Frequency Prisons: FEAR Inc.
Be aware, on the Internet these days there are many locations in consciousness that may be described as Frequency Prisons. The consciousness of the readers is kept in a certain specific limited range of frequency by the dolling out of a slow low-grade level of constant addictive apprehension. The people behind these websites may have once held the best of intentions; they may not even now know what they are doing and what they are involved in. But nevertheless they have created walls that entrap consciousness in fear — and enlightenment eludes the fearful. We cannot go Home in Fear.
In forums there is a technique to this that may have begun innocently to attract subscribers, but has since become a business. There are ‘regulars’, meaning posters who have built specific identities. And just as actors can take on any role, these regulars reflect an assigned state of mind, a character that perceives the world through a specific spectrum. One may pose as the warning-of-doom do-gooder, another as the chronic hopelessly depressed, or maybe the knows-it-all science-guy, or the new age housewife psychic, or a flamboyant pistol-packing ex-military dude.
All are one-dimensional created characters. None of us are ever so one-dimensional. For the sake of enthralling entertainment, they work in tandem playing the reader, the sucker.
The threads created by these one-dimensional characters inevitably carry the same repetitive frequency of a chronic apprehension, promulgating unease and doubt --- but little if any truth. These threads of insidious fear are tolerated, even encouraged by the moderators. There is a comfort zone and misplaced trust for the addicted innocent reader in knowing the state of mind of the ‘regular’ poster, who often has an accompanying symbolic graphic identity proclaiming - At last, we belong!
Last year I posted briefly on a forum. On one thread the 'regular' must have been drunk when I confronted him with being a paid fake. He said, "Yep! The boss says to just keep them entertained!" Well, as you may imagine his moderators soon noticed his half-wit revealing error and quickly moved in to cover the blunder. The 'regular' expressed a bit of anger towards me and addressed me as if I was a man. I suppose a woman is considered too stupid to figure out their game. I did what I could to expose them, but was met with an avalanche of resistance, some quite nasty. The best of which was that my arguments sounded good, but the thread had gone on for so long and how could anyone make up that much fake material? Hah!
Anyone who challenges these actors is derided as being immature and paranoid. The fear created by the actors is transferred onto and attributed to the one who dares to expose the fact that the participants are acting, role-playing to make the forum entertaining. Criticism of the challenger comes across as authoritarian or just plain rude arrogance, which is intended to reduce the challenger to a state of self-doubt and bewildered helpless confusion. Treating the challenger like a delusional child who needs reprimanding is yet another technique to keep secret the business of Fear Inc. - and posts are extracted. No one is allowed to expose the mechanics of the intentionally fabricated entertainment.
Mechanics of the Crowd
The challenger exposing the fraudulent nature of the thread must be stopped. So the fear-peddling actors move in, perhaps reading the manual. A rude angry meaningless and unrelated comment attacking the motive of the challenger is tried. Oblique anger serves to fuel the thread. Next the original poster chimes in with a reply that shows genuine concern, suggesting the motives of the thread are beyond all reproach. Another asserts no one is afraid, only the challenger! Allay all fears, so the fear thread can go on and on and on. Attack the challenger and accuse them of being a nuisance in an otherwise sincere thread, then validate innocence of intent with 'respect' and a fake smile. Finally have someone post express their serious fear as further fuel.
Fear keeps you quiet. Fear confuses. Fear invades higher states of consciousness and destroys them. Fear is a mechanism of control. What solace can be found in predicting the deaths of millions? Persistent belligerent and false fear mongering can never spring from an evolved and truly enlightened consciousness.
While there are many posting on forums who do have an evolved consciousness and are attempting to balance the dark energies, their efforts are overwhelmed, swamped by the 'professionals' who know that fear sells and keeps the readers addicted. These locations feel suffocating, like dingy cells padded in opium-soaked fabricated lies that hold consciousness in a perpetual state of apprehension. Privately many will complain and after a time most stop posting leaving the frequency prison to the fresh new hopeful clueless and unaware innocents, and the bored cynical paid pros.
Unfortunately many ‘truth’ websites are also complicit in creating frequency prisons. While it may be that initially the truth-seekers who have sought to expose the corruption, tyranny and wrong-doing in this era, may have been completely righteous in their early stages. However as their work became more and more of a business, these locations in consciousness became what I term Fear Inc.
Writing this has reminded me of a scene in my second book 'Inanna Hyper-Luminal', which has a frequency prison scene that I had envisioned in the eye-of-my-mind. On page 224, the evil tyrant Marduk confines "a mangy bunch of cranky criminal aliens" in one of his holographic prisons. "Large projectors flung the usual scenes of violence, maiming, and overwhelming mayhem against the wall, floor, and ceiling --- a ghastly and unnerving sight, really... Some of the alien thieves were beginning to tremble; the ominous images projected around them were making them nervous."
In the 1971 film entitled 'A Clockwork Orange' a man is forced to watch endless hours of images encoded with horror, pain and fear. By a process of trial and error, perverted tyrannical manipulators had learned that this forced visual exposure to such terrible images left the victim helpless and without the will to act or think.
The Internet is rapidly becoming embedded in the business of FEAR Inc. It is difficult to access even intelligent websites without seeing deformed pink creatures with teeth, bloodied faces or body skin, and the protruding breasts of young Asian girls (who we are supposed to believe are available & to whom?). I find it increasingly difficult to read web content and attempt to cover images with email or other cleaner blocking pages.
This sort of scripted 'FEAR Inc.' entertainment has its sinister side. Somewhere in a dark room, most likely many floors deeper down, sit some highly strange and deviant excuses for humanity. Are they studying all this with the objective of ultimate control? Are we, the clueless innocent participating in an experiment that will make Lippman & Bernays' Madison Avenue advertising techniques, the Jesuit’s Inquisition, or any other form of brainwashing propaganda seem by comparison like a Mother Goose fairy tale?
'Crowds and Power' by Elias Canetti is an insightful brilliant book written in 1960. Canetti, who wrote in German and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1981, possessed a wide mind and his study of crowd behaviour from mob violence to religious congregations is superbly scathing and revealing. Like Doris Lessing, Canetti has the ability to "stand outside the human race explaining to another outsider in concise and highly metaphoric language how people form mobs and manipulate power." [wiki]
page 71: "...the deep urge of the crowd to maintain itself in the acute stage; not to disintegrate; to remain a crowd. This feeling is sometimes so strong that people prefer to perish together with open eyes, rather than acknowledge defeat and thus experience the disintegration of their own crowd."
on hierarchies page 18: "...hierarchies...exist everywhere and everywhere gain a decisive hold on men's minds and determine their behaviour to each other. But the satisfaction of being in a higher rank than others does not compensate for the loss of freedom of movement. Man petrifies and darkens in the distances he has created. He drags the burden of them, but cannot move. He forgets that it is self-inflicted, and longs for liberation, But alone how can he free himself?"
Canetti asks the question, what can one alone do? Also a Nobel Prize winner, Doris Lessing asserts, "But it is my belief that it is always the individual, in the long run, who will set the tone, provide the real development of society. ... Looking back, I see what a great influence an individual may have, even an apparently obscure person, living a small, quiet life. It is individuals who change societies, give birth to ideas, who standing against the tides of opinion, change them. ... Everything that has ever happened to me has taught me to value the individual, the person who cultivates and preserves his or her own way of thinking, who stands out against group thinking, group pressures." ['Prisons We Choose to Live Inside' 1987]
What do these Internet frequency prisons offer? Does the addictive, fickle and momentary feeling of belonging, of being a part of the group lead to a profound and lasting sense of fulfilment? The most effective way to remove support from the group is to leave it. The group-mind crowd cannot manipulate those individuals who through their own experience, have come to Know that God is ubiquitous and dwells within all. Only a remote external deity founded on a hierarchy provides the tyrants with control through fear. Why should any bow down, when all are One? The Oneness dwells in the Hearts of All.
We meet in the Heart!
* The Ludovico technique in 'A Clockwork Orange'
* The Mechanics of the Kali Yuga
Lippman and Bernays were truly brilliant at brainwashing. Bernays is famous for saying, "If we understand the mechanisms and motives of the group mind, it is now possible to control and regiment the masses according to our will without their knowing it." [from Toxic Sludge is Good for You! Common Courage Press]. Bernays called this "engineering consent."
In 1927, Harold Lasswell wrote "Propaganda Techniques in World War I" and suggested that, "familiarity with the behavior of the ruling public (meaning those who had so easily succumbed to the propaganda) has bred contempt... as a consequence, despondent democrats turned elitist, no longer trusting intelligent public opinion, and therefore should themselves determine how to make up the public mind, how to bamboozle and seduce in the name of the public good..."
As Alex Carey points out, "propaganda has become a profession. The modern world is busy developing a corps of men who do nothing but study the ways and means of changing minds or binding minds to their convictions."
* Crowds & Power, by Elias Canetti
* Prisons We Choose To Live Inside, by Doris Lessing, 1987
"It is as though the group mind cannot be resisted, writes Lessing."
Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and right doing.
I will meet you there.
- The Essential Rumi (1995), translated by Coleman Barks
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