Some Psychoanalytic Insights on the Psychology of Castration Fantasies and the Vanished Pregnant Body in Psychoanalytic Theory; Analyzing the Targeted Individual 

The Post-Female Pregnant Body and the healthy experience. Female psychoanalysts posit the importance of positive female body experiences especially when it comes to the female pregnant body and a little girl’s development of positive gender identity. The pregnant body with regard to symbolism and imagery has actually been omitted in theory building to date (2012). The absence of this icon of female body image development from cradle to grave suggests the gender politics of the 1970’s “who is wielding social power in the composition of theories in general (Balsam, 2012).” This theory would make absolute sense in curbing sadistic attacks toward female bodies (both from the masculine and feminine gender orientation).

Being a woman and a student of feminine psychoanalytic theory, I have come to believe that the person carrying out my electronic targeted physical assaults and psychotronic torture (assaults against the female body) possess an amalgamation of Freudian castration complex fears along with the sexual perverse fantasy of watching the female flesh expand thereby dehumanizing the target through rendering the target immobilized with diminished mobility and mental capacity. This is certainly what has happened to me when forced into sleep through electromagnetic stimulation/sedation thereby ushering in weight gain by blocking movement and exercise. This offers up a very interesting clue to the pernicious thoughts of the perpetrator. He/she very well may find pleasure in humiliating their targets. In addition, the perpetrator may find the thought of fat/inferiority/weakness/pregnancy extremely distasteful as it does not constitute a form of social capital in the ability that allows one to move freely within a woman’s environment. It has been said the most vulnerable position a woman can place herself in is in the state of pregnancy. Some people may associate “pregnancy” with “fat” and thereby inferior vulnerability. This is not surprising as the female expanding body, as in pregnancy and later, as women age are sometimes seen as the iconic “matriarch,” (the dead mother) can be viewed as just another humiliating aspect of patriarchy and Father Time’s denial of youthful beauty and playfulness. That is, as in sexual youthful playfulness (see the Paranoid Schizoid Position).

Many feminists have talked about this fear of the female body (fear of pregnancy and the fear of turning into one’s mother as women age; that iconic matriarch) lurking in the dark shadows of their own psyches and which promotes their hostility not only toward male dominance, but also hostility towards images of youthful beauty and anger at their own aging body. That is, their own aging body that represents the uncontrollable aspect of the pre-Oedipal terrain; ambivalence. This certainly plays into castration fantasies on multiple levels and not just towards the female self as seen in plastic surgery and invasive cosmetic treatments, but in the annihilation of Objects in one’s relational world (object relations theory) as observed in the paranoid-schizoid position and the repetitive assaults against female flesh in rape. The expanding aging body is just another aspect of this fear as the body loses elasticity with old age and is prone to weight gain and other bodily distortions that belong to aging. It’s not only women who possess these narcissistic fears (though they may be childish and infantile), but it is also men who possess these fears towards female flesh (the female pregnant body and the female aging body) as well as their own aging bodies. It is, for this reason, I contend that the Vanished Pregnant Body or Vanished Post-Delivery Body not only belongs to the psychology of women, but to men as well. If we consider the following written by Rosemary Balsam’s in “Women’s Bodies in Psychoanalysis” in Chapter 3, The Vanished Pregnant Body in psychoanalytic theory:

“A pregnancy [and therefore a pregnant body] might be viewed as female/inferior/irrational, being that most earthly of states, a symbol of woman as “body” to man’s “mind,” the fruit of guilt-laden sexual intercourse, the result of unseen meshing of ungovernable genetic codes. Even modern psychoanalytic clinical observations could be thus unwittingly affected so that pregnancy remains invisible in theory (or marginalized and bracketed in spite of the blatant presence and visual command of any pregnant woman who walks into a room of children and their richly evoked fantasies. …

The history of the medical vision of the female body suggests speculation on an abiding tendency in Western culture — in both men and women — the need to distort the female bodily configuration while making theories. My own speculations about how this may come about involve universal unconscious fears of pregnancy that are held by both men and women. This differs from the usual psychoanalytic view that the primary confusion about the anatomical distinctions between the sexes resides in concerns about phallic primacy (for both sexes — in their castration anxiety). We may not need to choose between the biological male or the biological female because major fears appear to involve both, rather than either/or.”

In this light of this information, we may also view the female pregnant body or large maternal body (post-delivery) with its enlarged breasts, buttocks, thighs, belly as that uncontrollable territory from infancy and childhood, and the division that separated us from her, that forever sought-after human flesh we find so maddening. It would be far too easy, and safe, to dismiss it as just another battle between the sexes. Safe, because this would help obscure and block any further required investigation into the subject matter and into what it really represents. Because that would expose its deviant perversion rooted in identity and problems with object relations. The creative perversion in transcending this fleshly boundary of maddening pre-Oedipal phase is found in the use of an electromagnetic tether and the use of the medical doctors that allow the perpetrator total control over his/her own fears surrounding that uncontrollable, ambivalent, maternal order. Perhaps, even as this creative perversion constitutes the balm for his/her own wounded narcissism that allows for the humiliation of the “Object Other” (see Jacobs, 2007, pp. 77–82). A humiliation that is rooted, not in empathy and compassion for, but in hatred and annihilation of an Object through paranoid fears.

And certainly, as a “fat body” and distorted female bodily configuration (body inflation fantasies and feeder fantasies) touch upon the inferior/irrational states of being and one that is of the most earthly of states (the human condition), guilt-laden uncontrollable indulgences at the pre-Oedipal breast, which ties into unconscious sexual fantasies in aspects of a forced nipple in the mouth as the canvas of that pre-Oedipal arrangement, and of the hedonistic sexual enjoyment that follows which are the roots of human intimacy and eventually sexual intercourse. The result of unseen meshing of the phallus with vaginal opening/mouth orifice. Nipple as phallus and life-giving nourishment and phallus as the nipple.

In the creation of a sexual perversion of the female body, that uncontrollable terrain becomes the controlled and governed Object that was once ungovernable and uncontrollable, perhaps even terribly unforgiving, to us. It is for this reason; the paranoid-schizoid position is part of both male and female abnormal development. The same paranoia that is rooted in the psychology of the male’s desire toward rape violence, is also rooted in the psychology of a female’s desire toward violence against the female flesh.

Sources:

Chasseguet-Smirgel, Janine. (1984). Creativity and Perversion. London. Free Association Books.

Rosemary Balsam. (2012). Women’s Bodies in Psychoanalysis. East Essex Canada. Routledge. (Chapter 3, The Vanished Pregnant Body)

Katherine Gates. (2000). Deviant Desires: Incredibly Strange Sex. New York. Juno Books.

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

Unveiling the Fragilities and Faultlines of Femininity: A psychoanalytic investigation (Part II)

From “Individualizing Gender and Sexuality: Theory and Practice” by Nancy J. Chodorow (2012).

Updated: September 27, 2021; 5:27 PM

Freud himself admitted that his perspective on femininity was limited and what little he did contribute to the field of psychoanalytic was from pure observational points of view in what he considered to be “feminine behaviors.” Women to Freud, as well as the subject of femininity, must have been no different than any other psychoanalytic riddle that needed unveiling. To further this exploration, I will consider the theories of Nancy Chodorow, Lucy Holmes, Julia Kristeva as well as some other psychoanalysts and philosophers and make an investigatory attempt in unveiling “the fractures and faultlines of femininity.” This psychoanalytic investigation will undoubtedly unveil the “peculiarities” of the psychotic psychoanalytic text of object relations expounded on the original writings of Freud’s castration complex known as Oedipus. This approach opposes aspects of normal healthy development, and as we will see has several connections to the aspects to the psychotic text of Western culture (splitting) as a distinct picture of developmental immaturity as one of the faultlines of both femininity and masculinity in human development. Another interesting aspect of development will be revealed in how we learn to navigate humiliation.

Since violence and aggression are behaviors considered to be a human problem, rather than just one belonging to the masculine gender, studies have shown that serious violent and fatal aggression, as behavior peculiar to animal competition, are carried out at higher rates by the masculine gender and that femininity contributes far less to this human problem. However, this is not to say that possessed femininity is not without its own set of peculiar fragilities and faultlines. Research studies tell us that women are less likely to carry out acts of serious and fatal violent aggression (homicide), but there is a small population of women who kill their children and this can be evidenced if we include into our consideration the abortion rate. 

One of the first elements of Chodorow’s theory is connected to the idea of identity which can include aspects of national, ethnic, religious, and gendered identity as her theory deals directly with Islamic terrorism. “Humiliation seems in some way to affect men and women in different ways can be expected from the classical Freudian account of challenges to phallic narcissism and from feminist descriptions … beginning with Horney, of the humiliation of being a little boy in relation to grown women (Chodorow, 2012, pp. 130).” However, the theory Chodorow develops she calls The Achilles Complex ties directly into Freudian castration anxiety/complex (Freud’s Oedipus) and borrows on the masculine Father-Son vertical and its power dynamic as witnessed in Freud’s patient Little Hans and Han’s fear of his father’s large and castrating phallus (Freud, 1909; Freud, 1924; Chassegeut-Smirgel, 1984). In order for us to uncover the fractures and faultlines of femininity it will require an understanding of the work of other feminist authors, philosophers, and psychoanalysts writing on the Mother-Daughter relationship and its power dynamic rooted in the paranoid splitting of Melanie Klein, and to which Chodorow and Lucy Holmes both borrow from as well.

To reiterate from my previous post, “The Fragilities and Faultlines of Masculinity,” based on the theory of Nancy Chodorow, borrowed from Freudian psychology and re-worked through Kleinian theory, we know that immature development contributes to the fragilities and faultlines of masculinity as well as femininity. We can say this because Chodorow’s Achilles Complex is based on the myth of Achilles who is “a junior man” humiliated by the actions of a superior officer, Agamemnon. To recap Chodorow’s theory:

“The psychic fault lines of masculinity and male selfhood express two developmental and fantasy components: first, maleness as not-female, the male self as defensively separate from and warding off the other [mother/feminine], defensively needing to split self from other if hatred takes over [and this hated object is first psychically introduced to small child in early development as the maternal “Object Other”]; second, maleness as adult man rather than boy-child, not humiliated, shamed, or defeated by another man [forged originally in the father-son affair of Oedipal relations.] (Chodorow, 2012, pp. 135).” …. Furthermore,

“…. this developmental context, issues of selfhood [self-identity] as well as of gender [gender identity] tend to differentiate men from women, such that the male’s sense of self may typically be more defensive and in need of protecting its boundaries than the female’s typical sense of self. (Chodorow, 2012, p. 130).” ….

Additionally,

“Humiliation, specifically, is especially a male-male — originally father-son — affair. In the normal developmental course of events, much hinges on how a boy relates to his father and turns into a man — the delicate negotiation of this transformation, of identification, of how to replace or join without bringing on retaliation, castration, or humiliation. All of these, in turn, depend partly on a father’s own sense of confident masculinity and selfhood. … (Chodorow, 2012, pp. 131).”

Might the same be said of femininity and the female self originally configured in the mother-daughter relationship? And what’s more, how does humiliation play into the original mother-daughter affair? Indeed, it does and those outcomes will be discussed later.

To continue, we can certainly say that immature development (being a junior man/young man) bears a part in the fragilities and faultlines of masculinity because mature, intelligent men, possessing normal, healthy, and secure development seemed to be better suited in navigating humiliation as their secure sense of self forged in the original secure attachments of the father-son relationship as well as the mother-son relationship balance out the loss encountered and to which these men’s self-identity and gender identity are neither threatened by feelings of femininity/homophobia nor does it require them to make a display of their “sense of masculinity through physical prowess and physical power.” That is to say, these men feel secure in their self-identity, are intelligent to know better, that masculinity sometimes requires accepting losses and these realizations occur as a natural consequence through the natural course of development we call aging (Erikson, 1982). So while mature men encountering a loss, although the loss may feel uncomfortable and foreign even humiliating, possess a strong degree of healthy problem-solving creativity rooted in their secure sense of self, and seemed to be more accepting of ruptures because their experiences and possessed feelings of assuredness in their identity, knowing that this loss will not “define them as weak/powerless/feminine/non-masculine,” and knowing one must sometimes “try again” in order to overcome failures. This does not seem to happen with regard to the immature stages of human gender development and/or those possessing abnormal developmental attachments known as ambivalent attachmentavoidant attachment, and disorganized attachments, (Wallin, 2007) and high levels of narcissism requiring high degrees of narcissistic supply (wins over losses). This is not to say, that individuals possessing these attachment styles will go on to victimize others with serious or fatal violent aggression either. Its reference here is completely an indexical sign but not guaranteed in terms of future risk of perpetrating violence. Of course, something must be said regarding how these two faultlines of masculinity play into authoritarian types of personalities and dictatorships. As a result, women tend to be far less physically aggressive but tend to use much more social strategy and “game” with regard to their gameplay and utilize more passive-aggressive violence which contributes to their social intelligence. Whereas men, because of how they were socialized with regard to identifying with their father’s phallus as well as being taught what it means to be “a man”, tend to exert their identity more in terms of physical strength and male-patterned dominance which often is displayed as violence.

The Fragilities and Faultlines of Femininity

To begin, women, borrowing from Freudian psychology, tend to be much more masochistic as we witness higher rates of anorexia and bulimia among women as well as female rates of self-cutters in self-harming behaviors but also their desire for self-castration fantasies such as plastic surgeries (Knafo & Feiner, 2006). So, regarding “the fragilities and faultlines of femininity” one similar type of possessed psychoanalytic characteristics is immaturity which may be due to abnormal development, play into the psychological dynamic to serious and fatal violence and aggression against the gendered self. The traits Freud termed “peculiar” to femininity which he observed as “high degrees of possessed narcissism,” is a young egocentricity — a defensive need to “hold the male gaze”, may also play a role in the fragilities and faultlines of femininity. The key defining characteristic between the two, masculinity and femininity, is in the way the genders defend against loss. As a general rule, women already have to navigate the lost phallus at an early age, this fact seems to bear a part in how women also handle future losses. Women’s lost phallus becomes her “deficiency” and so, are socialized to be submissive to the phallus and from a very early age may introject the lost phallus as her “deficiency.” 

Women’s possessed sense of, and desire towards, aesthetic beauty may bear a part in the destabilization of her feminine identity as women tend toward possessing high degrees of vanity in combination with high impression management thereby contributing to the faultlines of her femininity. This peculiarity seems to be in line with the same type of immature development (egocentricity and defensive need to hold the male gaze) and/or abnormalities in developmental attachments to the mother-child affair as well as the father-child affair. This is to say, women tend toward fear in “becoming their mothers.” That is to say and to borrow from Nancy Chodorow, the first faultline of femininity is femaleness that is “not like Mother” in a defensive need to split the self from the Object Other if hatred takes over. When this happens, women experience castration fears of aging such as loss of aesthetic beauty, self-doubt and wondering about her own value, become completely foreclosed about becoming a mother herself, or feel threatened when placed against other powerful female Objects. When we witness this psychic defensive need of femininity displayed in women, what we witness is far lesser an aspect of masculine physical strength and prowess exerted against an Object Other. Although there has been crime statistics reported as this happening within a small population of women who kill, which has been eloquently termed “femme Fatales”what is more commonly observed is passive-aggressive violence occurring against Object Other (in a defensive need to split the self from the Other, internalized mother, if hated takes over). That is because this all-powerful Mother figure could feed and nurture us or abandon us and leave us to die. For some, these unconscious fears may remain to stay strong within the unconscious and may develop into borderline personality disorder (Silberschmidt, Lee, Zanarini, and Schulz, 2015).

Additionally, because this maternal object has been incorporated into the psyche and identified with as the maternal Object because of shared genitalia, women are more likely to exert violence against the self as opposed to the Other outside herself, as she herself possesses the Object Within in the triangulation of her psyche of Mother-Father Self (Holmes, 2008, Holmes, 2013). She can become psychotically foreclosed against any possibility of a heterosexual development and/or instead develop a homosexual or transgender lifestyle as a creative compromise to a problem as well as develop sexually deviant creative female perversions. “If a little girl has no penis to prove she is not her mother, she can introject the mother (Holmes, 2013).” In a similar vein, if a little girl has no penis to prove she is the father, she can introject the father’s phallus. Likewise, if a little boy has no vagina to prove he is like his mother, he can introject the mother’s vagina creatively through phantasy and/or fantasy (Knafo and Feiner, 2006).

When a little girl introjects their mother, the little girl is able to gain mastery over the maternal object which is both feared, loved, and hated. This psychoanalytic truth holds true for the little boys as well who introject the father through identifying with his penis. What we observe in cases of humiliation forged in the original mother-daughter affair, and I am going to theorize here based on my readings, as is the development of homosexuality (lesbian, and transgender homosexuality, anorexia-bulimia, the development of feminine machisma, and the idealized phallus, and other forms of violence against the self; such as excessive body manipulations and plastic surgeries, abortions, and other self-defeating behaviors such as excessive promiscuity and using the body as a prop “sex object” as a defensive need, as well as the ultimate denial, suicide, in the formation of abnormal identity and object relations.

If we consider Freud’s phrase, “anatomy as destiny,” we can accept the following: “We all, men and women, have an unconscious impulse to control and subordinate the female sex, and this is because our first object in this world is a powerful woman who can feed us or let us die. We all, men and women, have to find our own ways to subdue and contain this loved and hated figure, and boys and girls find different solutions to this universal problem (Holmes, 2013).”

We can now borrow from the writings of Julia Kristeva who wrote in her “Stabat Mater:”

“When feminists call for a new representation of femininity, they seem to identify maternity with this idealized misapprehension: and feminism, because it rejects the image and its abuses, sidesteps, the real experience that this fantasy obscures. As a result, maternity is repudiated or denied by some avant-garde feminists, while its traditional representations are wittingly or unwittingly accepted by the “broad mass” of women and men.”

Lesbian Homosexuality and Forms of BDSM in Deviant Sexual Relationships (fetishes)

To expound further on the fragilities and faultlines of feminity we look to the writings of Simone de Beauvoir who said all the complexities of feminity can be explained through the fact, that in this world, women function as a “deficient Other” (de Beauvoir, 1952). I interpret this quote as implying that a woman is perceived as a deficient Other when she is without a masculine counterpart (a husband) with which to complete and guide her in the world. This implies there is not only a need for a healthy connection to what women experience as “femininity” but also a need for protecting its integrity for all forms of socially acceptable femininity (homosexual, transgender, masculine dominant female, and otherwise). This requirement may move us toward a healthier understanding of the differences in object relations, with regard to femininity, with an importance placed on issues surrounding boundaries and mergings and what those “boundaries” and “mergings” mean for a properly socialized acceptable feminine identity. Speaking from personal experience, the female creative perversion I have developed as a way to unconsciously control and subordinate the female sex manifests as homosexual phantasies. I believe this is my unconscious impulse to control and subordinate female flesh. In all sibling arrangements and childhood relationships there exists this unconscious impulse or wish to control and subordinate the female sex. The question is whether or not the individual will be successful in satisfying their potential defensive need to control and subordinate this “Object Other” without harming the object of her affections.

Nancy Chodorow wrote French psychoanalysis through Lacan and structuralism argued that gender and sexuality are always in the partial realm of culture. “Our bodies, masculinity, and femininity are named linguistically. Our identities, fantasies, and desires are filtered through our parents’ own linguistically infused fantasies, through cultural stories, and through institutions like marriage, parenthood, religion, and politics … When we come up against these findings that each clinically particular individual has his or her own personally individualized sexuality, whose description requires much more than a generalization about the sex of the object in relation to the self (Chodorow, 2012, pp.155–156).”

In the above statement, we get a good dose of caution from Chodorow alerting us to generalizations about sexuality. This information contained herein this post is meant to be taken as informative information gleaned from accredited psychoanalysts and philosophers.

In another form of sexual deviance, we witness this unconscious impulse to subordinate the female sex through something called Bondage and Discipline in Sadism and Masochism (BDSM). This form of sexual deviance allows for the very real potential for “binding female flesh with props.” These props can be used by the subjects as counterphobic defensives (counterphobic objects) that help us to navigate, defend, and ward off our anxieties surrounding our defensive impulses to control and subordinate female flesh as well as to be subordinated by. The element of consent is a crucial aspect of this type of sexual deviance. These props, leather straps, ropes, chains, other medieval restraining devices as well as electronic stimulation toys (eStim) may be used in counter defensive to the powerful unconscious wish to control our early childhood Objects (mother/father). More recently there has been concern over newly developing technologies used for electronic stimulation (eStim toys) and service security surveillance technologies in pursuit of “potential threats” to the security, prosperity, and freedom of American democracy. Christine Weiland wrote, Culture, as a space where the working through of fundamental human problems takes place, constitutes a container; culture, as an ideal and a prohibition, constitutes part of the superego. For the individual, the solution to any particular psychic problem will depend on both his/her object relations as well as the cultural space.” She also expressed fears towards advancing new technological inventions which would place matricidal destructiveness in the hands of people possessing infantile anxieties. In “Sex and Death in the Rational World of Defense Intellectuals,” Carol Cohn had lucidly demonstrated in her writing the lethal aspects that result from the social embodiment of, or the acting out, of unanalyzed phantasies belonging to the male imaginary (Wieland, 1996; Jacobs, 2007; Kohn, 1987).” How does this play into the fragilities and faultlines of femininity? It bears importance when consider against the psychoanalytic backdrop of triangulation Lucy Holmes wrote about and witnessed in her clinical patients. That is the Mother-Father-Self psychic triangulation. And how this triangulation of not only mother-daughter, but the father-daughter affair, may influence infantile anxieties where the phallus becomes the counterphobic defense against the feared all-powerful mother in the development of female masculinities of “machisma” as well as other feminine peculiarities.

Anorexia and Bulimia

Little boys are given the ability to separate themselves psychically from their mothers’ deficiency by misidentifying with her. That is to say since little boys have a penis and so they identify with the father’s all-powerful penis. The traditional Freudian psychology places the mother as the “deficient Other” or the weak and powerless parental object. However, little girls don’t have this option and so they identify with this powerful maternal figure through her “milk” (breasts also theorized as the maternal penis). Helene Cixous claimed the mother is a metaphor. She also wrote the breast acts as a privileged topos of female expression: “a woman is never far from ‘mother’ . . . There is always within her at least a little of that good mother’s milk. She writes in white ink.” And so, we come to understand, “Mother writes in white ink; mother’s milk.” And so, “Voice: milk that could go on forever … Eternity: is voice mixed with milk (Walker, 1998, pp. 134–139).” We can make a comparison by saying, at least for the little boy, the penis is the privileged topos of masculine expression. In like vein, the little boy is never far from his ‘father.’ But to further theorize, for a little girl who finds her mother frustrating and humiliating towards her, the powerful milk association, identification, and incorporation of “mommy is now inside of me because I drank her milk” becomes the powerful abdication of the “Queen” through reverse digestion, the regurgitation of that frustrating milk through forced expulsion of food or the complete denial of it (food) as the psychic defensive needed to split the self from this hated body, yet incorporated, still humiliating and frustrating internalized object. If homosexuality is a compromised formation, then we could also say too, anorexia and bulimia may also be a form of creative compromised solution, albeit potentially lethal and dangerous. If we turn to Julia Kristeva, she views maternity as “the privileged realm of the subject’s ambiguous stance between the sensuous pre-Oedipal bonds of maternal attachment and the disciplined separation of Oedipal (or symbolic) detachment. The mother’s body is the lived terrain of this contradiction, serving as both source of a disruptive semiotic and as pre-condition for the productive symbolic. She reproduces the father’s symbolic order while simultaneously destroying it with her pre-symbolic links to the disruptive realm of (unrestrained) libidinal drives (Walker, 1998, pp. 145–146; Oliver, 1993, pp. 3).”

The influencing semiotics of language found in the maternal chora, a negative language spoken that marks the return of the symbolic order. “It is the site that constantly subverts the stability and coherence of the symbolic. It appears to be at odds with the paternal authority of the symbolic (Walker, 1998, pp. 115; Kristeva, 1985).” For Kristeva, the semiotics is linguistics tied to the body and expressed as a “bodily experience,” such that for the child this time period exists before the time of acquired spoken language (pre-Oedipal) and so, its subjective influences remain hidden in the unconscious. Here Michelle Boulous Walker reports feminist writers suggesting the maternal body as “the body as negativity” and “embodies an active form of madness.” “This madness erupts as laughter indicating aggressive negativity toward unity and law (Walker, 1998, pp. 115; Kristeva, 1985). The language of the body is experienced in very real negative and positive ways by the child. Thus, again, unwittingly sets up for us a scenario of the borderline patient (Silberschmidt, Lee, Zanarini, and Schulz, 2015). Thus, similar to how Chodorow interprets the masculine development of a child;

“In the normal developmental course of events, much hinges on how a boy relates to his father and turns into a man — the delicate negotiation of this transformation, of identification, of how to replace or join without bringing on retaliation, castration, or humiliation. All of these, in turn, depend partly on a father’s own sense of confident masculinity and selfhood (Chodorow, 2012, pp. 131).”

So too, can we surmise that “much hinges on how a daughter relates to her mother and thus develops into a woman. In a similar arrangement, the delicate negotiation of this transformation, of identification, of how to replace or join in without bringing on retaliation, castration, or humiliation. All of these, in turn, depend partly on the mother’s own sense of confident femininity and selfhood.”

In a similar vein, Weiland tells us all patients, in fact all people, are in some way engaged in an internal struggle with their objects, especially the mother. Although this struggle is unique to the person as it is hidden for someopen for others, it seems to underlie the human condition and, in this sense, constitutes a fundamental human problem where the solution to it is both an individual and cultural one (Weiland, 1996).

And as Carol Cohn informs us of the lethal cultural results when the social embodiment of the male imaginary (the phallus) is allowed to parade in unrestrained fashion with no prohibitions placed on the part of the superego what we witness is infantile destructiveness in an age of advancing, available to the highest bidder, technology.

Feminine Machisma and the Idealized Phallus and Fear of Pregnancy

I will briefly discuss these faultlines of femininity; feminine machisma, the idealized phallus, and fear of pregnancy. It has been theorized the father’s penis becomes the idealized symbolic imaginary for little girls and is “every girl’s solution” to navigating her loss of not being given a penis. Where I do not necessarily believe this to be a “faultline” per se, as one must consider one’s object choices placed in substitution for the lost phallus. For example, female love object choice in lesbian homosexuality and choosing a masculine gender identity, pursuing a career as a female military officer, or becoming a pilot as an idealized form of phallus substitution. Also, professional female athletes, female police officers, and female bodybuilders may utilize healthy avenues to satisfy their lost phallus and I often think of Serena Williams and her tennis racket as phallus. While others may develop unhealthy behaviors like becoming female gang members to prove their worth in criminalized organized crime groups, in demonstrations of physical violence of their possessed masculine strength, prowess, and power. We might inquire, “Are we all “hard-wired” and “cemented” to our object choices based on our genetics and cultural upbringings?” Consider reading the journal article written by David Berreby, “The Things That Divide Us.” We know from the psychoanalytics of identity formation, culture is a very strong influencing factor. In addition, some women have very real unconscious fears of maternity and may require several years of psychotherapy before becoming pregnant (Balsam, 2012; Jacobs, 2007). This is not necessarily a faultline, in my opinion, although it can pose a problem for women wishing to become pregnant. The choice of maternity is a personal and private one. In addition, our unconscious fantasies and defensive impulses in relation to our objects, we all have been informed by our parental influences both maternal and paternal, their marital arrangements, the quality of their marriage and treatment of one another, and cultural surroundings which all play a bearing on a child’s future identity.

These are just a few of the ways females deal with the unconscious impulse to control and subordinate the female flesh. I have not discussed excessive body manipulations and self-castration fantasies nor acts of excessive promiscuity and the most fatal of all unconscious drives, suicide.

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

Berreby, David. “The Things That Divide Us”. National Geographic Magazine. April 2018. Vol. 233, №4. pp.46–67. “We are wired at birth to tell Us from Them and to favor our own group.”

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OTHER BLOG POSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS CONTENT:

Barna, Karen. The Fragilities and Faultlines of Masculinity. ProclivitysPrincipleWisdom.Medium.com. Published online January 3, 2020. https://proclivitysprinciplewisdom.medium.com/the-fragilities-and-fault-lines-of-masculinity-87b85babef49

Barna, Karen. Myth, Phantasy, and Culture: Male counterphobic defenses against emasculation. ProclivitysPrincipleWisdom.Medium.com. Published online May 11, 2021. https://proclivitysprinciplewisdom.medium.com/myth-phantasy-and-culture-male-counterphobic-defenses-against-emasculation-3099b2bdf3d7

Barna, Karen. On Why The Creation Of Aestheticism Is So Important To Self Esteem and To Falsehood. ProclivitysPrincipleWisdom.Medium.com. Published August 10, 2021. https://proclivitysprinciplewisdom.medium.com/on-why-the-creation-of-aestheticism-is-so-important-to-self-esteem-and-to-falsehood-4c42b10c0fdf

Barna, Karen. Freud’s Riddle of Femininity and Some of the Secret Peculiarities of Female Psychopathologies. ProclivitysPrincipleWisdom.Medium.com. Published September 16, 2021. https://proclivitysprinciplewisdom.medium.com/freuds-riddle-of-femininity-and-some-of-the-secret-peculiarities-of-female-psychopathologies-79b8620833b1

Barna, Karen. The Riddle of Gang (Group) Stalking and Uncovering some its “Secret Peculiarities”: A forensic analysis of one individual case study. ProclivitiysPrincipleWisdom.Medium.com. Published September, 18, 2021. The importance of this post works through some of the psychoanalytic of gendered-based aggression/violence.  The Riddle of Group (Gang) Stalking and Uncovering Some of its “Secret Peculiarities”: A forensic analysis of one individual case study | by Karen Barna | Sep, 2021 | Medium 

The Riddle of Group (Gang) Stalking and Uncovering Some of its “Secret Peculiarities”: A forensic analysis of one individual case study

This post provides a bit more in terms of a forensic analysis of feminine infantile narcissism and object love and its consequential resulting psychopathologies and healthy object selection in the development of normal self-esteem. But more importantly, address the question I left hanging at the bottom of my last post which is:

“How does Freud’s riddle of femininity and the “secret peculiarities” of feminine psychopathology fit into the phenomenology of Group (Gang) Stalking with electronic targeted physical assaults? HINT: knowing age is a determinant to violence even petty passive-aggressive violence

In my previous post, I wrote about some of the “secret peculiarities” of female psychopathologies and some of these characteristics being rooted in immature feminine growth and development. Freud noted there were distinctly evidenced specific traits attributed to femininity such as high degrees of narcissism and a more important desire for them to be loved than to love and this affected their object selection. Otto Kernberg, a psychoanalyst and professor of psychiatry known for his psychoanalytic theories on borderline personality organization and narcissistic pathology, believed normal infantile narcissism in the development of the role the self plays in one’s life is dependent on two things. First, the affirmation of others, and second, the acquisition of desirable and appealing objects which later develops into normal healthy self-esteem. These object selections, as an example, maybe a young girl’s desire for sports/weight training (development for acquiring a metaphorical phallus through competitive competition) or a young girl’s desire for fashion design. Faulty developmental influences can contribute to feminine psychopathologies and persistent egocentricity which contributes to her repetition drive in assaulting others. As an example of such faulty developmental object choices, we might observe a young girl’s desire to become a gang member, part of an organized criminal group where she will receive affirmations regarding her “value to the group”, where worth is determined by the level of violence one is capable of carrying out and/or the selection of drugs and alcohol as substances with which to deal and distribute. This abnormal choice in object selection is often witnessed in cases of parental neglect, abuse, and poverty. Theories central to the analysis of such feminine psychopathologies are primarily Freudian as well as belonging to other ego developmental theories pertinent to psychology like Otto Kernberg and Heinz Kohut and Kleinian object relation theory as well as other object relations perspectives such Donald Winnicott, Robert Fairbain, and John Bowlby.

Since attachments are never fixed as the human psyche is malleable through natural aging and development, the possibility to become unhinged from the arrival at a fixed and normal state as a result of academic work-study and mourning life losses, is always a lurking possibility for all of us, and to which the psychopath knows very well as do psychoanalysts and psychiatrists. We know this because of the pioneering work that has been done and which is central to integrating postwar ego psychology. That is to say, the effects of trauma on the patient and the role trauma plays in undoing otherwise normal healthy growth, healthy attachment, and development. The developmental psychology of the self and the object self in relation to other objects in the environment, under normal conditions, should remain fixed and stable. Under abnormal conditions, a normal stable self can be unraveled and fall into patterns of violence and addiction. This is what postwar psychoanalytic has taught us and to which I believe the phenomenology of Group (Gang) Stalking is being deployed.

I had posited a question at the end of my previous writing, Freud’s Riddle of Femininity and Some of the “Secret Peculiarities” of Female Psychopathologies,

“How does Freud’s riddle of femininity and the “secret peculiarities” of feminine psychopathology fit into the phenomenology of Group (Gang) Stalking with electronic targeted physical assaults? HINT: knowing age is a determinant to violence even petty passive-aggressive violence

We know from reading Shakespeare’s rather comical play, The Taming of the Shrew, the ever-present human desire to control others, especially the opposite Object sex, is an ever-present revolving theme throughout human history. And we know the importance from reading Goethe, the meaning in asking “Is man tempered enough to tame his thirst for power and glory?” This has been an age-old preponderance stretching as far back as classical antiquity wondered about by the fathers of philosophy. And we can surmise society will continue to be an ever-present danger from the psychopath operating in the appearance of a savior welding an electronic weapon with which to “cure the mind” for the purpose of grooming and “tailoring” human subjects’ behavior to their own will.

In my independent studies of psychoanalysis, I have uncovered two areas in psychology specific to detrimental outcomes resulting from side effects from Group (Gang) Stalking with electronic targeted assaults and psychotronic torture. First, unhinging a person’s Internal Locus of Control through repetitive shocks to the human body/mind (trauma). I have included a post link in the resource section below. And secondly, unhinging fixed object attachments through trauma. That is reversing Kernberg’s requirements for the healthy development of self-esteem and the anti-thesis goes like this: First, the disaffirmation of other through punitive punishments (electronic targeted physical assaults and psychotronic torture) and second, the relinquishing of healthy desirable, and appealing object choices and the encouragements in unhealthy object choices with which to develop unhealthy self-esteem and deteriorating sense of self. Such is the change in lifestyle spoken about in the narrative of the phenomenology of Group (Gang) Stalking and often a consequence and side effect to trauma (Sheridan, L; James, D.; & Roth, J., 2020).

Heinz Kohut wrote in 1966 the following:

“Although in theoretical discussions it will usually not be disputed that narcissism, the libidinal investment of the self, is per se neither pathological nor obnoxious, there exists an understandable tendency to look at it with a negatively toned evaluation as soon as the field of theory is left. Where such a prejudice exists, it is undoubtedly based on a comparison between narcissism and object love, and is justified by the assertion that it is the more primitive and the less adaptive of the two forms of libido distribution.” Heinz Kohut, (1966)

In this quote, Kohut is saying that when individuals witness a healthy libidinal interest in the investment of the self, there is usually a tendency to look negatively at it in toned evaluation as soon as we walk away from the study of psychoanalytic theory. In this light, let’s compare the libidinal investment of the self as taking care of their body through healthy diet and exercise (aerobics/weight lifting) as “primitive” and “less adaptive” in terms of “civilized living.” And here, we often hear such people called “lunks”, “jug heads”, or “meatheads”. Of course, referring to their lack of intelligence or aptitude a belief that contributes to the myth-making and hatred against aesthetic physical bodies. Whereas, if the libidinal investment of the self is made in terms of rigorous course work in academics and the development of social bonding within academic groups and where there is less concentration on physical work activity but more mental work in pursuit of higher intelligence (IQ) and a“civilized lifestyle” there seems to be more of an understanding because most people do not have the time nor the resources to dedicate their lives to creating the “perfect body.” When one was in high school, most people witnessed this as “the jock” versus “the nerd” wars. This says something about the juvenile level of narcissism involved in my experiences specifically related to Group (Gang) Stalking with electronic targeted assault and psychotronic torture; and Heinz Kohut says this prejudice regarding libidinal investments of the self exists, undoubtedly, as the result in one’s comparison between their own self narcissistic interests and object love choices against the backdrop of another’s narcissistic interests and object love choices. (And we wonder about the high degrees of narcissism found among Facebook users?) That is to say, that the libidinal investment of one’s own narcissism is in terms of their own peculiar object love selections which are then cast into the shadows of wondering doubt in their own psyche when placed next to others’ narcissistic interests and object love choice. As a result, the resulting insecurities and feelings of inferiority displace original feelings of a secure self, and this results in a display of negative toned evaluation of the Object other. Simply ask yourself what do you value and what are you intimidated by when placed up against other objects in your relational world? Do you value having the best-looking aesthetic physique (hard body), house, car or do you value having the best-looking brain (aptitude of intelligence — IQ)? In the case of Facebook users, when individuals preview other individual’s social media timeline may ask, “What is my worth?” “Do I, in fact, “measure up.” This is something we all do; doctors, lawyers, bus drivers, stay-at-home mothers, teachers, etc. However, those with faulty and abnormal self-esteem may react with aggressive recourse in attacking others. This has been my experience using Facebook and social media when one’s achievements are displayed in one’s timeline for all to see, it will inevitably affect someone who does not possess those same experiences. And someone who has not received adequate admiration and affirmations in their early childhood development may react with violence or passive-aggressive violence.

Here we can bring into the discussion Judith Butler’s writing The Force of Nonviolence: An ethico-political bind. Butler distills the problem down to a basic question of utility. The distillates materialize as one pre-emptive question and it is “What groups matter and what groups do not? Who are the valued individuals and who are nonvaluable and disposable? This simple question will, at times, seem to cloud even some of the best minds in psychoanalysis because it is as Jaques Lacan had written in 1978 in The Seminar of Jacques Lacan Book II“The images of man’s body is the principle of every unity he perceives in objects . . . all the objects of his world are always structured around the wondering shadows of his own ego.” And it was Freud who said, “The body is first and foremost a bodily ego (Freud, 1923).” This is true for both females and males alike. Although the attributes to a masculine shape differ from the attributes of a feminine shape, they are both important and valued shapes by the corresponding subjects with regard to their “peculiar” and valued characteristics.

In Bodies that Matter: On the discursive limits of “sex”, Judith Butler provides us with an original reformulation of the materiality of bodies, examining how the power of heterosexual hegemony forms the “matter” of bodies, sex, and gender and this holds true, at least as far as my personal experience with Group (Gang) Stalking, electronic targeted physical assault, and psychotronic torture. That is to say, there seems to be a very real heterosexual hegemony (ego and libidinal interest) with regard to certain cases of Group (Gang-Related) Stalking. Upon further analysis, we discover that bodies can move beyond the boundaries of their physical attributes and characteristics as in the quote “A man is more than just a man.” And for that matter, “A woman is more than just a woman.” Thereby placing the Objects outside of their realm of just another “sexualized body” with which to use and exploit. And what follows the negative toned evaluation of Other, oftentimes, ends up as acts of humiliation of Other rooted in the comparison of one’s own libidinal investment of one’s own narcissism in terms of one’s own peculiar object love selections against the backdrop of Other.

In a paper written in 2015 entitled, Ainsworth Strange Situation Procedure: The Origin of an Instrument, about Mary Ainsworth’s development of the instrument known as “The Strange Situation” in which childhood attachment was evaluated, the paper quotes; “So powerful is this technique in evoking behavioral changes that it is likely to be used with increasing frequency in studies of mother-infant interactions (Ainsworth & Bell, 1970).” In like view, we might also say something similar regarding the “instruments” (electronic devices) used in the phenomenon of Group (Gang) Stalking. We could then compare these instruments of group (gang) related stalking and classify them as weapons and/or counterphobic mechanical objects and consider the theories of Donald Winnicott in which the child’s use of counterphobic inanimate objects exist to help defend and protect the child from resulting fears surrounding separation anxiety felt from perceived feelings of abandonment in the child. This sets up a possible forensic analysis as a perpetrator with a possible borderline personality disorder.

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Freud’s Riddle of Femininity and Some of the “Secret Peculiarities” of Female Psychopathologies

Updated: September 17, 2021, 11:24 AM

I had previously asked the question, “If you wanted to hurt a woman without killing her, how would you do it?” I mean, after all, there is no statute of limitations on the act of homicide. The following is gleaned from an interpretation of Freud’s collected notes published in the Standard Edition of his work. Of course, Freud himself admitted that his perspective on femininity was limited and what he contributed was from pure observation of feminine behaviors. Women, to Freud, the subject of femininity must have been no different than any other psychoanalytic riddle that needed unveiling. What is this “riddle” we call femininity? And what’s more, what is this “riddle” we call masculinity? I will focus on an interpretation of Freudian perspectives of femininity from some of the works Freud himself wrote. No doubt, there have been many other psychoanalysts who built upon Freud’s work regarding the ego and libidinal instincts.

Freud regarded the traits of femininity as “peculiarities” which to him must have been perceived as such because they contrasted significantly from the attributes of masculinity. In his analytic observations, he realized there was some difficulty in distinguishing the reasons behind the development of feminine attributes and whether or not these influences were due to the predisposition of the sexual functioning (genetics XX versus YY) or social breeding. Freud observed there was a strong degree of narcissism attributed to femininity. He theorized this narcissism effects women’s choice of objects as he observed it was more important for them to be loved and so was motivated by this desire more than the motive to love. He recognized that mourning the lost phallus contributes to penis envy and, as a result of this, women were psychologically bound to love and value physical vanity and their sexual charms as replacements for their lost phallus. This is the compensation the female makes in negotiating her lost phallus in the development of the feminine psyche. According to Freud, shame plays a real part in femininity as her affinity to be modest, chase, and sequestered were attributed to problem-solving strategies (development) in concealing her genital deficiency. For this reason, shame is believed to be a feminine characteristic par excellence. “As we are not forgetting that shame takes on other functions later on.” And this example of chastity is, no doubt, borrowed from the classical literature of the god Diana who ran to the woods to protect her own sexuality (chastity). Feud attributes creative intelligence to women in the discoveries they have made, in particular in plaiting and weaving. As a side note, unfortunately, it would not be discovered until many decades later Albert Einstein’s wife, Mileva Maric, a Serbian physicist and mathematician, contributed extensively to Einstein’s work in collaboration with him and to which she would receive no recognition during their years of marriage between 1903 to 1919. Freud did not, in fact, work alone on his theories. Freud also argued women are passive while men are active. Freud would commit that if you should feel his idea as idàe fixe he admitted he would be defenseless. Is it that the sexual life of women was truly a veiled impenetrable obscurity? At least, it would appear so at the time of Freud’s analysis of femininity. It would require female psychoanalytic minds to further elaborate on the unveiling of these “peculiar secrets” kept hidden beneath the woman’s unconscious mind. It would eventually come to pass, activity-passivity is a distinct personality dimension future psychoanalysts would clearly observe in therapy sessions. Lucy Holmes has written of witnessing a clear triangulation of Mother-Father-Self in both men and women (Holmes, 2008; Holmes, 2012).

My point in writing this post is to simply say that although Freud made profound contributions to the field of psychoanalysis as “the father of the field,” he was also of one type of perspective; the child’s navigation of Oedipus and resulting changes following puberty in adolescence. Freud unwittingly outlines the fault lines of femininity, and as such, it is immature femininity that is unveiled as feminine maturity develops with life events such as marriage and childbearing. In short, the reproduction of mothering.(*)  We can certainly make connections to comparative literature such as the 1782 French ecrit by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, and the modern movie adaptation from this literature entitled Cruel Intentions. These unveilings can be directly connected to feminine psychopathologies. The journal article from Violence and Gender, Jodi Arias: A Case of Extreme Violence, where the forensic evaluators find the personality attribute of “high impression management” as belonging to female psychopaths (Sarteschi, 2017). However, this does not solely belong to just females, it also belongs to high functioning male psychopaths the likes of Ted Bundy. We can compare the latest Disney movie Cruella as an excellent film that demonstrates how a psychopath is shaped by her environment much like the movie created by Scott Silver and Todd Phillips, The Joker. Of course, Freud noted his struggles in knowing exactly where his information’s raison d’ètre fit into the field of psychoanalysis. For me, at least, these findings certainly fit into the psychotic text of psychopathologies developing out of Oedipus and the social environment of the child. When I perceive as an image of the god Diana running into the woods to seclude herself in protecting her sexuality (chastity), I unwittingly witness the psychopathologies of male-patterned violence (rape) and associated dominances (batterers). Many of the academic formulations we have today are shaped by readings in classical literature and are still taught to shape the future of our young male patriarchy. It would require a study of diversity to gain an alternate insight with which to uncover the “peculiar secrets” of difference. It is also important to note when discussing psychopathologies there are graduated levels of difference between typologies of psychopathic personalities. In this post, I discuss primarily the determinant of age-specific characteristics to growth and development (egocentricity) and the arrival towards mature femininity.

So, my answer to the originally posed question, “If you wanted to hurt a woman without killing her, how would you do it?” It would obviously be passive-aggressive in nature as women are notorious for committing acts of passive-aggression like gossiping and spreading rumors, social alienation of women they are jealous of, setting up dieting traps for your target to fall into and fail, giving a targeted person false party time information on an invitation or bad driving directions so they get lost, etc. However, this type of psychopathology falls more into the realm of the disingenuous psychopath and its character attributes for telling stories also unscientifically termed, “The Prankster” or “The Joker” actually ends up as character attributes belonging to “The Bully.” This very real human behavior pattern has a name and it goes by many interpretations just like the Devil himself. But some call it “cock blocking” depending upon the reason for its use but its truest nature is of “The Bully.” If anyone is interested in how young feminine aggression works, one might want to preview the first season of “The Ultimate Surfer.” I enjoy this show because it’s a reality show based on surfing competitions much like Survivor. But there was a problem with real cat scratching between the girls in this season’s competition. Tia Bianco played rather dirty in the last episode’s competition by intentionally blocking Malia Ward by directing her surfboard into the lane of Malia’s. Malia, as a result, was cut off. Malia Ward is the daughter of pro surfer Chris Ward and fitness model Jaqueline Miller. This seemed to go beyond good-natured rivalry and crossed over to a downright dastardly attitude. That is, in the words of AC/DC, “dirty deeds done dirt cheap.” For some reason, the girls just didn’t like Malia Ward. I haven’t watched the entire season from the start, but there seems to be some real jealousies involved here. We can comment on the age of the young female surfers who are all in their early to late 20s with one female aged 34 and how these tie into aspects of maturity in psychoanalysis. It also ties into their desire to be loved more as a motivator than to love. And although no one was actually murdered, Malia Ward was sent home after this last episode’s competition. I believe the strategy to unnerve and destabilize the mental state of a competitor was directly due to a sense of Malia’s perceived “privilege” in the world of professional surfing and the unnerving and destabilization of a competitor who “didn’t really deserve” the opportunity because she already had clout in the business. And oh yeah, “she sucks.”

The purpose of psychoanalysis is for the patient to come to terms with an understanding behind their behaviors, why they exist, approaches to how to change them, if they should be changed at all, and to understand that the raison d’ètre is to demonstrate behaviors that are going to be supportive to each other especially one’s classmates and teammates. Furthermore, undergoing treatment in psychoanalysis has been likened to a “spiritual experience.” Its ties to religious spiritual aspects of learning and teaching our children leadership skills and highly effective habits are imperative to beneficial outcomes.

How does all of this fit into the phenomenology of Group (Gang) Stalking with electronic targeted physical assaults? HINT: knowing age is a determinant to violence even petty passive-aggressive violence

(*)Subnote: Interpretation of Freud’s writings with regard to the marriage arrangement and the reproduction of mothering believed to bring about feminine maturity which unwittingly unveils another “secret peculiarity” which has been uncovered as the psyche triangulation of “Mother-Father-Self”:

“… Another alteration in a woman’s nature, for which lovers are unprepared, may occur in a marriage after the first child is born. Under the influence of a woman’s becoming a mother herself, an identification with her own mother may be revived, against which she had striven up til the time of her marriage, and this may attract all the available libido to itself, so that the compulsion to repeat reproduces an unhappy marriage between her parents. The difference in a mother’s reaction to the birth of a son or a daughter shows that the old factor of lack of a penis has even now lost its strength. A mother is only brought unlimited satisfaction by her relation to a son; this is altogether the most perfect, the most free from ambivalence of all human relationships.”

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How Loss of Identity is Achieved through Combined Acts of Narcissism and Group (Gang-Related) Psychology: An analysis

In the study of human medicine, there are patients known and termed “resistant to treatment.” I believe a percentage of the population of people that make up the group known as Targeted Individuals may be patients diagnosed as “resistant to treatment.” The only way forced treatment can occur is if you become a ward of the state through incarceration, you have been committed by a psychiatrist and deemed unable to interpret reality or care for oneself because of a mental diagnosis. Or you have given over your body to experimental science to be experimented on for payment. The latter scenario is more a business arrangement than a forced condition by a state authority or medical doctors. We can certainly compare Janine Chasseguet-Smirgel’s chapter on Narcissism and Group Psychology to uncover and understand how the psychopathological thinking of one in a superior position of power (say a medical doctor or nurse) might disguise his/her true anal sadistic character thru professional occupation, and attempt to “cure” all human ills. The comparative illustration that Chasseguet-Smirgel supplies us with, in her book Creativity and Perversion, is in her analysis of a film “The Corpse Incinerator.” A movie shown in Paris during the 1970s and one that was not shown for any considerable length of time. The story is of a criminal pervert necrophile, which although different from the those carrying out gang stalking with electronic targeted physical assaults and psychotronic torture, makes a perfect example to demonstrate the metempsychosis that in all things annihilation does not exist and that things simply “change form.” In the “changing of form,” we can illustrate the victim’s impending “loss of identity.”

To briefly summarize Chassegeut-Smirgel’s analysis of the storyline in the movie “The Corpse Incinerator” a pervert necrophile is a crematorium worker who perceives death as a beautiful thing. His philosophical logic is Death frees one from the soul (the body). The body is clearly likened to a “blemish” that the main character in the movie helps to get rid of. The main character himself will become the murderer of his wife and children because they have “impure blood” in them. Here is the thinking of the pervert carrying out acts of gang stalking with electronic targeted physical assaults and psychotronic torture against a population of labeled “schizophrenics” and/or the “mentally ill” who, by interpretation of the gang stalking narratives, may have been diagnosed as “resistant to treatment” and/or “cannot imagine anything better for themselves,” as one man over Quora.com expressed to me when I discussed my experiences with gang stalking and targeted electronic physical assault and psychotronic torture. He spoke to me as if I was an annoyance, a petty inconvenience he had to put up with. In the movie, the human body clearly becomes “a blemish” in society that must be expunged at all cost thru the incinerator at the crematorium. In a similar vein, the “imposed treatments” of targeted electronic physical assault and psychotronic torture are meant to annihilate and transform the victim. We can certainly connect this logic to my Quora “friend” who was incredibly helpful in disclosing his own psychopathological way of thinking to me. The main character of this movie imagines a huge collective crematorium where he will offer up his services to the German Nazi and he will end in believing he is the Dalai Lama.

We can, thru comparative religious study, compare the use of mysticism in ancient Egyptian religious worship and the creation of a capacitor attached to images of the Baghdad Battery on wall relief at Hathor and boxes inlaid with metal where they may have believed they had actually divined the power of Ra, the sun god, through a magical box. Thus, we see, and can interpret man’s “God Complex.” In the movie, we see the use of mysticism to magnify the power of the pervert to remove all “fecal character to transform excrement into gold and to transform digestion — which in the movie is combustion, just like incineration — into a marvelous alchemy freeing the soul from the body which is nothing more than refuse” (Chassegeut-Smirgel, 1984)Bela Grunberger (1959), and a contemporary psychoanalyst to Janine Chasseguet-Smirgel, wrote of the element of digestion in the anal sadistic universe as “digestion as a fragmentation of ingested food and its degradation into less and less differentiated elements, which progressively lose their former peculiarities, and forming finally a homogeneous mass, the fecal bolus” (Chassegeut-Smirgel, 1984). Those who have been electronically targeted have previewed the pervert’s anal-sadistic universe and it is one that can be described as an act, sustaining a fantasy where breaking down the barriers which separate individual from individual (doctor from patient, brother from sister, daughter from father, child from adult, the molecules in the body from each other) the fantasy destroys reality and creates an alternate one. An alternate reality where all differences are abolished. And here we have the pervert who does not respect the boundaries of another person’s being. As certain parts of the body remain private and secluded, off-limit boundaries that aren’t meant to be touched as the Constitutional Doctrines imply, the anal sadistic pervert breaches the imposed legal limits and violates the liberty and freedom of the individual (Minnesota State University, Constitutional Amendment Summary, 2021). And here, of course, of specific interest is the Fourth Amendment. The ambiguity in this principle astounds me and we can uncover journal articles that clearly provide examples the criminal act of rape has still been a perplexing “concept in crisis” as rape myths still proliferate our culture (Conaghan, 2019; Chiroro, Bohner, Viki & Jarvis, 2004). If we have, at this late date in the history of humanity, a “concept in crisis” regarding sexual assault because of these rape myths, then imagine what type of crisis we have in concepts advancing technologies in science such as cloning and neuroethical issues in brain initiatives. “In the name of advancement of the sciences,” other specific social groups and radical right-wing conservative liberals, who want to remain unregulated by government interference and totally free to do as they please. We have seen when and where medical authorities have violated the medical and ethical guidelines of certain people. Concerns have now shifted from cloning to neuroethical issues in the ethical research of brain initiatives. Some of the latest research developments are utilizing electromagnetic frequency on the brain as well as optic light sources to control animal emotions like fear, aggression, sadness, as well as clinical depression. These latest neurological research projects may certainly help treat feelings of emotional fear for terminally ill patients facing end-of-life decisions.

In recounting my experiences with targeted electronic physical assault and psychotronic torture, I have established a connection when recording my blood sugar and blood pressure readings to analyze dated events of targeted electronic physical assaults and psychotronic torture. When I am targeted electronically and psychotronically and forced into a stupor to sleep, and which happened again yesterday on 9/11, I observe through routine blood sugar checks an increase in my blood sugar readings. An increase of 40 to 50 points. I believe this is due because sleeping during the night I am less inclined to drink water and to have an additional period of sleep during the day as well, were there is reduced activity and the ability to drink water creates this same scenario for dehydration. The stress of the targeting has also has taken its toll on my blood pressure and anxiety levels. I am almost inclined to believe these targeted electronic assaults, as well as psychotronic torture, are meant as palliative hospital care because I refuse psyche treatment programs. Although when these electronically induced sedative sleeps occur, I directly witness a reduction in blood pressure and I attribute it to someone trying to treat my medical comorbidity from afar and as someone clandestinely trying to “treat disease.” Possibly an impostor who, hiding behind some veil of concealment, as in the movie “The Corpse Incinerator,” is carrying out a perverted fantasy as a competent employed citizen. I had previously stated in the study of human medicine there are patients known and diagnosed as “resistant to treatment.” I am certainly one of these psychiatric patients, and my father was a hospice patient. As a patient resistant to “treatment” I professed my right to choose my own forms of mind-altering substances and that included religious beliefs. As there exist many individuals who despise religion because they believe it “hampers progress,” not unlike the radical right conservative-liberal that believe government interference hampers progress. Taking someone’s belief in God away thru the use of mystical illusion rooted in physics is a violation of someone’s first amendment rights.

I want to be clear to note this phenomenon of targeted electronic assaults and psychotronic torture clearly hints toward purposes in palliative care in the area of hospice type arrangements. Sedating the terminally ill or making one believe they are “terminal” or experiencing psychotic hallucinations. This is a hint towards my father’s end-stage of life care and his personal experience with targeted electronic physical assaults as he conveyed them to me.

The one term alluded to, but never spoken of, by Michel Foucault in his book The History of Sexuality, according to Alenka Zupančič, is the term human unconscious. And how the human unconscious can influence a doctor’s imposed choice to medically treat certain vulnerable, disadvantaged, and marginalized groups because they are the “blemished” and make excellent research test subject fodder.

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Chiroro, P., Bohner, G., Viki, G., & Jarvis, C. (2004). Rape Myth Acceptance and Rape Proclivity. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 19(4), 427–442.

Conaghan, .J. (2019). The Essence of Rape. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 39(1). The article states, “If we can’t say what rape is, how can we struggle against it.” This very question is at the heart of the criminal activity called Gang Stalking, Targeted Electronic Physical Assault, and Psychotronic Torture. It becomes an ambiguous term that although covered broadly by federal laws, uncovering the identity of the perpetrators becomes a difficult and tedious task leaving many targeted people without resources abandoned, placed in a difficult position, and without help. After the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack on May 6, 2021, the identity of the perpetrators were only uncovered with extensive federal resources of the FBI, Department of Justice, and federal intelligence community.

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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?

Security Service Targeted Surveillance and the Phenomenon of Gang Stalking: One person’s private story

In occupations of Intelligence/Security, there is something called “targeted support.” This happens when an FBI agent or Secret Service Agent, wearing an earpiece, gets audio targeted support from a remote-friendly source to aid him or her in their successful mission. Since I am a Targeted Individual, this friendly support does not apply to me. One of the many theories I believe I have been targeted for is for the purpose of clandestine intelligence gathering. That is, listening to my private, in-home conversations between me and my other family members for the purpose of knowing where I will be traveling and whom I’ll be with. Watching my activity outside my house, whether or not I am the one cutting the grass and caring for our garden. If I am the one who is going to the grocery store and which stores and so on and so forth. This is all to say that I am being targeted by a non-friendly clandestine source with whom I have absolutely no desire to interact because they have demonstrated to me, they don’t respect boundaries. Since one of my theories for my targeted assaults has included the promotion of new advances in service security surveillance and possibly “medical surveillance” — the remote monitoring of heart rate, respiration, blood pressure, body temperature, etc. — this has been something shoved in our faces in the new and upcoming age of “telemedicine” which was shoved in our faces as we tried to “protect ourselves” by “sheltering in place” protocols. This protection has not been afforded to me because I am being electronically targeted in my own home. But more importantly, and the only theory that makes sense, is that I am being targeted by my immediate family member and their “friendly connections.” Some of which I believe these “friendly connections” to be in the psychiatric professional community because they have diagnosed me with “schizophrenia” and it was told to me doctors and psychiatrists all want to “treat” their patient’s disease. A term that suspiciously turns me immediately into a “non-valuable” group member. This places my electronic targeting in the phenomenon of Gang Stalking.

Based on my previous post in which I detailed a “hallucination” I dubbed “a visitation in the night” and to which I believe is not due to my “schizophrenia” at all, but the result of remote monitoring using electronic surveillance and combined use of extremely low frequency (ELF) electroconvulsive shocks to the body during the night. These low vibrations to my brain cause me to feel “doped-up” in the morning when I wake, so performing any type of physical exercise to raise heart rhythm and lower blood sugar, in short stay healthy, becomes very difficult. This is all due, not to the fact that I am considered “mentally ill”, but because a group of “valuable” people want to manipulate and control my body because they simply don’t like me. This places their behavior, a form of human behavior, known as coercive control into the mix and which has been used by many psychopathic personalities for the purpose of “impression management.” Judith Butler’s latest book, The Force of Non-Violence, outlines this dichotomy of “valuable” groups and “non-valuable” groups in light of the Black Lives Matter movement. But we know, from reading history, the “mentally ill” have always been considered a “non-valuable” group whose rights are neither protected nor considered.

It is hard for me to perceive myself as a “threat” even with diagnoses such as “schizophrenia” and “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder” (PTSD) even if they are based on Truth. I hallucinated receiving the “holy spirit” during a second baptism which places me both as a “schizophrenic” and someone with a high likelihood of possessing PTSD because of this very hallucination. It’s likely I have hallucinated before. It’s hard for me to perceive myself as a “non-valuable” member of society based on this information because we have so many Dark Money groups, billionaires of the radical right conservative-liberal movements who operate in a scaled-down version of behavior like the Taliban. The anniversary of 9/11 is coming up and is one of the best examples of, although extreme terrorism, targeted violence.

Twin Blue Lights in tribute to the Twin Towers in the aftermath of 9/11.

For me, a simple difference seems to be whether or not you possess money, power, and influence. If you have money, you of course have influence because you can make monetary contributions to any number of high-profile political organizations and establish connections. But when you are poor and labeled “mentally ill” you instantaneously become perceived as a “non-valuable” threat to the social order whether or not that may be true or not. You are not given a fair court trial where the points of your particular case are considered, you are judged automatically by superficial associations and shallow thinking. Many people believe people who suffer from mental illness may be “dangerous” or “deranged” and some mentally ill people pose a very real threat to society but those numbers are of even a smaller sample. Here is where the judgment of a “threat” to other people’s well-being has been misconstrued.

The fact that Gang Stalking with electronic targeted physical assaults and those suffering psychotronic torture represents a form of coercive control, these physical attacks are the same elements echoed in forms of Domestic Violence (DV) and Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), and in the psychological profile of batterers. Their logic goes like this, “One false move out of line and you get beat.” In my case, I get zapped with electromagnetic frequency to the body with someone’s possessed tool of “God in a Box.”

Children’s 27 mhz transmitters and receivers for wireless remote projects are available for purchase online.

This happened to me when I refused to hand over my Covid Relief Fund government check to my mother, twin sister, and brother-in-law. But how did they deliver the electronic signal when they were standing directly in my presence. My theory and the only possible answer is either they are working with someone that has some type of eavesdropping access to listen in on our private conversation and deliver punishment remotely. That is to say, an outside accomplice, or someone with some type of eavesdropping access, listening in on our private conversation, is trying to directly manipulate outcomes by delivering punitive punishments. The demand for these funds would have directly hurt my access to online journal resources for my academic studies into psychoanalysis and psychology in pursuit of knowledge in understanding these forms of violence. An online journal access service called DeepDyve which I had been procured because the pandemic crippled my access to library resources during the pandemic shut down during 2020.

The threat to my “targeted support” of library resources at the NJ State Library became the biggest suspected source as the library’s pace to re-open access to NJ residents became targeted. I watched as all the other libraries bravely opened their doors with protocols and requirements of mask-wearing, social distancing of 6 feet, and hand sanitizing dispensers. The NJ State Library refused to open its doors. It has only recently opened to service NJ State employees ONLY. The NJ State Library services some of the most prominent leaders in New Jersey, who by the way rarely actually come into the library as most use other favored informational sources. Save for the Law Library perhaps. Clearly, Trenton and other NJ residents were not considered “valuable” even in the light of social distancing measures. The NJ State Library, which happens to house one of my favorite collections of books, dried up its resources and access to me. I have been forced to retreat to the Trenton Public Free Library which has its drawbacks.

My theory for why the psychotronic torture is being used against me as a form of targeting is for the same reason the NJ State Library will ONLY service NJ state employees. It is designed to protect those individuals “responsible” for “leading” and cripple those deemed “less valuable.” My work ethic has been crippled thereby making me look like a “less valuable” member of society. By crippling my ability to do mental work as well as physical work I am reminded of one of the famous acronyms used by the intelligence officers in service security operations known as the Four D’s. The word I am thinking of in this particular acronym is DENY. All of this has contributed to making me a “less desirable person” all around and one whose impression on others may be perceived as “less valuable.” Not only am I now “physically slow,” because of excessive weight gain due to my targeting, but I am also “mentally slow” at times because of remote, clandestine ECT and other forms of psychotronic torture. And also like access to certain activities have been DISRUPTED and DENIED. This makes it unlikely a narcissist, one who believes in superior performance, would find me a desirable candidate. Such individuals can be found in the “valuable” group of billionaires of the radical right, conservative-liberal groups. I have become, after all, a more difficult person to deal with because of COGNITIVE and MEMORY RECALL PROBLEMS resulting from my targeted ECT’s side effects and other forms of psychotronic torture. Certainly, I have become fodder for some sick, rich kids’ science project. I mean, have you ever create your own remote-controlled toy by buying a 27 mhz transmitter and receiver and biologically implanting it into an animal? Meet Backyard Brains Rob Roach. Click on the link below.

Because cockroaches are pretty much despised as “ilk” by everyone there are no advocacy groups for cockroach rights. This sadly holds true, pretty much throughout the human archive, for vulnerable, marginalized, at-risk groups like people of color, women and children, homosexuals, transgendered individuals, and the elderly too. I’ve come to feel this way about “disposable pets” such as mice, rats, gerbils, and pretty much anything that scientists have used historically as scientific research test subjects and to which no advocacy for expanded veterinarian health because healthcare for a beloved pet rat is limited. Since the experiences of my targeting, this makes me believe that scientists may be working on “remote control humans.” This would certainly allow scientists an avenue to control human behavior especially in areas of addiction. Mind control is an area of scientific research that has had limited success but has been experimented with since 1937 with electroconvulsive shock therapy and lobotomy.

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.

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What’s Your Rallying Cry? Is It Just A Myth?

Marketing “Crazy” (see Notes)

There have been many taglines over the years, Nike’s, “Just do it” Apple’s, “Think Different” and Capital One’s marketing campaign, “What’s in your wallet.” Or how about, “People Call Me Crazy.” Rallying cries are meant to spawn people into action, inspire them to make their best possible choices in the performance of their best possible selves, or inform them in some way. Well, they are supposed to be used as marketing tools. However, some are rooted in nothing more than clandestine deception of lies and myth-making.

However, rallying cries appeal to one’s sense of purpose and mastery and motivated people will make sure their desires are accomplished in some twisted and clandestine ways to promote their goals.


In the summer of 2008, a group experimenting with social media and online communications methods decided to trigger a flash mob in the House of Representatives in Washington. Eric Odom from the Sam Adams Alliance group and Rob Bluey, a self-promoted “card-carrying member of the vast right-wing conspiracy” created false Tweets to generate action. Utilizing the social media platform Twitter to form something called the “DontGo” movement. Sending out false Twitter messages demanding the Democratic leadership in the House scheduled a vote on legalizing offshore oil and gas drilling, or else the Republicans would refuse to go home for the summer recess. It’s almost laughable that it was actually believed. I mean, a threat to your boss to refuse to go on vacation? What they proved was it was possible to flood Twitter feeds with false messages to promote controversy. This begins to make me wonder even further about the Twitter storms that surrounded Donald Trump’s phenomenal presidency. Phantasmagorical Twitter storms will never be forgotten for sure by those who lived through it over the social media platform.

So how did the “DontGo” false Twitter campaign work? In August of 2008, conservative congressmen, oil lobbyists, and other supporters of offshore drilling poured into the House creating a wild and seemingly spontaneous protest. They chanted, “Don’t go!” and “Drill here!” “Drill now!” They didn’t succeed at lifting the restriction on offshore drilling but the protest was said to be “the 2008 version of the Boston Tea Party.”

Less than a year and a half following the Boston Tea Party, at the Virginia Convention on March 23, 1775, Patrick Henry spoke his famous words in a speech that became a defining moment in his career as a statesman and for the Commonwealth of Virginia and what would soon become the United States of America. Patrick Henry delivered his famous “Give me liberty, or give me death!” speech less than a month before the American Revolution began. The American Revolution would begin on April 19, 1775.

Henry’s most well-known line from the “give me liberty or give me death” speech came into play at the very end of his presentation. His last words to the audience were:

“Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!” (ushistory.org)

In the true libertarian sense and in the similar vein of the brother Kochs, Eric Odom and Rob Bluey tried, as they may, to accomplish unregulated chaos and anarchy which began America in Pattrick Henry’s rallying cry “give me liberty or give me death.” And we can infer from the free libertarian wishes of the Kochs that this, albeit maybe unconscious wish, is implied in acts of electronic targeted violence and psychotronic torture.


When dealing with treacherous behavior, no other writer is more complete. I am talking about the villainous treachery found in the writings of William Shakespeare. The criminally deceptive behaviors penned no better than by the infamous William Shakespeare and which seem to be prolifically found at the core of big business and politics. Is it no coincidence that the most villainous treachery surrounds Shakespearean characters who were in possession of political and economic power?

When Iago whispers mythical lies into the ear of Othello, the Moore of Venice, he lies about Othello’s beloved Desdemona we can come to see its potential as a rallying cry. It has been said in literary analysis that if you want to uncover the lies one tells, you must first uncover what the villains say about their motives. Iago states his motives in his soliloquy. In Shakespeare’s Othello, Iago’s lust for Desdemona only proves useful in his plot of revenge. As Iago continues to manipulate Othello further through his trickfullness, Othello begins to lose control over his own thinking at Iago’s persistent insinuations that Desmodona has been unfaithful to Othello.

Or how could we forget Tamora’s villainy in Titus Andronicus when it reaches a shocking peak, she orders her two surviving sons to rape and mutilate Titus’s daughter, Lavinia, in an act that avenged her son’s murder by Titus. Cruelly ignoring the innocent girl’s pleas for mercy and mocking her distress, she defiantly sentences the girl to death.

Or Angelo’s malevolent delight in dishing out severe justice, proclaiming one scene, “hoping you’ll find good cause to whip them all,” in Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure. Angelo’s cracking down on the city’s sexual immorality, sentencing the young Claudio to death for making his lover pregnant. Angelo shows his full measure of hypocrisy when filled with lust, he propositions Claudio’s beautiful sister, Isabella, claiming he will reprieve Claudio if she agrees to sexual relations and, if not, her brother’s death will be guaranteed to be slow and tortuous.

Is there a more Machiavellian villain than King Richard III? He is portrayed as a malicious, deceptive, and bitter usurper who seizes England’s throne by nefarious means and a ruler who takes delight in his own villainy.**

Or what of Claudius in Hamlet? Shakespeare tells his audience “something is rotten in the state of Denmark.” We quickly discover that this is a reference to Denmark’s usurper King Claudius, Hamlet’s uncle. Guilty of fratricide, Claudius makes a run for the kingdom by pouring poison into the ear of Hamlet’s father as he slept. What is the psychoanalytic connection between Macbeth, Richard III, and Hamlet? They were all plagued by the vengeful ghosts of their former victims. Claudius is described by the ghost of Hamlet’s Father as “that incestuous, that adulterate beast / with witchcraft of his wit, and traitorous gifts …” Does this sound like anybody we know? Unlike other villains like Iago and Richard III, Claudius takes no pleasure in his wrongdoing and seems to be endowed with a sense of conscience as he confesses, “O, my offense is rank, it smells to [HIGH] heaven.”

I was never a fan of Shakespearean tragedies. I always preferred his comedies until a kindly librarian once told me in order to fully understand the breadth of human existence (and human communication) one must study Shakespearean villainy, “among other things.”

We can certainly come to an understanding of how rally cries come to inspire and how some of them may be rooted in false narratives like the villainy in the “DontGo” movement and just how powerful an influence mainstream and social media can be in communicating falsehoods and influencing outcomes. We also can come to see that virtue and values (spirituality in the phenomenology of spirit) are important in personal conduct, both in business practices and political leadership.


Notes: *Spiritual mediums are believed to be schizophrenic by the psychiatric community. There is also a developed skill called clairsentience which some believe is a psychic phenomenon but is more adequately described as an evolutionary adaptation to living in a world full of predators. It is the heightened sense of developed empathic sensing. It occurs when one feels like they have “eyes watching them” but when they turn around, can see no one. It is the evolutionary adaptation of sensing another’s emotional presence even when their presence cannot be directly perceived with eyesight. Think about if you were walking in the woods and someone was hiding in a tree and you could feel their “presence,” like you knew someone was there, but could not perceive them with your eyesight. This is clairsentience and it has been deemed by some in the psychiatric community to be a “schizophrenic symptom.” There is a fine line between survival sensing (the fight or flight response) and paranoid hallucinations, the hearing of voices in one’s head. Still, does anyone possess the right to inflict harm through the use of clandestine electronic weapons or obscure the line between what appears as “treatment” and the act of harming another human being based on individual difference (mental illness)?

** Forensic anthropology would prove Shakespeare’s writing correct of Richard III’s physical appearance. He had a physical deformity. He suffered idiopathic adolescent scoliosis, a curvature of the spine that developed after ten years of age and that may have brought back pain to the future king. Richard III died at age 32 at the Battle of Bosworth in the last war of the Roses on August 22, 1485. His bones were discovered sometime between 2012–2013 beneath a Leicester car parking lot believed to be where a church once connected to a friary. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-leicestershire-21063882

The above writing is meant as a comparitive analysis between the “experimenting with social media and online communications methods ” and the phenomenon of electronic targeted physical assaults and psychotronic torture being experienced by those that have been called “schizophrenic.”

Sources:

Jane Mayer. (2016). Dark Money: The hidden history of the billionaires behind the rise of the radical right. New York. Doubleday.

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

William Shakespeare. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. Stamford, Connecticut. Longmeadow Press.

Historic Documents. “Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death.” Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775. https://www.ushistory.org/documents/libertydeath.htm

Juno Jakob. (2014) “People Call Me Crazy: A Film by Juno Jakob.” Red Fox Pictures & Straw Lane Productions. A film about schizophrenia. YouTube.com https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJCtAzznzCw

The Phony Door Man and Men Mad to Be Normal

A Door Man at 1049 Park Ave., Upper East Side, Manhattan, New York City

“Those fingers in my hair, that sly come-hither stare, strips my conscious bare, its witchcraft.” ~Frank Sinatra, “Witchcraft”

At one of the local retail store establishments, Giant Liquors, we have what my brother-in-law calls, “The Phony Door Man.” In this social game, a black man pretending to be an authentic doorman employed by the retail establishment attempts to sell kindness (acts of charity) for spare change to patrons of the retail establishment. Upon arriving at the front of the retail establishment, you are greeted with a very cordial greeting. “Hello. How are you? You are looking very well today.” Upon exiting the store, the doorman leaves you with a very cordial, “Have a blessed day!” But quickly inquires of you if you have any spare change or cash you can give him. In the phenomenology of spirit, this man is like the angelical preacher who sells the comfort of heaven through his weekly sermons to a dispirited congregation desperate for hope. While accepting the congregations’ payments, the angelical preacher builds establish trust with his kind words. Unlike The Phoney Door Man, however, the Angelical preacher goes on to build himself a palatial estate. One that looks remarkably like something one would find in Heaven. Since this retail store establishment is a liquor store, it must be that all the “drunks” are truly deluded and rich with cash they would most likely be prodded into giving cash.

What is this phenomenology of spirit? Is it authentically genuine? I don’t believe so because on the back-side of this social game is an expected pay-out/charge in “completing the sale.” Acts of kindness and acts of charity are supposed to be made in the spirit of Love, giving without the want for anything in return, thereby turning the act of selflessness and Love into a payable job. People sometimes presented themselves, at times, to be like this “Phony Door Man.” I’ll tell you why in a minute. In the psychic life of power, to be dominated by an external force is the shape power and control take. What forms the psychic life of power? The master, who at first appears to be “external” to the slave, reemerges as the slave’s own conscience. We are used to thinking of power as what presses on the subject from the outside, as what subordinates, sets underneath, and relegates to a lower order. The Phony Door Man, in performing an act of kindness and establishing trust, plays on the conscious awareness of his targeted population. Tugging at the heartstrings of unsuspecting customers he hopes to generate sympathy and win sales.

“You got to pick up every stitch, you got to pick up every stitch, you got to pick up every stitch. Mmmm, must be the season of the witch. Must be the season of the witch, yeah. Must be the season of the witch.” ~Donovan Leitch, “Season of the Witch”

In the phenomenology of spirit, taking kindness and acts of charity and regulating them to the lowly positions of “business” is a perversion. Transforming an act of kindness or act of Love into a cash transaction; a paid-for service, not asked for but provided anyway, is a seduction. Can we sell kindness for cash? Well, it is an awful lot like selling genuine authentic Heaven in a pre-paid package like Joel Osteen. The Roman Catholic Church once practiced this form of prostitution in what was known as “the selling of indulgences.” Johann Tetzel, a German Dominican friar and preacher, was one such fellow who happened to be appointed Inquisitor for Poland and Saxony. In his lifetime, history would record man’s experience with the absolute outer limits of religious authority in what became known as the Inquisitions and Law Codes dedicated to eradicating Satan possessed women also called the “Witch Trials”; The Malleus Maleficarum (1486). And these ruling ecclesiastical authorities were absolutely free to liberate the elite ruling monarchs of any excess heavy cash baggage through what became known as “the selling of indulgences.” An indulgence is “a way to reduce the amount of punishment one has to undergo for sins”, thereby eluding certain terraces of Purgatory or Hell. The Catechism of the Roman Catholic Church describes an indulgence as “a remission before God of the temporal punishment due to sins whose guilt has already been forgiven, which the faithful Christian who is duly disposed gains under certain prescribed conditions through the action of the Church which, as the minister of redemption, dispenses and applies with authority the treasury of the satisfactions of Christ and all of the saints.” It was a favor extended by a member vested with God-given authority of the church and there was a hefty treasury of a price attached to such forgiveness.

Should we be selling forgiveness, or kindness for that matter, and how do we determine its values? Can we sell true Love? And who would purchase it insatiably? Should we be selling a Heavenly Hope like Joel Osteen? Or should we be selling a hardcore dose of reality? Should we be selling the illusion of an everlasting eternity in Heaven with God the Father, the only one who “truly Loves us”? Or the reality men most fear, that one day we will most certainly die and fade into oblivion? Who sells illusions anyway? High-paid female escorts with a personal stairway to a second-floor hotel room? Well-versed Angelical ministers whose promise only goes as far as the words he speaks? Inquisitors for Poland and Saxony with the vested heavenly authority to reduce God’s punishments in the “afterlife”? Who are the real charlatans here? When I think of Angelical preachers selling the illusion of hope, I think of Joel Osteen. By the way, have you seen Joel Osteen’s estate and what it’s valued worth? Wow! It was once said if you want to become rich invent a religion and then L. Ron Hubbard, a science fiction writer, birthed The Church of Scientology.

Selling the illusion of an afterlife is a perversion. It’s a perversion because the behavior is an act of incorporation of Truth that prevents the process of introjection and the process of mourning one’s life. Incorporation replaces introjection with the artificial, the veiled, and the hidden, with deception, a fantasy. It is a seduction. It’s a lie told by a fork-tongued snake. It would be like a Jurassic snake swallowing the suckling ego of a child, and swallowing it up whole, then regurgitating it as a masculine artificial creation; veiled, armed, synthetic, all artifice, seduction, and defense, a femininity created from the warped and twisted mind of the masculinity. Thus, the narcissistic personality. In religion’s case, the Truth that is hidden and concealed within a fantasy is the knowledge “I will not die.” It is then replaced with the fantasy of “I will live on forever in Heaven with God the Father.” (with the one caveat, of course, as long as you do God’s will. People sacrifice their whole lives in dedication to this hope of never dying but living on for eternity.)

Why are some people like this Phony Door Man? It is because some people perform acts of kindness and charity, not out of the Love from their own heart, but with the expected pay-out/charge of “You OWE ME!” This represents the incorporation myth of Zeus who, swallowing his pregnant wife Metis, births forth his own offspring, void of a vagina, a fully-developed child, from his own womb/head. The brainchild. Zeus not only achieves the appropriation of the female reproductive capacity together with the “wisdom” of Metis, his wife but also effectively swallows and obliterates the mother-daughter relationship. This mother-daughter relationship, in my opinion, is represented as the nurturing acts of kindness in acts of Love we give each other, not with the intention of a pay-off, but because we genuinely know how to Love. This represents, of course, the Mother Love of hippy influence.

“Normal man has killed fifty million of his fellow normal men in just the half past century.” ~from the movie “Mad to Be Normal”

Since I started to study psychoanalysis, I started looking at things not as they are, but what they represent in terms of philosophy and psychoanalytic truths. I had recalled a time when my twin sister and I were young girls. I would say anywhere between the ages of 8 and 10 years old. We would pretend to be pregnant and stick pillows under our shirts. Our cousin April had become pregnant. She would be our first female pregnant body experience. My twin sister, while mimicking being pregnant, forcefully expelled her pregnancy by punching the pillow out of her shirt with her fist. She turned to me and wanted me to do the same. Instead of mimicking her forceful abortion, I shielded the imaginary baby and protected it from danger/destruction. Some might say that my sister’s imaginary fetus might have mimicked an unconscious wish towards me, as we both shared gestational time in utero, it might be pondered that perhaps it represents an unconscious wish rooted in sibling rivalry. However, after carefully studying psychoanalysis it most likely represents a rejection of motherhood, an aversion to maternity, with the possibility of some latent unconscious wishes to “kill me off.” My sister can possess a rather sadistic personality at times. I say this because when we were little, during role-play of Student-Teacher, she liked to discipline me with a ruler by spanking and slapping my hands with the ruler. This was practice performed at our Roman Catholic grammar school we both attended in the 1970s. Where do these Medieval institutions like Roman Catholic Inquisitions get their beginnings? Some would say the practice of psychiatry mimics medieval inquisitions.

In literary analysis of the movie “Mad To Be Normal” in comparison with the phenomenon of gang stalking, electronic targeted assaults, and psychotronic torture and with the development of direct energy weapons (DEW), and the song by Donovan Leitch, “The Season of the Witch,” it was Donovan Leitch who had told Mojo magazine regarding the song in June of 2011, that at the time (1966) “You get a feeling that not everything is perfect in the Garden of Eden…Dealers were moving into bohemia and hard drugs were on the fringes.” In my opinion, it’s a song about the delusions of Satan. “The beatnik” trying to make it rich and “two rabbits” running into a ditch. Who are the real threats to the social order? You get this feeling that the mentally ill, the beatnik, and the hippies are “the witch” and those are the ones that threaten the social order, not the military establishment or the new advancing technological war machines that leave their repercussions behind in our streets and troubled homes following a war. Soldiers who return home broken from the shock and trauma, and to deal with this “season of the witch,” which represent our fears, we invent new and advancing electromagnetic weapons, technologies, and drugs to further obliterate the objects we fear which are rooted in our delusions of evil and what evil represents. Instead replacing Love with Fear and the idea of a perfect illusion of one’s very own Garden of Eden free from gays, lesbians, Muslims, transgender, hippies, beatniks, drug addicts, black people, prostitutes, the mentally ill, any other type of “witch” you might dream up.

Note: The author of this paper believes the phenomenon of gang stalking, with electronic physical assaults, and psychotronic torture is part of experimental and special interest technologies that utilize low-income, marginalized populations within American society for the advancement of neurological brain initiatives and the electronic grooming of individuals.