(Article republished from DavidGosselin.Substack.com)
After a lengthy inquiry, the Tavistock Clinic was found to have egregiously violated basic standards of care through a systemic practice of giving psychologically vulnerable individuals the “suggestion” and affirmation that they were in the wrong body, and then proceeding to rush them into medical gender reassignment. However, rather than being an exception to the rule, Tavistock’s radical experimentation on psychologically vulnerable groups and trauma victims has been the norm since its very beginning. Guided by a belief in the endless possibility of remolding human personality and “the images of man,” Tavistockians and their progeny have for over a century functioned as premier social engineers for an Anglo-American financial establishment committed to “re-imagining” humanity à la Brave New World.
For modern Tavistockians and the City of London-Wall Street “gods” whom they serve, human beings are nothing more than blank slates to be written on, individuals with personalities that can be shaped and remolded into whatever image these social engineers deem fit. There is no innate divine spark of creative reason; there exists no deeper science of the human soul—only the conditioning of reflexes and thought patterns in talking animals. In a word: humanity is but a collection of slightly more complicated Pavlovian dogs, or more complex worms, but ultimately made up of the same matter—and nothing more.
In the eyes of the Tavistockians and modern behavioral “scientists,” the same “shock doctrines,” strategies of terror, and reflex conditioning applied to beasts are equally applicable to humanity. A human being’s ability to unearth the natural laws of the universe and generate fundamentally new conceptions in art and science, leading to qualitatively new ideas that transform humanity’s ability to act and thrive in the universe, is nothing more than the by-product of sublimated neurosis and irrational, albeit statistically mappable behaviors.
Even the quality of human genius embodied by the greatest minds across history is ultimately dismissed as nothing more than a special kind of madness—or epiphenomenon—which however impressive, remains unintelligible, and certainly not learnable.
Despite these irrational behaviorist theories, a closer examination reveals what these various ideas overlook about the deeper nature of human beings, the mind, and how the natural spark of creative reason found in each human individual is ultimately something that can be either brought forth or suppressed. More importantly, an honest and open exploration of these practices today can provide us with a deeper appreciation of how the latest attempts to create a Brave New World may not only be opposed but defeated at their very core.
One way of situating the broader strategic picture is by considering what Plato identified as the problem of “imitation” in his Republic. Plato developed his conception of imitation after witnessing the Athenian Republic being destroyed by an overwhelming number of clever politicians and smooth talkers—none of which possessed, or desired to possess, the wisdom necessary to rule either themselves or a state. Whether it be the representation of human nature in a drama or song, or the presentation of some new policy or idea in a speech by a rhetorician, these “imitations” were characterized by Plato as the artful mimicry of certain outward or formalized characteristics of human nature and experience, which however close in their appearance to truth, were not “the real thing.” Since that time, the most dangerous ideas have always been those most capable of artfully wearing the guise of truth. Indeed, virtually all modern psy-ops are premised on this idea. For, the closer they sound and appear like the Good and True, the more effective they become at convincing large swaths of citizens that they are indeed “the real thing.”
From an enlightened humanity delivered in the form of psychedelic trips of creative “consciousness” and “flow states” to sensual pleasure substituted for genuine creative human joy, intimacy, and spiritual development, our modern world has no shortage of “imitations.” Then as today, what these various imitations and false theories of human nature share in common is that they effectively divert people from “the real thing”—one which any genuinely sovereign creative individual possesses the capacity to discover and bring forth within themselves, if they can only succeed in remembering what the many imitations made them forget.
Perhaps one of the most famous and perverse examples of “imitations” in the twentieth century is Aldous Huxley’s famous novel, Brave New World. Huxley envisioned a world in which human beings became so depraved and enslaved by their own desire for momentary pleasure and happiness that they lost interest in any and all forms of Beauty, Truth, and Goodness. Huxley’s novel ultimately posited the cynical view that such a world was possible, implying that the innate spark of creative reason and the desire for eternal things seated within each human individual—whether they be aware of it or not—could ultimately be trained out of everyone. In this dystopian world, creativity would ultimately be reserved for those willing to use their own powers of insight and creativity for the purposes of understanding how to better control this spark in others.
In reality, Huxley’s novel was nothing more than a Malthusian and eugenicist rip-off of Shakespeare’s final drama, The Tempest. In the case of the latter, Shakespeare composed his drama as a playful exploration of the then-contemporary theme of establishing a “New World”—one situated far away from the oligarchical trappings that have cursed Europe since nearly its birth.
What happens to the best of Western civilization and its greatest traditions today remains to be seen. However, our ability to understand the deeper nature and history of the intellectual and spiritual disease that has rotted out much of the Western world may very well decide whether our civilization succeeds in removing the cancer, whether the disease consumes the entire body, or if we simply end up chopping off the wrong parts.
The history is clear; the future is still unwritten.
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