Part 2: “On the Red Flags of Global (Political) Psychopathy”–an Inside Assault, an Inside Solution

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila

In two previous posts, here and another cited in its entirety below,* I discussed what I believe are key components of political psychopathy and how to resist it so as to maintain a clear mind and strong spirit.

The first post discusses what I believe to be our “original enemy’s” asymmetric forms of warfare used to destroy us if we are unaware and unprepared, as well as spiritual and practical strategies on how to be aware and prepared.

The second, below, reviews the basics of psychopathy. See how many of them have become more and more apparent on the global political scene as time has elapsed.

This post has to do with when the psy ops burrow into minds and hearts, when the hate breaks through the critical-thinking and conscience barriers and goes right for the emotions, the amygdala, or base of the brain sometimes called the “lizard brain,” where the survival mechanisms of flee, fight, and freeze are embedded.

And if the prevailing political forces can herd us inside there, so to speak, and keep us there, where energies divert to defense and survival leaving less for higher-level functions, they become the ultimate Trojan Horse because the takeover is invisible and it is silent.

In our sustained fear and distress, we remain on guard and at the mercy of whomever arrives with any kind of solution. We are far more easily led.

The worst of such memes and triggers these days, for example, due to constant repetition of accusatory words such as “racist,” “Nazi,” and “___phobic (fill in the blank),” are the most effective at keeping us trapped there. 

This kind of marketing campaign, you might put it, used to be called the power of suggestion. Today, it is aided and abetted by the Big Lie Theory**. 

But though the external enemies-that-be show themselves brilliant and formidable in wielding the ordnance of suggestion and as frustrating as it can be to see it, hear it, and particularly feel it, every person has the power to stop it at the gates of his or her mind, heart, and spirit. 

In other words, the ultimate in control of human beings and governments, resistance stilled in every corner, their goal, cannot take place unless the population agrees to it–and lets down their resistance–one. by. one.

You might say, it all boils down to each and every individual, to you and to me, and to how we acquiesce to the control-mongers by agreeing with their suggestions, their accusations, and their solutions to be imposed on us.

Or how we successfully resist them.

And we can resist them because we each have the “internal power” to do so. 

And they know it.

Trouble is, many of us do not know it–or have forgotten it.

If you are one of those discouraged by all the frustrating political hoopla, I hope to change that at least a little for you, today.

See what you think, be encouraged, and be emboldened.

Guard Your Mind, Emotions, and Spirit

There is an expression, “all politics is local,” which, according to Wiktionary, means “Ultimately, constituents and voters are concerned most about issues that affect their personal lives and home communities, and they vote accordingly.”

The kind of “personal” “home” to which I refer in this post is that which  comprises the “invisible us,” so to speak, the foundation of who we are inside our skin: our minds, emotions, and spirits from which emanate our thoughts, feelings, and core beliefs that eventually prompt or restrain our external actions.

If our foundations are weak, i.e., if we do not think critically, monitor our emotions with restraint, and nurture our spirits with wisdom, we weaken our resistance to takeover and tyranny.

Of course, in an age arguably infected with rampant narcissism (selfies, anyone?) and infiltrated by the zeitgeist of “if it feels good, do it,” such “old-fashioned” virtues of mindfulness, personal discipline, and belief in a higher power seem soooooo out of date.

However, without having determined a personal code of ethics to stand the test of shiny new–or re-packaged old–“isms and ologies” hawked by would-be conquerors, we are at the mercy of the best salesmen and saleswomen who know how to get to our core through any open door of doubt, indecision, or confusion; any unsecured gate of mental, emotional, or spiritual entry.

Consider what others say on this:

You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. ― Marcus Aurelius

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
― Mahatma Gandhi

Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
― J.R.R. Tolkien

He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; And he that ruleth his spirit, than he that taketh a city. –Proverbs 16:32, KJV

And to the concern that you might appear weak to the bold, strong control-mongers, not to worry. It can serve you well as a kind of stealth operation because they will move on from you quickly, perhaps even leave you alone–and you can then continue to sharpen the highly effective tools of your inner strength. C. JoyBell C. puts it this way:

You’re going to meet many people with domineering personalities: the loud, the obnoxious, those that noisily stake their claims in your territory and everywhere else they set foot on. This is the blueprint of a predator. Predators prey on gentleness, peace, calmness, sweetness and any positivity that they sniff out as weakness. Anything that is happy and at peace they mistake for weakness. It’s not your job to change these people, but it’s your job to show them that your peace and gentleness do not equate to weakness.

Solomon’s words add one more advantage: A “gentle tongue” not only “turns away wrath” (Proverbs 15:1), it can also “break a bone” (25:15).

There are, of course, hundreds more quotes such as these from myriad fonts of wisdom offered by individuals who have themselves been tested one way or the other and have turned inward to sharpen their thoughts, control their emotions, and strengthen their beliefs to not only emerge stronger but also to serve as guides for us, now.

My hope today is that you will realize you possess the very same “inner strength”.

And that you will work it.

God knows we all need to.

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*On Combatting the “Red Flags” of Global Psychopathy

If one has had occasion to study the ways and means of psychopaths, one cannot help but see so much of the current global mayhem through this lens.

Of course, ever since the first “gaslighting techniques” [1] were employed by the “original enemy” of mankind to disrupt the peace in Eden and wrest control of creation for his own agenda, psychopaths and their ilk have ever been prowling about to hound, control–and destroy.

But once we are aware, thus forewarned, of the tactics and tools of psychopathy, it becomes easier to counter it–and its practitioners–with clarity and proceed accordingly.

Freeing the mind, of course, begins the process of freedom from evil. Information helps.

I have referenced and linked, below [2], to a variety of good sources of information on the topic of psychopathy and psychopaths for the more serious researcher, but for starters, here’s a short list of what more and more people are noticing as happening in many facets of the contemporary state of things–things that are fast eroding. The list includes but a few of the so-called “red flags” to note when dealing with psychopaths:

1. Gaslighting (saying that what IS, is NOT, for one example), which causes listeners to engage in…
2. Cognitive dissonance (a kind of mind-numb of momentary—or prolonged—disbelief which buys the liar more time to gaslight…).
3. Word Salad (obfuscating reality with circular reasoning, straw man arguments, other fallacies andword-smithing to obfuscate true meaning and intent),
4. Lack of empathy (for real victims, for example),
5. Crazy-making (suggesting it’s really the victims who are at fault, for another example),
6. Pathological lying and excuses,
7. Erosion of boundaries, 
8. Pity plays,
9. Arrogance…

I encourage the reader to consider these tactics, to trust your own observations, to step away from the seven-second sound-bytes and seductive memes and all the pretty people who would like to keep your focus turned elsewhere so that, by evil craft, they can “fool most of the people most of the time.”

Certainly, for prophecy scholars there is another plan in play and the outcome is good. Very good.

However, believers are still to “occupy until He comes,” which requires diligence, beginning, when facing an opponent, with the first plan of effective warfare: “study your enemy”.

Soldier on, friends, in what ways you can, with what weapons you will.

Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls about like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour (1 Peter 5:8, NASB).

***

[1] Satan began by prompting doubt.

[2] There are so many good references from scholarly sources as well as personal testimonies of what it is like to live in the presence or milieu of psychopathy, whether it’s an individual or an institution, one can glean good information for hours. Here are just a few resources:

https://nopsychos.wordpress.com/2015/09/17/characteristics-of-psychopaths-the-tyranny-of-psychopaths/

https://www.psychopathfree.com/articles/30-red-flags-of-manipulative-people.212/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychopathy

https://www.psychologytoday.com/basics/psychopathy

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-psychopath-means/

http://www.forbes.com/sites/victorlipman/2013/04/25/the-disturbing-link-between-psychopathy-and-leadership/#430154e52740

And, for a list of books for further study:

https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/psychopathy

http://www.biblestudytools.com/proverbs/

 

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1 Response to Part 2: “On the Red Flags of Global (Political) Psychopathy”–an Inside Assault, an Inside Solution

  1. Thank you for another revealing post, Phyllis. ‘Woe to those who call what is bad, good, and what is good, bad; who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. Woe to those who think themselves wise and believe themselves enlightened.’ (Isaiah 5.20-21, NJB)

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