Secular society is the bedrock of modernity, but it tends to crystallize around a very ‘flat’ view of social and human potential. In any case, Trump has created a sense in many with not conceptual tools to analyze the situation of being ‘someone else’s’ man, and this often revolves around the obscure question of a Putin connection. The thinking surrounding the phenomenon of the Manchurian candidate points to it but it doesn’t really go far enough.
A lot of discussion surrounds the issue of fascism but while that is very much the point, one gets the feeling that the destructive effect springs from his not being a Hitler: a completely idiotic stand-in has actually inflicted tremendous harm on democracy: perhaps the real point.
From The Gurdjieff Con
Is trump a fascist drone? Is trump under hypnosis?
June 20th, 2018 •
we have explored here almost tacitly a rising suspicion of a new outbreak of ‘occult fascism’ (consider the discussions at, say, The Gurdjieff Con) in concert with a global trend toward global dictatorship along with the related but quite different attacks on democracy by figures like Putin (keeping in mind however such idiot fellow travelers like Dugin…).
This may be a conspiracy theory til proven otherwise but unfortunately, the proof is hard to come by. We ask no belief, only a warning of what occult politics can achieve in complete secrecy, almost complete. How do you prove that some dark yogi or lama hypnotized a politician three thousand miles away? You don’t. It is absolutely deadly, hypnosis by telepathy…
A look at The Shadow of the Dalai Lama might suggest the vast underground here, but that work is perhaps almost too elaborate: the perps have simpler tactics…
It is very difficult to follow the trail here and rare are those who can detect the transnational version of a global ‘deep state’ aspect (there is no such state, only ominous omens…) of this trend.
Trump often appears to act as if hypnotized according to a script (and the Russia-gate line may be the best line of inquiry at the most direct level). He keeps doing things that seem deliberate attempts to undermine (American) democracy and/or pave the way to a post-democratic global politics….The issue goes deeper than the case of Putin (and his reactionary milieu of figures like Dugin): the enemies of democracy got with Trump, not a new Hitler but a strange ‘termite’ of democracy in the almost Chaplin like idiocy of his seemingly feckless style of governing.