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Foucault Told the Truth
About the Kingdom of Darkness
Our life remains
A process of guilt and obfuscation
And it stays the same
No closer to the deeper truths
And further from a divine light
We rode on wings, baring our souls / Into the night
Leaving scattered remnants of self / When the stars fall
We fell from the sky / The depths went black
And with a blink / The lesser wind
Stood and teetered on the chasm's brink / Submitting to the darkness
And grey, and black and nothingness
We form a line, from there to here
Hoping to find our way back
—Minsk, “Within and Without”
“There is no power relation without the correlative constitution of a field of knowledge, nor any knowledge that does not presuppose and constitute at the same time power relations.”
“...it's my hypothesis that the individual is not a pre-given entity which is seized on by the exercise of power. The individual, with his identity and characteristics, is the product of a relation of power exercised over bodies, multiplicities, movements, desires, forces.”
Michele Foucault was committed to the “truth” that discourse is nothing but the surreptitiously coercive use of power, and the more hidden the power, the more effective the coercion. The power hiding behind claims to truth is so all-pervasive and effective that the very person who speaks and listens to discourse is itself its product and mouthpiece. The conviction that I am an individual person with agency and freedom and knowledge before I am influenced by words and the power hiding behind them is itself a mask of power, as is the “individual” himself. Nevertheless, Foucault used his non-agency over several decades trying to expose the powers hiding behind discourse systems and working to fight them. What if he were to win? To replace them with what? The truth? But there is no such thing—-it’s only power.
Foucault was right, though, if we confine his claim to the kind of discourse, and the institutions, society, and culture in which it is exercised, that has been thoroughly corrupted. For, the pure purpose of words is to discover and communicate reality, whether in a declarative, optative, interrogative, or exclamatory mode, as an act of love of God and neighbor, with self-effacing worship being the highest form of speech. When words are used against their pure purpose, such as to communicate unreality to gain power over another, this is the corruption of words, and when it becomes habitual and institutionalized, it evinces precisely the characteristics Foucault describes. Josef Pieper:
“Whoever speaks to another person--not simply, we presume, in spontaneous conversation but using well-considered words, and whoever in so doing is explicitly not committed to the truth--whoever, in other words, is in this guided by something other than the truth--such a person, from that moment on, no longer considers the other as partner, as equal. In fact, he no longer respects the other as a human person. From that moment on, to be precise, all conversation ceases; all dialogue and all communication come to an end.”
“Public discourse, the moment it becomes basically neutralized with regard to a strict standard of truth, stands by its nature ready to serve as an instrument in the hands of any ruler to pursue all kinds of power schemes.”
2020 was the inauguration of the global institutionalization of the corruption of discourse, and the Plandemic was its inaugural event. Domestic terrorism by the government (shutting down businesses, imprisoning the healthy, imposing the wearing of oxygen-depleting masks, etc.) and the deliberate democide of the world’s population through a mandatory poison injection were successfully translated into the discourse of “public health.” And in case there were still some leftover non-corrupted elements of discourse lying around, as well as to reinforce the mass corruption to irreversible levels, in 2022 they held the second inauguration in Ukraine, wherein supporting a literal Nazi genocide of Russian-speaking Ukrainians was successfully translated into “fighting for freedom.” In the meantime, self-mutilation became gender-freedom, conditioning children to tolerate and even desire being molested, inclusive curriculum, and let’s not forget the less-recent transformation of child-murder into reproductive health and elderly-murder into death with dignity.
The global program of discourse corruption was a top-down agenda, orchestrated by the elites of technology, corporations, intelligence, media, finance, medicine, science, academia, as well as the various alphabet-soup agencies of global control (WEF, NIH, CIA, WHO, FDA, CDC, etc.), the multitude of satanic foundations and thinktanks (Rockefeller, Council on Foreign Relations), and let’s not leave out the City of London, the Zionists, and the Freemasons. But it couldn’t have been as successful as it was without the cooperation of first the lower-tier rulers of discourse in the professions, business, religion, the arts, entertainment, education, tech industry, media, government bureaucracy, and management, and then the rest of us ordinary people, who used to be called the unwashed masses, but should now be called the brainwashed masses.
I am not writing this for the psychopaths and those confirmed in wickedness at the source of this malevolent fountain of language corruption, the die-hard Foucaltians in both theory and practice. And I am not writing for their lower-tier cooperators, those whose talents and vocations have put them in positions of cultural influence, but whose cowardice, venality, vanity, spite, envy, sloth, hypocrisy, virtue-signaling, faux-compassion, ambition, and overall worldliness has lead them to complicity in deception and slander for what they can get personally and career-wise. In Catholic circles, these types are legion on both the “right,” neocons, and the “left,” “progressives”—what binds them together is their worship of state power. These are so immersed in the corrupt discourse and so good at making the best of it that they wouldn’t know how to live outside of it, and they don’t want to.
Rather, I am writing to and for those of you aware of this corruption, for the most part at least, and are more victims than agents of this corruption, but who, due to the power and subtleness of this corruption, could too easily become agents—it is to help us avoid both victimage and complicity, and to empower us to unmask and destroy the corruption, that I write.
If you are still reading this, then it means that you hate the supreme evil of using language to manipulate and gain power, and would rather die than committ it. The first thing I want to say is that if you are indeed committed to using language as God intended it to be used, as an instrument of love, in the present climate, and it’s only getting worse, you are going to be hated, persecuted, gaslighted, mocked, canceled, scapegoated, driven to insanity (if you let them), and, in the not too distant future, murdered—many of those most dangerous to the lie-regime have indeed been murdered since the Plandemic began, and it has been happening at an exponential rate since Plandemic II, the Ukrainsane. But it seems to me that the violence will eventually spread to anyone committed to the truth and unwilling to hide this commitment.
The second important thing is that though we have this commitment to truth above power, the corruption is so pervasive and insidious that we are inevitably tainted with it, meaning that there are beliefs and judgments we are used to holding and asserting as true that are actually just vectors of power relations put into our minds by hidden manipulation and brainwashing. What those are in particular are for you to discover, but they are there. Pray and be quiet, watch and observe, inquire and doubt, read outside your comfort zone, accept the suffering of cognitive dissonance and the loss of some social relations and worldly securities that will come when you recognize and renounce what Pierre Grimes has called the pathologoi in your soul.
Thirdly, it is imperative to find others to talk to and be with that are committed to truth over power, and I mean actually committed, not just claiming to be or having the standard beliefs of someone who is committed. I can’t tell you how many Catholic, conservative, anti-postmodern, truth-believers I have met that are Foucaultian to the core in practice. And don’t get me started about “orthodox Catholic colleges” and certain kinds of homeschooling families with, say, more than four children and who decry what they call “rock music” (post-rock too?) and wives having their own wills. It’s as if they think their attendance at an ancient liturgy and the number of children they have will hide or justify their pathetic power-worship and love of manipulation and image over love and reality. It’s hard to find the good souls, but if they are present to you when you talk to them, and you really feel their presence, and if they are willing to suffer for you, when no one is looking, that’s some sure signs of their commitment.
Finally, take heart in the fact that God loves and protects those who refuse to put power over truth, because this means you desire Heaven, and His will, approval, and presence, more than anything else, and this makes Him happy.