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Donald Trump, Narrative Warfare and the Change Theorem
What is the point of the War of Stories?
It’s a refrain I began writing about over a year ago, characterizing and framing the entirety of the Info War—or at least, the most pertinent, trackable Narratives within it—as a conflict between storytellers in an attempt to contextualize the WHAT and the HOW more so than the WHO.
And while I’ve attempted to break down the WHY in dozens of pieces to this point, every so often, I feel we could all use a bit of a refresher on just why it isn’t reductive, but rather useful to view the various deployments of one side or the other on the Game Theory Game Board through this cypher—the cypher of plots and plotters, twists, turns and shock reveals, themes, motifs, truths and lies—in order to better understand and, perhaps more importantly, better control one’s reactions to deployments by either side that are meant to evoke a response within the viewing audience. Within all of us.
And that is where we should start with an exploration of the War of Stories, not by attempting to delve into the WHY regarding the war, but rather the WHY regarding the stories. And the attempt to answer that question—the question of stories themselves—prompted this writing today.
After all, why do we tell stories, and why do we listen to them?
In previous pieces, I’ve forwarded the somewhat safe assertion that humans are innately coded with a fascination with and an understanding of story structure, characters and the cyphers they might become in order to communicate basic truths, lessons and understandings to one another, and while that is undoubtedly the case, I think the WHY of storytelling can be distilled even further than that.
In the end, the purpose of a story is the same purpose of the creation of all art, and that boils down to one word: change.
The purpose of art—the purpose of stories—is to engender or provoke change within the observer.
For quaint, passive and passable works of art—from paintings to songs to compilations of the written word—that change might be temporary: a joke a talented comedian tells might evoke laughter from the observing audience, actualizing the artist’s purpose in that beautiful, precious moment of recognition and emotional bliss. Likewise, an exciting scene in an action film might thrill or surprise, while a colorful painting might transfix, if only enough to slow one’s gait in a busy public setting.
But the marker of true art—of lasting art—is the change it evokes over a longer time period, with the best works nesting into the very psyche of the observer, sometimes absent his conscious awareness.
These works of art—from the seminal movies of a given culture to its great written tomes—live on long after the initial observation of them has run, and sometimes, long after the minds and souls that gave birth to them pass on from this mortal realm. And they do so because the changes they trigger are infinite gems within finite beings—motes of light that form a flickering truth to life out of dormant ashes.
Change is the name of the game, and change is happening all around us, if we have the eyes to see it and the wills to parse it, to absorb it, and to help shepherd the motes it might spark to life within each of us.
So then, if the War of Stories is about engendering change within the American—perhaps the world—populace, perhaps taking the form of a Macro, grassroots desire for a return to true sovereignty, as we discussed at length last week in ‘Sovereign Siege,’ then it would behoove us to attempt to glean the HOW so that we might better track the effectiveness of various Narrative Deployments from one side or the other in the Info War, the Mind War and all the other names we give to the persuasions of the stories that swirl around us in the digital and psychological ether—and that become us, should we choose to allow it.
“One side is trying to terrify us into destroying ourselves; the other side is trying to terrify us into saving ourselves.”
I said that on Tuesday night’s discussion of Batman Begins with, in which we examined some of the Hegelian tactics employed by the fictional League of Shadows Bruce Wayne is forced to contend with in the film. The plot setup bears an uncanny resemblance to the current conflict between Donald Trump, US Patriots and the powers that would be—the centralized collective known as the Deep State, and the counter tactics deployed by the film’s titular hero, a man who reverses the symbolism of the enemy in order to bring about a different sort of change over the citizens of Gotham City.
The change that comes on the backend of a recognition and cultivation of sovereignty.
The Hegelian Dialectic has been successful for generations by appealing to the base instinct of human beings—that being their propensity to map onto the Narratives (the stories) they are told, and the actions they take, wittingly or unwittingly, in service of their own part in said Narrative. On the other side of the coin, we have what I have long argued is a Reverse Hegelian Dialectic, in which patriots, ghosts in the machine and the storytellers on OUR side of the game board are attempting to deploy a Trauma-Catharsis structure in order to undo the damaging and lasting effects of [their] Trauma-Paralysis dialectic.
I plan to dive much deeper into this War of Symbols in next week’s feature, but for now, I want to focus on the story mechanism through which BOTH the Deep State AND Patriots are attempting to provoke their own versions of change within the American populace.
And change, at the end of the day, both in story form and in the Realm of the Real, often comes on the back-end of conflict.
Conflict begets change. Conflict of the Mind, of the Heart and of the Soul, sometimes taking the form of psychological tension, sometimes in the form of intellectual debate, and often in the form of the emotional rhetoric and even the physical manifestation of conflict, which is often the mode of change communicated through mythic, Biblical and fictional epics.
You need not travel far in the American zeitgeist of the last twenty years to observe the manifestation of that last point in the realm of the stories that captivate mass audiences, as superheroes—from Batman himself to the more modernist twist on the trope, Iron Man, to the misplaced idealism of Captain America, to the timeless and timely power-responsibility theme running through the half dozen Spider-Man storylines that have taken over multiplexes for decades—to recognize that there is a latent, subconscious desire within the American Mind to take back power from the systemic forces that have leached it from us, and to do so with gusto and color.
To take back our world through the force of power none of us alone possesses. To provoke change through peaceful conflict—a beautiful and effective paradox through which the Great Awakening is defining and creating itself.
It can be a tricky thing attempting to frame Donald Trump in the context of the Info War, even by those of us who love him, and that challenge gets harder still when making the subtle, but significant transition from a framing of Fifth-Generation Warfare to the War of Stories refrain, where one changes figures into archetypes, and subjects into motifs—where the informational transforms into the mythical.
But that is what we’re watching, here.
As discussed on this week’s Power Hour withand , Donald Trump isn’t just a man—even though he is one in the Realm of the Real. He is a symbol of a movement, a symbol for all of us, and a cognitive cypher through which the America First movement—the sovereign will of the awakening American soul—is being manifest in the public War of Stories that has been thrust upon this nation by powers and forces beyond the public notice and far beyond the rational understanding of most observers, including those who try to parse, analyze and write about it with depth and frequency.
The thing is, it isn’t just Patriots or amorphous ghosts within the media machine who’ve framed Trump as the protagonist—as the hero—of the America First story, as the David against the Collectivist Goliath, the Bruce Wayne against the League of Shadows. It has been the Deep State themselves, the subversive controllers and the Systemic Scions who’ve done so.
By painting Trump as an existential threat to ‘their Democracy,’ ‘their nation’ and ‘their way of life,’ they have also put him up as a last hope of sorts to tens of millions of Americans who’d long since quit nurturing any of the stuff within their hearts—the once warm flood of dream-stuff being transformed over time and through countless defeats on the many fronts in the Mind War, the Info War and the Culture War into a caustic and corrosive acid rather than an elixir of lasting light.
Trump and his fellow patriots knew there was more of the stuff—more of the resolute hope—buried deep within the American psyche, if only he—if only those behind him—could find a match bright enough to lure the enemies of this nation out of the shadows and into the light of our many torches, and if only enough of that caustic, decaying remnants of despair might be sparked back to life and summarily purged into a blinding absolution that rekindles the light within this decentralized collective that can never be fully extinguished.
Donald Trump isn’t just a threat to [their] corrupt System of Systems; he is a reminder to the American Mind of what they were, what they are, and what they could be again.
And it is only through conflict—both real and fictionalized, subtle and, most importantly and effectively, dramatic—that the American will might be enflamed and awoken once again.
To wit, and if any among us still has any lingering doubts as to whether or not we exist within a sociopolitical, cultural and even spiritual paradigm war predicated on the effective communication of archetypal stories, observe the fact that, in the current moment, two storylines are running in parallel as they dominate the American Mind in their cascading drama, twists and congruent, opposite and yet, mirrored roll-outs.
On the one hand, we have the story of the Biden Crime Family corruption, and all the many tendrils and tentacles that symbolic Deep State family has to the national and international, public and private System of Systems most of us spend the majority of our waking hours—and quite a few besides—attempting to map. And on the other, we have the weaponization of the Justice System against a man who represents a movement, who represents each and all of us.
This unraveling truth of the true depth, nature and persuasion of the Gordian Knot of lies that is the Biden Crime Family is being actioned in full view of an increasingly-awake and awakening American Mind grown restless and wary on the back of both domestic and international tension that—if it hasn’t been directly fomented by the Biden Administration itself—has only worsened under its decrepit and decaying watch—an assertion that becomes less partisan and more observably factual by the day and by the deployment.
And the fact that Donald Trump not only seeded these Narratives into the zeitgeist, but continues to enflame them even as the Deep State’s witch hunt against him spins up with vicious and obvious desperation and venom lends more credence than any congruence or convergence before that everything from the Devolution Operation to the Biden Administration itself was either directly installed, or directly provoked and accounted for by the Infinite Side on the Game Theory Game Board.
You see, the Biden Crime Family and breathless stories circulating about the attempted cover-up of its various misdeeds is directly informing and being informed by the ongoing miscarriage of justice attempted on the symbol of our movement, and the current symbol of uncaged truth within the American zeitgeist in Trump himself, which is perhaps the key recognition that might allow Anons and direct-path reasoners within the America First movement to leave emotional reaction not to lesser minds, but to minds this congruent, mirrored storyline is meant to trigger and to provoke … to spark along their own paths to awakening that each of us took in our own ways over the course of the last few years.
As I said last week, when you reframe the Trump Witch Hunt and the Biden Crime Family Cover-up not as obstacles on the path to Trump’s reelection—meaning, OUR reelection and reestablishment as the preeminent sovereign power steering the great ship that is the American Republic—but rather as key deployments meant to bring about the actualization of that very campaign, you might begin to understand why I can so confidently assert that the Trial of Donald Trump where it concerns the American mind IS the story that has inspired his followers into their most ardent support of him yet, while engendering the sort of desperation from his collectivist enemies that is revealing them to an increasing plurality of the American people by the day.
In short, the Trial of Donald Trump IS his campaign.
We know it. He knows it. And you can bet your rapidly-declining bottom dollar that the subversive enemy knows it as well.
Which begs the question, why are they going through with all this song and dance anyway? Why put forward the very narratives—the very storylines that will ultimately undo them?
Because, when trapped by a superior player, all the Finite Player can do is play out the moves left to him on the Game Board, and do so with the hope that the Infinite Player will make a catastrophic mistake that could trigger a Crisis Cascade that removes his advantage, and ultimately undoes him.
Good luck to them, on that count.
In a game of chess, and even in many of the sporting events coded into the American zeitgeist and even the human mind and culture, the Finite Player will often forfeit when placed in the position the Deep State has been placed into; if he does not forfeit in an overt manner, he will often do so while saving face by running out the clock, going through the motions and putting in an effort up to the point where the rules of the game and the implied grace of his victorious opponent allows him to without suffering the disdain of the crowd in the arena.
That is not the position the Deep State find themselves in this time around, because this ‘game’ isn’t a game at all; it is, rather, a war fought for the literal soul of mankind, first within each and every one of us, and simultaneously in all the Systems of the collectivist shadow named after them.
Aside from kinetic warfare, there is only one game that cleanly maps onto this reading of Finite vs. Infinite. Only one game that was as popular in the time of the Roman Coliseum as it remains today, resurgent and newly relevant thanks in no small part to the backing of Donald Trump himself, whose connections to this world I’ve covered on various appearances over the last few months.
I am talking, of course, about the fight game.
Whatever your personal feelings on the subject of combat sports, from western boxing to European kickboxing, to the cultural dynamo that is the UFC and mixed martial arts—a particular passion of mine, one that I have experienced both inside and outside of the ring and cage from an analytical and participatory level—there is no denying the elemental power that ritualized combat still holds within the human psyche, and perhaps within the American psyche most of all.
After all, as UFC President and Trump friend and ally Dana White is fond of saying, Americans love fighters.
In fact, while White is himself a controversial figure—some criticism deserved and some lacking, as is the case with many counter-culture figures the Establishment lambasts—he has long touted a particular analogy when promoting the UFC from the fringes of alternative sports in the early aughts to one of the prime movers in the realm of American sports and entertainment today.
In his analogy, White guides the observer through an Americana vision of a cul-de-sac, or a neighborhood where nothing particularly untoward is amiss. He explains to the audience that this neighborhood is full of active, good-natured people, both young and old, all engaged in the playing or watching of various games. On one corner, White says, we see America’s pastime playing out, with bats, gloves and caps turned any which way—home runs and ground balls, chain link fences and diamond dust. On another, we see two nets pegged into the ground as men and women fly about the turf, kicking a white-and-black speckled ball, and on a third, the blood and sweat, grit and determination of the gridiron that is American football plays out, drawing the largest crowd by far.
But then, as the day wanes, as the sweat turns to salted crystals upon the brows of those playing and those viewing, something happens on the fourth corner of the neighborhood. Something unplanned and primal, as worrying as it is surprising, as disconcerting as it is alluring.
A fight breaks out, and the news of that fight spreads through the minds of those playing and those pondering, those watching and those waiting.
Where does everyone go?
(Okay, so my particular rendition of White’s analogy carries with it a bit more color and drama than his, but you get the gist.)
Combat sports are ubiquitous within the American mind because conflict is central to the American identity, and to the human spirit. Because conflict begets change, and because change, for better or worse, is the way of the world.
It only matters which side of that change one finds oneself on.
Donald Trump is more aware than any politician in American history just how coded Americans are with a love of fighters. This is why he isn’t even considered to BE a politician by the very same voting base that installed him into the highest office in any land seven years ago, and that will once more once the fraudulent façade of [their] election system is rendered stark naked as bleached bone in the ratcheting heat of the continued awakening.
And this is why, as you observe the various conflicts playing out in full view of the American mind, from Trump vs. the Establishment Uniparty and the Justice System itself to the Biden Crime Family and all its exposed secrets to the American public, from the awakening sovereign spirit of the Russian Federation against the corrupt cronyism of the European Union and the NATO alliance, from the renewed and emerging markets in Sub-Saharan Africa rediscovering—or discovering for the first time—their own sense of freedom, of choice in spite of the machinations of puppet masters whose strings have been cut, the fight is not something to fear, but to embrace.
Conflict begets change, but violent conflict forms a conflagration—a wildfire that purges, but also destroys, itself settling into a cycle from which the current generation of humanity would and could succumb, should the balance tip on this knife’s edge in a war beyond the reckoning of any of us, but not all of us.
But like the grooves worn into the bedrock of the earth, peaceful conflict brings lasting change, change into which the future can flow over the memories of the past. This is the parallel paradox of the Info War, and the War of Stories, and it is why the beautiful contradiction that lies at the heart of the decentralized Anon hivemind is a key engine of its direction, and its eventual ending.
So let the waves crash. Let the rivers flow. Let the waters run, and watch the world they begin to carve out around us, into which we might pour our future.
Or, put in the way onlycan, "It's not an objective, moral 'good' to be polite to terrible people ... They want you within a set of rules that they don't plan to follow, and if you follow them because you think it makes you a good person, all it does is weaken you."
Watch the various fights as they play out both for and in the American Mind. And maybe pick a few of your own along the way.
Let them fight, and watch them change.
Until next time, stay Positive, stay Based and most importantly … stay Bright.
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