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Ron Patton | April 30, 2018
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As I traveled to Virginia at the end of last week, I managed to get a glimpse at the CNN reports of North Korea and South Korea ending their 70 year old war. It actually made me feel a bit positive of the future as I saw both leaders smile as they were signing the Armistice.

The only problem is that while I felt good about what I was seeing, I also had a bit of reticence about it because I know how things like this can go south rather quickly.

It is also an example of how things can go well, if we just let them. The Koreas seem to be able to unite, but it feels like we have managed to just hit the snooze alarm on the doomsday clock and some are highly doubtful about what they are seeing.

My trip to Richmond, Virginia was great; I met a large amount of supporters that felt like family. Their hospitality was over the top. However, there was one thing that happened that has never happened to me before.


I performed a Ground Zero Lounge at a local bar there called Buddy’s Place. There was a huge crowd; many people came from all over the east coast to see me.


After 40 minutes of my monologue at the lounge, I was shut down. I was told to stop speaking. One woman who passed me going to the bathroom said that I should shut my “fucking mouth” because according to her, I did not know what I was talking about.

I was merely talking about the law of attraction – how we can all manifest good things. I was inspired by the peace treaty in the works for Korea. I talked about Quantum mortality and hope.

I said nothing political, nor was I critical of religion.

When I was shut down, the patrons complained — 65% of their clientele walked out and followed me to another bar to finish the discussion. People said I was being censored and that my freedom of speech was violated. Well, all of this maybe true but I saw something deeper in my silencing and I would like to share it with you.


First off, I want to say that if you love Ground Zero, if you like what I do maybe it is time you should fight for it because I am beginning to feel that there is a deeper problem to all of this and it has nothing to do with censorship. It has everything to do with the overall psychographic health of our country – maybe even the world itself.

Robert A. Heinlein wrote: “Sick cultures show a complex of symptoms, but a dying culture invariably exhibits personal rudeness. Bad manners, lack of consideration for others in minor matters. A loss of politeness, of gentle manners, which is more significant than an all out riot.”

Pessimism has taken hold in the world and cynicism is its partner meaning that on a psychographic level we are going down an even greater rabbit hole and while it appears that warring countries are finding peace – here in the United States the overall attitude is that tension is currency and emotional baggage has put is so far below any positive outcomes that analysts are beginning to lose faith in the idea that the United States can pull out of its downward spiral.

The truth is The United States is now at a point where it is suffering from an identity crisis, unaware of how it is being seen, and believing that it is a certain way that it truly isn’t.

The United States has allowed itself to believe that the East Coast and California are what we are – everything that is in the middle can be ignored or people’s opinions in the Midwest really don’t have that much influence on anything.

Everything in the Midwest is assumed to be Trump Country and so it becomes a sad footnote in the political parlance of what is either liberal or conservative judgments that are made by consensus and it appears that the consensus continues to think in the divided majority hive mind which is slowing down our social cohesion and stability.

Communication is being shut down and while we complain about the infraction of First Amendment rights, the shutting down of speech and dialogue is being done because it is not financially sound to allow the exchange of ideas that seem to be contrary to the mainstream collective thought.

Fake news is a term that is used to label, dissenting points of view. Disparaging independent thought is not the product of an out of control government – it is the product of a paranoid self policing consensus.

We have succeeded in turning fellow Americans into cardboard cutout cartoon characters, and we view other states as solid monochromes.

Our freedom of speech has been policed by our fellow Americans because we have been programmed well into becoming a country afraid of our own thoughts and dialogue.

The curtailing of speech and expression is an indication of what can be called the internal war. An internal war is exactly what it means. It is a war within every individual where eventually a great number of people opt out and develop a social blind spot to certain topics or certain movements within the culture.

It is where the internal self assesses it’s worth based on what “authority” says it is. The negative stereotype becomes the accepted inner dialogue.

The inner dialogue begins to go to war with itself because on one hand you try to have a positive outlook all the while you are programmed into believing that you are nothing but a faceless statistic.

The internal conflict raises awareness to the negative idea that you will be eliminated once you’ve outgrown you usefulness.

It is hard to feel like you are part of a greater purpose when you feel as if you are under surveillance and suspicion. It is difficult to feel secure when law enforcement agencies are made into extensions of the military.

We can argue that this is necessary because times have changed but there is always the argument that the moves to conducting military drills on domestic soil, distributing “free” military equipment and weaponry to local police, and desensitizing Americans to the menace of the police state with active shooter drills, is not creating the idea that there is no place that is safe in the community.

Shelter in place, curfews, terror alerts and checkpoints do not contribute to the idea that you are free.

Children are the biggest casualties of the internal war. They have to not only deal with physical bullying, but the bullying that continues on social media. Schools on lockdown metal detectors and surveillance cameras add to paranoia and mistrust between teachers and authorities.

Zero tolerance policies that punish kids for being kids are also a problem as they treat kids like criminals giving the child the impression they have no rights. This compiled with the force-fed propaganda versus facts that is a substitute for a solid education of the basics in reading, math, writing, science, civics, and critical thinking skills.

The education system is now normalizing things like censorship round-the-clock surveillance, police raids and other indignities.

It is unfortunate to declare that the younger generations have already have expressed the desire for gun control, camera monitoring, microchip implantation, racial profiling, and other proposed indignities in order to somehow guarantee a sense of security.

They turn a blind eye to the recording and monitoring of phone conversations, e-mail, and the tracking of e-commerce.

College campuses are fine with hearing and supporting sanitized dialogue and that certain types of expression is a tool of evil and fascism. They now abhor the expression of things that are not necessarily the norm, and run away from independent thought that is against the grain.

The National Alliance on Mental illness suggests that colleges are basically clinics and psychiatric centers.

They report that more than 25 percent of college students have been diagnosed or treated by a professional for a mental health condition within the past year.

Young people are now adopting the role of being super-sensitive to “triggers.” You could call it a self-fulfilling prophecy. If they can make the claim that they have a mental disorder, then they can be an operative victim, and then what people say and do around them is most certainly going disturb them – it is a hall pass for bad behavior is it a hall pass to say “You are violating my space” or you are triggering me with “micro aggression.”

It is socially acceptable excuse for not doing well. It is a socially accepted excuse across the board, because adults have also learned from their younger counterparts how to be a victim in order to satiate their sense of entitlement.

People now are triggered into behaving badly by exposure to controversial material.

There is now a “trigger” data base that gives a heads-up before a piece of content is shared — movie, novel, TV show, classroom discussion that there’s potentially distressing material within.

Right now, there’s a national discussion about trigger warnings’ role in classrooms. Critics of trigger warnings view them as a new phenomenon designed to baby a politically-correct generation and build a culture in which offending someone is the ultimate crime

I say that having “trigger warnings” on anything indicates that we live in a trauma based country and through a series of traumas – the programming process has left us unable to cope with simple problems.

For a while now, Marvel has been issuing trigger warnings about the film, Avengers: Infinity War.


The reason, if you haven’t heard already from the internet, is that several prominent characters bid farewell or are killed.

The film is consumed with the prospect of mortality. More than one character asks a loved one to kill them if things go bad. Another admits to having little to live for besides revenge, and the whole movie centers on a villain that wishes to reduce the population to save the Universe.

Thanos, a giant purple being from Titan, has set out to destroy half of all life in the universe because there are too many mouths to feed at present—a most unlikely manifestation of what 18th century economist Thomas Robert Malthus called positive checks on population growth. He must find the Infinity stones to do so.

I can’t help but wonder if there is some sort of hidden metaphor of the Georgia guide stones that encourage the powers that be to keep the population at 500 million people.

The narrative is triggering people. People are leaving theaters silent, some are crying.

In the Initiative for the United Nations ECO-92 EARTH CHARTER we read:

“The present vast overpopulation, now far beyond the world carrying capacity, cannot be answered by future reductions in the birth rate due to contraception, sterilization and abortion, but must be met in the present by the reduction of numbers presently existing. This must be done by whatever means necessary.”

The very same initiatives for global sustainability exist in the targets for the 2030 summit goals.

People, now are now in the throes of despair. Many people have been ‘triggered” into self policing each other. It begins with division over religious belief, expression and speech. It continues with suppression and creating an “other” that you can hate.

Collectivism is key to the curtailing of freedom. An example of this is various boycotts against companies who sell guns, or speak out against social injustices or violations of constitutional rights. Groups are the planners of the silencing of free speech. They are the planners of gin control. They are the ones who ignore the various injustices that lead to the destructions of those who oppose tyranny.

Groups are key to carrying out a cull in order to take out the alleged bottom feeders who are putting a strain on the system.

People behave differently in groups and can hide behind others’ actions. Take any one individual participating in a riot, and they would probably not throw a rock through a window of a store. But rally them into an exclusive group of people, and the pressure from the group will allow evil to pass as normal.

In genocide, groups are usually organized into para-military style units so that when the time comes for the “final solution”, resistance is more easily crushed.

Hate groups are set up that drive people apart. Moderates are ushered into one category or another, “because you are either with us, or against us.”

Under these circumstances, moderates often become a silent fearing reprisal from people who wish to criticize and censor.

Neighbor eventually turns on neighbor.

This is the more violent and hate filled second phase of the “us against them.” It must happen after dehumanization because moderates need to be bullied and brainwashed to not resist.

We should refuse to engage in an “us against them” philosophy.

The government, media, and corporations want us to be polarized and fight amongst ourselves. We shouldn’t play into hating any large swaths of the population, just because the propaganda says to.

Those who silence those who warn us of what is coming, may deserve their fate. If they ignore history, they are doomed to repeat it.

Written by Ron Patton

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