By now, you may have seen this:
[…] an “ongoing pattern of disobedient, hostile and defiant behavior,” symptoms include questioning authority, negativity, defiance, argumentativeness, and being easily annoyed.
Here’s why I am angry about authority:
I have a deep sense of having been betrayed.
Everything I have been told by authority since I can remember has tuned out to be a lie.
Were my parents uninformed, deluded, in denial? I’ll be kind and say that they were misled. I could be more harsh and say that they were complicit, at least through their own willful inattention. That they were the victims of a poor education, or from having drunk the Koolaid, is a possibility. But my father grew up within rock-throwing distance of Yale, and my step-mother belonged to a family whose patriarch is alleged to have been involved in MK-Ultra ritual sex abuse circles.
Can I prove that? No, the references have been scrubbed off the Internet, but his picture grabbed from that article, the one that sent autonomic shivers of recognition down my persona the first time I saw it, still stares out at me from deep inside my hard drive. Was I directly involved? Not to my conscious knowledge. Indeed, it can be argued that my step-mother did what she could to keep me safely away from such depredations, and perhaps that is the deep dark inner family secret no one wants to talk about. But she still whupped me regularly, and abused me psychologically, and one person with the requisite experience and knowledge told me one thing she had done went dangerously near a line that no adult should ever cross.
Were my teachers uninformed? No, but individuals can’t do much in a system in which they are constantly watched, guided, harangued, and given boundaries.
Were my community officials complicit? Perhaps, but complicity is the group norm; otherwise your earning potential, career or lives will be made to suffer. We were all good Germans at one point in time or another.
We were the recipients of that golden glow that emanated from post-World-War-II economics; don’t rock the boat when the sea is still and placid.
Was the truth about the Illuminati and Skull and Bones available to them? I didn’t learn about this stuff until I was into my 50’s. Why didn’t they question what had happened in Dallas? In the kitchen of the Ambassador Hotel? On the balcony of the Lorraine Motel? In the Gulf of Tonkin? The communal elders dutifully packed their first-born to a quick death or a lifetime of hell on the say-so of an obviously corrupt leadership. Their children did the same a generation later.
The hints that there was a hidden structure to American polity were available, though suppressed and, I’d guess, ridiculed. The experience of American politics and culture has been to move to the middle, to be herded. Although I didn’t discovered it until he died in the late 80’s, my father had two textbooks on propaganda on his bookshelf (neatly titled for the field of public relations).
But the legislative history of the great snookering was available to them; at that point in time, I was still two decades or more from being born, but the creature came out of the seaside swamps where the robber barons secretly gathered (and the requisite legislation) occurred on their watch (albeit with covert means and subterfuge).
[More recently we were told by the Speaker of the House that Congress had to pass the bill in order to know what was in it.]
Off they went to another war, to Federal income taxes, to a debt-based system run by a bunch of foreigners. Emma Lazarus, that sheltered aristocratic Jewish poetess daughter of an Ashkenazi, and Augustus Bartholdi, a French Freemason who married his wife in that same town celebrated by Lazarus in other poems, sold us a trojan horse known as Liberty Enlightening The World.
Liberty was made gentle, the French themes of revolution and armed mobs having been made to evaporate by the idea’s progenitor, French law professor and politician Édouard René de Laboulaye, according to the history published in 2003.
Authority in the forms of political, social and cultural leadership made it fashionable, even de rigeur, to be something other than what you held yourself out to be. (This while I attended a school with the motto Nosce Te Ipsum. )
This started with the hypocrisy of the church-goers, extended into those who purported to be of various religions but were really godless and intent on destroying spiritual faith, jumped into the world of politics where it appeared to be (erroneously) an occasional aberration, oozed its way into academia, and finally subsumed politics and diplomacy to the point where the only functional approaches in use today involve theatrical performances of news-making events, and false flags. Open manipulation of personal sovereignty through MK-Ultra-like adaptation of pharmaceutical and psychological/psychiatric intervention was still an unknown but has now come sharply into focus. On one hand, we have robots to do the work and we have kidnapped and trafficked adolescents to provide sex and other services. The latter, of course, is in the news as a service provided by governmental intelligence operatives to royal families, presidential-caliber politicians, and the like for the mans of controlling them, but I am certain our parents knew of such things; they simply averted their eyes, covered ours, but made available the salacious by-products.
In many cases, our governments have been actively engaged in profiting from and providing to the composers the deadly products of narcotic drugs, the illicit types and those prescribed by the friendly people in white lab coats, samples easily provided in bulk by BigPharma, usually delivered by some handsome and attractive “rep” along with a pricey dinner and some high-class marketing handouts.
“In government, the term authority is often used interchangeably with power. However, their meanings differ: while power is defined as “the ability to influence somebody to do something that he/she would not have done”, authority refers to a claim of legitimacy, the justification and right to exercise that power.”
As children here in the USofA, we were immersed in the history and verbiage of the Declaration of Independence and brought to a state of veneration and worship for it and the government it eventually birthed. Right behind that was an almost equal veneration of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, both now badly eroded to the point of absence, like a barrier beach in the face of waves of assault by people who seized power through stolen elections, subterfuge, and the sheer power of massed money, much of it itself illicitly gotten through investment trickeries, cheating, or flat out control of the system of currency to the point where quarter-million-dollar loans at the rapscallion rate of far less than a percent are given out privately to friends like an extra slosh of a fine wine at a cocktail party in the Hamptons.
No such loan was made available to the commoners, of course; we had to pay 29.9% APR for the several hundreds we charged on one of their credit cards when we had no other choice, and then deal with the humiliation of repeated phone calls from their hired attorney/collector until we acquiesced with a check drawn from savings. But any dumb pumpkin could turn a handsome profit with a quarter-million at 0.0001% interest in a few short weeks, if only by paying off their house instead of being foreclosed upon.
“… authority has become a subject of research in a variety of empirical settings: the family (parental authority), small groups (informal authority of leadership), intermediate organizations such as schools, churches, armies, industries and bureaucracies (organizational and bureaucratic authorities), and society-wide or inclusive organizations….”
Where were these people in the last twenty years? How was their silence and complicity bought? What legitimacy (especially true of the mainstream media) can they now command? They are apparently all out watching celebrating the use of “naked force exercised on false pretenses” by watching “atrocity porn” .
A more recent and immediate example is that the condo manager in the condo-glump where I last resided insisted that solar power hadn’t yet been proven to be of value, but this report is just the most recent indicator that she was lying, incompetent, or at worst uninformed.
To appear to be ignorant while maintaining that others are mentally ill because they are better informed is a sign of duplicitousness, or psychopathology, or self-delusion.