Bondage, Discipline, and Sadomasochism and Sadomasochism’s Connection to Forms of Dark Personality Traits

ON PROJECTION: “Edward Glover (1936) talked about the role of projection in war. The dangers of being human, Glover said, lay not in our primitive instincts, which we share with other animals, but in our struggles to control those instincts . . . From the beginning of an awareness of the object world, love and hate, desire and murderous revenge struggle in the primitive and concrete mind of the infant, and this struggle, in one way or another, continues throughout life (Holmes, 2013).”

I watched “Secrets of a Psychopath” on the AMC Channel the other night. It was a three-part series about the murder of Elaine O’Hara in Dublin, Ireland. Elaine O’Hara was not what I would call an aesthetic model of sexual beauty. Elaine O’Hara was overweight, with not a high degree of outward beauty as the fashion industry would indicate. My first impression was that it was probably easy for someone like Graham Dwyer to dehumanize her in the way that he did, feigning a false form of practice of BDSM. I say this because there is present a very real human proclivity to degrade and dehumanize women in general. Couple this proclivity with the fact a person doesn’t fit the standard of runway beauty in fashion. People that are less sexually attractive and overweight are more “invisible” than those who possess a degree of aesthetic sexual beauty. As a result, many people perceive overweight people as “nonhuman.” Although I believe Graham Dwyer’s wife was more of a model of aesthetic beauty, a thinner blonde who kept herself in shape even after the birth of their two children. Gemma Dwyer’s uncanny resemblance to Elaine O’Hara was chilling.

PHOTE 1: Graham Dwyer and Elaine O’Hara. PHOTO 2: Gemma Dwyer (Graham Dwyer’s wife)

To watch and listen to Graham Dwyer tell Elaine that he could never love someone like her because she was “fat” and “ugly” and she “deserved to die,” was like listening to a despicable monster deceive a helpless sheep and guide them to the slaughter. Elaine O’Hara had suffered from depression and was in and out of the hospital for treatment. She had recently lost her mother and was struggling with the loss. She was very vulnerable and she wanted to be loved by Graham Dwyer. She admitted to her psychiatrist the desire to engage in sex acts that involved BDSM. She entered the online world of BDSM, creating several profiles over BDSM websites and this is where she met Graham Dwyer. Their sex play including a leather hood with mouth zipper, hand and feet bindings, and chains, face harness with a mouth ball gag, rope, and two cell phones; one labeled “Master” and the other labeled “Slave.” Graham Dwyer would not have sex with Elaine O’Hara unless stabbing her with a knife was part of the sexual intercourse. And since she told him she thought of killing herself, he made her believe it was her fault for his sadistic and perverse desire because she was the one who ignited it in him by telling him she wanted to die. He told her that “he wanted to help her die.” I believe Graham Dwyer was narcissistically oriented that in his mind he perceived her as “fat,” “ugly,” perhaps even “slovenly” and as such “deserved death.” It cannot be understated what Nitschke, Osterheider, and Marshall concluded in their 2013 paper, “we argue for the use of behavioral indicators” from the crime scene in order to garner a consensus and improved agreement across diagnosing clinicians when it comes to diagnosing forms of sexual sadism. Unfortunately, sometimes a non-consensus of opinion is arrived at and patients may be misdiagnosed.

Lucy Holmes had said ultimately people are beautiful IF we love them. Except “love” in today’s world, for the female gender, is shaped mostly by men’s unconscious fantasies that are promoted through modern medicine, business enterprise (fashion), and advancing technology. Today the subjugation of women takes a form that, though rooted in the most primitive thinking, disguises itself as “choices” or “control.” The war against women today is being fought on the battlefield of the female body, and most of the combatants are women themselves. Although hear we are speaking of the modern invention of modern medicine and fashion, I find these assaults aptly apply to the advent of advancing technological weapons. The phenomenon known as electronic targeting and electronic targeted assaults to the human female body express a form of infantile narcissism towards the maternal object utilizing advancing technological culture. The assaulted female body most aptly belongs to what Andre Green (2001) called “the dead mother.”

Men obliterate the memory of an initial dependence on a woman over which they had no control, creating a psychic murder in which the maternal representation is evacuated from the mind. However, there are inevitable problems with this psychic murder. Evacuating the maternal representation from the mind creates a void within the masculine psyche. The mother who has been declared nonexistent remains emotionally irreplaceable, and the guilt which is the consequence of the fantasized matricide fuels a rigid and defensive stance toward the female sex. Men need to subjugate women to shore up the defenses created by the problem of “the dead mother” (Holmes, 2013; Jacobs, 2007).

The concept of the dead mother is as unconsciously gratifying to a woman as it is to a man. Her attack on her own body expresses her own existential anxieties about flesh and death. She cooperates with the masculine subjugation of women because if she invests all power in men and male enterprise, she can delude herself that the powerful other will save her from mortality. Woman’s masochism is a search for recognition from another who is strong enough to bestow that recognition. Her sacrifice of authoritative command actually creates his, produces his coherent self in which he can take refuge. In losing her self, she is gaining access to a more powerful one (Holmes; 2013; Benjamin, 1988).

We all, men and women, must distance ourselves from the terror of female flesh, from the time when we were completely dependent, holding onto life by the tenuous thread of our connection with a capricious woman, from the time when we had no control, when everything was new and terrifying when we were grappling in the dark. Women must be subdued; otherwise, we are face to face with the unbearable existential fact that we came into this world helpless, dependent, and terrified and will most likely leave it in the same vulnerable state. The oppression of women and the assault on the female body is an attempt to deny the infantile terror repetition of our deepest anxieties. (For a case example, please refer to “The Secrets of a Psychopath: The murder of Elaine O’Hara”).

Harriet Basseches introduced the subject of sadomasochism at the 46th Congress of the International Psychoanalytical Association in Chicago Illinois August 1, 2009, by stating that some sadomasochism is found in every case and noting that it is found at levels of differing degrees. She noted that it may be natural to find pleasure in pain, both one’s own and others’ pain, although it may be a difference in kind when the severity of the sadomasochism functions out of the normal bounds of human expectations and becomes perverse.

Basseches recounted Freud’s implication that a child’s build-in potential for sadomasochism derives from both sexual and aggressive strivings. Shengold (1989) argues for the centrality of Freud’s (1919) anal stage of development in organizing much of character and functioning. Klein (1957) sees the infant as struggling from the outset between love and hate toward the internalized essence of the caregiver. These theoreticians note the possibility of pathological, sadomasochistically tinged outcomes.

We can certainly see how this pathological sadomasochism played a part in the murder of Elaine O’Hara by Graham Dwyer. In fact, degradation and dehumanization are closely tied to acts of sadomasochistic acts of BDSM and the sadism and masochism found in abusive husband-wife relationships. Abusers will go to great lengths to prevent their wives, husbands, girlfriends, children, and significant others from a proper existence. They may forbid the use of any make-up, make them wear their hair a certain way, dress a certain way and prevent them from performing healthy activities like exercise so they can maintain control over them. These actions are part of the technology of coercive control. “By using coercion, controllers compromise the scope of effect for immediacy. Control is comprised of structural forms of deprivation, exploitation, and command that compel obedience indirectly by monopolizing vital resources, dictating preferred choices, microregulating a partner’s behavior, limiting her options, and depriving her of supports needed to exercise her independent judgment (Stark, 2007).”

In terms of gang stalking, electronic targeting, electronic targeted assaults, and other forms of electronic harassment, what gives someone the right to preside over someone’s happiness by electronically harassing the homeowners and occupants, creating uncomfortable living conditions for them? Who has this right? And at what level is clinical or subclinical sadism operating in the personality profile and functioning of the perpetrator? We certainly see the hate being directed at the target objects. To what degree does this hate operate in the internalized essence of the person’s former caregiver? Is there a shadow of this former caregiver presiding over the psyche and conscious state of the perpetrator? That is, a darkness that co-exists within his or her conscious or unconscious state that is the re-capitulation of hate toward an abusive controlling mother/parent. (Freud, 1919; Klein, 1946–1963).

In order to understand how global sadism operates at the psychic level of a person’s personality, there have been classified three (3) categories of sadism; verbal sadismphysical sadism, and vicarious sadism. Verbal sadism involves humiliating and mocking others, whereas physical sadism addresses the desire for subjugation and enjoyment of tormenting and hurting others, and vicarious sadism taps an indirect form of sadism where pleasure is obtained through observing or fantasizing about violence (Plouffe & Saklofske, 2019). Together varying levels of these three types of sadism operate on individual levels within a person’s psyche. Some individuals display consistent forms of cohesive sadism (global sadism) while others only display minimal levels or rarely at all.

On April 13, 2021 the Justice Department released a press statement regarding a mob associate who was sentenced to four-plus years for a real estate fraud scheme. The defendant stole down payments from homes from two different families (Department of Justice, April 13, 2021). Of course, this has nothing to do with the electronic targeting of people in their homes to make life for them uncomfortable. So much so their lifestyles begin to change or they are faced with moving out of the neighborhood. But one can certainly make an association between real estate property crime and gangs and mafias. Clandestine hidden networks that operate to control territory and resources. Previous research studies have indicated the presence of certain socially undesirable characteristics and success in higher business and management positions. In one research study, it was proven that business and management students show higher scores of the Dark Triad (Machiavellian, narcissism, and psychopathy) than students from other subject areas. This supports an association to levels of sadism in these students than in students in other subject areas (Krick, Tresp, Vatter, Ludwig, Wihlenda, & Rettenberger, 2016).

A major underlying assumption of positive psychology is that we can influence our well-being through our own behavior. When people have a sense of control over their own lives, they are much more likely to experience joy, happiness, and well-being (Farnier, Shankland, Kotsou, Inigo, Rosset, and Leys, 2021). Negative psychology imposes the exact opposite by restricting one’s influence over their life through techniques of behavioral control (coercive control) which I propose gang stalking and electronic targeted assaults seek to accomplish.

The Locus of Control

The locus of control can be either internal and externalInternal locus of control reflects perceptions that reinforcements are principally caused by an individual’s behavior or personality characteristics. In contrast, the external locus of control reflects the perception that reinforcements are triggered by factors external to the individual, such as chance, fate, or other people.

“The locus of control stems from the theory of social learning, proposed by Rotter (1954). The aim of this theory was to integrate connectionist and cognitivist theories in order to better predict behavior. Connectionists are interested in the consequences of behavior (contextual factors) while cognitivists are more focused on the cognitive treatment of the information (dispositional factors). According to Rotter’s theory, the likelihood of engaging in a particular behavior in a given situation depends mainly on two factors: expectancy and reinforcement value. Reinforcement value refers to the desirability of the outcomes, while expectation refers to the subjective probability that the reinforcements (i.e., desired outcomes or rewards) will appear as a result of the behavior. Formulated differently, the expectation is the perception of a causal link between the behavior and the reinforcement (Farnier, Shankland, Kotsou, Inigo, Rosset, & Leys, 2021).”

We can take this information and apply it to how gang stalking, electronic targeting, and electronic targeted assaults all work against the psyche of the victim contributing to long-term unhappiness. Long-term gang stalking, electronic targeting, and electronic targeted assaults cause people to become ill (Sheridan, James, and Roth, 2020). This displays evidence that the perpetrators of gang stalking, electronic targeting, and electronic targeted assaults possess a degree of clinical sadism to their personality profile and maybe schizophrenic as well. Searle (1965) noted the presence of the effort to drive the other person crazy as an element of schizophrenia and that is exactly what electronic harassment seeks to accomplish and this fact hints towards the very real possibility of a disturbed or disorganized personality whose formulation may be understood through the theories of matricide. It is in all likelihood the perpetrators belong to the paranoid-schizoid personality spectrum. This position is most commonly representing in the personality profile of sadistic rapists.

Speaking on the compulsion to repeat and its metaphor in eluding death, Holmes (2013) recounted the story “The Appointment in Samarra (as retold by Somerset Maugham in 1933)” at the beginning of her book:

The Speaker is Death

There was a merchant in Baghdad who sent his servant to market to buy provisions and in a little while, the servant came back, white and trembling, and said, “Master, just now when I was in the marketplace, I was jostled by a woman in the crowd, and when I turned, I saw it was Death that jostled me. She looked at me and made a threatening gesture. Now lend me your horse, and I will ride away from this city and avoid my fate. I will go to Samarra and there Death will not find me.” The merchant lent him his horse, and the servant mounted it, and he dug his spurs in its flanks and as fast as the horse could gallop, he went. Then the merchant went down to the marketplace, and he saw me standing in the crowd, and he came to me and said “Why did you make a threatening gesture to my servant when you saw him this morning?” “That was not a threatening gesture,” I said, “it was only a start of surprise. I was astonished to see him in Baghdad, for I had an appointment with him tonight in Samarra.”

Note: I want to express the fact that gang stalking, electronic targeting, and electronic targeted assaults not only belong to theories of matricide but of parricide as well. These acts are also committed against men by other men for the most part with a small percentage of women perpetrators (Fox & Fridel, 2017).

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Secrets of a Psychopath: The murder of Elaine O’Hara (Part 1)

Secrets of a Psychopath: The murder of Elaine O’Hara (Part 2)

Secrets of a Psychopath: The murder of Elaine O’Hara (Part 3)

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Invisible Chains: Coercive control and how new technological innovations are abusing and entrapping people in everyday life

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This is a re-posting of an original article published on May 3, 2019 over http://www.proclivitiesprinciplewisdom.wordpress.com

“The domestic violence field faces a similar predicament when it tries to account for how battered women behave without identifying their “cage” …. the cage remains invisible as long as we omit the strategic intelligence that complements these acts with structural constraints and organizes them into the patterns of oppression that give them political meaning.”  (1) pg. 198

I would like to open my discussion today about the coercive control of men over female bodies. But this is not just about women, although it is men who primarily victimize women, this is about clandestine technological victimization of people through implants that work on wireless radio waves signals. I would like to integrate into this discussion of coercion the use of advanced technologies that have been developed for mastery and control over the human body and to note the element of boundary violations in man’s attempts to master and control a subject. Men, for centuries, have tried to conquer and manage their death in terms of its prevention, curing, and thwarting progressive symptoms of disease. Some of these new technologies developed in modern medicine run off of radio frequency signals. The same strategies that doctors use to prevent, cure, and stymie progressive disease symptoms are the same types of strategies abusive men use over their partners in response to thwarting the dreaded death drive in support of the life drive. The death drive is one of the three fundamental drives Sigmund Freud hypothesized about which include also the sex drive. These drives in the human psyche can create unconscious repetitive behaviors that become maladaptive to everyday living. The roots of these unconscious behaviors are cloaked in delusions, fantasies, and myths. It is these maladaptive repetitive behaviors that do not serve us well when it comes to our intimate partner relationships and can be very one-sided in that they do not consider the other person as a speaking subject in her own right, with her own wishes, and own autonomy. I use the pronoun “she” but it could just as well be “he” as we are a gender-fluid and presumably inclusive society and perversions rooted in the primal scene are part of a growing social diversity. It totally forecloses upon the subject’s position in the argument and completely closes down any discussion that may produce fruitful negotiations where both parties may benefit.

“To identify an active, aggressive woman with Truth is to defy a very long tradition that identifies strong females with deception and virtuous females, including muses, with gentle inactivity.” ~Alicia Ostriker, “The Thieves of Language: Women Poets and Revisionist Mythmaking.”

Coercive control over women is seen in the personalities of abusive men over their wives, intimate partners, and children. It can also be observed in women, in their everyday interaction with co-workers, friends, business associates. It has been seen in police interrogations, political leadership, religious leadership, as well in the everyday interactions with abusive individuals who must maintain control and dominance at all costs in order to prevent annihilation from the death drive. The scope of this discussion will focus on the coercive control of advanced technology over human beings in domestic battery and domestic violence situations. One of the aspects of coercion in intimate partner relationships is known as microsurveillance. Microsurveillance is described as:

“….to detect disobedience or disloyalty, they may survey the minute facets of a woman’s everyday conduct in ways that are inseparable from the microregulation unique to coercive control, targeting not merely where they go, but how fast they drive, or how much money they spend, entering everyday routines in ways that obliterate autonomy. This type of surveillance injects fear even into such perfunctory choices as whom they ask for directions or which route they take home as well as when they arrive, until choice itself becomes frightening. Intimate surveillance extends from going through drawers, pocketbooks, diaries, or closets to monitoring time, phone calls, bank accounts, checkbooks, and stealing identity, using global positioning devices (cyber-stalking), or installing video cameras to track or monitor a partner’s movement. Surveillance is almost universal in abusive relationships. Eight-five percent of the women in the Tolman study and over 90% of the English women reported that their abusive partner monitored their time, for instance. Particularly in combination with microregulation, microsurveillance gives coercive control an intensiveness found in no other form of oppression.(1)

Surveillance makes intimidation portable. It is at this place in my discussion that I would like to reflect on my previous post about the military’s transition in new technological innovations. Our US government has a direct interest in advanced project research. In fact, the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) supports universities, large companies, and small companies in their research, if their research will produce beneficial technologies that our military can monopolize upon. DARPA is working to develop and promote artificial intelligence (AI) for its beneficial uses and Google has signed on with DARPA in some advanced research projects. (2)(3) If you think about our smartphones, they run on Android systems. Part of Android systems is something call Google Play Services. Google Play Services grants permissions to Android Systems in accessing Body Sensors, Calendar, Camera, Contacts, Microphone, Phone, SMS (text messages), and Storage. Understanding that Body Sensors are sensors that are worn outside the body to monitor internal biological rhythms like heart rate, pulse, (Fitbit) even blood sugar (continuous glucose monitoring), the questions become, “Could Google be working with the military on biological implanted sensors that can be remotely accessed using an Android phone? Or has some rouge computer scientist discovered a way to clandestinely imbed software into a phone via the Google Play Store and access these implants in unsuspecting citizens?” Since devices can not only be worn outside the body, they can also be implanted inside the body, it is very reasonable to think that new technologies associated with implanted devices in experimental medicine (e.g., sensors) as well as other types of implants that could be used to access a person’s body remotely via Android systems through Google Play Services. It’s interesting to note that sensor diagnostics are used in modern-day automobiles with navigational “On-Star” systems linked to satellites. How these two might potentially be connected raises an interesting question; can this technology provide the very real possibility of giving a rouge agent access to another’s body and motor vehicle through remote monitoring. These new projects could also touch upon aspects of mind control and coercion of a human subject through remote clandestine rouge operations as well as eves dropping aspects that can be used to monitor behavior. Eves dropping issues have been reported in some published news reports as a potential problem with the android technology known as Alexa as well as new Smartphones and laptops that can “talk” and “listen” to our voices. This is the scenario I have theorized regarding my own personal victimization with what many individuals have described as targeting, mind control, and gang stalking. In a court of law, or as an adversarial argument to its detrimental possibilities this is purely speculation and is insightful in knowing how new advancing technologies may be moving individuals into an uncertain future with regard to privacy, safety, and protection of our 4th amendment rights.

The type of microsurveillance I have encountered and endured attempts to microregulate my behavior according to my perpetrator’s wishes and desires. This is accomplished by inducing electromagnetic fields that make a subject feel ill. When the individual performs the desired action, the electric current is turned off and the subject receives relief from the torture of the electromagnetic field. The period of relief does not last long and the cycle of control and dominance continues as the other person maintains absolute reign through surveillance over the subject by monitoring their activity. So, for example, the perpetrator may want me to stop using my computer. This could be accomplished in a few different ways. One, outfitted with tracking technology, my computer can be remotely accessed and located through a location finder. It can be either shut down, or they can make my online experience unpleasant and difficult for me by slowing down my computer system when they notice computer activity. GPS type tracking can be installed in my laptop computer, software that can activate an alert system, thereby alerting my perpetrators to my online or offline activity. Working with a slow computer system makes accomplishing a task very difficult and wastes precious time. Sensors implanted in the body can be activated wirelessly through a similar alert system and turn on or off via an electromagnetic field (radio frequency). So when I sit down in front of my computer laptop and turn it on the software alerts a third-party viewer. This is also done over my cell phone too with a type of Google tracking I previously described when Google Play Services interacts with Android Systems. I have noticed a decrease in electronic targeting if I do not sign in to my Google Gmail or connect my cell phone to Google Play Services. Also, when new “updates” occur over my cellphone when it is connected to Google Play Services, updates that allow me the use of even more features, immediately I have been located, my device finder turned on through the Google update and electronic targeting starts all over again. In addition, jamming devices might be used to intervene in computer operations and jam cell phone transmission. As far as targeting goes inside my house, this has also been accomplished. If the perpetrator wants you to physically move from one room to the next, and I believe this might be part of some type of gang stalking device, where the perpetrator has installed sensors or monitors that pick-up on movement. The electromagnetic field will be turned on, which in turn may force the subject to move away from its original position, say the living room to the basement. The signal fades or is either turned off as the subject changes location and moves farther away from the source. I have had this technology turned on when attempting to cut my grass and maintain an orderly lawn. I have had it turned on during crucially needed exercise sessions (I’m a diabetic) in the privacy of my own home which exercise is beneficial behavior aimed at maintaining wellness and good health. I have had it turned on when attempting to detail an account of my own abuses, thereby impeding cognition and scattering my thoughts. I have it turned on when I try to create new blog post articles about abnormal psychology and perverse deviant behaviors and unfair practices in medicine.

The direct consequences of microsurveillance can be dramatic. If a victim fails to accommodate her abuser’s “house rules” they may be made to endure an evening of cursing and screaming, or she may be denied privileges like visits with friends and/or the use of the car. This tight scrutiny turns some abused women into recluses as one of the aims of a batterer is alienation. In my personal experience, I have been made to endure long bouts of torture throughout the day and night, making everyday living difficult. I blame this technology for the onset of my weight gain. One of the obvious dramatic results of abuse may be seen in the physical appearance of the victim. The victim may physically appear uncared for, may have gained weight, and look disheveled, may have bruises, scars, or burns. Whereas before she became a victim of abuse, she maintained her weight and appearance well. This could also be a direct result of the technology being turned directly against her at night while she sleeps, waking her up and disrupting her sleep pattern or it is turned on during daily routines making it difficult for her to make accomplishments and create goals. The common symbolic theme is a theme of “disruption, disruption, disruption” in the production of invisible chaos. These “disruptions” have their origins with the onset of low-level frequency vibrations I receive to my lower body while sleeping and to which I have been awoken during my sleep repeatedly at night. These attacks have also turned on frequency in my head, which has caused me to feel discomfort. These attacks against the female body are routed in primal scene fantasy and can not only be explained through psychoanalysis but can also be explained through the philosophy of silence. Plato’s cave metaphor explains the philosophy of silence in which he disfigures the maternal body with his cave metaphor, rendering the fecund woman as an “oppressive place men seek escape” thereby denying the female body a voice within the domain of philosophy.

Plato’s Cave, Matricide, and Forensically Reading Silence

“Noelle Neumann suggested that silencing minorities usually happens by using social innuendos and non-verbal cues about the “right” opinion, her work does not rule out the possibility that some times social pressure may take a more active form with people supporting or even taking action to silence voices of disagreement.” (4) Neumann(p. 82) noted Rousseau wrote about a special tribunal, “the Censor,” that never existed, but that censorship is an important element in public opinion that preserves manners and morals by preventing opinions from growing corrupt and by hindering the dissemination of corrupted ideas (Rousseau, 153, pp. 140–141). (5) (6)

We might analyze the actions of the angry mob that stormed the White House and the violence that ensued after a Trump rally. The actions taken by US citizens that utilized violent aggression as a means to settle a perceived dispute suffered by the mobsters demonstrate how the “silencing” of corrupted ideas has been handled by the federal government. Destruction of property, violating personal boundaries through physical assault, and breaking and entering a protected federal complex while proclaiming threats to kill and harm innocent people is not how civilized people handle disputes. It is how people without a sound logical argument settle a dispute through the use of violence because they are lacking in the capacity to formulate a sound and rational argument based on a philosophical debate. Its method is quick and easy versus long and arduous.

I propose the rouge clandestine attacks of US citizens through gang stalking and targeting violence and the use of electronic assaults are part of the same subculture that stormed the White House. The silencing of groups and their unfavorable opinions can be observed in many cultures and under various conditions. During the civil rights movement, many whites wanted to silence every Negro who had the courage to stand up and fight for their rights. In the modern history of war, we witnessed the German Holocaust, the genocide of Serbs by the Ustashe, the genocide of the Bosniaks and Croats by the Chetniks, Bangladesh genocide, East Timor genocide, the Cambodian genocide, Guatemalan genocide, Anfal genocide, Rwandan genocide, Bosnian genocide, and the list goes on.

The racial tensions in America have not changed with yet more killings of young black people amidst the backdrop of COVID Lockdown. What we are witnessing in the phenomenon of the electronically targeted individual and the targeted individual suffering gang stalking is no different, albeit may not be based on racial or ethnic differences, but rather just conflict itself. In studying criminology, I learned sociologists have analyzed inner-city populations to understand how values and norms contribute to violence and the manifestation of violent subcultures. I propose there is an organized subculture that is clandestine (invisible like the mafia and the KKK) that utilizes violence as means to settle individual disputes or perceived wrongdoing through clandestine attacks. This subculture that utilizes violence is also utilizing advancing technology to do so and possesses a “mafia mentality” in the use of their ideological motivated violence.

There is an obvious element of sadistic pleasure a perpetrator derives in the degradation of punishing and abusing their victims:

“Controlling men establish their moral superiority by degrading and denying self-respect to their partners, a violation of what Drucilla Cornell calls “the degradation prohibition.” (7) According to philosopher John Rawls, self-respect is a “primary good” without which “nothing may seem worth doing, or if some things have value for us, we lack the will to strive for them. All desire and activity become empty and vain, and we sink into apathy and cynicism.” (8) (1)

A person who is being abused may report feeling “dead inside”, and this sentiment illustrates how important self-respect is to the personhood of an individual.

“Emotional abuse is particularly harmful in the context of a primary dependence, as when a parent degrades a child, when survival depends on approval, alternative sources of support are unavailable, and when the object of degradation is deeply invested in how the other feels about them (as well as in their judgment) and is unable to muster positive self-talk or other forms of resiliency to counter negative messages. The adult victim of coercive control is in no sense childlike. But the tactics used in coercive control can so disable a woman’s capacity to affirm her femininity that she mimics a childlike dependence on approval that significantly amplifies the effect of insults.” (1)

At this point in the discussion, I would like to detail the name-calling I have endured. Words like “whore” and “stupid,” along with malignant narcissist phrases like, “Look at her. She can’t do nothing about it.” Using the term “it” as a reference to the stalking, gang stalking, surveillance, microsurveillance, and electronic torture I have endured. The phrase, “You were nothing but his whore!” Are all testaments to voices that possess victim blaming mentalities that persist in mainstream thinking today. Ideologies that have monopolized on the victims’ past sexual histories that seek to place responsibility on to victims and allow sexual perpetrators to elude responsibility for any wrongdoing and to which has had a history in state law. This mentality has served mainstream patriarchy and has allowed for the continuation of brutal sexual assaults and promoted femicide. In the history of law, early childhood physical and sexual abuse, in the case histories of sexual assault victims, was permissible evidence at trial. They were known as “promiscuity laws,” and these laws prevented the victim of sexual assault any rights to prosecute the perpetrator if her past history revealed she suffered physical and sexual abuse in childhood. Phrases like, “She deserved to be beaten,” and “She deserves to be raped,” reveal the myth-making mentality that physical assault and rape are viable solutions, perhaps even “therapeutic solution” to unwise action, outspoken voice, or choice on the part of the female victim, or even perhaps the solution as a cure to her “deviant mental illness.” (9) (10)

Insults and put-downs are effective in coercive control because they play off complementary forms of deprivation, intimidation, and control that disable a victim’s capacity to respond and stand up for herself. It also facilitates the creation of self-doubt, as the victim questions her own perceptions and abilities. Targeting areas of female gender identity where the partner’s self-confidence may already be poor, the use of coercive control as a tactic for disabling a woman’s capacity to affirm her femininity utilizes forms of violence to establish the superiority of the abuser. As a result of the abuse, she may become alienated and withdrawn. Compromised by such forms of violence, the victim may feel helpless and without the necessary power to overcome such abuses. (1)

Shaming is another tool in the toolbox of abusive men and male batterers. “In shaming, perpetrators of coercive control demonstrate a victim’s subservience through marking or the enforcement of a behavior or ritual that is either intrinsically humiliating or is contrary to her nature, morality, or best judgment. In a perverse inversion of the 1950s high school practice in which girls proudly wore rings or letter jackets to signify their “trophy boyfriends,” abusive men have forced women in [reported] caseloads to bear tattoos, bites, burns, and similar marks of ownership visible to others.

Markings signify that a man has a personal interest in this woman that he will defend. But it also signifies she is vulnerable to exploitation or further abuse by others. Because of its link to ownership, marking often becomes a source of self-loathing and can prompt suicide attempts. Although there is no study evidence on this practice, it is so common that the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) and the American Academy of Facial, Plastic, and Reconstructive Surgery have developed a jointly run free program for removing tattoos and other scars inflicted on battered women and their children by abusers.” (1)

It is important to link the importance of body weight and physical appearance in the “marking” of a female in ownership by abusive men. Weight gain and diminished physical appearance are a by-product of not only the microregulation and microsurveillance, but also of degradation, and shaming of the victim. Bodily disfigurement furthers erodes a woman’s self-confidence and confuses her autonomy and self-identity with aspects the batterer imposes on her. In the case of the triumphant haircutter, Louise Kaplan describes a relationship between husband and wife, in her book Female Perversions, in which a wife was forced to endure her husband sexualized ritual of clipping a portion of her long golden locks during the act of sexual intercourse. Her punishment to wear a hairstyle that looked like a really bad haircut was the product of her husband’s unconscious fantasies rooted in his primal scene experience with his alcoholic mother and his fantasy involving female degradation. (11)

“The victim of coercive control is isolated from the moorings of her identity and, because identity is first and foremost a social construction, from her own unique personhood.” (1)

“Shaming also involves ritual enactments associated with sex, or basic bodily functions, such as eating, showering, dressing, sleeping, or using the toilet. Clients in my practice have been made to sleep standing up, wear their “bad” clothes for days without changing, eat without utensils, shower repeatedly or in cold water, denied toilet paper, and forced to use the bathroom with the door open, locks removed, or with a timer.” (1)

“Burt (1980) defines rape myths as “prejudicial, stereotyped, or false beliefs about rape, rape victims, and rapists” (p. 217). According to Lonsway and Fizgerald (1994) these beliefs are “widely and persistently held” and generally “serve to deny and justify male aggression against women” (p. 133). Because of the pervasiveness of these beliefs, some scholars and feminists use the term “rape culture” to describe the presence of rape myths in media and public discourse, as well as the general acceptance of these myths in general society (Whisnant 2009).” (10)

There is a believed myth rooted in fear when it comes to female sexuality, a myth that perpetuates a language of silence cross-culturally for women.

“It is obvious in clinical work that women’s silence is deeply influenced by their interactions with their mothers, as well as by the more familiar silencing by men of their wives and daughters that have been identified as manifestations of a heliocentric society……the historian Merry Weisner-Hanks draws a connection between silence and virtue in women: ‘Because Eve tempted Adam by using words, women’s speech becomes linked with sin and disobedience, and female silence is thus interpreted as a divine command.’ She goes on to say that, “Italian, English, and German, Protestant, Jewish and Catholic men all agreed that the ideal woman was……’ chaste, silent and obedient.’” (12)

The ideology that a woman, or any person for that matter, is required to be arbitrarily controlled through remote advanced technology, completely foreclosing on the subject’s voice as a speaking subject, in his or her own right, and the right to her own statements regarding her Truth in the matter. This is a violation of civil rights law which guarantees freedom and liberty in the pursuit of happiness set to one’s own autonomy. I used to wonder quietly to myself, “Why do some men and women fear women’s sexuality to the degree they are willing to kill?” Some unconscious reasons have directly to do with the female’s power to give life and become “the creator god,” or in aspects rooted in the fear of her power as the taker of life in sentencing one to death through literal and metaphorical withholding of the breast and the denying of mother’s vital nourishment and love. This fear is tangled-up in the human psyche’s experience of Oedipus, with the castrating defeat of the little boy by his father during early childhood development. It is also associated with the fear of being replaced in lateral sibling relations by the arrival of a new offspring. (13)(14)(15) But whatever the reason, female procreative power is feared by both men and women alike.

“Childbirth is woman’s talisman, manifest and indisputable evidence of female power. The ability to create new life is the earliest and most profound source of power, and we all, men and women, fear it.” (16)

Will we ever understand envy and jealousy in terms of female procreative power? Can we understand vehement hatred and psychotic foreclosure in the radical violent silencing of women as speaking subjects? It is only through delving into psychoanalytic literature and research, case studies, feminist writings, and queer writings that help to reveal the origins of this foreclosure and its possible psychotic nature in its foreclosure against the mother, and the father as well; how fetishized behaviors are formed, and aspects of sexual orientation established. (17)

SOURCES:

(1) Stark, Evan. (2007) “Coercive Control: The entrapment of women in personal life.” New York. Oxford University Press. pg. 229–288. Chapter 8, The Technology of Coercive Control

(2) Jill Aitoro. “DARPA’s director on how the Pentagon can transition innovation.” IT and Networks. C4ISRNEThttp://www.c4isrnet.com (April 17, 2019).

(3) “Six Paths to the Nonsurgical Future of Brain-Machine Interfaces.” (2019) Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. US Department of Defensewww.darpa.mil https://www.darpa.mil/news-events/2019-05-20

(4) Neumann, E. (1984). The spiral of silence: Public opinion — Our social skin. Chicago. University of Chicago Press.

(5) Rousseau, J.J. (1953). The Social Contract. In F. Watkins (Ed. and Trans.) Political writings. London. Nelson.

(6) Tsfati, Yariv and Dvir-Gvirsman, Shira. (2018). Silencing Fellow Citizens: Conceptualization, Measurement, and Validation of a Scale for Measuring the Belief in the Importance of Actively Silencing Others. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 30(3), 391–419.

(7) Cornell, Drucilla. “The Imaginary Domain.” New York. Routledge. (1995) pp-8–10

(8) Rawls is quoted in Cornell, “The Imaginary Domain,” p. 9

(9) Dijkstra, Bram. “Idols of Perversity: Fantasies of feminine evil in the fin-de-seicle culture.” New York. Oxford University Press. (1986). The Mythology of Therapeutic Rape; The Fetish of Death; and Why The Identity of My Perpetrator Must Be Female

(10) Anna E. Kosloski, Bridget K. Diamond-Welch, and Olivia Mann. “The Presence of Rape Myths in the Virtual World: A qualitative textual analysis of the Steubenville sexual assault case.” Violence and Gender. Vol. 5, №3. (October 5, 2018).

(11) Kaplan, Louise J. (1991). Female Perversions: The Temptations of Emma Bovary. New York. Doubleday pgs. 145–154, Chapter 2, Perverse Scenarios, The Case of Mr. R.: The Triumphant Hair Cutter.

(12) Balsam, Rosemary. “Women’s Bodies In Psychoanalysis.” East Essex Canada. Routledge. (2012).

(13) Freud, Sigmund. (1924). The dissolution of the Oedipus Complex. Standard Edition. Volume 19. London: Hogarth Press.

(14) Chasseguet-Smirgel, Janine. (1984) Creativity and Perversion. London. Free Association Books, pgs. 35–43. Chapter 4, A Re-reading of Little Hans.

(15) Mitchell, Juliet. “Mad Men and Medusas: Reclaiming hysteria.” New York. Basic Books. (2000).

(16) Holmes, Lucy. “Wrestling with Destiny: The promise of psychoanalysis.” New York. Routledge. (2013). The chapter on The Medicalization of Childbirth.

(17) www.lovehoney.com “The Sexual Happiness People.” Electro Medical Fetish. Electrastim | Electro Sex | Lovehoney

ElectraStim EM60-M Flick Electrosex Stimulator Multipack Set — Lovehoney US

Doc Johnson The Stinger Electro Play Wand — Lovehoney US

ElectraStim EM140 SensaVox Power Unit Dual Channel Electrosex Kit — Lovehoney US

The comparison to be made here with this last cited reference should be between electronic stimulation used by the US military and the use of the electromagnetic spectrum in electronic warfare and the use of electronic stimulation in sexual perversion involved in BDSM sex and sexual role-play and observed in acts of bondage and discipline. This connection cannot and should not be ignored as both are rooted in primal scene fantasy (War). Modern advancing technologies current and experimental capabilities against the backdrop of a nation in conflict with itself regarding gender, racial, ethnic, religious, and political differences and how those connections may very well contribute to the phenomenon we now know as the Targeted Individuals (TIs) and electronically Targeted Individual (eTIs).

Other source worthy to consider but not quoted from:

Review of the Roots of Youth Violence: Literature Reviews. Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services. Last Modified May 5, 2016. Retreived online February 17, 2021. http://www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/professionals/oyap/roots/volume5/chapter09_subculture_violence.aspx

Anderson, Elijah. (1999). The Code of the Streets: Decency, Violence and the Moral Life of the Inner City. New York: WW Norton.

Ball-Rokeach, Sandra J. (1973). Values and violence: A test of the subculture of violence thesis. American Sociological Review, 38(6), 736−749.

Berburg, Jon Gunnar and T. Thorlindsson. (2005). Violent values, conduct norms and youth aggression: A multilevel study in Iceland. The Sociological Quarterly, 46, 457−478.

Brezina, Timothy. (2004). A quantitative assessment of Elijah Anderson’s subculture of violence thesis and its contributions to youth violence research. Youth, Violence and Juvenile Justice, 2(4), 303−328.

Erlanger, Howard S. (1974). The empirical status of the subculture of violence thesis. Social Problems, 22(2), 280−292.

Felson, Richard, A.E. Liska, S.J. South and T.L. McNulty. (1994). The subculture of violence and delinquency: Individual vs. school context effects. Social Forces, 73(1), 155−173.

Hayes, Timothy C. and Mattew R. Lee. (2005). The Southern culture of honor and violent attitudes. Sociological Spectrum, 25, 593−617.

Nisbett, R.E. and D. Cohen. (1996). Culture of Honor: The Psychology of Violence in the South. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

Ousey, Graham C. and Pamela Wilcox. (2005). Subcultural values and violent delinquency: A multilevel analysis in middle schools. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, 3, 3−22.

Sampson, Robert and William Julius Wilson. (1995). Toward a theory of race, Crime and urban inequality. In John Hagan and Ruther Peterson (Eds.), Crime and Inequality (pp. 37−54). Stanford: Stanford University Press.

Smith, Michael. (1979). Hockey violence: A test of the violent subculture hypothesis. Social Problems, 27(2), 235−247.

Stewart, Eric and Ronald Simons. (2006). Structure and culture in African American adolescent violence: A partial test of the “code of the street” Thesis. Justice Quarterly, 23(1), 1−33.

Surratt, Hilary L., James A Inciardi, Steven P. Kurtz and Marion C. Kiley. (2004). Sex work and drug use in a subculture of violence. Crime and Delinquency, 50(1), 43−59.

Washington, Earl M. (1996). A survey of the literature on the theories of violence and its prevention. Journal of Negro Education, 65(4), 403−07.

Wolfgang, Marvin and Franco Ferracuti. (1967). The Subculture of Violence. London: Tavistock.

WRITTEN BYKaren Barna

Mother, Daughter, Gardener, Student, Graduate, Cook, Care-Giver, Lover of Books, Reader of Philosophy, Interested in Psychoanalysis

DECEPTIVE CRIMINAL RELATIONSHIPS: Comparing the penetration of electronic targeted assaults and non-penetrative targeted assaults against the criminal penetration and non-penetration of deceptive sexual relations

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Targeted Individual (TIs) and Electronically Targeted Individual (eTIs): Concepts in crisis

Please consider the following excerpt from Conflict Is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair in which Sarah Schulman writes:

“The definition of “violence” has now expanded to include a new continuum of behaviors and feelings that are also generically used to ascribe a negative value to a person’s actions. The word “violence” has expanded far beyond the field of physical assault to also mean emotional abuse and, unfortunately, emotional conflict where there is no abuse. In recent years, we see “violence” and “abuse” being ascribed to social criticism, efforts to understand phenomena, and social and psychological analysis. “Abuse” is also regularly used to describe disagreement and misunderstanding. Accusations of “policing,” “shaming,” and other expressions of “call-out culture” demanding “safety” from uncomfortable ideas represent people and actions as laden with blame, refusing interactivity around the content of ideas and perceptions. This is in line with the similar practice of calling racial analysis “playing the race card.” Trying to understand and explain structures of pathology is repressed by accusations of wrong-doing. Thinking is wrong. Saying is wrong. Not only are revelations unwanted, they get mischaracterized as harm.” (1)

Now comparing this above-stated information and comparing it to the penetrative electronic assaults of the electronically Targeted Individual (eTI) I’d like to now present theories in the philosophy of law and deceptive sexual relations. The paper, Deceptive Sexual Relations: A Theory of Criminal Liability published in the Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, draws on historical accounts of deceptive sexual relations involved in medical procedures, in cases of teaching, and deceptions involving intent in the sexual activity of partners. Past cases involving doctors who, misrepresenting sex as a surgical operation to cure fits, another doctor surreptitiously replacing a medical instrument with his penis during an intimate examination, and a voice coach (music teacher) disguising sex as a therapeutic aid to help his pupil’s singing voice. However, the most extreme deception takes place when the victim isn’t even aware sexual penetration has taken place as observed in cases where some form of mind-altering substance such as alcohol or opiates or, more recently, the use of electronic stimulation (e-Stim) to sedate. This is being observed as the newest ritual in manipulating the victim’s conscious state of awareness, thereby making it difficult for the victim to determine the extent of the criminal liability and the relationship he/she has to the perpetrator of such penetrations. We can compare victim relationships to their perpetrators in cases involving sexual assault and deceptive sexual relations. (2)

In referring back to the opening excerpt I used to alert my readers’ attention to the nature of “shaming.” Historically in the realm of law, rapists were protected from prosecution through what had been previously known as “promiscuity laws.” These laws gave courts the right to expose a sexual assault victim’s past history regarding sexual abuse, especially if the victim was under the age of 14 to 16 years of age. As a result of these laws that exposed victim’s childhood maltreatment and nature of abuse and sexual abuse to the public, many rapists eluded prosecution by placing blame on the victim and through its exposure, shamed and stigmatizing the victim as somehow responsible for their own victimization. To my knowledge, these laws are no longer in use. However, with similar respect, the aspect of shaming in stigmatizing Targeted Individuals and electronic Targeted Individuals (eTIs) when it comes to the nature of these electronic assaults and victimizations, shaming is also utilized as a defense by the perpetrator. Society has projected TIs and eTIs as being “mentally ill” and in need of “medical therapy” or “medical assistance” which, in my opinion, obscures the Truth with regard to the real nature and causes for this phenomenon and it is the reason why it has been consistently kept an ongoing problem. It has been my conclusion what is known as electronic targeted assaults overlooks the nature of intimate partner violence (IPV) and domestic violence (DM) through a third-party proxy; accomplices that may be medical doctors and scientists.

With the advent of e-Stim or electronic stimulation, experimental medicine has moved into new areas of remote wireless electronic stimulation. There are various medical techniques that utilize electronic devices, computer microchip technology, the use of computers and computer software programs, hand-held devices that deliver radio frequency signals to implants and/or wearable head and body gear as recently seen in DARPA Military News (3). The latter as part of wearable body gear in the sex play of bondage and discipline in acts of BDSM and the electro-medical fetish. (4) In applications used in psychiatry and spinal nerve stimulation; such as Vegus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) and most recently with paraplegics and quadriplegics in helping them to regain mobility. We are now witnessing a move into the area utilizing light photonic physics (5). Optogenetic research has claimed to induce aggression in experimental project mice utilizing neurological implants. (6) But never have I witnessed in the modern era, where laws have been established structuring the nature of consent both in medicine, law, and finance, the financial and legal responsibilities involving medical and legal malpractice and financial malfeasance and boards positioned within hospitals and medical research facilities outlining responsibilities demanding adherence to ethical medical practices in research. These “at will” attacks in uncontrolled settings, for example when the person is driving down the road in a motor vehicle which is outside of hospitals and doctor’s office, places equipped with addressing issues of medical emergencies should they arise from such experimental procedures. These “left-wing assaults” usurping the legal rights away from a person’s autonomous action through the form of electronic attacks against their will, unbeknownst to them, and without the knowledge of the identities of the perpetrators.

These new advances in neuroscience involve manipulating the conscious mental state of mice and in some psychiatric applications, so too, involve manipulating the conscious mental state of human beings under controlled settings. In the practice of law that criminalizing deceptive medical procedures, which is similar to the legal practice of criminalizing deceptive sexual relations as prosecutable criminal offenses, both areas raise two vital questions. How accurately do definitions within these two categories of offenses capture the harmfulness and wrongfulness of the criminal acts involved? That is to say, deceptive sexual assault and the penetration of targeted electronic frequency into the human body and the human mind, and should there be separate criminal offenses specifically outlining, clearly describing, and separating the Targeted Individual (TIs) from the electronically Targeted Individual (eTIs) as victims involved in deceptive criminal acts aimed at harming the public at large? Should there be a separately defined outline to procedural law and how the law identifies, handles, prosecutes, and punishes the perpetrators responsible for the phenomenon of electronic Targeted Individuals and electronic targeted assaults? And how do we as a nation go about protecting vulnerable populations that are being abused by these criminal perpetrators? The difference between the TI and the eTI is the difference between non-penetrative and penetrative assaults. That is the difference viewed between sexual assault involving penile penetration as “rape” and non-penile penetration of sexual assault which is classified as “gross indecency.” Gross indecency as described as a deceptive sexual encounter involving sexual activity using a video camera to record a partner by misleading him/her into believing the encounter is genuine but instead the encounter is recorded and used to humiliate the victim by exposing him/her to public scrutiny. Likewise, the deceptive medical practice of implanting individuals with devices that respond to electronic signals the individual has no control over. Technological advances are occurring far too quickly and we, as ordinary men, are at a loss in grasping the social threads needed to pull together a clearer picture regarding this phenomenon and to which the social values of men may be contributing to the quick unraveling of these social threads. It is my opinion exposing this phenomenon for what it really is, that is, high gross indecency of a segment of society responsible for controlling these targeted assaults aimed at the mind and body of individuals through a third-party proxy; a rogue person in a position of power and in a position of leadership within the community.

While I can understand public misperceptions regarding the Targeted Individual (TI) and the electronically Targeted Individual (eTI) as being test subjects taking part in government mind control programs, it is my opinion these public perceptions further obscure the truth behind the true nature of what’s really happening. I’ll give a few examples of how misconceptions involving military experiments and our government secret use of hospitals, university, and military installations to carry out top-secret programs. In October 1995, former President Bill Clinton announced the federal government was responsible for top-secret military projects and apologized to the US public for these “secret projects.”

The Philadelphia Experiment. Although the Philadelphia Experiment was said to have never happened, it was an “alleged” military experiment reported to have been carried out by the U.S. Navy at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the United States sometime around October 28, 1943. The USS Eldridge was claimed to have been rendered “invisible” or “cloaked” to enemy devices. Although many people claimed the experiment involved an attempt at “time travel” which no actual proof of this exists and it is surmised was not the case. The experiment utilized Albert Einstein’s “Unified Field Theory” combining electromagnetism and gravity in an attempt to bend light around objects thereby making the object “invisible” or “cloaked” from enemy radar. There were reports by some naval personnel, who claimed to be part of the experimental project, of physical ailments resulting from “exposure.” Intensive electromagnetic fields have been known to cause symptoms like nausea, dizziness, and disorientation. It was my perception, if this experiment did take place, it may have been one of the United States’ first attempts at exploring “stealth technology.”

Modern stealth technology experiments begun in 1958, but there must have existed a long line of “trial by error” by experimenters in determining what parts of our physical world might work and what parts would not work regarding invisibility and cloaking. However, the Philadelphia Experiment is said to have never happened. But, two aspects of our physical world are in fact electromagnetism and gravity and man has never lost his insatiable desire to control his natural world.

The Stargate Project. In response to 1970s government intelligence sources claiming the Soviet Union was spending 60 million rubles a year on psychotronic research, the federal government through the U.S. Army established the Stargate Project secret program in 1978. It was an attempt to utilize psychics for “remote viewing” capabilities to assist in acquiring intelligence that would assist the United States with national security and cold war issues. It is reported that a few of the psychics were acquired from the Church of Scientology. Individuals who reach the highest level of discipline within the church were recruited. One researcher said that a minimum accuracy rate of 65% required by the clients was often exceeded in the later experiments. One of the project’s most successful operations was the location of a lost Soviet spy plane in 1976 by Rosemary Smith, a young administrative assistant recruited by project director Dale Graff.

Elon Musk’s new company Neuralink

Elon Musk’s newest company Neuralink established in 2016 is attempting to outfit human brains with interfaces that communicate with computers. Musk proclaimed that in a lot of ways his newest development in computer and advancing technological interfaces is “a lot like Fitbit for your brain (7).” Neuralink’s plan is to replace a small portion of the human skull with a dollar-coin sized device that can read your mind. Although neuroethical questions need to be addressed, the intentions for Musk’s technology seemed geared to help benefit man. However, the existence of the dark side of man has not changed through the course of human history and the fact remains there exists a small population within the human race who would use this technology against man’s better interests forever changing the landscape of fighting crime in ever-advancing world of hi-tech gadgetry. Proponents asking questions regarding neuroethical research wonder what living in a future world might be like if human thoughts and brains could be harnessed so as to nudged a person’s decision-making process in a different direction? What will the future of crimes like sexual assault and murder look like?

Source References:

(1) Schulman, Sarah. (2016). Conflict Is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair. Vancouver, Canada. Arsenal Pulp Press.

(2) Gibson, M. (2020). Deceptive Sexual Relations: A Theory of Criminal Liability. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Advance Article.

(3) “Six Paths to the Nonsurgical Future of Brain-Machine Interfaces.” (2019) Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. US Department of Defensewww.darpa.mil https://www.darpa.mil/news-events/2019-05-20

(4) LoveHoney.com “The Sexual Happiness People” Online Retailer of Sex Toys, Clothing, and Supplies. Of particular interest is their “bondage” section with the “electro-medical-fetish.” Accessed February 12, 2021. https://www.lovehoney.com/bondage/electro-medical-fetish/electro-sex-toys/p/electrastim-em140-sensavox-power-unit-dual-channel-electrosex-kit/a13006g13042.html

(5) Hashimoto, M., Hata, A., Miyata, T., & Hirase, H. (2014). Programmable wireless light-emitting diode stimulator for chronic stimulation of optogenetic molecules in freely moving mice. Neurophotonics, 1(1), 011002. https://doi.org/10.1117/1.NPh.1.1.011002 Also available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4478966/

(6) Lasers Turn Lab Mice Into Brutal Killers. New York Post. Published January 17, 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stuzzyIIMRU

(7) Jackson, Ryan. Elon Musk’s Neuralink device focused on the computer, but what about the brain? MSN.com. & Cnet.com. Technology News. Published September 1, 2020. Retrieved online February 14, 2021. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/elon-musks-neuralink-device-focused-on-the-computer-but-what-about-the-brain/ar-BB18yVB6

Other source references to consider but not actually cited for the paper:

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

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

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

Conaghan, .J. (2019). The Essence of Rape. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 39(1),

McClintock, A. (1993). Maid to Order: Commercial Fetishism and Gender Power. Social Text, (37), 87–116. doi:10.2307/466262. Social Text is a journal published by Duke University Press. https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/94de/42b7efda8383d0484d0265d39be4e4a18906.pdf?_ga=2.70378576.1963094556.1613328525-1035488512.1612888872

Stark, C.A. (2019). Gaslighting, Misogyny, and Psychological Oppression. The Monist, 102(2),

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

Richard von Krafft-Ebing. Psychopathia Sexualis, trans. Franklin S. Klaf. New York. Stein & Day, 1965. For analyses on the discourse of perversion and sexual deviance.

Jeffrey Weeks. Against Nature: Essays on History, Sexuality, and Identity. London. Rivers Oram, 1991. For analyses on the discourse of perversion and sexual deviance.

Jonathan Dollimore. Sexual Dissidence: Augustine to Wilde, Freud to Foucault. Oxford. Clarendon, 1991. For analyses of the discourses on perversion and sexual deviance.

Engle, Gigi. (2019). These E-Stim Sex Toys Zap You With Electricity — and You Might Actually Like It.” www.menshealth.com. Published online January 8, 2019. Accessed online February 12, 2021. https://www.menshealth.com/sex-women/a25799460/e-stim-sex-toys/

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

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

Freud, Sigmund. (1924). The dissolution of the Oedipus Complex. Standard Edition. Volume 19. London: Hogarth Press.

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

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

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

Dickes, R. (1963). Fetishistic Behavior: A Contribution to Its Complex Development and Significance. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 11(2), 303–330.

WRITTEN BYKaren Barna

Mother, Daughter, Gardener, Student, Graduate, Cook, Care-Giver, Lover of Books, Reader of Philosophy, Interested in Psychoanalysis

Bondage and Discipline and The Making of New Markets for Commercial Consumer Fetishism in the Era of E-Stim

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For Krafft-Ebing, women are indirectly to blame for male sadism. He blamed women’s diffidence, shyness, and timidity which he believed provokes male aggression. He believed this fact was due to the inherent “natural ordering of gender” and the “natural ordering” found within its sex roles, that is, the differences between the male and female subjects. The natural design of these two human creatures created women as “modestly, coy, and subservient”, while men would enjoy “boastful, extroverted, dominant victories”. Here I question if this is not due to the fact that man, like an animal, can sniff out “weakness” and “opportunity” in another, thereby identifying avenues to exert his dominant male prowess both in the bedroom and in business? Could this be a form of an evolutionary clairsentience that promotes man’s long-term survival as a “pack animal” in matters of dominant leadership and resources?

“The task for medical sexology was to police a double boundary: between the “normal” culture of male aggression and the “abnormal” culture of sadomasochism and between “normal” female masochism and “abnormal” male masochism. The first contradiction between “natural” heterosexuality and the “unnatural perversions” was primarily managed by projecting the “perversions” onto the invented zone of race. Sexologists like Krafft-Ebing demonized sadomasochism as the psychopathology of the atavistic individual, as blood-flaw and stigma of the flesh. Sadomasochism, like other fetishisms, was figured as a regression backward in time to the “prehistory” of racial “degeneration,” existing ominously in the heart of the imperial metropolis — the degeneration of the race writ as an individual pathology of the soul.

Thus, for Krafft-Ebing, decent doses of male aggression are a fait accompli of nature. Genuine sadism, however, exists in “civilized man” only to a “weak and rather rudimentary degree.” While sadism is a natural trait of “primitive” peoples, atavistic traces of sadism in “civilized man” stem, not from the environment or social accident, but are awakened from a primordial past: “Sadism must . . . be counted among the primitive anomalies of the sexual life. It is a disturbance (a deviation) in the evolution of psychosexual processes sprouting from the soil of psychical degeneration (McClintock, 1993).”

Unbridled sadism in contrast with consensual and commercial sadomasochism reveals a difference in nature. Commercial sadomasochism is therefore considered less biologically flawed or viewed as less externalizing or internalizing the psycho-pathologies of human nature. In its presentation, it is viewed as a historical subculture that emerged in Europe alongside the imperial Enlightenment. Far from being a primordial manifestation of racial “degeneracy,” sadomasochism is a subculture organized primarily around the symbolic exercise of social risk. Indeed, the outrage of sadomasochism is precisely its hostility toward ideas involving “nature being the custodian of social power.” Sadomasochism refuses to read power as fate or destiny. And since sadomasochism is the theatrical exercise of social contradiction, it is self-consciously against nature, not in the sense that it violates natural law, but in the sense that it denies the existence of natural law in the first place. Sadomasochism performs social power as both contingent and constitutive, as sanctioned neither by fate nor by God, but by the social convention and invention, that can change and re-order relationships.

Commercial sadomasochism insists on exhibiting the “primitive” (“slave,” “baby”, “woman”) as submissive characters in a theatrical stage production. On the sadomasochism theatre stage, we observe the “primitive irrational” as a dramatic script, in a “communion of performances” that is at the heart of Western reasoning sexual deviance. The paraphernalia of sadomasochism has traditionally been boots, whips, chains, uniforms, etc. which are the paraphernalia of state power and public punishment converted into private pleasures. Sadomasochism visibly stages irrational ecstasy and the alienation of the body at the center of the theatre stage against the backdrop of a theme of hierarchy and power and the differences found in the various positions of that hierarchical power. Thus, its Western reason reveals sadomasochism’s imperial logic and domina by refusing its fate as “without power.” Sadomasochism manipulates the signs of power in order to refuse nature’s legitimate rule over the form of male biological power and the male phallus.

Feminists demonize heterosexual sadomasochism as the sanctioned exercise of male tyranny. The historical line of patriarchy parades a long history of abuses attempting to freeze power and to always make one side passive and the other side dominant. Patriarchy is, therefore, the originator of masochistic and sadistic positions. Even lesbian sadomasochism is considered by feminists a form of “self-abasement on all levels that renders wimmin unable to execute truly feminist goals. In the theories of Louise Kaplan describing lesbian homosexuality in her book “Female Perversions” she uses the term “Pinocchios” to suggest the lesbian women have not been taught in the right way of her true feminist and so, “are not real women.” That is to say, in the true and natural sense of her feminine role as heterosexual counterpart to man. The term suggests “these women are not real women” but are instead props like the marionette puppet who was in search of becoming a “real boy”, in the toy workshop of Geppetto. While I understand this perception, I do not believe that all lesbians “were not real girls” or “are not real women” for that matter. I have found many gay women contribute a lot to our world, some holding advance degrees and professional titles may be more real than some heterosexual women who “know” their positions in the hierarchy of male patriarchy. I once revealed my experiences with homosexuality and homosexual fantasy to a psychiatrist, a woman, who, possessing an advanced degree in medicine, shared Louise Kaplan’s belief. I asked her why was I having these homosexual fantasies and feelings and she said, “I believe what you are asking me has something to do with being a ‘Pinocchio’” (e.g., not a real girl/real woman). She went no further than that one sentence and then left the room. I didn’t understand her response at first, and it was only later that I came to a conclusion regarding its interpretation after reading Louise Kaplan’s “Female Perversions.” However, there is a psychoanalytic theory that suggests all girls are born bisexual and that most choose a heterosexual path (Holmes, 2008).

Of course, analyzing the practice of sadomasochism as a form of sexual slavery in lesbian relationships one can see its disguise as “sexually forcing a woman against her will.” Likewise, men who pay women money to engage in sexual play of sadomasochism and take the dominant position are paying to indulge their sadistic fantasies of sexual abuse towards women. Yet the testimony of dominatrixes reveals precisely the opposite. By far the most common service paid for by men in heterosexual sexual sadomasochism in bondage and discipline is in the position of the submissive. In fact, in most bondage and discipline in heterosexual sadomasochism, the men pay to be the “slaves”, not the women. For me, this reveals subtle, unaddressed issue regarding female sadism and female aggression and perhaps may reveal a truth when it comes to the electronic tethering of targeted individual, which has been interpreted as a “passive form of aggression”, and its connection to the statistics and trends in patterns of aggression. It is women who have to navigate the “lost phallus” in their “denial of power” and it is the women who seek out positions as dominants wielding their sexual power to subjugate men.

With regard to the electronic tethering of the human body and the human mind, I have come to a conclusion that while these electronic devices were most likely designed by men, they will undoubtedly serve women who seek avenues to play out, on a theatrical stage, the unconscious, unanalyzed fantasies of mastery and control over others, playing into recovering her lost phallus, and this play may include both men and women. In the words of one dominatrix, heterosexual bondage and discipline in sexual sadomasochism are far from being the vicious unleashing of male dominance, sadomasochism is typically the other way around. There exists only a “few” dominant men who want to indulge their sadistic fantasies of “beating” women. That in fact, it is women who want to indulge their fantasies of being phallically dominant. Of course, we could come to a conclusion that most men are probably “proper gentlemen who know how to behave and treat women” but the fact of the matter is there may be far more men willing to beat women during sex play than the evidence suggests. They just lack the financial backing to pay for and receive its entertainment. Surprisingly, it has been reported that top-level business executives and churchmen are the main solicitors for the position of “slave” in bondage and discipline in sadomasochistic sex play. They come to be punished, humiliated, frightened, and tormented to the limits of their endurance.

Sex and Electricity, Yep, it’s a thing!

In the practice of extreme pornography, the use of bondage and discipline in sexual acts of sadomasochism is a common theme. In some extreme pornography female actors as well as male actors may consent to be mildly electrocuted through the use of electric stimulation through the use of “e-stim sex toys.” Where once we witnessed the paraphernalia of sadomasochism in bondage and discipline as being traditionally boots, whips, chains, uniforms, etc. as the paraphernalia of state power and public punishments conversion into private sexual pleasures. We are now witnessing in the era of 21st-century technology a combining of the commercial consumer fetish of BDSM with the latest in e-technology (electronics, wireless electronic devices) in forms of bondage and discipline and sexual sadomasochism and its conversion onto a theatrical stage, albeit confined to the deranged mind, a hidden and clandestine use of power and dominance hidden behind a theatrical curtain. The use of electronic devices that deliver e-stim in the subjugation of powerless victims by powerful dominant.

Electroejaculation! Are you interested in knowing what it is?

Electroejaculation is a procedure used to obtain semen samples from sexually mature male mammals. The procedure is used for breeding programs and research purposes in various species, as well as in the treatment of ejaculatory dysfunction in human males. This procedure is used frequently with large mammals, particularly bulls and some domestic animals, as well as humans who have certain types of anejaculation. This is the pathological inability of a male to ejaculate despite obtaining an erection. Electroejaculation has also been used for cryo conservation of animal genetic resources where one would collect semen and keep it stored in low temperatures with the intent of conserving genetic material and future revival.

In humans, electroejaculation is usually carried out under a general anesthetic. An electric probe is inserted into the rectum adjacent to the prostate gland. The probe delivers an AC voltage, usually 12–24 volts sine wave at a frequency of 60 Hz, with a current limited to usually 500 mA, although some devices can generate currents of up to 1 A. The probe is activated for 1–2 seconds, referred to as a stimulus cycle. Ejaculation usually occurs after 2–3 stimulus cycles. Care must be taken when using currents greater than 500 mA, as tissue burns may result due to the heating of the probe. The stimulus voltage stimulates nearby nerves, resulting in contraction of the pelvic muscles and ejaculation.

In the movie “The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo”, a young woman who was sodomized anally by her rapist returns to the scene of the crime and uses an electrified cattle prod to sadistically assault the man as a form of “payback” for the wrongs committed by him.

Now, introducing new electrified sex toys and e-stim. Yes, this is just what it sounds like, sex toys that shock the skin and genitals on actual people’s bodies. Electrostimulation or e-stim via sex toys are having somewhat of a moment today. Adding an e-stim toy to certain erogenous zones can heighten sensitivity and deepen pleasurable feelings. “It gets right into those deep nerves and muscles.”

E-stim toys are toys that deliver controlled electric shock acutely, slightly sharp sparks to wherever the toy is placed on the body. They are not supposed to hurt, but rather stimulate. In the area of wireless hand-held devices, I wonder “can these e-toys be biologically implanted and controlled through remote, wireless devices? Perhaps even by a “rogue” operator? Is this what the phenomenon known as the electronically targeted individual is all about? Control of the human body, and the human mind, via remote wireless signals to stimulate/sedate (e.g., torture) a human victim?

Some men enjoy having their testicles tantalized with simulation (e.g., licking, tickling, sucking) and now the latest trend in sex toys are electronic devices that deliver, to the gonads, nipples, inner thigh, anal regions, a mild form of electrocution in the form of electronic stimulation (e-stim). Much like the cattle prods, farmers use to shock the backside of their heifers in order to direct and move them into the area they wish the livestock to be. For beginners, one source recommends the “Doc Johnson Stinger Wand.” It is also called the “Stinger Electro-Play Wand” and it retails for about $39.99 at www.lovehoney.com/bondage/electro-medical-fetish/ if you’re interested in providing your “love honey” some extra stimulation. This product is recommended for beginners because it is user friendly and provides a starting point for people interested in e-stim toys. It resembles a cattle prod used by farmers except it is made of red and black plastic instead of metal.

E-stim toys aren’t just limited to external play either. There are some toys on the market that are meant to be inserted or worn and can cause muscle contractions to those specific areas (think nipples, vagina, anus).

I have been studying psychology and psychoanalysis, in particular, the internalizing and externalizing of psychopathologies. Externalizing pathologies that give rise to deviant desires, in particular bondage and discipline and sexual sadomasochism. Most recently we have witnessed the development of phenomenon called the Targeted Individual (TIs) and the electronically Targeted Individual (eTIs). Reviewing the psychoanalytic literature of primal scene fantasies based on Freudian theory, theories in matricide, and the development of commercial consumer BDSM fetish, it shouldn’t be that difficult to see how the phenomenon of the TI and the eTI are connected to the primal scene and is a by-product of hi-tech commercial consumer fetishism in combination with the commercial consumer BDSM fetish.

Source References:

Richard von Krafft-Ebing. Psychopathia Sexualis, trans. Franklin S. Klaf. New York. Stein & Day, 1965. For analyses on the discourse of perversion and sexual deviance.

Jeffrey Weeks. Against Nature: Essays on History, Sexuality, and Identity. London. Rivers Oram, 1991. For analyses on the discourse of perversion and sexual deviance.

Jonathan Dollimore. Sexual Dissidence: Augustine to Wilde, Freud to Foucault. Oxford. Clarendon, 1991. For analyses of the discourses on perversion and sexual deviance.

Mcclintock, A. (1993). Maid to Order: Commercial Fetishism and Gender Power. Social Text, p. 87–116. Published by Duke University Press.

Kaplan, Louise J. (1987). Female Perversions: The Temptations of Emma Bovary. New York. Doubleday. Translation Copy 1991 by Louise J. Kaplan.

Holmes, Lucy. (2008). The Internal Triangle: New Theories of Female Development. New York. Jason Aronson.

Engle, Gigi. (2019). These E-Stim Sex Toys Zap You With Electricity — and You Might Actually Like It.” www.menshealth.com. Published online January 8, 2019. Accessed online February 12, 2021. https://www.menshealth.com/sex-women/a25799460/e-stim-sex-toys/

Electroejaculation. Wikipedia.org. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electroejaculation. Accessed online February 12, 2021.

LoveHoney.com “The Sexual Happiness People” Online Retailer of Sex Toys, Clothing, and Supplies. Of particular interest is their “bondage” section the “electro-medical-fetish.” Accessed February 12, 2021.

https://www.lovehoney.com/bondage/electro-medical-fetish/pain-sensation-play/p/doc-johnson-the-stinger-electro-play-wand/a38583g71097.html

https://www.lovehoney.com/bondage/electro-medical-fetish/electro-sex-toys/p/electrastim-em140-sensavox-power-unit-dual-channel-electrosex-kit/a13006g13042.html

https://www.lovehoney.com/bondage/electro-medical-fetish/electro-sex-toys/p/electrastim-em60-m-flick-electrosex-stimulator-multipack-set/a26592g41294.html

Friedersdorf, Connor. (2013). “The Ethics of Extreme Porn: Is Some Sex Wrong Even Among Consenting Adults?” The Atlantic. May 16, 2013. Accessed February 21, 2021. https://www.theatlantic.com/sexes/archive/2013/05/the-ethics-of-extreme-porn-is-some-sex-wrong-even-among-consenting-adults/275898/

Other sources to consider not cited in the paper:

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

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

Freud, Sigmund. (1924). The dissolution of the Oedipus Complex. Standard Edition. Volume 19. London: Hogarth Press.

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

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

Dickes, R. (1963). Fetishistic Behavior: A Contribution to Its Complex Development and Significance. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, 11(2), 303–330.

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

Gibson, M. (2020). Deceptive Sexual Relations: A Theory of Criminal Liability. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Advance Article,

Conaghan, .J. (2019). The Essence of Rape. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 39(1),

Sanders, Laura. (2021). Can privacy coexist with technology that reads and changes brain activity? Sciencenews.org. Published online February 11, 2021. Accessed February 11, 2021. https://www.sciencenews.org/article/technology-brain-activity-read-change-thoughts-privacy-ethics?utm_source=email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=latest-newsletter-v2&utm_source=Latest_Headlines&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Latest_Headlines

Gilbert, Ben. (2021). Elon Musk says Neuralink implanted a chip in a monkey’s brain, and now he can play video games using his mind. Business Insider. MSN.com. Published online February 1, 2021. Accessed February 11, 2021. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/elon-musk-s-neuralink-implanted-a-chip-into-a-monkey-s-brain-and-now-he-can-play-video-games-using-his-mind/ar-BB1di71k

Elizalde, Elizabeth. (2021). Elon Musk says Neuralink could start implanting chips in human brains ‘later this year’. NYPost.com. Published online February 3, 2021. Accessed February 12, 2021. https://nypost.com/2021/02/03/elon-musk-neuralink-could-start-implanting-brain-chips-later-this-year/

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

WRITTEN BYKaren Barna

Mother, Daughter, Gardener, Student, Graduate, Cook, Care-Giver, Lover of Books, Reader of Philosophy, Interested in Psychoanalysis

Ethics of Extreme Porn: Are some kinds of sex intrinsically degrading, even if they’re consensual?”

Commercial Fetishism of BDSM

In the back of the book “Consensual Violence: Sex, sports and the politics of injury” by Jill D. Weinberg I found an online newspaper resource called The Atlantic and their published article “The Ethics of Extreme Porn: Is Some Sex Wrong Even Among Consenting Adults? A defense of consent as a lodestar of sexual morality.”The article discusses the ethos of consent in the practice of sexual bondage and discipline. The author seems to support the act of consent even in morally debasing acts of sexual pleasure. But what many people may not realize that what plays into these consensual depraved sexual acts is almost always a person’s personal history with abuse, and it most certainly plays into acts that are not consensual like rape and sexual assault. What is acted out in the bedroom in sex-play has been shaped by our early childhood experiences with the primal scene and one’s creative primal scene phantasies in response to a traumatic event. Conor Friedersdorf suggests reading the n + 1 magazines article “What Do You Desire?” which recounts a woman’s experience when a group of San Franciscans crowded into a basement to watch and participate as a diminutive female porn actress who has consented very specifically to being bound with rope, gagged, slapped, mildly electrocuted, and sexually penetrated in almost every way. Although this woman was a paid actress in a porn shoot, many who practice BDSM are victims of sexual and physical abuse. In the mindset of sexual freedom the article touts “You can have whatever you desire, even if you choose hell, then we will call it good, because it is freely chosen,” and brings you pleasure.” The result is the result of chaos and nihilism and when the only way to transcendence is believed to be through the indulgence of one’s sexual desires freely. In a world of human beings whose history details for us period irruptions of violence and excessive abuses of humanity, one must marvel that history’s most free, wealthy people “use their liberty to degrade each other and to choose to be degraded.” Consent isn’t enough to guarantee that sexual behavior is moral. Yet we live in a world that evaluates a person behavior by looking at their accumulated wealth, their credit score, their bank accounts, how timely they pay their bills and taxes, along with security background checks, and none of those things provide any indication that the person actually possesses an ounce of morality. In an excerpt from Weinberg’s book she writes:

“A second example reveals that courts set up a comparison between BDSM and sports to routinely vitiate a person’s consent on the basis of incapacity. In People v. Samuels (1967), the defendant filmed and starred in a pornographic movie where he unclothed, gagged, whipped, and lashed another man with a riding crop. During the trial, the defendant testified that the man fully consented to starring in and participating in the activities featured on the film. Although the prosecution never located the other man to testify, the court dismissed the possibility that the victim had the capacity to consent to this behavior: “It is a matter of common knowledge that a normal person in full possession of his or her mental faculties does not freely and seriously consent to the use upon his or her self of force likely to produce great bodily harm. Those persons that do freely consent to such force and bodily injury no doubt require the enforcement of the very [criminal] laws that were enacted to protect them and other humans.” Ultimately, the court concluded that “consent of the victim is not generally a defense to assault or battery, except in a situation involving ordinary physical contact or blows incident to sports such as football, boxing or wrestling (Weinberg, 2016, p. 10).”

Primal scene phantasies already have encoded in them the actions that make up the male-sexual and female-sexual stereotypes. Actions emanating out of this scene of early childhood may go on to provide the child sexual pleasure in actions that dehumanize and debase other objects. We see the primal scene played out in acts of war. It is a theatre stage set in the interest of “a theatre of cruelty” where power is derived from the belief that mastery is synonymous with dominance and that weakness is synonymous with submission and the female fate is beneath the power dominant phallic aggression, regardless of biological gender. It further complicates and exploits the gender politic by placing “submissives” in subservient positions and denying them power. It is a theatre stage not set inequality, but rather a representation of a disproportionate power dynamic. With regard to the law, the making of consent is not unfettered but not vested with one source; it is a dialectic between ordinary people and the law, the social reality that orders relationships within a prescribed legal category. The law is not so much concerned with a person freely given consent, as much as it is with the social and moral value of the activity to which she is consenting. The courts find the violence employed in acts of BDSM a vitiation of what the meaning of love is supposed to inscribe. That is, the violence of BDSM is seen as a depraved and corrupt invalidation of what love is supposed to entail. It is for this reason, even when consent is freely given, it will not be recognized by the courts.

I find it interesting that “mild electrocution” was used in the making of the pornography film against the diminutive female porn star and this makes me wonder about BDSM, in the theatre of cruelty, and the use of electromagnetic frequency stimulation on the bodies of targeted individuals suffering from electronic assaults.

The question remains. “Are some kinds of sex degrading or immoral even if they’re consensual?” What do you think?

Sources:

Friedersdorf, Conor. (2013). “The Ethics of Extreme Porn: Is Some Sex Wrong Even Among Consenting Adults? A defense of consent as a lodestar of sexual morality. The Atlantic. Published online May 16, 2013. Retrieved online February 7, 2021. https://www.theatlantic.com/sexes/archive/2013/05/the-ethics-of-extreme-porn-is-some-sex-wrong-even-among-consenting-adults/275898/

Witt, Emily. (2013) “What Do You Desire?” n + 1 Magazine. Issue 16: Double Bind. Published Spring 2013. Retrieved online February 7, 2021. https://nplusonemag.com/issue-16/essays/what-do-you-desire/

Menopause and Beyond: One Daughter’s Experience With Her Aging Mother

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Freud believed the elderly were incapable of benefiting anything from psychoanalysis. “Freud (1905, 264), writing about who is fit to treat, asserted that “near or above the age of fifty, the elasticity of the mental processes on which the treatment depends is, as a rule lacking. Old people are no longer educable.” (1)

In reading a case study of a ninety-four, terribly infirm woman, and contrary to Freud’s postulate, Lucy Holmes seems to think that even in extreme old age a person is capable of resolving unresolved issues of infancy and the relationship to the pre-Oedipal mother. In old age patients regress to childlike states in which they take great joy in being nurtured again. Like the pre-Oedipal infant at the nursing breast, a sense of comfort and safety can be won. However, regarding menopause and speaking from my own personal experience, I also believe some individuals regress to both childlike and adolescent states during menopause. Just as in adolescence, there is a surge of both libido and aggression in menopause. If a woman’s maternal introject is a perception of her being fat, castrated, weak, slob of a mother and this, typically speaking, would be projected onto the self in what psychoanalysts call introjective identification. But what if the daughter didn’t introjectively identify with her maternal object? It is my opinion that homosexual women, or heterosexual women who don’t identify with their maternal introjects, may not demonstrate the negative self-talk that many menopausal women do experience.

Speaking from personal experience, I see the great pleasure and joy my mother takes in humiliating me, a caregiver who, like her own mother, occasionally confronts her with difference. Her spiteful spirit is a reflection of her past experiences and character profile. It is my opinion that at one time during her childhood development she was made to feel weak, small, and powerless. During the times she seeks to humiliate me, she seems to take great joy in it. So, it is my opinion, that at these times she regresses to that childlike state where once powerless, castrated, filled with penis envy, she manages to make herself feel powerful and omnipotent by squashing the object of her humiliation and/or difference and conflict. I wrote a post called The Object Humiliator: Theory Explained where I attempt to explain this form of passive-aggressive attack.

Recently, I corrected her on one of her opinions, backing my statement up with academic, accredited, factual, collegiate information. Let me explain. She always has claimed to have idealized her mother by saying, “I would never talk that way to my mother! I respected and loved my mother because she did the best she could for me!” Of course, my mother is projectively identifying herself through this delusional image of her “perfect mother” (the “good breast” version of herself) because it has been a defensive mechanism she puts in place to elude confrontation with difference. This mechanism is put in place to help her elude the work of a deeper investigation into why the other person is confronting her with “conflict.” This mechanism also helps her to elude confronting and coming to terms with her own “bad parts” and acceptance of her imperfect self.

What my mother expects from us daughters is undying love and allegiance. That means you can’t confront her with your own difference of opinion. Your actions are expected to reflect accommodation to her wishes and desires because this makes her life easier. If it doesn’t, well, then that would be like turning your back on “the crown”. Another one of her favorite sayings is, “I’m a tit for tat kinda person.” This phrase means if you do something against me, I’m going to do something against you. An eye for an eye if you will. This is how my mother has presented herself to me over the years I have known her. Another one of her favorite phrases is, “It is what it is.” This statement is another attempt at eluding responsibility for taking action.

No one idealizes their mother that much. All mothers possess good and bad traits. Respect and love of a person come not from solely loving their idealized parts but from understanding that they are possessing both good and bad traits. We all do! And the truth is, my mother would occasionally be disrespectful to her husband, to us children, and to others who upset or wronged her in some way. This is normal. People get disgruntled about loss. People get mad. She would sometimes scream at us growing up. The truth is my mother doesn’t like being told when she is wrong. She does not want to be corrected. She doesn’t want to be yelled at and she certainly doesn’t want to waste her time trying to understand why YOU are upset. She can be psychically cut-off. Everything is expected to go smoothly in her “idealized world.” Is it because she’s too old? Is what Freud asserted true? That “near or above the age of fifty, the elasticity of the mental processes on which the treatment depends is, as a rule lacking? Old people are no longer educable?” Some psychoanalysts don’t believe so.

For my mother to carry around this delusional belief about her “perfect” idealized mother would be similar to a young woman carrying around the delusion that her fiancee is “absolutely perfect” for the rest of her married life! As the years go by, as we all know, we are all confronted with the reality that our idealized lover is in fact “not absolutely ideal.” That he has “good and bad parts” to his personality and that marriage is not a “perfect bed of roses.”

The Expulsion of Internalized Objects

During menopause, and beyond, women have to re-confront their maternal introjects. That is, their mothers. There can be a move, during menopause, and beyond, toward anger and aggression directed at our early childhood introjects. As women must confront their aging bodies, and the loss of their youth, which prepares us ultimately for the loss of control in advanced old age, it is not surprising that some may become confrontational and aggressive. This type of confrontation in women, which starts during menopause, sparks a move to try and expel the maternal introject from her body and psyche. Other psychology related to this fact are the diseases of anorexia, bulimia, and self-cutting. This expulsion of the maternal object is fueled by aggression and is part of the regression of the infantile position, the anal-sadistic fantasies that Freud described and since our early childhood introjects are the first objects that confronted us with difference, it’s not surprising that aggression should be locked-up with these experiences.

The overriding theme of female development has been the internalization of and identification with objects in one’s early childhood relational world. How we unconsciously identify with these objects may remain hidden from us, but through careful inspection and analysis, we can uncover what these objects represent to us. For example, my analysis of my mother taking great joy in humiliating me perhaps is, in part, due to her hidden identification with me which has become less about me being her daughter and more to do with me being a projection of her husband, my father. I look like my father. I even identified with my father growing up more so than my mother in my early development. My father was the first generation born of an Italian immigrant family and, like him, I have dark Italian features. The parts of me which represent her difference, are the parts of me that she might find repulsive; lack of allegiance, desire for independence, youthful age, academic knowledge, remembrances of humiliations she endured from my father during their marriage, may all be hidden and unconscious to her.

Of course, at the root of all this difference are the internalized identifications with our original objects – the Mother, Father, Self triangulation. However, Juliette Mitchell bought sibling lateral relationships into the fray with her book “Madmen and Medusas: Reclaiming hysteria.” My mother was one of six siblings. One of her siblings, my aunt, disclosed to me when I was a young pre-adolescent girl that when my mother was little she would “beat her.” “Oh, I beat her ass!” she proclaimed. I often wondered if these “beatings” my mother endured in childhood were the result of her psychic splitting. I found this woman to be totally repulsive as she took great joy and laughter in telling me the story of her indiscretions against my young mother. How could I forget the way she licked her dentures, after consuming a meal at our table, placing her teeth right there for all of us to see, lite a cigarette, and relaxed back in the chair. Horrible etiquette!! Now, I wish I could go back and ask her what made my mother deserve such harsh discipline?

My final thought is this if female development has been the internalization of and identification with objects from our early childhood relational world, and if during menopause a woman attempts to expel her mother from her body and psyche, how does this relate to, and what does this say about women who wish to humiliate the female objects in their relational world by making them that fat, castrated, weak, slob of a mother through the process of projective identification? Are these desires to humiliate not tied to the infantile world of anal sadistic fantasy? Could not some of the sexually deviant fetishes of Body Inflation Fantasies be rooted in humiliating this maternal Object Other? To consider deviance related to forms of this sexual fetish please click on the link below. Video may contain sexually explicit images. Viewer discretion is advised.

https://xhamster.com/videos/inflatable-latex-suit-6226636

Source Reference:

(1) Lucy Holmes. (2008) The Internal Triangle: Theories in Female Development. New York. Jason Aronson.

Addressing Christopher Bollas’ Unthought Known and The Art of Reading Silence (Revised)

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“The Shadow of the Object” Artwork by T. Noble and S. Webster entitled “Miss Understood Mr. Meanor”

“Dickinson’s “Tell all the Truth but tell it slant” speaks for writers who in every century have been inhibited both by economic dependence and by the knowledge that the true writer signifies assertion while true woman signifies submission.” (1)

“Woman,” the symbolic figure of classical myth, possessor of gifts and nurturer to souls, has been oppressed for centuries until movements initiated at the end of the nineteenth century would change woman’s choices and opportunities. Change began on a large social scale with various movements initiating social progress, a much needed social evolution toward true equality and civility. Although women began to see change at a social level, women still struggle in their personal lives against the forces of coercive control by abusive men, and a number of woman, who remain paranoid against the maternal symbolic.

Psychoanalyst Christopher Bollas coined the term “unthought known” to represent those experiences known in some way to the individual, but also about that which the individual is unable to process consciously. At it’s most compelling, the unthought known refers to preverbal, unschematised early experience/trauma that determine behavior unconsciously, barred from conscious thought. (2) To explain how one feels compelled to perform a behavior but unable to think more deeply and consciously why one desires to perform that behavior.

I want to draw a parallel here to my experience with cyberstalking and electromagnetic frequency stimulation (torture/targeting) using the imaginary symbolism and Bollas’ unthought known displayed in repetitive drives of psychosis which have been expressed in classical mythical symbolism, classical literature, poetry and classical philosophy and explained by psychoanalysis, and also how coercive control is used to manipulate victims and conceal itself through deceptive (intimidation, fear, gaslighting and the unseen world of physics) by the controller.

First, the use of cyberstalking and electromagnetic frequency torture/targeting registers victimization in the imaginary realm of the mythical, that is the world of the unseen where speech/text is concealed in metaphor/symbolism. In psychoanalysis we use classical myths to help us interpret silence rendered through the symbolic. The silence, or unspoken text, reveals itself to the analyst and the analsand much like Christopher Bollas’ “unthought known.” Those behaviors and drives that shape our repetitive behaviors acquired before the formation of language or those experience which may be repressed because they are too painful for the subject to process.

When I first began experiencing the torture of electromagnetic frequency waves/signals to my body, it was like language or the ability to articulate what was happening to me had been stolen. It was because of these invisible electro-magnetic frequency signals, that the untouchable “touching” me through the unseen world of physics that I could only at first draw or paint what was happening to me. Christopher Bollas writes,

“Ever since I began clinical work with autistic and schizophrenic children, I have been interested in understanding the representation of one’s being through object relations as well as narrative content. The autistic child cannot tell you how he feels or what his psyche is made of; he can only show you, and this he does quite well if the clinician is willing to be used as an object and to be guided via his own internal world through the subject’s memory of his object relations.”(2)

Was some one trying to make me appear “autistic?” Like Lisa Ostriker documented in “The Thieves of Language: Women Poets and Revisionist Mythmaking” the female’s literature of the women’s movement in history displayed a wish to breakdown the patriarchy hegemony. She wrote,

“When Elaine Marks surveys the ecriture feminine movement in Paris, she observes that in their manifestos of desire “to destroy the male hegemony” over language, “the rage is all the more intense because the writers see themselves as prisoners of the discourse they despise.” (pg. 69) (1)

With the advancement of new technologies, wireless communications, lap-top computers, smartphones, devices that share real time location, along with the development of implanted devices that deliver electromagnetic frequency stimulation and respond to magnetic fields in an attempt to manage or cure disease, the high-jacking of a person’s central nervous system is not at all far fetched. The high-jacking of a person’s central nervous system, which attempts to re-appropriate language and behavior to the usurper/controller. This attempt acts much like the targeting and grooming used by predators on college campuses to appropriate sex for young men from young women. Except in this scenario, these predators/controllers use drugs and alcohol to alter the conscious state of the women being targeted. One could say it is the technology in which “predators/controller make their art speak for themselves.” This is the technology of coercive control used from the point of psychiatric healthcare to domestic violence right down to human torture standpoints. I believe Michel Foucault was trying to explain the subtle use of power when he wrote The Subject and Power.

“…..controllers take any deviation from routine or expectations, any mistake or accident, as a sign of disloyalty. As missteps accumulate, some victims lose their sense of efficacy entirely, the feeling that what they do makes a difference or could do so…..” (pg. 280) (3)

This technology is the reason why it has taken me so long to actually articulate what was happening to me. Upon first articulation, all I could do was draw and expression, then I attempted to paint the expression. The controller holds in their hand the power to disable me intellectually. My brother, a former NSA analyst, once responded to me after I told him, “Your learned college and personal experience can never be taken from you. The ability to know what you know from your past experience and collegiate learning is always yours and belongs to nobody else.” He responded, “Yes they can.” At first I didn’t understand what he was talking about but, I now know he was talking about perspecticide.

Perhaps the most dangerous aspect of abuse is something called Perspecticide. Perspecticide is disabling a person from knowing what they already know. (pg. 267)(3) This is done in a number of ways. One way is through intimidation, fear and gas lighting. More recently, the use of electronic implants that respond to magnetic fields such as GPS tracking and radio waves transmissions are being used to make cyber warfare even more lethal than previously known. If you think about how rapidly advanced technology was disseminated over a small period of time with computers, cell phones and other electronic devices that share real time location with others, video surveillance of home and office that stream in real time across devices locations of targets, implants that work off of electromagnetic frequency, it is not impossible to imagine how one might successfully target, torture, abuse, and shorten the life of a targeted subject. At the root of all this clandestine operation is an insatiable desire to control the target. Control of a target subject for financial gain, or the appropriation of services, or just for the sheer enjoyment of humiliating a victim. (4)

By 1997, many households were equipped with a home computer. By 2003 many people had mobile cellular telephones and by 2006 onward the first generation of smartphones and android phones were being introduced to the public. These devices would revolutionalize how we work, play, and live. It also revolutionalized how crime operates in a world suffering from socio-economic inequality.

“The majority of mass murderers are person’s with paranoid personality configuration (including at the more severe end, paranoid schizophrenia) – typically associated with a deep sense of disgruntlement and unfairness.” ~Michael H. Stone, MD (5)

The electronic targeting of individuals for the purpose of destabilizing, dismantling, or rendering them “inoperative” so that the competition is unfairly stacked in the perpetrator’s/controller’s direction are plentiful. In finance, the stock market, and real estate, federal cases of theft abound across the nation! Individuals stealing large sums of money from former employees, banks, clients, the use Ponzi schemes, wire fraud and money laundering are constantly being reported by the US Department of Justice as well as a host of other crimes including cyberstalking, murder, trafficking drugs and sex workers, and gang/mafia activity.

In On Matricide, Chapter 9, “Who’s Afraid of Clytmenstra?” Jacobs writes,

“Orestes’ sword is revealed as a vulnerable instrument that can neither satisfy nor kill/defend against the primitive mother of his early infancy. It is as if the breast is laughing at him, mocking his grandiose charade with his wavering sword, inducing the most intense sense of shame and inadequacy (leading to impotence) and invoking the profound inequality between baby and mother [between Subject and Object] that underlies the phantasy of phallic power/domination ….Clytemenstra’s breast can just as much signify a maternal jouissance whose enigmatic pleasure activates the most primitive envy and fear in Orestes: envy of the mother’s breast, her creativity and generative power, fear of being castrated and swallowed up into the dreaded first home.” (pg. 115) (6)

Here Jacobs describes in mythical analysis the paranoid state that drives Bollas’ “unthought known” and many unconscious fantasies and repetition drives. Man’s first interactions with his Object relational world is at the mother’s breast, the preoedipal phase, preverbal experience that may determine one’s unconscious fantasies and future behavior. After to which follows the Oedipal experience surrounding the experience of loss and separation from the maternal love Object.

In the psychoanalysis of the female body, a choice percentage of women view pregnancy as humiliating. Some feminists even view it as just another way male patriarchy enslaves women by appropriate and monopolizing her gifts and services for masculine agendas. Julia Kristeva writes in “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 this 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 traditionally representations are wittingly or unwittingly accepted by the “broad mass” of women and men.” (pg. 134)(7)

Some women even need extensive psychoanalysis before embarking on the journey of motherhood, so frightening is this experience not only because of its disfigurement but because it could, at its worst, end in death. (8) Because of this fact, some psychotic female’s may possess fantasies involving images of women they despise being denigrated by bodily disfigurement such as pregnancy. It is my belief that some women who engage in the sexual deviant practice of inflation fantasies may possess such psychotic fantasies and derive enjoyment watching, as this form of the maternal symbolic is carried out on a female canvas through immobilizing the subject by constricting movement due to over inflation wearing a rubber suit that feeds compressed air into it. (pg.95-105) (9)

“This confusion seems to be due not only to the fantasies of oral incorporation leading to introjective identification, but at the same time to impulses and fantasies in the patient of entering inside the object with the whole or parts of his self, leading to projective identification.” (Rosenfeld, 1952) (10)

These kind of fantasies are typically seen in male paranoia over the female symbolic order and we can look to the sexual deviance of BDSM fantasies with “Doms” and “Subs.” Devices that deliver electromagnetic frequency signals/torture may be appropriated by some female psychopath or male psychopaths as a way to further denigrate and humiliate their victims by inducing reduced mobility and increased bodily disfigurement.

“While Klein made it clear that normal and neurotic individuals would developmentally attempt to remain identified with the good, gratifying breast, while expelling or projecting the frustrations associated with the bad absent one, she also left considerable room for her students to fill out what the subjective experience might be like for the psychotic disorders.”(10)

One might ask the question what is the subterranean current flowing under this male-oriented expression of dominance (this negative language) of cyberstalking and targeting with electromagnetic frequency? What is its “mother tongue?” What lays at the root of this negativity? The same mechanisms that signify the intense sense of shame and inadequacy in the male during Oedipus also work in the same way for the female, which may initiate a paranoid state of delusional fear over another with the perceived loss of one’s own power. “In her hypotheses about the early stages of normal ego development, Klein posited that the projection of the infant’s early oral-sadistic and often destructive attacks on the breast resulted in the introjection of persecutory fears – and in the case of the psychotic disorders, there was an infinite dialectical potentiality for the processes to cycle and recyle in a most self-destructive fashion.” (10)

In the section “Speaking Silence” in the “Philosophy and the Maternal Body: Reading Silence,” Julia Kristeva names the problem:

“a woman has nothing to laugh about when the symbolic order collapses. She can enjoy it if, identifying with the mother’s vaginated body, she imagines herself thus to be the sublime repressed which returns in the fissures of the order. She can also easily die of it …. if, without successful maternal identification, the symbolic paternal order were her only tie to life.” (pg. 123) (7)

Here the mother tongue or negative language can be understood in terms of how the parents relate both to each other and to the child. Negative language is expressed through the symbolic. A female child rejecting the maternal order may dress androgynous or in full-masculine style. We can read this silence as a rejection of her gender orientation at birth. Likewise, we can read the silence of a male who, rejecting his masculinity, dresses in women’s clothing and presents his identity as the feminine. Thus, devices like wireless electromagnetic communications that deliver frequency signals, signals that can high-jack the central nervous system into silencing and muting the symbolic order, feminine verbal expression of an individual can be used for malevolent instead of benevolent means. Women and men who, for the purpose of having children and spouse, project an image of “the perfect family” with perfectly obedient children and a “trophy wife” or “trophy husband” may be identifying with the “good breast” and hiding elements of negative language. Nothing is that perfect. They may work hard to ward off anxiety tied to the ambivalent frustrating breast, that negative experience from childhood which can conceal itself so perfectly behind a neatly pressed military uniform or “perfect life.” Most of the time these behaviors are, for the most part, non-lethal and non-destructive but they can manifest as paranoid state against “inferior” or images that represent “the bad breast.” Desires, wishes, or fantasies to harness power over or possess these objects in order to eradicate them as part of their own manifesto. This is the narcissistic condition and paranoid personality represented over and over, time and again in American culture. We can also understand it as the projective identification in the psychoanalysis of psychotic states.

What lies at the root of the symbolic silencing of speech? The artist appropriates language to make it “speak” for his experience. That is, “he make it speak for himself.” If he cannot articulate it in text he must articulate it symbolically with his paint brushes. Thus if a man cannot appropriate the female of his choosing for himself, he must appropriate her symbolically through the imaginary – through the unseen world of imaginary symbolism where he positions himself aloft, like a God reigning over his children. This is the new age of iGen crime. It mimics the same old social divisions, that torn fabric of the social order based in male loss, symbolically remanifesting itself as violent male dominance; as God smiting the disobedient slave. Reiterated time, and time again through the violations of personal boundaries and private spaces, but this time at a distance so carefully veiled and concealed as to keep one’s hands so very neatly clean. Think of the lightening bolt cast down from the sky. The wrath of an angry God whose followers failed to worship him appropriately. Thus, the dominant exert their phallic dominance over “inferior” Subjects who have failed to come under his/her self-entitled subjective authority.

Thus, the victims question there experiences. Are these assaults imaginary? They are a part of the unseen order of things, much like Bollas “unthought known.” Or, are they real? Feeling the sway of a magnetic field as it passes through your body or the field latching on to you has a very distinct resemblance to an earlier experience from many a childhood. Anyone caught in the current or force of an ocean wave or river rapid knows its sway.

Understanding the specifics that make up the physics of magnetic fields, moving charges and electrical currents. All moving charged particles produce magnetic fields. Moving point charges, such as electrons, produce complicated but well known magnetic fields that depend on the charge, velocity, and acceleration of the particles. Neuroscientists studying pulsed electromagnetic physics state that the human brain can easily withstand EMP up to 100k/Vm without detrimental effect. But a small nuclear weapon generates 100k/Vm, so these weapons shouldn’t hurt us? Right? (11) Pulsed electromagnetic treatments are carried out in controlled settings, inside hospital facilities with medical staff present during the procedures. They are not suppose to be carried out while one walks about the privacy of their own home, the outside world, nor when one operates or drives their vehicle.

Like in the Matusiewicz’s case, a negative campaign against a target preceded the murder of Ms. Christine Belford. A negative campaign that utilized the Internet, the mail, and third parties (accomplices) to target and harass the victim. A negative campaign that utilized the negative language of projective identification of psychotic states. (3)

Source References:
(1) Ostriker, A. (1982). “The Thieves of Language: Women Poets and Revisionist Mythmaking.” Signs, 8(1), 68-90. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/3173482.
(2) Bollas, Christopher. The Shadow of the Object: Psychoanalyst of the Unthought Known. New York. Columbia University Press. (1987).
(3) Stark, Evan. Coercive Control: The Entrapment of Women in Personal Life. New York. Oxford University Press. (2007).
(4) McCall, Jamie M. “United States v. Matusiewicz: Lessons Learned From the First Federal Prosecution of Cyberstalking Resulting in Death.” Bulletin on Cyber Misbehavior, 64(3), 17-29 Retrieved from http://www.justice.gov/usao/file/851856/download.
(5) Stone, Michael MD. “Mass Murder, Mental Illness, and Men.” Violence and Gender. Vol. 2, No. 1, March 12, 2015.
(6) Jacobs, Amber. On Matricide: Myth, Psychoanalysis, and the Law of the Mother. New York. Columbia University Press. (2007).
(7) Walker, Michelle Boulous. Philosophy and the Maternal Body: Reading Silence. New York. Routledge. (1998).
(8) Balsam, Rosemary. Women’s Bodies in Psychoanalysis. East Essex, Canada. (2012).
(9) Gates, Katherine. Deviant Desires: Incredibly Strange Sex. New York. Juno Books. (2000).
(10) Aguayo, Joseph. “On understanding projective identification in the treatment of psychotic states of mind: The publishing cohort of H. Rosenfeld, H. Segal and W. Bion (1946-1957).” The International Journal of Psychoanalysis. Retreived from Wiley Online Library https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1745-8315.2008.00115.x
(11) Multanen J, Hakkinen A, Heikkinen P, Kautiainen H, Mustalampi S, Ylinen J. “Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy in the treatment of pain and other symptoms in fibromyalgia: A randomized controlled study.” Bioelectromagnetics. July 2018, 39(4), 405-413. Retrieved from US National Library of Medicine National Institute of Health https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29709070

Consent To Violence Is Never Meaningfully Constructed

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In the book, Consensual Violence: Sex, sports and the politics of injury novel approach to understanding consent, Jill D. Weinberg presents two case studies of activities in which participants engage in violent acts: competitive mixed martial arts (MMA) and sexual sadism and masochism (BDSM). Participants in both cases assent to injury and thereby engage in a form of social decriminalization, using the language of consent to render their actions legally and socially tolerable. Yet, these activities are treated differently under criminal battery law: sports, including MMA, are generally absolved from the charge of criminal battery, whereas BDSM often represents a violation of criminal battery law. Using interviews and ethnographic observation, Weinberg argues that where law authorizes a person’s consent to an activity, as in MMA, consent is not meaningfully constructed or regulated by the participants themselves. (1)

Constructing Consent To Violence With Regard To Targeting and Grooming Individuals

An argument could be postulated that implied consent was giving if the person being abused continues to return to the abuser, however, with regard to acts of domestic terrorism and in the domestic violence of BDSM the law often views these acts of criminal battery as vitiation of love. It is for this reason, a court of law will dissent in agreeing with the “consent” as being meaningfully constructed. Likewise, the use of electromagnetic frequency to coercively control another human being as they move about freely in a community should and can be considered an act of domestic terrorism. In the scope of retail employment, take for example an employee of a Shop-Rite grocery store, the employee’s job responsibilities may be to assistant and help the customers with intentions of promoting a positive shopping experience as well as a positive shopping environment for the shoppers shopping there. It is my opinion, that this line has become breached. If an employee steps over the bounds of his employment contract by violating another person’s personal privacy then he or she is no longer acting within the scope of their employment contract. And by violating the bounds of employment, I mean in breaching the personal privacy of feeling safe and secure in their person (the shopper) and personal effects. I do not enjoy being beaten with electromagnetic frequency signals. If it is, for some obtuse reason, assumed on the part of the perpetrator that I enjoy this simply because I return to the same places where I am bombarded with emf signals it is simply because I have little alternative as I am not in control of these events which are transpiring.

Constructing Consent To Violence With Regard To Bondage, Discipline, Dominance and Submission In Sadomasochism

“Orlan’s seventh surgical performance is titled “Omnipresence” because it was transmitted by satellite to galleries around the world. Orlan has become omnipresent; she is everywhere, not to be ignored or forgotten. She is tended to by doctors and nurses, and we, her audience, look on anxiously to ensure that she will survive. The repetitive quality of these performances reveals Orlan’s attempt at mastery over what appears to have been the original traumatic situation.” ~Unconscious Fantasies and the Relational World (2)

Upon discussing BDSM practices with another female who engages in such behavior it was disclosed to me one of the main reason’s for engaging in acts of consensual agreed upon sadism is for the nurturance in attending to the wounds after they have been inflicted by the male. In addition, it should be noted that the agreed upon sadism was in fact VERY ONE SIDED! That is to say, the female agreed to be beaten, hit, whipped, tortured, slapped, or whatever by the male sex partner. She, however, did not engage in reciprocating punishment unless it was asked of her and from what I gathered she was not the one who wanted to do the punishing as she herself did not derive any meaningful enjoyment from it. The enjoyment derived from this female was in the care and loving that came to her by the male after injuries were inflicted upon her. This sheds light on the psycho-sexual development of her as a young child. This speaks of a void, a rupture, a lack. I am actually reminded of Orlan, the famous artist, who would have her plastic surgeries performed live or prerecorded for an audience for the shocking effects of blood, and cutting into the skin. After these performances, she would be showered with get-well wishes, gifts, and flowers. A whole slew of attention sent to her by her worried followers. And by her own admission this is all done as the result of inattentive care by her mother. Orlan had reported that the only attention she received from her mother was when she fell ill. Thus, life makes art aspect of her work is reflected through her surgeries and get-well wishes.

With regard to consensual violence which is agreed upon it cannot be agreed upon in terms of meaningful content. Violence always leaves one the victor and the other the vanquished. These fantasies of agreed upon violence are part of castration fantasies that are little more than enactments which stage a seduction with which to deceive the onlooker to the true meaning of the act revolving around how a gender role is expected to be performed. It is for this reason it is not uncommon for men to act “macho” or aggressive while women act chaste, obedient and submissive. However, these staged enactments become perverse strategies with which we defend our psychic reality. Castration fantasies can be acted out upon others, as in revenge fantasies and as seen in the role of the “Top” of BDSM sex play or they can be acted out upon the self as seen in the role of the “Bottom” of BDSM sex play. Similarly, female enactments of “bottoms” can be viewed in terms of self castrating as seen in cases of anorexia, cutting, and excessive body manipulations (as in Orlan’s case above) in which these act ward off anxiety and/or help managing the loss of deserved acceptance.

More To Consider With Regard To The Formation Of Castration Fantasies

“Orlan’s is the grotesque body; it is Kristina’s (1982) abject body, one whose boundaries are unstable, ambiguous, open, excessive, and out of control. It is a body whose owner is regarded as impolite and aggressive, subversive albeit humorous. Whereas classic bodies, especially those of goddesses like the ones whose features Orlan dialogues with, are elevated on pedestals to distance themselves from the baser human realm; Orlan’s body lies down as its materiality is dissected and scrutinized.

Orlan shows us that the concept of beauty and the grotesque are more closely related than we would otherwise presume. Once we appreciate the connection between beauty and the grotesque, we can better understand the relationship between beauty and castration. If we consider woman’s need to deal with her body, which is constantly deemed lacking or incomplete (eg: never hairless, odorless, fashionable, or thin enough) – that is, “castrated” – then we can appreciate her need to make that body beautiful in order to attain the sense of wholeness associated with classical beauty. It could be argued, then, that it is not the penis that woman covets, but, rather, beauty, or at least the illusion of completeness that ideal beauty represents.

Orlan’s art, by dealing with issues of castration and beauty all at once, exposes modern woman’s plight: (1) considered incomplete, “castrated,” and seeking perfection; (2) monstrous and grotesque, castrating and frightening; and finally, (3) challenged to establish a new and more fluid standard of beauty, one that is constantly recreated. In direct opposition to the Pygmalion myth in which a man creates the woman of his desire, Orlan is the artist and the subject who creates herself in the images of her choice.” (2)

Click on the following link to learn more about the male’s desire to create the woman of his desire, also known as the Pygmalion Complex

Sources
Weinberg, Jill D. Consensual Violence: Sex, sports and the politics of injury. Oakland, CA. University of California Press (2016).

Feiner, Kenneth, Knafo, Danielle. Unconscious Fantasies and the Relational World. Hillside, NJ. The Analytic Press. (2006). Castration Fantasies and Sexual Difference and Mind Body Matters