I would love to watch the documentary and will soon but cannot at the moment because of my painfully slow internet speed. Anyway from the premise of
the film it sounds exactly like what I have been reading into these past several months, hence my absence from ATS compared to months earlier.
Although we presumably take completely different paths in determining where society should be, ideally, we at least (myself and the creators of this
film) agree that it was this reckless individualism that brought us to where we are today.
The culture of me, myself, and I, is completely destructive to the individual, the family, community, society at-large, and the entire world. Whether
you are left-wing and view this as reckless individuals polluting the environment with blatant disregard for the consequences because of their endless
consumerism or you are on the right-wing where you view it as a morally destructive force gnawing at the fabric of a once civilized society.
Multinational corporations, globalization, centralization, individualism, reckless pursuit of undefined ‘progress’, and a materialist obsession
that erodes our sense of virtue and identity are all contributors to this destruction of our civilization. In major part it is the fault of
corporations because they want us to ‘buy, buy, buy’ without any regard for the consequences, it is also the political parties because they want
to offer you more for less and ‘to hell with the consequences’, it is the media, ngo’s, think tanks, and the other members of this cabal who
want to use their influence for personal gain, and most of all it is our fault for falling for their lies and deceit after centuries of wise men
warning us about the very thing we are engaged in today.
For me it is both sides of the political spectrum that screwed us over but it was the natural consequence, in my opinion. Our modern society is built
around two ruling ideologies which are treated like religions of old, but both are materialist which reduce everything to the lowest common
denominator and promise some utopia as a result of obedience. Communism/Capitalism it really does not matter, they are two heads of the same coin. The
battle is between Communists/Socialists who promise a classless society after the proletariat revolution, Neoliberals/Neoconservatives promise a just
society when the market mixed with democracy triumphs over the world, and Fascists/Nazis promised a utopia after their nations were ruled by the
These insane dictatorial like ideologies which rule the world can have their undercurrents traced back to the religious idea of Gnosis, it was often
held by those who felt alienated from society and developed an impulse to rule over others. They could not comprehend anything beyond themselves and
their struggles because they were alienated, so the thread which held society together could not be comprehended by them and thus it was torn apart
resulting in WWI and WWII. Do not let anyone fool you, these two wars were ideological battles for control over the world by impulsive men who finally
triumphed over the old order and wanted to establish a new one. That is where the Neoliberal/Neoconservative mantra of ‘making the world safe for
democracy’ came from, Woodrow Wilson who violently hated the Aristocracy and Monarchy of Europe (i.e. Habsburgs).
There was a truly subversive organization known as the Institute for Social Research, Frankfurt School, which did the horrible thing of mixing Sigmund
Freud with Karl Marx. This created Freudian Marxism because they came to the conclusion that the only way to overthrow the bourgeois with a
proletariat revolution was to abolish Western culture, George Lukacs was the founder of this idea. He was a Hungarian who took over the education
system after the Soviets seized power in Hungary, he began teaching young children to become sexually active, about homosexuality, etc… and he was
deeply despised. So when the Rumanian Army invaded to overthrow the Socialist regime the Hungarians never fought back. He fled Hungary to help found
the ISR in Germany until they were kicked out by Adolf Hitler in the 1930s.
They first implemented their ideas under the Roosevelt and Truman administrations when they were allowed into allied occupied Germany to try their
ideas, which along with the help of Tavistoc, became the foundation for sensitivity training and was used on Germans after the war described as
possible Nazis, including Conservatives who were in fact part of the plot to kill Hitler which had an entire movie based on them (Valkyrie). Once the
testing was completed they return to their writings which gained popularity in Western universities sociology classes in the 1950s. By the 1960s their
work was so powerful that it became the basis for an entire movement in the ‘60s known as the counterculture movement that had its roots in the
Frankfurt School, especially Marcuse’s book ‘Eros and Civilization’.
Their ideas were critical in developing sociology and psychology during that era into the present. It was not unintentional, they wanted to bring
about the proletariat revolution and made it perfectly clear in their writings how they would do just that. It would happen by creating a new
proletariat in the West of non-integrated minorities, immigrants, radical intelligentsia, and support for critical theory which formed the basis of
all ethnic studies, which began in the 1960s. Most important though was the overthrow of the ‘authoritarian personality’ which they claimed was
developed in the patriarchal nuclear family, they would do this by encouraging drug use, sexual promiscuity, irreligion, rebellion, and coined the
term ‘make love – not war’.
What this led to was the creation of ‘political correctness’ and ‘social individualism’. When these two ideas blossomed it allowed for
corporations to exploit the newly deconstructed social barriers of society by selling new products that would have been considered ‘taboo’ before
and people would not feel the social restraint that would have compelled them not to indulge in consumer goods like before the counterculture
revolution. This corporate exploitation was further encouraged by the rise of the economic individualism espoused by Ronald Reagan and Margaret
Thatcher. So it become combined, the social individualism which sprung from the 1960s met the economic individualism which sprung from the 1980s.
What did this culminate in? Well it led to the rise of the ‘Third Way’ of Bill Clinton and Tony Blair where they could both outsource jobs, open
up borders, expand globalization, support corporations, and at the same time be the most culturally left-wing leaders in history. Big business
benefited from the right-wing demanding economic freedom and the left-wing demanding social freedom along with their bleeding heart mentality.
Immigration is the perfect example, the left-wing say it is inhumane and even racist to oppose mass immigration (we are all children of the earth) and
the right-wing will say that we need to let businesses decide their employees and the wages, two different sides espousing two different values which
end at the same result (big business gets rich at our expense).
We cannot speak out against it because of the state and socially established speech known as ‘political correctness’, well you know every great
totalitarian regime/ideology has to have its own speech codes. The corporations and media are the best places to view this, which is in part why the
whole ‘conspiracy of multinational corporations and communism’ was not some paranoid nightmare it became reality. Where did many ex-communists go
after Communism and even Socialism lost its place in the world during the 1970s? They joined corporations, media, etc… and through that they
‘moderated’ their positions creating/influencing the Environmentalist, Neoliberal, Globalization, and Neoconservative movement which can all be
labeled ‘Third Way’.
edit on 12/11/2011 by Misoir because: (no reason given)