by Johnny McNeill – unpublished author of ‘Gaslighting Gilligan‘ (© 2017 – free download – released via Berlin on 25th June 2017).
“We control life. At all levels. We create human nature. Men are infinitely malleable”. Orwell, ‘1984’.
A noticeable militarism has crept into Atlantic Bridged sporting arenas over the last decades; from fighter jets flying in formation over stadia; to national anthems sung in praise of the respective military Heads of State; to banner carrying soldiers, poppy bearing youths, to team-strips which like the sports and military themselves, have rank-stripes and Remembrance sewn into their very fabric.
We’ve even moved, to be moved by holding a minute silence not only annually in November but after every cluster of military and most recently, civilian deaths at the hands of so-called ‘terror’.
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’.
All against a backdrop of Goebbels imperceptible ‘invisible propaganda’, a drip-fed tsunami of pervasive, subliminal military-recruitment programming has been broadcast throughout the mainstream media; on all forms of the ‘flatscreen universe; cinematic, TV and tablet’.
It’s corporate marketing delivery system makes for a powerful, emotionalising sports-cauldron on a concentric conveyor belt of morbid, morose martyrdom that’s propaganda effect results in a galvanising and militarising victimhood – aka fascism. And with little effort it powerfully feeds into itself to cyclically coerce, to psychologically and emotionally manipulate another generation to take leave of their logical senses.
They’re being primate-primed to throw themselves into the machine upon a spark, a self-inflicted trigger; a warring event so indefensible, so heinous, that all conscious-cognition will be bovine-abandoned for amygdala-driven emotionalism. An entirely manufactured ‘emotionalism for militarism‘ to be precise, whereby a #HostileEnvironment will manifest to enrage and engulf any self-respecting male of fighting age amplified by ‘rote-truths’ fed to us by Murdoch’s and the BBC #WhiteFeatherMedia.
Angry, inwardly guilt-tripped and/or societally peer-pressure compelled, ‘It’ will demand of him to mobilise from inert ‘white-feathered coward’ to armed ‘heroic soldier’ for ‘revenge’, for pals, for community, for President, for Queen, for country; for oil; for weaponised waterfalls; forever.
“Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in shapes of your own choosing”. Orwell, ‘1984’.
You see, the Army v Navy rugby tournament has gone from strength to strength in the last decade or so, from being played in front of a few thousands, (when I used to regularly attend from 2005-10 during my Army days) to being televised by Sky Sports, to being sold-out at the 80,000 seat Twickenham Stadium, the home of English rugby. And where now where too an Anglo-cultural hybrid-pollination of American Football continues with a premeditated pageant of red, white and blue Stars and Stripes sung to the rafters in the capital of the #BrexitCoup #AirstripOne 51st State.
NFL at Twickenham Stadium, London 2017
“Everything that occurs in the world in every epoch, has something that corresponds to it in ancient times”. Machiavelli
All very seamless of course as this normalisation of Americanisation has it seems, been forever-reflected on the Big Screen with British actors, occasionally with American accents, often heroically saving the day filled with American actors selling us a comedic, family-fun image during the ads, cementing the perennial propagandist mantra ‘Special Relationship‘.
“Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil”. Machiavelli
But these annual sporting events have become an annual gathering for, and indeed a celebration of – militarism.
Like sport in general, it’s been used to platform Anglo-American nationalist sentiment with the contemporary purpose for the Century Old Army v Navy fixture co-opted to promote a more concentrated form of militarised-patriotism disguised as sporting-occasion.
This corporate-political event has not been organically-grown to simply to meet demand. The ‘demand’ has been manufactured and manipulated with the population groomed over time as a paedophile does a child, to become the pretext-driven product-epitome of the creeping, imperceptible, powerfully-emotive Gaslight Ceremony Cycle militarisation of Anglo-centric, British flag-waving ethno-nationalism.
All with timely, injected-concentrations of emotionalism by weaponised-charity; the Phoenix-like Forces charity Help for Heroes the recent yellow submarine of the Invictus Games; the sea of subconscious-subliminal, luminescent yellow jackets of DIY SOS Veterans Village; and the ‘terrorist’ response tsunamis of yellow-heroism; of the rote-reinforced bravery of the emergency services “running toward the danger” by a rote, lethal, live-firing soap script.
But the patent, predominant red, white & blue colour-scheme has been quite deliberately generationally interwoven, to collectively become subliminally-associated with Royalty; so that by preadolescent #PatrioticProgramming inseparable-association, of Monarchy, Tory Government, military & flag, a slight against any single string in the piece, is an affront to the entire orchestra playing to the gallery and by psychosocial engineered association – an attack on oneself.
And it’s the power and the empowerment of these implanted fake-feelings, of this seemingly transcendent-belonging that makes those most taken by ‘It’, to overlook the fact that we collectively are turning a blind eye to a fascist UK Government.
A Machiavellian ‘government’ that attacks its own patriotically programmed populations’ quasi-religious belief-system housed in the military & its veterans; in order to provoke and to agitate the overwhelming majority of white working class males who are the principal demographic targets for #DarkTriad military recruitment but who because of their pre/adolescent indoctrination housed in Queen & Country, are prepared to spring to the defence of the ever further-right Establishment elite who actually despise them too.
“The consequences of every act are in the act itself”. Orwell, ‘1984’.
We’re witnessing a fascist UK Government that has been engaged in the joint corporate-government eugenic-streamlining, the State sponsored and sanctioned murder of the infirm and disabled via ATOS & DWP; that had until very recently, again aided by the media, had been sleekitly, surreptitiously ethnically-cleansing Britain’s shores of the black #Windrush generation. And that too, again aided by a complicit media, it appears it tried to stage its very own Reichstag trigger in Salisbury in order to provide the pretext for war.
We already reside in a fascist UK State but our State ‘education’ indoctrination conditioning, refuses to allow us to consciously acknowledge; that our feelings of being ‘British’, of belonging, by the commission of faux-benevolence and greatness but also by the omission of pathological-hypocrisy of genocidal-entitlement but commission of ‘stoic-victimhood’ that the British State is steeped in, by State school ‘education’ & film indoctrination, wrapped up in a 300 year old corporate-government manufactured flag-brand to brainwash-blindfold us; that elicits our patriotic-complicity in overlooking the mass-murder and the ethnic-cleansing that is taking place on these very shores – today.
“Original minds are not distinguished by being the first to see a new thing but instead seeing the old, familiar thing that is overlooked as something new”. Friedrich Nietzsche
So by all means, enjoy the Army v Navy celebration of militarism disguised as a celebration of sport; enjoy the unacknowledged British nationalism disguised as patriotism but remember it has a #DarkTriad design; a military-recruitment purpose – for which we will all be dutifully obliged to pay a price.
But do try to at least be consistent; do try to enjoy the next inevitable oil war as much as you and your soon-to-be-conscripted sons heroically-fantasise over its inevitable prospect; it might even be closer than you think; it might just be around the false-flag waving corner on your own Patch…
…because Britain, or being born ‘British’ does after all come with an obligation to patriotically-feed a perennial, global-resources acquisition war-machine; which is achieved through the most brutal, yet most refined in terms of the subliminal sports and corporate media-military propaganda-recruitment of minds and men that human history has ever known. And for which we’re cyclically re-engineered to be on the Edge of Tomorrow, to;
Live. Die. Repeat.
“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 © 2017 but is free to share as a public service.