All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages. At first the infant,
Mewling and puking in the nurse’s arms;
And then the whining school-boy, with his satchel
And shining morning face, creeping like snail
Unwillingly to school. And then the lover,
Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad
Made to his mistress’ eyebrow. Then a soldier,
Full of strange oaths, and bearded like the pard,
Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel,
Seeking the bubble reputation
Even in the cannon’s mouth. And then the justice,
In fair round belly with good capon lin’d,
With eyes severe and beard of formal cut,
Full of wise saws and modern instances;
And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts
Into the lean and slipper’d pantaloon,
With spectacles on nose and pouch on side;
His youthful hose, well sav’d, a world too wide
For his shrunk shank; and his big manly voice,
Turning again toward childish treble, pipes
And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all,
That ends this strange eventful history,
Is second childishness and mere oblivion;
Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything. ~from William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It,” spoken by Jaques
“Erik Erikson (1950) described “The Eight Ages of Man” from infancy through death as conflicts that act as developmental crises, which if resolved constructively, promote growth and integration. According to Erikson, the last stage, the stage of old age, is a battle between ego integrity and despair. Despair is a state of mind characterized by a non-acceptance of the life one has lived and a desperate feeling that time has run out, and there will be no opportunity to get things right. In this state, death is a thing to be dreaded and feared, but often the fear of death will be unconscious, hidden as contempt or disgust with institutions and with people. Integrity, on the other hand, is creating an honoring the meaning of one’s life as it has been lived in a particular context (Binder and Nielson, 2005). Recognizing and accepting that many of the choices we made were unconsciously motivated by the repetition compulsion, by a need to master early traumas, helps us accept that most of the mistakes we made were predetermined as our destiny by forces over which we had very little control. This acceptance allows us to mourn our losses without self-attack [or overt unconscious physical assaults to another].” (Holmes, 2013, pg. 62)
The taking away of a person’s self-agency and mind is a violation of civil liberties through the infliction of the repetitive trauma that is both invisible and unseen (electromagnetic frequency), which is one of the cruelest acts one individual can carry out on another individual. The very side effect of human trauma is a diminution of another’s power through passive or violent usurpation (Butler, 1997). We can think of the jogger in the park, where hidden in the bushes is a male predator waiting to rape his next victim. For in this setting, the victim is unaware of the invisible predator hiding in the bushes. It is the same with electromagnetic frequency assault on the human body. For in this setting, the victim is unaware of the impending assault when suddenly it is carried out through invisible means of electromagnetic frequency or clandestinely veiled through the darkness. Darkness in the sense we are unaware of who and what is assaulting us. In this light, we can see how repetitive traumas carried out against another would not only take away a person’s faith in God, but also de-evolve them to a state of non-acceptance for the life they have formerly lived with integrity. For how can one’s good life and good deeds be rewarded in this way. What of God and his promise of protection. This is the premise, shock, and trauma of war. Yet, ironically we give our soldiers the Bible to help them lean on God if he should so need to. In this way the victim is made to feel helpless and/or powerless against the unseen perpetrator(s); electromagnetic frequency attacks against the body. The Nazi’s incarcerations of the Jewish community and other social undesirables were a visible representation of unfair incarceration. Whether it is carried on inside of an incarcerated prison, the cage of war, or on unsuspecting civilians this scenario sets up the psychological scenario in which the repetition compulsion is elicited based on one’s need to master the trauma. We might think of mass random shootings as a solution, a need to master the trauma. These types of invisible attacks can worsen an individual who may have already learned maladaptive strategies to achieve psychic equilibrium. These types of traumas can also make an otherwise secure person, experience ambivalent attachment style (paranoid fear of others) or even avoidant attachment behavior (paranoid fear of others). We talk about gun control and we talk about incarcerating people with mental illness but we have a president in charge who has not mastered mindfulness.
“Death is not seen as the ultimate loss, but as the final fusion with mother (Holmes, 2013, pg. 163).”
If you think of man’s first two-stage acts as infant and school-child, an individual totally dependent on the parental powers and at the mercy of the subjugation of the social institutions in his environment like school, church, and government, we can come to understand further depth how the Subject and Power operate. The theme Michel Foucault was so interested when speaking in many of his discourses. But if we are interested in re-confirming an individual whose psychology doesn’t meet the needs of a Power, we might imagine that what one must do is induce hypnotic suggestive states. Inducing a hypnotic suggestive state can be carried out in a few ways; (1) through psycho-active chemical substance, (2) through electromagnetic frequency stimulation (convulsive shock therapy), and (3) through deprivation of sleep, food, head games or psych ops. The last is used in prisons and boot camps to bring the young adults’ minds under the control of the ruling authority. The Subject and Power is also employed in discipline and punishing our children and disease in order to try to teach them to behave well and irradicate disease (Foucault, 1978). However, like man’s last act facing death, when we are victimized by any type of crime whether it be violent or non-violent, we are reduced to the final stage of this strange eventful history. That is, to a form of oblivion. Oblivion to the former life we had previously known. Oblivion to the unawareness of carefully hidden mechanisms of control (coercive control) that unfold right before his very eyes on this very strange stage of man’s. Man’s stage is a stage of constant War both intrapsychically and interpersonally. We defend against death both physically and intrapsychically. So philosophically speaking, if one wants to Live, then one must learn how to Die. In this sense then, it is the philosophical metaphorical death of disciplining and punishing an inmate, a child, a disease; the Subject and Power, in exchange Death for Life. Electromagnetic frequency stimulation sought to kill me, victimize me, from a former life I had previously known. To harness me, to break and control me. I had no alternative, Death made me sign my signature on the line. I was now a victim of this criminal orchestration. If death is seen as the ultimate loss, but as the final fusion with mother, then the electromagnetic frequency assaults to my body from above and around me, which act much like the assaults in War, provoked the defensive strategy to such assaults. A person not ready to face death might create the onset or increase in drug use, alcohol use, overeating, or in some instances provoked rage, anger, and resentment at being controlled thereby contributing to an increase in domestic violence and increased police calls. Increased police calls and responses to a home for domestic issues have been termed “swatting” as a form of cybercrime. This occurs where a phone call is placed with the police department to a victim’s address in which there is no need for police assistance. With regard to my personal victimization, the use of electromagnetic frequency in targeting and grooming has increased calls placed from my residency to the police for assistance in which the police themselves thought a “swatting” type of issue might be occurring. However, “swatting, as it is defined does not fit the criteria of my personal victimization. (Bernstein, May 2016, pg. 51)
“Despair is a state of mind characterized by a non-acceptance of the life one has lived and a desperate feeling that time has run out, and there will be no opportunity to get things right. In this state, death is a thing to be dreaded and feared, but often the fear of death will be unconscious, hidden as contempt or disgust with institutions and with people. Integrity, on the other hand, is creating and honoring the meaning of one’s life as it has been lived in a particular context (Binder and Nielson, 2005) (Holmes, 2013, pg. 162).” Let us discuss mechanisms of controlling behavior sometimes reported as Mind Control conspiracies.
Communication Management Units (CMUs) in prisons, focus on the systematic planning, implementing, monitoring, and revision of all channels of communication within a prison, and between individuals; it also includes how the prison and dissemination of new communication directives within the prison, network, via communications technology. It employs tactics of mind control to harness behavioral control over inmates, through depravations like solitary confinement. It is interested in managing the flow of information, including surveillance of communications and individual behavior as well as what and to who things are communicated. What they read. Who they can talk to, how they are allowed to act, etc. (Center For Constitutional Rights, March 2010).
An individual, a singularly psychopathic personality of this type might employ a type of communication management also known as “high impression management.” Just another way one can “control” the flow of information through body language, voice, tone, style. This is a behavioral style, an approach where the individual wants to make sure that only select individuals receive his appropriate communication directives. In abusive relationships between a spouse and husband, the wife might be punished or disciplined for leaking information to outside parties, as her actions are perceived as a breach of trust, a violation, a failure to the allegiance of the husband. The husband wishing to keep his personal identity untarnished presents to the public an unblemished image. The perfect father, the perfect husband, a good employee, etc. In order to punish his wife, and instead of getting his hands dirty, he might use the “untouchable touching method” which employs the use of bioimplants, electromagnetic frequency, and broadcast wireless signals (Evan Stark, 2007). Here, I think of Ira Levine’s Stepford Wives and how free-minded, intellectually smart women were made into docile drones for the husbands’ personal agendas. There are other methods that typically use similar methods to turn victims into docile drones. The use of drugs and alcohol on college campuses and high school parties have sought to victimize girls with rape or sexual assault (Van Brunt, Murphy, Pescara-Kovach, and Crance, 2019). There are weapons that similarly utilize these methods of War such as tasers that latch on to a person with a pair of electrodes for their punishment and subjugation. Although these violations are visible (the gun and electrode tether), the electromagnetic frequency stimulation pulsing through the tether is of the invisible realm of energy. There in its ether plain, it becomes invisible like the vacuum of space exists on a three dimensional plain in time and space. There are other forms of bioimplants that can receive transmitted electromagnetic signals and these technologies are part of experimental medicine or experimental technologies. The Department of Defense (DOD), the Intelligence Community, and the FBI use techniques in surveillance to monitor the “online chatter” of governments and citizens through techniques known as data mining. If we think further about monitoring and surveillance one might immediately think of GPS technologies. These technologies orientate location through electromagnetics and satellites the whereabouts of a target. Monitoring such as this has become considered a normal part of the daily business operations of our nation interested in securing its national security. But in the hands of a batterer or psychopath, those directives become self-serving and one-sided. Thus, the greater good gets sacrificed to the sole interest of one or more parties involved in a criminal network conspiracy. The employment of GPS to track and control the whereabouts of an individual is used in cyberstalking and has shown to involve third parties. It may also be used online via wireless devices that have global positioning systems in them like laptops and cell phones. Unlawful surveillance of these devices is why the Department of Justice put out a newsletter on Cyber Misbehavior (Jamie M. McCall, May 2016, pg. 17).
“The acceptance of one’s own life cycle as something that had to be, and that by necessity permitted no substitutions, facilitates a new and different love of one’s parents and children, as people who also were and are embedded in their unique culture of civilization, living out the destiny of their own repetitions. Erikson (Erikson, 1950, p. 268) called this multigenerational awareness the “patrimony” of the soul, and he asserted that “in such consolidation, death loses its sting (Holmes, 2013, pg. 162).” For this reason, the use of isolation and excommunication is one of the cruelest methods of discipline anyone can use against another. Human beings were made for relationships. We are social animals like many animals found in the animal kingdom. We seek out relationships and connections via other human beings.
Let us discuss the “sting” of realizing the narcissistic condition. Let us turn to World War II and the Nazis in their attempt at controlling an image to the world and put forth through impression management which incorporated militarized strength and exhibited a lesser evil which, eventually, uncovered the magnitude and strength of a condition known as Narcissistic Personality Disorder. In Adolf Hitler’s narcissistic personality disorder he employed “high impression management” through covert and overt control mechanisms. It is, what I believed to be, the reason for Nazi mass genocide, slavery during the Colonial Era, and man’s need to dominate and control another through economic, political, religious, and medical enslavement which demonstrates a gross imbalance of power. It is one of the many reasons, I believe, Donald Trump is so disliked by many Americans. He is a perfect example of the imbalance of financial power which leads to social injustices that are a result of that imbalance.
Let us discuss the metaphor found in the Symbolic Order of Patriotism. Let us compare the Nazi interlude and its use of Patriotism. Let us compare the words used in our National Anthem and the use of the unseen or the broadcast electromagnetic frequency signals through ether. That is to say, the use of space and electromagnetic frequency as a weapon of war. In the very national anthem of America is uncovered the symbolism of the “all-controlling parent.” The absolute mother or father is a much-needed necessity in controlling the chaos.
The metaphor in control from “above” in the form of electronic weapons positioned from above in the ether of space electromagnetic frequency discipline/stimulation. My not the casting of broadcast electromagnetic frequency signals represents the extension of a phallus. Reading between the lines and ultimately discovering where coercive control commands from; a position from above; from a position of absolute power. Some might think of the King in his Castle but I think of criminal gangs and network infrastructures known as terrorist cells and other acts of terrorism that were and are still being played out on the American landscape following Septemeber 11, 2001.
“Some people find religion helpful in old age. Faith provides a comforting belief that the self continues after death, whether that continuation is associated with an idea of heaven, or just seen as a final fusion with a parental or God-like figure. The concept of God as a loving (or punishing) Father permeates Judeo-Christian history and expresses the very human wish to have an object who is all-knowing and all-powerful, protecting us from danger and the existential terror of being alive. Like the actual parent, this God can serve as a figure to be blamed for all our suffering and to whom we can abdicate all responsibility for our happiness.
Of course, not everyone can embrace an anthropomorphic God, a heavenly Father who punishes bad behavior and rewards good. Comforting as that idea is, many of us are too grounded in the reality principle to take the leap of faith that organized religion requires.
American philosopher Ken Wilbur (Wilbur, 2000) had a thought-provoking idea about God or what he called “Spirit-in-Action” (p. 9). Wilbur saw the universe as constantly unfolding in a creative and evolutionary process that moves from simplicity to complexity, and he saw that directed unfolding as “God-in-the-making.” Creativity, according to Wilbur, is the basic ground of the universe, and God is that creativity. Whether we are looking at the evolutionary universe, and God is that creativity. Whether we are looking at the evolutionary process that began with a single-celled organism and continues with human beings, or the sociological process initiated with the primal horde and flowering in democracy, or the artistic process, moving from cave paintings to the works of Rembrandt and Michelangelo and Picasso – the universe, according to Wilbur, is unfolding in a creative, meaningful and ever more complex direction, moving from primitive to higher and higher levels of sophistication and integration. Wilbur wrote poetically about this direction:
There is meaning in the movement, intrinsic value in the embrace. As Emerson put it, we lie in the lap of immense intelligence, which by any other name is Spirit. There is a theme inscribed on the original face of the Kosmos. There is a pattern written on the face of nothingness. There is a meaning in its every gesture, grace in its glance. We – and all beings as such – are drenched in this meaning, afloat in a current of care and profound value, ultimate significance, intrinsic awareness. We are part and parcel of this immense intelligence, this Spirit-in-Action, this God-in-the-making. We don’t have to think of God as some mystic figure outside of the display, running the show. Nor must we picture it as some merely immanent goddess, lost in the forms of her own production. Evolution is both god and goddess, transcendence and immanence. It is immanent in the process itself, woven into the very fabric of the Kosmos, but it everywhere transcends its own productions and brings forth anew in every moment.
This idea about Spirit-in Action is both appealing and useful as a tool to withstand the rigors of being alive. Atheists insist that everything in what Wilbur calls the Kosmos and its direction toward complexity is random. With a passion and rigidity as intense as any fundamentalist Christian, atheists assert, with supreme confidence, that God is a concept that is ridiculously infantile. I envy that type of certainty, but ultimately feel compelled to reject it. To me, assuredness about the existence or non-existence of God is dishonest, even arrogant. The reality, harder than any conviction about religion or insistence on atheism, is that we don’t know. Life and death are ultimately mysteries, and if we are to be truthful, we must admit that these questions are just too big for the human brain, evolving but still limited, to address. …..
We can accept that it is evil and suffering in the world, while making a conscious decision that our work and our life will, as much as humanly possible, be allied with the forces that are moving toward the light. …..(Holmes, 2013, pg. 171-172)
The beatitude of gratitude, the holding of people and experiences in hand and mind with love and thanks can be a transformational process in the psyche. This is exactly what religion helps to deliver and if only for a moment, I receive a sense of bliss, then in that moment I feel immortal. This is what helps with creative aging and acceptance of one’s own Death.
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