The War on Reality

So, the War on Reality is going splendidly. Societies all across the world have been split into opposing, irreconcilable realities. Neighbors, friends, and even family members are bitterly divided into two hostile camps, each regarding the other as paranoid psychotics, delusional fanatics, dangerous idiots, and, in any event, as mortal enemies.

In the UK, Germany, and many other countries, and in numerous states throughout the US, a “state of emergency” remains in effect. An apocalyptic virus is on the loose. Mutant variants are spreading like wildfire. Most of society is still shut down or subject to emergency health restrictions. People are still walking around in public with plastic face shields and medical-looking masks. The police are showing up at people’s homes to arrest them for “illegally gathering outdoors.” Any deviation from official reality is being censored by the Internet corporations. Constitutional rights are still suspended. Entire populations are being coerced into being injected with experimental “vaccines.” Pseudo-medical segregation systems are being brought online. And so on … you’re familiar with the details.

Meanwhile, in Sweden, and a few other countries, and in various other states throughout the US, there is no apocalyptic pandemic. People are just going about their lives as normal. OK, sure, there is a nasty virus going around, so people are taking common sense precautions, as people typically do for any nasty virus, but there is no “state of emergency” in effect, and no reason to radically transform society into a paranoid, pathologized-totalitarian dystopia.

This state of affairs, in which two contradictory, mutually-exclusive realities exist, is … well, it’s impossible, and so it cannot continue. Either there exists a devastating global pandemic that justifies a global “state of emergency,” the suspension of constitutional rights, and the other totalitarian “emergency measures” we have been subjected to since March of 2020 or there doesn’t. It really is as simple as that.

Except that it isn’t as simple as that. It is easy to forget, given the last 16 months, that people have been bitterly divided, and inhabiting mutually-exclusive realities, and regarding people who don’t conform to their realities as enemies for the last five years. I’m not talking about political disagreements, or even socio-cultural differences. I’m talking about contradictory realities. Things that actually happened, or didn’t happen. Things that exist, or do not exist.

I’m not going rehash the whole War on Populism — I covered it extensively at the time — but that’s when the current global-capitalist War on Reality was officially launched. It wasn’t just the usual lies and propaganda. It was a full-scale ideological assault. By the end of it, people actually believed that (a) Donald Trump was a Russian agent, (b) that he was literally Hitler, and so was going to stage some sort of “coup,” declare himself American Führer, and launch the “Trumpian-White-Supremacist Fourth Reich,” and (c) that he had actually attempted this by sending a few hundred unarmed protesters — violent domestic extremist grandmothers, father-and-son kill squads, and bison hat loonies — to “storm the Capitol” and overthrow the government during the so-called “January 6 Insurrection.”

So, when GloboCap rolled out the “New Normal” reality, they weren’t exactly starting from scratch. Millions of people — not just Americans, because the War on Populism was a global campaign — were already living in a new reality in which facts no longer mattered at all, where things that never happened officially happened, and other things that obviously happened never happened, not officially, or were “far-right extremist conspiracy theories,” “fake news,” or “disinformation,” or whatever, despite the fact that people knew that they weren’t.

But the goal of GloboCap’s War on Reality isn’t simply to deceive the masses and divide them into opposing camps. Rulers have been deceiving the masses and dividing them into opposing camps since the dawn of human civilization. This time, it’s a bit more complicated than that.

OK, bear with me now, because this gets kind of heady.

The War on Reality is not an attempt to replace reality with a fake reality. Or it is that, but that is only one part of it. Its real goal is to render reality arbitrary, to strip it of its epistemological authority, to turn it into a “floating signifier,” a word that has no objective referent, which, of course, technically, it already is. You cannot take a picture of reality. It is a concept. It is not a physical object that exists somewhere in time and space.

But let’s leave that last point for a later discussion. This is not the time to get lost in semiotics. For most people, for most practical purposes, reality is … well, reality. It’s objective. Material. It actually exists. It exists independent of our beliefs. It isn’t just an arbitrary, empty signifier that doesn’t actually refer to anything, but which we use, strategically, to assert authority, or to impose ideology on society. If that were the case, there would be no reality. Nothing would be true, everything would be permitted … which is a bunch of postmodern Marxist nonsense.

But just imagine, for a moment, if that were the case … if what determined reality was actually just a question of power rather than facts. Imagine that reality was just a concept that we used to mark the current limits of our knowledge and ideological beliefs. Our doctors — oncologists and virologists, for example, but they could be any kind of doctors or scientists — would be not all that different from medieval alchemists, who totally believed in their reality at the time, as did the patients they were treating, but which we know now was not reality at all, because our reality is the real reality. I mean, it’s not as if people, five hundred years from now, are going to look back at our medical practices and scientific knowledge, and laugh, like we do at those medieval alchemists, right?

Sorry, I got a little off track there. I was trying to explain the ultimate purpose of this global-capitalist War on Reality, and I wandered off into an ontological swamp, which isn’t going to get us anywhere. So, let’s get back to imagining reality, not as what we all know it is (i.e., an actual, material thing that exists), but as a construct people use to validate certain officially-sanctioned beliefs and perceptions and invalidate other beliefs and perceptions, more or less like a system of morals, except instead of dividing things into to “good” and “evil,” it divides things into “real” and “fake.”

Now imagine that you were an immensely powerful, globally hegemonic ideological system, and you wanted to impose your ideology on as much of the entire world as possible, but you didn’t have an ideology per se, or any actual values at all, because exchange value was your only real value, and so your mission was to erase all ideologies, and values, and truths, and belief systems, and so on, and transform everything and everyone in existence into de facto commodities that you could manipulate any way you wanted, because they had no inherent value whatsoever, because their only real value was assigned by the market.

How would you go about doing that, erasing all existing values, religious, cultural, and social values, and rendering everything a valueless commodity?

Well, you wouldn’t want to destroy reality completely, because people wouldn’t stand for that. They would freak right out. Things would get ugly. So, instead, you might want to go the other way, and generate a lot of contradictory realities, not just contradictory ideologies, but actual mutually-exclusive realities, which could not possibly simultaneously exist … which would still freak people out pretty badly.

Naturally, there would be one official reality that you would force everyone to rigidly conform to at any given moment in time, but you would change the official reality frequently, and force everyone to conform to the new one (and pretend that they’d never conformed to the old one), and then, once they had settled into that one, you would change the official reality again, until people’s brains just shut down completely, and they gave up trying to make sense of anything, and just tried to figure out what you wanted them to believe on any given day.

If you repeated that process long enough, eventually, nothing would mean anything anymore, because everything could potentially mean anything … at which point, you could basically tell people anything you wanted and they would go along with it, because what the hell difference would it make? A narcissistic billionaire ass-clown could be a Russian agent and literally Hitler. A half-assed riot could be an “insurrection.” Children could be born “systemically racist.” Men could menstruate.

But wait … it’s gets better.

You could stage an apocalyptic global pandemic that only happened in certain countries, or in certain parts of certain countries, and that more or less mirrored natural mortality, and that didn’t drastically increase historical death rates, but was nonetheless totally apocalyptic.

Perfectly healthy people could become “medical cases.” You could count anyone who died of anything as having died of your apocalyptic virus. You could tell people in no uncertain terms that medical-looking masks will not protect them from viruses, and then turn around and tell them that they will, and then, later, publicly admit you were lying in order to manipulate them, and then deny you ever said that, and tell them to wear masks.

You could experimentally “vaccinate” millions of people whose risk of becoming seriously ill or dying from your apocalyptic virus was minuscule or non-existent, and kill tens or hundreds of thousands in the process, and the people whose brains you had methodically broken would thank you for murdering their friends and neighbors, and then rush out to their local discount drugstore to experimentally “vaccinate” their own kids and post pictures of it on the Internet.

At that point, you wouldn’t really have to worry about “populist uprisings,” or “terrorism,” or any other type of insurgent activity, because the vast majority of the global population would be scramble-headed automatons who were totally incapable of independent thought, and who had no idea what was real and what wasn’t, so just repeated whatever new script you fed them like customer-service representatives on Haldol.

It doesn’t get much better than that for globally hegemonic ideological systems!

OK, sorry, I think I got lost there again. I’m not sure what I was trying to say. I’ve been a little foggy lately. I’m not sleeping so well. It’s probably Long Covid. Or maybe it’s just that time of month. Whatever. It’s not like it matters anyway. Still, I think I’ll go down to my former local bookshop and get myself tested.

Have a nice day in … you know, reality!

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CJ Hopkins
June 29, 2021
Photo: The sign over the entrance to Disneyland

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108 thoughts on “The War on Reality

    1. Post Modernists are not Marxist . Foucault and his chums were french aristocrats – uber Bourgeoisie . They made up a load of crap to look cool at art college – which basically got rid of class politics . Funny that eh ?

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      1. The best way to describe this phenomenon and I’m not warmongering, but it’s simply “American or Western fascism with Chinese characteristics.”

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    2. Objective factual reality is based on eternal universal truth! To see and understand reality you must have learned basics:
      2+2=4, Grass basic colour is green, Drinking water comes from the Sea via evaporation to mountains and back to the sea, our globe circulate around the sun with 107000 km/hr, the moon and regulating planets show time, the moon creates flood and tide, Pythagoras, m.m.
      The more we know eternal truth, the more we are able to see reality. GloboCap cant break the 2+2=4 code and if they do they are left with zombies for long term mental treatment.

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  1. […] “Dus, de War on Reality gaat uitstekend. Samenlevingen over de hele wereld zijn opgesplitst in tegengestelde, onverzoenlijke realiteiten. Buren, vrienden en zelfs familieleden zijn bitter verdeeld in twee vijandige kampen, elk met betrekking tot elkaar als paranoïde psychopaten, waanfanaten, gevaarlijke en, in ieder geval, als dodelijke vijanden, schrijft CJ Hopkins. […]

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  2. Great article. Reminds me of something I read some years back on Sarkov, Putin’s man, who diffused dissent by creating a multitude of conflicting and contradictory narratives, theories and movements all for the purpose of nurturing uncertainty about reality and thus an inability to act.

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  3. Bulls eye, thats precisely the way it is. Next question: Do any Government fight back on this sick wave?
    Sovjet had a tradition for sophisticated psychological warfare, China is special but so far they have tried to keep Western falsehood out of their media.

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  4. “Neighbors, friends, and even family members are bitterly divided into two hostile camps, each regarding the other as paranoid psychotics, delusional fanatics, dangerous idiots, and, in any event, as mortal enemies.”

    Yes, maybe. In my case, on one side is me, and on the other everyone else I know. I do not know a single ‘adult’ who has refused the invitation to be vaxxed, not one, in my personal life. UK is a nation of dimwits. As of a week ago, 85% of ‘adults’ had been vaxxed once, 65% twice. It is only a matter of time, a few weeks maybe, before those that have been vaxxed twice reaches 85%+. We truly are a bunch of thickoes, and deserve what is coming our way. Good outcome for the rest of the planet, I hope.

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    1. Look it on the positive side… If the jabs keep being so efficient in no time you’ll (we’ll) have a cleaner Planet! And with less uman animals around it’s easier to go after the scoundrels and fraudsters!

      In the UK I can see the same effect of the Miracle Jab in culling old and weak moron uman animals… At least for now only these old and weak are getting what they deserve.

      In 2019 week 1 to 4 – 40.302 deaths (age >=65)
      In 2021 week 1 to 4 – 62.719 deaths

      In 2019 week 50 (13DEC) to 52(27DEC) – 26.211 deaths
      In 2020 week 50 (11DEC) to 53 31DEC) – 40.131 deaths (Start of the deployment of the Miracle JAB)

      So… After the initial culling of the weaker we just need to wait to see if the deaths starts to increase above the average! If this happens then we’re in LUCK! If not the SRF & Billionaires will deploy another FAKE PANDEMIC before 2030.

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    2. You are not alone.

      Making you feel that way is one of the tasks of the “behavioural insight” teams masterminding the plandemic propaganda machine in the UK. To feel you are in a minority of one is the position of maximum pressure to conform (see “Asch conformity experiments” – Wikipedia). Our natural contempt for these ‘hidden persuaders’ and those who employ them should not prevent us from seeing how effective these techniques of control are when given a government imprimatur plus exclusive access to all the media in which we are cocooned.

      as an antidote (in the UK) try a look at one of the recent broadcasts from https://www.ukcolumn.org/ukcolumn-news-archive. this admirable little outfit has been around a long time, they remain patient and dedicated to truth, but the last eighteen months of madness has really seen them begin to gain traction. at the same time they have been ejected from the ever-more-prudish youtube, and become a ‘variant of concern’ for our tormentors-in-government, and so hit pieces have begun to appear in the legacy media. It helps to know you are not alone. In a similar vein i’ve only recently discovered CJHopkins, and it is both intellectually helpful. and emotionally reassuring to read his remarkably precise dissection and diagnosis of the prevailing situation. (the humour is a welcome bonus).

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  5. The section on the conditioning of the population is one of the most succinct and perfectly presented descriptions that I have ever read of the mindfuck they are putting over on (some) of us. That passage describes my thoughts throughout most of this hoax virus narrative blasted 24/7 by corporate media around the world, but was described so perfectly, that I have no idea how anyone could say it better.

    Thank you, CJ. Send a copy to the Schweine at ARD, Spiegel, and Deutsche Welle, in particular.

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    1. spot on! CJH is way ahead of the pack. he speaks the serious kind of truth only to be found in the writing of those who (a) know what it is to struggle with disturbing thoughts through the dark hours and (b) have the imagination and the writing skill to display the spoils of combat in vigorous prose for the benefit of other shades hovering uncertainly over the same battlefield.

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  6. The following from The Gervais Principle seems apt: https://www.ribbonfarm.com/2013/05/16/the-gervais-principle-vi-children-of-an-absent-god/

    When Sociopaths accept the divine roles that the Clueless and Losers eagerly thrust upon them, they find themselves ruling the realities of others. But any human stand-in for an omnipotent conception of divinity must ultimately betray the believer.

    The key, when betraying the Clueless, is to get them to blame themselves. With Losers, the key is to get them to blame each other. Each pattern of blame redirection gives us a particular theater of religiosity, and specific role for the Sociopath within it. Each also rewards the Sociopath with a specific kind of agency.

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  7. Just saw this, in the German version, via the podcast at KenFM – germane to Mr Hopkins’ compelling notion of the “War on Reality” is the deep and prescient analysis of Guy Debord, in his “Commentaires sur La Societe’ du Spectacle”, of the replacement of “reality” by an engineered and choreographed “spectacle” ; this analysis is all the more incisive as it dates back > 30 years (referring to his own, even earlier work), to a time before “smart” phones and transnational “social” media corporations and their corrosive effect on society http://achard.info/debord/CommentairesSurLaSocieteDuSpectacle.pdf, also available in English https://libcom.org/files/Comments%20on%20the%20Society%20of%20the%20Spectacle.pdf (bearing in mind that the French “spectacle” differs from the English “spectacle” by connoting simply a “performance”, as in a theatrical performance). Here just one quote (from the original): “L’effacement de la personnalite’ accompagne fatalement les conditions de l’existence concre’tement soumise aux normes spectaculaires, et ainsi toujours plus se’pare’e des possibilite’s de connai^tre des expe’riences qui soient authentiques, et par la’ de de’couvrir ses prefe’rences individuelle”

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  8. We are simply dealing with new phenomena in an age of readily available worldwide ocmmunications.
    Humanity has gained new capabilities and has to learn to deal with them.
    Pictures and videos are not “reality,” they are pictures and videos
    Lies can now be spread readily and quicly all over the globe.
    Facts CAN be separated from lies – when there is a massive flood covering your country, it is hard to convince people it doesn’t exist.
    Everybody needs to take a VERY large chill pill and a deep breath and look around them carefully.
    It’s the same old world it’s always been. hasn’t changed that much, there’s more people and they still make a mess.
    Liars will always lie; over time the truth will out.
    we have to learn to understand and deal with our new toys, and it would help if we would stop outright killing each other.

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  9. Hopkins has a good grasp on the situation. But…..

    The fact that evil people rule is only ONE part of the equation. The true but “culturally and politically forbidden” reality is more encompassing.

    Read “The 2 Married Pink Elephants In The Historical Room –The Holocaustal Covid-19 Coronavirus Madness: A Sociological Perspective & Historical Assessment Of The Covid “Phenomenon”” by Rolf Hefti at www dot CovidTruthBeKnown dot com

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