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Escalation, Acceleration ... Absolution
By the time you read this, you’ll have seen what may come to be known as the most famous image in the history of American politics, and certainly one of the most memetic images of all time.
Of course, you know I’m referencing the Trump mugshot, which summarily proves the above point.
As for my response to said image, I think my first take on Truth Social suffices:
But, the purpose of today’s feature isn’t so much to dwell on the various Actual and even Potentials to spill out of the Trump mugshot—the latest in a long trail of abuses the President who is ‘former’ in name only has been forced to endure for being a beacon of sovereign light in a suffocating, systemic darkness this once-great Republic has become—but rather to use it as a jumping off point for what we’re most interested in discussing here at Burning Bright: the ‘WHY’ of it all.
But before the ‘WHY’ comes a ‘HOW,’ and that ‘HOW’ should be familiar to most who frequent these pages. That ‘HOW’ is what we spend most of our time tracking around these parts, and it almost always concerns Narrative, to me; or, put another way, the ‘HOW’ is a Story. After all, we are in a war of them.
And that Story of late is marked by twin, congruent and parallel trends: Escalation and Acceleration, with the two being marked through Deployment after Deployment over the course of the last several months, and particularly, the last several days.
From Presidential favorite Donald Trump’s booking at the Fulton County jail—a sentence that is somehow completely normal to write in 2023—to the expansion of the BRICS Alliance into a Financial, Military and Energy Superpower that can, will and already has rivaled or even supplanted the Globalist G7, to the downing of a Russian jet reportedly carrying one of the most enigmatic characters in the international theater, marking further Escalation between the Globalist West and the Sovereign East, it can be difficult to mark the ending of one Narrative Deployment and the start of another.
Which is quite by design.
All that’s left to decide, then, is whose design you think this pattern of Escalation and Acceleration belongs to, and to do that, I would posit to you that you need only consider one Macro as you attempt to engage in a conscious manner with the swirling, kaleidoscopic ‘seeming’ chaos of the multitudinous Micro:
The Net Effects.
Or, as the Romans put it, ‘cui bono?’
It’s an ages-old maxim because it’s an effective one; it’s a cypher through which to examine the various goings’ on—rather, what we’re TOLD are the various goings on in a war built on the obfuscation of information itself.
Of course, as we’ve explored in depth both in these writings and in those of our peers, as many awakening minds have been prompted into the study of Game Theory and Psychological Warfare, Fifth-Generation Combat takes place almost entirely within the Mind—the Mass Mind. The Collective Mind.
And yet, while this ‘new’ age of battle is new in name only—after all, haven’t all wars, tyrannical takeovers and color revolutions, subversions and communist infiltrations taken place primarily within that same Collective Mind?—it still follows the same tenets that a more kinetic form of Game Theory might, with a Finite Side and an Infinite Side, as the one attempts to lock the other into the former position.
This is perhaps one of the key failings in baseline understanding of the tenets of Game Theory, as newcomers to the concept—myself among them—may be prompted to ask the obvious: how do we tell which side is which on the Game Board? Do we merely assign the term, ‘Infinite’ to the side we WANT to win, rather than the side we observe winning?
While it’s understandable to take some time in being able to discern which is which—Finite Moves vs. Infinite Maneuvers—as you observe the Narrative Deployments play themselves out on the moving canvas of the American zeitgeist, I believe distilling complex, interconnected Micros into digestible Macros better equips us with the tools and cyphers necessary to not just discern a war meant to blunt discernment, but to do so with immediacy.
Thus, before one even stretches to consider the Net Effects of ongoing Deployments—for example, whether it truly benefits OUR side or [theirs] to parade the most popular President in recent American history in handcuffs before a populace that is more divided and awakened to the abuses of the Administrative State than ever before—I would suggest that simply dabbing a finger to one’s tongue and holding it up to sense the direction of the wind, or pausing along the riverbank in order to kneel upon the moss and take stock of the direction and speed of the water sloshing by—the stories and all their spinning pads—can help orient one Mind among the chaos of the Many.
Escalation and Acceleration are Macro patterns. They are directional, and while it can be difficult to lend a firm definition to either in the context of the Information War, these trendlines aren’t so much Macros to map, but rather Directional pattern flows to sense and feel.
So I would ask you, lately, do you feel that Narrative Deployments by any and all sides on the Game Board have become MORE or LESS escalatory? Do we seem closer or further to the proverbial ‘precipice’ than we seemed a month ago? A day ago?
I would assume we’ve all come away not so much with a reading, but rather with a feeling that recent Events and interpretations and arguments spinning out from said Events are both ratcheting and rocketing the Collective Mind toward … something, and that something can and will be heavily debated from this day until the consummation and the culmination of the many Narrative threads left dangling in the winds of change.
It is the Finite Side on the Game Board that tends toward Escalation AND Acceleration.
On the one hand, this is inadvisable, as these trends tend to signify desperation on the part of a side that finds itself trapped, hemmed in … limited. And yet, if one finds oneself occupying the unenviable role of the Finite Side, the most logical and practical maneuver is to indulge in these very trends, as doing so COULD force the Infinite Side—the Controlling Side—into a mistake.
While Russia APPEARS to control both the Narrative and the Actual on the ground in Prussian Ukraine, and while many in this community—myself included—believe the US Military apparatus is currently under the control of chosen leaders under Donald Trump, as per the Pulitzer-worthy research of, the events of the last few days—rather, the stories OF those events—could be exactly the sort of thing that, if they have been deployed by the Finite Side and NOT by the Infinite Side, provoke the latter into an unenviable response.
So far, Russia and its leadership have resisted the urge to respond to Western or Western-backed provocations, and I believe that will hold. And yet, the enemy Escalates and Accelerates all the same, because what else are they to do?
Similarly, on the domestic side of the equation, we see the supposed weaponization of the Department of Justice under the Biden Regime, whose sole purpose lands on one side or the other of making Donald Trump into a Pariah or a Martyr, depending on how far they play out the burning string on one of the more sensational campaigns in political history.
While myself and many more in this community believe the Net Effects of such Escalation and Acceleration favor Trump—and by extension, the movement he inspired and still leads, both Spiritually and Actually—it’s always possible that a mistake has been or will be made along the way. That a particular judge has not been accounted for. That a particular Lawfare deployment, however illegal, unconstitutional or unjust, stands. That a movement Trump inspired is successfully infiltrated, or successfully provoked into the Actualization of dramatic falsehoods continuously advanced to this day about the January 6 ‘Insurrection.’
That Patriots are NOT in as much control as some of us believe them to be, or that they could lose it, and the nation along with it.
And yet, even with such dark and foreboding potential readings of the Game Board, I still come away not just resolute, but emboldened and encouraged. And that is because the Collective Mind has been moved by the War of Stories, and it has been moved permanently, in my view, toward a reflection of, recognition of and yearning for the memories of a sort of sovereignty we’re now realizing we’ve only read about in the annals of a history we’ve never had the opportunity to share in … and that we’ve lost the ability to celebrate.
This is the great fear for this once-great and future-great nation—a loss not just of sovereignty, which has already been seized and corrupted stretching back decades … generations—but rather the loss of a sovereign spirit.
It is a fear that recalls to me an exchange in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, when Aragorn asks the Lady Eowyn what she fears, and to which she replies:
“A cage. To stay behind bars until use and old age accept them, and all chance of valor has gone beyond recall or desire.”
Aragorn, perhaps the wisest of the Fellowship aside from Gandalf, replies, “You are a daughter of Kings. A shieldmaiden of Rohan. I do not think that will be your fate.”
It’s a simple, subtle and lasting exchange, one in which Aragorn doesn’t provide Eowyn with the answer to what troubles her, but rather sparks the courage for her to find it for herself.
In this exchange, Eowyn’s mind is moved, and Aragorn is the mover.
And therein lies the importance of not just the stories we’re seeing play out on the national and world stages, but how our chosen leaders react to those stories. And how we choose to interpret them.
So, while the image of Trump in a Fulton County jail is important, and while it will likely be seared into the American consciousness for all time, it’s important to remember that it isn’t the image itself that conjures meaning, but rather the Story it tells, and who that story ultimately benefits. And we in this awakening community have the honor and the privilege—as well as the great, challenging task before us—of attempting to project what that story will be, rather than what it is right now.
After all, the War of Stories is a Layered Narrative, with the various figures and factions on the Game Theory Game Board utilizing a mix of Real and tactical unReal in order to shape Reality itself by first shaping the Narratives that inform it.
As I have said in previous pieces, when you stop and think about it, EVERY ‘Actual’ Event is preceded by a Narrative Event, even if that ‘Event’ is merely the thought pattern that gives directed energy into the corporeal path the Actual then charts.
In more practical and immediate terms, every Actual War was first led by—provoked by—a Narrative War, and, unfortunately, we can surmise that all Actual Wars, Kinetic Wars and wars with very real death and destruction making up their pillars are and have been the result of Lost Info Wars … of lost Stories.
So, while the image of Donald Trump waiting to stand trial not before the U.S. Justice System, but before the System itself—all of it, in its cold, calculating, Hegelian inglory—conveys a Story to all who see it, that Story depends entirely upon the Psychological and Informational (h/t) timeline the engaging/observing Mind is currently charted along.
Where a fully asleep Leftist might receive the image with a mix of amusement and misplaced righteousness … perhaps self-righteousness, a sleeping Republican receives it with anger. Where a MAGA devotee might feel despair, an America First convert might feel compelled into directed action—the peaceful engagement in the Info War in a more earnest, direct and influential manner than they have in the past. But where it concerns the Anon—where it concerns the Truth Community—we might circle all the way back to the amusement that first greets a Leftist, anti-Trump Mind on seeing his mugshot, albeit from an entirely different bent.
Because we’ve been given hints of the future; we’ve been given glimpses, from the Q Op to the Narrative Deployments of Trump himself, and so, we know, generally how this movie ends, and we know we’re going to like it.
Therefore, when we see the hero in chains, calmly waiting as the jackals and hyenas probe from the edges, as the carrion crows circle overhead, and as the MAGA Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing in the Con Inc. faction begin to shed skins they should have kept in place a while longer, until the threat of Truth had passed, we begin to smile, as Trump begins to smile, because we know that, ultimately, Nothing Can Stop What is Coming.
We know that this was and will be the mugshot heard around the world.
When we call an image or an event ‘memetic,’ we’re really calling it ‘impactful.’
In the age of the internet and unprecedented global connectivity, information dissemination has taken on a new persuasion; while the Info War has been fought for decades, it has accelerated in recent years, with the very connectivity and ubiquity of technology that allowed the Deep State to surveil and manufacture interconnected Narrative Deployments unlike anything they could have imagined in the past, it has also made them vulnerable.
The internet is an ocean of data, and it contains many vast multitudes of Minds who, while once passive, are increasingly being engaged as the world seems to crumble around them—the Financial, Political and Narrative Pillars of the System of Systems collapsing as the Truth is unveiled, drip by drip, and now turning into a flood.
That great river that contains this vast multitude is the Collective Mind I reference with frequency in these digital pages—the Mass, Mega Mind that we observe, track, attempt to guide, and of which we are each in inexorable, albeit sometimes grudging part.
The Collective Mind is a fickle thing, but it is not only possible, but absolutely vital to ensnare.
For, as the Collective Mind goes, the Collective Body that is the American Politic goes. Both sides on the Game Theory Game Board understand this, but only one of them has deigned to let portions of the Collective Mind—namely, those paying attention—in on the secret. From General Michael T. Flynn to Vladimir Putin, Steve Bannon to Donald Trump himself, Patriots the world over have not just signaled, but directly stated what has been obvious to some of us for years: the American populace has been the target of advanced mass psychological operations (illegal operations, mind you,) for years … for decades.
What they’ve left out, at least for the time being, is that much of what we’re watching play out in the public War of Stories—from the War in Ukraine to the ongoing Witch Hunt against Donald Trump that will eventually be flipped around on the REAL witches—is the result of a counter-PsyOp or series of PsyOps being run in furtherance of the America First and Sovereign Alliance directives.
One side is seeking to trap the Collective Mind through a trauma-paralysis Hegelian doom loop, while the other is seeking to free the very same through a trauma-catharsis progression.
Or, as I put on a recent podcast with, “One side is trying to terrify us into destroying ourselves; the other side is trying to terrify us into saving ourselves.”
If you have a problem with the former, you’ve been paying attention. If you have a problem with the latter, you have yet to take responsibility for your own part in the play—in the story that is your life, that beautiful Micro within a vast Macro.
If the Collective Mind is the ‘WHAT,’ then the War of Stories we track, parse and analyze is the ‘HOW.’ And so, when left to determine the ‘WHY,’ we must look to that all important marker that distinguishes Patriots and Ghosts in the Media Machine from the Hegelian Doom Merchants we’re fighting against: Mandate, which is another word for ‘Choice,’ which is another word for ‘Sovereignty.’
And that, at the end of the day, is what this war is all about.
Some are referring to Trump’s criminal booking as the latest in a series of deployments that are either purposefully or accidentally making a martyr out of him; the smarter scions of the Deep State and Media Industrial Complex know this, too, which is why they currently find themselves between a bit of a rock and a hard place. They’ve spent the better part of seven years breathlessly bloviating about the many crimes of Trump, but, now that ‘justice’—rather, their version of it—appears to be in the offing, they have grown wary and timid. Hesitant, because it should not have been this easy.
Because it will not be.
Because the Collective Mind has been moved. It has been forced into the recollection, into the remembering of its own strength, and what should be its birthright. There is a necessary shame—even a guilt—that comes along with the remembering, one that leads us into the yearning for Absolution.
And that was a term I was going to use in the ending to this piece originally, before a conversation with my friend and peercaused me to reevaluate, so that my meaning might be better taken.
After all, while we all bear some shared sin at having allowed our nation to be taken, and the freedoms inherent in its founding, the greater part of guilt belongs with our subversive enemy. Thus, absolution undergoes a subtle evolution and a necessary progression, and turns toward something else. Something more deserving.
And yet, one side on the board retains the need to be absolved, whether they know it or not. Whether they admit it, or cling bitterly to the denial of its soothing embrace—a salve for all the evil that has been wrought, and that will be still.
Because Escalation and Acceleration are twin rivers in a Finite Game that have converged at the crossing, and lead toward one mirrored ending.
Vindication for us.
Absolution for [them.]
But first … Retribution.
Keep an eye on the Mind-Movers, and you might see the direction in which the Mind will be Moved.
Until next time, stay Positive, stay Based and most importantly … stay Bright.
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