In the book, American Identity in the Age of Obama which is attributed to multiple authors, in particular in Chapter 6, “White Masculinities in the Age of Obama: Rebuilding or Reloading,” a particular demographic was considered in the face of a clear and present crisis of white masculinity. The book noted the identity crisis associated with white, older, middle-class men living in rural areas. A connection can be made with white, elite, farming/plantation business owners. With this specific demographic population, the connection is a similar one made to and written about in Chapter 6, The Crisis of White Masculinity, which can be found over JSTOR and is located in my reference section. A similar crisis of white masculinity seemed to occur during the abolishment of slavery, and in particular, we see a similar crisis of masculinity occurring during historic time periods that threatened populations of the predominant male identity. This certainly happened during the Salem witch trials as a comparison between these inexcusable executions and the expulsion of Anne Hutchinson. That is, a threat to the personal manhood of a predominant white leader in the community.
It is, for this reason, the study of identity during the period of Colonialism and Postcolonialism would be most appropriate to understanding the phenomenon of gang stalking with electronic targeted physical assaults (directed energy weapons) and psychotronic torture because it is this time period that gave rise to the radical right, middle class, white conservative male leaders. The forms of behaviors that have historically been harbingers for change in Colonial America have predominantly surrounded the threat to white masculine identity. During this time period, we see the event of the Boston Tea Party. Whether or not you hold a supportive position to the action taken during this historical event or view it as a radical, aggressive move in opposition to authority and the law depends on your political orientation.
Reading postcolonial female writers is important to gain a foundation of knowledge regarding modern female identity and feminine identity crisis as we explore feminine object relations during the colonial era and Postcolonial era and beyond into the modern period. I say this because I am a female writer interested in psychoanalysis and identity.
In addition to the study of postcolonial feminine identity and beyond, postcolonial masculine identity (1780–1830) or even a better, the term the Late Modern Period extending from the (the 1750s through 1940s) following French and American Revolutions, Industrial Revolution, the Great Divergence, and the early World Wars is important to gaining an understanding of how both feminine and masculine identities have changed over time. Important also is the Great Divergence and it too is tied to the crisis of white masculinity as it represented changing social roles. Additionally, the concept of the time period, that of Colonialism (1607 to 1776), it would seem that the fragmented stranded existence of some modern masculine identities who would still like to practice or policy control by one people or power over other peoples or areas. In the phenomenon known as gang stalking with electronic targeted physical assaults and psychotronic torture we certainly can make the connection to the fragmented, stranded, crisis in identity of the perpetrators to such acts. Colonialism was tied to British Monarch Rule and Absolutism and manifested the delusions of Satan spawning the execution of not only witches but also some warlocks and the expulsion of Anne Hutchinson from her religious community based on the testimonial, she was a Jezebel. We can therefore say, with a high degree of certainty that the manifestation of delusions goes back centuries to past historical religious inquisitions among many other historical events expressing harbingers for change.
“Change is inevitable but with it comes new possibilities.” ~The Answers
In the book, Dark Money: the hidden history of the billionaires behind the rise of the radical right, we see a similar crisis of white masculinity among the radical right conservative Republicans during the Obama administration. Interestingly, where the crisis of white masculinity takes place during postcolonial America, where its development coincides with developments like the end of the Western frontier closing and the disappearing opportunities for economic independence in an era of bureaucratization of business. If we look at the history of American manhood it would reveal several co-extensive phenomena. In fact, if we delved even farther into history during the time of Medieval Inquisitions, we would uncover men dressed as the religious authority (Inquisitors) who were pardoned and given “absolution” from God if they used instruments of torture. In the modern era, we have the German Holocaust where we see a German Identity Crisis on a mass scale as the very core of what it meant to be German was questioned.
Upon a brief perusal of a number of historical harbingers, we see similarities to events that transpire and the basic similar human condition contributing to violence. What remains unchanged in all of this is the human heart and the human psyche and the fact that innate aggression resides within our species especially when manhood, or womanhood for that matter, is challenged. So, we can speculate this to be the cause and root of the phenomenon known as gang stalking with electronic targeted physical assaults and psychotronic torture.
We might question, “What motivated a group of well-educated, upper-class, white men to dress up as American Indians and throw tea into the Boston harbor?” We might question, “What motivated a plantation owner to lynch his own black slaves following the fall of slavery, in the face of their begging for life?” “What motivated a group of wealthy Republican businessmen to print up posters of Barrack Obama dressed like an African witch doctor, outfitted with body paint and a bone through his nose, above the word “socialism?” During the Obama administration, the level of unprovoked racism manifesting itself among the radical right Republican conservative groups fearful on the horizon of American socialism, the national healthcare plan, and free healthcare, which had to be policed and monitored for their radical depictions that were racially offensive.
Similar to the element of “dark money,” with their formation of so-called “socialist organizations” set up with a tax code of 501(c)(4), the IRS code for tax-exempt as “social welfare organizations” that can participate in politics so long as it’s not the group’s primary focus. Such nonprofits can hide the identities of their donors from the public, reporting them only to the IRS. This is what is meant by “dark money groups.” Comparing this level of non-transparency and gang stalking with electronic targeting physical assault and psychotronic torture we similar attempts to change the outcome of events, territories, and elections.
Identity is often associated with “sameness and distinctiveness” yet it also has its “contradictions”. That is, we all have our differences and we all have our contradictory selves.
The term “identity crisis” refers to a psychological conflict that entails social confusion, a sense of detachment, and a loss of oneself such as when a political ruling party losses majority control as we witnessed during the Obama era or when large popular religious movements such as the Cathers in southern France and the Waldensians in both southern France and northern Italy who were considered “apostate” or heretical to Christianity during the Medieval Inquisitions spanning 1184 to 1230 AD.
In studying identity crisis, and its subsequent psychological disorders, there have been integral topics to study. For example, the study of Colonialism and Postcolonialism is imperative for an adequate understanding of psychoanalysis, as human history tells us a lot. Postcolonial feminist theories in female identity crisis have been conceptualized to delve into the boundaries of the self and move beyond the social dynamics through which the female subject explores and questions her identity separate and apart from her ruling counterpart, male patriarchy. It is no different when studying mass random shooting events and the phenomenon of gang stalking with electronic targeted physical assaults; a person’s identity has been challenged and put into question, a person’s sense of self has become disrupted with some type of detachment and loss. Such as when a person’s Facebook profile may be placed into question when new social information is found contradictory to their posted highlights and is seen as not being nearly as picture-perfect as the individual’s beliefs about themselves.
The thing about gang stalking with electronic targeted physical assaults and psychotronic torture is that it is a business like any other business. It requires access to a pool of cash, network associates, and insider knowledge. The pool of cash helps one to purchase the necessary technological gadgetry for the group of people whose aggregate/accumulated wealth can afford them the ability to fund their own personal and private field operations with which they could undermine the outcome of events.
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