Memespace Egregores are Not Controlled
Jeffrey Epstein Case Study
Of late HWFO has become a kind of a central location for discussing an emerging body of thought we might call “Egregore Theory,” based on recent conversations with Cactus Chu. If you’re new to the “egregore” concept, you can read back to fill in the blanks, but the basic idea flows like this. Smartphones allow humans to outsource cognitive processes to the phone, such as road navigation, but also critical political thought or morality itself.
Our mental model of the world is based on our sensorium. The smartphones are absorbing our lives, transferring our experiences inside them. The smartphone users outsource the ‘morality’ portion of their brains to their phones. The world inside the smartphone is crafted by media feeds tailored to create clickbait outrage porn because that’s what pays the bills. The outrage porn builds a platform for culture war. The fertile culture war soil creates space for egregores. The egregores assume control of the smartphone addicts, using them as NPC tools to propagate themselves. The egregores constantly evolve to combat each other because they can update themselves on the feed. The Kurzweil Singularity has already happened, and you’re already a cog in it.
And nobody’s noticed, because we’re all just neurons in the artificial neural network we created, and call “social media.”
Now you’re up to date.
This mechanism in action leads to many curious results, such as the “truth” about Covid-19 becoming more about appeasing group think than honestly expressing the science…
…and this action seems as if it’s directed from a central cabal instead of a distributed networked system, because it is in fact coordinated, it’s just not coordinated in a conscious way…
…and the egregores have no concept of human self-preservation or human morality, they just seek to preserve themselves by doing whatever is most viral.
Common topics of discussion in “Egregore Theory” today include whether Egregores are sentient as we understand sentience, whether they’re controllable, and whether they’re currently being controlled or directed. I shall make the case here that they were obviously not controlled in 2019, because of how the Jeffery Epstein suicide played out.
I first became aware of Jeffrey Epstein on January 29, 2016, from this Vice News piece which detailed all the original charges against Jeffrey, his prison time, and his standing connections to both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Based on that piece, I voted for Gary Johnson because I deemed him to be the least likely candidate to be captured by an international pedophilia blackmail scheme, and for that choice was ostracized by many of my friends. Such is life. The story never got traction then, for the very reasons laid out in the story itself. Let’s go through what we know for sure about Epstein.
We know he trafficked underage girls to be prostitutes on a private jet, and imprisoned them on a sex dungeon island. We know everyone in New York elite social circles knew what happened on that jet and at that island, because Epstein didn’t name the jet “Lolita Express,” everyone else did. We know both Trump, and Bill Clinton, and Hillary Clinton, and a wide-ranging list of other New York City elite CEOs and global leaders knew what happened on that jet and that island, likely to include the CEOs of major media organizations. We know that Epstein had associations with Mossad through Ghislaine Maxwell’s father Robert. We know Robert died by falling off of a superyacht off the Canary Islands. We know that Epstein got his original sweetheart plea deal because the prosecutor was told “he belonged to intelligence.” That prosecutor was Alexander Acosta, who later became Trump’s Secretary of Labor, and later still quit his appointment because of the Epstein controversy.
These are knowns.
We also know that every key person the original investigators wanted to interview eluded subpoenas on technical grounds except for one. Donald Trump immediately contacted the investigators and enthusiastically participated, hid nothing, and the investigators trusted what he told them. But the egregore didn’t seem to know that, and that’s important for what follows.
One Simple Speculation
The simplest, most obvious, and most widely understood explanation for the Epstein case is he was running a blackmail scheme. We don’t know this, nor will we ever know this, because if it was true then the people he was blackmailing would not allow us to know this. But Occam’s Razor should steer us to this conclusion as every other explanation (Satanic cults and such) is both less simple and less explanatory. Most people I know, of most political stripes, will default to the blackmail explanation. But if that’s true, then it must also be true that the only thing preventing the entire United States government from being captured by a child sex blackmail cabal in 2016 was the election of Donald Trump, because Bill Clinton took the Lolita Express two dozens of times, including trips to the sex dungeon island and Bangkok, and there is no possible way Hillary didn’t know. That might in fact have been why she wiped the infamous email server.
The original charges against Epstein in 2008 were far more robust than the ones brought in 2019, but the ones brought in 2019 had the potential to bypass the original state level sweetheart deal because they were out of state. Curiously though, the 2019 charges garnered far more attention from the Egregore. Let’s use Google Trends to map this.
If we scale egregorical attention based on the historical search traffic maximum, the peak obviously happened after his supposed suicide, even though he was on record denying that he wanted to kill himself days beforehand. Taking that attentional focus as “100%” at the top of the scale, Epstein’s original trial only garnered 7% of the attention. His potential connections to both candidates in the 2016 election only garnered 9% of the attention. Much of the peak traffic around Epstein was related to “conspiracy theories” about his death. Let’s look closer at the peak though.
The new charges brought against Epstein before he died garnered nine times more egregore attention than the original prosecution, and seven times more attention than his connection to both election candidates during one of the nastiest elections in US history. Epstein’s lawyers were preparing to make a double-jeopardy case, based on the idea that he’d already been tried for the offenses listed. They were essentially correct that no new information was added to the case, outside of some geographical chicanery which might allow a retrial. Each of these peaks essentially represents the exact same overall crime. What changed? The difference is that in 2019, the Egregore was foaming at the mouth to get Trump by any means necessary.
By September 22nd Epstein was no longer the Current Thing, impeachment was. The Egregore forgot about him, outside of a few people trying to sneak “Epstein Didn’t Kill Himself” memes back into the dialogue.
Circular Firing Squad
What resulted from the Epstein flash in the pan? Prince Andrew got cancelled. Bill Clinton got drug but still appeared on stage at the DNC convention. Bill Gates got outed but survived. Les Wexner had to ditch his job as head of L Brands. (Bath and Body Works, Express, Victoria’s Secret) Kevin Spacey got outed as well, but he was already stuck in a pile of other sexual stuff resulting from the Great Weinstein Meetooing. Alex Acosta resigned during the freakout. Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman laughed from across the ocean. Joi Ito of the MIT Media Lab quit his job to lay low. Jes Staley left Barclays over it. Leon Black left Apollo Global Management and the Museum of Modern Art over it. And Ghislaine Maxwell took the fall after hiding out long enough to arrange a trial where she didn’t have to expose any of the big clients because the judge was on the take.
But they never got Trump, because they were never going to, because Trump was the “good guy” in the original prosecution.
The important thing to realize here is this. If there was a secret cabal capable of egregore manipulation, of orchestrating the mob and focusing its efforts and running “military grade psy-ops” as Majid Nawaz claims, it never would have come for Epstein. The entire thing was the media farming Trump clickbait, and only one Trump associate took any kind of hit. Months of media effort tried to pin Epstein to Trump and failed, instead dragging all sorts of liberal globalists into the bullet path and essentially birthing QAnon. The biggest loser may have even been Hillary Clinton, as the whole thing hit right when she was contemplating throwing her hat in the ring again.
A controlled Egregore would not behave this way. If any group of people in the world has the ability to exert egregore control, it’s the group of people with social associations within that same circular firing squad that all shot each other.
And if they’re not in control of it, nobody is.