Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Divide and Conquer

The long standing obsession of power addicts is to control others. The extreme right types don't feel any need to get real cerebral about that. Good old fashioned clubbing people into submission works just fine for them. The funny thing is they still want to be loved for it.

The other way around the outright clubbing of people into submission is to get inside their heads and make them love their servitude. This is seen as the more humane way to enslave people. The power guys who go this route may be slightly smarter than their tyrannical counterparts but they're every bit as morally bankrupt. The bottom line is neither of them respect people and both of them feel entitled to use people to their own ends. They're just not very nice people.

As we all know by now, the power guys we see on TV aren't all the power guys there are. The really powerful guys are as good as invisible to most of us. But they're still not all there is. There are also power addicts sprinkled in and amongst us unwashed masses and whether they're the club carrying kind, like guys who beat up on women, or they're charismatic mind twisting ideologues of church, education or business, they are there; and they are getting their appetites satisfied on somebody else's life, somewhere.

How many of us have had the mini dictator bosses? Guys or gals who are so full of themselves they're obnoxious and proud of it. Something is very wrong there.

Something is very wrong in a lot of people, and it comes out in all kinds of ways. Everybody has their own inner demons to struggle with. There's nothing wrong with that. It is usual and expected. So much so that frankly, it seems that facing those inner struggles and working the kinks out is what's unusual. Three cheers for the brave and true ones who are not afraid to objectively check themselves once in a while, and raspberries to those who are too selfish, dishonest or cowardly to go there. That said, there is a point to what I'm going on about.

The point is that long ago, certain individuals of decidedly high criminal intellect and deficit morals, noticed that everyone has their own personal bundle of insecurities. These individuals saw this as something beyond just the human condition. They saw it as a vast and limitless resource, something they could cash in on. They were and still are incredibly clever. They're also incredibly evil.

Evil people want to do evil things. It has yet to occur to anyone who really wants to do something evil that because it is evil they shouldn't do it. Well, it might briefly occur to them but people are nothing if not good at justifying anything and everything they want. It's not all that hard to get from "this is wrong" to "I deserve to have this".

Those previously mentioned clever and evil individuals know this, and this is what they decided to use to enslave the whole world. They developed a strategy we know of as Divide and Conquer. Playing two sides against each other, playing the ends against the middle, there are many euphemisms for it. This is a weapon used on minds, for the specific goal of manipulating those minds, and not just somebody else's mind. Your mind. My mind. All of our minds. I put it to you that every single one of us has been hacked with this tool in some way or form, more than likely in a great many ways and forms.

The shocking thing about this tool of political mind control is how incredibly prevalent it is right now, today, in the here and now. This strategic weapon is used as a stand alone or as a basic part of many and varied nasty scams being played in this country today, and not just here. This is by no means some minor or occasional trick pulled by common, easy to spot con artists. This is the favored and time honored monkey wrench that has destroyed careers and nations and countless lives. This is the big one. It has been for a very long time. It is used for many reasons, not the least of which is that it works so very well. It is very flexible too having endless variations and purposes limited only by the sheer evil and brass of the perpetrators. From an off the hip guesstimate I'd say that sheer evil and brass are in limitless supply these days. The successful launch of a Divide and Conquer mission can be, and is, used to control vast groups of people like Gumby and Pokey dolls who never suspect a thing.

Divide and conquer routines are the reason for the many, ever growing ways we're all conditioned to accept more and more control over our lives. Divide and conquer head games are how we keep ending up with less and less across the board. It's truly astonishing in how many ways "they" have managed to do us. We have certainly been done, a thousand times over and in thousands of ways. How many times a day do you get screwed over? How many of your personal options are blocked, controlled or denied by authority and power? Why does most everything you need cost more than you can afford? How much of your time is regularly wasted by authority and self important wealthy types? The policies that shape this country are not based on common sense or reason or fairness. Just the fact that's true makes clear that every last one of us is being fairly well screwed some way or another, pretty much 24 hours a day. Too bad it's not fun. This kind of screwing is more like rape. Just the screwer is having a good time.

Perhaps I've spent way too much time analyzing the machinations of despicable people but I can't help it. It's something I feel the need to understand. Even after putting so much time into it I can't claim to understand it in the truest sense of the word. I comprehend it. I understand the tactics and how they work and how they're instigated and spread, but I can't say I understand why. I'm afraid if I ever did suddenly understand why I would spontaneously become just like they are. I don't need to know precisely why. Ball park will do nicely. Besides when it comes down to people, and what doesn't, things are simply not that complicated. Folks who surround themselves with clouds of complexity and layers of important fluff are just little kids playing big games. They're motivated by emotional needs and all kinds of appetites. Who isn't?

I see the Divide and Conquer strategy under way all over the place today, it's everywhere people are getting hurt. It's an evil strategy. I think I've figured out, in a solid ballpark kind of way, how and why it works.

There are two essential elements to a successful divide and conquer plan. The first requires having actual personal skills. You have to be a very slick, credible talker. Being a bit intuitive about how other people's minds work is a real plus but it's not really necessary. You only have to be very good at using your mouth and you have to be a very convincing liar.

The second element is the divide and conquer formula itself. The simplest picture of it is the drawing of a line between two circles. The line is a line of separation and the two circles are people or groups of people. The line is drawn with words of course which is why we don't see lines all over the place in the real world. These lines are all drawn inside our heads.

The technique involves creating a separation between people. A separation that does not and would not otherwise exist. What this means is that artificial lines of separation need to be created and inserted by external others between people that have no bones to pick. With full willful intent, lines of separation must be connived and contrived to over come our natural desire to live in mutual respect and peace with others. Left to our own devices in a just environment, humans tend to enjoy and care about each other. Creating separation between peaceful and caring others is a pretty darn evil thing to do so for that alone I rather resent these people. From what I can tell they really really enjoy doing this too. They like destroying lives. A lot. But I digress.

Drawing these lines between people requires putting ideas in people's heads that are usually not quite true. This is where the skill of slick talk comes in, along with the lies. Sometimes there may be some seeds of truth buried in amongst those lies but those seeds would never surface and grow without outside tampering. Normally, all kinds of differences are easily set aside in order to maintain good working relationships that yield far more benefit than letting trivial things grow out of proportion. The goal of the perpetrators is to reverse that trend and fan the flames that piss people off, that scare people, that make people jealous, that offend and hurt people, all of which inject strong lines of separation between people.

That's only the first level. Going this far achieves separation that was not there before. It creates discord, unhappiness, distrust, arguing and suspicion and it will effectively destroy relationships of all kinds. Some people enjoy doing this sort of thing just for kicks because they like watching people get upset and hurt. They truly like instigating fights they themselves engineer, after which they sit back and enjoy the show. I've known a few people like that. I don't have much to say for them. But things can be taken much further than this.

Lines of separation can be specifically tailored and introduced to achieve precise political goals that will predictably result from the explosions and fallout they induce. What is required is not only drawing lines of separation, but also simultaneously delivering permissions that precisely target personal insecurities. Those insecurities are worked into a lather until they become inflamed and infected and are then lifted up onto pedestals.

The pedestal is a stage that provides a platform for expressions of moral outrage and entitlement. It is upon their own imaginary stages that uplifted parties may act out their truly bad behavior which they will see as a right that supersedes the rights of others if need be.

Moral pedestals can elevate most anything that somebody somewhere wants, needs or just wishes to legitimize, to a higher cause. This even includes pedophiles who openly promote a supposed right to sexually molest children with claims that it's good for children and a loving thing to do to them. It includes child molesting priests who are protected by the wealth and power of the Catholic church's deeply entrenched claim of operating on higher moral ground than the rest of us. It includes promoting and protecting viciously villainous law enforcers who brutalize citizens in the higher moral cause of protecting the country from vicious villainous brutalizers. It includes protecting and defending our lying politicians who point to higher moral cause across the board in order to engineer the creation of the otherwise unacceptable.

Claims of higher moral cause incite and protect religious hatreds, class wars and racism, and seem to justify unjustifiable military actions. The higher cause of national security creates and protects NSA mass eavesdropping and spying on citizens without warrants or need, and spawns CIA thugs who do terrible things in the name of patriotically protecting the country.

Externally created and inserted lines of separation become razor sharp cut off points that deeply and permanently separate persons or groups from literally everyone else. When sufficiently propagandized in the media, when sufficient sympathy or fear has been aroused in the general public, it gives unearned, undue power to the elevated group because they now symbolize a higher morality than those outside their group possess. It elevates the separated ones to positions of authority and lets them run rough shod over others in the name of their higher moral standing. All this is achieved simply by adding the illusory dimension of specially unique, higher than average moral high ground to a purposely picked and infected wound. This is incendiary stuff.

The lies told to add a pedestal to the separation have to be tailored and personal. They have to speak to personal insecurities, the fear that something wanted or needed or deserved is about to be taken from them, or stolen from them or refused them. This is the device used to get our country to war over and again. Lies are told that say our freedom and democracy is at risk from an external enemy who is out to take our way of life away from us and replace it with one that is vilified and demonized. The terrible threat of communism, fascism, socialism and now terrorism. It's always about enemies that are created out of thin air with lies of separation that raise us onto our own little pedestal and make us feel morally entitled to "defend" ourselves from them. It doesn't take much to convince morally superior, entitled people that acts of forward aggression are necessary. In fact they're not just necessary they're critically required because the threat is so imminent and close to our door steps. Even though nobody's even seen a communist or a terrorist, once the lies have been implanted and the pedestal has raised us off the ground and above all others, the invisible threat consumes us and we are hell bent to protect our better way of life.

The basic pedestal message is easily spotted, it's always the same message. "All who are good and decent must support us as we wage our morally justified fight for our fair share of justice or equality or security or legality", or freedom and democracy or whatever their cause is. "Those who are against us obviously hate us and are unreasonable and dangerous. Those who do not respect and agree with our higher moral ground are our enemies. Our moral superiority automatically makes us right and our enemies wrong. Our moral superiority makes us better than all others. We are victims and this is not our fault or our choosing. We are only defending ourselves. And because those who are against us are morally inferior to us and hate us and are unreasonable and dangerous, we must protect ourselves and we are morally entitled to treat our enemies as poorly as we like because they are out to get us and take away or prevent us from having what is rightfully and morally ours".

It does sound good in theory, very compelling. In reality it's completely invalid, especially when it gets to this foaming at the mouth stage. The problem is that everybody has a gripe. Everybody is not getting their fair share of something. Pedestal groups invariably dismiss that fact and rather rudely insist that their own suffering matters more than anyone else's. In fact it often becomes a case of the pedestal group quickly becoming raging lunatics who perpetrate exponentially worse crimes on their imagined enemies than anything those supposed enemies have ever or could ever do to them. There is also the problem of a complete and total failure and extreme disinterest in correctly discerning who is actually an enemy to them. Any one person who has ever done anything offensive to them automatically condemns entire groups, entire races, entire nations, and usually includes literally everyone who does not embrace "the cause". This leads to unbelievable amounts of innocent people getting hurt and killed which no one is morally entitled to do. There is no exception to that and no group so special that they don't have to be decent human beings anymore. Pedestal mania has the unique characteristic of allowing people to become the worst people in the world while still proclaiming their great moral superiority to anyone who will listen. It's quite painful to witness, to say the least.

Clearly, there are major, serious flaws in the reasoning of pedestal people. But you see, they are not encouraged to think reasonably. Reason is the enemy. It is their insecurities that are fanned, inflamed and encouraged in order for the perpetrators to control their thoughts and actions. It's not possible to deal rationally with people operating only at the emotional level. This is because it's not possible to think critically and be emotional at the same time. Emergency workers know this quite well and have to deal with it every day. People have to be brought out of overwhelming emotions just to be able to explain what's happened or give factual information that will allow others to help them. This is usually achieved by calmly and insistently asking factual questions of the upset party. This forces the brain to switch out of emotional thinking and into critical thinking in order to retrieve the facts that answer the questions. As long as they can keep them in critical thinking mode, overwhelming emotions are immediately and noticeably subdued. Pedestal groups are absolutely kept away from all rational thought. Irrationality is the most essential component and is absolutely required to carry out the divide and conquer manipulation.

Pedestal mania cannot be reasoned with. Attempts to bring pedestal maniacs down to earth with rational thinking or by supplying hard facts will not work. Rational thoughts and facts are invariably perceived as hate filled threats and will more often than not result in the rational thinker being brutally attacked and destroyed with insults and ridiculous claims and assertions that are never backed up by facts. Rational thinking feels like an attack to pedestal maniacs because it is in fact a plea to let go of the unreasonable thinking that is causing so much harm to so many others. To pedestal maniacs in full frenzy, rationality feels like a weapon to undermine the validity of their higher moral ground and in so doing, undermine their cause, and in their unclear thinking to actually destroy them as human beings. It's quite a pickle to contend with once emotions are inflamed and sides are taken all around.

Pedestal groups will almost always promote the idea that they are persecuted. It's a great tactic too because it's probably true. Who hasn't been persecuted at some point in time?

Everyone in any kind of group has been persecuted and horribly mistreated somewhere along the line. It's not something only these over here or those over there have had an unfair share of, this is universal. Women have long been abused and mistreated. Children have long been victimized. Handicapped people have been shafted since forever. Religions of all kinds have been on the war path and on the defensive at some point in history. Every race has been abused and murdered. No one gets out of here with dignity intact. It's a perfect insecurity to work into a lathery wound and make use of because it applies to almost everyone.

The only people who remain untouched by all the persecution, brutality, violence and suffering are the same people throughout history and into present times. The controllers. The wealthy. The powerful. They also happen to be the obvious perpetrators and instigators of all this persecution, violence, hatred and brutality. Their deeply understood and widely used methods of creating separation between people can be seen again and again throughout history and in today's current events. Today's groups on pedestals are expressly brought to believe that they are threatened as if they alone are suffering, or as if their suffering is different and more valuable than the suffering of others. They are consistently brought to believe they somehow have the right to relieve themselves of their insecurities and fears at any and all costs to others.

Political correctness is the daddy stage for all pedestal groups. It provides the premier platform for every major politically engineered Divide and Conquer action currently tearing us apart from within.

The two most obvious tell tale signs of political engineering are media driven, well organized, slick looking campaigns and the lack of serious, genuine or even any government interference. ALL grass roots movements are met with official disapproval and police violence and they are all denied media access. Legitimate grass roots campaigns are on their own and are without much exception, struggling along without sufficient funding.

Full time "activists" that eat well, dress well, live well and do nothing but travel around the country in comfort and style to promote their cause, who are given time, space and respect in the establishment media, who are rubbing elbows with establishment, institutional and media personalities, who's airfare and hotel costs alone are more than most of us make in a year make plain what's really going on. A manipulation. These figureheads may be compelling and may even be legitimate true believers in their causes. They may honestly believe that their generous financial support comes to them because they are genuinely supported. But sooner or later, or even from the beginning they are made to understand the rules that come with that money. They will do what they are told and they will not do what they are told not to do. They are pawns. Their causes may sound legitimate, and they need to or they wouldn't be useful or believable.

Wealth and credibility are controlled and these organizations are NEVER allowed to become powerful or politically potent on their own. I think it's safe to say that any grass roots movement or organization that begins to become effective at swaying public belief in the right direction is either taken over with divide and conquer operatives or is destroyed, often violently and despicably. There is little chance that any strong organization or force exists that is not controlled by the controllers. That might answer many people's questions as to why it seems Americans are "doing nothing" in the midst of being destroyed by shitty people. Highly paid covert perpetrators are inside anything and everything that could potentially undermine the total control of wealthy establishment power players.

Notice the many obvious elements in any televised movement, cause or protest. Hundreds of matching, professionally designed, printed or broadcasted, mass manufactured and well distributed advertisements, signs, tee shirts, hats etc., cost a great deal of money. Real grass roots movements don't have any money. They don't have any means to widely distribute information. Their signs and placards are homemade. And they definitely don't have means or access to expert logistical national organization. Slick, professional web sites are another giveaway, and do notice how prominently displayed their pleas for money always are. It becomes quickly evident that a greater single hand is organizing things, and this hand is a central power accustomed to wealth and prestige, that conceals itself and expertly milks money out of everyone they can suck in with guilt, blame, and calls to show one's politically correct solidarity with the harmed and downtrodden, persecuted, marginalized, and often offensive, divisive and destructive pedestal people among us. This is called controlled opposition. It's nothing new. What's new is that it's so unknown to most of us when the fact is it's a dominant reality in this country today.

We actually could lift entire societies out of all manner of injustice simply by making all injustice unacceptable and by not standing for it being perpetrated on any group. We used to do this by guaranteeing the same rights to everyone, whether we liked them or agreed with them or not. We were once able to see the common sense need to protect everyone's rights, not just our own, including everyone's right to speak openly and freely and to have their own religious and political beliefs even if we strongly disagreed with them. We knew perfectly well that not doing so would undermine and soon destroy all freedoms and rights, including our own. Establishing a status of specialness for certain groups while removing the respect, legitimacy and basic rights for others is exactly the way to self destruct any group and any country. Agreeing to disagree while standing together to demand equal treatment under the law for one and all is what so many have fought and died to protect. This belief is what allowed us to finally achieve a safe and sane place to live as free peoples and have a chance of maintaining that freedom for future generations. Divide and conquer works at the opposite end of freedom and sane thinking. It seeks to make some people lessers and other people more which is of course the worst kind of illegitimate nonsense and transparent hypocrisy there is.

It is impossible to achieve justice by granting some individuals or groups more power and more rights and more political influence than others. That is indeed the exact recipe to never achieve justice. Divide and conquer is a tricky piece of mental manipulation, a vicious and very destructive one that instantly creates real victims and does real harm. For the perpetrators it creates real inflammatory situations that can be manipulated and used for as long as desired. There is no chance that pedestal groups will ever solve a single outstanding injustice or that they will ever receive the kind of permissive adoration and blind acceptance they demand, and no chance at all that they will be given what they want. Pedestal groups demanding special non existent rights and special treatment under the law will invariably create resentment, strong disagreement and ill will. The pedestal groups will be manipulated to see this justifiable anger as an attempt to deprive them of what they want. They can then be led to incendiary hatred, to vengeance, to torture and injustice that truly exceeds any injustice, loss or damage they've ever experienced. This paves the way for them to feel entitled to take what they want by force and deceit, with cruelty, hypocrisy, injustice, and murder. It's the perfect political tool.

Divide and conquer works on nations and it works on small groups. It also works on individuals. But that's only the second level. Going this far creates a group of people who see themselves as being at risk of losing something important to them, who are ready to perpetrate crimes and violence in the morally sanctified name of self defense from foul offensive others. If you really want to crank up the heat you have to go one step further. You must now approach the enemy you just created and do the same thing to them. You have to create a separating line between them and those people back there who are now willing to kick their ass, and you have to lift them up on their own pedestal too. Now you're talking. At this point you've got two sides ready to pull out every stop and tear each other to shreds and pieces in the belief the other side is out to get them and take away what's important to them.

It's hardly surprising that bankers have been so easily creating wars since forever in order to bankroll both sides' armies. Filthy rich bankers are scummy people, aren't they? Indeed they are.

What's been described so far is only the tip of the iceberg. This basic routine can be taken anywhere the perpetrators desire. Once the perpetrators have gained the trusting ears of their victims, they can tell all the lies they like. The insidious thing about all this, something truly distasteful is that in order to really make things happen, the perpetrators have to insinuate themselves closely to their victims. They literally have to become trusted friends and leaders. How disgusting is that? When the job is important enough the fraud will be taken as far as it can go. Perpetrators will pretend to love, respect, sympathize with their victims, they will even marry them if need be. They will manipulate and use someone's heart and soul for personal gain and do it without an ounce of shame or guilt.

If they're willing to break someone's heart then it should be evident that they'd have no problem with pretending to be anyone, anywhere, in any capacity. They can pretend, very convincingly to be friends, elected representatives, esteemed professionals, and military leaders. They can, and actually they do. Now we're getting into the wild, wild world of covert intelligence ops. Of spies and lies and prostitution, arms sales and business deals and drug smuggling. Of throwing games and battles where real people die. Where presidents stand before us telling big fat lies to cover real agendas, and to cover their own butts. Where those who know the truth are taken out, or gagged or destroyed in any number of ways.

Guess what? This is reality. This is a snapshot, a thumbnail sketch of reality in our world today. Things are not what they appear to be. Powerful types are very often not at all what they portray themselves to be. Within the government it explains the long held obsessions with catching foreign operatives, with developing ultra high tech secret gizmos and gadgets that give an advantage to our side. Left alone to evolve in secrecy with untracked and unaccounted for billions, a vast culture of spying and intelligence organizations developed and spread into nearly every aspect of life. We're watching government fear and suspicion spread like a viral infection throughout all branches of government, turning once sane and stable individuals who saw themselves as protectors, into heavily armed and armored soldiers on a battlefield where everyone is a potentially deadly enemy, including five year old girls and teenage boys, and little old ladies in wheel chairs. Any and all of them, any and all of us, could be hiding a bomb or have a grenade stuffed somewhere.

We have bio-weapons labs springing up like mushrooms now, resurrecting long dead diseases from desiccated bones in graveyards. We are ready to unleash virulent plagues on a moment's notice in the name of self defense. We have enough nuclear warheads to destroy the entire world a few times over. We spend unconscionable amounts of money on military machines and bombs and bullets and our fear and hate is so sharpened and preened, that the scarier we get, the scarier we believe the enemy is. We have to have ever more bombs, ever more tanks, ever more ways to kill those bad people over there, and to control the bad people right here at home. And who are they but the ones who don't see the "threat"? The ones who speak of peace and friendship and sanity and not arming the skies with predator drones and star wars satellites and secret weapons and mind control and ....

When what we're doing does not make sense and yet we feel so compelled to keep doing it, there must be a reason. The reason is probably lies. A great many lies, steadily delivered to exactly the right people in exactly the right places. Supporting lies can be broadcasted and disseminated. More lies and new lies and old lies can be recycled and retold, especially the ones that have worked so well in the past.

Lies separate people from other people. Lies separate people from themselves. Lies make us blind to what's in front of our faces and deaf to what we could easily hear. Lies make us obsessed with ourselves, with what we've got and don't have, with what we want or think we deserve and won't rest until we possess it. Lies create selfishness and fear, suspicion and resentment. Lies light fires of revenge over things that never happened and never will. Lies are things that cut off what really sustains us, just like severing an artery. The whole purpose and intent behind lies is to make us stop being who we really are. To make us stop doing what we do, and to make us do what we would never otherwise do. Lies are told by those who want to destroy us, who want us separated and afraid, trapped, weakened and controlled by our own fears. Lies can keep it all going for hundreds of years. Lies are weapons used to deprive, undermine and control others for personal gain. At the root of it all lies are told to divide and conquer.

What is the source of all these lies? Who is it that benefits from all the lies that are turning our country into a paranoid, divisive insane asylum?

Who's not getting hurt but is growing stronger? Who is protected from harm, abuse, or attempts at correction? Who is above the law and who is under the hob nail boots of the law whether innocent or not? Who would never be arrested for crimes of the greatest scale and will never live out their years behind bars, and who will waste away in prison for exponentially lesser private crimes?

I think we can all see who the spreaders and repeaters of lies are. We can also see what they've become and what they've wrought. We can easily figure out who's gotten richer than Satan himself and who is losing or has lost all.

The one thing we might never know is why they feel this eternal compulsion to manipulate people to death and destruction for personal gain, when with less effort and a more pleasant frame of mind to operate in, they could benefit more by instigating prosperity and justice and also have a much nicer world to live in. They would also earn the genuine respect and affection of the people and a bona fide place in the history books. They could actually feel good about themselves, legitimately.

Perhaps there is a first lie that spawns all others, the very one that is at the root of the world's worst problems. The original, self-excusing lie. The lie that liars tell themselves to make their lies okay to tell: "It's not wrong when I do it".

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