Chaos Agents, Part 2: Libet Experiments and Readiness Potential
Maybe it’s worth adding to the ways a chaos agent operates that they might be keen on passing out black pills: create the reality of so much doom that any resistance becomes futile. This defeatist outlook sucks out hope from even the most spiritually inclined in us.
Tech is my nemesis so possibly a user problem. Locals lets me watch Glenn Greenwald's streams no problem but wants $5.00 to view RTE content or even comment which I tried to do live and the pop up said only paid supporters can comment. Offers of free trials are a huge red flag for me & others burned by automatic billing who aren't willing to gamble on a new platform's cash sucking power and probably have some limiting impact on Locals participation.
On the Libets experiment- I am not sure it is well designed or meaningful. I know for a fact that when I made myself a subject a subject of it using the gif above, I became aware that my "decision making" went like this- "I am going to make my decision to flex at 1 o'clock, then I am going to make my decision at 6 o'clock, then at 9 o'clock, etc. In short, I had made the decision before I "made" the decision. What do others of your readers do there?
Chaos theory sits very “nicely” within the planned de-structuralisation of society! I see this happening in my village - Chaos Agents have been “slotted in” to local housing .. many are indeed plain clothes law enforcement officers .. many “techies” and locally recruited Area Ambassadors .. l see them operate on the village notice boards and among the local community - even “acquiring” enough finance to build the village Community Centre with bar and restaurant .. over the road there is a REAL ENGLISH PUB and that is where the dissenters locate themselves - so much IS known by so many but PEOPLE DO NOT SPEAK OUT such has been the effectiveness of the Government Psychos .. Those of us who stand up and say NO are vilified and much worse - find ourselves charged with false offences relating mainly to driving in a bid to keep us STATIC and therefore observable - cut off too from medical services .. it’s quite a life taking a stand against these cleverly positioned Chaos Agents whilst the Government fear and propaganda machine pumps out “supporting lies” for the Chaos Agents and their cronies the Area Ambassadors 24/7 .. WE WILL NOT BE DEFEATED even if we pay the ultimate sacrifice!
Col John Boyd helped many military (and intelligence) minds to conceive operational tempo as an outcome of people's (epi)genetics, culture, material resources, intentions, and understanding of history. The shorthand model called the 'oodaloop' summarizes a cycle that gets Cliffnoted as a simple four-step thing when Boyd's own diagram shows it as a non-linear algorithmic process. We all Observe, Orient, Decide, and Act, and then we see how our acting out of choices we make in the environment we find ourselves to be within, make corrections, and then proceed again through the oodaloop.
You can see how thinking about "getting ahead" of another's readiness potential is vital to enclosing the duration of someone's oodaloop within your own. If you can take it all in and act faster than your opponent, time will not only be on your side and against theirs, but you can also maneuver your opponent into worse and worse situations until they functionally break down. Isolation and suspension of all outside cues and information are key steps in shutting down an opponent —precise reasons why lockdowns and control of mass communication broke the resolve and cohesion of so many people. Boyd is a treasure for making deep sense of this and then offering it to us so very effectively.
Boyd's book looks daunting at 400 pages, but these are mostly slides off which he'd lecture. You can very easily look at the slide and think through what the larger narrative is. The pdf I posted presents an order Boyd himself took chronologically in coming into these ideas and growing them outwards from observations he made as a fighter pilot about who in what aircraft beats whom in what other aircraft in which environments to understanding how any agent wins in any competitive situation against opponents striving to outcompete them.
Boyd is extremely useful for anyone who wants to begin developing a "guerilla" or "insurgent" mindset (as well as a "hegemon" or "counterinsurgent" mindset), and he will get you thinking about these issues with an economy of words. This is explicitly laid out in the "Strategic Game of ? and ?" lecture.
Overall, though, victorious people will need competency, trust, big vision combined with detail appreciation, and an overwhelming willingness to get outside themselves and into the world.
Hi Mathew, interesting article. I have been working to understand my own role and how I can be useful when certain challenges can make me feel quite ineffectual despite my “potential”. I am a physician working in a system that expects me to follow protocols I don’t agree with. I have been reading substacks and researching in a compartmentalized way, but now I am starting to write and comment as ways of engaging that are new for me.
I’m curious on how much community connections might open up for me through substack comment sections. I encourage you (readers) to see the two posts I have made and commenting there if you would like to support me.
The manifestation of a conscious action is preceded importantly by unconscious processing. The exercise of 'free will' is as much the unconscious 'go-no go' processing, as it may be an intentioned, considered conscious internal debate.
I ponder whether science inadvertently discovered the soul, residing deeply between nix and consciousness, the unconscious arbiter of our external agency.
Evil is readily witnessed today. Knowing that it arises from the unconscious highlights the essence of a spiritual battle waged among humanity.
And then we have the extraordinary, relentless and profound conditioning that has been imposed.
The Yale University psy-ops study is terrifying. It took place before the experimental synthetic gene/LNP injections became available and that was cited as a limiting factor to the study. ie. once people became aware of the death/sickness signal, the conditioning would not stand. I believe that there exist a portion of the populous so deeply conditioned, it would hardly matter were the injections formally deemed lethal. Such people would still adhere to the narrative.
The chaos manufacturers have been hard at it for awhile now. Socially, economically, ethically, traditions, customs, culture, identity, all subject to delegitimisation. Such are the neo-Marxist imbued inhuman GloboCorp technofascists, the sensate tools of the Davos Cult. Division, exclusion and inequality are de rigueur. For the moment then, alternate communities inevitably evolve. The push to shove may materialise when one side decides it will no longer tolerate the other.
E.K. James, S.E. Bokemper, A.S. Gerber et al. 39 (2021) 7158–7165
Persuasive messaging to increase COVID-19 vaccine uptake intentions
This concept so fits with the current Dr Simone Gold controversy. Is she a Chaos Agent, or are the AFLDS board members?
I can think of three major figures in the movement who have become monomaniacal, which makes them easy targets for disdain. As someone on the inside however I see that a highly capable individual would be driven to madness by the gaslighting and prohibition from acting in their professional capacity.
Imo you left out what is most critical in my mind:
Divide and conquer. The goal is always to sew division.
In every facet of life.
Second, sew doubt about truth. Undermine the most basic assumptions about our lives.
I saw couples divorced over the vaccine. These were smart kind people too.
Such a timely post. I think it is the sense of so much disorganized noise and agitation that can leave one feeling discouraged. Twitter is kind of glorious with all kinds of forbidden speech erupting but overwhelming with tantrums ad hominem new bots and trolls. That will hopefully sort itself out over next few months. But free speech is surprisingly threatening to celebrities and legislators doing all kinds of hand wringing. Is this organic or agitated by a subset of chaos actors? How will we get anything done if we don’t build an effective immune system with respect to chaos actors? More thoughts on immune defenses would be helpful.
My two cents: how do we know what action the potential is building towards? How do we know that the potential can only result in the action requested and can't be changed in progress arbitrarily? Is potential general or action specific? Reducing brain activity to a 2D graph conceals so many assumptions.
Also, did Zerohedge ask you to put your FTX article up on their site? First time I've seen you republished there. I imagine you will get a lot of views!
Top article Mathew, and as many people have mentioned - timely. I’m sure they (DOD etc) ‘are aware of it’. Masters.
Decision making under time pressure….. Announce a mandate, vax in two weeks or ‘you can’t set foot on the property and you lose your ‘career’ (in reality many are jobs) and your livelihood because unless you can work from home, there are no jobs. Fear, anxiety and panic off the back of masking overwhelms even the most rational, so yes they knew all this. Despite whether or not one believes it was for altruistic or nefarious reasons, they knew how to persuade.
Maybe I missed the tribal gene, maybe I don’t trust people who force conformity, maybe none of it made statistical sense, maybe my intuition was in overdrive, maybe I trust doubt over fear …..maybe all of these, maybe I don’t even know …..
What I do know from those around me on both sides of the narrative - distraction is the latest mother of invention ….and it is seems to working.
Thank you Mathew for reminding us to remain open minded and optimistic - that intelligence and human decency can succeed
People who gush over some of these medical experts who are spreading fear and misinformation are being led down a path, as you've clearly explained here. And there are journalists, tech people, a broad cross-section of those who seem to be "experts," or just quite knowledgeable...
I have lost any need to "trust" ANYBODY I don't know, and especially if they appear to be some sort of "spokesperson," self-appointed, and often claim to be chased out of their jobs or whatever. While I know it's true that people like this exist, maybe many of them, I am still skeptical when there are SS writers who have LOTS of money, who insist that if I want to be able even to "like" their post I have to pay them, and if I want to comment, there seem to be thousands of angry, snarky, violently negative people waiting to pounce on me. I consider these kinds of people to be plants.
One exception is Mike Yeadon, and I feel he is on the up and up. Robert Malone, nah. He's a plant, imo.
I don't think there being plants is UNUSUAL at all. And of course, it's not the same exact story for all of the plants, some appear to be just anybodies. Joe Schmoes. I have noticed that usually these folks get a bit hostile if you outwardly question their veracity.
Hmmm...Died Suddenly and Stew Peter's anyone???
You should go on Bret Weinstein to discuss your grand unified FTX theory. Would be fascinating to hear the two of you discuss.
Here's a thinker for you: can you be a Chaos Agent without knowing it?