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Retreat is Defeat in the Mind War
We’ve entered a new phase in the Info War, which is to say, we’ve entered a new phase in the Mind War.
That seems to be as easy an assertion to make these days as it is a difficult one to define, but, at the risk of sounding reductive, I think we’ve all felt it of late, haven’t we?
I discussed this concept in depth in last week’s special feature on ‘The Moving Mind,’ which explored the large-scale, mass psychological impact of the Trump Mugshot, which is at once surreal to type out and strangely-steadying to many Anons and even more mainstream-wavelength Trump supporters out in the wider ether we hope to reach in this war built on the obfuscation of Information, and the effective and warring dissemination of stories, the core focus here at Burning Bright.
In short, the Trump mugshot advanced one of the two major US Macros currently at work within the Collective Mind—those being the Weaponization of the Justice System against Donald Trump—and by extension, the movement he represents—while the continued exposure of Biden Crime Family corruption—scandals with Actuals at the end of them that are being revealed with greater surety and frequency by the week—renders the Trump ‘Witch Hunt’ starkly partisan, and perhaps even sinister, to the slow-blinking American populace who, while otherwise burned out by the clown show that the US political scene has become, have been forced into the observation of it through the mass cultural awareness and memetic nature of recent Narrative Deployments.
As for the particular vectors along which the Trump mugshot MIGHT move the Collective Mind, I posited the following story beats in the infancy of the mass psychological storm surrounding the deployment, which I dubbed, ‘The Narrative Convergence of Trump:’
Trump PULLS the rug out from under the Media Industrial Complex less than 24 hours after getting more than 8 times the viewership as the entirety of the Establishment GOP field on an independent, new media platform.
Trump RETURNS to 'Twitter' without returning to Twitter, lighting the Social Media world and internet aflame with the twin Deployment of his mugshot AND the consummation of his promise to both never return to Twitter AND to never abandon the movement he inspired.
Trump SIGNALS with both the aesthetic of said Mugshot and with his messaging in the aftermath that all of the Anon theories stretching back to the Q Op about the Disclosure Defense strategy, introducing evidence legally and taking the matter of 2020 election fraud all the way to the Supreme Court have been apt.
Trump MAKES election fraud THE story of the 2024 election cycle, effectively rendering the campaign itself null and void.
Trump BECOMES a bipartisan meme that will generate the most ardent support yet from his own base, the most sympathy yet from the reachable middle, the most salivating, hungry vengefulness yet from the communists hoping for his incarceration and 'defeat,' and most of all, the ATTENTION of the disillusioned, unplugged 'Normie' at once. In effect, he has seized the Collective Mind.
Trump PROMISES that TRUTH is his home ... and if you think he's referring to Truth Social alone, I just don't know how to help you from this point forward.
And while these points were meant to signify the Macro, or the Potential-Narrative just as the deployment took shape, I also took a stab at a brief explanation of the Micro-Actual in the immediate aftermath, with the following, much of which mirrored those initial observations:
TURNED Donald Trump into an ‘Outlaw President’ in a nation quite literally built on the tenets of rebellion, independence, civil disobedience and trail-blazing.
CONFIRMED the Weaponization of the Justice System against anyone who stands against 'The System.'
DISPLAYED that the Establishment isn't after Donald Trump because they think he broke OUR laws, but because he broke THEIRS, and because he's the only thing that stands between us and them.
INJECTED Election Fraud back into the public conversation in a major way just as the Scariant COVID-23 Scamdemic is being spun up in an obvious attempt to steal the 2024 Election in the same manner.
SEIZED the Collective Mind by becoming the most bipartisan memetic image in American history, with Trump supporters using it as an emblem and a rallying cry, Anons using it as the culmination of years of projections, theorizing and white-pill delivery, Liberals using it to mock, but accidentally making it MORE viral, and Uniparty Establishment Shills pissing themselves with existential dread when gazing upon it.
INGRATIATED Trump to a Black American community that already liked him significantly more than the Establishment Uniparty (Democrats or Republicans) was willing to admit by confirming the fact that said Establishment Uniparty hates HIM almost as much as it hates THEM. (Remember … we don't need everyone to love Trump. We only need them to see him as an enemy of their enemy. Mission accomplished.)
SET the stage for the Trial of the Century while lending credence to the Disclosure Defense strategy.
While this Micro-Macro, immediate-future formatting was largely meant to implore calm within the more reactive segments of the MAGA and America First base—though this audience has largely been not only calm, but comfy and cozy by comparison—it was also meant to illuminate the many fronts in which the Mind War is being fought, and the many fronts in which ground is being taken by patriot deployments, first very slowly … and then all at once.
Additionally, the very mirrored appearance between the projection and observation sets also lends credence to the idea that we’re beginning to see the mid-to-long term effects that will spin out of a given deployment with near immediacy, owing to our growing experience in this Fifth-Generation War.
The thing is, with this phase-shift claim or observation truly considered, it may become increasingly difficult for me to advance the ‘very slowly’ claim, and while we’re not yet at the ‘all at once’ stage of the game—and what Actual form that will take in the War of Stories, I cannot say, though I have my theories—acceleration and escalation are certainly the twin, parallel trend lines that have been forming throughout 2023, and which show no signs of abating in the least as we rocket toward 2024 not just in a temporal sense, but in an emotional and directed psychological one.
And if all of the above could be summed up into one unifying Macro or theme the patriot side of the Grand American Story that’s playing out before us embodies, it is the following: Donald Trump v The Establishment isn’t overshadowing or distracting FROM his 2024 Presidential Campaign, or our movement.
It IS his Campaign, it IS the movement, and it just got supercharged by the very deployments meant to derail it.
So, I suppose that’s what I mean by a ‘phase shift’ in the Mind War and the Info War—not so much a change in direction, as many of us have predicted the reversal of the ‘Slings and Arrows’ stratagems of the collectivist enemy by patriots and the turning of mass psychological deployments in our favor, but rather a change in the recognition of these Narrative and psychological trends some of us have been exploring and pointing out for months, if not years, and that others who purport to be sociopolitical and cultural analysts have not only failed to recognize, but have gone so far as to dismiss as belonging solely in the realm of ‘conspiracy,’ despite the fact that the observation and engagement with the Narrative Layer of the Mind War is perhaps the most steadying, affirming and observable position to occupy in the kaleidoscopic chaos Fifth-Generation Warfare is meant to be.
Then again, I AM a writer by trade, and a storyteller by nature, and I suppose it’s possible I’m paying way too much attention to the effect these Narratives are having on the Collective Point that rests as both the heart and the fulcrum of both sovereignty and mandate within the Republic. I’ll leave my readers to make up their own minds on that front.
So, then, if we can at least agree that the Collective Mind has been moving this month, and that Donald Trump has been moving it most firmly and dramatically, do we have any trends to explore that could suggest that this movement is occurring not just within the MAGA and America First base, but also in the wider American populace—perhaps even within the Narrative deployments of the very collectivist, subversive enemy we hope to overthrow at the end of this PsyWar?
Why yes, I think we can, and while some poke fun at the specific Narrative and psychological terms I have either invented or commandeered in these digital pages, others find them useful as cognitive cyphers through which to map the ongoing Macros and Micros into a usable framework of psychological, cognitive and even spiritual orientation.
So today, we’re going to touch on one of my favorites—and one I use with frequency of late—which I refer to as ‘Overton’s Goalpost.’
And in order to understand Overton’s Goalpost, we need to first understand what is meant by the Overton Window, which is one of the terms most ubiquitous within the heterodox Truth Community.
Put simply, the Overton Window can be defined as the broad range of policies, proposals or subjects acceptable to the psychological framework of the American population at a given time; this might be what we generally refer to in this community as the ‘Normiesphere,’ and there are many persuasions of it. Generally, the Overton Window doesn’t refer to any sort of objective measure of reality, nor of truth, but rather a general psychological window through which the ‘mainstream’ feels comfortable viewing reality as it is being presented to them.
On the negative side, one can see how this observable mass psychological hang-up can and has been wielded by the powers that would be against humanity for generations, or perhaps since time immemorial. And yet, it also gives us a glimpse into the practical genius of the patriots’ plans to reverse engineer this Macro pattern, using the War of Stories as a means of turning the Hegelian Dialectic around in order to bring about what I refer to as the ‘Good’ Reset, and which forms the basis of my theorizing at Burning Bright.
And yet another positive observation of the Overton Window as a concept or a psychological control framework is the fact that it isn’t fixed along a set psychological or temporal point; in fact, it is the very maneuverability of the Overton Window that makes it such an effective cypher through which to observe and attempt to guide the Collective Mind.
My personal spin on or evolution of this concept, then, isn’t so much a new way of engaging with the Overton Window, but rather a means of exploring or recognizing the movement of that window in a patterned manner.
Overton’s Goalpost, then, refers to the general Narrative pattern I feel can be observed by tracking the Media Industrial Complex’s—and their political stooges—movement in the rhetorical realm along a chartable and illogical pathway when confronted not just with the truth as put forward by patriots, Anons and truthers, but rather when confronted by the effects those truths and revelations are visiting on the Collective Mind they are rapidly losing control of.
Donald Trump and others may be Mind-Movers, a concept I plan to explore and flesh out more fully in the near future, but even the most powerful Mind-Movers will lose psychological steam if not bolstered by the Truth, and by a Decentralized Collective (that’s us,) pushing the Overton Window back into its direction.
Generally, I have charted Overton’s Goalpost along the following phases, which could be amended to suit your purposes:
As I said, Overton’s Goalpost isn’t an attempt to make sense out of illogical frameworks of the enemy, but rather to codify the observation of such illogical frameworks as a sure sign of [their] retreat and our progress on the informational battlefield. After all, attempting to determine who’s winning and who’s losing in the Info War can be difficult, especially when the enemy still wields such influential and amplified narrative dissemination vectors.
In short, mapping the narrative response of the enemy faction is much easier than attempting to read their hidden, Actual and clandestine responses, which don’t manifest on a fixed timeline in the Layers of the Info War we can reliably track, if they manifest at all. In fact, if many of the minds within this community weren’t blessed or cursed with advanced pattern recognition from birth that was guided and trained by the Q Op, honed by the Info War and magnified and strengthened by this decentralized collective, most of the Actual of this war would flit by … as it did for generations before, and as it likely would have for generations hence.
Additionally, Overton’s Goalpost as a concept or as a cypher is meant to help reconcile and contextualize the frustration inherent in seeing the enemy cover lies with more lies, and attempt to reframe exposure as misinformation, not as successful enemy deployments, but rather as covering fire for abject retreat.
So, let’s continue on with a couple of brief examples of Overton’s Goalpost in action, and I think you’ll begin to understand why it can be a calming and useful framework with which to observe the psychological ‘strength’ or weakness of the enemy, and the relative strength of the patriots, who rarely, if ever engage in the practice.
First up, let’s pass the Macro Narrative of (hypothetical) Biden Crime Family Corruption through the Overton’s Goalpost Cypher—particularly, Hunter Biden’s role in said family—and see what turns up.
THE BIDEN CRIME FAMILY … as passed through Overton’s Goalpost:
Hunter Biden was not involved in illegal, corrupt foreign business dealings and transactions at any point in time, never mind while his father was Vice President of the United States. He is a reformed drug addict looking to turn his life around, and such accusations from ‘the Right’ are unfounded and unfair.
Whether or not Hunter Biden was involved in illegal business dealings, they were likely a mix of red tape and process violations, and are not indicative of a criminal mindset, intent or behavior pattern. This is much ado about nothing.
While it appears that Hunter Biden WAS involved in illegal, corrupt foreign business deals and transactions, and did so WHILE his father was Vice President of the United States, these transactions have been blown out of proportion by the enemies of the government of the United States.
TRUMP was ALSO involved in corruption with foreign entities (this is a lie,) and should be the REAL focus of this public inquiry. This is an attempt to remove a sitting president from office, and is not an earnest attempt to expose truth to the American public. Oh look, COVID-23 is right around the corner!
Hunter Biden is a career criminal, was laundering money through foreign business ventures using his father’s status in the U.S. government and executive branch, and will likely face legal punishment for his actions … BUT (return to the Deny Phase,) Joe Biden was unaware of this behavior and was not involved in it.
Framed in this way, we might begin to see that what appears to be a frustrating pattern of obfuscation and outright lies in a small temporal window takes on the appearance of steady, inevitable retreat when passed through the filter of Overton’s Goalpost—a pattern of psychological and rhetorical movement that would not be necessary were it not for the complexion and moving state of the Collective Mind.
We can also see how the ‘Admit’ Phase of Overton’s Goalpost loops back around into the ‘Deny’ Phase of a fresh deployment, which is really a fresh retreat, and one might begin to smile when considering this Narrative pattern repeating with Joe Biden … and then with the Obama Administration writ large.
But let’s try to pass one more Macro Narrative through the cypher, and see what turns up, this time on a global stage:
UKRAINE VS. RUSSIA … as passed through Overton’s Goalpost:
Ukraine is a sovereign, innocent nation not involved in human rights abuses and corruption, which is being invaded by a megalomaniac at the head of an imperialist, fascist Russian regime looking to dominate western interests.
Accusations from ‘the Right’ toward Ukrainian oligarchs, leadership and NATO-EU interests are attempts to distract from the true evil in the east—that being the steady march of the dastardly Russians as they attempt to wipe out virtue and sovereignty from the borders of their expanding and unjust empire. Even if such accusations of Ukrainian corruption hold water, they are irrelevant in the face of the larger threat.
While Ukrainian leadership and western backers of said leadership appear to have been involved in the funding and training of avowed Nazi battalions, bioweapons research, money laundering, influence peddling and human rights abuses in the Donbas, pushing back against the Russian invaders still represents the greater good for those aligned with Western interests.
Putin just blew up the Nord Stream 2 pipeline to disrupt his own energy inflows and influence in central Europe, followed that up by blasting the Kakhovka Dam in order to flood Crimean territory his forces control, and launched two deadly strikes on his own bridges in order to drum up more of the already-overwhelming terrestrial support for his Special Military Operation … or something.
Ukraine is not the ‘innocent’ actor on the world stage we’ve been led to believe, funding to the entity is more indicative of laundering and influence peddling, and appears to be an overt act meant to keep Russian influence at bay and the Forever War machine that keeps the Military and Media Industrial Complexes alive on their zombified marionette strings dancing to the tune of Deep State Globalist Pipers … but Globalism is STILL the way forward for the Collective West!
I’ll let you be the judge of that, but I personally find the application and observation of Overton’s Goalpost to be a steadying means of orienting oneself within the engineered chaos that is the Information War.
Hell, I believe a broad version of Overton’s Goalpost can even be applied to the Culture War and the Entertainment Industrial Complex, as well as to the various public commentators and Mind-Movers on both sides of the divide between sovereignty and systemic collectivism.
When observing these Cultural Cowards in the Culture War, it's pretty fascinating to view some of the Prime Movers effect rebranding attempts as they see which way the wind is blowing.
From Bill Maher (on the Marxist side of the equation) to some figures who still enjoy considerable praise from the MAGA community in the Intellectual Dark Web, keep an eye on how they try to ingratiate themselves to the illusory 'center' without endorsing Trump, the Prime Mover of America's future.
Trump isn't the King of the MAGA movement; he's it's symbol, and therefore, a given figure, commentator or Cultural Scion's endorsement of him (or lack thereof,) is actually THE most useful and mappable vector we have available to us in order to gauge both their worth to the Great Awakening, and their underlying value system.
Most Culture Movers over the course of the last generation in the American Zeitgeist will not fare well during this transition period into the Great Awakening ... but some will experience a resurgence as their worth is retroactively codified.
The smarter ones have already begun shifting their Overton's Goalposts, while the dumb ones (or those most compromised) won't even start until the end has passed.
In either event, it won't save them from what they fear the most: irrelevance.
So, when you see Overton’s Goalpost being employed not just by an Establishment institution or system, but rather by an individual, especially one you’re not sure if you can trust, you might come away with a fresh reading of said figure or Mind-Mover that the movement they seek to inspire runs contrary to the goals of the America First movement, and Truth itself, and you might more clearly see the wolves in sheep’s clothing that litter and haunt the ways of the Info War.
As for whether or not the Reverse Hegelian Dialectic I write about so often is working for patriots, while Overton’s Goalpost backfires on the collectivist enemy, I believe we can actually use the enemy’s own polling metrics to come to a confident determination that things are generally trending in the direction of truth over falsity in the American zeitgeist.
While polls are one of the key psychological manipulation tools of the Establishment, and are not accurate reflections of the Collective Mind state, they DO signal important Narrative trends still worth tracking, and the latest appears to reveal signs of Establishment panic.
To wit, this week, twin MSM polls reveal the following:
77% of Americans feel Biden is 'too old' to run again in 2024, including 69% of Democrats. (AP)
71% of Americans feel Trump 'can't get an impartial jury' in 2024. (Ipsos)
Taken together, one might see why some of us consider a Biden 2024 run as a massive net win for the Great Awakening.
The Establishment doesn't want Biden. The American people don't want Biden. But Trump does.
The collapsing Biden Admin represents the Deep State's death rattle in the Collective Mind, and it's running perfectly congruent with the Trump Trial Witch Hunt.
As for the Net Effects … how about the inevitable continuation of the Great Awakening?
Now, it is worth noting that I do not believe Overton’s Goalpost will be neatly or even partially applied to all of the revelations to spill out of the Info War, the Mind War and the Great Awakening; after all, there are some subjects the enemy dares not play this game with, for any retreat along certain fronts could signal the beginning of an all-out death spiral.
That said, even the Darkest Path in the Info War—that involving the exposure and revelation of Crimes Against Children, and its ubiquity among the would-be ‘elite’ that have and would lord over us—has seen the subtle hints of the beginnings of this dialectic being employed, as the Media and Entertainment complexes recently closed ranks in an attempt to bury the mass cultural awakening movement reenergized in the wake of the Sound of Freedom deployment, which I explored in depth in one of my most popular features of the year, ‘Dark to Light.’
Surely Crimes Against Children isn’t something they dare play this game with willingly or to completion, as they can’t afford the last step, as the only step after the ‘Admit’ phase is to give up that psychological ground and move onto the next.
That said, they CAN’T give up that particular hill, as it’s where the core pillar of their System of Systems rests. The foundation. The psychological keystone, to say nothing of the dark, subversive and evil ideology at its core—that shared sin that binds [them] together, and which binds us together against them.
And so, we come again to the concept of accelerationism, the key driver in my estimation of not just the patriots’ inevitable and continuing victory over the forces of darkness in this corporeal realm, but of ours … and most importantly, of the Truth’s.
Force the enemy to abandon each hill, and eventually, no hills remain.
That is the path of the Infinite Player, who is a marauder of Truth and an uncompromising symbol of devotion to its heavenly core.
Acceleration, then, is the death of the Finite Player.
We discuss Game Theory with frequency in the Info War, which is all about utilizing Fifth-Generation Warfare tactics and psychological operations in order to 'move' the Collective Mind in the direction the deploying party wants it moved in.
While the powers that would be (Deep State Globalists) have used this against the American people for generations, there is a bright side: the fact that they spend the bulk of their financial, narrative, institutional and even clandestine power projection attempting to influence the Collective Mind is a tacit admission that they NEED the mandate of that Mind ... of all of us ... in order to keep the game going.
And what is the Game?
The subversive, Marxist, Satanic (yes, really,) 'Elites' have perfected the Hegelian Dialectic (Problem > Reaction > Solution) in order to guide the Collective Mind to their pre-seeded and self-serving solutions, but I have long forwarded the argument that Patriots in the Sovereign Alliance have been reverse engineering this dialectic using a Trauma-Catharsis paradigm that runs a similar, albeit mirrored track:
In the place of the 'Problem > Reaction > Solution' theorem, I believe patriots (with Donald Trump at their Narrative helm,) have been using an 'Exposure > Disclosure > Justice' refrain to turn the 'Great Reset' into a 'Good' Reset. And while that 'reset' will include reformations to our political, financial and cultural systems (by purging the systemic elements from each,) it first relies on a reset of the mass psychological variety, which is in full swing, with Overton’s Goalpost representing a key marker of that directional path, and of that tantalizing trend.
You've all felt it. More feel it every day.
The first (Public) Trump Administration was largely about Exposure, while the Biden Admin has been used for overt Disclosure purposes (from Congressional Committees to national and international scandals, to the just-starting Trump Trial and Disclosure Defense strategy as it relates to election fraud,) all heading toward the eventual consummation of the 'Justice' phase.
The reason this Reverse Hegelian Dialectic is so effective is so simple, it seems reductive:
Patriots have the Truth on their side. We have the Truth on our side. Trump has the Truth on his side. And Truth is ALWAYS the Infinite Player on the Game Board, as the very act of suppressing Truth relies on obfuscation and energy expenditure.
The enemy is running on fumes, financially, kinetically, politically, culturally and psychologically, and we're still 15 months from the election.
So, is it starting to make sense why Trump, Putin and other patriots within the Sovereign Alliance favor Acceleration over Delay? Escalation over Retrenchment? Starting to understand why some of us argue that Bad News is Good News in the Mind War?
The Game was won before we even started playing, because the Game is being played before the eyes of an awakening, engaged American populace whose sole motivation is the spiritual absolution Truth provides.
The Media Industrial Complex spent the better part of the last seven years waging an Information War against 'conspiracy theorists' by alleging that claims of everything from election fraud to PsyOps, Crimes Against Children and Systemic Corruption were outlandish.
Now, that same Deep State Narrative apparatus is being forced to deploy increasingly-outlandish Narratives to the same Collective Mind that assert that election fraud is real (when Russia and/or China and/or MAGA does it,) PsyOps are real and effective (when Russia and/or China and/or MAGA does it,) and Systemic Corruption is real (in Russia, China and MAGA,) to say nothing of the aforementioned Crimes Against Children red line.
Anons, Trump and the Q Op have effectively broken the Hegelian Hivemind of the Collectivist Enemy, forcing them into obfuscation of the Truth in such a weaponized, directed manner that they're now being forced to disclose core Pillars of the System of Systems in order to convince the populace that those reverse-engineering these psychological techniques on Globalist Satanic Pedophiles in favor of the Truth are the bad guys.
How do you think that's going to work out for them?
So, don’t be upset when you see the powers that would be engaged in the deployment of Overton’s Goalpost, because retreat is synonymous with defeat on the psychological battlefield, and because we have the truth on our side, which means our ammunition is infinite in light of the enemy’s death blossom.
It is often said that those fighting FOR something will always defeat those fighting AGAINST something, and while we are fighting against the powers that would be and against the would-be rulers—the dark forces in a dark, but brightening world, what we’re fighting FOR is of greater importance, and spelled our victory before we even started fighting.
[They] are fighting to prevent the revelation of the truth. [They] are fighting for survival. [They] are fighting to preserve the Finite.
It’s a shame nobody told them we’re playing an Infinite Game.
So, then. What are you fighting for?
Until next time, stay Positive, stay Based and most importantly … stay Bright.
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