Bringing Minds Home and Under Control

In their ideal world all empires search for a total handle and control on their population, where only restricted thinking, a mindset of endless slavery, subservience and total obedience to the Empire is maintained.

Until the 20th century these aspirations remained in the Land of Dreams. Today we live in that land, most of us remaining unaware the transgressions perpetrated on us through a massively manipulated technological and ideological industry.

“I visualize a time when we will be to robots what dogs are to humans, and I’m rooting for the machines.” — Claude Shannon

How such ignorance has been inculcated and impressed on our global population is through incessant repetition of storylines depicting evil dictators going for world domination, finally being destroyed by the good guys. Through films and entertainment outlets we have drunk these in copiously. Yet these evil criminal entities are, in reality, those displaying themselves, like peacocks, as the beneficial good guys, intent on bringing all an ease, comfort and peace they are indoctrinated to dream of.

Do you notice how often the word dream is thrown into the crowd? The American Dream, (nightmare as George Carlin so rightly ascribed), your dream house, dream life, dream holidaydream girl/boyfriend. How the expectations are drilled into us, seemingly innocuously and projected equally innocently through the storylines in film, TV and media?

The invention of the moving image, the birth of Hollywood, television and now the Internet have all become the hijacking tools for dissemination of mind seeded ideals, dreams and visions of a future where humans are the pinnacle of their existence among the panoply of nature, its creatures and the environment. Ironically all the time it is the destruction of nature, its creatures and the environment that struts alongside these deceitful illusions.

In the days of the Roman Empire, it was the bread and circus that kept the crowds supplicant, satiated and most of all distracted from realities perpetrated against them. Today our technological bread and circus is no different towards means and ends, it just looks and acts shinier, more alluring and tempting. Like fish rising to pellets thrown them, we gobble up these trinkets, the distractive apps, the utterly mind numbing soaps and entertainment believing we are better off. We kid ourselves big time that we hold the precious flame freedom, live a life of ease and betterment our ancestors would be in awe of.

From this writer’s point of view, writing these truths and observations often feels akin to living a constant Groundhog Day, where no matter how many times truths are told, shared and explained the world’s dumbing down, servitude and silence on these matters stays stuck, like some old Anemometer, locked foretelling no wind, no disturbing storm brewing, just the occasional summer breeze, while all around a hurricane of control, enslavement and deceit finally gets screwed into place. Whipping us all into order where every breath, every movement both facial, actual and mental is recorded, noted and logged is their nirvana being processed.

Dystopian you might think. You’d be one hundred percent correct. Never happen really, you add. Wrong! It is here, embedded and embedding deeper as people persist in believing it could never  really happen. The protestation “I’ve done nothing wrong, so what harm is all this fear of surveillance?” must be the most heinous cognitive dissonance, ignorant appraisal and worse, utter refusal to admit the sheep in front, around and behind you offering these trinkets, are wolves disguised as convenience, more choice and greater personal freedom.

In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act attributed to George Orwell

We all can attest the encroachment of moving images, press media, television in its invasion of the deepest corners of our lives. So many accept this as one more marvel of entertainment, progress writ large, information spread widely and a greater opportunity for growth in knowledge.

Rethink! – Bread and Circus.

In Roman times the Frumentarii, whose original remit was to collect wheat tariffs, doubled up as the secret service of the Empire. Today we have, traversing through and into all areas of our lives, the CIA, NSA, IRS, GCHQ, MI5, JIO, Inland Revenue, FSB, CSS, RPS etc. Worldwide intensive connectivity where all and more of these entities link themselves, enable control of a global population.

The key to this jail cell we have willingly permitted ourselves to be locked into is in our own hands.

Truth has to be sought—in tears, in sorrow, in desperate revolt; here a little and there a little gained, and when gained held against all comers for the sake of humanity and sometimes at the cost of life itself – Charlotte Despard, The Great Conspiracy

The birth of social media platforms such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and YouTube, offer the dream in extremis. All are owned and run by a technocracy of oligarchic, self serving psychopaths, who have all consciously and willingly sold themselves to the controlling powers. Its tech and owners’ souls swallowed into these national and international security services, combine and create a behemoth of such vast reach as to be all encompassing. Technology, both in physical and mental terms has reached a point whereby we are all suckered in on some level or other, unless of course we live in the wilderness, way off grid.

To whatever degree that suckering attaches itself by way of our needs, desires and impulses, we are trapped while connected. Collectively we have bought wholesale the proposition technology is good, when in actuality it is neutral until manipulated.The mantra it advances is that it brings us closer to that time where we humans need to sweat less, relax more and live our freedom out loud. This lie, as presently presented, reverberates like a tolling bell of doom, while sounding to the sheep like wedding bells. So many utterly fail to comprehend that buying into this belief, is buying into a phantom dream sold, a mirage portrayed and only able to operate because we turn off both individual and collective control and autonomous direction.

It may look like choice, yet it remains a superbly crafted lie. It may look like we are in control of our own lives, yet  when the plug is pulled leaving us incommunicado, without reach, fighting uncontrolled freezers, baby alarms, front door lock outs, the loss of television and computer interactivity, out of control autonomous cars, no street or public lighting and without any access to fiat and digital currencies, the truth is revealed. The ultimate prison with no bars visible; yet for a dumbed down utterly dependent population this is  terminal withdrawal of freedom and independence.

5g-russiaWe already vote electronically making our choices open to manipulation, to whatever lie is the delicious deception of the day. Crowd control is effected through levels of microwave frequencies within Active Denial Systems.  Augmented and virtual reality replace our true reality thanks to 5, 6 and their interminable Gs and beyond, invited through our insatiable desire for anything but reality. With the realisation of the harm and entrapment these portend the swift vocalisation of so many screaming they never saw it coming and their unremitting denial it was ever their fault is laughable and pitiful. Allowance and acceptance through a pathetic desire for easy entertainment and virtual connectivity encourages and drives the relentless domination of these modalities now seeded.

The Internet of Things sounds so palatable, so innocuous does it not?
It allows the ignorant to salivate on what it enables them to enjoy, create and get immersed in. All the time this ignorance to the reality drawing them in, like technological Sirens or arachnid magnets to a web far darker than any Dark Web. It blinds and fools them with impunity. This web looks light, glorious and the answer to all problems and challenges. All the time it is manipulated to continue imprisonment of all within a suffocating, unbreakable controlled environment that demands total submission and an adherence to unquestioned obedience.

Recently we have witnessed total blackouts across two vast countries in South America. Venezuela has been targeted through its energy grid to surrender itself to the Empire. Global drop out at various stages and intensity of social media apps demonstrate the ease of denial of services. Terrorist infestation of infrastructure grids in the Russian Federation set themselves on a quiet cyber war against those more likely to spill the truth. The list grows almost daily.

We are told to believe Huawei is set on infiltrating and holding to ransom the West’s infrastructure, while in reality the accusers are the very perpetrators of these actions, blaming their ‘enemies‘ while asserting they are the ones upholding and protecting us all from evil and criminality. How so many cannot see through this ever thinning veil covering these lies is astounding as well as down right frightening.

There is no longer any division between the entertainment and news industries. Seamlessly absorbed into each other, over and above incestuous breeding, Hollywood has, over many decades, inculcated as ‘normalmind control, pre-crime, the substantive coercive state interventions targeting non-imminent crimes, alien invasions, acceptance of pedophilia as a social particle and psychopathy as merely a disease able to be cured. While such absurd lies are projected and injected, they get obscured and ‘forgotten‘ through the delivery of newer and better tech toys offered to a deluded population. This age old technique keeps the truth as far away as possible while the addicts get even more addicted.

In reality these ‘toys’ join the prison cell dots invisibly, slaughtering, in the medium to long term, many and enabling a conditioning no previous bread and circus could have possibly dreamed of in their wildest fantasies.

The rabbit hole runs deep. The desire to change nothing, inculcated and programmed into so many minds as best option and easy out, is the evil elixir too many plump for. If they but knew how self administered their own suicide was, both physical and mental, they might think twice. Yet weak minds remain fallow fields for sowing all manner of servility seeds.

In a world saturated with confusion, division, redirection and full blown propagandised BS, taking the simplest action to release oneself is seen as a mountain too far. Simple now becomes complex, war peace, lies truth and so on and on.

The addict’s greatest challenge is to leave the needle, booze, snort, theft and curdled mind behind for good. The thought of retraining mental processes exciting these addictions, let alone physical abstinence, looms huge and seeming insurmountable, yet breaking oneself from technology that invades, takes over and redirects your every moment is exactly what needs to be enacted.

Grounded skills, artisanal expertise, wise counsel, common sense, self reliance and solid mental strength become the currency of sanity and equilibrium. In a world bankrupt of all these today, this foreknowledge is gold.

To kick the addiction is why we all are here. You can call it what you like but bottom line that is it. Whether we succeed cannot be judged good or bad. The mission is without colour or judgement. It is simply Mission Experience. We are all the result of efforts  encountering challenge, succumbing to or overcoming them. That the soul can never be jailed is a truth deserving first and foremost place in our mind, if we are to survive as whole beings and ultimately warriors in this world.

We will never move from our present state and place unless we awaken to what and who we truly are. We can never unlock our own self imposed jail time until we are prepared to take such action as is necessary to free ourselves. That entails dropping all preconceptions we have spent a lifetime holding to. To rely on others to do that for us is lunatic. We have to investigate exactly and precisely our own self, get to know and love it and be prepared to make changes when those parts no longer serving us, still hang around dementedly demanding centre stage.

It becomes imperative we dispense with any other telling us what to do. It demands questioning every imposition foisted on us, any good/bad thrust on us because we are told it is bad/good for us and that we need it or must avoid it. To ask every time that telling question –  cui bono (who benefits)?. It exhorts each of us grow up, be the adult we must become. The actions needed to retain an operational critical mind and develop our innate critical faculties become imperative. This can really only happen once we dispense with everything preventing our autonomous mind and output to function properly.

Orienting towards like-minded and positively driven minds, conscious communities, (tiny, small or large) built on trust, transparency, justice and tolerance executed through unconditional love is a starting point within both reality and our potential. Best encountered in the flesh, it demands getting out, meeting, sharing and forever questioning with an open mind and heart. Executing the off switch controlling tech is best practice.

Is this too much to ask of ourselves for a freedom where others cannot dictate what freedom should mean and where autonomy and knowledge bring forward a greater Ecology of Oneness and a life worthy of true explorers and pioneers?

For myself I know it is not.

‘Cause the line between
Wrong and right
Is the width of a thread
From a spider’s web
The piano keys are black and white
But they sound like a million colours in your mind


A Deep Yearning For A Civilised Humanity

In a hundred odd years a lot can happen. Yet again much seems never to change. Even across millennia there can be signs of little or no change. We all love to feel we become more civilised, growing exponentially as the years tick by. Yet if we were a tad more forensic we notice how stuck in the old ways we have allowed ourselves to be.

The only thing changing greatly is our illusions of personal development and by extension collective development.

Today we focus in on our ability to insult each other, find difference and use that as an insult tool, division methodology and cleave to prove ourselves better/worse or just superior. We massage our collective ego with a sense of civilised conduct in so many areas, while allowing our base reactions and instincts to run rampant over our public and private lives.

Learning from history was and always has been a practice of utter and complete solipsism. Religious indoctrination and control in the past laid out the ways and means people must conduct themselves to be seen as righteous members of the tribe. Deviation from that edict was considered barbarous, primitive and ignorant, not to say disobedient. Today adherence to political correctness, the absolutism of group think/theology, no matter how small a minority put forward, becomes a marker to the degree tolerance, emotional correctness and societal adherence are measured.

Shunning, shaming and ostracisation of any group, majority or minority has mostly, save perhaps for small indigenous groups been the manipulative tool of those in power. Presently those in power and those controlling those in power use every self created, well used practice to shame, debase, ostracise and ruin any carrying an ioto of desire to create an equitable society.

The measure of expanse of any practice has always been conditional to the reach of the message, order or edict. Today with global reach in nano seconds this measure has become all encompassing. Its effectiveness also has increased its efficacy. Yet by these markers alone it does not define an evolved nor more developed mindset, let alone consciousness. It merely increases the power of the message, manipulation.

Fascinatingly, within indigenous cultures the act of shaming was used positively and effectively to aid an individual’s growth and better intergration into the tribe, not of totally ostracising him or her. Many practices in these cultures were and still are way ahead of what we love to preen our belief in imagining ourselves to be a civilised lot. Also worth noting is how easily we have marked these societies as being savage.

The madness, the mind controlling, manipulative ways in which we enforce in our so called Western civilised societies the ‘rights’ of all sorts of minority groups, of life style choices must seem most barbaric, inhuman and downright primitive to those whose respect for culture, the collective group with its differences has always been the bedrock of the group.

A most telling way in which these ageless cultures have been treated by the so called ‘modern man’ has been the brutal, genocidal and total desire to eradicate such examples of humanity from the face of the earth. Today holds no lessening of such practices. It is merely conducted with deadly efficiency and expedition. Any ideas of learning from these sectors is wiped away along with their souls.

We are witness today, as the practice of minority superiority gains more and more traction, to a concomitant rise in totalitarian, repressive regime. While the distraction of showering political correctness on each and every niche of divisive sub sectioning, the plan of lock down on civil liberties, individual expression and differentiation from the laid down line is tightened. Fascism, oligarchy, tyrannical rule and psychopathic power is covered in schmaltzy, sweet looking benevolence and care for the masses while all the time extinguishing them.

The stocks of olden days have been replaced by the social media shaming and naming. This process of seeming irreproachable ‘fruit and veg’ throwing or worse excremental insults is allowed to run riot over viral and cyber channels. The very organs supplying the vehicle are themselves total servants of their master controllers. Bait and switch, carrot and stick all confusingly wrapped in collective ease of communication and information availability.

Intelligent and tolerant discussion, sharing different viewpoints with civility becomes a dinosaur across communication media. Attention span having been driven to its nadir point of 5 seconds or less has aided mindless chatter and ostracised much of the written word beyond the length of a title or subtitle.

Hooking the well moulded belief structure to accept vacuous virtue signalling, incanted incoherent propaganda and even more mindless incongruous, sensible sounding paff is the daily diet spun, tweeted and woven into a collective stunned and dumbed through distraction, mind controlling, insatiably fed on disaster, fear and the next celebrity scandal.

One hundred years ago the Western world (considered to be the civilised world) was entering a decade of decadence, distraction, sexual liberation leading to yet another bloody rampage of humans slaughtering humans, under the auspices of a small elite psychopathic few who never considered life for the many an option.

Today technology has mercifully brought us to a place where that outcome will entail a far swifter result with the concommitent baggage of committing the whole of humanity to dust. Not so mercifully yet with no real surprises allowing perversion, degradation and the basest of human activities free rein is once again their drug of choice for the masses, led from the top.

When asked: What do you think of Western civilization?
Gandhi responded: I think it would be a good idea.

History repeats itself over and over and over. Lessons must be learned and other vacuous imprecations are mere catch phrases those powerful and self righteous use to gloss over truth, obfuscation and sheer bloody ignorance.

Division of people on every level is the guiding rule. Maintaining in-fighting through emotional and mental manipulation is managed at even greater and more persistent levels as the utter lack of a true education of the self is fostered.

One day perhaps when small pockets of humanity remain, most probably from the indigenous sectors, the slow process of reintegration into the balanced co-existence of all things will begin again as it has done so for eons beyond our own pathetic assumptions of life on earth.

Then perhaps peace on earth will reappear in a pristine and beautiful form it always has maintained within itself. I’ll be long gone but watching progress all the same from the viewpoint of profound love for every effort taken.


Jonathan L. Trapman

Author and photographer writing since aged 9 and  photographer since aged 16. Beginning his professional career as a photojournalist, working for some of the top titles in Fleet Street among them the London Times, Daily Express and a very short and boring stint with the Sun newspaper., he became exposed to the amount of propaganda and half truths demanded from photo/journalists in the ‘70s and 80s. Deciding his soul was worth more than shekels earned from the news rooms of corporate cronyism, he went on to  become one of the industry’s foremost photographers. He enjoyed getting to know the world, its peoples and a far wider vision of life on earth on others’ behalf and at others’ expense. He has appeared on TV and radio including the BBC, France Inter and online radio. Invited to speak at creative and literary conferences across the globe, in early 2012, in partnership with his wife, having accomplished several translations of foreign writers they made the first ever English translation, in over 900 years, of 11th century Sufi founder and mystic saint Hoja Ahmed Yassawi’s Diwani Hikmet (Divine Wisdom) poetry and sacred verse. Currently he is working on a 7 volume opus The Freedom Cycle, Dreams and Realities being the first.