Inverse ISIS Adversity
Horrible as ISIS psychological operations are, they also open a number of windows on their deepest fears. The key to understanding this is the Law of the Inverse Attribution Reflex aka LIAR. The LIAR brags of his weakest virtue and blames others with his strongest vice.
“The sick in soul insist that it is humanity that is sick, and they are the surgeons to operate on it. They want to turn the world into a sickroom. And once they get humanity strapped to the operating table, they operate on it with an axe.” 104. Eric Hoffer, The Passionate State of Mind.
The massacre and torture of women, children, and any who don’t bow at the right angle is an exemplar of the deepest fears that women, children and non-conformists pose to the faithful. The same gimmick was used by the Nazi’s against Jews who they accused of being both inferior and a clear and present danger to the Volk. Folks, it’s one or the other, Inferiors cannot be a danger to those who are superior. The constant refrain of the Super Race was overcompensation for a deep feeling of inferiority.
|From Wilson's Favorite Flic - Birth of a Nation|
The constant rampage against unbelievers by ISIS et al, is in fact a deep fear of the power of unauthorized thought. If, as a thousand years of Muslim protection of those “Of the Book” (Books of Abraham) showed, that those “of the Book” did not threaten the continued existence of Muslim polities. Why now?
The constant use of Gitmo Orange is testimony of the devastating threat that Gitmo posed to the terrorist that is presented. If not, some other color would be used, if any. The necessity of continued use of Gitmo Orange also shows the tricky and resourceful of their greatest fear…orange.
The Soviet Massacre of the bourgeoisie paved the way for the apparatchik who took over the same dachas, wheels, and sycophants. One the revolution is attained, it must be conserved. The counter-revolutionary is the image of the revolutionary on the flip side of the cycle. Absent any connection with the real world, the cycle goes in circles and nowhere else.
LIAR works within normal parameters, as defined by one standard deviation above and one below the mean. That is Two Sigma. A more precise measurement is readily available for the reader’s verification by taking everyone the reader meets at family gatherings (Christmas, Thanksgiving, Party Day, wedding and funerals) and rank order all in accordance with any useful variable. The middle two thirds is normal.
LIAR is also a guide for the formation of tactics, techniques, procedures as well as strategies to unleash the power of the weakness against the powerfully weak. Instead of making super mensch out of ISIS terror, it is to delegitimize fear of the weak as power. Humor works by making the terrorist a joke, preferably within their own ranks, as such assaults the sense of self-worth.
The Victim to Victimizer is a cycle tied to Karpman’s concept of the Drama Triangle of victim, rescuer and prosecutor.
This, however requires a villain, whose villainy justifies counter villain extraordinary measures.