October 26, 2021

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FIGHT CLUB (1999) – Marxist Mobs, Culture Wars & Shades Of 9/11

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“Welcome to Fight Club. The first rule of Fight Club is: you do not talk about Fight Club.”  – Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk 

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The 1999 film Fight Club is an exploration into the underbelly of radical social change in modern day America. Underneath the film’s anti-establishment veneer is a sardonic foray into Cultural Marxism, archetypal motifs, dissociative identity disorder and so much more.

The story of Fight Club is based on author Chuck Palahniuk’s 1996 novel, a transgressive-fictional account entrenched in anarchic nihilism, consumer culture and the pitfalls of a postmodern society. The darkly comedic psychological drama has achieved cult-like status by heavily influencing pop culture through not only its secretive basement brawling but for its memetic haikus and sociopolitical underpinnings.

Below we’ll examine Fight Club’s depiction of Marxist mob rule, and today’s culture wars, while also dissecting the film’s uncanny foreshadowing of the 9/11 attacks…


‘SHADOW BOXING’ – Fight Club’s Tyler Durden is emblematic of Sigmund Freud’s ‘death drive’ impulse within the film’s narrator. (Photo Illustration SCH 21WIRE)

The Birth of Fight Club

On a primal level, the film Fight Club is a story about an all-male members only underground fighting ring called “Fight Club.” The secretive fraternity becomes fixed on a potent yet false sense of self-realization that descends into societal mischief to reshape themselves. The mercurial movement later mobilizes against the perceived shackles of postmodern society in a symbolic terror campaign.

The embattled counterculture within Fight Club is seen as a rejection of consumerism through the lens of Karl Marx’s commodity fetishism. While Fight Club has the appearance of being against conformity, looking closer, we see the film’s spotlight on victimhood and social justice, revealing its very own authoritarian prisonscape.

From the outset, the David Fincher directed universe calls to mind Jean Baudrillard’s semiotic ‘copy world’ concept known as hyperreality. This alternative reality set during the film’s opening credits, depicts a high-octane CGI point of view journey inside the inner workings of the human brain. The simulated imagery follows the point of view out of the pores of the film’s narrator, sliding across the top edge of a blurred revolver coming into frame. The graphic sequence begins in medias res or in the midst of things, and may be seen as a reference to the narrator’s own splintered psyche.

Over the years, many Hollywood films have employed an in medias res plot structure to great effect. This technique has been employed in Tinsletown classics such as Citizen Kane (1941), the neo-noir mystery Mulholland Drive (2001) and the inverted dreamscape of Inception (2010), along with many others.

Based in oral tradition, in medias res has been around for centuries and is rooted in a technique exemplified by Homer’s work in the Iliad and The Odyssey. Just as the Trojan War is underway epic poem the Iliad, a series of flashbacks in The Odyssey sees the journey of Odysseus is already over.

One could assert that Fight Club is actually an inversion of the monomyth present in the Iliad and The Odyssey. This is observed when looking closely at the film’s adversarial antagonist Tyler Durden (played by Brad Pitt), who exemplifies the rebel revolutionary archetypal motif that holds dominion over the unnamed narrator (played by Edward Norton). Additionally, Tyler embodies a pseudo-philosophical persona that might be considered a postmodern misinterpretation of Friedrich Nietzsche.

In a much deeper underlying aspect, Fight Club represents a postmodern interpretation of allegorical myth and secret societies of the initiated. The Gnostic demiurge exemplified by its antagonist Tyler, contains with it, loose elements of Eleusinian cult’s ritualistic practices and aspects of the Ancient Mystery School. On the whole, several scenes throughout Fight Club depict occult imagery, specifically symbols commonly linked to Freemasonry. Moreover, the secretive fight club itself appears in many ways to be a nod to mystery tradition and Masonic initiation. Fight Club‘s relation to Freemasonry has drawn attention in recent years, and the masonic-based publication known as The Southern California Research Lodge wrote a piece about the similarities.

Perhaps lesser known, is the story’s inference to the secretive communist League of the Just. The League of the Just would later evolve into The Communist League, a group shrouded in claims of secret society connections.

As Fight Club progresses, we see that Tyler has emerged from the narrator’s unconscious mind. This aspect of the story immediately recalls the archetypal analysis of Carl Jung’s Psychology of the Unconscious. Tyler is the daemonic shadow of the narrator’s psyche, and later the viewing audience will discover the leader’s role as a Psychopomp within the fight club construct. Thus, Tyler’s underground fight club is in reality a ritual initiation and in deeper sense could be seen as a descent into the rungs of the underworld.

In Meeting the Shadow by Connie Zweig and Jeremiah Abrams, we see a concise interpretation of Jung’s shadow concept:

“The shadow goes by many familiar names: the disowned self, the lower self, the dark twin or brother in bible and myth, the double, repressed self, alter ego, id. When we come face-to-face with our darker side, we use metaphors to describe these shadow encounters: meeting our demons, wrestling with the devil, descent to the underworld, dark night of the soul, midlife crisis.”

One could contend that the passage from Meeting the Shadow above accurately describes Fight Club‘s chief alter ego, Tyler Durden.

As a representation of the shadow mind, Tyler is antithetical to the hero myth. We can see that Tyler’s story arc and that of the narrator, is a postmodern inversion of many of Joseph Campbell’s hero’s journey phases.

Similarly, Fight Club appears to reflect the mythos of Dante Alighieri’s 14th-century epic poem the Divine Comedy. The hellish origins of Fight Club illustrate a deeper more esoteric ritual that conjures Dante’s journey through the 9 circles of hell. Tyler is a trickster, a paradoxical guide offering no true pathway to self as his self-absorbed quest in Fight Club betrays Vergil’s guided lessons of hell. Tyler wholly embraces perdition and so to does the narrator by proxy, whose life loses all morality with no real way to traverse towards inner peace (paradise). Fight Club‘s darkly comedic presentation masks this underlying allegory seen throughout its color saturated frames.

Tyler presents Fight Club’s narrator with a Faustian bargain, one where violent revolution supersedes moral reason.

Over the years, there have been many interpretations concerning the true nature of Fight Club. At jackdurden.com, an artful analysis contends that the film‘s characters are merely an elaborate figment of the narrator‘s fractured mind. Although this theory is intriguing, in order for clarity in this article, we’ll keep descriptions concerning the narrator separate from any alternate identities.

Fight Club has many overarching prefigured themes and sociopolitical underpinnings, in addition to its historical connections…

Marxist Mobs, Project Mayhem & The Cultural Revolution

As Fight Club‘s narrator begins to unravel, Tyler is exposed as a confidence man, a diabolically selfish alter of the narrator. The rebel leader then becomes a symbol of the hive-mind fascist cult organization known as Project Mayhem – a group arguably spawned from neo-Marxist pedagogy.

Project Mayhem is born out of basement brawls and anarchic mischief that is later spurned towards more violent and nihilistic political activism. New recruits of Project Mayhem aka “Space Monkeys” are groomed to participate in mob action under the direction of their spurious legion. As Fight Club develops, Project Mayhem emerges as an anti-corporate, anti-consumer paramilitary-style group meant to topple modern civilization. The group becomes emblematic of many real-life insurrection groups from the 20th century – but we’ll get to that into that later.

Throughout history, the roots of Marxism and Nazism have appeared to be opposites of the political spectrum. However, these political factions have both eroded individualism and subvert cultural traditions since their inception

The blurry lines of fascism and Marxism may have its origins in Giovanni Gentile, a neo-Hegalian idealist philosopher, and member of the Fascist Grand Council. The Italian Senator was also the Minister of Public Education for the government of Benito Mussolini. Gentile advocated that society and the state should be one and that a centralized government apparatus oversees its activities. Additionally, Gentile envisioned socialism forming out of revolutionary conflict. This concept overlapped with the main tenet of radical Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky’s (see left photo) Marxist-fascist theory of perpetual world-wide revolt called Trotskyism. Trotsky was a member of the revolutionary Marxist faction the Bolsheviks founded by Valdimir Lenin and was deeply connected to Freemasonry. The Russian Communist Party founder Leninstudied and translated the 1848 political pamphlet known as The Communist Manifesto by Marx and Friedrich Engels. This led to the founding of revolutionary cells within Russia and to the establishment of Marxist orthodoxy. This would inevitably set the stage for Joseph Stalin’s rise to power and brutal tyrannical reign. Under Stalin, Russia would see the ‘unnatural deaths’ of millions, many of whom died of forced starvation.

The Bolsheviks were financed by the West and in part by the the well-known Rockefeller family along with other banking barons in Wall Street and London. International cartel capitalists sought to aid in the Russian Communist Party rise, yet despite that, there’s still a perception of capitalist society being against communist society. The truth seems to be much more nuanced and complicated from a historical lens.

In the investigative book Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution by Antony C. Sutton, the ruling class in the West was in favor of centralized political and economic power. However, in order to accomplish this goal – they funded a communist revolution.

American oligarchs surreptitiously bankrolled a Marxist revolution in order to gain more political and economic control. This was because of their commercial interest in a postwar Russian financial market. Sutton expands:

“Revolution and international finance are not at all inconsistent if the result of revolution is to establish more centralized authority. International finance prefers to deal with central governments. The last thing the banking community wants is laissez-faire economy and decentralized power because these would disperse power.”

Marxism divided society in two halves and has aimed to abolish private property, nationality, family tradition and religious beliefs.

Through a superstructure and base model of society, Marxism took the shape as an economics-focused system but that wasn’t all. Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci would go onto develop a Marxist theory known as cultural hegemony which advocated the dominion of society by the ruling class to manipulate cultural norms, behavior and beliefs through social institutions in order to shape a radically different worldview.

In the book Nihilism: The Root Of The Revolution Of The Modern Age by Eugene (Fr. Seraphim) Rose, we see how China’s Cultural Revolution was created through variants of fascism and Marxism:

“The totalitarian Nihilist regimes of this century have undertaken, as an integral part of their programs, the ruthless “reeducation” of their peoples. Few subjected to this process for any length of time have entirely escaped its influence; in a landscape where A is nightmare, one’s sense of reality and truth inevitably suffers. A subtler “re-education,” quite humane in its means but nonetheless Nihilist in its consequences, has been practiced for some time in the free world, and nowhere more persistently or effectively than in its intellectual center, the academic world.”

In 1966, Chinese revolutionary and Communist Party leader Mao Zedong wrecked society through a carefully planned violent social movement known as the Cultural Revolution. From 1966-1976, Mao’s student-led paramilitary army called the Red Guards, were whipped up into a frenzy, leading to a grotesque wave of mass anarchy. Zedong’s Red Guards then tormented and killed educators, intellectuals and those politically opposed over the course of a long decade.

The Red Guards also saw to it that China descended into Communist control through the systematic targeting of the Four Olds; Old Customs, Old Culture, Old Habits and Old Ideas. When looking back at the savage brutality of the Maoist Red Guards, you can clearly see the revolutionary firebrand of both Marxism and fascism at work.

The academic-based website Owlcation examined the forced labor and re-education used during China’s Cultural Revolution:

“Controlling the minds and thoughts of the Chinese people goes back to the start of communism in the late 1940s. The leader of China’s communist revolution, Mao Zedong, set up a huge network of prisons, called laogai, to isolate those deemed to be troublemakers.”

The Laogai Research Foundation points out that the system “In concept … is rooted in communist revolutionary ideology blended with traditional Chinese views on punishment, namely that anti-social behavior (whether criminal or political in nature) can be ‘reformed’ and eliminated through forced labor and re-education.”

Although packaged in a shiny Hollywood veneer, the film Fight Club was also rampant with themes of radical anarchy and re-education…

Project Mayhem | Deadliest Fiction Wiki | Fandom
‘CULT CRIME’ – Fight’s Club’s Project Mayhem makes use of black operations and syndicalism to reshape society.  

As the black-clad fight club members are further re-educated and hazed into action, we start to see the revolutionary underbelly that runs deep within the cult organization. When new recruits take up position at the dilapidated Victorian-style Paper Street house they graduate to the next level, becoming further entrenched in the next form of sociopolitical upheaval.

“Sooner or later, we all became what Tyler wanted us to be.” – the narrator from Fight Club

From Russia’s Bolshevik Revolution to China’s Cultural Revolution, we can see a fascist-Marxist upheaval reflected in Fight Club‘s anarchy stained scenes featuring Project Mayhem. The film’s provocateurs quest for a Marxist utopia should be seen as a type of color revolution meant to cause the economic destruction of America. Fight Club‘s brand of Marxist insurrection belies at least on the surface, the slow incremental march of Fabianism and neo-liberalism of 20th Century. Instead, the group favors an armed paramilitary terror revolution to propel their modern communist construct.

Fight Club‘s postmodern call to action is wrought with identity politics, class warfare and an underlying false left/right paradigm. In the real world, Project Mayhem would just be another Marxist inspired insurrection group appearing to oppose societal systems of control. The group’s misguided actions would likely enable an existing power structure to gain a foothold over society.

Here’s a scene that depicts Fight Club’s hive mind initiation. Watch how Tyler motivates his ‘brotherhood’ for the coming revolution with a Cultural Marxist diatribe…

In reality, it’s important to remember fascism’s close ties to Marxism, both are political philosophies used to achieve a one-party centrally planned totalitarian government through force and suppression. Within the revisionist halls of academia, the masses have been hoodwinked into thinking The Nazi party (The National Socialist German Worker’s Party) was an extreme right-wing regime. In fact, they were just another variant of socialism. The German National Socialists, along with the Italian Fascists expanded social safety nets and through the National Socialist People’s Welfare (NSV), redirected wealth for social means. In addition, NSV was tasked to head their social engineering programs.

The Mises Institute analyzed the often misunderstood politics of Nazi Germany by addressing its socialist roots:

“Nevertheless, apart from Mises and his readers, practically no one thinks of Nazi Germany as a socialist state. It is far more common to believe that it represented a form of capitalism, which is what the Communists and all other Marxists have claimed.

What Mises identified was that private ownership of the means of production existed in name only under the Nazis and that the actual substance of ownership of the means of production resided in the German government.”

…what specifically established de facto socialism in Nazi Germany was the introduction of price and wage controls in 1936.”

Although Italy sided with the Nazis at the start of the WW2, Mussolini (said to have been an MI5 agent) would later express praise for Stalin‘s Soviet Union after being fired by the Grand Fascist Council and Italy‘s turn of war against Germany in 1944. Mussolini’s longtime Marxist-fascist beliefs recall the often ignored relationship between Italy’s Fascists and the Soviet Union’s Bolsheviks.

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‘ART OF DESTRUCTION’ – Project Mayhem destroy a WTC-like sphere, sending it careening towards a local Starbucks.

The multilayered nature of Fight Club reflects many of the emerging cultural aspects of today’s real politik, much like the film The Purge: Election Year, there are underlying political perspectives that aren’t often broached in many modern films. Both motion pictures prominently feature a modern variant of today’s real world neo-Marxist violent direct action. However, Fight Club more acutely combined both Libertarian Marxism and Anarcho-Marxism.

The film’s militant revolutionary action is geared towards changing societal norms and social institutions.

French anarcho-communist author Daniel Guerin has described libertarian Marxism as the following:

“Modern libertarian marxism, which flowered in May 1968, transcends marxism and anarchism.”

“To call oneself a libertarian marxist today is not to look backwards but to be committed to the future. The libertarian marxist is not an academic but a militant. He is well aware that it is up to him to change the world – no more, no less. History throws him on the brink. Everywhere the hour of the socialist revolution has sounded. Revolution – like landing on the moon – has entered the realm of the immediate and possible. Precise definition of the forms of a socialist society is no longer a utopian scheme. The only utopians are those who close their eyes to these realities.”

From here we can see an underlying system of anti-authoritarian change linked to libertarian Marxism, which does not reject the use of force for social change. In many ways, to be a libertarian Marxist is to seek freedom from all but the state. If we think of this in terms of Fight Club, we see a broader picture of the overlapping aspects of Marxism throughout the film.

If we are to acknowledge the Machiavellian political scope of Fight Club and it’s Project Mayhem menace – viewers are met with another fundamental question: how long before the anarchist-Marxist junta became just another totalitarian regime if they were able to gain control?

We see the violent radicals Antifa and the Black Lives Matter contingent of America capitalizing on today’s disenfranchised cultural milieu. This is similar to the fictional universe of Fight Club’s Project Mayhem groupthink…


‘MAYHEM MOB’ – Tyler’s Fight Club recruits graduate to a more subversive level of violent activism in Project Mayhem.

Rage Riots: Antifa & BLM 

In 2017, America was brewing with tension following the 2016 presidential election of Donald Trump. The choreographed immigration protests backed by George Soros’ Open Society Foundations (OSF) – saw Antifa’s first US ‘riot tour’ which culminated in the Charlottesville riots in Virginia. Then a series of ‘social justice’ protests over Confederate statues, as ‘black bloc‘ instigators launched a destructive riotous campaign to raise their political activist brand in the US.

In 2020, America was besieged by rioters in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd. The transnational insurgency known as Antifa, unleashed a violent wave of riots across America with their revolutionary counterparts from Black Lives Matter (BLM). The Marxist-Leninist groups became synonymous with one another as cities burned across the country.

It should be acknowledged that prior to the death of Floyd, he had a lengthy and violent criminal record that included a felony assault and armed robbery while impersonating a government employee.

Many in American media and the Hollywood celebrity class parroted the same talking points concerning Floyd’s death something which only served to inflame the rage riots of 2020. Virtually almost all major media outlets blindly decried claims of “systemic racism” sweeping across America without any factual basis to produce such a reckless assertion.

In 2020, we saw a chain reaction of events meant to obfuscate reality. Whether it was the media’s unproven claims of systemic racism, the Casedemic surrounding Covid or scapegoating the climate agenda regarding wild fires in California. We’re told that those dangers are ubiquitous and imminent.

In 2012, America was transfixed on the Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman case. It was a case where mainstream media outlets deliberately fabricated elements in order craft a racially charged narrative without any sufficient evidence to prove such claims. In the end, it would be revealed that the Department of Justice actively fomented social unrest by politically charging the public over racially divisive rhetoric.

Today we see media and political action movements like BLM also invoking race as a primary motive in many cases across the country without looking at the facts.

Vastly misunderstood cases such as the Breonna Taylor police involved shooting have seen mobs turn riotous after not getting the social justice verdict sought. This reinforces the false media narrative of perceived systemic racism, rather than looking at empirical evidence in a particular case. 

Following the decision in the Breonna Taylor case, a U-Haul truck supplied BLM members with ready-to-go signs calling for the abolition of the police force.

According to Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, the officers took gunfire upon entering Taylor’s residence.

Back in February of 2020, Hollywood was already seen peddling the systemic racism tagline just months before American cities were set ablaze over alleged police and criminal justice abuse. In fact, Joker star Joaquin Phoenix, discussed alleged racism and how it relates to Hollywood during his acceptance speech at BAFTA – well before the summer of rage riots.

In early October of 2020, former First Lady Michelle Obama further stoked the flames of racial divide by attempting to reframe the devastating US riots as “overwhelmingly peaceful.” The stylized propaganda video spot presents mainstream media’s familiar Left vs. Right paradigm. The stylized video presented mainstream media’s familiar Left vs. Right paradigm. However, it failed to acknowledge the stark reality of those responsible for the most costly riots in US history.

Watch the former First Lady’s virtue signaling on full display…

In August of 2020, leaked body cam footage of Floyd’s attempted arrest by Minneapolis Police, showed that the alleged racial motivation of the officers appeared to be unfounded. All of this was on the heels of America careening on the edge after scientifically questionable Covid lockdowns caused massive economic ruin and emotional distress.

In the aftermath of Floyd’s death, we still have yet to see clear comprehensive evidence of a racially motivated crime. However, that became the impetus for the burning and looting of many American cities in 2020. After the showtrial for Derek Chauvin, an alternative juror expressed fear for her life if a guilty verdict wasn’t delivered. It was also revealed that Juror 52, known as Brandon Mitchell, was found to have supported BLM at an event in Washington, DC.

The Daily Mail released footage of George Floyd’s encounter with Minneapolis Police – watch closely to see how the event unfolded…

In 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and former DOJ Attorney General Bill Barr investigated the funding behind Antifa’s organized violent activities. That investigation has since gone cold.

In 2019, US Senator Bill Cassidy and Ted Cruz introduced a resolution to declare Antifa a domestic terror organization following a vicious attack on journalist Andy Ngo. Yet rather ironically, acting DHS head Chad Wolf outlined that white supremacists are the “most persistent and lethal” internal “threat” to the US. The report came after weeks of political pressure over Wolf’s alleged favorability towards the Trump administration as radical left groups have continued rioting, vandalizing and looting across America. Then FBI director Chris Wray, also concluded that aside from lone wolf terror, white supremacists are the greatest threat to America – but is that really true?

Over this last year, the white supremacy threat has been echoed by other intel agencies and media without any credible evidence.

In October of 2020, several men faced federal charges and state charges in an apparent plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer before the US presidential elections. The alleged plot was for retaliation over COVID-19 restrictions the Democratic governor enforced on the state. In July of 2021, it was revealed that the FBI played an even bigger role in the Whitmer kidnapping plot then was initially reported.

The FBI has a long and sordid history fabricating terror plots in the US.

The political timing of this FBI foiled plot should not be understated as it perfectly fits the FBI’s recent top threat list narrative. Turns out, the media framed militia gone awry were actually entrapped FBI informants used in a sting operation most likely to frame-up American patriots.

Mass media often injects their own formula for laying out a familiar series of polarizing political points in the aftermath of any high profile or ‘tragic’ event. There is often a ready-made laundry list of hateful rhetoric, social media declarations and random writings and photos to be seen as an ironclad motive for a crime. The Michigan militia plot like others before rapidly descended into a barrage of politically motivated theorizing without looking at the real evidence.

There’s been a long history of social upheaval by way of splintered political action groups…

The resurgence of America’s present day inner-city violence caused by Antifa and BLM takes a page from the Nazi party’s Sturmabteilung (SA). The SA was unofficially known as the “brownshirts,” similar to Italy’s fascist “blackshirts,” who were a paramilitary force created to oppose any and all political opponents. The brownshirts consisted of ex-soldiers and Nazi bodyguards who were used in riots who battled other socialist groups for control to overthrow Germany. The SA stormtroopers used brutal force, suppressing free speech, while stifling other nationalist political groups in order to gain a foothold over society.

In 1932, the Communist Party of Germany (KPD) formed the militant group Antifaschistische Aktion (Antifa) to oppose other radical socialist groups, including Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SDP). The Anti-fascists were Stalinist’s bent on a brutal Marxist-Leninist ideology that propelled violent revolutionary terror throughout Germany during the declining Weimar Republic. Another wave of Antifa would re-emerge in Germany under the authoritarian-Marxist banner of Autonomism in the early 1980’s. As Antifa has sprung up in America, we could see the group mimic the anarcho-terror in Europe caused by the Red Army Faction and the Red Brigade.

In addition to being inspired by German insurgency groupsAntifa has emerged out of various off-shoot groups such as Anti-Racist Action (ARA), Anti-Fascist Network (MAFN), and the Torch Antifa Network. The roots of ARA can be traced back to the domestic terror group Weather Underground. ARA punks and skinheads were advised by the John Brown Anti-Klan Committee (JBAKC) who fronted the May 19th Communist Organization (MCO). This group was founded from those in other terrorist groups of the ’60s and ’70s such as the Weather Underground, the Black Liberation Army and FALN.

ARA members would later go on to form one of the one of the largest Antifa networks in America. This group is known as Torch Antifa, and according to The Claremont Institute a JBAKC member registered their website.

Under the premise of being an anti-racist organization, JBAKC endorsed bank robberies carried out by the domestic terror group MCO, then later advocated for the expropriation. Four former members of the Weather Underground/MCO were convicted of several bombings and robberies throughout the 1980s. One such robbery, included the 1981 Brinks Armored Car Robbery involving the Black Liberation Army’s Mutulu Shakur, father of Lesane Parish Crooks, deceased rapper, Tupac Shakur.

In 1975, the Weather Underground whose name was inspired by a Bob Dylan song, claimed responsibility for bombing the headquarters of the U.S. State Department in Washington, DC.

In 2013, The Torch Antifa Network became the umbrella network for the supposedly decentralized far-left militant extremist movement in the US. One of the particularly virulent strains of violent extremism from the network is the chapter known as Rose City Antifa. It should be mentioned that Antifa and the Marxist-founders of BLM have openly called the abolition of certain elements of society. In 2020, Project Veritas revealed that Portland’s Rose City Antifa were operating fight club-like training sessions for new recruits.

In recent years, we’ve seen symbolic violence become more incendiary and the pantomime battles of Antifa vs. the Proud Boys, along with the riots of BLM, ushered in an American color revolution.

While much of the extremist activities of Antifa over the past year have been laid bare their apparent rival the Proud Boys, also have a controversial history. Somewhat recently, Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio, was revealed to have been an FBI as an informant for the federal agency since at least 2012. Yet even today, he is still acknowledged as the group‘s leader, as the troupe purports to be aligned with American values. 

One could contend that Antifa, BLM and the Proud Boys might all be a form of controlled opposition…


‘DOMESTIC TERROR’- Revolutionary radicals killed two police officers and an armed guard in the Brinks heist. (pinterest.com)

During the ‘Days of Rage’ in 1969, the FBI was said to have been “tracking specific members” of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). The SDS were heavily involved with 60’s political agitators turned domestic terrorists, The Weather Underground (WUO) and the Tom Hayden-led group were far-left socialist-anarchists with Marxist tendencies. Many concluded that the group’s leader, Bill Ayers, was also an interloper looking for new recruits who could be easily manipulated into hostile action. All told, the WUO took credit for some 24 bombings and several thousand acts of violence.

As last year‘s summer of rage riots ignited across Democratic-led cities in America, one was immediately reminded of the political staging surrounding ‘The Occupy Movement’(aka OWS) in 2011. A staged movement such as other Soros funded protests in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014 and the BLM protests leading up to the presidential election of 2016. All were uniquely designed to push naive participants and provocateurs into violent action and social unrest.

In 2016, numerous protests and violent confrontations were organized by a few foundation-funded ‘community organizing’ portals like MoveOn.org. The contentious uprisings served as a disruptive force during the US election cycle. Left-wing critics routinely cited then as they do now President Trump is the reason for the all the high-profile confrontations by scapegoating his political rhetoric – when in reality much of America’s violent mobocracy is being fueled by Soros funded groups such as Refuse Fascism.


‘CHOP SHOP’ – Seattle’s Marxist social experiment known ‘Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone’ aka CHOP/CHAZ. (robmaness.com)

In the summer of 2020, America’s inner cities saw a burgeoning wave of Antifa and BLM protests quickly descend into violent agitation and riotous upheaval across the country. Most notably, many uprisings in Minneapolis, St. Louis, Washington DC, New York, Chicago, Portland and Seattle. Then came an OWS knock-off were there was the declaration of various autonomous zones on different coasts. Seattle’s “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone” aka CHAZ/CHOP was dovetailed by DC’s Black House Autonomous Zone or BHAZ, and the shortlived Patrick Kimmons Autonomous Zone (PKAZ). The public would then see the deliberate destruction of several city blocks night after night in a series of rage riots in a long summer embroiled in violence. It should be noted that Kimmons, a known gang member, was killed by Portland officers after rushing at them with a firearm. In 2018, Kimmons was involved in a shooting that caused two people to be injured. 

Antifa and BLM‘s 2020 US ‘riot tour’ culminated in a graveyard of torn down statuesdestruction of public and private property, harassment and death – all under the guise of seeking social justice. The violent atrocities festered and exploded across the country as local political leadership were largely absent or stood down.

Moreover, the credibility of the Covid lockdown restrictions were further called into question after BLM riot-makers and protestors continued. The media gleefully exonerated the group for any potential reignition of the virus as contact tracers specifically omitted questions about those involved in any uprisings.

Here’s a recent video clip from The Late Show with Stephen Colbert interviewing Senator Kamala Harris regarding America’s summer of violent uprisings. Watch as the Democratic vice-presidential candidate gleefully defended those ‘protesting’ throughout the US prior to the Presidential election…

“This is a movement I’m telling you, they’re not gonna stop and everyone beware.” – Kamala Harris

In another interview with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Harris touted the ‘brilliance’ of BLM. Interestingly, the Pew Research Center released a study showing American support for the group had been down since June of 2020 and has been down across demographics in 2021. Not surprisingly, this hasn’t stopped those in elite circles to virtue signal their tacit support for BLM, even as support for the radical group has dwindled.

In the days after George Floyd’s death, social justice solidarity riots erupted in Portland in what would eventually become over 100 days of street violence in the city. Below is footage from KGW News from the first night of rioting that saw hundreds of people uprising, as violent actors cost millions in property damage. Interestingly, Portland’s Mayor Ted Wheeler can be seen condemning the violence before politically flip-flopping in an attempt to appease radical political mobs. In November of 2020, Wheeler had a somewhat contentious mayoral race with the self-declared Antifa member Sarah Iannarone.

Watch as Urban League’s president and CEO Nkenge Harmon Johnson used the riots as a platform for her own brand of political propaganda…

More recently, Antifa sympathizer, Nicole Thomas-Kennedy, who is running for prosecutor in Seattle, praised the radical group for carrying out an arson attack last year. If elected, she has openly suggested to get rid of the police and prison system.

During the height of Seattle’s CHAZ/CHOP occupation of six city blocks by activists and anarchists, footage emerged that reportedly showed the controversial rapper and BLM-affiliated activist Raz Simone handing out guns from the trunk of his car. Below is a video tweet of the from journalist Andy Ngo that depicts what appeared to be illegal gun trafficking of the so-called warlord

As a cascade of city riots continued, the American public was witness to the tragic killing of retired St. Louis police captain David Dorn. Dorn was gunned down checking on an alarm system as rioters and looters ransacked downtown St. Louis. All told, angry mobs shot and killed four police officers in the city that night. Later that month, BLM instigators stormed a gated community and gathered outside the home of St. Louis attorneys Mark McCloskey and Patricia McCloskey. Yet Soros-funded St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner sought charges against the couple who claim their lives were threatened. The McCloskey’s were later indicted by a grand jury on weapons charges as nine of the BLM instigators were only charged with trespassing.

In August of 2021, the pair plead guilty to misdemeanor charges and were promptly pardoned by Gov. Mike Parson.

At least 30 lives were said to have been lost during the Antifa/BLM riots in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death. All told, violent crime and murder rates rose dramatically after the controversial BLM-driven riots by a 30-40 percent increase across the country.


‘CASTLE DOCTRINE’ – St. Louis attorneys Mark and Patricia McCloskey famously kept BLM agitators from storming their home. (riverfronttimes.com)

By mid-August of 2020, a flash mob of BLM/Antifa members attacked and beat Adam Haner after he attempted to disrupt an apparent mugging. The shocking incident would foreshadow the violence that had still yet to come to downtown Portland.

By summers end, America was ablaze in violence as a BLM-neck tattooed shooter named Michael Reinoehl (a self-identified “security” member for BLM/Antifa) gunned down Patriot Prayer member named Aaron “Jay” Danielson. Video footage of the murder was captured on the streets of Portland, in a coordinated ambush-style attack after a “Trump 2020 Cruise Rally,” caravan. 

In a longer video of the cold-blooded murder, footage suggesting that other Antifa and BLM members were seen signaling each other prior to the premeditated shooting. Five days later, Reinoehl was shot and killed in an armed standoff with police. 

Shockingly, Reinoehl took responsibility for the murder of Danielson in an on-camera interview with freelance journalist Donovan Farley aired by VICE News. However, his description of the ambush-style killing appeared to be very different then the eye-witness camera footage of the incident. Watch this ABC News report…

The anti-police BLM riots continued following the police related shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Blake was wanted for his arrest over charges concerning third-degree sexual assault. However, the suspect resisted arrest, resulting in his death. 

In the coming days, 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse shot and killed two rioters, one of whom was a registered sex offender (after being chased by a violent mob) in Kenosha in what appears to be self-defense. Video footage has shown that Rittenhouse and others went to defend local businesses after being looted and burned in the wake of another media magnified incident.

A free speech organization called #FightBack foundation apparently raised some $2 million in legal funds for Rittenhouses’s defense, publishing an 11 minute video they believe will exonerate Rittenhouse. A trial for Rittenhouse is scheduled to be in Kenosha, Wisconsin on November 1st, 2021.

Watch the video below entitled ‘Kyle Rittenhouse – The Truth in 11 Minutes‘ and decide for yourself…

While the media painted the Kenosha shootings as pre-planned militia violence against alleged ‘peaceful protesters’ (Antifa/BLM rioters) no evidence of that ever materialized either through social media or the mainstream. Contrary to that, there was ample evidence of Antifa/BLM members seen escalating the violent scene in Kenosha in August of 2020.

In late summer of 2020, the FBI warned Chicago-area law enforcement of a so-called pact among street gangs to “shoot on-sight any cop that has a weapon drawn on any subject in public. By mid-September, two LA county police officers were shot and critically injured an apparent ambush by an unknown gunman.

In early October of 2020, BLM sought mob justice once again and rioted and looted Wauwatosa after another police related shooting.

From 1999’s WTO riots to the Antifa/BLM mobs of today, there’s been protracted modern revolutionary war waged in America. In many ways, this real-life insurrection has uncannily mirrored aspects of Fight Club’s secretive Marxist cult group Project Mayhem – marking yet another facet of the film’s prescience…

The Funding of Social Unrest

In June of 2020, a group called Freedom, Inc. was stated to have financial ties to Open Society Foundations (OSF). That same group received $3.6 million in grants from the Wisconsin Department of Justice. In November of 2020, the Black Led Movement Fund (BLMF), was a fund directly linked to the Borealis Philanthropy, a social justice intermediary. It turns out Borealis Philanthropy, “…are a collaborative effort of the Ford Foundation, JPB Foundation, NoVo Foundation, Open Society Foundation, Reis Foundation, and Anonymous Donors.”

Interestingly, BLMF invested approximately $3 million in general operating expenses for the anti-capitalist group Movement for Black Lives (M4BL). M4BL, was a group who then launched a bill to defund police called the BREATHE Act. The act was pushed heavily by House Democrat Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley in the wake of civil unrest following George Floyd’s death.

In July of 2020, OSF invested $220 million into black-led racial justice groups. Then the foundation invested $150 million in five-year grants for selected groups, such as the Black Voters Matter Fund (BVMF) and others. BVMF is a self-described “power building organization,” that has taken a very polarizing position on perceived racial injustice.

The BVMF website is littered with provocative material concerning alleged racism. It appears as though the group has attempted to gain more political capital in the wake of America’s violent riots carried out by members of Antifa and BLM.

The other $70 million from OSF was then allocated to support changes to policing and the criminal justice system.

soros-related-tweetIn August of 2016, you might remember it was reported that DC Leaks published a report from OSF’s alleged plans to use civil unrest caused by the death of Freddie Gray:

“DCLeaks.com — which claims to be run by the same hackers who leaked a trove of e-mails from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) — has published a 69-page report from OSF in which the Soros organization documents its plans to use the “unrest” following the death of Freddie Gray to “accelerate the dismantling of structural inequality generated and maintained by local law enforcement.”

The leak report also stated that Open Society Foundations approved a $650,000 dollar donation to BLM:

“Recognizing the need for strategic assistance, the U.S. Programs Board approved $650,000 in Opportunities Fund support to invest in technical assistance and support for the groups at the core of the burgeoning #BlackLivesMatter movement.

Additionally, here’s a passage from the leaked 2015 OSF documents that discusses the social engineering used to influence policy change:

“The latest example of Black Lives Matter follows upon previous social movements that have taken very different paths, including the Dreamers and Occupy Wall Street, which call into question the role that philanthropy should play in supporting, encouraging, and/or building these social movements as they evolve to affect real policy change and sometimes—though not always— transition into longer-term institutions.”

Some of the most notable uprisings in modern American history include designer social justice campaigns – many of which have George Soros money behind them. Through a vast network of foundations and social front groups each of these have a common thread – they have all evolved into some form of violent social unrest. In many cases, unrest is steered by paid provocateurs. Media outlets generally do not like to cover this side of the events because it simply doesn’t fit the favored “Left vs Right’ narrative. Hence, most members of the public – especially the protesters themselves – have little or no idea what is driving street violence and the ‘crisis’ narrative.


‘YACHT CLUB RIOTS’ – A group of BLM affiliated revolutionaries from wealthy backgrounds torched parts of downtown Manhattan. (Image conservativefighters)

The ideologue and so-called philanthropist Soros has boasted about ‘taking down’ foreign nations and capitalizing on subsequent market tremors, but his conquests have not been limited to overseas targets. Many of the social movement projects funded by OSF, have led to violent civil unrest and societal instability.

Social movements have worked to erode the legitimacy of a democratically elected government through a series of artificial ‘color’ upheavals or color revolutions. This weakens a country’s national sovereignty creating dependency on multilateral globalist institutions like the UN or IMF. As shock and awe imagery is used in order to manipulate the public’s political perspective.

This is how the US and its CIA conduct their destabilization color revolution campaigns overseas. Astute observers have recognized these exact same methods being deployed inside the US.

In 2020, a report revealed that District Attorneys and DA candidates were funded by Soros. The billionaire’s organizations and political action committees (PAC’s) were said to have been fighting federal authorities in court to reshape aspects of the criminal justice system. In 2018, the LA Times confirmed that “Wealthy donors are spending millions of dollars to back would-be prosecutors who want to reduce incarceration, crack down on police misconduct and revamp a bail system they contend unfairly imprisons poor people before trial.” 

In late August of 2020, it was revealed that the Ford Foundation, one of America’s largest private foundations put forth $2 billion dollars into various social change groups. 

Another way in which large donors have subverted the criminal justice system is through the NGO The Bail Project. The group has received scrutiny for spending $26million to release some 12,000 violent criminals in recent history. The group has also come under fire for its apparent role in sending money for the release of BLM rioters, including one who fired at police in Louisville.

The New Boston Post revealed that the Ford Foundation board members hold close ties to the Joe Biden and Kamala Harris campaign as alumni executives. The Federalist explained: “Harris’s sister and ex-campaign chairwoman Maya Harris served as the Ford foundation’s vice president alongside Biden’s now senior advisor, Cristóbal Alex, who served as its program director during the Obama presidency.”

Back in June of 2020, an undercover video by the activist organization Project Veritas revealed that Antifa groups received funding from former Democratic Party presidential candidate Tom Steyer. Steyer’s money was then funneled to Refuse Fascism a group also linked to Soros funding. Tee Stern, Head of the Atlanta chapter of Refuse Fascism, discussed obtaining grants from Soros. Stern also stated “there is going to be a need for thousands of people, and then millions, to come on the streets.” Refuse Fascism’s national organizer Andy Zee echoed Stern, stating that a ‘disruptive force’ needs to dominate the national news cycle. All of this transpired as evidence of a fight club-like training session was uncovered depicting New York’s Antifa styled group RefuseFa.

Last year, Project Veritas released undercover video of Colorado Democratic Party activist Kristopher Jacks. At the time, Jacks was a Chair of the political action group Our Revolution who expressed support for violence and militant groups like Antifa. The Veritas undercover video comes just days after Trump supporter Lee Keltner was shot at Denver’s Patriot Rally by Matthew Dolloff.

When thinking of the various organizations and fronts that have supported violent social change in America, you can see similarities in the organizational structure in Fight Club’s world…


‘PAPER STREET’ – Fight Club is a simulacrum that captured America’s cultural zeitgeist. 

‘Five Eyes’ in the Age of False Flags

Fight Club‘s Fight Club’s starts on the 31st floor of a downtown building overlooking the headquarters of several credit card company buildings perched along a fictional New York-like skyline. The scene unfolds as the film‘s unnamed narrator has the appearance of being held hostage at gun point by the vitriolic antagonist Tyler.

The darkly lit opening scene (also the film‘s climatic ending scene) depicts the black and bruised narrator, suddenly remembering a domestic terror plot. He recalls a series of controlled demolition charges strategically set around the foundation of a dozen downtown financial district skyscrapers.

In a darkly comedic twist, prior to the domestic terror plot, Tyler’s fight club procures human fat from liposuction clinics to make soap. The spurious leader then sold the newly made paper street soap to high-end department stores – only to later use the rendered fat for explosives.

In ancient times, soap was used for rituals by Sumerian priests prior to cleansing themselves before sacred rites. One could contend that Tyler’s set of explosives made from soap was a radical ritual purging society. 

According to Tyler, we learn that in three minutes, this is it, ground zero. The scene is palpable with an uncanny reference to the real-life horror of the 9/11 attacks at the World Trade Center buildings. This sets the stage for a domestic terror plot meant to topple a sky full of financial institutions in an attempt to erase America’s debt record. The narrator remarks that the pair will have front row seats to this theater of mass destruction, following the detonation of explosives housed in the bowels of corporate institutions.

We’re told that the narrator knows this because the film’s main rival, Tyler, knows this. This revelation becomes the first major clue that Tyler is in fact an alter ego of the identity disorder plagued narrator in Fight Club.

It should be mentioned, that the second phase of the WTC 9/11 attacks which occurred at the South Tower happened just three minutes past the hour. The opening scene demonstrates the startling prescience of Fight Club as whole, something which looms in the backdrop for the entirety of the film to this day.

If we deconstruct Fight Club‘s scene depicting the heavily coordinated terror plot, we see that Project Mayhem’s revolution will ultimately be a false one. One could surmise that the deliberate creation of economic ruin by the radical group would most likely be opening the door bank bailout scam in its aftermath. This would likely further enrich the Wall Street gang, something that the militant group in theory would be against.

Adding to that, any terror directed at banks could also be used as a pretext to further bolster a Great Reset agenda. This could function just like the Covid lockdowns and subsequent mandates have in the wake of today’s simulated plandemic. The increased calls for global governance by World Economic Forum (WEF) Founder Klaus Schwab and the Davos elite could use almost any crisis to further a technocratic march towards a New World Order.

The viewing audience should also consider that Tyler’s postmodern revolution to crash the debt clock to zero may actually be a false flag operation.

Is it possible that Project Mayhem was merely acting as convenient cover for the economic terror inducing central banking cabal?

The modern-day machinists of bank runs and capital seizures, have sought to weaken the sovereignty of nations through manufactured financial crises in an effort to consolidate resources for decades. Although this is pure speculation regarding the make-believe story line of Fight Club – one could consider the possibility of such an outcome the potent stylized film.

It’very possible that Fight Club‘s paramilitary mercenaries were form of controlled opposition. The fictional group would likely be steered by government infiltratorscovertly serving an order they appear to oppose.

This is a reality in the world today, which is often omitted from most TV and film narratives pretending to depict real world gangs and terrorist organizations. The fact is, in the real-world; truth is often stranger than fiction.

Economic hit men like John Perkins have utilized organizations like the World Bank and the US Agency for International Development (USAID). The then bankroll huge sums of money not to a country in need but to companies seeking to mine oil and other precious resources within a sovereign nation. All the while, CIA sanctioned jackals’ create a strategy of tension in order to produce a specific geopolitical outcome. The purported whistleblower/insider Perkins‘ stated big business had employed these very systems. This includes corporations such as Exxon, Walmart, General Motors and Monsanto to name a few.

Something else that has gone virtually unmentioned in most analyses of Fight Clubis the existence of offsite file storage options. In the event of disaster recovery, the credit headquarters depicted in Fight Club would have had redundant backup systems in place in lieu of a mass casualty incident.

Indeed, computer data is still routinely recorded on magnetic tape by some of the world‘s largest corporations, even in the advent of cloud computing networks and data vaulting. In reality, Fight Club‘s orchestrated financial district attack would be an improbable scenario, given the spy capabilities not only in America, but surveillance the world over. 

On a geopolitical scale, the intelligence stagecraft of various Western allied nations has enabled the rise of terrorist groups and incidents throughout the world. In many cases, they are in fact often found to be behind the scenes engineers propelling much of the current conflict seen today.

One of the main architects that propelled the ‘War On Terror’ era, was deceased former NSA head Zbigniew Brzezinski. Brzezinski developed Osama bin Laden as a US intelligence asset, helping to build the al Qaeda network alongside the CIA. Fight Club‘s premise that a highly theatrical large-scale terror plot would go unnoticed, is just as false as the official 9/11 narrative. In the era of mass surveillance, data encryption and cryptanalysis techniques techniques via the NSA, this idea is mind-boggling. 

It’s more likely Project Mayhem would have been secretly aided by a Deep State cabal.

Truth be told, the existence of mass data collection was secretly brought to fruition over the past several decades. In 1947, the “Five Eyes” alliance included Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States. It was further bolstered by the NSA’s ECHELON program established formally in 1971. 

In 1988, the spy agency’s sophisticated data gathering were laid bare in an article written by investigative journalist Duncan Campbell that was published with the New Statesman. Duncan’s exclusive report revealed the story of whistleblower Margaret Newsham, and stated the following: 

“She has worked in the US and Britain for two corporations which manufacture signal intelligence computers, satellites and interception equipment for NSA, Ford Aerospace and Lockheed.” 

Following Newsham‘s departure from Lockheed in 1984, she filed a lawsuit alleging corruption concerning US government “black projects.

In 1988Newsham cited a Ronald Reagan Executive Order that warned against the “unauthorized disclosure” of classified material and had an unwillingness to talk to journalists. Sometime later, Newsham‘s role in intercepting conversions in real-time would be outlined by Cleveland’s daily paper, The Plain Dealer following leaked information by those on Capitol Hill. The shocking surveillance report detailed Newsham‘s involvement in listening in on a call from US Senator Strom Thurmond. This took place while Newsham was stationed at the NSA’s Menwith Hill ECHELON facility in England. Although Thurmond was no stranger to controversy both politically and privately, the NSA’s spying on a US citizen through the Five Eyes/ECHELON project, raised many questions over the legality and ethics  of mass surveillance.

Below is a compelling passage from Duncan’s “They’ve Got It Taped” piece published with the New Statesman in 1988:

“American, British and Allied intelligence agencies are soon to embark on a massive, billion-dollar expansion of their global electronic surveillance system. According to information given recently in secret to the US Congress, the surveillance system will enable the agencies to monitor and analyse civilian communications into the 21st century. Identified for the moment as Project P415, the system will be run by the US National Security Agency (NSA). But the intelligence agencies of many other countries will be closely involved with the new network, including those from Britain, Australia, Germany and Japan-and, surprisingly, the People’s Republic of China.

New satellite stations and monitoring centres are to be built around the world, and a chain of new satellites launched, so that NSA and its British counterpart, the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) at Cheltenham, may keep abreast of the burgeoning international telecommunications traffic.

According to Campbell’s luminary piece, over a billion calls could be taped then and that was just in the UK.

Many of the questions raised during the ECHELON spy revelations of the 1980’s still reverberate today…

In fact, this rang true during FISA-gate fiasco carfted by ex-spy Christopher Steele for PR firm Fusion GPS, Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign. Regardless of how you view the Trump presidency, the startling ‘Russiagate‘ spy games set in motion by political rivals and those in the intelligence community are still hard to fathom. Now over five years later, the vast political scandal is still unfolding, as former president Barack Obama and his administration are also central to the Trump-Russia investigation. The recently released documents  are yet another example that some critics claim was a deliberate attempt to nullify the election results of 2016.

Well-known journalist James Bamford and former high-ranking NSA official William Binney, have come forward to share the inner workings of intelligence services and bulk data collection. This was well before the NSA spying outlined during the famed Edward Snowden saga of 2013. In September 2020, a US federal appeals court ruled that the phone metadata collection program used by the NSA to spy on Americans was illegal.

When thinking of spying and data collection, it wouldn’t be a stretch to consider Fight Club’s fictitious revolutionary-style plot to demolish credit buildings was a highly orchestrated event. One involving multiple intelligence agencies that would likely be used to further increase the security measures of the state, those in the aftermath of the real-life 9/11 attacks…


‘IN PLAIN SIGHT’ –  Fight Club depicted a 9/11-like scene two years prior to the World Trade Center attacks seen in New York. 

Window Into 9/11: Coincidence or Predictive Programming? 

The opening and ending scenes in Fight Club are palpable and have an uncanny resemblance to the real-life 9/11 attacks that took place in New York. Some have suggested, that the multiple allusions to the collapse of the World Trade Center buildings appear to also conjure the debated theory called predictive programming.

Predictive programming is a controversial theory contending that the masses have been socially engineered through fictional works in filmtelevision and other programming. By way of various media formats, information is filtered to the general public in order to later have them acquiesce to preplanned future scenarios. 

Since the ‘War on Terror’ era, the idea of predictive programming has gained traction, as there have been many uncanny references to the 9/11 attacks. In fact, the programming predates the tragic events themselves in both film and TV. Some of the most notable include the dystopian sci-fi The Matrix (1999), the terror attack blockbuster The Siege (1998), the shape-shifting artificial intelligence nuclear warfare flick Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991). Then there was The Lone Gunmen (2001), which depicted an identical plot to the World Trade Center attacks – just months prior to the real-life attack on September 11th, 2001.


TWIN TOWERS? – The final film sequence depicts a 9/11-like Twin Tower tragedy.

Upon every fall, another dark anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy is ritualized for public consumption. Debate looms over the how of the 9/11 attacks and the who, and there’s even more of a contentious dispute over the collapse of WTC Building 7. Since then, other alleged methodology used to carry out the crimes of that day challenge the very nature of the 9/11 attacks.  

Fight Club‘s WTC-like destruction is not only symbolic, but its predated imaginary 9/11-style nightmare is still haunting over twenty years later. 

To this day, many believe the 9/11 attacks were part of a deep cover operation beyond anything a band of al-Qaeda terrorists could have ever conjured on their own.

With this in mind, Fight Club‘s Project Mayhem domestic terror bombing of the financial district buildings offers a window into the covert nature of the real 9/11 attacks.

Fight Club was first released two years and a day prior to the 9/11 attacks on Sept. 10th 1999. Although the opening and ending scenes were loosely set in New York-like skyline, the scenes actually depict buildings across Los Angeles. In fact, the twin Century Plaza Towers of downtown Los Angeles were featured in the film‘s skyscraper window view.

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‘CRIME OF THE CENTURY’ – Many peculiar anomalies were witnessed in the wake of the WTC 9/11 attacks as well as those at the Pentagon. (Image Source: flicker)

Society has been forced to live in the shadow cast by 9/11 but with each new anniversary many of the mysterious events that day have slowly been revealed.

The National Reconnaissance Office created an identical scenario to 9/11 that was set to occur on the very same morning as the attacks themselves. According to a published piece with the Associated Press written by John J. Lumpkin, the pre-planned event composed of personnel from the CIA and the US military. It was evidently cancelled following the real life attacks, something which government officials quickly brushed off as merely a ‘bizarre coincidence.

Global Research‘s Professor Michel Chossudovsky further explained the 9/11 crisis training overseen by the CIA on the morning of September 11th, 2001:

“On the morning of September 11 2001, within minutes of the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the CIA had been running “a pre-planned simulation to explore the emergency response issues that would be created if a plane were to strike a building”. The simulation was held at the CIA Chantilly Virginia Reconnaissance Office.”

More than nineteen years after the 9/11 attacks, court documents revealed The Saudi Arabian embassy in Washington DC may have funded a “dry run” of the attacks. While this more recent set of details could be red herring, the revelation prompts more questions concerning prior knowledge of the attacks among those in the intelligence community.

Looking even deeper, there were other questionable activities concerning the lead up to the 9/11 attacks…

In a recent article reviewing the players involved in the orchestrated events of that day, former CIA case officer turned American columnist, Philip Giraldi, had this to say:

“The Israelis were also running more sophisticated intelligence operations inside the United States, many of which were focused on Washington’s military capabilities and intentions. Some specialized intelligence units concentrated on obtaining military and dual use technology. It was also known that Israeli spies had penetrated the phone systems of the U.S. government, to include those at the White House.”

Giraldi‘s piece goes on to discuss the implication of an organization known as Urban Moving System, owned by Dominick Suter and his wifeOrnit Levinson-Suter. Urban’s white company transit van was stated to have had three young men, “celebrating and filming,” near the Hudson River’s edge while viewing the WTC destruction. The eyewitness called police noting the peculiar behavior she had seen, and five Israeli men, were promptly arrested a few hours later. 

The group was then dubbed the Dancing Israeli’s in alternate media circles. According to official FBI report the men were seen very jovial, hugging and high-fiving each other while supposedly overlooking the destruction in NY. The five men from Urban Moving System were eventually questioned by FBI, even failing several polygraph tests. Additionally, at least two men had suspected links to the Mossad. The group were released after 71 days in custody and deported. Subsequently, shortly after the five suspects were arrested the owners of Urban Moving System fled the US without explanation.

There are many anomalies linking the Hollywood feature to 9/11…

In a strange coincidence, Fight Club’s scheme to destroy a corporate sculpture nearly identical to “The Sphere” once located  at World Trade Center Plaza before 9/11 was uncanny (left photo after 9/11). It would be another odd synchronistic element in the film. The real-life Sphere once stood as a part of a fountain between the twin towers prior to the attacks on 9/11. The robust and weighty World Trade Center sculpture was designed by Fritz Koenig and rather ironically symbolized peace through world trade. 

World Trade, Global Think-Tanks & Terror

The World Trade Center complex was brought to fruition by the Rockefeller family and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ). The massive building project was ‘spearheaded’ by David Rockefeller to reignite the Lower Manhattan area. On an intriguing note, the towers themselves were nicknamed after David and his brother Nelson A. Rockefeller, a former New York Governor and Vice President under President Gerald Ford.

David Rockefeller (see left photo) was described as a philanthropist and banker. However, much of his legacy is tied to the creation of well-known think-tanks the Council on Foreign RelationsThe Trilateral Commission.

The globalist also played a central role on the steering committee for the secretive Bilderberg Group established in 1954.

The mainstream media has often masked the significance of the Bilderberg Group’s regular gatherings of corporate CEO’s, barons of oil, government top brass and royalty. In fact, there’s a concerted effort to divert attention away from the group’s influence on foreign policy and world finance in general.

The Bilderberg Group’s exploits have slowly been uncovered with each passing year as the list of attendees seem to change and multiply with each new conference location.

Additionally, there’s the sphere of influence held by various power-hungry groups such as The Trilateral Commission, which materialized in 1973 via Rockefeller and perennial US foreign policy advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski. The Commission was also joined by fellow Bilderberg attendee and longtime policy advisor Henry Kissinger. Contrary to what most people think – the vast majority of The Trilateral Commission’s members have been from countries outside of America.

For further evidence that a cadre of hidden hands direct global interests, one only needs to look into the high-powered pursuits of Bilderberg attendees. 

Secretive think-tanks that have played a crucial role in a multi-national sovereignty override through transnational corporations and world trade partnerships like the currently defunct Transatlantic partnership (TTIP) and Transpacific partnership  (TPP) over the past decade.

Following Rockefeller’s death in March of 2017, the NY Times reveled in the powerful political machinations of the globalist banker:

“He spent his life in the club of the ruling class and was loyal to members of the club, no matter what they did,” The New York Times columnist David Brooks wrote in 2002, citing the profitable deals Mr. Rockefeller had cut with “oil-rich dictators,” “Soviet party bosses” and “Chinese perpetrators of the Cultural Revolution.”

Rockefeller, like George Soros, is ultimately tied to globalism and vast social engineering programs.

Six weeks prior to the 9/11 attacks, Larry Silverstein aka ‘Lucky Larry’ (left photo) via his company Silverstein Properties and World Trade Center Properties LLC took title of the massive WTC complex in July of 2001 for $3.2 billion. Silverstein was eventually awarded $4.55 billion in a catastrophic insurance payout from the 9/11 destruction. It was also reported that Silverstein and his backers who included Lloyd Goldman and Joseph Cayr, received some $98 million on their initial investment of $124 million. The WTC site was secured for a 99-year lease deal worth $800 million.

The payout-partnership with Silverstein in the aftermath of 9/11 didn’t end there, as WTC partner Frank Lowy also benefited from insurance claims. All told, many of Lowy’s unlucky properties have become the target of several dire warnings and unbelievable terror atrocities. Over the years, there’s been catastrophic attacks on Lowy’s Marriott Hotels in Islamabad, Jakarta and Kenya’s Westgate Mall.

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‘SECRET CLUB’ – Fight Club turn new recruits at a local bar into a sleeper cell.

COINTEL PRO, Operation Gladio & Known Wolves

Throughout the saturated neo-noir frames of Fight ClubProject Mayhem functionaries dutifully carry out orders to propel the group‘s activism. Whether it’s the destruction of private property, random assaults or large-scale politically charged violence. The rogue group, although an imaginary cult, has all the hallmarks of a controlled opposition radical mob. Perhaps one that has been coerced and infiltrated by an established intelligence apparatus in order to foment fear and terror.

In the real-world, NGOs guided by government operatives have trained thousands of activists. A prime example of this was Western backed political opposition groups during the infamous Arab Spring protests. The violence was intentionally misrepresented by front operations and advocacy groups. Later under the direction of the US and their allies, militant groups were implanted to further destabilize Libya and Syria.

This created a cloud of confusion over the wave of dissent that was aided and abetted by Western intervention schemes.

When looking at Fight Club‘s fictional bomb plot, one is also reminded of the FBI’s real-life role in handling a disastrous WTC sting operation. The FBI was found to have been involved in a 1993 attempted bombing on the World Trade Center. It turned out that the FBI trained some of those involved, while also supplying the explosive material. Those explosives were later detonated underneath one of the world’s tallest buildings – without the FBI stopping the plot. 

The FBI lured former Egyptian army officer named Emad A. Salem into the bomb plot, who became a prized undercover operative and confidential informant for the agency.

One of the central parts of Fight Club is that a rogue group of men receive militaristic training, later organize attacks. The film provides a window into how willing participants are groomed into direct violent action. 

In one such scene, we see Fight Club‘s Project Mayhem mercenaries are on assignment in a plot to destroy a local Starbucks. Project Mayhem loses Robert Paulson (played by Meatloaf), after being shot by police during the coordinated crime. The scene is absurd yet palpable, as it sees the group operating in the cover of night to carry out a mysterious set of orders designed to create chaos.

Watch Project Mayhem’s black operation dissolve into an authoritarian cult chant propelling the underground movement…

Domestically in America, it has been well documented that the FBI created a counter-intelligence program known as COINTELPRO. Not only was the program a way to influence, but also a way to disrupt and coerce political factions from the inside out.

The FBI program infiltrated a myriad of groups and movements across the political spectrum. According to reports these groups included but were not limited to the following: 

“The Black Panther Party, The Communist Party of America, the Ku Klux Klan, the Socialist Workers Party, the New Left, the Students for a Democratic Society, the American Indian Movement, the Chicano Movement, the Puerto Rican Liberation Movement, Communist groups, anti-war organizations, Hollywood stars sympathetic to these groups, and civil rights leaders.” 

On March 8th 1971, “secret files” from the FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania were allegedly stolen and subsequently released to media organizations. For the first time, the FBI’s domestic spying and infiltration on political and protest groups in America was laid bare. The files were released by a group calling themselves “The Citizens’ Commission to Investigate the FBI.” The apparent heist took place on the same night as the first historic bout between heavyweight boxers Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali at Madison Square Garden.

Those involved in the Media office break-in wouldn’t be revealed for another 43 years – even though 200 FBI agents had worked the case. In fact, “there were no alarms, surveillance cameras, or locks on most of the filing cabinets,” at the FBI office in Media.

The courts later ordered the FBI to reveal part of their counterintelligence program, disclosing six operations run by FBI field offices throughout the country. The documents also revealed a specific emphasis to funnel covert aid to “White Hate Groups,” from 1964-71, that largely diverted those funds to the KKK, as long as they choose COINTEL PRO targets. Similarly, FBI efforts to infiltrate New Left groups and the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) fixating on anti-war, student and feminist causes.

Between 1956 and 1971 the FBI’s controversial program influenced and radicalized hundreds of left-wing and right-wing groups to control and neutralize political dissidents across America.

Throughout the 1960’s and the 1970’s the CIA’s Operation CHAOS “collected substantial amounts of information on domestic dissidents from 1967 to 1973,” as admitted by the CIA. The secretive intelligence operation was also related to the overseas Phoenix Program (Operation Phoenix) which was used in Vietnam to tear apart the political infrastructure through the use of informants, agent provocateurs, and targeted assassinations.

The prototype for modern deep state intelligence programs goes back to the formation of the Office of the Coordinator of Information (COI), an intelligence propaganda agency in 1941. The COI was later succeeded by Office of Strategic Services (OSS), a wartime intelligence apparatus created in 1942 that focused on psychological warfare. OSS agents also worked closely with British Security Coordination (BSC).

Years later, research revealed the stunning evolution and use of covert intelligence operations the world over.

NATO’s paramilitary-style stay-behind-armies were stated to have been comprised of Operation GLADIO. The origins of GLADIO have been well documented and the secretive counterintelligence operation has been linked to a wave of right-wing “false flag” terror attacks across Europe throughout the 1950’s into the 1980’s. The anti-communist organizational designs were directly connected to that of the CIA and MI6 in particular, with the US and British special forces reportedly facilitating the training.

From this, we can view global operations like GLADIO in addition to the post-9/11 War On Terror security surge as a form of power politics used to aggressively influence the foreign policy of other nations through the use of covert militarization.

Here Dr. Daniele Ganser discusses his seminal 2005 book, NATO’s Secret Armies: Operation Gladio and Terrorism in Western Europe. Ganser asserts that covert armies were used to subvert the political interests of various nations through the implementation of a Cold-War era strategy of tension…

In 2014, a social science program directed by Minerva Research Initiative and the Department of Defense (DoD) was to study the behavior of peaceful activism and how political ideology shapes protest and other social movements. Some researchers viewed this as a reconstitution of the 1960’s Cold War-era (Project Camelot) social science program used to detect, infiltrate and steer political protest.

Western intelligence agencies regularly utilize double agents and informants under a flag of security, yet many in mockingbird controlled media halls continue to cloud the nature of such operations and their supporting role in directing foreign policy aims across the globe.

Over the years many so-called shooting/terror/attacks involve individuals being monitored by security services prior to an alleged act taking place. The infamous place where a ‘lone wolf’ graduates into the ranks of a known wolf. Often those being watched by authorities exhibit all the tell-tale signs of being a patsy or an informant, working for either localized law enforcement or an intelligence agency. This is done to avoid jail time for previous criminal activity. Government operators have often made use of low-life criminals, and mentally disturbed individuals to fulfill various roles in entrapment stings or sometimes as bonafide crisis actors during so-called terror attacks.

Fight Club‘s Project Mayhem mimics aspects of being an intelligence operation built to employ strategy of tension techniques through the group’s various black operations.

In the aftermath of 9/11 the CIA setup a facility called ‘Penny Lane‘ that was used to train terrorists to be double agents.

The Penny Lane facility was unlike any other building in the Guantanamo Bay prison area, as it was said to have beds, kitchens and a patio for its prisoners. The money to pay informants and double agents was provided for by the CIA under the codename ‘Pledge.’

Penny Lane was named after the Beatles tune and was affiliated with another secret facility called ‘Strawberry Fields’ a name also taken from the British rock group. Though the operation was touted as being successful, the CIA lost touch with many of its newly trained double agents at the time.

20 years after 9/11, the failure of the West’s “War On Terror” era was laid bare to the public after the sudden apparent withdraw from Afghanistan. The disastrous pull-out in the mineral rich country still has many countries seeking to house tens of thousands of unknown and unvetted Afghani refugees. In addition, it is stated that over $90 billion dollars worth of US military equipment was abandoned in the pivotal geopolitical hot-spot.

It’s worth noting that British, French and American intelligence had triple agent spies close to Al-Qaeda’s inner circle in Afghanistan in the summer of 2001. The MI6 failed to act on this information, as the CIA was simultaneously asking about spies in Afghanistan – a few weeks later, the events of 9/11 happened. 


‘DUPING DELIGHT’ – Fight Club’s narrator and identity alter Marla Singer, fake sickness at support groups for the terminally ill. 

The Culture Clash & Feminism

The 1930’s ushered in the rise of European fascism and with it The Frankfurt School, a social theory school linked to the Institute for Social Research, at Goethe University Frankfurt. Many of Frankfurt’s intellectuals were comprised of those with ties to the CIA, KGB, United Nations and the Rockefeller-funded New School. Although there has been a longstanding controversy over what was taught at the Frankfurt School, many researchers and critics believe it created the architecture for what is known as Cultural Marxism.

The Frankfurt School’s ‘critical theory’ has paved the way for what has often been described as political correctness, multiculturalism and identity politics that fall under the banner of Cultural Marxism. It has been theorized that the framework for Cultural Marxism has been a decades long process meant to subvert traditional culture through various social institutions, education centers and media.

A good example of this includes the New York Times’ 1619 Project, a radical propaganda campaign that is a bold attempt to rewrite American history through racial identity.

What’s important to note, is that Marxism didn’t simply vanish with the fall of the Soviet Union – it transformed, surreptitiously invading culture through many different forms. Cultural Marxism is one aspect of this. Whether it’s today’s Black Lives Matter social justice campaigns, the multi-million dollar Democratic Party-affiliated NGO organized Women’s March, the revolution against cultural landmarks, critical race theory objectives, America’s engineered riots or the banning of religious gatherings. It’s all meant to reshape society from the inside out by ridding tradition and moral values along the way.

Other modern variants of Marxism include the media sensationalized reports discussing so-called toxic masculinity. This media driven buzzword came directly on the heels of the #MeToo movement and the Times Up movement that arguably reignited a new-wave of feminism in America.

The feminist movement emerged out think-tanks such as the Ford Foundation and Redcliffe Institute, both of which had deep ties to banking barons like the Rockefellers. Ironically, just the kind of patriarchy which feminism has appeared to outwardly oppose. Many researchers believe that feminism is just another way to break up family tradition. Rather than empowering women it has actually perpetuated victimhood, while also aiding the reversal of gender roles in society. Others have even suggested the movement has reduced women to sex objects and replaceable workers.

Jay Dyer of Jay’s Analysis also astutely observed a larger overarching theme linking globalism and feminism as an intelligence driven construct shaped by think-tanks. This intriguing analysis should be considered when exploring Fight Club‘s perspective on gender:

 “…the banking elite funded revolutionaries in Russia and China to destabilize the existing regimes, so with feminism and “women’s liberation,” the destabilization of the masses could be more easily accomplished, not just through altering social structures, but also through attacking gender. The attack on gender is a long, scientific process that began with women’s liberation and has now consummated in the synthetic rewrite of all nature. Along this long, technocratic and scientistic path the oligarchs reasoned that the inversion of all existing orders through subversion would result in the socialistic Brave New World of enforced androgyny – the feminization of men, and the masculinization of women.”

Fight Club‘s vivid fight scenes at Lou’s Tavern could be viewed as an inversion of and not unlike the Women’s liberation. The naive participants of “fight club” usher in a postmodern men’s liberation, which if real, would likely be constructed by all the same oligarchs reshaping society. Furthermore, beneath Fight Club‘s machismo, actually lies an emasculated and nihilistic troupe without any sense of purpose. Out of their frustration, they seek to destroy in a fashion befitting Ordo ab Chao, rather than create.

As the narrator’s personality shifts in Fight Club, he is seen attending various support groups for the terminally ill. A support group called “Remaining Men Together” shows him join a group of men suffering from testicular cancer. Throughout the scene there’s a quirky air of absurdity as the dispassionate insomniac narrator becomes a “tourist” pretending to be as emasculated as those around him. Later on we’re told that the narrator’s masculinity is metaphorically on life support. Eventually, his disenfranchised IKEA packaged world gives rise to his neo-Marxist tendencies personified by his alter Tyler.

“All of this, the guns the bombs, the revolution, has something to do with a girl named Marla Singer.” – the narrator from Fight Club

While much has been made of the so-called masculinity of Fight Club, in the character Marla Singer (played by Helena Bonham Carter), we see a decidedly masculine female lead devoid of any feminine nurturing or familial tradition. Instead, the black-clad femme fatal appears like a modern-day Succubus feeding off the energy of the narrator, appearing both against traditional moral values and family. Ironically, the name Marla Singer reminds one of Planned Parenthood’s founder Margaret Sanger, the highly controversial and allegedly fiendish proponent of the eugenics movement.

Sociopolitical issues concerning gender reverberate throughout Fight Club. The engineering efforts of the Royal Institute for Internal Affairs in London, as well as their American Doppleganger the Council for Foreign Relations is palpable. Similarly, we’re reminded of so-called feminist icons such as Gloria Steinem who spied for the CIA, an agency with ties to the international banking cartel.


‘FEAR & RITUAL’ – Fight Club’s psychological warfare campaign.

Propaganda & the Cacophony Of Cults

PRESS PHOTOS FOR CACOPHONY SOCIETY ZONE SHOWIt has long been acknowledged that the cult-hit story Fight Club was inspired by the San Francisco-based group called the Cacophony Society. The Cacophony, were a troupe of members known for their absurd situationist anarchism, foolish pranks and surreal sabotage.

Whether through the improvised culture-jamming of Santarchy, where drunken members pose as Santa or propelling a protest, the aim was clear, the group was to disrupt cultural norms. The Cacophony Society (CS) is most known for bringing Burning Man to the Black Rock Desert. The annual Burning Man festival has been under FBI surveillance since at least 2010. CS has other chapters throughout the US, another idea that was borrowed for Fight Club.

Behind the seemingly innocuous premise of CS, was the San Francisco Suicide Club (SFSC), another anarchic group spawned from the Situationist’s of the 1950-1970’s. The Situationist’s were heavily influenced by Dada, Surrealism and Marxism.

French social psychologist Gustave Le Bon, outlined a scientific process to understand not only the group mind but how we might look at today’s flash mobs or social justice movements and beyond in the revealing book entitled, “The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind.In the influential book, Le Bon explains the various ways a participant may be spurned into group action. This study of mass behavior confirmed that the group has different mental characteristics to that of the individual and is moved primarily by impulse and emotion. Through different appeals by the propagandist, we see the emotional push of the masses. This can be used in political regime changes via a color revolution or through more modern culture-jamming agitprop to propel a different outcome.

During the much debated January 6th, Capitol Hill incident this past year, there appeared to be a mixture of provocateurs among the throngs of people staging in the area with those that were unknowing participants in the mass event. With Le Bon’s analysis in mind, we can see how a shift in the hive mind could alter the pulse of a protest.

Lebon illustrated that “He [an individual] is no longer himself, but has become an automaton who has ceased to be guided by his will,” when seduced by the cause of the group. With this in mind, whether something is observed to be a potential false flag or staged event, even the unknowing could become useful pawns.

In late August of 2021, it was revealed that the FBI found “scant evidence” the Capitol Hill event following the US Presidential election was a coordinated attack. In addition, it was stated that the FBI had numerous operatives at the controversial event on the US Capitol. Flash forward to this past month, the Justice for J6 Rally appeared to have all the hallmarks of also being co-opted by the establishment in an effort to further bolster calls for a crackdown on dissent. In an ironic twist, it appears that the January 6th Committee may be wrapping up their so-called investigation without enforcing subpoenas.

Whether in the flesh, social media or through mainstream TV, the populace is routinely subjected to various forms of hyperreal propaganda the world over. The cinematic presence of Fight Club is no different, as the alluring and illusory film paints a picture of subversion that hypnotizes the viewer through societal foreknowledge exemplified in the revelation of the method.

Ultimately, Fight Club is indelibly wrought with manifestations of Marxist revolution, the occult and 9/11 ritual.

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21WIRE contributor John the Revelator specializes in the deconstruction and analysis of high-profile world events, books, film and TV.  

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