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]
We see this playing out today, on every side. People either despair of the right answers, or they settle for wrong answers. Those few who have attempted to read widely, and who have grasped the essentials of the Great Game, can readily see that the technique of deferred closure is being used on us. According to Upton, “Schizophrenia presents the mind with a flood of data that overwhelms the normal processes of emotional, rational, and perceptual closure; paranoid schizophrenia represents a more or less successful attempt to teach relative closure by abnormal means.” Upton thus concludes that deferred closure “might be defined as an experimental method for producing paranoid schizophrenia.”[ii]
As a student of philosophy, Upton tells us that elements of so-called postmodern “philosophy” effectively negate “any ‘overarching paradigm.’” In fact, the term “postmodern” is gibberish; for there can be no such thing as postmodernity. Everything that occurs after the present age (i.e., postmodern) belongs to a future age, and the future does not as yet exist. To philosophize about the present as if it is already the future, is an exercise in applied schizophrenia. Thus, postmodernism is inherently disorienting. “Postmodernism,” says Upton, “both as a philosophy and as a name for our contemporary culture, employs subliminal contradiction and deferred closure simply because it can’t imagine anything else; it no longer believes in the existence of objective truth.”[iii]
The people who gave us postmodern philosophy, therefore, were not benefactors of humanity but malefactors; and subliminal contradiction is not only intrinsic to these reigning academic concepts, but presently animates our elite institutions of government and science. For example, we were told that the so-called vaccines used against COVID-19 are safe and effective. If so, then how could they be “experimental”? We are also told that the unvaccinated are a threat to the vaccinated. How is that possible if the vaccines are effective? These contradictions are followed by the fact that the definition of the word “vaccine” had to be changed because the so-called vaccines are not vaccines. Furthermore, we are told that the vaccines will be strictly voluntary, only to learn that they are mandatory for tens of millions of people. Government policy supposedly exists to enable the healthcare system, yet government policy is wrecking that very system as doctors and nurses quit their jobs to avoid becoming test subjects. At the outset, we were promised that a couple weeks of lockdowns would “flatten the curve of the pandemic.” But the lockdowns continued for months as the curve went up. We were told the vaccines would end the pandemic, but the pandemic has only worsened as the vaccines were deployed – with more deaths since vaccination than before vaccination.
Here is a campaign of subliminal contradiction and deferred closure at work. Nobody is allowed to consciously acknowledge all these contradictions. We simply move through them, with no closure. The media and government do not draw the proper conclusions. The crisis continues as people die in ever larger numbers, as the healthcare system nears collapse, as economic exhaustion sets in. The government’s reaction to the pandemic has been, from first to last, a singular instance of psychological warfare directed against the citizen body. The only thing we do not understand, as yet, is why.
Another series of subliminal contradictions is operating on the political right, where many analysts tell us we must cultivate an alliance with Russia in order to prevent Russia from aligning with China. According to defector testimony, however, Russia and China have been secret (or not-so-secret) allies for at least thirty years. In terms of factual evidence, Russia and China are both sending military aid to Cuba and Venezuela, North Korea and Iran. If Russia and China were not allies, then why are they both militarily supporting every country presently opposed to the United States? The evidence is overwhelming. Russia and China are allies of each other and enemies of America. Consequently, the idea of making Russia our ally against China fails to recognize that Russia has already chosen its ally. Clearly, the correct psychological conclusion to draw is that American policymakers were spoiled as children, imagining as all spoiled children that they can get what they want by asking. All they have to do is ask Putin for an alliance – as if our past Russia “resets” were not childish enough. Even so, American policymakers believe in a magical “Russia Card,” which can be played when convenient. This card would somehow force Putin to wear rabbit ears and deliver chocolate Easter eggs to the White House. After this fashion, Putin is transformed into a kind of Easter Bunny. Russia, after all, is in the East even as Putin is a bunny. Here subliminal contradiction turns comical. But this is nothing compared to the contradictions which underpin present day conservatism.
During the past thirty years, as country after country has fallen to communism, even as America moves closer to adopting a communist system for itself, conservatives have boasted of “winning the Cold War.” Subliminal contradiction has always been – and continues to be – a special feature at Fox News, with Sean Hannity declaring that Reagan defeated Soviet socialism even as he laments the rise of American socialism. Topping it off, Tucker Carlson sees Russia as a friend, even as Russia pours military resources into North Korea, China, Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela. These famous media pundits and highly paid “conservatives” have always been apostles of subliminal contradiction. There is, in this, proof that American conservatism has become thoroughly self-defeating. We might ask how this happened. In brief, because we have succumbed to corrupt ideas; that is to say, we have tolerated satanic inversions of reality, of language, of thought itself.
As Richard Weaver observed in 1948, we stopped believing in transcendentals like truth, beauty and goodness. We also stopped believing in objective reality. Subliminal contradiction, noted Upton, brings us to a “truly inverted and satanic metaphysics.”[iv] To explain what this means, he added, “Subliminal contradiction is a satanic counterfeit of the metaphysical principle that the Absolute is beyond the ‘symplegades,’ the pairs of opposites. Deferred closure is a satanic counterfeit of the metaphysical principle that the Infinite cannot, by definition, be contained within any system of thought or perception. Absoluteness and Infinity, according to the metaphysics of Frithjof Schuon, are properly descriptive of the Divine Essence of God, and nothing else. To apply them to anything relative and contingent … is the highest form of idolatry….”[v] And that has been our idolatry for many years.
The agenda of destruction to which we are being subjected, from day to day, naturally seeks to pervert reason and science as a preliminary to worldwide physical destruction. Upton quotes from C.S. Lewis’s Screwtape Letters, an explanation of this agenda presented in a fictional demonic correspondence: “To us a human is primarily food; our aim is the absorption of its will into ours, the increase of our own areas of selfhood at its expense. But the obedience which the Enemy demands of men is quite a different thing…. His service [is] perfect freedom…. We want cattle who can finally become food; He wants servants who can finally become sons.”[vi]
Here is the logic of the whole game: The path to using humans as food is opened, says Upton, by satanic inversion – with subliminal contradiction as a ready undercurrent. By way of illustration, Upton discusses a science fiction movie released in 1952, titled Red Planet Mars.[vii] The movie itself is an example of satanic inversion wrapped in subliminal contradiction. Here is the story of American scientists attempting to contact an extraterrestrial civilization on Mars as a Nazi scientist, under Soviet control, is trying to do the same thing. The story evolves into an ideological battle between capitalism and communism over the implications of alien contact. At first, capitalism is threatened. Then communism is threatened. The ultimate question – that of God – comes into the picture. The scientists themselves end up advocating murder (on the one hand) and suicide (on the other). The result of the plot is described by Upton as “God’s salvation of the world identified with murder and suicide, perhaps in a Luciferian inversion of the Crucifixion and the suicide of Judas; we see the ‘good’ American scientist … and the ‘evil’ Nazi, united in choosing to commit a capital crime and mortal sin; we see telling the truth to the world associated with Nazi evil, and deceiving the world identified with upstanding American Christian … good….”[viii]
This motion picture, says Upton, is an example of social engineering. It denies the existence of God while retaining religious sentiments – “while diverting them to an inappropriate, material object (i.e., an idol) – and to represent deception and crime as the only way to world peace and global unity: if the people would only forget God, make a god out of science, happily let themselves to be deceived, and call evil good, all would be well on planet earth.”[ix]
Upton suggests that the “precise” social engineering goals of “some in the power elite” are reflected in this Horner and Veiller film. Much of Upton’s book, of course, is concerned with the exploitation of the idea of extraterrestrial contact for political ends – by way of satanic inversion. Yet the same process of inversion is clearly at work in today’s pandemic. Upton touches on this when he suggests our social engineers “may” be applying subliminal contradiction and deferred closure in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic, he adds, might be the “ideal time to officially disclose the reality of UFOs.”[x] If COVID can create “the shock of terror, we must be vigilant against the shock of relief that could be generated by COVID’s end. This second shock might provide the perfect opportunity for a staged event….”[xi]
The concepts we should keep in mind through the present crisis are: deception, inversion, contradiction, deferred closure, paranoia and destruction. All of these concepts are at work, strategically deployed by the enemies of civilization and tradition. I recommend Charles Upton’s book for mature readers of a philosophical bent. He is a Sufi Muslim who quotes C.S. Lewis and Fr. Seraphim Rose. As unexpected as this might be, Upton’s perspective is not as Muslim as it is perennial and metaphysical; that is, opposed to materialism, positivism, and the satanic nihilism of our would-be social engineers.
Links and Notes
[i] Charles Upton, The Alien Disclosure Deception: The Metaphysics of Social Engineering (United States: Sophia Perennis, 2021), p. 72.
[iii] Ibid, p. 73.
[iv] Ibid, p. 84.
[v] Ibid, p. 85
[vi] C.S. Lewis, Screwtape Letters (New York, Macmillan, 1973), pp. 37-38.
[viii] Upton, p. 156.
[ix] Ibid, p. 157.
[x] Ibid, p. 186.
[xi] Ibid, p. 187.