Tuesday, July 31, 2018

(ANALYSIS) THE APOCALYPTIC BELIEF OF THE POSTMODERN ELITE

Political correctness, nihilism, radical equality, Social Justice Warriors, identity politics, demonization, personal attacks, emotional appeals, tamper tantrums, triggerings and safe spaces, the Alt-Right and the Alt-Left...what does it all mean? It's part of a study everyone needs to get acquainted with: social psychology (or social pathology, if you wish).


UPDATE: Knowledge does not come by reason alone. Experience is another indispensable vehicle for data. And then there's belief, often coming disguised as science a.k.a. scientism. Environmentalism is such a belief. Postmodern "science" is often a rationalism; it is never reduced to the level of sense experience which is thought to be wholly unreliable. Yet the rational use of sensory data would have corrected errors in reasoning. The postmodern era has come with an intellectual elite that has devised its own cosmology and mythology. This is what Douglas Rushkoff (Wiki), an American media theorist found when he was recently invited to a super-deluxe private resort to deliver a keynote speech to what he assumed would be a hundred or so investment bankers. Contrary to popular assumption, postmodern bankers are not financial folk at all; they are mostly mathematicians. It doesn't get any more rationalistic than that! To his astonishment Rushkoff discovered what these postmodern atheists believe in. It explains why the culture is going to hell in a hand basket and why Hollywood and the entertainment industry solely produce drama set in post-apocalyptic dystopia. These are deeply anxious and unhappy people. Read it all. It explains a lot. (More)






June 26, 2018


(VIDEO) WILL LIBERALS DISCOVER TRUMP'S SECRET WEAPON? 


You'd have to live in outer space to have missed it: the liberal media complex have gone over the edge. While it is a pity to disclose the Conservatives' secret weapon (which is liberals themselves), they are probably too psychotic to take note and learn lessons anyways (of which they are mentally incapable). But it is remarkable that a lefty rag like The New York Times (article) has finally figured out that they themselves are the best recruiting tool for the opposition. Thomas Wictor has the answer.


The insanity has reached dangerous levels now that liberals have understood they are not going depose the democratically elected President as easily as they initially thought. Trump should have been toast within the first six months. And not just that. Trump and his Deplorables have defeated them at every turn. The only option left is sheer insanity.
Self-destructive, nincompoop behavior is rampant with members of the so-called Resistance (what a desecration of the real Resistance that is!) now showing up at restaurants to harass members of the administration while they eat. Do these clowns have any idea how that plays in Middle America? Do these people think they are accomplishing anything but their own defeat? And how about yet another Fonda hoping Trump's young son would be locked in a cage with pederasts? Does that aging Hollywood nitwit actually think he's influencing public opinion in his direction by saying that? Has he had a lobotomy? The problem is that it's not just Hollywood lamebrains and jejune social justice idiots that have been infected, it's the entire liberal/progressive side of the country, starting with the literary/media elites who give them their marching orders. (More




⏩ For the first time in history there's serious cultural pushback.



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Posted on June 16, 2015

HOW TO ESCAPE THE AGE OF MASS DELUSION?

Nearly 100 years ago, Walter Lippmann wrote about “the manufacture of consent” in his classic work, “Public Opinion.” On the heels of that book, Edward Bernays penned a little volume called “Propaganda,” in which he stated that an elite would always be responsible for making the public aware of “new ideas” which the public would then act upon as the elite nudged them into it. Related, but more in-depth is Jacques Ellul’s 1962 book, “Propaganda: The Formation of Men’s Attitudes.” Political propaganda aims to mobilize the masses to move an agenda forward. That’s most effectively done when the masses are unaware of the process. It’s what “community organizers” work towards, whether they know it or not. Once the masses are mobilized to push for a cause, the propagandists’ goals can be put into law. (...) One of the best books that cracks the code on what we are living through was written by Dutch psychiatrist Joost A. M. Meerloo about 60 years ago. Mull over the first line of his book’s forward, and you will think he is writing about today:
“This book attempts to depict the strange transformation of the free human mind into an automatically responding machine – a transformation which can be brought about by some of the cultural undercurrents in our present-day society as well as by deliberate experiments in the service of a political ideology.” (Source)

Full text "The Rape of the Mind: The Psychology of Thought Control, Menticide, and Brainwashing".




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