IKONICK HUMAN BEANZ
SURVIVING LABEL CONSCIOUSNESS
MONOLOGUE WRITTEN BY CLYDE LEWIS
It is not always prudent to quote a book written by one of the biggest villains of the 20th century but I feel it is appropriate given the way we are spinning into the dystopia that his example gave us.
In Hitler’s Mein Kampf we read:
“In the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously.
Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying. These people know only too well how to use falsehood for the basest purposes.”
While it’s easy to find someone you can count on to advance one particular lie at one particular time, it is difficult to find someone you can be absolutely certain will lie for you day after day, year after year, through election cycles and administration changes and new war agendas and changing political climates.
Truth, as we all know, is revolutionary act and many people are being told lies about how they do not have a future and that our current situation is damning us to a future world of death blight and decay.
Death blight and decay have been with us for millennia and the earth has always been on the verge of ending – sometimes civilizations do disappear and as history has shown us, they usually come back better than they were.
The same old story never ends in history. The disempowered want change; those in power want predictability and consistency. The more you can guarantee predictability and consistency to those in power, the more those in power will reward you.
Propaganda and the controlling of the narrative is a legitimate weapon for an ostensibly free democracy to inflict upon its citizens of course; manipulating the way your citizenry thinks is manipulating the way they vote and organize and what they consent to, and is plainly sociopathic.
People often believe that they are not manipulated and that their decisions are a product of one’s own free will.
However, things are changing – and not for the better.
There is yet another pattern I see that I want to share with you. This pattern sounds like it has been taken from a horror science fiction novel.
George A. Romero had a film in 1973 called “The Crazies” where people dealt with bouts of insanity. Deranged behaviors led to suicides and then others took part in murder and rioting. While the film eventually revealed that an external force was responsible for these actions – we are now living in a time where something internal, something sociopathic and strange is haunting people’s minds.
Early on the morning of 14 April 2018, David Buckel, a 60-year-old retired gay rights attorney left his cozy, garden-surrounded Brooklyn house and walked to nearby Prospect Park. He made his way to a stretch of grass, where he emailed media outlets a statement decrying humanity’s passivity in the face of pollution and Global Warming.
A few minutes later, he doused himself in gasoline and set himself on fire.
In an e-mail, he wrote, “Most humans on the planet now breathe air made unhealthy by fossil fuels, and many die early deaths as a result,” it went on to say “My early death by fossil fuel reflects what we are doing to ourselves.”
With characteristic care, he also left a short note at the scene for emergency personnel. “I am David Buckel and I just killed myself by fire as a protest suicide,” he wrote. “I apologize to you for the mess.”
None of Buckel’s family or friends were aware of his intent, and we will never know for certain whether pre-existing mental distress may have contributed to his decision to take his life. But his writing made it clear he viewed his death in political terms and hoped it would galvanize mass action.
Buckel had led a distinguished legal career, and worked on famous cases including the Nebraska hate crime that inspired the film, Boys Don’t Cry; for that reason, as well as the shocking circumstances of his death, his death received national news coverage. But in a reactive 24-hour news cycle, the story was rapidly buried by the ongoing drama of the Mueller investigation and airstrikes on Syria.
The mass action Buckel had hoped for did not come.
Visitors to the Ellipse in Washington, D.C. last week were shocked and horrified when a man set himself on fire in front of their eyes. Witnesses saw Arnav Gupta walk across the open park area across from the White House, completely engulfed in flames. Secret Service officers, as well as U.S. Park Police officers, rushed to extinguish the flames and administer emergency aid until an ambulance arrived. Gupta was transferred to a hospital with third-degree burns on 85% of his body. He did not survive.
The Ellipse is a 52-acre open park, across the street from the White House. Hundreds of people pass through the area on any given day. Witnesses that day saw Gupta, wearing a shirt that said “USA,” walking across the area, completely covered in fire. Video from the event circulated widely on social media. Bystanders alerted Secret Service and Park Police officers stationed in the area and they were able to extinguish the fire. EMTs were not able to save Gupta’s life.
Witnesses say he walked calmly through the park totally engulfed in flames.
It’s not clear why Gupta took his own life in this way. Police officials haven’t released any statements on the investigation and Gupta’s family has remained private during this time. TMZ claims that D.C. police sources say there were hallucinogens found in Gupta’s system but no other outlets confirm that information.
Days later, a passenger in a car on busy Southwest Trafficway in Kansas City doused himself in kerosene and lit himself on fire according to police.
The driver and another passenger in the car jumped out and pulled the man from the back seat. He was taken to a hospital and was in critical condition — once again, the police were silent as to the motive.
A Florida woman stabbed herself three times with a kitchen knife and told responding officers that President Trump was to blame.
Officers found the unidentified woman standing outside her home in Palmetto, Fla., bleeding from her hands, legs, and face, according to a partially redacted report obtained by the Smoking Gun.
After being asked what was wrong, the woman responded, “I’m tired of living in Trump’s country, I’m tired of Trump being president.”
Police found large amounts of blood on the floors of the woman’s home, including the kitchen, living room, and bathroom. Emergency services transported her to Blake Medical Center. She told police that she had been “Baker Acted before” because of self-harm.
Florida’s Baker Act, passed in 1971, allows people with mental illnesses to be involuntarily institutionalized for a period of 72 hours.
This pattern is nothing new to me – during a Ground Zero Lounge in 2010, I informed my audience of a secret suicide pact among some “Climate Change” advocates and that we may be hearing about cultish groups committing suicide in the future because of apocalyptic reports about climate.
I cited a story about a seven-month-old girl that survived for three days alone with a bullet in her chest after being shot by her parents as part of a suicide pact over their fears about Global Warming.
Francisco Lotero and Miriam Coletti shot their daughter and her toddler brother before killing themselves. Their two-year-old son, Francisco, died instantly after being hit in the back. However, their unnamed daughter cheated death after the bullet from her father’s handgun missed her vital organs.
Meanwhile, Democrats are planning to host a Capitol Hill event featuring psychiatrists who will warn that President Trump is unfit for office based on his mental health.
The event will be led by Dr. Bandy Lee, a Yale School of Medicine psychiatrist and editor of, The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump, a book that argues psychiatrists have a responsibility to warn the public when a president is dangerous. The position is controversial because psychiatric association’s urge members never to diagnose patients they haven’t personally evaluated, saying it undermines the scientific rigor of the profession.
But Lee and others who agree with her stance say that their description of the president’s behavior, of his showing mental instability and dangerousness, shouldn’t be interpreted as issuing a diagnosis.
Many clinicians, political commentators and members of the public have speculated upon the mental health of President Donald Trump. Indeed, over 70,000 people self-identifying as “mental health professionals” have signed a petition declaring that “Trump is mentally ill and must be removed.” In sociological terms, the attention of mental illness has been hitherto focused on President Trump, and to a lesser extent his ardent supporters.
However, in recent months many have been questioning the direction of this ‘mental health interest. In fact, more and more people are suggesting that this ‘interest in mental health problems should be reversed and refocused on President Trump’s most embittered and partisan opponents. Some have even suggested that these opponents are experiencing a specific mental condition, which has been labeled ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome.’
There is no shared lay understanding of TDS, mainly because it is a folk category rather than a professional category. As such, there is currently much armchair speculation about the nature and existence of TDS, without consensus.
The name itself explicitly suggests a ‘syndrome,’ which the Oxford English Dictionary defines as “a characteristic combination of opinions, emotions, or behavior.” Several commentators have run with this, putting forth suggestions about opinions, emotions characterizing destructive political behaviors and their links to being an opponent of Trump policies.
Shared amongst these is a notion that the everyday activities of President Trump trigger some people into distorted opinions, extreme emotions and hysterical behaviors.
The wider public may be unaware that psychiatrists and social scientists spend considerable time and energy behind closed doors pondering over the existence and reality of mental conditions.
However, the pattern of suicidal behaviors is certainly of grave concern with the advent of identity politics.
Many have argued that some people have been seriously disturbed and distressed by the policies, speech, behavior, and tweets of President Trump, so much so that it has affected their cognitive, affective and behavioral functioning.
Some analysts are saying that growing fears of the apocalypse, Climate disruption, economic downturn, and identity crisis are all factors in this growing trend.
Recently, I was able to get a screening copy of David Icke’s new film about his life called “Renegade.” The film starts with Icke’s beginnings and how he has been the target for censorship as many of his speaking engagements have been canceled because he has been labeled a dangerous conspiracy theorist. I had dinner with David Icke in the 1990s and attended one of his speaking engagements and was blown away by his insight.
In the film, he certainly has a grasp on what is happening now in the world especially when it comes to the identity war.
Icke proposes that many people are falling for the cultist religion of “I am offended” which he concludes is a symptom of what he calls “Labeled Consciousness.”
He says in his film that it is all about transitory, illusory irrelevant labels. People are now becoming offended over what others say about their race, religion, their culture, their gender or political affiliation.
He says the labels are not necessarily who or what we are but what we are experiencing.
The labels he says not only cause offense but they also divide us.
The key to all of this chaos and worry is the enslavement of the mind and what he also calls “postage stamp consensus.”
He says the postage stamp consensus is what we allow ourselves to be programmed into from the cradle to the grave.
If we are stuck in a small area like a postage stamp we only see the pieces and not the whole picture, Icke says in his new film. He also says the world of the “seen” is manipulating the world of the unseen.
We have always known that a few at the top know the big picture and what is to come, however, most of the world is isolated and do not see the connections between organizations, people and power in context.
This is a reason why we may be seeing these violent acts happening – if people do not understand the big picture they become self-harming, you can imagine what comes next.
The truth is there are scores of organizations that have been employed to control perception and it is with this perception control that governments and powerful institutions can plant seeds of dread and hopelessness into the populace.
Since our birth did not come with instructions on what to do, we look to our past and the people around us to inform our decisions. We’d rather not think for ourselves and risk failure.
These results in a life that is dictated more by others than ourselves. We find ourselves in a situation that falls short of our ideal vision of a great life, creating a sort of void. We feel stuck in it and are afraid don’t know how to make a change.
So instead of doing something about it, we do the most unproductive thing we can and we are seeing a lot of this unproductive activity that results in anger, frustration, anxiety and in extreme cases suicide.
If you are one of the lucky ones, you rise above the excuses and become the author of your own story, dreaming up possibilities for yourself and making attempts to turn them into reality.
However, there are others that blame other people for their misfortunes, they identify as victims and failures and feel the need to push all of their misery on to others and for some reason, we allow it because we are coerced into believing we are insensitive if we don’t sympathize with the claimed victimhood.
Everyone can dictate their own path if they care enough to want to do so. It’s not just reserved for “chosen” people. I wish that I could hear more about groups that start hashtag movements of empowerment instead of devolving into groups that marginalize those they do not agree with.
Today, every special interest group has to have an enemy – there has to be a cause to sell; otherwise, no one will join – everyone needs to fight something. Maybe we should create hashtag movements to heal and find the truth.
Controlling your narrative is a conscious choice. If you don’t craft the life you want for yourself, life will just happen to you.
It is unfortunate that so many people have allowed others to craft their narratives for them – they have allowed themselves to identify with groups that claim to be seeking justice and freedom while at the same time implementing self-defeating dynamics and scapegoating of those that do not necessarily agree with them.
I am not trying to give you some Pollyanna advice because I know how we humans like to think we behave. There is a part of us that isn’t necessarily cruel but isn’t especially nice, either — a part that just watches, and listens, and wants to know.
There is some freedom in a bit of detachment that perhaps we can say that we are all human beings and that labeling people is not the way to happiness.
My mother always told me that labels are for canned peas and beans — humans are different and we need to just take the time to listen without judgment, especially when it comes to politics.
Maybe this is the same kind of clinical detachment doctors have to cultivate, a way of distancing oneself from the subject and protecting yourself against a crippling empathy.
Many have a problem with that – they over think and then when others don’t over think a problem or crisis with them they become angry and resort to bad and dangerous behaviors.