Discernment

A reminder today of a tried and true technique known as the Hegelian dialectic, a.k.a.: Problem. Reaction. Solution.

The scriptwriters create the problem, foment the reaction (i.e., point out the problem, call for revolution) and then use that revolution, propaganda and spin to implement the next (seemingly opposite) exact, same underlying agenda.

The Hegelian dialectic is the ridiculous idea that constant conflict and continual merging of opposite ideologies, as established by extreme right or left belief systems, will lead spiritual mankind into final perfection. (Americans understood man’s spiritual quests to be outside the realm of government control). Hegel’s brilliance rests in his ability to confuse and obfuscate the true motives of the planners, and millions of people world-wide have been trying to make sense of why it doesn’t work for over 150 years. But like the AA definition of insanity, the world keeps trying it over and over expecting different results. …”

It’s happening right before our very eyes, and it will likely ramp up, since those scriptwriters realize that “we” are “catching on” to their schemes, too easily predicting the next development.

But are we really?

Before jumping onto the next spiritual/political bandwagon offered on mainstream news and celebrating the triumph of “truth” being spoken there, do recall who owns the media. Before getting swept away in the saga of the one, true solution for all time, everyone, everywhere, that which “must be,” do take a breath of God/dess and recenter yourself. Ground yourself. Feel your abdomen and feet. Allow any wild zaps and kundalini overloads to release back into the Earth, which you currently inhabit during this lifetime. This is your natural state from which to notice any energy tugs and manipulations.

Not everyone has studied revolutions, and that’s fine, but if you have (and I have — that was a main interest of mine in college, including multiple graduate level history courses on the Russian and French Revolutions, as well as thought revolutions like the Enlightenment, Art History, and the History of Christianity) … if you’ve studied revolutions, then you notice familiar strategies and patterns.

A lot of people with a lot of money and power are dumping a great deal of money and influence to open “amazing” doors for a spiritual-political campaign designed to usher in what Russell Brand gushingly called a “socialist egalitarian utopia.” Sounds good, right? Doesn’t it? I mean, tow the line here, isn’t it refreshing? Right on? Just what we need? You are enlightened, aren’t you? You do consider yourself more spiritually evolved than the average bear, don’t you? Hey! You know we’re all One. You know, the New Age BORG! We will assimilate until we achieve perfection. C’mon, you know you want it. A “socialist egalitarian utopia” that radically redistributes wealth and taxes the hell out of corporations sounds pretty frickin’ awesome.

On the surface.

It reminds me of “Liberté, égalité, fraternité.” Perhaps you recall “Liberté, égalité, fraternité.” In English: “Liberty, equality, brotherhood,” the powerful slogan that turned the French Revolution into one of the most vicious bloodbaths in history, complete with guillotines. “Sneezing the basket” became a national past time: warm fuzzies and spurting jugulars all over the place! Ditto the Bolshevik Revolution’s “Peace, Bread, Land,” a slogan which began as a call to the beleaguered working class and eventually ushered in Joseph Stalin’s famines, genocide and the KGB. Ditto Hitler’s Germany, which grew from the carefully managed “völkische Bewegung” — Folk Movement, “the German interpretation of the populist movement, with a romantic focus on folklore and the ‘organic’.”

Here’s the deal: desperation breeds willful gullibility. When people become desperate — and the scriptwriters will continue to build conflict so more and more people feel that way (isn’t it intense?! Gosh, we can hardly stand it) — then along comes Someone who stokes that frustration and anger into a frenzied call to Action. It’s not difficult to do when people feel hungry, weak, impoverished, and unable to change their (carefully scripted) circumstances. Along comes some celebrity or a charismatic figure who shoots to the top, “miraculously” expressing all the deepest (expertly crafted) longings and frustrations of the masses. A rising star. A knight in shining armor. Prince Charming. Vladimir Lenin. Adolf Hitler (oh, yes, he was wildly popular until he wasn’t).

Insert hero du jour here.

Do real, pure leaders exist? In rare cases, yes, of course they do. But please beware the easy, star ready, against all odds, Hollywood-esque mythic hero, which is far more common. If you don’t want to slog through history texts, then I really suggest reading a writer’s handbook called, “The Key: How to Write Damn Good Fiction Using the Power of Myth.” Learning how to construct a story that draws everyone in using the power of myth will do wonders for your ability to discern (scripted) “spontaneous” revolutions, disclosures and events. You’ll begin to think like a writer and will find yourself anticipating the next plot twist. Then boom, there it is, right on cue, right on the news … or … for a really believable “twist,” watch it spew all over “alternative” media in the Hegelian inverse of mockingbird MSM.

Better yet, throw in some kind of Guardian Figure, an Anti-Hero, and a suspenseful Chase Scene. Wow, what a page turner! A veritable blockbuster. People will Eat. It. Up. Even people who know better. Because when you pepper even the stupidest, most banal, tiresome, obvious plots and characters with the spice of myth, suddenly, you create that magic combo of salt, sugar and fat: you trigger addictive eating. The “Please, Sir, may I have some more?” Reflex. You evoke mindless consumption that sneaks thousands of empty calories past even the strictest dietary dictocrats.

I’m telling you, when you study how to construct stories using myth, you’ll notice contrived mythic plots all over the place. The current scriptwriters have allowed themselves to get sloppy because so few people recognize the power of myth anymore. In fact, our soul-deficient culture is so starved for myth that people gobble it up in whatever perverted forms they find it — usually some thinly coated Hegelian story designed to trigger public demands for the very plot development the scriptwriters next need to justify. Just like you can’t make an enormous plot leap without providing connecting stories, character development and reasonable cause, neither can spiritual-political scriptwriters just leap to a One World Government, One World Cashless Economy, and One World Religion. “No way! We’re onto them. We would never go for that!”

Well, no certainly not. Unless Someone — some underdog (Snowden?), some handsome hero (Russell Brand?), some feisty female (Sarah Palin?) — starts to dole out little mythic appetizers … crumbs of “truth” that stoke our hunger for myth, flavors that turn our severe myth deficiencies into raving cravings. If Someone puts the right characters and symbols into the right mythic context, the starved masses will find themselves screaming and growling for the happily ever after. Right on cue, like a gut reflex.

Enter, the palate cleanser, followed by the pièce de résistance — that perfect segue to the next scene or the next (of) course. With enough subplots driving the agenda story, forward, the readers/viewers/masses will get so swept away they won’t even remember it’s all fiction, carefully orchestrated to move the intended plot arch to its pre-outlined conclusion.

All revolutions “revolve” in a circle. Etymology also gives lots of clues. I ask you to ponder the difference between revolution and evolution. Most people don’t. Instead, they periodically (and quite predictably) clamor for a revolution, which takes them past the 180 opposite and all the way to 360, which just happens to be exactly where they started. Never mind that history belies the “inherent goodness” of a “socialist egalitarian utopia,” bringing instead, State-sponsored murder, mass starvation, poverty and oppression. History’s hard to swallow. But myth, ah, myth goes down easy, and the myth speaks otherwise. Plato’s Republic with its “meritocracy,” its elite, enlightened controllers … a meritocracy for the greatest good of “all” goes down real easy, like a smooth white wine. The self-appointed elite can drink all they want, and yet somehow, only regular folks seem to get the hangovers. We’re all in this together, though, right? Liberté, égalité, fraternité!

“Oh, Jake,” Brett said, “we could have had such a damned good time together.”
Ahead was a mounted policeman in khaki directing traffic. He raised his baton. The car slowed suddenly pressing Brett against me.
“Yes,” I said. “Isn’t it pretty to think so?”

Those final lines come from Ernest Hemingway’s “The Sun Also Rises,” a book I used to read every single Spring. The entire book is a “roman à clef or roman à clé — French for novel with a key, … a novel about real life, overlaid with a façade of fiction.” It details the twisted, dysfunctional illusions of the perfect romance, that ideal love that never quite materializes through the haze of alcoholism and PTSD.

As humans, we love the world of Forms, the Platonic Ideals. Our souls crave Ideals and sniff for distant whiffs of a long, lost Garden of Eden or Atlantean Paradise. Oh, how we long for that smell, that memory! We want it so bad we can almost taste it. Must taste it. Oh, we’re so hungry for it, aren’t we? We’re so hungry that some of us would even settle for a genetically modified, laboratory invented, artificial flavor instead of the real, whole food. “What difference does it make?” We are dying for something — anything — that we can associate with the missing element. Anything that remotely reminds us of our soul. Even an inferior, toxic, artificially flavored, colored and engineered substitute.

Effective scriptwriters know this. They’ve purposely starved our society of soul, leaving most people vulnerable to addictions, deceptions and manipulations.

You can break the habit, though. You can upgrade your consumption — and thereby upgrade your output. Feed your soul, and you won’t feel so vulnerable. Read actual myths and real (not Disney-fied) fairy tales, and you’ll start to correct your myth deficiency. You’ll also reclaim forgotten pieces of your soul, which allow you to heal from personal and societal trauma.

They say, “Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” Haven’t we had enough empty revolutions? Aren’t we tired of latest-greatest’s that leave us in the same, old underlying state of starvation? Aren’t we ready for something with appealing flavor and substance? As with food, homegrown evolutions offer the most security. If you don’t know the farmer, and you don’t know the company, then how do you know that prepackaged “food” will sustain you? If you don’t recognize agendas, and you don’t analyze ingredients, then how do you know you want to swallow that “revolution”? You are what you eat. Best to grow your own or know the growers. Then you know for sure what’s in it.

I don’t approve of the personal jabs in the following Red Ice discussion; attacking people instead of their ideas weakens an otherwise cogent analysis. I don’t claim to know Russell’s intentions, but I do recognize the script and where it’s headed. Personally, I’ve read that script, seen the flick, watched the reruns, mouthed the punchlines, memorized the soundtrack, anticipated the action figures at Walmart — and I’m bored.

But that’s just me. It’s not my place — or the government’s place or any celebrity’s or rising star’s place — to stir you into a frenzied call for change. I simply want to encourage you to use discernment. Fulfill your need for myth with the real deal so you’re not quite so vulnerable to the same old, tired, rehashed plots, themes, and characters. Eat real food so you can ditch the brain fog and re-member your own, natural vitality. Study history. Listen to and analyze the words — what’s said and especially what’s not said. Beware the Artful Dodger. Perhaps most importantly, learn how to craft your own story, even if you never intend to write and publish your autobiography. Live it!

You have good taste and amazing powers of Creation. Use ’em or lose ’em.

31 responses to this post.

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  2. Posted by Mary on October 30, 2013 at 5:47 am

    Brilliant. Thank you. 🙂

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  3. someone’s on fire! animal farm all over again. thanks for keeping the light on, laura. x

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  4. Posted by Tracy on October 30, 2013 at 9:43 am

    Reading this brought to mind “The Power of Myth” by Joseph Campbell. It seems utterly crazy that so many are looking outside ourselves for the hero on the journey, some one to put on a pedestal and admire rather than realizing that WE are the Hero of our own Journey. WE are the answer, the solution when we refuse to participate in ‘their’ version of reality and take center stage in our own lives, replete with full responsibility and accountability for the lines we Speak, the Path we chose and what we Create for ourselves to experience. It has become my daily mantra…I simply refuse to live in ‘their’ version of reality. Laura, you are an inspiration and a light in persistent, but weakening shadow of illusion. Namaste~

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  5. Posted by pete spencer on October 30, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Excellent work Laura

    I would like to ask you a question that has just been raised by a recent development regarding a comment on lucas2012info that i sent in connection with the recent post of

    http://lucas2012infos.wordpress.com/2013/10/29/a-review-godskyearth-org-release-of-global-funds-part-1-29-october-2013/

    Basically, my comment was, Hold on…. These people have kept their patience a very long time, why would the be releasing funds now. The masses have no idea of what has happened, paying them out now would simply provide them with the anaesthetic to allow the NWO to slip off the radar and re-emerge a few years down the line completely in control.

    The people need to be aware of what has been done before the money is released, there needs to be truth and reconciliation.

    Now, the reason for my concern is that Lucas has closed down the comments on this one, I would imagine there must have been a deluge, but, I feel that this needs to receive some comment from Lucas.

    What are your thoughts pete 🙂

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  6. Posted by silentwindofchange on October 30, 2013 at 11:34 am

    Thanks for the reminder Laura.

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  7. Hi Pete,
    I will not comment on Lucas and his discretion of posting or not posting comments on his own blog, since that’s really his own business. Instead, I will just list some quotes from famous Marxists, and you can see if you recognize any patterns or potential strategies. If not, no worries. If so, proceed with caution. I’m very selective about what I will or will not consume in terms of announcements, “offers” and “gifts,” so I have not listened to the link you mentioned. Perhaps these quotes will help your own (and others’) discernment.
    Blessings and thanks for commenting…

    “The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.” ~Vladimir Lenin

    “The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves.” ~Vladimir Lenin

    “The goal of socialism is communism.” ~Vladimir Lenin

    “The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency.” ~Vladimir Lenin

    “A lie told often enough becomes truth.” ~Vladimir Lenin

    “A reformation means that masses of our people have reached the point of disillusionment with past ways and values. They don’t know what will work but they do know that the prevailing system is self-defeating, frustrating, and hopeless. They won’t act for change, but won’t strongly oppose those who do. The time is then ripe for revolution.” — xxii, Rules for Radicals, by Saul Alinsky

    “The tenth rule of the ethics of rules and means is that you do what you can with what you have and clothe it in moral arguments. …the essence of Lenin’s speeches during this period was “They have the guns and therefore we are for peace and for reformation through the ballot. When we have the guns then it will be through the bullet.” And it was.” — P.36-37, Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky

    “All effective actions require the passport of morality.” — P.44, Rules for Radicals (Alinsky)

    “The moment one gets into the area of $25 million and above, let alone a billion, the listener is completely out of touch, no longer really interested because the figures have gone above his experience and almost are meaningless. Millions of Americans do not know how many million dollars make up a billion.” — P.96, Rules for Radicals (Alinsky)

    “The job of the organizer is to maneuver and bait the establishment so that it will publicly attack him as a ‘dangerous enemy.’ — P.100, Rules for Radicals (Alinsky)

    “I have on occasion remarked that I felt confident that I could persuade a millionaire on a Friday to subsidize a revolution for Saturday out of which he would make a huge profit on Sunday even though he was certain to be executed on Monday.” — P.150 Rules for Radicals (Alinsky)

    “One man with a gun can control 100 without one.” ~Vladimir Lenin

    “The press should be not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, but also a collective organizer of the masses.” ~Vladimir Lenin

    “When we hang the capitalists, they will sell us the rope.” ~Joseph Stalin

    “One death is a tragedy. A million deaths is a statistic.” ~Joesph Stalin

    “The writer is the engineer of the human soul.” ~Joseph Stalin

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  9. Posted by Tracy on October 30, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Just a side note, but I believe that the Queen of England and the Committee of 300, hold and manage this account on behalf of the Jesuit Pope. Perhaps the idea of a global jubilee and payout is simply to restart a ‘new and improved’ financial system, and that accepting said monies paid out initiates a contract, or approval to participate in the new system, which is after all, is like a re-gifting of ideology in newly shined spiritual paper…even with different leaders. Worth a read in that regard to understand the hidden hand, is ‘Written in Stone’ by Richard Cassaro who does an pretty good job at defining the ‘Elders’ that everyone seems to have elevated to pedestal.

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  10. Posted by pete spencer on October 30, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Blimey Laura, Thats what I call a response, To quote another reader “your on fire”!

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  11. @Tracy: yep! What is it they say …”Beware of Greeks bearing gifts.” Thanks for explicitly making that connection… 🙂

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  12. Ah, yes, Diana and Pete … sometimes the Fire Faery comes out to play like the Page of Wands … “A child with too much energy.” As they also say, “Don’t piss off the fairies.” They’re apt to throw pixie dust under the nose and cause all sorts of mischief when someone breaks those Faery Rules: “A person’s word is bond,” “Respect, Not Control,” and “No Rudeness,” which includes the communists’ predisposition to lies, control and commissioning ugly “art.”

    Too much fire … and maybe an accidentally full packet of Reishi coffee yesterday morning instead of the usually careful half … the pen is mightier than the sword, but the fiery wand occasionally comes in handy.

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  13. Posted by pete spencer on October 30, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    perhaps try come chamomile tea might be in order, wouldn’t want you to come over all unnecessary 🙂

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  14. Excellent post. I doubt it is a coincidence that dystopian fiction has seen such a resurgence the last 10 years. We are truly in Huxley/Orwell territory, and to add to your quotes, I always liked Huxley’s response to Orwell on 1984, of which the following is just an extract:
    “The philosophy of the ruling minority in Nineteen Eighty-Four is a sadism which has been carried to its logical conclusion by going beyond sex and denying it. Whether in actual fact the policy of the boot-on-the-face can go on indefinitely seems doubtful. My own belief is that the ruling oligarchy will find less arduous and wasteful ways of governing and of satisfying its lust for power, and these ways will resemble those which I described in Brave New World.”

    The full letter can be found at http://www.lettersofnote.com
    I do think, however, that the powers that be are using any and all means at their disposal at this point.

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  15. Thanks, Sulis9! I had no idea of the existence of that letter. Interesting stuff. I also feel that we’re at a tipping point, hence my recent reminders not to give all the hard earned spiritual sovereignty and reclamation of Self right back to the would-be controllers. They’re sneaky, but not THAT sneaky. 🙂

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  16. Posted by Branding Russell Brand? | Exopermaculture on October 31, 2013 at 1:32 pm

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  17. Great great great article, I look forward to reading more of your work Laura. We are EFT and Tantra instructors and are seeing the vast majority of our peers being sucked into this counterfeit version of unity, they are looking outside instead of inside for their answers, and are thus susceptible to manipulation. Flip the pattern and the it is easy to see the manipulations….but point it out while they still have the pattern and you’re essentially attacking their god, prophet, and messiah all at once. The people want their medicine, so they’re gonna get what they’ve been crying out for (and manipulated into wanting)…its good to know we’re not the only ones watching the train wreck coming in slow motion, yikes!

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  18. Yes, a relief to know that others see it, too. Perhaps if we send enough energy towards the tracks, we can bend them in a different direction. 🙂

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  19. We work this process on a regular basis for the collective for things such as this, http;//Gandhigroups.com. What are your thoughts on Cobra and his information? Also, we have started EFT tapping on the “myth” lack/susceptibility each person has within, to see if we can pull in a being change without needing to force feed action to correct the imbalance…but, we are curious if you have an article or thoughts on what healthy myths are. Thanks!

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  20. My take on myth and fairy tales is that they are some of the greatest truths we have available today. I’m talking original fairy tales, very old folklore and ancient myth, not the Disney-fied gobblety goop. 😉 Celtic myths, ancient lore from indigenous people, old stories … there’s wisdom and soul to be found here for those who study them. I love the Edda’s, and even Tolkien’s Ring Trilogy contains much truth, gleaned from Norse mythology. Discernment needs to occur in everything, but exposing yourself to real literature and “primitive” art helps to remind humanity of who and what they are, as well as of the fact that humanity is not the only thing going on this planet. Joseph Campbell’s series with Bill Moyers, called “The Power of Myth” is a good place to start. You can also find a lot of Joseph Campbell videos on YouTube. He was a wise man!

    As for Cobra … I don’t listen to the broadcasts or read that blog, so I cannot comment unless you take what I just said as a comment. 😉

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  21. Ahhh, I get’cha, the “myth” is what we call “images” and “the image”, a way to guide society from the outside-in, rather than the inside-out. We’re looking a lot at the patterns of images right now, and yes, Cobra is an image (myth) that is being presented to a segment of the public…I will look up Joseph Campbell, sounds like it will enrich our studies on the subject. Thank you so much for your reply, have a wonderful week! 🙂

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  22. You’re welcome. You, too!

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  23. […] an English Major, it’s so obvious it hurts. Americans have become so myth illiterate, so out of touch with soul that they fall for any advertising or news story that even hints at […]

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  24. Reblogged this on Deus Nexus.

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  25. Reblogged this on encompassingchaos and commented:
    “The Hegelian dialectic is the ridiculous idea that constant conflict and continual merging of opposite ideologies, as established by extreme right or left belief systems, will lead spiritual mankind into final perfection. (Americans understood man’s spiritual quests to be outside the realm of government control). Hegel’s brilliance rests in his ability to confuse and obfuscate the true motives of the planners, and millions of people world-wide have been trying to make sense of why it doesn’t work for over 150 years. But like the AA definition of insanity, the world keeps trying it over and over expecting different results. …”

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  26. […] Hegelian dialectic: “A reminder today of a tried and true technique known as the Hegelian dialectic, a.k.a.: Problem. Reaction. Solution. The scriptwriters create the problem, foment the reaction (i.e., point out the problem, call for revolution) and then use that revolution, propaganda and spin to implement the next (seemingly opposite) exact, same underlying agenda.” ~Laura Bruno […]

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  27. […] There’s no call for the next French Revolution here. No call for blood in the streets and complete Statist takeover cloaked in New Age feel good fluff. Just a wake-up call to see beyond the programming of Problem, Reaction, Solution — and […]

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  28. Reblogged this on Twin Flames.

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  29. […] “Here’s the deal: desperation breeds willful gullibility. When people become desperate — and the scriptwriters will continue to build conflict so more and more people feel that way — then along comes Someone who stokes that frustration and anger into a frenzied call to Action.” — Laura Bruno (Source) […]

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