How to Stop WW3 – An Asymmetrical Response
World War 3 has already begun. How the history books describe the beginning will depend on how it ends. How it ends will depend on how the public reacts to the shockwaves to come. This cannot be predicted, but it can be influenced.
Any time the ruling class gets an inkling that we the people might unify on a higher ideal, join forces in the face of an existential threat (like the prospect of thermonuclear war) you’ll always see them start sowing the seeds of division, triggering artificial group identities, pitting you against each other over trivia.
Once in play, the temptation to join a side is overwhelming, and very few resist.
Divide and conquer is an applied science. They know exactly how to ring your bell, and they’ll go out of their way to promote any narrative that adds to the hate.
If they succeed, the result is always the same. Resistance is dissipated, drowned out by the roar of petty squabbles, while war machine advances. This is our first enemy, and it must be attacked head on.
The path to war is always paved with crowd psychology. Those who don’t understand this science are easy to manipulate. Activists who ignore, or who are failing to work within its laws, are rendered ineffective, or worse, utilized as pawns.
They don’t teach you about this stuff in school (for obvious reasons). This is the science of power, the psychology of control. An informed populous would recognize their tactics, neutralizing the effect. They would also have the tools to strike back, turn the tables, and fundamentally restructure the system. The status quo would be destroyed.
The stakes are far too high to play it safe now, and we don’t have much time, so we’re going to break this down from the 30,000 foot view.
The only way to stop a war, when you have a government which is fully in the pocket of the military industrial complex, is to reach the mind behind the trigger. Break the chain of obedience. A contingent of the police and military must turn.
This is easier said than done, and most who try sabotage themselves in the first few words. They fail to understand the group identities they are working with.
Soldiers are conditioned to obey. They are regimented using extremely efficient authority and conformity structures, and have a very strong, and inflexible group identity. They are typically the last element of society to flirt with disobedience or insurrection. They only turn if a large enough civilian contingent that they identify with pressures them to.
In the United States, military personnel overwhelmingly identify as conservative. Therefore U.S. soldiers would only consider disobeying a direct order, or pointing their guns in a different direction if enough conservatives turn, and only if the call to turn is delivered in language that they resonate with.
You could field a crowd of 20 million progressives and it wouldn’t even register. The conservative world view frames the left as the out-group (just like the left views them), and any message that is can be framed as coming from the enemy camp is automatically rejected out of hand.
Conservatives tend to be older, more established, with little appetite for catastrophic change, and right now the man they voted for is in power.
The spark insurrection almost always begin with people who are young enough to still have hope, and crazy enough to actually do something about it. This demographic also tends to lean left.
To further complicate matters these two group identities have grown farther and farther apart in recent years, and have even diverged linguistically.
The only way to inspire a break in the chain of obedience is to build a coalition that is able to work with, and ultimately steal market share from both of these identities, galvanizing them in opposition to a common threat (like thermonuclear war), and defining an identity against a new out-group, the madmen and useful idiots pulling us towards it (aka the neoliberal, neocon corporate alliance).
“They” are not us. They’re the out-group. They’re a hostile tribe that you’re being forced to share a territory with.
But then something horrific happens: an event that sends shockwaves through the culture, leaving deep psychological scars.
At that moment petty disagreements will be set aside. The political and media establishment will rally the masses towards their “solution”: war.
Even people who hate each other, in times of war unify behind a flag. The out-group will be redefined in geopolitical terms, and most will fall for it.
A new found sense of patriotism will wash over the nation, like alcohol to cover the fear, and the executive will be elevated to God-like status: “Daddy is going to take care of you now. All you have to do is obey.”
And then, laws like the Patriot Act, and the NDAA, on the books for years, but never fully implemented, will suddenly become terrifyingly relevant. There will be absolutely no restraints on power.
In such times group identity can be reshaped, rendered more obedient. Those who speak out will be branded un-American, or worse. Exposing government lies will become an act of treason. Examples will be made to set the tone. The rest will either cower in submission, or flee, and we’ll all be reminded of the saying “War is the health of the state.”
If they win… then they get to reset the system, wipe 20 trillion dollars of debt off the board, blame the collapsing stock bond and derivative bubbles on external boogie man, and have a controlling stake in the next global financial system.
But this isn’t going to go according to plan and once a certain line is crossed there will be no “undo” option.
Wouldn’t it be better to come to terms with the stakes (as terrifying as they may be) and unify ourselves on something worthwhile, a common ground that any sane human being can agree on rather than let them have their way with us? Could we agree to unify just long enough to stop World War 3? Could we not learn this lesson the hard way?
A lot of you have already been feeling scared. These emotions are normal, and as the show progresses you’ll have more and more company, but it’s not going to help us here.
When afraid, our brains work much less efficiently. The rational, introspective areas shut down and decisions are reduced to fight, flight or freeze. Those in power always take advantage of this principle and use it to herd the population towards their goal.
Rather than join the stampede, take a deep breath. Reflect on the inevitability of death. Let go. Look at the big picture: the world we’re leaving for our children, grandchildren and beyond.
We have to do something, and it’s not the thought that counts. Results matter. They really, really matter.
But how can we reach the mind behind the trigger when we’re up against the most sophisticated propaganda apparatus human kind has ever faced?
We don’t have multi-million dollar budgets or the infrastructure and staff that such money can buy. Most of us are stretched to the limit, struggling to keep our heads above water. We don’t have the means of setting up a large centralized organization capable of challenging the machine on its own terms. And even if we did, such an approach wouldn’t work. The house always wins.
When the odds are stacked against us, and failure is not an option, we must formulate an asymmetrical response.
As strong as the enemy may seem, the establishment has vulnerability. In fact they have an entire web of vulnerabilities. The official narratives on a whole host of serious issues, foreign and domestic are built on deliberate and orchestrated lies; lies that cover crimes so horrific, that most of the population couldn’t even fathom the possibility.
Many of these lies can be debunked by using publicly available evidence, and this is an essential part of the battle, but at this stage of the game that’s not going to be enough. The floodgates need to be opened.
Here we have to walk a very fine line. Each of us must choose our level of involvement.
Open Message to the Alphabet Soup (FBI, CIA, NSA etc…)
Some of you are positioned deep within the machine. You work among the gears. You have access to tools, and documents that the public doesn’t know about and you could get deeper access if you really tried.
For some of you, monitoring this message might be part of your job description right now: Alphabet Soup.
Let’s talk frankly: we know why Trump flipped. We all know Trump isn’t running the show. He’s dirty, and somebody got the goods on him. Dark stuff. The kind of dirt that guarantees obedience. Blackmail.
The nature of the flip makes it clear where the hand pulling the string resides: in the upper echelons of the United States neoliberal, neocon, corporate establishment. The people you work for. Let’s not feign naiveté.
If you want a hint about the kind of dirt we’re talking about, look into his connections with Jeffery Epstein, Clinton, and his visits aboard the Lolita Express. Look into the testimony of the 14 year old girl; mysteriously withdrawn, struck from the Federal record. There’s more if you’re willing to dig.
Follow the money. Trace the connections, phone logs, emails, campaign contributions, hush money. If you put your mind to it you’ll find evidence that involves senators, congressmen, top level brass, banking and the who’s who of the military industrial complex. Craven degenerates operating with impunity, totally compromised, totally controlled by the same people you currently work for.
Blackmail is a crime, and in a case like this, it denies the victims justice. Blackmail against a sitting president is also high treason, and to use that leverage to start a war of aggression, a crime against humanity. The people behind this would hang in a fair tribunal. And maybe someday they will.
The circus tent is coming down. The rot runs deep, permeating the core of the system. These are the dying breaths of a nation.
Did this make your brain itch?
It’s time to decide which side of history you’re going to be on.
It’s time to hold yourselves accountable (in action or inaction).
The “just following orders” defence doesn’t have the best track record.
This isn’t about Trump. This is about the 0.0001% that really call the shots. Trump is expendable. At some point, he’s going down. The real establishment will install another puppet and they’ll still get their war; the great destruction, the reset.
Unless of course, you do something big: strike deep, strike in a way that slows down the agenda, discredits their war mongering lies, knocks them off balance, and buys humanity some time.
Open Message to the 99.999%
This is to the civilian population of all nations. With the exception of those who are clever with the locks and keys that keep this kind of information out of sight (digital outlaws and hacktivists), most of us don’t have access to the innards of the machine, and never will. We do, however, have access to people, and in the end that’s what this will come down to.
To maximize impact study the principles of group psychology; Gustave Le Bon, Edward Bernays, The Psychology of Power. This weapon has been used against us for centuries. Time to pick it up and return fire.
Pressure must come from all sides.
To stop this war, you will need to study the world view of both the left and the right. You should internalize their narratives, learn to navigate the wedge issues, identities, images tied to words, towards an urgent awareness of common threat: thermonuclear war.
This is not easy. We have to learn to distance ourselves emotionally from issues that distract. Discipline ourselves to avoid the trap of pointless arguments that will never be resolved.
We must choose battles that can be won, and win them by sending more and bigger bullets down range while adjusting fire, not by obsessing over how each volley lands.
Some of you are going to want specific instructions. Steps 1, 2, 3 and 4. Some of you are waiting for someone else to lead.
What we need right now (and will need even more in times ahead) are decentralized nodes of leadership operating independently, creatively, with the skills and resources they have, coordinating, amplifying, with other groups.
Seek those willing to commit to a simple, self-evident moral stance: no wars of aggression (covert, conventional, economic or nuclear), regardless of who is in office. No supporting such wars in word, silence, action or inaction. This is a line worth dividing on and an anchor worth unifying on, identifying with.
Don’t know how to find such people? Start by speaking out. All it takes is one voice to break the conformity principle, to expose the fact that the emperor wears no clothes. Someone else might find their courage because of you.
Once you start taking action you’ll start meeting others who are already in the trenches; people with experience and skills you lack, perspectives that clarify things further. Now you can coordinate, synchronize, and amplify. You’ll also make new friends, and the group might become more than a means to an end.
Finally we must address the elephant in the room here: fear. The danger of a global escalation is real. Sugar coating it won’t help. Narratives which put heads in the sand definitely have a market.
The question isn’t so much whether your hands will shake; the question is whether you will find the courage to do what needs to be done anyway.
Again, it helps to reflect on the inevitability of death. None of us will be here in 200 years. Look at the big picture: the world we’re leaving for the next generation.
It can also help to plug in to something bigger than ourselves. Pray, meditate, connect to whatever you want to call it however you believe that you should.
Struggling to decide what to do? Unsure of the right path? Go to the Source, and ask like you mean it. Put all that emotion you have pent up in your chest into it. This doesn’t have to be quiet, sitting down, formal, or planned. It can be through dance, music, meditation or prayer.
When your brain is operating at this frequency ideas often arrive out of the blue. Good ideas, and now your emotions are calm. Everything comes into focus. You see a step you could take now; a simple goal that you know you can accomplish, and you’re not afraid to start. In fact you’re excited. This is something worth living for. Follow that feeling. Take action before it slips away.
September 9, 2017