caitlin on hackable minds
via fabiana cecin tweet :
notes/quotes from caitlin johnstone’s essay – linked to tweet – Marching To The Beat Of The Imperial Machine: Notes From The Edge Of The Narrative Matrix – march 2023 [https://caitlinjohnstone.substack.com/p/marching-to-the-beat-of-the-imperial]:
The problem that *underpins most other problems in modern times is that human minds are highly hackable, and that the science of hacking them at mass scale has been advancing since Bernays over a century ago. This is what keeps people consenting to the destructive and exploitative agendas of the powerful against their own interest
like whales in sea world.. we have no idea what legit free people are like .. black science of people/whales law et al
The fact that our minds are being manipulated at mass scale throughout our civilization is the most significant thing happening in the world by far, but hardly anyone talks about it, because hardly anyone knows it’s happening. And a lot of power rides on keeping it that way..t
need 1st/most: means to undo our hierarchical listening to self/others/nature so we can org around legit needs
It works like this:
- As many people as possible are herded into two mainstream political factions who pretend to oppose each other while in reality working together to advance the interests of the powerful.
- Those who can’t be herded into the two mainstream factions are herded toward fake “populist” factions, who then herd them into the mainstream factions.
- Those who can’t be herded into either category are marginalized into invisibility.
the lion’s share of the empire’s manipulations just go toward keeping people marching to the beat of the imperial machine..t
myth of tragedy and lord.. myth of normal.. graeber make it diff law.. et al
Many people, maybe even most people, are to some extent aware that our entire civilization is bullshit. Relatively few are able to describe exactly how and why it’s bullshit, though, because there’s so much bullshit it’s hard to get a clear view of how the bullshit is happening.. t
quiet enough to see thru the whalespeak
pluralistic ignorance et al
It’s hard to understand how and why our civilization is bullshit exactly because our civilization is bullshit. It’s rife with lies, the teachers feed us lies, the algorithms feed us lies, and we’re trained to look for information in areas that will turn up lies.
Getting a lucid understanding of what’s going on in the world is very much the same: you suspect you’re being bullshitted, but every source that turns up when you try to learn about stuff assures you that it’s all good and the world works just like you were taught in school.
In a civilization that’s made of bullshit, it’s rare to gain solid enough footing and high enough ground to be able to look around and clearly see how all the bullshit is happening. Everything here is geared toward preventing us from gaining that footing. It takes hard, diligent work, and more than a little luck..t
cummings art\ist law.. olivier wrong about you law.. et al
takes a lot of work and luck not needed.. if use ai as nonjudgmental expo labeling: means for global detox/re\set