The Metaphysics of Social Engineering

In the technique of subliminal contradiction, two mutually incompatible bits of information are simultaneously projected into the perception of the victim without the contradiction being either pointed out or explained. In the technique of deferred closure, inexplicable data are continually fed to the victim … over a period of time, data that always suggest the possibility of a rational explanation but never quite allow it.

Charles Upton

In Charles Upton’s remarkable little volume, titled The Alien Disclosure Deception: The Metaphysics of Social Engineering, the author discusses sophisticated techniques of psychological warfare used by governments. These include the technique of subliminal contradiction and the technique of deferred closure. Each is designed to attack the human mind’s need for rational closure. A mind that cannot achieve closure, he warned, “will react to the continued frustration of one of its most basic needs either by sinking into stunned exhaustion, or by producing a paranoid, delusional form of closure.”[i]

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