Polyergus of the Brave New World

Parasitism is a pervasive phenomenon in which a parasite gains control over the life of a targeted host. This is carried out by virtually all species on earth.

Forget ‘the elite’ or ‘the globalists’, it’s time to coin a new definition for the individuals and groups that control the structure of this world: Polyergus!

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The slave-making ant. Photo: NRT

Parasitism is a pervasive phenomenon in which a parasite gains control over the life of a targeted host. This is carried out by virtually all species on earth — including humans.

Forget ‘the elite’ or ‘the globalists’, it’s time to coin a new definition for the individuals and groups that control the structure of this world: Polyergus!

SOCIAL PARASITE BEHAVIOURS

Parasites: We understand the meaning of the word and what these types of animals are capable of, but few outside of the realm of academic research have taken the time to distinguish between the behaviours of these creatures and human counterparts.

Highly social animals used sophisticated recognition systems to identify colony members and deny foreign individuals access to their territory.

Social parasites, however, are capable of breaking the recognition code so that they can thrive unopposed within the colonies of their hosts. 

Parasitism is a symbiotic relationship between species, where one organism, the parasite, lives on or in another organism, the host, causing it harm while adapted structurally to this way of life. 

For example, some worms induce crickets and other terrestrial insects to commit suicide in water, enabling the exit of the parasite into an aquatic environment favorable to its reproduction.

However, for most parasites, narcissists rarely kill their hosts (although malignant ones may subject them to extreme violence). But like the mind-altering variety of parasite, the narcissist works to control the “brains” of suppliers through a wide range of manipulations.

The narcissist continuously orchestrates the “reality” around the host by enlisting others in supporting delusions of grandeur and punishing and/or rejecting them if they do not comply.

The host workers don’t notice, nurturing the invader’s pupae, foraging for food and keeping up nest maintenance as usual. The parasite (deceptively) sits on top of the thrown from the start.

While many of these methods are well-documented in numerous fields of study and show a commonality of force involved, one particular type of animal bares striking resemblence to the so-called ‘elite’ at the top of our Control Structure.

Let us examine the influence of the socially parasitic slave-making ant, Polyergus, and effects on recognition system of its slaves. What can the behaviours of this ant tell us about the world?

THE SLAVE-MAKING ANT

Slave-making ants called Polyergus are obligate social parasites that depend entirely on their host for nest maintenance, brood care, and foraging.

For ants, cuticular hydrocarbons (a type of scent) serves as the labels used to ascertain nest membership and to ward off enemy invaders from their territories. 

However, in the case of this ant, a mated Polyergus queen will infiltrate a host nest, kill the nest’s queen, obtain the queen’s chemical scent and take her place as the new queen of the colony. 

After usurpation, the host workers rear the Polyergus queen’s offspring, which are essentially slave-making workers. With the host queen eliminated, Polyergus workers must replenish their supply of slaves by kidnapping pupae from neighboring colonies. 

According to a study of Polyergus published on the Public Library of Science, their behaviours can be described like this:

“Studies show that Polyergus raid several different Formica colonies annually [52, 53]. As a result, ants from different Formica colonies (all of the same species) coexist within the same nest as the Polyergus workers and queen.

Slave-making ants appear to take advantage of the fact that their kidnapped host workers, after eclosion, imprint on the chemical cues of individuals they encounter. 

They then use this information as a reference for nestmate-specific odor cues later in life, resulting in the integration of enslaved workers into the slave-maker colony [54, 55].”

Polyergus species are obligate social parasites, wholly dependent on the host (enslaved) species to carry out all of the tasks necessary for colony function (foraging, maintenance, brood rearing). 

This form of social parasitism is unusual among ants, but the methodology has evolved several times independently in the ant subfamilies Myrmicinae and Formicinae.

What is the point of this analysis, you may ask? Well, when one examines the characteristics of this slave-making ant and the ‘rulers’ of the Brave New World system before us, new perspectives are bound to form in relation to their behaviours and so-called power and control. 

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ARE THEY REALLY ‘ELITE’?

Research has uncovered many parasite-host relationships in which the parasite actually alters the brain and behavior of its host to make it assist in fulfilling vital parts of the parasite’s life cycle.

Parasites are usually considered to use their hosts as a resource for energy and they are by nature dependent on other people for their emotional survival. If they were loners, many lives would be spared immeasurable misery and could not survive on their own.

Does this sound at all familiar to you? Any particular group in the human world spring to mind?

In human comparison, parasitic individuals and groups persistently pursue others to obtain their “narcissistic supply,” or sense of worth in life. The narcissist as human parasite usually takes a heavy emotional and physiological toll on their ‘suppliers’.

A parasite gathers food and maintains survival via another organism, harming, but not killing it.

Similarly, the human Polyergus that control ‘the monopoly board’ of this system use humans as a source of energy and as a mechanism for survival, while sitting on top of various hierarchies.

They too, have gained these positions of power and influence based on deceptions, and the hierarchies (or ultimate positions of power) serve as the control of the ‘nest’.

Understanding narcissism of Polyergus through the lens of parasitism explains their need to ‘feed’ on others as a means of supply. A destabilized identity is a common theme in this way of thinking.

Their incomplete sense of being compels them to seek self-worth elsewhere, either by aligning themselves with high-status people and/or by devaluing and dissociating from those who either threaten their false persona or who somehow ‘lower’ their status.

Deliberate, manipulative and exploitative elements of the Polyergus — combined with the sheer cowardness of their actions to gain control — perfectly characterise what many in the ACT Realm would describe as ‘the elite’ or ‘the globalists’.

The core philosophy of parasitism centers around a person or group consistently taking advantage of the kindness and resources of then ‘host’, without any desire to reciprocate or contribute in any meaningful way.

This exploitation is fueled by a sense of entitlement, a lack of responsibility, motivation and self-control. 

Forget giving these ratbags as much praise as they recieve. They are not ‘elite’ or special in any way — they are simply parasites masquerading as the heads of our ‘nests’. Moving forward, comparing them to a maniacal, cowardly and self-centered ant is more-than-fitting a title for them.

Move over, Polyergus of the Brave New World — your game is coming to an end!


RELATED CONTENT

Parasitic Ants and Their Slaves | California Academy of Sciences

The Effect of Social Parasitism by Polyergus breviceps on the Nestmate Recognition System of Its Host, Formica altipetens | Public Library of Science

Natural History of the Slave Making Ant, Polyergus lucidus, Sensu lato in Northern Florida and Its Three Formica pallidefulva Group Hosts | Journal of Insect Science

The Narcissistic Family: Cast of Characters and Glossary of Terms | NFF

Adult Children of Narcissists Face Trauma-Induced Health Risks | NFF

What the Narcissist Fears Most | NFF



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6 comments on “Polyergus of the Brave New World”

  1. Love it. They shall henceforth be known by and referred to as POLYERGUS!
    On a side note, anyone researching sociopathy and psychopathy can easily make the connection to these POLYERGUS that rule us.

  2. In the grand scheme of things, each individual is created & born equal.

    The lunatics have been running the world (via proxy), for many centuries now.
    Hopefully it won’t be for much longer.

  3. wow, im sure you saw the red tube video , Planets of the Humans.

    im glad you see the inter connectivity of us all Ethan , I had a glimpse recently of it recently and it blew me away

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