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    Default SOLUTIONS to Overcome and Defend Against Manipulation

    I see this thread as a place to pick and choose from a pool of resources. Avalonians know most of it, but sometimes a review is helpful. Too, I'm/we're offering information and solutions for awakening guests that synchronously find their way here.

    Reminder to Guests: use what fits and toss the rest. Question everything. Be open to unlearn what's false and outdated.


    James Corbett of the Corbettreport.com

    "Overcome and Defend Against Manipulation. How? It's simply, a change in consciousness. This thread will have ideas and material on the consciousness revolution which is the only way out of this societal prison." James Corbett

    Four Main Topics to begin with:
    • Stockholm Syndrome - The belief that there’s nothing one can do, so give up.
    • GasLighting - This is a form of mental abuse in which false information is presented with the intent of making a victim doubt his or her own memory, perception and sanity.
    • Learned Helplessness - People accept the “shocks” of corrupt governments or economic catastrophes or TSA groping or the NDAA or online censorship.
    • Defense Against the Psychopaths - Key characteristics, common types of psychopaths, method of operation and defense against a psychopath.
    Stockholm Syndrome

    Psychopaths, psychological manipulators, and others such as government can manipulate people into believing they are crazy, and thus become pliant and manipulable people.

    As in the case of the Stockholm Syndrome, people have learned to love their servitude and say, “Well, there’s nothing we can do about it anyway. So we may as well enjoy our captivity. And just go along with it.” That’s essentially giving up. And once we give up then it’s game over.

    Our true resistance lies in simply, resisting. [this mental prison] It has to be a decision we make to live consciously in the knowledge that we are free and independent human beings who are not abductees in a societal prison. We are free people who can interact voluntarily and freely with those around us.

    Solutions: Overcoming Stockholm Syndrome

    What’s the relevance? Is there a societal Stockholm syndrome taking place?



    Published on Sep 20, 2013

    SHOW NOTES AND MP3: http://www.corbettreport.com/?p=8033

    

In the 1970s, a strange psychological phenomenon was identified: in traumatic abduction situations, a certain percentage of the population is prone to falling in love with their abductors. But if we are living in a societal prison of the mind, then are there those who have fallen in love with their mental jailers? Find out more about societal Stockholm syndrome in this week's edition of The Corbett Report.

    Some links from the show notes page:

    Obama Claims He Won't Use NDAA Bill Against Us


    AND THEN OBAMA CHANGED HIS CLAIM

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    EXCLUSIVE: Justice Department memo reveals legal case the drone strikes on Americans

    “...the U.S. government can order the killing of American citizens if they are believed to be ‘senior operational leaders’ of al-Qaida or ‘an associated force even if there is no intelligence indicating they are engaged in an active to engage even if theres no active plot to attack the U.S.”

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    GasLighting & audio version

    Gaslight (1944) - Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten - Trailer

    James Corbett’s Summary: “In this edition of Film, Literature and the New World Order we welcome Thomas Sheridan, author of The Anvil of the Psyche, to discuss Gaslight, the 1940 British psychological thriller that introduced us to the concept of ‘gaslighting.’ In the discussion we point out how common gaslighting is, ask “Are you being gaslighted?”, talk about techniques for defending oneself from gaslighting, and talk about how this technique is used on a societal level by the psychopaths at the top of the pyramid.

    Wikipedia - Concept of Gaslight

    “Gaslighting is a form of mental abuse in which false information is presented with the intent of making a victim doubt his or her own memory, perception and sanity. Instances may range simply from the denial by an abuser that previous abusive incidents ever occurred, up to the staging of bizarre events by the abuser with the intention of disorienting the victim...”

    From psychologytoday.com: Are You Being Gaslighted?

    “A reader asked me, if it is possible over time to get so beaten down and so sure you might be at fault, that you can't identify the dynamic? The answer is YES. The Gaslight Effect happens over time - gradually - and, often, by the time you are deep into the Gaslight Tango (the dance you do with your gaslighting partner, where you allow him to define your reality) you are not the same strong - or not so strong - self you used to be. In fact, your ego functioning has been compromised and, no longer being certain of your reality, you are not often able to accurately identify when something is "off" with your partner.

    
The process of gaslighting happens in stages - although the stages are not always linear and do overlap at times, they reflect very different emotional and psychological states of mind.

    
The first stage is disbelief: when the first sign of gaslighting occurs. You think of the gaslighting interaction as a strange behavior or an anomalous moment. During this first stage, things happen between you and your partner - or your boss, friend, family member - that seem odd to you...”

    How do you know if you are being gaslighted? If any of the following warning signs ring true, you may be dancing the Gaslight Tango. Take care of yourself by taking another look at your relationship, talking to a trusted friend; and, begin to think about changing the dynamic of your relationship.

    Here are the signs:
    1. You are constantly second-guessing yourself

    2. You ask yourself, "Am I too sensitive?" a dozen times a day.
    
3. You often feel confused and even crazy at work.
    
4. You're always apologizing to your mother, father, boyfriend,, boss.
    
5. You can't understand why, with so many apparently good things in your life, you aren't happier.

    6. You frequently make excuses for your partner's behavior to friends and family.

    7. You find yourself withholding information from friends and family so you don't have to explain or make excuses.

    8. You know something is terribly wrong, but you can never quite express what it is, even to yourself.

    9. You start lying to avoid the put downs and reality twists.
    10. You have trouble making simple decisions.

    11. You have the sense that you used to be a very different person - more confident, more fun-loving, more relaxed.

    12. You feel hopeless and joyless.

    13. You feel as though you can't do anything right.

    14. You wonder if you are a "good enough" girlfriend/ wife/employee/ friend; daughter.

    15. You find yourself withholding information from friends and family so you don't have to explain or make excuses.

    Remember, there is good news about identifying the Gaslight Effect. The good news is that knowledge is power. Once you can name this all too insidious dynamic, you can work towards changing the dynamic, or getting out -- take back your reality, and, get more enjoyment from your life and your relationship!


    “GasLight,” a psychological thriller from the 1940’s: Part 1 of 5.


    Ingrid Bergman stars as a newlywed unaware that her seemingly charming husband, Charles Boyer .... A renowned New York playwright is enticed to California to write for the movies and discovers the hellish truth of Hollywood.

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    Solutions: Learned Helplessness

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    We're all embedded in vast social networks of friends, family, co-workers and more. Nicholas Christakis tracks how a wide variety of traits -- from happiness to obesity -- can spread from person to person, showing how your location in the network might impact your life in ways you don't even know.

    Podcast: Overcoming Learned Helplessness

    Overcoming Learned Helplessness

    In 1965, Martin Seligman conducted a series of experiments showing that dogs could be conditioned into accepting electric shocks, even when they were easily avoidable. This is the essence of learned helplessness, and like so many other findings, it is easily applicable to our own situation. Humans, too, can learn to accept the “shocks” of corrupt governments or economic catastrophes or TSA groping or the NDAA or online censorship…but just as people can learn helplessness, they can learn the exact opposite. Join us tonight on Corbett Report Radio as we explore the solutions to the learned helplessness conundrum.

    
Learned Helplessness Explanation

    “...The theory of learned helplessness was then extended to human behavior, providing a model for explaining depression, a state characterized by a lack of affect and feeling. Depressed people became that way because they learned to be helpless. Depressed people learned that whatever they did, is futile. During the course of their lives, depressed people apparently learned that they have no control.

    Learned helplessness explained a lot of things, but then researchers began to find exceptions, of people who did not get depressed, even after many bad life experiences. Seligman discovered that a depressed person thought about the bad event in more pessimistic ways than a nondepressed person. He called this thinking, "explanatory style," borrowing ideas from attribution theory....”

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    How to Read Between the Line: What Have You Been Missing?

    What You've Been Missing - Ep. 1 - Exposing The Noble Lie

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    Defense Against the Psychopath

    This article compliments the topic, “The Art of Hyper Dimensional War

    “Knowledge protects, ignorance endangers.
    Always use love: kind love for the kind, tough love for the tough.”


    Defense Against the Psychopath

    Part One:

    Key Characteristics @ 1:45
    • Lack of Empathy
    • Lack of Remorse
    • Superficiality
    • Grandiosity
    • Irresponsibility
    • Impulsive Behavior
    • Compulsive Lying
    • Manipulative
    • Anti-Social Behavior

    Part Two:

    Common Types of Psychopaths @ 10:30
    • Narcissists
    • The Victim
    • Con Artists
    • Malevolent Psychopaths
    • Professional Psychopaths
    • Secondary Psychopaths

    Part Three:

    Method of Operation @ 24:40 minutes
    • The Interview
    • The Seduction
    • Divide and Conquer
    • Fear and Tyranny
    Defense Against a Psychopath @ 30:10 minutes
    • Facing Evil
    • Recognition
    • What Not To Do
    • Attack
    • Evade

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    I have learned that in every subject i.e psychopaths.there should always be a guidepost. As you go along navigating the subject keep in mind what you encounter along the way and notice it's coherence to the guidepost. While the subjects presented rings true. The lack of guidepost makes me doubt the materials presented especially when it goes into every small detail that seems to complicate matters. This is where the bait and switch maneuver normally occurs, in the complications.These material sure deserves a closer look I have to probably read and reread it before I can digest and make a wise comment. I urge everyone to do so.

    And definitely it should be on the sticky not that I agree with what is presented but rather so that it can be scrutinized and corrected if needed. The subject matter needs priority attention.
    Thanks Paula

    truth dwells in simplicity while deceit hides in complecity

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    Leadership Comes in Many Forms

    Some solutions from StormCloudsGathering: Take the first step. Take action. Break the inertia of passivity. This is how to take back power.

    Leadership comes in many forms. What Real Leaders Do:
    • Inspire those around them to take action
    • Help organize people into groups
    • Train new leaders

    From vid below a quick link @ 13:36: “Where are the leaders?” & “How to take power out of the hands of the tyrant”

    StormCloudsGathering lists free downloads and underscores use discernment.
    • “The Crowd,” by Gustave LeBon
    • “The Psychology of Revolution,” by Gustave LeBon (free kindle)
    • “From Dictatorship to Democracy,” by Gene Sharp (free pdf)

    Revolution: An Instruction Manual

    Published on Jul 5, 2013

    How to take down a tyrant without firing a shot.

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    Richard Grove and his web site Tragedy and Hope is a treasure trove. Thanks for the thread.

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    Withdrawing Consent Means More Than It May Seem
    By: Michael S. Rozeff
    full article here

    “What works for me is surely very different from what works for others.”
    Snippets:

    To withdraw consent is far-reaching. It means a divorce from the state insofar as this is possible. It means having no loyalty to the state, seeing the state as fundamentally unfair and a source of continual injustices, being unwilling to help the state in any way, assuming and feeling no responsibility for the state’s actions, and seeing the state as hostile to peace and society.

    It means working toward the state’s opposite, that is, living together in freedom, friendship, comity and peace, i.e., in society. It means no longer thinking of oneself as a citizen, and not believing that as a citizen one has obligations toward the state or other citizens.

    It means as much as possible avoiding all interactions with government.

    Withdrawing consent does not mean being anti-social. Just the opposite. Going toward a natural order and society of life, freedom and property is the natural law alternative to the state and its artificial legalistic order.

    Withdrawing consent is actually a creative challenge, to be met by many and varied individual techniques:
    • It might be that a person boycotts movies that glorify the military. 

    • It surely means not supporting the troops and not pasting decals to that effect on one’s car.
    • 
It might mean educating others or counseling young men and women not to join the military and not to seek government jobs.

    I am only suggesting that withdrawing consent is actually a much more important thing than what it sounds on the surface.

    For me personally, withdrawing consent does not mean being angry at the state, hating it or turning to violence. I have never liked feeling either anger or hatred, and I try to eliminate them. I do not go around confronting state people intentionally or showing hostility to them. I feel that the state is winning if it “gets” to me. I pay my taxes and register my car. I have no inclinations to use violence whatsoever to the state or state people.

    I have the faith that the natural order of life, freedom and property is going to prevail eventually without using violence and that the state will some day be viewed as a perverse aberration based on false ideas.

    The important thing is to get the tide flowing toward justice and away from the state, and that people have a clear understanding of what this means and why they should move in that direction.

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    Quote Posted by Annacarl (here)
    Richard Grove and his web site Tragedy and Hope is a treasure trove. Thanks for the thread.
    Thanks, Annacari. He's new to me. Here's the information for others that stop by. I'll add what I'm listening to from the site.

    Richard Grove @ TragedyandHope.com & TragedyandHope YouTube

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    Bitterness: The ULTIMATE Disease

    ThePatriotNurse: “It really is a communicable disease. If you are looking at a place long term with somebody, making an alliance with somebody, working together, a business partner, marriage, if that person is critical or negative that will eat you alive. Especially during stressful times or disasters having an optimist is a good thing.”

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    What's the Purpose of Resistance? With MainePrepper and PatriotNurse


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    Thank you for this thread Paula, it will take awhile to go thru but it looks well worth the time.

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    Quote Posted by MargueriteBee (here)
    Thank you for this thread Paula, it will take awhile to go thru but it looks well worth the time.
    Thank you, MargueriteBee.

    I see this thread as a place to pick and choose from a pool of resources. Avalonians know most of it, but sometimes a review is helpful.

    Too, I'm/we're offering information and solutions for awakening guests that synchronously find their way here.

    Reminder to Guests: use what fits and toss the rest. Question everything. Be open to unlearn what's false and outdated.

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    This first vid is a one minute lead in to the second. But it's not needed for the second one.
    Batman!


    Pair O' Dime Shift 3 ~ It's about ‘Time’, By: Ray Kamille

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    Dear John,

    Since I met you i’ve felt a deep but oddly unnatural connection. A sort of one way co-dependency if you can grasp my meaning.

    Our entire relationship seeming has been about you, day after day, year after year. A never ending onslaught of demands for attention, and unbending deadlines.

    At first everything was a rush to reach the next. There was little patience to enjoy the bounties of beginnings, the excitement of discovery. Always pushing, you seemed almost angry if we stood still for even a moment to embrace the fullness of the experience.

    Throughout the years we have had our fair share of ups and downs, to be sure. But what I remember most is your forceful instance that we were in a hurry, a rush into the next.

    You are like an alarm clock blaring, shattering the experience, screeching like nails on a chalkboard – the unmistakeable display of your frustration that this experience has gone on too long – your demand that it must come to an abrupt end.

    I stare unfocused in amazement how it is only now, after so many years, that I recognize the seductive manipulation you’ve used. You have enticed me and nearly everyone around us to be your unwitting soldiers of enforcement for your bizarre agenda.

    That needs to be finished by friday…
    What time will you be here…
    It’s almost the end of the month…
    I haven’t heard from you…

    The same message from so many different voices, echoing your constant demand that you get your way, now, or else. Crafty you, to have so far a reach… as if you are not bound by the very rules you impose.

    After so many years together I find your demands growing still. Pushing now on the opposite end, as if to contradict the first message to grow up so fast. You seem obsessed now with concerns for what we missed before, somehow forgetting that it was you who couldn’t abide a moment longer.

    What sort of strange disorder has overcome you that after so many years, you wish we would have stayed a little longer, but still push to depart even now? Your 24-karat jeweled gift adorning my wrist, a token that you care so much, but ticking in disgust as the moments past like the tap of an impatient foot.
    I find that our relationship feels nothing more than the sum of moments. It’s an empty feeling, like a measurement of nothing – a cup full of empty. I want to feel the sum of experiences, to fill the cup and laugh as the richness of life overflows its limits and only then becomes the next.

    It’s about time then… We’ve been together for so many years, and with both a solemn endearment and a joyful realization, I must insist we divorce in intimacy and be… just friends.

    I’ve taken the liberty of gathering your things and while it seems ironic that i use one of your tactics… It feels appropriate that I impose a deadline to pick them up. Knowing you don’t like to play by your own rules, I’ve placed them in the trash can.

    The garbage is picked up on Tuesday, best pick them up by then.
    Im nearly certain you’ll agree that It’s about time.

    Your x
    Ray
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