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Introducing Stella's Book Club on the Weaponization of Loneliness

Updated: Apr 12

Welcome to my new website www.stellasbookclub.com! The central theme is the subject of my book The Weaponization of Loneliness. I hope this website can be a place to better understand how tyrants use the natural human fear of isolation to silence us in order to to control our speech, our relationships, and our thoughts. This is key to understanding how propaganda works.


I believe such knowledge is critical to reviving civil society and freedom. So I came up with the idea of book clubs as a way for people to break out of their isolation and speak openly about the weaponization of loneliness in friendly groups. I hope these circles of trust and learning can help more of us take a clinical look at the process of the weaponization of loneliness. We can then learn to detect that process wherever we go, while building the inner strength to resist it. We cultivate a spirit of camaraderie when we share our observations and exchange ideas on the subject. A good discussion group can assure us we are not alone in our fears, nor in our hopes for real freedom.


Introducing Stella's Book Club on the Weaponization of Loneliness

"Knowledge is Power." Thomas Jefferson's Bookcase at Monticello (Wikimedia Commons)


This new website will also be a clearinghouse for most of my work, many of my interviews, and the essays that I've published through the years, including those on my previous blog site.  To get an idea of the materials the book club will cover, take a look at the bibliography on this website. It's multi-media, which means I will be supplementing the book selections with other materials, such as articles and clips from documentaries and movies.


Stella's Book Club is structured so that we first get familiar with the thesis by looking at all of the elements in my book The Weaponization of Loneliness: How Tyrants Stoke Our Fear of Isolation to Silence, Divide, and Conquer. I recommend four sessions because there is so much material to cover. If you're ambitious, you can condense it to fewer sessions. Try to allow time to absorb the materials.


Guides with study questions for each session will be posted to my book club website. Starting with the fifth session (or third or fourth if you decided to condense) I'll draw from titles in the select bibliography you can find on the website. So the "Fifth Session" will be designated as the first to draw from other works related to the thesis of The Weaponization of Loneliness, beginning with the must-read classic, The Rape of the Mind by Joost Meerloo.


You can start a book club of your own on this topic, using the portal on my website to contact other members of your club with comments and questions and to arrange for your meetings.


I hope you'll start or join a book club of your own. And I hope you'll subscribe to this website! Welcome!  Weaponization of Loneliness Stella's Book Club



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Unknown member
Feb 29

Stella, thank you for initiating this timely endeavor! Time is of the essence for each one of us who cherish Freedom, Liberty and our American Republic to understand both the lure and the treachery of propaganda. We humans are not meant to be alone. We must forge and strengthen our bonds to protect against the weaponization of loneliness and the tyrannical forces that promote it. We are stronger together!

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Feb 29
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Thank YOU!! I'm thrilled by your awareness of the problem and by your support! As more people become aware of the weaponization of loneliness, they will be better able to resist it. And the best way to do this is through friendly groups where we can speak openly about these things. WELCOME!

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