by Johnny McNeill – unpublished author of ‘Gaslighting Gilligan‘ (released from Berlin on 25th June 2017).
“Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil”. ~ Machiavelli.
Synopsis: How the poppy has been imperceptibly weaponised by the British elite estate over the course of a decade as a military recruitment tool; during a deliberate, #ToryAnalytica orchestrated propaganda campaign, ideologically designed to psychologically lionise and sacralise the Armed Forces. And by (sub)conscious-association, garner collective British Army/public ‘patriotic’ sympathy support for the far right in order to shift the Overton Window towards support for victimhood-steeped, ‘bunker-mentality’ #BrexitCoup fascism – and as such – war; domestic and foreign.
(I’m aware this piece might afford those who would wish to quote me out of context, to level that I’m anti-police or military. However as an ex-British Army Squaddie with 25 years served, I can categorically assure you nothing could be further from the truth…)
Some of these poppies were and still are State-sanctioned displays of privatised-profit porcelain pieces.
These have been made into aesthetically-reflective, emotionally-evocative sections of sentiment which are painfully harrowing for some whose sons, brothers & fathers have died in Iraq & Afghanistan, not for Queen & Country, not for democracy in far off lands but for the natural resources held within them.
And yet their still-raw pain and the WWI Centenary ‘commemorations’ are being utilised as cyclical, emotional capital to perpetuate the carnage.
This ‘emotional-capital’, this #Emotionalism4Militarism has been fed into chest-puffing hype, to become toxically-beautiful, TV and press media financial and political capital promoted and presented, weaponised waterfalls of patriotic outpourings by mass-slaughter omission; permitting us to ‘patriotically’ overlook McCrae’s true, sombre intent for his poppy.
“The best propaganda is that which, as it were, works invisibly, penetrates the whole of life without the public having any knowledge of its propagandistic initiative”. ~ Joseph Goebbels.
McCrae would be spinning in his grave, the walls of which, like The Somme trenches, were seeped as much oil as they were steeped in blood.
Because now we have in ‘poppy patriotism’, running in parallel with these public-display national outpourings of emotional capital, an anonymous online ‘poppy police’ in various guises, the advent of which coincided with the same (failing) #TrumpRussia #BrexitCoup #PsyOps specialists; the fascist film-director Steve Bannon’s Cambridge Analytica, #ToryAnalytica who themselves had access to Number 10 Downing St and had a hand in the creation of and trained the British military’s new 77th Brigade, which itself absorbed the Tri-Service 15(UK) PSYOPS Gp. Making sense yet?
“I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few”. Adolf Hitler.
And then of course there’s the annual coinciding fascist-dirge, their #Agitate propaganda to #Segregate (signpost) Muslims by telling the target audience – #WorkingClassWhiteMen – that ‘Muslims hate poppies’; that public service institutions due to ‘political correctness‘, have been barred from wearing the poppy in case of upsetting minorities.
None of it is true. It’s right-wing propaganda-conditioning, spouted annually online and by ‘respected’ mainstream media designed to elicit a backlash response and all of which itself, has arrived at point in time to coincide with ‘#ToryAnalytica’s’ austerity-apartheid propaganda driven, ‘community-nation’ illusion housed in multi-layered #PatrioticPoverty.
The consequences of which, will in ever increased concentrations, leave millions of young men deprived of their economic-opportunity dignity, many homeless, directionless and depressed and therefore ripe for pouring their gaslighted individual and hive-mind meaning and purpose into an #AusterityArmy military uniform; grateful to conveyor-belt feed themselves as ‘volunteers’ into the machine…
…to create a hidden, yet distinct ‘black-gold’ gulf that has been ripped wide open to span time and distance; from Flanders to Gallipoli to the Falklands to Iraq – and soon Iran – each Theatre of Operations steeped in oil (or the perceived potential of it).
These profitable British landmark building-sized ceremonies have emerged under the camouflage of WWI Remembrance but have in fact been manipulated to stage-play their very own walk on part in the next oil-war, as part of the wider Tragedy-Charity Gaslight Ceremony Cycle (#MaslowsMartyrs) to #DarkTriad – (my ‘Gaslighting Gilligan’ model for global-fascism)……#Amalgamate and ‘unite’ a manipulated population, that similarly happened to the 1920/30’s Weimar German population, whom became ‘united’ as ‘victims’ – not of Poland – but of their own leaderships Operation Himmler false-flag ‘attacks’ having already been emotionally-behaviourally wound-up, for the sole purpose of creating war for the acquisition of natural resources – for the leadership.
“Children have never been very good at listening to their elders but they have never failed to imitate them”. ~ James A. Baldwin.
By emotionalising and therefore irrationalising the previously respectful sober and humbly understated meaning of the poppy; it has now been made to mutate into a publicly-acceptable recruitment tool which has become drip-fed to seismically shift from the contemplative to the patriotic; from the pensive to the partisan, to result in a feeling of pride in concealed carnage-slaughter which to my mind, is about to start once again, to insatiably, ravenously feed on a fresh generation of cannon-fodder, subliminally drawn into the perpetual UK war-machine.
We do not live in the ‘reality‘ we thought we did. We live in one we’ve been afforded, which has taken on a number forms for which the cyclical end-game – is war.
“In the long run a hierarchical society was only possible on the basis of poverty and ignorance”. Orwell.
Because there’s nothing like a ‘Great’ war to keep the domestic populous fearful; to maintain, even reset and reinforce the existing aristocrat-led hierarchy; by ‘uniting’ the masses against a common enemy; behind a common cause; a manufactured #PatrioticPoverty front opened-up against the manipulated masses which in reality is a Machiavellian, ideological design to unravel the fabric of society. All so that in the Third (& final) Act the Transatlantic elite-estate can establish their #AirstripOne Orwellian wet-dream housed in an asset-stripped #UKPoliceState; a crisis-capitalist fascist-domestic debt-ridden dictatorship under the ‘protectorate‘ wing of the US as its forever-informal, propagandist #SpecialRelationship #51stState.
This is why having put the pieces together, and having been tracking a number of media-political, cyclically-reinforced narratives since September 2016, I went to Berlin and on the 25th June 2017 warned the Bundes Police & the Irish Embassy what was about to be triggered. I called it ‘#OpFukuglaschu‘ – we were all witnessing it unfold; the ‘Atlantic Bridge‘ to ‘1984’…
And tried to relay it to them the only way I was able to make sense of it myself, through a ‘fictitious’ hypocritical, entitled State that steeps itself in victimhood. Because;
“The trouble with fiction is that it makes too much sense… Reality never makes sense”. Aldous Huxley.
And which is why also;
“He who owns the youth, gains the future”. ~ Adolf Hitler.
And for the ‘grown ups’…
Back to the future it seems…
…Live. Die. Repeat.
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 as a public service.