Paranoia = attraction + repulsion

In life, there are many subjects that can attract lasting attention. There are two basic categories of lasting attention that we can notice: attraction and repulsion. Of course, for us to even think of something requires an element of attraction to the subject, as in an interest. If we have a word for something, then there is some interest in that subject of attention (some attraction to it as valuable or important).

So, we can also think of attraction and repulsion as stages of neurological experience. Repulsion from a particular thing requires some degree of prior attention to it (with attention itself being a form of attraction). The repulsion may greatly exceed any attraction, such as in the case of total disgust. A smaller difference in the attraction and repulsion would manifest in something like worrying, with ongoing frequent attention (attraction) to the subject. Between disgust and worrying would be agonizing, which implies strong attraction but also stronger repulsion. Without a strong attraction to the issue, there would be no agonizing, but instead a dismissal or only a very mild rejection.

For example, a loud noise may startle and alarm someone, attracting their attention, like in the case of an alarm clock. If the noise persists, then it may disturb someone. Note that a noise is a type of vibration, so a loud vibration that is nearby may actually physically shake everything around it. This could be the humming sound of a 18-wheeler truck, or the sound of a helicopter or motorcycle or jack-hammer.

So, we may notice a new sound, and we can call that an attracting of our attention. If we were focusing elsewhere, then our focus could be broken or interrupted. If the sound wakes us from sleeping, we would call it a disturbance. Further, we may desire to move away from the sound or, if we do not have the ability to move away from it, we may approach the source of the sound and attempt to reduce the sound or eliminate it, even through the use of intimidation and coercion.

That is the classic “fight or flight” response. These reflexes actually have a few other similar patterns, including “freeze” and “fake.” In the case of responding to a sound, rather than freeze in to physical stillness, we can freeze in another way. We can block our perception of the sound, either through using loud headphones or earplugs, or even numbing our sensitivity to the perceiving of sound, like when someone is near the sound of a blast which deafens them temporarily or permanently.

The response of pretense or faking is related to something like the use of headphones, but also with a typical component of agitated denial. Someone could put on blaring headphones and then shout at you this:“no, I do not hear whatever nonsense you are talking about, and because I do not hear it (and I am afraid to even address the subject at all), then I will ferociously ridicule you or anyone else who confronts me with that subject. Stop talking about it! Afraid? WHAT?!?! No, I am not afraid of talking about it. YOU are the source of the disturbance, (not the thing that you claim exists which I am terrified to face). I only have my fingers in my ears because I have been trying to clean out some wax which is preventing me from hearing, so therefore anything that I do not hear cannot exist.”

We can imagine the stress (distress) that someone must be experiencing for them to respond with so much resistance to even considering a subject. They may be so paranoid of a topic that they dismiss it as paranoia, as nonsense, or as a conspiracy theory.

Of course, many theories of conspiracy are imprecise or even totally false. However, it is a well-respected method of psychological warfare to promote paranoia in target populations, as well as to use campaigns of disinformation to confuse them, such as the famous story of Santa Claus.

In that case, naive children are systematically deceived, perhaps simply in order to efficiently train them to conform to behavioral norms of “being good.” When confronted with questions about Santa, some people may say “of course Santa is real. To even question otherwise is a paranoid conspiracy theory!”

So, it may be rare to possess the inner clarity and maturity to calmly face subjects that disgust or disturb the masses. We can recognize that many people are too terrified to admit that there could be several conspiracies to terrify them- not just a single, very distant enemy that it is popular for the masses to vilify intensely.

When immense publicity is focused on a particular threat, that can be a case of scapegoating. That means an innocent party is accused of an incident that actually happened. Typically, the most intense scapegoating can be expected from the party actually responsible for the actual incident. (A distinct form of “psychological warfare” would be something like the Gulf of Tonkin “incident” in which a false report of an attack- which apparently never happened- was allegedly concocted and then widely publicized to attract US public support of a military invasion of Vietnam by the US).

Now, with the issue of scapegoating in mind, consider the “coincidence theory” of the attacks of 9/11/2001. I have never heard those attacks called anything but attacks. Planes occasionally crash in to a building (though not usually the Pentagon). Is a plane crash ever simply an accident?

However, who seriously thinks that it was just a coincidence that in a few hours of 9/11/2001, there was a crashing of several planes and collapsing of 3 buildings? There is general agreement that these were intentional, coordinated attacks and that there was a very formal conspiracy to keep the attacks secret in advance.

So, the mainstream media presents a specific conspiracy theory. They may repeat it frequently. They may provide a huge body of evidence, such as satellite images that Colin Powell insists are proof of whatever he insists the images prove.

When Colin Powell asserts a conspiracy theory, is it dismissed by the masses as absurd paranoia? Or, are the masses merely cautiously skeptical of his insistence that there may have been a conspiracy?

In fact, what anyone can observe is that those who have a sense of confidence in (and even loyalty to) the mainstream media may reactively resist anything that has not been given lots of publicity by the mainstream media. Further, anything publicized widely through the mainstream media (even conspiracy theories like those of Colin Powell) may be presumed accurate by the masses. The idea that governments ever keep secrets from the masses is obviously an idea that some people will find repulsive (terrifying).

Why so much confidence in the mainstream media? Why so much resistance to questions of the accuracy or even the bias of parties such as Colin Powell or NBC or CNN?

Notice that different people have different responses to questions of the accuracy of the mainstream media. Some people may reactively defend the media as sincere, with the idea being that their sincerity is more important than their accuracy (…but more important to whom?).

Others may attack the questioner, behaving with disgust or other forms of intense emotional disturbance. Some may simply withdraw quietly (especially if the questioning is isolated rather than aggressive, nagging, or predatory). Others may ridicule openly or privately. Some will be mildly curious (again, openly or privately). A few may be quite inspired by the intelligence displayed in the questioning process.

However, intelligence can be a dangerous thing to openly display. Many people may find it threatening. A herd of blind people are rightly concerned if they suspect someone of having the capacity for vision, right? Likewise, a herd of deaf people are rightly concerned if they suspect someone of having the capacity for hearing. The ones without perception may not know exactly what is going on with the one(s) who seems to have so much more perceptiveness and sensitivity then everyone else, but they will either attack that party… or worship them (as in follow them anywhere… blindly of course).

So, those who are most intelligent may be quite reserved about openly displaying their intelligence. They may even be secretive or dismissive of “accusations” of above average intelligence.

That is why I believe in Santa Claus (and of course I deny accusations that Santa is actually ME). I believe completely in Santa, don’t you?

At least that may be what I say (or imply) to 3 year-olds who ask me about Santa. Why would I ever deceive them? Because that may be more attractive to me than arguing with a bunch of crying 3 year-olds who are throwing tantrums because I have questioned their most sacred idolatries, their most desperate presumptions, their most intense fixations of so-
called “science.”

If someone has no great interest in the 3 year-olds, then to deceive them may be convenient. In keeping secrets from them, it may be convenient to publicize ideas that produce a resistance in the masses to perceiving what is otherwise obvious. Further, I may have higher priorities than assisting a 3 year old through the potentially intense emotional transition of recognizing that their parents and many other adults have systematically deceived them.

However, the mainstream media would never intentionally deceive people. That is why all works of fiction are banned from mainstream media- because it is so important to the mainstream media to present to the public an appearance of sincerity. If Santa Claus is on TV, then that alone establishes that Santa is not fiction, right?

When actors are hired to pretend to like some product (while they are recorded for a commercial advertisement), that is not fiction. That is why, when hiring actors, the casting director always asks “do you really like the thing that we are paying you to pretend to like?”

Colin Powell presents evidence
Therefore, I wholeheartedly believe the conspiracy theories presented by Colin Powell about incidents like 9/11. Further, I find it quite offensive when people make reference to the fact that certain statements of Colin Powell may have later been retracted by Colin Powell.

That was probably just due to the influence of lobbyists who wanted to make him look bad. They are trying to bias the perceptions formed by the public. They are just trying to undermine the credibility of the mainstream media, which everyone knows is infallible. Death to the infidels.

Influencing the attention of the public is not what the media exists to do. They should not be a system for propaganda and indoctrination, which means that they obviously are not and never will be because that is simply impossible, which is also why we have government agencies in place to make sure that the media never presents anything that the governing agency finds objectionable.

Obviously, the media does not influence the public’s attention, nor the public’s perceptions, nor the public’s behaviors. That is why commercial advertisers pay the media tremendous sums of money: to avoid biasing the attention of the public (what they find attractive or repulsive, what they will worry or agonize about, and what they will be so terrified of that they reject as conspiracy paranoia).

Because reverse psychology does not exist, the mainstream media keeps us safe from psychological warfare. To the extent that there is even such a thing as public schools or churches, as some paranoid conspiracy theorists claim, these institutions either protect us from the corrupting influence of the mainstream media… or are the corrupting influence from which the mainstream media protects us.

Language does not have any power nor any purpose. These sequences of shapes on your screen are not letters. They do not form words. They are just random accidental shapes of total nonsense.

Why? It is not because these shapes on your screen frighten me. Don’t be silly. I am beyond fear. They are just inherently symbolic codes of gibberish which only mean exactly what I insist that they mean, to the extent that I comprehend them at all.

If I am terrified of the ideas presented here, I can attack them, forget them, worry about them, or pretend not to notice them at all. To the extent that these shapes are in fact shapes, that is probably just a reason for me to feel compelled to share them with everyone (yes, all at once) in order to personally save humanity from language, sin, pretense, naivete, sincerity, and the idea of salvation.

If I fail to have already saved all of humanity from paranoia, attraction, and repulsion, then I will probably be either very relieved or very tense. Finally, because reverse psychology not only does not exist but cannot exist, we must prevent it from ruining everything.

Some conspiracy theorists claim that the accurate perception of danger is paranoia as long as the danger is persistent. Paranoid delusions, which are totally distinct from paranoia itself, are intellectual justifications for maintaining some sacred pretense. “Here is the reason that I will hysterically cling to my pre-existing notion, which comforts my suppressed terror: ________!”

In summary, people should not be paranoid. People should fear fear itself, which is not the definition of paranoia. Paranoia is being totally grateful for the function of perceiving potential threats, also known by some intellectuals as fear, which does not exist because it should not exist, (according to the 49th chapter of the Gospel of John Kennedy, verses 4-7).

I am totally beyond paranoia, which is why I so violently react when people suggest that I might be paranoid. That is false.

I insist that it is a bad thing and that I am beyond it because I am very spiritually advanced. All people who are very spiritually advanced insist that paranoia is very bad thing, which is why it should be avoided, forbidden, and made in to a taboo.

I do not want to be around negative people. I do not want to be called a negative person. I do not want other people to be able to even accuse me (based on their totally inaccurate paranoid delusions) of being afraid or paranoid.

I am incapable of those negative, evil responses because I am very spiritually advanced (like that one statue of a famous dead person- haven’t you ever noticed how calm that statue is all the time, like for instance when there is an earthquake and everyone else is hysterically panicking while the statue just calmly stands there until the earthquake breaks the statue in to a pile of dust and buries it for 4,000 years until some anthropologists come along and get very excited because they have finally discovered signs of intelligent life on this planet).

Do not talk about it. Do not think about it. Do not put a picture of it on your wall.

Stay away from anything that scares anyone. It is only polite.

Are there homophobics on your planet? Then do not even think about someone you know having homosexual intercourse with a famous politician. Never gonna happen. Why even bother thinking of it now, then thinking of it again and again and again…?

Are there people scared of spiders where you live? Then do not use that word- or at least not out loud in public. If you ever start to say that word, here is a great hint: put the word “man” at the end of the word spider. Then, people will think that you are talking about a superhero, not a type of insect.

Make a comprehensive list of everything that anyone anywhere has ever been afraid of already (or may in the future). Then, carefully avoid all of those things. That is the only way that you will ever get in to heaven, which the one place that you know you should be obsessing about all the time, though not out of paranoia of course, because that would be a violation of regulation 23 – Z – 9, which clearly states that people who are even accused of being obsessively paranoid will be denied entry in to heaven by Santa Claus, forcing them to live for eternity in hell, which is the place where perfectionists practice how to agonize the best way until they really finally get it right.


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