Tuesday 6 June 2017

Beneath contempt... Permanent self-mutilation as a 'response' to state-facilitated terrorism

The mass media, who are - after all, bastions of the Establishment, and the prime origin and focus of strategic evil in The West - are currently encouraging the English people to mutilate themselves with tattoos, as being an authentic and constructive response to the wave of terrorism (itself unfolding as a direct and intended consequnce of decades of purposive and coordinated laws and policies).

The British ruling Establishment has therefore created a passive and self-hating population, is unleashing lethal terror upon them, and is now channeling the response into public rituals and permanently-displayed symbols of passivity and self-hatred. 

Self-mutilation as a response to emotional trauma is indeed a perfect example of exactly what 'they' want from 'us'.

As a psychiatrist, I used to see people with Personality Disorders who did just the same thing: cut and scar themselves whenever they felt bad. We tried, mostly ineffectually, to stop them doing this, since it was recognised as being at best manipulative, and at worst fuelling a down-cycle of self-loathing headed at suicide.

It is therefore entirely appropriate that the mainstream media should be encouraging this mental pathology; but it is nonetheless, beneath contempt that they do so.

And those who go along with it, get tattoos, and boast of the fact, and egg-on others to do likewise; they too are contemptible.

Such extremity of depravity - so openly-endorsed, encouraged, celebrated - is repellant; and the best part of all-of-us feels this, at a visceral level.

Yet it is precisely that we are being urged into violating our own spontaneous taboos, and the shocked frisson consequent, that makes approved mass self-mutilation such an effective means of corruption and subordination.

Of course, (Thanks be!) Christian repentance can wash our souls clean; even when the skins remain stained and tainted. But repentance requires admission of wilful error and prohibits seeking approval, even covert approval - or else it is not repentance but instead covert pride.


Wm Jas Tychonievich said...

I hadn't heard about the tattoo thing (don't read the news), but looked it up upon reading this post. Truly beneath contempt. And how appropriate that the mark people are supposed to brand themselves with is a bee -- symbolizing the obliteration of individuality and mindless submission to the media hive-mind. It reminds me of that Black Eyed Peas song where they just repeat "I'm a bee" 100-some times.

Bruce Charlton said...

@WMJas - Indeed. I suppose an Ant would have been even more appropriate, but perhaps just that bit too close to the truth of things, such that even the modern English might be woken to recognition..

Albrecht said...

Like the busy Mormons of "the Beehive State" of Utah, industrious 19th Century Mancunians chose the bee as their city's symbol.

The Bible says, "Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise: Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler,
Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest."

The ant in Scripture is an honorable creature from whom we all might learn a thing or two. What she or her cousin the bee has to do with this atrocity is beyond me.

Bruce Charlton said...


Ha! - but the point is not what bees or ants mean to *us*, but what social insects mean to *them* - hive life, docile servility, suicidal devotion to the leader etc.