February 22, 2023
by Doug “Uncola” Lynn:
The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the dedicated communist, but people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction, true and false, no longer exists.
– Arendt, Hannah. (1951). “The Origins of Totalitarianism”, Part 3, Ch. 13
My last article, “The Abolition of Man Amid the Consequences of Reality”, was posted on January 31, 2023 and referenced the book “The Abolition of Man” by C.S. Lewis as a lens to view the current status of Clownworld.
On the same day, a video entitled “The Negation of the Real” was posted on another website and with the following introduction:
If you want to impose a totalitarian system, you have a problem on your hands: reality. The real is in your way and will eventually veto your project. Far sooner, people who can perceive reality will step in and prevent you from taking society over a cliff. Therefore, the only way to install a totalitarian system is to negate the real in the minds of those over whom you would rule. This is accomplished by creating an interpretive frame that deliberately causes people to misunderstand reality, sometimes called a “second reality” or “pseudoreality,” or even a “hyperreality,” which loses all contact with reality through its images and constructions.
The original video was posted 4 days earlier and is the first of a series from a December 2022 conference entitled “Mere Simulacrity” which is a transmogrification of “Mere Christianity”, another book written by C.S. Lewis.
The entire video series is posted at SovereignNations.com and contains tabs at the bottom of each article that connects to each video in order.
For those who have the time, the video series is highly recommended. And, for those who can’t spare the 10+ hours to view the entire set, it is the intention of this article… at the very least… for now… to summarize this first 2-hour video only. I believe it contains key insights as to how the Matrix of Clownworld was constructed.
Therefore, this article is being posted as a courtesy for “time-challenged” readers and because I believe the information is important to understand. It is also my intention to possibly post my personal summaries of the other videos in the series in the future, subject to current events and my own availability.
Until then, please know this video summary is exactly that, a summary – and largely paraphrased according to my own perspectives. Therefore, I take the blame in advance for any unintentional errors, omissions made in haste or for the sake of brevity, misunderstandings, and/or misrepresentations. I will leave it up to the readers to sort these out… should they choose to view the actual video in full. And in the event of any errors or misinterpretations, I apologize in advance to the readers and Dr. Lindsay.
Those who have read my previous articles know I have been referencing mainstream media narratives as “reality television” for many years now.
Moreover, my October 2021 article entitled “Dear Remnant: The Best Things in Life are Free” explored how Clownworld was manifesting through the relativism of Orwellian Doublethink, Friedrich Nietzsche’s “Will to Power”, dialectical materialism, Praxis, and gnostic dualism; and, three years before that, the new religion of the Collective was explored in relation to the left/right, black/white, dialectics of Political Darwinism in a 2018 article entitled the “The Tyranny of “The Collective” by the Illusions of Narratives”. The latter article included the following quotation:
A public that can no longer distinguish between truth and fiction is left to interpret reality through illusion. Random facts or obscure bits of data and trivia are used either to bolster illusion and give it credibility, or discarded if they interfere with the message…
When opinions cannot be distinguished from facts, when there is no universal standard to determine truth in law, in science, in scholarship, or in reporting the events of the day, when the most valued skill is the ability to entertain, the world becomes a place where lies become true, where people can believe what they want to believe. This is the real danger of pseudo-events and pseudo-events are far more pernicious than stereotypes. They do not explain reality, as stereotypes attempt to, but replace reality. Pseudo-events redefine reality by the parameters set by their creators. These creators, who make massive profits selling illusions, have a vested interest in maintaining the power structures they control.
– Hedges, Chris (2009). “Empire of Illusion”, Nation Books, New York, NY, 2009, page 51
The Simulacrum exists, but it’s only real if you believe.
Someday soon we’ll stop to ponder what on Earth’s this spell we’re under
We made the grade and still we wonder who the hell we are
– Styx, “The Grand Illusion”
“The Negation of the Real”, by Dr. James Lindsay
Click here to link to the original video:
This first video of the “Mere Simulacrity” conference is close to two hours in length and may be viewed at the embedded link above. Once again, it is strongly suggested that the reader view the video in its entirety, but for time-challenged readers, it is summarized below and paraphrased pursuant to my personal perspectives.
Dr. Lindsay is an author and mathematician who has written books on religion, science, philosophy and post-modernism. He begins this video by acknowledging the secret religions of the West.
In addition to the “magisteria” of “faith” and “science”, Western civilization has been populated by a set of secret religions which Lindsay claims would be more appropriately labeled as “cults”. According to Lindsay, these cults have originated in the esoteric “mystery” religions dating back to ancient times and they greatly influence Western Civilization, but no one talks about them because they remain hidden from the “uninitiated”.
The secret esoteric religions are false religions and include variations such as Gnostism, Hermeneutism, Kabbala, Freemasonry, and many others that Lindsay calls “initiate societies” whereby people enter through initiation rituals. They have existed for 2,500 years at a minimum and are so old that the philosopher Plato referred to them as “old”. They subvert religion, science, and philosophy by pretending to be genuine but they are not.
And if the “fake” is to be established, then the “real” must be negated first.
Lindsay claims the initiates of these religions communicate with each other through special language and they operate by means of “negative theology” which means God can only be defined in terms of what God is not.
In other words, if God is considered as being “great”, the esoteric wizards will say “No, God is greater than that” so the wizards are thus positioned to always appear as having more knowledge than the “uninitiated”. This kind of negative thinking is also called “critique” as in “critical thought” or “critical race theory”, or… in the words of Karl Marx: “The ruthless criticism of all that exists” – everything is deconstructed so only the wizards claim to know the “true” interpretation on any subject.
Lindsay also references this sort of “negative thinking” as having evolved into what is today called “woke denunciation”, which is “a process of knowing how to denounce something in a specific way that allegedly announces the possibility for something different without ever having to say what it is”. And those who engage in such denunciations never have to make any positive arguments; all they do is denounce the ideological positions of their opponents.
In order for those in the occult religions of the West to install a fake reality, they must first displace their “competitors” so they can, in turn, occupy the space they wish to fill… and these “spaces” include faith and science…. which are then transitioned into “simulacrums”.
This is a parasitic process in the same way a con man builds up confidence with suckers: Something real is latched upon and true authority is replaced by false authority which the suckers, or marks, are lured into trusting.
A simulacrum is like a copy of a copy of a copy until the original is lost… in the same way scripted WWE professional wrestling performances are a simulacrum of actual wrestling. Today we have CDC Directors performing as public health officials, communists performing as college professors, and other Marxists posing as pastors and priests within churches preaching Liberation Theology.
The wizards expand the conceptions of reality until all that remains are reconstructions after the originals are negated. This how “gender identity” has become more real in modern society than biological sex. Lindsay says gender, in particular, was a big shift away from the previous concept of sex. A very big shift, indeed.
Lindsay then explained how the first and second centuries were full of gnostic cults and one gnostic example created a simulacrum of the Bible by claiming there is a god greater than the God of Creation. The God of Genesis, therefore, was actually considered to be a demon who created the world as a prison to enslave humanity and, therefore, the serpent in the Garden of Eden was actually a “savior” setting humanity free.
The wizards always claim to know a “higher knowledge” of what exists, and, in turn, deceive people into believing heresies.
Lindsay argues that faith and reason “hold hands” but when separated, Gnosticism creeps in.
Gnosis is defined as “revealed secret knowledge” and this knowledge, in the Hermeneutic Faith, is to understand oneself as god. Consequently, the gnostic trinity consists of god, mind, man and man’s spiritual quest is to remember that he is god. This is also understood as dying and being reborn, to which Lindsay says occurs in the form of cult initiation.
In Gnosticism, the concept of “reflexivity” occurs as things become true when people believe it and things remain false when they don’t believe. He mentioned the January 6 rioters as falling prey to “gnostic reflexivity” which allowed the wizards to reframe the real event with a false narrative.
Just as the Scientific Method seeks to understand things as they are, or the truth of the propositions, “alchemy”, as defined by the billionaire and leftist agitator, George Soros, is to “bring about a desired state of affairs” by affecting change in the hearts of people. The purpose of alchemy is “operational success”.
This is wizardry, or sorcery.
According to Lindsay, when George Soros wrote the “Alchemy of Finance” in 1992 he wrote on the same conceptions that were written in the “Corpus Hermeticum” 2,500 years before.
Marxism, The Great Reset, Sustainability, and Wokism all derive from the secret religions of the West.
Lindsay claims the way to stop the voodoo is to properly apply faith and reason in order to box-out, or block, gnosis. Faith keeps reason humble so man’s mind doesn’t get arrogant enough to try and transform men into gods, and reason keeps faith sane because blind faith is stupid faith.
Faith, properly applied, is this: No matter how much you know, there is still something bigger than you.
But Gnosticism, through hubris, removes the distinctions between God and man and manipulates the undefined something bigger for its own purposes and in the pursuit of power.
Truth is accessible by everyone and is a great leveling tool because it puts power into the hands of anyone willing to do the research. But the gnostic wizards will acknowledge facts and then claim to have an even higher knowledge, or a better understanding in ways that allow people to be deceived through ignorance and gullibility.
The message of Hermeneutism is this: “Your religion is our religion, but we understand it better than you”.
“Inclusion”, Sustainability”, and “The Science” are all modern manifestations of Hermeneutism. Dialectical inversion is used to politically weaponize these conceptions by claiming the old way of doing things caused problems and the wizards best understand the problems being caused – but they assert these claims without taking a stand on anything, other than being against the old way… and the old ways are always “wrong”, according to the wizards.
In simpler terms: The old way is bad but the (undefined) wizard’s way is better.
This is how the wizards have subverted education and culture… by presenting ideas like “social-emotional learning” and “diversity” as weapons to first displace the traditional time-tested standards in order to eventually establish their new simulacrum.
Lindsay expands on this type of “sorcery” by citing Hegel’s Dialectical Method of “problem, reaction, solution” in terms of “abstract, negative, concrete”.
You start with an abstract idea of something real, and then you focus on its negative aspects in order to shift it into something else actual and concrete. According to Hegel, reality is abstract and what is “actual” is whatever is being created, or actualized by the activity of conscious beings. But the middle, transitional, step is what Lindsay refers to as “negation”.
The wizards don’t claim their ideological and political opponents are wrong, per se, but rather their “understanding is incomplete”. The wizards claim to know best by means of their “higher knowledge and understanding” and this makes them gurus, of sorts, who attract grifters, con men, and megalomaniacs into their “cult” all eager to apply the magic.
The process of making reality abstract…. in order to be negated…. and turned into something fake is circular logic, like a “snake eating its own tail” – but it poses effectively as religion and science.
Lindsay then quotes a twentieth-century German-American philosopher by the name of Eric Voegelin, who wrote an essay entitled “On Hegel: A Study in Sorcery”:
The sorcerer’s work is replacing the First Reality of experience by the Second Reality of imaginative construction and then endowing the imaginary reality with the appearance of truth by letting it absorb pieces of First Reality.
The Second Reality, also called “hyper-reality”, is The Simulacrum.
Voegelin also quoted the philosopher Hegel directly:
The movement of dialectical knowledge is the circle that runs back into itself presupposing the beginning it reaches in the end.
This is the proverbial snake eating its own tail. Circular logic. And once anyone enters the magic circle of the sorcerer, or wizard, they become lost… because the hyper-constructions of reality of the wizard’s circle are the wizard’s projection of the world.
In terms of the Matrix films, Lindsay says the spell is the same as being “blue-pilled” and the only way out is to break the framing of the wizard’s circle. Otherwise one’s own reality is negated.
This is how the secret religions manipulate both traditional religion and science.
In Christianity, “love your neighbor” was alchemized into wearing a mask and allowing grandma to die alone in the nursing home.
Gnostic alchemy also turns science into “Scientism” where false realities are created by the propagandized consensus of so-called “experts” as other studies are censored because they don’t fit the desired narrative. In other words, only some “experts” get to decide “The Science”.
The goal of Gnosticism is to replace what’s true with the utopian dreams of those in power who believe they are god; this is a very old religion and it has reemerged throughout history in various forms.
To demonstrate how the magic spells are created, Lindsay describes what he calls “Critical Car Theory”. In this example, the sorcerers would decry deaths caused by cars as being bad while indicting the entire automotive industry as being guilty for the deaths in order to realign society into a new (Second/Hyper Reality) society with no cars and, thus, no deaths caused by cars.
According to Lindsay, this is exactly how “Critical Race Theory” has been foisted upon the West by gnostic wizards.
In the same way, Communism is the Second Reality / Hyper Reality that was crafted by Karl Marx.
The goal of constant revolution is to never cease denouncing established systems in favor of something “better” while, at the same time, never exactly defining the new utopia. This is Critical Theory and Lindsay says “Woke” can simply be defined as “not that”. Whatever policies are in place, “Woke” will say “not that” and when you ask them what policy would be better they will say: “I don’t know, just not that”.
When people try to define God or creation, the gnostics will say: “No, not that. God is greater than that”. This type of “negative theology” runs consistently through the writings of both Hegel and Marx.
The Gnostics replace concrete thinking with structural thinking so people will abandon reality in favor of the interpretation of wizards.
According to Lindsay, the gnostics will label actual science as “politics by other means”, and, therefore, must be judged as a form of politics and… because their (gnostic) interpretations are also political… then that makes their interpretations science.
Reality is negated until fake fills the void.
When Marx espoused “the ruthless criticism of all that exists” he, according to Lindsay, was quoting Mephistopheles from the legend of Faust, or the voice of Satan, who said “everything that exists deserves to perish”.
Accordingly, in Marx’s economic and philosophic writings, he argued that negative thinking ensures “positive transcendence of private property as human self-estrangement” and this explains Marx’s consideration of Communism as “the complete return of Man to Himself as a social, that is, human, being.”
Lindsay says this is the Hermeneutic objective: “For man to realize that he is god and return to that understanding… Communism is the riddle of history solved and it knows itself to be the solution” and that is gnosis in a nutshell: The “end of the circle that presupposes itself as its beginning”.
The wizards project into the future what they want, they simulate it, and deceive and force people until it is socially constructed and becomes actual.
Critical theory, therefore, is based upon the idea that one cannot determine what a good and free society would look like from within the society in which they live. The knowledge must come from “outside” and the Gnostics lay claim to such enlightenment while using negative criticism to prevent society from reproducing itself. In so doing, the wizards believe new possibilities are opened and this translates their negative thinking into positive “liberation”.
This is sorcery because the wizards seize power over whatever they criticize and tear down. Constant revolution, then, derives from an endless series of denunciations. Wokeness is “simplistic complaining” whereupon the complaints are always directed at the “structural power” within societies.
Hyper-realities are constructed by wizards and this is why Lindsay describes Critical Race Theory thusly: “Calling everything you want to control racist until you control it. You find a thing you want to control… you need to bring it into the wizard’s circle.”
This allows the wizards to never be wrong because… by criticizing everything… they never have to put forward any positive ideas of their own to defend. They risk nothing and, like in a card game, the goal is to “keep you playing until you go broke”.
To paraphrase Lindsay: both philosophers Plato and Hegel claimed “higher knowing” was superior to “know how” and this dialectic is used by gnostic wizards today to apply “critical theory” to stand in opposition to “traditional theory”. This is how, according to Hegel, the “real” is negated “in order to insert magic thinking”.
Hegel defined “logos” as the “science of logic” which only gnostics like him could understand.
Or, stated another way, according to Lindsay, “people like Hegel claim to know the mind of God because they are gnostics”. This is the Hermeneutic faith that underlies the secret religions of the West.
Gnostics believe philosophers are “closer to the mind of God than those who live by the crumbs of the spirit”.
Hegel said he was a philosopher and his job was to write down the mind of God. Philosophers are initiates into the mystery faith and claim to possess secret knowledge. According to Lindsay, the initiation into the secret cults are akin to being reborn in the same way the Greek god Hermes descended into hell and rose again. Hence, “hermeneutics” and the faith thereof.
In order to win, the Wizards must draw people into the circle of their imagined simulacra. This is when science becomes “The Science” and faith becomes gnosis which becomes complete and absolute trust in the cult leaders: Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, Hitler, Klaus Schwab, et al. (and to Lindsay’s list, of course, we can add Fauci, too)
Reason and faith are undermined by gnosis posing as more sophisticated and complicated versions … through the negation of the real.
However, when applied properly, reason and faith “holding hands” will block the deceptive hubris of gnostic wizards. All of their spells can be broken by those who can perceive, and articulate, reality.
This post completes my (personalized) review of Dr. James Lindsay’s “Negation of the Real”, the first video of several within the “Mere Simulacrity” series posted over at SovereignNations.com . Once again, each page there contains tabs at the bottom that connects to the next video in the series.
I have watched all the videos and found them to be very enlightening. The speakers are excellent, the presentations are extremely cohesive, and I believe the information is pertinent to current world circumstances.
The framing of the ever-expanding wizard’s circle must be broken… so, at some point, I will try to translate my notes from the other videos into future posts and for the benefit of time-challenged readers.
In the meantime, the “Mere Simulacrity” series is highly recommended to those willing to invest the time.
6 thoughts on “Gnostic Parasitism in the Post-Modern Simulacrum”
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Thank you, and here you go… corresponding commentary to this article may be found at this link:
(Doug / Uncola)
I appreciate your time and effort in putting this thoughtful synopsis together of the fabric in which our world is clothed. Morpheus was ever so clear in saying the matrix is all around you and, until you push your mind to pull back the fabric, is ever so easy to forget the truth of God and the coming of His Son and the acceptance of the Holy Spirit.
If you will excuse me for writing so but, you have left me, in some respects, speechless. For now, I will say this: I have read and re-read your article multiple times. The tenets of you those you mentioned, Hegel (one of my favorites) C.S. Lewis, Orwell, Lindsay, Karl Marx,have read all of them all.
In your offering, I will need to read it a few more times, but I wanted you to know that it is a stellar/exceptional/exemplary piece of work.
I need to digest it now. It’s a rather large meal you served and I was such a glutton.
(still blown away, really)
I’ll have more to ask/write.
Thank you, Machinist. I really appreciate it, but I merely summarized the presentation by Dr. Lindsay
(Doug / Uncola)