This is my last post for 2015. Thank you for reading and I hope to be back early next Spring. Until then, a classic reminder from Max Ehrmann and some parting music from Henryk Gorecki. Starts slow, let it wash over you and listen right to the end. All of the beauty and pain of human experience is there. As one comment mentioned: “If this doesn’t move you, check your pulse.” ; ) Warm wishes to all.


Henryk Mikołaj Górecki – Symphony No. 3, Op. 36 (1976) | luzifersgruss

Reality Change IV: Full Circle

“Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you.”

– Carl Gustav Jung


We are all enmeshed in a vast network of interrelated and interconnected associations. Coming Earth changes might just be the catalyst to “flip the switch”. The question is: who are we and what do we see? The answer may determine where we are on that vast circuit board, and which reality we are likely to inhabit.

The onset of the next cometary bombardment does not necessarily mean a global catastrophe to end them all, but it would take care of the long-term emergence of Pathocracy should enough of us be armed with the knowledge of what has been going on here for centuries. It offers an enormous opportunity for a New World of balance, instigated along natural lines with inbuilt safeguards to prevent the entry of ponerological infections. At the very least, we would be on a level playing field where those that would seek to manipulate and lead by deception will be plainly seen for what they are. As such, we will be able to see make the choice not to share in the rebuilding of a replica of the past but use the knowledge to create a future without psychopathic inculcation.

Getting back to Nature is not some sentimental vision of naturists or the naive whims of failed hippy ideals. There is a wealth of deep wisdom in her cycles of growth and decay; the sensuality of tropical sands and the iridescence of birds of paradise; the ice-fresh air of mountain ranges and cathedral quiet of an English forest. Our hearts can be captured by its majesty, its glory and splendour. But masked by the emerald green foliage and the deep hues of a sunset over the ocean is a veritable ferocity of death and carnage; harsh, painful realities of predation that are as real as they are in the human family. Each exists side by side. We have yet to address what lies beyond the horizon, where metaphysics of the ancients meets the quantum physics of the future. Perhaps the latter is beginning to confirm that reality may be a nested spiral of multiple Universes branching out at the threshold of each thought? What if we are merely inhabiting one infinitesimal expression of what a Universal Mind can do, working by proxy, through flesh, blood, bone and hormones, passion, grief, love and violence, seeking out the choices of what will manifest as creation or destruction, each of us seeking ever sophisticated methods to enhance our chosen pathways?

Like the vast oceans which surround the continents of this planet, the interface of the human mind with our developing concepts of reality remains uncharted territory. Scientists claim they have the answers but the limitations of scientific materialism have never been more apparent. Science has explained so much yet it is now desperately trying to fit a hyper-reductive mentality into a conceptual bottle that simply can’t be done. Quantum theories are lapping at the consciousness of the human family and pushing it to expand. But to do so means to cultivate a new science of perception that experiments with consciousness and consensus that is not simply confined to the test-tube, petri-dish and particle accelerator. What is more, the creative power of science could literally change the material world but instead it is largely used to engineer new and ingenious ways to kill, maim, restrict and repress. Until we accept the idea that our thoughts are vibrantly alive, that what we think and what we say has immense power, then we will forever be looking for answers which cannot go beyond a self-imposed limitation chained to the material world.

psychopathsworld-angel-vert“As above, so below” | © infrakshun

In order to have some glimmer of hope in bypassing institutional psychopathy, a radical overhaul of the very idea of human progress must surely take place. Trying to tackle the causes and effects already housed in a manipulated continuum can only ensure a repetition of another generation of children coated with narcissism and the predators that will line up to prey on them. We can describe the legions of deeply-rooted flaws in our economy, in our education system, in governments, welfare systems, science establishments and organised religion; we can talk about the effects and root causes of the widespread psycho-social dislocation that is now so much a part of Western culture. There is no shortage of critiques and diagnoses of what ails our societies and what should happen to move humanity forward, just as there is no shortage of exciting and innovative solutions waiting to emerge phoenix-like from the ashes. But if we do not include ponerology in this equation then these often brilliant and creative flurries of activity that connect so many dots and so many great minds will still be locked into the same diorama of reality and no substantive change will arrive.

The psychopathic mind is the master of human mimicry and adaptation just as it is the exemplar of the Predator in human form. It must capitalise on the ferocity of its primal instinct to trap and feed; to do what is in its nature to do: learn the techniques and methods that will ensure a steady supply of human victims and to maximize the production of bio-chemicals of fear, hatred, anger, arousal, pain, grief, sex, and horror. Yet the desire to destroy and to take pleasure in the full gamut of suffering took on more refined forms as it adapted and mimicked human conscience, where individuals and groups began to learn the value of cooperation and understanding, empathy and accomplishment. This sounded the periodic death-knell for the psychopath and the dissemination of its numbers. Yet, they always returned as darkness always must.

The search for Knowledge and truth gave no refuge to the psychopath who was at home in mediocrity and the limited fantasy of his subjective desires. While normal humans sought to evolve, to develop their conscience and to seek knowledge and perhaps the potential of the soul, the psychopaths sought to devolve and to take us with them; they sought how to prevent humans from knowing by the institution of ignorance in order to prevent the light of awareness ever setting humans free; to wrap our extraordinary capacity for creativity in dark swathes of deception.

Our biggest secret was that we were slaves and we didn’t know it.

We were an experiment.

The binding nature of this deception became complex and multi-faceted woven into myths, religion and ancient wisdom showing only the briefest glimpses of truth before being distorted by the same dark force of flowing through its agents. It knows how to remain in the shadows and to manipulate humanity away from its birth right of higher emotional development and the potential of spiritual evolution. The psychopaths are the shadow side of humanity, the destructive force – the dark face of God. They are those who act at the behest of the ancient mythology of demons and evil spirits said to exist in the hinterlands between the human and spirit world.

Yet, we do have the ability to awaken from such elected victim-hood; to end the cycle of repeated suffering which is personified through so many of the world’s children. They are the symbol of this awakening which can grow to maturity in a full field of awareness or they can be still-born and cold to the touch like the foetus in the trash-can. Or worse still, they can continue to live under the tutelage of the worst predation that is a minority of humanity, as he was eons ago and as he is now.

The biggest victims of the psychopathic assault on the quality of consciousness have been directed at children who, if not struggling to exist, instinctively know that the human manifestations of our world are built on lies. They are educated in the Lie that is Official Culture and its streams of addiction. Children react against it before this reality consumes them, before they become the wardens or servants of a system that is sewn into their very cells.  Sexualized, commoditized and pulled apart by the McWorld and Jihads of our time-loop, they see beneath the veil and are taught to poor scorn on inner-tuition and natural perspicacity. Or they fleetingly see a possibility of their essence while paradoxically immersed in the sensual world, never to catch sight of it again until old age, if at all.


Beautiful isn’t she? And she’s about to let us know. Don’t take it personally. After all, we are just consciousness stuck in bio-chemical space-suits out for a ride …

On June 3, 1965 Edward H. White II became the first American to step outside his spacecraft and let go, effectively setting himself adrift in the zero gravity of space. For 23 minutes White floated and maneuvered himself around the Gemini spacecraft while logging 6500 miles during his orbital stroll. White was attached to the spacecraft by a 25 foot umbilical line and a 23-ft. tether line, both wrapped in gold tape to form one cord. In his right hand White carries a Hand Held Self Maneuvering Unit (HHSMU) which is used to move about the weightless environment of space. The visor of his helmet is gold plated to protect him from the unfiltered rays of the sun.

On June 3, 1965 Edward H. White II became the first American to step outside his spacecraft and let go ….

Many people do intuitively feel that there is something missing in their understanding of the modern world and the reasons for such destruction and suffering that seems beyond all mathematical probability. Surviving and coping with our daily lives is often more than enough for most of us. Yet, amid all this, within whatever circumstance and culture we find ourselves, we must dig deep and long for the possibility of reaching even a tiny glimmer of the Real “I.” And as we do so, we’ll find the buried children, half-eaten by our own inner denials and the choice not to see. WE placed them there, in the same ragged clothes of refutation that we wrap ourselves, snug and warm as they are, provided by a legion of predators that care for us, as we care for animals on their way to the slaughterhouse, vacuum-packed and ready for consumption.  Same process, different level of consciousness.

Andrzej M. Łobaczewski was an extraordinary man. I was lucky enough to meet him in person and aside from having a razor sharp mind I found him to be kind, gentle and full of hope for the future of humankind. Perhaps it is fitting for this pioneer of ponerology to have the last word on what type of new world could manifest as one of our many alternative futures:

“A system thus envisaged would be superior to all its predecessors, being based upon an understanding of the laws of nature operating within individuals and societies, with objective knowledge progressively superseding opinions based upon natural [emotional] responses to phenomena. We should call it a “LOGOCRACY”.

Due to their properties and conformity to the laws of nature and evolution, logocratic systems could guarantee social and international order on a long-term basis. In keeping with their nature, they would then become transformed into more perfect forms, a vague and faraway vision of which may beckon to us in the present.

The author has survived many dangerous situations and become disappointed with many people and institutions. However, the Great Providence has never disappointed him under the most difficult circumstances. This condition suffices to permit him to promise that elaborating a more detailed draft for such a necessary better system will also be possible. …

What is of crucial importance is to fully grasp the importance of the science of Ponerology and how many applications it may have for a future of peace and a humane humanity. This science permits the human mind to understand things that have been, for millennia, unintelligible: the genesis of evil. This understanding could very well bring about a turning point in the history of civilization which, I should add, is presently on the point of self-destruction.

Therefore, my request to you is: Be not shocked with the immense size of the task! Take it as a work to be gradually performed and hope that many other people will come to help and thus progress will be assured.

It seems that, in the natural order of things, that those persons who have suffered the most from psychopaths or bearers of other mental anomalies, will be those called to do this work, to accept the burden. If you do, accept also, ladies and gentlemen, your fate with an open heart and humility, and always with a sense of humor. Cherish assistance from the Universal Mind and know that Great Values often grow from Great Suffering.” 

During a period of history when psychopathy was on the ascendance, when persecution and totalitarianism had its genesis, psychopaths ensured the annihilation of all who opposed them. The Cathars’ knew that beyond the cycles of time and space their faith and purpose had sealed-in their alchemy of applied knowledge despite the presence of organised evil erasing anything of conscience in its path. For those people and many like them down through the centuries, they understood that within the kernel of humanity lay the answer and that the cycle would eventually turn offering a chance for Truth, Love, Goodness and Beauty to grow once more.

Truth can never be extinguished, suppressed or forgotten. The heat of destruction, no matter how intense, can never destroy it. Before long, it will push through, fresh and verdant from the ashes – we will come full circle once again.

In Christianity, the laurel, once sacred to the God Apollo, is said to symbolise the Resurrection of Christ and the triumph of the human soul, or as the Cathar maxim describes it: “Al cap dels sèt cent ans, verdejera lo laurel” –

“After 700 years the laurel will be green once more.”

Let’s raise a glass to that.


Reality Change III: Comets, Cataclysms, Plagues and Pathocracies

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”

– George Santayana

An historical social science which includes a synthesis of shared data from all academic fields is essential if we are to have any chance of true progress where it matters. Prediction may then possible and applied with scientific rigour so that safeguards can be established for maintaining its long-term integrity. Needless to say, ponerology must feature as an adjunct to ALL disciplines if we are to make any sense of the human condition. We are writing the history of the future with the choices we make in the present.

A professor of ecology and mathematics at the University of Connecticut, USA and author of War and Peace and War: The Life-Cycles of Imperial Nations (Pi Press, 2006) Peter Tirchin is convinced that history can not only be about focusing on the minutiae but as a science that can “develop unifying theories and test them with data generated by history, archaeology and specialized disciplines.” The professor calls this new branch of science: ‘cliodynamics’, from Clio, the muse of history, and dynamics, the study of temporally varying processes and the search for causal mechanisms.” In his July 2008 article for science journal Nature titled: ‘Transforming history into science: Arise ‘cliodynamics’’ He proposes the collection of quantitative data and the creation of explanations which can be empirically tested from the gathered data: “… rather than on instances carefully selected to prove our pet narratives.” Tirchin reiterates the point: “To truly learn from history, we must transform it into a science.”

Turchin dismisses those who believe that unifying theories cannot be found due to the complexity and unpredictability of human societies, stating if that were the case: “… there would be no empirical regularities. Any relationships between important variables would be contingent on time, space and culture.” The professor makes the observation that certain streams of collective violence occur within states across various time periods and cultures yet follow similar pathways. In modern times he reminds us that deaths from asymmetric warfare or terrorism, civil wars and genocides far exceed those between nations. So, what is the common causative factor?


Understanding the pathogenic quality of essential psychopathy is the key if these unifying theories are to be found. The cycles of population growth followed by increased instability which Turchin mentions may also indicate a rise in the dissemination of genes of psychopathy commensurate with certain decreases in ethical and moral safeguards which would otherwise have limited psychological infection. He then proceeds to scratch his head as to what some of these “fundamental principles” could be:

Population growth beyond the means of subsistence leads to declining levels of consumption and popular discontent, but this is not enough to destabilize agrarian societies. Peasant uprisings have little chance of success when the governing élites are unified and the state is strong.

The connection between population dynamics and instability is indirect, mediated by the long-term effects of population growth on social structures. One effect is the increasing number of aspirants for élite positions, resulting in rivalry and factionalism. Another consequence is persistent inflation, which causes a decline in real revenues and a developing fiscal crisis of the state. As these trends intensify, they result in state bankruptcy and a loss of military control; conflict among élite factions; and a combination of élite-mobilized and popular uprisings, leading to the breakdown of central authority. [Emphasis mine]

If psychopaths have honed their predatory skills through millennia it is logical to assume that population growth, instability and economic decline – while they can be explained as purely sociological effects – could also be a product of careful manipulation based on an knowledge embargo. Many historical figures have been cited as the initial sparks for revolution and the emergence of mass movements. They take the blame for all kinds of iniquities. But given the nature of elite control it is more than probable that such secrecy and advanced knowledge was used to not only to predict social instability but actively create the parameters by which they would remain in power in the long-term. They have done this by installing suitably primed leading figures to take action on their behalf, who are often unaware they are being used for a much broader and long-term objective.

The fundamental principles that govern massive upheavals in societies across the world must include the tracking of psychopathy within our societies and the refusal to dilute and dumb down the implications of these discoveries. Current historical studies and related disciplines are far from shedding these obstacles to its development for the very reasons that those responsible for such age-old dynamics do not want to be revealed. Official Culture takes care of that without too much direct interference.

After years developing his cliodynamical model, Turchin is certain that a major collapse is imminent, all based on mathematics. Even if Tirchin has not included ponerology as the major elephant in the room, measuring data on income inequality, the minimum wage, and health he has discovered a repeating pattern throughout our history. It can best be described by a inequality curve where the gap between the rich and poor is increasing leading to unhappiness and discontent which in turn, simmers and boils causing social unrest or revolution. As the super-rich continue to monopolise jobs and specialised work and take advantage of inherited wealth they actually utilise their inherent advantages in ever more ruthless ways. It’s not rocket science but it is probably the first time that it has been shown through mathematics and and the bird’s eye view of history as the template. If we take Turchin’s science on board, along with the Historical Cycles referred to by Verstappen, the hysteroidal cycle posited by Łobaczewski, plus a raft of other commentators saying the same thing from different fields of economics, political science, social science, spirituality and religion, the evidence is now overwhelming that Western culture – in particular the United States – is precariously close to a total meltdown with a global economic crisis but one spoke of a Grand Wheel that is buckling.

While Turchin misses the crucial ingredient of psychopaths who act as chaotic strange attractors causing negative – but perhaps ultimately positive – bifurcations within any local or global systems, there is another final piece in the puzzle may lie in the knowledge of cyclical, catastrophic change that has proven to be at the forefront of ancient mythology and religious instruction. It is here perhaps, that the Pathocrats may have overestimated their omnipotence and the unpredictable nature of cosmological interference. Indeed, humanity has gone so far down the road of acquiescence to entropy (lies and deceit) it seems to me that the only way we can return to a more harmonious state of affairs is through a substantial collective shock. As discussed in the previous post ultimately, this may not come from a new 9/11 or US-NATO induced World War III but from a return of a mix of cosmological, meteorological and large-scale cyclic environmental catastrophes,  the evidence of which is all too clear to see. [1]


Screen shot from the Animal Planet miniseries, “Animal Armageddon”. Animation by Radical 3D

The arrival of comets have heralded plagues, famines, earth changes and cyclic cataclysm all of which may have an intriguing connection to the rise of psychopaths within civilisations. Author Laura Knight-Jadczyk’s extraordinary social and historical detective work has explained how a diverse set of factors have allowed the rise in psychopathic genes. She explains how much of the most destructive periods in history may have been directly or indirectly caused by comet and meteor impacts and not only mythologised, but whole religions and beliefs created around them, in order to distract and confuse the populace. Concerning the nature of these epic harbingers of planetary change, she asks: “What was it that so successfully stopped people asking why there is a traditional and deeply ingrained fear of comets in the psyche of humanity? … there are people outside of mainstream academia who ask these questions. But why against all common sense is this subject so widely and systematically ignored, marginalized and ridiculed?” [2]

Why indeed?

Not only could earth changes and the following cometary bombardment have caused great Empires to fall it may explain the 1000 year-old inactivity of the Dark Ages and subsequent famines and plagues. These phenomena correlate exactly with multiple impacts by comet debris and the consequent widespread social upheaval. Earthquakes, floods, fireballs, and anomalous electrical discharges have caused chemicals to be released by high-energy explosions in the atmosphere. There may also be a strong case for the release of comet-borne disease pathogens which would alter the whole nature of man’s place in the cycle of disease and societal decay. 

Similarly, Knight-Jadczyk cites evidence from the publications of eminent scientists Victor Clube and Bill Napier who wrote: “Within the last few years, it has been found that there is a great swarm of cosmic debris circulating in a potentially dangerous orbit, exactly intersecting the Earth’s orbit in June (and November) every few thousand years. More surprisingly perhaps, it has been found that the evidence for these facts was in the past deliberately concealed.” From this data, which is mounting year by year, there appear to be two opposing camps: the American school of asteroid impacts which happen at intervals of millions-of-years with a minimal threat and the British school of science which posits that bombardment of much smaller objects occurs with much greater frequency alongside those million-year intervals. The historical record bears out the latter theory most convincingly.

Rather than one huge meteor or asteroid impact drastically altering the Earth’s environment leading to the demise of the dinosaurs, according to Clube, Napier and others, the evidence appears to show that the radical change was due to an episode of cometary bombardment or “swarms” numbering in their thousands which introduced massive amounts of meteorite dust into the earth’s atmosphere. This created “rains of fire” which, in combination with other earth changes such as earthquakes and super-volcanoes precipitated by such impacts  – led to enormous climate change and the subsequent extinction event.

The “swarm theory” may have appeared many times over our history and literally carved out catastrophic periods of change which have since been misinterpreted and/or covered up. There is a vast amount of hard, scientific evidence that ties up many loose ends and to which we must familiarise ourselves if we wish to extract the implications and build our awareness. Needless to say, I cannot possibly do it justice here. Starting with Clube and Napier’s The Cosmic Winter and The Cosmic Serpent this should be followed up with Knight-Jadczyk’s: The Apocalypse: Comets, Asteroids and Cyclical Catastrophes (2012) in order to place this in its psycho-social context. It is only when one truly studies the subject care of the above trail-blazers does one realise just how much information on comet bombardments, meteorite strikes and anomalous earth changes have been concealed, distorted and ignored by the authorities.


Augsburger Wunderzeichenbuch, Folio 28, c. 1552

Quoting from the book, regarding the nature of such colossal planetary change it seems the question of survival depends on what to look for and how to prepare:

“… We aren’t talking about a giant asteroid here that is going to create a global wave of firestorm destruction like the movies depict. It’s not ‘Planet X’ or ‘Nibiru.’ It’s not necessarily the ‘End of the World.’ However, it might be somewhat like the Black Death with the loss of half the population of one or more continents, or the great Chicago Fire or Tunguska, or even all of these rolled into one; but all of those events were survivable had the victims been informed and prepared. […]

The very fact that Bill Gates and others have invested in [a] seed bank, in an observatory, suggest strongly to us that they (the rich and powerful) too have this sort of future in mind. The very fact that the weather has become increasingly chaotic, that fireball sightings have increased so dramatically, and even frequent impacts are recorded around the globe, are clues that we are moving into a cosmic dust stream as Clube describes and that such a stream very likely includes some bigger objects – swarms of them – and those ‘in the know’ have taken note and are making preparations to survive. Shouldn’t that knowledge be available to everyone? We think so. … We only have to deal with the science in front of us.” [3]


Augsburger Wunderzeichenbuch, Folio 52 (erschrocklicher Comet, 1300)

And tracking proper science in this field as opposed to the fraudulent is a never-ending task.

The reader may not realise just how frequent and ubiquitous is the historical record of global celestial impact effects from the Bronze Age to Ancient Egypt to the Dark Ages right up through Reformation England and the First World War and the present decade. Comets and their effects may have much more to do with the problem of psychopaths than we presently understand. What is beyond dispute (and thoroughly explored in this blog) is that when we place our trust in pathological authorities we follow a path that is not our own and we are seldom cognizant of this fact until it is too late. Knight-Jadczyk believes it is not a coincidence that large-scale ponerisation of the global population and the rise in earth changes, meteorological and cosmological fluctuations all have a mysterious link.

She poses the question:

“Is there an evolutionary process at work here? Clearly, staggeringly large numbers of people die repeatedly when they place their trust in lies and liars. And nearly as often do the liars in power find themselves in difficult situations as a result of their over-reaching and ignoring facts. Obviously, if evolution is at work here, those individuals – and their offspring who believe lies – are ultimately eliminated from the gene pool. What happens to those who … try to comprehend, understand and the face facts of our reality, remains to be seen. … this comprehension must not deny the outrageous nor attempt to deduce the unprecedented from the precedent.

You see, evolutionarily speaking, psychopaths should not exist. Throughout history it can be seen that human beings have needed to cooperate and care about one another in order to survive and produce a new generation that will carry on the processes of society. Most human dynamics are based on people trying to work out their problems and come to resolutions agreeable to the greatest number or, at the very least, in the interactions between two people. The issue of trust is paramount. Someone who betrays your trust is someone you cannot live or work with. Therefore, psychopaths, who are untrustworthy should have long ago become extinct. But that isn’t the way things are. It appears, if fact, as if psychopathy has increased.

As we can observe throughout history right down to the present day, being the only psychopath in a group of trusting people can be a very good thing for a psychopath. As groups get larger, they can accommodate more psychopaths. It seems that when the number of people carrying the ‘psychopathy gene’ is small enough, those few who carry it can achieve phenomenal breeding success.” [4]

Quoting Glenn Whitman from his article: “Psychopaths as Hawk Strategists,” she puts our present social and geo-political hamster wheel in context:

“If there are few enough psychopaths in the population, then being a psychopath makes sense because you’ll mostly have winning confrontations with nice people. But if there are too many psychopaths, then the gains from taking advantage of nice people will be swamped by the losses from confronting other psychopaths. In equilibrium, you’ll get both psychos and nice folks, with each strategy generating approximately equal returns, and with the precise balance determined by the relative payoffs of different interactions.” [5]

Psychopathy was not always dominant. The suppression and degradation of the Goddess and a male-female gender balance was replaced in favour of a violent God – the God of the psychopath and a male-female infection of psychopathy and narcissism has been allowed to flourish as a direct result of periodic, myth-making effects of cosmic catastrophe visited upon the Earth. What does this mean for modern society? Paraphrasing Clube, Knight-Jadczyk offers this chilling glimpse into the true nature of this “…vast, monolithic conspiracy”:

“Are the elite powers creating a War on Terror as an immediate and constant pressure on the public to get the needed support for stock-piling of nuclear weapons so they will have them to use on asteroids? You know, a benevolent lie with a million plus Iraqis being sacrificed to sustain it.” Or, the more likely scenario: “Are the powers that be using the threat of asteroids on lawmakers to get them to agree to backing the phony War on Terror in order to obtain and retain the support of the masses when what they are really doing is just planning a fascist takeover of the world?” [6]

It may be a combination of both.


Our paleolithic ancestors were designed for Ice Age environment. We may yet be returning to their climate…as social, environmental and psycho-spiritual destinies collide …

Whatever the truth, the implications of periodic psychopathy appearing at the juncture prior to and after possible extinction events has a special place in catastrophism and the recording of history. What also appears to be the case as we have discovered in various guises throughout this series, is that the re-writing and revision of history takes place rather like a copy and paste technique to maintain the status quo of control. Constant revision is ongoing and in ways that boggle the mind. That is after all, the Establishments raison d’etre: to keep the mass mind cut off from true knowledge and thus true freedom and creativity – which means the demise of their power.

Logician and sociologist Alexander Zinoviev and Mathematician Anatoly Formenko have both written extensively on the falsification of history due to cataclysmic disruption and an acute awareness of these periods of upheaval that were known by certain elites of different eras. With such vital knowledge withheld by a continuum of pathocratic perception desiring complete control, how would this manifest down through the generations? Although missing the inclusion of periods of social decay and stasis due to ponerology and cataclysmic change in their conclusions, they remain shocking nonetheless. Zinoviev writes in the preface to Formenko’s History: Fiction or Science:

“… what A.T. Formenko and his colleagues had learn[ed] over the course of their research was the fact that the entire history of humanity up until the XVII century is a forgery of global proportions … a falsification as deliberate as it is universal. … The first global falsification of history as discovered and brilliantly related by Formenko was based on an erroneous temporal and spatial coordinate system of chronological events …” [7]

Rather than any problem with the accuracy of data in the fields of archaeology, geology and paleontology, it is what official culture “scribes” omit in their studies and how it is re-framed and merged into a seemingly coherent ideological framework that serves to wholly distort the history of humankind. Zinoviev explains that their strength lies in: “the ability to misrepresent historical events while giving correct temporal and spatial coordinates and representing individual facts veraciously and in full detail. The actual falsification is achieved via the selection of facts, their combination and interpretation, as well as the context of ideological conceptions, propagandist texts that they are immersed into …” [8]

Zinoviev also believes that distorted versions of history serve to legitimise authority and cement generational control as each new social upheaval takes place. These fractures in the socio-cultural milieu of the time are linked to major depopulation events where the falsification of history which Formenko identified “occurred at the end of 300 years of disaster piled on disaster beginning with the decimation of the population of Europe by the Black Death.” [9]

 Bosnian Pyramid |“Evidence Found Across the Globe of Highly Evolved Human Species from before the Ice Age, Demand Scientific Recognition of our Past that Depicts Societies of Advanced Technology and CultureHouston anthropologist reveals irrefutable proof that recorded history is wrong.
How much more of our history has been padlocked away as part of Official Culture? See also: The Hidden History of the Human Race: The Condensed Edition of “Forbidden Archeology”

Knight-Jadczyk came to the same conclusions as Zinoviev and Formenko who each dealt with different periods of history. She thought it was “just an accumulation of innocent errors” before she began to fit the pieces of the puzzle together, dove-tailing perfectly into her work on the widespread presence of counter-Intelligence operations – a form of cosmic CoIntelpro – and bringing to light the science of Łobaczewski’s ponerology. We can see that this CoIntelpro is exactly what is taking place in the modern world just as it has been doing in centuries past. It is a cloaking of history itself with bogus organisations and highly sophisticated propaganda techniques used to maintain control of the mass mind.

She states in relation to Formenko’s work:

“… the temporal and spatial parameters of much later times were imposed on the stories of the more distant past, but that does not entirely invalidate those stories; it just means that things were re-established, and what was familiar to the ‘trained specialists’ was utilized to give the new view of the past a more realistic ‘feel’.” One can’t help recalling George Orwell’s 1984 in this context and the importance of memory control in the population at large: “All that was needed was an unending series of victories over your own memory. ‘Reality control,’ they called it … ‘double-think,…” [10]

Such a falsification of the catastrophic nature of our past and the role that psychopaths play within in this historical drama cannot be understated. It is a cover up of vast proportions that continues to this day resulting in a global population that is unaware of both periodic cycles of catastrophism and the psychopathic threat that takes advantage of psycho-social weaknesses to impose tight controls on conscience and consciousness. As author Carlos Ruiz Zafon said in a recent interview, building on Santayana’s observation at the top of this page: “We are what we remember and the less we remember, the less we are. The past is being erased from modern conscience. If we don’t know where we are coming from, it’s hard to know where we are going.” [11]

And it is precisely those forms of paramoral, paralogical and conversive discourse which makes up the diet of media propaganda; a pervasive double-think which is employed by our Establishment puppets, their strings pulled by essential psychopaths, in turn driven by ancient occult beliefs and a psycho-biological deviancy. It is nothing less than the erasure of conscience in normal humanity so that ponerogenesis may proceed accordingly.

This not only brings us full circle to the introduction and the explication of the National Security State by Richard M. Dolan, but forces us to conceive more questions regarding the roots of cataclysm and military-occult mind control.  Do so-called “fringe” subjects such as ufology, hyper-dimensional physics and ultra-terrestrial influence also play a part?  Does the true history of the human race display a spider’s web of manipulation so vast that we are forced to confront the seeming impossibility of such an ancient cover that spans centuries?

Indeed, if we look deep enough into this abyss we may come away with the disturbing realisation that this powerful minority is not necessarily at the top of the energic food chain. There’s a thought.  But maybe that’s for another time …

Alongside these cataclysmic upheavals is the origin of how psychopathic genes multiply and achieve dominance. Synthesising a raft of scientific literature on the subject Knight-Jadczyk makes the case for the clash of the advanced culture of Cro-Magnon and Neanderthal man having a lot to do with our present mess. It seems that Cro-Magnon man could be the ancient ancestors of ordinary human beings whilst Neanderthal man are very likely the prehistoric equivalent and genesis of the modern psychopath. There is no single authoritarian or “psychopath gene,” but a wide range of diversified Anti-Social Personality disorders which may merge given the right set of environmental, social and genetic circumstances.

Speculation as to what may have happened all those thousands of years ago and cross referenced with other advances in social science offers a compelling theory. What is important in terms of science and especially the doctrine of evolution and the materialism today, is that while there is a case for being descended from the apes – it may not be true for everyone. Yet, if it is true and there were many mutations occurring due to cometary impacts and interbreeding between Cro-Magnon and Neanderthal man then this would set the seal for the emergence of psychopathic genes in modern societies given the correct environmental circumstances.

I urge the reader to delve further into these subjects to evaluate the science and scholarship of the authors above and discover the rich details of possibilities within their pages.



[1] See Professor Bill Napier’s article: ‘Was a Giant Comet Responsible for a North American Catastrophe in 11,000 BC?’ For further reading see The Cosmic Serpent (1982) By Victor Clube; The Cosmic Winter (1990) By Victor Clube and Bill Napier, The Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes: How a Stone-Age Comet Changed the Course of World Culture (2006) By Richard Firestone, Allen West, Simon Warwick-Smith and The Secret History of the World (2005) and By Laura Knight-Jadczyk.
[2] p.34; Knight-Jadczyk, (The Apocalypse: Comets, Asteroids and Cyclical Catastrophes (2012)
[3] Ibid.(p. 131)
[4] Ibid. (p.118)
[5] Ibid.
[6] Ibid. (p. 127)
[7] Xv-xvi; History: Fiction or Science By Anatoly Formenko 2006. | History: Fiction or Science? (Chronology, No. 1) (
[8] Ibid.
[9] ‘The Golden Age, Psychopathy and the Sixth Extinction’ By Laura Knight-Jadczyk,, 14 Apr 2011.
[10] Ibid.
[11] Quoted from Traveller, EasyJet inflight magazine December 2012.

Reality Change II: “Hope for the best, Prepare for the Worst.”

“Federal military commanders have the authority, in extraordinary emergency circumstances where prior authorization by the President is impossible and duly constituted local authorities are unable to control the situation, to engage temporarily in activities that are necessary to quell large-scale, unexpected civil disturbances.”

– ‘Defense Support of Civilian Law Enforcement Agencies’


“Don’t trust the banks. Most are bankrupt. Don’t put your gold and silver coins in the safe deposit box. Keep them at home and keep them secret. Don’t keep more cash in the bank than is necessary to cover about a month’s worth of bills. This is a flashing red alert. Many tens of thousands of people who have their trust in the government system (U.S. currency) are headed dead ahead into impoverishment.”

– Bob Livingston, Personal Liberty Digest

Not a pretty picture.

The above nebulous language introduced in recently amended regulations in the US code of military operations on domestic soil conveniently skipped over what these “activities” would be in order to quell civil disturbances. What it does do is give the US military carte blanche to do as they please in such a scenario which won’t exactly reassure American citizens that they are safe. Indeed, it suggests that the only “unexpected” thing here is just what the US military has planned in the face of the inevitable break down in social “order.” And when we factor in all kinds of natural disasters on the horizon you can understand why so many folks are leaving cities with high density populations and even leaving the country completely.

Not all of the disaster events in the last post will occur but since the main points on this list was first compiled in 2011, we are already seeing some of these scenarios playing out. And who knows? They may all arrive within a year… It really is a case of “Hope for the best and prepare for the worst,” as some bright spark once said …

Returning to our Machiavellian friend and insider Zbigniew Brzezinski, this man has had his finger on the pulse between pathocrat and the global public for several decades. Driven by an irrational and all-consuming hatred of Russia, Brzezinski is a master tactician and highly astute at deciphering the many possible futures currently jostling for supremacy.  If he is worried about the scope and depth of changes taking place, then you can be fairly certain he’ll telegraph his concerns to the pathocratic faithful so that contingencies can be updated.

In recent years, he has let his concerns be heard above and beyond the usual Boys Clubs, participating in television, radio and public forums for maximum exposure. One of his worries that Brzezinski revealed during a speech in Poland in 2008 was that it had become: “increasingly difficult to suppress” and control the: “persistent and highly motivated populist resistance of politically awakened and historically resentful peoples.” (The latter of which he  presumably belongs).

In other words, the alternative media and its internet platform is proving to be a problem for continuing mass propaganda.

Indeed, the public dismissal of an obvious PSYOPS operation to accuse Syria’s President Assad of using chemical weapons on his own people was a PR disaster. Although much of the public may not have seen how blatant this manipulation surely was, their appetite for war was unequivocal – and they let their elected MPs and Congressman know it in unprecedented numbers. If politicians wanted to remain in power they had to vote accordingly offering a very rare glimpse of democracy in action.

Similar examples of a “global political awakening” is not something that the Elite would like to see. To some degree there is a lack of confidence in sectors of insider control that they can pull off the Grand Plan of managing the global population as they would like. To say that they are all worried would perhaps be overstating the issue. But there is a lot of friction between the factions, so to say, which is compounded by the increasing pressure coming at them from all sides.

It’s tough at the top of psychopathic pile …

During a 2010 Council on Foreign Relations speech in Montreal, Brzezinski stated that:

“the major world powers, new and old, also face a novel reality: while the lethality of their military might is greater than ever, their capacity to impose control over the politically awakened masses of the world is at a historic low. To put it bluntly: in earlier times, it was easier to control one million people than to physically kill one million people; today, it is infinitely easier to kill one million people than to control one million people…”

This may be interpreted as a warning to the Establishment to “Get your act together and stay on course or you will lose the game.” They must do what needs to be done without shirking their responsibilities to the visions of World Order – whatever that takes. And the stakes are about to get considerably higher.

If there is indeed a breakaway part of a global government that means to remain at the top of the pile when the list of changes begin to arrive, most wholly manipulated to occur, others entirely out of their control, then it stands to reason that they have certain provisions and preparations already in place. Whilst this is an apotheosis of an old occult plan for dominance shining brightly at the capstone of their distorted visions, at the lower tiers it is simply a push to protect what they consider is theirs. The billionaire banksters obviously want to hold on to their lion’s share if privy to serious economic or even cataclysmic predictions and they’ll do anything to keep the gravy-train membership hermetically sealed.

The imminent collapse of the economic structure is inevitable and this alone is sufficient reason for the Establishment to get their houses in order far in advance. Creaming off the last few billions from a bankrupt financial system and ransacking vulnerable nations for resources continues, meantime. Government officials, dynastic families and all members of the 0.0001% are happily expecting to emerge from their hi-tec bunkers in order to pick up where they left off. This formula isn’t new. Bankers and weapons manufacturers made enormous amounts of money from stimulating World War I and II. The pivotal year of 1947 saw the genesis of all the major institutions of today which radiated from the inspirational hub of the United Nations, an institution and its affiliated organisations and which characterise the present neo-liberal cartelism which has wrought havoc across the globe.

While the long sought after inversion of the Golden Age is seen as a definite prize, this minority is nothing if not patient since this is the kind of gradualism which has spanned many generations. It is why most of the drip-down technological know-how and hijacked belief systems have been put to work to create their particular brand of Orwellian/Huxleyian globalisation, the iconic emblems of which are SMART growth and Sustainable Development – the blueprint for a future infrastructure where control will, they hope, seal in the creative energy of normal humanity forever. 

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One in two Americans believe that their government is taking the country in the wrong direction, half of whom think that this will require armed revolution. Nationwide protests, hunger strikes and demonstrations are now common place in the US with more than 4 out of 5 people facing poverty and unemployment according to a October 19, 2013 Associated Press data survey. The Posse Comitatus law states that the US military cannot be used on domestic soil against American civilians under any circumstances. Yet, the militarisation of law enforcement is all but complete, where police and the US Army work hand in hand accelerating the clear devolution into Police State strictures. The Police uniforms and weapons are being standardized across all American states with SWAT teams exceeding the remit on their manufactured drug wars, to be used in tactical operations against the public, from poker games to off grid businesses and peaceful demonstrations. With literally hundreds of unconstitutional raids on private property, an epidemic of shootings and police brutality and the NDAA law which permits indefinite detention of US citizens without trial – the stage is set for major civil conflict.

Operation Jade Helm is one large scale military drill preparing for eventual martial law.


The Obama administration is pushing ahead to cut back on the US military in order to strengthen and transform the police and related federal agencies into a domestic army. This is, of course, to protect the elite power structures and curtail normal people’s freedoms but will be sold as something quite different to the clueless. However, many Americans from across the political spectrum are beginning to wake up. Order is the principle that must be established by the authorities, and conformity to AUTHORITY is hard-wired into the majority of the population. To that end, revolution and social unrest is ideal as it plays straight into the hands of the Establishment which require violence and mayhem to justify their clamp-down and give back their brand of World State order. After all, when the republic has been comprehensively trashed, its infrastructure down, no fuel, no food, mass causalities and martial law – even civil war – there will come a time when the public will clamour for normality. And the authorities will give it to them.The only problem is it will anything but normal and that will be the trap that finishes American for good.

#That is, assuming that the Powers that Be remain in control…

Meantime, it has reached the stage whereby a large section of the public will not go willingly to the next stage of technocracy and it is probable that a false flag event on the scale of 9/11 may well be initiated should the level of resistance prove immovable. Alternatively, martial law will arrive care of some geo-engineering on domestic soil. Natural disasters could also serve as a surprise element for opportunism. Whatever the timeline of lock-down, you can be sure it is coming.

For example, over the past few years US federal agencies have been stockpiling large amounts of ammunition and emergency hardware:

  • In 20012, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) ordered 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition, and 2700 armoured personnel carriers. (This the FBI’s order for 100 million rounds of hollow-point bullets which are ordinarily illegal in warfare due to the unpleasant fact they expand to more than 3 times their original size on impact).
  • $14.2 million for MREs and heater meals and 22 million pouches of emergency water, to be delivered to Region III by October 1st. An additional order of $13.6 million worth of MRE’s and heater meals will be delivered to Austin by October 1st.
  • In 2012, Social Security Administration requested a quote for 174,000 rounds of “.357 Sig 125 grain bonded jacketed hollow point pistol ammunition.” [Request for Quote for ammunition Solicitation Number: SSA-RFQ-12-1851,
  • The Obama administration is also training 386,000 foreign troops in FEMA Region 3. (Washington DC, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia).

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The IRS and the National Weather Service has also acquired millions of rounds of ammunition and the frequency of military, DHS, NORTHCOM and FEMA drills have exponentially increased over the last five years. This includes Blackhawk helicopters flying across many major cities such as Houston, Los Angeles and Miami. [Source:

It may all be a reasonable dispersal of ammunition for Federal Authorities when you look at allocation records. Buying in bulk also means you save money. Yet the DHS order amounts to about five cartridges for every person in the United States. As the Belfast Chronicle mentioned in their report of January 2011, at the the height of the Iraq War the Army was expending less than 6 million rounds a month which gives you some idea of the level of expenditure.

That’s investment on the scale of a domestic war inside America.

While these may at least be considered indicative of America’s gun culture – like it or loathe it – there seems to be a remarkable naivety on the part of apologists who seem to forget: context is everything.

In fact, the introduction of foreign and UN troops into America has been an ongoing process of acclimatisation for two decades. The release of State Department Publication 7277: ‘Freedom From War – The United States Program, for General and Complete Disarmament in a Peaceful World’ is a blueprint for the “harmonisation” of US, Russian forces and European forces under a United Nations umbrella. Security exchange programs have also been active in the US with emphasis on quelling civil unrest. This includes US and Canadian authorities who signed a 2008 agreement that gives the green light for using each others armies in the event of an “emergency.” Foreign troops from Mexico, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom were involved in the National Level Exercise 2009 (NLE 09) July 27 – July 31, 2009 which focussed on: “terrorism prevention and protection.”

Investigative journalists Ben Swann and Joshua Cook recently reported on the curious training exercise of IRS agents in their September 2013 article entitled : “IRS Needs AR-15′s For ‘Standoff Capabilities’?” IRS agents are receiving tactical training in the use of AR-15 military rifles with 30 round magazines for “standoff capability.” The IRS were decidedly unhelpful in answering questions regarding reasons for their envisaged warfare. Similarly, why has the Department of Education also got in on the act and purchased “27 Remington Brand Model 870 police 12-gauge shotguns”? A new zero tolerance on student behaviour perhaps?

This begs the obvious question: when is all this fire power going to be used and against whom? The terrorists? It seems the U.S. public is now the designated terrorist, which means the threat is not from an Al-Qaeda/ISIL cell (unless its a fabricated one, care of the FBI) but largely from the US government and its federal agencies.

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Refurbished Stone dwelling in Western Scotland | © Infrakshun

Time to get out of dodge? The next step could be to join off-grid communities and supportive networks of like-minded people.

“Most preppers are just regular folks with a self-reliant mindset.”

– Daisy Luther, Natural Blaze

Seeing the Writing on the Wall…

American preppers have seen the writing on the wall for some time. While you might not agree with all of their political views, they cannot be criticised for being complacent. Indeed, rather than hunkering down and waiting for the FBI to come knocking at your to check if you “have your papers pleeze…” you might consider joining an increasing number of Americans who have renounced their citizenship to seek a new life in Latin America or Europe.

It matters little whether it comes from the economy, from demented religious and military factions and or environmental disasters of a considerable variety, it is a foregone conclusion that a mix of socio-economic and environmental disaster is looming for America.

How you meet these events will depend on what how you perceive reality and thus what you do now.

If you can’t move away from what used to be the USA, best get your house in order and establish networks with groups of friends that you trust implicitly. Parallel to that, there are a huge number of resources available to build your knowledge base concerning the philosophy and practice of living “off-grid” and/or coping in an urban environment under infrastructure breakdown. *

The reader might find some of the following information by the American Preppers Network useful. You don’t have to join these communities and meet ups, but it may give you the skills and confidence to begin to start your own communities more aligned to your personal life philosophy/religion.

Either way, time to get educated!

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Path-of-the-Prepper3The 5 Phase Path of the Prepper – 2009 American Preppers Network

Phase 1:

We recognize a new area that we have not previously explored and seek out those who are experienced in this area and are willing to share and Mentor.

Phase 2: 

We study, along with other learners, what the Mentor presents.  Then we practice these new skills along with others through online exchange via blogs, forums, podcasts and videos.

Phase 3:

We begin adapting our lives to accommodate our new found skill through acquiring new items, changing our surroundings or by stocking up.  We begin sharing this information with others who are on this journey with us.

Phase 4:

Through this process we are able to master an area and begin to consider ourselves an expert in this area.

Phase 5: 

We become mentors to others who are now learning this skill, while deferring to our Mentors and continuing to learn.  We continue to repeat the cycle by continuing to learn new skills.

The Path of the Prepper defines our steps while the Five Principles of Preparedness defines our goals.
We all walk the Path of the Prepper and in doing so are able to increase our own knowledge and expertise while sharing our expertise with others.

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(Click on image for youtube video) | “Free man” and Canadian Law Movement educator Dean Clifford describes how crucial it is to be knowledgeable about the law and our civil rights in relation to law enforcement and the judicial system | “You can’t lose the fear until you get more confident in what you’re doing.” – Dean Clifford

“Any attempt to reconnect to the land in the rich world should be celebrated, but we must not overlook the struggles faced by poor rural communities trying to carve out a land-based living at the edges of industrialised capitalism. For the rich to go back to the land is important. Equally important is to enable the poor to stay on the land and make a decent living.”

Steffen Böhm, Times Higher Education review of ‘Ecovillages: Lessons for Sustainable Community,’ by Karen T. Litfin.

Of course, you might say that many of these eco-village projects and urban survival communities are just rich, upper middle class people who can afford to opt out and indulge their utopian whims. Apart from the fact that this doesn’t seem to be true in the vast majority of cases, (at least, from my own exeperience) it would also entirely miss the point of what lies ahead for ALL our futures.

The above quote concerning less industrialised countries with rural communities attempting to survive in often harsh environments is accurate. But what we are talking about here are events of such magnitude which will see the demise of the dominant economic architecture which created and sustained the reality of those very same poverty-stricken communities. These changes are going to effect everyone regardless of class, race and economic status. Some will fair better than others and for some it will be terminal. We have already seen huge environmental and socio-political upheavals these past few years and if you live in Iraq or Syria it must feel like the hounds of hell have been let lose. (The bourgeois “democratic” comfort of the West isn’t going to be any protection either I’m afraid).

But those with knowledge of what is to come – not just in terms of geopolitics but environmental changes – will be in a strategic position to help themselves and thus help others. Race and class prejudice so dominant in our Official Culture will likely fade in the face of these disasters. Shock has a way of stripping away petty concerns and cultural programming as well as bringing out the best as well as the worst of humanity. This should not automatically mean that any genuine initiative, project or template for viable alternatives should be discarded due to politically correct hand wringing. After all, the “struggles faced by poor rural communities trying to carve out a land-based living at the edges of industrialised capitalism” may temporarily become the norm in so-called developed nations of the West.

The cynical dismissal of eco-villages and off-grid communities is a product of the same Establishment propaganda which does not want to see anybody opt out of the present system and the plans they have for us after these destructive changes. With populations seeking to be truly sovereign and armed with a psycho-spiritual defence – the dominance of psychopaths and their control system would be at an end. That does not mean we fall for the myriad dead-end scenarios as discussed in previous posts on SMART society and Sustainable Development. But we extract the ancient truths which lie within these hijacked principles and take back our world.

With new creative support systems in place it may be just enough to stave off the lowest human instincts of exclusive self-preservation in favour of the more logical approach toward group cooperation and adaptation. The last thing that communities need is to come together due to fear and an exclusively survivalist mind-set, which may seem like a contradiction. While surviving IS a factor, inherent in the anticipation of breakdown is the promise of a renaissance in the very notion of community, economics and society.

No one knows how this is going to play out but we can sure as hell welcome that which promotes pragmatic cohesion and support in the face of massive change.

So, a choice opens up for all of us, one of which is to leave the city and try to form or join small communities which will be psychologically and practically prepared for the changes that will arrive. The time is now to gain the knowledge base required to contribute something useful when you do find yourself in that situation. And if you are in America it is 99.9% certain that you will be dramatically effected in one way or another. Again, there is much more at stake than making sure you have a pantry full of canned meat or ten barrels of fuel for your generator.

If you are running on fear and anticipation then it is far more likely that the reality that you will experience will be exactly that.

There’s room to be of service to others during this time, by sharing information, being on hand to support each other whilst taking a pragmatic approach to the question of re-location and personal responsibility. You’ll find that the energy disbursed from such activities will come back to you three-fold. If it is true that who you are and what you see will determine how we interact with reality, then it also means that we may be able to mitigate the negative effects which will arrive at all of our doorsteps. Granted, it’s certainly going to be a balancing act with many unexpected variables. But if we get caught up in an undue focus on strictly material concerns, then the effects of a strictly material focus is what we will receive.

Reality is funny like that.

In summary, I’d like to finish this post by including the author of The Art of Urban Survival Stefan Verstappen, and his superb Paradise Stolen” video series which gives us a concise evaluation of what we have already lost from the psychopath’s imposition of their reality and what we might gain from establishing sustainable and creative communities. In combination with Verstappen’s information concerning defence against predatory behaviour and his video Defense Against the Psychopath (Full length Version) and his other insights on community and survival, he offers a realistic formula to face the future with confidence.

You might also want to visit who also feature Verstappen’s work along with a host of other contributors to what is a  truly multidisciplinary approach to psychopathy, metaphysics, cosmology, science and geopolitics.

Paradise Stolen 1- DON’T SHOW YOUR CHILDREN | Paradise Stolen 2 – The Myth of Efficiency | Paradise Stolen 3 – The Myth of Overpopulation | Paradise Stolen: 4 The Myth of Terrorism | SOTT Radio – Historical Cycles | SOTT Talk Radio: Surviving the Psy-pocalypse – Interview with Stefan Verstappen

* = Here’s a selection of recommended links which includes preppers, survivalists, eco-villages/off-grid communities, food preparation and urban survival: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |

See also: Medieval Spanish ghost town becomes self-sufficient ecovillage | Living in the Future – Tinkers Bubble

Reality Change I: 16 ignition points

 “Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”

– James Baldwin

Unless you have been living in a small cave in the mountains for the last few decades (and that may still be an option) you have probably noticed that we are moving through extremely tumultuous times. Having successfully traversed the Grand Hype and misinterpretations of the 2012 Mayan Prophecy which did not say the world would end but indicate massive change – humanity is still here. Nonetheless, it seems we are in for some truly momentous events. In fact, there is a host of global indicators which, in isolation, or as a non-linear combination, could signal an epic meltdown in the fortunes of humanity whilst offering the possibility of a completely new world.

Do not take the following synopsis as inevitable and that we should all order a bulk supply of dehydrated chicken noodles and chlorinated water tablets, pack our bug bags and find our respective caves … Only that one, or several of these events have an extremely high probability of occurring over the next 2 -10 years. Our history appears to be one long bid to cover up the reality that this planet goes through cycles of catastrophic upheaval – a “reset” if you will. Those that learned to read the signs and took sensible measures to avoid unnecessary future hardship in the face of these dramatic environmental and infrastructure changes were the ones that survived. That means psychological as well as practical awareness.

In lieu of what has gone before in this series, I hope this list helps by placing the events in context, and offers an easy summary of what we are all facing. A selection of links is included under each heading which are not definitive, merely relevant sources for further reading.

Above all: DONT PANIC!

photos-infrakshun-official-cultureThe Big Show on Planet Earth (click to enlarge)

“It seems that, in a world where the people cannot or will not, rise up against psychopathy in power, the Cosmos will do it for them, and take them out as well for their silence and their weakness. The bottom line is, nobody and no event is going to “save” anyone. It is only human beings, individually and collectively, who have the power to BE salvation.” Laura Knight-Jadczyk


“Diverse animals across the globe are slipping away and dying as Earth enters its sixth mass extinction, a new study finds.  Over the last century, species of vertebrates are dying out up to 114 times faster than they would have without human activity, said the researchers, who used the most conservative estimates to assess extinction rates.

That means the number of species that went extinct in the past 100 years would have taken 11,400 years to go extinct under natural extinction rates, the researchers said.  Much of the extinction is due to human activities that lead to pollution, habitat loss, the introduction of invasive species and increased carbon emissions that drive climate change and ocean acidification, the researchers said.

“Our activities are causing a massive loss of species that has no precedent in the history of humanity and few precedents in the history of life on Earth,” said lead researcher Gerardo Ceballos, a professor of conservation ecology at the National Autonomous University of Mexico and a visiting professor at Stanford University.”

Gerardo Ceballos, Professor of conservation ecology at the National Autonomous University of Mexico and a visiting professor at Stanford University.

From around 2015 -2025 we have the following disaster scenarios to consider, many of which are extremely high on the probability scale:

1. Nuclear Smart bomb, false flag attack on a U.S. City or on sea to create war with Iran.

[Source 1] | [Source 2 | [Source 3] | [Source 4] | [Source 5]  

“The war on Iran was viewed as part of a succession of military operations.  According to (former) NATO Commander General Wesley Clark, the Pentagon’s military road-map consisted of a sequence of countries: “[The] Five-year campaign plan [includes]… a total of seven countries, beginning with Iraq, then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Iran, Somalia and Sudan.”  In “Winning Modern Wars” (page 130)

Clark states the following:

‘As I went back through the Pentagon in November 2001, one of the senior military staff officers had time for a chat. Yes, we were still on track for going against Iraq, he said. But there was more. This was being discussed as part of a five-year campaign plan, he said, and there were a total of seven countries, beginning with Iraq, then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Iran, Somalia and Sudan.’ (See Secret 2001 Pentagon Plan to Attack Lebanon, Global Research, July 23, 2006)

Israel is integrated into the “war plan for major combat operations” against Iran formulated in 2006 by US Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM). In the context of large scale military operations, an uncoordinated unilateral military action by one coalition partner, namely Israel, is from a military and strategic point almost an impossibility. Israel is a de facto member of NATO. Any action by Israel would require a “green light” from Washington.

An attack by Israel could, however, be used as “the trigger mechanism” which would unleash an all out war against Iran, as well retaliation by Iran directed against Israel.

In this regard, there are indications that Washington might envisage the option of an initial (US backed) attack by Israel  rather than an outright US-led military operation directed against Iran. The Israeli attack –although led in close liaison with the Pentagon and NATO– would be presented to public opinion as a unilateral decision by Tel Aviv. It would then be used by Washington to justify, in the eyes of World opinion, a military intervention of the US and NATO with a view to “defending Israel”, rather than attacking Iran. Under existing military cooperation agreements, both the US and NATO would be “obligated” to “defend Israel” against Iran and Syria.”

Towards a World War III Scenario? The Role of Israel in Triggering an Attack on Iran By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research, April 23, 2014

2. large-scale cyber-attack on infrastructure from hacktivists and / or state-sponsored operatives

[Source 1] | [Source 2] | [Source 3] | [Source 4] | [Source 5] | [Source 6] | [Source 7] | [Source 8] | [Source 9]

 “Increasing cyber threat concerns are having an impact on critical infrastructure organizations because the physical implications have the potential to be catastrophiccybersecurity rated as the fourth highest issue for energy executives in 2014, up from sixth place in 2013.”

Cyberterrorists Attack on Critical Infrastructure Could Be Imminent


“Public Intelligence had said, “The exercise will occur amidst a growing climate of panic in Washington regarding the state of U.S. cybersecurity.” That climate includes former FBI cybersecurity guru Shawn Henry saying American is losing the cyberwar and China has hacked every major US company. Interestingly enough, the cyberattack NLE seemed to fall in line with a previous DHS warning that hacktivists may point, click, and destroy industrial control systems. The Wall Street Journal reported even the NSA has warned that “Anonymous could have the ability within the next year or two to bring about a limited power outage through a cyberattack.” Perhaps you recall when New York City went dark from a simulated cyberattack on the power grid? This week, DHS demonstrated another cyberattack“to help sway lawmakers to pass a cyber bill.”

FEMA trains for zero day attack on US infrastructure by ‘The Void’ hacktivists


“Hacking attacks that destroy rather than steal data or that manipulate equipment are far more prevalent than widely believed, according to a survey of critical infrastructure organizations throughout North and South America.

The poll by the Organization of American States, released on Tuesday, found that 40 percent of respondents had battled attempts to shut down their computer networks, 44 percent had dealt with bids to delete files and 54 percent had encountered “attempts to manipulate” their equipment through a control system.

Those figures are all the more remarkable because only 60 percent of the 575 respondents said they had detected any attempts to steal data, long considered the predominant hacking goal.”

Destructive hacking attempts target critical infrastructure in Americas -survey

3. Large-scale cyber network-infrastructure failure due to massive cosmic EM pulse and / or anomalous solar flare activity

[Source 1] | [Source 2] | [Source 3] | [Source 4] | [Source 5] (See: Solar Flares and Gamma rays below)

Because of the ubiquitous dependence of U.S. society on the electrical power system,its vulnerability to an EMP attack, coupledwith the EMP’s particular damage mechanisms, creates the possibility of long-term, catastrophic consequences. The implicit invitation to take advantage of this vulnerability, when coupled with increasing proliferation of nuclear weapons and their delivery systems, is a serious concern. A single EMP attack may seriously degrade or shut down a large part of the electric power grid in the geographic area of EMP exposure effectively instantaneously. There is also a possibility offunctional collapse of grids beyond the exposed area, as electrical effects propagate from one region to another.

The time required for full recovery of service would depend on both the disruption and damage to the electrical power infrastructure and to other national infrastructures. Larger affected areas and stronger EMP field strengths will prolong the time to recover. Some critical electrical power infrastructure components are no longer manufactured in the United States, and their acquisition ordinarily requires up to a year of lead time in routine circumstances. Damage to or loss of these components could leave significant parts of the electrical infrastructure out of service for periods measured in months to a year or more. […]

“Should significant parts of the electrical power infra-structure be lost for any substantial period of time, the Commission believes that the consequences are likely to be catastrophic, and many people may ultimately die for lack of the basic elements necessary to sustain life in dense urban and suburban communities. In fact, the Commission is deeply concerned that such impacts are likely in the event of an EMP attack unless practical steps are taken to provide protection for critical elements of the electric system and for rapid restoration of electric power, particularly to essential services. The recovery plans for the individual infrastructures currently in place essentially assume, at worst, limited upsets to the other infrastructures that are important to their operation. Such plans may be of little or no value in the wake of an EMP attack because of its long-duration effects on all infrastructures that rely on electricity or electronics.”

Report of the Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States From Electromagnetic Pulse  (EMP) Attack.

4. False flag terrorist attacks on American and / or European soil as a pretext to blame Jihadists in order to complete timeline for Middle East control and the business of war

[Source 1] | [Source 2] | [Source 3]  See also: Terror Industry (1) Osama and Al-Qaeda I and: 42 ADMITTED False Flag Attacks

“The FBI is responsible for more terrorism plots in the United States. More than al Qaeda, more than al Shabaab, more than the Islamic State, more than all of them combined.”

“I’ve spent years pouring through the case files of terrorism prosecutions in the United States, and I’ve come to the conclusion that the FBI is much better at creating terrorists than it is at catching terrorists.” Trevor Aaronson, author of Terror Factory – WATCH VIDEO  


“As early as 2007, the stage was being set for the regional genocide now unfolding from Syria and Lebanon along the Mediterranean to northern Iraq. The “sudden” appearance of the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq, otherwise known as ISIS, betrays years of its rise and the central part it played in Western-backed violence seeking to overthrow the government of Syria starting in 2011 amid the cover of the so-called “Arab Spring.” While the “Free Syrian Army” brand was created and used to obfuscate the hardcore, sectarian extremism that pervaded mercenary forces raised against Damascus, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had warned starting in 2011 that it was neither a pro-democratic uprising, nor a moderate, secular rebellion – but rather hordes of foreign-backed terrorists with ties to Al Qaeda.”Anthony Cartalucci, ISIS: Region-wide Genocide Portended in 2007 Now Fully Realized


“That the FBI and Australian authorities are coordinating staged security operations in tandem on opposite ends of the globe to terrify their respective populations into line behind an impending war with Syria suggests a new “Operation Northwoods” of sorts is already being executed. Staged executions on cue by ISIS in the Middle East of US and British citizens at perfectly timed junctures of the West’s attempt to sell intervention both at home and abroad also reek of staged mayhem for the sole purpose of provoking war. Could grander and ultimately more tragic mayhem be in store? As ABC News’ article on Operation Northwoods suggests, there is no line Western special interests will hesitate to cross.

With the West attempting to claim ISIS now has a “global” reach, the US and its partners’ attempts to obfuscate the very obvious state-sponsorship it is receiving will become exponentially more difficult. That the FBI is admittedly stringing along easily manipulated, malevolent patsies who at any time could be handed real weapons and sent on shooting sprees and/or bombings, Americans, Europeans, and Australians would be foolish to conclude that their real enemy resides somewhere in Syria and not right beside them at home, upon the very seats of Western power.”

Anthony Cartalucci, Staged and Fake ISIS Attacks against the Homeland. Promoting Fear in America.

5. Massive increase in warfare in the Middle East via the US-NATO-Israel financed proxy armies of Al-Qaeda/ISIL leading to conflict with emerging super powers of Russia, China, Iran, etc.

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“Details leaking out suggest that ISIS and the major military ‘surge’ in Iraq – and less so in neighboring Syria – is being shaped and controlled out of Langley, Virginia, and other CIA and Pentagon outposts as the next stage in spreading chaos in the world’s second-largest oil state, Iraq, as well as weakening the recent Syrian stabilization efforts.  […]

“Key members of ISIS, it now emerges, were trained by US CIA and Special Forces command at a secret camp in Jordan in 2012, according to informed Jordanian officials. The US, Turkish and Jordanian intelligence were running a training base for the Syrian rebels in the Jordanian town of Safawi in the country’s northern desert region, conveniently near the borders to both Syria and Iraq. Saudi Arabia and Qatar, the two Gulf monarchies most involved in funding the war against Syria’s Assad, financed the Jordan ISIS training.” […]

“According to a November, 2013 report in The Wall Street Journal, Emir Umar or Batrashvili as you prefer, has made the wars in Syria and Iraq “into a geopolitical struggle between the US and Russia.” That has been the objective of leading neo-conservatives in the CIA, Pentagon and State Department all along. The CIA transported hundreds of Mujahideen Saudis and other foreign veterans of the 1980s Afghan war against the Soviets in Afghanistan into Chechnya to disrupt the struggling Russia in the early 1990s, particularly to sabotage the Russian oil pipeline running directly from Baku on the Caspian Sea into Russia. James Baker III and his friends in Anglo-American Big Oil had other plans. It was called the BTC pipeline, owned by a BP-US oil consortium and running through Tbilisi into NATO-member Turkey, free of Russian territory.” […]

William Engdahl; ISIS in Iraq stinks of CIA/NATO ‘dirty war’ op

6. Global Pandemics sourced from a rise in cometary bombardment (cosmic viruses) Bubonic Plague, Ebola etc.

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“According to the late Sir Fred Hoyle and Chandra Wickramasinghe of the University of Wales at Cardiff, viruses can be distributed throughout space by dust in the debris stream of comets. Then as Earth passes though the stream, the dust and viruses load our atmosphere, where they can stay suspended for years until gravity pulls them down. They compare numerous plagues throughout our history which coincide with cometary bodies in our skies. These researchers are certain that germs causing plagues and epidemics come from space.” […]

“There is compelling evidence that the Black Death was not an outbreak of bubonic plague, but was in fact caused by a hemorrhagic virus. This case is synthesized in the book Return of the Black Death … in which Susan Scott and Christopher Duncan from Liverpool University carefully put all the available clues together, tracking the plague from its first appearance out of nowhere and chronicling its unprecedented catastrophic effects on European civilization – death on a scale that is unimaginable, but could very well happen again, at any time.” […]

“Plague outbreaks often coincided against a background of food shortages, famines, flooding, peasant uprisings and religious wars. In certain countries, there were volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and famines. And not only did the plague outbreaks coincide with cometary impacts, but earthquakes themselves may well have been indications of cometary impacts.”
Gabriela Segura M.D.; New Light on the Black Death: The Viral and Cosmic Connection

7. State-sponsored bio-warfare incidents

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See also: The “Z” Factor XIX: Chemical and Biological Warfare

Bio-Terror Drills

“Since the election of Barack Obama in 2008, there has been over 175 bio-terror drills in America which have conditioned first responders, law enforcement and military for an upcoming bio-terror attack and subsequent pandemic. The fact that these bio-terror drills exist in mass confirms that bio-terror attack is in the cards and may be played in a last ditch effort to regain political, economic and militarial control of society. Although there are numerous biological and chemical agents, roughly 90% of the bio-terror drills conducted were for response to an anthrax or smallpox attack.

Bio-Terror Plots & Pasties

Since the election of Barack Obama in 2008, there has also been over 50 bio-terror plots that have allegedly been subverted. In most cases, individuals were been arrested for biological or chemical related crimes that never came to fruition. Despite the ever growing number of high-profile bio-terror plots and patsies, the historical record indicates that 99% of all bio-terror plots, attacks, “tests”, “accidents” and drills are conducted by the government who has the means, the motive and the opportunity for a bio-terror attack.

Bio-Terror Scares & Hoaxes

Since the election of Barack Obama in 2008, there has also been over 50 bio-terror scares in America. A bio-terror scare is essentially a live bio-terror event except that the public and most of the authorities are unaware that there is no real bio-terror danger. Generally, once the incident is over, the news is broken hat there was no real threat. Bio-terror “scares” enable authorities to gage real time reactions to bio-terror and allow for better understanding of how the public, law enforcement and first responders will react in a real bio-terror emergency.

Mystery Biological Outbreaks

Since the election of Barack Obama in 2008, there have been at least 19 “mystery disease” outbreaks in the world. While some of the mystery diseases may have been legitimate outbreaks, most if not all of them appear to be generated man-made outbreaks with the overall goal of convincing American and the world that it is on the precipice of a major pandemic.

Identified Biological Outbreaks

Biological outbreaks worldwide have skyrocketed since 2011 with roughly 50 outbreaks in 2012 alone. While some of the documented reports may have been legitimate biological outbreaks, most if not all appear to be generated man-made outbreaks with the overall goal of convincing America and the world that it is on the precipice of a major pandemic.

Bio-Terror Scapegoats

In the aftermath of man-made bio-terror generated pandemic, the government and media will be feeding the public any number of different scapegoats in a desperate attempt to shift the blame and responsibility for the deadly pandemic onto anybody or anything but themselves. Various scapegoats have been developed over the last 20 years via the government, scientific community, mainstream media, education system, medical establishment and international politics specifically for the aftermath of a global bio-terror generated pandemic.

Bio-terror scapegoats include the continent of Africa, agriculture (food and animals), airports and air travel, Al Qaeda, bio safety labs, the notion that bio-terrorism is easy, bio-hackers, the black market, bugs and insects, censorship or lack thereof, domestic terrorists, transmission of disease from exotic animals (zoonosis), government ineptitude and stupidity, mail-order DNA , the country of Mexico, missile shield failure, diseased monkeys, and genetic mutation.

Biological Lab Accidents

Totally inexcusable and unlikely lab “accidents” have been occurring recently at BSL Labs (bio-safety level labs) within the United States and around the world. It appears that a majority of these “accidents” were done on purpose with the overall goal of convincing the medical community and the public that a lab “accident” could in fact lead to a global pandemic. Should a bio-terror pandemic arise, it is possible that a lab “accident” may serve as the scapegoat and source of the deadly pathogen.

The Bio-Terror Psyop

In December of 2011, a global bio-terror psyop (psychological operation), hoax, or false-flag was executed when it was revealed that a mutated airborne form of the H5N1 strain of avian influenza was created by a Dutch team of scientists led by Ron Fouchier, of Rotterdam’s Erasmus Medical Centre. This major discovery was fabricated in a calculated attempt by the modern medical establishment to deceive the world that into believing that humanity is on the precipice of a genetically mutated pandemic. After the story made international headlines and a 60 day moratorium on flu research was called, the claim of the new deadly air-borne pathogens was all but debunked by medical researchers in Wisconsin.

Real Causes of Bio-Terror

If and when a full-scale bio-terror attack occurs, the live pathogens or agents responsible for the pandemic will likely be dispersed via chemtrails by government airplanes or drones, by the U.S. Postal Service via Tide detergent samples, by the government and medical establishment via tainted vaccines, or by clinics via the portable petri dish commonly known as a Trojan condom. Although the aforementioned causes are all a possibility, it is most likely that tainted vaccines will be the root cause of millions of deaths.

Bio-Terror Propaganda

The overall goal of bio-terror propaganda is to convince America and the world that it is on the precipice of a bio-terror induced pandemic. Bio-terror propaganda is currently at an all-time high and confirms that an upcoming bio-terror attack is in the cards and may be played in a last ditch effort to regain political, economic and militarial control of society. Propaganda also has little regard for the actual reality of biological related sciences and is mostly fictitious in nature.”

BIOTERRORBIBLE.COM: The Bio-Terror Bible is a free ebook (PDF) and website released on May 10, 2012, which was researched and written by rel=”nofollow”>David Chase Taylor of

8. Dollar / Euro demise and the Collapse of the Global economy

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One Last look at the real Economy Before it Implodes by Brandon Smith:

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5| Part 6


“There is no means of avoiding a final collapse of a boom brought about by credit expansion. The alternative is only whether the crisis should come sooner as a result of a voluntary abandonment of further credit expansion or later as a final and total catastrophe of the currency system involved.”

Ludwig von Mises


“In all major regions of the world, the economic recession is deep-seated, resulting in mass unemployment, the collapse of state social programs and the impoverishment of millions of people. The economic crisis is accompanied by a worldwide process of militarization, a “war without borders” led by the United States of America and its NATO allies. The conduct of the Pentagon’s “long war” is intimately related to the restructuring of the global economy. […]

War is inextricably linked to the impoverishment of people at home and around the world. Militarization and the economic crisis are intimately related. The provision of essential goods and services to meet basic human needs has been replaced by a profit-driven “killing machine” in support of America’s “Global War on Terror”. The poor are made to fight the poor. Yet war enriches the upper class, which controls industry, the military, oil and banking. In a war economy, death is good for business, poverty is good for society, and power is good for politics. Western nations, particularly the United States, spend hundreds of billions of dollars a year to murder innocent people in far-away impoverished nations, while the people at home suffer the disparities of poverty, class, gender and racial divides.

An outright “economic war” resulting in unemployment, poverty and disease is carried out through the free market. People’s lives are in a freefall and their purchasing power is destroyed. In a very real sense, the last twenty years of global “free market” economy have resulted, through poverty and social destitution, in the lives of millions of people.

Rather than addressing an impending social catastrophe, Western governments, which serve the interests of the economic elites, have installed a “Big Brother” police state, with a mandate to confront and repress all forms of opposition and social dissent.

The economic and social crisis has by no means reached its climax and entire countries, including Greece and Iceland, are at risk. One need only look at the escalation of the Middle East Central Asian war and the U.S.-NATO threats to China, Russia and Iran to witness how war and the economy are intimately related.”

Michel Chossoudovsky , The Global Economic Crisis, The Great Depression of the XXI Century.


 “What jumps out at you from the data concerning war is very simplistic – war does not unfold when everyone is fat and happy.  Turn the economy down and war rises just as we are seeing wide-scale civil unrest. These trends go hand in hand.  Government often NEEDS war because when the people get angry, they go after government. In self-defense, government ALWAYS needs to blame some other country or group.”


“Last year (2014) will likely go down in history as the ‘beginning of the end’ for the current global Central Banking system. What will follow will be a gradual unfolding of the next crisis and very likely the collapse of the Central Banking system as we know it.  However, this process will not be fast by any means.

Central Banks and the political elite will fight tooth and nail to maintain the status quo, even if this means breaking the law (freezing bank accounts or funds to stop withdrawals) or closing down the markets (the Dow was closed for four and a half months during World War 1).

There will be Crashes and sharp drops in asset prices (20%-30%) here and there. However, history has shown us that when a financial system goes down, the overall process takes take several years, if not longer.”

Phoenix Capital Research 


“The euro is fragile, it’s like building a castle of cards, if you take out the Greek card the others will collapse.”

Yanis Varoufakis, Greek finance minister says euro will collapse if Greece exits


“This time around, governments the world over have clearly chosen the second option. They’re cutting interest rates, boosting spending, and encouraging the use of modern financial engineering techniques to create a tidal wave of credit. And history teaches that, once in motion, this process leads to an inevitable result: Fiat (i.e., government-controlled currencies will become ever less valuable, until most of us just give up on them altogether.”

James Turk & John Rubino, The Coming Collapse of the Dollar and How to Profit from It: Make a Fortune by Investing in Gold and Other Hard Assets


“With America in serious debt and the economy on vulnerable footing, central banks around the world are increasingly wary of using a devalued U.S. dollar as their reserve currency. Should central banks and businesses eventually turn their backs on the U.S. dollar as the reserve currency, the United States will no longer be able to buy its way out of debt. The framework may already be in place. By the end of 2013, central banks held roughly 30,500 tonnes of gold, or one-fifth of all the gold ever mined. Most of these holdings are found in advanced economies in Western Europe and North America. This is odd since central banks only hold gold as a hedge against economic uncertainty.

Interestingly, and perhaps not so coincidently, central banks started to increase their gold reserves back in 2008, right on the heels of the financial crisis and the collapse of the U.S. housing market. Are central banks predicting a collapse in the U.S.dollar?” […]  Unless the U.S. can get its debt under control and its economy on solid ground, the American dollar will continue to lose favor as a reserve currency.

If that happens, the U.S. will actually have to rely on its own economic output—just like every other country.”

John Whitefoot, 2015 Predictions: U.S. Dollar to Collapse?


“Everybody knows what’s going on. The only reason the equity markets are moving up to the levels they are, are the record amounts of cheap money being pumped into the system.

So, when we look at why they’re [China] buying gold… what you’re looking at is virtually every day since the New Year began, volatility has been the name of the financial market game. So you see from Shanghai to New York, to stocks, bonds and oil prices, it’s swing time, man.

So the markets are moving on fake news that means nothing. The facts remain the same. There has been no recovery. It’s a cover-up.

It was a cover-up from the beginning when they came out with too-big-to-fails and TARP. They threw a tarp over the big lie to keep the Ponzi scheme going.

One of our keynote speakers was Nomi Prins, who wrote the book All the President’s Bankers… As it would have it, two days before our conference she was a keynote speaker at the Federal Reserve.

She spoke to members of the Federal Reserve, the IMF and the World Bank. 

And I said to her, ‘Nomi what was the one thing you learned?’

She said, ‘I learned that they don’t know what they’re doing. They don’t have a clue. They’re in uncharted waters and they’re faking it.’ “

Gerald Celente,Global Trend Forecaster


Further key articles:

Top experts predict global economic disaster in 2015

Closing the ‘Collapse Gap’: the USSR was better prepared for collapse than the US PART I 

US Debt Soars By $100 Billion On Last Day Of 2014, Hits Record $18.14 Trillion

9. Extreme Social unrest leading to martial law and detention in the United States

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See also: Police State USA and these posts: Police State Amerika

“… the FREEDOM Act is anything but freedom much like the PATRIOT Act was anything but patriotic. The FREEDOM Act is merely another nail in the coffin of civil liberties and a comical funeral procession over the corpse of privacy.”

– Brandon Turbeville, USA Freedom Act: Another nail in the coffin of civil liberties


“Historically every totalitarian and genocidal regime first goes after its designated opposition leaders classified red on its watch list of dissenters deemed enemies of the state for simply opposing Washington’s ruthless tyranny. And it would not be the first time in US history that a group of innocent American victims were targeted as the designated homegrown enemy.  Over 127,000 Japanese Americans were systematically rounded up, involuntarily relocated and unlawfully placed in prison camps during World War II. The Red Scare harassed and ruined hundreds of lives in the early 50′s. Then throughout the 1960’s and early 70’s J. Edgar’s FBI unlawfully compiled growing watch lists of antiwar student protestors, African American and Native American leaders and harassed and assassinated Malcolm X, MLK and targeted killings of members of both the Black Panther Party and American Indian Movement.

With the manufactured “war on terror,” political activists, combat veterans, constitutionalists, libertarians, progressives, anarchists, gun owners, right wing paramilitary militia group members, Tea Partiers, home school-ers and even fundamentalist Christians are but the latest victims monitored and singled out as today’s potential domestic terrorists. Thus, with Jade Helm the fear of persecution is certainly not in the least unfounded. Yet the liars and propagandists in the media and government every day are taking cheap shots at concerned patriots. Meanwhile in recent years Homeland Security documents and US Army manuals (FM 3-39.40 called Internment and Resettlement Operations) along with dozens of presidential executive orders and oppressive draconian laws (Patriot Act, 2012 NDAA) are all on the books specifying in detailed living proof how the federal government’s not-so-hidden agenda will be to force hundreds of thousands of US citizens to relocate into prison resettlement camps complete with fenced in barb wire walls, armed guard towers, tribunal and even mortuary sections. Psychological officers are designated to reprogram citizens deemed salvageable while the hardcore dissidents will simply be violently exterminated. These shocking details illustrating the feds’ sinister plan are all a matter of public record.”

Joachim Hagopian, New World Order Martial Law Scenario? U.S. Government Pathological Lies Concerning “Jade Helm 15 Military Operation” Why Citizens Should be Concerned


Take a look at what General Wesley Clark said recently in relation to internment/detention camps:

“We have got to identify the people who are most likely to be radicalized. We’ve got to cut this off at the beginning. There is always a certain number of young people who are alienated. They don’t get a job, they lost a girlfriend, their family doesn’t feel happy here and we can watch for signs of that. And there are members of the community who can reach out to those people and bring them back in and encourage them to look at their blessings here.
But I do think on a national policy level we need to look at what self-radicalization means because we are at war with this group of terrorists. They do have an ideology. In World War II if someone supported Nazi Germany at the expense of the United States, we didn’t say that was freedom of speech, we put him in a camp, they were prisoners of war.

So, if these people are radicalized and they don’t support the United States and they are disloyal to the United States, as a matter of principle, that’s fine. It’s their right, and it’s our right and obligation to segregate them from the normal community for the duration of the conflict. And I think we’re going to have to increasingly get tough on this, not only in the United States but our allied nations like Britain, Germany and France are going to have to look at their domestic law procedures.”

See also: Fmr. NATO Commander Wesley Clark calls for internment camps ‘to deal with radicals’ in the US and Europe

10. The rapid onset of global cooling and a “New Ice Age”

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See also: and also: Dark Green XVI: Climate Change: Divide and Conquer all Over Again (1) and the Dark Green series

“The fewer sunspot activities on the Sun witnessed since the last two solar cycles might lead to a “mini ice age-like situation” in coming years, Shrinivas Aundhkar, the director of Mahatma Gandhi Mission, Centre for Astronomy and Space Technology, Nanded, said here on Tuesday.

“The sunspots that can be seen on the Sun have comparatively less temperature compared to other surfaces on it (Sun),” he said while addressing a gathering for a lecture, Get Ready for Little Ice Age, held as part of the Narendra Dabholkar lecture series.

Aundhkar, who has worked with scientists across the world on Sun-Earth connection, said, “The Sun undergoes two cycles that are described as maximum and minimum. The activity alternates every 11 years, and the period is termed as one solar cycle. At present, the Sun is undergoing the minimum phase, reducing global temperatures.”

– Shrinivas Aundhkar, the director of Mahatma Gandhi Mission, Centre for Astronomy and Space Technology, Space scientist fears return of ‘mini ice age’


“‘Our new, extremely detailed data from the examination of the ice cores shows that in the transition from the ice age to our current warm, interglacial period the climate shift is so sudden that it is as if a button was pressed.’ This discovery suggests that our current climate could undergo a similar rapid change, shifting back into ice age mode in just one year.”

–  Ice Ages start and end so suddenly, “it’s like a button was pressed,” say scientists


“It took just six months for a warm and sunny Europe to be engulfed in ice, according to new research. Previous studies have suggested the arrival of the last Ice Age nearly 13,000 years ago took about a decade – but now scientists believe the process was up to 20 times as fast. In scenes reminiscent of the Hollywood blockbuster The day After Tomorrow, the Northern Hemisphere was frozen by a sudden slowdown of the Gulf Stream, which allowed ice to spread hundreds of miles southwards from the Arctic. Geological sciences professor William Patterson, who led the research, said: ‘It would have been very sudden for those alive at the time. It would be the equivalent of taking Britain and moving it to the Arctic over the space of a few months.”

–  Last Ice Age took just SIX months to arrive


“Britain could be on the verge of a mini Ice Age as the Sun enters a cooler phase, the Met Office warned yesterday. The last big chill was felt hundreds of years ago when Frost Fairs were held on the frozen River Thames. However the Met Office said the new freeze will not be enough to cancel out the effects of global warming. Met Office’s Hadley Centre, which looks at long term forecasts, said there was a 15-20 per cent chance that we could match the temperatures last seen in 1645-1715 – sometimes called the Little Ice Age – when the River Thames froze over”

— Colin Fernandez, Daily Mail, 24 June 2015

1) Met Office Issues Warning That Temperatures Could Plummet As Sun Enters Cooler Phase – Daily Mail, 24 June 2015

2) Climate Modellers Model “Regional Climate Impacts Of A Possible Future Grand Solar Minimum”
Nature Communications, 23 June 2015

3) Study Predicts Decades Of Global Cooling Ahead – The Daily Caller, 28 May 2015

4) The Sun Is Now Virtually Blank During The Weakest Solar Cycle In More Than A Century – Vencore, Inc. 30 April 2015

5) The Sun Has More Impact On The Climate In Cool Periods – Aarhus University, 27 February 2015


11. Global resource shortages (oil, water, minerals) escalating terror and war

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 “From California to the Middle East, huge areas of the world are drying up and a billion people have no access to safe drinking water. US intelligence is warning of the dangers of shrinking resources and experts say the world is ‘standing on a precipice'”

Why global water shortages pose threat of terror and war


“The US domestic consumption of oil exceeds 20 million barrels per day, 26% of total World consumption, an amount higher than the yearly consumption for all of Europe and all of Africa combined. U.S. oil imports constitute 56% of total consumption and are expected to reach 66% by 2020.”

Professor Eric Waddell, The Battle for Oil


“The mainstream media keeps churning out good news stories about the booming shale oil and gas industry in the United States. Apparently, the fracking industry is going to lead to America becoming the next Saudi Arabia with a hundred years of oil and natural gas. It will provide cheap energy supplies that will boost U.S. Industry and give a major boost to consumers and help the so-called economic recovery.

Yet all of the over inflated claims for shale oil and gas are based upon a fantasy. The geological evidence (See the exhaustive studies by University of Texas and by the geologist David Hughes for the Post Carbon Institute in 2014) shows quite clearly that shale gas and tight oil production is likely to peak in the next 5 years.”

US Shale Oil and Gas Industry is a Ponzi Scheme Facing Collapse


12. Earthquakes and super-volcanoes

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 “It’s pretty much undisputed that the geological record shows periodic episodes of environmental stress and cataclysms on a global scale. Less well known is that minor, but ‘world-changing’ nonetheless, episodes of global catastrophe have happened within human timescales. Can you think of any reasons why our constituted authorities would prefer people remain unaware of that fact?”


“If it seems like earthquakes and erupting volcanoes are happening more frequently, that’s because they are. Looking at global magnitude six (M6) or greater from 1980 to 1989 there was an average of 108.5 earthquakes per year, from 2000 to 2009 the planet averaged 160.9 earthquakes per year: that is a 38.9% increase of M6+ earthquakes in recent years. Unrest also seems to be growing among the world’s super-volcanoes. Iceland (which is home to some of the most dangerous volcanoes on the planet), Santorini in Greece, Uturuncu in Bolivia, the Yellowstone and Long Valley calderas in the U.S., Laguna del Maule in Chile, Italy’s Campi Flegrei – almost all of the world’s active super-volcanic systems are now exhibiting some signs of inflation, an early indication that pressure is building in these volcanic systems.”

The Extinction Protocol


“Is the number of volcanic eruptions worldwide increasing?  Yes.  During the 20th century, there were a total of 3,542 volcanic eruptions globally.  That works out to approximately 35 eruptions per year.  That may sound like a lot, but according to Volcano Discovery there are 36 volcanoes erupting around the world right now.  In other words, the number of volcanoes erupting as you read this article is greater than the 20th century’s yearly average.  And all of this is part of a larger trend.  In 2013, we witnessed the most volcanic eruptions worldwide that we had ever seen in a single year, and 2015 is already threatening to be another one for the record books.

All over the planet, volcanoes that have long been dormant are beginning to wake up, and this is greatly puzzling many scientists.  Fortunately, most of the eruptions in recent years have been relatively small.  But scientists tell us that if we do see a VEI 7 or a VEI 8 eruption today, the amount of energy that would be released would be somewhere in the neighborhood of a million nuclear bombs going off all at once, and such an eruption would completely literally transform our civilization almost overnight.”

The Number Of Volcanoes Erupting Right Now Is Greater Than The 20th Century’s YEARLY Average


“The idea that volcanic eruption may have terminated life on earth for the dinosaur, simply wakes you up when you consider the true danger an eruption poses to civilization. It’s even more daunting when you grasp the fact that earthquakes are essentially the fuse that sets them off.

In recent weeks, worldwide earthquake data indicates an increase in the magnitude and a significant increase in the frequency (magnitude > 5.5) of earthquakes.

Current graphs clearly show an alarming worldwide trend of increasing earthquake strength and frequency. These results are in agreement with the USGS statistics page, which shows an increase in the frequency of stronger earthquakes (M > 5.0).

These trends also show that the depth of earthquakes has diminished, they occur closer to the Earth’s surface. Shallow earthquakes occur along fault lines and are due to the accumulation of stress. Earthquake waves can also propagate far enough to trigger other earthquakes; this may explain the noted increase in earthquakes. […]

There are an estimated 1,500 active volcanoes around the world, 50 to 60 erupt every year, spewing steam, ash, gas and lava. These reflectively, mild outburst don’t come close to the dangers Yellowstone present. The fact is, if it were ever to erupt, it would only take moments to end the life of everyone in close proximity. If you like in the USA, the idea of escaping its reach is borderline fantasy. In other words, it would be practically impossible. One can only hope that it doesn’t blow in our lifetime; but it is certain to erupt in someone’s lifetime.

Earthquakes, The Fuse That Ignites Volcanoes, Have Increased Worldwide


“The eruption of a ‘super volcano’ hundreds of times more powerful than conventional volcanoes – with the potential to wipe out civilisation as we know it – is more likely than previously thought, a study has found.
An analysis of the molten rock within the dormant super volcano beneath Yellowstone National Park in the United States has revealed that an eruption is possible without any external trigger, scientists said.  Scientists previously believed many super volcanic eruptions needed earthquakes to break open the Earth’s crust so magma could escape. But new research suggests that this can happen as a result of the build-up of pressure.

Super volcanoes represent the second most globally cataclysmic event – next to an asteroid strike – and they have been responsible in the past for mass extinctions, long-term changes to the climate and shorter-term “volcanic winters” caused by volcanic ash cutting out the sunlight.”.

– Risk of super volcano eruption big enough to ‘affect the world’ far greater than thought, say scientists

“Just over one year ago, a magnitude-9 earthquake hit the Tohoku region of northeastern Japan, triggering one of the most destructive tsunamis in a thousand years. The Japanese—the most earthquake-prepared, seismically savvy people on the planet—were caught off-guard by the Tohoku quake’s savage power. Over 15,000 people died.

Now scientists are calling attention to a dangerous area on the opposite side of the Ring of Fire, the Cascadia Subduction Zone, a fault that runs parallel to the Pacific coast of North America, from northern California to Vancouver Island. This tectonic time bomb is alarmingly similar to Tohoku, capable of generating a megathrust earthquake at or above magnitude 9, and about as close to Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver as the Tohoku fault is to Japan’s coast. Decades of geological sleuthing recently established that although it appears quiet, this fault has ripped open again and again, sending vast earthquakes throughout the Pacific Northwest and tsunamis that reach across the Pacific.

What happened in Japan will probably happen in North America. The big question is when.” […]

Read more: The Giant, Underestimated Earthquake Threat to North America


“The world geological community is warning that today’s seismic activity on our planet is nothing compared with what’s to come.

Over the past three years, Pakistan, for example, has been hit by dozens of earthquakes. In March 2005, 80,000 people died under the rubble there. On October 30, the last time nature went on the rampage, there were hundreds of victims. Tens of thousands of people drowned during an overwhelming Asian tsunami at the end of 2004. China and Afghanistan have been rocked by quakes again more recently.

These natural disasters, which have swept our planet in recent years, indicate that the world has entered an era not only of a political, but also of climatic instability. Most scientists – biologists and environmentalists – tend to blame the human race for the catastrophic climate change on the Earth. No doubt, the greenhouse effect due to industrial activity plays a considerable role in global warming, but there are other reasons worth considering.

The Earth is rotating around its own axis slower. The International Earth Rotation Service has regularly added a second or two to the length of a 24-hour day in recent years.

This is the main reason, according to Igor Kopylov, professor at Moscow Energy Institute, why the planet – a gigantic electrical machine – has had its energy balance upset. He expressed this viewpoint in 2004. Kopylov is convinced that the Earth has entered the first phase of a global change. A weakening of the Earth’s magnetic field was first registered early in the 20th century, and a consistent drop in the speed of rotation, in the late 1980s and early 1990s. It has been established that when the Earth’s rotation slows by one second a year, it releases a tremendous amount of heat, hundreds of times the volume of energy released by human industrial activity.

If we accept that all processes on Earth run according to cosmic cycles, which, in turn, depend on the Solar System’s position in our Galaxy, then humankind may be facing another Great Flood.

The Solar System, including the Earth, travels through the Galaxy in spiraling elliptic paths. The cycle time for the larger spiral is 200-210 million years, and for the smaller one, which determines minor galactic cycles, 26,000 years. Correspondingly, half a cycle lasts 130 centuries. This period almost exactly coincides with the date of the last Flood, the occurrence of which was real. The myths and legends of many peoples including that of the Bible recorded the event.

The Flood has been dated rather precisely: at 11,100 BC. If we accept that the civilized society on Earth has been developing for 400,000 years, then this period saw 30 great floods, and we are witnessing the beginnings of the thirty-first flood.

The cosmic cycles are so gigantically long by human standards that they have little impact on the life of people, but the active initial phase of the galactic cycle is of vital importance for the development of civilization. In the view of Russian scientists, the Earth currently finds itself at precisely this point in the cycle.

The transitional process in the electrical machine “planet Earth” can be divided into three phases. During the first – lasting 300 to 500 years – a relatively quick change in the direction of cross current (according to the law of electric machines) will alter the Earth’s magnetic field, with the Northern magnetic pole shifting to the eastern part of the Arctic Ocean.

– Russian scientist: Slowdown in Earth’s rotation means we’re on the verge of major climatic upheaval

13. Sink-holes, Tsunamis, flash floods and mudslides

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 “Bizarre reports of gaping holes in the ground continue to come in from all over the place – in cities, on the open roads, in the countryside. Many of the ‘sinkholes’ … have been individually explained away as happening due to heavy rainfall during storms, old leftover constructions from mining and subsidence caused by some nearby disturbance – either natural or man-made. The cause of others, however, remain mysterious. I think the important thing to consider is why so many of these sinkholes are appearing at once.

If you consider that the universe speaks to us in symbols, then perhaps there may be a deeper meaning behind their appearance at this evolutionary crossroads for humanity? With all the other Earth Changes going on before our very eyes, I think sinkholes provide more evidence that an old stable system — namely, Earth’s surface — is breaking up.”

Jörg Klinger,


“Scientists are increasingly pointing to storms as a trigger for earthquakes and mudslides. That’s raising questions about the effects that climate change might have on one of the world’s deadliest natural catastrophes, and to what extent, if any, insurers and governments could be adapting to the interplay between atmosphere and earth.

So far, those answers are as mysterious as the timing of earthquakes, a question that has baffled humans — and killed them — for generations. But recent findings suggest that some linkage exists to increasingly powerful storms.”

Earthquakes, mudslides can be triggered by storms

14. Comets, meteors and asteroids

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“The ones we really have to worry about, the ones that will kill people on the planet in random, unforeseen disasters, probably can’t be seen and are too numerous for it to be cost effective to try to find and deal with them. In other words, the public is abandoned to their fate. Not only abandoned, but a deliberate policy of concealment of the facts is clearly in place…”

Laura Knight-Jadczyk,  THE APOCALYPSE, Comets, Asteroids and Cyclical Catastrophes


“They say the timing of the Solar System’s passage through the galactic plane – around 20 to 30 million years – closely matches spikes in the distribution of large impact craters on Earth for the past 250 million years. They conclude that comets have been responsible for most of Earth’s impact craters and may pose an unrecognised risk to our civilisation. Current NEO programs might be “monitoring a swarm of bees while standing on a railway line with an express train due,” says the study.”

In Case You Thought We Were Safe: Earth Under Threat From Dark Comets


“I am quite certain the elites in practice currently know VERY “much LESS than they let on” and that the situation for humanity is dire. Any comfort you may draw from the opposite opinion seems to me to be entirely misplaced. Thus although the globally modest efforts to assess the NEO threat with telescopes by a few semi-enlightened national administrations (eg USA) or by a few private enterprises (eg Gates) are certainly to be commended, I look upon this aspect of the NEO threat as basically intermittent and therefore more or less symbolic so far as generally more urgent and still largely undetected low mass NEO flux (which is demonstrably climatological in its effect) is concerned. This particular threat (evidently responsible for our planet’s evolving glacial/interglacial condition during the past 3 million years) is of course _fundamentally_ ignored by the current Body Scientific and hence by most of humanity as well.”

Victor Clube author of The Cosmic Serpent quoted from Meteorites, Asteroids, and Comets: Damages, Disasters, Injuries, Deaths, and Very Close Calls

[T]he Christian, Islamic and Judaic cultures have all moved since the European Renaissance to adopt an unreasoning anti-apocalyptic stance, apparently unaware of the burgeoning science of catastrophes. History, it now seems, is repeating itself: it has taken the Space Age to revive the Platonist voice of reason but it emerges this time within a modern anti-fundamentalist, anti-apocalyptic tradition over which governments may, as before, be unable to exercise control. … Cynics (or modern sophists), in other words, would say that we do not need the celestial threat to disguise Cold War intentions; rather we need the Cold War to disguise celestial intentions!

The Hazard to Civilization from Fireballs and Comets

15. Solar flares and Gamma Rays

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“A new study confirms the potential hazard of nearby gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), and quantifies the probability of an event on Earth and more generally in the Milky Way and other galaxies. The authors find a 50% chance that a nearby GRB powerful enough to cause a major life extinction on the planet took place during the past 500 million years (Myr). They further estimate that GRBs prevent complex life like that on Earth in 90% of the galaxies.”

Gamma-ray bursts are a real threat to life


“Were a massive solar storm to strike Earth, the impacts could rival or exceed the worst natural disasters humans have ever faced.”

The dangers of solar storms: That which gives power can also take it away

“In 1989, ground currents from a less intense geomagnetic storm knocked out a high-voltage transformer at a hydroelectric power plant Quebec, plunging the Canadian province into a prolonged 9-hour blackout on an icy winter night. A far more extreme geomagnetic storm washed over the Earth in May of 1921, its magnitude illustrated in world-girdling aurorae and in fires that broke out in telegraph offices, telephone stations, and railroad routing terminals — sites that sucked up geomagnetic currents traveling through nascent power grids. An even more extreme storm in September 1859 caused geomagnetic currents so strong that for days telegraph operators could disconnect their equipment from battery power and send messages solely via the “auroral current” induced in their transmission lines. The 1859 storm is known as the ‘Carrington Event,’ after a British astronomer who witnessed an associated solar flare and connected it with the subsequent earthbound disturbances.

‘The physics of the Sun and of Earth’s magnetic field have not fundamentally changed, but we have,’ … ‘We decided to build the power grids, and we’ve progressively made them more vulnerable as we’ve connected them to every aspect of our lives. Another Carrington Event is going to occur someday.’ But unlike in 1859, when the telegraph network was the sole technology endangered by space weather, or in 1921, when electrification was in its infancy, today’s vulnerable systems are legion.”

The Looming Threat of a Solar Superstorm

16. Out-gassing (methane rise in the Arctic)

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“A major theory is that oceans can and have produced methane gas, and was responsible for the Permian Mass Extinction. This explosion killed up to 95% of life on earth during that period. A seafloor basin of methane saturated water may have a breaking point. An earthquake, underwater landslide, or even a meteor impact could have triggered this, and suddenly, like shaking a giant soda bottle, the deepest part of the ocean would have exploded in a deadly storm of methane bubbles.”

–  Permian Mass Extinction: Methane gas oceanic explosion wiped out 95% of life and it can happen again!


“The research team have located new and large (~1km wide) plumes of outgassing methane, in areas not previously investigated, so this is not necessarily a recent development: at least, there are no previous data from these areas to compare the large plumes with.

That the area has seen warming over a prolonged time since the Holocene transgression and that there has been an additional, sharp recent warming event is well-documented. Whether there is increased outgassing caused by the additional recent warming is an important question that requires urgent investigation, a point indeed made in Shakhova et al’s 2010 paper in Science  – PDF – see last paragraph.

Further work will better constrain known current methane emissions to the atmosphere, currently estimated to be 8 Tg (1 Tg=1 million tonnes) per year. Clearly, because new sources have been identified, the figure is greater than 8Tg but how much so remains to be discovered.

A large (multi-gigaton) abrupt release event is considered possible, but when is not known. It is important to remember that hydrocarbons, including methane, migrate upwards through the Earth’s crust from their source-rocks due to their low density. Basic oil geology tells us that recoverable oil and gas deposits occur where such upward migration has been blocked by an impermeable barrier (an oil- or gas-trap) such as a salt-dome or anticline including thick impermeable strata such as a clay-bed. In such places, the accumulation can build up to the point where the oil/gas is in an highly pressurised state – hence the “blowouts” that have been recorded over the years in some oilfields. What Shakhova is suggesting is that if buried gas hydrates destabilise, what could result is accumulations of pressurised methane capped off by permafrost, which because it is degrading might lose its effectiveness as a gas-trap. The same point would, I suggest, apply to non-hydrate derived methane i.e. gas that has remained as gas. What one would likely see in such a scenario would be a strong increase in outgassing, not in one great “burp” at one locality but via multiple pathways up through the defrosted sediment over a wide area.”

Methane Hydrates – Extended Interview Extracts With Natalia Shakhova via

See also: 

SOTT Earth Changes Summary – April 2015: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, and Meteor Fireballs

SOTT Earth Changes Summary – May 2015: Extreme Weather and Planetary Upheaval


Official Culture Reprise VII: Moving Away From the Psychopath’s Dream (4)

“Perhaps the most important lesson of Ladakh has to do with happiness. Only after many years of peeling away layers of preconceptions did I begin to see the joy and laughter of the Ladakhis for what it really was: a genuine and unhindered appreciation of life itself. In Ladakh I have known a people who regard peace of mind and joie de vivre as their unquestioned birthright. I have seen that community and a close relationship to the land can enrich human life beyond all comparison with material wealth or technological sophistication.”

Helena Norberg-Hodge, Ancient Futures


Learning from Ladakh

One example of the social consequences of Official Culture meeting pathology-free communities is from the thousand year-old Buddhist people of Ladakh situated in the desert of the Western Himalayas known as : “little Tibet.” There is no romantic gilding here, theirs is a story of survival, endurance and physical hardship set against a harsh environment. The  essence and principles of their continued existence and the coming of Western “development” places in sharp relief the kind of values necessary to create a community and to see it function and thrive. Yet, the deep spiritual resource that the Ladakhis embodied and which pervaded every facet of their lives was a lesson in ancient humility and reverence for a sacredness that we have lost – to our absolute detriment. Simplicity, yes, raw nature, indeed. But the Ladakhis appeared to have a spiritual health that was far in advance of our own. Like many indigenous cultures, it is not so hard to see why. For all our intellectual feats of daring-do, our Western populations in particular, remain desperately unhappy and dangerously lost.

So, what does that mean?

We all give up our i-pads and urban lifestyles and go and live in yurts and commune with nature?

Actually, that’s probably a very healthy thing to do for a while. But it’s deeper than that. This is about reclaiming who we are, and what we choose to see. It is about discovering a state of Being not a physical location or lifestyle. If the new science is correct at the cutting edge of physics, then perhaps such changes can potentially cause ripples throughout the fabric of reality which might lead to a practical application of new ways of living. Maybe these new visions can be divorced from the ridiculous, unsustainable and pathological road to hell which characterises the disease of Western culture. Can we not collect the building blocks of Western innovation and transmute them into something quite different? I think we can. But first we must look squarely at the most basic nature of Western – largely Anglo-American – perception has done to an old way of life which could have taught us so much.  This “dis-ease” of the West made quick work of subsuming the Ladakhi youth into that same materialist, “little picture” prison, changing their lives forever; first economically, then culturally and finally eroding their living spirituality. Their story represents a cautionary tale for us in the West about to embrace the promise of a Brave new SMART society.


Helena Norberg Hodge

Helena Norberg-Hodge * lived with the Ladakh people for over twenty years documenting her experiences in Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh (1991). Despite living physically arduous routine of subsistence, she described a people who were, in a word: happy. Not in the superficial sense based on what we have or don’t have in any given moment, but from a contentment that sprung from deeply rooted ethical values, grounded in practical needs and sourced from a complex spiritual and artistry of understanding of the interconnection and interrelatedness of all things. Buddhist philosophy, in the Ladakhi’s world was the foundation to that inner nourishment and satisfaction that was unalterable. At least, until a consumerist culture arrived.

Norberg-Hodge questions her friend about one of the central elements of Buddhism: the philosophy of sunyata, or emptiness:

It is something you can only fully grasp through a combination of reflection and personal experience. But I‘ll try to explain it in a simple way. When you think of a tree, you tend to think of it as a distinct, clearly defined object, and on a certain level it is. But on a more important level, the tree has no independent existence; rather, it dissolves into a web of relationships. The rain that falls on its leaves, the wind that causes it to sway, the soil that supports it—all form part of the tree. Ultimately, if you think about it, everything in the universe helps make the tree what it is. It cannot be isolated; its nature changes from moment to moment—it is never the same. This is what we mean when we say that things are ‘empty,’ that they have no independent existence. [1]

As a consequence, the real emptiness found in the West has ironically supplanted a perception and way of life which is infinitely more stable and enduring. Whereas the monotheistic religions have given retributive rules and the abdication of responsibility with little incentive for self-knowledge, Ladakhi Buddhist values offer the opposite, despite unfounded accusations of nihilism. In reference to Christianity: “Everything is all laid out for you … Everything has been determined by God and is controlled by Him. It must make people very apathetic. There seems to be no room in Christianity for personal growth in the way there is in Buddhism. Through spiritual practice we have an opportunity to develop ourselves.” [2]


Ancient futures first published in 1991.

The relationship to the world exists not in polarities and resistance and forcibly attaining what one wants by “making it happen” or “giving till it hurts” but by stopping long enough to catch sight of the essential nature of the human self with its biorhythms and cycles intimately connected to the environment that mirrors the same. It is then that we come to know when to be active and when to be passive in time to the mini-cycles of our daily lives and the larger ones such as seasons and solstices. It is an unsentimental and pragmatic philosophy of perspicacity where everything has its place – both predator and prey; a dualism which is present in our own minds, where each needs to be honoured and integrated.

Indeed, in Ladakhi terms: “Illness is caused by a lack of understanding” which is increasingly confirmed by both Eastern and Western medicine where a more holistic approach gives – more positive holistic results. In reality, this represents yet another return to ancient ideas of the body-mind complex where listening and understanding are two sides of the same coin. How often do we genuinely listen to another and make it clear that we hear them, even if we disagree? How often do we listen to our body when it manifests denials and unresolved emotional trauma? Validation does not have to mean agreement but it can mean a respect and a foundation from which progress can build. Reaction only creates more chaos and mis-diagnoses based on mis-understanding too narrow a view.

The root cause of so much unhappiness and imbalance appears to be from the pursuit of our desires dictated by those whose nature is desire, at any cost. This has become the standard by which society defines itself. The Ladakhis find meaning in their lives through: “… a lasting happiness that is unaffected by the transient flow of outer events.” What is more, it is not about denying desire, any existence or escaping into something better, it is concerned with altering our perception and assumptions of what constitutes healthy living, many of which have taken root as a result of social engineering sourced from those unwilling or incapable of conceiving something other than their own limiting beliefs. These willingly accepted limitations have now become normal stifling creativity and trust. As that wise old Frenchman Voltaire once exclaimed:  “Common Sense is not so common,” because we have been stripped of the innate inner-tuition of our instinctive unconscious which has been forced to adapt to an entirely foreign set of artificial and entropic constructs. Our loss of deep purpose and meaning is exactly what the Ladakhis had in abundance and which gave them a spiritual synergy we so desperately crave.

The Ladakhis have a spiritual belief, yet it is rooted in a practical, common sense approach to the material world and the minutiae of daily living. It therefore can be described as information which has been applied and overlain with archetypal symbolism. It is therefore knowledge grounded in the wisdom of generational experience; a rich communion with realities beyond the purely material world. This is not the kind of belief that conforms to unhealthy restrictions borne of fear or the need for security. Faith is consistently provided with evidence of its worth. The instances of anthropomorphism of spiritual realities is merely a technique to cloth certain principles with culturally suitable imagery for coming generations so that the underlying meaning is naturally conveyed and assimilated. it provides the intrinsic glue of the oral traditions that serves as the heart and soul of community relations. This, after all,  used to be how European folktales provided deep archetypal nourishment to the young in order to assist in the harmonious inner development of the child’s psyche. 

In this way, they see the folly of self-aggrandisement because, as Norberg-Hodge describes in the Ladakhis’ living philosophy:

The ‘Self’ or ego, is ultimately no more separate than anything else in the universe. The delusion that self exists independently is perhaps the greatest obstacle on the path to enlightenment. The belief in absolute, permanent existence leads to a cycle of endless craving, and the craving brings suffering. In our attachment to the notion of a separate self and separate things, we end up constantly striving and reaching for something new. Yet as soon as we have attained what we are seeking, the luster is gone and we set our sights elsewhere. Satisfaction is rare and brief; we are forever frustrated…Tashi would often remind me that knowledge and understanding were not sufficient in themselves. In fact they could be dangerous, he would say, if not accompanied by compassion. [3]

Compassion is antithetical to those who govern and broker power in the world today which merely underscores the fact that power in the hands of those without such principles will always be a recurrent disaster for the world. Compassion is eaten by psychopaths and reconstituted into further energy for rapacious, predatory behaviour. As Ladakh was effectively isolated from the activities of the West for so long and when such an open, loving, profoundly connected network of communities of people made contact, change was inevitable. Like the physical diseases brought by European man to the indigenous races of the past, the Ladakhis were no different except that the presence of a psycho-spiritual corrosion took place where psychopathological tendencies and a collective psychosis spread across the culture. What author and teacher Paul Levy calls a malignant egophrenia, Andrew Lobaczewski called the psycho-pathogenic infection of ponerology and which the Native American Peoples called the crypto-geographical presence of “Wetiko” – these are all terms for the same sickness of the soul which has swept the globe and remains undiscovered in the hinterlands of our unconscious.


Older Ladakhi woman (wikipedia)

The youth of Ladakh, once exposed to the quick-fix contagion of our culture were quickly and tragically made to feel inferior to it. While absorbing the apparent material benefits of such consumerist excess, they could not see: “… the social or psychological dimensions—the stress, the loneliness, the fear or growing old. Nor can they see the environmental decay, inflation, or unemployment.” [4] As we saw in Official Culture, the social engineering of sexuality and the idea of sex and sexuality as a component of something sacred and mysterious – not least, as a consequence of the natural expression of love – is something quaint, antiquated and even amusing in our so called age of liberation and freedom. Sex, love and the role of women have a different meaning in Ladakhi culture:

One of the first things that struck me on my arrival in Ladakh was the wide, uninhibited smiles of the women, who move freely, joking and speaking with men in an open and unselfconscious way…women generally exhibit great self-confidence, strength of character, and dignity. Almost all early travellers to Ladakh commented on the exceptionally strong position of women. […]

Are there special qualities that people look for when choosing a wife?

Well, first of all, she should be able to get along with people, to be fair and tolerant.

What else is important?

Her skills are valued, and she shouldn‘t be lazy.

Does it matter if she is pretty or not?

Not really. It‘s what she‘s like inside that counts—her character is more important. We say here in Ladakh, ‘A tiger‘s stripes are on the outside; human stripes are on the inside.’ [5]

Ladakh_(45793610)_(2)As a result of this practical philosophy of life, Norberg-Hodge discovered during her stays with the Ladakh people, that their sense of self was inclusive to the extent that they did not retreat behind barriers of fear and self-protection but in fact:  “… they seem to be totally lacking in what we would call pride. This doesn‘t mean a lack of self-respect. On the contrary, their self-respect is so deep rooted as to be unquestioned. I have never met people that seem so healthy emotionally, so secure, as the Ladakhis.”

Can you imagine a society devoid of pride or narcissism? Think what that would for the decision-making process in business, economics and community relations? It would totally change the very nature of society itself. But is that a utopian perfection?

As Norberg-Hodge explains: “The reasons are, of course, complex and spring from a whole way of life and world-view. But I am sure that the most important factor is the sense that you are a part of something much larger than yourself, that you are inextricably connected to others and your surroundings.” [6]

That being so, why has such a profound truth been erased from our memory? Religion, science and education have utterly failed to deliver a true sense of meaning though the idea that we are part of something mysterious and which transcends the material world is intuitively known by most people. Political ponerology has warped and contoured global populations to a singular world-view which places any idea of multi-dimensionality and cooperative visions beyond the reach of ordinary people. The cost to our spiritual heritage has been incalculable where the impetus of desire and the need possess to fill up this unfillable void defines our status and our identity.

Norberg-Hodge describes a healthy society as:

“… one that encourages close social ties and mutual interdependence, grating each individual net of unconditioned emotional support. Within this nurturing framework, individuals feel secure enough to become quite free and independent. Paradoxically, I have found the Ladakhis less emotionally dependent than we are in industrial society. There is love and friendship, but it is not intense or grasping—not a possession of one person by another.” [7]

Yet to possess, in all its forms is the hallmark of capitalist societies. For the Elite and the apathetic, it is the: “close social ties and mutual interdependence” and “emotional support” that must be systematically replaced with dependency on the State, whilst fulfilling our obedient roles as consumers with its inculcation of fear and insecurity should you determine to live your lives outside Official Culture.


Ladakh in 1981, locality unknown, Photo by H. Grobe (wikipedia)

The “success” of the West and its agribusiness is a seductive illusion from which millions have been drawn, including those from Ladakh. Norberg-Hodge explains why: “Previously, with cooperative labor between people, farmers had no need for money. Now, unable to pay larger and larger wages for farm hands, some are forced to abandon the villages.” Some in the global market place and mass immigration from Western-backed destabilised countries have found their fortune but most have not. The end of blue collar work is in sight through computerization and robotics. It has long been a familiar story characterising the Industrial Revolution and the rise of the global industrialists.

The monoculture of the mind that inevitably descended on Ladakh infected first the minds of the young and old alike with a culture-shock which led to a restructuring of the notion of time and with it the sense of place within the fabric of Nature. The Ladakhi connection to and between the land and psyche, community values and Western precepts merged to create disorientation and obligation to a world that was essentially alien. Insecurity and lack of self-esteem logically had to follow as did the Western template of self-importance or pride:

The Ladakhis now have less time for each other and for themselves. As a result, they are losing their once-acute sensitivity to the nuances of the world around them—the ability, for instance, to detect the slightest variations in the weather, or in the movement of the stars. A friend from Markha Valley summed it up for me: ―I can‘t understand it. My sister in the capital she now has all these things that do the work faster. She just buys her clothes in a shop; she has a jeep, a telephone, a gas cooker. All of these things save so much time, and yet when I visit her, she doesn‘t have time to talk to me. [8]

The consumerist ethos of possessing products and by extension, possessing another has radically changed a thousand of year-old way of life into a complete dependency towards agribusiness and factory-farming, where the use of animals reflects our steady commodification. In Ladakh, though essential to survival, animals were respected and treated as a gift from Nature. As one Ladakhi mentioned: “They become your friends, you relate[d] to them. If they have done a particularly good job, if they have worked particularly hard, you might give them something special to eat. But machines are dead; you have no relationship with them. When you work with machines, you become like them, you become dead yourself.” [9]

And once “dead” inside we begin to seek anything and everything to fill up that void. This meant for Ladakhi people that the very notion of living and working became an entirely different measure of survival. No longer was living lightly on the Earth as natural as the seasons, it was a function – albeit efficient – of machine consciousness:

In the traditional subsistence economy, money played a minor role, used primarily for luxuries—jewellery, silver, and gold. Basic needs—food, clothing, and shelter—were provided for without money. The labor one needed was free of charge, part of an intricate web of human relationships. In one day a tourist would spend the same amount that a Ladakhi family might in a year. Ladakhis did not realize that money played a completely different role for the foreigners; that back home they needed it to survive; that food, clothing and shelter all cost money—a lot of money. Compared to these strangers they suddenly felt poor…Tourists can only see the material side of the culture—worn out woolen robes, the dzo pulling a plough, the barren land. They cannot see peace of mind or the quality of family and community relations. They cannot see the psychological, social, and spiritual wealth of the Ladakhis. Besides giving the illusion that all Westerners are multimillionaires, the tourist also helps perpetuate another faulty image of modern life—that we never work. It looks as though our technologies do the work for us. In industrial society today, we actually spend more hours working than people in rural, agrarian economies. But that is not how it looks to Ladakhis. For them, work is physical work, walking, and carrying things…

…Every day I saw people from two different cultures, a world apart, looking at each other and seeing superficial, one-dimensional images. Tourists see people carrying loads on their backs and walking long distances over high mountain passes and say, ―How terrible; what a life of drudgery. They forget they have traveled thousands of miles and spent thousands of dollars for the pleasure of walking through the same mountains with heavy backpacks. They also forget how much their bodies suffer from lack of use at home. During working hours they get no exercise, so they spend their free time trying to make up for it. Some will even drive to a health club—across a polluted city in rush hour—to sit in a basement, pedaling a bicycle that does not go anywhere. And they actually pay for the privilege. [10]

The diversity of other cultures touching our own, sharing our values and experiences should be one of the greatest joys of the human journey. But the root causes of our collective meeting across oceans and national borders will often define how the social integration and tolerance plays out. If these cross-fertilisations of culture and race have been enforced through colonialism and economic hardship then fear, survival and psychological trauma are the foundations upon which future relationships are based and ordinary people must deal with the complex fallout. As such, education can help with communication and tolerance, enriching the mind and expanding the knowledge base.

But does it?


Ladakh in 1981, locality unknown, photo by H. Grobe (wikipedia)

Western ideas of education have been justly lauded as a human right yet they are devoid of a pragmatic spiritual framework and worse still, when it is present it is spawned from a big mix of urban, religo-occult, Christian, Anglo-American, and Euro-centric models which amounts to an indoctrination of the Western ideal to which all should aspire. It offers the same bland, Universalist information as though all cultures and countries are alike. Western education reinforces competition and a strangely Darwinian and materialist world-view that is devoid of context and cultural nuance. It therefore helps to foster dependency on unsustainable resources and increases scarcity, a perception that is funnelled through globalised pupils: the new channels of production and homogenisation. Alternative modalities, emotional and interpersonal skills and multi-disciplinary approaches offering the cutting edge of new thought are seldom brought into the light of day. Therefore, the price of education and being “informed” is to lose the sense of identity to be replaced with another that is rootless. It offers an education that promises its students of developing nations to become more aware of what is happening in the world and how to join the global economy that is DE-pendent when once you were IN-dependent.

Like so many ancient and indigenous cultures forced into the Western fold Ladakh is no different, where modern schooling, just as it does to the young American or British child: “acts almost as a blindfold, preventing children from seeing the context in which they live. They leave school unable to use their resources, unable to function in their own world.” In traditional cultures there was no separation of education from their environment and the intimate relationships between the ecology of the mind and land. Learning came forth naturally from the extended family and friends who were all involved in maintaining the organism that was family, and community. The spiritual, economic and emotional nourishment came from hard work, a deep knowledge that was transmitted to children, by example.

Unlike generations of children in the West who are force-fed learning that is designed to contour the developing mind towards the implacable necessity of the global market, the Ladakhis were taught something quite different. For instance, regarding the practice of sowing: “… they would learn that on one side of the village it was a little warmer, on the other side a little colder. From their own experience children would come to distinguish between different strains of barley and the specific growing conditions each strained preferred. They learned to recognize even the tiniest wild plant and how to use it, and how to pick out a particular animal on a faraway mountain slope”. [11]


Portrait of a Hanu woman from a Ladakhi tribe (wikipedia)

In comparison to children in most of our mega-cities, many of whom have no idea what or where a cow comes from and exhibit a complete disconnection from the concept of the natural world, Ladakhi toddlers absorbed more knowledge about the intricate processes of their environment than the average adult urban dweller would in their life time. There was no separation between themselves and Nature thus there was a profound heart to heart connection between people which embraced the dark and the light as an integral unit. There couldn’t afford to be imbalance as it was both their inspiration and source of survival – the very locus of their ancestors:

For generation after generation, Ladakhis grew up learning how to provide themselves with clothing and shelter; how to make shoes out of yak skin and robes from the wool of sheep; how to build houses out of mud and stone. Education was location-specific and nurtured an intimate relationship with the living world. It gave children an intuitive awareness that allowed them, as they grew older, to use resources in an effective and sustainable way. None of that knowledge is provided in the modern school. Children are trained to become specialist in a technological, rather than an ecological society. School is a place to forget traditional skills and, worse, to look down on them. […] The new economy cuts people off from the earth. [12]

Can the people of Ladakh reverse the tide of exploitation and ride the new technologies and rising awareness in people all over globe? The ancient models that promoted ecological consciousness and innovative and creative thinking are making a comeback, but psychological knowledge must also go hand in hand. A restored connection to the earth is only viable if the social systems are founded on knowledge that prevents the rise of pathologies in the first place. The so-called civilised West has destroyed, converted, “integrated” or wiped out cultures like Ladakh that do not adapt to the neo-liberal economic model of consumption. It is the history of the founding fathers and the Natives American Indians; the conquistadores of Spain and the Incas; the British Empire and the trade of the East Indian Company that laid the foundations for colonization and the mark of European progress, translated as the disbursement of psychopathic genes across the globe. As a consequence, we are labouring under a serious erosion of spiritual meaning in so many of our lives and an explosion of mental illness.


The Indus valley and Indus River near Leh, Ladakh, India (wikipedia)

We know that perhaps such rampant pathways of exploitation are not an inevitable part of man’s evolutionary destiny and do not necessarily have to re-occur and repeat. Nature is no longer our Mother nor are we her children. She will carry on regardless. By taking care of our own inner ecology we attend to the larger ecology of which we are a part. We have come of age with enough knowledge to know how to achieve a more harmonious way of life. In one sense, there is no need to “heal the Earth” or “Save” it. It is time to grow up.

If the Earth decides we have chosen to sign away our potential to the destructive nature of the psychopath and the Wetiko disease, then she will wipe the slate clean as overwhelming meteorological and geological evidence attests. Therefore, it behooves us to understand not only the seeds of our present state but the signs that are all around us: that humanity may have reached this stage many times before.

Which brings us to our final piece of the puzzle: the little matter of global change and cyclical cataclysms ….


* I was privileged to attend one of Helena Norberg Lodge’s seminars at the Schumacher College a few years after her book had been published. She was enormously eloquent, passionate and overflowing with knowledge about Ladakh. It was infectious. So much so, it prompted me to dig deeper toward my own quest which may not have led me quite where I expected (when does it ever?) but it certainly brought me face to face with exactly the same universal precepts which the Ladakhis so naturally embodied. I then had to discover why it was that they were not present within me.

You can see more photos on the Ladahki culture at


[1] p.73; Ancient Futures: Learning From Ladakh by Helena Norberg Hodge. Published by Sierra Club Books, September. 1991 | ISBN-13: 978-0871565594.
[2] Ibid. (p.74)
[3] Ibid. (p.75)
[4] Ibid. (p.97)
[5] Ibid. (pp.68-71)
[6] Ibid. (p.85)
[7] Ibid.
[8] Ibid. (p.106)
[9] Ibid.
[10] Ibid. (p.109)
[11] Ibid. (p.111)
[12] Ibid.

Official Culture Reprise VI: Moving Away From the Psychopath’s Dream (3)

 “No science is immune from the infection of politics and the corruption of power.”

Jacob Bronowski, English scientist

The reader might be tempted to think that I’ve invested in my own belief system by placing the all the world’s problems at the door of the essential psychopath. While it is true that I think the majority of our struggles have at their root a great psychological component it could also be said that beyond this “nuts and bolts” cause is the more profound conundrum of how we perceive reality and the human constructs we have erected around it. One might say, at heart, all of our problems are ultimately of a spiritual nature.

The very word “Spirituality” – rather like “conspiracy”- will have loaded connotations for all of us. For some it means all that is outside science and therefore, to be distrusted. For others it has religious or New Age connotations. Still more cite indifference or become uncomfortable at the mere mention of the word. Most people however, while not necessarily believing in a religious God, do place value on the idea of our existence having purpose where getting along with others is a prerequisite for the betterment of one’s life. Some would say this has more to do with reflecting insecurity and fear of death rather than any true belief in a Universal purpose, but this misses the point.

The key principle enshrined in the notion of spirituality is one of establishing growth which moves toward harmony in oneself and thus as a natural consequence, those we meet in our daily lives. It need be as simple as that, although in practice is anything but. But when things begin to slowly – usually very slowly – change, then so does the external world. But Or as the ancient Taoist mystic Lao Tzu succinctly put it: “When you accept yourself, the whole world accepts you.” Self-acceptance only comes when we have divested ourselves of the majority of conditioning however, and that is something that the controllers of our world definitely do not want to see.


The Scientific Super-Highway. But what’s fuelling the car? Where’s the map and where the hell are we going?

It is this quest for self-knowledge, self-acceptance and a parallel analysis of world events can represent a science of the soul. Yet, sadly, one of the most distorted domains in society which could have been at the vanguard of creative solutions in its widest sense – is science. Far from an acceptance that it’s inherent remit is that orthodox science doesn’t know but is always striving toward that end, like so many of our disciplines it is simply mirroring the disconnection to spiritual realities in a way that has wrought destruction across the collective mind of humanity.

Since psychopaths naturally adopt a world-view that is often strictly materialist and without true creativity they restrict the science which could push the envelope for new discoveries. This is especially true in the fields of depth psychology, the analysis of dreams and what Łobaczewski calls: “the human instinctive substratum.” To do so, would be to diagnose the system itself and thus represents a threat to psychopathic control. Science as it stands today is both the remedy and the disease, the latter manifesting as intellectual tyranny and corruption. But to explore the human condition and new fields of inquiry – not least the problem of ponerology – means to step outside what science considers sacrosanct, where boundaries are set not by true science but by the beliefs seeded within in its hallowed halls.

Historian and metaphysician Laura Knight-Jadczyk explains the corruption in this way:

“Psychopaths, once in positions of power and influence, forbid areas of science that they know are dangerous to their position. It’s a natural progression to apply this to the study of consciousness. They promote their own inner landscape (materialism) via science and project it onto humanity at large, effectively blocking the means by which they can be identified as abnormal. By creating such a semantic barrier, they can inhibit and shape our ‘genetic potential for diversification of thought and conduct’ in their direction of their choice. We lose the necessary tools with which to discover the true origins of pathology, and the true potentials within normal humanity. By denying the existence of the ordering principles of consciousness, they deny the existence of any potential order to which we can strive.” [1]

Nuclear Physicist and consciousness explorer Thomas Campbell explained this “semantic barrier” in the following terms:

Much of what was considered mystical a thousand years ago is considered science today and much of what is considered mystical today will be clearly understood by a future science. As our current accumulated objective knowledge reaches its limits and begins to dissolve into the seemingly unknowable, what lies beyond our presumed theoretical reach is defined as mystical. Such presumptions well up from our beliefs about objective reality; thus what appears to be mystical or unknowable from the view of Western culture simply reflects Western cultural beliefs and the limited understanding of contemporary science. […]

To the bacteria in the intestine the source of digested food descending from the stomach would seem mystical. The economic, social and physical circumstances and processes that indirectly result in a particular food being deposited in the stomach would be beyond mystical. The causal mechanisms that drive and order these apparently mystical events and processes are necessarily invisible to even the most brilliant intestinal bacteria. The forces and relationships that govern the growing of wheat as well as the making and marketing of bread falls beyond the bacterium’s ability to imagine, and therefore forever lies beyond the largest reality it can possibly comprehend. Do not be too surprised to find Homo sapiens in a similar situation. [2] 

This must also bring us back to the authoritarian personality and the problem of belief-traps where:

“… A human brain that is calcified in a belief system – believing it because their social group, peers, family, also believe it – literally experiences pain if they try to open their mind and think in a limitless and unbiased way. The same thing must happen to a person trying to understand the different social constraints that are accepted as perfectly normal in a different cultural group. The implications are truly enormous. It can also explain why science is so corrupt. This is, essentially, a look inside the brain of the authoritarian personality.” [3]

If the plasticity of the human brain and our societies are as creative and as flexible as many scientists believe, then it follows, that there is, as Knight-Jadczyk suggests: “… a genetic potential for diversification regarding thought and conduct born into every single human being, a potential that permits growth in any direction whatsoever, that can be inhibited and/or shaped by society. The question is how?” A perusal of Knight-Jadczyk’s vast body of work provides a rich library of possible answers.

peanuts-medicales“Peanuts” by Charles Schultz

Crucial to the development of a truly creative humanity forging networks of change must come from a science that is authentic and not afraid to push the boundaries. If it can maintain the highest standards necessary to embrace innovation and open minded research into new areas of exploration, we might hope to take the perquisite baby steps to the next stage of conscious evolution – though it may be somewhat non-linear in its manifestation.  We may remember the example of the International Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) and climate science as a whole, which exhibit obvious cases of bias, fraud and politicisation. Then of course, there is the belief in the scientific method or technique as an arm of humanist and transhumanist philosophy which incorporates some unsavoury views of the nature of humanity.

As a result, science is in crisis.

In Ocotber, 2013, CBC News ran a report which concluded that: “‘terrible science’ is polluting the global pool of knowledge.” The article summed up the problems scientific journals are facing which is a massive rise in fraudulent science. After an extensive investigation into the state of peer-reviewed scientific journals science journalist John Bohannon, who has a PhD in molecular biology and is a visiting scholar at Harvard University’s program in ethics and health: “concluded [that] ‘a huge proportion’ of the journals were not ensuring their papers were peer reviewed.” Worse still, the peer review event itself was often at fault. [4] 

The report gives the example of the Ottawa-based International Journal of Herbs and Medicinal Plants where “Bohannon submitted a revised version of the paper without correcting any of the flaws, it was accepted,” along with a: “scientific paper about a new anti-cancer compound [which] was accepted by more than half of 300 scientific journals it was submitted to in the past year, despite having obvious and serious scientific flaws.” If the peer-review procedure is failing then, as Bohannon stated, those with: “… fraudulent scientific credentials and publication records ‘are slowly filling university departments and government offices, making important science-based policy decisions.’” [5]

In the same month, Michael Hiltzik of the Los Angeles Times followed up with report on what scientists at the Thousand Oaks biotech firm Amgen had discovered, which was shocking. They had: “… set out to double-check the results of 53 landmark papers in their fields of cancer research and blood biology,” and at the end of their investigations: “… only six could be proved valid.” What the research team was by no means unique. The report mentioned a similar study from Bayer HealthCare in Germany who found “… that only 25% of published papers on which it was basing R&D projects could be validated, suggesting that projects in which the firm had sunk huge resources should be abandoned. Whole fields of research, including some in which patients were already participating in clinical trials, are based on science that hasn’t been, and possibly can’t be, validated.” Michael Eisen, a biologist at UC Berkeley and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute stated: “The thing that should scare people is that so many of these important published studies turn out to be wrong when they’re investigated further.” [6]

In December of the same year, The Economist added their voice to the concern that science was losing its way with a short piece highlighting the unreliability of science journals this time attacked by Randy Schekman, one of the 2013 crop of Nobel prize-winners for physiology or medicine. During the week of the prize-giving Dr. Schekman chose to announce that his laboratory he runs at he runs at the University of California, Berkeley: “… will boycott what he describes as ‘luxury journals’. By that he meant those commonly regarded as the most prestigious, such as Cell, Nature and Science. He levels two charges against such journals. The first is that, aware of their pre-eminence and keen to protect it, they artificially restrict the number of papers they accept—acting, as he put it in an interview with the Guardian, a British newspaper, like ‘fashion designers who create limited-edition handbags or suits…know[ing] scarcity stokes demand’.

The Doctor described their behaviour, as: “… more conducive to the selling of subscriptions than the publishing of the best research.” He went even further describing how all-compassing the problem appears to be, arguing that: “… science as a whole is being distorted by perverse incentives, especially the tyranny of the ‘impact factor’, a number that purports to measure how important a given journal is. Researchers who publish in journals with a high impact factor … can expect promotion, pay rises and professional accolades. Those that do not can expect obscurity or even the sack, a Darwinian system known among academics as ‘publish or perish’.” [7]

This was underscored by The American Society for Microbiology which recently questioned if modern science was “dysfunctional” stating that: “At the heart of the problem is an economic incentive system fuelling a hypercompetitive environment that is fostering poor scientific practices, including frank misconduct.” [8]

science1The Mark of Scientific Materialism

  “If the people hear voices dissenting from the scientific priesthood, the corporations immediately send out their scientists to harass and discredit the other scientists.  Their methods, results, and even their credentials are called into question.  Many have been denied tenure, lost their funding and even their jobs after publishing results casting doubt on the wisdom of genetic engineering.  This has created a climate of fear within the scientific community and confusion without.  The vast majority of scientists who are willing to speak out are either retired or of retirement age.  They have nothing to lose.  This is all too reminiscent of the historical relationship between the Pope, the kings & queens, the bishops & priesthood and the people.”

Dr Nancy Swanson, The Corruption of Science, The Institute of Science in Society.

The ponerisation of science was also covered at a more recent symposium on the reproducibility and reliability of biomedical research, held at the Wellcome Trust in April 2015. An article by Chief Editor Richard Horton of the respected medical journal The Lancet painted a very bleak picture indeed:

The case against science is straightforward: much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue. Afflicted by studies with small sample sizes, tiny effects, invalid exploratory analyses, and flagrant conflicts of interest, together with an obsession for pursuing fashionable trends of dubious importance, science has taken a turn towards darkness. In their quest for telling a compelling story, scientists too often sculpt data to fit their preferred theory of the world. Journal editors deserve their fair share of criticism too. We aid and abet the worst behaviours. Journals are not the only miscreants. Universities are in a perpetual struggle for money and talent, endpoints that foster reductive metrics. National assessment procedures … incentivise bad practices. And individual scientists, including their most senior leaders, do little to alter a research culture that occasionally veers close to misconduct. Part of the problem is that no-one is incentivised to be right. Instead, scientists are incentivised to be productive. The conclusion of the symposium was that something must be done. The good news is that science is beginning to take some of its worst failings very seriously. The bad news is that nobody is ready to take the first step to clean up the system. [9]  [Emphasis mine]

This makes it very easy to understand why Big Pharma and the medical establishment is generally a friend to science, insofar as it directs innovation into a one-way system of share options and cash cows. It also explains why climate science suffers from the same systemic ailments and why the greed of corporatism determines the fate of scientific discoveries which do not conform to official culture. Anything that serves to disrupt that relationship – regardless of the possibility to positively change the fortunes of societies around the world – is entirely irrelevant. Just like any field of research dependent on grants and fearful of career obscurity, scientists play the game and keep mum.

Science is the slave to the current materialist paradigm, come what may.

The same can be said of academia, education and the mainstream media, indeed, any outgrowth of the official narrative which has entrapped our social systems.

Since we have so many of these reports surfacing in the MSM which focus on funding and the poor quality of science journals there is a much deeper reason why this discipline is undergoing a serious decline. Rupert Sheldrake offers some answers in his 2011 book: The Science Delusion (a veiled swipe at evangelical atheist Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion) where he questions many of science’s basic ‘truths’, revealing them to be a mixture of assumption and ideologically-based conjecture. He lays out ten core beliefs of modern science, listing some of the fallacies that illustrate the “little picture” mentality and why, as it chases its own tail, it forces the rest of us to do the same:

1. Everything is essentially mechanical. Dogs, for example, are complex mechanisms, rather than living organisms with goals of their own. Even people are machines, “lumbering robots”, in Richard Dawkins’s vivid phrase, with brains that are like genetically programmed computers.

2. All matter is unconscious. It has no inner life or subjectivity or point of view. Even human consciousness is an illusion produced by the material activity of brains.

3. The total amount of matter and energy is always the same (with the exception of the Big Bang, when all the matter and energy of the Universe suddenly appeared).

4. The laws of nature are fixed. They are the same today as they were at the beginning, and they will stay the same forever.

5. Nature is purposeless, and evolution has no goal or direction.

6. All biological inheritance is material, carried in the genetic material, DNA, and in other material structures.

7. Minds are inside heads and are nothing but the activities of brains. When you look at a tree, the image of the tree you are seeing is not ‘out there’, where it seems to be, but inside your brain.

8. Memories are stored as material traces in brains and are wiped out at death.

9. Unexplained phenomena like telepathy are illusory.

10. Mechanistic medicine is the only kind that really works. [10]

What effects do such a system of beliefs have on mass consciousness? I suggest it acts as a prison as unyielding, dogmatic and valueless as any religious militancy. Moreover, it serves to reinforce a pathological disconnection to our supra-ancient spiritual heritage whilst providing the mechanisms to propagate and ingrain the idea that we are soul-less machines adrift in a cosmic ocean of dead matter – a perfect vision of the psychopath’s worldview. Thus, the post-Renaissance swing to extreme materialism in orthodox science has been a disaster for the development of human potential.

Neither Campbell nor Sheldrake can be termed pseudo-scientists without significant scientific pedigrees. One works for NASA as a Nuclear Physicist and the other a biochemist with a doctorate and double honours from Cambridge University.

It is possible to be a scientist and be open minded and to embody the “the spirit of enquiry.” Isn’t this the definition of true science?

This is where self-awareness, applied knowledge that is networked can become a true marriage of science and “Spirit”. After all, science has already proven that energy is not created and nor does it die, it merely transforms. So, what implications can we draw from this principle? If applied to the latest consciousness studies so far, it indicates that not only does consciousness live on after death but indicates a multi-dimensionality to the concept of Self also suggested by cutting edge science of quantum physics and long since believed in both ancient oral traditions, Western religions and the alchemists of 18th and 19th Centuries.

The above barely scratches the surface of what we are talking about here. It seems during the creative outpouring and frenzied activity of the Industrial Revolution and the later arrival of Darwinism and Malthusian thought of the 19th Century, a catastrophic fracture took place in the minds of man which took the innovations of Natural Selection and consequent discoveries, inverting them into simplistic applications which only told half the story and thereby reducing the human condition to a veritable machine that existed in an ontological abyss, devoid of meaning and purpose. Organisms, including man, were operating on instinct alone and a biological determinism which consigned the idea of a separate individual and collective consciousness to the bin of irrationality.  What if matter was conscious and conscious matter? That the illusion was that there was any separation?


Reductionist Science: An Ivory tower?

Such a hypothesis was discarded along with other potentially creative discoveries or they were exploited by psychopaths and integrated into their predatory worldview away from the knowledge of worlds beyond the five senses and the intelligence within Nature and Cosmos. Economics and politics were brought into the yoke of science along with those personalities which thrived on greed and exploitation. As such, it was inevitable that science would manifest this psychological contagion. Learning, discovery and the joy of creative networking for the good of humanity became subsumed into the leviathan that was the emerging military-corporate complex. Suppression and deflection was carried out by the same authoritarians and social dominators who continue to rise up the ranks of fundamentalist Islam, Orthodox Judaism and the Catholic Church. The religion of Science has the exact same spellbinders and schizoidal workers acting as thought police who brook no deviation from the text book of reductionism.

True science is the method by which humanity can escape from this endless treadmill of unnecessary suffering. It is the spirit of discovery where the accrued knowledge of experience provides wisdom to the coming generations. This fosters greater and greater discoveries that we can apply in order to know our “Spirit-Reality” and the ocean of multi-dimensional probabilities. The science of matter is all but understood. The science of the bigger cosmic picture and our place in the Universe is embryonic, just as the first esoteric scientists found that the cosmos is reflected in each and everyone of us. First we must step out of the reductive sandpit and embrace science beyond what materialists often call a reductio ad absurdum. This describes an approach which would see energy spent disproving such a proposition by showing that its inevitable consequences would be absurd. This is another example of how double speak and paralogical discourse determines the game, ensuring that at no point should science claim new ground, where it becomes personal, individual and worst of all that the networking of truth leads us to explore areas considered “para-normal” or “anomalous”.

The lessons of history also tell us that information, knowledge and the very essence of history from the Bible to World War II has been an exercise in suppression, distortion and disinformation. With the betterment of humanity playing a central part in their philosophies, inventions and ideologies, the most significant minds have been co-opted, assassinated, corrupted or their reputations destroyed so that the human gene pool remains not only amenable to psychopathy but fully embraces the slow march of total replacement, without so much as a whiff of awareness.

Now, THAT is scary.

The survival of the fittest and natural selection takes on a more sinister value in this context.  Since psychopaths have no capacity for higher thought and abstraction it is not hard to imagine what quality and perception such a survival would mean. Making sure the most diverse forms of intelligence, creativity and capacity for cooperative innovation in humanity are eliminated means that eventually the whole human organism suffers, and this is the legacy we are living with in the 21st Century: great expressions of power and predation with no concept of how it can be used to benefit humankind.

Imagine what could have been achieved if such a “Natural Selection” had not taken place? Imagine if science had been used to develop human societies and pursue practical solutions, freedom, creativity and explorations into the unknown for the benefit of all?  We would have no serious health issues, a truly creative education, a natural level of population with no recourse to brutal and deceitful depopulation practices, no environmental pollution, no cancer or auto-immune diseases, no despots, no pornografication of the mind-body complex, no poverty or homelessness and a proper relationship to the animal kingdom and Nature as a whole. Economies would be adjusted according to what works best for the nation, region and locality while free energy would redefine the very concept of globalisation.

The implications are so enormous it is difficult for such potential to fit inside our heads.

The question is, will the pendulum swung back to the centre?



[1] p. 243; The Apocalypse: Comets, Asteroids and Cyclical Catastrophes (2012) Kindle Version
[2] p.118; My Big Toe: Awakening: Volume I By Thomas Campbell. Published by Lightning Strike Books, 2003 | ISBN-10: 0972509402
[3] ‘The Golden Age, Psychopathy and The Sixth Extinction’ 2011, By Laura Knight-Jadczyk,
[4] ‘Bogus science paper reveals peer review’s flaws’ CBC News, October 14, 2013.
[5] Ibid.
[6] ‘Science has lost its way, at a big cost to humanity’ Researchers are rewarded for splashy findings, not for double-checking accuracy. So many scientists looking for cures to diseases have been building on ideas that aren’t even true. Los Angeles Times, October 27, 2013|Michael Hiltzik
[7] ‘What’s wrong with Science’ And Nature. And Cell. A Nobel prize-winner attacks elite journals, The Economist,| Dec 14th 2013.
[8] pp.7-8; The Science Delusion: Freeing the Spirit of Enquiry By Rupert Sheldrake. Published by Coronet, 2012 | ISBN-10: 1444727923.
[9] ‘Offline: What is medicine’s 5 Sigma?’ By Richard Horton The Lancet, |
[10] ‘Has Modern Science Become Dysfunctional?’ American Society for Microbiology, March 27, 2012 “The recent explosion in the number of retractions in scientific journals is just the tip of the iceberg and a symptom of a greater dysfunction that has been evolving the world of biomedical research say the editors-in-chief of two prominent journals in a presentation before a committee of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) today.”

Official Culture Reprise V: Moving Away From the Psychopath’s Dream (2)

“The conflict between the need to be accurate and the desire to feel good about ourselves is one of the major battlegrounds of the self, and how this battle is waged and how it is won, are central determinants of who we are and how we feel about ourselves.”

Timothy D. Wilson, Stranger to Ourselves, Discovering the Adaptive Unconscious

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We are work in progress…  Aalto University Commons

To begin extricating ourselves from Official Culture and the parallel process of healing our emotions from its effects, we need to understand how diluted forms of ponerological influences work through us in often subtle ways. To do so means that you act in favour of what is true, the efforts of which can help to counter what is false and subjective. But this can only be effective if we are not driven by our emotional reactions where we identify with the object of our defence as a means to displace the inner-work that has yet to begin deep inside. It is that lack of awareness that makes negative influence so effective and which offers up more chaos to those who can harvest it.

No lasting action for change can have any effect at all until we have set about changing ourselves so we embody that which we would like to see in the external world. It seems it cannot come before. Once greater numbers of people take personal responsibility for their own self growth and if requested, assist others in doing the same then perhaps a more balanced reality can emerge, not just for the recipient but eventually for the whole community of which he is a part.

Which sector of society we are born into, which country and our very genetic inheritance may determine how we respond to psychopathic influence. It means we must recognise that in order to have any hope at all for future generations to break out of these Empire cycles we must address the deep, core reasons for the continual emergence of Pathocratic dynamics rather than combating its effects. That necessarily begins on our own doorstep, otherwise we merely project our own frustrations and hurts onto the Pathocrats as convenient repositories for all our unresolved issues.

By addressing our own weaknesses to deny, avert and seek comfort at the expense of hard, often terrible realities, we can begin to gradually alter the limits we place upon ourselves. A nourished, peaceful individual who feels part of the human family without recourse to emotional manipulation or ego-defence will have positive effects on his or her environment as a mathematical certainty. It is natural process and cannot be forced. Seeking our unique current in the River of Life must surely be obtained by seeking the closest approximation of the true essence of an issue, subject-matter or individual and thus arriving at the correct impression, diagnosis or response.

Isn’t this the hallmark of not just satisfying human relations but how true science makes discoveries: learning to see what IS as far as we can and sharing the discoveries without prejudice?

The New age crew posit that we are all one anyway and we inhabit a shared system of beliefs that is ultimately an illusion so we must create what we want from that sea of “maya” and mould it towards our desires for it to manifest. Post modernists are prone to take relativism to an extreme where everything is allowed and nothing is sacred and where morality is almost a quaint diversion. To manifest what we always want based on our own desires to have and to get amounts to a spiritual narcissism based on capital. I am owed this because I’ve been so giving…all week! You may indeed manifest a reality based on urgent desire but it will be a reflection of your state of being with all the implications therein. And regarding humanism, well, in one sense Truth is relative. But it depends on context. From the perspective of an amoeba or a civil servant (they are similar, after all) then Truth becomes a different thing. From the perspective of human behaviour and the results of interacting with a psychopath – consistent data become less and less relative and closer to facts since it is comes from a consensus of shared experience. Thus, any form of social progress must exclude those whose nature runs counter to all notions of human values. The challenge to inoculate normal people from psychopaths is achievable and we must not be afraid to tackle this issue, aware that we cannot employ the same psychopathic measures to control their incursions.

While we can say that only subjective reality exists in the eye of the observer and this may be true, it is possible to arrive at an objective appraisal of an event, occurrence or dynamic and achieve a consensus, provided it is reached through a team or group that has sufficiently left most of the bias or belief behind in their analyses. This type of objectivity with ourselves is vital if we are to heal emotions and maintain a distance from the effects of psychopathy. As one who is still in that process, and who has see-sawed between light and dark for most of his life, it seems to me that sincere effort is a necessary part of growth and it cannot be avoided despite what many “love and light” philosophies would like you to believe.

There is – as they say – no free lunch.


The Story of Humanity under psychopaths – What’s your particular “cheese”?

The only difference is that of unnecessary suffering; once we’ve got it, then it’s hard-wired and we don’t go back, even if the gold (or cheese) remains seductive in much the same way as a glass of whiskey does for an alcoholic. A certain degree of conscious suffering might arrive where you willingly take on the friction that is set up between what you perceive as a path to self-knowledge and a more truthful, cooperative road to living. The plant must push up from the dark soil to reach the sunlight; the long distance runner must push past the pain barrier whilst having faith in his ability to reach his goal; the pianist must practice for years to attain the quality of performance that allows her to play Rachmaninov and with a passion that transcends technical understanding. Quality doesn’t just arrive, it has to be consciously sought in accordance with cycles and stages as in any developmental process. Timing and sensitivity to one’s own pace in taking aboard truths about oneself and the outer world is a delicate journey that cannot be rushed. The process itself is as important as the defined goal. Inaction is sometimes as important as action. But sincerity is everything. The scale of the inevitable sacrifice toward these inner goals is not as important as the sincerity of the effort. And I’ve found that the Universe does respond as mathematical certainty, to real effort, correctly assessed.

It’s no wonder so few attempt self-knowledge and its development. The path to the growth of truth and authenticity within one’s own being is incredibly ambitious. Perhaps it is the most ambitious goal of all. (Speaking as one who is still plugging away…)

That said, Disillusionment and even depression can be stepping stones to a life that is richer and more meaningful because layers of conditioning and self-importance have the potential to be gradually reduced or shed completely from such suffering. This is the nature of the “Dark Night of the Soul,” to find ourselves alone down a very deep hole. The absence of hope and the onset that everything is futile and pointless can be the precursor to an illumination that this too is an illusion just as much as thinking that the swing between happiness and unhappiness is a state to which we are forever bound.

If C.G Jung was right in that “Whatever is rejected from the self, appears in the world as an event,” then we may be sure that when we integrate the more unruly parts of our personality with a cold-bloodied examination as to who we have really become, then our lives and the lives of others will reflect such a change for the better. We might be able to say that we are on the road to developing a true quality of consciousness. But that can only occur if our own self-importance as a carefully managed protective shell against the outer world comes crashing down, or preferably gently dismantled brick by cemented brick. Poet and Philosopher Rumi reminds us of that very thing when he states: “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” And in fact, there are many barriers which are drawn from a misunderstanding about how the mind and subconscious/unconscious appear to work.

We are not remotely rational beings by any stretch of the imagination, something Nobel prize winning psychologist and statistician Daniel Kahneman recently proved conclusively in his 2012 book: Thinking fast and Slow where he shows us just how predictable and subjective we truly are when it comes to opinions and belief. Let me highlight just a small sample of those inherent biases most of us harbour.

thinking-fast-slowConfirmation Bias: We tend to listen only to the information that confirms our preconceptions. This is most clearly observed in much of the conservative or traditionalist grouping but is just as  prevalent in left-liberal leanings though often more covert in expression.

This in turn, links to the Observer-Expectancy Effect which has special relevance for researchers and statistical information and why we should be highly dubious of the latest study and poll which is not aware of all these biases. Positivity and Negativity bias also feature here – seeing everything as light and happy is often as bad as seeing everything as dark and miserable since neither are integrated and thus open to poor evaluations and faulty decision-making.

Hyperbolic Discounting – wanting an immediate pay off or gratification and Outcome Bias – “Judging a decision based on the outcome – rather than how exactly the decision was made in the moment”, often clings to the former, which makes disappointment and chaos more real, since being pessimistic – joyless as it is – limits options but often makes us more cautious and objective. Self-Enhancing Transmission Bias could be placed in the self-help/New age circles as one example, where: “everyone shares their successes more than their failures. This leads to a false perception of reality and inability to accurately assess situations.” [1]

Some of Kahneman’s definitions can be included under the umbrella term of Normalcy Bias which is defined as:

… a mental state people enter when facing a disaster. It causes people to underestimate both the possibility of a disaster occurring and its possible effects. This may result in situations where people fail to adequately prepare for a disaster, and on a larger scale, the failure of governments to include the populace in its disaster preparations.

The assumption that is made in the case of the normalcy bias is that since a disaster never has occurred then it never will occur. It can result in the inability of people to cope with a disaster once it occurs. People with a normalcy bias have difficulties reacting to something they have not experienced before. People also tend to interpret warnings in the most optimistic way possible, seizing on any ambiguities to infer a less serious situation.

The opposite of normalcy bias would be overreaction, or “worst-case thinking” bias,… in which small deviations from normality are dealt with as signaling an impending catastrophe.” (Wikipedia)

Failure to recognise our own individual bias illustrates the very great difficulty of self-development. More than anything, we need others whom we trust to point out our weaknesses. We all know it is easier to analyse and find fault in others but we cannot be aware of our own blind spots until someone tells us. And then we have to have the awareness to differentiate between defensive reactions (are they just acting out their own defences?) and humble evaluation. And of course, bound up in all of that is the comfort of belief. Once people find a belief that fits with their own experiences – however individual and unrepresentative – the power of “group think” and the Ostrich Effect, Loss Aversion Bias, (avoiding unpalatable realities and the preference to guard against loss rather than see the long-term gain) and Status Quo Bias (preferring things to stay the same) all become operational and explains why it’s so difficult to shift away from certain cultural precepts, something that Kahneman calls the Band Wagon Effect, which is linked to conformity and flocking together due to threats to cherished beliefs.

Clearly, we can see in the above just how strong a connection there is to the trap of conformity and authority and why the birth pangs of any new cultural paradigm is so painful. Authoritarian followers are often the dominant grouping despite and due to the transition to something entirely different. As an article on Kahneman’s work pointed out: “That we have found the tendency to conformity in our society so strong that reasonably intelligent and well-meaning young people are willing to call white black is a matter of concern,” … “It raises questions about our ways of education and about the values that guide our conduct. [2]

There’s another understatement to beat them all!

Other highlights of his work include what he calls The Curse of knowledge, which is something we see almost everywhere. Whilst there are indeed some truly wonderful scholars and trail-blazers who are creative in the highest sense of the word, academia in general is beset with folks who are super-intelligent and well informed but wholly disconnected from real life and thus open to political manipulation and emotionally deficient decisions, often due to their perceived greatness in their field – therefore their gargantuan egos. Information bias comes in here, where action is frequently diluted in favour of more information and complexity, upon which academia and official science the world over thrives.

There is What Kahneman calls an common Empathy Gap sourced from “addiction” to intellectual satisfaction in academics as well as ordinary people who appear incapable of placing themselves in another’s position in order to imagine what their life must be like. With the rise of narcissism in the modern world (especially in young women) this lack of empathy is also connected to cemented beliefs which underpin conformity to a pleasing ideal, often bearing little relationship to reality.

Related to academia and authority figures are the “experts” which we go to for valued support. Financial advisors, economic forecasters, bankers and some therapists come to mind. Kahneman calls this the Seersucker Illusion which is frequently more about avoidance of our own responsibilities, where such experts’ knowledge often does not and cannot possibly add up in the real world, since they are basing their own evidence on all the above tendencies!


I think there might be an elephant in the room …

Despite the legacy of Freud’s psychoanalysis where everything is sexual repression and suppressed instincts, it seems the link between the above myriad workings of mind deception is more complex still. What Daniel Kahneman called an unlikely partnership between two sets of unconscious thinking: system1 ( instinctive and emotional) and system 2 thinking (logical; deliberative) and what Daniel Goleman called the “high and low roads”, forms the rich pathways of the unconscious mind which, according to Psychologist Timothy D. Wilson, is highly adaptive and not at all like the Freudian one of old and more mysterious than even Carl Jung may have imagined…

In his book: Strangers to Ourselves: Discovering the Adaptive Unconscious (2002) the unconscious is revealed to be like a holographic collection of minutely layered states of learned behaviour which is both maddeningly elusive and beautifully inspirational. It is a conglomeration of many independent abilities, handling information about feelings, judgments and general behaviour outside the realm of conscious awareness and inaccessible to consciousness. Conversely, consciousness appears to be a single entity. Moreover, the unconscious operates in this way not necessarily for reasons of repression but due to an economy of energy and therefore, efficiency. This form of implicit learning can be likened to a psychological osmosis which seems to be operating with small children as they learn a language, and where the intellect takes a back seat. No tense hours of learning by rote but an intuitive assimilation of data takes place. Effort and intention is not present. To explain the principles of grammar is usually impossible yet, they become over a relatively fluent short period of time.

The challenge is that many higher order states of mind processing simply aren’t accessible as we have been programmed to think and perceive within a narrow band of consciousness which has been adopted as normal from childhood to adulthood. If the mind is forced to perceive and accept that which is cognitively too “dense” due to such an imposed restrictive band, then a breakdown is usually the result for those wishing to push through to the other side, thereby allowing paradoxically  the potential of a new self to be born. And clearly, what we can safely access to open up and expand our awareness as much as we can is a good thing. But we all have our different thresholds. It is those collective, artificial thresholds which have been ingrained and artificially promoted to pour scorn on non-conscious perception or thought which nonetheless plays a huge part in who are and how we perceive.  Wilson shows us that the adaptive unconscious offers a rich mix of attributes which were never fully explored scientifically in the way they should have been thanks to the popular cult of psychoanalysis.

Wilson also makes a vital point in relation to the legacy of psychoanalysis and contemporary New Age navel-gazing which is extremely pertinent to our current discussion vis a vis spirituality and psychopathy. Since there is no direct access to the adaptive unconscious, by design, then much of what we want to “see” and understand is out of reach. After all, it is the nature of the unconscious to offer rapid insights and the kind of “inner-tuition” which can provide effective resolution from all kinds of problems. The bad news is that it is difficult to know ourselves precisely because of this lack of direct access, as Wilson explains: “… our minds evolved to operate largely outside consciousness, and non-conscious processing is part of the architecture of the brain.”

He states further:

“‘Making the unconscious conscious’ may be no easier than viewing and understanding the assembly language controlling our word processing program.  It can thus be fruitless to try to examine the adaptive unconscious by looking inward. It is often to deduce the nature of our minds by looking outward at our behaviour and how others react to us, and by coming up with a good narrative.” [3]

Whilst not disparaging self-development and introspection, Wilson is of the opinion that we must become “good biographers” by creating a somewhat detached, bird’s eye view of our development, where the distillation of our feelings and behaviour can provide a more objective evidence of our true nature as reflected in the crucible of our everyday lives. This way, we avoid the danger of too much day-dreaming, “inner-considering” or self-indulgent navel-gazing. More importantly, this can all too easily slip over into dissociative states if latent and unresolved trauma is involved. Otherwise, this all becomes yet another avenue for obsession and subversion of genuine self development.

Wilson also discovered something that is pertinent to our discussion. He believes that “… the adaptive unconscious is more than just a gatekeeper, deciding what information to admit to consciousness. It is also a spin doctor that interprets information outside of awareness.”  And we therefore come back to the core driver of willful blindness since the “… unconscious is not governed by accuracy and accessibility alone. Namely, the feel-good factor and comfort-zone can also dominate and may even generate the feelings which conform to the gateposts of such feel-good criteria. And as Wilson correctly observes: When it comes to maintaining a sense of well-being, each of us is the ultimate spin doctor.” [4]

I urge the reader to seek out Wilson’s book and read further his excellent insights into the relationship between our consciousness and unconscious mind and the entirely complementary research of Daniel Kahneman.

Official Culture demands addiction and a constant anticipation of some desired objective in order for its continued existence. It requires the above irrationality and bias to keep the “discourse of disbelief” regarding anything outside of the pre-designed parameters to remain in place. Substance abuse is the most obvious but there are others such as ideologies, intellectual pursuits and seemingly altruistic endeavours – anything that inflates are sense of self-importance at the expense of establishing a true connection to the endless energy pouring out of a Universe that is creatively alive. It could be that the only way that we can reject the addiction to this pathological world is to first admit to ourselves that we are indeed “skin encapsulated addicts.” Seeking why one suffers is usually the starting point. The onion begins to peel in the inner and outer worlds and we begin to see the “Matrix” for what it is and what role we play in it.


Propping up our Official Self with rationalisations, bias and beliefs. Where is the real “I”? | © infrakshun

In one very real sense, we are all slaves to an irrational idea, belief, an opiate or ideal, yet the awareness of how these things connect to an objective or subjective appraisal of our reality relates directly to how much ignorance we have chosen. Our deep-seated bias and the inaccessibility of the adaptive unconscious can only keep reality out for so long. Perhaps the mere fact of having knowledge of systems of control and how they work can change our own perceptions and thus allow real freedom to be born from within, rather than the proffered theories of freedom and injustice to enter from without. The latter dynamic can only be nothing more than the same twists on truth that we have swallowed for so long. Without this ability to anchor love in ourselves and to see similar lies in the external world, we remain mere machines acting out choices that are effectively what Carlos Castaneda’s Don Juan Matus called: “foreign installations.”

If we so wish, we can offer ourselves up to the altars of the Elite; to be sacrificed for a thousand different pathological desires about which we are entirely oblivious. Learned pathology will always generate more of the same, until the time comes when the snake eats more than just its tail.

Despite what the dominant programming tells us, most human beings are not naturally selfish, greedy and narcissistic individuals out to trample over others in order to make a quick buck and achieve material power and status. Sure, many of us have been taught that such behaviour is normal and even necessary, but in my view, it is not the essence of humanity. It is learned behaviour from those for whom it is a natural state of being.

Most people want to live an ordinary, quiet and modestly comfortable life. How many people have you met individually from different nations and cultures and who are separated from the media and culture-induced tribal mentalities who’ve been not only friendly and welcoming but treated you as one of the family, going out of their way to assist you? It seems to me that the vast majority of people function very differently away from their peer group, cultural milieu and socio-cultural programming that resides within them. When placed inside another culture and when confronted with kindness and sincerity more often than not it is reciprocated.*

A recent study suggests that cooperation may even be hard-wired into human DNA. According to authors Robert W. Sussman and C. Robert Cloninger, humans are naturally altruistic and social, only reverting to violence when stressed, abused, neglected or mentally ill. [5] This is supported from a range of academic perspectives, including anthropology, psychiatry, biology, sociology, religion and medicine. Sussman, a professor of physical anthropology in Arts & Sciences says: “Cooperation isn’t just a by-product of competition or something done only because both parties receive some benefit from the partnership …” He continues: “Rather, altruism and cooperation are inherent in primates, including humans.” [6]

The authors state further :

“Competition and aggressive self-preservation are a definite part of the behavioural repertoire of all mammals, but they are primitive tendencies that are progressively regulated by higher cognitive processes increasing the capacity for cooperation which emerged in a step-wise fashion in the evolution of non-human primates and human beings from their common ancestors. “…cooperation and altruism are the statistical norm and represent the more typical ‘normal’ and spontaneous (or natural) healthy behavioural pattern in primates. In fact, cooperative sociality is a necessity for well-being in anthropoid primates.” [7]

Most importantly, the professors’ research has strongly indicated that not only has “… unselfish, cooperative behaviour evolved in group-living animals” but that certain mechanisms involved in the evolution of sociality and cooperation may have developed as a coping strategy for protection against predators.

As the development of our higher brain processes continues then it stands to reason the evolution of our common social ties and strategies against the encroachment of the psychopath would develop too. And this is what we must actively pursue and to which we must become aware. This should also give us a great deal of hope when we entertain the possibility that we are not all just a product of the “Selfish Gene” and destined to remain locked into such a depressing scenario. Realising that we could be naturally cooperative and altruistic can only add to the strengthening of our faith in humanity to extricate itself out of this dark pit we presently find ourselves.

Psychologist Daniel Goldman achieved widespread praise for his accessible syntheses on the latest in in the fields of social science. One of his books titled Social Intelligence: The New Science of Social Relationships (2007) arrives at similar conclusions to the professors revealing that we are quite literally “wired to connect” in a variety of ways. The brain is designed to be sociable enacting a biological dance between two persons and where an “instinctive compassion” and sympathetic awareness to others has been key in the development of the human species and NOT an exclusively evolutionary Darwinism and its blanket reductionism. Human beings are intensely social and as a long term survival strategy it may have proved more enduring to Cro-Magnon man than it did to the Neanderthals and we know which evolutionary strand continued to develop and thrive. Yet, as Goleman says, this intensely nuanced biological connection can be a double-edged sword which either encourages a mutual exchange of nourishment or a slow acting poison against our minds and bodies. What is more, emotions are contagious in the same way we can pick up a cold – we can trigger responses in each other in an almost extrasensory manner.

We can easily recognise how vulnerable the human mechanism is to the Prime Directive of the Pathocrats. Yet, the predator’s greatest fear is to be discovered within ourselves and in the outer world. Their task is to make sure that we never find the strategies that protect us against their ancietn dynamics. Human beings have this same predator instinct which has been brought to the fore by hundreds of years of programming; a reptilian brain of survival and desire that we fight to imbue with a multitude of masks. The worst thing that most of us fear is the fact that we don’t have a clue, that we are weak and full hubris, bumbling along in life too proud to let our mask of self-assurance and significance slip. Humility is difficult to embody when all of life is screaming at us to be in control and gain meaning through our wants, needs and acquisitions. Fear of humiliation and ostracisation from group think is a powerful antidote to personal freedom. This is just one of the reasons the power brokers maintain such a tight hold on our perceptions.

To keep the secret of the psychopath’s interference in humanity under the radar, they will do all they can to attack, ridicule and denigrate those who become aware of their machinations at the highest level. And they have become very good at it. For our part, a wilful, conscious defence is required whereby the amplitude of the action is disbursed across a network of creative minds whenever these attacks manifest. The first line of defence must not be to act against psychopaths and pathologically compromised persons because nine times out of ten they will win. We must defend the soul from attack by proclaiming loud and clear exactly what is happening in as many diverse ways as we can. There are many more of us than there are them, so we best get a move on and use our strength in numbers.

When we incorporate our knowledge of psychopathy into our thinking then there is no reason why technology, health, medicine, economics, science, politics, art and the human potential in general cannot be used productively to inaugurate cultures quite different to the last two thousand years. Perfection is neither possible or desired, but we can lessen the suffering and achieve workable and practical solutions to reduce and mitigate the effects and presence of psychopaths.


© infrakshun

It is one thing to learn about psychopathy as it is reflected in our societies and our politics but  quite another to experience it in your own life.  Inspired by author Stephen Verstappen, there follows a brief summary of the important ways to defend ourselves against psychopathic incursions. [8]

Acknowledging their existence – The first step to applying the knowledge of psychopaths in our midst is to admit there is a problem and one that is much more pervasive and then we may have ever realised. Once we do so, then we have our first line of defence against their influence, not only for ourselves but for our friends, neighbours and family.

Recognition – Do not for moment think you are a good judge of character when it comes to the psychopath. Don’t even try to outsmart him on the psychology front. He will read you and re-calibrate his responses to draw you in, until s/he becomes perfectly tailored to your specific psychological profile. If psychologists and mental health professionals are fooled then don’t expect you won’t be. 

Spotting the psychopath and pathological narcissist is not easy; certainly not as easy as memorising a check-list of traits. Camouflage and deception is the psychopath’s stock and trade. However, over time we can discern the mismatch between words and actions and the elaborate masks they wear over their true nature. Once recognised, patience and the ability NOT to react is often the best line of defence until such time it is expedient to take it to the next level. Once it dawns on you that are interacting with a psychopath, the most important thing to remember is to re-affirm what you are really dealing with: a reaction-machine of supernatural cunning which thrives on drama, pain, fear, sex, and suffering. If s/he is an essential psychopath,  nothing you can do or say can ever change them.

Once you begin to project your own traits of empathy, compassion, altruism and conscience onto the individual in question – you are lost. All of it will be like a three course meal of emotional sustenance and will only embolden and expand his strategies for entrapment. Once you are in the spider’s web it will do you no good to struggle. Be “wise as serpent and gentle as a dove”, which means thinking laterally and not playing the psychopaths game.

Attack / Evade – The only weapon that can defeat the psychopath and pathocratic ideologies is networked objective truth, relentlessly and fearlessly applied. It must be done commensurate to the psychopath’s attacks and no more. As we have repeated over and over: the greatest fear of the predator is the possibility of being exposed. If all avenues for masking his true essence are barred to him and he has nowhere to go this will likely cause a retreat. For it not to be a strategic one, he must be permitted to have some form of escape route otherwise, like a caged-animal, he will attack in ways that will shock most normal people beyond imagining. Most importantly, a strong network of friends, family and co-workers must be there to back you up and provide support. Your position of power, right timing and a careful appraisal of his likely moves once exposed should ensure an eventual departure of the psychopath from your life.

Finally, never, EVER underestimate the psychopath/sociopath. They are not like you or I.

They are our worst nightmare. And once we see that, we can break the spell and awaken.


* Several years ago, this is something I discovered after making the choice to live at an auberge or hostel for over two years. Situated on the pilgrimage route of Santiago De Compostela, this was designed to be both a personal recapitulation toward some needed inner changes which I had failed to carry out a few years before. Call it a retreat where I was “in the world but not of it.” In my room were four beds, a fridge, cooker and sink. Very basic and functional. In this little room someone new would arrive almost every night. It was a excellent way to observe people from every culture and nation, and to observe oneself in a relentless social interaction punctuated by periods of solitude. I learned what made me angry, annoyed, uncertain, happy, aroused, sad, depressed and fearful. I learned to be open whilst remaining at a friendly distance. I discovered new “false” layers of the self and more authentic ones. I saw myself through their eyes and realised I had no idea who I was and what impressions I had been giving out for all these years. My sojourn here wasn’t easy by any means, since I was also working during the day. But not only did it allow me to step outside society while strangely remaining within it, I was able to see that the vast majority, young and old, regardless of their cultural background were absolutely designed to cooperate, connect and change in the most surprisingly creative ways. Although as a human race we are weak and frail in the face of outside forces, ultimately, I came to the conclusion that our will to sacrifice and cooperate with others is far stronger than our selfish desires.


[1] ’58 Cognitive Biases That Screw Up Everything We Do’ by Drake Baer and Gus Lubin. Business Insider at
[2] Ibid.
[3] L.200 Strangers to Ourselves: Discovering the Adaptive Unconscious (2002)By Timothy D. Wilson (Kindle Edition).
[4] Ibid. L.475
[5] Origins of Altruism and Cooperation (Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects) By Robert W. Sussman and C. Robert Cloninger. Published by Springer; 2011 | ISBN-10: 1441995196.
[6] ‘Humans naturally cooperative, altruistic, social’ Eureka Alert September 8, 2011.
[7] op. cit Sussman and Cloninger; (Preface.)
[8] ‘Defense against the Psychopath – a Brief Introduction to Human Predators’ taken from the book by Stephan Versteppan The Art of Urban Survival. |See also: |

Official Culture Reprise IV: Moving Away from the Psychopath’s Dream (1)

“If societies and their wise people are able to accept an objective understanding of social and sociopathological phenomena, overcoming the emotionalism and egotism for this purpose, they shall find a means of action based on an understanding of the essence of the phenomena (of evil). It will then become evident that a proper vaccine or treatment can be found for each of the diseases scourging the earth in the form of major or minor social epidemics.”

– Andrew Lobaczewski; Political Ponerology

The male psychopath generally favours power structures such as corporations and governments, and takes a more overt role. The female psychopath operates under a different dynamic, and prefers public institutions and family settings, sexual services and caring professions, but no less effective in quarrying her prey. Both see power and control as vital to their existence. It is the presence of authoritarianism that demands the disappearance of a sense of responsibility – whether by Church, State or corporation – which ensures the rise of pathocratic principles and the decline of the ties that bind community relations.

Monotheistic religions and systems of centralised government appear to be the best carriers of the disease of inverted totalitarianism. In the United Kingdom and other European countries the traditions of democracy and the very notion of centralised government, monarchy and its economic structure is bound tightly to the belief that they are all somehow essential to the smooth operation of human relations and the avoidance of anarchy and chaos. This is more a case of habitual conformity and herd mentality than any real evidence that such way of life ultimately works. As psychologist William Reich wrote: “The fact that political ideologies are tangible realities is not a proof of their vitally necessary character. The bubonic plague was an extraordinarily powerful social reality, but no one would have regarded it as vitally necessary.”

Professor Michael Huemer explains in The problem of political authority the simple probability in our current times which makes the abuse of power so inevitable:

“First, given the existence of a powerful government, the people who are most likely to wind up in control of that government are those who (a) have the greatest drive for power, (b) have the skills needed for seizing it (for example, the ability to intimidate or manipulate others), and (c) are unperturbed by moral compunctions about doing what is required to seize power. These individuals are not in the game for the money. They are in it for the pleasure of exercising power.” [1]

And those who have the “greatest drive for power” are likely to be psychopaths, where love of money is the lubrication toward greater extremes. Moreover, the very concept of the State has always been a watershed in the fortunes of political ponerology. The very serious distortion of what anarchy truly means is a potent sign of how far we have gone down the route of State power. Or as the late American journalist and writer Joseph Sobran termed it: “The measure of the state’s success is that the word anarchy frightens people, while the word state does not.” Government, in its present form is the trenchant edifice of authority and one of the roots of our reoccurring malaise. It is the people who are the solution and who can creatively manage the best of our political ideologies: Marxism, socialism, communitarianism and capitalism; applying these ideas within a framework that is not bound by any one ideology. Perhaps this is where practical methods of independence, free from State interference along with sustainability and technological innovation can combine to form a true anarchism which is self-sufficient, self-sustaining, self-organised and self-aware. And most importantly, it has the knowledge of ponerology that will determine whether or not the nation, region, locality and networked communities stay inoculated against psychological infection. It is then that Edward Abbey’s remark on the concept of anarchism can be understood as being: “… founded on the observation that since few men are wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others.” Surely, by now we have had enough proof of that fact?

When creativity is always in a state of flux it must be allowed limitation as befits the same cycles in nature and as much scope and leeway as possible in order to naturally embody the best. Edmund Burke described it well when he said: “Circumstances give in reality to every political principle its distinguishing colour and discriminating effect. The circumstances are what render every civil and political scheme beneficial or noxious to mankind.” So it is with politics and social cohesion. We must redefine every aspect of our ideals and social strictures so that necessary limitations may define the next step on our collective staircase, rather than an interminable stasis at the bottom. It seems only a shock or disintegration from the outside – be it environmental or a genuine social and global revolution external to Elite manipulations – is the only recourse for authentic change.

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“In the last analysis the world … is a cosmos, not a chaos. This belief is the foundation of Chinese philosophy, as of all philosophy.”

– Richard. Wilhelm / C. Baynes tr.

Light and dark, sun and moon, wet and dry, happy and sad – these are all dualities which only appear to be polarised. It is an illusion as the Chinese symbol of yin-yang so beautifully illustrates. It’s all about balance where negative and positive are integral to each others existence . The friction created from the separation and cycles of opposites fuels the engine of life and offers us learning experience to choose. It seems that creative tension can only be achieved not by seeking one pole at the expense of the other. Indeed, not seeking at all.

Evil or extreme negativity helps us to learn what works and what doesn’t; what formulas for addressing harmony in ourselves and the world can be applied and what must be jettisoned. Negative experiences do this if we cannot see the emerging chaos in time: they offer the fire of transformation when we are backed into a corner of our own making. Thus, evil by degree, as the dispenser of suffering is the Great Teacher and a reflection of our lack of awareness regarding the nature of reality. In one sense, you could say there is no “good” or “bad,” in the dictionary sense, just waves of expression drawn from the choices we make and which swing back and forth from the centre until the balance is tipped toward yet another variant of age-old extremes.

The Energy of Life appears to be neutral but our choices are formed from ignorance or knowledge which will determine the quality and outcome of how reality will manifest. Once this has happened and the horse has bolted, then certain tools are needed, realisations and defensive measures must be undertaken, before a measure of equilibrium can be introduced. With noise and chaos dominating nothing can replace what has taken root in the mass mind. Transformation can begin to emerge from within only when a consensus has begun to sprout at all levels of society.

Then change may simply be inevitable.

The “sensitive chords” of humanity have been played with ease through a deep knowledge of us, the “normal people” born into a pathology that has distorted and deformed the right to live under a semblance of peace and cooperation. The collapse of societies and culture may be inevitable but we must seize that chance during this turmoil to build awareness of the psychopath so that new visions for humanity can be implemented through a psycho-spiritual knowledge which acts as a preventative inoculation against ponerological infection. This is one of the major keys to a more viable future, one that is not a utopia but qualitatively different in ways that may be hard to imagine when we have all grown up immersed in the pathology of normality.

The above summary may be an obvious – almost cliche – evaluation of the human condition yet, the missing ingredient which has so often fractured the path of humanity into endless cycles of lessons is the denial of the shadow in ourselves, and its crystallized personification in the form of psychopaths. It is a point I reiterate over and over again as it is something so difficult to process, not least that we have taken aboard so much of the psychopath’s version of reality. We have become the automatons of existence but we don’t even know it. To really see it is to admit the death of the collective personality which is the congealed substance of our official culture – the creation of macrosocial psychopathy.

 “A heretic is a man who sees with his own eyes.”

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

If this begs the question “why?”Please read this blog from the beginning. Although much of these series on various topics are derivative, the concepts offer an overall synthesis supported from my own subjective experiences which in turn, form the basis of an increasing number of people’s matching experience thus going some way toward an objective consensus. A common theme underlying all of these topics is the science of ponerology, a term coined by Andrew Łobaczewski to describe a progressive rise of psychologically compromised individuals who act on the body-politic and thus society in the same way a virus infects its host. The authoritarianism of State control and its institutions are particularly prone to the genesis of mass psychopathy. If we are to turn back the clock where 7-8 billion people will be able to live on moderately equitable and civilised terms then our present economic system needs a radical overhaul in line with a new perspicacity. That is not likely to happen until we re-evaluate the very nature of what we have got ourselves into and this goes way beyond notions of envisioning new societies grafted onto the old. As Albert Einstein told us: “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” And one of the most obvious examples of this thinking lies within our current systems of Western politics.

As stated in my introduction:

There is no greater knowledge humanity can have than to know the presence, behaviour and methods of the psychopath in daily life and on the international scene. Unless people are aware of the existence of pathological types in their midst, anything that is genuinely creative and qualitatively enduring has no chance. This is the primary lesson of history.

Nonetheless, if there is one thing I have learned during my own research is that my faith in humanity is still strong. I see my life inextricably bound to friends, acquaintances and people I have never met, scattered across this jewel of an Earth, each coping with their lives amidst an array of difficult – if not impossible – circumstances, living under an Official Culture which defines the parameters of our “progress.”  Everyone but everyone is unique. We all have a talent, however seemingly small, which, given the right circumstances can enrich the whole so that this vast circuit of people power can begin to glow with creative fire. That is something the Pathocrats fear more than anything else: normal humanity’s freedom of the mind and its limitless potential.

As a consequence of that danger, the means and techniques of Empire have been refined throughout the centuries and brought to bear with crushing brutality in order to extinguish the light of awareness. To a large degree, they have been enormously successful, but conscience, cooperation, love and compassion continue to exist as an indelible part of the human psyche. Yet, only our willingness to seek out sometimes extremely unpalatable truths will give us the wisdom for the human race to continue. It is here that we may have real hope that the cycle will turn, transforming the wisdom of the past into practical methods of defence for the present.


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Despite the tangible presence of shadow lands there are always glimmers of hope trying to emerge from the darkness. For example, there are fewer interstate wars, there is less hunger, less disease and poverty is being reduced at a faster rate. Overall global disparity and inequality is also decreasing along with a global decline of 4 percent in fossil fuel consumption[2] People across the world are living longer and the incidence of persons dying from AIDS has been steadily in decline for the last eight years, while deaths from malaria have fallen by a fifth in five years. [3] [4] Death rates for lung and breast cancer have also dropped markedly in recent times. Perhaps most importantly, violent crime rates around the world have also seen dramatic decreases over the last twenty years. [5] Underlying community and civic blueprints for alternative modes of living are waiting in the wings, ready to be implemented at the regional and local level to slowly replace the “take, make and throw away” society. New forms of economics, ecological awareness, realistic renewable technologies and self-sufficient communities are networking with others to produce ways of living which could assist in releasing the creative blockages which have built up within humanity for so long.

You can read all about this vibrant creativity on internet forums, in books, periodicals and the discussions between new generations of young people in every culture. Acts of kindness, courage and selflessness take place on a daily basis yet we seldom hear about them in our mainstream news. Take but two recent examples from the video links below which show how group action doesn’t have to be a one way street:

Mind the gap: Commuters push train to save trapped man in Perth

London’s People lift Bus of Cyclist’s crushed leg

So, while there may not be a great deal of hope about the future, there are reasons to be hopeful about the creative potential lying somewhat dormant within the present.

Hope is only useful if it doesn’t slip into a form of self-calming or complacency. We cannot change anything except ourselves. And for that inner change to occur, some form of breakdown of our old, inner order must take place.

The most important message of this blog has been to place at the forefront of my own awareness the profound depth and nature of the dark side of humanity and the parasitical humanoids that lie in its midst. An attempt was made to highlight the need for us to recognise why our history is a long drawn out example of perpetual myopia regarding the psychopath in our institutions and the reasons for its continued ability to adapt and retain its Elite dominance. Without exception, if the door is left even a millimeter ajar, the psychopath will put his shoulder to it and all will be lost for another cycle, however long that may be.

The twist on perennial truths means that we do indeed create our reality but it is based on the quality of our intent and the level of our awareness – warts and all – not upon the basis of any desire to “get something.” We cannot anticipate through a sense of entitlement but simply work to achieve our true nature and that means a sincerity of purpose coupled with a complete trust in the Cosmos of which we are a part.

It bears repeating: contrary to the belief that by focusing on evil you give it power, you actually dis-empower these forces by knowing how it works and by learning to recognise the signs of its presence. No one needs to act against evil but one does need to defend and protect the light once ignited and fuelled by knowledge of what is. Focusing on negativity does NOT empower it if the intent is to learn. Voicing the mantra that evil doesn’t exist, and that no negativity can hurt us provided we entertain happy thoughts, meditate for peace and send love and light is not only wrong but plain dangerous since it plays right into the hands of the purely negative polarity. Turning the other cheek does not mean lying down and casting eyes skyward while they proceed to extract your soul. It suggests the possibility that any acts of aggression and hatred are merely reflected back upon the instigator in direct proportion to the intensity visited upon the victim, whether a nation or an individual. Nor does finding the “path of least resistance” mean searching out the easiest way to live our lives but discerning how best to avoid unnecessary obstacles based on our our own lack of discernment – usually about the very things we disdain to be bring to the surface of conscious awareness: namely, our own shadows lying deep in our unconscious; those scattered parts of the psyche which we then project out into the troubled world, adding to the chaos.

The psychologist Dr. Mary Esther Harding who worked closely with Carl Gustav Jung wrote about the same archetypal denial of the shadow side. She explored our innate bias for projection and displacement of that which we would rather not address, and which waits to be transformed in the crucible of our own hearts.

Whether individual or collective the dynamic is the same:

“Plans for control of the evil forces that have been loosed in the world, attempts to compensate the evil-doing by good works or sympathy for the victims, efforts to safeguard the peace or to affect ideal solutions of all the material problems involved, can do little to change the nature of the situation. The real problem, namely, the question of what can be done for civilization in face of the nonhuman forces arising from the collective unconscious in thousands or rather millions of individual persons, will remain untouched. However, if only one human being has met and solved the problem in himself, he will be a living demonstration of a solution. Such an individual carries with him the germ of a renaissance of the spiritual values of mankind.” [6]

 “No tree it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell.”

– C.G. Jung

Does each person with a functioning conscience carry that “germ of a renaissance of the spiritual values of mankind”?

I think so.  Yet, the natural question is: how will it be released?

It seems we have passed the point of no return in that regard. Either humanity has the courage to make the choice to resist lies and deception within itself or it plays out in the world, channelled by those whose nature it is to do so. We then all become – consciously or unconsciously – the enablers and foot-soldiers of Pathocracy. The Universe demands balance and it will happen through conscious, willful choice, “paid” in advance and by paying attention to the rich lessons of our ancestors. Or it will happen through suffering by being on the end of a cosmological and planetary balancing of polar opposites.

In that sense, the United States has been given the President they deserve and external reality simply reflects the chaos in the mass mind. Genuine consensus building, networking without prejudice and taking one sure step at a time, may allow us to emerge from the current round of Earth and human changes. Constructive thinking must surely lie alongside intuitive feeling in a balanced marriage of King and Queen, where neither have more power over our psyche than the other: the original meaning of the Royal marriage within – a balancing act, a creative tension which must be held to provide the next leap through the “window.”


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Perhaps the first step to developing solutions to our problems lies in grasping the full implications of what it means to defer to the psychopath’s manipulations. If we are to capitalise on the present window of opportunity with the dissolution of the Old Order and the onset of the new technology we must be able to head the Pathocrats off at the pass. That means understanding that all of this is an ancient Gordian Knot of distorted understanding rooted in our very concept of society and current notions of progress. It means turning away from those that seek to “get high” on reaction, conflict and drama, and quietly move toward those who seek to not only know truth, but to embody it.

A tall order maybe, but they are out there.

If we are to have a chance to counter these plans then we must be prepared to join with others in shedding the beliefs which hold ourselves back from truly growing and expanding our minds. We must rely on our ingenuity, immense creativity and faith in the unpredictable nature of the cosmos. Psychopaths and sub-deviants cannot conceive of anything that does not fall into their binary idea of reality as consumption and self-serving rewards. As mentioned, unpredictability is an anathema to their sense of control just as they cannot understand higher sensibility and conscience which denotes something multi-dimensional; an abstraction that is bound by service to others as natural state of spiritual self-preservation and collective survival.

Psychopaths work together only insofar as it meets their desire for conquest and greater extremes of predatory behaviour. The beliefs of collectivism, elitism, fascism, synarchy flowing through members of the Three Establishment Order all represent the best channels for the psychopath’s rapacious needs. It is wholly irrelevant what label we attach to these dynamics as they all drawn from the exact same directives and principles. The challenge we face is how the ordinary man and woman on the street can get with the picture and understand that this is first and foremost, a longstanding psycho-spiritual problem which starts with ourselves; making sure that our A-B-C psychology is as healthy as we can make it. By “spiritual” this means that we do not derive our sense of meaning and self-concept from purely techno-materialistic pursuits but that we consciously experiment with the emotional, mental, and para-physical pathways which may be entirely outside the current paradigm.  We must think big and employ creative solutions which are not sourced from the same restrictive measurements given to us by our psychopathic masters. It requires thinking out of the box and embracing cultural and scientific advances of the present with the rich wisdom of the past so that they can fuse into a Third force, where context defines our choices instead of the circular patterns of left or right, black and white solutions.

It means safely sharing with others like we have never shared before.

The greatest activism is that which peacefully disempowers authority by not reacting but defends the space birthed from seeking truth. Reaction is the bread and butter of elite control and is one of the hardest to confront. To simply ignore their interference and presence utterly takes away their ability to control the outcome of emerging awareness. Non-violent protest must work parallel to the formation of blueprints which encourage clusters of breakaway communities to eventually become totally self-sufficient centres of natural living. Creative visions firmly grounded in reality with the will and wisdom borne from the experience of what is, is the only way a pragmatic spirituality can manifest. In my own view, these working visions must be largely divorced from the State if it emerges from the ashes of the coming changes holding onto the same psychological infrastructure. This cannot happen overnight but the template can be ignited.

Of course, the challenges inherent in such a reset are immense but not impossible. The dilemma is whether or not the same destroyers will be allowed to rise to the top and repeat the process of control all over again. And that is up to us. Change may occur in ways undreamt of, the most revolutionary of which is drawn from the fire that is lit deep within ourselves.



[1] p.206; The Problem of Political Authority: An Examination of the Right to Coerce and the Duty to Obey by Professor Michael Huemer, published by Palgrave Macmillan (2012).
[2] Statistical Review of World Energy – British Petroleum
[3] ‘AIDS Deaths, New HIV Infections Continue to Drop Worldwide’ By Amanda Gardner, Health Day Reporter Wider availability of treatment, better funding may be the reason why, U.N. report says, November 20, 2012.
[4] ‘Impact of malaria control’ – World Health Organization |…malaria…/WMR2011_chapter7.pdf
[5] ‘Global Cancer Facts and Figures 2012’. | Bureau of Justice Statistics Violent Crime Trends (BJS) Key Facts at a Glance: “Since 1994 violent crime rates have declined, reaching the lowest level ever in 2009.” www.
[6] p.485; Psychic Energy: Its Source and Its Transformation by Mary Esther Harding [Bollingen Series X] Paperback – September 1, 1973.

Official Culture Reprise III: Authoritarianism Revisited (2)

 “… instead of trusting what their own minds tell them, men have as a rule a weakness for trusting others who pretend to supernatural sources of knowledge.”

Arthur Schopenhauer


Promotional poster from the film 1984

Authoritarianism only becomes a dominant force when ponerisation is advanced and normal humanity succumbs to the emerging restrictions. Our trust and belief in those who offer the pretence of leadership and a para-moral imperative appears to have a symbiotic relationship to our wilful blindness and apathy which is also part of the rise and fall of numerous Empires. Someone to lead and show us the way, someone with power, personality and charismatic inspiration that is almost spiritual… The same old patterns are in evidence everywhere one looks.

But what if such power lies within a network of human beings who have shed their reliance on an external authority and have discovered the pragmatism of their own centered faith in the Universe and each other? Do we have to have to have ideologues who arrive based on what we lack inside? Is it possible to manifest a leader or leaders who are drawn from something quite different and where the very notion of leadership is redefined?

We have explored the theories of ponerology, authoritarianism and our own stratum of wishful thinking and wilful blindness. We must also factor in an undue emphasis on the material world and the separation from Nature to which we are mysteriously connected, not just through the thousands of years of bio-rhythms and collective archetypes pulsating through the human psyche, but resonant through our very DNA. We might also posit that all the problems of the world lie not in economic, ecological or socio-cultural solutions but ultimately in our relationship to ourselves and the potential to connect with realities that transcend the five senses.

Before we can do justice to that we must be able to live in this world without prescriptive beliefs which bind us exclusively to thoughts and visions which denote security and comfort at the expense of truth. We must understand as much as we can of ourselves and our external world in order to approach any semblance of harmony. Or as Saint Augustine explained: “Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand.”

When belief takes place of true understanding then we inevitably add to the chaos.

It seems understanding cannot be obtained any other way than with self-knowledge gained from experience – and shared. When we seek to cultivate discernment and discrimination or in other words, practice a willful attempt to see things as they are, we are gradually able to see how we fit into the currents of life, since we are attuning more and more to an authentic life. This makes it much more likely that we will be delivered from unscrupulous manipulators who wish to use our cherished beliefs as bargaining chips to achieve their goals.

Attachment to beliefs allow us security, a sense of self-importance and a sometimes a positive way to navigate through the often confusing and bewildering ontological concepts that seek to neatly package our existential concerns. While offering emotional support (suppression of fear and internal dissonance) and intellectual comfort (perceived certainty and sense of self) the energising of meaning creates a perimeter of subjective thought that acts as a limit to any further expansion of awareness and thus the quality of one’s consciousness. This belief may be the result of genuine intuition about the aim, object or condition in question, but is nevertheless remains just that: a hunch.

Perhaps faith is more preferable to the attachment of beliefs as it keeps the mind open to knowledge while forging trust in the ability of things to work out. Faith is from the heart not the head and places absolute trust in the natural and perfectly harmonious undercurrent of universal laws that operate perfectly well if we resist the urge to interfere. Doing so merely muddies the waters and creates ripples that disturb the flow of Truth that is constantly trying to make itself known. With every ebb and flow, every in-breath and out-breath, there is a pause. Seldom has the individual or societies been shown how to live in the silence between action and non-action and thus we have lost the ability to centre ourselves; to not only embrace the unknown but connect with our own “inner-tuition.”

To arrive at the infinite possibilities of the unknown whether scientist or athlete, writer or farmer, we need to somehow find that access point that provides the evidence that faith is a scientific inevitability. This quest does not have to be a product of fear-based indoctrination but a choice to test reality as to whether our existence follows a purpose and whether the ignition of that purpose follows a universal path of access. Only by entertaining that possibility as a serious and testable proposition can we begin to begin to apply it. If we don’t take the first step, the rich inner life will not respond and will not be manifested in external reality. Faith and the humility borne of suffering could be the first step.

Aldous Huxley had no problem with faith though he was somewhat scathing of the notion of belief. Through his character “Will,” in his 1932 book Island he wrote the following:

Give us this day our daily Faith, but deliver us, dear God, from Belief.

Faith is something very different from belief. Belief is the systematic taking of unanalyzed words much too seriously. Paul’s words, Mohammed’s words, Marx’s words, Hitler’s words—people take them too seriously, and what happens? What happens is the senseless ambivalence of history—sadism versus duty, or (incomparably worse) sadism as duty; devotion counterbalanced by organized paranoia; sisters of charity selflessly tending the victims of their own church’s inquisitors and crusaders. Faith, on the contrary, can never be taken too seriously. For Faith is the empirically justified confidence in our capacity to know who in fact we are, to forget the belief-intoxicated Manichee in Good Being. [1]

Could it be that by maintaining faith and trust, while paying deep attention to the world around us we can halt the possibility of that faith morphing into mere belief – an open door to subversion of ethical principles?

Beliefs operating through religion and science, has shown how well they can reflect each others dogmas while rejecting alternative views that both may nourish. Many choose the belief that materialism and atheism is the only paradigm on offer where the arch-deacons of contemporary science provide all the answers we need. This is fallacious based on an arrogant assumption that all can be explained within the framework of human perception; that reality is fixed and unyielding as opposed to non-linear and fluid; where a legion of anomalies inside the Cartesian and Newtonian legacy that constantly make their presence felt, are summarily dismissed as irrelevant or a product of human neurological dysfunction or worse – imaginative whimsy. Granted, it is often precisely those things. But it can equally be said that the workings of the mind, body and the Universe are still so inconceivable and mysterious that we remain like a collective cell within the body of the cosmos and its accompanying level of perception.

Science, dominated by profits and a restrictive thought police brushes aside thousands of years of esoteric, ancient wisdom teachings, the messengers of which drew their knowledge from beyond the material world as they saw it. Until we open ourselves to the broader picture while retaining the tools of rigorous science and knowledge, humanity will never escape the from the belief trap it has created for itself and which the psychopathic minority have used as a powerful prison on consciousness. Perhaps it is reasonable to cultivate a balanced dis-belief and the deep questioning that provides the escape route to re-envisioning our societies rather than the familiar regurgitation of World State policies dressed up as progressive modernisation. Yet here we are believing in systems of governance and their politicians who cannot possibly deliver what is asked of them because they are shackled by the rot that lies in the very walls of the structure itself.

And authoritarianism can only exist through the willing embrace of unyielding beliefs which have their fuel from the instinct of fear of change and the emotional reaction of losing what are a myriad of comforting desires.

Which brings us to one of the most glaring examples…

The Obama Syndrome

One of the most glaring indictments of the American political system was on display with the 2009 installation of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States. The same leader-worship that was seen with Bush is also in evidence under Obamamania, though of a far more incendiary quality.

With the iconic assistance of fellow Democrat candidate Bill Clinton who appeared to be trying to outgrin his compatriot for power, the cult of personality was on show during the Obama-Biden campaign at a level that took spellbinding spectacle to new heights. Whereas journalism and academia at least gave the appearance of objective analysis in decades past, the US election saw a glorification of the political system and the revolving door of conveyor-belt candidates. Far from providing even partial checks for the public, already too busy trying to survive, it was to be a glowing endorsement of corporate, political, legislative and military authority – a submissive affirmation of Official Culture.

Let’s remind ourselves what Dr. Carroll Quigley had to say on contemporary politics and the planned outcome of a two party system. He stated:

“The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to the doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead the two parties should be almost identical, so that American people can ‘throw the rascals out’ at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy.” [2]

What these denials mean on the ground, away from the lights and glitter of wishful thinking is more death and destruction from a system that is rotten to the core and which does not, cannot allow authentic candidates with conscience to ascend the ladder of responsible power. This is proving a very hard lesson for many of us to learn since critical analysis plays no part at all in the process.

As so-called foreign tyrannies are emblazoned across newspapers and internet sites, television shows and films, we seldom see a cold-bloodied examination undertaken regarding the West’s part in shaping those tyrannies let alone casting an objective eye over its presence in our own lives. Inverted totalitarianism is far more insidious. Its presence arrives by stealth and likely takes much longer to disintegrate than the classical totalitarian systems as evidenced in Maoist China or the now worsening situation in North Korea. When you are so inured in the belief that you are free then there is no incentive to act. Which is where those most susceptible to authoritarian dictates will tell you: “If you’ve have nothing to hide then you have nothing to worry about.” Indeed, if you cow-tow to authority, where loss of civil rights is forsaken to be in the authoritarian’s good books  – then they will indeed be the same people who willingly watch their dissident friends marched off to Guantanamo or the local detention centre … for the good of the whole. Sacrifices must be made

They will be “safe” because they prefer to live in ignorance and denial, selling their soul to Daddy dictator – something which our one time human rights lawyer Mr. Obama knows all about.


image credit: Shepard Fairey | Hope and Change? Or Changing Hope?

“I mean, drones and domestic spying are the last things I would have thought [he’d support].”

– Shepard Fairey, creator of the above graphic quoted in Esquire magazine

A friend of mine recently mentioned that she thought Obama had a “holy mission.” She is African-American, an intelligent, inspiring speaker and facilitator, fully aware of corporate influence yet, she trusts completely Obama’s vision for America based on his book Letters to my Father.

So, how do we square the words against the actions? Is Obama an honourable man attempting to change the system or is he just another candidate who was chosen for his gargantuan ego and marketing mileage?

Either way,  something is very wrong with the “Hope & Change” doctrine which propelled him into the hot seat, as many more cautious commentators mentioned at the time. As usual, the warnings were buried under an avalanche of wishful thinking after the disaster of the Neo-Conservative Bush administration. So, what exactly did Obama do as the first “Black” President, riding in on the marketed amalgamation of Kennedy-King imagery?

In fact, not one promise has been kept since Barack Obama came to office flush on the money donated by banking and corporate sponsors of Goldman Sacs and the Rothschilds proxies. (You can see the full list of contributors to the cyclic election fraud HERE).

Although the president gave a solemn pre and post-election promise to halt the bailouts of banks and place a cap on CEOs’ salaries, Wall Street is flourishing under Obama and a bonanza of bailout money and Chief Executive salaries have soared, far outstripping anything the Bush cartel could have imposed. [3]  Corporate lobbyists are allowed to carry on as normal while civic advocacy groups are further denied accountability as a direct result of these policies. Such is the nature of a billion dollar PR machine.

One of the “Yes we can” sure-fire winners which got supporters dewy-eyed with hope, was Obama’s promise to bring back US troops from Iraq when he was in office. A proportion of troops did come back. However, America’s embassy, the largest in the world located in downtown Baghdad (costing the taxpayer $3bn for the privilege) was hardly going to be forgotten when the game-plan was to keep a permanent presence in Iraq once the conquest was completed. Therefore, over 18,000 State Department personnel and thousands of armed, well-paid private contractors continue to ply their neo-colonial trade. If there are any insurgent activities you can bet your tax dollars that US Special Forces and PSYOPS companies are frequently deployed to keep things on track.

Another selling pitch on the campaign trail was to tune into the revulsion at the Bush-Cheney legacy of Guantanamo Bay prison camp and promise to close it when he became President. In fact, with a handful of detainees being released at the beginning of his tenure, this was soon reversed. Far from being closed, it’s business as usual for Guantanamo Bay where torture continues and a number of inmates have died. Parallel to this broken promise, Obama also sold the idea of restoring the habeas corpus rights – this too has been revoked and the policies of Bush have been reinstated and enhanced. Once you end up in Guantanamo Bay with no recourse to democratic law, you are likely to stay there. [4]

Usually Muslim suspects were shipped all over the globe to be tortured by other oppressive regimes because it was too risky to do in the US and Britain (though they were happy to carry waterboarding when they could). This was known as “Extraordinary rendition” an illegal practice which Obama also promised would disappear. The incumbent President expanded that too, simply outsourcing it to all the usual suspects who worked under the Bush Administration.[5] And just in case we thought that this might have been a terrible mistake, Obama went on to sign the National Defence Authorization Act into law, (NDAA) on New Year’s Eve, December 31st, 2011, something the Bush administration would have applauded. This allows the government to indefinitely detain citizens while legally assassinating Americans without charge or trial, thereby continuing and expanding the Bush doctrine and the “War on Terror.” As an ex-human rights lawyer, Obama would have been acutely aware of the implications of these legislations.

The centrepiece in the Bush Administration’s drive to roll back constitutional and civil rights was the warrantless wire-tapping surveillance of US citizens. Obama did not double this law but actually quadrupled it, effectively turbo-charging the initial directive.[6] With the thousands of classified documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden still doing the rounds care of journalist Glenn Greenwald we have been allowed to have a glimpse of just how bad this surveillance state has become. Despite these revelations there is no sign of addressing these unconstitutional and illegal activities. In fact, the NSA continues to ignore the public outrage with Obama defending his intelligence minions.

Barack Obama continues to deepen the delusion that he is a President rather than another puppet with a record of warmongering even more impressive than his predecessor. Yet, if you mention that Obama actually has a record that is worse than Bush derisory laughter ensues, or the instant belief that you are merely another Republicrat “having a go.” Let’s not forget that our Barack and his winning smile has taken a leaf out of the Tony Blair’s book of oratory and scripted rhetoric, which is partly why they were both groomed to create the needed cognitive dissonance between words and action, hope and disillusionment.

After just a few years at the helm Obama’s “Hope and Change” has managed to:

  • Massively expanded drone wars in Libya (without congressional approval); in Yemen and Pakistan
  • Through AFRICOM he has allowed a neo-imperialism to loot, rape, divide, and destroy African countries under cover of humanitarian intervention.
  • Launched proxy wars in Somalia and Syria
  • Escalated the war in Afghanistan
  • Signed an agreement for 7 military bases in Colombia
  • Sold nearly $30 billion of weapons to the dictatorship in Saudi Arabia, the largest weapons sale ever made from the US.
  • Allowed US Special Forces to be deployed in 75 countries
  • Suppressed genuine revolutions in Bahrain and Egypt with billions of dollars of weapons, while supporting the propaganda of coloured revolutions that would benefit Anglo-American interests.
  • Signed acts into law that protects and enhances agribusiness and GM giants such as Monsanto which places them above federal laws. [7]
  • Expanded the Terror Industry and bought into the official story of 9/11, strengthening the myths and lies of the Al-Qaeda/ISIL terror network as a threat to US citizens.

This President of the free-world has defended body scans at airports, random searches on the street, signed the Patriot Act extension into law, deported a record 1.5 million immigrants (drawn from the very regime change chaos he has perpetrated) and presided over the largest erosion of civil liberties ever to befall the Republic. It also goes without saying that Obama has bought into the same Anglo-American Israeli butchering of the Middle East resource grab which means he is exactly the same monkey dancing to exactly the same Organ grinder of the 3EM. To be the President, you must play the game and learn the script. (You can read a much more extensive, well-sourced list of Obama’s record of hypocrisy, lies, corruption and double-dealing HERE).

So, how does one’s belief in Obama square with this reality? 

What this support really means in the face of jarring lies and propaganda is to support the perpetuation of corrupt politics and the further disintegration of America. Or, in the words of attorney and journalist Glenn Greenwald:

Yes, I’m willing to continue to have Muslim children slaughtered by covert drones and cluster bombs, and America’s minorities imprisoned by the hundreds of thousands for no good reason, and the CIA able to run rampant with no checks or transparency, and privacy eroded further by the unchecked Surveillance State, and American citizens targeted by the President for assassination with no due process, and whistleblowers threatened with life imprisonment for “espionage,” and the Fed able to dole out trillions to bankers in secret, and a substantially higher risk of war with Iran (fought by the U.S. or by Israel with U.S. support) [8]

And these are only the facts fully mandated by law. What goes on beyond the purview of creaking democratic accountability?

Well, by now, we should have some idea.


Bush and Obama – The only difference is in the degree of psychopathy | image source:

“Obama has harassed, threatened, accused and locked up more journalists and whistleblowers than any previous administration ever. Moreover, he has charged more whistleblowers with violating an antiquated 1917 espionage act for treason than all past presidencies combined, sentencing them to jail time 25 more times than all previous combined. The least transparent president in history also denied more Freedom of Information Act requests in 2014 than all previous administrations, only proving himself to be the most vindictive, revengeful, secretive despot president in history.”

Joachim Hagopian, Global Research

It seems we must make the choice as to what we are honestly prepared to countenance and whether it promotes genuine change or if it is simply another sop to our misplaced political Left vs Right preference and the need to feel good in uncertain times.

If we support Obama then we support the above, irrefutable facts. Period.

As journalist and blogger Chris Floyd pointed out, the so-called “progressive” tendency slips into cognitive dissonance when presented with the unpalatable evidence of Obama’s presidency. He draws our attention to Roy Edroso’s none too pleased reaction to Greenwald’s unequivocal rendering of the truth:

“This is painful. This is watching someone who is obviously of good heart twist and contort themselves to avoid the truth that they are supporting mass murder. Mass murder. The reality of children being torn to shreds by drone bombs at the order of a Democratic president is no less evil than children shredded by Republican neo-cons or libertarian extremists — or by the worst kind of psychopathic child-murderer stalking some city street somewhere. There is no moral difference in the evil of these acts. Yet Edroso, blinded by the partisan blood in his eyes, casts about this way and that trying desperately, desperately, not to see the truth in front of him.” [9]

If we still maintain our belief in Barack Obama and by extension, the American political system which allows such people to be plucked from obscurity based on what they can do for a corrupt elite rather than their nation, then we are exhibiting symptoms of the Obama Syndrome which is a pathological denial of reality based on a mix of wilful blindness and utter ignorance regarding the machinery of the Establishment. He is a perfect example of everything that is wrong with America and everything that is wrong with our reality which allows such deceit to perpetuate.

To be charitable for a moment (which is probably a mistake) perhaps Obama may in the beginning, have had a genuine desire to do his best for the American people. Clearly, he is a candidate with far more intelligence and social grace than Bush Jr. (which admittedly, isn’t saying much). But it could be that once ensconced in the Oval Office he was then exposed to the reality of the situation – namely the Shadow government and those who really controls his decisions. His hubris was reduced leaving only his impotence and the auto-cue.

However, one suspects this is sadly, not the case. Rather, he knew precisely what his role would be.

Conversely,  J.F. Kennedy stepped out of his Establishment role and genuinely went against his programmed path. His fatal mistake was to underestimate the number of forces that would never allow such a wholesale change of the military-corporate machine and its pipelines to profits. Obama faces exactly the same challenge to his conscience each day he remains in office and it is likely if he did decide to take a leaf out of Kennedy’s book he would go exactly the same way and/or members of his family.

The unfortunate reality is that the very reason that Obama is where he is and not part of Establishment lineage, means he had already sold his soul to get there. The electoral system is designed to favour those who serve the economic nature of the beast.

That’s it. THAT is reality.

Whatever the reasoning in the mind of this highly marketed image known as Barack Obama, it is improbable at this stage that he will step out of the role that has been designed for him and deliver on the sentiments expressed to his father and the electorate who so wished for them to be true. All in all, he has provided the exact opposite of “Hope and Change,” rather, another pattern of compliance and conformity. He has served as an enabler of the Bush Doctrine and Neo-Conservatism under the mask of the Democrat. After touting the rhetoric of new policies for an economic revitalisation he played the exact same neo-liberal economic fraud of “trickle down” and followed the course laid down by his Goldmanite Masters who were at the forefront of the financial warfare of 2008, 2011 and the present pending earthquake in 2015. It is not without reason that current and former employees of Goldman Sacs are found in significant numbers in the Obama Administration itself. The gross result is that a Shock Doctrine of economic austerity continues to be inflicted on Americans with a national deficit reaching stratospheric levels of debt, and this in the face of corruption and blatant fraud so systemic an amoeba could point it out. 

For those who object to such a reality and still prefer to believe that he is a New Hope, just like my friend, it simply illustrates the extremely problematic nature of American political system and the absolute saturation of mass mind programming in the once fair nation of the United States. Candidates will always be hewn from the same psychopathy or pathological narcissism and paramoralism which has turned American upside down.

Puppets like Obama are way too egotistical to recognise they will not have the power to change anything, let alone offer hope. And maybe that was exactly the point. It is the system that is broken and no candidate delivered to the door of the Oval Office in its current incarnation will be any different.

Until we can grasp this fact we will be duped over and over again. *


* As to what the immediate future holds under Obama’s presidency, you might want to read: Towards a militarized police state in America? Explosive new revelations over “Jade Helm 15 exercise” and potential false flags and make up your own mind…


[1] p.43; Island by Aldous Huxley 1932. This edition published by Flamingo an Imprint of HarperCollins Publ. 1994 | ASIN: B004A8SX16.
(pp.1247-1248) Quigley, Carroll, Tragedy and Hope: A History of Our Time. Published by GSG and Associates (June 1, 1975).
[3] ‘CEO pay rises again in 2011, while workers struggle to find work’ USA Today Mar 28, 2012.
[4] ‘The Obama GITMO Myth’, July 23, 2012.
[5] ‘Somalia’s Prisons: The War on Terror’s Latest Front,’ The Daily Beast, June 27th, 2012.
[6] ‘New Justice Department Documents Show Huge Increase in Warrantless Electronic Surveillance’ By Naomi Gilens, September 27, 2012 |
[7] ‘Monsanto Protection Act Signed By Obama, GMO Bill “Written By Monsanto” Signed Into Law’ By Global Research News
Global Research,| May 25, 2013.
[8] ‘Kucinich says Obama “crossed the line,” calls attacks on Libya an “indisputable” impeachable offense’ CBS News, March 21 2011 | ‘Colombia, U.S. sign deal on use of bases’, October 30, 2009 | With $30 Billion Arms Deal, U.S. Bolsters Saudi Ties’ By Mark Landler and Steven Lee Myers, December 29, 2011 | ‘US pushes Bahrain arms deal despite abuses’ By Gregg Carlstrom Al-Jazeera, February 2, 2012 | Obama administration approved $40billion in private arms sales to countries including Libya and Egypt, Daily Mail March 2011.
[9] ‘Progressives and the Ron Paul fallacies’ by Glenn Greenwald,, December 31 2011. | 3039 ‘Blood in my Eyes for You: The Deep Progressive Love for the Laureate’s ‘Industrial Killing Machine’ by Chris Floyd, January 3, 2012.