Instrumentum Regni is a Latin phrase used to express the exploitation of religion by the State as a means of controlling the masses, or in particular to achieve political and mundane ends.

Today, this is called the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The government uses terror theatre to control us. School shooter drills are based on superstitions and bogeymen created by the state for the purpose of mind control. The same goes for climate change and other “the sky is falling” narratives used to scare us into believing we need to be protected. The protectors, as providers of the terror, have mastered the technique of inducing Stockholm Syndrome on a mass scale. 

This Machiavellian approach to politics is ancient and has long been justified by those in control by blaming man's nature: 

“...as every multitude is fickle, full of lawless desires, unreasoned passion, and violent anger, the multitude must be held in by invisible terrors and suchlike pageantry. For this reason I think, not that the ancients acted rashly and at haphazard in introducing among the people notions concerning the gods and beliefs in the terrors of hell, but that the moderns are most rash and foolish in banishing such beliefs.”

— Polybius

So we must ask ourselves: do we need to be protected from our own nature? Are we wicked without religion and lawless without government? 

I suspect we're inculcated with a diminished view of Man so the self-appointed elite can declare themselves our saviors.

Tim Ozman

IPR, Host