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TR 448 - Controlling Past, Present, & Future

TR 448 - Controlling Past, Present, & Future

Your mind is under attack. This is how they control you. Here's what you can do about it.

Today is September 11th, 2023. It’s been 22 years since the attacks of 9/11.

What’s on your plate?

My guess is that all day today you’re going to hear a bunch of mustered faux-patriotic, self-slathering, over-the-top squawking about how we’re supposed to “never forget.”

It’s self-serving. It’s shallow. It’s bullshit really, if I were just to cut to the chase.

If you want to hear about my personal 9/11 experience, and how I naively believed that George Bush was just as much a patriot as I am, you’ll find that story in TR 246.

You can follow my evolving understanding of what actually happened that day, and how it relates to current circumstance, by revisiting The Worst Case Scenario series:

But I’m going to intentionally set all of this aside.

Let’s zoom out.

Karl Marx spells out his twisted thinking in the Communist Manifesto. To understand what’s happening in America today, we need to wrap our heads around his strategies for destroying every aspect of existing society. Today, this quote comes to mind:

“In bourgeois society, therefore, the past dominates the present; in Communist society, the present dominates the past.”

I’m going to expound on the language a little:

…bourgeois » capitalist » productive » successful.

In a successful society, “the past dominates the present.” Now why might that be? Could it be because learning from the past increases efficiency, productivity, and success in all areas of life? Obviously that’s not what Marx was getting at, so let’s pull the second half of his juxtaposition into the equation.

…Communist » centralized control » consolidated power » tyrannical State.

In a tyrannical State-controlled society, “the present dominates the past.” Before we dissect this, let’s take a brief look at how this is playing out in society today:

Let me tell what was not in the Reparations Task Force final report: there was not a shred of common sense, logic, or rational thinking. So lacking was the adult-level of intelligence, nearly 60% of Californians—who aren’t exactly known for their adult-level logic or rational thinking—are openly rejecting the utter insanity of robbing taxpayers to fork out $5 million dollar payments to the so-called “descendants of slaves.”

Of course, it would be cheaper just to buy them a plane ticket back to the Mother Land, but that would require “the descendants of slaves” to sacrifice all the modern amenities and creature comforts that come with the western lifestyle, along with the cradle-to-grave entitlements and all the other “equal opportunities” they’ve so generously inherited—you know, thanks to the hard working, productive, racist white supremacists who successfully built the most prosperous nation in human history.

But never mind all of that.

In a communist society, the present dominates the past. That is to say, whatever harebrained B.S. happens to be hip in the moment gets the privilege of displacing not just logic and rational thinking, but displacing history itself. It’s as if the only thing that matters then, is the interpretation of what matters. Everything becomes subjective and stories can be retold any way anyone wants.

And the stories drive the emotion.

The emotion drives the behavior.

The behavior drives the vote.

The votes drive the progress.

The progress drives total control.

To quote George Orwell:

“Who controls the past controls the future:
Who controls the present controls the past.”

Do you see the circularity of that statement?

Right now, who controls the present? To keep it simple, let’s say its the media, since that’s who (on the surface) is shaping the public’s perception of the present.

By controlling the present in this way, they can then control the past. The 1619 project, which has been dubbed as “long form journalism” by the New York Times (i.e. “the paper of record”), provides a perfect example of this. Be reframing the foundations of our nation, the present generation can be taught to believe that in the past everyone was a raging racist slave owner; and therefore, American society has been unjust since the beginning.

What better reason to tear up the Constitution and tear down the country?

By controlling the present, they control the past. By controlling the past—or more accurately, by controlling people’s perception of the past—they control the public’s emotional reactions to these “stories of the past,” and thus they are able to control future behavior. It’s brilliant, is it not? Devious bastards.

And where did this idea originate? That’s right: Communism.

At the center of this circular pattern lies the little secret that most people overlook. What they are controlling, whether it’s past, present, or future, is human perception.

On that note, does anyone remember the new secret weapon I introduced last week?

It was surrender. Make surrender your new secret weapon. You’ll be glad you did.

I’m going to keep hammering on that because I feel like it’s vitally important, and also because I’m still struggling to communicate exactly why surrender is important, and exactly how surrender is beneficial to both our individual well-being and our ability to get ourselves out of the mess we’re in as a country.

Each time I come at it from a slightly different angle, it should become a little more clear. As I said in TR 443, surrender doesn’t mean giving up or giving in. In a subtle sense, it means acceptance of what is—as in, what’s real right now? Acceptance of what’s real right now should be the first step in any practical strategy, because failing to perform an accurate assessment leaves one woefully unprepared to achieve results.

If we assess the situation as less-than-ideal, we still must accept it. If we simply bitch, moan, and complain about it, we’ve done nothing but waste our precious time and energy, all while circumstances likely continue to devolve from bad to worse.

Don’t waste your time wishing things were different than they are. Surrender. Accept reality just as it is. Choosing to fight against the cosmos or living in denial does you no good. In fact, it doesn’t do anyone any good. Does that make sense? Am I wrong?

Surrender your stories.

Or not, as the case may be.

Here’s what I mean: if your story is that all hell is going to break loose at any moment, how does this affect your quality of life? If your story is that everything is so corrupt and out of control, there’s just no hope of fixing things and there’s nothing you can do about it, how does that make you feel? Does it motivate you to make things better?

Or does it cause you to withdraw and feel overwhelmed?

The story drives the emotion. The emotion drives behavior.

I would suggest surrendering these stories. They don’t serve you. In fact, they create invisible walls and internal barriers that close off your ability to make the most of your life, just as it is, even in the midst of all the societal chaos, etc.

Are you following me here?

Surrendering these stories is the first step of an accurate assessment of all your options. Sure the world may be going to hell, but life is still good. We may be facing a nuclear war, but then again, it may never happen. We can’t suspend living our lives for fear of the future—such fear is the first step in “menticidal hypnosis” remember?

Of course, there are some stories that you should probably never surrender. For example, speaking personally, I am an American, and that means I was born free, in a free country that was founded on a Constitution that expressly protects these freedoms. That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it!

I also believe the story about the Tree of Liberty—that it must be watered from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. I will never surrender that story.

Examples abound.


We can selectively surrender our stories—or not—and this simple exercise significantly elevates our awareness to what’s going on in our inner world.

That’s key, especially when 5GW, slick propaganda, sophisticated psyops, and weaponized AI are all actively assaulting your mental stability and working to bring your mind into submission via “subconscious taming” and mental enslavement.

If you never learned to surrender, you might not ever realize that this subconscious taming was even happening, and thus become a mental slave forever.

Let me give you an example: New Mexico just announced that the 2nd Amendment has been suspended for 30 days, because the governor believes that restricting the rights of law abiding citizens is somehow going to translate into reduced criminal behavior. More importantly, she believes that gun violence is a “public health emergency” that justifies this kind of authoritarian edict. That’s her story.

She believes it, precisely because that is the story she’s been conditioned to believe. I think this is a good example of what the “gender mainstreaming” of small arms control looks like—and this is just one aspect of the elite’s strategy to take away your guns in the name of public health and safety, per the UN’s Office of Disarmament.

It is true that this liberal tyrant is unlikely to surrender her story. That’s because she is probably no longer capable. She has been assimilated into the collective hive mind. She’s suffered from a subtle menticide that has killed her ability to think for herself.

Deeper than this, I suspect she’s a victim of the sort of spiritual assassination I was alluding to recently. She is no longer connected with her mysterious soul. Instead, she’s stuck in the cage of her head, incapable of discerning her thoughts from reality, and no longer curious enough to wonder why people think that she’s crazy.

Let that be a lesson.

Do you know what really happened on 9/11?

Are you curious enough to ask?

Are you willing to surrender your story?

It’s okay if people think that you’re crazy. We’re all a little crazy. But as long as we remain curious, as long as we’re allowed to ask questions, as long as we’re willing to surrender our stories and assess life as it is, then we can control our own perceptions of past, present, and future—and that’s what we need to win this war.

The past provides us with wisdom.

The present provides us with resources.

The future provides us with a path forward.

Reflect on these things. Master the mind and you can dominate the enemy. You should probably put that on your spiritual checklist—right underneath surrender.

This is how you regain control.


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