Brian’s Column: Sharing Healing Tools

Major positive transformation from defining a new psychological affliction
By Brian R. Wright

“Man cannot survive except through his mind. He comes on earth unarmed. His brain is his only weapon. But the mind is an attribute of the individual, THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A COLLECTIVE BRAIN. The man who thinks must think and act on his own. The reasoning mind cannot work under any form of compulsion. It cannot not be subordinated to the needs, opinions, or wishes of others. It is not an object of sacrifice.” — Howard Roark, from his courtroom speech in Ayn Rand’s book and movie, The Fountainhead

You tell ’em, Howard! The movie, starring Gary Cooper and Patricia Neal, was released in 1949—that’s right 70 years ago, the year I was born  (Wow.) I own the DVD and watch it regularly for inspiration… in a world where far too many people have abdicated responsibility for thinking for themselves. It’s so much easier to live your life second hand, isn’t it? Fit in, accept the imagery and calming, unctuous TV anchor-speak from your favorite mainstream bubble-headed bleach blond, as The Eagles used to sing.

Yet as Rand makes quite clear, such groveling in group consciousness is not only NOT a road to success (of a life or a culture) it is, in fact, the fast train wreck to the harsh end of the species. Why? Well, because when most men would rather accept 2+2=5 to go along and get along they quickly forget how to add. People will do what they’re told by the glorified leader(s) of the collective and be dead wrong. Ultimately wrong and dead.

Here’s my basic argument in American Gumption-Catharsis (AGC) on how we can/must leverage the Hendrickson Discovery (Discovery) to achieve a world of human beings living and practicing Independent Consciousness:

More on Independent Being…

… in these times. Let me use this page to give you a brief idea of “where I’m coming from,” to use the vernacular of the 60s. And what’s in it for me.

Note: the entire Chapter 5 in AGC, entitled Independents Rising, I have uploaded here: http://brianRwright.com/AGC_Independents_Rising.pdf.

Alongside the 2016 election season, I wrote a book The Truman Prophecy, subtitle same as this chapter (Independents Rising). I also created the Website, Global-Spring.org, which is my umbrella for all I’m visualizing for humanity—a benevolent society of reason, freedom, and joy for fully creative, actualized beings of Independent consciousness.

And I saw myself humbly as founder of the modern Independents’ Movement, as conveyed seminally in that book. To paraphrase Jefferson, “I have sworn eternal hostility toward every form of collective consciousness over the soul of man.Continue reading

Book Review: 63 Documents

The government doesn’t want you to read
by Jesse Ventura
Review by Brian R. Wright

Review first published 12/16/2011.

Nice little compendium of what many of us longtimers in the Truth and Freedom Movement (TFM) have known for some time, but perhaps not realized the source material for. The Governor has performed a wonderful public service by compiling 63 documents—actually 63 sets of documents—on US government (USG) crimes, atrocities, and coverups … and precursors of USG crimes, atrocities, and coverups. Everything from JFK deciding to pull out the troops from Vietnam (pretext for his assassination) to the USG letting a major pharmaceutical company distribute a pesticide for spraying that imperiled the honeybees is covered.

If you believe in things like making a pact with the devil, you might say that our own intelligence agencies did just that at the end of World War 2. That’s when we started giving many of Hitler’s top henchmen not only sanctuary in our country, but putting these same Nazis to work for us. The Cold War with the Soviet Union was beginning—and the excuse was that we needed every bit of expertise, scientific and otherwise, that we could get.

It almost seems to me that the Cold War was staged so the weapons manufacturers and others could make money off it. Otherwise, how could we go from being allies with the Russians all through the war to their becoming our bitter enemies almost overnight? As Colonel Fletcher Prouty once said, “Nothing just happens, everything is planned.”
— page 60

All These Docs Are Government Docs

In fact, the book should have been named more accurately, 63 Sets of Government Documents that the Government Didn’t Really Plan on You Reading. Most of them were classified at one time or another, but some of them slipped thru the bureaucratic cracks, and others were obtained via Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. What I like about Jesse Ventura writing something like this—with Dick Russell—is that he sounds like a fairly ordinary guy. Not some Alex Jones or Jim Marrs knowledgeable expert who has been studying the invisible government and Men of the Power Sickness (MOPS) forever. For example, when he discusses the Pentagon’s non-response on 9/11:

The question that’s haunted me from day one is how come the world’s biggest military superpower was somehow oblivious to rogue airliners in American air space for more than an hour, and our top brass seemed so befuddled in terms of dealing with hijackers apparently using these four planes as flying bombs. Why couldn’t our fighter jets intercept at least one of them? — page 217

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Movie Review: The Fountainhead (1949)

Ayn Rand’s sui generis movie still stirs the heart of passionate individualists

FountainheadIf I had to describe the A-list movie production of The Fountainhead in one word that word would be ‘unbelievable:’ it is literally beyond comprehension that such a stark silver screen portrayal of important ideas—with world class acting, directing, score, production design, costumes, and of course writing—could ever be made… much less a movie about the epochal conflict between the individual and the collective (and the parallel ethical conflict between reason-based egoism and faith-based altruism). The second word I would use is ‘moving.’

Lately, The Fountainhead is a DVD I’ve been watching with regularity, simply to recharge my emotional batteries and reaffirm my sense of life. As the astute reader knows, we live in a world where the collectivists of the Toxocracy are hammering the individualists right and left… trying to close in for the kill. [I believe the individualists—full humans—will win, however, and relatively soon, due to a powerful cosmic jujitsu maneuver that I’m happy to be a part of. Ref. esp. Thrive. More on that in my novel soon to be released, The Truman Prophecy.]

And elsewhere, of course: 2016 is the Year of Conscious Evolution, which necessitates psychological independence, which necessitates the full flowering of the individual human conceptual faculty, which necessitates the wholesale adherence of humanity to the nonaggression principle. No this isn’t a dream, it’s real and it’s going to happen. Because of bold creative acts of people like Ayn Rand and those who live by her ideals—not as mere abstractions, but as real people struggling to create a benevolent world that makes sense.

The Movie

The Fountainhead, the book, was published in 1943, a couple of years before the end of WWII. Through the 1930s around the world, and especially among the Western intellectual elites, collectivism in the form of socialism and state socialism—notably the Soviet Union—was held in increasingly high regard. Many Americans felt that US president Franklin D. Roosevelt’s socialistic New Deal was what liberated them from the misery of the (capitalism-caused) Great Depression… plus he was such a good, caring man, with his handicap and all, that everyone loved him without reservation.  .AND. he boldly led us to victory in war; that cuddly superpower ally, the Soviet Union, then helped to finish the task of defeating the Nazis. Continue reading

Guest Column: Palestine, South Africa, and the Myth of One State

Exiled Palestinian proposal of a principled solution to the “israel” problem
Reformatted from Nahida, column here

Editor’s note: This marvelous article was referred to me by one of the local regular Ann Arbor protesters of Israel. It’s an inspiring document of the same elevated stature as our country’s Declaration of Independence and First Principles. Just about everyone, most libertarians included, wants to take the easy way out to resolve the Middle East issue.

There’s only one solution: Recognize that Zionist Israel is the 100-year-old psycho-pathic aggressor and ethnic cleanser on the people of Palestine, and these people must be enabled by the nations and people of the world to a) obtain full restitution, b) subject culpable Israelis to war crime trial and conviction, and c) evict and completely undo the invader state and statists of Israel from Palestine, restoring Palestine to the open society—with a substantial minority of law-abiding, peaceful Jews—it was before the invasion.

World peace, international law, and human individual rights around the world are at stake. I have done a bit of editing and formatting and basically transcribed the entire column Nahida has written, hopefully making it easier to read. I trust she will forgive me. — bw

Insisting on squeezing the Palestinian struggle to fit the apartheid model of South Africa or black America is a double whammy:

First, presenting the Zionist entity as a normal state with a few apartheid policies that can be changed is fundamentally false:

  1. What is happening in Palestine is not mere segregation and apartheid, what is going on is ethnic cleansing, wiping a country off the map, and slow genocide.
  2. Racism in the “Jewish state” is ideological, grounded in “sacred” texts, cultural practices, and the inherent concept of “chosen-ness,”—unlike South Africa in which racism was a momentary convenience, reflecting opportunistic fulfillment of self-interest of a white minority.

Second, when activists are intoxicated with the deceptive mantra of “Equal rights, One State, Two People,” offered as the best formula and ideal model of solution rather than other successful models of Liberation, such as Algeria for example, that means they participate in whitewashing and rewarding the century-ongoing Zionist crimes. Such a paradigm gives leeway to the thriving of an illegal genocidal expansionist racist entity… and would mean blessing the expansion of “israel” and granting the Zionist occupier a comprehensive and “peaceful” takeover, and unrestricted control over our land and our lives.

Like North America, South Africa was conquered and subsequently ruled by white Europeans several centuries ago, i.e. before International Law adopted through the Nuremberg Principles right after WW2, explicitly prohibiting land acquisition through military conquest, and clearly defined Crimes Against Humanity—amidst them:

  • Wars of Aggression and Conquest,
  • Genocide and Instigation of Wars and Crimes against Peace,
  • and War Crimes to be the worst categories of crimes

All these have been, and still are in even worse manner, perpetrated by Jewish “israelis.”

Furthermore, this “one-state, two people” approach fully ignores the unbalanced premise of the reality on the ground, and the implication such proposal would have— namely the finalization of the aims of the racist, expansionist and exclusionary Jewish Nationalist experiment called “israel.” Continue reading