Totalitarianism in America is Here

I laughed out loud when I read your post.
I know it is true, but it sounds like something out of a comedy sketch mocking the woke agenda.


Claim to identify as dogs so they can go outside and piss on the wall or better yet the tires of the principal’s car.


with all the crazy shit going on and conspiracy theories coming true it must make running a satire site like the Bee very difficult.


This is so funny. Please send this to the makers of South Park.


If I went there, I would claim to identify as a bat - so they would have to put something in the bathroom to allow me to hang upside down from the ceiling while I take a leak.


Great talk, Dr Martenson. Thanks for bringing Rod into the Peak Prosperity orbit. Great discussion of great topics. I will add this thought:
It was Dr Aaron Kheriaty that recently said something to the effect the Reality always wins because it gets to bat last in the bottom of the ninth.
All of our foolishness, wokeness, and reality denying gets flushed away in the end. To rob from another pearl, “reality is a harsh mistress”. Its just that the journey is unlikely to be pretty or easy.



“NATURE BATS LAST” My favorite bumpersticker.


Hmm… I guess the makers of the movie Idiocracy were clearly on something…


Consider finding and reading Wendell Berry’s “Sex, Economy, Freedom and Community”. I’m sure it can be found online somewhere.

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There’s a concept in political theory developed by Joseph P. Overton which suggests that there’s a “window” of acceptable ideas and policy proposals in public discourse. Everything inside the window is normal and expected, while everything outside the window is radical, ridiculous, or unthinkable. And Overton argued that the easiest way to move that window was to force people to consider ideas at the extremes, as far away from the window as possible. Because forcing people to consider an unthinkable idea, even if they rejected it, would make all less extreme ideas seem acceptable by comparison -- it would move the “window” slowly in that direction.

That “Overton Window” concept is helpful for explaining how media coverage of the "pandemic" has been warped. The lack of transparency has forced the public to grapple with conspiracy theories and dishonest government spokespeople -- making them a regular fixture of our national political debates. And that grappling has moved the Overton Window in ways that will warp our politics long after this event has run its course.


Traditional totalitarianism is very easy to recognize. It is associated with a “strong man” dictator, King, Emperor, Khan, Chief etc. Inverted Totalitarianism (IT) is impossible for most to recognize. The top is characterized by an amorphous fog (intentionally). The lessons of the French and Russian revolutions were not lost. There is no one entity to pin the blame on.
It has taken millennia for the current system to evolve. Corporations are now people…well sort of. The line between corporation and government has been obliterated. Corporations write laws to protect themselves and are passed by bought and paid for politicians. Corporate wrongdoing gets a slap on the wrist ( 1% of corporate profit fine) and government wrongdoing goes unpunished or a lost election with a cushy job at a corporate dinner table.
Sheldon Wolin coined the term IT.
“Inverted totalitarianism is different from classical forms of totalitarianism. It does not find its expression in a demagogue or charismatic leader but in the faceless anonymity of the corporate state. Our inverted totalitarianism pays outward fealty to the facade of electoral politics, the Constitution, civil liberties, freedom of the press, the independence of the judiciary, and the iconography, traditions and language of American patriotism, but it has effectively seized all of the mechanisms of power to render the citizen impotent.”
Ah but what to do if you are the victim of IT? One must first recognize its existence. Then one must recognize one is in such a system. It is important to remember you as an individual are completely irrelevant. As Stefan Moyneux pointed out you are nothing more than a farm animal. If you do not know who the sucker is in the game it is you.
Once those recognitions are in place one has to realize that the assymetry in power will not be given up willingly. There is no electoral process that alter that inequality. The footing that will bring about change is the understanding that this is a war. It is a spiritual war for your soul. This is no game for the weak hearted. It requires the risk of life and property.

1. ..."the search for truth is a search for God" ...The religious people and the scientists shared something very essential here...I wonder if anyone is interested in discussing this topic with me.
Well, I'm interested. I can't understand how anyone can ponder the fundamental nature of the imaginary number i, as the square root of NEGATIVE 1, realize that it isn't even possible for a human to understand that "absurdity", realize that nonetheless it is, if anything, MORE real and fundamental than the number 1, and conclude that they are being "rational" in concluding that there can't be something on a higher order than just "raw meat in the wog world" going on here: God, or Universe, or whatever you want to call the organizing principle, must be a mathematician.
2. ...I want to organize a local community around local generation of energy, both electric and food wise. I offer recently built hardware/infrastructure beachside for such community if anyone here is interested in becoming a member...
I am very interested in speaking with you about this, as well. We happen to have a common outcome, but it sounds like you are way ahead of me, at least with the technical know-how. I have 23 ag acres set aside in upland HI, in a location which doesn't need to be heated nor cooled, nor watered, yet still has plenty of sun without being very humid. If energy self-sufficiency isn't possible when everything is stacked that much in your favor, it probably isn't possible anywhere. I would like to see the ideal of near complete energy self-sufficiency, at least for comfortable everyday living, put to the test. What do YOU think you still need to make this test case a reality? Where do you have in mind -- and is it better than what I have access to? In order to make this work it really does need at least a modest community, although the history of communes is not very bright -- so that needs to be considered as well. And then there is the issue of how secure "the work" is likely to be in a near TEOTWAWKI scenario....which is what I think we are flirting with right now. I think the location needs geographical distance from large hoards of people, as well. I previously had land in NH but gave it up the more I realized how incredibly difficult it would be power, PLUS maintain against the elements, PLUS defend from both government predation and the hundred million zombies living in New England if things get tough. I will defer to your leadership in understanding the physics involved; If you already have a location secured, that is great. I would really like to talk to you more about this and see if we can work together to make it a working test case. That would be exciting and fulfilling. How do we communicate?

Stph, thank you for sharing your thoughts.

  1. regarding what you refer to as “the organizing principle” DaveFairtex pointed out to me the wonderful work of Michael Levin, who discovered that individual animal cells, when grown in small clumps outside of the large animal from which they are derived, self associate to make primitive, tiny organisms all on their own. This is mediated via transmembrane ion transport systems, to allow cell-cell communication. I think that this organizing principal occurs at the molecular level and even atomic level as well. You mention the mystical aspects of the square root of minus 1. The quality of the carbon atom (and silicon, germanium under it in the periodic chart) evinces characteristics of life and is equally mystical. These characteristics (organizing rules of life) can be found at all levels. Perhaps we can learn the rules from Michael Levins work in Developmental Biology and use that to guide us in working out a better government/society after the revolution that must come. I need to read more about this as well as Jeremy Englands work that predicts life purely from physics and math, which our information scout pointed out a couple years ago. These discussions would not lead to anything concrete in the near future and I dont them to distract from real activity, however.
  2. I agree with your concern that intentional communities are fraught with problems. They rarely work out on the long term. There is something about Levin`s cells that we might decipher and to learn from. Also, we have much recorded history to draw on. I remember talking with a mainland Chinese years ago about “socialism” and his retort that the Chinese know more than Westerners about the dangers, as they have suffered more than Westerners… yet we are trained by our elite masters to avoid all serious consideration of what the Chinese learned (which frightens the crap out of our elite masters) We cannot even discuss why the Chinese have 1000 times less covid infections, or the Japanese have 100 times less covid infections, but can have a rousing debate on why and how one region of America or Europe has 0.5 times less infections than another, which merely strengthens the lie that somehow vaccines are dispositive to this issue.
  3. Lets have a video discussion on the community. There are broad issues regarding personnel in particular. But I think that incremental activities are possible via internet and am discussing this with a few others. I have PHP software (Laravel plug in) for a very relevant website to help people monitor and make decisions on the self sufficiency path, but dont know enough to actually use this software. Below is a link for a table with listed topics to focus on.
    I am available most any day for a zoom call between 6PM and 8 AM Eastern Time. My full name and my website/contact can be found on the cover of my book “Take Back The Power!” at or by PM here…
    Stages of Local Resilience

Math is God’s language.


I would like to continue where I left before… and I hope that I don’t bore you too much.
Indisputable we are on the totalitarian train… but how did we get there? Could it be that our current situation is, to some extent, a result of the cold war where the east and the west were facing off each other economically, ideologically and so on?
I still remember the time when the western strategists were countering the east by creating the “communist scare” to unify the people (hey, how about mass formation? :wink: ). The cold war was so important for them that, like in WWII, the whole country had to be behind them and dissidence was not welcome. This was at both sides although it was handled in the east much more harshly. But then in the west came the 68th movement.
So a refresh of the western European’s system’s facade was in need to keep the people falling in line and it possibly has been found in the “Soziale Marktwirtschaft” (social market economy).
The purpose was to present to the western people that western system can do all and everything better than the east including being social (ist). The intent was to give the populace self-confidence to self-unify and at the same time to manage the ghost of the ‘68 (or the ‘73 in Western Europe).
And then the east run out of steam and the wall came down.
The western propaganda carried on and never got tired to persuade their populace that they were right! And all what the socialist east has done was crap. Of course I cannot deny that many of the policies of the east European governments were naive and funny at best. But for the western people… they took that what the media told them hook, line and sinker and the collapse of the east was just the confirmation that they are right.
However, what I see here that obedience we are observing currently might be also a result of the constant indoctrination of the western people by their on media that they are superior in every aspect.
I remember in the 90th discussions on that were awful. The brimming self-confidence made it impossible for them to accept that anything, even the slightest, could be wrong on their part. And as a result – like running the war drums for decades - it has actually numbed them to that extent that they are not able to see that they became managed Muppets of a system that has meanwhile a very similar structure and operation of the systems of the past that has been overturned.
So, seen from this perspective I feel the mass formation had actually a decades long “start-up period”. Or should we think that we are actually in a decades long mass formation process?
This would be an interesting topic to discuss with Dr. Desmet.
Anyhow, for myself I discovered relative quickly after the break of the wall that something is not that clear cut. The TV in the mid 1990th started to get silly. Talk shows where not informative anymore like in the 80th and in particular the private channels were competing with righteous provocative shows where people got set up against each other.
That was the moment when I said to me stop… that are the same gimmicks but only much more colorful. As a result I called off watching TV. Instead I rather spend my evening time sitting in the coffee shop (since they got much better :smiley: ) reading some books or making plans or walking through the forest where I mostly ended up at my favorite rest house (run by two old grandmas who always had a good coffee with cheese cake for me)… until I left abroad.
So, I am probably one seldom spec of our times that has never owned a TV and to be honest… I can’t remember when I actually watched one the last time. This most probably has kept my immunity against BS propaganda high. On the other side it is sad to see that even highly intelligent friends that consume the media as usual drifting up into the main narrative.


The religious people and the scientists shared something very essential here. Maybe someone can identify an existing religion from this.
I understand what you mean. I call it the universal principles or the universal laws. You will find many of them, but I like to refer to the ones that are deeply social psychological and related to integrity... as for example the principle of reciprocation. Many of them can be proven by experiments to be present in animals - so that means they are much deeper in us.

“I have PHP software (Laravel plug in)”
I guess the ‘potentials’ who are interested will miss this.

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Can you please put in the audio link, missing above, so I can download this?

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via as a true woke liberal