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In order to stifle all revolt in advance, no violent means should be used. Methods such as those of Hitler are obsolete. It is enough to create a collective conditioning so powerful that the very idea of revolt would not arise in the minds of men.
It would be ideal to shape individuals at birth by limiting their innate biological aptitudes. Then, we would continue the conditioning by reducing education in a drastic way, replacing it with a form of professional insertion. An uncultivated/uneducated individual has only a limited thought horizon and the more his thoughts are narrowed to mediocre preoccupations, the less he can revolt. We have to make it so access to knowledge becomes more and more difficult and elitist. That the divide between the people and science keeps growing, that the information destined to the public be sanitized of any subversive content.
Above all, no philosophy. Then again, we need to use persuasion instead of direct violence : we would massively diffuse, via television, entertainments that seek an emotional or instinctive response. We would occupy the minds with what is futile and recreational/fun/playful. It is good, with chitchat and incessant music, to prevent the mind of thinking. We would place sexuality at the front of human interests because there is no better social anaesthetic.
In general, we would make it so to banish seriousness from existence, to deride everything that has a high value, to maintain a constant glorification of lightness; so that the euphoria of advertising becomes the standard of human happiness and the freedom model. The conditioning would produce by itself such an integration, that the only fear - that we would need to maintain - would be that of being excluded from the system and thus no longer able to access the necessary conditions for happiness.
The mass man thus produced should be treated as what it is: a calf, and should be monitored as must a herd. Anything that helps to lull his lucidity is socially good, everything that threatens to awaken it should be ridiculed, suppressed, fought. Any doctrine questioning the system must first be designated as subversive and terrorist and those who support it must then be treated as such. There is, however, a very easy way to bribe a subversive individual: just offer him money and power.
originally posted by: TechniXcality
a reply to: [post=17960145]
For the sake of argument how can you criticize one mans medium of happiness in what way is it wrong.dose considering the worlds injustices and misgivings make you happier than the victims of the system you criticize ? Or dose it lead to a type of nihilism and general apathetic world views?
originally posted by: CJCrawley
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Great thread, very interesting.
I would question if it is an overarching conspiracy, or else just the natural evolution of the consumerist West.
But it's a pretty accurate appraisal.
Higher values, philosophy, introspection, all those things are being ridiculed. It has become cool to be ignorant. Reality tv is an example of that
originally posted by: TechniXcality
a reply to: gosseyn
But potential is so very hard to define and arguably none quantifiable. Therefore whos to say that victims of societal manipulation had any potential beyond what is currently being realized. And that even without a mass manipulation machine they would still fall victim to manipulation as it is very much within there potential
originally posted by: SystemResistor
The biggest hurdle for those that are consciously aware of mass-conditioning is to realise how ingenious it is, and really, give credit where credit is due to those that are responsible for it. There are many different levels to it and it aims at sacrificing individuality for collectivity. The advice for the "deviant" that longs for their individualities to be accepted in this modern attempt at "standardisation" is to play their part, and when no one is around, when they can get away with it, express themselves truthfully.
Laugh, cry, scream your guts out, talk to yourself incessantly, plan to take over the world, let it out.
And whatever you do, don't be ashamed of who you are.
Can you see us in the future, still ourselves, watching the automatons go about their business...
I can - you can spot me, the self-conceited one, wandering through the crowds, folding my arms and not batting an eye.