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For students of official propaganda, mind control, emotional coercion, and other insidious manipulation techniques, the rollout of the New Normal has been a bonanza. Never before have we been able to observe the application and effects of these powerful technologies in real-time on such a massive scale.
In a little over two and a half years, our collective “reality” has been radically revised. Our societies have been radically restructured. Millions (probably billions) of people have been systematically conditioned to believe a variety of patently ridiculous assertions, assertions based on absolutely nothing, repeatedly disproved by widely available evidence, but which have nevertheless attained the status of facts. An entire fictitious history has been written based on those baseless and ridiculous assertions. It will not be unwritten easily or quickly.
I am not going to waste your time debunking those assertions. They have been repeatedly, exhaustively debunked. You know what they are and you either believe them or you don’t. Either way, reviewing and debunking them again isn’t going to change a thing.
Instead, I want to focus on one particularly effective mind-control technology, one that has done a lot of heavy lifting throughout the implementation of the New Normal and is doing a lot of heavy-lifting currently. I want to do that because many people mistakenly believe that mind-control is either (a) a “conspiracy theory” or (b) something that can only be achieved with drugs, microwaves, surgery, torture, or some other invasive physical means. Of course, there is a vast and well-documented history of the use of such invasive physical technologies (see, e.g., the history of the CIA’s infamous MKULTRA program), but in many instances mind-control can be achieved through much less elaborate techniques.
One of the most basic and effective techniques that cults, totalitarian systems, and individuals with fascistic personalities use to disorient and control people’s minds is “gaslighting.” You’re probably familiar with the term. If not, here are a few definitions:
“the manipulation of another person into doubting their perceptions, experiences, or understanding of events.” American Psychological Association
“an insidious form of manipulation and psychological control. Victims of gaslighting are deliberately and systematically fed false information that leads them to question what they know to be true, often about themselves. They may end up doubting their memory, their perception, and even their sanity.” Psychology Today
“a form of psychological manipulation in which the abuser attempts to sow self-doubt and confusion in their victim’s mind. Typically, gaslighters are seeking to gain power and control over the other person, by distorting reality and forcing them to question their own judgment and intuition.” Newport Institute
The main goal of gaslighting is to confuse, coerce, and emotionally manipulate your victim into abandoning their own perception of reality and accepting whatever new “reality” you impose on them. Ultimately, you want to completely destroy their ability to trust their own perception, emotions, reasoning, and memory of historical events, and render them utterly dependent on you to tell them what is real and what “really” happened, and so on, and how they should be feeling about it.
Anyone who has ever experienced gaslighting in the context of an abusive relationship, or a cult, or a totalitarian system, or who has worked in a battered women’s shelter, can tell you how powerful and destructive it is. In the most extreme cases, the victims of gaslighting are entirely stripped of their sense of self and surrender their individual autonomy completely. Among the best-known and most dramatic examples are the Patty Hearst case, Jim Jones’ People’s Temple, the Manson family, and various other cults, but, the truth is, gaslighting happens every day, out of the spotlight of the media, in countless personal and professional relationships.
Since the Spring of 2020, we have been subjected to official gaslighting on an unprecedented scale. In a sense, the “Apocalyptic Pandemic” PSYOP has been one big extended gaslighting campaign (comprising countless individual instances of gaslighting) inflicted on the masses throughout the world. The events of this past week were just another example.
Basically, what happened was, a Pfizer executive confirmed to the European Parliament last Monday that Pfizer did not know whether its Covid “vaccine” prevented transmission of the virus before it was promoted as doing exactly that and forced on the masses in December of 2020. People saw the video of the executive admitting this, or heard about it, and got upset. They tweeted and Facebooked and posted videos of Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla, Bill Gates, the Director of the CDC, official propagandists like Rachel Maddow, and various other “experts” and “authorities” blatantly lying to the public, promising people that getting “vaccinated” would “prevent transmission,” “protect other people from infection,” “stop the virus in its tracks,” and so on, which totally baseless assertions (i.e., lies) were the justification for the systematic segregation and persecution of “the Unvaccinated,” and the fomenting of mass fanatical hatred of anyone challenging the official “vaccine” narrative, and the official New Normal ideology, which hatred persists to this very day.
The New Normal propaganda apparatus (i.e., the corporate media, health “experts,” et al.) responded to the story predictably. They ignored it, hoping it would just go away. When it didn’t, they rolled out the “fact-checkers” (i.e., gaslighters).
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The Associated Press, Reuters, PolitiFact, and other official gaslighting outfits immediately published lengthy official “fact-checks” that would make a sophist blush. Read them and you will see what I mean. They are perfect examples of official gaslighting, crafted to distract you from the point and suck you into an argument over meaningless details and definitions. They sound exactly like Holocaust deniers pathetically asserting that there is no written proof that Hitler ordered the Final Solution … which, there isn’t, but it doesn’t f-ing matter. Of course Hitler ordered the Final Solution, and of course they lied about the “vaccines.”
The Internet is swimming with evidence of their lies … tweets, videos, articles, and so on.
Which is what makes gaslighting so frustrating for people who believe they are engaged in an actual good-faith argument over facts and the truth. But that’s not how totalitarianism works. The New Normals, when they repeat whatever the authorities have instructed them to repeat today (e.g., “trust the Science,” “safe and effective,” “no one ever claimed they would prevent transmission”), could not care less whether it is actually true, or even if it makes the slightest sense.
These gaslighting “fact-checks” are not meant to convince them that anything is true or false. And they are certainly not meant to convince us. They are official scripts, talking points, and thought-terminating clichés for the New Normals to repeat, like cultists chanting mantras at you to shut off their minds and block out anything that contradicts or threatens the “reality” of the cult.
You can present them with the actual facts, and they will smile knowingly, and deny them to your face, and condescendingly mock you for not “seeing the truth.”
You can show the New Normals the video, and they will watch it, and then look you right in the eye and deny it. pic.twitter.com/iLWsS7jl0f https://t.co/JJTuhGViya
— Consent Factory (@consent_factory) October 13, 2022
But here’s the tricky thing about gaslighting.
In order to effectively gaslight someone, you have be in a position of authority or wield some other form of power over them. They have to need something vital from you (i.e., sustenance, safety, financial security, community, career advancement, or just love). You can’t walk up to some random stranger on the street and start gaslighting them. They will laugh in your face.
The reason the New Normal authorities have been able to gaslight the masses so effectively is that most of the masses do need something from them … a job, food, shelter, money, security, status, their friends, a relationship, or whatever it is they’re not willing to risk by challenging those in power and their lies. Gaslighters, cultists, and power freaks, generally, know this. It is what they depend on, your unwillingness to live without whatever it is. They zero in on it and threaten you with the loss of it (sometimes consciously, sometimes just intuitively).
Gaslighting won’t work if you are willing to give up whatever the gaslighter is threatening to take from you (or stop giving you, as the case may be), but you have to be willing to actually lose it, because you will be punished for defending yourself, for not surrendering your autonomy and integrity, and conforming to the “reality” of the cult, or the abusive relationship, or the totalitarian system.
I have described the New Normal (i.e., our new “reality”) as pathologized-totalitarianism, and as a “a cult writ large, on a societal scale.” I used the “Covidian Cult” analogy because every totalitarian system essentially operates like a cult, the main difference being that, in totalitarian systems, the balance of power between the cult and the normal (i.e., dominant) society is completely inverted. The cult becomes the dominant (i.e., “normal”) society, and non-cult-members become its “deviants.”
We do not want to see ourselves as “deviants” (because we haven’t changed, the society has), and our instinct is to reject the label, but that is exactly what we are … deviants. People who deviate from the norm, a new norm, which we reject, and oppose, but which, despite that, is nonetheless the norm, and thus we are going to be regarded and dealt with like deviants.
I am such a deviant. I have a feeling you are too. Under the circumstances, it’s nothing to be ashamed of. On the contrary, we need to accept it, and embrace it. Above all, we need to get clear about it, about where we stand in this new “reality.”
We are heading toward New Normal Winter No. 3. They are already cranking up the official propaganda, jacking up the fabricated “cases,” talking about reintroducing mask-mandates, fomenting mass hatred of “the Unvaccinated,” and so on. People’s gas bills are doubling and tripling. The global-capitalist ruling classes are openly embracing neo-Nazis. There is talk of “limited” nuclear war. Fanaticism, fear, and hatred abound. The gaslighting of the masses is not abating. It is increasing. The suppression of dissent is intensifying. The demonization of non-conformity is intensifying. Lines are being drawn in the sand. You see it and feel it just like I do.
Get clear on what’s essential to you. Get clear about what you’re willing to lose. Stay deviant. Stay frosty. This isn’t over.
October 16, 2022
Article cross-posted from CJ’s blog
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Indirectly they have to admit that they did claim, through their studies, that the vaccines had to slow the spread of the virus.
Covid-19 definition was a positive PCR test or other test that indicates you were infected.
Definition of the efficacy of the vaccines was that it reduced infections of the virus that causes Covid-19.
In order to transmit the virus, you have to factually be infected with the virus.
Thus, by claiming that there was a positive efficacy of the vaccines against infection, they have to then know that that is in fact a claim of slowing the spread of the virus. Uninfected people literally cannot spread the virus.
25 Therefore I say unto you, Be not anxious for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than the food, and the body than the raiment? 26 Behold the birds of the heaven, that they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; and your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are not ye of much more value than they? 27 And which of you by being anxious can add one cubit unto the measure of his life?
The US Intelligence Community is absolutely certsin the methhead Hunter Biden’s treasonous laptop is Russian disinformation!
The US Intelligence Community is certain the public should never view Seth Rich’s laptop!
The US Intelligence Community has classified the 21 evidence exhibits from the Charles Lieber trial (Wuhan University of Technology/Harvard) — although the CCP is familiar with those exhibits, the American public must never view them!
And, oh yes, the US Intelligence Community is certain Covid came from bat soup:
The following have all received funding from either NIH, NSF, the Gates Foundation and/or the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) and assured us Covid–19 came from BAT SOUP:
Kristian Andersen (NIH)
W. Ian Lipkin
Edward C. Holmes
Robert F. Garry
Danielle Anderson (CCP)
Dr. Michael Osterholm
James Le Duc
Amy Maxmen (CCP to her employer, Nature magazine)
Shi Zhengli (NIH, CCP)
With over half the population easily manipulated by histrionics, it’s a cinch to keep it going, because they VOTE.
It will never change. As long as selfish women can vote, politicians will pander for their votes and they will vote for big daddy government to take from men and give to women.
So women can have all the benefits of being baby makers without making babies and getting all they want from men without having to do anything for a particular man to get it.
Women vote to be taken care of by anyone. Men vote to help them take care of women and children. Women exploit this.
This is why government is huge and the family is dead.
This is why women in the USA have over a hundred rights men don’t have and men have no rights that women don’t have. Irrefutable fact.
Women voting is anti-equality and anti-society.Women voting is totalitarian, obviously.
Many intelligent women believe women shouldn’t vote. And no one will actually end this tyranny. Especially not any of the cuck, mangina Ahabs that simp for America’s Jezebels.
This is getting nuts at this point. As the author points out, the information and data is all available to anyone. Astonerii, I’m glad you are open minded and prone to researching-keep going, because you are driving your beliefs on inaccurate information. The endpoint of the “trial studies” (if you can call them studies due to their short duration, unblinding prematurely, and whistleblowers reporting deviation from protocol) was not to show fewer infections with the vaccine candidate. It was designed to show that recipients of the novel injection developed antibodies (or not). This is easily achieved with any substance injected into the body, if you include adjuvants. Many WISH that fewer infection was the study endpoint, and the fact that it wasn’t, and so many people like yourself think it was, is yet another reason we are unable to wake up the masses.
But debating this IS a fool’s errand as the author points out. You either have read the actual trial design and the filings to the FDA, or you haven’t. I’m sure we can both agree, that there’s something very “strange” going on, and we need to do less complying, or if we are unable or unwilling to do so, at least support/encourage those who are willing to take a risk. Our lives and our children’s world literally depend on it.
Thank you for a great article, CJ. I needed to hear this….and I did.
Fascinating points —- wish I could disagree with any of them, but they are all way too concise and logical and accurate!
Back in a progressive–attitude territory in 1883 — called Seattle — the city fathers decided to grant the right to vote to the women settlers, who promptly formed their own voting block and voted to shut down all the saloons and brothels, the almost sole economic engine of the Seattle territory, mainly a way station for gold miners enroute to the Yukon and beyond!
Predictably, the local economy collapsed and the city fathers and most of the male settlers prevailed upon the territorial governor to rescind women’s voting rights — which occurred!
One of the two greatest criminal mastermimds of 20th century America — old Joe Kennedy (father of JFK, and I’m an obsessive JFK assassination researcher and super–fan of the JFK presidency) — the other having been Meyer Lansky — flunked out of prep school but scammed his way into Harvard and took an economic history course which memtioned the “Seattle incident”!
Later, Joe Kennedy bought Columbia Trust at age 25 and used it as an entree to meet Wall Street bankers who he persuaded to form a consortium, or financial cartel, to buy up distilleries and hooches across the country (or using criminal thugs to strongarm their ownership transfer), while funding the still unpopular Prohibition movememt and women suffrage moment as Prohibition would only pass when women got the right to vote!
The rest, as THEY say, is history . .