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.
Note: from this point to ### End of Excerpt from AGC ### I describe a practical action that is available, unfortunately, solely to American readers, thanks to a provision in the US Constitution that all direct taxes must be apportioned among the states (Article 1, Section 9, which has never been repealed or amended)—in effect only permitting the federal government to tax Americans in the exercise of federally bestowed “privilege,” i.e. making the income tax an avoidable excise tax.
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.”
Lately, I’ve come to realize that two kinds of collars threaten Independent Being: 1) outer, the collective-mind collar, and 2) inner, one’s own (compulsive-)mind collar. I then constructed a framework for the release of these collars, pictured as golden rings in the figure above leading to much more. My ‘Big Picture.’
Pertinently, if we do not now throw off the collars and rise to full Independent human ‘Being,’ we shall not reach the stars, much less have any useful relationships w/other intelligent beings in our cosmic neighborhood.
Nor shall we ever “Live Free and Flourish.”
Magic Move: Leverage ‘the Discovery’
Look about you. As Western culture becomes more collectivized, those who exhibit an independent, rational nature suffer more and more stigma… to the point now of jail time for challenging or even questioning official stories.
How many of you have been demeaned or excommunicated by ‘friends and family’ for thinking outside the Six O’clock Hive regarding vaccines, fluoridation, GMOs, “smart” meters, 5G networks, toxic geoengineering, 911 truth, mass-casualty incidents, Israel-dom, etc.
“To find out who rules over you, find out who you’re not allowed to criticize.”
People, we are at a highly critical juncture of history. If we don’t step up and assert our Independent Being and First Principles [“We hold these truths…”], we’re gonna be roadkill on Lemming Highway. The Matrixbots are at the gate, demanding full-spectrum compliance. Indie habits of reason and logic can give full immunity, but we’re running out of time to develop them en masse.
Fortunately, ONE such political-activist effort bears Trojan Horse seeds of undoing the ‘me-too’ Ozmatron itself: The Discovery, filing CtC-educated.
- CtC is settled law, thoroughly documented and accepted all the way to the Supremes.
- CtC is for all, i.e. all private-sector earners.
- CtC is already massively SUCCESSFUL.
- When you file CtC-educated you stand up for Independent Being, show gumption and love of country. It feels good, human, caring, just.
The Phantasm of Oz huffs and puffs as mightily against the Discovery as against any other truth. But CtC fosters legions of unveiling Totos and Dorothys, right now.
### End of Excerpt from AGC ###
Collective-Brain Syndrome (CBS) and Collective-Brain Psychosis (CBP)
I’m going to be doing a lot more writing about this subject as the days and months move forward… in the chapter of AGC I just excerpted there’s an important mention of a psychological syndrome identified by Nathaniel Branden called social metaphysics… that characterizes:
“an individual who holds the consciousness(es) of other men, NOT objective reality, as his ultimate psycho-epistemological* frame of reference. *Epistemology is a word in philosophy that means how we know things.
“What Rand, Branden and the Objectivists argue—I do, too—is that a majority of men walk around with sponges as their heads, soaking up, sans reasoning, whatever bilge water their consensus authority figures tell them is healthful and good…. then squeezing out, on cue, the party line in social settings as prog-rammed to maintain the delicate House-of-Mirrors consensus.”
Well, Collective-Brain Syndrome (CBS) is garden-variety Randian social metaphysics and Collective-Brain Psychosis (CBP) is social metaphysics “to a survival-threatening level.” When I most recently watched Howard Roark’s courtroom speech, and he said, “There is no such thing as a collective brain,” THAT’S when I had the insight:
Roark (Rand) states the obvious: you have your brain and I have my brain, that’s just the way it is. But what if an individual rebels against that fact of reality? I’m not just talking about guys living vicariously thru their favorite sports’ teams, or women who would trample their mothers to walk away with the best deals on Black Friday.
A lot of people do not want the work or the responsibility of thinking for themselves… which may require them to take a position and then a stand for some important issue, say, opposing 5G radiofrequency networks… and then somebody would disapprove and not invite them for coffee. It’s just easier to accept what the authorities tell you. “Heck, thinking is REAL WORK. Who needs it? See ya later. I’m outie. If the government and/or my neighbors say it’s okay, that’s good enough for me.” Aldous Huxley noted this propensity, too:
And it seems to me perfectly in the cards that there will be within the next generation or so a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing … a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda, brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods.” — Aldous Huxley, 1959
By the same token, just as millions don’t want to make the effort that Independent consciousness and reason entail, a relative handful of true-parasitic men are more than happy to assume these responsibilities—tell you what to think, what to believe, what to do… and CASH IN on the action. They are ultimately acting equally unconsciously and short-term, with minds running amok.
Let’s analyze the predator side of the CBS for a minute. To do that we need to bring in Eckhart Tolle, and his watershed book, The Power of Now, clarifying the one central spiritual teaching of all time. Namely, consciousness ends where compulsive (aka reactive, takeover) mind begins. In other words, those who, for control purposes, create and foster CBS in the masses are themselves manifesting the same unconsciousness as their victims. It’s two ends of the same leash.
Unconsciousness, “compulsive mindism,” inherently requires some men to be predator and some to be prey. [Again, refer to The Fountainhead and contrast the unhealthful psychologies of Ellsworth Toohey and Gail Wynand with the “man of integrity,” Howard Roark.]
Tools of the CBS/CBP Trade
In the early part of the 20th century, the MOPS went high-tech in manufacturing consent of the masses—creating the comforting illusion of virtuous/benevolent/competent collective brain—courtesy of modern mind control’s founder, Edward J. Bernays:
“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who run this unseen mechanism constitute an invisible government, which is the true ruling power of our country.”
— Bernays, Propaganda (1928)
Ol’ Ed “liked it.” For the entire 20th century Bernays was at the center of government war propaganda and crony-corporate rape-and-pillage, respectively. The end effect is now that vast numbers of people in the West are so brainwashed by the “unseen mechanism of the invisible government” that they don’t know which end is up—they have lost the ability, in the realm of ethics and politics, to think on their own at all. AND THEY HAVE NO IDEA THAT THEY HAVE LOST THAT ABILITY. They are literally run from the shadows, as the Dark Side MOPS pulling the strings continue to acquire unchecked destructive power and loot.
The New Barrier Cloud
These men have also managed to effect what I call the Barrier Cloud, pictured above left (a paragraph below the Voltaire quote) and which I first wrote about in my book The Sacred Nonaggression Principle (2008; Module 4). In that book I had mainly conceived of the Barrier Cloud as a political awareness impediment to achieving a benign global society based on the nonaggression principle. Now I understand it more as a would-be, singular collective consciousness run by the MOPS for full-spectrum dominance. My current version of the BC, and what best to do about it, is pictured below.
The figure is fairly self-explanatory. I am convinced that with the Hendrickson Discovery in combination with First Principles’ independent people’s grand juries, as I have argued above as in AGC, we have the first, and probably the only, hope for imminent decollectivization and disintegration of the Barrier Cloud… which frees our world and produces an incredible amount of positive human energy.
I might point out one obvious virtue of the Discovery that I haven’t emphasized previously: Not only does it have the potential for very quickly restoring roughly a $trillion per year to those who have earned it, IT DEPRIVES THE MOPS (AND THEIR COLLECTIVE BRAIN ENGINE OF DESTRUCTION) OF THE SAME INCREDIBLE AMOUNT!!
No more stoking covert, toxic and catastrophic geoengineering programs; no more other high-crime tech assaults (like 5G, GMOs, compulsory vax); no more outrageous false-flag acts of state terror like 9/11 and its subsequent multitrillion-dollar bogus War on Terror; and in particular, no more mass-murdering American/Israeli empire. We the people cut the strings, shut off the water, end the carnage and corruption overnight.
As we the people are thus reestablishing control of our finances and our economy, we also seize the language of logic and truth. No more letting ourselves be backed into a corner with allegations of “conspiracy theorist,” haters, antisemites.
Take back the language
For example, we’re not ‘deniers,’ we’re truthers or revisionists. We’re not conspiracy theorists, we’re causality theorists or conspiracy provists. Rational independent minds are lovers, not haters, of humanity. Not antisemites, PROsemites—the semitic peoples being the Palestinians and the relative handful of Jews living peacefully in Palestine before the invasion of the Zionist ethnic-cleansing gangsters.
We’re the Independents Rising and we make arguments, use logic and reason. When someone uses logical fallacies e.g.:
- ad hominem (argument to the man),
- ad verecundiam (argument to authority), and/or
- ad passiones (argument to emotion),
we now have a shutdown psychological term to label THEM: CBS or CBP, depending on how divorced from reality they’ve become. What’s more, our label will be accurate and constructive to change. We stop losing the arguments by intimidation and guilt by simply getting the terminology right and identifying the obvious:
“You know, Charlie, the fact that you cannot argue without fallacy for the official story of <name>, or simply ridicule or dismiss what I’m saying tells me you are suffering from extreme CBS. You should look into that. And the fact that you would BAN or prosecute me for opposing the official story is conclusive proof that the official story is false. QED.”
Act as if CBS and CBP are official psych illnesses you can look up in academic and professional psychology references. As Roark says, collective brain is an illusion. It’s high time for human consciousness to let go of this destructive weakness and move on so we can reach the stars and take our part in the cosmos of intelligent beings.
 Independents Rising/FLOW is complementary to the Thrive movement.
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