Determinants of Verbal Partner Violence During COVID-19 Pandemic

The research study discussed in this post concluded “parenthood” as a significant predictor of verbal partner violence during the COVID-19 pandemic lock down. This may seem like sensible common knowledge but do we really consider the impact on our children’s emotional health?

The journal Gender and Violence recently published a research study conducted on the determinants of verbal partner violence (arguments and conflict) during lock-down from the coronavirus. The research study was conducted on 2,889 participants living in Flanders. The Dutch-speaking northern portion of Belgium. The following determinant risk factors were found to be gender, age, student status, educational degree, employment status, parenthood, ability to seclude, and the number of social contacts. Determinant risk factors of the pandemic were fear of infection and corona stress.

Results

Regarding gender, the researchers found a significant difference in verbal partner violence experienced between men and women. Women reported significantly higher levels of verbal partner violence than men.

Regarding age, the researchers found a significant increase in verbal partner violence in the age groups: 18–24, 25–34, 35–44 years. Additionally, researchers found significantly less verbal partner violence in the age categories 65+ and the age group of 55–64 years.

Regarding students, the researchers found a significant increase in verbal partner violence in students who were attending school than people who were retired. This ties into the age variable as younger people experience higher frequencies of verbal partner violence than older groups 55–64 years and 65+.

Regarding educational degree, the researchers found no significant difference in verbal partner violence based on people’s educational level. However, it was noted that the respondents with a status of “no diploma” were significantly small (1.2%). This implies there may be a connection between increased verbal partner violence based on a “no diploma” status but the researchers could not validate those findings through this study.

Regarding employment status, the researchers discovered people who were temporarily unemployed or who had been unemployed for a long time experienced significantly higher frequencies of verbal partner violence during lockdown than others who were employed full-time or part-time. In addition, it has been noted by other researchers those who maintain an “unemployed” status experience a higher frequency of targeted violence such as witnessed among the homeless populations and the addicted.

Regarding parenthood, the researchers discovered people with children under the age of 18 living in their household experienced significantly more verbal partner violence than respondents with no children living in the house.

Regarding the ability to seclude oneself as a strategy to reduce verbal partner violence during the COVID-19 lock down the researchers found those with the ability to seclude themselves experienced significantly less verbal partner violence.

Regarding social contact, the researchers discovered people who had more personal social contact (higher number of people to reach out to discuss problems with) had lower amounts of verbal partner violence than people with less social contacts. This information ties into the research study “The Phenomenology of Group Stalking (‘Gang Stalking’): A Content Analysis of Subjective Experiences” as one of the narratives given for the reason behind this form of targeted violence. That is to say, its purpose is to “move people into therapy.” This suggests that the phenomenology of Group Stalking and targeted violence is being carried out on a particular social group with “treatable mental diseases” who are eligible for treatment, and as I have suggested before, a social group that may be “resistant to therapy” thru forced coercive control tactics. If this is so, is this constitutionally correct regarding individuals’ civil rights? And if this is so, is it the medical professionals encouraging the targeted violence, or is it more likely this social group with “less social contacts” is suffering an increased level of domestic violence/abuse because of their vulnerability? As we can support this thesis because as I have stated previously, abuse contributes to loss of identity and abusers frequently use tactics of isolation to keep people in seclusion. (*)

Regarding the COVID-19 determinant variable, fear of infection and corona stress, the researchers found both to be significant predictors to verbal partner violence.

The researchers found that women more than men, younger age groups more than older age groups, students more than retired people, people whose partners were long term unemployed or temporarily unemployed due to the pandemic more than people whose partners were retired, parents of children younger than 18 years more than people without children in their household, people without the ability to seclude themselves from other members of the household, and people with fewer social contacts experienced higher frequencies of verbal partner violence during the lockdown.

The researchers state, “our study is not without its limitations limitation. One limitation is that partner violence was measured from a nondyadic perspective. By relying on the account of only one of the partners in the relationship, it is impossible to account for individual biases, interactional processes, and relationship complexity. Future research should further assess this matter using a dyadic research approach.” More specifically, women and participants with higher educational attainment were overrepresented. Additionally they state, “our findings provide important and concrete insights for policymakers and health professionals so that support can be facilitated to those particularly in need during this or future pandemics. For example, as we found that parents and people who were unable to seclude themselves from other members of their household experienced more partner violence during the lockdown, it would be fruitful to tailor partner violence prevention and intervention efforts to these groups.”

Sources:

Schokkenbroek, Jannek M.; Anrijs, Sarah; Ponnet, Koen; and Hardyns, Wim. Lock Down Together: Determinants of Verbal Partner Violence During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Violence and Gender. Vol. 8, №3, Published August 25, 2021. Retrieved online September 14, 2021.

(*) Sheridan, Lorraine; James, David V.; and Roth, Jayden. (March 12, 2020) The Phenomenology of Group Stalking (‘Gang Stalking’): A Content Analysis of Subjective Experiences. International Journal of Environmental Research Public Health. 17(7), 2506. https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/17/7/2506/htm#B5-ijerph-17-02506

How Gang Stalking with Electronic Targeted Assault Contributed to My Loss of Identity: One person’s private account

On September 3rd I had a doctor’s appointment. A very important doctor’s appointment because I had stopped going to the doctor’s office visits and I had stopped taking my medications because of gang stalking with electronic targeted physical assaults. My blood pressure reading was high while I was in the office so my doctor refilled my medications and asked me to keep a log of my morning blood pressure readings as well as a blood sugar log. I have several chronic conditions. These are only two of them. I’m not going to share each day’s reading results but I will share with you the effects of electronic targeted physical assaults. See if you can notice a change? The entry log reads as follows:

Sept. 4, 2021

7:18 AM Blood Pressure Reading — — 7:21 AM Blood Sugar Reading — —

(I washed and showered)

Sept. 5, 2021

7:40 AM Blood Pressure Reading — — 7:43 AM Blood Sugar Reading — —

(I washed and showered)

Sept. 6, 2021 (Labor Day)

9:15 AM Blood Pressure Reading — — 9:18 AM Blood Sugar Reading — —

(I DID NOT wash and shower)

Sept. 7, 2021

9:53 AM Blood Pressure Reading — — 9:57 AM Blood Sugar Reading — —

(I DID NOT wash and shower)

Sept. 8, 2021

10:12 AM Blood Pressure Reading — — 10:16 AM Blood Sugar Reading — —

(I DID NOT wash and shower. I did not wash and shower until September 9th)

Did you notice something the change? If you take notice, the time changes as I was initially waking up early to bathe, monitor my blood pressure, and record my blood sugar. I stopped taking daily showers as well. This is how electronic targeted physical assaults affect me. And as a result, I have suffered a loss of identity because of it. Electronic targeted assaults make it virtually impossible for a person to exercise and properly care for themselves. As a result, I cannot stay as healthy as I possibly can by keeping my blood pressure as well as my blood sugar in check through routine exercise and simple physical movement because it psychotronically incapacitates me.

In addition, my electronic targeted assaults sedates me and makes me drowsy so I doze off to sleep making me less active. It has also caused me to become dehydrated from a lack of drinking water. Dehydration, in turn, can increases glucose and sodium in the bloodstream. My targeting is making it impossible for me to control my blood pressure as well as my blood sugar through physical exercise and simple routine movement. As a result, I have to depend on pharmaceuticals to do this for me. Drugs are big business. Some might even say Dark Business infiltrated with Dark Money. I mean who can benefit from my FSA and HSA spending dollars (welfare healthcare insurance stipend)? Obama/NJ Family Care State-Run Health Care?

Since the collapse of the modern industrial economy and the beginning of the post-industrial economy (the service economy) and following the events of the Great Recession in 2008/2009 America has become familiar with a narrative. It is a narrative in reports for Gang Stalking with Electronic Targeted as well as Electronic Targeted Physical Assaults and Psychotronic Torture. It is hard for an average Joe to understand whether these accounts are real or fake as many people blame the reports on “mentally ill” “deluded” individuals who are in need of “therapy.” And in some cases that may be the case. It is so easy to blame others via snap judgments without proper investigatory work and a clear understanding of the phenomenon. For example, it’s easy to blame social welfare recipients by claiming their “lazy” and “stupid.” Everything we encounter and observe isn’t as it presents itself to be all the time. Often there are entire stories to be told that remain hidden beneath the surface of superficiality. Some narrative reports definitely seem petty accusations not rooted in sound logic. For example, one person reported she was gang stalked while she was in a McDonald’s drive-thru line waiting to be served when some guy pulled right in front of her, cut her off, and prevented her from being the next person served. Clearly, it may also be the lack of linguistic skills in accurately detailing events of their history and a person’s ability to accurately understand and have knowledge of what the phenomenon actually consists of. Some people believe the government is covertly manipulating them in clandestine CIA “mind control” programs which there is no evidence to support government involvement. It in all likelihood is the result of organized criminal behavior and community stalking in behavior that demonstrates a certain pattern of conduct.

For me, in my personal narrative, the reason for my targeting has been a forced loss of identity. Where once I awoke early each morning to exercise and maintain a healthy weight, I have become morbidly obese through forced sedation, remotely and clandestinely delivered, by someone holding a handheld device or “God in a Box”. If you haven’t read an account of ancient man’s attempt attempts to develop ancient forms of technology and seduce onlookers with the magic of electricity utilizing the Baghdad Battery, please click on the following link —ANCIENT EGYPTIAN TECHNOLOGY: A Form of Egyptian Electricity, The Baghdad Battery, and A Visitation in the Night — Proclivities’ Principle Wisdom (wordpress.com).

A loss of identity may be a welcomed event such as in divorce or a loss of a job one might despise. But a loss of identity can be painful and difficult as in when someone losses their legs in a catastrophic accident. The Gang Stalking narrative of victims in a research report that investigated individual accounts of victims who had been gang stalked definitely suggests this. Thru forced incurred losses, the victim losses their former identity to now become “a victim of gang stalking” and one suffering stolen identity. A person can be changed mentally when events take away persons, places, and things. This is how the natural course of aging and maturity happens. If you think about the loss of identity suffered by the aged, you can certainly understand William Shakespeare’s quote that begins “Life is but a stage…” If you think about the loss of identity suffered by violent crime we can look to Ariel Castro. Ariel Castro’s teenage victims clearly suffered a premature loss of identity as we can definitively say these teenagers went from high school students, someone’s dependent child cared for by a loving parent, and someone’s close classmate and friend to kidnapped victim, incarcerated in a house, chained to a bed and raped daily. Those events forever changed their identity. They would never go back to just being regular teenagers. They became women of rape at an early age. What caused Amanda Berry to flee Castro’s home? Amanda Berry decided to flee the house because she gave birth to a baby girl as a result of rape. When the child became the age of 5, she began to ask questions about Amanda’s shackles and chains. She was told by her mother they were just “bracelets.” Amanda’s daughter would also be denied the privilege of attending school for fear Amanda’s identity (now a kidnap victim who had been a missing child) would be found out.

If you connect the dots from the familiar scenes of kidnapping and the usurpation of freedoms Targeted Individuals suffer in everyday life, you can come to an understanding how this is human behavior following a course of conduct (supporting a victim narrative) that demonstrates a very similar pattern in semiotics and language; denial of rights. Albeit, a language that remains mostly silent and explicitly unspoken and hidden. Knowledge in reading silence and symbolism is required to understand this type of phenomenon. Furthermore, in the study of psychoanalysis, there are two fault lines that represent acts of extreme terrorism. We consider acts of extreme terrorism as those acts carried out by foreign nationals on American domestic soil and behavior demonstrating a certain pattern of conduct. But the same two fault lines appear in relatively minor acts of what could certainly be considered forms of domestic terrorism; gang stalking violence and mass random shootings. The first psychic fault line of masculinity involves gender and selfhood in relation to women and femininity. That is to say, not being a little girl. The second psychic fault line of masculinity involves being an adult man and not a little boy; unhumiliated. That is to say, not a little boy humiliated by a father or other adult male relative. This primarily has been statistically analyzed in patterns of male-to-male aggression as well as theorized by Freudian psychology to be primarily a male-to-male affair or the original father-to-son affair; humiliation that provokes male-to-male violence. However, this does not address the male-to-female affair and the paranoid-schizoid personality constellation of men who rape women nor does it address the female-to-female affair. We know from statistics that a small population of women commit violent acts. The work of Melanie Klein has primarily been concerned with this mother-to-son affair as well as the mother-to-daughter affair in regard to female masculinities and the violence against Other. A key feature of this psychic theatrical stage is an act of humiliation or perceived humiliation.

We can certainly go on to surmise this to be, at least one reason, in some cases regarding the phenomenon of gang stalking with electronic targeted physical assaults and psychotronic torture. Some event experienced by the perpetrator of gang stalking was perceived as humiliating and that person will neither be humiliated by a male and made to feel like a “little boy” nor be made to feel feminine like a “little girl.” Of course, we see these same extreme acts of violence in the terrorism of gangland-style murders, but the psychic roots all converge on a similar patterned theme (course of conduct) that exposes the fragile fault lines of an ego. It has been called the Achilles Complex from the Illiad as Achilles is a junior man who, suffering a humiliating blow by a superior officer, is also driven by a thirst for glory. If you are interested in reading further about the theory of the Achilles Complex please click on the following link — The Fragilities and Fault Lines of Masculinity — Proclivities’ Principle Wisdom (wordpress.com).

I’m going to pose a question and this is purely theoretical and for the acquisition of knowledge on this topic. If you wanted to hurt a male, without killing him, how would you do it? If you wanted to hurt a female, without killing her, how would you do it? You would, no doubt have to know a little something about your intended victims like what’s important to them. What objects they hold dear and near and where their “treasures” lay. But not all treasures are comprised of gold and diamonds. This is definitely something to think about when analyzing cases of gang stalking with electronic targeted physical assaults and psychotronic torture. Freedom to come and go as one pleases in their home environment is pretty important and I am also reminded of a poem by Sir Edward Dyer, “My Mind To Me A Kingdom Is.” It is possible to steal someone’s body as in the case of rape or sexual assault. But can someone still your mind? Your lifestyle? Your identity? Control of your body? Who you are at the very core? And if they can, what does this imply about the future of American democracy and the people living within its borders where freedoms are no longer protected by a person’s constitutional rights?

The Collapse of The Modern Industrial Economy, A Crisis of White Masculinity, The Post-Industrial Rise in Service Security Surveillance, the Transubstantiation of Formative Non-Virtue, and the Phenomenon of the Targeted Individual

Government Hints Fannie/Freddie Would Need Another Bailout If Conditions Deteriorate – March 19, 2015

After the election of Barrack Obama and the manifestation of racially coded rhetoric espoused by the Tea Party, an outbreak of articles and roundtable discussions arose concerning the decline of American men. This decline in (white) male masculinity seemed to suggest the deterioration of masculinity had reached a point where patriarchal privilege was finally over and where women appeared to be gaining fast in major social indicators (Salam 2009; Rosin 2010; Zincenko 2009; Ashbrook 2009; Pew Research Center 2010; Schmidt 2010). They noted this decline was not mild either. These commentators warned; it was a grand epochal change in power, as the patriarchal system that had benefited men for over one million years was in its final days. Then came such titles as the “Death of Macho” “The End of Men” “Male Decline in the 21st Century?” “The Rise of The Wives” and “Women Outpacing Men in Income, Education” have populated the media since 2009.

The main culprit in the perceived decline of men is the collapse of a modern, industrialized economy that supported and held up male advantage. Indeed, the perceived decline in any human being can be attributed to the collapse of supportive avenues toward individual successful outcomes, and here I am referring to the decline in a population electronically targeted by the development and need for a post-industrial service security surveillance economy and the rise of the Targeted Individual. The forces of globalization and technological innovation have reconfigured the economy in a global context where information and communication are some of the main drivers of economic success. The rise of a post-industrial service economy values skills in communication, listening, as well as knowledge in other modes of surveillance, and teamwork. Ironically, all skills are associated with women. The postindustrial economy’s reliance on technology and relatively transparent information flows and displaces the need for physical strength and risk (Rosin 2010). Manufacturing is now largely located in developing nations, leaving American working-class men in particular without employment or purpose.

The psychoanalytic logic and crime research statistics regarding homicide support “Women are always and everywhere less likely than men to commit criminal acts.” As “…. homicide research remains largely male-centric, with patterns unique to female offenders and victims often lost in the aggregate. Although males constitute the overwhelming majority of both homicide offenders and victims, it is important nonetheless to identify gender differences and similarities in trends and patterns of homicide.” And this is true not only of homicide but also in terms of individualizing gender differences in patterns and trends of human behavior.

An article from the journal of Violence and Gender states, “For women to kill, they generally must see their situation as life-threatening, as affecting the physical or emotional well-being of themselves or their children.” Overall, it is often noted that males and females tend to see the utility of violence in radically different ways. Whereas men tend to employ violence as an offensive move to establish superiority, women typically view violence as a defense of last resort. And, “Unless the murders of women are examined separately from the murders of men, that is, disaggregated by gender, little can be known about this type of murder which is otherwise lost within the larger number of male–to-male homicides.”

It is my personal opinion that when it comes to aggressive violence perpetrated by females it’s primarily passive-aggressive in nature, the kind of which may violate boundaries but not necessarily kill instantaneously. It is for this reason the utility in the type of service provided by security service surveillance mimics the passive-aggressive boundary violations often associated with the female gender. Since women are caregivers, they are the guardians for the well-being of their husbands and children and may already be well versed in establishing felt security. Here, the term security becomes the issue. How secure do the proponents of service security surveillance already feel in their own masculinity or femininity? Women are already groomed for second-class status, it is this very status that supports their necessity to, not only utilize the best modes of behavior but find the best avenues that will foster their success. Sometimes the best avenues are antisocial ones which including clandestine surveillance and even sometimes murder. It is for this reason women make excellent female intelligence operatives. Where men have a tendency to utilize brute force as part of their established sexuality, women look for subtle angles and avenues that don’t require physical violence. This tendency to be more “passive-aggressive” in the boundary violations and violence they employ is even demonstrated in the weapons of choice when women commit acts of murder. When it comes to women killers, they tend to murder by smothering, drowning, suffocating, poisoning, or strangling their victims. These are clearly less messy alternatives than the brute force of masculine bloodletting.

The Great Recession has only exacerbated a trend in, not only a crisis of white masculinity, but it may be affecting a small population of females as well. Since 80% of the jobs lost in 2008 had been men, this has left some commentators to opine that the country is in a “he-cession” or “man-cession” (Salam 2009) alluding to a dramatic crisis of white masculinity. The financial industry, construction, and heavy manufacturing were all hit the hardest during the Great Recession leaving their female counterparts additionally stressed.

Is it any wonder then, we see the transubstantiation of male formative non-virtue as the phenomenon of the Targeted Individual rose and continues to effect a small population of American citizens? The phenomenon is now one of the biggest threats to the liberty and the freedom of free-thinking men and women in American democracy.

It is here we can make the connection I had mentioned earlier regarding the telemarketing polls conducted into Tea Party members during the Obama administration, 40% of whom were women, and their demographic comprising mostly white, older, middle-class males living in rural areas (and their wives no doubt), and the connection to an early historical crisis in white masculinity regarding the closing of the Western frontier and the rise of bureaucratic control over business. Mens’ need to conquer and control territory, preferably unrestrained control, has never changed. It has only shifted over the course of time from one area to another. The conquering territory, and not the physical landscape of the Western frontier where bravery, physical strength, bravado, and the willingness to take risks to new forms of wildlife, has now become the landscape of service market economies in the post-industrial American economy where men can openly face the fierce new opportunities in an unpredictable market. This idea is nothing new in academic thinking. However, what is new is the global need for an expanded service security surveillance economy and one that includes the makeup of electronic targeting. The male dominant need to control and conquer, not only new territories and new expanding markets, but the existing and exploding territories of human bodies, that vast majority that makeup overpopulations of human beings and their need for, not only service security surveillance, but service security medical surveillance in attempts to thwart the death instinct, develop new advancing medical technologies, and “save lives.”

Thus, the transubstantiation of formative non-virtue into an unregulated market territory where the far-right radical, conservative republican can enjoy his libertarian philosophies and with the unbounded freedoms of deployment of technology rooted in boundary violations of Other are a very real and existing phenomenon (as we now enter the era of directed energy weapons). Even at the turn of every corner in the invisibility of electromagnetic frequency and microwaves. I would truly love to know what the philosopher Michel Foucault would have thought of today’s post-industrial, service security surveillance phenomena!

I use the term “transubstantiation of formative non-virtue”, a play on words from one of my favorite authors and from one of the most informative books ever written on religious Christian philosophy, Dante’s Purgatorio. In Canto XXV of Dante’s Purgatorio, Dante then describes to the best of his 12th-century knowledge, a very interesting idea on how the shades (spirits) materialize upon death. It has to do with an idea of Informative Virtues, a philosophical idea that the regenerative powers of the seed create similar life. As in, like begets like. An example Dante used in this Canto was a sea-fungus, when it undertakes the reorganization process of meiosis, the seed takes on the virtue from the progenitor’s heart. Upon death, the soul takes on an aerial body and will stand either on the River Archeron (to await Hell) or stand on the River Tiber (to await salvation). Thus, upon death, all souls according to their hearts are either damned or saved. The allegory used here recalls Luke 6:43–45 where Jesus taught that good trees produce good fruits and likewise, bad trees will produce bad fruits (logic). Thus, the act of human breeding (progenitors-to-offspring) scientifically explains how human reproduction works in the vaginal vase of the women’s womb where “good seed” (ova/female sexual intellect) and “good seed” (sperm/male sexual intellect) produce further “good seed” (the fetus/”birthing new advanced future technologies”/brainchild). (Logic) Fashioning another explanation after the proverb found in the New Testament, The Parable of The Mustard Seed, when Jesus was asked the question, “What is the Kingdom of God Like? To what can I compare it?” To which Jesus replied, “The Kingdom of God is like a mustard seed (good seed) a gardener planted in his garden and a great tree grew (good seed of future offspring). It grew so big that all the birds and the fowl of the air could come and take refuge in it.” In Bible study, the comparison of this verse is made with the sudden, secret growth, an immense development, as “good seed” (logic).

Except this big tree is the new digital global panopticon and the development of directed energy weapons, the biggest threats to freedom in the creation of service security surveillance sector that will support market economies and secure our national borders from threats of “terrorism” following 9/11. Then Republican president, George Bush, turned every U.S. citizen into a foreign national giving the unbounded freedom and right to the authority of the NSA, CIA, and other U.S. government agencies to surveil in the name of national security. The question becomes, “Who will this great tree serve?” And will there be clandestine secret foreign agents flocking to this “big tree” to target U.S. citizens? Where is the human logic, or even human need to torture?

This transubstantiation of formative non-virtue seems to have exponentially multiplied during and after the presidential Obama administration and the Great Recession of 2008. For it was the economic harbinger that forced the rise of a post-industrial need to service an economy, by the way crippled, an economy that is supportive to the needs of a paranoid bunch of Republican libertarians and experts hell-bent on violating the liberties and freedoms of U.S. American citizens are rooted in community policing. A service security surveillance economy that values skills in communication, listening, intelligent gathering among other modes of surveillance, and teamwork. Another connection made to the patterns and trends of individualizing sexuality and gender is the passive-aggressive violence that the service security surveillance economy represents. Its need for a different set of skills. The skills required for electronic targeted assault and unbounded boundary violations represent a similar method to passive-aggressive “feminine masculinities” demonstrated in female human communications; clandestinely subverted, creating feelings of felt security. These skills are strongly associated with women, listening and establishing felt security, and the need for coercive control over their children. They are the passive-aggressive tones needed to mother effectively but are also connected to the high functioning male psychopath. The difference between female masculinities and high functioning male psychopaths is in their reasoning employed behind their need for control. Men tend toward conquering, controlling, and dominating, even coercively, in order to exert and establish manhood and dominance, especially when it comes to the female maternal form. Women’s utility for coercive control tends towards the preservation of life and continued well-being.

The Great Recession of 2008, and Barrack Obama’s two terms in office, gave rise to one of the worst Republic presidents America has ever seen! And is it any wonder that a white belligerent, far-right radical, conservative-libertarian Republican president was elected in the aftermath of “witchdoctor Barrack Obama” Tea Party era and Tea Party leadership that explicitly used racial coded rhetoric and the use of derogatory signs with the word “nigger” printed on them. Or when Dale Robertson, leader of the Tea Party group called “1776,” endorsed Pastor John Weaver, former chaplain of the Sons of the Confederate Veterans, who espoused ideologies at the Christian Identity, a movement that believes Jews are a satanic force and people of color are not fully human (Burghart & Zeskind 2010). It is my opinion that whoever is behind the phenomenon of the electronic targeted tortured individual shares the same type of ideologies Pastor John Weaver shared with the Christian Identity. These proponents are cut from the same corrupt fabric of white supremacist Nazis who believe that the South will one day rise again and that people of color are not hardworking. This certainly explains the phenomenon that occurred when a group of rabble-rousers ascended the Capitol steps to create what has become known as the Capitol Insurrection on January 6, 2021. It’s important to consider the threat to homosexuals, the threat to the mentally ill, the threat to those living with lowered social status due to disabilities, individuals living on welfare who are perceived by these certain types as “inferior” and “lazy.” These are the same types of ideologies that extend out of the far-right, radical, conservative, libertarian, Republican rhetoric. I suddenly feel unsafe knowing they walk among us.

Subnote: The citations cited in this post can be found in the book American Identity in the Age of Obama.

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A Crisis of White Masculinity in the Age of Obama and a Discussion on What Motivates Gang Stalking with Electronic Targeted Physical Assaults

One of the many sign posters printed by the Tea Party (white billionaire conservative Republican protesters) who also touted the phrase “Obama’s Bin Lyin” insisting Congress should “Impeach Obama Now.”

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 RevolutionsIndustrial 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 confusiona 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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American Identity in the Age of Obama. (2014). Edited by Amilcar Antonio Barreto and Richard L. O’Bryant. Book compiled by multiple academic authors. A Routledge Series on Identity Politics. New York. Routledge; a Taylor & Francis Group.

Neil Somerville. (2004). The Answers. London. Thorsons Elements; Harper-Collins Publishers, Ltd.

What Types of Crimes Do Female Convicts Commit? Comparing Trends of Female Killers to Male Killers

Someone asked over Quora.com the following question, “What types of crimes do female convicts commit?” Of course, someone responded with “the majority of crimes committed by females are for drug-related offenses (e.g, possession, distribution, trafficking, etc.) tied to the women’s addiction.

I cannot speak for the majority of all types of crimes committed by female prisoners. However, according to the journal, Violence and Gender“Gender Differences in Patterns and Trends in U.S. Homicide, 1976 to 2015,” the following are quotes from the article:

According to the journal article, “Women are always and everywhere less likely than men to commit criminal acts, a phenomenon most evident in the extreme case of murder.”

“…. homicide research remains largely male-centric, with patterns unique to female offenders and victims often lost in the aggregate. Although males constitute the overwhelming majority of both homicide offenders and victims, it is important nonetheless to identify gender differences and similarities in trends and patterns of homicide.”

“For women to kill, they generally must see their situation as life-threatening, as affecting the physical or emotional well-being of themselves or their children. Overall, it is often noted that males and females tend to see the utility of violence in radically different ways. Whereas men tend to employ violence as an offensive move to establish superiority, women typically view violence as a defense of last resort.”

“Unless the murders of women are examined separately from the murders of men, that is, disaggregated by gender, little can be known about this type of murder which is otherwise lost within the larger number of male-to-male homicides.”

My personal opinion and information that did not come from the above-mentioned article are derived from murder research when women kill their children. When it comes to aggressive violence perpetrated by females, women tend to be more passive-aggressive. Women are caregivers, and may already be well versed in establishing felt security in others. They are guardians for the well-being of their husbands and children. Already groomed for second class status, it is this very status that supports their necessity to, not only utilize the best modes of behavior but find the best avenues that will foster their success. Sometimes women’s best avenues are perceived antisocial ones which including murder. It is for this reason women make excellent female intelligence operatives. Where men use brute force, women look for subtle angles and avenues that don’t require physical violence. In this sense, women tend to subvert their overt aggression towards more passive-aggressive methods.

Additionally, when women kill, their murdering methods deviate from the brute force typically used by males; physical contact battery (physically striking victims) and ballistic and sharp weapons (guns and knives). When women do kill, they tend to murder by smothering, drowning, suffocating, poisoning, or strangling their victims. In this sense, the very method of gang stalking with electronic targeted physical violence (EAs), and psychotronic torture tend to be “passive-aggressive” methods to commit violent assaults. Women tend to plan their murders out carefully and beguile and charm their victims. Another interesting fact is that when women kill, they kill for love or gain and typically target the people they know. It would be logical to presuppose that such violence as the phenomenon of gang stalking with electronic targeted physical assaults and psychotronic torture is derivative of a woman and that a woman would more likely be the perpetrator of such targeting. Since the phenomenon of gang stalking with electronic targeted physical assault and psychotronic torture is poorly understood by mainstream researchers, we simply do not have the aggregate data and evidence to support the theory that “feminine masculinities” are the cause of this type of targeted violence, except in probably a few cases. The cause of females targeting other subjects as a form of “feminine masculinities” can also be attributed to women’s high executive functioning, higher IQ, and detailed planning of the crime. This places the perpetrators of gang stalking with electronic targeted physical assaults and psychotronic torture in a particular category of criminal; the high executive functioning serial killers.

Sources:

Balsam, Rosemary. (2012). Women’s Bodies in Psychoanalysis. East Essex, Canada. Routledge.

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Knafo, Danielle & Feiner, Kenneth. (2006). Unconscious Fantasies and The Relational World. Relational Perspective Book Series. Volume 31. Hillside, NJ. The Analytic Press, Inc.

Krick, A., Tresp, S., Vatter, M., Ludwig, A., Wihlenda, M., & Rettenberger, M. (2016). The Relationships Between the Dark Triad, the Moral Judgment Level, and the Students’ Disciplinary Choice. Journal of Individual Differences, 37(1), 24–30.

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Social Myths and Perspecticide: How they work together

Illustration by Tracy J. Lee.

In the September 2021 issue of National Geographic Magazine “Mysteries of the Solar System,” on page 7 you’ll find a section entitled PROOF, “Collars of Conviction.” It is a seven-page section dedicated to the collars of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Embroidered on one of the famous collars she wore is a quote from Ginsburg’s husband, “It’s not sacrifice, it’s family.” Symbolically sewn with four layers of nicely sewn fabric, it is imbued with personal meaning. Each layer represents a member of her immediate family (Natasha Daly; 2021).

One of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s famous collars.

Ginsburg became professionally involved in gender equality in 1970 and began defending women’s rights. Her identity reflects that of woman, wife, mother, Jewish daughter of immigrants, second woman on the high court, not only balancing out the perspectives of the Supreme Court but an icon for all women balancing out so many different roles women have become accustomed to struggling with.

Yet my brother-in-law seems to think Ruth Bader Ginsburg by riding out her career on the Supreme Court, in the face of unbeatable cancer, somehow “screwed us all.” In his opinion, she “screwed us” because she refused to step down in the face of an unbeatable obstacle and instead choose to continue her duties as Supreme Court justice thereby allowing Donald Trump the right to choose her next replacement. I guess she should of just “sulked away like the wounded gal she was and just have given up.” But Ruth Bader Ginsburg would have never given up her post so easily. Yet, my brother-in-law insists that by not withdrawing Ginsburg allowed Donald Trump, and thereby the Republican party, further leverage on the Supreme Court with his replacement of Amy Coney Barrett. In my opinion, my brother-in-law’s belief is what is known as a social myth. The core of this social myth places at the center a female object for which we are to blame for male patriarchy’s Senate Republican majority action.

I like to contrast the sexual difference against the backdrop of racial difference. On the page opposite the story of “Collars of Conviction” resides “The Story of Human Difference” which asks the question, “If race is a social construct, not a biological trait, why do so many people still doubt it?” To provide a little background example, during the mid 1800s, I would say around the 1850s, a doctor by the name of Dr. Marion Simms practiced gynecology and obstetrics. He has been called the father of modern gynecological/obstetric medicine. Dr. Simms research employed the use of black female slaves as test subjects. Dr. Marion Simms believed in the social myth, “Black people have a higher tolerance for pain.” It is for this reason, Dr. Marion Simms performed experimental surgery on black female slaves without the use of any anesthesia or pain medication (Perper & Cina, 2010).

A 2016 research study conducted by the University of Virginia found that half of 200 medical students, who were used in their study, held at least one belief about “biological difference between blacks and whites, many of which are false and fantastical in nature.” They included myths like black people have higher tolerances for pain and their skin is thicker than whites due to biological (genetic) differences (Samarrai, 2016; Saini, 2021). These beliefs, of course, are myths. Just like the myth “Ruth Bader Ginsburg screwed us all.”

The myth that “Ruth Bader Ginsburg screwed us” due to her refused to step down from the bench while Barrack Obama was in office, thereby “giving Obama a better chance at choosing a more suitable replaced” is a myth because Ruth Bader Ginsburg was in her full-right to decide not to step down, and furthermore, even if she did step down, that was no guarantee the Republican-controlled Senate would have allowed Obama to replace her when they placed a refusal on Merrick Garland. Her decision not to step down is a given right extended to all Supreme Court justices if they so choose to remain active and forgo retirement. In my opinion, my brother-in-law’s misguided belief represents unconscious wishes towards strong women who have been endowed with the privilege to make their own forthright decisions. His opinion is nothing more than a myth, not founded in Truth but rather eclipsing Truth by attempting to gather support from unsuspecting non-thinkers who might choose to agree with his unfounded beliefs without perusal of the facts.

In addition, our Republican leaders, at the time, dismissed Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s wish that a new justice not be appointed until a new president was installed. Instead, there was a mad rush to install a new justice, by the then existing presidential administration of Donald Trump. And in the face of the unprecedented refusal of the Senate majority to consider the nomination of Merrick Garland by then-president Barack Obama, a Democrat, for 293 days (the longest day by far) is a clear and present statement made by male Republican majority leaders. Barrack Obama’s nomination expired on January 3, 2017, at the end of the 114th Congress and eventually, then President Donald Trump, a Republican, nominated and appointed Neil Gorsuch. One of the most unjustified miscarriages of leadership ever witnessed thus far by those in Washington, D.C. This was clearly an attempt to keep the Supreme Court predominately ruled and powered by Republican political nominees. However, nominations and elections of the Supreme Court, district, circuit, D.C. circuit, and Supreme Court, just about balance out (Elving, 2018; Drum, 2020).

Myths Still Linger

No matter how hard we may try, social myths still linger and continue to pervade social thinking. Myths like, “If a woman walks into a bar alone, she deserves to be raped.” Or other myths like, “If people want to practice stupidity they deserved to get beaten.” Myths like, “Black people have high pain tolerances because they are genetically different than whites” and “certain ethnic groups are more susceptible to COVID-19 because of biological and genetic differences that make them more prone to the infection.” In one of the world’s leading medical journals, the Lancet, in May 2020, insisted that “genetic make-up could be a possible factor in varying COVID-19 outcomes seen among ethnic groups at the time.” This strain of thinking has endured across the centuries and, when in 1793 a yellow fever outbreak occurred in Philadelphia, it was believed by white physicians that black people were immune to the yellow fever infection (Saini, 2021).

Social Myths in Action and How They Function

Myths attempt to downplay the actions taken by those guilty of prejudicial beliefs. Myths attempt to validate false beliefs that exonerate the guilty parties and vilify the innocent. Hence, “it was Ruth Bader Ginsburg that screwed us all” and not the Republican Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell. Myths attempt to focus on aspects of the innocent. For example, the fact a girl was drinking, or the refusal of Ruth Bader Ginsberg to step down while terminally ill with cancer, or that blacks are resistant to or more susceptible to certain types of infection without any scientific proof. The social myth then vilifies the innocent by focusing on the one “bad action” taken by the victim. The victim walked alone. The victim was drinking alcohol and got drunk. The victim refused to step down. The victim was a black man walking in the shadows. The victim was a prostitute. These statements are all forms of attempts at perspecticide and awareness campaigns need to be created to ensure those who are guilty are not exonerated by false social myths surrounding prejudice. Hence, the statement said about a high school boy, guilty as a member of gang raping an unconscious girl, at a party, “He is a good boy. He could have never committed rape. The girl shouldn’t have been drinking so much” (Kosloski, Diamond-Welch, and Mann; 2018). We need to have conversations about social myths and the role they play in forms of percpecticides, that is the usurpation of free-thinking, and attempts at coercively controlling others by implanting false social beliefs. When this is done, perpetrators unwittingly usurp power away from the innocent and place that power in the hands of the guilty, thereby exonerating the perpetrators of any and all wrongdoing. “She’s “crazy,” and so, the line of logical thinking goes she deserves to be beaten, raped, murdered, or whatever the case may be.

Research has indicated the impact of social myths on victims and how perspecticide negatively effects free-thinking by implanting not only false beliefs about women, but different ethnic groups, and those with difference in sexual orientation, those marginalized by the higher social order, have implied that coercive control, like sexual coercion, can negatively effect performance and mental health (Stermac, Bance, Cripps, Horowits, 2018; Stark, 2007) and effect the discourse and action taken against those in possession of difference.

Sources are listed in order as they appear cited in the paper:

Natasha Daly. Mysteries of the Solar System. National Geographic Magazine. Vol. 240, №3, September 2021. PROOF “Collars of Conviction” (pg. 7–14).

Joshua A. Perper & Stephen J. Cina. (2010). When Doctors Kill: Who, Why, and How. New York. Copernicus Books.

Fariss Samarrai. Study Links Disparities in Pain Management to Racial Bias. UVA Today. Published online April 4, 2016. https://news.virginia.edu/content/study-links-disparities-pain-management-racial-bias

Angela Saini. Mysteries of the Solar System. National Geographic Magazine. Vol. 240, №3, September 2021. EXPLORE “The Story of Human Difference” (pg. 15–18).

Ron Elving. What Happened With Merrick Garland In 2016 and Why It Matters Now. NPR News. Published online June 29, 2018. https://www.npr.org/2018/06/29/624467256/what-happened-with-merrick-garland-in-2016-and-why-it-matters-now

Kevin Drum. Fact of the Day: Democrats and Republicans Have Appointed the Same Number of Judges. Mother Jones. Published September 23, 2020. Retrieved online August 28, 2021. https://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2020/09/fact-of-the-day-democrats-and-republicans-have-appointed-the-same-number-of-judges/

Anna E. Kosloski, Bridget K. Diamond-Welch, and Olivia Mann. The Presence of Rape Myths in the Virtual World: A Qualitative Textual Analysis of the Steubenville Sexual Assault Case. Violence and Gender. Vol. 5, №3. Published online October 5, 2018.

Lana Stermac, Sheena Bance, Jenna Cripps, Sarah Horowits. Sexual Coercion and Women’s Education: A Pilot Study. Violence and Gender. Vol. 5, №2. Published online June 1, 2018.

Stark, Evan. (2007). Coercive Control: The entrapment of women in everyday life. New York. Oxford University Press.

Other sources to consider reading regarding feminism, domination, and sadism but not cited in the writing:

Benjamin, J. (1988). The Bonds of Love: Psychoanalysis, Feminism, and the Problem with Domination. New York. Pantheon Books.

Butler, Judith. (2021). The Force of Non-Violence: An ethico-political bind. New York. Verso Publishing.

Brian Van Brunt, Amy Murphy, Lisa Pescara-Kovach, and Gina-Lyn Crance. Early Identification of Grooming and Targeting in Predatory Sexual Behavior on College Campuses. Violence and Gender. Vol. 6, №1. Published online March 11, 2019

Chodorow, Nancy J. (2012). Individualizing Gender and Sexuality: Theory and Practice. Relational Books Perspective, Volume 53. New York. Routledge; Taylor & Francis Group.

Douglas, H., Harris, B.A., & Dragiewicz, .M. (2019). Technology-facilitated Domestic and Family Violence: Women’s Experiences. The British Journal of Criminology, 59(3).

Holmes, Lucy. (2013). Wrestling with Destiny: The Promise of Psychoanalysis. New York. Routledge.

Johnson, L., Plouffe, R., & Saklofske, D. (2019). Subclinical Sadism and the Dark Triad. Journal of Individual Differences, 40(3), 127–133.

Knafo, Danielle & Feiner Kenneth. (2006). Unconscious Fantasies and the Relational World. Relational Perspective Book Series, Volume 31. Hillside, NJ. The Analytic Press, Inc.

Krick, A., Tresp, S., Vatter, M., Ludwig, A., Wihlenda, M., & Rettenberger, M. (2016). The Relationships Between the Dark Triad, the Moral Judgment Level, and the Students’ Disciplinary Choice. Journal of Individual Differences, 37(1), 24–30.

Plaza, M. (2008). Ideology against women. Gender Issues, 4(1), 73–82.

Wieland, C. (1996). Matricide and Destructiveness: Infantile Anxieties and Technological Culture. British Journal of Psychotherapy, 12(3),

The Truth Found in Folklore and Myth That Helps Us Analyze the Unconscious Fantasies Surrounding the Phenomenon of Gang Stalking

The Taming of the Shrew (black and white dining scene)

This post takes into account the following myths, legends, and folklore to help analyze the unconscious fantasies surrounding the phenomenon of gang stalking, electronic targeted physical assaults, and psychotronic torture.

Shrew Folklore

Roots of the Creation Myth in the ancient Near East

The Rape of Metis by Zeus and the Metis’ Incorporation Myth (man, lacking a vagina of his own, sequesters women, gives birth to civilization as we know it through corporate business ventures and advancing technologies)

Aeschylus’ Oresteia Myth in Psychic Splitting of Good and Bad (ties into the good and bad pre-Oedipal breast of Shrewish folklore)

Who is my Petruchio?

Petruchio is the male protagonist in William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew”. Petruchio is a fortune seeker who enters a marriage relationship with a strong-willed woman named Kate and then attempts to tame her temperamental spirit. He attempts this with emotionally abusive behavior, passive-aggressive violence, and trauma. He begins by yelling at the servants. He gives her gifts, then returns them all, insisting they’re not good enough for her. He prevents her from eating (starvation) by insisting the food isn’t good enough for her as well. He does all this in the belief that he decides when she eats and sleeps and in depriving her of her needs will be effective discipline for her submissiveness. He insists the only way to “tame” her is by giving her a dose of her own shrewy medicine. Thus, Petruchio assumes the role of the Shrew — an ill-tempered character with scolding aggression in order to transform his opponent into obedient submission — is but the folklore of the common man’s ill-witted ideas of how to control women. A woman, after all, is obviously a specific type of animal, meant to be tamed but not loved. This is, love is far beyond the common man’s intellectual grasp. Petruchio reveals to the audience his questionable values of “love and knowledge of women.”

Ironically, the term “Shrew” is never applied to ill-tempered men in literary analysis. In folklore, the term is only applied to ill-tempered women, more often used of women of a heroic virago.

It’s ironic that my gang stalking, electronic targeted physical assaults, and psychotronic torture are directed at me so that I don’t become stronger but rather a weaker version of myself, more obedient, submissive, and castrated.

In the early part of colonial New England, during the 16th century through the 18th century, it was against the law to be a “common scold.” Punishments varied by region, but were generally meant to humiliate the guilty party. One caveat stated that “a Shrew or common scold who was profitable could serve her husband well. “

A modern 1972(4) science fiction novel, The Stepford Wives, is a plot spin on Shakespear’s original play “The Taming of The Shrew”. In this version of abuse, the husbands transform their wives through the use of advancing science into perfectly submissive versions of “the perfect spouse”. There is a belief of mind control conspiracy theories by the government targeting innocent civilians in gang stalking, electronic targeted physical assaults, and psychotronic torture used as disciplinarian techniques to “discipline” the offending party and “correct behavior”, however, and it is from folklore and myth where we can come to an understanding of its psychoanalytic roots.

In the modern 21st century, we no longer have laws against “common scolds”, but the “taming” is still being done. It is being done with the tools of advancing technology. Taming to subdue the “aggressive spirit” of personalities and thereby place them into submission with the intention of getting them to perform acts of obedience. I question its use against women and against any individual for that matter. This is your modern-day harbinger. The harbinger for transforming personalities with problems in object relations by other offending parties with personalities with problems in object relations. Thus, the compounded effect of electronic targeting and gang stalking. I believe the hoped-for outcome in this form of experimental treatments of certain individuals through gang stalking, electronic targeted physical assaults and psychotronic torture going on in the midst of American society is controlling behavior. However, there are cases where the electronically targeted individuals become so aggressively violent from the electronic harassment, they kill others.

Additionally, the roots of pre-oedipal ambivalence are so prevalent in history, Jan Harold Brunvand uncovers over 400 hundred literary and oral folklore references to “shrews”. The fin de siècle culture is complete with literary and visual art images that depict “hellish women” who wouldn’t listen to their husbands.

Can We Find Any Real Truth in the Creation Myth and in “Gods”?

The roots of the creation myth can be traced back to the ruling elite in the ancient near East. There, the ruling elite had established an industry for producing slaves in human breeding grounds. The Lords who were producing slaves became the “Gods” who were creating humans. Hence, we have the creation myth often referred to in many different legends. Here we see no heavens, no realms of the dead, no spiritual beings with supernatural powers but rather the “Gods” were the Lords who resided on the west bank creating human slaves by raping the “miserable girls,” these ill-tempered shrews who were fighting back from being raped no doubt, in the Lord’s harem. This implies to be a shrew, meant therapeutic rape into subservient obedience. See Idols of Perversity by Bram Dijkstra. This almost gives the notion that these Lords owned their private brothels (female slave prostitutes) whose duty it was to copulate with the Lord. There were public harems as well in which female prostitutes’ children served the interest of the Lord. Children produced in these harems often found their destiny as future indentured servants. Art from the fin de siècle culture depicts an image of vanquished, exhausted women, housed together in a large room of a conquering Lord. These “Gods” or Lords were associated with Egyptian Pharaohs and Kings. There is a Mount Olympus, but it is not Zeus who lives there. The Gods of our modern world are the Lords who control corporate business in the interest of research and development for future industries, especially advancing technologies and in manufacturing.

One term that embodies what gang stalking, electronic targeted physical assaults, and psychotronic torture are all about is the following term:

The “moneyed class” — the networking that is a part of the chain of Dark money.

David Koch and his brother Charles, owners of the second-largest U.S. company in Kansas; an energy-based and manufacturing conglomerate, the brothers’ political spending for special interest clout among the democrats have been revealed in the investigatory research of Jane Mayer’s book Dark Money. The democrats might be the entire reason for gang stalking, electronic targeted physical assaults, and psychotronic torture because of their push for expanded medical coverage among the lower classes. The Clintons are even bigger political spenders and with the push of Obama Care and the Clinton’s and other democrats work with NJ Family Care making healthcare access possible for low-income groups may have opened avenues of access for the research and development of advancing technologies using the lower classes as a test subject research base. If you don’t have medical insurance, you don’t have medical coverage, you can’t gain access to medicines and treatments, and thereby can’t be “treated.”

Basically, the book, Dark Money: The hidden history of the billionaires behind the rise of the radical right, supports my theory that it is corporate businesses with corporate business owner interests combined with the supportive power of political interest groups that are the reason for gang stalking, electronic targeted physical assaults, and psychotronic torture. As evolving technology advances us forward, marching us ever closer to our doom, new technologies must be experimented with on certain groups. Historically speaking, these groups have been the mentally ill, low-income poor, the incarcerated prison population, people on social hands outs, black slaves, women, and children (Perper & Cina, 2010). These are the targeted populations for the medical community and the advancements of better medicines and “treatments” for our human future. Thus, one of the reasons for targeted individuals (TIs) suffering targeted electronic physical assaults and psychotronic torture is the advancements of technology in the interest of corporate profits for a better future of America. At least, as far as advancing medical technologies and advancing communication technologies go. The world our future antecedents will enjoy will be one built off the human suffrage of the lower classes of today.

Finally, to incorporate the last two myths I’ll refer to the work of Amber Jacobs. These last two myths tie gang stalking, electronic targeted physical assault, and psychotronic torture to the hellish Holocaust that it represents. It is the myth or legend of Aeschylus’ Oresteia and the Myth of Zeus and Metis. If we conduct a literary analysis of the Oresteian myth we discover the Oresteian myth conceals within it the story of the incorporation of Metis by Zeus. Once we reread the Oresteia in relation to the myth of Metis, we discover the defensive function of the Oresteian myth and we discover that the Oresteian myth distorts and reworks the myth of Zeus’ rape and incorporation of Metis in such a complex way its function is to keep it concealed beneath its manifest content much like the gang stalking phenomenonIts defensive function is the desire of the masculine cultural imaginary that seeks to eradicate the process and the memory of the mother’s exclusion and expulsion from the social order. This is the psychoanalytic truth I have uncovered that speaks of a larger problem within the American culture. That is to say, the psychic roots of the eradication and removal of the preoedipal mother; the ambivalent breast. The interesting connection between the rape of Metis by Zeus myth is that Zeus not only rapes Metis and impregnates her, but that he also swallows her up whole and births Athena, his offspring, through his head. Thus, man lacking a vagina of his own, births forth civilization as we know it by the exclusion and expulsion of the preoedipal mother by creating corporate business ventures and advancing technologies. The psychoanalytic roots to the stalking of females may be connected to a defensive psychic function of evacuating and eradicating this “ill-tempered shrew” from his memory.

My hope is that gang stalking, electronic targeted physical assaults, and psychotronic torture will be exposed for the heinous act it represents. The Truth of this phenomenon is rooted in the psychic splitting that can be uncovered in psychoanalysis and not just some “fabled imaginary tale” the victims have “made up.” Tales the perpetrators/controllers/operators cast onto victims through perspecticide and victim-blaming by putting labels on them that read “crazed lunatic,” “basket cases,” and “person who imagines false victimizations.”

Sources:

William Shakespeare. “The Taming of the Shrew.” https://oll.libertyfund.org/title/craig-the-taming-of-the-shrew

https://www.quora.com/Is-there-any-real-truth-to-some-folklore-and-myth

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrew_(stock_Character)

Jan Harold Brunvand. (1979) Reading in American Folklore. New York. W.W. Norton & Company.

Jane Mayer. (2016) Dark Money: The hidden history of the billionaires behind the rise of the radical right. New York. Anchor: A division of Penguin Random House, LLC.

Joshua A. Perper and Stephen J. Cina. (2010). When Doctors Kill: Who, Why, and How. New York. Copernicus Books.

Amber Jacobs. (2007) On Matricide: Myth, Psychoanalysis, and the Law of the Mother. New York. Columbia University Press. Chapter 5 “Orestreian Secrets: Decrypting Metis.” (pp.65).

“Andrew Moran, associate professor of English at the University of Dallas, in conversation with Professor Michael Scott, explained why liberation from a curse signifies supernatural as well as natural happiness in The Taming of the Shrew.” https://global.georgetown.edu/events/natural-and-supernatural-happiness-in-the-taming-of-the-shrew

The Importance of Researching Conflict Trends and Conflict Drivers

It is interesting to note, the U.S. Army solicited the Rand Corporation to investigate “Conflict Trends and Conflict Drivers: An empirical assessment of historical conflict patterns and future conflict projections” following the Cold War and which investigated specifically “armed conflict of War following the fall of the Nazi regime and the rise to power of Joseph Stalin.” Rand completed an empirical research assessment of historical conflict patterns and projections on future conflict. I would like to note that when it comes to my electronic targeted physical assault and psychotronic torture it is interesting to consider the precipitation of electronic physical assaults as a form of domestic terrorism that follow certain circumstances and promote certain outcomes. Common to some narratives of electronically targeted individuals is some type of conflict immediately prior to the victim’s targeting. Link: https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR1063.html

Historically, if there has been within the family, the parental axis of conflict and physical assault as well as verbal assaults and emotional abuse where children witnessed marital discord there is a higher likelihood of someone in this type of family becoming a Targeted Individual. Psychoanalytically speaking this element may have further fueled pre-oedipal fears surrounding maternal aggression and fears of paternal castration. The Object Love and the Object Hate mode of ambivalence in the splitting of the psyche. That is to say, that as women, we are both loved and hated ambivalently and sometimes simultaneously. In addition, it should be noted that children of targeted females are perceived as extensions of that female. In my personal history of my abuse, electronic targeted physical assaults seemed to increase the following deposition to the Mercer County Prosecutors Office (MCPO). Consider the following three writings:

Myth, Phantasy, and Culture: Male counterphobic defenses against emasculation | by Karen Barna | Medium

The Fragilities and Fault Lines of Masculinity | by Karen Barna | Medium

The Object Humiliator: Theory Explained | by Karen Barna | Medium

In my personal experience with electronic targeted physical assault and psychotronic torture, I experienced a sexual assault which I reported to authorities. Rapists are known for their psychic splitting and it is male rapists in particular that are best classified as a paranoid-schizoid personality profile based on Kleinian psychoanalysis. From what I have gathered and uncovered through my research and investigation into psychoanalysis the paranoid Schizoid personality position in particular to male rapists because it demonstrates a habitual unconscious motivational driver surrounding fears of female flesh.

“Life as we know it, and probably throughout the universe, if there is life elsewhere, means the universe, if there is life elsewhere, means Darwinian life. In a Darwinian world, that which survives, survives and the world becomes full of whatever qualities it takes to survive. As Darwinians, we start pessimistically by assuming deep selfishness at the level of natural selection, pitiless indifference to suffering, ruthless attention to individual success at the expense of others.”

In regard to my particular case, the problem becomes compounded because I have grown up in a family where at least one of my siblings has registered in the personality constellation of Paranoid Schizoid. In addition, I have others in the family who appear to go through periodic breaks in reality by targeting certain individuals presumably from stress or some other issue whether it be personal vendetta or prompted by an instigator. Still, he is also likely to have unconscious motivational drives as well surrounding fears of maternal flesh as well as paternal castration fears.

Common to all this is human communication and aspects in human communication are the social games that are played between players who hold positions of political, administrative, and financial power. Social games that seek to exploit and manipulate others. Individuals play these games as they are required sometimes to do when defending political, financial, or territorial interests. Sometimes it requires wearing the“mask of sanity” or a mask that at least hides your ultimate agenda and undecidedly personal goals. These social games are often played and are prized skills in the courts of monarchs and kings; successful businessmen and denizens of industry. But like all social games, there are distortions that cause warps and cracks in the logic of the game. Rapists need narcissistic supply as do all narcissists. They say the truest measure of a man’s business skill (and ultimate success) is profiting off of people when they’re down.

The subtlety in linguistics and semiotics comes in the form of argument and debate and how those cases are presented to a viewing audience. A woman may appear as “deserving punishment” when rape and abuse myths abound around her social status, poor health condition, or mental state by a narcissistic viewing public. For example, a person may claim the following, “She’s an “alcoholic” who “deserves” “to be beaten and raped” because she’s failing to take appropriate responsibility for herself.” This is most often seen in foreign national cultures such as India, Pakistan, and other Middle Eastern territories. Rape and abuse myths surround fears rooted in the female flesh, that are rooted in pre-Oedipal and Oedipal arrangements of the child. This psychoanalytic fact, mostly invisible to the lookers who make up the audience of viewers (the crowd) and who are highly influenced by such statements because they lack appropriate education and knowledge. To the audience this woman may be perceived as a woman who is deserving of abusive treatment because she looks and acts “different”, and in her lack, and as such, “less than deserving respect.” Similar to how people perceive the poor or homeless.

In a research study in Pakistan, there is an association between male dominance and forms of male supremacy (we have come to know this in the United States as white supremacy) and in this Pakistanian research study female’s access to education, marriage above the age of 18, possessing a job (income), coming from a wealthy family, and having autonomy in decision making, lessen the likelihood of domestic violence in that culture. These socioeconomic factors contributing to a woman’s successful or less successful outcomes. The study concludes that women’s education, awareness, and financial position. The awareness aspect becomes the problem and the reason behind electronic physical assaults and psychotronic torture which seeks to disrupt autonomy and confuse understanding. This aspect of awareness also confuses and compounds issues of clandestine targeted physical assault and psychotronic torture because the identity of the assailant remains hidden. This aspect of indirectly affecting a female’s cognitive capabilities (awareness) thru veiled clandestine electronic physical assault and psychotronic torture can further direct her mental state by confusing perceptions and beliefs about her agency, and confer a sense of futility to the contemplated attempts to communicate the nature of the abuse to legal or medical professional authorities. In my personal experience with a mental health care worker in America’s healthcare system, in a conversation with “Dr. P” on Friday, July 9th in which a foreign-born Indian male psychiatrist victim-blamed me for “not taking appropriate responsibility for my abuse.” Violence against women is a global phenomenon and rape and abuse myths abound in various subcultures. Dr. P. belongs to Oaks Integrated Care which is a behavioral program designed to help people with addiction and mental health problems, yet on at least one occasion I have been electronically targeted thru electronic physical assault/psychotronic torture while waiting in the waiting area of Oaks Integrated Care which forced me to leave the building. I have gone to the police and the police cannot help, nor do I wish a local police department to help because a cop isn’t what I need. I need a lawyer to sue the doctor that implanted me because they are torturing a victim of repetitive domestic violence, repetitive physical assault, repetitive sexual assault, and rape, and who has been drugged and sodomized and to which they further victimize the victim!

Why is the victim being tortured? Why are the victim’s cognitive capabilities (awareness) being manipulated and exploited thru veiled clandestine electronic physical assault and psychotronic torture? Better yet, why was a patient who was part of a behavioral program to advance her therapy being tortured?

In addition to suffering this form of abuse myth, in my opinion, I have also been abused by Capital Health Systems at Fuld in their “psychiatric holding area” environment thru the hospital’s use of electronic targeted physical assaults and psychotronic torture which would be classified under telemetry. Traditionally, the use of electrodes attached to the body of a patient receiving a form of electronic convulsive shock therapy is now being administered utilizing wireless technology and telemetry to send signals to biological implants. Yet, I’m advised that if I feel “unsafe” in my home environment I should go directly to the emergency room. A place that violates my personal being too, and makes me feel even more “unsafe” because my ability to understand and comprehend what is happening to me is being directly manipulated by “professional medical staff” utilizing assaulting technology (telemetry).

It is important to analyze the saturation and diffusion of electronic targeted physical assaults and psychotronic torture in the public sphere as a means to facilitate and further intrastate violence. Also, it is important to analyze this technology as a means to further ascertain the precipitation of further violence against marginalized, vulnerable, and precarious populations of people who are being targeted. It’s important to ask questions like how prior personal conflicts between the victim and other relatives, boyfriends, girlfriends, and acquaintances further precipitate outcomes to future targeted physical assaults and psychotronic torture? Also, it is important to ask why is it difficult to ascertain quantifiable metrics for the potential lethality of these technologies? Where is the research?

In a research paper, “Conflict Trends and Conflict Drivers: An empirical assessment of historical conflict patterns and future conflict projections” completed by Rand Corporation for the U.S. Army, the aim of the research was to identify post-Cold War operational trends in armed conflict and the global strategic trends that characterize and influence the environments in which conflict takes place. The project also had the specific goal of identifying the conditions under which change toward greater state-on-state conflict might take place. The interesting connection between this paper and the characteristics and influences in the personal environment that precipitate conflict is linked to instigations (instigators) that promote and support aggression. In my personal case, it’s a brother threatening my sister regarding legal litigation thereby instigating targeting. Instigational targeting is done by forcing the a person’s anger and frustration towards an Object, in which the person kicks the nearest lower social status person, in this scenario will say “the dog” to relieve stress and frustration. When aggression has no outlet, it seeks the closest person it can get to, similar to how a lightning bolt transfers energy, except this person is usually a person with lower social status, lower-income, less power, and even perhaps lacking in education. Here we can come to understand what conflict trends and conflict drivers the male rapists must experience prior to selecting their next female target.

Sources (in no particular order or format):

Elizabeth C. Pino, Francesca Fontin, Thea L. James, Emily F. Rothman, and Elizabeth Dugan. “Gender Differences in Violent Penetrating Injuries and Long-Term Adverse Outcomes.” Violence and Gender. Published Ahead of Print. Retrieved online July 29, 2021.

Naeem Akram. “Household Factors Forcing Women to Accept Domestic Violence in Pakistan.” Violence and Gender. Published Ahead of Print. Retrieved online July 29, 2021.

Jessica B. Pomerantz, Shuki J. Cohen, Kendra Doychak, and Chitra Raghavan. “Linguistic Indicators of Coercive Control: Evidenced in Sex Trafficking Narratives.” Violence and Gender. Published Ahead of Print. Retrieved online July 29, 2021.

Sheridan, L., James, D., & Roth, J. (2020). “The Phenomenology of Group Stalking (‘Gang-Stalking’): A Content Analysis of Subjective Experiences.” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(7).

Stark, Evan. (2007). Coercive Control: The entrapment of women in everyday life. New York. Oxford University Press.

Christoff, K. (2014). “Dehumanization in organizational settings: some scientific and ethical considerations.” Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8.

Southworth, C., Finn, J., Dawson, S., Fraser, C., & Tucker, S. (2007). “Intimate Partner Violence, Technology, and Stalking.” Violence Against Women, 13(8), 842–856.

Wieland, C. (1996). “Matricide and Destructiveness: Infantile Anxieties and Technological Culture.” British Journal of Psychotherapy, 12(3).

Zupančič, A., & , (2016). “Biopolitics, Sexuality and the Unconscious.” Paragraph, 39(1), 49–64.

Foucault, Michel (1978). History of Sexuality. New York. Pantheon Books.

Jacobs, Amber. (2007). On Matricide: Myth, Psychoanalysis, and the Law of the Mother. New York. Columbia University Press.

Krick, A., Tresp, S., Vatter, M., Ludwig, A., Wihlenda, M., & Rettenberger, M. (2016). “The Relationships Between the Dark Triad, the Moral Judgment Level, and the Students’ Disciplinary Choice.” Journal of Individual Differences, 37(1), 24–30.

Lyons, M., & Jonason, P. (2015). “Dark Triad, Tramps, and Thieves.” Journal of Individual Differences, 36(4), 215–220.

Johnson, L., Plouffe, R., & Saklofske, D. (2019). “Subclinical Sadism and the Dark Triad.” Journal of Individual Differences, 40(3), 127–133.

Conaghan, J. (2019). “The Essence of Rape.” Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 39(1). The most important noteworthy proclamation was “Introduction: A Concept in Crisis?” as to say, “Rape hasn’t been defined yet?”

Chodorow, Nancy J. (2012). Individualizing Gender and Sexuality: Theory and Practice. Relational Books Perspective, Volume 53. New York. Routledge; Taylor & Francis Group.

Douglas, H., Harris, B.A., & Dragiewicz, .M. (2019). “Technology-facilitated Domestic and Family Violence: Women’s Experiences.” The British Journal of Criminology, 59(3).

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Niedecken, D. (2016). “The primal scene and symbol formation.” The International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 97(3), 665–683.

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Searles, H. (1965). “The effort to drive the other person crazy: An element in the aetiology and psychotherapy of schizophrenia.” In Collected papers in schizophrenia and related subjects (pp. 304–316). New York. International University Press.

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Weinberg, Jill D. (2016). Consensual Violence: Sex, sports, and the Politics of Injury. Oakland. University of California Press.

Zellener, William M. (2001). Extraordinary Groups: An examination of unconventional lifestyles. Seventh Edition. New York. Worth Publishers by St. Martin’s Press, Inc.

Defining and Identifying Victim Blaming

Why is victim blaming so common in today’s society?

“Why do people try and explain their abuse which places focus on the person with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)/Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD), ie: the abuser, instead of the victim ending the abuse by ending the relationship?”

The above statement is an attempt to gaslight and devalue a victim’s right to explore and understand the reasons for their loved one’s mental illness by shifting the focus away from the mentally ill person and attempting to place blame and shame on the victim. Politicians know this as “spin“. (1) This type of language in discourse is myth-making language and is similar to rape myths found in cultures of deviance.

Research investigations into cases of sexual assault (rape) have uncovered the existence of dominant narratives supporting myths found in rape culture. These dominant narratives are prejudicial, stereotyped, false beliefs about rape, rape victims, and the rapists. These dominant narratives are widely believed and persistently held and are completely false.

Perspectiside

Perspectiside has been defined as the inability to know what you already know through gaslighting techniques of the abuser/narcissist. (2) This technique can be subtle or blatantly obvious to notice, but it involves getting the victim to question what they already know to be true. It creates confusion and disorientation by casting doubt in the minds of the victim and onlookers. For example, in the Steubenville rape case which occurred on August 11, 2012, students believed the girl who was gang-raped by members of the football team was responsible for her own rape because she got drunk and passed out. Not only was this girl gang-raped, but the men who raped her, urinated all over her after they were done. (3) The myth narratives which surfaced over certain students’ social media accounts consisted of phrases like, “If you don’t want to get raped, don’t get sloppy drunk homegirl.” Statements such as these are part of gaslighting techniques that seek to alleviate responsibility from those responsible and cast blame on to the victim in something that is also known as victim-blaming.

To understand its deleterious effects, let’s compare them to the historical event that sparked the massive hangings of “witches” in Salem, Massachusetts known as the Salem witch trials. (4) The cause of the Salem witch trials took root in the economic loss of one priest’s monthly stipend and the manifestation of a young 16-year-old girl’s, Elizabeth Knapp, bizarre symptoms which today have been posthumously diagnosed as belonging to hysteria. The psychological effects of growing up in an atmosphere of religious repression were harsh. To quote the book, A Delusion of Satan: The full story of the Salem witch trials:

“Terror and shame were used to encourage conformity even in the youngest. It was made clear to small children that they, were in as much danger of hellfire as adults. They were reminded that, however young they were, they might sicken and die at any time. The thoughtful ones agonized incessantly over the state of their consciences.”

In the Devaluation Phase of the narcissist, dominant myth narratives may be utilized by the abuser to procure conformity and act upon the consciousness of her behavior. (5) For example, a woman attempting to educate herself about her mentally ill husband might be greeted with a phrase like, “If you want to “educate” yourself why don’t you go into the basement and educate yourself about the plumbing problem?” This is an attempt to devalue the victim’s attempts at academic learning and bolster the worth of the plumber. It is a very common approach utilized by narcissists time and time again. It is a result of splitting, that is the splitting of Objects into “good” and “bad” parts belonging to the paranoid-schizoid position. (6)

When we compare this to the dominant narratives within the Steubenville rape case, dominant narratives that seek to alleviate the responsibility of the rapists and place blame on the actions of the victim, we can see striking similarities between the two (rapists/narcissistic abuser) dominant narratives. To read further about the Steubenville rape case click the link below:

Note: Post was previously published on https://www.proclivitiesprinciplewisdom.wordpress.com on October 15, 2020 by Karen Barna.

Sources:

(1) The History Channel. America’s Book of Secrets: Special Edition. S1, E1. White House Secrets and Scandals. Aired on August 11, 2020.

(2) Evan Stark. (2007) Coercive Control: The entrapment of women in personal life. New York. Oxford University Press. pp. 267–269.

(3) Kosloski, Anna E.; Diamond-Welch, Bridget K. (Ph.D.); Mann, Olivia (Ph.D.), The Presence of Rape Myths in the Virtual World: A Qualitative Textual Analysis of the Steubenville Sexual Assault Case. Violence and Gender. Vol. 5, №3 (published online October 5, 2018)

(4) Frances Hill. (1995) A Delusion of Satan: The full story of the Salem witch trials. Boston, Massachusetts. Da Capo Press.

(5) Judith Butler. (1997) The Psychic Life of Power: Theories in subjection. Stanford, California. Stanford University Press.

(6) Amber Jacobs. (2007) On Matricide: Myth, psychoanalysis, and the law of the mother. New York. Columbia University Press. pp.77–79.

When A Person’s Paranoia Turns To A Delusion of Satan

After making a brief review of my recent readings which I have completed in the last past several years it became obvious to me that my experience with difference and change was driving my book selections. During the middle to end of the summer of 2015, I started experiencing electromagnetic frequency stimulation during my early morning routine and workouts. As it became increasingly more difficult for me to continue my routine I slowly began to put on weight. I would like to ask the question, “Why would someone fear this image above?”

In my readings of the Bible and the image of Satan which I went on to further study in the book entitled “Origins of Satan; How Christians Demonized Jews, Pagans, and Heretics,” I came to recognize the things we call Satan are nothing more than those people, places, and things that represent our difference. Not only did the Christians demonize the Jews but the Jews demonized the Christians. Here is a quote from Elaine Pagels book:

“What fascinates us about Satan is the way he expresses qualities that go beyond what we ordinarily recognize as human. Satan evokes more than the greed, envy, lust, and anger we identify with our own worst impulses, and more than what we call brutality, which imputes to human beings a resemblance to animals (“brutes”). Thousands of years of tradition have characterized Satan instead as a spirit. Originally he was one of God’s angels, but a fallen one. Now he stands in open rebellion against God, and in his frustrated rage he mirrors aspects of our own confrontations with otherness. Many people have claimed to see him embodied at certain times in individuals and groups that seem possessed by an intense spiritual passion, one that engages even our better qualities, like strength, intelligence, and devotion, but turns them toward destruction and takes pleasure in inflicting harm. Evil, then, at its worst, seem to involve the supernatural — what we recognize with a shudder, as the diabolic inverse of Martin Buber’s characterization of God as ‘wholly other.’”

The scary thing about human nature is the fact that our history illustrates periods of intense hostility that engender and demonstrate those qualities that we characterize with these symbols we attribute to Satan. Examples of profound paranoid delusion which have been carried out in the name of politics and religion demonstrate nothing more than individual differences. If you think about it simplistically; man versus woman, homosexual versus heterosexual, Jew versus Pagan, the Salem Witches versus the Priestly Order. Today witch trials are still being conducted. In Tanzania, there has recently been an outbreak of hysteria regarding women who are being attacked by vigilante groups with the claim they are witches. From January 2017 to June 2017, 479 lives were lost because a Tanzanian culture believed these females were “witches.” Tanzanian vigilante groups targeting women as witches are currently being investigated by local police. “Such incidents,” it was reported, “must be strongly condemned. We still need to educate people who harbor outdated beliefs to think that women are always behind witchcraft,” Bisimba told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. To read further click on the link below.

https://www.africanews.com/2017/08/01/tanzania-witch-killings-claimed-479-lives-from-january-june-2017-report//

Other books point to my personal experiences with someone or something suffering, what I believe to be, a paranoid delusion. For example, a book I went in search of most recently “Idols of Perversity; Fantasies of Feminine Evil in Fin-de-Siècle Culture” by Bram Dijkstra discusses “at the turn of the century, an unprecedented attack on women erupted in virtually every aspect of culture: literary, artistic, scientific, and philosophic. Throughout Europe and America, artists and intellectuals banded together to portray women as static and unindividuated beings who functioned solely in a sexual and reproductive capacity, thus formulating many of the anti-feminine platitudes that today still constrain women’s potential.” This book goes on to state,

“When women became increasingly resistant to men’s efforts to teach them, in the name of progress and evolution, how to behave within their appointed station in civilization, men’s cultural campaign to educate their mates, frustrated by women’s “inherently perverse” unwillingness to conform, escalated into what can truthfully be called a war on woman — for to say “women” would contradict a major premise of the period’s anti-feminine thought. If this was a war largely fought on the battlefield of words and images, where the dead and wounded fell without notice into the mass grave of lost human creativity, it was no less destructive than many real wars. Indeed, I intend to show that the intellectual assumptions which underlay the turn of the century’s cultural war on woman also permitted the implementation of the genocidal race theories of Nazi Germany……. Some of the most vicious expressions of male distrust of, and enmity towards, women can be found in the writings of the medieval church fathers which late-nineteenth-century writers liked to quote. These tireless purveyors of culture were also forever delving into the large fund of anti-feminine lore to be found in classical mythology and the Bible.”

Further, my studies in psychoanalysis have gone on to prove that through the use of myth, symbol, idol, image, and imaginary many psychoanalysts have gone on to postulate theories involving man’s paranoid delusion of women. Carol Kohn’s “lucidly demonstrates in her writing Sex and Death in the Rational World of Defence Intellectuals, an aspect of the lethal results of the social embodiment, or the acting-out, of unanalyzed phantasies belonging to the male imaginary. Writing the article after she attended a workshop on nuclear weapons, nuclear strategic doctrine, and arms control conducted by distinguished “defense intellectuals,” Kohn shows how the “rational” language of nuclear strategic analysis is blind to its source in unconscious phantasies arising from a male wish for parthenogenesis.”

“There is one set of domestic images that demands separate attention — images that suggest men’s desire to appropriate from women the power of giving life and conflate creation and destruction. The bomb project is rife with images of male birth….This idea of male birth and its accompanying belittling of maternity — the denial of women’s role in the process of creation and the reduction of “motherhood” to the provision of nurturance — seems thoroughly incorporated into the nuclear mentality….In light of the imagery of male birth, the extraordinary names given to the bombs that reduced Hiroshima and Nagasaki to ash and rubble — “Little Boy” and “Fat Man” — at last became intelligible. These ultimate destroyers were the progeny of the atomic scientists — and emphatically not just any progeny but male progeny. In early tests, before they were certain that the bombs would work, the scientists expressed their concern by saying they hoped the baby was a boy, not a girl — that is, not a dud….The entire history of the bomb project, in fact, seems permeated with imagery that confounds man’s overwhelming technological power to destroy nature with the power to create — imagery that inverts men’s destruction and asserts in its place the power to create new life and a new world. It converts men’s destruction into their rebirth.”

Furthermore, reading Bruno Bettelheim’s “Symbolic Wounds” further proved my desire to understand this perverse scenario, the desire of men to appropriate for themselves the female genitalia and that desire to possess it created a rite of passage, the ritualization of penile sub-incision in aboriginal ceremonies. This goes to prove that “rudimentary forms of religious beliefs and rituals were probably the first inventions of the human mind once it ceased to be occupied solely with physical survival.” To further quote regarding the ritual:

“Penile subincision is the surgical procedure of cutting into the underside of a circumcised penis in order to expose the urethra partially. In the aboriginal tribes known as the Kunapipi or Gunabibi, we have seen this procedure as primarily a fertility rite and occurs in areas where both circumcision and subincision are practiced. The original meaning of the name is not clear but the name translates to the “Mother” or “Old Woman.” The aboriginal tribe’s use of the term “Old Woman” is used to denote status rather than chronological age. It has also been said that Kunapipi has other meanings including, “whistle-cock,” meaning subincision wound, and “the uterus of the mother.” Even people who practice only circumcision and not subincision use the same name for both Kunapipi rite and subincision. Certain aspects of this ritual described below indicate that the incised penis symbolizes a mythical snake and that its incisure again represents the uterus. It has been concluded that both the female and the male organs, essential in the process of fructification. (Fructification as meaning possessing both the male and female organs like an angiosperm.) These rites seem to present one of the most characteristic examples of a ritualization of men’s desire to play a greater role in procreation.

Discusssing the origin of the Kunapipi, the aboriginals’ convection that all sacred objects and ceremonies originally belonged to women. One of the many myths tells how originally the men “had nothing: no sacred objects, no sacred ceremonies, the women had everything.” So, one day the men stole the women’s “sacred objects” (reproductive organs making the women vaginaless) and took them back to their own camp. The mythical sisters, on finding that their sacred objects had disappeared, decided that perhaps it was just as well that the men had taken them, since the men could now carry out most of the ritual fro them while they busied themselves chiefly with raising families and collecting food. In this way, their true function as fertility mothers became established, though women continued to play an important part in sacred rites, including the Kunapipi.

The men know that the objects of the sacred rituals (ie: fertility and everything connected with it) belonged to women not only in the mythical dream times but, according to the distribution of tasks in procreation, belongs to them even nowadays. An aboriginal tribe members discusses the ritual stating, “But really we have been stealing what belongs to them (the women), for it is mostly all woman’s business; and since it concerns them it belongs to them. Men have nothing to do really, except to copulate and donate sperm cells. It belongs to the women All that belonging to those Wawilak, the baby, the blood, and yelling, their dancing, all that concerns the women; but every time we have to trick them. Women can’t see what men are doing, although it really is their own business, but we can see their side…..in the beginning we had nothing, because men had been doing nothing; we took these things from the women.” This latter is … reiterated in the Djanggawul Myth cycle, which stresses peculiarly female attainments: the power of reproduction, and the phenomenon of menstruation.” When the men quip themselves with tremendous bark penes their act might be interpreted as a consequence of, or an effort to cover up or deny, their feelings of inferiority.”

All this paranoia stemming from feelings of inferiority and difference have constantly contributed cross-culturally to man’s hatred and proliferated in crimes of racism, genocide, and rape. It is also a contributing factor to the implantation and use of electro-magnetic frequency in American culture. This is my argument and my testimony to acts of hatred that have been used to target and decommission me and probably many other people for the purpose of some paranoid delusion. It’s cruel and unusual punishment and it needs to be stopped.

To further my argument, I believe that these devices, because they run on electro-magnetic frequency, must run in proximity to the individual and the receiver it is targeting. Therefore it is my belief that someone has infiltrated my neighborhood, street, vicinity, and harbors hatred against females and my family.

Sources:

Bettelheim, Bruno. (1962). Symbolic Wounds: Puberty Rites and the Envious Male. New York. Collier. Bruno Bettelheim was an Austrian-born psychologist, scholar, public intellectual, and author who spent most of his academic and clinical career in the United States. He was an early writer on autism. Bettelheim’s work focused on the education of emotionally disturbed children.

Cohn, C. (1987). Sex and Death in the Rational World of Defence Intellectuals. In Signs, Vol. 12, №4, Within and Without: Women, Gender, and Theory. (Summer 1987), pp. 687–718. Carol Cohn is the founding director of the Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights and a Lecturer of Women’s Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Cohn is recognized for addressing issues of gender in global politics, particularly conflict and security issues.

Dijkstra, Bram. (1986). Idols of Perversity; Fantasies of Feminine Evil in Fin-de-Siècle Culture. New York. Oxford University Press. Bram Dijkstra is a retired professor of English literature and the author of seven books on literary and artistic subjects. He also curates are exhibitions and writes catalog essays for San Diego art museums. He joined the faculty of the University of California, San Diego in 1966 and taught there until he retired and became an emeritus professor in 2000.

Jacobs, Amber. (2007). On Matricide: Myth, Psychoanalysis, and the Law of the Mother. New York. Columbia University Press. (pp. 20–22). Dr. Jacobs references Cohn’s work which can also be found in the journal Signs (citation listed above). Her research background is in literature, feminism, psychoanalysis, Ancient Greek myth, and tragedy. Her current work involves re-readings and expansions of psychoanalytic theories to accommodate new forms of subjectivities in the context of social, cultural, and technological change.

Pagels, Elaine. (1995) Origins of Satan: How Christians Demonized Jews, Pagans, and Heretics. New York. Random House. Elaine Pagels is an American religious historian. She is the Harrington Spear Paine Professor of Religion at Princeton University. She is one of the authors whose works I most enjoyed formerly reading because of my love of the study of theology and religious history.

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