An anthropological study of an aboriginal tribal village’s religious rituals has uncovered symbolic enactments, staged seductions, in which the ruling male class attempted to deceive the females. This ritual was written about by Bruno Bettelheim in his book Symbolic Wounds. It is a staged deception in performing a coming of age ritual, the religious initiation rite of young boys which thereby transforms them into men. These men attempt to metaphorically steal the woman’s vagina through an act of penile subincision. This surgical procedure marks the underside of the penis with scaring that resembles a woman’s vulva. It has psychoanalytically been viewed as vagina envy. Thus, it has been interpreted as attempting to steal the procreative power of the female. This stealing of the procreative power is an act of established dominance over what psychoanalysts imagine to be the “castrating mother figure.” In men who rape, the resulting act of rape is the side effect of some psychic threat to his power. Once the rape has been completed his psychic state returns to a state of equilibrium until some other “perceived threat“ acts upon it. Thus we see the repetitive cycle of a behavior pattern that cannot be fixed until he relinquishes his delusional fears that dictate complete control. “What psychoanalysis actually reveals is simply that boys attach their first genital affection to those maternal adults who have taken care of them. They develop their first sexual rivalry against the other persons who appear to them as owners of the maternal figure(s).” That is, those subjects (biological females) who have been endowed with the same genital apparatus as the mother.
“I have come to understand that types of behavior that appear to be and that could be interpreted as expressions of the most violent hostility, of “the id in the raw,” are actually the result of frantic efforts by the ego to re-establish it’s (rational) control over a total personality overwhelmed by irrational instinctual forces.” ~Bruno Bettelheim, Symbolic Wounds
Little girls undergo a form of genital attachment to the affection of those maternal adults who have taken care of them as well. This has been theorized about in psychoanalytic theories addressing homosexuality. However, these genital attachments do not necessarily have to manifest as homosexual desire but can manifest as perverse strategies that “deal” with other women in intersubjective relations. Envy and jealousy are found at the roots of these theories as was uncovered in the male tribe members’ vagina envy. The metaphorical stealing of another woman’s sexuality has been seen in acts of men who rape women, in acts of disfigurement, clitorectomy, and markings. These types of violent acts are predominantly done by males and have been historically dictated by religious ruling authorities. (1) But since we now know that predatory female psychopathic personalities are distinctly different than that of male psychopaths, it becomes imperative that we understand the social manipulations performed by these females. The female psychopath does not typically control her environment through violent acts of force as a means of quelling her anxieties and fears. Women approach the management of castration fears in a much different way. Hysterical anxiety was a disorder that was predominantly assigned to women. That is, in lateral jealousy in response to a fear of displacement by women living in polygynous societies, such as those of northern Somalia. The wife who fears replacement develops a ritualized mode of behavior which can range in a diverse variety of human behaviors. (2) Some of these behaviors may become morbid and sadistic modes of “dealing” with others in intersubjective relations. Since I’ve learned from other social scientists studying in the field of violence that the female psychopath maintains a high priority of impression management, it is no wonder that female psychopaths are more likely to get away with the antisocial acts they commit. The number one attribute of psychopathy is camouflage. These women are more likely to commit offenses against someone they know, rather than complete strangers. That is, someone they may already have an established intimate relationship with. The top three character traits may be pathological lying, conning and manipulative behavior, antisocial and criminal activity. Since competition is a very common human aspect of everyday living, as it is in many animal species, it makes sense these individuals would want to control their environments in antisocial ways. (3)
Women are caregivers, and may already be well versed in understanding their role in the social hierarchy of established power. Thus, establishing felt security may be an early learned social skill that provides the best method of success. They are, are they not, the guardians for the well-being of their husbands and children. Already groomed for second class status, it is this very status that supports their necessity to, not only utilize the best modes of behavior but find the best avenues that will promote her success.(5) It is, in my opinion, for this reason, women make excellent female intelligence operatives. Whereas men use brute force, women look for subtle angles and avenues that don’t require physical violence utilizing coercive control like sex or the physical attributes of her sexuality. (6) This has nothing to do with mathematical computation. Bees like honey. Honey traps are successful in capturing bees.
When the misfiring of genital attachment manifests in female psychopathy it represents a splitting of the psyche. This psyche splitting has been labeled the paranoid-schizoid position. (7) However, this only addresses one element found at the core of identity. There are many different personality disorders with varying character traits. Although personality disorders are considered part of the paranoid-schizoid position, a diagnosis like Borderline Personality Disorder, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, and Dissociative Personality Disorder will additionally reveal specific behavioral traits. In any event, the aboriginal tribe that was the focus of Bettelheim’s book clearly demonstrates a paranoid character trait in dealing with their female counterparts in attempts at establishing their power dominance.
When the misfiring of genital attachment manifests in female psychopathy it can manifest itself in one of two primary ways in terms of predominant expression; (1) primary masochistic (sadism against the self) or (2) primary sadistic (sadism against others).When primary masochism manifests itself in identity we see disorders like bulimia, anorexia, self-cutting, trichotillomania, and the desire of the female to be beaten during acts of sexual intercourse (playing the bottom) in sex and bondage. It has also been postulated that women tend to be more masochistic by nature due to their desire to have children (self-induced pain that may repeat given the number of pregnancies and the self-sacrifice of motherhood. This same scenario of repeating pain is seen in women who enjoy sadomasochistic sex).
When primary sadism manifest itself what we see are acts that use passive-aggressive modes of violence against others. We witness staged seductions, enactments that incorporate pathological lying against another. Acts such as prostitution where the woman acts sexually interested to satisfy male sexual desire. These acts by women use their bodies as props in staged seductions such as entertainment acts of burlesque (exotic dancers). We also witness the conning and manipulation of people for personal gain. Attempts at bolstering one’s superiority by tearing down another with manipulative lies. (8)(9)(10)(11) We witness other modes of antisocial behavior as well that are typically seen in the narcissistic personalities of spoiled teenage cheerleaders who taunt and bully other girls. Except these female personalities are grown, adults. Cruel, callous, and unsympathetic modes of social actions in intersubjectivity relations. When females become envious or jealous over other females’ attributes or achieved successes we witness the public shaming of female personalities over social media regarding their parenting styles. It is almost as if the female psychopath says, “Well if I can’t have what she has, I’m going to destroy her image and reputation.”This enactment can be compared to the aboriginal tribe’s behavior discussed in Symbolic Wounds as the act of stealing the female’s sexuality through ritualistic enactment of penile subincision.(12) Except these psychopathic women aren’t stealing the genital apparatuses of their targets, they are attacking the female’s identity at the core. That is, by attempting to damage their reputations, image, and egos. This is equivalent to the stealing of their procreative power in an act of established dominance, much like rape. It is an attempt to overthrow them. This enactment is done in what psychoanalysts imagine to be an enactment of overthrowing the “castrating mother figure.” (13)
When these female personalities engage in violent fights, they typically do not impose or sustain any real injury. Pulling hair, pushing, shoving, slapping, and scratching with nails in envious or jealous fits of anger. Two of the main reasons female psychopathy may remain well hidden is because one, they are experts at manipulating and conning their male and female counterparts; and two, the injuries imposed rarely cross any criminal lines as the physical injury is minimal. Most people have a tendency to overlook small losses. Especially small losses of bruised egos which culminate in no real property damage. These female personalities may generate conflicts or high conflicts perhaps even an assault but since they are primarily victimizing the people they know, the people they know either tolerate it, get rid of them entirely, or confront the narcissistic psychopath. And since they are really good at impression management these psychopaths are very successful in conning others such as co-workers superiors into believing their lies.
It is my opinion that these female psychopaths go on campaigns to tear down another’s reputation. Social media and cyberbullying campaigns would be their desired mode of attack because it is passive-aggressive. These attacks are more difficult to uncover and many people, no longer wanting to be hassled, may just walk away from their social media platforms or have their accounts deleted. I believe Facebook traced the social media smear campaign of the 2016 election against Donald Trump to a Russian female. I don’t know if the Russian female was a bogus identity or not, but this may help prove my case.
We can interpret further through a reading of Chasseguet-Smirgel’s Creative Perversions and the anal-sadistic universe (sadism) in Chapter 3, Narcissism and Perversion the following quote:
“On the one hand with the help of certain mechanisms he rejects reality and refuses to accept any prohibition; on the other hand, in the same breath he recognizes the danger of reality, takes over the fear of the danger as a pathological symptom, and tries subsequently to divest himself of the fear.” (14)
Subnote: This post was originally published over proclivitiesprinciplewisdom.wordpress.com on May 30, 2019. It has been edited for proper grammar and spelling. I wrote this post before I became accustomed to collecting my source of references. The below list is a “best guess” recollection at some of the various books I had been reading at that time. It also includes some journal articles acquired after it was published that are relevant to my theories. My apologies for any omissions I may have forgotten.
(1) Bettelheim, Bruno. (1954). Symbolic Wounds: Puberty Rights and the Envious Male. Glencoe, Ill. Free Press. (*) “Rudimentary forms of religious beliefs and rituals were probably the first inventions of the human mind once it ceased to be occupied solely with physical survival.”
(2) Mitchell, Juliette. (2000). Mad Men and Medusas: Reclaiming Hysteria. New York Basic Books.
(3)Psychopathy: Antisocial, criminal and violent behavior. (1998). New York. Guilford Press. Edited by Theodore Million et al.
(5) Fox, James Alan, and Fridel, Emma E. Ph.D. Gender Differences in Patterns and Trends in U.S. Homicide, 1976–2015. Violence and Gender. Vol. 4, №2. June 1, 2017.
(6) Chodorow, Nancy J. (2012). Individualizing Gender and Sexuality: Theory and Practice. Relational Books Perspective, Volume 53. New York. Routledge; Taylor & Francis Group.
(7) Jacobs, Amber. (2007). On Matricide: Myth, Psychoanalysis, and the Law of the Mother. New York. Columbia University Press.
(8) Johnson, L., Plouffe, R., & Saklofske, D. (2019). Subclinical Sadism and the Dark Triad. Journal of Individual Differences, 40(3), 127–133.
(9) 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.
(10) Haslam, N. (2006). Dehumanization: An Integrative Review. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 10(3), 252–264.
(11) Haslam, N., & Loughnan, S. (2014). Dehumanization and Infrahumanization. Annual Review of Psychology, 65, 399–423.
(12) Hobson, N., Schroeder, J., Risen, J., Xygalatas, D., & Inzlicht, M. (2018). The Psychology of Rituals: An Integrative Review and Process-Based Framework. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 22(3), 260–284.
(13) Jacobs, Amber. (2007). The Potential of Theory: Melanie Klein, Luce Irigaray, and the Mother‐Daughter Relationship. Hypatia, 22(3).
(14) Chasseguet-Smirgel, Janine. (1984). Creativity and Perversion. London. Free Association Books. Chapter 2 “Perversion as Exemplified by Three Luciferian Characters.”
I would like to discuss the phenomenon when one feels compelled to wear clothing of the opposite gender, whether it be male or female, which is also accompanied by the conscious or unconscious feelings one might be the respectively opposite gender object. It is believed that such people are plagued with insurmountable anxiety — a terrifying mix of abandonment, separation, and castration anxiety. For the male, the scarf, the skirt, the piece of lace, or the silk dress reassures him about a number of things that are very important to the little boy. First, that his body parts are all there and in one piece. Secondly, he has, through this clothing or accessories, his mother’s disappearing body and has been reunited with her. Like that magnificent all-powerful creature, he has a penis under his skirt like his adorable mother, he can be desired by his father, like his phallic mother, he can now submit to his father without feeling like a castrated woman, his penis is intact. His terrifying father shouldn’t be concerned with having to castrate his little rival, for the boy is only a charming ineffectual little girl, there is no humiliating difference between the boy and his father or the boy and his mother. Everybody is equal. When he puts on his mother’s dress or scarf, the little boy feels reassured about all those things. Then, and only then can he go on with being a real boy.
The female transvestite, like any other overtly masculine woman, has a “life-long” daydream narrative that if she were a man rather than a woman, she could undo the past and find a loving mother inside some female erotic partner. Therefore, are female lesbians who assume the sexuality of female transvestites yearning to recuperate the lost territory of an erotic female surrogate mother? This psychic state stems from the primal scene and the relationship between mother and daughter. Is there perhaps desperation to find her feminine identity in the caricature of male virility, here equating nurturance and surrender with susceptibility to debasement, her division of the world into phallic and castrated beings.
For the female non-transvestite bisexual, the bulging belly of the bicep, or the overdeveloped quadriceps muscles in the physical display of prowess, especially in competition, reassures her that her vagina has not been castrated and, in fact, she is still in full possession of functional, feminine genital, reproductive parts. There may be other types of modifications to the non-transvestite, female bisexual’s traditional gender role like pursuing primary masculine occupations as a police officer, mechanic, construction worker or she may assume traditional feminine occupations like teacher, journalist, research assistant. She can now submit to other female or masculine objects in her relational orbit without feeling like a castrated woman. She will not feel inferior even though a lowering gender status schema has been operating. She has after all compensated for it through sports training and weight lifting. She can now be desired both by a surrogate mother substitute and by her father in this bisexual arrangement. However, she may choose only one of these genders as a long-term companion and spouse. In the display of these female masculinities, if she chooses a male spouse, she can now submit to her father without feeling castrated. If she chooses a female spouse, she can now submit to her surrogate mother as an erotic equal or perhaps maybe even a superior. So, when a woman goes through the trouble of “putting on” the body of masculinity she can feel reassured about her femininity and becoming equal to both phallic mother and father. Then, and only then can she go on with being a real girl.
Only in the context of the social environment are female perversions and deviant forms of sexuality created. To compound the problem, repudiations to these forms of disarticulations which resulted from such perversions create hate, homophobia, and delusions of evil. These emotions go on to fuel the targeting and violence these groups have to endure.
In the space of psychiatric treatment, I once had a psychiatrist tell me that my homosexual phantasies had something to do with not being a “real girl.” Like a female Pinocchio, I was likened to wooden “automata.” Puppets, or the psychoanalytic equivalent to human toy “automata.” Inanimate objects that exist in the real world, but are manipulated and exploited by their puppet masters. Should this surprise me since some doctors perceive their patients as test subject automata?
I would like to make a comparison to the movie “Artificial Intelligence” directed by Stephen Spielberg and released in 2001. Human objects are used as a “means to an end” in many areas of life like employment contracts, sexual reproduction (surrogacy), pornography and prostitution, and as human test subjects in human experimentation. But today we have androids and robots. These forms of “automata” are desirable because they do not consume vast amounts of resources beyond the initial stage of manufacturing, thereby relieving our planet of the very real human aspect of infantile human destructiveness.
In the movie “Artificial Intelligence” the boy android called David is cast aside by his mother after the step-wise process of imprinting took place. This imprinting process sealed David’s love for the woman he was given to as a gift, much like the social bonding of passionate attachments in early childhood development. After hearing the fairytale of “Pinocchio” read to him by his new mother, David believed if he could find the “Blue Fairy” and ask her to turn him into a “real boy,” then the mother who cast him aside will love him. However, the mother who cast him aside did so in favor for the safety of her own biological child whom David was being cruelly manipulated by in a child’s social game. Of course, the mother acted irresponsibly in casting David aside and turning him out into a world without any protection or safety net. Especially because it was her biological son who was being cruel to David.
As a result, David goes on a perilous journey in search of the Blue Fairy, an imaginary being from the child’s fairytale. After many dangerous encounters and altercations with humans interested in harming him, David finally finds the Blue Fairy and intently stares in amazement at this beautiful being who he believes can turn him into a real boy. He sits there starring out onto her visage and constantly repeats the phrase, “Please make me a real boy.” He sits there for over 2000 years before he is finally discovered by an advanced race of A.I.
In this perilous journey, it is important to note the very real human need “to be loved” as well as the very real human need to feel that you “are loved more than other.” Scenarios of parental rejection as well as parents who choose favorites among their children may antagonize lateral competition in the relationships of siblings which can go on to create repetition behaviors in their children. Now, repetition behaviors are not necessarily considered bad in classical psychoanalytic theory, if the child’s sexuality is cemented in sexually pursuing the opposite gender. This is perceived as normal. But make no mistake, the Oedipus complex strands us on the psycho-social shores of our human sexual development whether we be homosexual or heterosexual.
In the movie “A.I.”, David is what we call “automata”; an android robot used for the manipulation and exploitation of human goal attainment and human wish-fulfillment. David’s arrival at a goal, “to find the Blue Fairy based in a driving need to be loved by the mother who cast him aside,” begins the performance of a repetition behavior, but is someone how admired even in the face of David brutally beating another replica of himself. He exclaims to this look-a-like droid, “You can’t have her” right before he beats the face off of the other Mecha whom he believed was after his human mother’s affections too. His goal is a repetitive behavior that is repeated daily until he finds an advanced species of future artificial intelligent beings. When one of these advanced beings assumed the image of the Blue Fairy and explained to him he cannot be turned into a “real boy” did David finally stop. Although his wish was an unattainable wish, his wish-fulfillment of “being loved” by his human mother is eventually granted to him, even if it is only for one day. This allows him to finally experience the love that had so long been denied, not at all unlike the creation of homosexuality and other female perversions.
We can, through this rendering, understand how female perversions created in the castration complex of Oedipus contributes to the development of human phenomena of such things as drag queens, transvestites, homosexuality, lesbians, bisexuals, female transvestites, and transexuals.
“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.
“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)
(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. C4ISRNET. http://www.c4isrnet.com (April 17, 2019).
(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
(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.
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:
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
Turkey Man was a travelling businessman who hired a New York dominatrix. Turkey Man was into a strange erotic ritual. In his hotel room he would bring a large brown cardboard box that was about three feet tall, three feet wide and four feet deep. He crudely drew a few knobs and dials on the front of the box with a marker to make it look like an old-fashioned oven. He also cut out a door that could be opened and closed. When the dominatrix would arrive, Turkey Man would strip off his clothes, leaving only his socks. He then would climb into the “oven”, lay down on his back with his feet sticking up and arms tucked closely to his sides – just like an oversized oven-stuffed turkey on Thanksgiving Day.
The dominatrix would then close the “oven” and perform for her client, in voice-over, Turkey Man’s private porno fantasy:
“I’m turning up the heat. I’m setting it at 325 degrees. You’re going to get really, really hot. You’ll feel like you’re suffocating. You’ll feel your skin crisping and turning brown. In about fifteen minutes, I’ll come back and baste you in your own gravy. In a few hours, I’ll carve you up with my carving knife. Then I’m going to eat you!” (1)
She additionally reported that his eyes would glaze over and he would tremble from head to foot. He seemed to be in some type of ecstatic trance. If all the right psychic buttons were pushed and in the correct order, Turkey Man would have an orgasm. He would ejaculate right then and there without any kind of genital stimulation.
Revenge Fantasies as Mastery
I have read a few case vignettes that explore the psychology behind peculiar erotic rituals and strange proclivities found in some different sexual subcultures. For example, the case of Mr. R, the triumphant hair cutter, found in Louise J. Kaplan’s book Female Perversions: The Temptations of Emma Bovary. The case of Mr. R is about a man who could not achieve orgasm unless his wife allowed him to cut (or, more like, shave) her hair during sexual foreplay leading up to coitus, and Mr. R also had a proclivity towards having his wife “muddy” her shoes before sex in which he took great joy in previewing. (2)
The relational ‘Objects’ of Mr. R’s fantasies were directly related to his early childhood upbringing. Mr. R. could not curb his desire to humiliate his wife and cut her hair closer, and closer to the scalp. Robert’s sexualized sadism and sexualized aggression toward his wife stemmed from a feminine unconscious wish fulfillment to possess the long beautiful locks of her feminine identification. This unconscious fantasy was tied closely to his mother’s long beautiful golden hair and his lack of it. His unconscious wish fulfillment to castrate those who possessed long beautiful hair in a perverse reversal of penis envy, Robert had something psychoanalysts refer to as a form of vagina/uterus envy, in that he wished to procure for himself the rightful ownership to, and title of, the “son who possessed mother’s beautiful golden hair.”
Perversion, Power, Danger: Castration Fantasies
In yet another case vignette, the self-castrating phantasy of a Male-to-Female (MTF) transitioning person, a case of self-castration and “omnisexuality”, Stefan who ultimately became Anna in Danielle Knafo and Kenneth Feiner’s work Unconscious Fantasies in the Relational World, had always thought of herself as a lesbian, even while male. “Anna” is a female who was once male. She had experienced sexual relations with both men and women as both a man and as a woman. Ann describes herself as “omnisexual,” a term she chose “to incorporate the vast array of sexuality and sexual preference that goes far beyond the binary categorization of male and female.”
Anna could attain an orgasm during sexual intercourse with her wife at the time only if she imagined she was a woman being “fucked” by another woman with a penis or a dildo. She could also achieve orgasm by gazing in the mirror while dressed as a woman. Anna expressed violent and bloody, cruel sentiments toward her gender status as male with statements like, “It cannot be considered complete until I take a razor to it.” and “I want to assassinate, kill (her penis and male identity)” – she nonetheless confessed, “this is a crime I want to commit.” These statements express sadomasochistic themes to her fantasies and wish fulfillment.
Part of Anna’s sexualized fantasy while with her wife during her first marriage was directly caused by her mother’s rejection of her male gender status at birth. Anna’s mother was raped by her father, and the birth of a male son must have added more insult to injury as Anna’s male status was perceived as being on par with the father. Perhaps the only way her mother was able to accept the baby was to regard her as a girl and as unlike the father in anyway. It appears that the mother’s unconscious needs were projected into her child, resulting in Anna’s belief that to be a boy and have a penis was dangerous and destructive – the equivalent of being a rapist, like her father.
A Return to Turky Man
Because it takes years of analysis to uncover Truth in psychoanalysis, and because no in-depth analysis of Turkey Man may have ever been done, a vignette is not available. So, only a precursory opinion could be concluded. Turkey Man’s fantasy is totally enmeshed in his role as “dinner-to-be” which, as it has been described, seems to be a permutation of BDSM and Erotic Feeding. Being bound inside a closed space by a powerful maternal object; a woman and an “oven”. His fantasy seems to be geared towards being the desired “dish” to be “consumed” by a powerful maternal object. His excitation of being truly anticipated, yet held down, confined, bound by a “stand-in crib”, at least to me, resembles closely the early feeding phase of preoedipal relations. Perhaps even a possible mis-en-scene in the Oedipal stage of early childhood of breastfeeding and confinement to a small space if he was breastfed beyond the age of three. Turkey Man’s fantasized desire can be analyzed as unconscious wish fulfillment to be humiliated by a powerful maternal object. What fetishes conceal, yet symbolically reveal, are the past traumas of childhood. The unconscious wish fulfillment to be “mother’s” most desired “dish”, yet set under and beneath a powerful maternal object. This certainly hints toward some past traumatic loss in his relationship with mother. Of course, this is completely conjecture and personal opinion. Who really knows?
For if it is said, “Every little girl grows up to have her father’s baby,” than “Every little boy grows up to seek, in serialist fashion, his mother’s love.” Sexual fantasies and fetishes are shared in many ways by permutation. Take for example, the B2E images which resemble weight gain fantasies and are fantasies sometimes held by women against other women in unconscious wish fulfilment to castrate and humiliate an ‘Object’ in their relational world. Those who hold these types of deviant sexual fantasies call themselves “Body Inflation Fans” or “Inflation Fetishists”.
Interestingly, in lateral competition among siblings, friends, co-workers, or peers, a body inflation fantasy can be held against a threatening object in a person’s relational world. Females who envy another woman’s personal attributes, youth, beauty, size and weight might think about inflating this sexualized object’s body in phantasy, void of sexual intercourse. (3) Like the case of Mr. R, I remember once when I was a young pre-teen, I liked a boy who lived down the street from me, and who was a little older than me. He didn’t return the same level of affection I had towards him, and instead chose to date a young girl closer to his own age, a teenager. I was so envious and jealous of this girl’s beauty and age, and my lack of maturity that I phantasized about shaving her long beautiful blonde hair off which would castrate her beauty. Of course, I never acted on these phantasies but they did help me navigate castration and loss.
I do not want to go into great detail about the life and history of Jerzy Kosinski, the author of The Painted Bird, the novel based on the 2019 major motion picture with the same name that won several awards. Suffice it to say his life would be a testament to revenge fantasies as mastery over the relational world. In posthumous analysis, a few different psychoanalysts concluded:
“The perverse aspect of Kosinski’s object relations…..involve his erotization of hatred (Stoller, 1975a) as well as a strong phallic preoccupation. He was allegedly fixated on his small, Jewish circumcised — (castrated in his mind) penis (Sloan, 1996) and, at the same time assigned it illusory grandiose phallic properties.”(4)
To read more about Jerzy Kosinski posthumous analysis please refer to Danielle Knafo and Kenneth Feiner’s work Unconscious Fantasies in the Relational World.
Similarly, when people act out their sexualized fantasies it is nothing more than a seduction being played out that satisfies or makes atonement for some past trauma or loss. It can be viewed like a performance on a theatrical stage, complete with props and “stand-in” objects. In The Internal Triangle: New theories of female development by Lucy Holmes, Holmes writes: “Seductive people are really imprisoned by their own narcissism —and by that way, they get old very ungracefully.”(5) All libido goes into manipulating the ‘Objects’ so there is no energy left to love, and to love truly. This may be one reason why some men are into erotic feeding in order to make a woman’s weight unhealthy. There is a stereo typed belief that larger women are more caring and giving than women who take care of themselves through proper diet and exercise and retain a certain portion of their narcissism for their own well-being. Those female bodies with sexualized attributes are stereotyped as being more “bitchy.”
Here is what has been secretly happening in America without the larger public knowing about it, and where those individuals being targeting are without recourse to correct it. The phenomena of the electronically targeted individuals.
The Dinner Date That Was Amiss
Imagine you are seated around your kitchen table having a discussion after a nice family meal. Suddenly, one of your family members stands up with a questioning look on his or her face and slowly moves away from the table. He or she moves slowly, looking down and around as if he doesn’t believe what’s happening or knows what to do. You may or may not think anything of it or you may become a bit alarmed. If you do think something of it, you might inquire of your family member the reason for his or her departure from the table and ask if everything is “okay.” They look at you with a blank or deaden stare and reply, “Everything is fine.” But secretly you know something is amiss. You, yourself, never find out what the reason for your relatives’ departure from the dinner table was because they do not reveal to you any details regarding it. But you secret know there is something sinister, lurky underneath the veil of an otherwise cordial family dinner. Alternatively, a family member may move away from the table and become sullen and quiet. Still you may or may not be alarmed, but what is important is the profound understanding of how powerful the use of an electromagnetic tether can make as an influencing force, and for it to be of a weighted concern since the world is not void of real clandestine shadow operatives.
The story of “The Dinner That Was Amiss” may look rather benign. There could be a number of things going on here. But the real reason for your relative’s departure was not the fact that he or she was focused on some prior event in the day involving co-workers or classmates or intimate partner. It was because of electronic “stim” and the sudden awareness of a rogue operator that has taken possession of your relative’s body. Possession, not as in demonic, but rather by a clandestine electronic tether. It will never cease to amaze me how some people may be more receptive in believing an actual demonic possession occurred rather than the electronic man-made possession that it is. In any event, your family member has been harassed repetitively, incessantly and your relative has not enjoyed any real solitude or peace because of it. What’s more, is the fact that he or she cannot see the perpetrator and therefore cannot finger them in an attempt to make it stop. As a result, your relative begins to alienate themselves from the rest of the family and perhaps even the world.
It turns out that there is something that can be used to diagnose the problem, a tool called forensic behavioral analysis. Forensic psychology or psychoanalysis is a way an analyst can READ SILENCE. In works of literature, in works of art, in people’s personal lifestyles, even in political propaganda that is published over the media. We are constantly bombarded with what is spoken and expressed and therefore heard. But what is not explicitly spoken or expressed, for the most part, goes unnoticed, misunderstood, and ignored.
For example, Gulf War Syndrome. Soldiers fighting in the Gulf War who returned home started to develop symptoms like fatigue, headaches, joint pain, indigestion, insomnia, dizziness, respiratory disorders, and memory problems. (1) For a period of time the federal government denied the soldiers symptoms had anything to do with serving in the Gulf War. As a result, many in the public arena were not aware of the military’s problem until a few years later. It would take years before the federal government, who carried out an investigation into the possible causes of the soldier’s illnesses, finally owned up to the responsibility it had to these service men. The investigation revealed as a result from contact with environmental agents (toxic contaminants) and also some preventive health care procedures that these men were suffering symptoms. In the military, there is a procedure that requires service men and women to burn contaminated clothing in “open burn pits.” These burn pits are believed to release airborne particles that can create airborne breathing hazards. The federal government does not like to call the symptoms suffered by soldiers “Gulf War Syndrome” because other soldiers who did not serve in the Gulf War have suffered similar symptoms as well. I’m referring to the array of documents The House Subcommittee on National Security ruled to de-classify from the Department of Defense that suggest that American troops, stationed at Camp Stronghold Freedom at the Karshi-Khanabad (K2) Air Base in Uzbekistan between 2001 and 2005 were exposed to hazardous toxins and radiation. (2)
The above example demonstrates how what we view and perceive can allow for Truth to go unnoticed, misunderstood, or ignored. Like suffering a headache, one might think it is the result of a flu. Suffering multiple headaches within a month might be something else. Making a connection between the expressed behavior of men who like to cross-dress and the federal government denying participation in an act of war can generate a number of perceptions. One perception may be, a Lie has been told. Another perception might be the Truth has been told depending on what lens you choose to view your opinion through. Since the federal government carries out “top secret” missions and has many classified documents, the federal government is well versed in the art of deception and espionage. Likewise, men who like to cross-dress may be perceived as “homosexuals” or “gay”. Although, not all men who like to cross-dress are gay. Many are heterosexual. Herein lies the deception, and in all good deceptions there is always a hidden perverse strategy.
The Perverse Strategy in Psychoanalysis
A perversion is a psychological strategy. It differs from other mental strategies since that it demands a performance. The overall strategy operates in the same way for males and females. What makes all the difference between the male and female perversions is the social gender stereotype that is bought into the foreground of the enactment. The enactment, or performance, is designed to help the person to survive, moreover to survive with a sense of triumph over the traumas of his or her childhood. The perverse strategy is unconscious. The actor, or protagonist, knows only that he feels compelled to perform the perverse act and that when deterred from doing so he or she feels desperately anxious, panicky, agitated, crazy, even violent. The protagonist does not know that the performance is designed to master “events” that were once too exciting, too frightening, too mortifying to master in childhood. The performer cannot, dare not remember those terrible events. Instead, his life is given up to reliving them, albeit in a disguised, symbolic form. An adult, male or female, who is compelled to perform a perverse ritual expends a great deal of energy and devotes a considerable portion of each day and night attempting to master and control emotions and affects that were overwhelming and uncontrollable in childhood. A perversion, for as long as it lasts, a decade or an entire lifetime, is a central preoccupation of the person’s existence. (3)
The Deception of the Male Cross Dresser
Voyou is the French word for gangster, thug, criminal, one who like to pull the wool over your eyes. Louis J. Kaplan referred to the transvestite male, a heterosexual who likes dressing up as a woman, or a voyou.
Since the perverse strategy demands a performance, there must also be a script or scenario. Every perverse enactment is based on an unconscious scenario designed to fulfill the central aid of the perverse strategy, which is to keep everyone’s attention focused on a deception. The typical perverse performance consists of an elaboration of that scenario in a style, manner, and use of props that will deceive the onlookers, real or imagined, about the under lying meaning of the performance. The perverse scenario or fantasy is insistent and irresistible. It demands that it be enacted. (3)Does the cross-dressing man feel his penis insecure? Does he demand proof of its potency through the props of female clothing? What is going on in this scripted scenario? Most certainly cross-dressing reveals the man’s feminine desires. His feminine longings for his mother are apparent as they call him back to his early childhood some type of event and his proclivity towards, and comfort in, female clothing. A satin slipper, a fur lined, nylon lingerie may quell anxieties that well up inside him. Many who cross dress do not always appear in full transvestite custom. They may simply ward off anxiety by wearing pink satin panties or silk stockings beneath their professional business suit. My point is, the script, the unconscious scenario is in place in the psyche which demands to be read. We read this by reading what it is not explicitly being said, but rather what is symbolically being rendered. Thus, we can say, we are reading his silence.
The Deception Found in The Electromagnetic Tether
The deception found in the use of the electromagnetic tether used in “The Dinner That Was Amiss” analysis is that the psychology operates the same for both female and male perpetrators. Although it may be more obvious and apparent as a masculine gender strategy, it is not off limits to female perpetrators. For a female perverse strategy, what is hidden from the performer herself and from those observing or participating in the audience, imagined or actual, are the performers secret wishes to be the active, dominant, validated, aggrandized and powerful male phallus over a submissive, weaker Object. This scenario, in my opinion, may happen more often with women than with men simply for its display of masculine prowess. One deception by female psychopaths wishing to carry out a deceptive seduction is by appearing as a passive, submissive, obedient, chaste woman who often portrays herself as humiliated and demeaned by some other “phallic” dominator of either sex. I have often witnessed this strategy as a deception by some women in game play where, when losing, they feign a “feel sorry for me” approach utilizing her status as a “weaker powerless victim”. At first sight, people will be easily duped. She carries off the portrayal very well. It requires deeper insight and knowledge to uncover the Truth behind the masquerade. In reality, these women by far are nowhere near “weak”, “stupid”, or “powerless” victims they claim to be. These women are professionals, carrying out the perverse deception also called a seduction. As criminals, these women are outliers, they are marginalized and make up a fraction of criminal perpetrators who actually carry out violent crimes of murder. Women commit only a small portion of the murder recorded in the U.S. The majority of women are victims of violent crime by dominant, abusive, aggressive male family members or intimate partners. (4)
Because magnetics and electromagnetics, radio frequency (RF), are now being experimented with in the medical field and the military(5), and because these advanced technologies are capable of bringing about certain types of symptoms such as hallucinations, hearing voices, and bodily vibrations through the use of electronic stimulation, it becomes apparent that clandestine rouge shadow operatives could potentially work at defeating real or imagined adversaries. The human archive has been known to have experienced periodic public outbreaks of delusions against individual groups based on gender, race, and religion. Homosexuals were once considered deranged criminals and punished by prison sentences and sometimes put to death, the woman in Salem Massachusetts were condemned to death as “Witches” by an agitated priest, African-Americans were considered a sub-species to the white man and were hunted, kidnapped, and shipped to America sanctioned to slave labor and kept like animals for the economic benefit of white males, and the historical archive is filled with various religious persecutions and inquisitions throughout the ages. I don’t’ think I need to provide historical references to back up any one of these claims. I once read, “the family is the “germ” that infects society” and Juliet Mitchell may very well defend this statement in proof with her book “Madmen and Medusas: Reclaiming Hysteria.” Although it is only fair to say, both vertical and lateral family relations, that is both parents and siblings especially in combination with one another as a family dynamic, have the potential to cause any number of psychic disturbances with adverse outcomes.
In further analysis, the behavior of electronic targeting could be interpreted as being caused by a subject “feeling impotent and wishing to feel the power that is achieved by a hard-throbbing erection with which to penetrate and rupture his feelings of impotency by violating his victim’s personal boundaries by utilizing an electronic tether that mimics his phallus.” These attacks are sadistic, in my opinion, and meant to restructure the reality in the sadist’s universe by creating an alternate reality that quells the anxiety found in the sadist’s world. (6) Since a part of these advanced electronic attacks involves the wireless touching via a focused beam of energy (much like a kid’s laser light except it doesn’t use light, it uses radio frequency waves) directed at the anus and genitalia and also with mild vibrations to the body, this would place the analysis of its enactment as a deception with a perverse strategy because it implies an irresistible attraction toward some abnormal or bizarre sexual behavior (Kaplan, 1987). Most certainly, one can easily see that the type of masculinity expressed in this behavior has been engendered by the hate and humiliation of the Achilles Complex, of which Nancy J. Chodorow wrote about in theory and practice. (7)(16) Additionally, we can read Chasseguet-Smirgel’s analysis of the Marquis de Sade in Creativity and Perversion alongside Judith Butler’s work the Psychic Life of Power: Theories in subjection in which she discusses the philosophy of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel’s description of the meanest character:
“Here again the self to be renounced is figured as a bodily self, as “this actual individual in the animal functions.” Hegel appears to imply defecation as an object of self-preoccupation “these [animal functions] are no longer performed naturally and without embarrassment, as matters trifling in themselves which cannot possess any importance or essential significance for Spirit; instead, it is in them that the enemy reveals himself in his characteristic shape, they are rather the object of serious endeavor, and become precisely matters of the utmost importance. This enemy, however, renews himself in his defeat, and consciousness, in fixing its attention on him, far from freeing itself from him, really remains forever in contact with him, and forever sees itself as defiled.” This “enemy,” as it were, is described as “the merest particular of the meanest character,” one which serves, unfortunately, as an object of identification for his “fallen” consciousness. Here, consciousness in its fall abjection has become like shit, lost in a self-referential anality, a circle of its own making. In Hegel’s words, “we have here only a personality confined to its own self and its petty actions, a personality brooding over itself, as wretched as it is impoverished.”(8)
Since the unannounced onset of electromagnetic stimulation/sedation which, in my opinion, implies INTENT as it causes UNWANTED TOUCHING, at will, by a clandestine shadow operative, with the lack of CONSENT by the victim and, thereby, is responsible for creating a disturbed mind via victimization. Thus, we can affirmatively say a pathological ritualization is occurring disguised as a deception and part of a perverse strategy. (9) The very fact that this technology degrades a person’s quality of life cannot be ignored. Statistics have proven that happiness is directly connected with longevity, as happy people have better mental health and well-being. (10) It is also safe to say this technology may automatically create a scenario by direct effect. That is, a scenario that puts in place the very real possibility of lower life expectancy.
In controlled settings, where electromagnetic stimulation may be used as a therapeutic measure, a legal instrument is used in law that explains the INTENT of the doctor and approach of his therapy. It explains all possible side-effects within the scope of the medical treatment. When it is signed by a patient, this establishes CONSENT with usually some type of CONSIDERATION being exchanged. All these ELEMENTS are missing in the ILLEGAL, unannounced onset of electronic attacks.
I often wondered if the purpose and scope of this technology was population and resource control. Sick people are less likely to bath every day, brush their teeth every day, wash their hair every day, and launder their bedding and clothing daily or weekly. This would thereby allow for the reduction of economic resources needed to sustain a household. It can also reduce the person’s social status. Because of this, one of the many inferences I have drawn is that the electronic targeting of targeted individuals (TIs) may be the result of abusive family tactics. Simply because electronic targeting can cause a disturbed frame of mind via victimization and family members of TIs have often claimed their relatives are “mentally ill” and in need of “treatment” because of the paranoia they exhibit in their behavior. Which reminds me of an old saying, “Just because your paranoid doesn’t mean someone isn’t following you.”
Another one of my inferences has been that electronic targeting is part of abusive government tactics using electronic surveillance to “listen” to cell phone conversations, track internet histories, and location via GPS via Google Play Services and Android Systems. I concluded this may be part of a military experimental application that utilize a small population of human test subjects for the purpose of research to help facilitate advancing military projects especially where Google is concerned. (11)(12) And still another one of my inference is that it is part of a shadow criminal organization such as mafia or gang network since mafias and gangs are notorious for illicitly acquiring the control over resources (commodities and goods) and establishing territorial rights by usurping control (real estate domain). (13)
Erik Erikson wrote “Vital Involvement in Old Age” and the following paragraph was taken from his book:
“We should … begin by postulating that behavior to be called “ritualization” in man must consist of an agreed-upon interplay between at least two persons who repeat it at meaningful intervals and in recurring contexts; and that this interplay should have adaptive value for both participants.”(14)
The anti-thesis to Erikson’s most benevolent thesis statement might be “that for behavior to be called “pathological ritualization” in man it must consist of an interplay between at least two persons, where the one player or group of players are the dominant players and consistently violate the boundaries and personal privacy of the other marginalized, alienated, minority, or powerless parties, at will, and where the dominant person or group benefits from the transaction and the other marginalized, alienated, minority, or powerless parties do not.”(9)(15) If this is so, we can come to understand that a form of pathological ritualizationis occurring with the phenomena of electronic assaults in the targeting of individuals who claim they are being abused by a clandestine, shadow assailant. Shadow operatives such as these have gone by many labels; spy, ghost, secret operative, hackers, and technicians. They are the people you never see who help pull off top secret clandestine orchestrations.
(6) Janine Chasseguet-Smirgel. (1984) Creativity and Perversion. London, England. Free Association Books. Chapter 1, Perversion and The Universal Law, The Anal-Sadistic Universe and Perversion, pg. 2-6. In particular her discussion of the Marquis de Sade’s recurring philosophical theme that promotes one basic intention: to reduce the universe to feces, or rather to annihilate the universe of differences (the genital universe) and put in its place the anal universe in which all particles are equal and interchangeable. This interpretation can be read alongside Hegel’s meanest character. See Judith Butler and her discussion on Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel’s The Phemenology of Spirit (also translates to The Phemenology of Mind) and Hegel’s description of the meanest character.
(7) Nancy J. Chodorow. (2012) Individualizing Gender and Sexuality: Theory and Practice. New York. Routledge. pp. 121-136. Chapter 9. Hate, Humiliation and Masculinity.
(8) Judith Butler. (1997) The Psychic Life of Power: Theories in subjection. Standford, California. Stanford University Press. Chapter 1. Stubborn Attachment, Bodily Subjection. Rereading Hegel on the Unhappy Consciousness.
“Beginning with Anna Freud (1946), who saw disturbances in infantile feeding as a clear manifestation of ambivalence toward the mother, several authors have suggested that many of the functions tied to food and eating – incorporation and expulsion, frustration and gratification, love and hate – were manifestations of oral ambivalence and thus implicated in the dynamics of anorexia nervosa (Thoma, 967, Ritvo, 1984). Others, such as Rose (1943, highlighted the associations between eating and growth and change, and the role of resistance to this process in the disorder. This observation is especially compelling given that the onset of the disorder begins shortly before or during puberty, a period of accelerated physical development.”
In fact, Rosemary Balsam wrote in ‘Woman’s Bodies in Psychoanalysis‘ that there exists a population of women who also repudiated by the bulging belly of pregnancy. The technical term for fear of pregnancy is tokophobia. The same fear of characteristics associated with eating, growth, and change during the onset of anorexic/bulimics development during puberty. Speaking from a position of being a twin, my sister and I, although I originally thought were “worlds apart” and “different” in every way, were, in fact, more similar than I thought. It was just that the manifestation of a commonly rooted problem manifested itself in very different ways. Mine manifested as bulimia or excessive dieting, a fear of being fat and my sisters manifested as tokophobia, fear of pregnancy, both are believed to be similarly associated with the fear of eating, growth, and change. One is rooted in puberty the other is rooted in adult female procreative capacity of giving birth. It is interesting to note also that both my sister and I developed a defensive mechanism to ward off fear by clinging to a counterphobic object. My sister’s counterphobic object was a favorite blanket she clung to up until graduation of high school. My counterphobic object was belief in an anamorphic father-like God also known as religious belief (Christianity) well into adulthood. Of which I was told by some sadistic person that I was too old to believe in such fake fantasy objects.
Hans Bellmer and ‘The Doll’
The association I’d like to make between the female’s repudiation of bulging bellies, breasts, hips, buttocks associated with the onset of puberty and the female procreative act of pregnancy starts with a review of Hans Bellmer’s writings.
Janine Chassgeut-Smirgel includes an excerpt of Hans Bellmer’s writings in ‘Creativity and Perversion’:”
‘To adjust the hinges’, writes Hans Bellmer (in ‘La poupee’ 1934).
“To extract from the spheres and their radii the image of children’s attitudes, to gently follow the valley-contours, to relish the curves and the shed – no without resentment – the acrid taste of deformation. And finally to refrain from standing still before the inner mechanism, to peel away the little girls’ secret thoughts, and make visible, preferably through the navel, the very bottom of these thoughts: a panorama disclosed in the depths of the belly by means of multicoloured electric lighting. Isn’t that the solution? (Obiques, 1975)
Chassgeut-Smirgel went on to include another compelling writing of Hans Bellmer that can be connected to the distinct division between how men and women think very differently, yet strikingly alike, about the body as a perversion: “…..In the ‘Anatomy of the Image‘, Bellmer writes this sentence, often quoted:
According to our intact memory of a photographic document, a man, so as to transform his victim, had securely tied up her thighs, shoulders, and breast with a taut wire that was haphazardly crisscrossed, thus producing the flesh to swell into irregular spherical triangles, lengthening puckers, dirty lips, multiplying outrageous breasts in unavowable places. (quoted by C. Jelenski, p. 19)
In ‘Post-scriptum a Oracles et spectacles’ (‘Postscript to Oracles and Shows’ written by Unica Zurn, 1965), Hans Bellmer writes this famous sentence: ‘The body can be compared to a sentence inviting one to disarticulate it for its true elements to be recombined in a series of endless anagrams‘ (Obliques, p. 109).
Concerning the body as an anagram, Bellmer says: ‘The displacements, the metamorphoses, the impossible permutations. To obtain by mere permutation the sentence: “O rire sous le couteau” (To laugh beneath the knife), starting from the phase: “Roses au coeur violet” (Violet-hearted roses) is a miracle! (Les dessins de Hans Bellmer). Hans Bellmer composes the following anagram: Leib (body), Lieb (love), Beil (axe). “We are seized by the prodigy which carries us away on a broomstick.”
The sadism of these anagrams is striking. But it is also a question of prodigies, miracles, witchcraft. Bellmer’s exultation is that of he who has at last found a magical technique to violate stubborn reality, and found the solution, as he himself says of the Doll. This work is fascinating and frightening at the same time. It enables us to understand a more general problem. Why some rigidly cling to order and want ‘order at all costs’, an attitude which sometimes ends with the return of the repressed, terror and chaos.
Here in Hans Bellmer’s writings the knife as phallic instrument rearranges the stubborn reality of rigidity. In his creations, he is free to shape and reshape reality to adhere to the fancy of his whimsy. Although as an engineer of The Doll, using his instruments and tools to fashion his creative works; to fashion a doll with two pelvises and four legs, he uses his tools to assist him in his permutations. The anorexic/blumic likewise does the same thing. Her tool is food(mother’s milk) which is either denied to the point of starvation (not deserved for reasons believed due to it being too toxic or poisonous) or overly consumed as an element to life itself, only to be then expelled for the same reason it was denied by the anorexic. Food becomes the toxic poison too lethal to incorporate. When words fail and bodies speak, we observe the discursive language of a speech. Feminist writers of psychoanalysis question if it is due to ambivalent breast. The work Melanie Klien help bring to light and the blind spot of Freud’s writings. Bulimia and Anorexia cannot adequately be compared to each other simply because both represent a permutation of the similar, yet different ambivalent breast. Much like Bellmer’s The Doll, “the body becomes an anagram” are we witnessing his frustrations with an ambivalent mother?
Bulimics benefit a little more from the incorporation of food whereas the anorexic benefits less and suffers a more lethal blow to the body. Complete denial of sustenance often resulting in starvation death.
I liked to turn our thoughts to the body as perversion in the transgender universe of what can be described as sadism toward the gender given at birth. When the gendered body becomes the perversion that is repudiated against, we may witness the repression and denial of the natural onset of puberty. In young transgender boys who wish to be girls, the onset of puberty may be repressed through drug-therapy. Young transgender boys, often wanting to retain features of femininity associated with before the onset of puberty, may engage in drug therapy to retain their feminine attributes. They may be of lower body weight, feminine statuesque, fair skin lacking both facial and body hair, and all the secondary characteristics of puberty like an increase in muscle growth.
When the body is seen as a perversion, whether it be by the prudish church-going old woman who looks down upon the buxom naked Playboy Playmate of pornography, or by the white supremacist (narcissistic personality disorder) who perceives homosexuality as an abomination to humanity and a violation of God’s law, these individuals take offense to bodies as perversion when they are the natural by-products of biology and the human condition. Although our modern world is becoming more progressive by incorporating homosexual characters in modern television shows such as Batwoman and Charmed, there are still individuals who feel repudiated by the abominations these individuals represent.
I think the physical attributes that I was striving for in the summer of 2011 offended some people in my family or someone in my relational orbit. I was brutally attacked with electromagnetic frequency stimulation much like convulsive shock therapy and I believe it was because my body took on a more masculine quality. I also believe it was because I assumed a form more like Ruby Rose (androgynous). Although my facial features weren’t exactly similar to that of Ruby Rose, the gay lesbian actress, I believe I shared similar physical attributes to the androgynous male form. When the body is perceived as a perversion it can ignite fear in the hearts of those who wish to annihilate it or oppress its existence. As a result, the body that is perceived as a perversion is torn-down and their reality is recreated through an anal-sadistic act of the sadist. The human world of which we live is constantly being re-written and reality re-drawn by the anal-sadistic acts of those who wish to re-create a “new” reality in the interest of the personality profile of the actor. Think of Paul Snider and Dorothy Stratten. The Playmate model who was murdered by her estranged husband in a murder-suicide. Worlds were obliterated and personal lives destroyed by the anal-sadistic act of murder-suicide. This was an act the sought to re-create reality and re-define boundaries in a defensive maneuver to repair a wounded ego, Paul Snider’s ego.
In a more benign act, that incorporated no physical violence of assault and battery or rape, we can look to the historic “eraser” of Egyptian Pharoah Hatshepsut. An attempt by those in power at the time to “re-write” history.
When I read of acts against the bodies that represent a perversion, like sexual reassignment or murder, I think of the female Egyptian pharaoh Hatshepsut whose name means “Foremost of Noble Women” or “She is First Among Noble Women.” As a woman in a class of patriarchal rulers she was not allowed to become pharaoh but was awarded the status of Regent in governing her young stepson’s affairs, Thuthmose III, at the time of the death of his father, Pharaoh Thuthmose II. During her marriage to Thuthmose II she was elevated to the position of God’s Wife of Amun. This endowed her with the highest honor a woman could attain in Egypt after the position of queen. This bestowed more power on her than most queens ever knew and under her rule, Egypt flourished. Indicating that Thuthmose II may have chosen her as God’s Wife of Amun for very specific reasons. For reasons which he believed she would be a suitable ruler over Egypt in his absence. Hatshepsut established new trade routes and the by-product was increased trade and economic growth for Egypt. Egyptians were enlightened with exotic luxurious they had never known before. At some point she had stopped depicting herself as a woman, and assumed a male form in reliefs and statues, thereby assuming male phallic power.
For reasons that remain obscure today, all monuments that were devoted to her, all inscriptions, and physical images were removed from Egyptian monoliths, temples, monuments, and records. Her name, her image, and any record of her were chiseled away and her very presence erased from Egyptian history. It is believed the male priests which oversaw the various religious temples of the time, colluded with Thuthmose III when he assumed his rightful place as ruler, to have her “female obscenity” erased, as women were not endowed with the divine right to preside over any throne at the time; political, religious, or otherwise. This could be viewed as an act of kleptomania by the political and religious authority of the time, a stealing back of phallic power most likely exerted by temple priests who felt emasculated by a woman who proved to be a more insightful as ruler. Today in the study of political history, Hatshepsut is one of the lesser-known, but more influential and successful leaders that have succeed in an atmosphere of patriarchal rule and female oppression.
One might like to think about how the anal-sadistic are played out in the sex games of BDSM and sexual deviant desires like Big Beautiful Women squashing smaller males.
Evil is a shifting memetic Device of man’s that has a pantheon of shapes and faces. In his never-ending parade of Evil, wickedness, and corruption has gone by many names. Evil both in its genuine shape and in the shape of a delusion belonging to the realm of hysteria in psychoanalysis. The elements that have helped shape what Evil is throughout Time have included social aspects, religious aspects, cultural and ethnic aspects, and the time period in which all these aspects combine to create social upheaval. During the first century, the Christians were persecuted relentlessly. There was a scattering of various Christian sects in which people attempted to hide their faith to prevent execution. Execution was to impose fear in an attempt to try and have the person give up their faith in Christ. During the 17th century, it was witnessed as “The Salem Witch Trials” where accused witches were burned at the stake and, in more modern times, the prevention of immigrants crossing the American Southern border. The personification of Evil is not a new topic. In fact “Talking About Evil: Psychoanalytic, Social, and Cultural Perspectives” it states:
“….the Holocaust, manifold military conflicts, the emergence of ethnic and forced migration waves, and the rise in corruption require that we situate it in the different contexts where it acquires meaning. Evil is an action that threatens the ethics of life and causes the collapse of essential values. What place does it occupy in our minds, in human relations, in psychoanalytic practice? Evil creates a category that defies psychology manuals. Defining it accurately is a pressing need, because be it natural, rational, irrational or banal, evil lies on the border between the sayable and the bearable.”(1)
The hegemonic structures which primarily belong to what we have witnessed as mass violent gun hysteria; that is, mass murder, researchers uncovered elements belonging to these masculine hegemonic structures. There are, however, a small percentage of women who resort to violent gun hysteria. Although we do not see many females committing mass random gun violence as men and women utilize violence in very different and distinct ways. We can speak of females in the military of which will not be addressed here. But recent research has reported elements involving men exerting their masculinities, or male dominance over a situation, in cases of mass random gun violence in one of three ways: (1) Domestic Desperation; (2) School Retaliation; (3) Workplace Justice. (2)
Since females, for the most part, employ passive-aggressive violence when it comes to exerting their dominance, I will attempt to formulate an example of how the predominantly feminine passive-aggressive act of gossiping behind another’s back aimed at inflicting harm against the character of the targeted individual is a perversion. I also believe it belongs to the mentality of “school related retaliation.” And because it is connected to the mentality of “school related retaliation” may bear an indication on the level of intelligence possessed by the perpetrator. Intelligence has been suspected to be one of the aspects in human trends of patterns of violence. Let’s first set-up a scenario to understand how this seemingly invisible act, unbeknownst to the victim, is connected to the anal-sadistic universe of perverse behavior. This is but one character trait in a much larger personality profile of psychopathy.
If a little girl, after Oedipal defeat, recognizes that she too has a vagina like mommy, and then aligns herself with the aspects of motherhood, upon entering school she will soon realize that there are other girls in her relational world and that these girls are in direct competition with her for Daddy’s love and affection. (3) This realization can create anxieties and tensions in the little girls which can give rise to anal-sadistic behavior. Anal-sadistic behavior where there may be unconscious wish fulfillment to “tear down” the boundaries that separate and divide the little girl from the personhood of the Others. While, for the most part, females utilize covert modes of passive-aggressive violence rather than overt violent aggression, these passive-aggressive modes of behavior, like overt violent aggression, belong to the anal-sadistic universe. An example of passive-aggressive anal-sadistic behavior is purposefully gossiping about a person behind their back and “acting” like their friend to their face. We might come to an understanding that this behavior is seemingly benign passive-aggressive behavior, however, gossiping can, in very similar fashion, compare to the “tearing down,” “ripping apart,” “chewing up,” and “spitting out” the identity of the Others one is in direct competition with. (4)
The act of passive-aggressive gossip behind another’s back can be connected to Chassguet-Smirgel’s idea of “The Forbidden Mixture: Hubris and Hybrid.” We can draw a parallel between the individual’s motives of gossiping which demonstrate a hubris of power and control in the spreading of negative ideas and notions about the identity of the Others, much like an omnipotent storm that can cause chaos in the world by tearing down walls and blurring boundaries. It also possesses elements of declared self-perfection, all the while maintaining a “two-face” hybridization of “talking out of both sides of their mouth.” That phrase “two-face” is an image that utilizes a high degree of impression management in appearing one way (benevolent friend) and then exposing the real side which, by all intent purposes, behaves Evil and malign (malevolent friend). This “two-face” can be perceived as “The Forbidden Mixture: Hubris and Hybridization” of Chassguet-Smirgel’s theory in that we can make the connection to Caligula’s forbidden mixture of hubris and hybrid when:
“……being reminded that he had risen above the elevation both of princes and kings, [self-realized perfection] he began from that time on to lay claim to divine majesty; for after giving orders that such statues of the gods especially famous for their artistic merit, including that of Jupiter of Olympia, should be brought from Greece in order to remove their heads and put his own in their place … and making the temple of Castor and Pollux his vestibule, he often took his place between the divine brethren, and exhibited himself to be worshipped by those who presented themselves. And some hailed him as Jupiter Latians (p. 437).” (5)
We can also make the connection between the chapters of Leviticus’ purity laws and the Marquis de Sade’s desire to obliterate and annihilate the separation and division of these laws in his writing “The 120 Days” and the coalescence or mixing of human sexual conduct through incest, sodomy, homosexuality, and adultery. This was Sade’s attempt at a hybrid universe with Luciferian characters. In Sade’s anal-sadistic universe he creates a reality where all boundaries are obliterated and no distinctions can be made.
We can very well assume Caligula possessed a high degree of his own self-importance and narcissism which involved a self-love so great that he was blinded by the reality of his being a mortal man (with the flaws of a mortal man). We can also make the connection between a high degree of narcissism and the act of passive-aggressively gossiping behind a person’s back in order to tarnish the person’s reputation. In the scenario which I illustrated, the “two-faced” person possesses a high degree of narcissism and self-importance in which he/she attempts to elevate him/herself above that of Others as a demiurge, a being responsible for the creation of the universe. Except in the act of gossip, the “two-face” person is creating the anal-sadistic universe of their own making. This happens when an anal-sadistic personality wants to modify reality to transform it to their own liking. Creating a universe where the Self is perceived as “good” and the Targeted Individual is perceived as “bad.” Sources: (1)Talking About Evil: Psychoanalytic, Social, and Cultural Perspectives. Edited by Rina Lazar, Ph.D. New York; Routledge: A Taylor & Francis Group. The Relational Perspectives Book Series. (2017).
(2) John L. Oliffe, Christina S.E. Han, Murray Drummond, Estephanie Sta. Maria, Joan L. Bottorff, Genevieve Creighton. “Men, Masculinities, and Murder-Suicide” American Journal of Men’s Health. 2015 Nov; 9(6): 473-485. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4594088/
(3) Juliett Mitchell. (2000) Madmen and Medusas: Reclaiming hysteria. New York; Basic Books.
(4) Danielle Knafo and Kenneth Feiner. Unconscious Fantasies and the Relational World. Hillside, NJ. The Anyaltic Press, Inc. (2006). Part of the “Relational Perspective Book Series” Volume 31
(5) Janine Chasseguet-Smirgel. (1984). Creativity and Perversion. New York; W.W. Norton & Company.
What happened to me was similar to the psychoanalytic interpretation of a male’s pygmalion complex fantasy but in reversal. Instead of being fixed from my “broken castrated” existence as a female, I was tore down from being a confident, self-assured, vegetarian/vegan, work-out enthusiast who exercised regularly and frequently in caring for myself.
In bondage and discipline via electromagnetic frequency signals, I received the directed sadism of some one’s revenge fantasy of castration as a result of their paranoia about my sexuality. Instead of wanting to fix my perceived broken, bleeding castrated being as a female (as seen in a male’s pygmalion complex) they wanted to inflict the very opposite state which would starkly contrast a confident, self-assured, thinner, healthier me.
A certain level of self care is required in attending to one’s health and this was compromised through the use electromagnetic frequency signals via implants. It has been said that “sex is violence” and if this is so, then it follows that sex is also war. The simple nature of human competition allows for this. In acts of militarized modern warfare electromagnetic frequency weapons and focused directed energy weapons are the latest innovations. Anyone following the latest news coming from the Department of Defense and DARPA would know this. The latest innovations in advanced technology drives capital markets and promotes growth of capitalism. The adversity rooted in militarized weapons and new technologies is that they can also be used against Americans or used in criminal conspiracies.
My question is this, can a psychopathic predator introduce new tools to an already existing agent interested in furthering their own agenda and help further along affective violence? And the answer to that question is absolutely.
The nature of human development is so strongly rooted in the need for psychosexual growth it is hard not to understand why paranoia revolving around sexuality or sexual difference would be present in the human psyche.
Coming on the heels of my last post, I am providing some additional facts about the technology of coercive control through violent assault. Facts I feel are very important to my personal case study. It is also important to understand the enactments surrounding coercive control which, in my opinion, are nothing more than staged seductions in which the onlooker is deceived about what he or she may be viewing or experiencing. The use of traditional behavioral stereotypes are used in enactments with regard to their unconscious meaning. The script being played out in acts of coercive control in domestic violence cases is one where an elaborate seduction is taken place to distract the onlooker from the truth. In terms of the male batterer, it may involve his feelings of weakness and inferiority, lacking any kind of real control as a result of past childhood trauma.
The Typology of Abuse
Conflicts = verbal disagreements between intimate partners or family members. High Conflicts = loud aggressive shouting with anger as a result of heated disagreements between intimate partners or family members. Fights = events where one or both partners use force to address situationally specific conflicts, neither is sufficiently fearful to seek outside assistance, both partners view the use of force as a legitimate (if not necessarily desirable) form of conflict resolution, and injury is very rare. (slapping, pushing, shoving) Assaults = is the use of violent force by one partner against another in an attempt to hurt, injure or maintain control and order which maybe an attempt at subordination and subjugation of a subject involved in an intimate partner dispute or family conflict. Coercive Control = coercion entails the use of force or threats to compel or dispel a particular response. In addition to causing immediate pain, injury, fear, or death, coercion can have long-term physical, behavioral, or psychological consequences.
The Contexts of Assaults
Assault is primarily deployed in two contexts: (1) to hurt or subjugate a partner who is formally independent and equal – the most common situation in liberal democratic societies– and (2) to reinforce cultural mores that dictate female subordination to their husbands.(commonly seen in patriarchal cultures and deep rooted religious cultural ethos)
Assault is the oppressive strategy of choice for men and women who suffer from medical, behavioral, or psychiatric problems; are part of a gang or criminal subculture; or who subsist in circumstances such as homelessness that make any sort of ongoing stable partnership difficult to maintain.
Assault is also common in same-sex relationships but it has a higher prevalence in heterosexual relationships most likely due to higher numbers found in the population. Female as well as male perpetrators of partner assault are often reenacting scripts implanted through sexual abuse or other childhood trauma or, like participants in fights, are trying to put themselves on a more equal footing with partners by “giving as good as they get.” These women can be as brutal, mean, and unforgiving as any man (pg 236).(1)
” “What is a perversion?” What distinguishes a perversion is its quality of desperation and fixity. A perversion is performed by a person who has no other choices, a person who would otherwise be overwhelmed by anxieties or depression or psychosis. The truth of what a perversion is, the crucial point, is that it maintains a perverse strategy. What makes a perversion a perversion a perversion is a mental strategy that uses one or another social stereotype of masculinity and femininity in a way that deceives the onlooker about the unconscious meaning of the behaviors she or he is observing. Were we to think about perversion solely in terms of manifest behaviors without going into the motives that give meaning to those behaviors, we could simply conclude that the male perversions are quests for forbidden sexual pleasure and nothing more. However, since deceptions is so crucial to perversion, unless we lay bare the lies that are hidden there we will be deceived at once. The perverse strategy works on us immediately by using popular and traditional definitions of perversion to distract us from the truth.“ (2)
Many men arrested for domestic violence already have substantial records of nonviolent as well as violent crime. Assaults committed in the criminal subculture appear to be less frequent but more injurious than the assaults committed as part of coercive control (*); victims as well as perpetrators are often using alcohol and/or drugs; jealousy or possessiveness (individual is seen as property) are common motives; and the couple’s relationship often forms, dissolves, and reforms over many years as counterpoint to other violent and nonviolent relationships in which both partners are involved. Importantly, though victims of assault often retain their autonomy. However, in any given case, partner assault can compromise a person’s autonomy, undermine their capacity to work or parent, and afford ready access to a victim’s resources. (1)
“the preoccupation in a perversion allows… to keep shame and anxiety unconscious. A vital ingredient is the ritual enactment which always includes at least a threat of torment, torture, punishment or suffering. This apprehension of suffering and even actual torment are tolerated, sometimes sought after, because with the spotlight on these unpleasant and painful feelings the pervert manages to keep at bay the terror and mortifications that were central aspects of his childhood traumas.” (2)
Where male, and even female, violence is concerned “many of these men and women had undoubtedly learned to fight in schools or neighborhoods where choosing not to respond when you are disrespected can cause violence to escalate with more serious consequences than if you fight and lose.” (1)In some cultural ethos where the male stereotypical myth put forth demands, “A man must “man up.” And where “manning-up” has to do with exerting force, or threat of force, to establish dominance has been spoken about in books like “The Will To Change” written by American author and social activist Bell Hooks. It is also important to consider the home environment where fights and assaults are considered acceptable modes of behavior in settling difference surrounding conflict. On the female side of this ethos may exist the stereotypical myth that good women are silent, chaste, and obedient to their male counterparts. Thus, novels like “The Stepford Wives” promote male domination over the female submissive through staged deceptions. (*) I’d like to establish a connection between the sequelae effects of electrical injury and the use of coercive control in domestic violence situations. Where acts of coercive control are more frequent and less injurious, so are the side effects of electrical injury (electromagnetic frequency stimulation and arrest of an individual through this type of coercive control). That is, they result in lower mortality rates but are higher in long- and short-term side effects including high rates of morbidity. In previous posts I used a diagram of the distal effects of pollution. Thus, electromagnetic frequency has become a modern tool in which abusive males may coercively control their females, and too, might be considered a type of “pollution” in the environment of the female. Clouding judgement by distorting electrical signals during the thought process. Pollution makes people sick and sick people are less effective. One of the side-effects to breathing in pollution is lung disease. Likewise, long-term effects of electrical injury maybe morbidity which may include the onset of mental illness resulting from increased anxiety, increased risk of diabetes by thwarting physical activity, and the on-set of weight gain, which can be used as a way silencing female sexuality, thereby alleviate any anxiety another may feel about his or her victim’s sexuality. It may also reduce fears and anxiety in men who fear their partners might leave them for another man or might achieve more social prominence and recognition in social situations. The use of impression management and control has been observed in domestic partners with power and control issues. Since women in general are more critical of their image, it is no surprise that impression management is a high priority for some female psychopaths. Perhaps because of their “insidious” negative self-image, female psychopaths have a strong desire for attention, approval, and praise from others. Thus, attempts in controlling the behavior of other females may be deep rooted need in order to quell anxiety. Thus, controlling peoples perceptions is an element of my case study. Female psychopaths maybe more concerned with presenting a certain image to the public, carefully crafting stories which will promote maximum self-benefit for personal gain. These stories, which are nothing more than manipulations based in pathological lies (a staged seduction or reenactment of a script) with no supporting evidence to substantiate them are examples of how female psychopaths manipulate and victimize their targets. However, with the use of electromagnetic frequency, this aspect of Conning/Manipulation may be better managed by the psychopath staging a deception simply because electromagnetic frequency is invisible to the naked eye. The traits of Conning and Manipulation include prolific lying for maximum self benefit. That is, lies that are designed to bolster self image and defame others in attempt to manipulate perception; and the lack of remorse and callous lack of empathy for another. Since these may be two core traits that are more likely to be present in the female psychopath I can’t help but feel this information is important to my case analysis. With that said, it is important to also recognized men can also possess these traits but are more likely to use physical brute violence. In any event the need to further evaluate these new methods of coercive control by controlling partners must be examined to understand further how planning and the use of premeditation allows for this type of violence to persist.
(1) Stark, Evan. Coercive Control: The entrapment of women in personal life. New York. Oxford University Press. (2007)
(2) Kaplan, Louise J. Female Perversions: The temptations of madame bovary. New York. Doubleday. (1991).