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Gun Culture Exhibit F: Gun Store Etiquette

Posted: April 30, 2015 in alcohol-drug abuse, American gun culture, Amerikan government, ammunition, anti-gun vocabulary, ATF gang, attorney, background check, bad gun stores, barrell, bolt action rifle, bore, bullets, business protection, buyer, carrying case, CCW, clips, comfort, concealed carry, concealed carry course, criminal history check, display case, divorce, DUI, dummy rounds, etiquette, expenses, felonies, FFL, firearm, firearm knowledge, firearm safety, firearm user's guide and manual, gentleman, gun buyer, gun chamber, gun cleaning, gun disassembly, gun handling, gun lock, gun owner, gun owners, gun safety, gun seller, gun shop, gun sights, gun stock, gun store, gun store employee, guns, hand grip, history, holster, home protection, hunting wild game, inflammatory language, Internet firearm reviews, kickback, knowledgeable sellers, lawyer, legal issues, loaded firearm, magazines, mental states, metal piece, misdemeanors, Operation Choke Point, permanence, personal opinions, personal protection, pistol, political rants, practice, pump action, reassembly, responsibility, rifle, rounds, rural environment, safety faux-pas, safety mechanism, safety protocols, scam operations, second hand purchase, self-defense, seller, semi-automatic, shooting, shotgun, skinning a buck, sling, snap caps, state gun laws, state ID, state permits, tool for extermination, trigger, trigger guard, United States, urban environment, visitation rights, weapon
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Buying a gun represents a one-time purchasing process. You are literally buying a gun for life. The buying of firearms is very different from purchasing the common, GMO crap found at the local supermarket – no matter what the Amerikan hack politicians say. And, the buying of firearms in the United States is not easier than buying regular garden equipment, or any other important supplies for daily living. The purchase of a metal shooting piece is a long drawn-out process. The reason for all of this process is permanence. Once you buy that gun, it should stay with you forever – unless you find yourself in a tight legal situation where you have to relinquish your firearm.

Out west, my first forays into the gun store world revolved around checking for the weapons that the sellers had in stock. I would later revisit the store, browsing for the right weapons that fit my medium to small hands. I always had an idea beforehand about the type of weapon I had originally wanted to purchase, whether a long gun or a pistol.

Unfortunately, I have also experienced gun store bullies that push particular weapons on certain customers – such as women, or just people that don’t have the ‘gun guy’ look, such as myself. There are those few gun stores that throw out spurious information to the customers – often personal opinions mixed with aggressive salesmanship. As we say in the States: buyer beware.

There are also those naive customers that don’t know how to act inside a gun store. They want to rant on politics, or show-off their shoddy knowledge about guns and gun culture – rather than buy anything. There also exist the indiscreet ones who commit some bad faux-pas, like handle weapons and point them in the direction of everyone around them, or they try to take apart the guns to find out if they have any issues from previous users.

A few potential buyers will just say some dumb things to the sellers. They use inflammatory vocabulary or express hatreds, which puts the gun store employee in a bad position. The gun seller has to then deny the sale of a weapon to the client. There are even foolish buyers who forget that they still have unsealed felonies or very recent misdemeanors on their records. Even a recent divorce with one’s wife or a DUI can get a rejected background check for owning a weapon.

Before going into a gun store, the buyer must first understand why they truly need a weapon, and then really think it over. If they know how to safely handle a weapon, then there is particular firearm that will fit their hand and lifestyle

Does the buyer need a long rifle for hunting game, and does he or she know how to skin a buck in the wild? Or does the person own a business in a part of town that often gets dodgy late at night. There is also the question about home protection, and the even more important question concerning the people that reside inside of the house – and especially if there are kids around. Do the kids know the safety protocols and how to handle shooting?

Maybe the individual would like to carry full-time, take a CCW course, and then receive a state permit for concealed carry. Where a person lives also matters. One particular weapon works better in an urban environment over a rural one. The home owner living in the mountains might encounter angry bears or a pack of coyotes that wouldn’t mind making a dinner with the household pets.

The potential gun buyer also has to consider the deeper reasons for owning a firearm. Is it truly for personal protection, or does he or she just want to show off to friends about being a part of the American gun culture, intimidate the local ‘g fellas,’ or ‘gangstas’ down the street, or even play around at home with something really dangerous. All of the latter reasons negate owning a firearm. If the person feels comfortable learning the basic safety protocols with owning a firearm and truly understands the responsibility in owning a weapon, which also has the potential for exterminating life, then he or she is ready to purchase one.

Final considerations for owning a gun also consider the mental states of the owners. Does he or she frequently lapse into deep depressions, or they cannot control their intake of alcohol and other drugs – then the world of firearms is not for them.

Now the hard part comes along. The buyer has to find the right gun store in order to buy the right type of weapon. Living out in the western US, there are a bunch of gun stores to choose from in the region. Getting recommendations and warnings from other gun owners is a good first method. Finding the right store and avoiding the bad ones is also important – and the bad gun stores do unfortunately exist.

How do you know if you are in a bad one? If you enter a gun store and immediately the gun seller, employee, or another customer chatting with the seller, start pressuring a type of weapon on you, then you have entered a scam operation. Stop the conversation by thanking the people for their information, and walk out – never to return.

When you enter the gun shop for the first time, act the gentleman, with a good morning or good afternoon, and state what type of weapon you are looking for and the reasons. A decent gun seller will know what type of weapon would fit you, while he or she is aware about what the actual gun store has in stock.

A well-versed gun seller will show you some guns on display and will then ask you about your shooting experience, where and how you will store the gun, and will check your hand size. The seller will also factor in the size of the ammo rounds, gun locks, or in the case of pistols, the size of the holster.

The buyer should ask permission from the seller to hold the weapon. When the buyer handles the weapon, the barrel must face either up to the ceiling or down to the ground. Remember, all guns are potentially loaded –  even when on display.

The buyer needs to feel if the stock of the gun fits his or her hand well and if the weapon feels comfortable for firing. If the stock is too big, or the weapon feels too heavy, then firing the weapon will create greater hardships. The gun needs to feel comfortable and secure around one’s arms and hands.

The next questions towards the seller ought to concern the ammunition for the firearm. Is the ammunition hard to find, expensive, or does it give a heavy kickback, which makes shooting the weapon a dangerous exercise? A good gun seller will explain all the variables with each weapon on display.

The buyer has to ask the seller on how to disassemble, clean the weapon, and the safety protocols for handling such a weapon. All firearms have some type of safety mechanism near the trigger guard. A good gun seller will clearly show the general disassembly, cleaning operation and safety protocols.

Other important variables regard the weapon itself, is it new, or is it a second-hand one purchased from a private party. The buyer should inspect the barrel, action and bore for any noticeable discrepancies and check for any excessive dirtiness.

Are there any particular legal consequences within a certain state for possessing such a weapon? Is the rifle cumbersome to carry around, or does the gun safety seem too weak with a possible chance of a negligent discharge? Would a semi-automatic version of a similar model work better, or is a revolver, or even a pump-action better? Buying the right gun for the right person takes time.

Sometimes it is good to visit various gun shops and then come to a conclusion at home on how to purchase the best weapon. The decision includes pricing, quality, reviews on-line, personal fit, ease of disassembly, cleaning, and safety mechanisms.

During the handling of the firearm with the multiple questions that arise concerning the firearm, the buyer should focus solely on the weapon and its fit. Using tyrannical anti-gun vocabulary, such as ‘assault weapon,’ ‘cop killer rounds,’ or ‘mass shooting clip,’ will put the seller on the defensive, and it might make him or her stop talking to you completely and end the sale.

With each passing year, the US Federal Government, under its ATF gang, harasses more and more gun shops. Recently, under its Operation Choke Point, the US Federal Government has forced banks to stop doing business with gun shops.

All gun stores have to retain a federal license to sell weapons, called a FFL. When you use the corporate media’s gun control words inside the store, the gun store owner might think that you are either a rogue government agent, a provocateur from an anti-gun group, or more than likely, a mentally unstable individual. If a seller feels that the potential buyer would possibly act violent with the weapon, then the seller by law cannot sell the firearm to that person.

Once the buyer decides to purchase a firearm, then he or she must show their state ID, usually a driver’s license, and afterwards, fill out the firearm application form. The form asks for the general personal information of the buyer, including date of birth, race, marriage status, ID number, physical address and social security number. By law, all gun buyers must buy from a store within their own states. A person living in Wyoming cannot buy weapons in Montana.

The form also asks about any past mental imprisonment, drug-alcohol issues, criminal history, or any issues regarding divorce-visitation-child custody. If you answer yes to any of those questions, then the state background check will probably reject your application. If you have any past felonies, then ask your attorney to seal the cases, so the felonies do not show up on your check. Do this before you fill out the application. If you are nervous about filling out the application due to some past issues, or for any reason, then talk to your attorney before venturing into a gun store and filling out the application.

Once you pass your state background check and fully pay for your gun, you are now an official gun owner. Buy the right ammunition for the weapon, and any necessary accessories, such as snap caps or dummy rounds in order to practice at home.

You must also have a case to carry the gun inside, a gun lock, cleaning materials, or if necessary, a sling for a rifle, or a holster for a pistol. When you arrive home with your weapon, open the case, find the user’s guide and manual, read all of it, and put the gun away. You own a singular tool that with regular safety, practice and cleaning, will both accompany you and protect you for the rest of your life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dangerous Ideologies II: The Psychobabble Quack Cult

Posted: December 16, 2014 in advertising, American Psychological Association, Amerikan Empire, annihilation, anorexics, artists, autism, behavioralism, beliefs, believers, Biotech companies, breath work, brutality, Buddhism, cabals, capitalism, Catholicism, CIA, co-conspirators, collaborators, conquest, cops, corporate media, corporations, corporatism, crap history, crazy, cults, dangerous people, death, delusions, dictatorships, Discernment of Spirits, dungeons, ego-self, electroshock therapies, elites, emotions, ethics, Europe, European witch trials, evil, experience, experimental psychology, fakes, families, fanaticism, feelings, Gautama Siddhartha, genocides, hegemony, heresy, history, homosexuality, homosexuals, human behavior, human civilization, human history, ideas, ideologies, Ignatius Loyola, images, imprisonment, institutions, insurance rackets, involuntary commitment, Jesuits, Jesus Christ, language, legal crime, legal powers, liquidation, lobotomies, LSD, manipulation, Manual of Mental Disorders, mass murder, mass shooters, meditation, mental asylums, mental concentration, mental deficients, mental discipline, mental freedom, mental hospitals, mental illness, mental illusions, mental operations, mental peace, mental transformation, mental visualizations, militaries, mind control, MK-ULTRA, murder, mysticism, Nazi Regime, negative thoughts, neglect, neurotics, non-comformists, normalcy, North America, obsessive-compulsives, pharmacology, philosophy, police forces, positive thoughts, practice, prayer, prisons, profit, Project 4.1, propaganda, pseudo science, pseudo-experts, psychiatrists, Psycho grad students, psycho history, psycho quacks, psycho surgery, psychoactive drugging, psychobabble, psychological warfare, psychologists, psychology, psychopath, psychotherapy, public opinion, quackery, rebellious teenagers, religion, religious enemies, Religious Wars of Europe, repressed testimonies, research, restraints, saints, sanitariums, schizo, schools, science, scientific study, sects, self-control, self-discipline, sensitivity, serial killers, social control, social powers, social workers, spiritual advisers, Spiritual Exercises, spiritual methods, spiritual power, state alliances, symbols, the bad death, the body, the courts of law, the evil world, the human brain, the Mass, the mind, the modern world, The Passion of the Cross, the rebellious, the State, thoughts, torture, transcendence, Tuskegee Study, TV talk shows, tyranny, universities, US government, victims, war, Wilhelm Wundt, wing nuts, worship
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Surviving among the cluster bombs of civilization, we have often surmised about our bizarre world as the same, absurd continuum from the beginning of time.

We cannot imagine our preposterous world without its job searches, employment hustles, apartments for rent, bank payment loans, security deposits, credit policies, police forces, prisons, schools, corporations, institutions, hospitals, houses of worship, advertising billboards, street scams, mafia-gang syndicates, criminal sprees, warfare and bombings, propaganda methods, State social control – and all the other criminal vices that plague and pester our everyday lives.

Within the sinister realm of ideologies, our modern world has seen the tumorous growth of outlandish ideological sects that have not only seized the modern State, but have also entered the realms of accepted science and common sense. Some ideological cabals have even taken the reins of social control through subtle hegemonic-state alliances over a short span of time. There are many such strange and nefarious stories from the darkened and hidden annals of human history.

The human mind, or the human brain, has represented one of the most mysterious areas for human research, and at the same time, one of the most desired regions for studying the evil arts of human social control. This explains the nauseating repetition of crap advertising and state-corporate propaganda, or ‘the news,’ found on most radio programs, television screens, and even when we click on to certain websites on our laptops.

Before there existed corporate media outlets under the direction of the political-economic elites, there were other proven methods in the discernment of mental operations. Those ancient methods considered the images, forms, inclusive of symbols, or languages, which seemed to constantly invade the human brain, meaning the intersecting lines and tapes of ego-centric, fantastic, conscious thoughts.

Some ancient religious ideologies preferred to tame the human brain and life actions through the methods of ethical self-systems, such as Confucianism, Jainism, Torah-Legalistic Judaism, Zoroastrianism, African Traditional Religions, Epicureanism, Daoism,  Sikhism and Stoicism. Other religious practices preferred to discipline the mind through the experiences of spiritual transcendence, such as Hinduism, Neo-Platonism, Pythagorean Religion, Neo-Egyptian Religion, Gnosticism, Christian Mysticism, Jewish Kabbala, and African Diaspora Religions. Only one religion was successful in combining both of these methods: Buddhism.

Buddhism denies the existence of the ego-self-soul-spirit bodies, and yet it allows for the Hindu belief in reincarnation-rebirth. It negates the complete idea of a controlling deity over human life, yet it also accepts the influence of malevolent spirits-illusions that infect our minds. Buddhism developed the only comprehensive, ancient method, or practice, in disciplining the human mind.

This mental discipline first emphasizes that we understand a simple truth: our thoughts are mental illusions, which create continual suffering in our lives, since our physical bodies also grow into old age, sickness and death. The second part of the method encourages the middle path of ethical behavior in avoidance of bad karma, or actions, words and thoughts, while engaging our will, or self-discipline, to meditate, or concentrate as much as possible, on our living actuality, such as breathing, walking, lying down, and other common life activities.

The spiritual method requires great self-discipline for the personal conquest of the monkey mind. This is the reason that Siddhartha Gautama, or the Buddha, formed the ‘sangha,’ or the monk practitioners of Buddhism with their shaved heads, brown, crimson, yellow robes, begging canisters and sandals.

About a thousand years later however, another religious mystic would create an even greater method for mind control, and in another sense, he became the first practitioner of modern psychobabble-psychology – although crap history leaves him out of the psycho history lesson.

His name was Iñigo de Loyola. He was a Spanish knight of the lower Basque nobility. In the early 1520s, after a momentous battle against the French in Pamplona, he severely injured his leg during the combat. While bedridden and under severe pain, he almost died from profuse bleeding. He managed to recover, and later began to read books on the heroic lives of the Saints.

How did the Saints manage to go so many days without eating and yet keep their composure, and how did they maintain their dignity and peace of mind even when under physical punishments, mental torments, or the duress of prison? Loyola ultimately got out of bed, but walked with a limp for the rest of his life. He could no longer live as a knight, so he imitated the heroic walks of the Saints.

He gave up his weapons and fine clothes at a shrine across his route in northern Spain, and then wandered barefoot, limping with a staff, and wore a coarse cloak with relic pieces and crosses, only carrying a dirty leather bag to help him along the way. Through this hard journey, during the 1520’s, he began to keep a rough journal.

This journal would later become his famous Spiritual Exercises during the 1530s when he began his university studies to become a priest. By the 1540s, he already had a group of devotees educated in the method of the Exercises. What was inside those exercises that made them so powerful?

The Spiritual Exercises were the first, modern psychotherapy self-help manuals in disciplining the mind. Through his complete change and turnaround, from killing off his old Spanish Knight self, and remaking himself into a Catholic Saint, he attained something that only a human animal could create: the death of the old self into a resurrected new, transformed other – all through simple mind exercises.

A priest who has already inducted himself into the Exercises leads the adept through the four to five-week process. First, the acolyte has to examine his or her life to find the faults, weaknesses or sins, which have kept the person from attaining true spiritual power, or mental freedom and peace.

After confessing and acknowledging one’s sins, and next, actively changing his or her habits in transforming the vices into virtues, the devotee later experiences the life of Christ, and especially his Passion on the Cross through understanding the hard process of personal, mind transformation.

The spiritual adviser or priest leads the adherent through controlled breath work, visualizations, vocal, repetitive prayers, and then participation in the Mass. After each session, he or she feels energized and more transformed, while the follower truly feels the power in belonging to the militant body of Christ. The most important part comes at the end of the session, where the votary learns the discernment of spirits.

The discernment of spirits implies understanding the thoughts, ideas, feelings, experiences, images and beliefs that come into his or her mind. Thoughts of doubt, laziness, sensual pleasure, guilt or nervousness represent demonic attacks, and they are let go, while thoughts or images that bring peace, spiritual rapture and joy come from the Holy Spirit. Once the adept successfully finishes the Exercises, he or she transforms into the disciplined believer-warrior. The worshiper has assumed control over his or her own ‘spiritual mind.’

The Order of Loyola, or the Company of Jesus, was also an authoritarian, military like Company under the direction of the Jesuit General. This mental practice was for the ‘greater glory of God,’ or really, the glory of the Catholic Church. Loyola wanted fanatical believers to defend the Church against the dangers of Protestant heresy, or against any non-Catholic belief systems across the globe.

Less than fifty years after the founding of the Company of Jesus, or the Jesuits, they had controlled most of the Catholic Universities in Europe. They also became the confessors to Catholic monarchs, built Catholic Schools across Europe and the American Continent, and had sent missionaries across the Earth in order to convert the heathens, while the Religious Wars had taken off across Europe. This religious order even became one of the wealthiest religious corporations in human history.

Modern Psychology, or Psychobabble, has used the same methods in recent history. ‘Social Workers’ have manipulated public opinion through the US corporate media, talk TV reality shows, such as ‘Dr. Phil’ and ‘Intervention.’ Psychologists have made strategic alliances with the State through the power of illegally imprisoning, ‘dangerous’ people, while holding full legal powers in giving testimonies in courts of law.

Psychiatrists have gained nefarious profits through their bogus psycho therapy sessions, murderous psycho surgeries and their legal rights in dealing brutal, psychoactive drugs to the unwilling. Psychology has become a respected area of scientific study in universities across the globe.

Since modern psychology’s founding, under the German physiologist Wilhelm Wundt during the late nineteenth-century, this ideology has dedicated itself to controlling and manipulating the human mind. Since its inception, it has been responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths across Europe and North America.

This ideology-pseudo science has mostly annihilated its victims through committing society’s weaker populations into asylums, mental hospitals and sanitariums. . The list of victims has included the autistic, the delusional-imaginative, the outspoken-rebellious, the open homosexuals, the excessively weird, the overly sensitive, the mentally deficient, the anorexic, the obsessive-compulsive, or the artistically strange.

Through its spurious research in ‘experimental’ behaviors, and crimes of staff brutality, neglect, restraints, tortures, psycho surgeries, and forced drugging of lethal pharmaceuticals, this ideological-institution has destroyed millions of lives.

Due to its powers as a respected science of social control, governments, militaries, police forces, corporations, schools and other dictatorial institutions across the societal spectrum, have used psychology as one of their preferred methods in dominance and destruction over others.

A short list of psychobabble’s historical crimes should suffice. The ideology and institution of Psychology collaborated with the Nazi Regime’s mass murder of mentally deficient people in the 1930s. Due to their sinister success in this psycho-operation, the Nazis went after Jews, Gypsies and other hated social groups during the 1940s.

The psychobabble pseudo science used the surgery-torture of lobotomies on outspoken-rebellious individuals from the 1930s-70s, such as Rosemary Kennedy, the actress Frances Farmer, the musician Josef Hassid, the painter Sigrid Hjerten, and thousands of other homosexuals, artists, non-conformists and other imaginative dreamers that seemed too weird. Most of the victims of lobotomies either died soon after or survived as incapacitated blobs.

In the 1970s, with lobotomies exposed as a form of torture and murder, and yet none of the ‘psycho doctors’ doing any prison time, psychobabble went on the offensive with its APA organization, the American Psychological Association, the Vatican of Psycho quackery.

Each successive year, this organization’s bible, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, seems to grow exponentially. Even a nervous tic could put one on the list of disorders, and often the same psycho babble experts have suffered from the same neuroses. These ‘experts’ even had ‘homosexuality’ listed as one of the diseases to cure.

The Psycho mob soon made important ties with the federal, state and municipal governments in the United States, giving quacks full legal rights in stating court testimony and holding the legal rights to commit people involuntarily. Psychology had trumped the Bill of Rights to the US Constitution. All of this didn’t stop the tortures however, and so the Psycho punishers began to use the horrific practice of electroshock therapy, or giving voltage shocks to the brains of rebellious mental patients.

They also went on the offensive in the corporate sphere, helping to create the Biotech monolith in legally dealing the deadly, psychoactive drugs, such as Prozac, Lithium and Thorazine, which opened a flood gate of profits for both the Biotech companies and the Psycho practitioners. This practice also opened the floodgates to serial killers and mass shooters, which have become part of the diseased American cultural dynamic.

A few Psycho monsters had earlier collaborated with the US Government of Sociopaths in some very evil behavioral experiments during the 1940s and 50s. There was Project 4.1, which studied radiation effects on Marshall Island natives who had been victims of the US government’s use of nuclear testing nearby, and the Tuskegee Study, where US government doctor-thugs and psycho quacks injected syphilis into African-American men in the South in order to study the mental effects of the disease. And there was the most famous of all, Project MK-ULTRA, where the CIA and psycho experts heavily dosed US military personnel, patients in mental hospitals, prisoners and prostitutes, with LSD, in order to find a ‘truth serum.’ Some of those unsuspecting participants were never the same people again.

During the Satanic sacrifice-Child molestation scare of the 1980s in the United States, Psycho hacks were found in the corporate media defending the discredited use of ‘repressed testimonies’ in children, something not seen since the European witch trials of the 1640s.

Throughout this same decade of the 1980s, the Psychology Mafia also instituted a terrible scam on rebellious teenagers from white, middle class backgrounds. With the collusion of disreputable Insurance companies, both parents and psychologists could involuntarily commit rebellious adolescents into mental hospitals or special homes that tried to reform the defiant young people. The parents paid the Insurance companies, while the Insurance companies, mental clinics and Psycho gangs reaped the profits.

These same mental centers often recruited local thugs and weirdos to control the kids, while a few of those brutes even got away with legal murder through using restraints and tortures on the kids. This crime syndicate especially flourished in the state of Florida. The evil connivance of Psychobabble, the State and the Insurance Mafia, destroyed thousands of American families due to neurotic parents duped into imprisoning their own children.

Psychologists have collaborated with the US military through its ‘Psychological Operations,’ while sanctioning the use of torture and murder during its recent genocides in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Finally, I remember watching many of the Psychology graduate students when I was a doctoral student in history. Unfortunately, the art of history shared the same building complex as that quack ‘social science.’ Those Psychology doctoral students were often bizarre and anal, and a few of them were actual wing nuts. Were these the experts that were going to help the mentally afflicted? Psychology has even tried to capture of the art of history with its very own version of psychohistory!

Psychology-Psychobabble has been an integral state ideology through its arts of social control. There is nothing scientific about it. The Modern State and all tyrannical institutions, such as schools, cops and the military, adore it, while the Psycho leaders always eye newer and weaker victims to liquidate and murder.

We Anarchists know the truth about this disguised evil covered in the cloak of science and ‘normalcy.’ We must also fight their leaders as we fight the State, the cops, the rich elites, the powerful and the corporations. Ultimately, we should even refrain from using their terms and vocabulary, such as ‘psychopath, neurotic and schizo,’ which have become part of our common English vocabulary – and we should try to never see, speak with, or pay for a visit to one of those despicable fakes. Our Anarcho-spirit of liberty would engender a ‘mental illness’ and a forced imprisonment in one of their dungeons.

The Psychobabble Quack Cult is now the State’s and the Elite’s most trusted co-conspirator.

 

 

 

Our Modern World: Hegemonic Ties, Ideological Nonsense

Posted: August 14, 2014 in advertising, agriculture, Amerikan Empire, Anarchism, artisanal class, authority, belief systems, believers, centers, Christendom, Christianity, cities, combat, communal properties, communities, concepts, conflict, contradictions, control, corporate media, cosmopolitan science, counter-knowledge, creeds, criminal super state, cults, cultural foundations, cultural malformations, culture, Dar Al-Islam, Divine Message, dogmas, dynasties, elites, empires, enemies, Enlightenment, ethnicities, exile, faith, family, fantasies, freedom, geographic extensions, hegemony, heroic accounts, hierarchies, hierarchy, historical lessons, Holy Books, household properties, human body, human brain, human civilization, human life, human mind, human will, Humanism, ideas, ideological plagues, ideological positions, ideologies, Illustration, imagination, immobile properties, imperial control, indoctrination, institutions, intellectuals, interpretations, invasions, Islam, Judaism, knowledge, landowning class, leaders, legal theft, legends, legitimacy, Liberalism, life transformations, lumpens, markets, martial victories, Marxism, media deceit, media deceptions, mediums of communication, mental tranquility, merchant class, modern art movements, modern world, modernity, monotheism, Moses, moveable properties, myths, Nationalism, origins, political economies, political opportunities, power, practice, priest class, priesthoods, propaganda, propaganda war, prophecies, psychology, publicity, reason, religion, Renaissance, return, ridicule, rule, ruling class, sacred land, sacred people, sacred territories, Scientific Revolution, social classes, social complexity, social control, social engineering, social positions, social status, socio-cultural movements, socio-political alliances, state craft, state propaganda, state religion, state serial killers, subcultures, the State, theatrical pieces, transcendence, treaties, victims, victories, walls, warrior class, wars, world-views, Zarathustra, Zoroastrianism
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The mind is a terrible thing to release.

The human body requires freedom of movement, but our minds submerged in human civilization need discipline. This simple truth represents a terrible contradiction, but it is more akin to human absurdity. If we all want to achieve a mental tranquility that leads to true freedom, then we have to train our minds to watchfulness on what we are actually accomplishing.

This method of the mind implies a total and absolute awareness, or concentrated mindfulness, on what we are actually doing and the marvelous magic that surrounds our actions. This practice further includes simple tasks, such as, breathing, sitting, standing, walking, thinking, pushing-pulling, ascending-descending, turning, etc.

Such a method for the brain is much easier to write about, than to perform in live practice. It takes the strength of the will and some personal determination to transform our minds into the wonderful now, this very moment of life leading unto our unknown deaths. We could actually love our paths towards transformation, rather than reaching for the ‘goals.’

Yet, our actual ‘life goals’ are often mirages or bizarre fantasies that usually don’t come from our minds; instead, they host and feed deep within our brains, and most unfortunately, those troublesome ideas have taken over our imaginations.

Living in our modern world, we are all inundated with incessant, perverted state propaganda, corporate media lies, advertising crap and publicity refuse. We have no real choices in the matter. Our imaginations and mental reasoning are bound in the tangled webs of ingenious media deceit. This deception comes from a myriad of sources that have incubated from outside of us. Modern mediums of communication share one common disease-ridden strain: hegemonic ties and ideological nonsense.

Ideology had its first eruptions under the rubrics of human civilization, around 6,000 years ago, implying static communities that practiced agriculture, instituted intra-family hierarchies, rituals and temporary social positions. Family dynasties consolidated their organized household properties: first moveable, such as domesticated animals, jewelry, clothes and basic furniture, and second, the immobile, such as lands and water routes. These civilizations also fabricated artisanal hierarchies through ceramic works, carpentry, culinary arts, medicinal-herbalism, masonry, language-scribe work, metallurgy, etc.

From this socio-economic base emerged the first political economies. These political economies later created social class differences and moveable market stations for trade and the creation of a merchant class. In order to facilitate trading, agreed to mediums of exchange, or money, emerged, such as cattle or precious commodities.

Due to differences in class positions, status and cultural differences emerged. Some societies had more of something than the other ones. Cravings and Conflict increased in intensity, and so village centers had to fortify their strategic positions, usually near water routes. Villages built walls or moved their center positions to higher altitudes, or they used both methods. This was the birth of the city.

These power centers could also wage wars, or stage treaties for peace. From this greater social complexity, a class of convincing and eloquent speakers, persuasive priests, and top warriors known for courage in combat, had transformed themselves into local leaders. The successful leaders won martial victories over enemies and furthered geographic extensions of the sacred territories.

Before there were ideologies, the victors representing the chosen community, embodied the incubation of social power through state craft.

In order to maintain social cohesion within the sacred community, leaders had to interpret the commonly held world-views, or render the cultural foundations that had originally created and nurtured ‘the sacred land and the sacred people.’

Their creative works of interpretation represented a marvelous culmination. Their concepts moved from a hodgepodge of ideas and mental imagination towards transcendence: the ordered and organized state-people-territory-religion cult.

Ancient Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Indian and Chinese religions were good examples. Latter imperial empires of ancient history also formulated their particular religious origins, legends, prophecies, myths, fantastic stories, heroic accounts, historical lessons and theatrical pieces, such as the Ancient Hellenes, or Greeks, the Ancient Romans, (before the official state religion of Christianity), and the Ancient Persians, or Iranians.

In the Americas, the Olmecs, Toltecs, the Mexica-Aztec regime, the Mayan city-state alliances, the Chavin religious center in the Andes, the Wari military regimes, the Chimú city states and the Inca Imperial Empire, all of those civilizations created similar religion-state-people-sacred land concepts.

Around 600 BCE, the Ancient Persians transcended even further. They created both a state-people-territory religion and a belief system that could travel across lands. The ancient Zoroastrian faith had embraced the powerful concept of mystical monotheism.

There was one God of Light and Love, Ahura Mazda and his archangels, who constantly battled an enemy, a Spirit of Evil and his demons called Anghra Mainyu. The Revelation of this one God came out of the voice of the Prophet, Zarathustra. The Holy Book, encompassing the Law, hymns or Psalms, rituals or Liturgies, while proclaiming the Divine Message, had the name of Avesta. Through the regular recitation of prayers, cleansings or Baptisms, and community rituals or Worship, believers could attain sanctification with the One God, and thereby Resurrect their Soul bodies into the Divine Heaven.

Zoroastrianism begat the other world religions of ancient history in Mesopotamia and the Mediterranean world, such as Judaism, Mithraism and Manichaeism. The most powerful of the three was Judaism.

Judaism linked the monotheistic, all-powerful God, with his adversary, Satan, and created a complete ethical-historical-mystical- heavenly realm around the One God and his chosen people, the Jews, which held the tablets of the sacred Law of Moses, originally given to the Hebrew speaking nation during their exile from Egypt.

The first Jews had emerged from exile during the grand epoch of Persian imperial control in order to rebuild the Second Temple of Solomon, destroyed during the Babylonian imperial invasion of Jerusalem in 597 BCE. Like the Zoroastrians, the Jews also developed the concept of a resurrected afterlife location called Sheol.

The Jews were the first religion-nation-land sacred cult, (from the earlier Hebrew identity), with the ability to transform themselves into a cosmopolitan and urban society of ‘believers.’ Their holy book, the ‘Tanakh,’ moved into the universality of world civilization, and this same transformation also took place after the foundation of the grand empire of Alexander the Great. Taking advantage of such a great political opportunity, Judaism spread from Mesopotamia and the Levant region into various regions of Asia, Africa and Europe.

Two later monotheistic religions in the ancient world had also transcended to even greater heights than Judaism. The two monotheist gods had fully given up the idea of a sacred earth and a sacred people. They, instead, raised the believer to the class of the priesthood. These two religious faiths represented Christianity and Islam.

Not only did they scrap the old land-people-temple-kingdom statecraft order, but they both became world religions within a short space of time after their ‘persecuted’ births. They built entire civilizations and world cultures under their jurisdictions, and which still last today. Their ancient names were Christendom, or the Christian kingdoms yoked under the Universal Catholic-Orthodox Church, and Dar Al-Islam, or those submitted to the Muslim faith, ruled through the Caliphate, and later, the Sultanate. Universal, world religions became the first ideologies. The sole criteria for both sanctification and power came through the institutionalized faith.

This is the full definition of ideologies. Ideology represents a compendium of contradictory and myriad beliefs, ideas, dogmas, creeds, doctrines and theses under some type of organized belief system transformed into a cosmopolitan science of universal truth.

Within our modern and contemporary world, ideologies have transcended into their final and most powerful positions. There are now hundreds of sets and subsets of ideologies, whether political, intellectual or cultural. Ideological positions have suffocated people’s minds across the Earth; while, ideological institutions have continually tried to seize the state or warp the general culture, all in order to both control the general population and murder their ideological enemies. We Anarchists have a special role in helping to destroy the intellectual foundations of all ideologies – inclusive of our very own faith – ‘Anarchism.’

Not only do ideologies create schemas for pseudo-truths, but they have also created political institutions and have formed sociopolitical alliances, or hegemonic ties. In the medieval period of the Mediterranean world, the Catholic Church constituted political pacts with powerful kingdoms, such as the Frankish Kingdom, (around 700 A.D.), the Holy Roman Empire, (around 800 A.D.), and the Kingdom of France, (around 1200 A.D.). During the ninth century A.D., the Islamic world created rival caliphates, such as the Caliphate of Al-Andalus, or Spain in the west, and the Great Caliphate of Baghdad, the Abbasids, in the east.

From 1400-2000 A.D., in the continent of Europe, the plague of ideologies increased a hundred fold. Most ideologies transferred themselves onto the secular world and they began to drop their religious connotations. The first ones were Renaissance Humanism, Protestantism, Trent Catholicism, Mannerism, the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment or the Illustration.

From these ideological sets, emerged the subsets of Rationalism, Liberalism, Nationalism, Journalism, Regionalism, Constitutionalism, Conservatism, Modernism, Marxism, Socialism, Communism, Leninism, Trotskyism, Stalinism, Maoism, Libertarianism, Monopoly Capitalism, Objectivism, Monarchism, Republicanism, Anarchism, Progressivism, Individualism, Feminism, Positivism, Nihilism, Utilitarianism, Imperialism, Keynesian Capitalism, Eugenics, Colonialism, Orientalism, Militarism, Racialism, Anti-Semitism, Fascism, Zionism, Neoliberalism, Communalism, Postmodernism, American Exceptionalism, Communitarianism, etc. Simultaneously, multiple artistic-intellectual ideologies came into view, such as Realism, Symbolism, Impressionism, Fauvism, Structuralism, Functionalism, Constructivism, Pointillism, Surrealism, Classicism, Neoclassicism, Minimalism, etc.

Meanwhile, intellectual and academic based movements have appeared on the modern cultural scene in order to seize some cultural capital and perpetuate their power. Some examples have included the Psychology Cult, Sexuality Studies, Social Engineering-Sociology or social control theories, Educational Theory-Leadership or coercive state schooling, Military Sciences or warmongering, Anthropology-Intelligence Data Mining, or state-corporate spying and subversion of indigenous cultures, Journalism-Media Studies or media manipulation, Business-Advertising-Management Theory or profiteering, Criminal Justice Theory or modern prisons, Public Health-Nutritional Studies or modern medicine, etc.

There are hundreds more of these ideological plagues, which are too long to mention in this essay, all incubating and rotting the insides of life within our small Earth. It is no wonder that our world has become so confusing, horrifying and daunting, while the more sensitive people turn to drug addiction or madness in order to escape such mental delirium under the lies of crap science and twisted truths.

The most ideologically poisoned land on the Earth is the current Amerikan Empire. The polished serial killers currently holding power have maintained an empire through erecting various levels of cultural dry walls and insulations to rule more effectively over the ignorant and cowardly subjects. This criminal super state has managed even greater hierarchical levels of revolving doors that have kept the safe distances between its shocking leaders and the lumpen citizen mass.

The functional highway median gradations between the state and the people have sustained themselves through ordered systems of respected knowledge and pseudo-sciences, such as Liberalism, Democracy, State Government, Constitutionalism, etc. These same ideological systems and institutions have given a fine shine and brilliant luster to an otherwise horrifying, criminal enterprise. This state of the art indoctrination system has worked marvelously. Within US society, all social classes, ethnicities, and most subcultures consent to the US government as the legitimate authority in matters of social control, waging total and aggressive war, and the right to legal theft, or taxation.

All modern states or governments must use a contradictory assortment of cultural, social, intellectual and political ideologies in order to effectively rule and abuse their citizen-subject victims. State and elite sponsored ideological formations have waged a ruthless propaganda war against our fragile minds since our childhoods. How do we Anarchists fight such cultural malformations allied with the state? How can we can help free the minds of our fellow humans?

The two proven methods are to both intellectually refute their theoretical lies with counter-knowledge, and to publicly ridicule such mental nonsense. This method also critiques the few remaining doctrinaires coming out of another ideological mess – Anarchism.

Worlds of Pharmakopeia II: Cannabis Churning in the Mystical Orient

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A cold wind was howling through the medieval streets of Rome during middle December. The days were real short. Darkness even shadowed the moon. This particular day was in the middle of the month, and the year was 1485. Christmas had its parties coming up, but the Pope Caesar had other nefarious plans tucke