There's a thread at this site called "Anti-trumpism is fanaticism". What immediately pops into my mind is anger- and the words "bull$hit". This is a
reversal of the actual reality, I tell myself, and it is.
Mussolini, Hitler, Franco, Corporatism, World-Government by the .1% of the 1%.
These are facts, and capitalism has repetitively "explored" these cycles before. It is not a coincidence that the weimar republic - a free-thinking
democratic period of Germany history which followed upon the trauma of the collapse of the "2nd" Reich with World War I. Does today not look
Then the collapse of 1929 comes, and the German republic becomes shaky again. The nazi's - conservative fanatics unable to accept the reality of
evolutionary change towards a more compassionate society - are Humans with an unhealthy positive relationship to evil. People of this ilk - or Humans
who get caught up within this emotional-social vector ("a culture") - are always an extreme example of self-belief which believes external conditions
will always be there - always be recreateable - and that they, god-men, will somehow "transcend" it all. The details - and mechanisms - are shaky,
ambiguous, and insane. To put it simply: when a person crosses a certain threshold into a cult worship of masculinity, strength, and power i.e. see
obelisk, the self is now petrified at the thought of "falling", or losing a grip, falling apart, and heaven forbid, actually be forced to account for
dynamical effects in the world brought about by their unique agency.
It's a systemic effect of social-breakdown, akin to the cascades which happen in nature, where if a producer population goes down, the herbivore which
relies upon this prodocer will need to find a new producer if it is to survive. If it cannot, the herbivore population goes down too. With the
herbiore population down, the carnivore population, in turn, is effected.
In the Human social-world, the economic downturns of capitalism ALWAYS BRINGS FASCISM WITH IT
. It is this a brazen lie to say that Trump or
anything about him is over-blown. It is precisely a tactic designed on 'letting down of our guards' - to render us docile, lulled, and out of touch
with legislative changes. Vigilance in this way is like putting on the brakes: they can't go fast enough or smoothly enough without everything they do
being analyzed and put under the microscope.
The collapse of the Soviet Union gave birth to the Nazi-style propaganda of Vladamir Putin, who has ruled Russia since the late 90's. Within Russia, a
Machiavellian ethic separates those who are pro-state and corporations (a very small minority) and those who are taken in by the states propaganda;
and everyone else.
Same process - same effect: traumatic "fall from grace" (i.e. some ideal), and in it's emerges a stringent, hyper-idealistic replacement which
embellishes, exaggerates, and generally distorts facts of reality. At the same time, the news media relativizes the change as if it were something
which could be contained - which wasn't, day by day, inching closer to that boiling point - where the media no longer functions in the way it was
designed, and it becomes, like Fox News, Breitbart, Infowars, and other hyper-conservative sites, a mouthpiece for the ultra-rich and
For instance, how does this picture feel to you?
I don't get it. The red ink. The sense of gravity - a complete legitimatization of the claim, and addressing it, as if it to be ultra-dramatic, as if
it were a real question.
This is the hegelian dialectic behavior that many people rightly detect between the corporate "right" and the corporate left. If Time weren't
retarded, it would not ASK A QUESTION, but make an ASSERTION - an EXCLAMATION OF TRUTH: FACTS ARE REAL
, and not, "is Truth Dead"?
Do not believe their claim to naivety: these people are in the craft of subtle manipulation of awareness through colors, phrases, and other structural
manipulations of the medium they communicate to you with.
It is dishonest - morally inept conmen - to be related to in this "artificial programming" sort of way. The asking of the question in this way IS THE
MESSAGE, as Marshall Mcluhan understood, the medium can be a big part - even the main part - of a message.
“Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thought-crime literally impossible,
because there will be no words in which to express it. Every concept that can ever be needed will be expressed by exactly one word, with its meaning
rigidly defined and all its subsidiary meanings rubbed out and forgotten. . . . The process will still be continuing long after you and I are dead.
Every year fewer and fewer words, and the range of consciousness always a little smaller. Even now, of course, there's no reason or excuse for
committing thought-crime. It's merely a question of self-discipline, reality-control. But in the end there won't be any need even for that. . . . Has
it ever occurred to you, Winston, that by the year 2050, at the very latest, not a single human being will be alive who could understand such a
conversation as we are having now?”
You think this preference for twitter is by accident? Is there any reflection upon Orwell's concept - a best seller, and yet it is happening before
our eyes, in the neuroscience era, with almost no mainstream media exploring the significance of the twitter-relationship between Trump and his
audiences? You don't see this as not merely an effort - but an effective effort, which will further reduce - and trivialize - the presidents
relationship to the social, economic and moral life of a nation?
It's clever. Ingenious, how subtly they act upon the emotions through such schemes. It is a simple application of the "adjacent possible" within the
heglian tension of opposites and the affordance that opens up as a resolution.
But people need to be mindful of this. An educated population is a MUST if democracy is going to work. The Simpsons, Family Guy, etc, is not safe for
people who don't read - as their emotions/feelings become entrained to function in superficial ways - largely due to the inculcation of ways-of-being
through T.V shows like the Simpsons.
I appreciate goofiness - and being mindful of the "polarizing" tendency that tends to occur when we recognize something off - I don't want to lose the
pleasure I get from nihilistic comedy (understood and appreciated within the context of "play" i.e. fantasy) - but I also don't want to be an insane
person who denies simple neuroscientific realities that are very simple: you ARE what you DO. If you don't read, or don't have conversations of any
kind that expand your mental-cognitive/forebrain connections, then you will think and judge in simplistic ways - with simple referents that hold undue
"force" for your thinking - and not just that, in being a citizen, will experience your opinion as factually 'truer' than those you disagree with -
and so will pridefully defend because your views are intrinsic to your affect-regulation i.e. how you feel about yourself.
See the problem? Liberty needs to be complemented by responsibility, otherwise manipulative Humans will take advantage of the emotional imbalances
that liberty - unregulated by a responsibly organized mind - will ALWAYS create.
How did Trump win? Did anti-intellectualism not play a big part?
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