By John Kaminski
If you think the world has gone crazy — and there’s plenty of evidence it has always been crazy — it could be because of the dominance of words from outside your brain interfering with your own perceptions that form naturally inside your everyday thought processes. Call them inklings or intuition. They trigger barely audible alarms every time something doesn’t sound quite right to you. Minus the programming, this is your own innate intelligence speaking.
Despite the outrageous outbursts of nasty public behavior observed in our confusing times, people are trying to fathom, manipulate and better understand the human thought process (subliminal advertising, neurolinguistic programming, braintainment, etc.). So it’s a natural question to inquire about how human brains worked long before there were cities, before actual language regimented everyone into rigidly defined categories, into nations and occupations, into religions and schools of thought.
When the Founding Fathers launched America, they were obliged by custom to mention God in practically every conversation. Today, that much-abused icon seems to most people more like a personal improvement product — or an excuse to murder people — rather than a messiah to be venerated.
The white noise of commercial trivia becomes the way ordinary people live their lives. Our identities are subsumed by the products and attitudes we consume.
The point is that we’ve lost the ability to observe the world accurately because we’ve trapped ourselves in names and labels that don’t really match what we’re seeing. Democracy is anything but because money makes equal justice for all impossible. At this point, only drooling fools believe what they hear on TV, or what their government says.
Politically in the 21st century, this is embarrassingly visible in the lies told by the government as they try to hide crimes they constantly commit in someone else’s name. Pick a recent catastrophe — 9/11, Sandy Hook, and Las Vegas are merely three among dozens of infamous government-created terror attacks — all designed to chain your mind to their falsely created psychodramas aimed at making you sufficiently fearful to acquiesce to their demonic fakery. This process has rapidly drained the vitality out of the previously robust American system.
I became interested in all this because I heard on the radio that some professors said humans were smarter 40,000 years ago than they are today. And I tried to imagine a group of today’s He-men, dressed in animal furs, who could bring down a 13-ton mastodon with nets, spears, and boulders. It was creativity their lives depended upon. Their abilities lie dormant in our genes.
Human intelligence “peaked thousands of years ago and we’ve been on an intellectual and emotional decline ever since,” Professor Gerald Crabtree, head of the genetics laboratory at Stanford University, was recently quoted as saying.
So the dumbing-down phenomenon we have observed in recent years is not only a government program aimed at creating a totalitarian state, but also a natural process accelerated by technological inventions aimed at making us work less while simultaneously degrading our physical and mental abilities.
When words prevail, lies abound
Scoff if you like at the idea that all our knowledge has made us stupider, but the fact remains that few of us today would survive if our plug into technological society is ever completely pulled.
John Harland wrote in 1981,
“The processes that turn individual humans into monstrous group organisms” [acquire their] “. . . powers by the destruction of individual souls and control of the individual will . . .” John Harland, Word Controlled Humans (1981), Full-Text
The early northern Europeans, who had made the decision to retain their individual sovereignty, talked of them as monstrous organisms. Sometimes they called such a group a “giant” because the group acted like one single enormous person. Sometimes they called it a snake or serpent because the group organism moved in a sneaky fashion and was poisonous. Dragon was the common term for “body politic.” Dragon was an unreal, animallike idea-creation obviously invented for only one purpose — to designate the indescribable group monster. — John Harland, Word Controlled Humans, 1981, p. 21
Yes, this is a review of that small book. (I include so much of it because it’s out of print and hard to find.)
Harland promised “no glorified generalities glossing over the horror that sharp focus reveals” in “a book for those who want to be individuals.”
“First remove the obstructions from our own eyes . . . before trying to correct the faults of others.” What to correct? “They have made their own records of wars and ‘nations’ appear as the whole of human history,” he advised.
The author theorized that once upon a time, prehistoric humans made a fateful choice at a fork in their developmental road.
Nature’s method of making individual perception a major factor affecting survival was the way rejected; acceptance of the individual by a word-conditioned group was made the dominant requirement affecting the individual’s survival.
Priests claiming to know the secrets of life and death invented their metaphors for social control, and their abstract knowledge became more valued than practical knowledge, probably because any kind of God can answer all questions whereas humans can answer only a precious few. Harland’s forecast for the human future, based on the road civilization has taken, was worse than gloomy.
As I see it, the fork we have taken can lead only to human extinction or biological regression; the other could have led to a further evolutionary advance.
Word conditioning now rides in seeming triumph over individual perception. The viewpoint of the non-word-controlled people has been discarded as not worthy of attention.
‘Authority’ destroys reality
Today, as we see humans being crushed by standardization and political correctness, we can’t help but wonder if humanity has gone in the wrong direction. Individual effort is discouraged; instead, we are urged to depend on a central system to rid ourselves of life’s hazardous uncertainties. This is a quest for a system of security that we know doesn’t really work, because nothing is more important than unfettered individual freedom.
A fateful trend changed the course of human development, according to Harland.
Because living was easy, words describing a dramatic relationship to “spirits” of the universe became more important in establishing prestige than demonstrated ability in relation to the universe of objective reality.
Even way back then, the spin machine was flexing its muscles.
Good hunters, and others of much experience and ability, lost their places as leaders to those claiming to have a special communion with spirits knowing more than ordinary humans. The new type of leaders, who began to lead groups by words that created awe, I will call “priests.”
This was all about salesmen selling the original shell game, a product no one could refuse — triumph over death.
I suggest that we now pause and consider the question: What does “authority” as used above really mean? In the world of reality a parent controls a child, an adult may have power over another by reason of strength or strategic advantage, or a group may have power over an individual.
The idea implied by “authority” triggers an action in those who have been word-conditioned to set aside their own innate will and accept the word-control of someone in “authority.” As I see it, “authority,” implying the “right” of individuals or groups to control or exercise power over others, has no meaning in the world of reality. I want to identify it as being highly suspect by always enclosing it in quotation marks.
The ugly objective is always war
The use of the authority scam always ends up in the same place, justification for crimes concealed under the rubric of patriotism.
When orders were obeyed because coming from someone having “authority,” mass warfare between groups of word-controlled people became the standard practice. If there was no apparent reason for war, a reason was invented; the system was dependent on it; “authority” grew by the demonstration of “authority.”
This is still how they do it today. When they run out of enemies, they simply invent new ones.
In most of the densely populated areas, the people not only came to accept such control, but they also came to expect it. They came to want it. They had become dependent on it. They could make no decisions nor do anything unless directed by an “authority.”
The people had become accustomed to looking to an “authority” to make decisions for them, and had come to accept any “authority” that was not challenged by some other “authority.” “Authorities” competed with “authorities” for group control. Individuals were lost in the shuffle.
Harland wrote: “Gradually most hold-outs accept the game as ‘the way things are,’ even though by doing this they lose their essential being in direct relation to the universe.”
The way of the serpent
The author’s overall perception is extremely relevant to the future of humanity. “The serpent makers advocate the pseudo-morality that individuals should subordinate their individual reason and judgment to the ‘authority’ of the group.” This is the same rationale that Commie bombmakers use to lure idealistic young people into the manipulated world of urban sabotage.
Serpent or dragon, as an image for a group of word-controlled-people-acting-as-a-single-organism, was widely used even before any word histories now available, but not always did the image carry an unfavorable connotation. Only the northern Europeans seem to have had a conscious commitment never to create such a semi-organism among themselves — and to destroy any that tried to encroach on them.
The author is clear about his goals.
I want to show that the direction of the serpent, or body politic, which only exists in the minds of word-controlled groups — but causes them to act as if were real — opposes (1) the direction pointed out by Jesus and also opposes (2) the direction set by three billion years of life before humans came on the scene.
Harland cites the most famous love story of all as really a disguised reference to that first fork in the road when humans shelved their faculties of direct perception in favor of the comfort of fellowship amid word-controlled groups.
I have mentioned the Babylonian story of an individual man and woman whose paradise was upset by the serpent — serpent symbolizing a word controlled group . . . Individuals have been forcefully pushed out of their small, personal natural paradises by word-controlled groups; and individual-respecting groups — of substantial size — have been destroyed or absorbed by word-controlled groups no more powerful than themselves.
So you think the world’s gone crazy eh? Well, it’s always been this crazy. What’s changed is that you’ve become more aware – Johnny Punish, VT Writer and Musician
Seen from this perspective, we see how the story of Adam and Eve is really the ruination of their direct perception of paradise by this word-controlled serpent which has since evolved into today’s various religions.
That is the way of every semi-organism of word-controlled people as long as there has been a word history. They form serpents, dragons, nations, bodies politic — or whatever the word-controlling-semi-organism is called.
Individual flesh and blood humans die if they will not commit themselves to be “parts” of the word-created serpent of those around them, or if they advocate something different from what is currently held up by the leader already having word control over the people.
When words override thought
We hear the stories of our time and guffaw at the bold chutzpah with which our government lies to us. Orwell first described the war-is-peace meme, but it took us a few decades to realize this process was actually happening in the real world, and that many words no longer meant what we thought they did.
Most of us at one time or another have concluded that truth is the new hate speech and lies are simply the way of the world.
The history of the Jews gives a clear picture of the serpent — or body politic. Looking at their history, we can see that it is any fictional thing that word-controlled individuals are conditioned to think of as a “whole” and conditioned to think of their individual beings as its “parts.”
Group power exerted against individuals is the basis for establishing word control, but word-expressed ideas, that override clear thought, are the necessary implements to perpetuate it.
In determining good from evil, Harland stressed that the objectives of the serpent makers are always in opposition to the creative intelligence of the universe. They are trying to take you away from what is natural and compel you to practice what is unnatural because it is their means of maintaining control of you — to make you sincerely believe something that isn’t true.
The serpent makers advocate the pseudo-morality that individuals should subordinate their individual reason and judgment to the “authority” of the group. The Jewish Bible provides the best example of the serpent for two reasons: One, it is widely distributed. Two, it clearly advocates the pseudo-morality of the serpent and condemns individual-self-assertion as immoral.
Get that. The Jewish Bible, the best business plan ever written, denies individuals really don’t count for anything “unless they obey God’s holy law.” (See Deut. 28:56)
The Jews as a group never advocated a relationship of an individual to a god who cared anything about individuals. The only relationship they advocated was that of “a people” to a group god that dealt with cohesive “peoples” or serpents.
Such an inauthentic attitude using their G-d as an excuse for their constant crimes against humanity turned one xenophobic subgroup of the human race into a murderous parasite feeding upon the remainder of the species.
Most present-day Jews claim to be “parts” of two separate “wholes.” Jews who are “United States citizens” have a divided allegiance between the ancient Jewish serpent and the United States.
Jews have practiced this same sort of dual identity — simultaneously claiming to be “parts” of two separate “wholes” — for thousands of years and continue to follow the practice even though it often results in their persecution. Obviously, they continue to play this double game because their three thousand years of Jewish tradition show them that the Jewish serpent has repeatedly eaten up other serpents.
The darkness of civilization
Our first “modern” society and the model for all that followed, the ancient Greeks brought with them that original creative intelligence that quickly was extinguished and forgotten by an endless procession of word-controlled groups, Harland insists.
The concept of the Greek “state” comes down through history as being “better” than other serpents. This, however, is a comparison between two things of which neither can be called good. Like the brainwashed natives, the Greeks also let words overrule their Perception. They began to use words as if words could create a reality — as if words could do more than point to what is real.
They forgot their original concept that, when organic life was created, the extant physical universe became the language between creative intelligence and each individual. They also forgot that it is the only language of unquestionable validity between one individual and another.
Our crazed obsession to “improve” nature has produced nothing but misery and decay. Why we choose to accept our limited servitude when it usually is not our first choice for the life we would like to live in the place we would like to live it in remains one of the chief puzzles of humankind.
We always need to keep in mind that individuals can make agreements with each other and act together as a group, but when they presume to synthesize a group “will” — something more than an individual’s will and less than the will of the universal creative intelligence — they give up their own souls.
To be continued >>> PART 2: THE GROUP GOD VS. THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE
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For those of you who think the serpent analogy is a stretch then look at this: The Dark Secrets of the Pope’s Audience Hall
Reminds me of group think or mass formation psychosis both which could describe democracy which is probably why the Founding Fathers choose a Republic instead.
In kindergarten (mid 1950’s) we were marched through “games” like follow-the-leader and Simon says; something in me was affronted. In a few years i had enough perspective to realize why; such things were more suited to an authoritarian country – Stalin says, follow the fuhrer – than to the supposed Land of the Free.
No doubt today there are more sophisticated ways of inculcating unthinking obedience to a designated authority figure… apps, perhaps
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