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– “…We choose to participate in our own enslavement. This is true psychologically and lawfully. As a matter of fact, the entire legal system is designed around this concept—although a lawyer, judge, or politician would never admit this. You can prove it to yourself by researching what a birth certificate is, how the maritime admiralty salvage system works, and why your signature and assent is required on almost every financial instrument you use throughout your life”
Learned Helplessness: A Psychological Anchor | Understanding Voluntary Slavery – By Justin Deschamps
The following article is a mainstream psychology piece discussing a well-known condition called learned helplessness. It is effectively what happens when a person’s will has been so fundamentally crippled that they no longer resist. Within the context of the human struggle for freedom, as waged against the powers that be, this condition is what I would call slave-training or think.
I don’t say this to be flippant or unkind, merely to state the facts. As someone who’s studied the mechanics of the control system, from a psychological, neurological, philosophic, and lawful level, it becomes clear that it is founded on voluntary slavery. By this, I mean, we choose to participate in our own enslavement. This is true psychologically and lawfully.
As a matter of fact, the entire legal system is designed around this concept—although a lawyer, judge, or politician would never admit this. You can prove it to yourself by researching what a birth certificate is, how the maritime admiralty salvage system works, and why your signature and assent is required on almost every financial instrument you use throughout your life.
I know that’s a somewhat controversial thing to say. But consider this, most people, even those who consider themselves awake, often invoke victim status. By that I mean, we tend to blame our current circumstances on facts we can’t control and therefore feel powerless to change. After all, we’ve been raised in a culture that trains us from birth to accept the status quo, and even love it. I have not forgotten this fact in the least when making the above statement.
Psychologically, conditioning can’t make you do something you don’t want to do—it creates a set of psychological biases that lead you to make certain choices. Trauma-based techniques work by associating potent negative emotions to a stimulus, which creates a bias of aversion motivating you toward a predetermined outcome. For example, if someone doesn’t want you to take food from a dish, they can hit your hand as you reach for it. The pain associated with that event will make you reluctant to grab something out of the dish later. The so-called slavery system works the same way but at a much larger and more prolific scale.
The main pillars of influence are familial (how we’re raised), media, religious, cultural, and material. Our family environments are arguably the most influential, due to the fact that as young children, we’re incredibly receptive time for us insofar as programming is concerned. Our families are informed by the greater culture, which itself informed by the media. In recent times, due to technology, the powers that be increased the volunteer aspect of the system greatly. In ages gone past, more overt and direct forms of control were used.
The slavery system works by personal choice. The things that the Deep State doesn’t want you to do are associated with negative triggers. For example, if you believe that cures for cancer exist (which they do) then they’ll train culture, through the media, to reject that fact, and you with it. Social ostracization is such a negative experience for most people, they’ll avoid the topic out of fear.
The psychological reality is that the Deep State can’t actually control your mind directly. If they could, they would have created a system around that many years ago. But they didn’t because it can’t be done. The reality is, they can only influence your mind, albeit through a host of very effective ways.
One of those ways is to destroy your will, so you give up any resistance to their agenda. In conjunction with that, they will handsomely reward willing participation in enslavement, colloquially termed becoming a house slave. Thus, with a thing to run away from (social ostracization) and a thing to run toward (rewards for accepting enslavement), most people participate without giving it a second thought.
“But wait! I didn’t choose my slavery!” Yes, I know. No one does. That’s part of how it works. If we don’t acknowledge our participation, then we become helpless victims—which is precisely where the Deep State wants you to be. I’m not suggesting you made this choice knowing what you were doing. I’m suggesting that we accidentally chose this in a myriad of different ways.
This choice to participate isn’t conscious. The Deep State doesn’t say, “We want to enslave you and use you to enslave others—want to join our ranks?” They sell it to us in an innumerable amount of ways, through promises of fame, fortune, sex, drugs, fun, social acceptance, and so on.
In the end, whether you’ve been the victim of a direct attack for pursuing liberty or you’re just going along to get along, they win, and you’ve made your choice.
The following article reveals the general psychology of learned helplessness. It doesn’t speak to voluntary slavery directly. However, it will likely cause you to see how the same general psychological makeup is at work in the general population, even yourself.
It’s hard to hear this. Trust me, it’s hard to say it. I don’t like being the bearer of bad news. But the sooner you accept responsibility for what you can, the sooner we can work together to solve the problem.
In the end, the solution to all this is self-development. What I call, self-mastery. We have the tools to face these challenges, but it won’t be easy. The Deep State make participation in their twisted society very enticing. Most of us are so addicted to the status quo, turning away from it will be the greatest challenge of our lives. But it can be done. And those who have chosen this path of freedom, despite having to contend with a bit more hardship, often feel much better and live more rewarding lives.
Ultimately, you need not abandon society and go live in a cabin in the woods. The preverbal chain to be lifted is a mental one. You can still live in the world while pursuing your freedom. The focus isn’t on the outer world but the inner world. Learn how to think critically, pursue your values, and avoid harming others in the process. Those simple admonitions are something we all can do without causing to much collateral damage.
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Finally, we are not alone in this. There are legions of people all over the world who seek freedom and a better life. Finding allies in this personal effort, forming a culture of personal empowerment is one way to alleviate the isolation that can often be felt by making internal steps towards liberating your mind.
We’re all affected by this agenda. Therefore, we’re all in this together – Justin
Learned helplessness is poison for our emotional state. It triggers a series of internal events that can completely destroy us.
Learned helplessness is a relatively new concept in psychology. However, due to the fact that it’s been related to depression, it’s become quite popular. But what’s learned helplessness? Well, as its name suggests, it is indeed a learned behavior. Namely, it’s the belief of not having the necessary means to defend oneself. A person with learned helplessness believes that they don’t have enough tools or abilities to be competent in a particular area.
In the last paragraph, I went from ‘defend’ to ‘be competent’, although they’re not the same things. In fact, you may understand the ability to defend yourself as one of the many perceived competencies you can have. So why did I start with ‘defend’? Because it’s the context in which learned helplessness has been the most studied
Let’s take a look at some of these origins. Overmier and Seligman were the first to study part of this concept. They focused their studies on the relationship between classical conditioning and operant conditioning. They realized that dogs were unable to learn a simple avoidance response after a specific condition. This condition was none other than shocking the dogs.
In the first phase of their experiment, the dogs learned that they had no control over the shocks. Thus, they started focusing on other elements. Why would they keep trying to escape if they had already learned that they couldn’t? In one of his most famous stories, Jorge Bucay picks up on this idea: how past learning conditions our current and future behaviors.
Learned helplessness in people
One of the advantages of learned helplessness is that it’s relatively simple to inoculate in people through ethically acceptable experiments. This has allowed scientists to study it in a controlled context. For example, suppose we give two groups of letters to two separate groups and ask them to make words. We know that they’ll have very different performances if one of the groups has faced the same task beforehand, and, due to its difficulty, wasn’t able to make any words.
In this case, there are no shocks and no aversive stimuli. Thus, a past experience can hinder a person when they’re facing a current challenge. If they didn’t have that past experience, they’d be able to face it. Going back to our example, people who had been trying to find a word in different lists for half an hour ended up learning that they were facing a challenge that they couldn’t overcome. Therefore, they started saving their energy and resources to use them in other tasks.
Consequently, they’re not able to find even the easiest words. In fact, they’ve given up on the task for some time and are in a position of helplessness.
On the other hand, you can also help the group that’s given up if you get them out of that position of helplessness. How? For example, by telling them that the exercise difficulty has decreased. You can also tell them that you’ve seen that the others groups have also had a slow start in finding the words. Thus, by leaving that position of helplessness, people will try to take control again.
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Learned helplessness in the context of depression
Relatively speaking, many people give up when they’re depressed. For example, a person with depression could have stopped looking for a job after a few months or has stopped going out with friends after several negative social experiences. The person has stopped acting because they’ve seen and learned that they couldn’t change their situation. In other words, they’ve learned that the results of working hard are the same as standing still, doing nothing.
This experience has damaged their self-concept. They’ve begun to think that their lack of success has to do with one of their traits. They begin to believe that they’re not intelligent, not attractive, or not worthy enough. In addition to giving up, they’ve also started to feel bad about themselves. In other words, they have low self-esteem.
From that moment on, they’ve also begun to lose natural reinforcers. They no longer feel motivated to do anything. Likewise, they feel that the burden they’re carrying is too great and that the lights are going out. Thus, the person begins to feel that there’s only one way out: simply doing nothing. The problem is that doing so only leads to an internal dialogue that buries them more and more in their despair.
As you can see, learned helplessness doesn’t affect your state of mind immediately. However, it’s the poison that attacks your organs and your mental pillars, eventually making them collapse. And as a consequence, you sink like an anchor. Precisely due to the complexity of the factors involved and each person’s particular way of acting, it’s best to seek professional help if you suspect you might be suffering from depression