The Future of the World Echoes Science Fiction
The death of individuality. This is what is coming in America and eventually the world in the 21st century, already arriving in bite-size pieces.
We are already commanded from childhood as to what paths we can take in life by the government, stuck into State-run indoctrination facilities disguised as schools at the tender age of 4 or 5 and forced to remain there until age 18. If your parents do not comply, they will be arrested as this woman recently was because her honor-roll son racked up a whopping 3 unexcused absences.
Charlotte Thomson-Iserbyt was the Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Educational Research and Improvement in the U.S. Department of Education under Ronald Reagan. Thomson-Iserbyt later turned into a whistle blower and spoke about the changes that were being develped for the public education system in the 1980s to facilitate the Department’s goal of Limited Learning for Lifelong Labor. The goal is churning out graduates who follow instructions and authority well, but who are not very good critical thinkers.
After high school we have been thoroughly brainwashed into trusting the system for the past 13 years. So, we believe college is the only way to get a comfortable middle class job. We are fed these myths by a government that benefits itself shackling young people with non-bankruptable debt. So, naturally we go and rack up an average of $30,000 in debt which makes us nice and pliable to our future employers.
We then live a life working 40-60 hours a week or more while the outlets for our Freudian id are limited to shopping, eating, watching football and bitching about politicians that we no longer control, until we retire. Heterosexuality is being criminalized (prostitution is illegal but all forms of gay sex are sacrosanct in America as just one example of this; another example are rape laws that heavily favor women which led to the Duke Lacrosse incident among others.) Our government spent all the money in the Social Security trust fund which means the program is going bankrupt. So, retirement may not be an option anymore. Working until one falls over dead may become the norm.
This pre-planned, cookie cutter life is already the status quo, the bite-size taste of what’s to come that is already being implemented. Things get worse.
Resistance is Futile
Once we are all RFID chipped (these chips already in our Passports, next they will be in our Drivers Licenses, and later implanted into our bodies with GPS capabilities) everything about us can be controlled electronically. The endless rules and regulations already on the books will be enforced by software that tracks our every move and by then our every word, all safeguarded by a totally digital money supply. Taxes and fines will be automatically deducted from your chip.
Once the vision of having us all chipped is realized, the future beings to look like the one presented in the 1990s television series Star Trek: The Next Generation through their arch enemies the Borg. Instead of the free (if paradoxically socialistic) society presented by the protagonists in Star Trek, the future America is pushing on its citizens and the rest of the world echoes the communist collectivism of the Borg.
The Borg hailing message represents what the corporate-government elite expect of other cultures in the world who haven’t yet swallowed the pills of materialism, feminism, and nihilism:
Existence as you know it is over. Your life as it has been is over. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. From this time forward, you will service us. Your culture will adapt to service us. Resistance is futile.
Assimilation into the collective will be facilitated by the corporate-government complex’s economic control of the world. The very existence of a corporate-government complex means we no longer live in a free market as envisioned by our founders. Increasingly, corporations control virtually every aspect of the market and through the use of government force the individual is being turned into servants of these corporations.
What’s worse, left and right have been hopelessly vivisected against each other by these interests when they really should be natural allies, at least against misplaced power on both sides.
They accomplish their aims through the revolving door between corporate directorships and government office, corporate financing of campaigns, and corporate media running cover for what they are really doing. The revolving door is partially illustrated here.
Turning the entire world into a controlled collective, beholden to corporate bosses and government authority can now be accomplished both through electronic shackling of the masses, and because of the personality traits of the majority of the people in the world allow it.
Slavery as the Natural State of Man
Going back to Greek civilization, and echoing the desires of the modern-day elite, Aristotle believed slavery was the natural state of many in our species. This sadly seems to ring true when one realizes how easily manipulated and controlled the masses are. In his book of Politics, Aristotle addresses the questions of whether slavery is contrary to nature and whether or not it is better for some people to be slaves. Aristotle claims that while there are natural slaves, it is not advantageous for someone to be held in slavery who is not a natural slave. He claims that such a condition is sustained only by force, resulting in enmity. That leaves the question…who is a natural slave and who is not?
Modern-day science seems to confirm at least some of Aristotle’s thinking. TNMM recently covered this in a post describing the traits exhibited by the majority of the population, based on the scientifically valid Myers-Briggs personality instrument. Sometimes, individuals stray from the descriptions laid out here. However, when speaking in generalities they do not. The four main personality type descriptors were touched on in our Why Politicians Lie, and Why People Believe Them article:
According to the scientifically valid Myers-Briggs personality instrument, Rationals or NTs, those who use logic and reason to make decisions, make up a tiny 10% of the population.
The largest segment of the population are SJs, who are 40-50% of the population. SJs are minions of those in power who blindly follow authority and the “official word.” SJs enforce the status quo, even if it is based on nothing but lies.
SPs are another 20-30% of the population and are primarily driven by sensation. They are flexible, aesthetically-aware, “here and now” people that, with hardly a moment’s notice, will go where their excitement leads them. These are the dupes of society.
And finally, we have the NF temperament, which I like to call the Liberal. NFs are highly idealistic people. “They are subjective, compassionate ‘feeler’ people that desire to contribute goodness and meaning to the lives of others.”
As an aside, are those who are not easily turned into slaves (especially Rationals) considered collateral damage as the collective is assembled? It is an interesting question as we steam ahead through this new electronic frontier.
Even though our governments claim to worship diversity and individuality, in reality they are destroying true diversity and individuality so everyone in the world can become mindless consumers. This idea is nothing new as it was developed into a screenplay 40 years ago in the 1976 drama Network. (Network is recommended viewing at TNMM.) Here is a piece from the Boardroom Scene:
You are an old man who thinks in terms of nations and peoples. There are no nations. There are no peoples. There are no Russians. There are no Arabs. There are no third worlds. There is no West. There is only one holistic system of systems, one vast and immane, interwoven, interacting, multivariate, multinational dominion of dollars. Petro-dollars, electro-dollars, multi-dollars, reichmarks, rins, rubles, pounds, and shekels.
It is the international system of currency which determines the totality of life on this planet. That is the natural order of things today. That is the atomic and subatomic and galactic structure of things today.
We no longer live in a world of nations and ideologies, Mr. Beale. The world is a college of corporations, inexorably determined by the immutable bylaws of business. The world is a business, Mr. Beale.
Collective Organization of Society, Its Citizens Tranqulized by VR
Instead of flying through space on a cubical ship like the Borg, when we aren’t being driven like cattle to jobs we hate and being commanded to and fro by authorities, it appears we will be mentally masturbating ourselves to an endless supply of Facebook and other virtual realities. This is alluded to in Total Recall and later The Matrix. (Although being plugged in was much less voluntary in The Matrix.)
Facebook’s Zuckerberg is already peddling this sort of virtual reality to the masses. This what he had to say about his purchase of Oculus Rift.
When you put [the Oculus Rift headset] on, you enter a completely immersive computer-generated environment, like a game or a movie scene or a place far away. The incredible thing about the technology is that you feel like you’re actually present in another place with other people. People who try it say it’s different from anything they’ve ever experienced in their lives.
What a world to live in. I reacted by buying myself time, running away from the corporate plantation American has become and hoping for the best. How will you react? Just comparing and contrasting between Anglo-America and the more traditional society I ran to seeking asylum from the arising tyranny, corporate serfdom and femi-Nazism in America, I have already been horrified at just how awry our society has run. There seems to be no stopping this freight train to hell.
The visions of what’s to come are based on logical outcomes of the systems already being put into place. It’s a countdown to see if this global dystopia envisioned in this article will be realized or if somehow this nightmare will be averted.
Instead of allowing ourselves to be divided into groups and subgroups, and subgroups of subgroups, we need to unite against the danger of losing our freedom once and for all. As Howard Beale exclaimed in Network:
I’m a human being, goddammit, my life has value!
However, I do not see these divisions being healed as long as the spinmeisters of politics and the media continue to reign supreme. Time is running out to make meaningful resistance to this dystopian view of the world…and most people just don’t seem to give a damn.
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