NON PLAYER ONE
MONOLOGUE WRITTEN BY CLYDE LEWIS
I would like to start by asking you to think very deep and hard about something.
Let’s assume that you’re sitting on a nearly empty bus at night. There are maybe two or three people on the bus with you. Two people are talking as if no one else can hear them, and the other person has on ear buds nodding like a zombie to some hip-hop song.
You try to get engrossed in a book or a game that you have loaded onto your phone or whatever you do to pass the time on your commute. You reach a stop, you hear the doors slide open and shut, and the bus goes on its way.
Someone else gets on the bus and they are wearing a jacket that has embroidered on it “Down with Fascists.”
After a few minutes, your neck begins to stiffen and tense, and a tingling sensation begins to spread and you feel this sense of stress.
Suddenly, the conversation between the two people on the bus becomes clear to you. They are talking about a planned march and the local college and how it will send a message that they want to take back our country from Trump.
For that moment in time, you feel like you are in a TV show, where everything you are hearing and seeing seems scripted. Your thoughts scatter from what you were concentrating on.
You realize you are trapped in the crossfire of trigger words and phrases that are tap dancing on the last remaining nerves that haven’t been frayed by the pressures of work.
You wonder if you are going mad because this isn’t the first time that you have heard either a friend or a colleague take a simple discussion on a trip through the scripted dialogue that has been provided for both the left and right political ideologies.
If you feel that you are being victimized by the script makers, you are not alone.
There are a lot of people who are becoming fatigued over what Orwell called, “doublespeak.” Doublespeak actually disguises the nature of the truth, giving new meaning to words with what appear to be scripted dialogue provided by the party and its never-ending cudgel of propaganda.
Many people that have never read the book, 1984, or even, Animal Farm, usually are keen to quote a few lines from Orwell’s work. Things like “Big Brother is Watching You” have been the mantra for all paranoid’s everywhere.
Truth is, that big brother was not only watching in Orwell’s dystopia, he also was capable of brainwashing and scripting the drones that were groomed to follow the wishes of the Ministry of Love.
Orwell was a British intelligence officer and with his ability to see the possible future predicted a totalitarian world where the government has corrupted the language, forces its citizenry to believe lies as if they were truth and tracks everyone with ubiquitous “telescreens” that are extant in every home, place of business and public facility.
Today, the telescreens are attached to everyone’s hand. They are on virtually every communication device; they are the first thing we look at in the morning and the last thing we see at night.
They are programming the masses with e-mails, music, and memes. With every algorithm, we are slowly being coerced into following anything that seems to be coddling our confirmation bias.
With this process we are not only beginning to wonder if someone is watching us – we are also noticing that somebody is scripting us or at least scripting some people into acting like what are now being called non-player characters.
Non Player Character or NPC’s are the newest meme that have appeared on Twitter and Facebook , and they seem to be a form of counter propaganda against the liberal left.
The popular NPC meme trend frames its targets as non-player characters (NPCs) who reflexively spout neo-Marxist axioms in response to real-world events.
Actual NPCs are computer-controlled characters in video games with limited scripted responses given the parameters of the games in which they appear. For example, NPCs may assign missions to the player in games like, Skyrim, or join the player as a companion in Fallout.
These NPC’s have caused anger as those who see them feel they are dehumanizing; however, I think that is the point as they cleverly are being used to exploit what we usually hear as programmed responses regarding things like Fascism, words like Nazi, and overused Alt-right connections to the KKK.
The NPC meme mocks leftists as expressionless in appearance and bot-like in behavior. It basically has been designed to look like an a-casual observer that is homogenized and programmed.
The trending NPC memes can be seen on several Facebook pages, and are spreading quickly on Twitter, Reddit, and 4Chan as well.
Over the weekend, Twitter responded by suspending about 1,500 accounts associated with the NPC meme as they claim it violates terms of service “intentionally misleading election-related content.”
Several months ago, users on 4chan and Reddit, the online message forums, started using the term NPC to refer to liberals. These people, they said, join the anti-Trump crowd not because they are led by independent thought or conscience to oppose President Trump’s policies, but because they’re brainwashed sheep who have been conditioned to parrot left-wing orthodoxy, in the manner of a scripted character.
The NPC looks like a crudely drawn, gray cartoon avatar with a pointy nose and a blank face.
In fact, if you remember back in 1984 when Apple aired their first commercial during the Superbowl – it was set in a dystopian future where people are marching in unison to a large telescreen with what appears to be a large talking head giving orders to the brainwashed herd.
Suddenly, an alarm is heard and we see a runner that looks like a track and field athlete wearing orange and white which is a sharp contrast to the gray and bleak images we first see. There is a picture of what appears to be Apple’s Macintosh computer on her white tank top.
She is carrying a brass-headed hammer and is being chased by security police, wearing black uniforms, protected by riot gear, helmets with visors covering their faces, and armed with large night sticks. She races towards a large screen with the image of a Big Brother-like figure giving a speech.
The Big Brother image tells the brainwashed minions the following:
“Today, we celebrate the first glorious anniversary of the Information Purification Directives. We have created, for the first time in all history, a garden of pure ideology—where each worker may bloom, secure from the pests purveying contradictory truths. Our Unification of Thoughts is more powerful a weapon than any fleet or army on earth. We are one people, with one will, one resolve, one cause. Our enemies shall talk themselves to death, and we will bury them with their own confusion. We shall prevail!”
The runner, now close to the screen, hurls the hammer towards it, right at the moment Big Brother announces, “We shall prevail!” There is an explosion and the shattering glass and dust files, none of the minions flinch and an announcer says at the end of the ad:
“On January 24th, Apple Computer will introduce Macintosh. And you’ll see why 1984 won’t be like 1984.”
Now, times have changed.
The very thing that Apple hoped their computer would change has become the very evil that is brainwashing the NPC heard into following the plan or following the script.
What is unfortunate is that the NPC meme targets only the left and how they appear to be the only one’s reciting the script verbatim fed to them by other NPC’s on the nightly gab fests on CNN and MSNBC – or MSNPC.
The meme should also be used to demonstrate the brainwashed masses that have become members of the “Q” Anon techno cult.
Q Anon has all the personality of an algorithmic bot that churns out what people believe is inside information about President Trump. People that follow Q seem to believe that there are hidden references to Q everywhere and when there are those who question or even acknowledge accuracies of the bot – they are told to “Trust the Plan” as if it were some religious code amongst the NPC’s on the right.
Once again we see how easy it is becoming to program the masses through memes, bits and algorithmic thrusts.
The sad thing is that the followers of Q believe that they care getting inside information about the great conspiracy when the conspiracy has always been about a plot to destroy the United States and not an exclusive plot that targets one man like President Trump.
All that Q Anon does is create an atmosphere to dissolve the cognitive dissonance caused by the gap between Trump as how his faithful followers like to imagine him instead of what he really is and what he is really doing.
It all enforces the fantasy, disguised as a plan that again creates NPC’s for the right.
You don’t create a wild fantasy about your leader being a covert genius unless you understand that to most people, he looks like something quite different. You don’t need an occult story about how your side is secretly winning if it’s actually winning.
The entire population is being programmed into becoming radicalized and trapped in its own cognitive bias by programmers that know just what buttons to push and what illusions they can conjure that certain people can agree on in the various collectives within the collective.
It is hive mind within the hive mind, within hive mind until the substance is rendered inert for the purpose of a major programming wipe.
It is truly terrifying when you think about it because this would further the argument that we are living in a highly controlled matrix where consciousness can be manipulated to further the goals of the programmers.
Consciousness seems mysterious. While life, in general, can be explained by physics, chemistry, and biology, it seems that whenever one tries to explain the relationship between the brain and the subjective events that are experienced as feelings something appears to be “left out” of the explanation.
The brain can be objective if it chooses to be; however, it is emotion that is driving the zeitgeist and so there is this war going on between the brain and the subjective experience.
This is called the explanatory gap where we have to bridge the brain, consciousness, experience emotion, and critical analysis.
We are now struggling with primary consciousness where we have the ability to have any experience or feeling at all.
The experiences and feelings we get now are both natural and organic and of course, now we experience the virtual, meaning hyper-reality from the electronic illusion.
It is unfortunate that we are seeing more people respond to the electronic illusion becoming non player characters or NPC’s as a matter of habit and in some cases survival.
When we think of hallucinations, we think of phenomena that are not real—created, in a way, by an aberration in our minds. But from one perspective, these visual illusions are just as real as anything else we might see.
Visions, hallucinations, and manufactured reality are now taking over our consciousness.
If you remember in the movie the Matrix Morpheus tells Neo that consciousness is merely a program. He tells Neo that consciousness is a combination of electrical impulses and prediction.
The brain combines sensory signals, processes it in the context of what it knows from the past, and guesses what is happening in real time. For example, we might see an object through the visual cortex, but what helps us identify said object is the past compendium of information we have accumulated until that point.
So this would indicate that our conscious reality is so similar to a well-programmed hallucination; the only difference is that we collectively agree on these particular hallucinations and deem them reality.
The philosophy of consciousness, of course, also intersects with faith and culture. This is why when someone tries to mingle or fit in with another culture – they may find themselves in a fit of culture shock as they have only learned one particular stream of consciousness while the world is full of several versions of similar programs.
This is also why those who have been sublimely programmed to be Christian will take issue with someone who has been programmed in the ways of Islam or Judaism.
When we enter the Matrix – indicating the metaphor of a simulation we are subjected to an “overlay” program or a “mind wipe” by virtue of birth or possibly a reincarnation.
It can be literally seen as a game – a virtual simulation where we pick up certain response programs based on culture, education, religion, sexual preference, political affiliation and the programs continue until death.
There are also programs that alert or somehow damage the flow of information like pain and trauma. It has been proven that trauma can be handed down from generation to generation.
For example: If a young girl is sexually assaulted as a child, she may grow up responding from that “trauma” and therefore her interactions are based upon that “program” of trauma.
Even our very identities are a “program.”
“Reality” for me has always been a word that I believe should be used in quotes. We really cannot count on a shared reality with others when there are so many people who are now resonating with various forms of what is truly reality and what is fantasy. The line between the two has become fuzzy and not so stable.
This simple programming apparatus and recorder of your thoughts and feelings is deeply meshed with what can be seen as your soul or consciousness and when allowed a viral idea or monster manipulation can program your soul for whatever it sees as fit for you to consume or absorb, even if it is misinformation or even information from others who wish to impugn your character.
Once again, we know a little about biology, we jeer of breakthroughs in neuroscience, computing, robotics, and materials to hack the human body. We keep hearing that technocrats want to reshape the body and make it more of a machine in our own image.
It is now advantageous for technocrats to map the human mind in order to be able to program it and either implant memories, or remove them. Mind control has taken on a physical and scientific dimension that threatens to become a permanent state.
The NPC meme is dangerous propaganda for those who wish to control the whole.
It exposes how easy it is to program both sides in to become non players and groomed drones for some dangerous cult-like dynamic.