So amusing how effective the divide and conquer program is.
This isn’t about numbers or even trust. It’s about corporate beneficiaries of expertly manufactured bitterness and infighting.
Government is the only real enemy corporations have. Thus corporations spend billions infiltrating via lobby and election funding/manipulation, and use that influence to degenerate government, to make it the untrustworthy parasitic thing so many of us tragically know it to be by and large in so many critical contexts, expressly to make us want to burn it rather than fix it. And failing that, to make us blame some other group, thing, or person. Something that is actually our ally from their perspective.
Though of course race and culture differences make that incredibly hard to intuit. After all, what right wing tea party tough guy can admit for a millisecond he has anything in common geopolitically with an exploited inner-city black mother?
That same black has probably been just as mind hacked as the hateful apparently have been, and hates you right back. If they even have the luxury of time to think of your existence at all, which is rare.
Regardless, what they want is for you to do anything but place blame where it actually belongs. Cynically, I can’t help but think maybe they deserve to be in charge given how expertly they manipulate the vast bulk of our emotions. But then if they were really that good, we would love them would we not? Their incompetence is obvious and heartening.
So called anti government types get their teen angst hate-the-man rage so expertly diverted away from its rightful target that nothing changes. At best. Very often things get worse. This helps them because the natural response, thanks to confirmation bias is to keep doing more of the same, creating a negative feedback loop.
Why? Because when people do things and they don’t work, they almost always think of whether or not they should do more or less of a thing, not whether they should do a different thing.
It’s so insidiously effective and yet painfully frustratingly obvious from the outside.
It essentially goes like this:
- 1% manipulates mass emotion to invent the extreme right wing (see origins of tea party, follow the money)
- 1% buys/corrupts the right wing from inside and out (explore history of actual smaller government fiscal conservatives, and how that morphed into police state corporate monopoly conservatives)
- Right wing sabotages everything good about government and blames left wing and compassion itself.
- 1% partly infiltrates left wing
- Infiltrated progressive elements compromise to uselessness, empowering further sabotage and manipulation.
- People as a result hate each other and government as distraction prevails.
- 1% profits rise meteorically (Again, follow the money.)
- 1% invests share of profits in politics and public relations manipulation. (The rise of the billionaire donor.) Lather rinse repeat.
If you say you already know government is corrupt then how dumb is it to blame government itself as your enemy? That’s a paradox. Think about it. If a corrupted government is a bad thing, then obviously an uncorrupted government is a good thing.
Either way your enemy is whatever corrupted the government, not government itself. That’s painfully easy to see if you follow the money. Or as they say in lobbying circles “lean towards the green” and they aren’t talking about the environment.
The sad point is this:
Democracy always puts the most effectively manipulative group in charge.
But of course most everyone on the right is likely to just slap a label on me which some corporate PR wizard invented to keep them all hating in the wrong, albeit comfortable, direction. Anywhere other than your true enemy.
Blame leftists, blame minorities, blame gays, blame men, blame women, blame poor people, blame technology, blame education, blame the sick, blame the old, blame the young, blame drugs, blame crime, blame compassion, etc. Just whatever you do don’t blame the 1%.
“A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.” ~Max Planck
If he couldn’t convince his genius peers of basic things he could prove, what makes anyone think they can convince emotionally manipulated people who don’t have the time or inclination (or occasionally the ability,) to rationally self/policy examine?
These tea party types will likely literally die bitterly blaming one or more of their actual allies, having spent their entire life profiting their true enemy. Our only long term hope is that their children are wiser people than they, which fortunately, even among the broken, is a shared goal.
Any wise and compassionate parent wants their children to do and be better than they did.
As for the rest of you, cling to your illusions, or risk shedding them. The only thing that will change is how painful or how awesome your personal future is as a result.
See also: http://underlore.com/who-owns-your-limbic-system/