On The Formation Of Subjective Power

 

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“Creation of the Sun, Moon, and Planets” by Michel Angelo

“Every religious phenomenon has its history and its derivation from natural antecedents.” ~William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature

Why Does God Endure Without Being Seen? (Part I)

Why Does God Endure Without Being Seen? Simply put, it endures because it is based on inspired feelings and positive outcomes – this is the religious experience. To fairly explain god and religion one must first explain the causes in which religion originates which will touch upon its philosophical significance – its nature, its constitution, and its history. I will discuss religious hallucinations as well as non-religious non-psychotic hallucinations as viewed by the medical community; and discuss the conspiracy of mind control being reported by various people across the web. This subject matter delves in to the philosophical realms of the psychic life of power and theories in subjectivity and subjugation as a cohesive force that enslaves people to a Lord’s will and this can be proven as evidentiary fact when, in the 1960s, the U.S. government started experimenting with LSD in mind control techniques of what I believe to be experiments in “truth telling.” In 1976, Stanislav Grof, M.D. published his research experiments with LSD in the book “Realms of the Human Unconscious: Observations from LSD Research.” In fact, “truth serum” was sometimes used as a form of protocol during the deposition of suspects. I will post a three (3) part series discussing and commenting on the formation of subjective power.

To look at reasons why the human species has turned to the questionable use of illicit drugs and other methods for mind control and “truth telling”, let us look at why religion originated in the first place and analyze the need for such an abstract concept known as God. Historically, religion originated out of a need to purify imperfect beings, to seek a more perfect soul out of its practice in order to achieve redemption through transcendence. The very first book of the Bible is an account of the imperfection of man and details his fall from grace. Its story inspired John Milton to write his epic poem Paradise Lost. “Of man’s first disobedience, and the fruit of that forbidden tree, whose mortal taste brought death into the world, and all our woe, with loss of Eden, till one greater man restore us, and regain the blissful seat, Sing heav’nly muse, that on the secret top of Oreb, or of Sinai, didst inspire that shepherd, who first taught the chosen seed, in the beginning how the heavens and the earth rose out of chaos……”

In ancient times church or temple leaders showed their power to the people through their direct personal communion with the divine. This “showing” of power sometimes took the form of theatrics and illusions, not unlike the modern theatre going experience we sometimes enjoy today. This coupled with man’s revelation in which he sees himself as less significant against a greater power or force is one of the factors that helped to shape the power politics of leadership. It is similar to the awe we feel when taking in the view from a mountain top. Man’s psychological need to win affection or feel validated in the eyes of Other, drives the symbiotic relations between the power authority and the subjugation of its subjects. In Christianity, this power authority symbolically represents itself as the parent figure, God the Father, thus man has become aware their may be a greater force at work other than himself in the universe. Religion originated out of this need to understand the forces of the natural and physical world, that is to say, out of the need for understanding during times of unexplained phenomenon, catastrophe, or persecution. The persecution of the enslaved Israelites, who Moses lead out of bondage in the book of Exodus is an example of how weakness is transformed into a power. Religion provides understanding during times of human inequity and chaos. God must be angry with his people. God is testing our faith. It also provides an explanations and reasons for the inexcusable, which by the way, is the same focus of the study of psychoanalysis which is to provide a cohesive structure of inquiry, understanding, and treatment for the maladaptive behavior of man. In Elie Weizel’s book Night many Jewish people believed they were being tested like Job. They declared, “Keep faith in god who has sought to test us with this hardship, keep faith in our creator so we can prove our worthiness.” Faith in a religion seeks to maintain order and clarity from the brutal reality of the chaotic world around us. As a result, following the holocaust, many Jewish people relinquished their faith in god, turned their backs completely away from the religious authority of their Rabbi in his pastoral power of guidance toward a life free of religious fellowship. It was my experience with radio wave technology that, in my opinion, was an experience similar to an Inquisition. That is, the forced turning away of one’s will toward the direction of the Lord’s, that is, the leading authoritarian power. This is the form discipline and punishment take in correcting inmates’ behaviors or a child’s misdeeds. Michel Foucault demonstrates in his book, Discipline and Punishment,  how prisons are part of a “carceral system” that also operates in factories, hospitals, schools, and the military–really every part of modern society. He also outlines how scientific authority in medicine, psychology, and criminology cannot help but create delinquents. And so, an omnipresent system of societal discipline and punishment continues. Hence, the advent of the dungeons, penitentiaries, guillotine, and book known as the Malleus Maleficarum throughout history.

Because I believe the use of new forms of technology like droid phones and GPS (wireless technology) have played a role in my experiences, I have termed my experience with what I believe to be mind control techniques as the “Inquisition Through iGen” with its “Invisible Violations” with radio wave technology and advanced communication systems, it has sought to turn my attention away from a benevolent god toward the academic institution known as secular philosophy. That is to say, the transformation that took place was one away from the beneficial benevolence of religious belief, to that of an agnostic or atheist position. A position that takes on worldly philosophical views instead of religious ones. I have to ask the question, “How beneficial is this technology that is being used to reign over me?” 

Even though I am profoundly struck by the power of such abstract forces called fate, chance, and destiny, there can be no doubt about religion as an individual institution and its ability to transform and shape the possible outcome of one’s future in positive ways that hold the promise of positive beneficial outcomes. Religion, much like an antioxidant, helps to protect the body from the negative free radicals which are ever present in our natural and surrounding worlds. During times of stress or adversity meditative thoughts can bring about healthy peculiar chemical metabolisms. It is the character of inner happiness in one’s thoughts which turn them into a service for our needs. These positive inner thoughts and emotions make them pass for true in our self esteem. Faith as an individual factor can shape the outcome of one’s future in a positive way. I’ll provide an example of how religious feeling can help shape us in a positive ways. See link below.

The laws and the U.S. constitution, the codes that regulate civil obedience, act like the religious codes that sought to guide behavior. One of the reasons for religion is its proclamation of man’s nature; all his vices; greed, lust, wrath, envy, pride, etc., and all his virtues; self-moderation, love, kindness, forgiveness, self-determination, justice and mercy. In Dante’s Purgatorio, Dante Aligheri is allowed to witness the purification of man’s different sins as he travels through this mountain staggered with different terraces. There are seven in total; the terrace of the proud, the terrace of the envious, the terrace of the wrathful, the terrace of the slothful, the terrace of the avaricious and prodigal, the terrace of the gluttonous, and the terrace of lust. Each terrace of sin has corresponding virtues; the terrace of the proud is humility, the terrace of the envious is charity, the terrace of the wrathful is gentleness, the terrace of the slothful is decisive zeal, the terrace of the avaricious and prodigal is poverty, the terrace of the gluttonous is a perpetual fasting, and the terrace of the lustful is love. It is these virtues and ones similar to them which are reflected in our civil codes and social beliefs. Religion has guided behavior since civilized societies began to think freely unencumbered by their limited Neanderthal brain capacities.

In the book of Exodus the Hebrew God gives down to Moses a set of laws he is to transmit to the Israelites known as “The Ten Commandments.” But the Hebrew God doesn’t stop there. He goes on to outline laws that protect against personal injury and protection of property known today as tort law. He outlines the laws of social responsibility and the laws of justice and mercy as well as their various religious laws pertaining to sacrifice, purification, and cleanliness. It has been said, at least by some, you can’t legislate morality, but yet our laws, at the same time, seek to define rightfulness and wrongfulness of human action and they are very similar to the Hebrew’s ancient codes of conduct. For example, it has been defined wrong to; murder someone, steal someone’s wallet, steal someone’s utility services, hack their laptop computers or cell phones, perjure yourself on the stand, commit treason, traffic heroin or cocaine, own slaves, deny someone a job because of his or her race, ethnic origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, or gender, harass or threaten someone, incite a riot, market products with dangerous defects, pollute streams, rivers and lakes, engage in insider trading. So we see the religious constitution spilling over and being reflected in our own state and federal laws much like the religious laws found in the Egyptian “Book of the Dead” made there way in to Moses’ “Ten Commandments.” Religious constitutions seek to regulate moral codes of conduct just like the civil and criminal codes of our federal and state constitutions.

Religion’s nature is to provide a cohesive force, a social fabric that knits a community together and creates a brotherhood among men. Individuals who come together for a common cause help to maintain an institution which seeks to provide a service to the community through charitable services. Through ritualistic acts like Sunday worship a community can preserve traditions and ties. It finds brotherhood in worship and charitable causes and provides positive wholesome activities to the communities it serves. So, that which we call god, may be the combined goodwill of men acting as a force upon the world. But what needs to be asked, “What force or what spirit is driving its benevolence?” It is the same question that I pose in uncovering the truth behind the use of radio wave technology and mind control. That is, “What force or what spirit is driving its malevolence?” It too can be said, that which we call this malevolent force may be nothing more than the combined ill will of men acting as a force upon the world.

Let there be no confusion, religion, whatever it be, provides a positive service to the communities and individuals it touches. But just like the distortion of anxiety into a state of paranoia, so exists the potential for an individual to distort the anxiety of god’s punishments into a full-blown paranoid delusion. An example of this was the paranoid delusion that certain women were witches in 17th century Salem. The very force that caused them to be tortured and burned alive at the stake.

Religion’s nature is to inspire feeling in the form of religious sentiment – to love your God, to love your neighbor and yourself which can evoke positive emotions, release beneficial chemical responses in the body. Carl Marx once said religion was an opiate that drugged the masses into submission, and that may be so, but religion can also act as an antibiotic which heals the body of disease by allowing it to feel love. Since it was the onslaught of electromagnetic frequency signals that created my Inquisition and turned my will away from believing in a God toward believing in secular philosophy. If God doesn’t really exist then, “Who is God?” That is, “Who is this God reigning over me?” Part of my theological argument states, “If part of the religious experience is feeling divine love and acceptance, and the only thing that keeps you connected to your God is blind faith based in belief, than the very nature of God prevents itself from ever being proven.” It is this same logic that creates the shroud of doubt regarding conspiracy theories of mind control with its use of electromagnetic frequency known as radio waves. Since radio waves can’t be seen, “How are they to be proven?” Thus, if God can’t technically be proven, then neither should the clandestine use of the electromagnetic frequency waves as a form of human torture. However, Plato has provided us a clue with his cave metaphor as spoken about in the Philosophy of the Maternal Body.

Plato asks his students to imagine men living in a cave, a dark deep cavern where no light shines in and the only images these men see are reflected on the wall in front of them. There is no solid evidence of other beings, just the shadows these figures cast upon the wall in which they face. In front of them the fire light provides the only dim light for vision. The fire light is the only light in the cave. The men are bound in fettered and cannot move. Yet, it is these men’s movement away from their fetters toward the lighted opening of the cave’s entrance where they come in to the full light of day. One can make the connection between the movement away from man’s focus upon himself into the enlightenment of knowledge, and theories in subjectivity in lordship and bondage.

As a person of the religious experience I can personally comment on the inspiration and feeling religion evokes, yet to prove it as a student can only be done by acknowledging its presence and observing its effects. The same can be said for the malevolent technology of mind control through its use of electromagnetic wireless radio waves. I have directly observed its effects in conversation with some of my family members.

How The Variety Of Human Experience Can Shape Us:

Man Dies, Goes To Heaven and Asks God, “What’s The Meaning Of Life?”

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Fragments In A Case History of Hysteria

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The Distorted Artwork of Linda Vachon

Juliet Mitchell believes that it is no coincidence that the notion of Oedipus complex emerges from the analysis of male hysteria as we have observed in the case studies of Sigmund Freud. I, myself, have suggested that Oedipus strands us all on the psycho-social shores of our sexual development, and that during adolescence and young adulthood, as we begin serial dating in search of a mate to take the future place of our mothers/fathers, we can be perceived as little hysterics. I have also noted that when, during young adolescence, boys and girls become “girl crazy” or “boy crazy”, this psychological state mimics the symptoms of hysteria. Of course, not all boys and girls become crazed about the prospect of their perceived opposites, but I think this psychological state gives good evidence to the possible risk these children possess for developing other symptoms of the disease. I myself was characterized as “boy crazy” and would later develop the eating disorder known as bulimia. The “crazed” aspect of the opposite sex in relation to dating, and the fear and craving of “dying to be thin” are two factors that demonstrate evidence of the onset of symptoms found in the unconscious mind based in the repetition drive. Freud’s analysis of his women patients led him first to the notion that hysteria was caused by an actual seduction by the father, as in the case of Katharina. What Freud discovered was that adults were expressing infantile wishes: boys for their mothers and girls for their fathers.

“..in analyzing himself, Freud missed the context of these certainly crucial Oedipal relationships: E and Fliess were, for better and worse, his ‘brothers’. Without an awareness of the effect sibling rivalry has on the subject, making him (in this case Freud himself) regress to a frantic attempt to become once more all and everything to the mother, male hysteria, even as it was being ‘discovered’, was set to disappear.” ~Juliet Mitchell, Madmen and Medusas, pg. 45

I’d like to place my personal psychological corollary here with regard to my own experiences with my mother and same-sex twin sibling. My twin sibling, in her attempt in “analyzing” me (her direct competitor) and rendering me as the “mentally ill” person in argument, in my opinion, is nothing more than an attempt to validate my mother’s position in debate of opinion (her phallic position in the theory of myth and the absolute law of the mother). My twin sibling’s position shows signs of a clear and marked regression in to a frantic state in an attempt to once more become the all and everything to father (and validate the phallus), hence her female hysteria. I consider this to be my twin siblings symptoms of hysteria because they are habitually consistent modes of problem solving. Another important aspect of our dynamic relationship is the fact that my mother was the second to the last female born in her family. Her younger sister would “trump” her position as being daddy’s #1, thus her loss of status as “daddy’s little girl.” And my mother has clear and marked memories of “feeling like her father never loved her” which in my opinion, reflect the loss of her Oedipal longings in relation to the new arrival. Also she has expressed feelings like “She didn’t belong in the family because she didn’t look like her brothers and sisters.” She had felt my grandmother had an affair with the Milk Man and thus, her father wasn’t really her biological father. Thus, the family romance fantasy of “Not In The Family.” I believe this is where my mother has had difficulty in our relationship sometimes, because sometimes she appears foreclosed in areas that require the integration of castration.(The only example I can give to establish evidence as facts, is that, in the past, she believes I was being persecutory to her if I didn’t follow her commands. Thus, the notion that “conflict is abuse” and this conflict becomes persecutory to her personally.) But back to me and my twin sibling. My twin sibling in effect renders me “mute” as Plato had done in his cave philosophy. The psychological corollary here is astounding. By denying me a speaking place as subject, my twin relegates me to a position of silent interior, the castrated Other. (This castrated Other then that takes on the symbolic form of that deep, dark grotto that enslaved her as a child. By forming me a non-speaking subject, she re-capitulates the denial, the denial of her rightful position of being the all and everything to father, the same position my mother was denied in relation to her father with the arrival of her youngest sister and last born sibling). Is there a telescoping of generational transmission going on here? As A. Harris noted in her article, “Intimacy The Tank In The Bedroom,” “What I most want to convey today is that sexuality, gendered subjectivity, and intimacy are not simply personal and self contained, but always invaded by and cohabiting with forces of power and history, whether violent or seductive or dominating, or all at once.” This is the form that unchecked unconscious envy and jealously can take in women who have a fixed repetition drive to “annihilate other women in competition.” I believe this may be the psychological state that drives many professional female athletes in their attempt at win at usurping “glory.” We call these professional women “channeled aggressives.” They validate their own, won phalli; father’s worshiped and much sought after member as absolute law.

I don’t believe this is at all uncommon or rare in female relations. In fact, I believe this unchecked envy and jealousy is more prevalent than most people believe. The question to ask, with regard to psychoanalytic inquiry, is how the patient responds to the perceived Objects that appear to threaten to effeminate them. Because the female sexual form, is a form of power that can threaten any female ego. A small percentage of violent female offenders resort to fatal violence. However, most resort to less lethal means of control that are consistent with antisocial behavior like black propaganda campaigns of punitive gossip and excommunication. For example, “Did you hear about so and so? She has acquired an STD from sleeping around.” Is an attempt at deconstructing a person’s identity.

Adrienne Harris’ article discusses the clinical and social dilemmas developed after Czech analysts and Czech citizens began to rehabilitate and recover psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic work, after the collapse of communism. It cannot be under valued the effects that totalitarian regimes take on intimate life. “Intimacy is the contradictory site of freedom and regulation. Intimate life, particularly the intimate life of the body, of gendered experience, and of sexuality, however delicate, sensually rich, secretive, archaic, or primitive, is always already infused by regulation, by violence, and by power.”

Writing on primal scene fantasies with regard to identity formation, Danielle Knafo writes,

“….what we believe to be its primary feature: the construction of multiple identifications that shift in conjunction with dynamic changes in the child’s perception of his or her relationship to the parents and to the self. We expand on what these authors have observed.”

“For the child, these identifications are both representations and solutions to the questions, “Where do I fit in?” and “What do I do with my life?” They are a type of shooting script that embodies what the future might look like to the child (Donald Kaplan, personal communication to D. Knafo, 1994). Thus, primal scene fantasies simultaneously represent a way of formulating a problem and providing a forum in which to practice solutions to the problem. They consequently not only replay past configurations, but also explore and construct new possibilities.”

Sometimes these fantasies are the unapproachable and nonrepresentable “remnants of the memories of social violence that remain “radioactive”……These radioactive element lie scattered about hidden in images, nightmares, and symptoms through which, however, they are detectable.” Observations in behavior provide us clues to a person’s past and sometimes analysis of their dreams do, too, provide clues.

“People who read, know better.”

Source References:
Mitchell, Juliet. Mad Men and Medusas: Reclaiming Hysteria. New York. Basic Books. (2000)
Harris, A. Intimacy: The tank in the bedroom. International Journal of Psychoanalysis. Vol.98 (2017) pgs. 895-907
Knafo, Danielle & Feiner, Kenneth. Unconscious Fantasies In The Relational World. Hillsdale, NJ. The Analytic Press. (2006)

Aspects of Schizophrenia, Theories On Polygamy, and the Role of Government in Controlling Behavior

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Image of Imperial Roman Legion During A Time of War

“The FBI rejects any negative statement of its involvement with your son and drug dealing.” ~from the major motion film White Boy Rick

First, let me reiterate the fact that America’s answer to behavioral control has always been a punitive path of discourse. How are we to rehabilitate and integrate violent offenders when the very technique of control breeds hostility, resentment, and more anger?

Regarding aspects of schizophrenia, if we have developed the ability to create technology on nano-size scales, for example, a camera that is small enough to be embedded in a computer, a cell phone, or some other small object with the ability to observe, watch, and record, and then, transmit what has been captured remotely to a secret location, then I have to pose the question, why wouldn’t you think clandestinely audio transmitting and recording devices hidden in objects couldn’t be used to make someone think they are going insane? Devices that listen, record, and transmit could be used to make someone think they were hearing voices. In fact, an old movie from the 1980s demonstrates how this can be done. In the movie Genius, a young 14 year old boy enters college. While he is there he attempts to manipulate another student into doing things he wants him to do by using clandestinely hidden audio speakers and transmitters planted in his room. This boy genius then assumes the role of “God” and starts talking to his “friend”. His friend believing he is actually hearing the voice of “God”, does what he is told.

Man has mastered both these areas in technology today. This voice-to-speech audio and speech-to-voice is called Alexa. That means, the government may have been, or still is experimenting on people with this type of technology, voice-to-speech audio and speech-to-voice, written about in so many conspiracy theories reports and termed voice-to-skull. After all, what age are we in? We are in the Artificial Intelligence age of (AI) or iGen. I believe the questions being asked by scientists is can a human become automated or re-animated.

“At the end of the eighteenth century, Kant wrote, in a German newspaper —theBerliner Monatschrift— a short text. The title was “Was heisst Aufklärung?” [which translates in English to, “Today, What is Englightenment?”] It was for a long time, and it is still, considered a work of relatively small importance. But I can’t help finding it very interesting and puzzling because it was the first time a philosopher proposed as a philosophical task to investigate not only the metaphysical system or the foundations of scientific knowledge but a historical event —a recent, even a contemporary event. When in 1784 Kant asked, “Was heisst Aufklärung?”, he meant, What’s going on just now? What’s happening to us? What is this world, this period, this precise moment in which we are living? Or in other words: What are we? as Aufklärer, as part of the Enlightenment? Compare this with the Cartesian question: Who am I? I, as a unique but universal and unhistorical subject?”

My thoughts on polygamy. I was once told by an older, and one would think wiser individual, that it was childish of me not to consider “the others.” “The others” were the other women he would take on as wives in his polygamist relationships. My argument to this response is rooted in the gestation and pre-Oedipal period of the human uterine condition with only one umbilical cord. The fact that women do not share the unity of carrying the same child at the same time in a given time period, that is nine months of gestation with several umbilical cords attaching to a single fetus, and that this experience is uniquely defined by one uterus, one umbilical cord, and one mother and one father, we cannot ignore the role the pre-Oedipal experience plays in narcissistic human desire to loved by only one mother, or, one father. This argument considers the reproductive apparatus of women’s genitalia. If humans had uterine horns, thereby allowing them to give birth to very large litters at the same time, and where these ‘clan’ families are organized around several other females with their offspring, we might have an argument for polygamy. However, that is a pretty big might, because even in large animal litters animal aggression still occurs and often turns lethal. In spotted hyenas, when a female gives birth and introduces the new offspring, fights for survival arise among the other siblings. It is this inbred need to thrive that biologically presupposes the human condition of known as narcissism. It has been observed in the wild, when resources are scarce, more aggression and sibling death occur. It is for this reason that I believe the human species, for the most part, only give birth to one live birth at any given gestation, much like whales.

Regarding the role of government in controlling behavior. How is the onslaught of electromagnetic frequency suppose to “cure” ANYTHING when it is being used in the very environment that has created the diseases it seeks to “cure”? When the still and shallow waters of ignorance and want are the environmental milieu for highly narcissistic disorders, such as the paranoid schizoid and narcissistic personality disorder?

Another important fact to property crime, a common form of crime, the stealing of services and computer devices. I believe the location where I keep my computer may have some type of jamming devices that makes computer technology malfunctioning. These devices or jamming signals seem to be located near the East corner of my front living room. My question is what houses, vehicles, outside landscape, landscaping props, or household appliances are located near this Eastern corner? In my opinion, this location is highly revealing as evidence to the who, what, where, when and how of my experiences. This is my opinion. Of course, there could be real devilish humans creating illusions of conspiracy. Like this hasn’t happened before in human history.

My neighborhood has been a fairly quite neighborhood. However, I see more and more people specifically park and stop outside of my house. Why my location? Why my street?

The Subject and Power; A Concise Reading

 

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Sebastiano Ricci, The Resurrection

……but for power relations we had no tools of study. We had recourse only to ways of thinking about power based on legal models, that is: What legitimates power? [Humanity’s struggle to understand power relations are, for the most part confined to their “immediate” stuggles.] These “immediate” struggles exist for two reasons. In such struggles people criticize instances of power which are the closest to them, those which exercise their action on individuals. They do not look for the “chief enemy” but for the immediate enemy. They are struggles which question the status of the individual: on the one hand, they assert the right to be different, and they underline everything which makes individuals truly individual. On the other hand, they attack everything which separates the individual, breaks his links with others, splits up community life, forces the individual back on himself, and ties him to his own identity in a constraining way. These struggles are not exactly for or against the “individual” but rather they are struggles against the “government of individualization.”

The aim of these struggles is the power effects as such. For example, the medical profession is not criticized primarily because it is a profit-making concern but because it exercises an uncontrolled power over people’s bodies, their health, and their life and death.

They are an opposition to the effects of power which are linked with knowledge, competence, and qualification: struggles against the privileges of knowledge. But they are also an opposition against secrecy, deformation, and mystifying representations imposed on people. There is nothing “scientistic” in this (that is, a dogmatic belief in the value of scientific knowledge), but neither is it a skeptical or relativistic refusal of all verified truth. What is questioned is the way in which knowledge circulates and functions, its relations to power. In short, the régime du savoir (knowledge regime).

Finally, all these present struggles revolve around the question: Who are we? They are a refusal of these abstractions, of economic and ideological state violence, which ignore who we are individually, and also a refusal of a scientific or administrative inquisition which determines who one is.

The main objective of these struggles is to attack a technique, a form of power. This form of power applies itself to immediate everyday life which categorizes the individual, marks him by his own individuality, attaches him to his own identity, imposes a law of truth on him which he must recognize and which others have to recognize in him. It is a form of power which makes individuals subjects. There are two meanings of the word “subject”: subject to someone else by control and dependence; and tied to his own identity by a conscience or self-knowledge. Both meanings suggest a form of power which subjugates and makes subject to. Generally, it can be said that there are three types of struggles: either against forms of domination (ethnic, social, and religious); against forms of exploitation which separate individuals from what they produce; or against that which ties the individual to himself and submits him to others in this way (struggles against subjection, against forms of subjectivity and submission). [And here it would be through the implementation of electromagnetic frequency to impose sanction with regard to behavior, rights, and privileges upon the human subject. (EMF torture) With regard to the religious reformation movements we glean clues to possible reasons why. What we witness is] the need to take a direct part in spiritual life, in the work of salvation, in the truth which lies in the Book all this represented was a struggle for a new subjectivity.

This new political structure, as everybody knows, is the state. But most of the time, the state is envisioned as a kind of political power which ignores individuals, looking only at the interests of the totality or, I should say, of a class or a group among the citizens. That’s quite true. But I’d like to underline the fact that the state’s power (and that’s one of the reasons for its strength) is both an individualizing and a totalizing form of power. Never, I think, in the history of human societies —even in the old Chinese society— has there been such a tricky combination in the same political structures of individualization techniques and of totalization procedures. This is due to the fact that the modern Western state has integrated in a new political shape an old power technique which originated in Christian institutions. We can call this power technique the pastoral power.

[Pastoral power] postulates in principle that certain individuals can, by their religious quality, serve others not as princes, magistrates, prophets, fortune-tellers, benefactors, educationalists, and so on but as pastors. However, this word designates a very special form of power.

1. It is a form of power whose ultimate aim is to assure individual salvation in the next world.

2. Pastoral power is not merely a form of power which commands; it must also be prepared to sacrifice itself for the life and salvation of the flock. Therefore, it is different from royal power, which demands a sacrifice from its subjects to save the throne.

3. It is a form of power which does not look after just the whole community but each individual in particular, during his entire life.

4. Finally, this form of power cannot be exercised without knowing the inside of people’s minds, without exploring their souls, without making them reveal their innermost secrets. It implies a knowledge of the conscience and an ability to direct it.

This form of power is salvation oriented (as opposed to political power).

An important phenomenon took place around the eighteenth century —it was a new distribution, a new organization of this kind of individualizing power. I don’t think that we should consider the “modern state” as an entity which was developed above individuals, ignoring what they are and even their very existence, but, on the contrary, as a very sophisticated structure, in which individuals can be integrated, under one condition: that this individuality would be shaped in a new form and submitted to a set of very specific patterns. In a way, we can see the state as a modern matrix of individualization or a new form of pastoral power. A few more words about this new pastoral power.

1. We may observe a change in its objective. It was no longer a question of leading people to their salvation in the next world but rather ensuring it in this world. And in this context, the word “salvation” takes on different meanings: health, well-being (that is, sufficient wealth, standard of living), security, protection against accidents. A series of “worldly” aims took the place of the religious aims of the traditional pastorate, all the more easily because the latter, for various reasons, had followed in an accessory way a certain number of these aims; we only have to think of the role of medicine and its welfare function assured for a long time by the Catholic and Protestant churches.

2. Concurrently the officials of pastoral power increased. Sometimes this form of power was exerted by state apparatus or, in any case, by a public institution such as the police. (We should not forget that in the eighteenth century the police force was not invented only for maintaining law and order, nor for assisting governments in their struggle against their enemies, but for assuring urban supplies, hygiene, health, and standards considered necessary for handicrafts and commerce.) Sometimes the power was exercised by private ventures, welfare societies, benefactors, and generally by philanthropists. But ancient institutions, for example the family, were also mobilized at this time to take on pastoral functions. It was also exercised by complex structures such as medicine, which included private initiatives with the sale of services on market economy principles, but which also included public institutions such as hospitals.

3. Finally, the multiplication of the aims and agents of pastoral power focused the development of knowledge of man around two roles: one, globalizing and quantitative, concerning the population; the other, analytical, concerning the individual.

And this implies that power of a pastoral type, which over centuries —for more than a millennium— had been linked to a defined religious institution, suddenly spread out into the whole social body; it found support in a multitude of institutions. And, instead of a pastoral power and a political power, more or less linked to each other, more or less rival, there was an individualizing “tactic” which characterized a series of powers: those of the family, medicine, psychiatry, education, and employers.

At the end of the eighteenth century, Kant wrote, in a German newspaper —theBerliner Monatschrift— a short text. The title was “Was heisst Aufklärung?” [Today, What is Englightenment?] It was for a long time, and it is still, considered a work of relatively small importance. But I can’t help finding it very interesting and puzzling because it was the first time a philosopher proposed as a philosophical task to investigate not only the metaphysical system or the foundations of scientific knowledge but a historical event —a recent, even a contemporary event. When in 1784 Kant asked, “Was heisst Aufklärung?”, he meant, What’s going on just now? What’s happening to us? What is this world, this period, this precise moment in which we are living? Or in other words: What are we? as Aufklärer, as part of the Enlightenment? Compare this with the Cartesian question: Who am I? I, as a unique but universal and unhistorical subject?

-Foucault, Michel. “The Subject and Power.” In Beyond Structuralism and Hermeneutics, edited by H. Dreyfus and P. Rabinow, 208-226. The University of Chicago Press, 1983.

The Winter Of Our Discontent

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“You know most people live ninety per cent in the past, seven per cent in the present, and that only leaves them three per cent for the future.” ― John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent

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The Ghost of Christmas Past with Ignorance & Want. Who do these two children represent?

You know, I am so sick of having to deal with the fucked up asshole that surround me in my life. I’m tired of people who, for want for a better word, are filled with ignorance and envy. People who think, the car you drive, the house you live in, the parties you throw, the clothes you wear, make them something or somebody. In the face of their wealth wielding power, they unveil there despicable deeds. This vanity, envy, and jealousy is breed in the shallow waters of poverty and strife; ignorance and want. For in these waters so too breed the fuel that ignites the need for “punitive paths of retribution.” Why has America become so violent? Because we foregone the need to cultivate and grow our children in an appropriate manner. Instead we make them mindless prisoners enslaved by their slave owning parents’ philosophies. People who still believe in the property ownership of people. “I own you. You’re ass is mine.”

“Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this son of York, And all the clouds that loured upon our house in the deep bosom of the ocean buried.” ~William Shakespeare, Richard III (1594) The Wars of The Roses

And I want to make clear that no one should confuse the difference between being healthy, that is, eating healthy and exercising in order to keep your weight at healthy normal limit and being mentally ill. Some warped minds believe that women or men who focus on their body image are nothing more than “whores” only interested in sexual excitement. They believe they see themselves as Objects and use their bodies as props. And that the woman Objects steal men’s seed to pervert their bloodline and wreck havoc upon the world as Jezebels or some other monstrosity symbolized in the book of Revelations. This “Idol of Perversity” mentality is locked up in the fear and craving of

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Whore of Babylon; Fantasy of Feminine Evil

hysteria. The fear and craving of not being wanted by the beautiful people. The very kind of hysteria that created the second great war, the Spanish Inquisition, burning of witches, and every other social delusion based in fantasies of feminine evil. The clear and marked difference in evaluating behavior shouldn’t be about how one “looks” but what one has done to others and the consequences those actions has bestowed upon society. Being beautiful isn’t a crime. Neither is being sexy. Neither is being gay. Neither is being successful or wealthy. These are all forms power can take. All these forms of power possess a great potential for organizing movements that prove that a person’s “weakness” can be their ” power.” And this prospect of the weak possessing a form of power is the very thing that creates, in their oppressors, the fear and craving that promotes injustice in our society. Not all people who are beautiful, are beautiful on the inside. Not all those bestowed political power possess virtue. Not all people who focus on healthy body form, are suffering from mental illness or hysteria. Juliet Mitchell stated,

“Hysteria is as broad and expansive as human culture. It cannot be neatly packaged in narrative, either historical or medical. All aspects of the condition radiate out to touch yet others. Hysteria, as a response to certain aspects of what it means to be human, is everywhere. Its name and the understanding of it changes – both geographically and historically. Some aspects of this ‘human condition’ insists that hysteria over and over again is reassigned to women or to ‘femininity’ even though its occurrence among men is well documented. Twentieth-century understandings of hysteria – in particular the psychoanalytic – excluded it as the very moment they contemplated it, because they completely ‘foreclosed’ on relations with siblings in favor only of parents. This is the besetting problem of Freud’s otherwise world-historic understanding of hysteria.”

The vortex of hysteria, its very mobility, draws in others around the hysteric, those whose own potential hysterical vortex (which we all have) responds and to a degree, everyone becomes vulnerable. Hence, “beatings” with electromagnetic frequency.

Please refer to the following link to read more: Win-Lose Theory In Siblicide Of Female Spotted Hyena Cubs and The Lateral Relations Of Childhood Siblings As It Pertains To Hysteria; “A Mostly Feminine Condition” (edited/content added)

Note: The interred remains of King Richard were discovered and his wounds forensically analyzed. They did a facial reconstruction that allowed us to see for the first time his true image  The Tragedy of Richard III; A Simple Character Analysis From One of Shakespeare’s Histories

“Niggers Don’t Eat Salads”: A True McDonald’s Story

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Before I start, yes I know this is a racist comment and I apologize if any one finds it offensive.

I live in Trenton, a mostly black populated urban area of New Jersey. I live less than five minutes from a local McDonald’s. Usually, I eat mostly vegetarian meals, but being in the economic bracket I am, I have to sometimes eat what is available and/or provided for me. So this means that I will sometimes eat meat. But veggies are some of my favorite foods and I prefer to eat a mostly vegan/vegetarian diet. Tonight I asked for a Bacon Grilled Chicken Ranch Salad because my sister offered me a meal from McDonald’s. She came back with a Southwestern Grilled Chicken Salad and said the drive through attendant said they didn’t serve Bacon Chicken Ranch Salad at our local McDonald’s location. Something didn’t seem right to me about that fact, so I did a “fact check.” I called the local McDonald’s and asked what salads they served. Bacon Grilled Chicken Ranch Salad was, in fact, on the menu. So, who’s lying? I know this seems like an insignificant event, bordering on petty but I have to know, who is telling the truth and who is lying? Southwestern Grilled Chicken Salad is spicy and would upset my stomach. Being given a hand out, should I just keep my mouth shut?

I said to my sister’s significant Other, “That’s odd.” A high protein salad with bacon and chicken sounds like something a lot of people would eat at this location. He said, “Niggers don’t eat salads.” I said, “Yes, they do. Black people love bacon!” (Can you believe this was an actual recapitulation of a conversation?) The fact that “niggers” even eat salad is a mute point. Simply because black people aren’t the only people who visit our local McDonald’s. In fact, their were more whites than blacks in the McDonald’s restaurant when I went to correct the order.

I, right off the bat, smelled foul play. The veiled statement coming from my sister and her significant Other was this, “You don’t get what you want.” Or more closely, “I’m not going to give you what you want because I’m in control.”

Upon entering the McDonald’s I overheard the store manager mention her name, Yvonne. I said, “Excuse me, Yvonne. My sister just called you about a salad order issue.” I then explained to her the problem that the drive-thru attendant had conveyed to my relatives that this particular location didn’t sell Bacon Grilled Chicken Ranch Salads when in fact it did. (I will probably never know the actual answer to my question, “Who is lying?” I will only have a good approximation of where the guilt falls). The store manager, Yvonne, then asked what salad I would like and she promptly went to make it for me. But not before grabbing a tall white man and asking him if I looked “rich” or not. He turned to her and said, “No.” She then bought me a salad, and as she glanced down at the salad, she said in a feigning fake voice, “Oh look. I made a Southwestern Grilled Chicken Salad. Oh my. I’m just going to have to throw this away.” And as she walked away to make another salad, she tossed it in the trash. I waited a little while longer, about ten minutes, and she came back with the correct order. She apologized for the error and told me to enjoy the meal.

This was a more pleasant experience than the conflict I previously had with my sister and her significant Other before I left to correct the order. In my attempt to defend myself and do a little fact checking to prove “niggers do really eat salads” and that this was all their foul “game”, I was yelled at, spit at, told to sit down, told to leave the house, told to “read” another book, and intimidated by my sister placing her face inches away from mine. A technique that my father used to do when he wanted to intimidate us into subordinate control. It’s the brut force of conquering through violent usurpation and the taking back of one’s power from someone who might be in a position of leverage. There is a book called, “Conflict Is Not Abuse; Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and Duty of Repair.” This book details how women, who have been abused both verbally and physically by male husbands and relatives, have an ingrained tendency to just dismiss the behavior as “their relative’s “masculine” way.” By fact checking their “statement” and showing them that our local McDonald’s do serve the salad I requested, and then questioning their true motives, and unveiling that they appeared to be making a power play to exert control, creates this idea that I created the “conflict” and this “conflict” was some how “abuse.” You are not suppose to question or defend yourself. You are simply suppose to take the abuse and walk away. I mean, I never made the statement, “Niggers don’t eat salads.” That, sounds abusive to me, and, what’s more an illogical reason for the wrong salad order.

I had previously wrote about “Reimagining U.S. Prisons; The Use of Cruel and Unusual Punishment in Regulating Behavior during Penalization.” This is a very common problem in the U.S. That is, the U.S. has focused less on reform, historically speaking, and more on a “punitive path,” when comes to discipline and punishment of inmates. “Unlike many other Western countries, the United States responded to escalating crime rates by enacting highly punitive policies and laws and turning away from rehabilitation and reintegration.” This approach to disciplining children is also taken in families across America and it has been noted that this approach is making America more of a violent country as opposed to the Dutch Netherlands and Germany. In those countries the focus is more on individual moral development and personal growth as well as their psychological fitness. They aren’t just demanded to follow orders, they are encouraged to be more independent, required to work and take classes, thereby giving the individual a fairly decent amount of control over their own lives. Because, “If you treat people like humans, they will act like humans.”

The opening scene in the movie, “White Boy Rick” could of been one of many different events in my own life growing up. Except my father didn’t manufacture guns in his basement, he had hunting rifles and he loaded his own shells for game. He fist fought with my brother and my older sister was sent away to live with relatives in a different state because there wasn’t enough money or living space for her and my younger brother in the new house we moved into. My mother would sometimes hit my father, but my father never raised a hand to her. He would discipline us children with corporeal punishment though. There wasn’t gang violence or drug dealing, but there was domestic violence and whole lot of cursing. Like, “What the fuck Doris! Get in the god damn car!” Or “Watch out! Look at what the fuck your doing!” Our struggles revolved around money, often a lack of it and trying to keep the bills paid, a lack of education, and trying not to appear “stupid.” This is not a unique story. It is the common story of a lot of different people; Blacks, Whites, Cubans, Asians, Indians.

I know my family members. Periodically, this is how my sister treats me. She can be degrading, dehumanizing, and she uses either brut force or intimidation tactics to solve problems. I have been her punching bag, and she has allowed my mother to beat me. A toy object to abuse. I had to come to a realization in my life that I had been born in to a family of sociopaths. That’s a hard pill to swallow, when you discover that your normal is the abnormal. That the life your living is borderline deviant or full blown deviance.  And that believing in god makes you schizophrenic in the eyes of the psychiatric community. That laughing at the Three Stooges also makes you schizophrenic. And that giving any one of your family members control over your life or body is just a plain dangerous and crazy thing to do. And by the way, niggers do eat salad. And white people eat fried chicken and watermelon too! America is a melting pot of a bunch of different cuisines that Black, White, Cuban, Asian, Indian all enjoy. Food may be culturally specific but it is universally loved by all peoples.

I am at a clear and marked disadvantage and my family members know it.

Reimagining U.S. Prisons; The Use of Cruel and Unusual Punishment in Regulating Behavior during Penalization

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Art by Giovanni Battista Rossi (de Rubeis) 16th Century, Italy. Eight men variously shackled in a dungeon; two others with their backs to the viewer peer out a grating-covered window at the end of the room to converse with someone outside. It is also the artwork used by Michael Foucault in his book Discipline and Punishment.

When you compare U.S. prisons to prisons found in European countries such as the Dutch Netherlands and Germany, one notices considerable differences.

The U.S. has focused less on reform, historically speaking, and more on a “punitive path,” when comes to discipline and punishment of inmates. Of course, America has a much larger population than the Netherlands or Germany, and its prison population has ballooned largely because of the War on Drugs. To reduce its prison population, America can’t simply have nicer prisons. The U.S. has to stop criminalizing drug addicts, and it has to take a hard look at why it arrests so many young, black men.

A U.S. recipient touring a Dutch facility noted that the prison screamed therapeutic milieu. Another U.S. recipient noted, “If you treat inmates like humans, they will act like humans.”

“Unlike many other Western countries, the United States responded to escalating crime rates by enacting highly punitive policies and laws and turning away from rehabilitation and reintegration, the Vera Institute report noted. Prisoners in the Netherlands and Germany have a “fair amount of control over their daily lives,” the Vera Institute report notes. They get to wear their own clothes and make their own meals, and they’re required to work and take classes. Guards also give them some sense of privacy by knocking before entering their cells. Prisoners have keys to their cells and separate, walled toilets.

America’s prisons require inmates to follow a strict routine that takes away most of their independence. They have to wear uniforms, rise and shower at a certain time, and eat food prepared for them in a cafeteria. “As a result … daily decisions are made for prisoners,” the National Academy of Sciences report noted.

In Germany and the Netherlands, prisoners get to keep many of their rights while they’re behind bars — like the right to vote and to receive some welfare benefits.

Inmates even sometimes get a chance to spend time away from prison. Some inmates in the Netherlands “report” to prison during the week and then go home and spend the weekends with their families so they can maintain those relationships.

In the U.S., family visits usually happen within the confines of a visiting room. The vast majority of states in America don’t let felons vote when they’re still in prison, and people who have been convicted of felonies are not allowed to serve on juries in some states.

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Even though human rights advocates say solitary can amount to torture (depending on the length of time it’s used), American prisoners have in some cases spent years in solitary. Researchers have proven that prolonged solitary confinement causes a persistent and heightened state of anxiety and nervousness, headaches, insomnia, lethargy or chronic tiredness, nightmares, heart palpitations, fear of impending nervous breakdowns and higher rates of hypertension and early morbidity. Other effects include obsessive ruminations, confused thought processes, an oversensitivity to stimuli, irrational anger, social withdrawal, hallucinations, violent fantasies, emotional flatness, mood swings, chronic depression, feelings of overall deterioration, and suicidal ideation.
German and Dutch prisons only rarely use solitary, and when they do, it’s only for a few hours or days, according to the Vera Institute report.

While America routinely puts teens in adult prisons, Germany treats young people as a special category of prisoner even if they’re over 18.

In Germany, offenders age 18 to 21 are under the jurisdiction of juvenile courts. Those courts are allowed to apply juvenile law if they find the offender is still “developing” morally and psychologically or if they find the offence was a “typically juvenile” crime, according to the Vera Institute. Here’s how Vera described the juvenile justice system in Germany:

“The organising ethos of juvenile justice in Germany is that of minimum intervention, in which priority is given to diversion. When sanctions are imposed, measures such as fines, warnings, community service orders, mediation, restitution, reparation, and social or vocational training courses are preferred. Youth imprisonment is a sanction of last resort, the maximum sentence of which is typically five years, or ten years for certain serious offenses.”

The U.S. on the other hand, often does not hesitate to lock up minors. New York and North Carolina automatically prosecute 16-year-olds as adults, and Al Jazeera recently reported that 1,200 people around America are serving life sentences for crimes they committed as kids.

America may want to follow Germany’s lead and focus less on punishment and more on rehab for these kids, Vera noted. “If U.S. jurisdictions want to salvage the potential of these young adults — as contributing members of communities — then attention must be paid to responding appropriately to their developmental needs, with an emphasis on treatment, education, and social or vocational training,” the Vera report stated.

The Psychic Life Of Power: Theories in Subjugation Subjection, Resistance, Resignification Between Freud and Foucault

This information was cited in a report by Vera Institute of Justice (Vera) in 2014. See link below:
https://www.vera.org/reimagining-prison-web-report
https://ccrjustice.org/home/get-involved/tools-resources/fact-sheets-and-faqs/torture-use-solitary-confinement-us-prisons