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Don't want to cast anything else you've written under this nom de plume as more or less valuable than anything else (Simplicius is simply required reading for anyone who wants to stay on top of certain things), but this is not only one of the best Dark Futura posts; it's also one of the better posts I've ever seen that manages to cover so much with such an excellent economy of words and I'll be sharing far and wide. Very fucking well done!

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From Alister Crooke - "Giordano Bruno, the great Hermetic ‘thinker’ of his age, endured eight years of torture during which he refused to recant before, in 1600, being led out into the Piazza di Fiori (Square of Flowers), in Rome, and ceremonially burnt alive [by the Church]."

From Wiki - "He is known for his cosmological theories, which conceptually extended to include the then novel Copernican model. He proposed that the stars were distant suns surrounded by their own planets (exoplanets), and he raised the possibility that these planets might foster life of their own, a cosmological position known as cosmic pluralism. He also insisted that the universe is infinite and could have no center...Bruno's pantheism was not taken lightly by the church, nor was his teaching of metempsychosis regarding the reincarnation of the soul."

There have always been power brokers that derive their power from the populace believing the paradigm they prefer or manufactured, and rarely are these falsehoods actually good in any way for the common man, in fact the truth is what generally liberates the people. I suppose being cancelled though is a better option than being burned alive.

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Oct 18, 2023·edited Oct 18, 2023

So you talk at great lengths about political clubs and esteoric language games, but you somehow praise Pierre?

Pierre is too a tool for the system just as Trudeau and the rest of them.

If Pierre is elected, the "globalist" political elites",continue in power, so slightly edgy people are allowed to slightly skirt the boundaries of the system to rope in the disenfranchised people who think people like Pierre are on their side, (and if elected), will bring truth and reality back to politics. This idea is long dead in western politics (died with trump swamp drainers), and is slowly dying among the dreamers in our population. The people know the system is at least partially rigged, but if the system can let an insider pretending to be an outsider - win, can put the normies to sleep for a bit, until they realize "their guy" hasn't done shit..

So yeah, please don't throw sunlight on people like PP. If you hate nato and the western globalist (aka jew world order), then u won't feed into the narrative game

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Perhaps you posted in the wrong place? I have no respect for Mr. Trudeau nor his ilk.

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I did write in the wrong area, but you should respect Trudeau and his ilk.

He took his will and got power and wealth out of it.

Yes he has to lie out his ass to a brain dead population at large, but what is the morality for taking advantage of willing slaves. You play moral hangup games and forgo your will to power because of your nutured childish perceptions.. Trudeau may not be honorable in a chivalrous perspective, but you are only a manchild if you cannot respect a man who did what needed to be done to garner success for himself at any cost.

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Would you respect a man that is robbing you?

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Oct 22, 2023·edited Oct 22, 2023

If I let him rob me, because I left my wealth exposed, or too perhaps, I left myself defenseless, and too, because I didn't have the wit or sense to avoid the robbery beforehand and putting myself in a bad position... It's not a question of if I respect him, but do I respect myself for being such a fool to get myself robbed... As of right now ,Trudeau isn't robbing me, in fact, I am enriching myself at his expense.

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Well fuckin good for you...

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I love your articles but this one is maybe a bridge too far. Lost me at this paragraph:

"At the most basic level, any interaction with another person occurs in such a way where one is obliged to accept a bare minimum of base mutual interoperability of key semiotic precursors and semantic conceits."

Do what you do best, S man. You don't need to drive into bourgeois psychology, which is just another class battlefield. You're a war reporter, my good man.

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Agreed Aheno... StT slipped into psychobabble and Delphic flummery on that one. But the rest of the essay is very insightful, especially the styles that people adapt to deal with hyperintense Deep State PsyWar indoctrination.

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You may have gotten nothing out of this piece, but I got so much out of it. Thankfully, you mean nothing to me, my good man, whereas Simplicius has become an important part of my life at this juncture.

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>"At the most basic level, any interaction with another person occurs in such a way where one is obliged to accept a bare minimum of base mutual interoperability of key semiotic precursors and semantic conceits."

What he was saying, in his galaxy-brained sort of way, is that you need a common frame of reference in order to converse and communicate. On a basic level, you need to share a language, and languages come with all sorts of presumptions, colorations and shades of meaning. The point is that you can't avoid this linguistic baggage, and must navigate around it in order to express your ideas.

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@Xcalibur

Galaxy VOCABULARIED way.

Specialists (in linguistics/communications here, but try listening to a master carpenter or sailor!) all have vocabularies those outside their areas of competence mostly do not share. A single term may need to be replaced by a paragraph or more if you must avoid using it.

The kickback against the paragraph discussed above is against three words they never heard in highschool, not the concept they were used to describe.

I've been burned by trying to use my own vocabulary like this fairly often, face to face you can SEE a word just shut someone's attention off, as their internal track of the conversation shifts to a soundtrack of adults talking in a "Peanuts" special.

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Yes, that's an important distinction. Ironically, it's also relevant to the point he was making -- if you use wording that's arcane to many people, your ideas will zoom over their heads, as you described.

It reminds me of the Buddhist concept of upaya, or skillful means, which rationalizes various actions for the greater good, which might not otherwise be allowed. The most famous example is lying to people in order to save their lives (to quickly summarize that parable); but another example is to tailor your teachings/language to your audience in a way that is most likely to resonate and get your ideas across, even if that means not telling them the whole, comprehensive truth right away.

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@Xcalibur

"Lies we tell to children"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lie-to-children

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There is too much black and white posturing, and not enough gray. There are always two sides to a story, but try to find an honest account of that on any topic in the media today.

Too many indolent people choose sources that line up with their views and refuse to even consider anything else. They want confirmation, not the truth.

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@Jeannie

Most untrained people will cherry pick the data and news that lines up with their pre existing world view and opinions, selectively interpreting or denieing what is in front of their noses as required EVERY FUCKING TIME.

What can you offer the average person that is more rewarding than a (false) confirmation they already understand life, the universe and everything + they and their parents have always been right? Try to figure THAT one out. Then perhaps we could advance.

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You made me think of scripture quoting Bible thumpers.

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A long time ago, I learned that if you can't express an idea effectively and efficiently without resorting to Greek or Latin words not in general use by your country people, you might as well stay home.

Going for influencing the 99th percentile verbal set? Are there enough of us to MATTER.

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I can see your point that some high-level academics write/speak to such a limited audience that it is frustrating to try to follow their meaning. Simplicicus core audience is highly educated and intellectually curious, and his erudition is impressive. However I did not think this post was beyond the range of 99% of readers. I had to stretch a little, which is in part why I enjoy Simplicius so much, and I'm not a native English speaker. Embrace the challenge.

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Your vocabulary is much larger than mine. Lucky I could highly the word and “look up”, which I did on a regular basis.

One of the main points which to put in the vernacular is the conditioning or mass psychosis by the use of trigger words such as dead or killed. But having an open mind you can infer the side the reporter is on by the use of the words. Very clearly the msm propaganda is on the side right now of supporting Israeli invasion of Gaza to root out the terrorists. (Hamas and the animals living in Gaza).

A challenge is to use the msm words to facilitate knowing the endgame. Will the “terrorists” only be Hamas or will they extend to the Iranian “terrorists”. In other words is this conflict only a takeover of Gaza or a start of a regional war with Iran?

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Zionists are terrorists.

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As the writer is a great believer in using as many different clever words as he can in pursuit of the total enlightenment he wishes to bestow upon us, he should know that "affect" and "effect" are different words.

" ... They are a form of motivated reasoning: the way that our emotional biases effect how we take in and perceive information .... "

That said, some of the electric fences which the self styled controllers wish to erect around us relate to nazism, Hitler, jews, ( especially jews! ) and flat earth.

If you dare to investigate any of these topics, you are immediately discredited.

But I will never forebear.

One day, the truth will set us free.

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Beautifully put. One of the best of the whole.

May I posit an addition:

It is little understood that information is contingent on power - not the other way around. Our monkey brains chatter away, telling us stories, and in the meantime, our limbic systems get on with keeping us alive. Which means, for most, perhaps all to some extent, we only know what it is safe for us to know. If the biggest dog in whatever room, says it is THIS, then there is no other.

That means, if you wish to change another's mind, telling them is wasted effort. You must at least become a challenger to that dog, for your truth to become visible.

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This is why physics used to progress little by little with each burial of the big dog but now the system, e.g. the "climate change" fraud or the relativity fraud, lingers on long past the death of that biggest dog. This has happened all down through history which is why at such times only a planetary catastrophe can clear such entrenched fraudsters from our path. We are about to have a complete clear-out of those blocking our way to a better future. And the beauty of it is they never see it coming and their own actions "bring it on" as monkey Bush might say.

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Again, a nice read. One thing I've learned as I grow older, now 75, is to "screen out" just about anything coming form so called "experts", and "intellectuals". And yes, I've self-isolated. As we used to say in my generation, "I've tuned out and turned off".

I've pretty much concluded the elites that make the laws, er rules, have pretty much taken us down the tubes beyond the point of no return (unless of course they get a serious kick in the ass and that means war). Let's face it our federal government is nothing but a 3 ring circus run by used car salesmen and clowns with a couple of side shows called MSM and the public school system. How easy this all could have been avoided if we would have just maintained the neighborhood school system which emphasized common sense and critical thinking skills.

I'm not affected by all the inane blather because I simply don't pay any attention to it. The TV has basically become useless. I've gone back to reading, mostly classic and history written and published before 1980.

One more thing, it's taken less than 3 years for "the Village Idiot" to destroy what was left of our Republic, and now he has put the icing on the cake as we will be forever stigmatize for aiding and abetting mass murder and war crimes. Thanks Joe, way to go. I'm sure you'll get even more than 81 million votes next time around.

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Love your last line! A wise young man gave me some good advice, he said, "If he's claiming to be an expert, run like Hell!".

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Thought provoking if not a little highbrow for perhaps the majority, including myself.

I think it’s evened out by some plain common sense examples such as the Canadian politician and the obviously woke interviewer amongst others.

It answers and explains many things on how TPTB manipulate the unquestioning mind. Thank you

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Oct 18, 2023·edited Oct 18, 2023

Without irony or sarcasm, it is truly a pleasure to watch your writing skills get sharper with every article. Please do not waver in your commitment to being a full-time writer!

As for the rest, well... I fundamentally disagree that such a thing as a "true outsider" exists which has no influence on society or other people. Every human being is like a radio, broadcasting their own "screen" or frame on the truth. Even the stylites pictured in your post had (well-documented) influence on the powerful urban elites of those times.

I know a bit about this because I, quite literally, live on a street with no name in a country that officially "doesn't exist," and yet, without saying a single word, our presence continues to shake the world foundation ("screens") of many of the most firmly rooted in the "mainstream" around us. With my own eyes, I've seen a writer for a very prominent American media outlet (National Review) turn into a quivering mass of frightened jelly last month after being served a perfectly ordinary plate of roasted chicken and vegetables in a restaurant here in town.

Objectively? The food was perfectly fine, the waitress was courteous in the most ordinary way, and not a single person in the restaurant was doing anything menacing or aggressive. And yet precisely because of all this unexpected "normality," the American had an episode that a layperson like myself might call a "nervous breakdown," yelling and screaming about unseen threats and risks to his life and then fled at maximum speed over the border.

We do exist, those in another "screen," not just collectively here in the republic but as a global network of people who think another way. Much like an iceberg, only a fraction can be seen above the waterline (speaking in public), but whether it's an "eccentric" old lady living in her van in the forest or an "old-fashioned" pioneering type building a log cabin with his own hands or a radical old "intellectual firebrand" dropping in on city council meetings, there are vast multitudes on this planet who refuse or are constitutionally incapable of ever fitting into some kind of mainstream frame. Hell, entire months go by in the Western media without so much as the names of more than 100 countries being mentioned, to say nothing of what all those people living there think and believe!

On a separate note, interestingly enough, the exact scenario elaborated upon in your piece is also present in the (borrowed from Babylonian/Sumerian/Assyrian sources) book of Genesis concerning a critically important set piece called "The Garden of Eden." Might be time for a (re)read because it is rather surprisingly modern - in a short but decisive drama, all the people who think they "are 100% confident that they know what's right" are viciously punished collectively with exile from ever being able to enjoy the "good life" again.

Furthermore, the exiled men are given an additional punishment (called a curse) to become indentured laborers who struggle to get enough food to eat, while the women are cursed with the act of childbirth becoming painful. Why? Why are those the two curses, and why so emphatically gendered? If you can figure that one out, a whole lot of what's going on here today in 2023 will start to make a lot more sense.

Keep up the writing, and more importantly, keep up the reading!

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Do you have any theories as to the answer to your last question? It does seem we are now living in biblical times. Douglas Murray pointed out that in proverbs it is written, pray for Jerusalem, and of course Ecclesiastes 3:1-11

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In Book 14 of The City Of God St. Augustine points out that we’ve been looking for answers in all the wrong places:

“For the corruption of the body, which weighs down the soul, is not the cause but the punishment of the first sin; and it was not the corruptible flesh that made the soul sinful, but the sinful soul that made the flesh corruptible.”

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Love your posts on various forums. You should do a Substack containing your posts.

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Dear Mr. Simplicius,

The confusion of current reason is the result of an attribute of the devil: lies, confusion and violence (coercion). Using lies, the devil invents NLP, because thought cannot be the work of freedom and the will of man. but rather it is a reprogrammable algorithm that can be corrected by awakening the unconscious from our awake zombie state. This tool is "The Enneagram", it is the science of identifying one's personalities and characteristics - what in NLP we call a "map" -; NLP, for its part, is the science of changing these "maps". And going deeper we come to Ouspensky who says in his work: “In a completely general way, it must be understood that the enneagram is a universal symbol. “All science has its place in the enneagram, and can be interpreted thanks to it.”

If Ouspensky says that the enneagram can be a method of diagnosing human behavior, and at the same time therapy for the correction of erroneous behaviors, then he should be able to demonstrate its effects empirically but he cannot.

The enneagram has a gnostic spiritual worldview, based on numerology. Promotes a spirituality. self-redemptive and deterministic.

The works of Boris Mouravieff (Gnosis) and Ouspensky include the enneagram within esoteric knowledge, related to the harmony between man and the cosmos. It is significant that Ouspensky, using Gurdjieff's words, related the enneagram to the triangle, further confirming its gnostic-esoteric relationship."

⁵ŕThe totally anti-rationalist intellectualism, descended from an esoteric and orientalist tradition of a markedly Luciferian character, of Western intellectuals is the wrecking ball of the Christian LOGOS against the GNOSIS of Lucifer

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"To find what's confusing you is the nature of my game." -- Rolling Stones, Sympathy for the Devil.

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Tal cual

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I had to look "Tal qual" up.

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"To find what's confusing you is the nature of my game." -- Rolling Stones, Sympathy for the Devil.

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Hm, a bit wordy but generally I agree.

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One of the most important texts I have ever read. Thank you.

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Dated, but still interesting theory.

The model of how the human brain works that is gaining most interest at the moment is the "Perpetually Predictive" model, which is (to its great favour) a "low energy" (i.e. demands least of the body's resources, the CNS using 40% of our metabolic resources) model.

A really basic nutshell is: What our eyes see, ears hear etc ,at a raw level, would make no sense to our conscious selves, so it is constantly filtered (edge detection, contrast, motion, waveform, etc) into a more perceptable form.

To do this is very energy intensive, so the brain, to save energy, "makes a model" of the world it perceives and only updates that if it has to, which is the responsibility of the next layer up to determine. To further save energy that next level up towards our conscious selves "predicts" the output of the lower level, and basically does nothing if prediction matches perception. This happens layer by layer until we get to "ourselves".

If at any level prediction fails, an "alarm" is sent up layer by layer until it reaches the one which can act on that alarm.

(A flash of blue. alarm. Is that a policeman? No? False alarm, change prediction to match)

This action level sends a new prediction back down to the levels below and all is calm.

it turns out we catch a ball by predicting REALLY HARD the motions of catching a ball...

Which in turn means our predictions can override lower levels of perception.

Which means that our conscious selves can send predictions (wishes) so strong that override ALL perceptions, and you've lost all contact with reality...

Thus, where you see your place in the world depends on what you predict (feel) and how far it is from actual reality...

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Well put, Sir!

As for all of the human brain's outputs being mere constructs (including reasoning), that probably stifle, restrain, channel and direct our perceptions and our "thinking"- yes, well, you are right in a defeatist way.

First of all, nothing within the human sphere is absolut, I'm aware of it and please keep this in mind reading the following. We do not know exactly at which point in time humanity set out to develop a scientific mindset. We know of the ancient Greeks. What science does is creating models of certain aspects and segments of reality. The model and the reality are compared to establish the model's validity. The model than is being used to make predictions, in other words it is put to practical use.

Non of these models is all encompassing, timeless and universal, but in their limited way they describe reality, me using a tablet writing this comment while my position on earth is tracked by space based positioning systems is proof of that.

You have described the way we are being manipulated into being functioning gear wheels and consumers, no need for a reiteration. Demagoguery itself can be called an art form or a science, but the smoke screen it produces is not inherently resonable, as in logical. That's why these fuzzy, hollow but emotionally loaded terms are being utilized, that's why we are trained and conditioned with their help much like Pavlov's dogs. But that's no proof for reasoning being a faulty concept, much of science is a testament to the opposite. If at first humanity is analysed as a statical entity, in order to define a terminology, this terminology subsequently can be employed to describe our society as a dynamic system. In other words it is possible to determine the laws that our societies evolve along. It's just not in the interest of the people in power to systematically explore the evolvement of human societies or at least they are opposed to making the findings of sincere scientists in this field common knowledge.

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Some statements about truth to keep in mind:

dubium sapientiae initium (René Descartes)

Look around and ask questions and don't let yourself be guided by emotions. (My eldest brother when he was about twenty and I was about ten years old)

There are those who scoff at the schoolboy, calling him frivolous and shallow: Yet it was the schoolboy who said "Faith is believing what you know ain't so." Mark Twain, "Following the Equator"

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