The  RM  then  is  an  artifact  designed  to  limit  and  stultify  on  a   
mass  scale.  In  order  to  have  this  effect  it  must  be  widely   
implanted.  This can readily be done with modern electronic equipment and  
techniques described in this treatis. The RM consists of commands which seem 
harmless and in fact unavoidable ... To be a body  ... but  which  have  the  
most  horrific  consequences. 
  Here are some sample RM screen effects ... 
  As the theatre darkens a bright light appears on the left side of the  
screen.  The screen lights up. 
  To be nobody ... On screen shadow  of ladder and soldier incinerated by  
the Hiroshima blast 
  To be everybody ... Street crowds, riots, panics 
  To be me ... A beautiful girl and a handsome young man point to selves 
  To be you ... They point to audience 
  Hideous hags and old men, lepers, drooling idiots point to themselves and 
to the audience as they intone ... 
  To be me 
  To be you 
  Command no 5 ... To be myself 
  Command no 6 ... To be others 
  On screen a narcotics officer is addressing an audience of school boys,  
spread out in front of him are syringes, kief pipes, samples of heroin,  
hashiesh, LSD. 
  Officer: "Five trips on a drug can be a pleasant and exciting 
  On screen young trippers ..."I'm really myself for the first time" 
  Etc. Happy trips ...To be myself 5 ... 
  Shot shows a man blowing his head off with a shotgun in his mouth... 
  Officer:  "Like  a  15  year  old  boy I knew until recently, you
could well end up dying in your own spew ..." 
To be others no 6 ... 
  To be an animal ... A lone Wolf Scout ... 
  To be animals: He joins other wolf scouts playing, laughing, shouting 
  To be an animal ... Bestial and ugly human behaviour 
...brawls, disgusting, eating and sex scenes 
  To be animals ... Cows, sheep and pigs driven to the slaughter house 
  To be a body 
  To be bodies 
  A beautiful body ... a copulating couple ... Cut back and  forth 
and  run on  seven  second  loop  for  several  minutes  ...  scramble  at 
different speeds  ... Audience must be made to realise that to be a body is
to be bodies 

...A body only exists to be other bodies. 
  To be a body ...Death scenes and recordings ... a scramble of last words 
  To be bodies ... Vista of cemeteries ... 
  To do it now ... Couple embracing hotter and hotter 
  To do it now ... A condemned cell ... Condemned man is same actor
as lover ... He is led away by the guards screaming and struggling. Cut back 
and forth between sex scene and man led to execution. Couple in sex scene
have an orgasm as the condemned man is hanged, electrocuted, gassed, 
garroted, shot in the head with a pistol 
  To do it later ... The couple pull away ...One wants to go out and eat and 
go to a show or something... They put on their hats 
  To do it later ... Warder arrives at condemned cell to tell the
prisoner he has a stay of execution 
  To do it now ... Grim faces in the Pentegon. Strategic is on the way   
... Well THIS IS IT  ... This sequence cut in with sex scenes and a condemned  
man led to execution, culminates in execution, orgasm, nuclear explosion 
...The condemned lover is a horribly burned survivor 
  To do it later ... 1920 walk out sequence to "The Sunny Side of the Street" 
... A disappointed general turns from the phone to say the president has 
opened top level hot wire talks with Russia and China ... Condemned man gets 
another stay of execution 
  To be an animal ... One lemming busily eating lichen ... 
  To be animals ... Hordes of lemmings swarming all over each other in 
mounting hysteria ...A pile of drowned lemmings  in  front  of  somebody's   
nice  little  cottage  on a Finnish lake where he is methodically  going  
through sex positions  with  his  girl friend.  They  wake  up  in  a  stink 
of  dead lemmings 
  To be an animal ... Little boy put on a pot 
  To be animals ...The man has just been hanged. The doctor steps
forward with a stethoscope 
  To stay down ...  Body is carried out with the rope around neck ... Naked 
corpses  on  the  autopsy  table ... corpse buried in quick lime.

  To stay up  ...Erect phallus 
  To stay down ... White  man  burns  off  a  Negro's  genitals  with  blow   
torch  ... Theatre  darkens  into the blow torch on the left side of the 
  To stay present 
  To stay absent 
  To stay present ... A boy masturbates in front of sex pictures ... Cut to  
face of white man who is burning off black genitals with blow torch 
 To stay absent  ... Sex phantasies of the boy ... The black slumps dead with  
genitals burned off and intestines popping out 
  To stay present ... Boy watches strip tease, intent, fascinated ...A man 
stands on trap about to be hanged 
  To stay present ...Sex phantasies of the boy  ..."I ponounce this man 
  To stay present ... Boy wistles at girl in street ... A man's body twists 
in the electric chair, his leg hairs crackling a blue fire 
  To stay absent ... Boy sees himself in bed with girl ... Man slumps dead in 
chair smoke curling from under the hood saliva dripping from his mouth... 
  The  theatre  lights  up.  In  the  sky  a  plane  over  Hiroshima  
...Little Boy slides out 
  To stay present ... The plane, the pilot, thew American flag ...

  To stay absent ... theatre darkens into atomic blast on screen

  Here we see ordinary men and women going about their ordinary everyday jobs 
and diversions ... subways, streets, buses, trains, airports, stations, 
waiting rooms, homes, flats, restaurants. offices, factories ...working ,  
eating, playing, defecating, making love. 
  A chorus of voices cuts in RM phrases 
  To stay up 
  To stay down 
  Elevators, airports, stairs, ladders 
  To stay in 
  To stay out 
  Street  signs,  door  signs,  people  at  head  of  lines  admitted to  
restaurants and theatres 
  To be myself 
  To be others 
  Customs agents check passports, man identifies himself at bank to cash 
  To stay present 
  To stay absent 
  People watching films, reading, looking at TV  ... 
  A composite of this sound and image track is now run on seven
second loop without change for several minutes. 
  Now cut in the horror pictures 
  To stay up 
  To stay down 
  Elevators, airports, stairs, ladders, hangings, castrations 
  To stay in 
  To stay out 
  Door signs, operation scenes ... doctor tosses bloody tonsils, adenoids,  
appendix into receptacle 
  To stay present 
  To stay absent 
  People watching film ... ether mask, ether vertigo ... triangles, spheres, 
rectangles,  pyramids,  prisms,  coils  go away  and  come  in regular  
sequence  ...a coil coming in, two coils coming in, three coils coming in   
... a coil going away, two coils going away, four going away 
  A coil straight ahead going away, two coils on the left and right
going away. three coils left right and centre going away, four coils
right left centre going away 
  A coil coming, two coils coming in, three coils coming in, four coils 
coming in ... spirals of light  ... round and round faster, baby eaten by
rats, hangings, electrocutions, castrations.... 
  The RM can be cut in with the most ordinary scenes covering the planet in a 
smog of fear ... 
  The RM is a built-in electronic police force armed with hideous threats.  
You don't want to be a cute little wolf cub? All right, cattle to the  
slaughter house meat on a hook. 
  Here is a nostalgic reconstruction of the old fashioned Mayan methods. The 
wrong kind of workers with wrong thoughts  are  tortured  to  death  in  
rooms under  the  pyramid  ... A young worker has been given a powerful
hallucigen and a sexual stimulant ... Naked he is stripped down and skinned
alive ... The Gods of pain are surfacing  from  the  immemorial filth of time 
...The Ouab bird stands there, screams, washing through his wild blue eyes.
Others are  crabs  from  the  waist  up  clicking their claws in ecstasy, 
they dance around and mimic the flaved man. The scribes are busy with 
sketches ...Now he is strapped into a segmented copper centipede and placed 
gently on a bed of hot coals ... Soon the priests will dig the soft meat from 
the shell with their golden claws ... Here is another youth staked out on an 
ant hill honey smeared on his eyes and genitals ...Others with heavy weights
on their backs are slowly dragged through the wooden troughs in which shards 
obsidian have been driven ...So the priests are the masters of pain and 
fear and death ...To do right... to obey the priests  ...  To do wrong? the 
priest's very presence and a few banal words.... 
  The priests postulated and set up a hermetic universe of which they were 
the axiomatic controllers. In so doing  they  became  Gods  who  controlled
the known  universe  of  the  workers.  They became  Fear  and  Pain, Death 
and Time. By making opposition seemingly impossible they failed to make any  
provision  for opposition. There is evidence that this control system broke  
down in some areas before the arrival of the White God. Stellae have been 
found defaced  and overturned, mute evidence of a worker's  revolution. How 
did this happen?  The history of revolutionary movements shows that they are
usually led by defectors from the ruling class. The Spanish rule in South
America was overthrown by Spanish revolutionaries. The French were driven out 
of Algeria by Algerians educated in France. Perhaps one of the priest Gods
defected and organised a worker's revolution ... 
  The priest Gods in the temple. They move very slowly, faces ravaged  with 
age  and disease.  Parasitic  worms  infest  their  flesh.  They are making 
calculations for the sacred books. 
  "400,000,000 years ago on this day a grievous thing happened..." 
  Limestone skulls rain in through the porticos. The Young Maize God leads 
the workers as they storm the temple and drag the priests out. They build a 
huge brush fire,  throw  the  priests  in  and  then  throw  the  sacred 
books  in  after  them.  Time buckles and bends. The old Gods,  surfacing 
from  the immemorial depths of time, burst in the sky ... Mr Hart stands 
there looking at the broken sellae ... "How did this happen?" 
  His control system must be absolute and world wide. Because such a control
system is even more vulnerable to attack from without than revolt within... 
Here is Bishop Luanda burning burning sacred books. To give you an idea as to 
what is happening, imagine our civilisation invaded by louts from outer
  "Get some bulldozers in here. Clear out all this crap..." The formulae of 
all natural sciences, books, paintings, the lot, swept into a vast pile and 
burned. and that's it. No one ever heard of it. 
  Three codices survived the vandalism of Bishop Landa and these
are burned around the edges. 
  No way to know if we have here the sonnets, the Mona Lisa or the
remenants of a Sears Roebuck  catalogue  after  the  old  out-house  burned 
down  in a  brush  fire.  A  whole  civilisation  went  up  in  smoke... 
  When the Spaniards arrived, they found the Mayan aristocrats lolling  in   
hammocks.  Well, time to show them what is what. Five captured workers bound  
and stripped, are castrated on a tree stump. the bleeding sobbing,
screaming bodies bodies thrown into a pile... 
  "And now get this through your gook nuts. We want to see a pile of gold big 
and we want to see it pronto. The White God has spoken."         
Consider now the human voice as a weapon. To what extent  can  the unaided 
human  voice  duplicate  effects  that  can  be  done  with  a tape  
recorder? Learning to speak with the mouth shut, thus displacing your speech,  
is fairly easy. You can also learn to speak backwards, which is fairly  
difficult. I have seen people who can repeat what you are saying after you 
and finish at the same time. This is a most disconcerting trick, particularly
when praciticed on a mass  scale at a political rally. Is it possible to 
actually scramble speech? A far-reaching biologic weapon can be forged from a
new language. In fact such a language already exists. It exists as Chinese, 
a total language closer to multileval structure of experience, with a script
derived from hieroglyphs, more closely related to the objects and areas 
described. The equanimity of the Chinese is undoubtedly derived from their  
language being structured for greater sanity. I notice the Chinese, wherever 
they are retain the written and spoken language, while other immigrant  
peoples will  lose  their language in two generations. The  aim  of this  
project is to build up a language in which certain falsifications inherit in 
all existing western languages will be made incapable of formulation. The 
follow-falsifications to be deleted from the proposed language.

  This IS OF IDENTITY. You are an animal. You are a body. Now whatever you 
may be you are not an "animal", you are not a "body", because these are 
verbal labels. The IS of identity always carries the assignment of permanent
condition. To stay that way. All name calling presupposes the IS of identity. 
This concept is unnecessary in  a hieroglyphic language like ancient  
Egyptian   and  in  fact  frequently omitted. No need to say the sun IS in
the sky, sun in sky suffices. The verb TO BE can easily be omitted from any 
languages and the followers of Count Korgybski have done this, eliminating 
the verb TO BE in English. However, it is difficult to  tidy  up  the  
English language  by  arbitrary  exclusion of concepts  which remain  in
force so long as the unchanged language is spoken. 
  THE DEFINITE ARTICLE THE.  THE  contains the implication of one and only: 
THE God, THE universe, THE way, THE right, The wrong, If there is another,  
then THAT universe, THAT way is no longer THE universe, The way. The definite
article THE will be deleted and the indefinite article A will take it's 
  THE WHOLE CONCEPT OF EITHER/OR. Right or wrong, physical or mental, true or 
false, the whole concept of OR will be deleted from the language and replaced
by juxtaposition, by AND  This is done to some extent in any pictorial 
language  where  two  concepts stand literally side by side. These  
falsifications inherent in the English  and  other western alphabetical  
languages give the reactive mind commands their overwhelming force
in  these  languages.  Consider  the IS of identity.  When I say to be me,
to be you, to be myself, to be others- whatever I may be called upon to be or
to say that I am- I am not the verbal label "myself." The word BE in the
English language contains, as a virus contains, its precoded message of
damage,  the  categorial  imperative  of  permanent  condition.  To  be  a 
body,  to  be an  animal. If  you see the relation  of  a pilot  to  his  
ship, you see crippling force  of the reactive mind  command  to  be  a body.
Telling  the  pilot to be the plane, then who will pilot the plane? 
  The IS of identity, assigning a rigid and permanent status, was greatly   
reinforced by the customs and passport control the  came in after World 
War I. Whatever you may be, you are not the verbal labels in your passport. 
any more than you are the word "self." So you must be prepared to prove at
all times that you are what you are not. Much of the falsification inherent
in the categorical definite THE. THE now, THE past, THE time, THE space,
THE energy, THE matter, THE unIverse.  Definite article THE contains the
implications of no other. THE universe locks you in THE, and denies the 
possibility of any other. If other universes are possible, then the universe 
is no longer THE it becomes A. The definite article THE is deleted  and 
replaced by A. many of the RM  commands are in point of fact contradictory 
commands and a contradictory command gains its force from the Aristotelian 
concept of either/or. To  do  everything, to  do  nothing,  to  have 
everything,  to   have  nothing, to do it all, to do not any, to stay up, to 
stay down, to stay in, to stay out, to stay present, to stay absent. These 
are in point of fact either/or propositions. To do nothing OR everything, to 
have it all, OR not any, to stay present OR to stay absent. Either/or  is  
more difficult  to fomulate in a written language  where  both  alternatives  
are pictorially represented and can be deleted entirely from the spoken 
language. The whole reactive mind can be in fact reduced to three little 
words - to be "THE".  That is to be what you are not, verbal formulations. 
 I have frequently spoken of word and image as viruses or as acting
as viruses, and this is not an allegorical comparison. It will be seen that 
the falsifications of syllabic western languages are in point of fact actual
virus mechanisms. The IS of identity the purpose of a virus is to SURVIVE. To 
survive at any expense to the host invaded. To be an animal, to be a body. To 
be an animal body that the virus can invade. To be animals, to be bodies. To 
be more animal bodies, so that the virus can move from one body to another. 
To stay present as an animal body, to  stay absent as antibody or resistance
to the body invasion. 
  The categorial THE is also a virus mechanism, locking you  in  THE  virus 
universe. EITHER/OR  is  another  virus formula. It is alway you OR the 
virus.  EITHER/OR. This is in point of fact the conflict formula which is 
seen to be archetypical virus mechanism. The proposed  language will delete
these virus  mechanisms and make them impossible  of formulation  in  the 
language. This language will be a tonal language like Chinese, it will 
also have a  hieroglyphic script as pictorial as possible without being to
cumbersome or difficult to write. This language will give one option of 
silence. When not talking, the user of this language can take in the silent
images of the  written, pictorial and symbol languages. 
  I have described here a number of weapons and tactics in  the  war  game.  
Weapons  that  change  consciousness could call the war game in question. All
games are hostile. Basically there is only one game from here to eternity. 
Mr Hubbard says that Scientology is a game where everybody wins. There are no 
games where everybody wins. That's what games are all about, winning and  
losing ... The  Versailles Treaty ... Hitler dances the Occupation Jig ... 
War criminals hang at Nuremberg ...It is a rule of this game that there can 
be no final  victory since this mean the end of the war game. Yet every 
player must believe   in final victory and strive for it with all his  power.
Faced by the nightmare of final defeat he has no alternative. So all 
technologies with escalating efficiency produce more and more total weapons
until we have the atom bomb which could end the game by destroying all
players. Now mock up a miracle. The so stupid players decide to save the 
game. They sit down around a big table and draw up a plan for the immediate
deactivation and eventual destruction of all atomic weapons. Why stop there?
Conventional bombs are unnecessarily destructive if nobody has them hein?  
Let's turn back the war clock back to 1917: 
  Keep the home fires burning 
  Through the hearts are yearning 
  There's a long, long trail awinding ... . 
  Back to the American Civil War... 
  "He has loosed  the  fatal  lightning  of  this  terrible  swift sword."   
His  fatal lightning didn't cost as much in those days. Save a lot on the 
defence budget this way on back to flintlocks, matchlocks, swords, armour, 
lances, bows and arrows, spears, stone axes and clubs. Why stop there? Why 
not grow teeth and claws, poison fangs, stingers, spines, quills, beaks
and suckers and stink glands and fight in out in the muck hein? 
  That is what this revolution is about. End of game. New games?
There are no new games from here to eternity. 
Williams Burroughs 

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