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Ragamuffin Propaganda – Child Sacrifice and Other Media Myths from the Fifth Column


Aside from the fact that hundreds of thousands of other children are routinely slaughtered in U.S. abortion mills and numerous thousands of others are abused at the hands of those that shouldn’t even be in this country, this one child must have been extremely important to the leftist agenda, for their unfortunate circumstances are being propagandize in the usual anti-American narratives while it makes them and their family merely another politicized group of pawns and marionettes to be later discarded. On the Marquees of award winning political theater, dead children are most always the favored props of socialist and democratic politicians.

Though the following situation is unfortunate to say the least, let’s not forget, over the years large numbers of people of all ages have died or were abused and/or killed by their handlers when they attempted to cross the border illegally.

What a child’s death on the border says about our country

The mainstream media’s treatment of a young girl’s death while in the custody of the Border Patrol is a case study in how the mainstream media control the national narrative and manipulate public opinion to advance their leftist agenda.

The purpose of flooding the internet and the airwaves with propaganda about the death and life of Jakelin Maquin isn’t to edify or inform the public; it is to make Americans feel bad about enforcing any immigration laws at all.  The real crime here isn’t any wrongdoing on the part of the Border Patrol.  The real crime, according to our Cultural Marxist overlords, is that the Border Patrol exists in the first place.

After all, it wasn’t the Border Patrol that led this young child on a 2,000-mile trek over harsh terrain.  It wasn’t the Border Patrol who failed to provide her with water and vital nutrients.  No, that was the doing of her own father.  But he was a good guy, you know.  He just wanted a “better life” for himself and his (now deceased) child.

Never mind that this argument from self-interest is the argument of every single drug-dealer, thief, and criminal since the dawn of time.  In fact, the argument from self-interest isn’t even a moral argument.  If self-interest could, all by itself, justify an action morally, virtually any action would be justified.  After all, it is rare that people deliberately harm themselves.  I murdered my boss, but they told me I had to do whatever it took to get that promotion!  I raped that beautiful young woman, but I’m finally going to have a son!  Not much of a moral argument, is it?

The purpose of inundating the public with stories about this young girl’s death is to guilefully, albeit forcefully, place the immigration debate into a perceptual frame that best serves the political left’s agenda, and to make Border Patrol agents, and especially the man who directs them and employs them, the president of the United States, seem like monsters in the eyes of the public.  The lying press isn’t trying to prove this by evidence.  Reason is not the mainstream media’s strong suit.  They achieve this objective via innuendo and suggestion, not reason or evidence or anything comparable.  A child died in the custody of the Border Patrol, ergo something is terribly racist about America, something is terribly wrong with our immigration policy, and something is terribly contemptible about the orange emperor.  The thing speaks for itself, right?

Not really.  Remember, Border Patrol intercepts half a million people annually illegally entering the United States of America.  Half a million people!  Are we really to believe that no one intercepted will ever have a major medical event while in custody?  No one will ever be caught while dehydrated and fatigued, such that his life is already in peril?  This is simple statistics, people.  Some people are going to die in the custody of Border Patrol.  It is unavoidable.  It is a mathematical certainty.

The Border Patrol, like any person or group of people, can do wrong.  For example, if the child had said she was dreadfully parched and dizzy, and the Border Patrol had refused her life-saving hydration.  However, there is absolutely no evidence of this, and there never will be.  In seventy-two hours, this story will be forgotten by the media, and they’ll have moved on to some other silly propaganda tale meant to engineer consent and control the minds of the public.  All the supposed free press can hope for is that this last story had its intended effect: of proving to Americans, at last, that America is irredeemably racist and Trump is Hitler reincarnated.  If not, back to the drawing board or the spin room or whatever these liars call it when they brainstorm how best to deceive the American people and advance Cultural Marxism.

Tragedies like the death of 7-year-old Jaqelin Maquin do not denote wrongdoing.  Tragedies happen every day, all around the world.  Sometimes the only party responsible is chance.

Finally, defending our borders is arguably the most essential duty of government.  Moreover, the enforcement of every single law brings with it certain minor, highly attenuated risks to human life.  If the mere detention of criminals is considered too harsh a measure for our nation to stomach any longer, there is no hope for the rule of law or for the Republic’s continued survival.  If our government is permanently unwilling or somehow unable to defend our borders, we should not shut the government down temporarily, as Trump is threatening.  We should shut it down permanently.

[Byline Amalric de Droevig]

American Thinker (edited)
16 December 2018

This really says little about America. But unfortunately, it does speak volumes about this unlawful migrant’s child’s home country of Guatemala, her grossly irresponsible parents, and the greedy enablers who created the condition and manipulated the situation in the first place.

In essence, all this propaganda is being focused on this single child and what occurred over the course of one month in the past. In reality, numerous horrific abuses and carnage are occurring against all sorts of American children and it is happening on a daily basis, where’s all the outrage for that?

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It’s Bureaucratic Affordability or Something


Documents Reveal Obama State Department Urgently Provided Classified ‘Russiagate’ Documents to Multiple Senators Immediately Ahead of Trump Inauguration

Meanwhile, Special Counsel Investigation Has Cost Taxpayers $25.2 Million Yet still there is no collusion.

Obviously, wasting excessive amounts of taxpayer money and supporting the sycophantic propagandizing for the multitude of fraudulent ways meant to secure it, appears to be at least one motivating factor in the career paths followed by a great many of America’s power hungry political ‘class‘. This also includes all the useful, tools, fools and crony financiers that place them there in the first place. Of course this is opposed by the more mundane dregs and/or deplorables; however, they seem to keep allowing these destructive charlatans to remain employed or in office where they willfully commit more and more criminal acts because they have convinced themselves they are above the ‘Laws‘ as they make them.

So what  – If the government wanted to increase the cost of health insurance and health care beyond the reach of most citizens, what could it do?

Obamacare Architect Ezekiel Emanuel: We Will See “Severe Or Uncomfortable” Cost Increases For One Million People

Create a new, expensive federal and state bureaucracy? – Check.
Expand existing federal agencies such as the IRS? – Check.
Create a layer of compensated middle men to guide people through the process? Call them Navigators? – Check.
Restrict participation by insurance companies? – Check.
Restrict permissible insurance plan choices? – Check.
Mandate coverage that many people don’t need? – Check.
Increase taxes, on consumers, on insurance and medical devices. – Check.
Increase paperwork. – Check.
Separate the cost of the insurance from the user’s pocketbook to remove the incentive of frugality. – Check.
Subsidize selected providers of insurance? – Check.

What do we call this comprehensive act to increase health care costs? How about the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ?”

“If you like your plan, you can keep your plan.” 

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“But we have to pass the [health care] bill so that you can find out what’s in it….”

The way the ACA is actually designed to work, is that any irresponsible person(s) (aka victim-class dependency groups) still get medical treatment and those that are responsible are forced to pay their bill.

Related: Don’t Believe Media Misdirection. Here Are the Real Reasons Obamacare Enrollment Is Down

At the onset of the scheme, Obama et al., said costs would go down, but instead hardworking Americans were left with higher costs for health care. Obama said that if you liked your plan, you could keep it, but millions of plans were cancelled.  Time and time again this bill has a proven track record to be bad for business, bad for families and bad for the American people.

Note: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, was passed in the senate on December 24, 2009, and rammed through the Democrat held house on March 21, 2010, without any debate or bipartisan support. It was signed into law by Obama on March 23rd, 2010 and upheld in the supreme court on June 28, 2012; as stealth extortion, it was rendered a tax rather than a penalty for the wealth redistribution it was to eventually become in the future. (see Obamacare’s Mysterious Missing Billions). The Supreme Court conveniently forgot that when it makes a service mandatory, corporations can charge any price they want.  What was, buried deep in the law are 19 special sections that cannot be challenged by the courts or any regulatory system.  What the public was being sold (then forced to accept) and what the law actually has in it were 2 totally different things.

The graphic below shows, that The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as a law created 68 grant programs, 47 new bureaucratic entities, 29 demonstration or pilot programs, 6 new regulatory systems, 6 compliance standards and 2 new entitlements.

As a refresher for those that may have forgotten, some of Obamacare’s provisions are still in effect and the rest will continue to roll out until 2022. Obamacare saw the bulk of it’s provisions, taxes and programs rolled out in 2013 and 2014.

Obamacare Complicated?

Obamacare Complicated? Check Out The Flow Chart. Image from The Daily Bail

It should come as no surprise that the federal government issued sixty contracts from 2009 to 2014 in efforts to build Healthcare.gov, the federal insurance marketplace. According to a report issued today by the inspector general (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the government had already paid out just under half a billion dollars by February 2014, five months after the beginning of open enrollment. The government is already under obligation for another $300 million, and the estimated value of the sixty contracts totals $1.7 billion. The OIG provided a summary of its findings:

The 60 contracts related to the development and operation of the Federal Marketplace started between January 2009 and January 2014. The purpose of the 60 contracts ranged from health benefit data collection and consumer research to cloud computing and Web site development. The original estimated values of these contracts totaled $1.7 billion; the contract values ranged from $69,195 to over $200 million. Across the 60 contracts, nearly $800 million has been obligated for the development of the Federal Marketplace as of February 2014. As of that date, CMS had paid nearly $500 million for the development of the Federal Marketplace to the contractors awarded these contracts.

The Weekly Standard – 2014/08/26


A new study on the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, produced by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University shows that the health care law penalizes Americans who work full-time, will reduce the number of full-time workers, and rewards those who work less.

CNSNews.com – 2016/10/11

MeanwhileThe Dems’ cry ‘sabotage’ as Trump reforms unconstitutional Obamacare subsidies to insurance companies.


See Also

The Vindication of John Roberts
The Gruber Confession

As for other Bureaucratic Utopian Schemes:

Obamacare, a.k.a.  Affordable Care Act (ACA)
Cloward–Piven strategy
“It’s a tax not a penalty“ (or something)
The Climate Change Hoax

Compared with the vibrant nation it once was, today’s America has become a different country. Divided, confused, angry, squabbling, one of the world’s largest debtor nations, with rampant divorce, family breakdown and unprecedented sexual anarchy, vast numbers of non-citizens and victim-class dependency groups on food stamps and welfare, and a majority of the population consuming phenomenal quantities of pharmaceuticals (for every conceivable type of condition), some including incredible amounts psychoactive chemicals – on so many levels America is disintegrating. Yes, there are those working hard to usher in the Post-American World and they are willing to spend inconceivable amounts of taxpayer money in order to support it.

More or less, later …

Biological Health Hazard – Histoplasmosis, Bat guano: D.R. Congo


HISTOPLASMOSIS – CONGO DR: (CONGO CENTRAL) VARIETY DUBOISII, BAT GUANO, 2011-2014
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Published Date: 2018-11-11 18:19:10
Subject: PRO/EDR> Histoplasmosis – Congo DR: (CC) var. duboisii, bat guano, 2011-2014
Archive Number: 20181111.6139263

[For some reason this post was removed. It has now been reposted from it’s original source (again).]

Date: November 2018
Source: Emerging Infectious Diseases Vol. 24, No. 11 [edited]

Pakasa N, Biber A, Nsiangana S, Imposo D, et al. African Histoplasmosis in HIV-Negative Patients, Kimpese, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Abstract
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We describe a case series of histoplasmosis caused by _Histoplasma capsulatum_ var. _duboisii_ during July 2011-January 2014 in Kimpese, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Cases were confirmed by histopathology, immunohistochemistry, and reverse transcription PCR. All patients were HIV negative. Putative sources for the pathogen were cellar bats and guano fertilizer exploitation.

Conclusions
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This histology-based study identified a novel focus of _H. duboisii_ in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the city of Kimpese and its vicinity. Over a period of [about] 2 years, 36 cases were routinely detected in a single pathology laboratory in this area; all patients were HIV negative.

The putative source of infection appears to be cellar bats, _Chaerephon pumilus_, and guano fertilizer overexploitation. African histoplasmosis has previously been reported to be isolated from the intestinal contents of bats belonging to the species _Nycteris hispida_ and _Tadarida pumila_ from a cave in rural Nigeria and from soil mixed with bat guano (8).

The subsiding of new cases could be related to the incidental cessation of the use of bat guano along with the reintroduction of chemical fertilizers. This change was unrelated to any knowledge about the infection risk of guano and may be reversed when the guano accumulates again to sizable amounts.

This case series featured a high incidence of infection in women and girls and in young children, including toddlers and school-age children. Six patients were 3-7 years of age, an age when children are more tied to their mothers, sit on the ground, and may be in contact with contaminated soil. Although HIV tests were negative, other innate or acquired immunosuppression was not ruled out.

During the 1st year of our case series, more cases were initially labeled as lymphoproliferative disorders or extrapulmonary tuberculosis, whereas in subsequent years, cases were initially suspected to be histoplasmosis infections. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume that, in endemic areas, where histopathological diagnosis or advanced microbiology labs are not widely accessible, the disease may be underdiagnosed; therefore, the prevalence of African histoplasmosis may be underestimated.

The diagnosis of African histoplasmosis is made mainly by histopathology, which shows granulomatous inflammation and giant cells containing numerous large yeast cells 10-15 um in diameter, which are thick-walled and divided by narrow budding. The fungus is easily visible by GMS, Gridley, or PAS staining (4). IHC [immunohistochemistry] staining, which was performed on 12 specimens, is not specific for African histoplasmosis but to _H. capsulatum_; therefore, it may play a role in more accurate and faster diagnosis and enable exclusion of other fungal infections.

In our series, 3 samples were tested by RT-PCR, and results were positive in all 3 for _H. capsulatum_ diagnosis. Newer PCR protocols have been developed and may provide rapid and species-specific diagnosis (9).

Our histopathologic observation has some limitations. IHC and the RT-PCR primers that were used are unable to differentiate between _H. capsulatum_ var. _capsulatum_ and var. _duboisii_, yet they confirmed the histoplasmosis diagnosis, and IHC together with the large size of the yeast make it specific for _H. duboisii_. Soil and the bat guano from the infected areas have not yet been tested for _H. capsulatum_ var. _duboisii_. Among the strengths of this study is that this unusual case series is unique in its extent and clustering of cases. In addition, the available data add novel epidemiologic and diagnostic information to the current knowledge about this neglected disease.

Further investigation should be conducted to understand the reservoir of the pathogen, the types of daily activities that might pose risk factors for acquiring the disease, and the mode of transmission and progression of the disease. Because diagnosis, especially in these rural areas, is challenging, seroepidemiologic surveys are needed to establish the extent of this infection.

[The full journal article is available at the source URL. – Mod.ML]

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[_Histoplasma capsulatum_, a dimorphic fungus, is found worldwide in soil enriched by bird or bat droppings. Contaminated soil can be potentially infectious for years. Fungal spores become airborne during activities that disturb the contaminated soil, such as spelunking, mining, construction, excavation, demolition, roofing, chimney cleaning, farming, or gardening, which can lead to clusters of cases of histoplasmosis that follow inhalation of the aerosolized spores. The spores can travel distances downstream from the source in currents of air.

Birds cannot be infected by the fungus and do not transmit the disease; however, bats can become infected by _H. capsulatum_ and may harbor the fungus in their gut (https://academic.oup.com/jtm/article/15/2/133/1801173).

In the U.S., histoplasmosis is endemic in the Ohio, Missouri, and Mississippi River valleys, where it is caused by _H. capsulatum_ var. _capsulatum_. In Africa, histoplasmosis occurs most commonly in west and central Africa, particularly where it is caused by the _duboisii_ variety, which has yeast cells that average about twice the size of _H. capsulatum_ var. _capsulatum_ (http://www.reviberoammicol.com/1997-14/155159.pdf). _H. capsulatum _ var. _duboisii_, commonly involves the skin, bones and lymph nodes. Disseminated disease is especially more common in HIV/AIDS-associated cases.

The above study involved 36 cases of histoplasmosis identified in tissue specimens (lymph, skin, bone) by a pathology laboratory in the town of Kimpese, DR Congo from 2011 to 2014. The patients were HIV-negative women and children; a few patients who were available for interviews reported living in houses infested with cellar bats; these persons frequently collected guano from cellars to fertilize gardens.

Kimpese, with a population of over 50 000 residents, is a town in the Cataractes District of Kongo Central (formerly Bas-Congo) province, Democratic Republic of the Congo, between Kinshasa and the provincial capital Matadi (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kimpese). Kimpese has a 400-bed hospital that serves 150 000 people in the local area and a medical training center. A map that shows the location of Kimpese can be found at https://www.google.com/maps/place/Kimpese,+Democratic+Republic+of+the+Congo. – Mod.ML

HealthMap/ProMED map available at:
DR Congo: http://healthmap.org/promed/p/194]

See Also

2013
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Histoplasmosis, researchers – UK: ex Uganda, 2011 20130311.1581417

2012
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Histoplasmosis – South Africa: (GT) 20120727.1217158

2011
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Histoplasmosis, researchers – UK: ex Uganda, alert 20110908.2738
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Falling into the Abyss of Madness


It is within those overflowing number of politically corrected academic reeducation enclaves, and the hallowed halls of distorted powers given to governments ruled by major metropolitan areas, that cultural Marxism and liberal politics has created its quasi-totalitarian system of social conformity — as the base from which they attempt and continue to impose their rules upon everyone.

This type of social infection has evolved from a once recognized outbreak, into a now ill-welcomed immoral plague, at least by some; as this disease of madness proliferates itself throughout an ever-degenerating and decaying society.

Like all biological plagues it eventually destroys it’s host, and in the dire conditions that inevitably follow, it leaves behind the carcasses or the smoldering ashes of intellectual corpses or the half-dead that willfully conform themselves to the new Dark Age utopia they have mistakenly, and in the end, regrettably hope for. What good then is an obsession with “climate change, race, class, and gender or the distorted nature of whatever else” that is being carried pretty much to its logical conclusion, when all that celebrate this ‘Brave New World‘ will likely no longer exist?

It should come as no surprise that mainstream liberalism, along with its leftist slave masters want to have its racial and pseudo-diverse politics and not get eaten by it. But once such a nefarious system is firmly in place and its basic principles are established, it tends to keep operating to the logical end point of those principles. And that logical end point is exactly what all the hungry ghosts of liberalism perpetually whines about: for instance ‘Binary Persons Without Color’ on the left face being summarily labeled and dismissed as bigots — the very same treatment they have so eagerly applied to the their opposition for so many years. Again, here we see a case of a disease consuming it’s host.

Where all this ideological poultry really comes home to roost is in the atrocious influence academia seems to have over it’s captive, pliable and publicly-educated, socially-preconditioned and intentionally confused and indoctrinated minds It also becomes clear as to what Shakespeare’s Hamlet may have meant by, “When sorrows come, they come not single spies. But in battalions.”  One need only look at the present Army of Darkness that has befallen us to fully grasp how ‘Middle-Earth‘ was to face it’s downfall and potential destruction.

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The following is a relevant example, which stands on the edge of it’s own precipice of insanity:

“Four legs good, two legs bad” ???

“Social Justice” Inflates to Include Animals
Evolution News & Science Today (edited)

Environmentalism is growing increasingly radical. As I have noted previously, four rivers and two glaciers are now rights-bearing geological features. Yes, it is becoming that nuts.

An article published in Biological Conservation illustrates environmentalism’s metastasizing misanthropy. The authors wholeheartedly embrace the concept of “speciesism,” the noxious  notion that treating animals differently from human beings is akin to racism. (That’s crackers. Racism is wrong because it treats equals invidiously as unequals. Speciesism is a nonsensical principle because valuing humans more than animals treats unequals properly as unequals.)

“Just Preservation”

They also argue that prioritizing human needs over the supposed needs or interests of animals and nature is unjust. From “Just Preservation,” by — you guessed it! — three university professors (citations omitted):

Speciesism in favor of humans subordinates all life to human whims. Subordination of claims based on group membership is certainly not the case in situations concerning other vulnerable moral subjects, such as differently-abled humans or children. The vulnerability of such groups places additional duties on the majority or powerful.

For example, the ethical principles of autonomy, beneficence, non-malfeasance, and justice are commonly recognized in the case of protected classes or vulnerable humans and communities in health-care and medical ethics Attention to vulnerability and capability is a central element of many well-grounded theories of justice. For example, there could very well be a focus on the situation of the least well-off, which would allow for inequalities in outcomes that would benefit, or at least not harm, those individuals. Clearly, non-humans would often fall in this protected class or vulnerable category when faced with human exploitation…

Our conceptualization of an adequately horizontal rather than hierarchical approach would position human well-being along side, not in front or before, non-human well-being. Hence, it would argue for extending justice to non-human (in addition to human) claims if preservation is to be truly non-anthropocentric.

Translation: Our duties to animals — which human exceptionalism certainly accepts, but not as being equal with our duties to human beings — requires that their “interests” be given equal consideration with ours in every conflict situation.

A Prescription for Gridlock

Talk about a prescription for absolute gridlock in human enterprise! Imagine a farmer wants to clear a section of forest to create a field for planting. All the birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees would have to be given equal consideration to that of the farmer to earn a living and humans to consume the products of his labors. Environmentalist lawyers would strike and initiate years-long litigation to sort out the equal rights of all affected life forms and geological features. Knowing that, what rational farmer would try to expand his fields?

It gets worse. The authors want to tie conservation principles into a Gordian knot by also granting not-yet-living humans and animals formal legal representation in courts!

We recommend the equitable inclusion of currently unrepresented interests, because adjudication between parties representing only current human interests would continue to disenfranchise non-humans, youth and future generations of all life.

Who would represent these as yet unborn or unhatched lives? Why radicals like them, of course.

The authors conclude:

The remedies we propose will not come easily. The usual complaints of infeasibility and cost will surface [ya think!?], but we suggest that higher hurdles have been overcome by nations abolishing slavery, adjudicating the relationship of seceding states, weighing equal representation regardless of identity.

The moral principles of non-anthropocentrism and inter-generational equity demand the same moral convictions as those pivotal issues for free societies and no less an investment of current resources. Non-humans and future generations of human, let alone all, life, so vastly outnumber current human adults that we are advocating for the true grass-roots that spring to life each second worldwide.

Read the whole thing. It will make your eyes cross.

A Basis for Radicalism

Why do I bring this article to your attention? Because academic articles often become the bases for radical public policies and “innovative” court rulings.

For example, a radical animal-rights group could one day bring a lawsuit insisting that current and future born animals’ “rights” are being infringed by some enterprising human activity. Rather than toss the case out of court, the judge might conclude that the matter is one of “first impression,” and that she needs to consider the “learned wisdom” of “the experts” on how to proceed. Voila, articles such as this become part of the court’s consideration.

Ditto in the legislative process, where authors such as these might be called upon to draft legislation and testify before committees on its behalf. Even more likely, their ideas will be taken into account the next time radical environmentalists control our regulatory agencies.

One simple action can head most of this baloney off at the pass: Enact federal and state laws that simply state no non-human animal or aspect of nature standing in any court, nor do they possess enforceable rights.

Cross-posted at The Corner.

[Byline Wesley J. Smith]

Evolution News & Science Today
07 December 2018

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Social Justice Flashback: Insanity or Idiocy

University of Maryland campus police launched an investigation into a discarded piece of plastic wrap after receiving a report about a “possible hate-bias” incident.

“Preliminary investigation reveals that this type of material is used to contain loose items during transport.”

Acting stupidly? “Police say that since it wasn’t hanging…it’s just trash.” No doubt it is a reality that was difficult for the atrociously indoctrinated to fully comprehend.

Unsurprisingly, … Some students have derided the university’s response as insufficient, and [the exclusive and pigment-privileged] “Black” Student Union began circulating a petition recently declaring that the UMD administration “must expand the consequences for hate speech and make the Code of Student conduct in regard to hate speech less vague [so all perpetual victims can understand it].” Edited from Campus Reform, 28 June 2017


In George Orwell’s timely illustration of totalitarian rule over the masses, there is revealed a moral that tends to illustrate that perhaps some people can actually be compared to “dumb” animals before they realize it is far too late.

Upon considering the above article…Look at the phrase, “Four legs good, two legs bad,” as given in Chapter 3 of Animal Farm, which constitutes Snowball’s (Trotskyite) condensation of the Seven Commandments of Animalism (communism), which themselves serve as abridgments of Old Major’s (Marxist/Leninist) stirring speech on the need for animal unity in the face of human oppression. The phrase instances one of the novel’s many moments of propagandizing, which Orwell portrays as one example of how the elite class abuses language to control the lower classes. Although the slogan seems to help the animals (mob) achieve their goal at first, enabling them to clarify in their minds the principles that they support, it soon becomes a meaningless sound bleated by the sheep (“two legs baa-d”), serving no purpose other than to drown out dissenting opinion. By the end of the novel, as the propagandistic needs of the leadership change, the ‘socialist/communist‘ pigs alter the chant to the similar-sounding but completely antithetical “Four legs good, two legs better.” — Edited excerpt from SparkNotes, Orwell’s Animal Farm – Important Quotations Explained

And it makes me wonder…


Why is there now a quasi-proven psychological explanation for everything?

It seems as though everyone and everything has been sacrificed upon the alter of some pseudo-scientific belief system.

Does that then make it some kind of a religion in it’s own right, with its own set of clergy and a fully abusive set of inquisitional authorities?

After all, It is through this very act of human sacrifice Evil becomes deluded and drunken in its quest for power; insisting it has become the creator rather than a destroyer…  Well, isn’t it?

And still it makes me wonder…

I’ve heard it said, “So great is their belief in their own rightness that no lie, corruption, or act of violence is unreasonable.”

Again, we have things like “The reason we weren’t lying before, is because we came up with a ludicrous explanation which is an even bigger lie, which justifies why what we said before wasn’t true. So you should still trust us, not only on what we said before, but also what we’re saying now.

Long before the influences of Freudian cultism, Shakespeare in the play Hamlet let us know, ‘Our actions influence what we see, and Conscience does make cowards of us all …

Not too long ago, for example, another tragic incident occurred due to the type of progressive psycho-spiritual belief systems we are becoming so familiar with.

This from that ardent believer as a victim of psycho-spiritual influence.

“Evil is a make-believe concept we’ve invented to deal with the complexities of fellow humans holding values and beliefs and perspectives different than our own.” — Jay Austin – Reality casualty (deceased)

Also, somewhere in the archives of psychiatric scripture it is found an explanation that, “The fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity.” — Sigmund Freud, founder of the psychoanalyst school of psychiatry.

Is this correct? Are genitals and feelings really deadly weapons? If so, exactly whose fingers happen to be on all those ‘triggers’? Yes, these happen to be rhetorical questions, but not to worry, as that my induce some form of anxiety.

However, commonsense, now becoming a somewhat rare mental commodity must recognize that ‘Being part of a problem is not in any way a solution,” or not.

So, maybe it’s all okay if we are okay, because “In psychology, a minor error held to reveal a subconscious motive; an action in which one’s conscious intention is not fully carried out, as in the mislaying of objects, slips of the tongue and pen, etc.: thought to be generally due to a conflicting unconscious intention.”  But perhaps we ought not be so fixated on that.

In the big picture of ‘things’, how might we psychoanalyze all this?  What new and future condition of evolving human nature can possibly be assigned in the DSM’s Canon to be sanctioned, pharmaceuticalized, and put to prophet-able use?  Of course the cost to society shall be determined by the ‘profits’ and no doubt crucified upon a cross of what the market will bear.

On the other hand, what if society begins to categorize anyone who “believes in” these archaic myths and fantasies and stamp them as ludicrous, posthumous, ineffective, and superfluous. Would leading men and women, or whatever type of beings they are now being socially conditioned to evolve into, in the decades to come, be Darwinians, Marxians, and Freudians or will they follow some new psycho-spiritual messiah’s “good news“?

But in the end, let us remember too, ‘Collective phenomena are less sensitive to correction than individual phenomena. Because it is widely shared by identification, collective delusion is less amendable to correction than individual self-deceit.’

’tis the Season …


Material Mania and then some.

Manic Episode Symptoms

The symptoms of mania include: elevated mood, inflated self-esteem, decreased need for sleep, racing thoughts, difficulty maintaining attention, increase in goal-directed activity, and excessive involvement in pleasurable activities. These manic symptoms significantly impact a person’s daily living.

What is a manic episode? A manic episode is not a disorder in and of itself, but rather is diagnosed as a part of a condition called bipolar disorder.

A manic episode is a mood state characterized by period of at least one week where an elevated, expansive, or unusually irritable mood exists. A person experiencing a manic episode is usually engaged in significant goal-directed activity beyond their normal activities. People describe a manic mood as feeling very euphoric, “on top of the world,” and being able to do or accomplish anything. The feeling is like extreme optimism — but on steroids.

Sometimes the manic mood is more irritable than it is elevated, especially if the person’s wishes are curtailed or denied altogether. Often a person in the midst of mania will engage in multiple projects at the same time, with little premeditation or thought going into them, and finishing none of them. They may work on these projects at all hours of the day, with little regard for sleep or rest.

A person’s change in mood is typically associated with manic symptoms that should be observable by others (e.g., friends or relatives of the individual) and must be uncharacteristic of the individual’s usual state or behavior. In other words, they’re acting in a way that isn’t typical of themselves, and other people recognize it.

The manic feelings the person experiences should be severe enough to cause difficulty or impairment in their ability to function at work, with friends or family, at school, or other important areas in their life. Symptoms also cannot be the result of substance use or abuse (e.g., alcohol, drugs, medications) or caused by a general medical condition.

Specific Symptoms of a Manic Episode

In order for a manic episode to be diagnosed, three (3) or more of the following symptoms must be present:

  1. Inflated self-esteem or grandiosity
  2. Decreased need for sleep (e.g., one feels rested after only 3 hours of sleep)
  3. More talkative than usual or pressure to keep talking
  4. Flight of ideas or subjective experience that thoughts are racing
  5. Attention is easily drawn to unimportant or irrelevant items
  6. Increase in goal-directed activity (either socially, at work or school; or sexually) or psychomotor agitation
  7. Excessive involvement in pleasurable activities that have a high potential for painful consequences (e.g., engaging in unrestrained buying sprees, sexual indiscretions, or foolish business investments)

Inflated self-esteem is typically present, ranging from uncritical self-confidence to marked grandiosity, and may reach delusional proportions. Individuals may give advice on matters about which they have no special knowledge (e.g., how to run the United Nations). Despite lack of any particular experience or talent, the individual may embark on writing a novel or composing a symphony or seek publicity for some impractical invention. Grandiose delusions are common (e.g., having a special relationship to God or to some public figure from the political, religious, or entertainment world).

Almost invariably, there is a decreased need for sleep. The person usually awakens several hours earlier than usual, feeling full of energy. When the sleep disturbance is severe, the person may go for days without sleep and yet not feel tired.

Manic speech is typically pressured, loud, rapid, and difficult to interrupt. Individuals may talk nonstop, sometimes for hours on end, and without regard for others’ wishes to communicate. Speech is sometimes characterized by joking, punning, and amusing irrelevancies. The individual may become theatrical, with dramatic mannerisms and singing. Sounds rather than meaningful conceptual relationships may govern word choice (i.e., clanging). If the person’s mood is more irritable than expansive, speech may be marked by complaints, hostile comments, or angry tirades.

The individual’s thoughts may race, often at a rate faster than can be articulated. Some individuals with manic episodes report that this experience resembles watching two or three television programs simultaneously. Frequently there is flight of ideas evidenced by a nearly continuous flow of accelerated speech, with abrupt changes from one topic to another. For example, while talking about a potential business deal to sell computers, a salesperson may shift to discussing in minute detail the history of the computer chip, the industrial revolution, or applied mathematics. When flight of ideas is severe, speech may become disorganized and incoherent.

A person in a manic episode may easily lose attention. Distractibility is evidenced by an inability to screen out irrelevant external stimuli (e.g., the interviewer’s tie, background noises or conversations, or furnishings in the room). There may be a reduced ability to differentiate between thoughts that are germane to the topic and thoughts that are only slightly relevant or clearly irrelevant.

The increase in goal-directed activity often involves excessive planning of, and excessive participation in, multiple activities (e.g., sexual, occupational, political, religious). Increased sexual drive, fantasies, and behavior are often present. The person may simultaneously take on multiple new business ventures without regard for the apparent risks or the need to complete each venture satisfactorily. Almost invariably, there is increased sociability (e.g., renewing old acquaintances or calling friends or even strangers at all hours of the day or night), without regard to the intrusive, domineering, and demanding nature of these interactions. Individuals may also display psychomotor agitation or restlessness by pacing or by holding multiple conversations simultaneously (e.g., by telephone and in person at the same time). Some individuals write a torrent of letters on many different topics to friends, public figures, or the media.

Expansiveness, unwarranted optimism, grandiosity, and poor judgment often lead to an imprudent involvement in pleasurable activities such as buying sprees, reckless driving, foolish business investments, and sexual behavior unusual for the person, even though these activities are likely to have painful consequences. The individual may purchase many unneeded items (e.g., 20 pairs of shoes, expensive antiques) without the money to pay for them. Unusual sexual behavior may include infidelity or indiscriminate sexual encounters with strangers.

People who experience a manic episode are often diagnosed with a type of bipolar disorder.

This post has been updated according to DSM-5.

[Byline Steve Bressert, Ph.D.]

Bressert, S. (2018). Manic Episode Symptoms. Psych Central. Retrieved on December 10, 2018.

Related

Mania Quiz
Bipolar Screening Test
Bipolar Quiz


See Also

Hypomanic Episode Symptoms

The symptoms of hypomania are similar to those of mania — elevated mood, inflated self-esteem, decreased need for sleep, etc. — except that they don’t significantly impact a person’s daily function and never include any psychotic symptoms.

A hypomanic episode is not a psychiatric disorder or diagnosis in itself, but rather is a description of a part of a condition called bipolar II disorder.

Bressert, S. (2018). Hypomanic Episode Symptoms. Psych Central. Retrieved on December 10, 2018.

Fringe Technology, Neuromodulation and Mental Manipulation


EM mind control technologies are often considered as the weaponized use of electromagnetic frequencies required to hack and/or hijack an individual’s brain and nervous system and subvert an individual’s sense of control over their own thinking, behavior, emotions or decision making.

Over the course of time, and considering the evolution of ancient psychological manipulation methods, mind control technologies have now become methods and weapons of choice. These advances in technology and their nefarious uses provide a wide array of devices for subverting an individual’s sense of control over their own thinking, behavior, emotions or decision making by attacking the brain and nervous system.  The research and development of applying methods and technologies such as electronic microchip implants, nanotechnologies, microwaves and/or electromagnetic waves has an interesting history.

During World War II, Nazi and Japaneses Imperial scientists and researchers used their captive populations for various levels of human experimentation, using all sorts of diabolical methods and/or means to test their new technologies, products and theories.

At the end of World War II, German scientists and these others were held in a variety of detainment camps by the allies. In 1946, President Truman authorized Project Paperclip to exploit German scientists for American research, and to deny these intellectual resources to the Soviet Union.” Some reports bluntly pointed out that they were “ardent Nazis.” They were considered so vital to the “Cold War” effort that they would be brought into the US and Canada. Some of these experts had participated in murderous medical experiments on human subjects at concentration camps. A 1999 report to the Senate and the House said “between 1945 and 1955; 765 scientists, engineers, and technicians were brought to the US under Paperclip and similar programs. 

These now captive scientists found themselves employed by their enemies and their valuable nefarious wartime services morphed into what is now known in the U.S. as the covert Project Bluebird, which was the name of the CIA’s fledgling Mind control program. In 1951 it was renamed Project Artichoke. In 1953 it was succeeded by The Monarch Project and the now infamous MK-ULTRA Programming.

At the advent of the “Cold War” the CIA, began working with former Nazi and Japanese doctors who had proven themselves to be proficient in breaking the mind and rebuilding it by using psychological manipulation (aka brainwashing) and what might otherwise be called “enhanced interrogation techniques.” In many cases, military bases were used to mask these covert activities. It obviously was decided that the communist threat should take priority over what was previously deemed as human rights, as well as, American’s Constitutional rights.

Of course this CIA human behavior control program was chiefly motivated by perceived Soviet, Chinese, and North Korean use of mind control techniques. So, it was under the protection and the provisions of the National Security Act of 1947 that many other branches of the government were also given the go ahead to take part in the study of this area.

There is also likely, an overwhelming body of evidence that confirms the existence of these programs, and along with it a substantial amount of disinformation and propaganda used to offset, justify and/or debunk them.

Nevertheless we find that, “in the study of political traitors and collaborators, it is found that most of them shared two common characteristics: they were easily influenced by minds stronger than their own, and none of them would admit their disloyalty as an act of treason. The traitors interviewed most always volunteer innumerable justifications of their behaviors, always surrounded their treachery with a complicated web of sophisms and rationalizations. Actually, they could not tolerate an objective picture of their actions. If they did, they would condemn themselves out of their own mouths. Unconsciously, tormented by guilt feelings, most realize the nature of their crimes; those guilt feelings would have been unbearable if they admitted, even to themselves, the enormity of their deeds.” Joost A. M. Meerloo, M.D., “The Rape of the Mind: The Psychology of Thought Control, Menticide, and Brainwashing” (1956).

So, where might all this fringe research lead us? How about bio-electronic mind control chips?

Researchers, using nanotechnologies have developed implantable electronic chips that established new nerve connections in parts of the brain that control movement or even alter emotion and thought. Researchers at the University of Washington (UW) had been working on an implantable electronic chip that might help establish new nerve connections in the part of the brain that controlled movement. Their study, was published in the November of 2006, edition of Nature, showed such a device could induce brain changes in monkeys lasting more than a week (Leila Gray, Tiny Electronic Chip, Interacting with the Brain, Modifies Pathways for Controlling Movement, University of Washington News, October 24, 2006).

Related: Intel wants a chip implant in your brain and Brain-Controlled Interfaces: Movement Restoration with Neural Prosthetics

Additionally, there are also other bio-electronic devices being designed, which have the capability of delivering micro and nano cellular payloads including various types of biological agents.

In 1973, another discovery of artificial microwave voice-to-skull transmission was successfully demonstrated by researcher Dr. Joseph Sharp and was announced at a seminar at the University of Utah in 1974, then by Justesen, D. R. (1975). Microwaves and behavior. American Psychologist, 30(3), 391-401.

In 2002, the US Air Force Research Laboratory patented precisely such a device: “a nonlethal weapon which includes (1) a neuro-electromagnetic device, which broadcast sound into the skull of persons or animals by way of pulse-modulated microwave radiation; and (2) a silent sound device, which can transmit ultrasound (above human hearing) into the skull of mammals. Note: The sound modulation might be voice or audio subliminal messages. One practical application of voice-to-skull uses was an electronic scarecrow used to frighten birds in the vicinity of airports.

Related: EMF effects on mammalian cells

On different note, DARPA’s Electrical Prescriptions (ElectRx, pronounced “electrics”) program aims to develop groundbreaking technologies that would use the body’s innate neurophysiology to restore and maintain health. ElectRx would leverage advanced sensing and stimulating technologies to target specific peripheral neural circuits that control organ functions. These feedback-controlled neuromodulation technologies would monitor health status and intervene as needed to deliver patient-specific therapeutic patterns of stimulation designed to restore a healthy physiological state. The program seeks to create ultraminiaturized devices that would require only minimally invasive insertion procedures such as injectable delivery through a needle. DARPA is seeking innovative research proposals to help transform neuromodulation therapies from last resort to first choice for a wide range of diseases.

See: ELECTRX has the nerve to envision revolutionary therapies for self-healing

More information: To familiarize potential participants with the technical objectives of ElectRx, DARPA has scheduled a Proposers’ Day on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, at the Capitol Conference Center in Arlington, Va. Registration is closed. The DARPA Special Notice document announcing the Proposers’ Day and describing the specific capabilities sought is available at go.usa.gov/6zpW. The Broad Agency Announcement with full technical details on ElectRx is available at go.usa.gov/F88T.  For more information, please email DARPA-BAA-15-06@darpa.mil.

Provided by: DARPA

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There are numerous other examples and stories available for further study and consideration, including those previously mentioned. See: Mind Control with Electromagnetic Frequency by Soleilmavis Liu


As for U.S. Patents of some of those actual devices, see the following examples:

Subliminal acoustic manipulation of nervous systems

Inventor: Hendricus G. Loos
Patent: US6017302A, 1997-10-31

Abstract

In human subjects, sensory resonances can be excited by subliminal atmospheric acoustic pulses that are tuned to the resonance frequency. The 1/2 Hz sensory resonance affects the autonomic nervous system and may cause relaxation, drowsiness, or sexual excitement, depending on the precise acoustic frequency near 1/2 Hz used. The effects of the 2.5 Hz resonance include slowing of certain cortical processes, sleepiness, and disorientation. For these effects to occur, the acoustic intensity must lie in a certain deeply subliminal range. Suitable apparatus consists of a portable battery-powered source of weak subaudio acoustic radiation. The method and apparatus can be used by the general public as an aid to relaxation, sleep, or sexual arousal, and clinically for the control and perhaps treatment of insomnia, tremors, epileptic seizures, and anxiety disorders. There is further application as a nonlethal weapon that can be used in law enforcement standoff situations, for causing drowsiness and disorientation in targeted subjects. It is then preferable to use venting acoustic monopoles in the form of a device that inhales and exhales air with subaudio frequency.

Since 1978, Dr. Henry Loos, or Dr. Hank Loos, has been awarded 11 U.S. patents for devices that aim to manipulate the human nervous system.  Some of the patents include:

USP# 3009080- Apparatus and method for generating and containing plasma having ultra high temperatures.
USP# 4245909- An optical instrument for measurement of particle size distribution.
USP# 6238333- Remote magnetic manipulation of nervous systems.
USP# 6091994- Pulsative manipulation of nervous systems.
USP# 5782874- Method and apparatus for manipulating nervous system.
USP# 6017302- Subliminal acoustic manipulation of nervous system.
USP# 6506148-Nervous system manipulation by electromagnetic fields from monitor.

All devices are used for Mind Control projects run by CIA or other intelligence agencies. A group of researchers (under the name Dr H Loos) were actually a group of hired professionals for researching and inventing such devices which could be developed and used for mass mind control, PSYOPS, behavior modification later by CIA. [1] [CJF emphasis] – Quora,

Classifications

G10K7/005 Ultrasonic sirens

A61B5/00 Detecting, measuring or recording for diagnostic purposes; Identification of persons

A61M21/00 Other devices or methods to cause a change in the state of consciousness; Devices for producing or ending sleep by mechanical, optical, or acoustical means, e.g. for hypnosis

A61M2021/0033 Other devices or methods to cause a change in the state of consciousness; Devices for producing or ending sleep by mechanical, optical, or acoustical means, e.g. for hypnosis by the use of a particular sense, or stimulus by the hearing sense subsonic

A61M2021/0044 Other devices or methods to cause a change in the state of consciousness; Devices for producing or ending sleep by mechanical, optical, or acoustical means, e.g. for hypnosis by the use of a particular sense, or stimulus by the sight sense

A61M2021/0088Other devices or methods to cause a change in the state of consciousness; Devices for producing or ending sleep by mechanical, optical, or acoustical means, e.g. for hypnosis by the use of a particular sense, or stimulus modulated by a simulated respiratory frequency

Related Percutaneous neuromodulation therapy (PNT™)

See Also

Colin Holbrook Keise Izuma Choi Deblieck Daniel M. T. Fessler Marco Iacoboni. Neuromodulation of group prejudice and religious belief, Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, Volume 11, Issue 3, 1 March 2016, Pages 387–394,

Noggle, Robert, “The Ethics of Manipulation“, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Summer 2018 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.)

Rueve, M. E., & Welton, R. S. (2008). Violence and mental illness. Psychiatry (Edgmont (Pa. : Township)), 5(5), 34-48.

RFID chips: a key to more or less freedom? (euronews)


Depending on one’s perception and/or skepticism, there is obviously, or not so much so, the notion that a Mind Control Industrial Complex can exist. And for whatever reason it is or might be, it was likely originally developed as a means to extract information and ensure wealth, and to maintain some sense and semblance of national security and protection for a country’s citizens against a nation’s actual or imagined enemies.  Certainly, there will always be theories and conspiracies that such devices have been nefariously developed and they are being used secretly, and covertly, to victimize, torture and harass innocent citizens. Likely, some abuses and trampling on the rights of individuals have occurred, but history and human nature are packed with a plethora of such examples.

It should come as no surprise then, that many useful fools and idiots, propagandists and minions of the totalitarian persuasion use a Chinese torture method of dripping memes in the relentless pursuit, and for the sole purpose to push destructive agendas in order to control the minds and behaviors necessary to maintain power over a people – whatever cost. This strategy and tactic as previously considered has been around for some time and is nothing new.

Mind control (also known as brainwashing, coercive persuasion, mind abuse, thought control, or thought reform) refers to a process in which a group or individual “systematically uses unethically manipulative methods to persuade others to conform to the wishes of the manipulator(s), often to the detriment of the person being manipulated.” The term has been applied to any tactic, psychological or otherwise, which can be seen as subverting an individual’s sense of control over their own thinking, behavior, emotions or decision making.

In closing, for all those viewing the use of mind control “weapons” of abuse and torture as the evil that it probably is, and so often portrayed to be, perhaps it may be prudent to also consider the primitive methods of interrogations and inquisitions from which it has all evolved.

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‘Public opinion engineers have a way of changing depraved indifference’

“When the intellectuals lose their self-control and courage and are possessed only by their fears and emotions, the power of those with prejudice and stupidity gains.”