Meme Chaos Magic and the Age of Trump

The election of Donald Trump is still baffling to many of us, to this day. How could an obvious con man get elected to the highest office in the land? How could so many people still support him after watching him speak or learning of his countless controversies? The answer to this question is not simple. Some of it was due to low voter turn out. Some was due to people being sick of politicians. They wanted to go with an outsider. Some considered him to be a great businessman (despite his many failed businesses, etc.), and some actually like the hate-filled rhetoric that he was spewing at his rallies. Of course, there was the Russian infiltration as well. Was there more than that, even? According to author Gary Lachman, there was.

In Lachman’s book “Dark Star Rising-Magick and Power in the Age of Trump”, he theorizes that the Alt-Right used site like 4 Chan and Reddit to spread propaganda in the form of memes. They used this propaganda that was target toward young, white men to steer them towards right wing causes and Donald Trump. We have now seen what Russia did on Facebook and Twitter to spread misinformation to tilt the election in the favor of Trump, but not many people realize how potent this “meme magic” was.  Most people scoff at the Alt-Right as being a bunch of mis-informed, young white men, and it may be by-and-large. However at it’s core, there are some people that are educated and understand the power of propaganda.

Meme’s are a powerful way to stir up emotions, without even needing much thought or content. Place an anger-inducing image with a short slogan, and it causes emotions to be triggered. The information on the meme doesn’t have to be accurate (and often isn’t), but it will have the desired effect on the viewer. In a sense, the will of the viewer is focused in a certain direction by the meme and a certain outcome can be the end result of this. Many young men were steered toward voting for Trump that probably wouldn’t have even bothered to vote in the election at all. It may have very well been the straw that broke the camel’s back. ]

The internet has given us a gateway to unlimited amounts of information that used to take time and effort to obtain. In this, the internet is a powerful tool for good. The other side to this, however, is that it has also provided an extremely powerful tool for propagandists and for spreading misinformation. Like esoteric symbols have an effect on the viewer regardless of whether or not the viewer understands what they are looking at, memes have an effect on our subconscious, whether the information they contain is true or not. Herein lies their power of the memes and their chaos magic. The end result of this magic was the election of the most unpopular president in the history of our country. For more information on this topic, check out the linked articles below.

 

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Here is an example of meme magic that the Alt-Right uses for propaganda. Here we see a whole cast and crew of right wing, conservative personalities. The word “Deplorable” has been co-opted and converted into a badge of honor. The faces of Trump and his cohorts have been added to the bodies of super heroes, thus transforming their humanness into something superhuman. The people in this image are made to appear cool, powerful, and fierce, and front and center is Donald Trump as the leader.

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Freemasonry and the Nazi’s

Among the many different types of victims of the Holocaust, there were many non-Jewish people that met their demise. Among them were many Freemasons. Why were the Freemasons a target of the Nazi’s? It comes down to bizarre conspiracy theories. Hitler believed that the Jews and the Freemasons owned the media and were plotting against him. Hitler also thought that Masons were secretly training men to be “Jews”. The Nazi’s used the book, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion as propaganda and as supposed proof of the Jewish plot to conquer the world. This work has been proven time and time again to be a hoax, but it is still being propagated by antisemitic groups to this very day. Freemasons were rounded up and put into concentration camps. They were tagged with an inverted red triangle  , the Nazi symbol for “political enemy”, which was also bestowed upon social democrats, socialists, trade unionists, communists, and anarchists.  In the linked article from The Laudable Pursuit, the history of this persecution is examined. Many good men were murdered for simply taking part in a fraternal organization. This is a tragedy that not many are aware of. Make sure to read some of the other great articles that The Laudable Pursuit has to offer as well.

Freemasonry and the Holocaust

 

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The Point of a Sharp Instrument-Top 10

Number 1

This is the moment you’ve all be waiting for, right? Many of you may already know which one I am going to choose as the number one post on this blog. I have linked to it multiple times as a kind of over-arching theme and though my studies have revealed some holes in my original ideas, I still stand by it. Hope you all enjoy this one and are enjoying your own journeys as much as I am enjoying mine. Thanks for reading and keep an eye open for new exciting articles coming soon to The Point of a Sharp Instrument!

The War on Human Consciousness

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Number 2

This post may be my second favorite post that I have made on The Point of a Sharp Instrument, but the event itself is by far my fondest memory. In this post, I recounted and discussed the birth of my daughter, which was done at home. Home-birth is a natural and safe event that has taken place for centuries. It is only in modern times that we have been lead to believe that birth is a dangerous event that must be handled by doctors in a hospital setting. Taking the hospital aspect out of birth allows for less stress for the mother and the baby and in the long run, helps to contribute to the peaceful well being of both individuals. It’s also beneficial for the family as a whole, since the home environment is comfortable and an experience midwife can offer the necessary post-birth health care and support.   Enjoy!

Birth-A Natural, Peaceful Approach

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Number 6

In this post, I discuss how Sacred Geometry has been suppressed by modern religion and the powerful elite throughout history. It is my belief that before the before the Roman Catholic Church did everything in their power to crack down on other religious traditions, Sacred Geometry was known and revered. Elements of it can be seen in ancient cathedrals and symbolism. Some symbolism even made it through to Christian symbolism, though it has been obscured through time.

Sacred Geometry, Modern Religion and the Mystery Traditions

 

Overcoming Fear-The first hurdle of many

As our freedoms are being ripped away from us, one by one by a ruthless, fascism-driven new administration, it’s easy to find yourself living in constant fear. There is an extra layer of fear that is being applied by this administration that we must rise above and defeat. That layer of fear is made out of the lies that we are being fed about Muslims all being terrorists, immigrants stealing our jobs, the state of our country in regards to lack of jobs and crime, etc. These are blatant lies told to us in hopes of dividing us further and to make more accepting of our rights being taken away.

This old-world view of racism and xenophobia is seeing a resurgence, but it is ultimately going to fail. The masses that are clinging to this way of thinking are falling more deeply under its spell, while the rest of us, who refuse to buy into the fear are the ones who are going to be ready for the new paradigm that is unfolding. Trump has done his best to reignite the fires of hatred and ignorance of this old-world view, but this fire will only burn temporarily and will be snuffed due to lack of oxygen.  This constant feeding of fear from this administration may cause many to buy into the hatred even more than they already have, but luckily, there are many out there who refuse to buy into this and will be on the front lines of the resistance.

The conquest that the current administration is using to divide and conquer, I believe, will ultimately unite those who would have otherwise remained at a distance from one another. The administration believes that what they are pursuing, is what America really wants. This “America” is only, in reality, a very small percentage of the whole. It is up to us, as the outliers of this group, to unite and join forces in bringing this fascism to it’s knees.

I challenge each of you individuals who stand against this current administration and its wave of fascism to unite with your fellow American. Reach out a hand of friendship to an immigrant or a refugee. Reach out to a Muslim. Help in any way you can with anyone that you know, who will be targeted by hatred. Let them know that you are on their side and that you will not let them be victimized. Every little action makes a difference. Sign petitions, call your local politicians, attend rallies and put your money into companies and charities that oppose this new administration. The most powerful protest of all to these elites is loss of profit. Rising above this fear-based campaign is our first hurdle as dissenters. It is a big task, but it will be overcome.

 

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Consciousness Rising

Despite the seemingly bleak situation in America after the surprising victory by reality television icon, Donald Trump. Our collective consciousness is rising. Throughout Trump’s entire campaign, he made no secret of his bigotry, sexism, racism, and xenophobia. There is a contingent of Americans that unfortunately ate this up and found him fit to vote for. In an election year where there really were no good or viable candidates, the worst outcome was inevitable. The mass consensus was that everyone wanted change and wanted someone who didn’t have political baggage. They also wanted someone who was not a Washington insider. Disillusioned by the supposed “liberal” Democratic party and it’s failure to address many of the real problems that America faced, a lot of voters turned toward the outsider.

The great awakening of human consciousness has been happening for a couple of years now, but is really ramping up. People are hitting the streets and standing up for equality in the face of adversity and are finding a connection to the divine by supporting love in the face of hatred. The consensus is that people are not happy with the state of our world. Some are voicing their displeasure by rallying behind those that are being made victims of this horrifying presidential choice. They are standing in solidarity with the groups of people that have been targeted by Trump’s hateful rhetoric. Others, are choosing to celebrate in their own hatred, and are bringing their hatred out into the public eye. This, despite it’s horrific appearance, may actually be a blessing in disguise. It is much easier to fix the problem when it becomes visible and is no longer veiled from public scrutiny.  As humanity accelerates into this new age of Aquarius, there are bound to be some growing pains.

This shift into a new Golden Age will see an end of our old way of life and the beginning of a new way of life. One that promises great change in our world. It is up to the individual if they want to come along for the ride and embrace change, or if they want to stay trapped in their old-world way of thinking. Those who have decided to embrace positive change and are working to spread love in the world have ascended up the vibratory scale and are now dwelling on the cusp of a spiritual and humanitarian breakthrough. These individuals are still somewhat residing in their animal-nature, but are on the cusp of rising above it into spirit. This vibratory shift is the step in ascension right before the lid comes off and we enter the spiritual-based half of our consciousness. These individuals who are working to spread love in this time of chaos and hatred will not be left behind when the sweeping wave of ascension comes. On the flip side of this coin, however,  you have fear-based consciousness that this election and the state of the world have really brought into the light of day. Individuals who choose to embrace this way of thinking will remain stuck in their animal-nature, with little possibility of rising above it. They are in threat to be left behind and are will continue falling further into material consciousness and suffering. With their hatred and bigotry they are promoting materialism, and animal-passion that threatens to drag others down with them. They are being driven by ignorance and are powered only by their fear and a fight-or-flight mindset. This has created a great spiritual imbalance in our world.

All of the great Mystery Traditions teach the process of overcoming the lower-self and our animal nature, and embrace a return to our Divine Nature. Religious and mystical teachings allude to the fall of humankind from a divine, spirit-balanced nature to an earthly, material-based imbalanced nature, and the need for us to raise our collective vibration back up. By doing this, we can reunite with our spirit-balanced nature that we have lost touch with. The goal of the Mysteries and of all true religious teachings is to overcome this imbalance and to live in a way that is in harmony with natural law and is driven by love. This can be done with betterment of the self through self-mastery and taming of our animal nature. This is known as “The Great Work”.  Though it is easy for many of us to become angry and frustrated with the state of our world and those who promote hatred, we must overcome these emotions and counteract them with love and mutual acceptance of all types of people. We must cast out our judgement on others and know that everyone walks a hard road in life. The Hermetic Principle of Polarity states that everything is dual and is polarized. To counter-act the strong polarization of the animal-self that our global consciousness is pulling toward right now, we must put forth our Divine Selves. Anything we can do to help our fellow creatures and the less fortunate is a great first step. We must stand in solidarity with love and equality so that we don’t all get washed away in the coming wave of ascension!

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