FROM THE WIKI ENTRY:
In a system on a chip, peripherals are incorporated into the same integrated circuit as the central processing unit. They are still referred to as "peripherals" despite being permanently attached to (and in some sense part of) their host processor...
A very loose description of what I'm dealing with minus anything normally referred to as technology.
Now what does William Gibson's novel "The Peripheral" have to do with anything?
And why was he in the same NYC subway car late 2014 standing over me with
another guy about his age about a month after I bought his book? Coincidence?
It happens all the time.
He just happened to be wearing the same outfit as his photo on the back of the book.
I kept saying what I find myself saying all too often these days, "Is it? Nah, can't be...
too old. Except that it was. He was doing publicity in NYC at the time with recorded YT interviews.
Are the people I describe below biological machines from the future with uploaded
consciousness like in the story? No. His vechicles are imagination, metaphor and allegory.
Mine unfortunately aren't. Nothing can be proved. I wouldn't even try.
So who what when where why? Good questions all. Herein lies all the appearances
of contradiction not to mention madness. The following is what is seen to be carried
out in the Penn-South Chelsea section of NYC. The numbers involved on the
offensive disruptive end are beyond anything natural or rational.
To quote a previous blog entry via Wiki regarding unwitting volunteer CIA Harvard
programs of the 1950's: "The unwitting undergraduates were submitted to what (Dr.)
Murray himself called "vehement sweeping and personally abusive" attacks.
Assaults on their egos and cherished ideas and beliefs were the vehicles used
to cause high levels of stress and distress to Murray's unwitting guinea pigs.
A perfect summary of everything on this page and in this blog.
The above is not now and never was confined to Dr. Murray's very intelligent but
susceptible Harvard crash-test dummy undergraduates that included Ted K, later
known as the Unabomber. No human could be anything but susceptible when
subject to what I can only approximate because it cannot be adequately described.
Force and physical contact with persons of interest happens on occasion but is
avoided because it isn't needed. Physical force is replaced by a kind of non-stop
visual waterboarding assault by way of a real world imposed augmented reality.
One reason for doing things this way is that it conveniently overrides any local
or government laws regarding something so quant as legality or rights of
individuals in the U.S. and elsewhere. Complaints, lawsuits are nullified.
The people who do this hide behind impenetrable walls of disbelief.
Stranger than fiction events are comparable to scenes from the movie "Jacob's Ladder"
minus combat related PTSD or Hollywood elements of demons, drugs, psychosis,
dreams and the cop-out ending.
The lead character Jacob Singer (Tim Robbins) is a combat soldier stabbed in the stomach
by one of his own men while in Vietnam. A wound he dies from at the end of the movie.
In 1985 I had a sternum to pelvic bone zippered surgery. Approximately twenty years
latter I experienced involuntarily sleep deprivation. A 6 - 8 month marathon of total sleep
deprivation without stimulant prescription or street drugs. Considered impossible and
something like a proxy for death.
There are scenes in the movie of insidious crazed doctors with the usual big needles.
Replaced by "nice guy" smiling student dentists applying a needless painful injection
into my chin area inside my lower gums. (He denied everything, knew the pain killer
was unnecessary and knew I would yell out, which I haven't done at the hands
of dentists since the sixth grade.
What I try and fail to describe below and on the pages of this blog is all too similar
to the shocks depicted in post war civilian parts of the movie. He experiences one
visual shock after another. At the end it is presented as a dream. In my case this is
accomplished by conventional means completely apart from dreams or fantasy.
Am I trying to make sense of my life by comparing it to a cult movie? No, the themes
of the movie are timeless and don't depend on my interpretation.
(Saw Robbins playing street hockey in the park on sixth and Houston St. in Greenwich
Village a few years ago looking bored out of his mind, very tall, 6' 6" on his roller
blades, looking nothing close to his age, unrecognized by passersby and currently
again making movies. And wouldn't you know it? Another version of Jacob's Ladder
is in the works. Intentional PR for a probable stupid caricature TV movie this is NOT.)
What is happening to me is completely undetectable, completely unprovable and always
dismissed by automatic default positions of insanity or paranoid delusion.
Automatic reactions like: "now who is going to go to all that trouble?"
"You must be a special kind of guy?" "A "center of the world" narcissistic
paranoid persecution complex kind of guy?"
In no way am I exceptional, don't want to be, don't want attention, and don't want any
part of this stupid ridiculous insane interest.
Some attempts at characterising these completely unnerving, human+++ "peripheral"
types seems straight out of a Jacob's Ladder horror movie or something from
a demented "central casting" agency. I would say straight out of Comedy Central
because that is exactly what all this sounds like. I would say that except for the
fact that these very high functioning morons described below are completely
serious and the above three plus-marks after the word human are completely applicable and accurate.
USEFUL AND UNUSEFUL CONTEXT:
Everything described in this blog does not originate in any particular time period
or country. (Jazz cigarettes, drugs, or psychosis, are also timeless but are not involved)
It manifested again in the West and in the U.S. in the 1960's - 1980's and continues today.
I had no idea at the time but I suspect, without proof, that certain "new age" movements,
Macrobiotics, Bioenergetics, Sri Chinmoy, Bubba Free John, Sachidananda's Integral
Yoga and many other so-called alternative eastern and western groups were completely
serious as far as their stated intentions and completely rigged after certain points.
Were they infiltrated by government? FBI? Some were, but nothing here has much to do
with the FBI infiltrating foreign groups considered disruptive to the FBI's version of society.
The mentioned groups had excellent PR depending on the image they wanted projected.
From Bubba Free John "miracles", badboy radical beliefs, reported orgies (likely faked
or contrived for the sake of manufactured rumor) or relatively conservative but with
the guru's in question seemingly following a unwritten script of getting "caught"
taking advantage of female followers while otherwise prescribing celibacy. Deliberately
provoked, IMO, as an offset to being objects of worship and fame.
IMO, many people, leaders, celebrities (Mel Gibson) seem obliged to manufacture
some kind of large scale deliberate public humiliation or downfall under the
guise of sex, mental illness or substance abuse or all three.
(Convenient hindsight and attempts to see patterns where none exist?)
Let me try to describe what I'm talking about.
Overarching characteristics of the people involved: (some applicable to any group)
More extremely tall people of both sexes than I or anyone would consider normal or average.
Women over 6' 1" in flats are not unusual. Males 6' 4" and over (Tim Robbins) are not
just seen now and then but constantly. The fact of their being tall does not qualify for
mention. I'm six foot and not normally considered short or tall. Normally I could care less.
I briefly spoke to a woman who looked to be in her 70's, easily over 6' 4" who might
have been related to a girl of average height I worked with and went with back in 2002.
The older version was the only one I can remember in that age group and that tall which
means, of course, it happens and who cares? Except that...
extreme height is but one example of what happens when extremes of every
kind are made to become routine across age groups, genders, races and
nationalities. And it will be said, "well, of course, tall people stand out and
are noticed and so what?"
Extremes made mainstream are not just confined to appearances. They extend
beyond my personal projections and opinions into the larger society and are
perfectly reflected in that larger society in many ways. Among them, extreme
right wing politics made mainstream and given legitimacy by the Republican
Party. The left right cultural divide is real and the two sides really do hate
each other but it appears to be getting worse. It doesn't help that there are
many in the media who exaggerate those differences along with right wing
activists of the last two decades specializing in political theater. Now we are
seeing it to a greater extent on the left.
Very tall people...
Nephilim? Is that the next stupid thought in the progression of extremes?
These were depicted as biblical offspring, the "sons of God" and "daughters
of men" before the Deluge of Noah. Referenced not just on biblical sites
but on rigged bogus fringe internet sites that all but tell the viewer
'our way of presentation is deliberately provocative, deliberately insane
with extreme religiosity and we do everything possible to force you to say,
"wow, so many bat-crazy people on the Internet." In many cases they are
probably just the opposite. It is not one site or video, it is thousands that make a difference.
And are they all by the same people with the same motive? No not all. Most.
And how do I know that? Am I assuming motive? Maybe they're just what
they appear to be, opinions by true believers that differ from mine and not
some vast conspiracy. Yes, but in too many cases probably not.
Double and triple think extreme lying is more popular than ever.
And who am I to call something fringe or absurd when writing something like this?
Besides being a retired 6' boomer, looking probably in my 40's - 50's, of average health, no medication, no nose rings or ponytails, no shaved head, dreds, drugs or tattoos on my head
or anywhere else. Altogether pretty dull and the opposite of anything from Mad Max (future?)
or even Mad Men (the past).
All the negative aspects in the last paragraph are the programmed constants of visual
extremes that I experience day in and day out. Far in excess of what is characteristic
of my or any big city neighborhood. My age might suggest someone projecting or
is having trouble coping with the disruptions of changing times, styles and attitudes etc.
I can take more than occasional crowds, loud music, differences and disruptions
that are part of or exceed the average persons day to day experience. I'm not
talking about marriage equality or anything close to what is now the normal day to day.
What I am describing is "unpossible" except that nothing written here can now be
considered by me to be in any way exceptional. I am describing NYC in a time
warp looking more and more like the NYC of the 1980's. The crime is low
there is no drug epidemic but the city is becoming a dead zone having nothing
to do with crime and not isolated from subjective events or larger global events.
*Many of those I am trying to describe seem to eat little, sleep little and have
no particular interest in sex apart from procreation unless called upon to take
on an outrageous outdated 1980's punkish, sexually suggestive or ambiguous appearance.
Contrived appearance, contrived outrageousness, contrived ambiguity.
*Whether these are street people, amped or so-called hipster types with
arms covered by tattoos, all perfectly uniformed down to the off center
baseball caps, the cut of beard or one side of their heads shaved.
*Conversly, obsessive cleanliness is also a common factor.
*A contrived overly polite manner (well gee, what's wrong with that?) also
seems to be used to counter any deliberate weirdness in appearance and to
enhance the impression of being average upstanding citizens beyond reproach.
*When ordering in a store too many women make a point of speaking in overly polite
exaggerated little girl "up-talk" tempos. Or clipped tones of "yeah yeah". Common enough.
Nearly everyone has similar experiences. Guy's take on deliberately fake vocal fry, mission
control speech patterns or else the opposite, gay effeminate mannerisms and speech over
and beyond any Google IT employee, gay or nerd stereotype.
*Women that I went with for some months made a point of licking pasta source
from a plate in a restaurant or putting a bare hand into a restaurant buffet.
Wearing big cleverge in very cold, below freezing weather. Completely covered
in 80+ degrees. Partly Jewish women yelling a Jewish slur in a crowded bar.
The multiple messages:
'I don't operate and have no need to operate as you do.' 'I am beyond disruptive.'
'Our relationship won't be average or normal.' 'Sex is no big deal and don't get too close.'
None of this was the result of anger, mood change, hot flashes, eccentricity, a joke,
self hate, psychopathy, or deficits of intelligence. It was deliberate. None of the
psych-boilerplate cliches apply. ("Well hey, maybe it's you")
*A kind of routine hyperactivity is emphasized (hyper+) . Putting on a gross amount of
weight and taking it off and going in the opposite direction. As a guess, not being
in constant motion invites some kind of automatic direct or indirect negative feedback.
Something like in the movie "Tomorrowland" (machine shutdown) except I'm not
talking about inter-dimensional robots or aliens from a new world order Disneyland.
*"They" are big in music, art and meditation and at the same time....
* Big on lying and deceit exceeding even psychopathic compulsivity. Martial arts skills,
acting, entertainment, improvisation, crossword puzzles, PR, propaganda and
manipulation of sound and language and most especially, street theater of a particular kind.
All of which are typical of certain populations and not any kind of smoking gun proof.
In summery: a 1960's or 80's retro appearance, varying degrees of physical
deformity, too many doofy addicted (looking) white street people dreadlocked,
tattooed, homeless, begging, plastic gay flamboyants, and then alternated with
their opposites. Grossly over developed over-amped military types with arms
and chests so large (like turkeys) they are forced to move or pretend to move
in stupidly exaggerated marching styles alone or in pairs. (I say this even considering
the gyms on every corner)
Seen and encountered until replaced by something equally monotonous and
monstrously repulsive not in kind but in frequency. Visual waterboarding.
Nothing that I see in public is as it should be but, at the same time, nothing looks
flagrantly out of sync to casual observers. All can be seen as classic ______(fill in the
symptomatic blanks) or just crotchety old age dementia, evident lack of insight...
move to Fla. blah blah blah.
I used to think in terms of mood, selective attention, particular preoccupations,
mistakes in perception or individual dislikes. I have long since stopped questioning
my sanity, senses, or thinking I am having a bad day, month, year or life.