I’d been out to Hong Kong, working with intel assets, I’d been overseas in Iran and elsewhere, working with good people who, you know, love our country, in Iran, – who are not enemies of the United States, as well as people in Russia. I’ve been working with people in Russia, in the media, and elsewhere, who love America. We do not have enemies in Russia or Iran, despite the attempt to try and say that they are all terrorists. They are not. Iran has the greatest number of Christians that are coming to the surface.Scott Bennett [i]
Not being a crackpot, in a world of crackpots, is just another way of being cracked. At least, that is how one is made to feel when crazy talk is given credence; for those who lend an ear to madness would make sanity trade places with madness. In Andrew Lobaczewski’s book, Political Ponerology, we read about the abnormal personalities who thrive in totalitarian movements. “Psychopathic individuals generally stay away from social organizations characterized by reason and ethical discipline,” noted Lobaczewski. “After all, such organizations are created by that other world of normal people so foreign to them.” But once inappropriate passions attach to political discourse, once darker motives appear, the psychopath perceives “this fact with almost infallible sensitivity: a circle has been created wherein they can hide their failings and psychological differentness, find their modus vivendi, and maybe even realize their youthful Utopian dream of a world where they are in power….”[ii]
Scott Bennett, who has admitted to working with “intel assets” in Hong Kong – and with lovers of America in Iran and Russia – says he was a psychological warfare analyst for the United States Army. He claims that NSA contractor Ed Snowden was a colleague of his when he “left the Bush Administration.”[iii] Bennett claims to have a Ph.D. in “political theory” and a Master’s Degree in international business. “Francis Fukuyama was my mentor at George Mason University,” he tells his listeners. With Snowden and Fukuyama affixed to his credentials, Bennett portrays himself as a super-patriot who believes Michelle Obama is a man whose “penis” he has seen “flopping about” under her dress. As if to further spoof his audience, this self-described psychological warfare “analyst” says 9/11 was an inside job, that a missile hit the Pentagon instead of a plane, that “nuclear” detonations brought down the Twin Towers (somehow, without the lethal radioactivity attending a nuclear ground burst).
Bennett says that the American defense establishment unleashed the COVID pandemic. He alleges that Ukraine was invaded by Russia, in part, because of U.S. biolabs making bioweapons designed to kill Russians. The biolab story, says Bennett, “was exposed by Russia…. I was working with a lot of the scientists that were testifying about these death factories that were biochemical, germ, DNA targeting weapon systems – they were targeting Russian/Slavic DNA.” – All of this he states blandly, with glib assurance, and without proving any of it. One would think such extraordinary claims would require extraordinary proofs. But then, for such a person, proof is not a serious concern.
Nested behind Bennett’s profession of faith, and his supposed patriotism, is a pack of lies. If Bennett’s version of reality were true, and our government was actively plotting to exterminate Russians with a bioweapon, certain facts would have to be explained (which he cannot possibly explain): Why hasn’t Moscow presented this evidence at the United Nations? Why hasn’t Vladimir Putin threatened nuclear war over it?
If Washington is plotting to destroy Russia and China, as Bennett claims, then why has Washington allowed its nuclear arsenal to deteriorate? Why has Washington allowed Moscow and Beijing to build up their nuclear forces into a first-strike juggernaut while failing to build civil defense at home? If America was such a ferocious, predatory country, why is our southern border wide open instead of Russia’s or China’s? None of these questions will ever be answered by Bennett. Furthermore, it is inconceivable that a person with a Ph.D. – an educated person like Bennett – would subscribe to the absurd series of counter-factual narratives that he regurgitates. He is supposed to be a scholar who styles himself Dr. Scott Bennett. The ethic of a scholar should be caution when it comes to unproven assertions. But Bennett makes unproven assertions without batting an eye.
Lobaczewski tells us that political psychopaths will infiltrate “the rank and file” of movements where ethical standards have fallen. And as we are not as ethical, or as careful as we once were, we have become susceptible to a ponerogenic process; that is, to making patriotism itself a vehicle for unscrupulous individuals. According to Lobaczewski, “pretending to be sincere … poses no difficulty for the psychopath, since it is second nature for them to play a role and hide behind the mask of normal people.”[iv] Lobaczewski says that psychopaths are not entirely motivated by egoism:
These people have in fact been hurt by nature and society. An ideology liberating a social class or a nation from injustice may thus seem to them to be friendly; unfortunately it also gives rise to unrealistic hopes that they themselves will be liberated as well. The pathological motivations … affected by the ponerogenic process [i.e., the incubation of political evil] strikes them as familiar and hope-inspiring. They therefore insinuate themselves into such a movement preaching revolution and war against that unfair world so foreign to them.[v]
Ironically, Bennett’s rhetoric is an iteration of the very decadence and treason he denounces; for his use of language, his command of facts, and his intellectual integrity are at the lowest level imaginable. He openly preaches the breakup of the United States, incitement to civil war. His rhetoric is peppered with obscenities even as he quotes from the Bible. Of course, Bennett might argue that consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds. He, after all, has the truth – which he got from intel assets in China, Iran and Russia. Having acquired this “truth,” Bennett returns to America and mingles with Trump-connected celebrities. “I went to Washington D.C.,” he says, “[And] I met with people – Giuliani, Patrick Byrne, Joe Flynn, Michael Flynn, Sidney Powell, Col. Tony Shaffer…. And I presented that the Bank of Switzerland had entered into a partnership with the Chinese Communist Party to purchase … Dominion voting machines and impregnate, manipulate, the algorithms and then, therefore, change the votes.”[vi]
Here Bennett veers into claims that others (including this website) investigated and debunked two years ago; namely, the evidence alleging Chinese interference in the 2020 election put forward by Mike Lindell. That evidence turned out to be bogus and Lindell is being sued for $1.3 billion by Dominion Voting Systems. Whatever we may suspect, whatever we might fear regarding elections, allegations must be proven. If you are ethical, you do not promote false narratives; because if you do, the creepy crawlies will come into your party, your movement, from every side. And you will be the enemy. But now, of course, our rightwing folk are not so keen on proof. As I have written elsewhere, they apparently do not know what the word means. In 2021 Lindell said he had “absolute proof” in the form of “packet capture data” that China manipulated vote totals in the 2020 election through access to voting machines. Lindell even set up a “Prove Mike Wrong Challenge” as part of his August 2021 Cyber Symposium event at Sioux Falls, South Dakota, saying he would pay out $5 million to anyone who could prove his “packet capture” data was wrong. Robert Zeidman took Lindell up on that challenge and issued a 15-page report concluding that Lindell’s evidence did not involve “packet data of any kind.” In fact, Lindell’s “evidence” did not “contain any information related to the November 2020 election.” When Lindell’s attorney declined to award Zeidman the money, Zeidman filed for arbitration under the contest rules. After an evidentiary hearing earlier this month, Lindell was ordered to pay Zeidman the $5 million. Yet here is Scott Bennett revisiting these disproved claims, pushing them forward once again, attempting to breathe new life into them.[vii] As Lobaczewski noted, when intellectual dishonesty cracks the door open, psychopaths and grifters of every kind come waltzing in. He wrote: “The entire life of a society thus affected then becomes subordinated to deviant thought-criteria and permeated by their specific experimental [psychopathic] mode….”[viii]
People like Bennett pick up and rebroadcast poisonous narratives the way unsanitary people pick up dangerous germs. You spread those germs and make, thereby, a political epidemic. Multiplying and amplifying false narratives is a totalitarian tactic. You manufacture so many false stories that finding the truth is akin to finding a needle in a haystack. After the noisiest claims are found to be fraudulent, people want to be done with the entire haystack.
There is no end to the false narratives Bennett favors. He predictably approves of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, for example, referring to it as “a special military operation,” saying that Washington warmongers started the war, that Russia has been winning the war, that the Western media has covered up Russia’s progress and that Russia’s victory is certain. Predictably he cites the error-filled commentaries of Col. Douglas Macgregor and the prognostications of the convicted child molester Scott Ritter.[ix]
Bennett presents himself as someone who has briefed President Trump. Of special interest, podcast host Nino Rodriguez asks Bennett, “Can I get a confirmation from you? Would you say Trump was invited to run [for President]?” Bennett replies, “Oh yeah, he was seen and invited and praised by a lot of the military special operations sort of people.” When Nino asks the nature of the charade we are watching, Bennett makes a telling comment: “We are watching Jefferson Davis and Abraham Lincoln. And Trump is Jefferson Davis and Abraham Lincoln is Biden – the walking zombie retard.”[x]
Bennett thinks the good people of America need to secede from the perverts and freaks. That’s right. We abandon half the country. We just withdrawal into our little conservative enclaves under this latter-day Jefferson Davis (i.e., Trump), and save ourselves. In what way this makes sense politically or militarily, Bennett does not dare to say. He simply makes these Civil War references, alleging that former Vice President Mike Pence is a pedophile because he “looks like one.” Insinuating himself into the Trump movement, Bennett talks of rubbing shoulders with Sidney Powell and former CIA official Kevin Shipp. Bennett claims his research and knowledge kept Michael Flynn out of jail. He transmits, through his own braggadocio, a kind of guilt by association to all those conservatives he praises. For anyone who associates with him is, indirectly, associating with those lovers of America in Russia and Iran.
In terms of naming America’s enemy, Bennett says “It is the Devil himself who is programming all these people. It is a diabolical agenda to destroy humanity.” Many will heartily agree with this assessment, but Bennett would never call on an exorcist. The real question is who programmed him to vomit up all those pins and nails? And if he is so concerned with waging war on “principalities and powers,” why does he use analogies taken from Harry Potter movies to make his points? And then there is his theological use of pharmacology:
Now is the time when people need to be prepared because the clamor and the chaos and the insanity of the left is getting so toxic, so sick – they are becoming so rabid – they are never going to get better. They are never going to be wholesome. They are never going to return to a sense of compromise. It’s terminal. They are now coming apart at the seams. They are losing their humanity. I had visions and images of this years ago…. It’s a diabolical thing that I think is amplified by the vaccine that cuts off their spiritual connection to God.
So now, if you have been vaccinated, you are Satan’s spawn. Here Bennett’s rhetoric bears a mirror-image likeness to communist rhetoric. He vilifies, in part, the same people the communists vilify. He is insane, toxic, and rabid in his own way. He is never going to return to a sense of compromise. And if the left is coming apart at the seams and losing its humanity, so is he. And what, through all this, is Godly about his presentation? He demonizes ordinary people whose only sin was trusting their family doctor. It was bad enough seeing anti-vaxxers demonized. Bennett is now pushing from the other side, demonizing the vaxxed. His fraudulence is found in certain glaring inconsistencies. As he calls for the red states to form their own Confederacy under the new Jefferson Davis (Trump), Bennett nevertheless clings to his beloved blue state of California, where he lives and has no intention of leaving. Bennett says, “I see a lot of real estate opening up when everybody dies off from the COVID-19 [vaccine].” But if all the blue-state folks are going to die of the vaccine, why do we need to secede from the Union? Why talk about hanging Nancy Pelosi if she is going to die soon anyway?
There is no truth here, let alone a consistent worldview. Yet Bennett claims he is giving people “the truth,” and he is giving it to them raw. “When I went to Iran the first time,” he says, “[with] former CIA Department intel guys … we went to Iran, if you can believe it, to build a bridge for Trump….” Bennett blames Newt Gingrich for undermining Trump’s outreach to Iran. Bennett even blames “the whole Jewish Zionist side” because “they wanted a continued Israeli conquest operation that no Americans wanted or knew about….” Here Bennett shows his antisemitic side. Having embraced the Iranian position on Israel, we would expect nothing less. Related to this, Bennett pretends to be very angry that Trump did not shake hands with the Ayatollah. Bennett says he traveled to Iran to pave the way for Trump, but the FBI did not like it. According to Bennett, “they threatened us when we got back [from Iran], and they said ‘You can never go back there again.’ ‘Well,’ I said ‘f—k you! I’ll go any g–damned place I want to.’”
Bennett says that he visited Iran a couple of months ago, to speak with college students. His message was that Trump is the real President of the United States, and that the real American patriots are on the side of family values just like Iranian Muslims. As for his work in Russia, Bennett says he was “the liaison” to lots of Russian television programs. According to Bennett, “Russia is not an enemy of the United States. The good Americans know that. Trump knows that…. I like Putin. I wrote an article … Putin should get the Nobel Peace Prize because he’s been so exhaustively patient and gentle in not annihilating Ukraine.”
Why not give Putin hundreds of Nobel Peace Prizes? For there are hundreds of occasions when he might have nuked America, but he did not. This extraordinary patience and restraint deserves some kind of recognition, don’t you think? After all, Putin’s exhaustive gentleness is also seen in his invasion of Ukraine, in the atrocities of his soldiers, and in his ongoing strikes against Ukrainian civilians. Think on the city of Mariupol – a Russian-speaking Ukrainian city – with ninety percent of the buildings damaged or destroyed by Russian artillery. Does the word “gentle” come to mind?
I hope that nobody is taken in by Bennett; especially because he is a fawning pro-Kremlin toad-eater. I suspect Bennett is attracted to Russia for a very special reason. Lobaczewski explained that reason as follows:
In a pathocracy [i.e., government led by pathological individuals], all leadership positions … must be filled by individuals with corresponding psychological deviations…. However, such people constitute a very small percentage of the population and this makes them more valuable to the pathocrats…. After such a system has lasted several years … they are considered the most loyal, even though some of them were formerly involved on the other side in some way.”
Because we are no longer entirely honest with ourselves, such people have appeared in our midst. We see them on the left and the right. They are all over the Internet. Please do not credit them. Please do not repeat their lies. The truth will set you free, but even the smallest lie will make a prisoner out of you.
Links and Notes
[ii] Andrew M. Lobaczewski, Political Ponerology: A Science on the Nature of Evil Adjusted for Political Purposes (Kindle Edition), Loc 3171-3179.
[iv] Lobaczewski, Loc 3179.
[v] Ibid, Loc 3187.
[viii] Lobaczewski, Loc 3210.
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