by Johnny McNeill – unpublished author of ‘Gaslighting Gilligan‘ (© 2017 – free download – released via Berlin on 25th June 2017).
Yesterday evening I had a couple pints and a wee dram in my local and got talking with the landlord (as you do). He’s a successful local businessman and an amiable bloke who is politically engaged but as is the continuing popular UK (& US) trend, he has little patience for politicians and understandably, even less for current political parties in general.
“They’re all the same Johnny” he said. “It doesn’t matter who or what you vote for you always get the same bloody mess”.
He was of course correct.
But like the overwhelming majority he doesn’t truly understand how or why it is he’s correct. And so just as I opened my mouth to attempt to explain ‘the how’ and ‘the why’ during the time it would take him to pour a pint for another punter, it was either my own inner processing of another imminent Groundhog Day discussion that could never move forward, or upon seeing his frustration in his furrowed eyes heard through a muffled COVID mask – that I let out an involuntary sigh of resignation – and I gave up even trying.
It was still bugging me this afternoon, not just because I gave up in that moment but because when I thought about it, I realised it’s this exact dynamic that’s playing out on a massive scale. Which should probably have made more sense to me sooner, being as I’ve strap-lined ‘Gaslighting Gilligan’ as ‘a paradigm shift in the meaning of domestic abuse’ and ‘the Atlantic Bridge to ‘1984’…
So I’ve come up with a simple Boston Matrix model (below) in an effort to highlight where it is the entire centre-left commentariat are being ‘occupied’ or ‘herded’ in terms of the collective corralled ‘hive-mind’ political discourse – but more importantly – where it is they aren’t occupying in order to set the course of narratives; due in no small part to sub/consciously protect their reputations, peer-image and future employment prospects etc. In a word; ego.
And the thing is, like Edward Bernays, not only do #ToryAnalytica know of this ego-driven behavioural conformity dynamic – they’re absolutely banking on it. As did, I intuitively suspect, one Joseph Goebbels who nearly a full century ago used Bernays 1923 published ‘Crystallising Public Opinion’ during the Nazi Party lead-in to securing absolute power in ‘democratic’ Germany as its unsuspecting population were dragged goose-stepping towards WWII.
And #ToryAnalytica – the contemporary ‘wolves in the flock’ – have increasingly been banking on our own ‘herded egos’ resulting in a mass cognitive dissonance (which I’ve tried to explain in the first third of this piece on the true purpose of their international law-breaking and devolution busting ‘Internal Market Bill‘) and ‘Dunning-Kruger’ complicity, as more evidence of ‘Government’-cartel criminality and corruption mounts, most of which has been unearthed by online activists with little or limited reach; and which when unearthed the mainstream ‘news’ broadcast media unable to contain the narratives that gain traction online; ‘Grenfell: it took specialist journals and social media to uncover the real story‘ – simply gloss over the gory details (including screening them during non-prime time current affairs programming) or they just omit them altogether, whilst continuing to platform fascists in pinstripe suits and pretty dresses disguised as ‘legitimate’ democracy.
‘Any democratic decision that needs to be enforced or ‘supported’ by a Government deployment of the military – #OpYellowhammer – in order it can maintain or secure political power via the streets, ports and infrastructure etc, is in fact in any conventional, consistent, rational-thinking and functioning democracy – a coup d’etat’. ‘Brexit: All Roads to Rome – Militarisation’ (2018) by #GaslightingGilligan.
So in accordance with this self-explanatory ‘representative’ model I’m going to try and keep its explanation succinct;
The grey shaded area at the low end of the ‘scope of mainstream discussion’ occurring across the political spectrum driving the Overton Window to the far-right, is the illusion of a functioning democracy in which ‘opposing views’ on the conventional ‘left’ and ‘right’, are platformed by a seemingly free and fair ‘balanced’ or liberal media – however – whose collective purpose role is not only to agitate the population to angrily take to the streets, but upon inevitable #ToryAnalytica #BrexitCoup militarisation will also attempt to validate the deployment and legitimise State violence by propaganda omission and commission.
This agitation has been achieved more recently via a combination of increasingly animated professional media presenters seemingly speaking truth to power using emotive verbal and behavioural-body language.
“The ruling class in every age have tried to impose a false view of the world upon their followers”. Orwell
In doing so #ToryAnalytica and their media platforms – not ours – collectively flood the field of political ‘discourse’ within the very same symbiotic-incestuous political and propaganda machine.
And this machine, this ‘grey’ theatre selling front-row tickets to our so-called ‘reality‘ I strongly suspect, also comes preloaded with respected ‘centre-left’ figures with seemingly unimpeachable credentials and unimpeded social media reach, who eventually come to the same or ‘strikingly similar‘ conclusions as my own, such as ‘#PatrioticProgramming: Toddler to Teenager to Tabloidhood’ (2017) in which I explain the simultaneous ‘superiority-persecution complex‘ of the British ‘indoctriNation’ and in #NarcissistFascist Characteristics;
‘Fascism, steeped in pathological hypocrisy, superiority entitlement & inveterate victimhood, is the group-characteristic extension of narcissism and is the Machiavellian-patriotic, militarised business model extension of joint Government & corporate engineered crisis-capitalism’. – ‘Gaslighting Gilligan’ (*2017*)
However without acknowledging #GaslightingGilligan because – and until they explain their behaviour – I can’t rule out that they perform a vital role in #ToryAnalytica’s illusion of British ‘democracy’, with part of their Machiavellian pre-planted purpose on the ‘centre-left‘ to create ‘traffic chaff‘ in order to contain counter-narratives by drawing the public away – especially from even more dangerously simple interpretations like this…
…augmented by other seemingly ‘non-political‘ public figure plants citing ‘Godwin’s Law’ in February 2018 should any of us get too close too soon.
All to deny, deflect and disrupt counter-narratives to keep the discussion within safe parameters, that have the behavioural-effect of preventing or at least mitigating genuine opposing, high-profile, truthful centre-left voices from venturing outside their pyrrhic comfort-zone ‘safety’ of the herd; being sub/consciously steered as they are by their own individual and collective ego and therefore steering ours – we masses – who are innately programmed to look upwardly to experts and academics for direction, guidance and example.
Thereby the unthinking behavioural-conformity effect is to be both contained and self-constrained by cyclical mainstream media spoon-fed narratives – without daring to go near the scope of historically precedented ideological parallels housed in the contemporary evidence – otherwise known as ‘conspiracy theories’.
“Hatred is gained as much by good works as by evil”. Machiavelli
All whilst simultaneously ‘promoting’ so-called ‘PC’, ‘woke’ or ‘leftist-snowflake’ causes by a Machiavellian drip-fed tsunami of LGBT and #BlackLivesMatter ‘supra-propaganda’ overload…
…deliberately conflated with one another across traditionally masculine and overwhelmingly white-male dominated sporting institutions – principally in rugby and football…
“The real division is not between conservatives and revolutionaries but between authoritarians and libertarians”. Orwell
…in order to set-up its own submarine-sealed fake ‘reality‘ housed in cyclical headlines and narratives that foment freshly manufactured fault-lines, simultaneously stirring entitlement and resentment on all ‘sides‘, steeped in old-fashioned identity politics; including sexist misogyny and misandry, racist, general xenophobic and homophobic prejudices – fuelled by UK Government #HostileEnvironment policies – despite the warm fuzzy propaganda illusion of ‘British diversity‘ massaging the UK-collective ego bathed in a superficial red, white and blue ‘reality‘ through TV advertising – to feed their own ideological decoys like Nigel Farage & co from the 55 Tufton Street cartel fanning the propaganda flames……which have been relentlessly emblazoned across ‘normalised’ UK press propaganda media front pages for decades.
And this toxic concoction – much of it steeped in manufactured victimhood…
…has been psychologically and emotionally seeded within the subject population(s) and which upon #ToryAnalytica’s own militarisation trigger, is to result in many of these newly ’empowered’ PC & ‘leftist’ minorities; from black, brown to LGBT, from Muslims to gypsies to the ‘wrong’ type of Jocks, Welsh and Jews – being propaganda set-up as ‘legitimised‘ targets to be at the forefront of the backlash…
“The sex instinct will be eradicated. We shall abolish the orgasm. There will be no loyalty except loyalty to The Party. But always there will be the intoxication of power”. Orwell, ‘1984’.
…meted out by a demographic who are themselves being mass emasculated – white heterosexual males – gaslight-acting on behalf of – and to Krystallnacht divert the masses attention away from the underpinning cause of it all; the UK Government (& beyond) and their mainstream media actually working with and across seemingly ‘liberal-left’ and ‘far-right’ social media platforms as a single, symbiotic, global-propaganda unit sealing us within a series of seemingly ‘random’ manipulations to orchestrate a chaotically polarised society and indeed ‘reality‘; designed to ensure that the 1% currently in corporate-political power – remain in power by classic divide and rule – by getting the 99% to murder the ‘other’ and then battle each other over #HostileEnvironment policy and propaganda prejudices and eventually, for the scraps of dignity thrown by the privileged power structures.
As for the unshaded white area of the model, that’s occupied by myself and a handful of online, traditional centre-left bloggers with barely any reach (*see request below). Because that’s what Facebook and Twitter (leadership) do as augmenting accomplices.
“The most powerful form of lie is the omission”. Orwell
They suppress and even delete accounts that counter and challenge the Groundhog Day guff the mainstream media churn out, knowing full-well our centre-left ‘leading lights’ will confine themselves to these model grey area talking points, because they’re sub/consciously preoccupied with reputation, image and the potential of ‘risking’ future paid talking-head opportunities – in a world that paradoxically – won’t even exist if the Atlantic Bridge #BrexitCoup cartel succeed in militarising mainland Britain by triggering their PlanB pretext to enable the US – the #TrumpPutin Presidency and Brexit are the same failing coup – to ride to the gaslight ‘rescue’ financially and militarily, of #ToryAnalytica asset-stripped, indebted and induced mass-depression UK…
“It takes only six weeks to bring a country to the verge of crisis, after which, with a violent change of power, structure and economy, you have the period of ‘normalisation’ which may last indefinitely. ‘Normalisation’ is a cynical expression borrowed from Soviet propaganda”. Yuri Bezmenov, former KGB PsyOps Specialist (speaking here in 1984)
…via oil-rich Scotland…
In my June 2017 book I simply referred to the subliminal, inescapable campaign as the ‘gender agenda‘. However in October 2017 – just over a full year after I first began tracking it in September 2016 – the campaign was switched from the subliminal to the overt; to divide entire societies by the most powerful, yet unacknowledged form of invisible propaganda – #RampantSexism. You may be more familiar with this military recruitment campaign than you realise. You know ‘It’ as #MeToo.
Now then, how’s that grey Groundhog Day Overton Window working out for you after four years? I wonder if the model and explanation might help the centre-left ‘experts‘ expand their thinking into the precedented past taking place in the present. And I wonder if it might help the landlord of my local..?
*If you want to help me, please stop relying on political ‘celebrities’ to get us out of this mess. If they were remotely capable of doing so they’d have done it by now. So instead I just ask you to trust and…
…back yourselves – as I did in Berlin in 2017 (anniversary video below) by copying and pasting the url browser links for my ‘Gaslighting Gilligan’ pieces directly to your own pages and group pages, as my accounts are being suppressed. This is to get a greater reach and to break from the corralled herd that’s needed to force delicate ‘centre-left’ sensibilities – and the cold hard truth – to go mainstream. Thank you.
Video made 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’
“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 both personal & State-political domestic abuse, was released from Berlin on 25th June 2017. It is copyright ©️ but is a *free*-to-share public-service PDF download from here. 🇬🇧🇺🇸🇨🇦🇦🇺🇳🇿
I always look forward to your insights, I wish I had the literary skills to be more expresive.
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Keep plugging away.
Do not give up.
No matter how faint our voices may be, sometimes we are heard.
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Brilliant. Divide and rule, recruit and start a war, set the proles against one another by appealing to their own biases and prejudices, provoke the powerfully irrational emotional response!
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