by Johnny McNeill – unpublished author of ‘Gaslighting Gilligan‘ (© 2017 – free download – released via Berlin on 25th June 2017).
Part One: Cytokine Storm analogy, an ex-Squaddie’s intro to Scottish independence & initial journey to ‘Gaslighting Gilligan’. (30 mins)
Part Two: Three categories of ‘social’ media accounts in relation to ‘Karpman’s Drama Triangle’, which has been deliberately exacerbated by austerity, debt & ATOS/DWP induced depression & dignity deprivation leading to psychological & physical isolation, loss of identity & human contact (20 mins) all feeding into:
Part Three: ‘The Dark Triad Model for Fascism’; the cyclical-manipulation of ‘emotionalism for militarism’ being projected as our ‘reality’ through the ‘flatscreen universe’ in order to convert emotional capital into political, ideological (fascist) & financial capital. (15 mins)
Part Four: How the SNP have been made ideologically ‘tetraplegic’ by UK Government & media propaganda – and why they need a ‘family intervention’ to get back on the independence track. (15 mins)
🛑 Part One
‘Cytokines are small proteins released by many different cells in the body, including those of the immune system where they coordinate the body’s response against viral infection in the lungs. However sometimes the body’s response to infection can go into overdrive and in some patients, excessive or uncontrolled levels of cytokines are released which then activate more immune cells, resulting in hyperinflammation to seriously harm or even kill the patient’. The New Scientist
The analogous relevance of a cytokine storm is this: The viral infection is Westminster. The patient is Scotland. Our ‘immune system’ is the Yes movement and the propagandist ‘cytokine storm’ is a response-overload, causing our only independent defence to attack itself.
Scotland has been under overt and sustained stress and depression-inducing assault since 2014 through UK State structures and corporate media propaganda platforms, which has never ceased since to attack Scotland’s identity.
Seven long years after the initial onset of the viral symptoms, in 2021 as we’re on the verge of ‘recovery’ i.e. independence – our immune system is being worn down and sent into overdrive to attack itself. But the real tragedy is that most of it – is staged…
“Hitler knew intuitively, this Pavlovian truth, that conditioning installed in a state of stress and fatigue goes much deeper than conditioning installed at other times. This was why all his big speeches were organised at night which he wrote about in ‘Mein Kampfe’. He said it was done solely because people are much more tired at night and less capable of resisting persuasion than they would during the day, exploiting a great many of the weaknesses.” Aldous Huxley, philosopher, author ‘Brave New World’ (1932)
Scotland has undergone a relentless war for its very existence for 701 years (today being the anniversary of The Declaration of Abroath) and as propaganda platforms, techniques and technology evolved throughout the 20th century, the overwhelming majority of us – me included – never even realised it.
Such was my British Whig ‘history’ brainwashing which led me to join the army at 16 and serve 25+ years between 1985-2011, Scotland’s Independence never even featured on my radar as a conscious thought until Alex Salmond awoke me to it 2012/13.
Unlike the popular misconception stereotype that surrounds ex-Squaddies as being Monarchist ‘automatons’ in favour of the Union at any and all costs, it was actually many of my experiences as a Senior NCO, particularly as a Warrant Officer which set me on the path to independence and of course ‘Gaslighting Gilligan‘. Because everything is connected.
It was my final years and the circumstances which led to me being attached to the Civil Service and then my experiences within the MOD Defence Procurement Agency, which opened my eyes to the morally bankrupt dynamic of the ‘Old Boys’ networks. The infamous nepotism which permeates and trickles down from the senior MOD hierarchy, and which closes ranks to cover-up its corruption which is always sidestepped, often being brushed off as ‘incompetence’ or with the convenient “We are where we are” attitude to arbitrarily absolve itself of any real accountability for anything – which cyclically-led to Service personnel deaths and in one case – the death of a Sea Cadet.
A combination of these experiences, plus a year of travelling around the world when I left the Army across the US, to New Zealand (for the 2011 Rugby World Cup) and Australia were fun-packed and of course all very typical western experiences. But it was the last two months backpacking around South East Asia that had the most lasting profound effect on me. I was almost unable to reconcile the beauty of the region, the politeness of the people (mostly!) with the horrific accounts I read and watched in Cambodia’s ‘Killing Fields’ Museum and the Khmer Rouge S21 torture camp.
Being an ex-soldier I’d already I toured Vietnam from Hanoi to Saigon via Hue, visiting the ‘Hamburger Hill’ battle site and later stayed near My Lai for a couple days to visit the My Lai Massacre Museum which was incredibly moving. On reaching Saigon I visited the now renamed Vietnam War Museum which at the time was aptly titled ‘The American War Crimes Museum’.
The thing is, as a GenX ‘British’ kid spoon-fed my identity housed in WWII against the backdrop of the ‘Cold War’ where we were always the ‘good guys’ confirmed by James Bond conditioning, I only began waking up (far too slowly!) to the concept of British & US specific propaganda in 2003 during the lead-in to the Iraq War. I was serving in Germany at the time and all our vehicles had been deployed by ship and we were to follow by aircraft when they arrived. We knew the war was on and we’d all received yet another cocktail of jabs. Yet I could see Tony Blair at the Despatch Box telling the Parliament and people that war with Saddam Hussain wasn’t a done deal. But we knew it was. You don’t spend then send £billion$ on military hardware – just to bring it back “without a shot being fired”.
However, I never consciously processed it, (never mind question it). In hindsight I now recognise I’d had a bout of cognitive dissonance, to ignore what I knew to be true of my own experience because Blair’s lies clashed with my ‘force for good’ conditioning. And just as millions of people in UK who did back then (and are doing so again today through the ongoing Brexit and COVID corruption) I sub/consciously rationalised Blair’s words as being a necessary strategic piece of misdirection working towards Iraqi ‘democracy’. I now know this rationalisation simply enabled me to reconcile the conflicting messages with my ‘greater good’ indoctrination – which thankfully, though painfully at times, began to unravel just a year later and was dismantled by the time my military service came to an end in 2011.
However it was my three hours in the Vietnam War Museum in Saigon which at times left me feeling physically sick (and I’d seen some godawful sights in the first Iraq war) which confirmed my view of the US and of its perennial, ideological lapdog – the UK – as an unacknowledged Imperial force.
I’d also read ‘Blackwater: The Rise of The World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army’ by Jeremy Scahill just a few months before which made me begin to cognitively process that ‘mistakes’ made in military equipment procurement and in Theatre of Operations – weren’t always ‘mistakes’. Sometimes they were pretexts to optimise political and/or war profiteering opportunities. (I didn’t process the recyclable, domestic audience emotional capital generated from such ‘mistakes’ until ‘Gaslighting Gilligan’).
So, after all that, on my return to UK as soon as Scotland’s Independence became a conscious ‘choice’, I was a Yesser from the get-go.
Then 2014 happened. The so-called Scottish ‘referendum’. It was no such thing. It wasn’t even remotely a democratic exercise but a propaganda war waged by the British State to defeat democracy – not uphold it – which remains the case today.
Leading into the referendum I was working as the 2014 Commonwealth Games Venue Results Manager for the Rugby Sevens at Ibrox, knowing that as small part of that occasion I was helping put Scotland on the world stage to show them what we were really capable of, and in doing so help Scotland gain independence. How naive was I? Even then could see the same ‘Old Boys’ hypocrisy in action in the ‘Commonwealth of nations’ messaging throughout the British media and so when Glasgow 2014 finished in early August, as a late-comer to the Indy cause, I went full-throttle volunteering to help Yes Rutherglen where I was based at the time.
I tell you this because having seen in ‘social’ media this last week, Nicola Sturgeon being labelled a ‘Unionist plant’ and Alex Salmond a ‘traitor’ (we should automatically be very suspicious of these accounts) it’s mind-boggling to see how easily these divisive narratives are – like our emotions – effortlessly recycled to work wonders for the British State
Yes, both Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon are as fallible as any one of us and both have made poor choices. But neither are ‘traitors’ to Scottish independence. Both I strongly suspect have simply been befriended and duped by British State plants.
However both are fully committed from their own prism – as you and I are from ours – to achieving independence. Yet I’ve no doubt that after this piece, some who don’t know or simply dismiss my ‘Gaslighting Gilligan’ work will probably accuse me of either being a ‘traitor’ to independence or of being a ‘Unionist infiltrator’ which is all very ironic.
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’.
Especially given that until my ‘awakening’ between 2003 & 2005, I was a typically indoctrinated Squaddie and propaganda product of my ‘Britification’ programming. Indeed, I was one of the ‘Palindrome Parrots’ – ‘feed children prejudicial ignorance – ignorance prejudicial children feed’ – that years I later observed in Brexiteers in 2016/17 and wrote as ‘fiction‘;
“Writing fiction is the act of weaving a series of lies to arrive at a greater truth”. Khaled Hosseini.
Because before my British indoctrination began to unravel, Nicola Sturgeon never remotely featured on my radar and I had no time for ‘that’ Alex Salmond. But by 2012/13, with a little introspection I was able to process that I didn’t dislike or despise either of them; those ‘thoughts’ weren’t mine but my normalised, drip-fed media ‘training’; ‘Tedious Twitter Twaddle‘ (2017).
As a result, it was Alex Salmond specifically who awoke and inspired me towards independence in 2014, since when I’ve been a founder member of ‘Veterans for Scottish Independence 2.0’ (one of my more viewed speeches here if you’re interested) and like many who campaigned for Yes, on the 18th September 2014 I sat up through the night watching hope being smothered.
On the 19th, shell-shocked, I went to Edinburgh to meet some rugby pals and out of nowhere the cumulative effect of the previous six months caught up with me as I began bawling my eyes out in Waverley Station. In hindsight and with further perspective, I realise I reacted in such a way because – like most – I was emotionally invested not only in Scottish independence (of course!) but also in a naive belief that we lived in an actual democracy. (And which as I’ll explain – so too did England in 2016).
However it’s this very basic and evidentiary conclusion, which although the overwhelming majority of the Yes movement’s people and politicians have realised the UK media is ‘compromised’, we still refuse to process (throughout this entire island) this simple Occam’s Razor fact;
The UK (& US) Government, the BBC, their Murdoch-led ‘Atlantic Bridge’ corporate mainstream and Zuckerberg-led ‘social’ media platforms – are the exact same orchestrated policy and propaganda machine. There is no separation of media and political powers because they’re the same incestuous, ideological power.
Five years since the Brexit ‘referendum’ and the subsequent shitshow is only now seeing some ‘centre-left’ experts appear to be more open to the possibility that parts of UK media have been ‘compromised’ by Tory power. What? In the same way the media were ‘compromised’ by Blair and New Labour’s power leading into the 2003 Iraq war? That’s either wishful thinking trying to hold onto conditioned British-bias beliefs – or for some seemingly on the ‘centre-left’ – is part of their ‘O’Brien/Charrington’ cover. ‘Brexit’s Herded Ego’s: Feeding The Illusion Of A Functioning Democracy’ (2020).
Because the UK mainstream media are in fact the complicit propaganda arm of British elite estate that needs – and so creates – a conveyor belt of internal or external enemies; real or imagined, in order to steep itself in a manufactured ‘stoic’ victimhood and Volksgemeinschaft adversity which emotionally compels the population to “pull together”.
As such, like it or not, acknowledge it or not, Scotland in general and the Yes movement (& democracy) specifically, has been designated an internal enemy, as imagined by the British State. And which after a stressful seven years straight of being told how shite we are, is now being propaganda manipulated to exacerbate a Yes Scotland ‘cytokine storm’ – to attack our own; without us fully processing that because we’ve been conditioned to fight for our existence in one form or another since forever, we struggle to know who we are without fighting. And so by a sort of collective ‘trauma bonding’ we stick with what’s familiar no matter how destructive (common in abusive relationships) and play straight into Westminster’s hands – with their ‘help’ of course.
But it gets darker. Because if we’re not smart, Westminster won’t just fabricate the current ‘he said, she said’ online fight amongst ourselves, they’ll create through a continued process of normalisation the hostile environment they need to hold onto Scotland’s resource-wealth. And I can think of no worse hostile environment anywhere across these isles than the one created through the British presence in the north of Ireland throughout ‘The Troubles’, where 30 years of UK State sanctioned murder played on all ‘sides’, to play all ‘sides’ off against each other – and where their assets still remain. For now.
I say ‘for now‘ because it’s almost as if we’re being psychologically softened-up by an inevitability narrative for an all-too-familiar eventuality. Think about it: it’d be a very British breeze to redeploy those ‘assets‘. A thirty year proxy ‘civil war’ in Scotland might just about see out all those remaining oil revenues which are currently flowing to Westminster’s City of London banks and The White House’s Wall Street with the dark money proceeds being ‘washed’ by their Putin regime partners.
Don’t underestimate the evil of the British elite. They are without doubt unrivalled Machiavellian masters at fomenting and sustaining conflict and manufacturing divisions between those who have the same interests in independence. (And if you doubt this possible look into the Irish Civil War of 1922/23 that turned the same side against one another). But like typical domestic abuse victims, we’re apportioning some of the blame to ourselves and not giving ourselves enough credit for coming through what we have, with our dignity and self-respect – thus far – largely in tact.
Scotland has not only been a nation conditioned over 300 years to devalue and demean ourselves in the eyes of our children – only for them to perpetuate to their children, but since 2014 we have been subjected to an incessant, relentlessly sustained propaganda war by a bullying, overbearing ‘partner’ – the British State; an ideologically foreign State which through its corporate structures, principally media,‘Gleichshaltung Gaslighting – The Eradication of Scots Historic-Cultural Identity’ (2017)…
…has absolute and total control over Scotland and is working with purpose to isolate us from each other and the world; from our perceptions to our sea-ports, Westminster dictates to us the terms on which we’re allowed to interact with the outside world, how we are viewed by them – the EU in particular – and crucially, how we perceive ourselves and behave towards each other.
Seven years of recycled “too poor, too wee, too stupid” tropes have been taking their toll on our individual and collective psychological and emotional state and has become so ‘normalised‘ we’re seeing the same safe ‘Groundhog Day’ articles written by leading Indy commentators that could’ve been written in 2014 and have barely progressed towards anything remotely noteworthy in terms of any real analysis since.
Factor in the cumulative effects of Brexit economic destruction and over a year of trying to manage ‘COVID’ in this “minor entity in north Britain” (Lord George Robertson) being undermined by a hostile power’s media, whilst having zero control over our own airports and land border.
Under a constant barrage all of our waking lives, Scotland is functioning by a gaslight ‘reality’. We don’t even realise we’re a society being taken to the brink of a normalised insanity which will only take a spark to tip us into meltdown – then blame us for it as all accomplished gaslighters do – in order they or their proxy (by variation on the original plan housed in the #TrumpPutin Presidency) can then ride to our ‘rescue’; having induced mass stress and depression in order to ‘save’ us from ourselves, which some independence supporters it would appear – are falling over themselves to feed into.
A deep, calming, collective breath is needed to process all these things we’ve had to endure and to give ourselves a deserved ‘pat on the back’ for not going off the deep end already. However the signs are undoubtedly there. In this ‘State’ of mind all it’ll take is a trigger.
Think about this; other than Scotland, which other European nation underwent such a concentrated, psychologically sustained and emotionally manipulated attack for years on end from within – by its own elite? Answer: Germany.
And just as did the Nazi elite waged a gaslight war on the German domestic population prior to triggering the conventional war via ‘Operation Himmler’, the Westminster elite have too openly ‘declared war’ on devolution via their ‘Internal Market Act’, to end direct Scots and Welsh democracy. And it won’t end there – because as I set out in ‘Internal Market Bill – A UK Enabling Act, Anschluss, Regime Change, A Soldier’s Psychological Tool & ‘Rope-A-Dope’ Distraction’ (2020) – this legislation cannot be sustained without military force.
Only once again, instead of Scotland uniting at a pivotal point in our history, some SNP and Alba Party supporters appear to be falling into the same old cyclical trap housed in our manipulated, predictable emotional-behavioural responses. All played out on ‘social’ media to go the way of the Westminster system of politics; by polarising opinion, by creating bunkered-mindsets and ‘separate’ camps that ‘superiorly’ set out to offend and attack each other – without realising they’re actually attacking Holyrood’s very survival and Scotland’s future.
And so if you really want to help minimise the ‘in-fighting’ effects and how UK ‘democracy’ delivered the Brexit result itself – understand – the overwhelming majority of this current fallout is being generated by the exact same 2014 Scottish independence and 2016 Brexit referenda propaganda playbook which narratively split England in half 52% to 48% – and which in Scotland 2021 is merely an extension of the exact same propagandist cytokine storm.
Why? Because it allows people to self-perpetuate their own ‘reality’ and sense of ‘control’ by reinforcing their spoon-fed biases, which they often conflate with being ‘informed’ – and often – superiorly so.
For some however, tragically, sustaining a sense of emotionalised empowerment is more exciting than settling for boring straightforward facts like this one for example; a pivotal, personal, invisibly pervasive experience on the path to ‘Gaslighting Gilligan’. Like I said – everything is connected.
And so the British and corporate State are only too willing to facilitate this ‘infighting’ via three basic categories of ‘social’ media accounts; two of which are completely obvious and generally accepted – but fuck me – we still keep falling for ‘It‘ north and south of the border – and beyond.
🛑 Part Two
“Maybe someone dies in a terrorist attack coordinated on our tools. And we still connect people”. Andrew Bosworth, Facebook VP – 18th June 2016.
“A media system wants ostensible diversity that conceals an actual uniformity”. Joseph Goebbels.
The three categories of accounts are;
1 State actors: #ToryAnalytica sock-puppets and bots managed by the British Army 77 Brigade, GCHQ and I strongly suspect the principal #AirstripOne hub on this island – RAF Croughton (of Anne Sacoolas hit & run infamy) – which is in effect a CIA outpost. These online operatives have either infiltrated existing Indy pages or created their own sock-puppet pages from fruition building up a rapport with genuine Indy followers, many of whom, especially those with co-dependency, insecurity or attachment issues having developed a ‘para-social relationship‘ with a ‘friend’. If this is the case, it’s entirely possible some Indy supporters have put their trust in nothing more than an anonymous avatar. And so if you’ve never met these people in person or been able to verify who they are outside of your screen, there remains risk of being duped by accounts that’s function is to emotionalise and manufacture outrage.
2 Facebook algorithms: Far from being the ‘friendly’, so-called ‘social’ media space it marketed itself as, Facebook is in fact a global ‘Volksgemeinschaft’ platform fishing not only for your personal information – but through ‘Attention Engineering’ – manipulates your emotions by tinkering with the neurological chemistry in your brain via posts emojis, likes, clicks and shares which can either be amplified or suppressed according to Facebook’s own profit and political-ideological agendas;
“Imagine where you take [Facebook attention engineering] to the extreme, where bad actors can manipulate swathes of people to do anything you want. It’s a really, really bad state of affairs. And we [users] compound the problem. We curate our lives around this perceived sense of perfection because we get [dopamine] rewarded in these short term signals with hearts, likes, thumbs up and we conflate that with ‘value’ and ‘truth’. But instead it’s a fake brittle popularity that’s short term and leaves you even more vacant and empty than before you did it, forcing you into this vicious cycle and you think ‘What’s the next thing I need to do now?’ because I need It back. Think about that compounded by 2 billion people and how people react to the perceptions of others. It’s just really bad… If you feed the beast that beast will destroy you. The short term dopamine driven feedback loops that we have created are destroying how society works; no civil discourse, no cooperation, misinformation, mistruth and it’s not an American problem, this is not about Russian ads. This is a global problem”. Chamath Palihapitiya, former Facebook Senior Executive 2007-11 (speaking here in 2018).
Facebook’s raison d’etre, having lured in and mined the personal information of a quarter of the planet’s population by branding it ‘social’ media, enabled people to easily connect and stay in touch. And many did so often by presenting the best image of themselves in the way they wish they really were. But Facebook was always an addictive trap for the sane and the sociopath alike and a narcissists wet-dream housed in a military grade (crisis) capitalist Volksgemeinschaft venture, that was always designed to drive individuals, communities, societies and global democracies – not reflect them – by simultaneously tapping into the worst of the human condition but most deviously, by tapping into the compassionate ‘best’ of us ‘It‘ also – counter-intuitively – brings out our entitled, ‘morally-superior‘ worst.
And so continues the cyclical arguments and clicks which in themselves boost the posts visibility by both algorithms and attention seekers. This is how British State and Facebook corporate engineered shit-stirring is given geographical free reign if it suits #ToryAnalytica narratives selling either emotionalism, tribalism, general division and in Scotland’s case – downplay the new Alba Party – in order to dovetail with UK mainstream media propaganda which mutually reinforces the theatre of democracy to promote elite agendas in the exact same manner as they did leading into (and since) 2016 in England via ‘UKIP MkII – The Brexit Party: An Inconvenient Spoof’ (2019).
…which are afforded fake likes/RT’s by Facebook/Twitter to reinforce a fake political ‘reality’ sewing confusion, doubt and conflict in order to manage voter expectations and deliver the predetermined outcome in accordance with the ‘inevitability narrative’ being set, which works very similarly to Chomsky’s ‘manufacturing consent’;
“The elite media determine, select, shape, control and restrict information in order to serve the interests of the dominant elite groups in society… There’s two targets for propaganda. One is the political class who are maybe 20% of the population that’s relatively well-educated, more or less articulate and play some kind of role in decision-making. They’re supposed to participate in society either as managers or cultural managers like teachers and writers and so on. They’re supposed to vote and play some role in the way economic, political and cultural life goes on. Now their consent is crucial. That’s the one group that has to be deeply indoctrinated. Then there’s maybe 80% of the population whose main function is to follow orders and not to think or pay attention to anything. And they’re the ones who usually pay the costs”. Noam Chomsky, political philosopher, author ‘Manufacturing Consent’ (1988)
3 Mr/Miss/Mrs Angry: Genuinely upset Indy supporters who don’t realise much of their anger has been manipulated and shaped in the first place by the most accomplished, most advanced and tightly-knit propaganda machine humanity has ever known. Because surely by now we must understand that all social media platforms – without exception – and mainstream media ‘news’ outlets are the same machine yes?
“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past”. Orwell, ‘1984’.
Wholly controlled by the British State, the media selling this ‘split’ in the Yes movement is also perpetuated by influential independence bloggers who when ‘attacked’ online – most probably by #ToryAnalytica coordinated sock puppet accounts – then write a ‘victim statement’ which they must know will be recycled by their followers to inadvertently feed into the ‘us v them’ narratives. Whereas the pragmatic course of action would be to simply withdraw, ignore the ‘attacks’ and accusations, take some respite and come back when ready. (Though I have to say having been to war, my inner-Squaddie has zero fucking patience for adults who voluntarily make their reputation online and an income stream from complete strangers, then bleat they’re being ‘attacked’ with words which hurt their feelings. How about getting some perspective?)
So what can we do to counter this? To mitigate the divide and rule effects of the emotional manipulation? It’s quite simple. Apply some self-discipline, common sense and mutual understanding.
Stop engaging with highly emotive, polarising posts that are never meant to arrive at a consensus and recognise that there’s UK & US State-corporate actors working against Scotland and democracy as a whole throughout this island before, during and after the 2016 Brexit ‘referendum’, which was itself delivered, in part, via a deliberate, pre-induced mass depression seeded in a normalised ‘Patriotic Poverty MBE – Volksgemeinschaft ‘State’ (2020)…
…designed to tap into our susceptibilities housed in our individual and collective Karpman’s Drama Triangle (see ‘Kitchener’s Karpman Kleptocracy – The Contemporary KKK’ page 117) and human propensity to engage the Victim[hood], Rescuer & Persecutor roles.
And so we must process too that the overwhelming majority of people who make the most noise are often overcompensating for something they’re missing emotionally or spiritually. And who with minimal effort sub/consciously engineer the circumstances themselves just to feel something so that they can briefly shake the emptiness within, through a sense of fleeting yet faked form of emotionalised ‘empowerment’ – to “take back control” – they need to fill a hole that can’t be filled online but in counselling. Because knowing us better than we know ourselves, the ‘hive-mind hole’ was engineered by the elite, steeped in our unconscious in order they could cyclically exploit ‘It‘ in us. This brief excerpt is what part of It looked like to me via ‘fiction’ in 2016/17 and still does today.
‘This was how they were heard, these perfectly-primed cyber-suicide bombers desperate to leave a ‘momentary legacy’, to fleeting mark their lonely place on the lonely planet; to mean something, to feel something, anything trapped in their unfulfilled regrets laden existences’. (pg 179)
As such some genuine independence supporters are no exception. Sadly, and I mean that in the humanitarian (not pejorative) sense, due to the ‘normalisation of isolation’ housed in debt, depression and ATOS/DWP dignity deprivation etc. some of these people have little choice but to generate their human interaction online – otherwise they’d have none at all. And the easiest way to get maximum attention with minimal effort is through negativity; by embroiling themselves and luring others into fruitless arguments.
And which when we consider the cumulative effects of all these austerity apartheid factors, followed by a deliberately divisive – yet for ‘52%‘ – a ‘patriotic‘ Brexit (now exacerbated by further UK Government ‘incompetence’ and corruption throughout COVID leading to unremitting lockdowns) the individual and collective psychological and physiological isolation becomes more tangible; Its purpose housed in one of the six ‘push and pull’ emotional-behavioural drivers wearing down entire populations whose collective will was (and still is) always to be broken, with their ‘reality‘, their purpose, their very being – reshaped for war; ‘#OpFukuglaschu’ – #ToryAnalytica’s PlanA #BrexitCoup Reichstag Trigger’ (2018)
🛑 Part Three
The ‘Dark Triad Model for Global Fascism’.
The ‘Dark Triad’ is a term recognised in psychology circles to describe someone who has all three Machiavellian, psychopathy and narcissistic traits.
Characters who possess the full-house can outwardly appear to be some of the ‘nicest’, most ‘confident’ characters you might think you ‘know’. But behind closed doors, they’re a seething pit of hatred, ignorance and insecurity.
I began developing the model in early 2017, having become compelled to monitor cyclical, repetitive and reinforced themes in UK (& beyond) mainstream media and across ‘social’ media from 12th September 2016.
In UK, under the ‘Dark Triad’ guise of Austerity, Brexit and against the backdrop of the UN’s ‘Istanbul Convention’, a seemingly unconnected, yet toxic concoction of orchestrated policies and propaganda messaging drives the drill-down division of society – mainly through identity politics to target all societal demographics – without exception.
By manipulating our predictable emotional-behavioural responses, the Dark Triad drives six principal ‘push and pull’ outcomes to Invalidate, Emasculate, Isolate and Agitate the entire population, to Segregate (signpost) minorities, yet simultaneously Amalgamate the population under one single quasi-religious identity: Britishness…
…through a constant stream of Union Flag fronted and emotionalised Volksgemeinschaft messaging from your TV screens to your supermarket shelves, complete with nostalgia-laden triggers;
‘Supermarkets and malls seamlessly turned into Boomers, Gen X, Y and Z retail disco’s, the banks and stores combining to co-operate, one even retro-rebranded under the guise of moving back to back to its older better values but creepily delivered duelling banjos.’ (Page 151)
And which was (is) upon an ‘external enemy trigger’, to steep itself in an [im]moral self-righteous martyrdom and dual Schrodinger State indoctrinated ‘superiority-persecution complex’ leading into an age of globally staged militarised victimhood – aka fascism.
Given their additional Crown oath-allegiance, the military and the police already ardently occupy the Amalgamate driver prism of the ‘Dark Triad’ as they are individual and organisational products too, of their UK-population indoctrination through inter-generational ‘PatrioticProgramming: from Toddler to Teenager to Tabloidhood’ (2017).
‘The vast, borderless global web of the Corpolitique, the operational face of which is the flatscreen universe; cinematic, TV and tablet found in every bottom- feeder dwelling. And of course, they pay for the privilege too whereas my very being is entitlement’. (Page 97)
🛑 Part Four: How Westminster & their UK-corporate propaganda has made the SNP ideologically ‘tetraplegic’ and why it needs The Alba Party to refocus on Scotland’s needs.
In Scotland specifically, we need to make the conscious effort to refuse to participate, facilitate and perpetuate any aspect of the adversarial SNP/Alba & Sturgeon/Salmond ‘rivalry’; particularly those narratives which specifically talk down The Alba Party or keep reinforcing they’re ‘splitting the vote’ when in fact the opposite is true, with substantially enhanced potential to pragmatically strengthen the overall pro-Indy vote.
Because even if the SNP leadership were permitted to formally, publicly state that the D’Hondt maths alone has the potential to deliver a pro-Independence SNP/Alba landslide – they couldn’t be seen to undermine their own SNP Regional/List candidates. But those who can and have an indisputable track record in pursuing independence have not only created and joined The Alba Party, they are publicly backing it for the second vote.
The bottom line is with an SNP1 vote and The Alba Party 2 in the populous Central Belt, West of Scotland, Mid & North East regions* – based on the 2016 votes – can deliver a pro-Independence landslide led by the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, augmented by the man who in the modern era, has been absolutely instrumental in ensuring ‘The Dream Shall Never Die’. Freedom – to be a normal country in control of our own decisions and destiny – is within Scotland’s grasp.
(*In the sparsely populated Borders and also in my Highlands & Islands region, the 2016 D’Hondt second vote numbers work for The SNP. Personally however – for what it’s worth – I think any Scottish Parliament without Independent candidate Andy Wightman would be poorer place given his work on Land Reform, his courageous stance and principled resignation from The Green Party having refused to be taken-in by the gender-agenda distractions, and his professional, forensic, non-political, non-personal and courteous questioning of the First Minister during her eight hours of testimony).
The Alba Party can publicly promote the SNP for the first Constituency vote because the Alba Party are not fielding candidates for the Constituency vote: they’re not competing against any party for the first vote, hence #BothVotesYes.
However as previously alluded, as a party political and electoral procedural requirement the SNP are only permitted to promote the SNP. And they can hardly field Regional/List candidates to stand for election – but then promote another party for the second vote. It’s that simple.
So, the SNP leadership are duty-bound to promote #BothVotesSNP because they’re competing for both votes. However #BothVotesSNP is a fruitless, even futile exercise which, yes, has the potential to return a negligible, slim-margin majority of SNP MSP’s.
But this in itself is an incredible risk to achieving yet another mandate for an independence referendum, which has already been held hostage to a leadership utterly consumed by a wider, precedented and now global gender-agenda propaganda campaign designed to drive ‘divide and rule’ by identity politics, which political scientist Lawrence Britt simply described as ‘RAMPANT SEXISM’ and which the UN framed as ‘The Istanbul Convention’ (as per my Dark Triad model).
However we all came to know this precedented divide, rule, mass emasculating military recruitment strategy by its global-propaganda title in October 2017, as ‘The #MeToo Truth of Nr5 Rampant Sexism’ (2020).
One tired but entirely accurate cliche is the SNP are trying to run before they can walk. Another less obvious analogy is that between Brexit, RAMPANT SEXISM propaganda – including the fabricated case against Alex Salmond – and not having the powers to fully secure our own borders against COVID – particularly airports – and being reliant on UK structures for our COVID statistics, ‘news’ and indeed global COVID intelligence, the SNP have in effect been made ideologically ‘tetraplegic’, even lamentably turning as Stockholm Syndrome hostages to their captors, to the very agencies like MI5 – whose role it is to destabilise and destroy the Scottish independence movement – for guidance on ‘online foreign meddling‘.
And at the risk of mixing too many metaphors, picture being strapped to but being tripped by Westminster in a three-legged ‘RAMPANT SEXISM’ race for the Scottish (Welsh & English) independence finish-line, but with both Brexit arms tied behind our back, locked in a vice-like COVID grip.
As such, subject to such UK structural influences, it’s the SNP leadership themselves who unwittingly pose a significant risk to their own raison d’etre – independence – and therefore to the future of Scotland.
The combination of COVID, of being ideologically distracted by RAMPANT SEXISM propaganda and held hostage by their required #BothVotesSNP position, the SNP (even if they did achieve a 3-4 seat SNP-specific increase) will not be able to deliver and demonstrate to the entire world – anything like the tsunami-scale of support for Scotland’s independence in Holyrood that your second vote can by returning a majority of Alba Party MSP’s.
Remember, independence is the only reason the SNP exist at all but it’s abundantly clear that a friendly face in the form of The Alba Party is needed. A timely, family intervention of sorts is required to compel them to refocus their efforts on the 701+ years battle for a free Scotland, not on ideologically divisive policies steeped in individual SNP MSP’s own personal, unacknowledged or unresolved ‘morally superior’ issues and insecurities being expressed through repression, sublimation &/or displacement – to ‘pursue’ with an overcompensating vigour, their own unaddressed experiences and human frailties through gender ‘reform’ and hate crime bills.
And which it’s the human condition itself which collectively, globally, has been emotionalised and weaponised against humanity and the planet by the worst sorts of Dark Triad characters who we believed could only ever exist in the darkest of ‘fiction’…
“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.