by Laura Knight-Jadczyk
Signs of the Times
20 April 2006
Lately, it sure looks like the whole Alternative News and 911 Truth
movement is being subjected to the Ponerization process (being
twisted to become an agent for Evil), so perhaps now would be a good
time to take a look at how that process develops. First, a little
There is a current discussion on our Forum that was begun by a
certain Dimitris following the publication of an editorial about
Jeff Rense. Dimitris declared, quite self-righteously, that
publishing such an editorial identified us clearly as "agents of
cointelpro." Here is the article that we published that aroused the
ire of Dimitris:
I have been looking at
Renseís website for the last two years
and gathered from
Lauraís research, that he most likely, whether
consciously or not, is an asset of Cointelpro. The website gives
the image of having no limits on what they will put up and yet
there are some glaring omissions.
One of these omissions is in regards to birdflu. The site is
like a birdflu central with daily updates on birdflu occurring
all over the planet. There has NOT BEEN one article in respect
to the likelihood that Birdflu is a HOAX.
ANOTHER omission is in regard to drastic climate changes,
METEORS, the many recent meteor sightings and the many recent
discoveries of impact crater from meteors around the world. The
signs website has an excellent supplement on Meteors found
The last omission that I will mention here is in regard to
Signs website and
the pentagon Strike video, which considering
the fact that 500+million people have seen it, SHOULD feature on
Renseís lefthand column as a permanent feature and a permanent
link to the Producers thereof, namely SOTT.
One can look at this from the point of view of what is of
paramount importance for the PTB (Power To Be), and what they donít want the
populace to see. If indeed it is true, that Rense is an arm
of COINTELPRO, then the important things are the things
omitted from the site, some of which I mentioned above. It
follows, that NOTHING that appears on Rense is important at all.
It is only for keeping the population distracted!
1) the US is spending as
if there is no tomorrow and as though they will never ever
have to pay the money back.
2) The speed with which the US is implementing a
world clamp down and a control on the populace is without
parallel in modern history.
3) There is hardly an attempt at disguising their
fascist march for world domination as though they know, that
they will not be held accountable ever.
4) There is a lack of exposure of the lies of the US
from OTHER NATIONS, who have intelligence services with
satellite surveillance and who surely knows what is going
5) The US is using Depleted Uranium in the Middle
East and other places indiscriminately, as though the
consequences of radiation of vast areas (including Europe
and the US) is of no concern.
Talking to a friend about this, the
question that was brought up was why donít they want the
populace to ponder the possibility of cataclysmic earth changes
in the very near future, if they are happy to entertain the
notion of perpetual war or economic megabust or whatever else is
One answer that we came up with is this.
If the PTB have been given advance notice of an imminent comet
strike (such as the cyclical comet strike with a cycle of 3600
years as mentioned by Laura), then it would be important for the PTB to vector the attention of the populace into all kinds of
areas of no real importance.
WHY you might ask?
IF the populace knew that the world would be impacted by a
massive cataclysm in say april year 2009 then,
1) The populace would not
be as easily controlled.
2) They would probably reevaluate their life and
maybe not go to work.
3) The world economy would collapse, but in a
NONLINEAR FASHION, in other words not when the PTB plans to
4) The people, from journalist to military officials
might not continue to compromise their souls (if they have
one) for their masters in order to pay their
mortgage/lifestyle unless they are also promised salvation
in an underground bunker, which is doubtful.
The PTB including other world
leaders (The Cís - cassiopaeans - mentions that the world government has been a
reality for a long time) would have been promised a safe haven,
most likely in some deep underground bunker or a rapture for the
religious minded. This would explain why they go about things as
though never to be held accountable.
Building of underground cities requires massive amounts of
money, tunnel workers and industries related to the building
thereof. A collapse before time of the world economy would
severely hamper the effort of the PTB in creating a safe haven.
If not, then maybe an angry and cheated population whose
attention were not distracted on bogus terrorists and like
things, would hamper the PTB.
Donald Hunt mentions the issue of
crowd control and possible riots in todayís economic report.
Dolan, as many others, mentions in a recent interview extensive
tunneling going on in America. He mentions a quote from Rumsfeld
black budget of 2.6 trillion dollars in 2001. The interview
that I heard thanks to the Signs forum is found
Whether the above answer is THE ANSWER or just part of the
answer is open for pondering, but the fact is that certain
things are omitted from Rense and that in itself raises obvious
questions. I would, as mentioned above, seriously doubt that any
of the things mentioned on Rense is of any real importance,
other than seeing where the PTB (Power To Be) wants our attention directed.
As it happens, there are a LOT of
questions that ought to be asked about Jeff Rense and Co and most of
them are outlined in said forum discussion, so the reader might want
to check it out for all the juicy details.
The thing is, something really creepy is going on right before our
eyes and we need to sit up and pay attention here!
First of all, notice this piece by a web pundit that goes by the nom
de plume "Sartre":
A Fractured Conservative Movement
There is nothing new about rugged individualists disagreeing. In
some respects such divergence is quite normal and appropriate.
Whether there is anything that can be remotely labeled a patriot
movement, to begin with is certainly a valid area of discussion.
But what happens when supposed like- minded world views clash to
the extent that eating oneís own becomes an obsession?
By consistently targeting many of the named anti-establishment
publishers for ridicule and savage attacks, the Victor-Lisa show
resembles a Saturday Night skit more than serious journalism.
Earning an honorable mention in their list of the unfaithful
does not slant this assessment. Sure paranoid sites like Fintan
Dunneís "The CIA Internet Fakes" lumps BATR with
government disinformation projects. A careful inspection of this
list indicated that BATR is included with some good company. If
the Dunne goal is to damage the credibility of such sites, why
does WING-TV resort to the same kind of tactics - guilt by
Attacking Jeff Rense and Alex Jones because both refuse to deal
with WING-TV is hardly a persuasive argument. The claims and
charges of censorship have been a long standing disagreement
with Ms. Guliani. What she sees as an obligation to have her
viewpoint echoed on other sites, we view as a privilege to earn
the trust of another publisher. What WING-TV has done by their
consistent and comprehensive smear vendetta is to destroy itís
own credibility as a truth teller. Such devices of desperation
are reflected without the trace of rational self-control or
cogent wisdom. Read closely Mr. Thorns angry outburst and judge
Message to a Eunuch (Sartre:
BATR) by Victor Thorn
íFor once in your
lives, stand up and do something. If youíre men, start
acting like it. Your feeble articles are not only boring
beyond words (i.e. Sartre), but theyíre weak in spirit, weak
in delivery, with an emotional void that leaves the reader
so filled with ennui that itís no wonder our country is in
the mess itís in. If you were around during the American
Revolution, our nation would have lost miserably because
each and every one of you would have turned coat and ran
back to England to suck on the Kingís tit.í
This example typifies the conduct
used against anyone who takes issue with the purity of vision
that only exists in the mind of a self-proclaimed soaring eagle
of the alternative media. BATR does not play this name game or
sink to the level of crass verbiage. The publisher calls the
shots and any editor worthy of the name is well within their
right to exclude the rants of disinformation specialists.
Likewise the reader is the sole arbitrator of who is worthy of
their trust. Who is telling the absolute and definitive truth
requires the honesty of the divine and surely none of us aspire
to such lofty heights.
For this reason BREAKING ALL THE RULES has severed all relations
with WING-TV. Regretfully this decision is based not only upon
significant differences in strategy and tactics but mainly upon
a profound loss of respect. It is the task of each individual to
find the value in the work of any journalist or columnists. We
urge you to recognize some of the factual contributions that
have been published on WING-TV. However, Thoreau was right:
íIf a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is
because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music
which he hears, however measured or far away.í
All that sounds very reasonable, doesnít
it? But the fact is, it is so doctrinaire and simplistic and does
NOT take into account the very REAL problem of REAL CoIntelPro as
well as deviant psychology, that it is effectively an action in
favor of same! You know the old rule: The only thing necessary for
the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. Well, letís
"The only thing necessary for the
takeover of the
911 Truth Movement by Fascist agents of CoIntelPro is for the
members of that movement to NOT expose such agents when and if they
spot them, and for the movement as a whole to utilize the most
careful hygiene in keeping itself clean of pathological elements."
Take that to the bank.
There are quite a number of people, besides Dimitris, who "deplore"
the so-called "infighting" of the 911 truth movement. Among them is
a woman named Judy Andreas.
Now, this Judy Andreas is a strange phenomenon. Judy sort of
"appeared" on the scene out of nowhere. She was dating John Kaminski
all the while she was making "advances" toward Stan Hess who ended
up marrying her though the marriage only lasted for two weeks, as I
If you read some of the stuff on her site, linked above, and "read
between the lines," you will perceive that she has made advances
toward several people with internet radio shows/websites - generally
those with well-known names. Itís almost as though she is a sex bomb
"working the circuit." From what several people who have interacted
with her have told me, it seems to be her assignment to get these
individuals she hooks up with to turn their íthinking" around.
Pretty clever feat for a sexy granny in her 60s, eh?
Andreas is a "regular columnist" on Rense, and we notice that Rense
has dumped Kaminski... I guess because John was not manipulatable by
Now, notice on her webpage that she reproduces a "fan letter" from
someone that says:
"Iím overwhelmed...there on the
counter sat the package. Couldnít wait to open it --- love the
format for easy reading. It is impressive to have John foreword
it and Cindy Sheehan with Jeff Rense- terrific! I like the piece
by Pamela Icke. I shall keep the book by the computer and pick
it up to read (& savor) piece by piece. Iíll tell the universe
to have a major publisher pick it up!
Thank you! Arhata "
Aside from making the normal human being
want to lose their cookies just reading it, what is interesting
about this letter? Notice the reference to the inclusion of a piece
by Pamela Icke.
"Pamela Icke is the wife of
one of the most popular regular guests on News for the Soul --
David Icke -- and she too has quite the story to tell. And find
out about enlightened relationship from someone who is in one...
Donít miss this raveling hour of enlightening talk radio ..."
As it happens, David Icke was recently
abovetopsecret.com as we have reported in previous
posts here on the blog (see all of those relating to
Project Serpo). Of course, since we reported
it, it seems that there is some glitch... Icke doesnít seem to be
coming forth with the goods. Oh well.
In any event, since we now have hard evidence that
abovetopsecret.com is hooked up with Wayne Jaeschke and that they
claim Morrison and Foerster as their legal reps, and Jaeschke has
been implicated as participating in the creation of the "Project Serpo"
hoax, this connection between Judy
Andreas and the Icke people is highly suggestive.
I seem to recall that Rense and Icke were good buddies at one point
and then either drifted apart or had a falling out. Since we have
learned that this is a typical tactic, maybe that "falling out" was
just for public consumption because Judy Andreas sure must like Icke
and Rense likes Judy.
Coming back to our problem, one of the forum members brought to our
attention an interesting comment from Wing TV regarding a
phone conversation with Sartre referred as "Mr. X" (identified
in another link
-scroll down to #137).
OPM: Other Peopleís Money
by Lisa Guliani
Several months ago I received a phone call from a journalist who
happens to be a regular columnist for Jeff Rense. Iíll call him
Mr."X". We were discussing the whole "patriot/truth/9-11
movement" and he wanted to give me some advice on how he thinks
Victor and I should be "playing the game".
When he asked how we finance WING TV, I told him we work day
jobs. His response to this was hearty laughter, followed by the
comment, "Listen, your problem lies in the fact that you guys
donít have a racket. You need to get a racket."
My reply: "Weíre not interested in getting a racket."
Mr. "X": "Havenít you ever heard of OPM?"
Me: "OPM? No. What is OPM?"
Mr. "X": OPM is an acronym for íOther Peopleís Moneyí.
went on to tell me how much easier it would be to run WING TV if
weíd simply get other people to foot the bills for doing what
weíre doing. According to "X," thatís how anybody who is
successful is doing it. Thatís how the "big boys" like Jones and
Rense are doing it. After all, you donít see them working day
jobs, do you? The reason theyíre successful is because they
understand how to play the game. And the name of the game is OPM.
I was pretty disgusted with this type of advice coming from
someone who Iíd presumed to be a person operating under
honorable and ethical guidelines. I made it clear to "X" that we
have no intention of playing their "OPM game". "X" said weíre
stupid if we donít do it because "everybodyís doing it."
Everybodyís doing it? No, not everybody. There are people like
Thorn and me in the alternative media who are not feeding off
the OPM free cash cow.
We ended the phone call, but this manís words have haunted me
Think about it. Heís correct in saying that shysters atop the
alternative media food chain are sucking money out of you like
your pocket is a sieve, and that their shows and websites are
breeding grounds to foment irrational fear and paranoia in the
listening audience. And it works masterfully, because the most
suggestible listeners dutifully pay up.
You donít see the "big boys" like Jones and Rense out there
working for a living, do you? No. They donít have to, because
theyíve got you doing all the work --- then forking over your
hard-earned money to them.
Their websites are slick, polished, and highly suggestive that
there is quite a bit of money behind them. So, where does the
bulk of that money come from? It comes out of your pocket.
By buying their "end of the world" and "New Age" remedies,
energized water, fake food (Ener-Food), toe fungus, British
water filters, etc, you are enabling the OPM racket to flourish
and thrive. You, the listener and consumer, are making it
possible for these shysters to peddle their snake oil and
propaganda on an ongoing basis. This makes it possible for the
fear-mongers to sit back and watch the dollars roll in. With a
scam like this, why should they go out and get a real job?
The OPM racket is not a new one.
Weíve all seen this before with unscrupulous televangelists.
Peter Schaenk even compared these individuals to the huckster
Elmer Ganty. Youíre their meal-ticket as long as you remain
freaked out and sweating bullets. These men are fully capable of
working (even part-time jobs) to pay their own bills. But yísee,
theyíd rather have you do that for them. Thatís why itís called
In essence, you are paying them to bullshit you and feed you
heavy doses of fear on a daily basis, and they hold themselves
to be above questioning. The snake oil salesmen have no
accountability because YOU donít hold them accountable. No
wonder theyíre so smug.
Nice little racket, huh?
So, it looks like Guliani and Thorn have
definitely smelled a rat and stirred up a hornetís nest. Join the
club Lisa and Victor! I reckon we can safely say that we are the
most attacked, defamed, criticized, and marginalized group of
researchers going in the alternative media field today. This crap
has been going on for about 14 years. It ramped up in summer of
2001, more or less in preparation for 911 (as we can see in
retrospect), and Iíve spent a small fortune on medical bills to deal
with the stress. That is one of the reasons we are in France.
After our address was published on an
ADL type site with the suggestion that somebody find us and "take
care" of us, my children were threatened, two of them injured, one
ended up in the hospital on life support and nearly died, our dog
was poisoned, and well... leaving seemed to be the right thing to
do. It was the only way we could continue to work.
But back to what I want to talk about today: As I mentioned above,
it sure looks like the whole Alternative News and 911 Truth movement
is being subjected to the Ponerization process, so perhaps now would
be a good time to take a look at how that process develops by a
lengthy but, oh so worth reading, quote from Andrzej Lobaczewskiís
We shall give the name "ponerogenic association" to any group of
people characterized by ponerogenic processes of above-average
social intensity, wherein the carriers of various pathological
factors function as inspirers, spellbinders, and leaders, and
where a proper pathological social structure generates.
Smaller, less permanent associations may be called "groups" or
Such an association gives birth to evil which hurts other people
as well as its own members. We could list various names ascribed
to such organizations by linguistic tradition: gangs, criminal
mobs, mafias, cliques, and coteries, which cunningly avoid
collision with the law while seeking to gain their own
advantage. Such unions frequently aspire to political power in
order to impose their expedient legislation upon societies in
the name of a suitably prepared ideology, deriving advantages in
the form of disproportionate prosperity and the satisfaction of
their craving for power.
A description and classification of such associations with a
view of their numbers, goals, officially promulgated ideologies,
and internal organizations would of course be scientifically
valuable. Such a description, effected by a perceptive observer,
could help a ponerologist determine some of the properties of
such unions, which cannot be determined by means of natural
A description of this kind, however, ought not to cloak the more
factual phenomena and psychological dependencies operating
within these unions. Failure to heed this warning can easily
cause such a sociological description to indicate properties
which are of secondary importance, or even made "for show" to
impress the uninitiated, thereby overshadowing the actual
phenomena which decide the quality, role, and fate of the union.
Particularly if such a description is colorful literature, it
can furnish merely illusory or ersatz knowledge, thus rendering
a naturalistic perception and causative comprehension of
phenomena more difficult.
One phenomenon all ponerogenic groups and associations have in
common is the fact that their members lose (or have already
lost) the capacity to perceive pathological individuals as such,
interpreting their behavior in a fascinated, heroic, or
melodramatic ways. The opinions, ideas, and judgments of people
carrying various psychological deficits are endowed with an
importance at least equal to that of outstanding individuals
among normal people.
The atrophy of natural critical faculties with respect to
pathological individuals becomes an opening to their activities,
and, at the same time, a criterion for recognizing the
association in concern as ponerogenic. Let us call this the
first criterion of ponerogenesis.
Another phenomenon all ponerogenic associations have in common
is their statistically high concentration of individuals with
various psychological anomalies. Their qualitative composition
is crucially important in the formation of the entire unionís
character, activities, development, or extinction.
Groups dominated by various kinds of characteropathic
individuals will develop relatively primitive activities,
proving rather easy for a society of normal people to break.
However, things are quite different when such unions are
inspired by psychopathic individuals. [...]
Two basic types of the above-mentioned unions should be
differentiated: Primary ponerogenic and secondary ponerogenic.
Let us describe as primarily ponerogenic a union whose abnormal
members were active from the very beginning, playing the role of
crystallizing catalysts as early as the process of creation of
the group occurred. We shall call secondarily ponerogenic a
union which was founded in the name of some idea with an
independent social meaning, generally comprehensible within the
categories of the natural world view, but which later succumbed
to a certain moral degeneration. This in turn opened the door to
infection and activation of the pathological factors within, and
later to a ponerization of the group as a whole, or often of its
From the very outset, a primarily ponerogenic union is a foreign
body within the organism of society, its character colliding
with the moral values held or respected by the majority. The
activities of such groups provoke opposition and disgust and are
considered immoral; as a rule, therefore, such groups do not
spread large, nor do they metastasize into numerous unions; they
finally lose their battle with society.
This is why such groups USE other groups
to achieve their goals. They infiltrate, find weak individuals to
target, begin the process of moral degeneration, etc. That is to
say, just because a group operates under the banner of "communism"
or "socialism" or "democracy" or "conservatism" or "republicanism",
doesnít mean that, in practice, their functions are anything close
to the original ideology. As we can see in the present day, the
republican party (and the democrats as well, they are just
pretending to be different) have been taken over by what amounts to
These Nazis use the ideology of the political parties to
motivate large masses of people who still believe that the rulership
of the party is aligned with the original ideology.
The same is being done with alternative news and the 911 truth
movement. It is being infiltrated and turned around because it is
way too dangerous to the Nazis that have taken over the U.S.
political scene under the guise of being republicans or democrats or
neo-conservatives, or whatever names they have created to bamboozle
In order to have a chance to develop into a large
ponerogenic association, however, it suffices that some human
organization, characterized by social or political goals and an
ideology with some creative value, be accepted by a larger
number of normal people before it succumbs to a process of
ponerogenic malignancy. The primary tradition and ideological
values of such a society may then, for a long time, protect a
union which has succumbed to the ponerization process from the
awareness of society, especially its less critical components.
When the ponerogenic process touches such a human organization,
which originally emerged and acted in the name of political or
social goals, and whose causes were conditioned in history and
the social situation, the original groupís primary values will
nourish and protect such a union, in spite of the fact that
those primary values succumb to characteristic degeneration, the
practical function becoming completely different from the
primary one, because the names and symbols are retained.
This is where the weaknesses of individual and social "common
sense" are revealed.
That is why Sartre and Judy Andreas and
others decrying the "name calling" in the 911 Truth Movement are
either agents themselves or woefully naive and will never survive
the nazification/ponerization of the movement. The so-called
"commonsense" that they subscribe to is NO DEFENSE against
psychological deviants! But such "commonsensical" sayings and motifs
will be brought up and flung around with great abandon by agents
seeking to put the more critical members of the public back to
Ponerogenic unions of the primary variety are mainly of
interest to criminology; our main concern will be associations
that succumb to a secondary process of poneric malignancy.
First, however, let us sketch a few properties of such
associations which have already surrendered to this process.
Within each ponerogenic union, a psychological structure is
created which can be considered a counterpart or caricature of
the normal structure of society or a normal societal
organization. In a normal social organization, individuals with
various psychological strengths and weaknesses complement each
otherís talents and characteristics. This structure is subjected
to diachronic modification with regard to changes in the
character of the association as whole. The same is true of a
ponerogenic union. Individuals with various psychological
aberrations also complement each otherís talents and
The earlier phase of a ponerogenic unionís activity is usually
dominated by characteropathic, particularly paranoid,
individuals, who often play an inspirational or spellbinding
role in the ponerization process. Recall here the power of the
paranoid characteropath lies in the fact that they easily
enslave less critical minds, e.g. people with other kinds of
psychological deficiencies, or who have been victims of
individuals with character disorders, and, in particular, a
large segment of young people.
At this point in time, the union still exhibits certain romantic
features and is not yet characterized by excessively brutal
behavior. Soon, however, the more normal members are pushed into
fringe functions and are excluded from organizational secrets;
some of them thereupon leave such a union.
An example would be a paranoid character
who believes himself to be a Robin Hood type character with a
"mission" to "rob from the rich and give to the poor." This can
easily transform to "rob from anyone to gain for the self" under the
cover of "social injustice against us makes it right."
Individuals with inherited deviations then progressively take
over the inspirational and leadership positions. The role of
essential psychopaths gradually grows, although they like to
remain ostensibly in the shadows (e.g. directing small groups),
setting the pace as an ťminence grise.
In ponerogenic unions on the largest social scales, the
leadership role is generally played by a different kind of
individual, one more easily digestible and representative.
Examples include frontal characteropathy, or some more discreet
complex of lesser taints.
A spellbinder at first simultaneously plays the role of leader
in a ponerogenic group. Later there appears another kind of
"leadership talent", a more vital individual who often joined
the organization later, once it has already succumbed to
ponerization. The spellbinding individual, being weaker, is
forced to come to terms with being shunted into the shadows and
recognizing the new leaderís "genius", or accept the threat of
total failure. Roles are parceled out. The spellbinder needs
support from the primitive but decisive leader, who in turn
needs the spellbinder to uphold the associationís ideology, so
essential in maintaining the proper attitude on the part of
those members of the rank and file who betray a tendency to
criticism and doubt of the moral variety.
The spellbinderís job then becomes to repackage the ideology
appropriately, sliding new contents in under old titles, so that
it can continue fulfilling its propaganda function under
ever-changing conditions. He also has to uphold the leaderís
mystique inside and outside the association. Complete trust
cannot exist between the two, however, since the leader secretly
has contempt for the spellbinder and his ideology, whereas the
spellbinder despises the leader for being such a coarse
individual. A showdown is always probable; whoever is weaker
becomes the loser.
The structure of such a union undergoes further variegation and
A chasm opens between the somewhat more normal members and the
elite initiates who are, as a rule, more pathological. This
later subgroup becomes ever more dominated by hereditary
pathological factors, the former by the after-effects of various
diseases affecting the brain, less typically psychopathic
individuals, and people whose malformed personalities were
caused by early deprivation or brutal child-rearing methods on
the part of pathological individuals.
It soon develops that there is less and less room for normal
people in the group at all. The leadersí secrets and intentions
are kept hidden from the unionís proletariat; the products of
the spellbindersí work must suffice for this segment.
An observer watching such a unionís activities from the outside
and using the natural psychological world view will always tend
to overestimate the role of the leader and his allegedly
autocratic function. The spellbinders and the propaganda
apparatus are mobilized to maintain this erroneous outside
opinion. The leader, however, is dependent upon the interests of
the union, especially the elite initiates, to an extent greater
than he himself knows. He wages a constant position-jockeying
battle; he is an actor with a director. In macrosocial unions,
this position is generally occupied by a more representative
individual not deprived of certain critical faculties;
initiating him into all those plans and criminal calculations
would be counterproductive.
In conjunction with part of the elite, a group of psychopathic
individuals hiding behind the scenes steers the leader, the way
Borman and his clique steered Hitler. If the leader does not
fulfill his assigned role, he generally knows that the clique
representing the elite of the union is in a position to kill or
otherwise remove him.
We have sketched the properties of unions in which the
ponerogenic process has transformed their original generally
benevolent content into a pathological counter-part thereof and
modified its structure and its later changes, in a manner
sufficiently wide-scale to encompass the greatest possible scope
of this kind of phenomena, from the smallest to the largest
social scale. The general rules governing those phenomena appear
to be at least analogous, independent of the quantitative,
social, and historical scale of such a phenomenon.
It is a common phenomenon for a ponerogenic association or group
to contain a particular ideology which always justifies its
activities and furnishes motivational propaganda. Even a
small-time gang of hoodlums has its own melodramatic ideology
and pathological romanticism. Human nature demands that vile
matters be haloed by an over-compensatory mystique in order to
silence oneís conscience and to deceive consciousness and
critical faculties, whether oneís own or those of others.
If such a ponerogenic union could be stripped of its ideology,
nothing would remain except psychological and moral pathology,
naked and unattractive. Such stripping would of course provoke
"moral outrage", and not only among the members of the union.
The fact is, even normal people, who condemn this kind of union
along with its ideologies, feel hurt and deprived of something
constituting part of their own romanticism, their way of
perceiving reality when a widely idealized group is exposed as
little more than a gang of criminals. Perhaps even some of the
readers of this book will resent the authorís stripping evil so
unceremoniously of all its literary motifs. The job of effecting
such a "strip-tease" may thus turn out to be much more difficult
and dangerous than expected.
A primary ponerogenic union is formed at the same time as its
ideology, perhaps even somewhat earlier. A normal person
perceives such ideology to be different from the world of human
concepts, obviously suggestive, and even primitively comical to
An ideology of a secondarily ponerogenic association is formed
by gradual adaptation of the primary ideology to functions and
goals other than the original formative ones. A certain kind of
layering or schizophrenia of ideology takes place during the
ponerization process. The outer layer closest to the original
content is used for the groupís propaganda purposes, especially
regarding the outside world, although it can in part also be
used inside with regard to disbelieving lower-echelon members.
The second layer presents the elite with no problems of
comprehension: it is more hermetic, generally composed by
slipping a different meaning into the same names. Since
identical names signify different contents depending on the
layer in question, understanding this "doubletalk" requires
simultaneous fluency in both languages.
Average people succumb to the first layerís suggestive
insinuations for a long time before they learn to understand the
second one as well. Anyone with certain psychological
deviations, especially if he is wearing the mask of normality
with which we are already familiar, immediately perceives the
second layer to be attractive and significant; after all, it was
built by people like him. Comprehending this doubletalk is
therefore a vexatious task, provoking quite understandable
psychological resistance; this very duality of language,
however, is a pathognomonic symptom indicating that the human
union in question is touched by the ponerogenic process to an
The ideology of unions affected by such degeneration has certain
constant factors regardless of their quality, quantity, or scope
of action: namely, the motivations of a wronged group, radical
righting of the wrong, and the higher values of the individuals
who have joined the organization. These motivations facilitate
sublimation of the feeling of being wronged and different,
caused by oneís own psychological failings, and appear to
liberate the individual from the need to abide by uncomfortable
In the world full of real injustice and human humiliation,
making it conducive to the formation of an ideology containing
the above elements, a union of its converts may easily succumb
to degradation. When this happens, those people with a tendency
to accept the better version of the ideology will tend to
justify such ideological duality.
The ideology of the proletariat, which aimed at revolutionary
restructuring of the world, was already contaminated by a
schizoid deficit in the understanding of, and trust for, human
nature; small wonder, then, that it easily succumbed to a
process of typical degeneration in order to nourish and disguise
a macrosocial phenomenon whose basic essence is completely
Note: From the Communist
Manifesto: "By proletariat [is meant] the class of modern wage
laborers, who, having no means of production of their own, are
reduced to selling their labor-power in order to live."
Additional note: Fascism seems to be the diametric opposite
of Communism and Marxism, both in a philosophic and political sense,
and also opposed democratic capitalist economics along with
socialism and liberal democracy. It viewed the state as an organic
entity in a positive light rather than as an institution designed to
protect collective and individual rights, or as one that should be
held in check.
Fascism is also typified by totalitarian attempts to impose state
control over all aspects of life: political, social, cultural, and
economic which accurately describes what was passed off under the
name of Communism.
The fascist state regulates and controls (as opposed to
nationalizing) the means of production. Fascism exalts the nation,
state, or race as superior to the individuals, institutions, or
groups composing it. Fascism uses explicit populist rhetoric; calls
for a heroic mass effort to restore past greatness; and demands
loyalty to a single leader, often to the point of a cult of
personality. Again, we see that Fascism was passed off as Communism.
So, what actually seems to have happened is that the original ideals
of the proletariat were cleverly subsumed to State corporatism. Most
people in the west are not aware of this because of the Western
propaganda against Communism.
The word "Fascist" has become a slur throughout the world since the
stunning failure of the Axis powers in World War II. In contemporary
political discourse, adherents of some political ideologies tend to
associate fascism with their enemies, or define it as the opposite
of their own views.
There are no major self-described fascist
parties or organizations anywhere in the world. However, at the
present time, in the U.S., the system is far more Fascist than
Democratic which probably explains the existence of the years of
anti-Communist propaganda. That would demonstrate an early process
of ponerization of Western democracy which, at present, has almost
completed the transformation to full-blown Fascism.
For future reference, let us remember: ideologies do not
need spellbinders. Spellbinders need ideologies in order to
subject them to their own deviant goals.
On the other hand, the fact that some ideology degenerated along
with its corollary social movement, later succumbing to this
schizophrenia and serving goals which the originators of the
ideology would have abhorred, does not prove that it was
worthless, false, and fallacious from the start. Quite the
contrary: it rather appears that under certain historical
conditions, the ideology of any social movement, even if it is
sacred truth, can yield to the ponerization process.
A given ideology may have contained weak spots, created by the
errors of human thought and emotion within; or it may, during
the course of its history, become infiltrated by more primitive
foreign material which can contain ponerogenic factors. Such
material destroys an ideologyís internal homogeny. The source of
such infection by foreign ideological material may be the ruling
social system with its laws and customs based on a more
primitive tradition, or an imperialistic system of rule. It may
be, of course, simply another philosophical movement often
contaminated by the eccentricities of its founder, who considers
the facts to blame for not conforming to his dialectical
The Roman Empire, including its legal system and paucity of
psychological concepts, similarly contaminated the primary
homogeneous idea of Christianity. Christianity had to adapt to
coexistence with a social system wherein "dura lex sed lex" ,
rather than an understanding of human beings, decided a personís
fate; this then led to the corruption of attempting to reach the
goals of the "Kingdom of God" by means of Roman imperialistic
The greater and truer the original ideology, the longer it may
be capable of nourishing and disguising from human criticism
that phenomenon which is the product of the specific
degenerative process. In a great and valuable ideology, the
danger for small minds is hidden; they can become the factors of
such preliminary degeneration, which opens the door to invasion
by pathological factors.
Thus, if we intend to understand the secondary ponerization
process and the kinds of human associations which succumb to it,
we must take great care to separate the original ideology from
its counterpart, or even caricature, created by the ponerogenic
process. Abstracting from any ideology, we must, by analogy,
understand the essence of the process itself, which has its own
etiological causes which are potentially present in every
society, as well as characteristic developmental patho-dynamics.
The Ponerization Process
Observation of the ponerization processes of various human
unions throughout history easily leads to the conclusion that
the initial step is a moral warping of the groupís ideational
In analyzing the contamination of a groupís ideology, we note
first of all an infiltration of foreign, simplistic, and
doctrinaire contents, thereby depriving it of any healthy
support for, and trust in, the necessity of understanding of
human nature. This opens the way for invasion by pathological
factors and the ponerogenic role of their carriers.
This is the present danger to the 911
Truth Movement and Alternative Media. Such claims as those made by
Sartre, Judy Andreas, Dimitris, etc, that weeding out the
factors amounts to "infighting" and "backstabbing" and "petty
differences" and so on, amount to nothing more that simplistic and
doctrinaire concepts that do not take into account the complexity of
human nature and most especially the existence of deviant
psychopathologies. In short, it just isnít realistic based on a
reasonable observation of how things work in the real world,
So, are they "useful idiots" or conscious agents?
We donít know. What we can know is that taking their simplistic and
doctrinaire paramoralisms as truth is setting a dangerous example.
The example of the Roman legal system vis a vis early
Christianity mentioned above, is a case in point. The Roman
imperial and legal civilization was overly attached to matter
and law, and created a legal system that was too rigid to
accommodate any real aspects of psychological and spiritual
life. This "earthy" foreign element infiltrated Christianity
resulting in the Catholic church adopting Imperial strategies to
enforce its system on others by violence.
This fact could justify the conviction of moralists that
maintaining a unionís ethical discipline and ideational purity
is sufficient protection against derailing or hurtling into an
insufficiently comprehended world of error. Such a conviction
strikes a ponerologist as a unilateral oversimplification of an
eternal reality which is more complex. After all, the loosening
of ethical and intellectual controls is sometimes a consequence
of the direct or indirect influence of the omnipresent factors
of the existence of deviants in any social group, along with
some other non-pathological human weaknesses.
Sometime during life, every human organism undergoes periods
during which physiological and psychological resistance
declines, facilitating development of bacteriological infection
Similarly, a human association or social movement undergoes
periods of crisis which weaken its ideational and moral
cohesion. This may be caused by pressure on the part of other
groups, a general spiritual crisis in the environment, or
intensification of its hysterical condition. Just as more
stringent sanitary measures are an obvious medical indication
for a weakened organism, the development of conscious control
over the activity of pathological factors is a ponerological
indication. This is a crucial factor for prevention of tragedy
during a societyís periods of moral crisis.
For centuries, individuals exhibiting various psychological
anomalies have had the tendency to participate in the activities
of human unions. This is made possible on the one hand by such
groupís weaknesses, i.e. failure in adequate psychological
knowledge; on the other hand, it deepens the moral failings and
stifles the possibilities of utilizing healthy common sense and
understanding matters objectively. In spite of the resulting
tragedies and unhappiness, humanity has shown a certain
progress, especially in the cognitive area; therefore, a
ponerologist may be cautiously optimistic.
After all, by detecting and
describing these aspects of the ponerization process of human
groups, which could not be understood until recently, we shall
be able to counteract such processes earlier and more
effectively. Again, depth and breadth of knowledge of human
psychological variations is crucial.
Any human group affected by the process described herein is
characterized by its increasing regression from natural common
sense and the ability to perceive psychological reality. Someone
considering this in terms of traditional categories might
consider it an instance of "turning into half-wits" or the
development of intellectual deficiencies and moral failings.
A ponerological analysis of this
process, however, indicates that pressure is being applied to
the more normal part of the association by pathological factors
present in certain individuals who have been allowed to
participate in the group because the lack of good psychological
knowledge has not madated their exclusion.
Thus, whenever we observe some group member being treated with
no critical distance, although he betrays one of the
psychological anomalies familiar to us, and his opinions being
treated as at least equal to those of normal people, although
they are based on a characteristically different view of human
matters, we must derive the conclusion that this human group is
affected by a ponerogenic process and if measures are not taken
the process shall continue to its logical conclusion.
We shall treat this in accordance
with the above described first criterion of ponerology, which
retains its validity regardless of the qualitative and
quantitative features of such a union: the atrophy of natural
critical faculties with respect to pathological individuals
becomes an opening to their activities, and, at the same time, a
criterion for recognizing the association in concern as
Such a state of affairs simultaneously consists as a liminal
(watershed) situation, whereupon further damage to peopleís
healthy common sense and critical moral faculties becomes ever
easier. Once a group has inhaled a sufficient dose of
pathological material to give birth to the conviction that these
not-quite-normal people are unique geniuses, it starts
subjecting its more normal members to pressure characterized by
corresponding paralogical and paramoral elements.
For many people, such pressure of collective opinion takes on
attributes of a moral criterion; for others, it represents a
kind of psychological terror ever more difficult to endure. The
phenomenon of counter-selection thus occurs in this phase of
ponerization: individuals with a more normal sense of
psychological reality leave after entering into conflict with
the newly modified group; simultaneously, individuals with
various psychological anomalies join the group and easily find a
way of life there. The former feel "pushed into
counter-revolutionary positions", and the latter can afford to
remove their masks of sanity ever more often.
People who have been thus thrown out of a ponerogenic
association because they were too normal suffer bitterly; they
are unable to understand their specific state. Their ideal, the
reason they joined the group, which constituted a part of the
meaning of life for them, has now been degraded, although they
cannot find a rational basis for this fact. They feel wronged;
they "fight against demons" they are not in a position to
identify. The fact is their personalities have already been
modified to a certain extent due to saturation by abnormal
psychological material, especially psychopathic material.
They easily fall into the opposite
extreme in such cases, because unhealthy emotions rule their
decisions. What they need is good psychological information in
order to find the path of reason and measure. Based on a
ponerologic understanding of their condition, psychotherapy
could provide rapid positive results. However, if the union they
left is succumbing to deep ponerization, a threat looms over
them: they may become the objects of revenge, since they have
"betrayed" a magnificent ideology.
This is the stormy period of a groupís ponerization, followed by
a certain stabilization in terms of contents, structure, and
customs. Rigorous selective measures of a clearly psychological
kind are applied to new members. So as to exclude the
possibility of becoming sidetracked by defectors, people are
observed and tested to eliminate those characterized by
excessive mental independence or psychological normality. The
new internal function created is something like a
"psychologist", and it doubtless takes advantage of the
above-described psychological knowledge collected by
It should be noted that certain of these exclusionary steps
taken by a group in the process of ponerization, should have
been taken against deviants by the ideological group in the
beginning. So rigorous selective measures of a psychological
kind taken by a group is not necessarily an indicator that the
group is ponerogenic. Rather one should carefully examine what
the psychological selection is based on. If any group seeks to
avoid ponerization, it will want to exclude individuals with any
psychological dependence on subjective beliefs, rites, rituals,
drugs, and certainly those individuals that are incapable of
objectively analyzing their own inner psychological content or
who reject the process of Positive disintegration.
In a group in the process of ponerization, spellbinders take
care of "ideological purity". The leaderís position is
relatively secure. Individuals manifesting doubt or criticism
are subject to paramoral condemnation.
Maintaining the utmost dignity and style, leadership discusses
opinions and intentions which are psychologically and morally
pathological. Any intellectual connections which might reveal
them as such are eliminated, thanks to the substitution of
premises operating in the proper subconscious process on the
basis of prior conditioned reflexes. An objective observer might
wish to compare this state to one in which the inmates of an
asylum take over the running of the institution. The association
enters the state wherein the whole has donned the mask of
ostensible normality. In the next chapter, we shall call such a
state the "dissimulative phase" with regard to macrosocial
Observing the appropriate state corresponding to the first
ponerological criterion - the atrophy of natural critical
faculties with respect to pathological individuals - requires
skillful psychology and specific factual knowledge; the second,
more stable phase can be perceived both by a person of average
reason and by public opinion in most societies. The
interpretation imposed, however, is unilaterally moralistic or
sociological, simultaneously undergoing the characteristic
feeling of deficiency as regards the possibility of both
understanding the phenomenon and counteracting the spread of
However, in this phase a minority of social groups tend to
consider such a ponerogenic association comprehensible within
the categories of their own world view and the outer layer of
diffusing ideology as a doctrine acceptable to them. The more
primitive the society in question, and the further removed from
direct contact to the union affected by this pathological state,
the more numerous such minorities would be. This very period,
during which the customs of the union become somewhat milder,
often represents simultaneously its most intensive expansionist
This period may last long, but not forever. Internally, the
group is becoming progressively more pathological, finally
showing its true qualitative colors again as its activities
become ever clumsier. At this point, a society of normal people
can easily threaten ponerologic associations, even at the
"The only thing necessary for
takeover of the 911 Truth Movement by Fascist agents of CoIntelPro is for the members of that movement to NOT expose
such agents when and if they spot them, and for the movement as
a whole to utilize the most careful hygiene in keeping itself
clean of pathological elements."
This is NOT a game, people.