Truly feels to flee this failed culture and failed society is summed up in that piece. The desperation to leave America, its lies, its slavery, and its worship of the machine and to warn others about the seductive myth of America (The Great Whore of the book of Revelations) is made all the worse by knowing that the grass sometimes is truly greener on the other side.
It is quite a feeling to know one is truly damned by virtue of having escaped America enough times to know this country is dragging its citizens and the world into Hell On Earth. Every day I find myself saying “I want out” and longing for the day I can leave again. While there are still places to leave to.
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