Every social system is but a network of entangled subconscious minds.

The Monster Individual Blindspot (MIB)

Breaking Silence


Confusing title? But yes, you’re at the current opening page of the man-in-the-middle website.

Field explorations into the behavior of the hierarchical social system have uncovered a social-mind blindspot so central and so significant to everyone’s way of life, it became the focus of our efforts. When we researched an anomaly concerning the most important functionality to Homo sapiens existence, we affirmed that the paramount knowledge and skill set for having a healthy, successful way of human life is routinely sabotaged by the Establishment, with the full cooperation of its victims.

Because of its significance to mankind’s health, welfare, and survival, breaking silence on this concealed menace to society has to come first. You will soon see that this breakthrough is for you.

Introduction to the MIB

The core functionality obscured by the MIB, is cause and effect – its knowledge and skill in its application to the challenges of reality. As prudence is the mother of all human virtues, practical knowledge of cause and effect in the operational reality is the mother of all successful choice-making, all successful problem-solving. Current news will supply you with endless examples of governments mandating changes, intentionally clueless and deliberately ignorant about the cascade of effects those changes will set in motion. Their reaction to the unforeseen consequences they caused? Covering up and blaming others in an endless crescendo. Just look.

Blindspots that conceal survival-important truth about maintaining ecosystem viability routinely bring ecosystems to extinction – while a tunnel-visioned mankind helplessly watches. None of this psychological mischief aligns with Darwinian survival of our species. Can you think of any functionality you possess that is more significant to your wellbeing than your grasp of cause and effect in the world you live in?

How does anyone discover a monster blindspot of the individual human mind, whose express purpose is for you to not recognize the menace to your wellbeing? Using our experience in the process of elimination as guide, it takes uninfected, curious individuals noticing anomalies in behavior, e.g., The Emperor’s Clothes (Hans Christian Anderson), Toto in the Wizard of Oz (L. Frank Baum) and breaking the silence to the blind sighted. Unlike adults, silence breaking by a boy and silence breaking by a dog does not register as cultural disobedience.

Fear of the Wizard gathers the intrepid four into a bait ball.
Toto to the rescue. Awareness of the cause of their fear. Relief.


The flood of dire consequences the MIB delivers to mankind includes erasing any evidence that the MIB can be lifted. The flood of dysfunction has a cause, of course, and today its cause can be eliminated. While prevailing over the MIB will always be a work in progress, to be sure, its significance to reaching a flourishing life is far too large to withhold the knowledge so far developed from the billions of complicit victims. That’s why this website exists. The antidote for the dysfunctional hierarchy is in hand.

Don’t worry about “getting it.” When the silence-breaking on this Godzilla menace sinks in, and it will, you will reflexively yell “Ho Lee Schmidt!” That’s how your subconscious mind announces the step improvement in your mental health to your conscious mind. You will feel the relief as well.

Since you’re already here, pay attention for a bit more and get a fitness upgrade. It will be delivered before you finish this page.


What are mental blindspots?

To psychoanalysis, blindspot refers to the defense put up against recognizing truth about repressed memories which threaten the person. “The blind spot is a defense mechanism which prevents the recognition of one’s true feelings because, in recognizing them, all the more they would become painful and persistent.”

Psychological blindspots are engineered to purpose. They are not happenstance. True enough, Nature endows you with a physical blind spot in the back of each eye where the cable goes to the brain and a slew of unconscious blindspots, such as your optical illusions, auditory illusions, and your tactile illusions, ostensibly engineered into your genome for your survival-worthiness in Stone Age conditions. Nature also genetically endowed you with unbounded curiosity, your salvation from any failure of Nature-planted illusions to adapt you to the perils of the immediate occasion.

In answering questions from their constituents about the heavens and the origin and purpose of our species, society “leadership” can infuse blindspots about reality as they wish. Local folklore and dogma about the creation of the universe, as an example, can pass from generation to generation for a thousand years intact.

Discovery of the Monster Individual Blindspot (MIB) came about because we cracked the colossal, never-before-solved problem of transposing a languishing, progressively-degrading  social system (Plan A), the cause, into a flourishing one (Plan B), the effect, and then became curious about the aggressive, hostile organizational pushback for doing so (the cause of this page). As you will see, the functionalities sabotaged by the MIB, i.e., made undiscussable by the authorities, are the catalysts essential for a healthy and psychologically-satisfying life.

What does the Monster Individual Blindspot render undiscussable?

This blindspot conceals the reality that:

  • Your inalienable rights have been taken away
  • You have been bludgeoned into mindless obedience to authority
  • Your curiosity has been locked to “idle”
  • You have been depersonalized and herded into a baitball configuration
  • Your knowledge of cause and effect has been restricted to low-significance matters, always “digging down” to effects, “getting under” the data, never working up towards primary causes
  • Methods for locating the primary cause of organizational dysfunction have been made undiscussable as well
  • The successful social relationships, such as the master/apprentice schema
  • There is a fix (Plan B) for organizational dysfunction, Plan A


To name a few.

What’s within the MIB scope?

Crippled functionalities

  • Curiosity
  • Creativity
  • Making prudent choices of task action
  • Planning
  • Forecasting
  • Selecting
  • Communications
  • Research
  • Design
  • System control
  • Education
  • Operations, producing
  • Adult learning
  • Maintaining
  • Problem solving
  • Innovation
  • Responsibility


To name a few.

Impaired disciplines

  • Science
  • Medicine
  • Engineering
  • Education
  • Adult learning
  • Finance
  • Administration
  • Governance
  • Law
  • Scholarship


To name a few.


This massive blindspot in the individuals of society covers the crucial matter of change. Prudent, effective change, a daily necessity, depends upon sufficient knowledge of cause and effect (C/E) and the skills of its application to the operational reality. In these chaotic times of global social unrest, that’s a tall order. As daily news informs you, crisis management, damage control, is not a fix for primary causation.

Curiosity about cause and effect are central to the process of problem-solving, discovery, and innovation. Anyone pushing against your curiosity about C/E is intentionally hiding something important from you. He fears discovery as the corrupt perpetrator of some crime (the imposter syndrome). C/E is key to understanding what’s going on, what is being thrown at you, and why you are languishing chuck full of cognitive dissonance and insecurity.

Can you think of any mental function more important to your way of life than making prudent choices about allocating your efforts? Can you think of anything more essential to prudent choice-making than trustworthy knowledge about cause and effects in the operational reality of your environment? Can you think of any skill more important to your wellbeing than applying trustworthy knowledge to improve your goal-seeking batting average? What do you think are your chances of making prudent choices based upon garbage information processed by a subconscious mind’s notoriously-untrustworthy intuition?


The editor of a Russian news outlet that angered the Kremlin with its investigations, including into the poisoning of opposition politician Alexei Navalny, said the authorities had declared him, Roman Dobrokhotov, a wanted man. Oct, 2021


Intermediate review

Multiplicity math

  1. There are infinite ∞ ways to make matters worse (fast), including doing nothing
  2. There are few, maybe only one, paths to make things better (slow)
  3. The chance that the right path will be selected by your infamous intuition are: few/∞ = zero

How do you find the path that leads to better?

  1. Learn from the history what “solutions” didn’t work. Avoid them.
  2. Implement the tedious process of elimination to find primary cause (unknown) from failed candidate fixes.
  3. The ultimate goal in this approach is to become futureproof.

C/E in social transactions

If the person you’re dealing with is short on C/E knowledge, Warfield’s Dictum steps in. “Don’t ask them to do what they can’t”

  • Suppressed curiosity, initiative and creativity
  • Defective, insufficient C/E knowledge
  • Insufficient C/E knowledge implementation skills
  • Obedient to (infallible) authority
  • Fearful of their future

To personalize the transaction you have to know about the person’s problem-solving performance record. You have to break silence and see how he reacts. Then, you can set realistic expectations. When management kills curiosity, C/E knowledge and application skills as part of its depersonalization regimen, it forms a workforce baitball that can do only one thing for itself. Giving up on C/E means blending in to the herd, following its groupthink. That marks the end of any chance for trust-building, for meaningful cooperation and collaboration. The popularity of the baitball attests to the invariance of human nature.

How can you trust someone short on C/E who is more interested in gaining social status by authority than competency in production? How can you gatekeep your subconscious imperatives without C/E knowledge? Depending on your intuition (subconscious) to make prudent choices is abdication of your responsibility to yourself and your social systems. Learn the strengths and weaknesses of your subconscious mind and you’ll put your intuition in a straightjacket. This website is loaded with information on your GIGO-bounded subconscious mind.

Curiosity with the C/E skills to go from effects to primary cause is needed to go both ways, from cause to effect and from effects to cause. Goal-seeking entails having the specification of the effect you want and searching for causes you can apply to the system that will “make it so.” Plan on lots of system testing before you release.

Everyone on the planet was socially conditioned the same:

  • Obey authority (number five in the Ten Commandments, Exodus 20:12 NIV)
  • Curiosity killed the cat
  • Don’t rock the boat, change things
  • It doesn’t matter what you think/create
    • Don’t think for yourself
  • Don’t discuss the undiscussables


Perpetrators of the Monster Individual Blindspot

When you identify with what the MIB conceals, you can consider candidate beneficiaries of the fraud, POSIWID. The only way to be certain about cause is through the tedious process of elimination. Once you reflect that Stone Age society had no MIB, no central government, your attention will eventually be directed up the inferential staircase to all the tall hierarchies installed by the industrial revolution.

The perpetrator of cause can’t be the producing classes, the workers. As you know, first hand, they suffer directly from the effects of the MIB. When you add in the fact that, no matter what, the difference in authorized wealth between the ruling class and the working class always increases over time, you hit the causal bullseye – the head shed of the tall hierarchy – the entitled class of conspicuous consumption.

To validate your conclusion, you observe what the authoritarians do as fulltime consumers and especially what they can’t do. What they can do is subordinate the working class by punishments and threats of punishments. What they can’t do is bring prosperity to the organization they mistakenly believe they control.

After a little reflection on these tidbits, you will arrive at your Ho Lee Schmidt moment as promised. It’s not you! It’s them! And, now your conscious mind knows what your subconscious mind has known all along.

Savor the occasion because, in going towards Plan B, you will experience many more refreshing moments of silence-breaking awareness, about 60 at last count

Now what?

You’re already on step one, gaining cognizance about the existence, scope and functionality of the MIB, deliberately implanted by social conditioning. Contemplate on what has been banned from your consciousness by society leadership through  its control of your socialization. Your angst pressure will drop by itself.

Validating the scope of the MIB is ridiculously easy. Just break silence to another human and observe his reaction. Notice that he discusses the undiscussability of the topic before he says anything about the topic itself.

Obediently accommodating the undiscussables commits you to a languishing, unhealthy lifestyle. As mentioned above, while precluding awareness, the MIB also prevents you from knowing that you are fully equipped as-is to flourish. Producing this languishing state of social affairs is an ancient goal of the ruling class, not a fluke of fate. You can interview veterans of the transposition process, of course.

As mentioned earlier, you gain awareness by testing out the silence-breaking matter in your own world. Find evidence to falsify the claims (Popper). Quietly ask others about their curiosity and knowledge regarding cause and effect of, e.g., social unrest. Inspect the definitions of Cause/Effect in the main dictionaries.

It’s not you. It’s others, like Silicon Valley, who have learned how to take advantage of the contemporary MIB and enslave your subconscious mind to its will. The Establishment’s entitled consumers use the MIB to continue getting supplied from the producers, even while they have hammered the producers down to an inferior class of humans, thoroughly depersonalized and impoverished. All it takes to depressurize is awareness of the menace itself.

When you become cognizant of the C/E blindspot already in place, that it can’t change itself for the better, you will understand the cause of the progressive degeneration in society, front-page news. Without intelligent intervention, silence breaking, informed and prudent choice-making, there is no hope.


If you don’t know cause and effect …

When you become conversant with the contents and implications of this menace, individual blindspot by individual blindspot, having validated it for yourself by observation and testing, remind yourself that there is a fix. If not for the fix, the paramount menace to human society would have remained undiscussed. The extreme prevalence of the MIB affirms the invariance of human nature, especially in social relations.

Like you, we were taught that “show me” was the paramount deciding factor for organizational leaders. We never suspected that “show me” was a deception, even in Missouri, the “show me” state. Who wants to know their languishing condition is their own responsibility, the consequences of their ill-informed choices?

Since validating Plan B in 2013, we have personally offered in situ Plan B implementation visits to 50,000 individuals. Not one accepted the “show me” invitation. You can used this same tactic to learn about your audience too. We’ll back up your bluff.

Once you appreciate the scope and sweep of the monster blindspot, you have a free choice to make that otherwise would not be available to you. It is the nature of languishing/flourishing phenomena that amalgams are impossible. Almost making it to flourishing, leaves you stuck at languishing. Alloys of flourishing and languishing are highly unstable and brief. You are free to choose one or the other. You need permission from no one.

Through this silence-breaking, available nowhere else, you have been given an opportunity to make a free choice about the arc of your narrative, a choice between the languishing or the flourishing life. If you choose to remain tethered to the languishing life, as 90% do, you are already there. Your efforts will continue to be consumed in dealing with the streaming consequences of unchecked authoritarianism. It’s the nobrainer path of least organizational resistance, automatically chosen by your subconscious mind. Since your subconscious does not consume all of the cranium’s limited inflow of energy across the blood/brain barrier, glucose, the demands of damage control can occupy your entire day. After day.

If you commit to flourish, the website is a bonanza. You get to learn much more about the monster blindspot and the attainable flourishing state. Finally, the website details the generic process by which Plan A languishing is transposed to Plan B flourishing. Best of all, you have a standing invitation to examine and evaluate the generic process for yourself, on-site, cheek by jowl with veterans. It’s a hell of an experience. Life changing.

As you climb up the cause/effect inferential staircase and increase your awareness of what’s going and why, you will notice your anxiety about organizational dysfunction abates. You are gaining control of your health and welfare. This depressurization releases otherwise tied-up internal energy and gives you choices of allocating your efforts to more worthwhile pursuits you never had before. Restoring your curiosity is always the first move. It is a prelude to energizing your inalienable rights that the ruling class required you to forego upon employment.

The wealth of practical knowledge about flourishing posted on this website about improving your way of life through applied social intelligence is our legacy to society. In this fascinating arena, as you have just witnessed, there is no waiting to receive payoffs and there is nothing to buy.

The original lead-off page of website m-i-t-m.com, for the man in the middle, is the next page in this gallery of pages on the banner menu.

To delve further into the monster individual blindspot of organizational dysfunction, go to the C/E toolshed page.


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