Dr. Dannielle (Dossy) Blumenthal

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Sunday, March 18, 2018

If repeating your mistakes is one form of insanity, so too is telling people what they want to hear. Because then the truth becomes a negotiated reality, dependent only on what both parties find safe and protective.

Negotiated reality happens to be the hallmark of marketing: I tell you what you want to hear, you buy my s**t. Branding, in contrast, depends on reality: I tell you the truth, regardless of whether you want to hear it. In return you give me real feedback. And that is how we build trust, and a long-term, “win-win” relationship.

Just a short time after the 2016 U.S. Presidential election had concluded, I went to a local artists’ fair. Everybody had at least one item in their booth designed to hate on President Trump.

Me being me, I went up to a booth populated by three artists: They were transvestites, men dressed as women. (Please note that I don’t particularly care one way or the other how anybody chooses to dress.) I got the attention of one of them and asked, genuinely curious: “Excuse me. I hope you don’t mind my asking, but I am a Trump supporter. Why do you dislike President Trump?”

The answer came back swiftly, mixed with shock and rage: “As a woman, I just don’t feel safe anymore.”

The first thought that came to my mind was this: I don’t think President Trump has anything against transvestites. Here’s the second one: Surely this person knows that they are biologically male, right?

And then I realized: The answer to that question would be no!

Now, I might dress in the traditional clothing of a man (if there can be said to be such a thing anymore, in America). For example, I might get a buzz cut, and wear ugly mustard-colored work boots. At times I might even “feel like a man inside,” whatever that means.

But I would no more present myself to you as a male than I would go to the National Zoo and insist that I am a giraffe. Sadly, however, it has become the social norm to cater to people who are fundamentally disconnected from reality in this way, and to say: “Whatever you think you are, who am I to argue?”

A society dominated by marketing, meaning “lies we tell each other to make each other feel good, and get something in return” is a society deeply at risk from snowflake-hood. In a society of snowflakes, we make it a habit to artificially inflate children’s self-esteem by giving them certificates practically for breathing. We make up academic degrees that have little worth or meaning, providing education in the flimsiest of forms, and in turn consumers rack up credentials that have very little meaning at all. We chastise people for “fat-shaming,” perhaps deciding that no such thing as fat even exists, and we even invent mirrors that make us look fifteen pounds thinner than we are.

In a snowflake world, parents call up employers to negotiate higher salaries for their kids. Employees file complaints because they think they should be promoted much faster than they are, because they believe their work is better than it is, and because any attempt to provide them with genuine feedback is somehow “disrespectful.”

In a snowflake world, we kid ourselves about the state of our economy, believing incorrectly that the more money we print, the more money we actually have. We devise standardized tests, teach to the test, and then equate memorization and canned test-manipulation games with education. We pour millions of dollars into marketing campaigns and tell ourselves they’ll succeed simply because “we did our research, and everybody agreed.” And perhaps most frighteningly, we believe we can take on any enemy out there, simply because we bought equipment and “trained.”

Worse yet, when snowflake culture fails to produce the results it believes it deserves to have, it invents monstrous “others” to explain things. Thus, for example, instead of devising a national communication strategy adequate to address real perceptions on the ground, we instead blame magical “fake news stories by the Russians” for everything and anything under the sun.

Do you want to know what it is about the Russians that scares me? It’s not their capacity to lie; I think everyone has shown that they are pretty good at doing that. Rather, they have their kids rolling around in the freezing cold snow as infants. They also teach their children to use guns responsibly for self-defense. And when anyone so much as tiptoes into anything that could harm their national security, they have no qualms about acknowledging and responding to a threat.

The U.S., because of our snowflake culture — because of our insistence that men use bathrooms labeled for women, because gender is something in our heads and not an actual biological reality that exists — has lost its strategic advantage over time. Only now, with a President that calls it as he sees it (and he may be wrong in what he sees, admittedly), are we starting to restore not just our moral compass but also our literal sociocultural permission to actually describe things as they are, and not as someone’s feelings dictate they should be.

Catering to insecure snowflakes may make everybody feel better in the short term. But those certificates of merit — printed just because you decided to show up to class — won’t be enough to defend us against a determined, dangerous enemy.

Copyright 2018 by Dannielle Blumenthal, Ph.D. This post is hereby released into the public domain. All opinions are the author’s own. All opinions, as always, are solely the author’s own. Cover photo, by the author, is also released into the public domain.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

"Liberal psy-op agents."

You said it, Slate, not me.

Have you noticed a pattern of late?

A person, or a group, commits a crime that is just in line with what the media's been telling us to think. And the movement that is supposed to "naturally" organize around it...somehow always falls flat. 

Mmmm...doesn't that look good?

Charlottesville was, supposedly, an organic hatefest by neo-Nazis against Jews. But I (a traumatized grandchild of Holocaust survivors) found the scene unconvincing. 

Google "neo-Nazis in America."

Actual Nazis, as opposed to the assembled throng of probably-paid actors in Charlottesville, are diverse in their appearance (whoever staged this event was aping Richard Spencer, who sort of apes Hitler.) Female, not just male. Animated, not drones. 

And, another thing.
If you spend any time actually listening to what White nationalists are saying (I'm not confident that Nazis is the right term), their concern is not at all what they chanted in Charlottesville - "Jews will not replace us."
As far as I can tell, White nationalists simply believe that many Jews are bad, and it's the ideology of political correctness they dispute (as epitomized in the slogan, "it's OK to be White.") A good example of a White nationalist is Paul Nehlen.  If you want to learn more, the New York Times has an excellent article on the distinction between White nationalists and White supremacists.

In any case, if you read anything at all about the current tactics of White nationalists, the focus is on achieving normative status (i.e., elected office). Not carrying tiki torches on a college campus. 

So Charlottesville was staged. And guess who's the governor of Virginia?
Well now, it's Ralph Northam. But before him, during the Charlottesville "riot," it was Terry McAuliffe. Guess who Terry McAuliffe is friends with?

#QAnon tells us to "read the map." 

To a sociologist like me, maps are human networks.

McAuliffe is a friend of Hillary Clinton.

McAuliffe-linked Democrats gave disgraced Andrew McCabe's wife, a political candidate, $675,288 -- while McCabe was investigating her.

And guess what?

"According to the ACLU & reporters covering the rally, the violence escalated due to...intentional lack of police oversight, with the blame aimed squarely at Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe," reported WND.com. 

"It’s almost as if they wanted us to fight each other.” a counter-protestor reportedly told CNN. 

As a Jew it is incredibly offensive to me that anti-Semites such as Obama, Clinton, and George Soros invoke anti-Semitism to advance their own agendas. In the process, they make people actually hate Jews more -- something, sadly, we do enough of on our own.

Fortunately enough, these rabble-rousers are not all that intelligent. 

Half of my ancestors are Hasidic. 

Maybe all Hasidic Jews look alike to you, but even a 4 year old Hasid can tell that this is just a movie scene (Check out Menashe, a really good film.)

Anyone paying attention can clearly see what they're doing.

Remember Occupy Wall Street? One doesn't know whether to laugh at the stupidity or cry at the obviousness of the display, and at the mockery it made of truly authentic class-based activism.

Speaking of fake movements that exploit actual human problems, who funded Black Lives Matter and what is their aim

Why does it always seem that movements claiming to speak for the Black community, also want to keep Black people in a total victim status?

Why do we have such a vocal anti-gun movement happening right now? Because of a school shooting where guns were needed to go in and stop the shooter. (And they use "Never Again," the Holocaust slogan...which cynical Jewish politician did that?)
Speaking of artificial gun-related activity, is there any truth to the allegation that U.S. government entities, at least at one time, intentionally flooded gang areas with firearms? What would be behind that, if true?

Believe me when I tell you I would rather spend my off-time having fun, than doing this stuff.

But it has become very clear to me: Much corruption is related. That is looks like a random set of colored puzzle pieces is intentional.

The idea is to keep the issues looking isolated, so we're off chasing our tails on this story and that. 

The consumer (for that is what we are) of news is trapped in the Devil's whirlwind. 

Constantly distracted, always confused, always being pulled further and further in.

And if they don't distract you with news stories (cannily aimed to promote the policy of the day), well then of course you have celebrity "news." 

"I just can't watch that viral clapping moment," says Jennifer Garner. "I caaaaaaahhhhn't!"

Meanwhile, the really important questions only get teased at. Why does Mary-Kate Olsen do this kind of double-talk?  "I would never wish my upbringing on anyone... but I wouldn't take it back for the world." 

Why is it that genuine peace-loving public figures always seem to get assassinated?

Why did the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. have to die?

Who does it threaten when all the people want is peace?

Why do the very same people who tell our children to relinquish their God-given right to self-defense, also seem to take the bread out of their mouths so that they can fund a defense contractor's mortgage?

Whose fault is it that Libya has become one giant slave market?
Did you want an answer? Don't ask Obama.

Am I the only person who suspects that Obama's skin color and Hillary's gender were used in a cynical, exploitative fashion? 

To gain the sympathy of the people and prevent genuine dissent? 

To divide the people against each other, with accusations of -isms?

What does a child sex trafficker look like?

Who would make the kind of deals that keep a steady supply of children flowing into the hands of their tormentors?

Who would rather keep you preoccupied, so that you cannot stop and think about your circumstances?

Increasingly, our eyes are being opened to the truth. And it's a horrifying truth at that.

All over the world, women and men are beginning to realize the extent to which they've been victimized. By crimes against their bodies. By crimes against their minds.

A great anger is rising up in the people. An anger that demands satisfaction. We are very, very close to the tipping point. (Note: I do NOT advocate extrajudicial violence.)

The time for justice is upon us now. Especially, justice for child traffickers.

As @POTUS @realDonaldTrump said (10/8/2012): "Got to do something about these missing children grabbed by the perverts. Too many incidents – fast trial, death penalty." 


Copyright 2017 by Dr. Dannielle (Dossy) Blumenthal. All opinions are Dr. Blumenthal's own. This post is hereby released into the public domain. Cover photo by pexels via Pixabay (CC0 Creative Commons).

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Originally posted as a Twitter thread.

Starting a thread to examine corroborating evidence of this statement by Sarah Ruth Ashcraft:

“I was only 8 when I encountered Hillary as part of an occult ritual abuse event. I’m now 36. It never goes away.”

The Occult Hillary Clinton, by James W. Harris ($2.99, Amazon.com), is a nearly 500-page, extensively researched work that explores this issue. Here’s one example.

Chapter Five is a revolting exploration of Hillary Clinton’s 1996 Christmas tree, when she decorated it in her capacity as First Lady. Here, Harris is re-stating claims made by former FBI agent Gary Aldrich in his 1996 book Unlimited Access: An FBI Agent Inside The Clinton White House. (It is important to note that I am quoting a source quoting another source here, so if the statements are wrong please attribute them to Harris, not Aldrich.)
“Aldrich was shocked by the pornographic, blasphemous, and drug-oriented nature of these ‘ornaments.’” (Harris, p. 74)

The point is not to elicit a response of a salacious nature. What we want to know is whether it could be true that Hillary Clinton went to an occult event in 1989 (i.e., the event that Sarah refers to as occurring when she was 8).

Well maybe the ornaments are nothing. But Harris argues that they are indeed occult symbols, and as proof he offers up the explanation of Joseph “Doc” Marquis, a self-professed expert in these matters. (It should be noted that this expertise is disputed.) Pages 76–78 of the book, based on Marquis’ analysis, document in detail how these ornaments are more than just “obscene.” They are actually occult.

Here is a second example: Hillary Clinton’s friendship with Linda Bloodworth-Thomason. You may remember her, and her husband Harry, as the duo behind Designing Women, a prototypical ’80s show I enjoyed.

On pages 68–69, Harris cites former Clinton “associate” Larry Nichols, appearing in an interview with Alex Jones on June 24, 2015, who says Hillary Clinton used to go with Linda Bloodworth-Thomason to a church for witches in California.

Yes, you read that right.

And yes, credibility of both of these sources (Nichols and Jones) is disputed.

So let’s review yet another example: Hillary’s “channeling” of the deceased Eleanor Roosevelt, who served as First Lady from 1933–1945. Even Snopes.com calls this “mostly true.”

According to Rev. Eric Barger, notes Harris, Hillary was actually violating the Bible by talking to the dead, because she was practicing necromancy — a form of witchcraft — as she was communing with a demon.

Let’s talk, now, about Haiti.

What’s with the Clintons and Haiti, anyway? Why does this small country always seem to come up when we talk about them? On pages 25–26 of Harris’ book, he quotes from Bill Clinton’s own memoir, My Life, where the latter describes learning voodoo with Hillary on a 1975 trip to this country.It is unclear whether, during this trip, Hillary and Bill actually allowed themselves to be possessed.

After the Haiti trip, notes Harris, Bill Clinton somehow became so politically successful that he eventually reached the Presidency.

Now, this could be a coincidence, and “conspiracy theorists” (a term invented by the CIA, by the way) can easily string together circumstantial evidence to reach false conclusions.

For example, Bill Clinton could have simply combined talent, connections and ambition to achieve this lofty height.

But why are Bill and Hillary both so into Haiti?

On page 29, Harris cites the respected journalist Jonathan Katz, writing in Politico (2015), where he called them “The King and Queen of Haiti.”

As farfetched as it sounds, is it possible Hillary Clinton, at the tender age of 27 or 28, sold her soul to the Devil in Haiti, in 1975, and has been repaying that debt ever since?

This would explain what Harris calls (p. 29) Bill & Hillary’s “deep & ongoing interest in this tiny impoverished country.”

It would explain how Hillary would appear at an occult event when alleged child sex slave Sarah Ruth Ashcraft was just 8.

Now, perhaps Sarah isn’t telling the truth.

Perhaps Hillary simply cares about poor people.

But Bill and Hillary Clinton being into occult matters would explain a very curious thing we have seen several times when daughter Chelsea leaves home: an upside-down cross, hanging visibly around her neck.

(Chelsea has denied being a Satanist.)

Involvement in the occult would explain why Bill Clinton would have presented his wife with a sexual slave whose private parts had a “carving,” as Cathy O’Brien claims happened to her. (See Trance Formation of America, available at the Internet Archive for free and also on Amazon.com).

Clearly this short post is not going to resolve the issue.

But if we have learned anything this past year, it’s that we shouldn’t count things out just because they sound strange.

If this is not a story for the media to investigate, then I don’t know what is.


Copyright 2018 by Dr. Dannielle Blumenthal. This post is hereby released to the public domain. All opinions are the author’s own.