Header image, 'Corruption', courtesy of Christoper Dombres
This is part 1 of a series of articles that was originally published 19.2.2019
And so, the Chataqua continues....
I first came across Carl Gustav Jung's“Individuation”in a dusty library full of antiquated books in my old senior school in the true heart of darkness, 'Good Ol' Blighty'.
Whilst my contemporaries were busy staking out their male prowess with acts of barbarous medievallary in varying measures, [there were few escapees], such was the ethos of the day; my own proclivities, demanded a space away from that crowd – a place where I was free to explore the mysteries of being, within and beyond. Ordinary life in 70's 'Inglund' was not ideally suited to those vested with minds wrought of metaphysics and other-world consciousness, thus publications like Omni magazine and Project Bluebook were necessary receptacles for my curiosity, but that was just the beginning.
If memory serves me correctly Jung introduces, 'Individuation', with the following words,
“There is nothing so bad in man that good cannot come of it.”
As simple as it is, my grasp of its meaning at that time was less than complete, but that in no way impeded my fascination with notions of the Anima Mundi, projection, and of course, archetypes.
The information gained supplemented my earlier journeys into the Greek myths, altruism and heroism. I also began to read books on hypnotism and the supernatural to deepen my insight. Although one might not at first see the connection to the emerging subject this diverse background has proved useful.
Gradually, different dimensions of the statement that,
“There is nothing so bad in man that good cannot come of it”,
became ever clearer, with it too, the understanding that the reverse must also be true.
Jung talked of the ego and superego, but unsurprisingly, my shallow forays were unable to uncover the inner details about the nature of 'the beast'.
It has taken me over 30 years to get a basic grasp on the the subject matter, and certainly any esoteric text worth reading discusses 'ego' in depth for although central to the human experience, it is almost impossible to check and like a multi-dimensional Jokari window, it is a medium through which evil can not only slide in and dominate, but proliferate to the point of madness.
Unchecked it is the cause of all wars, greed, violence and very possibly a direct causeway to 'Satan' itself. No doubt, Escher would have lost his mind trying to represent this, such is its complex fractal insidiousness.
Image courtesy of zoomzoom: [https://www.deviantart.com/zoomzoom/art/Relativity-in-3D-5527394]
The nature and mechanics of the ego are almost impossible to describe in a universal and black-box type analysis. Metaphysics and philosophy are better suited as exploratory instruments because the realm of ideas and the inferential power of language is able to resolve subtle and abstract impressions of its character through tortuous triangulation and metaphor.
By examining the object of our enquiry through the lens of the financial markets, paying particular attention to its dynamics, modus operandi and effects, I hope that its predatorial and chimeric substance will be revealed.
It is an unfortunate truth that most of us we 99%'ers, are scrambling to either survive or hold on to our ever eroding assets before total descent into a 'Hunger Games' society.
As we proceed we can understand that its invisibility in language is indicative of its hidden and exponential power, in fact the greater the umbrageous and unintelligible the element, the more its force is multiplied.
This is a time so rife for financial obfuscation, trickery, outright skulduggery and theft that it is almost universally expected, subconsciously if not consciously. What else explains the acceptance of bank bailouts, 'haircuts', quantitative easing, [QE] imposed austerity on the people while corporations get kick-backs, 100% tax-relief, and are free to enter the secret high frequency trading racket, where multi millions are turned to billions daily whilst simultaneously the masses are daily being made to go to the wall, in fact it is the assets of the people that are buoying the insatiable appetites of the psychopathic elite.
This arena and associated elements can be used as a tentative case study for the otherwise inscrutable operations of how the ego operates in that and other spheres.
Crypto-currency: a vehicle for financial control & the elimination of cash
Max Keiser and myriad other financial guru's have been pushing the 'miracle' of
Crypto-currencies [CC] with unbridled enthusiasm. CC's are not real, but virtual although some players claim they are being backed by art, materials, precious metals it is very difficult to verify that. The majority like the main CC known as Bitcoin, at its origin, is computer coding (or a data-stream), called the blockchain supposedly impervious to manipulation.
However, even on this foundational premise we enter controversy. Just last year Roger Ver, known as 'Bitcoin Jesus' split from Bitcoin and developed Bitcash which photo-copied Bitcoin blockchain datum, altered the protocol, and developed the computing support network using Amazon servers in an attempt to hijack Bitcoin. Unfortunately he was successful to an extent. Owing to this counterfeit many were sent to the cleaners and Vere made out like the bandit he is. [According to:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QX4A8m9qonk]
Before proceeding further, it is useful to make a distinction, at least for descriptive purposes. As mentioned before, there are different manifestations of ego chiefly referring to levels of its complexity and refinement, i.e., lower ego related to survivalism, animal and reptilian instincts and the higher ego which is connected to enlightened self interest, altruism, humanism and even spirituality. I'm adding another template within this matrix central to consciousness: automatic or reflexive ego, and its oft oppositional counterpart, connected consciousness, a relatively rare and self aware manifestation of the ego.
What ego actually is, is one matter, what it does is less inscrutable. Ego manifests as a mercurial psychic substance capable of morphing into any rationale, any personality type/s, with any narrative deemed necessary at the drop of a hat and critically without the host/individual that sustains it, being conscious of the process or even that it exists at all. It it incredibly adaptable to situations, people and environments, ordinarily driven by motives that even when hard pressed the host would simply be unable to identify. [Individuals aware of egoic machinations but consenting to conflicting and fictional narratives for the purposes of gaining some or other advantage, such as many lawyers and politicians are psychopathic in nature].
This means that as the ego develops unchecked, it generates multiple narratives which it seeks to sustain with out the need for coherency between them. I should say that although cross-coherency is not a fundamental requirement the more sophisticated the consciousness, the more sophisticated the ego and by extension its ability to avoid contradictions that have the potential to threaten parallel narratives.
If we consider the implications of this it reveals significant psychological and moral dimensions. First of all, the ability to hold contradictory narratives that are not based on reality and moreover may be constructed for self preservation, self advancement, and/or to wield power over people and situations, necessarily operates in an environment where perceptions and conclusions that flow from these are compartmentalised to fit a narrative complex suited to the 'power' objective. In a lower, reflexive ego this compartmentalisation means that each 'personality branch' is not directly aware of the narrative complex, the evoked or fabricated emotions, experiences and a-priori 'knowledge' associated with other narrative complexes.
This means that each personality branch inhabits a reality of its own. In order to avoid conflict the mental apparatus through which the ego operates blocks out contradictions that other personality branches present allowing several branches to co-exist and function simultaneously within it. This phenomenon is generally known as cognitive dissonance.
If we consider modern media, the frequency and range of the deceptions that they stenographically expel in order to control social and political discourse, the implications lead to some deeply disturbing conclusions. [See the shocking evidence:of media wide scripted news here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhRnIH9s96E]. High rolling news anchors like Fareed Zakaria who found Trump to have become presidential after illegally and immorally dropping bombs in Syria and Brian Williams who also spoke of the 'beautiful pictures,' formed by the bombing. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRHXWpthWgE] These are typical examples of sophisticated psychopathy, They know they are in positions of power, they know unthinking and prejudiced people will follow their lead blind siding the illegality and immorality of unjustifiable and unnecessary war waging and mongering but since they are getting millions of dollars a week to promote the war narrative they do it all the same. They seem oblivious possibly even empowered by how many innocents have been massacred: or are they totally devoid of empathy or conscience? It can be argued that for some this is how psychopathy occurs, incrementally; the continual over-riding of their humanity until inhumanity becomes reflexive and thus automatic.
Another interesting aspect is how these elements of the ego, its apparatus and conduits function in varying degrees of intensity and cross combinations compared to Eric Blair's [George Orwell], description of“double-speak in his dystopian novel, '1984'. Double speak was the strategy of being able to hold 2 or more conflicting narratives simultaneously with the ability to convincingly espouse either upon demand. This strategy was required to survive Immanuel Goldstein's panopticon-like regime, an authoritarian dictatorship that involved political, social and mental domination.
Indeed, in that eerily predictive novel he declared that,
“ In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
This somewhat brings us back to the present subject, the Crypto-currency story.
As the ever attentive Ryan Dawson points out in his YouTube interview with Corey Hughes virtually every angle of Crypto-currency operations can be countered and controlled by powerful interests.
Here are some things to consider about Crypto-currencies and the financial system:
1. Coin traders are under money laundering regulations and are legally bound to identify 'suspicious activity'
2. Regular mid to high level transactions get flagged (as are a whole raft of transaction types)
3. A large investor just needs to buy a vast amount of coins to dominate acrypto currency
4. Satoshi Nakamoto is a myth
5. It is possible – probable even that the Intel Agencies created blockchain technology in order to drive people away from hard currencies so that eventually all currency and therefore survival will be controlled electronically by key agencies
6. We already have various credit score systems, and Western Governments are currently playing with Chinese type social credit score systems which determine whether you can buy a house, use a bank or do anything in China
7. India last year banned large Rupee notes and sent millions of poor over the brink, leading to 1000's of deaths and ruing millions of businesses at the bottom end, making the rich even richer as they take up the slack. This is possibly as a test case for Eastern Europe and then the mainland (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYQ8WiyJ2AU)
8. It is believed by many that the CIA and other dark agencies have been using CC's to money launder
9. A massive financial crash of some kind is imminent. Not only has trillions of funds gone into 'black money havens' from asset stripping operations which were opportunistically ramped up post 9/11. Thus multinationals, governments and banks have removed excess profits and the money stolen through QE and endless financial scams, from public proximity. Wars are being proposed just as occurred during the fleecing of the public leading up to WW1 and again after the financial collapse depicted by Steinbeck in“The Grapes of Wrath”, leading to WW2. [See 'All Wars are Bankers Wars' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hfEBupAeo4] [Listen to pin-brain Brit politician Gavin Williamson try to to kick start WW3 for the next phase of the hegemonic and Agenda 2031 population reduction plans as 'all things are allowed under a war economy' https://www.rt.com/uk/451224-uk-military-brexit-boost/]
Crypto-evangelists like Keiser, Hughes, Jeff Berwick and many others know all the above so why do they push this particular 'drug' so hard?
Are they outright lying or do they deceive themselves?
These questions go to the heart of what it means to be an authentic human being and the machinations of a divisive dominant ego that thrives on obfuscating truth. The complex machinery of ego can in essence generate personality holograms that, like demonic possession, have a purpose and rationale all of their own. Indeed, my observations suggest that if these 'holograms' go unchecked a persons psychic and psychological substance can be supplanted with the presence of an external entity.
Unfortunately this happens more often than one might imagine. When one becomes obsessed – that is, they become fanatical about something to the extent that they abandon the safeguards of the rational and or, higher intuitive mind, there is a void that can be filled.
Non-benign and mischievous entities have their own prime directive, to survive at all costs without respect to the well being and even existence of the host. Neither is the presence of such exclusive of the other 'personality holograms' that are running their own narratives.
In the case of Crypto-currency gurus that masquerade as investment experts, their gospel is that CC value will exponentially increase, the fact that as with Bitcoin, the value can drastically fall and even go to zero is often circumvented or otherwise buried with evangelical optimism and (pseudo) technical language.
The guru status these evangelists themselves promote levers the notion that they can and desire to help make you rich, that their insights and knowledge are predictive, oracular and part of a superior humanist school of thought, rather like Tim Berners Lee's claims about the CIA funded internet which is designed primarily as a control system for a totalitarian technological 'smart' grid system. There are many variations on this theme but a few moments listening to Max Keiser will reveal the nature of their charismatic approach. I think this is highly irresponsible. Keiser's ravings about hedging on CC or precious metals represents no risk to him and he has everything to gain from your investments – and yet being an intellectual as well as somewhat emotionally intelligent his connected right left-brain activity means that he is acutely aware of the risks he is exposing investors to that take his advice.
He also knows how, and has the means, to, financially manoeuvre rapidly, in the event of a crisis – also he can afford to lose millions where most people cannot!
Which persona then, is the real one, what are the real intentions of these CC guru-evangelists, and what gods do they worship?
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