by Johnny McNeill – unpublished author of ‘Gaslighting Gilligan‘ (© 2017 – free download – released via Berlin on 25th June 2017).
Outline: How the current elite coup d’etat of UK ‘democracy’ began not simply with the seamless-cyclical platforming of the Tories own ideological decoy Nigel Farage in 2010, driving Overton Window emotions and behaviours ever further towards the far-right – but with the Thatcher (& Reagan) Premiership era, by riding the wave of a very ‘timely‘, very British patriotic war engineered to take place against the backdrop of two ‘normalised‘ wars; The Troubles and The Cold War in which ‘Great Britain’ was as ever – the media-scripted ‘good guy’ and ‘stoic victim’ of internal threats and external aggression…
“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen”. Orwell, ‘1984’.
This is a long read but then this ‘Airstrip One’ coup d’etat has been in the making for a very, very long time taking ‘unexpected’ but entirely connected, ideological twists. Grab yourself a cuppa in a quiet room, try to keep your emotions in check and be patient in order to better process how cyclical carnage benefits the State elite. Your children and grandchildren will thank you for it.
I’m also aware this piece might afford those who would wish to quote me out of context, to level that I’m anti-police or military. As an ex-British Army Squaddie with 25 years served, I can categorically assure you nothing could be further from the truth.
I’m just an individual who since going public with ‘Gaslighting Gilligan‘ via Berlin on 25th June 2017, has had a unique interpretation on Brexit since and its ‘seemingly unconnected’, yet entirely ideologically-related and often precedented fascistic events…
Edit-insert: Video recorded on 25th June 2018, on the first anniversary of going to Berlin and warning the German Bundes Polizei & Irish Embassy on 250617, of the inevitable #ToryAnalytica coup d’etat militarisation of Brexit and the arrival of a US/UK-led global fascism;“Being in a minority, even in a minority of one, did not make you mad. There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad”. Orwell, ‘1984’.
Brexit: A Very British Fascist Coup
‘From the bias-seeding political ‘opinion’ polls, through to the mutually-reinforcing press & broadcast media delivering The Party’s predetermined, FPTP plebiscite outcome housed in a self-contained, self-congratulatory, confirmatory-contagion shade of timely red or perennial blue; it’s all an orchestrated, mass-psychosis charade. It’s a ‘pseudo-reality’ exercise in emotionally charged, behaviourally driven expectation management. In short, it’s all a fixed ‘democratic Matrix’. ~ Gaslighting Gilligan
As this piece demonstrates in the wake of the patriotic return of The Falklands War Task Force, the clues to a British State furtive-fascism were already here in the 1980’s, presciently enough in 1984, when the BBC also chronologically-reversed footage to give the propagandist-impression to the trusting general public, a manipulated fake-reality that made it appear Yorkshire miners had first attacked police before they merely responded in kind to ‘restore’ order.
However before The Battle of Orgreave in ‘1984‘, British State fascism by my interpretation was already set in stone within the DNA of Thatcher’s corporate-government wearing a Crown atop a brand titled ‘Empire’ (2.0!); a fashionable sort of fascism, the ‘respected’ forerunner to legalised Whig-history erased mass-murder of its time, carried out by an equally dual characteristic Schrodinger ‘State’; one housed in a simultaneous, emotionally-held ‘superiority-persecution complex’ mindset.
A mindset thats natural-resource acquisition ambitions conquered a quarter of the planets’ population, yet still somehow manages to portray itself as the ‘stoic’, ‘Keep Calm & Carry On’, ‘We won WWII on our own’, stand-alone ‘victim‘ of the “Well we are where we are” circumstances.
These narratives have always been with us in the form of film media propaganda, including ‘timely’ remakes but also in things the British elite estate didn’t teach or tell us; the deliberate genocidal atrocities followed by the deliberate ‘omission’ (as is the case in Yemen today) from State-funded school/University history in order to disguise from us who they – our entitled aristocrat-elite – really were – and still are.
Having been ordered to by the British Government after making its ‘appeasement’ pact with Hitler – at the behest of the pro-fascist aristocrat ruling elite – the England football team conduct a Nazi salute in Berlin, 1938.
“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history”. Orwell.
In doing so they were able to hide their true identity from us, as they ‘normalised’ the ‘national-security psyche’ to break ‘Commie’ or ‘Socialist sympathisers’, mostly in northern English, Welsh and Scots communities by throwing an ideological brick through the Overton Window, shifting it towards the far-right over the course of decades, even temporarily changing the colour of ‘The Party’ from blue to red and back again, in case we cottoned-on to Britain being in effect, in reality – a One Party State; doing so through Blairite consolidation of corporate-political power and wealth, through continued stripping of public services – particularly through PPI’s – and by sustaining the cyclical slavish ‘Special Relationship’ template to follow the US into the illegal 2003 war in Iraq.
“The war waged by the ruling group against its own subjects and its object is not the victory over either Eurasia or Eastasia, but to keep the [hierarchical] structure of society intact”. Orwell, ‘1984’.
And all through the cyclical-manipulation of our political-ideological reality, that fomented the phenomenological-foothold that encouraged the corporate-led normalisation narrative that told us (Crisis) ‘Capitalism is King’.
An age that stretched from “Greed is good” mass-narcissism narrative to the pouting selfie during which they sold western-society the ‘Me First’ manufactured perpetual consent to cyclically maintain the domestic-propaganda war against working masses, in order to re-feed the patriotic ‘volunteer’ conveyor belt with a steady trickle of victimhood steeped in oil, as they imperceptibly prepared industrial-scale mass-military recruitment by #WhiteFeatherMedia guilt-shame gaslight-channelling – for The Third World wave of hardy working class men…
“Suddenly producing a large white feather, she jabbed it into his waistcoat. And in another tone, fierce and scornful she added:… “You coward! Why don’t you enlist?”
…needed to conduct their third and final foray into the worlds oil-rich regions; principally the Middle East.
‘Fascism, steeped in its pathological hypocrisy, superiority entitlement and inveterate victimhood, is the group characteristic extension of individual narcissism and is the Machiavellian-patriotic, militarised business-profit model extension of joint Government and corporate psychosocial-engineered crisis-capitalism’. – Gaslighting Gilligan
In return for the self-destructive ‘patriotic privilege’ afforded to us by British establishment-elite which they inter-generationally, cyclically-normalised in our preadolescence through wars that enriched them, we also gave them our life-long permission, to conduct the deliberate ideological crippling of (once) financially-viable heavy-industries.
This decades-long lead-in to its current concentration (camp!) form branded ‘austerity’ were I believe, deliberate ideologically-driven State actions to decimate the cohesion of communities that choked-off localised economic-employment opportunities for men in particular. And thereby manufacture a mass depression – the principal purpose of austerity – with many of them merely existing without prospects or Maslow’s Hierarchy purpose, were then quite deliberately psychosocial engineering ‘channeled’; economically-conscripted toward the military to go and kill other financially-poor and indoctrinated men, themselves manipulated by power-grasping regimes, who stood in the way of the very same British (& US) plutocracy oil-potential interests.
But the psychological drift of Anglo-centric ‘UK’ populace mindset, through schooling in childhood then media propaganda entertainment in adulthood, has been redirected from the ‘glory’ of Empire to imperceptibly sleepwalk into the jaws of the ideological-beast we theoretically ‘defeated’ in WWII; its dovetailed, “invisible propaganda” (Goebbels) characteristic cousin – fascism – disguised by #ToryAnalytica asset hard-liners as merely being Brexit ‘patriotism’ and “taking back control”.
“A media system wants ostensible diversity that conceals an actual uniformity”. Goebbels.
An example of the pervasive, perennial British ‘patriotic’, anti-German gaslighting propaganda (in a centre-left newspaper) often brushed off as ‘humour’, yet has deliberately sown hatred of the ‘other’ by seeding Anglo ethno-nationalism; under the editorial control of none other than hidden hard-core Brexiteer, right-wing agitator – Piers Morgan.
Well, as ever with ideological ethno-nationalist ‘patriotism’, there are usually weaker, ‘inferior’ vulnerable groups who are made to pay a steep price – often with their lives.
People in Britain are starving and dying, many committing State-induced suicide; a silent, ‘democratic-Government’ inflicted ‘Final Solution’ by Dark Triad design – all behind closed doors. How’s that for a paradigm shift in the meaning of ‘domestic abuse’?
Only this time there’s no train tracks to the ‘concentration camps’, no hidden chimneys or plumes of acrid flesh-scented black smoke on the horizon – not yet anyway.
No, these train-tracks have been laid via ideological austerity-apartheid propaganda, with the ‘passengers’ delivered to their mass-graves via the foreboding, unrelenting sense of hopelessness and pervasive isolation and through the ghettoisation of communities; the relative-poverty and identity-politics induced breakdown of trust and wellbeing in society – including that achieved through the daily sense of dread of living in another potential Grenfell high-rise funeral-pyre…
An excerpt from the book itself (below); Neimoller’s cowardly bystanders believing themselves unaffected, for now, turn a blind eye – until it’s their turn. The infinitely-hypocritical human condition doesn’t change; all that changes are the tweaks in the perpetrators methodologies, including omitting the route; the minutiae means to ‘It’ – and the time in which its delivered, unacknowledged as it is in the epoch we find ourselves today…
“Fascism is coming; probably a slimy Anglicized form of Fascism, with cultured policemen instead of Nazi Gorillas and the lion and the unicorn instead of the swastika.” – George Orwell – The Road to Wigan Pier – (1937).
We’ve seen ‘It‘ before. It’s that same cyclical sort of peculiar, yet recurring ‘patriotism’ which has periodically given permission to working-class baton (& bullet) wielding soldiers and policemen, the individual and group-organisation ‘moral justification’ to batter seven shades of shite out of their working class civilian counterparts – in the name of so-called ‘law and order’ or ‘national security‘ but which is in fact, in the arbitrary interest of the State power-elite. And which if we don’t see through ‘It’- quickly – a ‘patriotic’ slap-down of the civilian population is about to happen again.
“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past”. Orwell
Because as part of the wider history leading into the coup d’etat plan, you may have noticed that ‘patriotism’, ‘Britishness’ is being superficially-foisted and emotions driven, through joint corporate-government partnership institutions – especially via a drip-fed, imperceptible-tsunami of TV-propaganda programming.
One such other everyday, now pervasive example of Union Jack brand product placement, is that seen in the kaleidoscopic-sea of red, white and blue emblazoned colours across our food products burgeoning corporate-UK supermarket shelves.
This ‘Food Produce Propaganda’ also acts as classic association-conditioning not simply to Volksgemeinschaft reinforce those already on board, or to marginalise and Gleichschaltung erase those who aren’t – but specifically to ‘train’ new revitalised generation of toddlers and teenagers to maintain the man-made illusion of ‘Britishness’; that sells ‘Great’ Britain not as the fabricated political corporate-government construct that it is – but as a single ‘country’ – which it isn’t.
Only now, its inhabitants cannot understand they’ve been delivered as those before them; these #PavlovPatriots and #MaslowsMartyrs whose only purpose is to feed the British establishment elite their #DarkTriad avarice appetite dreams; which includes our ‘childlings‘. (In the book the adults are ‘children’ and the kids ‘childlings’).
As did the Nazi’s, the corporate-political military propaganda machine manipulated a dangerous, contemporary ‘intelligent patriot’ (Ben Ferencz) populace, being primed to deliver retribution against those who don’t deserve it; minorities or those who will not consent to the deliberate ideologically-driven crippling of local economies (again!) – and now carrying out localised destruction of the environment too – via the bastard-child of corporate-government fossil-fuel extraction; fucking fracking!
All of which is being carried out in the invisible name of a US/UK global-bank #OilOligarchy by their mainstream media who are the public facing vanguard of a coup d’etat called ‘Brexit’ (as is the Trump Presidency – they’re the same failing coup). All of which is being fronted by the complicit, Machiavellian MSM augmented by social media, whose leadership themselves are on the same #ToryAnalytica team.
However their misdirection theatre will, with decreasing plausibility, maintain their #FakeNews narrative to seal us within a fake ‘reality’ that blames the internet and all men by precedented #MeTooMatrix ‘Rampant Sexism‘ propaganda, for democracy’s and society’s ills respectively whilst simultaneously ‘reverse-psychology’ guilt-shaming the same men into a military uniform – on the back of deliberate misogynistic corporate-political policies and propaganda;
“Britain’s welfare system is so sexist. There is a really remarkable gender dimension to many of the reforms. If you got a group of misogynists together in a room and said ‘How can we make a system that works for men but not women?’ they wouldn’t have come up with too many other ideas than what’s in place.” – Philip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty & Human Rights – November 2018.“Invading Iran, taking it over and then coercing it into becoming a different sort of country would take a million men”. Fmr Royal Navy First Sea Lord, Admiral West.
You see a very British (and beyond) fascist coup began in earnest on our 1984 ‘news’ in 2010, led by our ‘trusted’ mainstream media, notably on BBC Question Time, not for Nigel Farage to ‘reflect’ a politically-disenfranchised working class populace as they initially claimed, but to bovine-drive us by an ‘uncontrolled immigration’, mass-psychosis nose as they led us like cattle into a patriotic military-scale #PsyOps warfare Operation to deliver a “too close to call” expectation management exercise in ‘democracy‘.
And all timed to be seamlessly dovetailed and delivered smack bang in the middle of the WWI Centenary ‘Commemorations‘ which were deliberately, nostalgically-conflated with WWII weaponised-film and other psychological & physiological ‘push and pull’ drivers, such as the mass-dignity deprivation and depression inducing ‘Austerity’ apartheid propaganda policy; to psychosocial engineer – men – to turn back to the very #GaslightingGilligan source of their ‘toxic masculinity’ and mental health issues; the British State to ‘discover’ their manipulated ‘meaning’ via patriotic ‘purpose’ – in the rote-recycled, media-political military-fantasy of “Our Boys” and “brave”, “heroes” who “ran towards the danger“.
Its purpose is to augment both the management of the protracted coup and make less visible by normalisation of the conscious and sub-conscious subliminal military recruitment campaign – especially in TV advertising – set against the backdrop of an official-media MOD campaign.
An MOD campaign which has on behalf of the British State, also injected itself into TV sports, State schools, shopping malls and the recent ‘prescient’ State-sponsored ‘Armed Forces Day’ – all itself against the omnipresent, vast-invisibility backdrop of an increasingly weaponised, emotionalised British nationalist-fascist fervour in all its nightmarish Machiavellian, narcissist and psychopathy traits, by #DarkTriad (model below) poetry.
Monitoring UK (& beyond) mainstream media for cyclically reinforced narratives and themes since September 2016 and being satisfied they were indeed a deliberate and sustained pattern, I began developing my ‘Dark Triad’ model in early 2017 and which under the ideological umbrella of UK Government and global policies of Austerity, Brexit and The UN Istanbul Convention, are the intrinsic roots of a 21st century global fascism; with the Machiavellian media music principally housed in all manner of identity-politics – especially by ‘gender agenda’ – to emotionally-behaviourally drive the drill-down division of entire societies by six key ‘push and pull‘ outcomes to;
Invalidate, Emasculate, Isolate, Agitate, Segregate and ultimately fascistically Amalgamate the UK population in preparation for the ‘unifying’ global trigger and which just like music, ‘It‘ isn’t meant to be seen but felt. (A clearer version of my ‘Dark Triad Model for Fascism‘ is at pg 88 of the book – free download).
“Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in shapes of your own choosing”. Orwell, ‘1984’.
And this British Brexit nationalist-fascist fervour is to be felt with such ideological-force of passion in the wake of Brexit propaganda, that with the flick of switch of another yellow-tsunami laden false-flag event that still requires the manufactured pretext of a National Emergency/Security to place soldiers and armed police on English, Welsh then the financial and ideological point of the exercise – Scotland’s oil-laden streets.
But not necessarily Northern Ireland – the British Unionist element there have outlasted their purpose and The Province was to be abandoned under the guise of observing The Good Friday Agreement during ‘#OpFukuglaschu‘ – as ‘predicted‘ by a Facebook VP Andrew Bosworth;
“Maybe someone dies in a terrorist attack coordinated on our tools. And we still connect people”. (18th June 2016).
And Boris Johnson, waving his power-symbolism in our faces with his Dark Triad in-house ‘joke’ and how Britain would “make a Titanic success of Brexit”, leading to Liam Fox’s “Empire 2.0″…
However, Northern Ireland’s hard-core Unionists would be ‘invited’ to resettle, a re-Plantation of Ulster-Scots to form the £1 billion ‘bribe‘ backbone of an uber-patriotic British militia on mainland Britain; a contemporary Black & Tans – initially in Scotland.
But ‘It‘ failed because, well, there’s no other way to say it; I was inadvertently ‘TV PTSD’-jarred into reality to begin tracking ‘It‘ on 12th September 2016, wrote ‘Gaslighting Gilligan’ and took it to Berlin and on the 25th June 2017, warned five different agencies – including the Irish Embassy.
But there’s more than one way to induce a National Security Emergency when things don’t go to plan. And it’s in the PlanB works right now.
Just as they did by increasingly frequent concentrations of angered dissonance ‘terrorising tragedies’ from March 2017 leading into their planned busy summer, ‘an event’ was supposed to see them extricate Brexit negotiations without agreement but implement Hard Brexit regardless as “will of the British people“.
But they, Westminster/Whitehall and The White House – still have to deliver their stamp of authority to end Scotland politically in order retain control of the new £1TRILLION+ oil-revenues West of Shetland – and to avoid The Hague.
And so just as they did leading into the summer, the UK State military-media intelligence are now slowly winding-up, incrementally hyper-sensitising the most ardent British nationalists the possibility of delaying or even failing to deliver ‘Hard Brexit’ at all.
There’s already evidence of an ‘impatient-resentment’ building up within ardent Brexiteers. It’s a deliberate strategy designed to silence dissent and target anything and anyone that is not of their British nationalist identity. And it won’t be pretty.
They might even hand Jeremy Corbyn a snap General Election hospital pass so that British history will record a pacifist-socialist PM as being responsible for and incompetently incapable of, managing the ‘National Emergency’ carnage which ‘led to his resignation ousting’.
I’m convinced the architects of the #BrexitCoup never anticipated Brexit ‘negotiations’ to go beyond July 2017 and so now are forced to resort to the upkeep of Machiavellian pretence of negotiations using the only ‘strategy’ available to them; media driven symbolic sound-bites.
The unfailingly media-propagated “Will of the British people”, “Let the Lion Roar” and other British-Boris sound-bites are unbeffiting of a “strong and stable” democracy but entirely befitting the threatened facade of one.
“When stupidity is considered patriotism, it is unsafe to be intelligent”. – Isaac Asimov.
Yes, fascism crept up on us as we were all taught to pat ourselves on the back for defeating it.
It snuck in through the back door right in front of our child-like eager-to-please eyes – via State institution indoctrination ushered in by the Empire mindset as British establishment elite patted us on the head like the good little children they see us as.
Only now dark slivers the manipulated plebiscite consent in the form of 21st fascism in USA & Europe (and beyond) are showing through true democracy’s light.
The long-established narcissistic psychopathic powers of the joint US/UK fascist elite couldn’t help themselves – they wanted more. But more can never be enough for the #NarcissistFascist Characteristics.
Which is why their Machiavellian mainstream media ‘news’-fronted smiling, beguiling toxic mask – is slipping in front of an increasingly suspicious, politically aware and global internet-research savvy population.
But we’ve got to stop seeing them, these politicians and media as revered, trusted ‘grown-ups’ and ourselves as the trusting children. We’re still caught in that cycle of childlike indoctrinated-conditioning and acquiescent, social-compliance conformity.
But we are waking up (not too late I hope).
“The easiest way to gain control of a population is to carry out acts of terror. The public will clamour for such laws if their personal security is threatened”. Joseph Stalin.
Why else do you think the UK State wants to introduce ‘terrorism motivated’ legislation with sweeping cyberspace surveillance powers over the entire population? And wants to also imprison people for 15 years for ‘repeatedly visiting terrorist websites’ – people that will no doubt include citizen-journalists for researching the roots of global terrorism and for which mounting evidence suggests these roots go right back to the source – the US/UK Security Intelligence Services.
Because it maintains the cycle of terror and terrorism in all its forms; from hi-tech precision drone-strikes, to street level hire-vans to rock-concert vantage points; as long as it’s terrifying.
“One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish a dictatorship”. Orwell.
All of which is utterly pointless to the architects – if the global-western media weaponised ‘carnage-collages‘ are not propagated by their 24/7 rolling-reinforcement of mainstream ‘news’ and drama ‘entertainment’ posing as ‘fact’, to turn the masses against one another by age-old divide and rule as seen at Orgeave, with ideological lessons learned carried over to Hillsborough by Thatcher and the senior elements of very same police force…
…to create yet another recycled chain-reaction of broken survivors, broken families and particularly broken men; broken fathers, sons and brothers to deliver a broken community and society in order to ‘reboot’ and recruit their pain and lack of purpose, then rebuild the fatherless boys to be sent as soldiers to another patriotic war rooted in another elitist imperial-fascist power-grab for oil-wealth greed, having slapped a patriotic flag on legalised mass-murder – perhaps even on this ‘United’ island and most certainly in the Middle East.
Now then, where else were hundreds of families recently gaslight-dehumanised by the media and broken by the British elite-estate policies and actions? And where are tens, if not hundreds of thousands of boys and young men, many fatherless and without male role-models, living in potential inferno high-rise inner-city funeral-pyre flats – going to get themselves a meaningful Maslow’s Hierarchy purpose and dignified future..?
You know the answer. You just don’t know you know It, in part, because you don’t want to. Because to contemplate ‘It’, is just too terrifying. But it’s been done on this scale before. Twice.
Because if you logically processed its contemporary sustained US/UK correlation-pattern – without emotion and without ‘patriotism’, you’d see it isn’t chaotic chance at play but an invisibly-vast and deliberate #DarkTriad design channelling young men principally to the military, if not, then gangs.
Because whether a prisoner of the mind in a police or military uniform serving the State or a prisoner of walls in an orange jumpsuit servicing the profits of the State, we cease to be a threat in any great, cohesive numbers to the established, crisis-capitalist, narcissist-fascist ‘patriotic’ hierarchy.
Those young men that don’t take the subliminal hint or make the ‘grade‘ in either male-belonging institution, well, they become media-invisible male-suicide statistics, save using its gaslighting ‘male mental health’ narrative-value to associatively-channel purpose towards the military. Or they become homeless, lost to the streets to be recirculated as #PsyOps ‘toxic masculinity’ and psychosocial engineered economic-disparity, esteem-deprivation cannon-fodder in a #PatrioticPoverty #PrisonMilitaryIndustrialComplex (model below) which upon the self-inflicted fascist-militarisation trigger, a “Titanic success” for “Empire 2.0” – becomes an #AusterityArmy…
Ultimately ‘power’ doesn’t have a social conscience nor any political allegiance. Its only allegiance is to power itself at any and all costs, including, as an absolute narcissistic necessity; to your cost and that of your families and society, regardless of how ‘patriotic’ that very same power afforded you, programmed you with in childhood, to make you ‘feel’ a part of ‘It’. You’re not.
“In the long run, a hierarchical society was only possible on the basis of poverty and ignorance”. Orwell.
You, are a potential pharmaceutical and petrodollar profit commodity on the #HumanMiseryGoRound (model below). You, are State-recycled #PatrioticPoverty programmed to serve as socioeconomic and classic battlefield cannon-fodder. And if you don’t wake up, you are about to become Orwellian #AirstripOne #MaslowsMartyrs & #PavlovsPatriots.
We all are. #TickTockTroops…
“Writing fiction is the act of weaving a series of lies to arrive at a greater truth”. Khaled Hosseini.
‘Gaslighting Gilligan’ – by Johnny McNeill, a contemporary, dystopian ‘fiction’ about the intrinsic, interconnectedness of personal & political domestic abuse, is free to download from here. It is copyright © but is free to share public service.
agree with the sentiments but the writing style is too dense to make for easy reading – powerful stuff that could be simplified. I have a degree in languages and I would present this differently to my students.