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Manipulism and the Weapon of Guilt: Collectivism Exposed is the utmost controversial exposé and carefully detailed description of the awful emotional mind game that facilitates communism, socialism, and social-liberalism, known as collectivism.
The book exposes Denmark, the supposed happiest nation on earth, for what it truly is: collectivism's biggest propaganda hoax. Danish author Mikkel Clair Nissen tells the hidden facts and realities of life in Denmark’s democratic-socialism that they never want you to know.
Growing up in a collective society, one is coerced, and virtually left with all but one choice. As a former socialist, finally liberated, who was born and raised in Denmark—supposedly the happiest nation on earth—I have devoted my life to alerting the world about the subliminal secrets of collectivism. How can anyone truly fight anything if one is not 100 percent aware and able to describe exactly what one is fighting?
My intention in this book is to prove that one single voice, with the right words, can have the roar of a million and can influence the world by creating a precise understanding of collectivism—or to be more precise and use the latest terminology, “democratic socialism.” Thus, the more appropriate terminology to describe collectivism’s democratic passive-aggressive approach—rather than the usual obvious and complete “fascist takeover”—would be “ambient socialism.” Thereby, simply with the weapon of irrefutable knowledge, collectivism can be immobilized. Quite simply, exposure will cause sudden awareness, and collectivism is less likely achieved once its awful emotional mind game has become common household knowledge. This book, therefore, is dedicated to liberty and the earth’s greatest liberated society, the United States of America.
This exposure, based almost entirely on social science, is so controversial and comprehensively detailed that Denmark’s perceived right-wing newspaper—ironically the same newspaper that caused the Muhammad cartoons controversy in 2005 in the name of freedom of speech—will not review my book. This explicative psychological index (e.g., collectivist traits, indoctrination methods, intimidation techniques, and ways of passive coercion) is meant as a gift from me to the reader for self-empowerment through social observations, as well as a subconscious journey for the readers themselves. Please share this knowledge with friends and support my effort to alert the world.
The intimidations (threats, lies, and deceptions) in attempt to discredit me and deny this book’s honesty and preciseness are all worth my while. Regardless, this book will raise questions and effect societal changes, and the outcome will speak for itself. Wars should be fought with words—the right words—and never through coercion or terror. Welcome to my words of revolution.
“The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.” —Albert Einstein
© 2014 Mikkel Clair Nissen
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Waking Up on the Dark Side
of the Obvious Truth
For several years I have felt obligated to tell my side of this story, especially since the climate convention COP15 in Copenhagen in December 2009, where Oprah Winfrey visited Denmark and later proclaimed that Danes were the happiest people in the world. She was supported by data from Dr. Adrian White, PhD in sociology from the British University of Leicester. Ironically, Denmark has a higher suicide rate than that of the United States, as well as a higher rate of alcohol consumption. In addition, Denmark’s suicide rate is almost double the suicide rate of the United Kingdom. Moreover, Denmark has one of the world’s highest consumption rates of antidepressant medications, a rate that is steadily on the rise. Something here simply does not add up, making it difficult for me to agree with Oprah. Unfortunately, all countries have a darker side of the obvious truth.
Not much longer than a decade ago, the way I thought and acted was absolutely no different than the thoughts and actions of any of my fellow citizens. I acted impulsively and subconsciously, indoctrinated with my country’s oppressive inhibitive mentality. My intellectual transformation took place slowly, after having traveled and worked for many years abroad. In the same way that a religious person might spread the news, I proudly promoted Denmark’s collective way of thinking by telling everyone the story about the great and wonderful country named Denmark and bragging equally as much about how great it was to be a Dane.
I slowly began to compare the reality I grew up in to the reality I encountered in the United States, Australia, and Spain. This comparison brought me to see a completely different truth about my own country. It was a reality that few Danes had seen before then. After living a life as a socialist and absolute nationalist who promoted my country as open and caring, I now felt totally deceived when confronted with the reality. I felt embarrassed by the fact that I had personally traveled the world for so many years promoting socialism and a culture that was, and still is, absolutely contrary to what I claimed. Indeed, Denmark is a deprived culture living in absolute denial.
Though I despise living here, Denmark is to some extent a bearable place to live, but it is far from better than other nations and not any more socially happy. Danes are best known for being some of the coldest and most reserved people in the world, with neurotic behavior resulting from oppressive, collectivist mentality.
I had a poor yet reasonably decent childhood in Denmark’s then safer society. I grew up among socialists in Denmark’s democratic socialism and was indoctrinated by family, friends, and fellow citizens, and consequently I was assimilated into their vicious, oppressive pathological mind game.
I once told a friend that I felt like the Danes owned my thoughts through their continuous attempt to undermine my true individual self. He replied, “Maybe they should pay rent then.” Though I thought this a cute remark, as an entrepreneur who has risen from the lowest parts of society and achieved an independent lifestyle, I constantly have to be on guard not to trigger my fellow citizens’ inferior, inhibitive emotions. In Denmark, unlike in the United States, it is important to avoid social-status confrontations, and instead to give way to the ordinary denigration and envy—the extreme inferiority complex facilitating democratic socialism—though my self-imposed consciousness tells me that I most definitely have the right to be proud of my achievements and shout them out loud.
It was not until I went abroad at the age of nineteen that I started waking up. It was a journey that did not end until fourteen years later. In this period, I spent numerous summer seasons in Spain working in such jobs as bouncer, club management, and club marketing. I lived several years in the United States, the country that taught me to see, and eventually liberated me from collectivism’s strong mental iron grip. For a deeply brainwashed socialist, coerced from childhood to resent the American lifestyle, coming to the United States was the culture shock of a lifetime. My eyes were opened to the undermining measures that Danish society had placed upon me and the realization that this undermining was the prime determiner of my level of self-worth. My lack of self-esteem resulted in a subconscious war between will and vanity that later turned out to be a mental safeguard against any insight into liberty.
First impressions easily mislead, as in the case of Oprah’s view of Denmark. One neither sees a person’s true character nor a country’s true nature until having become truly familiarized. Likewise, one must leave one’s natural societal surroundings to truly see and understand its hidden side. This personal story, this exposure, is the exact reason why authoritarian-collective societies (e.g., China, North Korea, and Cuba) restrict information and the right to travel.
I slowly began to compare the enormous differences I observed on my journeys, not only between cultures but also in regard to mentality and behavior. Upon every return to Denmark, I gradually became more and more aware that something was awfully wrong with my country. Like a dysfunctional family, Danes are familiarized all through life with their particular behaviors; thus, they think it is seemingly normal to live with these dysfunctions. Danes, regardless of social status, are terribly insecure. They are always picked on, compulsively corrected and policed, and regularly intimidated by each other. Known in psychology as pathological narcissism, these behaviors are a way of everyday life.
Danes are distant, unlike Americans, whose confident mentality is friendly, uplifting, open, and encouraging. Foreigners often have the impression—due to feelings of inferiority—that Americans are too confident.
Truly baffling were the differences between the unprivileged people in Denmark and those of the United States. The unprivileged people are unmotivated, miserable, and neurotic in my own country, though the government (the taxpayer) spoils them with everything. America’s lower class, who are given little or nothing by the government, are still ambitious, open, curious, and confident—in pursuit of happiness—regardless of their social or economic class.
Truly mystifying was the fact that Americans, living in a society with a great deal higher crime level than Denmark’s, are less apprehensive by far. In the beginning, I simply thought that the United States was culturally different. Then I met and fell in love with an Australian girl, and eventually I moved to Australia. In Australia, I realized how far from the truth I had been. I felt puzzled by the apparent link between oppressive collective-societal norms—more specifically Scandinavia’s most famous expression, “Don’t think that you are more than others!”—and socialism, with its intent to socially equilibrate. There was evidently more to collectivism’s norms than meets the eye. “Who else but the envious, inferior mind would have the need to debase others?”
Rather opposite to what I was used to, it quite simply became obvious that self-encouragement and self-assurance not only were positive but also were actually appreciated, encouraged, and valued in liberated societies, where the individual is expected to claim responsibility for oneself. My whole life I had been indoctrinated to think that Scandinavian mentality was normal, and in addition I had been persuaded to believe it was truly unique. Yet in my work, first in Spain with East-Europeans—individuals from behind the former communist Iron Curtain—and then in Australia, a country located thousands of miles away from my own, the patterns of inferior behavioral, narcissistic similarities were overwhelming. Although still a conservative but largely collectivistic-influenced society, Australia was not yet a truly democratic socialist nation. Australia was, however, clearly in the ambient transition and final stages of radicalization when I lived there. There I met the exact same ignorantly arrogant resentment toward Americans. Australians used the same comments and phrases as the Danes, had the exact same suppressed, condemning mentality, and even had a name for this mentality: the tall poppy syndrome. This was my wake-up call. I slowly developed an interest in political ideologies, behavioral science, and psychopathology, and eventually I developed an interest in the social-psychological impact that different ideologies have on personal psyche, identity, and mentality. Thereby, I began connecting the pieces in a mind-breaking sociological and psychological puzzle.
An Everyday Story
In 2009, I attended a course on sports science. On a break while attending class, some students and I were sitting outside enjoying the sunshine of the last days of summer. I remember one of the girls started to explain that her boyfriend had invited her to accompany him on a holiday to the United States. And with what slowly became an arrogant attitude, she now explained, “I have never been there and will never go. Americans are stupid and arrogant, and they don’t care about anyone!” I instantly felt compelled to intervene, and I replied, “I disagree. I have lived in the United States, and I think Americans are absolutely beautiful people. Curious that you just used the word ‘arrogant’ as you have just explained that you have never been to the United States. So how can you know with certainty that Americans are stupid and arrogant?” I further explained, “Trust me! We Danes are no better than any of the Americans I have ever met, and I personally remember a fun story about a Danish woman at a Manhattan mall who purposely left her stroller unattended outside on a street in the middle of New York with her infant child in it. She was arrested for doing this; thereafter, her husband quite quickly divorced her. So maybe you should mow your own lawn before you do it next door?” The girl never got to make a reply. Instead, one of the other male students instantly stood up and shouted at me, “Maybe you should move to America then!” He quickly left.
Note: Do not fool yourself, as this entire book’s everyday examples are typical everyday experiences performed by seemingly ordinary, well-educated, and upstanding people. Bringing me to the point that, because of this suppressive collectivist mentality, when confronted with self-identifiable truths or reverse criticism—in fact any disapproval—Danes absolutely lack the ability to take any criticism; therefore, they generally fail to confer before the conversation or debate has even started.
I know I can be awfully sharp and direct, as I do not put up with ignorant arrogance and two-facedness. Bear in mind that I was born in Denmark, and my Danish family tree dates back hundreds of years. Although I have neither signed any contract nor chosen to be born here, my own fellow countrymen evidently feel they are more entitled to reside here than I am, as they are clearly ready to go so low as to ask me to leave my own country just because I utter my opinion with even the least criticism.
Our radicalized, socialistically influenced consciousness has created a supposedly wonderful and caring utopian society that takes care of almost everyone. One unfortunate aspect of collectivism is that the family’s obligation to parent the children has been completely disabled and replaced with Mother Denmark, the government. This new collectivism has essentially immobilized the individual effort of parenting, and Mother Denmark nourishes the Danes from birth until death. Life is designed completely without any kind of consequence. Of course, this is true only until one opposes the system or authorities. The apathetic government is ready to sacrifice any integrity to achieve its desired result, and the outcome is a non-defiant, passive, and absolutely authoritarian nation. Apart from still seemingly possessing the right to freedom of speech, Denmark is only minutely different from the former Soviet Union or East Germany. What the master commands, the puppet does. Citizens of Denmark never question anything, unless of course an entitlement benefit is to be taken away.
I recall the time when my daughter had to have a vaccine injection at the age of five. Like many other parents, I told her a few days beforehand. I told her that it would hurt a little, but only for a moment. Yet when it was over, she would get the biggest ice cream available. This is exactly how collectivism blinds the frail mind. The only thing my daughter would think about was the ice cream, not the pain
This seemingly democratic country is a bureaucracy with laws, rules, and regulations for absolutely everything. Yet, there is no actual justice or punishment for breaking them. Sentencing citizens based on assumptions and circumstantial evidence is, however, ordinary. The accused is guilty until proven innocent. The society is set up to ensure that the populace can intimidate (police) one another. And while Americans debate gun policies, Danes are not even at liberty to own pepper spray. Neither are we at liberty to protect ourselves or the privacy of our homes. This is any criminal’s haven, with such lack of consequence that one could literally kill numerous people intentionally and still die a free citizen.
While in this nanny nation, where everything is served on a silver platter, the question is not whether one needs to work, but if one actually cares to work. Artificial impregnation, free of personal charge to people who obviously cannot afford a child in the first place, has slowly sneaked its way onto the menu of almost unlimited pity benefits, right along with breast implants and holidays. No doubt, to some this would sound ideal. Yet in reality, it is quite the contrary.
Democracy in itself cannot facilitate collectivism. Therefore, socialism within the context of a democratic system is very different from traditional socialism. In an attempt to protect, maintain, and secure the continuance of what has now ended up in absolute collectivist greed, the collectivists have put into use awful methods of suppressive psychological undermining. Now we find they use orchestrated, designed, and calculated psychological coercion—subliminal conditioning that utilizes the weapon of guilt and enticement. Coercion is accomplished by means that are identical to the methods commonly known as Machiavellian egocentricity, which is described in psychology as the illusive ability to manipulate, subdue, and control others in order to get what one wants. This results in weakening the general society, and even worse, further weakening society’s emotionally weakest citizens—the dependent collectivists (socialists, communists, and social liberals). Conversely, this emotional weakness empowers the collectivist part of society even further. The more deprived the collectivist is—and thereby the more manipulative and malignant—the stronger the collectivist.
Even so, nations in Europe are generally so far left wing that the “social liberal,” more commonly known in the United States simply as the “liberal,” or “modern liberal,” are perceived to be ultra right wing, and are often even considered by European left wingers to be right-wing extremists. However, caused and controlled by the endlessly immense left-wing subliminal suppression in Europe, my research shows that the American liberal and the European social liberal are generally in no way emotionally compatible. America still has a chance to turn its great nation in the “right” direction.
As a Dane who was born and raised in Denmark, I will, through my personal knowledge of my country, my culture, and its citizens, carefully take the reader step by step through ten years of extensive social-psychological research and observations to show that Denmark is collectivism’s biggest propaganda hoax. I further intend to prove that Danes—virtually all leftwing communists, socialists, and social liberals—are being subjugated, unlike liberated right-wing individualists. I will prove that the happiest people on earth, supposedly the Danes, do not have any option to create their happiness, but only to imagine being happy.
Furthermore, this book will carefully teach the reader how a democratically, collectivistic-infiltrated government, in this case Denmark’s, is completely controlled. It is dominated entirely by only a minority of society’s absolute weakest citizens through an emotional process that disables and mentally enslaves the majority of society. The result is the exact in nature to the Stockholm syndrome. Creating falsified contentment (learned helplessness)—through entitlement benefits combined with suppressive manipulation, emotional coercion, and reverse psychology—results in feelings of inferiority, thereby achieving the perfect societal mind control: manipulism.
I will further teach how my former ideology works sociologically and psychologically, and I will prove that the key that facilitates collectivism is severe pathological narcissism. This book will in fact demonstrate that various but severe levels of deprived mental health drive a majority of collectivists: the mental illness of narcissistic personality disorder (NPD). These ideologies are all founded and facilitated by one single source: malignant narcissistic coercion. By means of destroying true individualism and mental freedom, and emotionally weakening its citizens, Denmark has necessitated dependency and attained its goal of accomplishing the perfect human organism for the intent of fabricating social equilibrium. Ultimately, these methods create perfectly subjugated human beings, insecure people who are, or will be, at an absolute standstill through most of their lives. These are people who cannot take criticism or respond rationally to any criticism—people who are more or less disabled from questioning or criticizing their ideology, the government, or their country. This is all the result of perfect coercive collectivist mind control with an iron grip so powerful that it reaches the farthest right-wing political parties of society, radicalizing otherwise right-wing individualist politics. In other words, this book will explain how Denmark accomplished the creation of the world’s most seemingly free society, which is actually the “perfect” totalitarian state—a society completely without a political right wing. This is the ultimate goal of democratic socialism, or what I choose to refer to as neo-communism.
The following disclosure is absolutely not unique to Denmark. This book only uses Denmark as an example, although no country in the world could ever serve as a better example. While Denmark and other similar Scandinavian societies are exceptional and quite unlike anywhere else, this path is in various degrees identical for all countries in the newly monopolized, democratic-socialism superstate known as the European Union. In fact, this process is taking place to some degree all over the world, and now the process has come to take its turn in the United States.
The money part is the least of collectivism’s problems. If it were not for what this book is essentially about, my growing awareness and exposing of collectivism’s awful subliminal secrets, I would definitely be a socialist today. Generosity does not come from collectivism—it comes from the heart!
If anything slightly positive can be said about collectivism, it is that Scandinavia’s democratic socialism is history’s closest attempt toward accomplishing the impossible. Yet, it has been accomplished only because Denmark is a small society with a population of a mere 5.5 million, and it has occurred through absolute mental coercion, propaganda, secrecy, and denial. A society undermined by a perceived ideology that in its humanitarian, pathological make-believe attempt of caring for society’s weakest, literally creates them. The wall to the former communist Iron Curtain might have fallen visually, but the building of the intellectual wall still proceeds. The wall never fell; it opened.
In reality, the democratic process, merely balanced by the center left–wing social liberals, is the only measure keeping the socialist and communist part of society from initiating their true fascist agenda. Socialism, communism, and social liberalism—known as collectivism—are not ideologies, but pathological narcissism—magical thinking of infinite excuses.
“The perfect totalitarian state is one where the all-powerful political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced because they love their servitude.” —Pat Buchanan
Cold War II
Collectivists will read this book, but in an attempt to deny the evidence, they will not really read it thoroughly. Instead, they subconsciously will look for ways to distract themselves from the facts. Any excuse is valid. If it is not looking for spelling mistakes, then it will be looking for research errors. Then they would want to see proof of a PhD, yet even a PhD would not be enough. Unless of course one uses the PhD to establish how happy Danes are. A collectivist will always deny, belittle, and intimidate, but never truly research. Pathological narcissism (more precisely a mindset referred to in psychology as “magical thinking”) is the key to collectivism’s progression, survival, and continuance.
I once sat admiring my daughter, aged six, doing crazy things interactively with a children’s program on TV. At one point she glanced at me, smiled, and said, “Am I not skilled daddy?” “Yes, you are very, very clever,” I replied. The situation made me think about the mental freedom that my daughter still possesses. A mental freedom still liberated from my country’s oppressive collectivist mentality: the right to be her unique self and confidently express herself freely. She will be deprived of this mental freedom by collectivism’s powerful emotional iron grip here in Denmark if I do not teach her how to protect herself from it. This mental prison is a collectivist mentality that has been misunderstood and misinterpreted through almost a century. It is perceived simply to be Scandinavian culture, described as the Jante Law.
The Jante Law/Subliminal Conditioning (Malignant Narcissistic Coercion)
- Don’t think you are anything special!
- Don’t think you are as good as us!
- Don’t think you are wiser than us!
- Don’t convince yourself that you are better than us!
- Don’t think you know more than us!
- Don’t think you are more important than us!
- Don’t think you are good at anything!
- Don’t laugh at us!
- Don’t think anyone cares about you!
- Don’t think you can teach us anything!
The Jante Law was first described in the novel A Fugitive Crosses His Track in 1933 by the Danish author Axel Sandemose. His observations and thoughts describe the consequence of more or less three-quarters of a century of continuous advancement of oppressive collectivist mentality in the Danish society. The fictional Danish town of Jante lives by its own ten commandments, named the Jante Law. This slow intellectual process of collectivism started roughly a few decades before The Communist Manifesto was published in 1848 by the Germans Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, when the utopian idea of socialism was originally presented in the United States in 1825 by Robert Owen, a Welshman.
The Jante Law is unquestionably not a unique Scandinavian phenomenon. The mentality is commonly known worldwide. In commonwealth countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and Great Britain, it is referred to as tall poppy syndrome, a pejorative term that is more frequently used in the most collectivist influenced of these societies. The term is also referred to as schadenfreude (referring to someone envious and scornful who takes pleasure in demeaning others), a loanword used in English from the German word schadenfroh that is commonly used in the democratic socialism countries of Scandinavia (i.e., Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland) as well as in Russia. Behind the former communist Iron Curtain, the mentality is also known as hell (e.g., in Poland as Polish hell). In all cases, these syndromes are uniquely linked to collectivism. Whether called crab mentality in the Philippines (“If I can’t have it neither can you”) or the Jante Law in Scandinavia (“Don’t think that you are more than others”), the tall poppy syndrome in collectivistic-influenced commonwealth countries (“Cutting down the tall poppy”), or schadenfreude in Germany, these syndromes all describe the same condition of pathological narcissism that thrives commonly in collectivism on undermining and is driven by severe inferiority complex. Depending on how severely deprived the person’s self-esteem is, the consequent result can be narcissistic personality disorder (NPD).
Narcissistic behaviors occur as defense mechanisms, described as the lack of ability to take criticism as a result of low self-worth or feeling inferior in certain situations. We are all born as narcissists and gradually mature our immature narcissistic ego into a healthy subconscious adult identity. Unhealthy narcissism appears in this stage of development if the process of the emerging individual self is by some means disrupted. Should narcissistic behaviors or feelings reoccur frequently, be strong or tough to control, this is then referred to in psychology as pathological narcissism. Frequently, this is caused by poor standards set by others, such as intervention by parents, friends, and society.
HOTCHKISS’ SEVEN DEADLY SINS OF NARCISSISM
Hotchkiss identified what she called the seven deadly sins of narcissism:
- Shamelessness: Shame is the feeling that lurks beneath all unhealthy narcissism and the inability to process shame in healthy ways.
- Magical thinking: Narcissists see themselves as perfect, using distortion and illusion known as magical thinking. They also use projection to dump shame onto others.
- Arrogance: A narcissist who is feeling deflated may re-inflate by diminishing, debasing, or degrading somebody else.
- Envy: A narcissist may secure a sense of superiority in the face of another person’s ability by using contempt to minimize the other person.
- Entitlement: Narcissists hold unreasonable expectations of particularly favorable treatment and automatic compliance because they consider themselves special. Failure to comply is considered an attack on their superiority, and the perpetrator is considered an “awkward” or “difficult” person. Defiance of their will is a narcissistic injury that can trigger narcissistic rage.
- Exploitation: Can take many forms but always involves the exploitation of others without regard for their feelings or interests. Often the other is in a subservient position where resistance would be difficult or even impossible. Sometimes the subservience is not so much real as assumed.
- Bad boundaries: Narcissists do not recognize that they have boundaries and that others are separate and are not extensions of themselves. Others either exist to meet their needs or may as well not exist at all. Those who provide narcissistic supply to the narcissist are treated as if they are part of the narcissist and are expected to live up to those expectations. In the mind of a narcissist, there is no boundary between self and other.
The narcissist feels emotionally threatened when other individuals appear confident or challenging, creating an urge to belittle, intimidate, or humiliate. This is referred to in psychology as malignant narcissism. These emotions are caused by arrogance and envy, and are triggered by criticism, undesired reality, facts, and insights, or anything that appears superior to the narcissist’s “sense of worth,” characterized in psychology by “the sense of entitlement.” What better place to be for the narcissist: to be worshipped, to be in a superior mind-controlling position (such as tutoring, media, or politics), or to be part of a complete collective society adapted to these coercive, narcissistic societal manners, and the resultant universal inferiority complex, where everyone expresses themselves as equals.
Though nearly an exact description of collectivists’ mentality, Sandemose’s novel still has a few inconsistencies. One example is that one is allowed to think greatly of oneself but is intimidated into never expressing it in obvious ways. I have, therefore, carefully clarified the mentality for which basis I elaborate in the following description of the mentality’s behavior, that is, though minutely different, the mentality known around the world as tall poppy syndrome.
The tall poppy syndrome, with its origin in Australia, dates back to the 1860s, just after The Communist Manifesto was published. It refers to a powerful yet common mentality that people of all countries are subject to in some degree. Symptoms include bullying as a completely normal part of any child’s process of building identity and self-esteem. Among adults, contemptuous behavior and malignant narcissism is routinely performed by envious mature people who are driven by inferiority and lack initiative, and as a result exploit the easy way by trying to bring down surrounding individuals to their low level of accomplishment. Consequently, depending on a country’s level of collectivist influence, the mentality—when adopted by collectivists and continued into adulthood—is unequivocally transformed into manipulism.
SOCIAL-PSYCHOLOGICAL THEORY: MANIPULISM
To lower self-esteem, consequently generating feelings of inferiority and dependency—subjectively destroying independence; to thereby facilitate complete intellectual control with fictive contentment.
Ideologies are replaceable with an emotional scale, a psychological index by means of only five topics of significance: (1) left-wing collectivism (dependency) versus right-wing individualism (independency); (2) individual strong self-esteem versus personal low self-esteem; (3) self-motivation by, and prioritization of, individual self-interests (right wing) versus forcing upon others one’s ideals for personal self-interests (left wing); (4) contentment versus discontentment; and (5) evading personal responsibility versus claiming individual responsibility.
Tall poppy syndrome, belittlement as part of the process of building one’s identity, takes place in all societies around the world, especially in the school system among the youth. Almost all of us have been bullied in school or have bullied others. Even in societies with adults who are largely independent and liberated mentally, all people are collectivists throughout their dependent childhood and teen years. The major difference is that dependency lessens as liberated societies endorse the emerging individual self through encouraging individuality and independence by way of supporting confident self-encouragement, self-assurance, and benign envy, all of which raise the level of self-esteem. Once dependency decreases, the belittlement wears off with age. Yet in collectivism, to accomplish, protect, and maintain social equilibrium, the inferiority complexes and schoolyard bullying gradually intensify into pathological narcissism in the teenage years, and ultimately into manipulism. Inevitably, calculated adult bullying—malignant narcissism—continues all through life.
In the last century, the tall poppy syndrome (though it would best reflect its appalling behavior if it were in fact named “tall puppy” syndrome, in relation to the way a small dog will show its power through loud barking and hostile actions toward larger dogs to whom it feels inferior) has simply been described as bullying, where the weakest, driven by low self-esteem, pick on the strongest. In the case of democratic socialism, instead of the usual one or a few individuals being weakened, the whole citizenry is slowly shaped into an oppressed society. Accordingly, when the weakest parts of society are given a promise of social equality, this sets in motion the syndrome of manipulism through the process of learned helplessness, via government bribery, that weakens them further. The incentive to create vital self-esteem is corrupted; consequently, basic human survival instinct slowly shapes an envious, oppressive organism. In other words, the schoolyard bullying, the usual “madness shared by two”—referred to in psychology as folie à deux—is slowly nationalized. The organism, at this point a potent collective unity, again always with its origin in the weaker parts of society and driven by inferiority, is ready to exploit others for personal gain. All of this is the result of severe pathological narcissism, which stems from feelings of excessive self-importance and magical thinking that generate illusions of extreme moral superiority (unification by fantasies of the perfect utopian society without any poverty, where all people have equal opportunities and are treated entirely equally), justification for excessive entitlement, and expectations of unreasonable, favorable treatment without mandatory achievement. Ignorance, denial, omniscience (magical thinking), and a lack of ability to take criticism further result in arrogance. Additionally, lack of ambition and the urge to feel equal generate envy. To mentally denigrate and socially assimilate becomes its common goal. What takes over is learned helplessness: human nature’s basic survival instinct. The mentality is one of personality mind control of malignant narcissistic coercion in an attempt to weaken and disable society’s natural source of questioning and criticism. To achieve, protect, and maintain collective accomplishments, the mass mentality is slowly shaped and gradually accepted into all levels of society as common behavior.
This is all a perfectly harmonious process that slowly replaces actual individual contentment with dependency. Public narcissistic trends increase as society grows weaker, with the initial warnings being excessive entitlement and an increase in traits such as bad boundaries, magical thinking, and failure to accept responsibility for personal actions. In addition, a rise in bullying is evident in the largely collectivistic-influenced public school system. Last, but not least, an essential key to it all is a steady increase in suicide rates. However, in this new age, these obvious signs of suppression—clearly evident in all collective societies—are kept in balance by suppressants, through a steady increase of antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications (i.e., happy pills). Society becomes more and more deprived (in lack of ambition) and grows reliant upon the perfectly steady increase in entitlement benefits solidified through learned helplessness, successfully blinding society to the rapidly increasing collective oppression. This precise process of ambient socialism has taken place in the United States during the end of the twentieth century and continues to transpire ever more rapidly in the twenty-first century.
“Ambient socialism” is democratically and fundamentally dependent upon mental equilibration through the weakening of society’s general level of self-esteem—the necessary implementation of the inferiority complex. Without any doubt, socialism democratically is a slow subliminal, passive-aggressive process. It takes decades and generations to subdue the independent right wing and create dependency to fully establish and achieve neo-communism. This describes the exact process that has slowly but steadily taken place over a 150 to 180 year span in Denmark, as well as throughout most of Europe. Rolled out over decades, this process ultimately achieves its goal of blinding society’s citizens to think of this malignant collectivist mentality as an ordinary part of their culture.
Coercive Collectivist Societal Rules/Subliminal Conditioning (Malignant Narcissistic Coercion)
- Don’t question or criticize society, its citizens, or society’s structure!
- Don’t express uniqueness!
- Don’t express individuality!
- Don’t express self-assurance!
- Don’t try to educate!
A truly liberated individual will quickly realize that collectivism’s oppressive mentality is, oddly enough, the exact opposite of liberated. The inhibitions of inferiority/malignant narcissism act to protect against all outside influence and to hold in place or eliminate any threat toward society’s structure and collective way of thinking. Every individual is then slowly adapted throughout their upbringing to succumb to these coercive, narcissistic societal manners. Through the weapon of guilt, every person will impulsively and involuntarily police, guard, and defend the mentality’s inhibitive rules in any way possible. These predictable and observable behaviors as a result of “classical conditioning” are known in psychology as “behaviorism.”
The level of the average person’s understanding of this mentality is evidently determined by the level to which one has stood up against it. All Danes know that the oppressive collectivist mentality thrives. Yet in order for collectivism to prosper, it is vital that the truth never gets out. The best weapon to achieve this is magical thinking, either through absolute denial or by pretending that the mentality is a thing of the past. Many pretend to believe this mentality does not presently exist or that it does not truly affect them. Hypocritically, even collectivists hate this disclosed mentality. Yet when confronted with the facts, no one is willing to struggle for its discontinuance. One reason, besides personal feelings of inferiority, is that collectivism, democratically, cannot survive without this mentality.
Totalitarianism describes a society coerced and completely controlled by some means of government. The Danish government is completely monopolized—as it acts in direct competition with private businesses—and gladly disregards any individual right, law, or constitutional amendment to control its population. Even so, in democratic socialism this authoritarian control is to some extent less carried on by the government, although the government is still a powerful coercive force. The near-complete force behind democratic socialism is in fact intellectual, the ambient emotional cold war for the vote, which gives the mandate to govern society. A subliminal battle—Machiavellian egocentricity—subjectively achieving actions of imaginary generosity, which nonetheless are potent undermining measures that are controlled by anxiety and self-intimidation merely to avoid confrontations or feelings of personal guilt.
Society’s polycratic lower-class masquerades as altruists by using malignant narcissistic coercion to undermine, and thereby control, the stronger society. This is characterized by undermining for personal gain (i.e., means and control, which are perfected by superficial sympathy accomplishing enticement, utilizing the weapon of guilt, and calculating misuse of the message to care for society’s weakest) and creating history’s greatest perfected form of corruption—a mentality designed for one purpose only, which is to undermine the populace with the intent to radicalize society’s otherwise confident right-wing individualist voters, and thereby to keep complete intellectual control of the entire political democratic process.
An Everyday Story
One day when I was in the process of buying a pillow in a shop in Denmark, I engaged in a nice conversation with the young lady who took my order. Since it was around noon, there were only a few customers in the shop. We spoke back and forth for about five minutes. As the girl handed me a plastic bag, telling me it was free of charge, a complete stranger walked by us. He overheard me say in a pleasant, conversational manner, “I am much obliged, as I do find it ironic that we pay the equivalent of fifty US cents, or more, for a plastic bag in supermarkets here in Denmark, bringing us Danes to pay an average of 140 US dollars annually simply for plastic bags. Having lived in Australia and the United States, I can tell you that in those countries plastic bags are usually free, and on top of that, they frequently pack the bags for you. Here in Denmark, we pay triple for everything and typically get no service in return.” The complete stranger—a male who had been passing by—walked up beside me and shouted, “If you are not satisfied, then move to Australia!” He then quickly walked away.
Toddlers under the age of two can already perfectly manipulate by using their parents’ love for them to coerce their parents, which accomplishes dominance by utilizing the weapon of guilt. This often causes problems for parents who are easily controlled by self-intimidation and are unable to process shame in healthy ways because of inferiority complexes that cause anxiety. Therefore, these parents frequently give in to the child’s demands. In some cases the roles of the child and parent, the strongest authority, switch places. These are the tools of guilt (projection, to accomplish self-intimidation), that the left-wing lower class uses in democratic collectivism to mentally overpower the strongest parts of society.
Imagine if every time you showed any signs of true individualism or confidence in yourself, your fellow citizens in some way intimidated you. With dominance as the objective, denigration is often disguised as reverse psychology or sarcasm, which is known as humor of the weak mind. You are slowly and systematically being mentally manipulated, preferably “conditioned” all through your childhood. In other words, you are undermined, intimidated, policed, preyed upon, and altogether subjected to ambient coercion in order to suppress your true individual self. This constitutes a form of stealth abuse known in psychology as ambient abuse, also known as gaslighting. You are indoctrinated to despise confidence, to lower your expectations, to never question or criticize society, to never be better than others, and to never stand out or be different from society’s collective human organism and its goal: social equilibrium. Now weakened and feeling inferior, you are made to feel false contentment. You are blinded for collective suppression with fictive contentment, all of which is found in dependence upon society through the collective human organism and government bribery with entitlement benefits. This is collectivism’s pathological mind game. Collectivism is using inferiority complex to create undermined human beings. Completely controlled by extreme pathological narcissism, they are programmed like robots to manipulate, intimidate, twist, and police-guard their societal surroundings. These malignant inhibitions are necessary to keep complete control of society, a society designed to use coercion, manipulation, enticement, and guilt as the main weapons. This creates a society in absolute need of suppressive coercion because manipulation, intimidation, and the weapon of guilt do not work on the strong mind.
“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.” —Winston Churchill
A New World Disorder
Besides high concentrations of toxic fluoride, I have asked myself, in irony, if the Danish government has added something to the water supply; but then again, I choose not to believe much in conspiracies. I do, however, see corporatism as unconstructive, and if there truly is a conspiracy to create authoritarian corporatism—a new world order—I see only two ways to accomplish its creation. Absolute authoritarian mind control can be achieved through either fear or bribery.
Collectivism is one way to ultimately achieve totalitarianism through democratic socialism. However, this ambient psychological approach is a slow option, unless it is facilitated with a complete fascist takeover. The mental weapon of fear would undoubtedly be the quickest way to accomplish totalitarianism, which could be accomplished by spreading fear through terrorism. Threat and the fear of insecurity (i.e., crime and recession) allow authorities quick access to exceptional power of authority. To disable capitalism’s market freedom, the global warming issue proves to be a great tool to promote collectivism.
Though I am not in denial of any likely effects of CO2, if studying the subject carefully one will factually find that the theories of global warming have not been proven. Climate change may be caused by factors other than merely human impact, and blaming people for global warming is a convenient tactic employed to undermine and control people through guilt. The theory of global warming is the perfect tool, misused by collectivists to apply rising (generally hidden) taxes, duties, and fees.
An Everyday Story
Once in Denmark in a debate, a girl who attempted to manipulate by using the weapon of guilt started to enthusiastically explain with absolute excitement how she had held a public lecture at an educational institution using a PowerPoint presentation. People applauded when she proved that on a daily basis one million American citizens die from starvation. This girl’s attitude is typical of a collectivist who is driven by inferiority and loathes Americans for their confidence. I laughed to myself, thinking, “I guess, were this true, then you will be overjoyed at the end of a year when the entire American population of a little over 300 million people has died of starvation.”
Grandiosity is the diagnostic hallmark of pathological narcissism, also known in psychology as “superiority complex,” which characterizes a superficial identity of superiority (a defense mechanism that occurs to conceal a person’s inferiority complex). Conversely, left-wing collectivist narcissism to some extent disguises “superiority complex,” and derives more or less entirely from “inferiority complex.” Narcissism on the political left wing, therefore, is very different from autonomous narcissism.
One does not need to possess greater psychological understanding to realize that all people create their self-esteem through self-assurance, proving themselves, or being approved of by others. The collectivist, bound by collectivist mentality, is coerced not to express personal self-encouragement— a denial of the emerging individual self—so the collectivist suffers from unabated low self-esteem. This in turn disguises the “superiority complex.” Driven by feelings of inferiority/pathological narcissism, and to obscure these severe inferiority complexes, the collectivist creates a pathological illusion by utilizing the notion known as social equilibrium—that all people are and should be treated equally—as an excuse to debase others. Collectivists alter reality through using magical thinking. An individual showing any sign of self-assured behavior, such as expressing oneself confidently, is considered self-absorbed. What in fact happens, when observed from the mind of the collectivist, is that signs of true self-assurance or self-encouragement trigger the collectivist’s inferiority complex. In turn, this makes the person feel diminished. The ensuing result is a subconscious narcissistic response, an actual threat (a narcissistic injury), which creates an urge to intimidate, belittle, or humiliate. In other words: I feel like nothing, so you should too.
Since the collective narcissistic inhibitions are programmed from early childhood, these emotions of inferiority and the resultant pathological narcissism can be observed in just about all of the Danish population. Inhibitions, therefore, are created subconsciously and involuntarily. Consequently, the inferior, undermined person has very little understanding of, or control over, these inhibitive emotions. From a skilled psychological viewpoint, to find anyone in Denmark who shows genuine strong self-esteem is a truly rare experience. And with only one truly mentally liberated nation left in the world—the United States of America—no one has any other nation for comparison. Unlike in liberated societies, completely normalized antisocial behavior can be observed commonly in all levels of society in Denmark.
While living abroad, I remember myself telling people that one is not able to easily differentiate between social classes in Denmark’s almost completely equilibrated lower-middle–class society simply because, regardless of social status, Danes cuss constantly and lack courtesy and manners. This is the case even on children’s television with its constant antisocial behavior, foul language, negative attitudes, and name-calling. Again, I offer this as an example of the lower-class’s attempt to equilibrate themselves by purposely spoiling willingness for personal self-improvement by means of destroying the social ladder. Antisocial behavior is obscured by communizing it into society from early childhood, thereby spreading maladaptive behaviors into all societal levels. For what was otherwise considered low-class behavior is now normal. When the whole society acts like low-class people, there is no lower class anymore and no need for self-improvement to climb a social ladder that no longer exists. This allows perfect implementation of manipulism (denigration, projection, manipulation, enticement, and guilt), providing the necessary means for enabling the continuation of collectivism’s equilibrating mental and societal assimilation.
I once read a joke describing the inferiority complex facilitating social equilibrium. A journalist had ended up in Hell. He looked around and saw great bonfires with big pots placed on top, one pot for each ideology in which people were boiling. Demons stood guard beside each pot, so no one could escape from them. Except, no guards stood by the collectivist pot. Thinking this was odd, he sought advice from the Devil and asked, “Why is the collectivist pot the only pot without guards?” The Devil replied, “No need for them! Should anyone try to pull themselves up, their fellow citizens will make sure to pull them back down again.”
In order to truly understand collectivism, it is vital to understand that collectivism is a mental state created by the weak mind. The problem with social equilibrium is that it is achieved through mental equilibration. It is not that society lifts the lower class, but that the lower class weakens society. The foundation that drives democratic socialism is low self-esteem—severe inferiority complex/pathological narcissism—that over the years, as collectivism progresses, spreads mental weakness, creating an epidemic that eventually reaches the farthest right-wing individualist voters of society. This process of continuous malignant narcissistic coercion sadly deprives the very weakest of society’s citizens, those without any ability to ever raise their self-esteem. This results in an endless denial of the individual self, those who are weakened to such extremes that they are driven by personality disorders, most commonly psychopathy and narcissistic personality disorder (NPD).
Severe pathological narcissism, which is now completely communized, again perfectly empowers the collective human organism progressively. Narcissists can now roam freely amongst society as ordinary citizens, further normalizing maladaptive behaviors into all societal levels and allowing society to live in an entirely altered reality, twisted by the collectivists’ deprived state of mind. Antisocial behaviors are completely acceptable. Confidence is dreaded, and in fact, viewed as abnormal.
Psychopathy is perfectly disguised by general public misapprehension, given that the general impression associated with the psychopath is violence and criminality. In fact, psychopaths are only rarely violent or psychotic. Standard in psychopathy, however, is the display of more cunning traits such as Machiavellian egocentricity, demonstrating pathological lying, being manipulative, superficial charm, living a parasitic lifestyle, displaying a calculated ability to regulate one’s own behavior in order to exploit others for personal gain, in addition to a grandiose sense of self-worth, failing to accept responsibility for personal actions, blame externalization, and having unconcern for the feelings of others. Traits that are all ordinary in communists and socialists.
According to the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V-TR), published in 2000, narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) allegedly appears in 0.5–1 percent of the general population. The APA’s research is conducted on, and the statistics refer to, the confident American individualist population. However, this research and statistical data are incredibly inaccurate in regard to collective societies.
Appropriate research must be conducted on left-wing collectivists (i.e., communists, socialists, and social liberals). As well, careful analysis ought to be carried out on the general populations of Europe, including France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Greece, and particularly the Scandinavian countries. Such studies would demonstrate extreme levels of pathological narcissism in these countries, whereof a great part—figures likely as high as two-thirds—of the Danish population would prove to suffer from narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), with the most severe levels evident in the communist and socialist parts of society.
Although the DSM has been used for set guidelines for psychotherapy in large parts of the Western world for more than thirty years, including Denmark and large parts of Europe, narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), curiously, is not recognized in Europe by International Classification of Diseases (ICD), published by the World Health Organization, located in Europe. Evidently, this is a necessary measure made to obscure the dreadful fact that collectivism causes mental illnesses. Areas of psychotherapy in collectivist nations of Europe, therefore, generally use the IDC-10 and refute narcissistic personality disorder (NPD). Of further curious interest is why psychotherapy in Europe’s neighboring individualist nation of the United Kingdom recognizes the psychopathic mental illness. In England, narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) has even been used in forensic psychology for legal defense purpose.
However, regardless whether the disorder is recognized or refuted, with an average of at least seven easily observable narcissistic tendencies or more in the farthest left-wing communist and socialist parts of society, indeed extreme pathological narcissism (psychopathy) is the key to collectivism.
Narcissism consists of nine tendencies; an individual must demonstrate five or more to be diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD).
In general assessments of narcissistic personality disorder (NPD), the autonomous narcissist, also known as a megalomaniac and characterized by superiority complex, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements and will debase anyone to ensure this superiority. The left-wing narcissist achieves these exact identical actions by means of exploiting history’s utmost deceptive illusion, which is the notion of absolute social equality—also known as social equilibrium. So rather than turning to “superiority complex” and expecting to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements, the leftwing narcissist turns to employ “inferiority complex” and expects to be treated entirely equal without commensurate achievements, and will debase anyone, who by any means ever, appears or acts superior to the left-wing narcissist’s extreme inferiority complex—what I choose to refer to as “inferiorlomania.”
These general characteristics of “superiority complex” have been the primary assessments employed to diagnose narcissistic personality disorder (NPD). Consequently, by hiding in plain sight, socialism has managed to evade detection for its entire era, camouflaged almost entirely by “inferiority complex.”
Narcissistic Tendencies (Customized Left-wing Traits)
- Grandiose sense of self-importance, e.g., exaggerates achievements, skills, and talents to the point of lying; common projections of excessive moral superiority and takes for granted that others see this greatness; over-examines and compulsively corrects (policing) or downgrades other people, projects, statements, dreams, or achievements, etc., in an unreasonable manner
- Preoccupation with success, e.g., fantasies of unlimited power (irrational ideals of achieving a perfect society with equal opportunities, entirely equal treatment, and elimination of poverty), brilliance, beauty, or ideal love, etc.
- Believes that he or she is special, e.g., feels unique and only can be understood by, or should associate with, other special people or institutions (i.e., collectivists), etc.
- Requires excessive admiration, e.g., gives overstated compliments for the purpose of personally prying in (e.g., the subject, the debate, or the other person), or for attention, affirmation, adulation; expects to be rewarded for appreciation in others (narcissistic supply)
- Has a very strong sense of entitlement, e.g., demands automatic and full compliance with his or her expectations or holds expectations of unreasonable favorable treatment
- Exploitative of others, e.g., interpersonality (chameleon), elusive, pathological lying; cunningly exploits the system, establishments, and people, etc., for personal gain
- Lack of empathy, e.g., unable or unwilling to identify with the feelings of others, their needs, rights, property, preferences, and priorities, etc.
- Envious, e.g., bears a grudge toward successful people of better psychological and economical standing, etc.
- Arrogance, e.g., displays regular negative attitudes, haughty, compulsively judgmental, and opinionated; omniscient, highly conclusive about things in which the individual has factually no inside knowledge (magical thinking), regularly projects, tries to dump shame upon others (the weapon of guilt), and hypersensitive to criticism: rages when contradicted, confronted, or disapproved of
All these inhibitive rules are hard to truly clarify, although there are two unwritten rules within the mentality that are in fact the easiest to explain. The first rule is in regard to a person who shows self-assurance or expresses one’s achievements. This is in absolute breach of these narcissistic inhibitions. Contrary to this unwritten rule, these inhibited rules are not breached if an individual shows pride or confidence in oneself collectively or nationally, or otherwise as part of a group. Likewise, this rule is not breached if one utters approval of another individual’s achievements or status.
The second rule, a truly deceiving yet absolutely vital dynamic in collectivism’s pathological mind game, which blinds anyone who does not know the true nature/psyche of the collectivists, is that collectivists constantly seem to adulate. To a collectivist who has never expressed true personal self-assurance, cheering others is a subconscious prize. This excessive need for affirmation and self-love is referred to as “narcissistic supply.” The basic subconscious thought being: I feel self-important; therefore, I expect to be rewarded for my appreciation of you. This seemingly kind gesture, or adulation, is required, so I can feel good about myself, indulge my grandiose ego, and embrace my high self-regard.
One thing that can therefore truly set off the collectivist’s inhibitive emotions is encouraging oneself rather than adulating for reciprocal appreciation. Viewed from the twisted mindset of the collectivist, and caused by excessive entitlement, lack of affirmation is considered inappropriate, self-absorbed behavior, which generally results in irritation, argumentation, and oftentimes name calling.
While at the same time as the attempt to equilibrate suppresses, a process exists that would, and does, create depression. Excessive collective affirmation attained through feelings of excessive moral superiority and self-importance, therefore, actually only makes up for the suppression created when demeaning and humiliating another’s performance, professionalism, success, and happiness. Adulation is the collective human organism’s constant attempt to keep harmony of this suppression. Excessive affirmation, or narcissistic supply, is obscured to the untrained eye, yet it simultaneously enables the collective human organism to be remotely in charge of society’s esteem on a personal level.
“Analysis does not set out to make pathological reactions impossible, but to give the patient’s ego freedom to decide one way or another.” —Sigmund Freud
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