Sociopaths and the Rewriting of History

I watched some old films recently that made me think about the nature of reality and how it is presented to us - often as lies.

The original Conan the Barbarian from 1982 is filled with brutal fight scenes. Many of these scenes involve horses not only falling, but in some cases flipping over completely. Usually, the horse would just roll right back up again and seemed just fine. In one amazing shot, a horse actually rolled down a hill through a thicket of wooden stakes, and after a few revolutions fluidly glided right back up to standing like he was some giant cat.

I could not find this scene on YouTube, but you can get a glimpse of it (and another horse fall) in the trailers:

The beauty and agility of the horses in the film amazed me. I left with a much bigger appreciation for the majesty and resilience of the common horse.

I could not help but wonder how today you would never see a real horse actually fall down in a movie. Granted, I think having guidelines to stop animal cruelty is important. But in a day and age where hedonism is the dominant philosophy, any pain or suffering whatsoever is seen as the ultimate evil (unless the pain is being used for pleasure, as with a sado-masochist).

Still, I was shocked to find out that the UK version of Conan the Barbarian has completely edited out any scene where a horse falls, due to their animal cruelty laws.

They have, in essence, rewritten the past. Beyond just the Conan the Barbarian film, history was filled with wars, most of which were engaged either on foot on top of a horse. It is likely that a good number of horses have not only fallen down, but have been outright killed in various battles. Do we really need to whitewash things so much that an old film that shows horses falling and actually standing up afterwards must be censored?

Instead, CGI is used to create unrealistic, over-the-top scenes like the horse stampede in Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter:

The scene is expertly choreographed and the CGI is excellent, but there's something missing.

Now, I'm not saying we need to go back to the 1980s and fill our movies with realistic scenes of animals being hurt and killed. I haven't seen it recently, but in the sequel to Conan the Barbarian, Conan the Destroyer, Arnold Schwarzenegger actually punches a horse:

(Did he actually punch it? Or did the rider pull up on the rein and the trained horse fell on purpose?)

But do we need to go rewrite history and pretend this scene never happened?

After watching Conan the Barbarian, I shifted gears and watched All About Eve the next evening. I had picked it up at the library, confusing it for The Three Faces of Eve, so I kept expecting for Eve to break out into her split personality.

And yet, All About Eve and The Three Faces of Eve actually do share something similar - a main female character who puts on a different face to the world when necessary. In All About Eve, wannabe actress Eve is a full-on narcissistic sociopath who is an expert at putting on a sweet face in order to manipulate people into doing her bidding. She fools everyone around her at first - except for another narcissistic sociopath, a film critic, who digs into her past and finds out her true story.

Eve was able to get her way with people because of the false backstory she had created to make herself sympathetic and non-threatening. It is a tactic used today by many politicians and people in power.

Trying to "out" such a person can be fraught with peril - if they have found one weakness of yours, they will use it to blackmail you into submission.

Sociopaths such as Eve also prey upon people's good hearts - no-one wants to assume such negative motives of a person who seems so sweet on the surface. Youth, good looks, and charm also go a long way towards creating a false persona that expertly masks the true ugliness within.

So today, we have a government that is more than willing to rewrite history and destroy the truth in the name of a shinier, happier future. The sociopaths in charge - and make no mistake, a good number of our "leaders" are sociopaths - are experts at framing narratives in order to fool as many people as possible.

Add to the mix an increasingly hedonistic, emotionally stunted populace that refuses to look at hard truths. They would rather have the whitewashed version.

They don't want to be reminded, for example, that Hitler was not only elected but was extremely popular for all of his social programs, and that tyranny usually shows up wearing a smile. They don't want to be told that fiat currency has a tendency to go into hyperinflation when you print too much of it.

And yet, ironically, they are taught to demonize America, and see the worst in her real history, because that's a classic tool a sociopath uses to dominate: Get your target mired in self-doubt while elevating yourself.

There's a reason why Obama's handlers were so successful in getting him to be literally fawned over during his first campaign. They created a fairy tale narrative for his past, set up a vision for a utopian future that would arrive were he elected, and simultaneously demonized the real American past and used the resulting guilt to lower the self-esteem of the nation. He was elevated while the rest of us were diminished. Brilliant, sociopathic marketing.

So what can be done to unmask the sociopaths in charge? In All About Eve, Eve gets her way, but she loses her friends in the process and sets herself up to be used just like she had done. She's not really going to learn her lesson - in fact, she is mostly rewarded for her petty evil.

Her friends chose the high road. They did not challenge her or expose her.

For those of us who are interested in truth and not fairy tales, and who want to see good, honorable people in charge, we are set forth with a very difficult challenge. If we take the low road, we will certainly be lambasted by those who have bought into the fairy tale. But we must not take the high road to the point of driving ourselves off a cliff.

We must, for example, share the "secret" audios that expose the sociopaths for who they are - the Victoria Nulands of the world who don't seem to care who gets hurt or killed in the process of political engineering, or the woman I call the "Swiss Miss Sociopath" (for her blond, braided hair), Ukrainian revolutionary Yulia Tymoshenko, who apparently wouldn't blink an eye at murdering millions of Russians to get her way.

Notice, by the way, that, like our film sociopath Eve, some of our political sociopaths are women. As a woman, I'd like to disabuse you of the notion that women are somehow inherently more good or God-fearing than men are. Clearly, we are not. And I think it's high time more average women stood up and spoke out for truth and freedom, instead of burying our heads in Dancing With the Stars pretending everything is OK.

Women, even more than men, seem to want to smooth over conflict, pretend all is well when it is not, and run away from reality. Don't get me wrong, men can do this too. But women are more vulnerable to emotional manipulation, in part, I believe, because bearing children makes you more sensitive to potential danger in life. The reason why All Above Eve was such a chilling movie was because it showed the evil inside some women, and how hard it is for other women to see it. If we are truly going to have a real revolution, we need women to wake up.

In the quest to create a super safe micro-world for their children through over-zealous helicopter parenting, good women have forgotten their power to shape the greater world around them. Instead, we've let the ambitious, evil Eves of the world to take over.

At any rate, my next movie on the docket is Conan the Destroyer in all of its gratuitous brutality. But even with the fantasy - sorcery and steroids - sometimes there's something refreshing to an old film that isn't trying to rewrite anything but offer a glimpse into another possible raw reality. Then, for contrast, I will watch the 2011 Conan the Barbarian, which I expect to be full of gratuitous computer-generated imagery (CGI). It won't be the same. But at least, for now, you can watch the old Conan the Barbarian in the United States uncensored.

Stephanie blogs sporadically at a number of websites, including Freeople and Free Thinking Christianity.

126 Comments

That_1_Guy's picture

First! Hello All!!

Great thoughts.

How appropriate Stephanie. I was just trying to catch up with my fellow turdites thoughts and all, when what do i find...Im 1st? Whoa man.

I was just watching the instrumental to Conan the Barbarian, over the movie, as I was reading. Much better (in my opinion) than the full version. Let me know if you agree.

Dont waste your time on the new one. They are erasing history by paving over it. Remember history is two words. His story. His is the winner. Look at all the movies, just as an example. Red Dawn, Conan, Tron, Rush, The Fog, Nightmare on Elm Street, Arthur...could go on, and on and on....you all get the point. The originals were too prevoking and raw for a subdued dumbed down morally corrupt "regularly scheduled programmed" populace. The media is creating passive, sedated, parrots that repeat nonsense. I could go down the rabbit hole...but time is short. Most of you know this anyway.

By controlling the history/perception of history, you can rule a populace. Remember this one..Columbus "Discovered America". The people living here first would beg to differ.

I have been off running around like a madman travel, legal, patents, corp formation, fund raising,  videos, branding, life, being a first time uncle, and trying to sneak a geopolitical insight here and there. Everything is going well with my company and progress. I am still stacking to the hilt. Must feed my Silver Kayaking habit. ;) . Will be adding a 3rd large community aquaponics farm in May. Working on some sustainable international, as well as here in the US, development large scale.

Been having some extremely thought provoking conversations around accountability and government. Dont want to hijack your thread...so Ill come back later.

Cheers Everyone!! Cheers Turd!

GUY

EDIT: I really wish Arnie wasnt a collectivist schill now..I really liked many of his movies. Commando, Terminator, Total Recall ( another paving over of history), Predator.... They dont make em like they used to.

Gold Dog's picture

Molan Labe!

Bang-Bang!!

Your friend,

Dog

Edit- Do you like Gladiator movies Joey?

AlienEyes's picture

3 rd

Smoke 'em if you got 'em.

Mr. Fix's picture

4th

Rewriting history predates the Bible, as information is destroyed, usually by the psychopaths that are currently in charge, all new revision is born. This has been happening for thousands of years, as history is always written by the victors.

In our current times, we will either be labeled as terrorists/scum of the earth, by the current crop of psychopaths in charge, or if they are defeated, we will be referred to as the saviors of mankind, as humanity is freed from the clutches of the Evil Empire.

We are currently living history, of that there can be no doubt. But future generations will view us through the eyes of whoever wins the current battle between good and evil,  and yes, it has already been defined that way.

Many of us here have already chosen sides, most of us stand for liberty, and individuality, along with self-determination. These are concepts that are under assault daily by the current crop in charge.

Good will be redefined as collectivism, shared prosperity, (even if we are all impoverished), and those that don't agree, can simply be annihilated.

We will be fighting for history, we will be fighting for our lives, we will be fighting for our children and our grandchildren.

What lies ahead could be described as the biblical version of Armageddon, and it will be fought between those that ascribe to the teachings of Christ,  and that God is the supreme being, and those that worship Lucifer,  small elite bunch that have been pulling the strings since the dawn of recorded history.

What happens next will determine how all history books are revised for eternity.

Prepare accordingly, time is short.

This is why the good guys always win, they get to write the history books.wink

Occasnltrvlr's picture

Twenty Bucks

Doggone, this has been frustrating.

While I'm all in favor of stacking, I don't really feel like I need to buy any silver.  But who can resist a good sale?  So, some time ago, I set a limit as a general rule-of-thumb.  If I can find some, and have it delivered, for less than $20 per ounce, I'll pull the trigger.

Doggone, this has been frustrating.

(Oh, and, um, FIFTH, which I can buy for less than twenty bucks!)

DeaconBenjamin's picture

First Day Frenzy for Baseball HOF Coins

baseball-goldYesterday, the United States Mint launched eagerly anticipated 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins. The program includes proof and uncirculated versions of $5 gold coins, silver dollars, and clad half dollars produced with a curved shape.

Based on the “waiting list” notification posted on the US Mint’s website around 6:30 PM ET, the proof and uncirculated $5 gold coins have already received orders to account for the entire 50,000 maximum mintage. Although collectors can still place orders, these will go to a waiting list. If any coins become available due to an order cancellations, orders from the waiting list will be fulfilled on a first-come, first-served basis.

The silver dollars and clad half dollars both experienced a strong opening, especially compared to other recent commemorative coin programs. However, based on recently provided sales data, it will likely still be some time before sell out levels are reached.

Opening Day Sales

The United States Mint provided opening day sales figures for the Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coins this morning. These figures remain subject to change due to order cancellations, credit card, returns, etc.

                              Proof     Unc     Total

$5 Gold Coins    26,798    14,999   41,797

Silver Dollars   108,164    48,511   156,675

Clad Halves       43,376     29,978    73,354

Across all product options, sales reached more than $27 million during the opening day. Of this amount, nearly $3.4 million represents surcharges which are distributable to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

The figures provided indicate that the $5 gold coins have reached sales of 41,797 across both options, accounting for 83.59% of the overall maximum mintage of 50,000. The opening days sales are nearly double the number of commemorative gold coins sold for last year’s 5-Star Generals Program during the entire nine months of availability.

http://mintnewsblog.com/2014/03/first-day-frenzy-for-baseball-hof-coins/

SS121's picture

Movies that make no apology...

no pandering to the wimps or the fearful

Steph, i think i like movies like Pale Rider,... The Outlaw Josey Wales,... High Plains Drifter etc. for similar reasons.  

thanks for another great post

So It Goes's picture

I dunno Deacon - $5 baseball gold coins

I just placed a successful order for proof and uncirculated $5 gold coins and got a confirmation order number.

Although backordered, they appear to be available unless there is a massive screw up.

BTW - with shipping the mint is charging $1700/oz of gold.  That is a hefty premium.

Urban Roman's picture

Once again, it's centralized vs. distributed/local ...

You see, when humans formed tribal groups, less than maybe 150 people, they could all know each other.

If one of them is an asshole, everybody knows.

Now you can have an asshole like Obama or Reagan or Nixon, and he can be in charge of 300 million people, and there isn't any way to organize a big enough group to kick him out -- and if you do organize such a big group, then the asshole in charge of that group is hard to get rid of.

DeaconBenjamin's picture

$5 baseball gold coins

It is a speculation on the numismatic opportunity.

Occasnltrvlr's picture

Baseball HOF Coins

It's a beautiful coin, and I really like the unconventional curvature.

But...baseball?  That's even more boring than soccer!

abguy4's picture

Over the top G-R-E-A-T.

Stephanie~!!

Over the top G-R-E-A-T. A women who can objectively analyze women, and not afraid to call them out. That's bravery, as rare as hen's teeth. Huge Kudos to to you sister Steph.

I have been meaning to write that book about how women are 'hiding-out' in this society. How about you do it for me? The work has been done, by sisters that came before. The wraps are off. The doors are open. We need the feminine goddess insight. Bring it on. And out into the open. Wanna really liberate women - call 'em out - into the open.

We're all just starting to get the handle on the male psychopath. They are virtually clownish barbarians in comparison to the female psychopaths. Beautiful female - What a perfect cover! What a perfect hide-out. The female psychopath has sooo much more deviousness at her disposal. And it's such an unexplored avenue. The mind boggles at the possibilities. You go girl.

I Run Bartertown's picture

I'm an optimist

Goodbye Yulia...

Hello Natalia Poklonskaya!

...acting Attorney General in Crimea, and has the blessing of Putin.

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And we get Eric Holder...

I Run Bartertown's picture

2016

The Matchup:

Sheldon Adelson120606_sheldon_adelson_ap_605.jpg                            vs.            George Soros    670px-george_soros_-_world_economic_foru

Who will win?

Not us.

Gold Dog's picture

Natalia

Has my vote!

Urban Roman's picture

About that Tymoshenko chick

I had no idea until the recent story came out. Always thought she was beautiful but just did not know. If a tenth of the stuff in that tape is really true, wow, what a sociopath.

But then the artists will tell you that if you want to portray beauty, the most important stuff is what you leave out. You avoid drawing any lines on the face. You leave out the details ... that is beauty. If you start putting a lot of dots and lines and such, then you will just make the portrait ugly.

So it sort of makes sense -- this gal's lack of conscience leaves her with a no-line face. She can sleep at night because she doesn't care any more than a space alien lizard person. Perfect calm.

Hammer's picture

Deep.http://m.youtube.com/#/w

mac's picture

MSM

BBC TV has people is Turkey saying blocking Twitter and U Tube is good, cuz it just attacks the President Erdogan...and these are students at university!

BBC is just a propaganda outlet, and it is owned by the Queen of England.

Then on to CNN where the Russians are apparantely amassing 40,000 to attack Ukraine possibly.

CNN show the Ukraines having virtually no troops ready and are just using "volunteers" with little arms - just molotov cocktails and so small stuff ( so Nato should help, right?).

Ms Mag was founded by Gloria Steinem. She was CIA. She had no money, but a national Mag was produced b/c she had Big corporate sponsors.

male bias, is witnessed by all the male bashing of the last 30 years.

Feminism is ok, equality for all is good.

Gloria Steinem :" The most dangerous situation for a woman is not an unknown man in the street, or even the enemy in wartime, but a husband or lover in the isolation of their own home."

So should not the leader of the Woman's Movement Steinem by imprisoned?

All the 30 somethings today were taught by her, influenced and now we have gender chaos, a divide and rule op that has been imposed on America and the western world.

mac's picture

Gender Feminism

Ok, some clarification:

Feminism is positive, good.

Gender feminism has an anti-male bias, and we have seen this in all the male bashing of the last 30 years.

PC -political correctness emerged as a side bar to feminism. That is where feelings trump truth. America is feelings over truth? Think about it.

When there is a disaster the MSM go straight to the victims - "feelings", see the missing plane and the relatives swarmed by the evil media?

Watch for it.

It is anti-intellectual.

ata's picture

Nature always takes the most efficient path

Psychopaths are there for a reason. We actually need them to function as a progressive unit. It is only when they  turn against us that they need to be culled.

Excalibur's picture

Talking of sociopaths

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2591299/How-vampire-squid-controlling-lives-They-helped-cause-crash-Then-profited-Now-Bank-England-Fed-ex-Goldman-Sachs-chiefs-pulling-levers-power.html

It's interesting that in the last few days we have the BOE explaining that money is created by new debt and then we have this piece in the Daily Mail that wouldn't be out of place in ZH.

Seems 'they' are setting things up for, 'We'll, we did tell you'.

WineGuy's picture

Now Being Reported in the MSM ...

"China currency liberalization to be a 'seismic event': Australia"

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/27/us-australia-cenbank-renminbi-idUSBREA2O20A20140327

​Things are rapidly happening

WineGuy's picture

Now Being Reported in the MSM ...

Double post

TomMack's picture

.999 fine vs 90%

This is really very easy.

.999 is the price you pay for one ounce of silver.

Rounds and bars from private mints tend to be the cheapest at spot +$.99-1.99

Government issue:  US, Canada, Austria, Australia, China have a higher premium to spot +$2.49 and up.

90% are pre-1964 US Dimes, Quarters and Half dollars.  To get to the 1 ounce value .999 purity, you simply Divide the price the seller is charging for each $1.00.  So if they are selling for $17.00 for $1.00 (4 quarters e.g.) then the price in .999value is 17.00/.715.  which is about 23.78 per ounce.  Subtract the spot price of silver and you have your premium to spot.  Say $20.00 for spot and you have a $3.78 premium (23.78-20.00=3.78)

Each of these classes of silver has a reason for not being the same price equivalent for an ounce.  In my opinion:  Rounds and bars are not as widely recognized and more subject to quality issues than government issues.  Government issues carry the "full faith and credit" (if you believe that crap) of the gov't that issued them.  They are still subject to counterfeiting but the high quality of the official gov't issue is more costly to reproduce than simple rounds or bars.  Old US coins, 1964 and earlier 90% are also widely recognized and probably too small in size to make counterfeiting worth the effort.  For example, to make a significant amount of fake 90% coins you would have to have different dates and wear and denomination to fool even the average stacker.

NUMISMATICS are different!  They have collector value but are not as easy to sell.

There are rare issues in round and bars that carry significant premiums to spot.  They come in odd sizes 2,3,5,4,6,7 ounces and are usually old and minted by some historically significant mint.  They can sell for 2x 3x or more versus spot.

Government issue are usually limited in mintage, have high quality, proof strikes come in series.  These are tricky because they are newly minted and a lot of resellers try to cash in at the same time.  Probably less than 1 in 20 gov't special edition coins get a premium and they can usually be bought on the secondary market years later at less than issue price.

90%, (previously know as 'junk silver").  This is misleading because they are collector coins not 90%.   These can be faked because of their high price.  For example a 1916D (Denver mint) Mercury Dime in absolutely worn out condition can be sold pretty easily for $500.  You don't have to make  too many of them.  Since they are completely worn down you don't need a lot of detail to get past a 'greedy' collector thinking he has a deal. Better quality fakes still pretty worn down can easily command $1500+.

Anyway that is my take for stacking.  You just figure out what is the premium.  What will likely be your EXIT STRATEGY, how, who and where you can sell them, when the time comes.  you might not want to take a 1000 oz  bar of silver to the grocery store but $5.00 dollars of 90% may work just fine.  Who knows

STACK ON within reason so you can choose when to sell and not be forced to sell.

ltcolkilgore's picture

Key dates...

Bored? Check your junk silver for bonuses...laugh

Barber Dime
•1895
•1895 O
•1896 O
•1896 S
•1901 S
•1903 S

Mercury Dime
•1916 D
•1921
•1921 D

Roosevelt Dime
•1949 S

Barber Quarter
•1896 S
•1901 S
•1913 S
•1914 S

Standing Liberty Quarter
•1916
•1921
•1923 S

Washington Quarter
•1932 D
•1932 S

Barber Half Dollar
•1892 O
•1892 Micro O
•1892 S
•1893 S
•1896 S
•1897 S
•1897 O
•1914

Walking Liberty Half Dollar
•1916 S Obverse
•1921
•1921 D
•1938 D

Franklin Half Dollar
•1955

Kennedy Half Dollar
•1970 D (40%)

Morgan Dollar
•1879 CC
•1880 CC
•1881 CC
•1882 CC
•1883 CC
•1885 CC
•1889 CC
•1890 CC
•1891 CC
•1892 CC
•1893
•1893 CC
•1893 O
•1893 S
•1894
•1895
•1895 O
•1895 S
•1902 S
•1903 O
•1903 S

Peace Dollar
•1921
•1928
•1934 S

Gold Dog's picture

No topic

Just wanted to post. That's all.

Your friend,

Dog

turnoffthewater's picture

IRB

Had to tip you just for the Holder remark. LOL Sad isn't it!

Mammoth's picture

On numismatics...

Regarding the quick sellout of the gold Baseball Hall of Fame coins, I was going to point out the majority of these were purchased by speculators hoping to make a quick flip, but DeconBenjamin beat me to it.

I learned the perils of trying for a quick flip of new US Mint coins the hard way, as some of these speculators will.  Still in my possession are two 2013 2-coin ASE Mint Sets and one 2013 Reverse Proof gold Buffalo - still in their unopened boxes as I received them from the Mint.

Duh.

question's picture

Thanks Stephanie

Important stuff to keep in mind these days and as Mr. Fix said, all days; history is indeed (re)written by the victors-or the PR pimps.

CGI=Computer-Generated Imagery (I had to look it up; showing my age I guess) LOL

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