the digital world of the internet and the internal world of the psyche hold married hands when it comes to unconscious shadow projection because the digital is a kind of passive landscape that offers a plethora of opportunities for someone who doesn’t want responsibility/agency for their own actions.
In my opinion some of the most problematic issues that exist within the functionality, development and existence of the internet or technology in general is the CONVIENCE it offers, this is because when living in our modern world extreme convince, in any form, can be antithetical to the convenience we truly desire, that in return it becomes a convenience for negative human functioning, that extreme convenience produces human inertia from the disjointed relationship technology has with the physical world. This is allowed because when the mental-mind discovers the digital the personal mental reality itself conjoins onto the digital reality because the structure of the digital complements the mental, subjective psyche.
The digital is not something that performs in the physical but is of mental performance, the psychic world which consists of thought and consciousness is the same as the digital but the digital is a presentation of all that proceeds from the collective psyche of all other people and that which they invest into it.
So the reason why the shadow gets involved is because the digital acts as a psychological compensation for the real world, why is it allowed to be a compensation? Because its existence is a lesser burden then the real world and this is the purest reason why CONVIENCE is in many ways a LIE to your true self and is the term that will probably (through the entrainment of passivity) bring the human race to its last breath because convenience is that which takes away effort and raises inertia or the thing that slowly transforms you from active subject INTO object, nothing else then an inactive consumer which is ultimately, easier for someone else to control.
Thus, not only of general convenience but of psychological convenience, to simply project the shadow into the digital because the digital acts as a convenient avoidance of your own psychological mind which IS connected with the physical world, what occurs is then a purely mental mind game or a twofold mental mind game of projecting from the mental into the digital in a looping fashion unconsciously, and this is of course much more preferable for the unconscious then doing it externally through the body, due to, of course: convenience.
It can be well said that the entire psychology and imagination of a generation has been projected into the digital in many different forms but how often are those projections CAUSED by the REJECTION of the individual within society? That societies continuous rejection of the individual (for whatever reason) is internalised which causes an affirmation for a digital replacement, maybe the parents ignore the child, treats them badly or many other various reasons, but ultimately, the digital world becomes a possible unconscious convenient paradise for anonymity and mentally repressed projections for the sake of catharsis, satisfaction or pitiful relief presented (if seen consciously) in some of the most toxic forms.
The narcissistic consumer culture (which we all have been entrained into to some degree) upholds the narcissistic personalities which have unfolded from its duration, and thus, cause empowerment to those which perform the many toxic projections made on twitter, for example, to and towards people who have got nothing to do with their actual real lives, weather it be negative abuse it in many instances comes from a much more personal place of internal inferiority given the particular subject and circumstance, the movement of online cancel culture may just be one of many examples of the collective shadow present in the digital sphere, where again it may just be motivated more so by shadow projection as a coping mechanism, to cancel something in society may be a short term relief then to actually deal with the real, internal repression, for example: someone might be rallying against free speech but the reason why is REALLY because they are projecting the flaws of their past, repressed experience onto its suitable external object because something from the harsh truth of free speech hurt them in the past.
This even goes deeper in relation to the digital because what if we enter or begin to enter an authoritarian system!!?? People will be very scared of the powers in place, they will be frightened because their actions of free movement and expression and of any particular rights will be deemed non-negotiable with the use of fee’s, court orders and arrests being made against those who commit to their own born right of individual sovereignty, so in many instances, the newly learnt psychological conditioning of what is now “BAD” behaviour and the emotional, built-up friction against those demands will be pushed into the shadow, repressed. But, the digital sphere will allow itself as a, once again: “convenient” place for expression without much or any real world-wide progression being made, especially if it is seen and used as place for venting, thus, it would be very likely that the state, in this instance, would formulate a negative stereotype or group identity of those individuals for the sake of using them as a targeted scapegoat for collective shadow projection of the newly conditioned people, because overtime, the people will repress their own emotions due to fear, so for a successful process like this to occur the authoritarian power (which is the cause for repression out of fear) would need to collectively redirect that repressed, built up anger (through propaganda) to something much more suitable for their own benefit, or that which goes against the authoritarian agenda and use its existence as the primary limiting factor to the some what fake, utopian development of FREEDOM that is promised in the near future, therefore, by making it the primary limiting factor for freedom, the progress to conflict and acceptance for conflict will be very likely because the propaganda would teach something along the lines of: “defeat the scapegoat for a better future” which is tapping into the desperation of the people, their psychological egoism, and the fake truth for a better future.
For an authoritarian system to work, group-think is of prime necessity because the existence of group think not only dissolves the uniqueness of varying public opinion but also makes people in general much more easier to control, this accepted behaviour inevitably places an extremely negative stigma against any kind of free thought, free speech and freedom associate with life-itself which is all dependant on how deep the injection goes.
(PS: I RECOMMEND YOU COME BACK TO THIS ARTICLE IF LOCKDOWN REMAINS AFTER JULY 2021 IN THE UK, THE REASON/EXCUSE WHY I THINK WILL MOST LIKELY BE DOWN TO LOW VACCINE UPTAKE, BUT, USE WHAT IS SAID IN THIS ARTICLE TO SEE HOW THEY FURTHER THE NEGATIVE STIGMA TOWARDS GENERAL, RATIONAL SKEPTICS, AS THOSE PEOPLE WILL BE PROJECTED BY THE GOVERNMENT NEGATIVELY AS THE LIMITING FACTOR TO “FREEDOM” WHEN TRULY, THE REAL LIMITING FACTOR IS THE STATE ITSELF, LOCKDOWNS NET MORE NEGATIVES THEN POSITIVES, FACT.)