Posts Tagged ‘powerful’

the powerful violence of the US

January 28, 2014

The United States of America is a huge, organized system of human activity. A key component of that system is violence.

The US keeps other countries out of the US by violent means (or only allows a few ambassadors and visa tourists). The US has military bases in over 100 countries because we are the leading bully on the planet. The prosperity of the powerful US is entirely a result of military force. Without the US Army to drive the native americans back, there would of course have been no states west of the Mississippi.

Without a credible threat perceived by taxpayers, why would the taxpayers of the Texas pay the US anything? When the US invaded the part of Mexico now called Texas, that meant that the tax collectors of Mexico were driven out and the protection racket of the US was now in control of that territory. Instead of paying just Mexican taxes- or both Mexican taxes and US taxes, people stopped paying Mexican taxes and started paying US taxes.

Further, some of us in the US use language pretty well. Our propaganda is rather effective. We are good at psychological wrfare. That is another huge source of our ability to dominate other countries and populations and to efficiently intimidate them in to selling us resources for a small stack of paper currency. We even receive immense loans from the Chinese.

Is that a sign of Chinese power? Or is that a sign of US power?

If the US defaults on debts to the Chinese, will the Chinese be able to exert the military force to collect on the contractual debts? Ink on paper is no match for bullets and flamethrowers.

Of course, millions of people in the US whine about how they are only getting $1,000 a month for free from the government (or whatever). Good luck to them. Maybe their whining will bring satisfactory results.

On the other hand, the mass media trains them to whine. Maybe that is an important distraction in controlling the masses… to gather them in to groups of sincere idealists to passionately protest against the targeted portion of reality. This keeps them from being powerful.

______

A: “Should gays be allowed to marry?”

B: “Yes!”

C: “No!”

D: “Thank you, A, for creating a controversy that leads B and C to conflict with each other over what to me may be trivia. I will sell all of them statin drugs and flu shots and tube socks and iPhones. YES!”

_______________

A: “Should gasoline be more than $3 per gallon or less than $3 per gallon?”

B: “Yes!”

C: “No!”

D: “Damn, A, I think that B and C are now total imbeciles. Well done!”

THE POWERFUL: groups that influence the perception and behavior of the mainstream herds

September 29, 2013

 

Power: what is it? Power is the capacity to intentionally produce change quickly.

 

English: The delegates at the First Zionist Co...

English: The delegates at the First Zionist Congress in 1897 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

The Seat of Government

The Seat of Government (Photo credit: Ewan-M)

 

 

Before we consider what it could mean to be a powerful individual, what would it mean to be a powerful group? Organized groups clearly can be more powerful than isolated individuals, right?

 

 

If you are interested in being powerful, then it could be important to you how you relate to groups that are powerful or even dominant. Do you respect power, reject power, condemn power, study power, appreciate power, or what?

 

 

 

Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance (富国生命保険), in Chiy...

Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance (富国生命保険), in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

When a certain group has an unusual insulation from criticism, that is one demonstration of power. Any criticism against them is immediately dismissed with intense emotion.

 

The group may have disproportionate influence over the media, government, and other social institutions. Criticisms of them can be simultaneously repressed and cultivated.

 

Why do they cultivate criticism? They can cultivate criticism to lure those who are perceptive to make some public condemnation. They can marginalize their critics.

 

They can also publicize diversions. These diversions can be stories of seemingly unjustified criticism as well as stories that are totally irrelevant, but are magnets for controversy and attention. By publicizing “safe” controversies, they dominate the consciousness of the mainstream.

 

They are so powerful that they control what the mainstream perceives, including who the mainstreams perceives to be powerful or influential. So, the power to influence perception is one valuable form of power.

 

 

Seal of the United States Federal Deposit Insu...

Seal of the United States Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. It is primarily based on the the Treasury seal, especially the older version which was still in use in 1933. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Why is perception so important? Perception is what directs behavior.

 

 

When mainstream people perceive a danger that is not actually present, they still panic. When they fail to perceive a danger that is present, they can be marched in a very orderly fashion to their slaughter, like in some stories of the concentration camp detainees of the mid 20th century.

 

When they do not perceive something to be an opportunity, they discount it. For instance, if they are selling something, they may dismiss any claims about it’s possible future value and without much research they are willing to consider all offers to buy it (AKA “OBO”/ “or best offer” / “make an offer”). Things that are familiar to them but not perceived as valuable, they may actually resist re-evaluating. They already know. They have already categorized something as familiar and unimportant, so they discount any new information about new value of the old familiar thing. They may presume that familiar things are trivial.

 

Further, if they do perceive something to be an opportunity, then they do not research it. They simply follow their habitual presumptions. When a trend is reversing, they are the last to recognize the reversal and thus the last to adjust their actions.

 

Logo of the United States Federal Deposit Insu...

Logo of the United States Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, which incorporates the seal. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

So, to bring about an immense redistribution of wealth, it is important that the powerful influence the perceptions of the mainstream to miscalculate risks and opportunities. The powerful can set up “advisory services” such as the FDIC, the SEC, Moody’s, and Standard and Poor. These advisory services or ratings agencies can be influenced to systematically deceive the mainstream.

 

In the case of government bonds and corporate bonds, credit ratings for the operations that are least stable can be listed as most favorable. Publicizing these misleading ratings can be very effective for influencing the behavior of the mainstream. By getting the mainstream to associate safety and reliability with high-risk industries like insurance, then that of course improves the sales of insurance company products and services. However, that is just the beginning.

 

English: Sign of the times - Foreclosure

English: Sign of the times – Foreclosure (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

When the mainstream rely on such investments as mutual funds and insurance annuities, then the powerful can further influence the perceptions and behaviors of the investment managers of the mutual funds and the insurance companies. The managers typically have little or no actual financial interest in the results that they produce for complacent investors who naively entrust them with their retirement savings.

 

So, if a trusted company goes bankrupt, then the managers, employees and owners generally have no liability whatsoever (no civil liability and no criminal liability). All that happens is that there is a massive sudden flow of wealth away from the naive mainstream investors who entrusted the managers who have no interest or even a conflict of interest with them (since they want to produce maximum profits for their employer, not maximum benefit for the masses of customers).

 

Why is it so important to influence the choices of the managers who control huge accumulations of investments?

 

Because the powerful can use their agents to run up prices by buying whatever the powerful want to sell. When prices collapse, the powerful have already sold for a huge profit.

 

FDIC placard from when the deposit insurance l...

FDIC placard from when the deposit insurance limit was $10,000. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

What organizations are left with the worthless “hot potato” burning a hole in their balance sheets? The big, dumb bureaucracies: mutual funds, insurance companies, government pension funds, and, of course, governments in general.

 

When there is a banking crisis, who should rescue the banks? Typically, the taxpayers (involuntarily) lend huge amounts of money to collapsing banks and brokerages or purchase the least attractive assets. In other words, if “everyone knows” that certain assets of a bank are worth $1 billion, then the government justifies paying $2 billion for those assets because “they are bailing out the banks for the common good.”

 

FDIC placard from when the deposit insurance l...

FDIC placard from when the deposit insurance limit was $15,000. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

The powerful buy things and then drive up prices, like through government programs to subsidize and encourage spending for that kind of investment. Then, the powerful sell when the momentum of the mainstream naively flowing in to that trend is starting to slow down or reverse.

 

Who do the powerful sell to? If their positions are so large that a sudden dumping would destabilize prices before they exit all positions, then the powerful arrange for huge bureaucracies to drive the final waves of buying before the price collapse. Insurance companies, mutual funds, pension funds, governments, and even central banks can buy large amounts of peaking assets.

 

FDIC placard from when the deposit insurance l...

FDIC placard from when the deposit insurance limit was $20,000. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

The fund managers and other decision-makers have no actual personal interest in the prudence of their investments. They have no personal liability. They simply follow the minimum rules (typically) which have been set by the powerful and their lobbyists.

 

The managers can later say “everyone else in the industry was doing the same thing” and “yes, the results are unfortunate and tragic for the people who trusted us, but we did follow all the rules.” They can claim sincere incompetence (or some other form of sincerity as they assert that government rule-makers should be held accountable, not them).

 

Of course, a few “scapegoats” can be also demonized in the corporate-controlled media (and whether the scapegoats are innocent or guilty is not the issue because the public believes whatever the media programs them to perceive). The average fund manager just collects their compensation quietly while the public rages about whatever cases that the media publicizes to the public.

 

FDIC placard from when the deposit insurance l...

FDIC placard from when the deposit insurance limit was $40,000. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

So, what does a powerful individual do? First, accurately perceptive actual risks and opportunities, then respect them for what they are.

 

 

By the way, condemning the powerful is not only risky, but offers rather little reward. Openly criticizing specific groups can result in friends withdrawing as the media marginalizes such critics as “hate criminals” and “conspiracy theorists” and so on.

 

Criticizing the system generally means continuing to relate to the system as a victim. Once the system is recognized as simply being a system for the disproportionate redistribution of wealth, then one could stop relating to the system as a victim and even could take actions to benefit from all of reality, rather than “heroically” (hysterically?) condemn certain portions of reality.

 

Of course, it may be strategically favorable to make public condemnations occasionally. It can be expedient to say things like that “The government is redistributing wealth the wrong way” or “Everyone knows that governments should not systematically use coercion to redistribute wealth disproportionately!”

 

FDIC placard from when the deposit insurance l...

FDIC placard from when the deposit insurance limit was $100,000. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

The powerful CONCENTRATE power. They train the masses to be powerless or at least act powerless (which tends to reduce their available power).

 

How do the powerful train the masses to “be powerful?” Through such methods as voting and non-violent demonstrations. However, those methods tend to be disappointing, frustrating, and exhausting.

 

 

How did the powerful imperialists conquer their latest colonies? It was not by voting and it was not by non-violent demonstrations.

 

 

Instead, they deceive, confuse, weaken, intimidate, and bully their targets by sending in missionaries, mercenaries, and, finally, diplomats (for the negotiating of the terms of surrender). Further, they use economic sanctions and boycotts as well as all other forms of economic leverage.

 

 

FDIC placard from when the deposit insurance l...

FDIC placard from when the deposit insurance limit was $5,000. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

They play to win. They play dirty.

 

I do not recommend betting against them. They are known for stacking the odds and even influencing their opponents to “take a dive” (as in faking defeat in exchange for incentives and favors).

 

The powerful program the masses to consider the champions of the masses to be the government and the media. The powerful can trick the masses in to desperately (despairingly) supporting a new political savior (like Ron Paul or his son Rand Paul). “Which politician will rescue me from experiencing the natural results of my habitual investment habits?”

 

Government spending

Government spending (Photo credit: 401(K) 2013)

 

 

 

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ZOG_Vladimir-Putin_ts (Photo credit: MATEUS_27:24&25)

 

Remember, if you are looking at any participant within any branch of their system (foreign or domestic) as your heroic leader to eventually “overthrow” the system, you have been looking at an agent of the system to be a reformer. Every figurehead rises to prominence on promises of reform- whether progressive reform or “regressive” reform. Reform literally means to make a slight revision to the system, not a total abandonment of the system, not a new system which supersedes the old and makes it irrelevant.

 

By the way, the powerful may also publicize their favorite revolutionaries who do more actively seek to undermine morale among loyalists and undermine compliance by the mainstream. The powerful may operate through any method of conquest and “liberation” (invasion, enslavement). The powerful may operate through deception and diversion.

 

 

They do whatever is effective to promote their interests powerfully. They use language carefully to direct attention, manipulate perception, and influence behavior. They manage the mainstream through the use of public relations to govern those who they value as their human resources. They set up and guide systems of organized coercion which disproportionately redistribute wealth based on dictated ideals of justice, propriety, and legitimacy.

 

They rule. They exercise power. They dominate. They study and practice the art of influence (AKA communication).

 

 


 

 

 

The Chains of Reaction: the language reflex, the reactive interpreting of perception, behavioral response to interpretation, and the results of the response

July 14, 2012
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chain (Photo credit: pratanti)

The Chains of Reaction: the language reflex, the interpreting of perception, behavioral response to interpretation, and the results of the response

neurology-books

neurology-books (Photo credit: Wiley Asia Blog)

Results are what result from responses. Responses are responsive to perception. Perceiving is itself also a reflexive process arising as interpretive labels which have been reflexively applied to patterns of perception. As someone is exposed to a particular pattern of perception and the label for that pattern of perception, their capacity to identify that pattern may develop such that more and more refined distinctions of precision are available.

The development of sensory capacity is primary and the development of language is secondary, though sensory capacity may fade with the capacity for language still developed. Language development is a reflexive reaction to sensory stimulus and, from the reflex of language, behavioral responses arise which produce results.

How did language develop? Researchers recently have indicated that the neurological foundations of language are related to the bidepal movement of certain primates. Specifically, language developed from the neurological framework for throwing to hunt animals. See  http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=3587 


Walking on two legs changed the neurological structures for locomotion and soon species after species shifted more and more toward the free use of the upper limbs, which gradually evolved from forelegs to arms. At least that is the consensus among certain researchers: www.lingua-et-machina.com/

Originally the ability to briefly stand upright (like a bear might do) allowed for greater height, better visibility, and increaed leverage. With humans, the capacity to stand still for long periods of time allowed for the free use of both hands, including to throw rocks and, eventually, throw spears, then to handle firearms and even operate missiles.

Using those neurological pathways for complex precision movements of the upper limbs (throwing rocks for hunting), a secondary function developed: the syntax of complex sentence formation. The rational mind is largely an “afterthought” from development of higher language functions (intellectual concepts as distinct from simple labels for physical patterns). Humans not only could throw things to hunt better, but could form hunting parties to plan their hunting attacks using a radical new technology: spoken language. Humans quickly became the most effective hunters on the surface of the planet, eventually spreading their hunting territories to the surface of all the oceans across the entire planet.

So, how is it that language development is so unique among humans? Again, according to the authors of Lingua Ex Machina, the bidepal stance of humans gave them a huge advantage in hunting over other predators because it allowed for the free use of the hands, including to throw rocks (and later spears, etc). The unique capacity to throw rocks allowed for humans to inflict damage on other creatures from a distance, which dramatically increased the safety and ease of hunting.

Generation after generation of humans bred in favor of the capacity to throw with increasing accuracy, as primitive human and humanoid species evolved diets rich in Omega 3 fatty acids from eating other animals. Skill at hunting not only meant more stable supply of more nourishing food, but the capacity to defend food supplies from other humans, or to attack other humans to access “inadequately defended” supplies of food and livestock.

Because humans could efficiently access a wide variety of foods including a wide variety of freshly-killed animals, the nutritional base of many humans was far more complex and rich than the diets of many other successful predators. By the way, humans are definitely predatory from an evolutionary perspective. Humans are the dominant predator on this planet, at least on the dry surfaces of the planet.

The most concentrated nutrients in animals are the organ centers. Humans are very efficient at killing animals and eating the nutrient-rich portions, including the organs. To further increase economic domination and stability , humans have even domesticated several species of animals in the last 10,000 years or so, especially for easy access to the animals as food.

Food chain in a swedish lake. From the bottom:...

Food chain in a swedish lake. From the bottom: freshwater shrimp, bleak, perch, northern pike, osprey (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In the last 10,000 years in which humans have had the easiest access to eating animal flesh, there have been huge advances in language, specifically the invention of writing. Writing has in turn led to the publishing industry and the education industry, which have led to further huge advances in technology and biochemistry and so on. The momentum of language has reached a new pinnacle with the internet and instant translation algorithms which allow for at least moderate levels of precision in communication across hundreds of languages. With the political assemblies of the United Nations and the European Union, dozens of languages are simultaneously active within a single ritual of communication. This is a historically distinct development.

With the rapid evolution of the human brain from eating healthy fresh animals, the capacity of humans to establish themselves as both a dominant and stable species is in question. In other words, it is newly possible. The dominance of humans over other animals has long been established, but human history has been punctuated by severe cataclysms, such as the black death quickly dropping the population of Europe by 50%, as well as the wars of the 20th century which corresponded to concentrated spikes of death rates, totalling to dozens of millions of deaths just in “World War Two” alone.

Within human civilizations, people have organized the feeding of masses of distant people, though typically with diets that do not produce anything close to optimal physiological functioning. Relative to starvation, it is not a “hard sell” to promote substandard, subsistence diets. Soy-based diets have been particularly popular in the West in recent years, thanks to extremely effective propaganda disseminated through the public education systems and commercial media.

Fruits of the hunt!

Fruits of the hunt! (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Results must vary. There must be above average results and below average results.

Different populations will have different levels of neurological development and functionality. Infants will not be the same as teenagers. Vegetarian diets will not produce the same results as traditional primitive or paleolithic diets. Processed food diets heavy in white sugar, processed grains, and vegetable oils will not produce the same results as a diet of only nasty water and old crackers. Traditional organic coffee will not be the same as mass-produced industrial coffee.

First, sensory capacity develops. Eventually, the neurological capacity may develop for language acquisition. Then, through language and life experience, pattern recognition is nourished for whatever variety of patterns (as guided by language, which labels certain patterns as important through social feedback processes).

Pilots will develop different distinctions and perspectives than farmers. Teachers will develop different distinctions and perspectives than soldiers.

Over time, we each can develop different distinctions in language and sensitivity. Your capacity to perceive patterns and interpret may become more and more refined or precise. Your capacity to communicate way develop. Communication is for the directing of attention and of the organizing of perception, interpretation of perceptions (as in influence, governing, or “mind control”), the directing of the behavior response to linguistic interpretation of perceptions, and directing of the results produced by those behavioral responses to the interpretative reactions of language.

Language is directive. Language is influential. Language is powerful, though some uses of language are more powerful than others.

song recording: “my favorite game”

May 28, 2012

 my favorite game

I’ve been a victim of circumstance competing for last place
trying to to get my story believed by everyone in my race
pass me, don’t save me, just leave me to die I don’t deserve you, now please don’t start to cry
cause our only enemy is reverse psychology so please don’t use that thing on me

I don’t know that I have no power I’m just frustrated surely not a coward

things should already be however I say

why should I have to say how things already are

cause that could ruin my favorite game and my game must survive or else my game would die

Like

Like (Photo credit: afagen)

My Favorite Things (song)

My Favorite Things (song) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I can’t be powerful, people won’t like me and I need to be liked so I can be powerful
I can’t be happy, people will be jealous and I need to be happy so people will like me
all of my tragedy is harsh reality there is no comedy in all my parody
and there is no irony in all my satire and there is no satire in my sincere lies
I used to believe in the future now I don’t even believe in my past
I was a liar, a rebel, a critic, a devil I stirred up disturbance just to get some attention
I have no regrets or worries to forget no accusations to prove or defend
no excuses, short fuses, or confusions to protect to the death

song: “a new label” (the secret of language)

January 1, 2012
a new label (the secret of language)
My words are law
as long as you obey them
My name is God
but you can call me Satan
I tell you what should be
I train you in the art of hating
I may say it’s all for you
but maybe I am making
out like a bandit
as in pirate
as in banking
cartel empire monopoly
mafia syndicate racketeering
politician drama mythology
one party media propaganda machine
It’s not crazy talk
unless you don’t know the code
Can you speak Jabberwock?
If not, then don’t interpret it as broken
My dog only hears noise
when you speak in fluent Latin
Letters are just shapes
until you learn the whole alphabet
I know the secret
you have been trained does not exist
But I can’t tell you
Till you stop resisting and just listen
to the sounds
before you make them in to words
what do they mean
is it gibberish, brilliant, or absurd
Well you won’t know until you get it
and you won’t get it till you wake
up to the power of the language in the brain
is it a mystery
or is it confusing
if I use words
beyond your fluency
remember
ignorance is not confusion
what is confusion
is there even really such a thing?
how would you know?
compared to what?
are you only dreaming
that you’re just a front
a facade, a fake, a layer of an onion
claiming to be the whole enchilada
is it the opposite: a giant pretending to be small
are you God playing the victim of your shadow on the wall
people should not be evil
as in powerful
so if someone shows power
then we must hate them
why must we hate them
because I said so
but what difference does that make
hell, I don’t know
I hate the politicians
cause they taught me how to hate
I blame the propagandists
cause they told me not to blame
Diagnosis is hypnosis
a new label refills the jar
my excuses are the juiciest
my problems are so hard
I can’t beat the system
because I think I should
I won’t give up suffering
feeling bad looks too good
I caught hypochondria
and it is incurable
I got an immune system
but it isn’t working
it’s coughing and sneezing
I don’t know what is wrong
it’s vomiting and wheezing
we should probably turn it off
If people should not be powerful, that includes me
If people should not be anything, that includes me
So sacrifice your limits at the risk of being free
already
is your only limit idolatry
the false gods you worship so loyally
is it a church, teacher or ideology
who taught it to you
or was it written on your heart directly by God
and is that who you are certain that you are not
so you need a mediator, priest or courier
Jesus said:
“I am the gate” and “I am the way
the truth and the life,” but what does that mean?
Yes, it’s translated,
but the point is not going through another,
not using good works nor one certain method
Straight to God, directly, no intermediary
no intercessor, for “I am the truth” already
but what say you?
do you deny that there is a light within you
or is there only the light
and the identity in language is just a shadow?

Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father and that will be enough for us.”

9Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in me? The words I say to you are not just my own. Rather, it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work…. You will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.”

My words are law
as long as you obey them
My name is God
but you can call me Satan
Is diagnosis hypnosis
does a new label really refill the jar
or are the contents still the same
with or without a new label made of thought?


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