United Discontent

Emotional Manipulation by The Elite

 

 

The Elite tell us who to hate and who to love.  This is their true power.  They understand complex and subtle things that most of us take for granted.  We’ve always imagined the biggest method of maintaining hegemony was powerful ideas, well constructed and reasonable arranged, but truthfully its emotional manipulation.  Edward Bernays used his uncle Sigmund Freud’s teaching to change the official propaganda of the US into a “public relations” that garned emotional support.  Even today we feel the love of Israel and the hate of Iran, coming mainly from people that have never left the US, or know a foreign language.  So people are hating and loving somebody they dont know living somewhere they dont’ know, and they are doing it venehemently!  While dispassionate liberal intellectuals have stopped “caring” or being MOVED by the emotional memes of the Elite, they’ve stopped caring about anything at all.  They think history its running its course, which it is, but not at the hands of anyone specifically.  To them, its all this giant retelling of evolution on a human scale.

The reason emotions control us is because emotions are not simply judgement– they are forms of being.  We think of anger and hate or love, and their object, and we say that we feel something in relation to a judgdement we’ve made about it.  I’m angry, because my friends are ignoring me, I’m resentful because i’m not being validated.  We say it like “I’ve reached this conclusion, because of these facts”.  Like there is still a space between Subject and Object.  As if “anger” was something we aquired, like a noun.  “woops looks like you found anger!”  when in reality anger and resentment and love are a Mode of being.  Being Angry, means doing-the-angry-thing. youre impulses re-arrange themselves to cope with the world differently.  Its like you go from being in economy mode to sports mode, the redistribution of energy around the body is changed.  When we’re angry, we’re performing the anger thing.  When a country gets everyone to be mad at someone, then somehow in our actions of being angry, we constititute some fundamental element of our anger because we feel the very things we’re looking for.  We don’t need justification to move on to our actions that are unjustified

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3 Views of Evil with 2 starting points

Informed by Moshe Hallamish

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There are two starting points, one with man (how does mankind deal with evil) and God (what is the relationship between the divine realm and intrinsic goodness).  Let’s start off with the three views that will be continually referred to throughout the continuation of 2012, Mere Christianity has a great introduction to views as well

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“In the bible, God is portrayed as ‘former of light and creator of darkness, maker of peace and creator of evil’ (isa 45:7).  the world is thus seen as the handiwork of a benevolent God, and he, in his thought and plan, assigned a role and a place for evil.  Evil is nothing but a medium through which God attains his benevolent ends.  In that way, the problem of evil becomes a moot point, although the questionf of divine recompense does remain– why dothe wicked flourish and the righteous suffer?”

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“The neoplatonic worldview, which exerted a tremendous influence on Christian mysticism, held that the world originated in supreme goodness.  The light descends from the source and through emanation forms the lower worlds, but in the process it gradually darkens and becomes more dense. In its final nullification, it becomes matter, which is evil in its essence;in other words, what was formerly light is no longer an entity, for it has no existence–rather, it is the absenece of light and goodness.  Our world is the world of matter, and a place devoid of light is naturally filled with darkness.  This, therefore, does not contradict the perception of the divine as a sublime and complete entity.  The neoplatonic view is fundamentally monistic, brimming with the optimism that in truth, our world is good and its source is Goodness”

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“Gnosticism , in contract, infleunced by persian religious views (zarathrusta/zoaraster, manichieasm) is dualistic.  It contends the existence of two autonomous realms.  Evil is a real and destructive force; our world is the kingdom of the lord of evil, the Demiurge.  In opposition is the lord of good, represented by the human soul.  Man’s role is to free the sol, a spark of goodness, from its enslavement to the lord of evil.  Gnosticism did offer a solution to the philosophical and theological problem, but it placed man in the throse of a continual and terrible struggle”

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Ron Paul Responds to Obama’s Job Speech


Cognitive Dissonance for Americans with Globalization (2000)

taken from google

This is simultaneously both a demonstration of hemegony and the uselessness of information. There was a poll in 2000 in Business Week of over 1,024 interviews, over 70 percent favoring globalization, and recent polling backs up this information.  In 2004 the University of Maryland commisioned a poll showing that slightly more than 50 percent of respondents saw globalization as a positive thing.  It’s not surprising that at the same time large banks are preaching things like globally (recently the president of the Bank of America discussed taking money out of local investment and turning it into “global investment”), with advertisements from the Teda China convention center .  More from the great Manfred Steger :

“The polling data presented in the BusinessWeek cover story reveal the existence of a remarkable cognitive dissonance between the American people’s normative orientation toward globalization and their personal experiences in the globalizing world.  How can one explain that a sizeable majority of respondients are afraid fof the negative economic impact of globalization (open door policy) while at the same time deeming globalization to be a good thing?  One obvious answer is ideology.  Promarket visions of globalization have shaped a large part of American opinion, even if people’s daily experience reflect a less favoraable picture.  For example,  BusinessWeek article tells the harrowing story of a factory worker employed by the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company in Dadsen, Alabama.  Having lost his job after Goodyear shifted most of its tire production to low-wage jobs in Mexico and Brazil, the worker was only recently rehired by the same company for less money.  Still, the article concludes this disturbing story by reaffirming the overall positive impact of economic globalization: “Polls have shown for years that a solid majority of Americans believe that open borders and free trade are good for the economy” – Manfred Steger

Yes, and repeating this statement over and over makes it true.  Its nuts.  America is in debt with magical money to IMF(an agency of the UN) since it dropped the gold standard in 1971 and the whole world based its global currency on the gold standarded dollar since the 1944 Bretton Woods Conference Agreement (united nations before there was any) made a global standard an aim (for banker).

Complaining about immigration but supporting open borders, free trade, and Rick Perry (an international Hawkist who fights for global presence) is like saying you vouch for internet security and safety but demand that the wifi hot spot be public and no computer can have any isolate protection!  who can operate without paranoia if he is constantly looking for somebody new on the horizon, a stranger, to walk in eagerly, yet fight on behalf of trans national corporations that depend on this open border free trade agreements? More recent Polls require further investigation.