Mass media domination, American society, and beautiful minds

Domination is not about truth – it’s about control. CNN doesn’t even care, much less know, about the various psychological and social effects of Twitter. What they DO care about is that we “learn” about those supposed effects from CNN – scientists are merely a tool CNN uses to attempt to increase their own degree of domination of the viewership and extended viewership (those affected by the direct viewers).

Western mass media (in conjunction with other elite allies) is about necromancy. Create a dead population and then animate this population in the direction they desire. All they care about is how easy it is to tug the populace one way or another as well as how powerful they can make a given tug. Truth is irrelevant except insofar as truth affects the power of the tug or their general credibility. A dead, irrational population themselves don’t care about truth, so perpetrators of lies no longer are penalized – hence the continuing popularity of Rush Limbaugh and the like.

We are living in a twilight zone of irrationality where elite factions (mostly various corporations through their products) vie for ownership of your soul. Americans then become mouthpieces and pawns of these elite – used against other Americans, used against foreign slaves in some cases, used mostly against themselves, as well as sucked dry of any humanity they have. Humanity just gets in the way.

With very little humanity left in America, the humans who are left feel alienated, isolated, as if they are living in hell. They retreat into their own minds, consoling themselves with the belief that they are much better than the zombie society around them. This belief in turn causes them to retreat further, into TV or video games and libertarianism, away from public events, in a rarified dead vacuum (imitating Nietzschean separation) that they deem “pure”. It’s “pure”, alright – purified of everything except their own beautiful and precious mind.

These humans, although they are the last to admit it, are every bit as much pawns of the elite as the rabid ditto-heads of Limbaugh – every bit as culturally dead as the rednecks they mock.

Their analysis of American society as hell is rational – but the only good response is to take up sword and shield and fight the demons and devils head-on. We need paladins, not hermits.

If we have insufficient paladins, then the zombie society will overrun us all.

7 Responses to “Mass media domination, American society, and beautiful minds”

  1. Tennessee-Chavizta Says:

    Hi Brian Kootz: Wow you just dissected the intellectual americans, i mean the way that the erudite, book-reading, entlightened people in USA feel in these words:

    With very little humanity left in America, the humans who are left feel alienated, isolated, as if they are living in hell. They retreat into their own minds, consoling themselves with the belief that they are much better than the zombie society around them. This belief in turn causes them to retreat further, into TV or video games and libertarianism, away from public events, in a rarified dead vacuum (imitating Nietzschean separation) that they deem “pure”. It’s “pure”, alright – purified of everything except their own beautiful and precious mind.

    These humans, although they are the last to admit it, are every bit as much pawns of the elite as the rabid ditto-heads of Limbaugh – every bit as culturally dead as the rednecks they mock.

    Their analysis of American society as hell is rational – but the only good response is to take up sword and shield and fight the demons and devils head-on. We need paladins, not hermits.

    If we have insufficient paladins, then the zombie society will overrun us all.

    And indeed, and i don’t think we can blame the intellectuals in the USA for alienating themselves, for choosing a Nietzschean loneliness. The thing is that this country is real boring, there is very little socializing. There is an oligarchy and dictatorship of social-life in this country where the only people who have access to social worlds, and lots of friends are those in the upper-classes. In America people in the working classes live very individualist, isolated lives. So the only activities in this country are working, Wal Mart shopping, Internet, TV and chores.

    Americans behaviour patterns are very different from other races, too egocentric, too skeptic, argumentative, introverted. Even Bush said that he liked hispanics better because they have more family values, than americans, that was when he invited some leaders of the spanish community to celebrate Colombus Day.

    Some people say its in the genes, but i thnk its not in the genes (That’s a Hitlerian fascist thought), but it’s really in the “American capitalist way of life”, because if u think about it, the latinos who are born in the USA behave just like real americans, (very individualists, very introverted, very hateful, very apathetic, wear tattoos, ear-rings and weird clothes).

    Unlike the immigrants who are born outside of USA, who are more extroverted, and have more family values, etc.

    So i think that the real cause of the evil, apathy, capitalist thinking, materialism, egocentrism, shyness, sadness and other negative traits of many US citizens is caused by the US, very egocentric, individualist and very libertarian capitalist system installed in USA in 1776.

    The only solution is a participative, cooperative, christian, moralist, humanist socialist system.

    .

  2. briankoontz Says:

    Apathy is caused by totalitarianism – the German people during the Nazi reign were incredibly apathetic. Israelis are apathetic, and Americans are apathetic. The Chinese are apathetic. Apathy is caused by the powerlessness of the individual.

    Hateful is another way to say blameful. Apathetic people are also ignorant, so they don’t know who to blame, so they lash out at whoever’s convenient with their hate.

    Totalitarian societies always feature the most unhappy populace. This unhappiness is rarely on the surface – Americans smile through just about anything, for example, and Israelis appear at first glance to be very happy people. Scratch a little deeper and the maggots start pouring out.

    All imperial societies are built on material domination – that’s the one thing the society does well. Usually every other thing is sacrificed, so it’s not so much true that Americans are materialists as that they aren’t anything else, so they place all value in their material goods and hope they don’t remember the other things in life. They aren’t choosing materialism from a list of possibilities so much as making do with the only avenue open to them.

    What’s different about the wealthy class in America versus the middle class (the poor of America are part of the global middle class) is that the wealthy have a “happiness” based on privilege. They lead a charmed life where nearly every problem can be easily solved (except the trivial problems they invent), due to the utterly commercial society where everything is based on money. The middle class in America leads a more terrorized, tenuous, problematic, painful life, although their problems are nothing compared to those of the billions of poor people in the world.

    Also, the wealthy class has made an absolute commitment to the system which has made them wealthy. They have no qualms, no hesitation, certainly no disagreement with the system at large and therefore are “at peace” with the world, so to speak. Only when resistance to this system crops out do they become outraged.

    I’ve spent a lot of time on various college campuses, and the attitudes of the students is remarkable. Notre Dame and the University of Michigan feature charmed, privileged students, with their behavior reflecting that. It’s not happiness – it’s zombiedom – a complete lack of critical thought due to a complete lack of any will to resist the system which would be the object of that thought.

    Zombie movies are rarely class-based – the usual treatment of zombies is a MASS of people versus a FEW clear-thinking folks. But this isn’t the case at all. Zombies are the people most satisfied by their lives and therefore with the least reason to think, the least reason to question the practice of watching TV, the least reason to question the validity of CNN, the least reason to in any way object to what the elite tell them to think.

    With very few exceptions the best thinkers in the world are not in academia, or at the tops of corporations, but at the margins of world capitalist society. No clear thinking ever occurs in the belly of the beast.

    So Zombies are creatures who consent to being controlled by the world elite because they believe they will prosper from this consent (as a servant of a lord serves his master for the crumbs his master gives him). Those who oppose the zombies and are threatened by them are those who resist or are outside of the control scheme of that world elite.

    In Zombie movies the Zombies are treated as a force without allies. In reality Zombies are the pawns of Necromancers, who come to the aid of their thralls against the Outsiders during conflicts.

    In Zombie movies, Zombies are portrayed as ugly, hideous creatures with peeling faces and fraying skin. In reality, Zombies are the shining, beautiful, empty people – the people with privileged peace of mind and fat pocketbooks – fat with the largess of the criminal class.

    It is the *seductive* quality of Zombies that is most missing in zombie movies, with only “They Live!” portraying this crucial aspect. “They Live!” is probably the only accurate zombie movie ever made.

    As it stands now certain Christian churches are some of the most revolutionary places in America, with local grassroots political organizations being the other current source of revolutionary power. I agree more or less with your final sentence.

  3. Tennessee-Chavizta Says:

    Brian Koots: wow your education and psychological-knowledge and information about classes in capitalist systems is very good and correct. I read a book about class-psychology, the behaviour of the people from the 3 main classes in Latin American Capitalist systems by Juan Bosch and he wrote just what you wrote, about the different behaviour pattens of each of the main 3 classes (The Oligarchic-front, The bourgeoise-class, and the lower-classes). And you are right, of the 3 classes, the upper-two are capitalists. Even though the middle-class (Nationalist-bourgeoise and pettit bourgeoise) are victims of the capitalist-system, they side with the oligarchic-front (Upper-ruling classes)

    And that was the mistake of many Latin American systems, and that’s why they in the 1960s, 70s, 80s, and 90s evolved to be ruled by oligarchic-fronts.

    But now even the middle bourgeoise classes of Latin America are siding with the Socialist-Parties. They are finally waking up to the fact, that only socialism can provide wealth and liberty for the middle and lower classes.

    And that’s what the Middle Classes (Bourgeoise and pettit bourgeoise) needs to do in USA. They need to vote for Socialist parties as the only solution for the destruction of America caused by capitalism.

    .

  4. briankoontz Says:

    All humans living in a class-based society are victims. The rulers of the world are chained to their terms of rulership – they must, day after day, impoverish and murder tens of thousands of people. This is why they have no conscience – if they had a conscience they would go insane with grief and self-loathing. Racism isn’t *only* a divide-and-conquer tactic – it’s also a mental construct designed to allow the ruling class to commit mass-murder without causing themselves anguish. The ruling class isn’t even close to fully human, and on some level they understand that. That’s victimization.

    The global middle class is being attacked by the ruling elite. This is the only reason they are turning toward the poor. The ruling elite is attempting to transform world society largely from a three-class system to a two-class system – the biggest material victims of this transformation will be the Western middle class (both the bourgeoisie and proletariat, which with globalization lose most of their distinction). The Western middle class is undergoing a radical transformation of their worldview as we speak – discovering both humanity and reality for the first time in many cases.

    The outcome of this transformation is not yet known, but I suspect what will eventually happen is a war between capital and humanity – between accumulated wealth and the disempowered – between hierarchy and democracy – between the rulers and the ruled.

  5. Tennessee-Chavizta Says:

    BRIAN KOOTZ: hi, wonderful psychological, sociological analysis of the beahaviour of the average american and of the american society as a whole. Here is a good song and video which describes the US society:

    Its a song about non-conformity and how society tries to make people into a conforming drone. This is particularily bad in most cities suburbs where homes are built exactly the same by the same builder, and high school is all about being part of the crowd. The song is about the need for conformity and mass consumerism in the capitalist society we live in. Modern capitalism cannot function without it. When I listen to it, I hear an amazingly written eulogy for society by Neil.

    I also think it represents Neil falling away a bit from his earlier beliefs, as he’s mentioned he had. There is nothing inherently wrong with suburbia or living in it, if that is what someone desires. A lot of people don’t have the desire to go to “the bright lights.” This song is clearly more about conformity, which can be found anywhere: the suburbs, in the city, or “the far unlit unknown.” In my opinion, the only flaw in this song is the focus on suburbia as the only place where conformity can be found. Popular opinion has been manipulated to belive that The Suburbs are the worst place for conformity.

    Conformity also occurs when many people seek the same thing, including excitement in The Bright Lights (Everyone else is doing “the cool thing”, so why shouldn’t I?). That being said, Subdivisions is my favorite Rush song, and the best synth song ever. So much to write about this song. Basically, it?s a song about the ? ticking traps? that so many people fall into. A nightmare world where a person’s main desire is a never ending escape from the suburbs. The suburbs can take many forms: from the boring, quiet life of suburbia to the pleasure seeking thrill ride of the big city. Ultimately, the suburbs offer nothing meaningful, and there is no escape within or between them.

    However, in the first verse an outlet is available: ?the far unlit unknown.? This unknown exist within each person-the unique thoughts and feelings that make an individual; tragically, few venture very far into this territory. I’m also inclined to think that it’s more about teens trying to breakaway from suburbia (and thier upper-middle class parents telling them HOW to think/beleive/be), only for some to discover (as Peart writes) ”

    …Some will sell their dreams for small desires – Or lose the race to rats – Get caught in ticking traps ”

    Afterwards these suburb-raised, city-stressed folk “…start to dream of somewhere – To relax their restless flight – Somewhere out of a memory – Of lighted streets on quiet nights… ”

    I think it’s more of a commentary on the seduction of city life and the potential trappings it brings. It is also a social commentary on how cliques are hurtful, and how expectations of comformity often drive away our best and brightest.

    Very much like the suburbs of Chicago

    RUSH
    Subdivisions

    Sprawling on the fringes of the city
    In geometric order
    An insulated border
    In between the bright lights
    And the far unlit unknown

    Growing up it all seems so one-sided
    Opinions all provided
    The future pre-decided
    Detached and subdivided
    In the mass production zone

    Nowhere is the dreamer
    Or the misfit so alone

    Subdivisions —
    In the high school halls
    In the shopping malls
    Conform or be cast out
    Subdivisions —
    In the basement bars
    In the backs of cars
    Be cool or be cast out
    Any escape might help to smooth
    The unattractive truth
    But the suburbs have no charms to soothe
    The restless dreams of youth

    Drawn like moths we drift into the city
    The timeless old attraction
    Cruising for the action
    Lit up like a firefly
    Just to feel the living night

    Some will sell their dreams for small desires
    Or lose the race to rats
    Get caught in ticking traps
    And start to dream of somewhere
    To relax their restless flight

    Somewhere out of a memory
    Of lighted streets on quiet nights…

    .

  6. Garrett Says:

    Hey Brian,

    I’ve enjoyed our discussion at DV (the left-wing media fallacy article). I just posted another reply, but I’d love to continue the discussion via email. My email is gsnedaker@gmail.com.

    Garrett

  7. briankoontz Says:

    I like Rush. In way of musicians I like Immortal Technique a lot regarding the American populace.



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