Gender and racial discrimination, surveillance, exploitation and so forth are only effects. The real problem is – that it is possible to suppress the people by false Science or false descriptions of the world – that supports Might Is Right. Or like this. We are not genuine citizens.

27 December 2017

A Groundbreaking Speech by the British Minister for Universities and Science – Will Perhaps – Opens Up To Real Education, Real Science and Real Democracy

The British Minister for Universities and Science Jo Johnson held yesterday, 26 December 2017, a remarkable speech titled “Free speech in the liberal university”.


- Intro
- From the Speech
- Media Coverage of the Speech
- The British Discussion
- And Don't Miss: Boris, Kick Out the Romans for Good!


Before this speech was the only possibility that the Academic cult is the main protector of Real Education, Real Science and Real Democracy.

After this speech it is impossible for the Academic cult to depend on the earlier hollow propaganda.

From now on is possible, or at least more possible, to openly explore HOW and WHY the Academic cult promotes a Culture of Silence (as they need to hide and protect their mystical foundations).

Furthermore this speech was the latest official manifestation of the perspective for a new organisation that will supervise the universities called the Office for Students.

United Kingdom is simply the leading nation in the efforts to achieve real Knowledge and real Democracy. Macron and Merkel, beat the Brits by to officially dissolve the Academic cult at once!

Or like this. The Office for Students is a clear result of Brexit and the stupid dream to re-establish the Roman Empire by the stupid ideals of Platonism and to Worship the Emperor.

From the Speech

Original text: Free speech in the liberal university, A speech by Jo Johnson at the Limmud Conference, Birmingham, GOV.UK, 26 December 2017

Under the headline Threats to freedom of speech.
A particularly worrying challenge to universities as bastions of liberalism comes from the threat to legal free speech and to open debate on our campuses.

Our universities, rather like the Festival we are today, should be places that open minds not close them, where ideas can be freely challenged and prejudices exposed.

But in universities in America and increasingly in the United Kingdom, there are countervailing forces of censorship, where groups have sought to stifle those who do not agree with them in every way under the banner of “safe spaces” or “no-platforming”.

However well-intentioned, the proliferation of such safe spaces, the rise of no-platforming, the removal of ‘offensive’ books from libraries and the drawing up of ever more extensive lists of banned “trigger” words are undermining the principle of free speech in our universities.


Indeed, in 1673 Spinoza refused a prestigious appointment as professor of philosophy at the University of Heidelberg, because the job offer came with a restriction on what he could say - a stipulation that he must “not insult the principles of the established religion”.

That’s why the government is taking action now.

As part of our reforms to higher education, we have set up a new regulator, the Office for Students (OfS), which, as its name suggests, will regulate the university sector in a way that puts the interests of students first.

Created by the Higher Education & Research Act 2017, Original text at, Wikipedia, the OfS will come into being next week. 
Promoting freedom of speech within the law will be at the heart of its approach to the regulation of our higher education system.

The OfS will go further than its predecessor in promoting freedom of speech.


Whether it’s Gallileo’s heretical rejection of geocentrism, Darwin’s godless theory of creation or the bravery of dissidents resisting oppression all over the world, history shows the right to disagree is the cornerstone of intellectual and political freedom.
I am pleased to say that this freedom is as important to the OfS’s new chairman, Sir Michael Barber, as it is to me.

In a recent article entitled “In Defence of Uncomfortable”
Wrong in the original text, correct is probably Universities must be places of intellectual discomfort, Times Higher Education, 23 November 2017.
arguing that universities need to foster a climate of open inquiry in order to provide a truly valuable education, Michael pointed out that “Diversity of view and disagreement, is a vital ingredient of places of higher learning”.

And I want to be clear about this: attempts to silence opinions that one disagrees with have no place in the English university system. Academics and students alike must not allow a culture to take hold where silence is preferable to a dissenting voice.


But there is much more to do.

Universities cannot afford to be complacent about complying either with their duties to protect freedom of speech, or anything less than vigilant against hate speech (or other unlawful activity) masquerading as the exercise of the right to freedom of speech.

Both duties are vitally important to a civilised democratic society.

Media Coverage of the Speech

Short Video, Don’t shield students from opinions they don’t agree with, universities minister Jo Johnson warns, Camilla Turner, The Telegraph, 26 December 2017.

Universities will be less able to make scientific breakthroughs if they do not tackle 'safe space' culture, minister warns, Camilla Turner, The Telegraph, 26 December 2017.

Jo Johnson to tell universities to stop 'no-platforming' speakers, Rajeev Syal and Rowena Mason, The Guardian, 26 December 2017.

Universities should promote independent thought and free speech, but also ensure the debate is respectful, Editorial, The Independent, 26 December 2017.

Universities must be places that 'open minds, not close them', Jo Johnson warns, Ashley Cowburn, The Independent, 26 December 2017.

The British Discussion

Some links that highlight the British discussion.

Free Speech University Rankings 2017, The crisis of free speech on campus, Spiked, Tom Slater coordinator.
... Our survey, ranking 115 UK universities using our traffic-light system, shows that 63.5 per cent of universities now actively censor speech, and 30.5 per cent stifle speech through excessive regulation. This marks a steady rise in censorship over the past three years. Now only six per cent of UK universities are truly free, open places. ...
See also their page Media Coverage.

Some of the background: Students should be made to feel 'uncomfortable' so they can learn, chair of the Office for Students says, Camilla Turner, The Telegraph, 23 November 2017.
Earlier this month, Oxford University's chancellor said that “safe spaces and no-platforming policies at universities are "fundamentally offensive".
Freedom of speech, censorship and bias – interesting times in HE (Higher Education), Jane Forster, The Lighthouse Policy Group, 27 October 2017.
The Lighthouse Policy Group is an informal and independent network to support those who work in the role of Executive Officer / Policy Adviser or similar to a Vice-Chancellor.

And Don't Miss: Boris, Kick Out the Romans for Good!

My post: Boris, Kick Out the Romans for Good! – An Open Letter To Boris Johnson, 21 December 2016.

06 December 2017

Dissolve The Matrix – The Movie

Observe, the first cycle of the endless animation will probably be bumpy and slow.

Only the animation (in a new window).

The slightly hypnotic The Matrix Code or the "digital rain" is a very powerful symbol at least among the subculture around The Matrix films that I somehow belong to.

So, hopefully it will be even more powerful to reverse the message.

The base of the concept Matrix is a mould or something that is used in the way moulds are used.

For example, a certain tradition or pattern of how to think is a correct way to use the concept Matrix in its original matrix, form or tradition.

The concept Matrix has a very special meaning in contemporary art that probably began with William Gibson's groundbreaking novel Neuromancer (1984).

Here it is useful to know that Gibson coined the concept Cyberspace, Etymology, Online, Wikipedia.

Read, for example, William Gibson: the man who saw tomorrow, Ed Cumming, The Guardian, 28 July 2014

Here is Gibson's formulation the first time the concept matrix is mentioned in Neuromancer.
… and still he'd see the matrix in his sleep, bright lattices of logic unfolding across the colorless void …
Merriam-Webster's definition of Lattice: "a framework or structure of crossed wood or metal strips". See also Latticework.

And the second time that the Matrix is mentioned in Neuromancer.
… jacked into a custom cyberspace deck that projected his disembodied consciousness into the consensual hallucination that was the matrix. …
Both formulations are on William Gibson's Official Website, the page Neuromancer Excerpt Chapter 1.

All in all. It is hard to not get that Gibson's message is/can be understood as: The Matrix is a metaphor for the current Western culture or the “hallucination” that is formally called Platonism and that appears to be consensual.

Because the illusion of the so called Reality in Platonism is based on the idea that so called Logic or Reason cannot be specified or defined in a concrete or systematic manner.

The desired effect, is of course, that the People are tricked or forced to be restricted to Accept and Obey.

In the upcoming chapters I will present more perfect metaphors of Platonism.

This post is about the most detailed metaphor: The Film and the Book The Society of the Spectacle Exposes HOW You are Tricked

About the film The Matrix (1999) on Väggen försvinner / The Wall Disappears.

And this is, so far, the best presentation of my stuff: The False Democracy is Based on False Science – The minimum requirements to get it.


It has been my dream for years to make an animated gif with a reversed “Matrix Rain”.

However, it is extremely time consuming to produce animations.

Therefore it was a significant moment when I found Jahobr's splendid and copyright free version on the Wikipedia page Matrix digital rain that I have manipulated.

Unfortunately is Jahobr also contact-free. So: Jahobr – Grazie mille!

20 November 2017

Censored by the CCC! – Read the Rejected Text: The False Democracy is Based on False Science

Here is the full title on my suggestion, that is at the end of this post.

So, I am censored by them that appears to be against censorship because I expose, in a systematic and distinct manner, the roots of the false Democracy and the false Science!

It cannot be better than this in order to demonstrate how the False Democracy and the False Science is protected to suppress and exploit the citizens.

Of course, my suggestion might be bad or even unintelligible. But I do not think so, and you can evaluate this by yourself.

And observe. If they wanted they could, for example, asked me to clarify.

So, it is nice that I was censored so you can read the stuff already now;)

The Chaos Computer Club, Wikipedia the CCC site, is very well known in Germany by the general public and is famous among “hackers” in Europe and beyond.

They say themselves.
For more than thirty years we are providing information about technical and societal issues, such as surveillance, privacy, freedom of information, hacktivism, data security and many other interesting things around technology and hacking issues. ...
From their presentation at 34C3: Call for Participation and Submission Guidelines
The Chaos Communication Congress is the Chaos Computer Club’s (CCC) annual symposium and hacker party. During four days between Christmas and New Years Eve, thousands of hackers, technology freaks, artists, and utopians get together ... We engage in creative, sceptical discourse on the interaction between technology and society. ...
Three of the main themes are.
Art & Culture,
Ethics, Society & Politics

I received what probably is their standard rejection letter.

Dear Ola Alexander,

We would like to thank you very much for your submission. We were surprised and overwhelmed by the sheer amount of high quality submissions.

After an extensive selection process we unfortunately had to reject your submission

The False Democracy is Based on False Science

We can assure you that this was not an easy decision to make. We hope that we can still welcome you at the conference.

Kind regards

The 34th Chaos Communication Congress team

This is a practical example of what Debord calls the Society of the Spectacle. Check this earlier post about Debord's film and book.

Or to be more precise. The citizens are forced to live on the surface as, for example, the different organisations that the People are trained to trust are in fact a part of the suppression and exploitation by to actively protect the Surface or the Spectacle.

And of course in their evaluation CCC must have regarded they could reject me as I am not a part of the Surface and can easily attract millions or readers; and that the readers that I do have are not important in the hierarchical order of the society.

So, even if they knew, for sure, that I would write a post like this; it doesn’t matter.

They are simply confident that they can continue with their usually hidden main objective: to protect the happy and cosy Surface.

The False Democracy is Based on False Science – The Minimum Requirements To Get It

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17 November 2017

A Church that Worship Artificial Intelligence Brings Out the True Stupidity of Platonism

Wired demonstrates the compact stupidity of Platonism in a concentrated form by this uncritical presentation of a church that worship Artificial Intelligence.

Inside the First Church of Artificial Intelligence, Mark Harris, Wired, 15 November 2017.

The article promotes the recently founded church as well as Platonism in general as there is not even an attempt of real questions.

Especially interesting is that the main arguments, made in 2017, must be the same as the élite of the Military Dictatorship of the Roman empire had when they created the Church.

Or like this. Here is the basic objective to Mystify the human capacity to understand Dynamic relations the central and almost hidden theme. From the article:
… “What is going to be created will effectively be a god,” Levandowski tells me in his modest mid-century home on the outskirts of Berkeley, California. “It’s not a god in the sense that it makes lightning or causes hurricanes. But if there is something a billion times smarter than the smartest human, what else are you going to call it?” ...
For sure. Everything or anyone that is “smarter” must of course be a “god” as “smarter” or “god” are not defined.

The article demonstrates that in the current culture of the West it is profitable in various ways to support Platonism by to avoid fundamental questions.

This article as well as the church that worship AI is a concentration of the objective of the Academic cult; to produce Zombies that can be easily suppressed and exploited.

So, never underestimate the power of truly ignorant journalists; they are produced to keep it real that you can only Accept and Obey.


Recent posts that underlines the ongoing trauma of Platonism in a concrete manner.

The Guardian Demands Officially that the People Must be Ruled by Mysticism, 1 November 2017

The Daemon Divide – Regarding Google's DeepMind Project, 10 October 2017

BBC and the Academic Cult Demand You to Replace Understanding with Faith, 29 September 2017

What's Wrong with Science? – Propaganda Galore – Learn How they Hide the Static Religious Dogmas to Fool you to Trust the Academic Cult, 6 May 2017

12 November 2017

The Film and the Book The Society of the Spectacle Exposes HOW You are Tricked

WARNING – Read the following before you begin to watch the video. If you don't, you are at risk to deny yourself one of the best opportunities there is to begin to dissolve the trick – formally called Platonism – that forces you to only exist on the surface so you can be reduced to a production unit.

The film embedded above is simply one of the most important films that is ever made in the current Western culture.

Unfortunately it is extremely easy to get bored fast and loose the grip as the film delivers many what at first appears to be highly complex sentences in a rapid pace.

The worst example is that is taken for given that you know who Bruno Rizzi (1901–1977) was; as it nice to know something about the current culture of the West in the perspective of Bureaucratic collectivism.

In fact, the best way to reflect on the messages of the film when you have an overview is probably to click forward one sentence at a time.

So, continue to read this post and my explanations of the film when you reach the point of boredom in the film or before you begin to watch.

Contents of this Post


The Remake is – Today – Better than the Original

Debord's Concept the Spectacle

Why Debord Could Not Get It

The Film and the Book are Mediations that are Concrete Here and There

The Book

Intro to the Confusion Regarding the Concept Alienation

Short About the Confused Karl Marx

To Define Debord as a Marxist is to Strengthen the Total Confusion

Debord and the Dimension of Art

Strange Words


The book (1967) and the film (1973) The Society of the Spectacle by Guy Debord (1931–1994) and the remake of the film (2013) made by Heath Schultz, that is embedded above, demonstrates the concrete and direct effects of that the People of the West are tricked to live in Plato's cave.

To live in Plato's cave is in practice to be restricted to Static relations or to Accept how it is and Obey; as Dynamic relations like, for example, to create new insights are mystified and can accordingly be rejected by everyone.

It is useful to observe that the book was published before the Protests of 1968 and the film was made afterwards.

It is vital that you from the beginning know that Debord was aware of the shortcomings of what is said to be explanations in the current Western culture. For example, Debord says in both the book and the film.
Revolutionary theory is now the enemy of all revolutionary ideology, and it knows it.
This and the following quotes are from the book.

Here is a very good presentation of Debord's work and how and why it is essential today. But please observe this text is conventional in every aspect.

Trump and the ‘Society of the Spectacle’, Robert Zaretsky, The New York Times, 20 February 2017.

The Remake is – Today – Better than the Original

The remake made in 2013 by Schultz follows Debord's intentions with perfect precision.

The remake is today much better than the original as Debord's project is based on that the viewer recognise images and the story in the film.

Debord's original film is accordingly full of stories and individuals that were immediately known by at least a French audience in 1973 and needs therefore a lot of explanations today.

So, Schultz has successfully transformed the hard to get from yesterday with what is easy to get today.

And hopefully is Schultz remake the last remake that will be needed.

Schultz writes about the remake on his site.

Here are links to the original film, in two versions, on YouTube.

The Society of the Spectacle (1973), French with English subtexts, Bad quality.

The Society of the Spectacle (1973), English version, Good quality.

Debord's Concept the Spectacle

Debord uses the Metaphor of the Spectacle to describe the restrictions of the current Western culture.

Or like this. To live becomes the same as to be a part of a Spectacle that is the same as a show or a play where everything is defined from the beginning and therefore is a real life rejected or impossible.

In other words the Spectacle is the same as the shadows of the walls in Plato's cave.

At the moment I am not aware of if Debord understood this concrete relation. Nevertheless, was Debord in many other aspects unaware of the concrete nature of Platonism.

But, and this is essential Debord understood that there is a construction that holds the People as prisoners even if his knowledge of this construction is vague.

It can be said that both the film and the book are explorations of different perspectives that demonstrates how the for Debord unknown construction makes a real or concrete life impossible.

It all can be boiled down to that Debord demonstrates almost concrete that You are forced to be reduced to a spectator of your own life; as to live, in the current Western culture, is to be transformed to be a representation of a real life; you exist only as a shadow on the walls in Plato's cave.

In a way is therefore Debord's observations a bridge between the concrete and systematic definitions I write about and what the People of the West are trained to talk about.

Observe, there is a Compact Oversight of my stuff.

It must be underlined that Debord's work is well inside the intellectual tradition of the current Western culture.

I think a core definition by Debord is the following.
… But the spectacle is not merely a matter of images, nor even of images plus sounds. It is whatever escapes people’s activity, whatever eludes their practical reconsideration and correction. It is the opposite of dialogue. Wherever representation becomes independent, the spectacle regenerates itself.
So, please observe that a main theme of Debord is that the current culture of the West of Platonism or the Spectacle is the same as the rejected Dynamic process or the missing Dialogues.

And that the effect of this elimination is to hit a concrete Wall that cannot be understood: “the spectacle regenerates itself”.

Here is another example.
… What brings people into relation with each other by liberating them from their local and national limitations is also what keeps them apart. What requires increased rationality is also what nourishes the irrationality of hierarchical exploitation and repression. What produces society’s abstract power also produces its concrete lack of freedom.
And two more examples that illustrate that Debord was on his way to realise the concrete structure of Platonism or a culture that is based on to mystify the Dynamic process of the Dialogue, sometimes called Dialectics, in order to fool the People that they can only Accept how it is and Obey.

The very style of dialectical theory is a scandal and abomination to the prevailing standards of language and to the sensibilities molded by those standards, because while it makes concrete use of existing concepts it simultaneously recognizes their fluidity and their inevitable destruction.

… The obvious core of these conditions is the authoritarian decision making which abstractly converts the environment into an environment of abstraction. The same architecture appears everywhere ...
A conventional description of the Spectacle is on Wikipedia's page Spectacle (critical theory).

Why Debord Could Not Get It

For example, Debord writes.

Philosophy — the power of separate thought and the thought of separate power — was never by itself able to supersede theology. …
It is as annoying it can be that Debord never investigated this relation; in order to reach that so called Philosophy, in the current Western culture, is in fact based on the dogmas of the Church.

Or like this. When you know in a concrete sense that the religion of the Church is based on Platonism or a perspective to eliminate concrete Dynamic relations and that this religion in the next step formulate the framework for what is called Philosophy; you also know for sure that Debord makes perfect observations and that he is stubbornly confused at the same time.

And it is of course this trap that also all other Westerners have fallen into.

To underline it all is here the full paragraph.

Philosophy — the power of separate thought and the thought of separate power — was never by itself able to supersede theology. The spectacle is the material reconstruction of the religious illusion. Spectacular technology has not dispersed the religious mists into which human beings had projected their own alienated powers, it has merely brought those mists down to earth, to the point that even the most mundane aspects of life have become impenetrable and unbreathable. The illusory paradise that represented a total denial of earthly life is no longer projected into the heavens, it is embedded in earthly life itself. The spectacle is the technological version of the exiling of human powers into a “world beyond”; the culmination of humanity’s internal separation.

Here is another annoying example. Debord says.

Man, “the negative being who is solely to the extent that he suppresses Being,” is one with time. Man’s appropriation of his own nature is at the same time his grasp of the development of the universe. ….
If he only had cared to look up the concept Negative (and Positive) Debord would have found out that these concepts are the very foundations of the Dualistic trap, called Moral.

Moral is the restriction to separate into what the Ruler demands is Good or Bad.

The idea of Moral is maintained in order to eliminate the Athenian concept Ethos that allows concrete Dynamic relations.

Moral is the very base of the Church Static dogmas and so called Science that forms the current Static culture of the West.

The Film and the Book are Mediations that are Concrete Here and There

As it is impossible to openly or directly in Platonism or the current Western culture to talk about the missing Dynamic relations can only indirect relations or Metaphors be used to try to grasp the Dynamic relations.

Or like this. To understand how Platonism is constructed to suppress and exploit the People it is necessary to explore Platonism outside of Platonism.

As Debord like most of the victims of Platonism had no clear insight of that the current Western culture is based on Platonism; was he accordingly trapped in the Spectacle he hated.

However, even if Debord was restricted to demonstrates the Effects as there is no concrete relations to Cause and Context was Debord a true master of to put together what he understood to an almost concrete and systematic story.

Or like this. Debord understood that there is a system that suppress and exploit the People but could not define the system in a truly concrete or systematic manner; but at least he put together his insights into an almost meaningful story.

Or like this. Debord's book and film are the next stage after single observations of the restrictions of the current Western culture.

The perfect illustration of such single observations is the song People Are Strange by The Doors that was released, in 1967, the same year as Debord's book. Here are some of the lyrics from the beginning of the song.
People are strange when you're a stranger
Faces look ugly when you're alone
Women seem wicked when you're unwanted
Streets are uneven, when you're down
When you're strange
Faces come out of the rain
When you're strange
Link to The Doors, People Are Strange, YouTube (embedding of this video is not allowed).

It is somewhat easy to get that the song People Are Strange is an artistic definition of the concept Alienation that is the main theme of Debord's book and film.

Or like this. The song People Are Strange pinpoint that when you realise that you feel like a stranger, and are not at home in the world, everything becomes strange and ugly.

It is also so that this song underlines that within Platonism it is taken for granted that the feeling of to not be at home in the current Western culture is only an emotion that we are not capable to understand in a concrete or systematic manner.

The Book

The film covers most of the straightforward messages in the book.

The full book is on Wikisource and the links to the chapters are as follows.

In the parenthesis are the paragraphs.

1. The Culmination of Separation (1–34)

2. The Commodity as Spectacle (35–53)

3. Unity and Division Within Appearances (54–72)

4. The Proletariat as Subject and Representation (73–124)

5. Time and History (125–146)

6. Spectacular Time (147–164)

7. Territorial Domination (165–179)

8. Negation and Consumption Within Culture (180–211)

9. Ideology Materialized (212–221)


Comments on the Society of the Spectacle, Guy Debord, (1988), NOT BORED

Intro the Confusion Regarding the Concept Alienation

In the upcoming chapters I will sort out the confusion regarding the concept Alienation that often is called Social alienation.

In short, it is a confusion as the Alienation is actually demanded in the basic formulations of Platonism; and is therefore not a mystical effect that somehow appears in the current Western culture.

In a concrete or systematic manner can Alienation be defined as the feeling or emotion of the gap between what actually can be demonstrated or defined. But the concrete definition is rejected in order to follow the usually hidden rules of Dictatorship that the people are fooled to believe is the same as the laws of the Nature.

In short. The promoters of Platonism wants the People to be Alienated; and not understand that there exist such a concrete objective.

It is therefore possible to talk about the mystical tradition of Alienation in the current Western culture of Platonism and the concrete and systematic definition and function of Alienation that can be made outside of the system or culture of Platonism.

That the concept Alienation is frequent today depends probably on that Marx used the mystical form of the concept.

Short About the Confused Karl Marx

It is undeniable that Karl Marx (1818–1883) made essential contributions to the Dimension of Economics as he made some fundamental definitions.

It is also so that Marx demonstrated how the workers are/can be suppressed and exploited in the Dimension of Economics.

But here ends Marx greatness as he outside of the Dimension of Economics are totally clueless and it all ends with that he takes for granted that the suppression and exploitation, more or less, depends ONLY on the Dimension of Economics.

And then explodes this intellectual disaster in the tragedy that Marx supports the very system that is the foundation of the suppression and exploitation – Platonism in the form of the hierarchical system – that is named the Dictatorship of the proletariat and the resulting Bureaucratic collectivism.

Marx realised of course somehow that the Dimension of Economics is not everything. And to get what it is was Marx unfortunately strongly influenced by the extremely stupid book The Essence of Christianity (1841) by Ludwig Feuerbach (1804–1872) and the truly horrible result is called Marx's theory of alienation.

It must be noted that Feuerbach here and there gets it right; as, for example, in the quote that begins the first chapter of Debord's book.

I will in the upcoming chapters explain the confusion of Feuerbach that is taken up by Marx. All in all it can be said that Feuerbach never bothered to check up the foundations of the Church.

To Define Debord as a Marxist is to Strengthen the Total Confusion

It is clear that Debord rejected the very idea of the necessity of the hierarchical order that is central to Marxism. For example Debord says.

The root of the spectacle is that oldest of all social specializations, the specialization of power. The spectacle plays the specialized role of speaking in the name of all the other activities. It is hierarchical society’s ambassador to itself, delivering its official messages at a court where no one else is allowed to speak. The most modern aspect of the spectacle is thus also the most archaic.
It is also so that Debord is highly critical to different forms of Marxism as well as the core messages of Marxism. For example Debord says.
The weakness of Marx’s theory is naturally linked to the weakness of the revolutionary struggle of the proletariat of his time. The German working class failed to inaugurate a permanent revolution in 1848; the Paris Commune was defeated in isolation. As a result, revolutionary theory could not yet be fully realized. The fact that Marx was reduced to defending and refining it by cloistered scholarly work in the British Museum had a debilitating effect on the theory itself. His scientific conclusions about the future development of the working class, and the organizational practice apparently implied by those conclusions, became obstacles to proletarian consciousness at a later stage.

It is simply so that Debord wanted to understand the missing Dynamic relations that force the People to be suppressed and exploited and was fooled by the Academic cult to believe that Marxism was the only possible answer.

Debord and the Dimension of Art

Debord wanted to reach the true function of Art, or Art in the Athenian sense that is about to reach to what can be understood or what can be done.

Debord was far from to understand such concrete relations as he was stuck within the Static perspective of Platonism where Art can only be, for example, Static objects. Debord says.


When art becomes independent and paints its world in dazzling colors, a moment of life has grown old. Such a moment cannot be rejuvenated by dazzling colors, it can only be evoked in memory. The greatness of art only emerges at the dusk of life.

Within the present culture of the West or Platonism is this observation as good as it can be.

From the perspective outside of Platonism or from the Athenian perspective of Understanding is Right are the words of Debord an example of the confusions that Platonism is made to create and maintain.

Update 13 November 2017: This is probably wrong. It was in my first notes;) It is likely an addition made by Schultz.

Strange Words

Debord uses lots of clunky concepts. Some of theme are perhaps common in the French language and has survived the English translation and others are for sure a part of the jargon of the Academic culture and especially the Academic subculture of Marxism.

Here are some explanations and links.

Amelioration, improvement, from French amélioration,


Class conflict or class struggle is just an effect of the stupid belief of that the universe is based on a hierarchical order or on the Roman worldview to secure the rule of Dictatorship and is also called the Conflict of the Orders.

The very base of Commodification, Commodity (Marxism) and Commodity fetishism has in fact nothing to do with Marx as to make Life and the World Static is a result of Platonism by to reject a concrete understanding of Dynamic relations.

Détournement means almost literally “that they take you on a ride”. Based on “detour”.

The Negation of Negation, is the trick to criticise something, false or real, from a false aspect; and if the false criticism is made believable will the false be established as real. At least at the moment I think this is a good explanation. See Double negation.

Tautology means literally a copy or the same in other words.

01 November 2017

The Guardian Demands Officially that the People Must be Ruled by Mysticism

The major news media The Guardian has in

The Guardian view on the Reformation: justification through faith, Editorial, 30 October 2017,

made an official commitment to that the citizens must be commanded and controlled by the dogmas of the Church.

But of course, few reads the Editorials, even fewer knows that an Editorial is the official perspective of a newspaper.

And the message, that Mysticism must rule, is probably only clear cut to them that knows that the dogmas of the Church are based on to eliminate concrete or systematic knowledge of Dynamic relations.

And on top of it all are these dogmas the utterly false core of what today is called Science.

However, even without this knowledge it is impossible to not get the terror message of The Guardian.

The central stupidity of the editorial is at the end and is formulated as follows.
… progress does not proceed by rational means … Beliefs about the ultimate purpose and goods of human life, whether these are religious or secular, cannot be proven empirically.
So, The Guardian demands that human progress must be defined as Beliefs. This means, in practice, that any alternative to what the political élite demands must be Mystical and impossible to achieve.

Here is a larger section of this Editorial that begins with that The Guardian laments the loss of the importance of Theology.
… “Theology” has become a term of abuse.

This is a great loss. For one of the things that the Reformation, which may have given us the idea of progress, makes clear, is that progress does not proceed by rational means. Technology, politics, and economics all shaped its course, but none can entirely explain its impulse. As Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch has argued, the actions of the reformers and their enemies were determined by their theological beliefs. Beliefs about the ultimate purpose and goods of human life, whether these are religious or secular, cannot be proven empirically. They demand commitment where no proof is possible. We may shrink from the dangers of such commitment, but we will accomplish very little without its power.
In the text there is a link to Diarmaid MacCulloch's book The Reformation: A History.

That major news media in practice forces the readers to a Mystical worldview is probably the best illustration of the current Western total terror; where absolutely nothing can be discussed for Real; as the only Real is the demands Accept and Obey.

And of course, this terror includes that the Mystical worldview is usually denied and cannot be openly confronted.

Accordingly it is excellent that The Guardian now has taken the huge, brave and essential step to openly declare that everything in The Guardian is based on Mysticism; a Mysticism that can only have one purpose and that is to promote Worship of Authority in order to deny real Democracy and real Science.

That The Guardian demands Worship of Authority in the Dimension of Art is captured in The Guardian Launch a Neo-Stalinist Art Theory, Väggen försvinner/ The Wall Disappears.


Recent posts that underlines the ongoing trauma of Platonism in a concrete manner.

A Church that Worship Artificial Intelligence Brings Out the True Stupidity of Platonism, 17 November 2017

The Daemon Divide – Regarding Google's DeepMind Project, 10 October 2017

BBC and the Academic Cult Demand You to Replace Understanding with Faith, 29 September 2017

What's Wrong with Science? – Propaganda Galore – Learn How they Hide the Static Religious Dogmas to Fool you to Trust the Academic Cult, 6 May 2017

18 October 2017

The Daemon Divide – Regarding Google's DeepMind Project

David Silver, AlphaGo’s lead researcher, says:
It’s more powerful than previous approaches because by not using human data, or human expertise in any fashion, we’ve removed the constraints of human knowledge and it is able to create knowledge itself, ...
'It's able to create knowledge itself': Google unveils AI that learns on its own,  Ian Sample, The Guardian, 18 October 2017.

 DeepMind, Wikipedia, Official site

It is allowed to develop machine learning, but not human learning, in order to keep you an eternal prisoner in Plato’s cave; always ready to be suppressed and exploited.

So, it will get worse, much worse until the Academic cult and their hidden religious dogmas are dissolved.

Here is a preview of upcoming pages in The Ghost of Dictatorship where I present The Daemon Divide.

DOWNLOAD and A FULL PAGE VIEW in a new window.


Recent posts that underlines the ongoing trauma of Platonism in a concrete manner.

A Church that Worship Artificial Intelligence Brings Out the True Stupidity of Platonism, 17 November 2017

The Guardian Demands Officially that the People Must be Ruled by Mysticism, 1 November 2017

BBC and the Academic Cult Demand You to Replace Understanding with Faith, 29 September 2017

What's Wrong with Science? – Propaganda Galore – Learn How they Hide the Static Religious Dogmas to Fool you to Trust the Academic Cult, 6 May 2017

04 October 2017

King Felipe VI of Spain Offers a Fast Introduction to Platonism and the Current Western Confusion

Yesterday, October 3, His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain addressed his people regarding the Catalan independence movement.

He said, for example, about the Catalan leaders.
They have shattered the democratic principles of every state of law and have undermined harmony and coexistence in Catalan society itself, even, unfortunately, dividing it. ... These authorities have scorned the affection and sentiments of solidarity that have united and will unite all Spaniards, ...
From: Full Text Of King Felipe's Statement To Country On Catalan Crisis, The Spain Report, 3 October 2017.

The Original: Mensaje de Su Majestad el Rey, Palacio de La Zarzuela, 3 October 2017.

It is obvious that the messages from the King are from an epoch were the People had no other alternative than to obey the kings as all alternatives were effectively banned.

So, the ongoing crisis in Spain reveals the much bigger and usually hidden crisis of the current Western civilisation as the current Western culture is based on Static ideals that are no longer valid in an increasingly Dynamic world.

This means in practice that if you tries to understand what goes on right now, in Spain and elsewhere, from a perspective of the established traditions like, for example, what is called Right and Left in politics you will not understand anything at all; as you will be stuck in that everyone lies and nothing productive can be achieved.

The Usually Hidden Fundamentals

Observe I have nothing against the tradition of kingdoms.

The problem is that the current Western culture is based on a system of hidden Dictatorship that is called, for example, Democracy; but is in fact a system of to elect Dictators to maintain Static rules.

Real Democracy is a system based on to maintain a Dynamic process in order to continuously improve the Society.

And as the People of the current culture of the West are fooled to not understand Dynamic processes in a concrete manner are Static rules and Dictatorship the only possible concrete reality.

This way of to guarantee the rules of Dictatorship by keeping the People stupid is formally called Platonism.

One of the core principles of Platonism is that the Ruler defines the only possible perspective of Life and the World and this principle is formally called the Divine rights of kings.

Or like this. The Ruler has the absolute monopoly of to define what is said to be the, so called, Objective perspective.

In a formal manner is the perspective of the Ruler the Positive position in a Dualistic system. Whereas the perspective of the People is the Negative position.

And the very idea of the Dualistic system is to break up Dynamic relations by to transform them to the Static positions of Positive and Negative.

This method to break up Dynamic possibilities is called Moral and is usually said to make the difference between what is Right and Wrong.

And to decide what is Right and Wrong is of course the privilege of the Ruler.

About The Demands of the King

Platonism means that the king of Spain has the formal right to define, for example, the concepts Democracy and Loyalty.

And at the same time says, of course, the People in Catalonia that fight for independence that they must be able to define what Democracy and Loyalty means.

Here it must be observed that Platonism includes to fool the People that fundamental concepts cannot be defined or understood in a concrete manner; so the People are forced to live in confusion and can be easily manipulated.

So, as long as this confusion, of perspectives, exists the confusion in real life will continue and violence is accordingly the real Ruler.

The only productive or reasonable solution is to officially dissolve the stupidity of Platonism; a worldview that was created by the military Dictatorship of the Roman empire to secure that the People are restricted to Accept how it is and Obey.


Check my: Compact Oversight

And the earlier Post: The State Violence Against Citizens in Catalonia Demonstrates the Current Western Worldview – or Platonism – In Action, 2 October 2017.

02 October 2017

The State Violence Against Citizens in Catalonia Demonstrates the Current Western Worldview – or Platonism – In Action

Here is a very good reportage by Jonathan Rugman.

The Catalan independence referendum 2017 demonstrates many things, for example, the ongoing break up of the ideal of the Divine rights of Rulers or Kings to that this Divine right can only be defended by violence.

Or like this.

When Franco died in 1975 was Spain liberated from an almost Open Theocracy.

And now the Catalans in Spain appears to liberate themselves from the almost hidden Theocracy demanded by the national state of Spain.

And then will hopefully the Catalans and others realise the necessity to completely liberate themselves from the terror of Hidden Religious dogmas or Platonism altogether.

And Do not miss this!

Why Secede? What’s so important about having your own country? BBC Newshour Extra, 30 September 2017

Information and Podcast

Secede means "to leave one's companions"

What they actually discuss – even if this perspective is hidden – is the validity of the Divine rights of Rulers.

Discussion leader

Owen Bennett Jones


Margaret MacMillan, professor of international history at Oxford University

Elizabeth Ohene, Ghanaian politician and journalist

Neal Ascherson, writer and historian of nationalism

James Irving, lecturer on self-determination at the London School of Economics

Especially interesting is that the team behind Newshour Extra suddenly (?) are open to not automatically accept the Dive rights that they one week earlier proclaimed was the only possible truth, see the earlier post; BBC and the Academic Cult Demand You to Replace Understanding with Faith.

29 September 2017

New Pages: Compact Oversight

Swift and distinct on my ambition and ongoing project to dissolve the – almost – hidden culture of Dictatorship or Worship of Authority or Platonism that is the official or formal worldview of the current Western world.

Platonism was made and is maintained to achieve total power for the Ruler or the ruling élite by to eliminate concrete or systematic understanding of anything else than to Accept how it is and to Obey.

Or like this. You are tricked to absolute and hidden obedience as it is made Mystical how to create, for example, knowledge.

Compact Oversight

BBC and the Academic Cult Demand You to Replace Understanding with Faith

BBC Newshour Extra sent appropriately,

Who Do You Trust? – Trust is declining in many established democracies, 23 September 2017,

page with podcast and information;

when I was editing the new chapters that covers this confusion.

I do strongly recommended this show as it is a very good summary of the current total terror confusion of the West.

At the time of the recording were all the participants as well as the discussion leader trapped in the same confusion as most other Westerners as they made no distinct separation between the vast difference between Trust or to Worship Authority and Understanding or Knowledge.

So, BBC and the Academic cult demonstrate – one more time – how the Westerners are fooled to replace Knowledge with Trust by the trick that is formally named Platonism.

Discussion leader

Owen Bennett Jones


Susan George, president of the Transnational Institute

- Check her articles

John Lloyd, Financial Times

Valentina Pasquali,

Sadie Plant, Lecturer Zurich University of the Arts

See also the same confusion, in the same BBC format, in the aspect of so called Science.

What's Wrong with Science? – Propaganda Galore – Learn How they Hide the Static Religious Dogmas to Fool you to Trust the Academic Cult, 6 May 2017

And New Pages: Compact Oversight


Recent posts that underlines the ongoing trauma of Platonism in a concrete manner.

A Church that Worship Artificial Intelligence Brings Out the True Stupidity of Platonism, 17 November 2017

The Guardian Demands Officially that the People Must be Ruled by Mysticism, 1 November 2017

The Daemon Divide – Regarding Google's DeepMind Project, 10 October 2017

03 June 2017

Robert Pirsig – Obituaries

Under the headline Zen And The Art Of Driving A Motorcycle Into The Wall, page 239 in the current version, I write about Pirisig's masterpiece, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values (1974), that I also quote extensively.

Here are three obituaries with somewhat different and interesting details.

Robert Pirsig obituary, Michael Carlson, The Guardian, 25 April 2017.

Robert M. Pirsig, Author of ‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,’ Dies at 88, Paul Vitello, The New York Times, 24 April 2017.

-  Archives: 1975, Novelistic autobiography, autobiographical novel? No matter, Edward Abbey, The New York Times, 30 March 1975.

Robert Pirsig dies at 88; wrote counterculture classic 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance', Steve Chawkins, Los Angeles Times, 24 April 2017.

06 May 2017

What's Wrong with Science? – Propaganda Galore – Learn How they Hide the Static Religious Dogmas to Fool you to Trust the Academic Cult


In my book This Is How The State Fucks Your Mind, Chapter 7. The Main Evidence – Today's So Called Science Is Based On The Dogmas Of The Church In Order To Guarantee Might Is Right, I demonstrate how and why so called Science is brainwashing instrument in the current Western culture.

The Academic cult has an ongoing project to blame everything and anyone else than the undeniable fact that they follow usually hidden rules of the Church.

A part of this propaganda campaign is to blame specific members of their own cult or the management of how the dogmas of the Church are maintained; in order to protect the dogmas and the cult itself.

This propaganda is, for example, called the Replication crisis and Publication bias.

Propaganda Galore

What's Wrong with Science?, BBC Newshour Extra, 5 May 2017, Podcast and presentation, is a 50 minutes long profound education on how they try to trick you to believe in what they say is Science.

Please observe, I don't think that the producers or the participants are aware of that they protect dogmas of the Church; they are true believers. So, the Static rules and the mystical explanations are the true reality for them.

The general theme or the main strategy, is of course to try to hide the core, that so called Science in Platonism or the current Western culture has the purpose to provide a platform or arguments for the Static demands of the Ruler, according to the dogmas of the Church.

The main tactics that have been used for centuries is to pretend that Science is about to understand Life and the World.

Or like this. The Academics, the followers of Plato, pretend that we live in a world that is based on the Athenian ideal of Understanding is right; that was eliminated by the ideals of Plato, the Romans and the Church.

That the people are forced to, for example, live in constant Fear or Angst and easily becomes the victims of drug addiction and suicide by the hidden dogmas of the Church or the rule of Hidden Might is Right; does simply not exist in this propaganda universe.

When you are aware of that the propaganda tries to hide that Science in Platonism or in the current Western culture is a tool to suppress and exploit by to pretend that Science is an area of to understand Life and the World it is easy to expose the propaganda.

So, this BBC show is a perfect lesson in how the Academic cult tries to fool the people.

The gap is evident as both the presenters in the beginning and the participants later on jump between that the people must trust Science and that it is essential that Science is founded on to doubt or Skepticism/Scepticism. Try to combine these relations; according to the current ideals of Static Logic!

This gap can of course not be solved in Platonism; and that is the real problem and the real background to What's Wrong with Science?

As long as the political élite protects the Academic cult and the stupid tradition of Platonism can this – the real problem – not be addressed in public or officially.

Already in the beginning (4:20) says, for example, one of the participants, Kirstie Whitaker, the following.
The main point I want to make is; that there is nothing wrong with Science. Science is great! The idea of coming up an Idea, thinking up a sensible way to test that idea, testing it and then concluding something about the evidence you have gathered. That’s great. That is completely fine. What I think is that many of us agree on is the incentive structure the funding structure that chooses which of those experiments that gets the attention.
Of course, there is not a trace of that this description of Science cannot be justified by any formal descriptions of what is said to be Science in the current Western culture.

For example, try to describe or define “coming up with an idea” in the current Western culture and you make a complete fool of yourself.

Enjoy your daily propaganda!

This post will be updated later on with many more perfect propaganda lines of this BBC show.


Recent posts that underlines the ongoing trauma of Platonism in a concrete manner.

A Church that Worship Artificial Intelligence Brings Out the True Stupidity of Platonism, 17 November 2017

The Guardian Demands Officially that the People Must be Ruled by Mysticism, 1 November 2017

The Daemon Divide – Regarding Google's DeepMind Project, 10 October 2017

BBC and the Academic Cult Demand You to Replace Understanding with Faith, 29 September 2017

30 April 2017

Open Letter to The Editorial Board of Los Angeles Times

Open Letter to Editors No. 1.

Of course, this posting is addressed to all Westerners. By to addressing a particular recipient becomes the overall message clear.



You have invested lots of efforts, money and time into your massive investigation of Trump’s Authoritarian ideals in your project The Problem with Trump – A series of Times editorials, written by The Times Editorial Board, that contains of the following parts published 2 - 7 April 2017.

Why we took a stand on Trump

I. Our Dishonest President
II. Why Trump Lies
III. Trump's Authoritarian Vision
IV. Trump's War on Journalism
V. Conspiracy Theorist in Chief
VI. California Fights Back

I write to you as it is impossible to not get that you dislike the very idea of Authoritarianism and to underline the somewhat strange fact that you do NOT ask the fundamental question: How can it be possible to attract people/voters with Authoritarian solutions?

Or like this. You did NOT write: Why we took a stand on Authoritarianism.

And here it becomes not only interesting but also rewarding.

At least, rewarding for anyone that are ready to understand how it is possible with Authoritarian ideals as everyone says that they only accept Freedom, Democracy and Science and so on.

The simple and undeniable fact is that the people of the West are tricked to be stuck in the ideals of the military Dictatorship of the Roman empire by a method formally called Platonism.

The inner workings of Platonism are based on to make any Dynamic relation mystical; so only Static relations appear to be Real or Concrete.

Accordingly, it is possible to talk about a non-concrete or mystical Freedom and at the same time keep the people trapped into to take for granted that the only possible security can be found by to accept how it is and to obey.

If you are interested to find out more about the functions and history about Platonism in my book: This Is How The State Fucks Your Mind “Gender and racial discrimination, surveillance, exploitation and so forth are only effects. The real problem is – that it is possible to suppress the people – or like this – we are not genuine citizens.”

Perhaps is the fastest intro the first pages in the booklet:

The Ghost of Dictatorship – The Owner of the Current Western Culture Presented by Adolf Hitler and George Orwell – or – Open and Hidden Platonism in the Aspects of Politics.

For sure, it is a big fat taboo to openly talk about how the people are tricked to be unable to understand. Therefore, I write this open letter to you as the first in a series that will be addressed to editors of news media in the West.

Currently the news media in the West base their activities on to maintain lies to the people – lies that that suppress and exploit. And then on top of it all there is the propaganda about that the journalists are the main protectors of the Free word, the guardians of Democracy and so on. It is quite annoying.

Most citizens of the West suspect that they are tricked. Accordingly it cannot be so difficult to begin the second phase; to help the people to grasp HOW they are tricked.

Or like this. The Counterculture that began in the 1960s as a movement not limited to the literature of the Beat Generation and the ongoing Digital revolution are activities that tries to break free from Static restrictions that appears to be impossible to grasp. And these movements are connected to California.

So, when the citizens of the West and perhaps especially Californians, that so to speak are culturally prepared; discover that the Static restrictions are man made and are easy to dissolve by more and better thinking. Then will the real change start; a revolution that is all about to discover how we are able to understand.

To begin it is in fact enough to get that there is a political gain in the current Static culture to make our capacity called Imagination mystical and useless.

Or like this, try to write code for the upcoming Quantum Internet, based on Qubits, when you are restricted to Yes and No.

So, how about a project that says: Why we take a stand on The Hidden Ideals of Authoritarianism?

Yours sincerely,

Ola Alexander Frisk



28 April 2017

Don't Miss A Master Class In Propaganda By Cass Sunstein

At first some words by one of the true masters.

Joseph Goebbels (1897–1945) says the following in Nuremberg 1934.
... A good propaganda will always come along that serves a good cause. But propaganda is still necessary if a good cause is to succeed. A good idea does not win simply because it is good. It must be presented properly if it is to win. The combination makes for the best propaganda. Such propaganda is successful without being obnoxious. It depends on its nature, not its methods. It works without being noticed. Its goals are inherent in its nature. Since it is almost invisible, it is effective and powerful. ...
One more time.
... It works without being noticed. Its goals are inherent in its nature. Since it is almost invisible, it is effective and powerful. ...

Cass Sunstein's perspective and formulations are absolutely perfect if you really want to understand how the established elite promote the current Western culture.

One common and effective method is to find scapegoats or consequences of the restricted current Western worldview, that the people are trained to not be able to identify, and then blame everything on the consequences.

As the people are trained to not understand the relations between Cause, Effect and Context it is believable that there can exist something that just “happens” to be made in such a way so it is restrictive or plain stupid.

Accordingly it is possible to blame whatever for all the problems as there cannot be any concrete questions; or someone that is responsible.

The latest example of Sunstein has the perfect title: Challenge everything you think – democracy depends on it, The Guardian, 27 April 2017.

The fantastic ingress says: “Representative government rests on the shared experiences that online media increasingly filter out”

Sure, blame the ongoing collapse on the online media.

Read his text and admire how perfect propaganda is written. When you read his words; they are almost believable.

Save the established political elite! They do everything they can to help you. They even care for a real Democracy!

And there are lots of very good comments especially by Maharaja Brovinda Singh that takes up the thread about "Representative government".

My comment

14 April 2017

The celebrated author Robert Harris about Cicero and the Destructiveness of Politics

As I write about the importance of to understand Cicero's formulations in chapter 30, in order to grasp the Western world of today, the following is as good as it can be.


An excellent sign of how essential Cicero (106–43 BC) is right now, in the total collapse of the world that he was central to manufacture, is that BBC World Book Club has produced, a discussion with Robert Harris regarding the first of his Roman trilogy, Imperium (2006), that is based on Cicero's life.

The BBC show is available as a podcast was first broadcast 3 April 2017.

Another example of the popularity of Cicero and Harris is that his story will be transformed to the stage; Royal Shakespeare Company to stage Robert Harris's Cicero trilogy, Maev Kennedy, The Guardian, 1 February 2017.

Observe Harris definition of Imperium in the beginning of the podcast. Harris says.
Imperium is the power of life and death as invested by the State in an individual; it is in essential the official power witch was confirmed by the senate and the people of Rome and the magistrate.
Perhaps, as he mumbles a bit here, he says the senate, the people and the magistrate.

The Roman Senate

The Roman Magistrate

The Modern use of the concept Magistrate

Nevertheless, Harris has almost the same definition in the book as a presentation of the content.
… By power I mean official, political power – what we know in Latin as imperium – the power of life and death, as vested by the state in an individual. ...
Google Books
Definition of Vested is according to Merriam-Webster: “fully and unconditionally guaranteed as a legal right, benefit, or privilege”

A conventional definition of Imperium according to Law Dictionary (Black's Law Dictionary) is.
The right to command, which includes the right to employ the force of the state to enforce the laws. This is one of the principal attributes of the power of the executive.
The conventional explanations offer the same relations as Harris definition; but Harris exposes the concrete meaning.

In short. The Roman doctrine or ideal, that also is, the foundations of the current Western culture; is that the State owns the people in order to eliminate the Athenian tradition based on, the opposite relation, that the people owns the State to make it possible for the citizens to improve the State.

Unfortunately, appears Harris at least the at the moment to have the political correct perspective of Cicero; consequently is Harris unable to grasp, that Cicero was one of them that constructed the current Western culture of total terror.

Regardless of my critique it is well spent time to listen to Harris explorations as he strives to be correct regarding the facts he mentions; and especially Harris reflections on how (not why) Cicero is essential today.

In the podcast, Harris answers this question (25:42): "What is the connection between the politics of ancient Rome and the political atmosphere now?"
I think power is something like nuclear energy it is highly destructive to anyone who handles it. It has to be encased in various lead lined boxes and dispersed; otherwise it will burn everything ... and that is a timeless theme. Almost inevitably we see parallels with the Roman world ...
But, it is hard to grasp that someone that has written so much about the area Politics and has for years studied the Romans have not stumbled on the simple fact that it was the Romans that made the area of Politics dangerous and very very, exceedingly stupid.

Perhaps the explanation is here.
… His smile is wry. “In my old age, I find I’m a Burkeian conservative, a believer in the power of institutions. …
From: Robert Harris: ‘MPs should elect the Labour leader as cardinals elect the pope’, Rachel Cooke, The Guardian, 18 September 2016

Perhaps will Harris someday realise that institutions is not the same as the existing institutions.

Some links to stuff that Harris talks about

The Personal life of Cicero

Writings and Speeches of Cicero

Pompey (106–48 BC)

The Renaissance

Plutarch (c. 46–120)

Plutarch's Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans,Wikipedia, Full text

The former French president François Mitterrand (1916–1996) and indifference.
“… Mitterrand, who said the most essential attribute in politics is “indifference”. ...”
François Mitterrand: The great deceiver, Andrew Adonis, New Statesman, 21 November 2013.

Observe, to be indifferent or to not care is can easily be said to be the same as the deadly Sin called Sloth.

Lenin (1870–1924) says in Our Revolution, 16 January 1923, Marxists Internet Archive.
Napoleon, I think, wrote: "On s'engage et puis ... on voit." rendered freely this means: "First engage in a serious battle and then see what happens." Well, we did first engage in a serious battle in October 1917, and then saw such details of development (from the standpoint of world history they were certainly details) as the Brest peace, the New Economic Policy, and so forth. And now there can be no doubt that in the main we have been victorious. ...

Bismarck and Sausages

This quote is according Wikiquote Misattributed with reference to Quote . . . Misquote, Fred R. Shapiro, The New York Times, 21 July 2008.

Wikiquote suggest it was the American poet John Godfrey Saxe (1816–1887) that made the formulation:
Laws, like sausages, cease to inspire respect in proportion as we know how they are made.

13 April 2017

The Fearless Girl Gets Really Interesting Some Levels Up: The Animal Spirit In Dissolution

What was beautiful before 2017 is not the same as what is beautiful in 2017.

The statue Fearless Girl (2017) by Kristen Visbal in relation to the statue Charging Bull (1989) by Arturo Di Modica and the ongoing story about it all are extraordinarily interesting some levels up.

It all can be boiled down to: Humans against the Animal Spirit. Or today it is not enough to be bullish.

The formulated objective with the statue Fearless Girl was from the beginning to highlight the lack of so called Diversity.

Read slowly the following answer from the art activist Ron O’Hanley, State Street Corporation from, The Backstory Behind Wall Street's 'Fearless Girl' Statue, Bethany McLean, The Atlantic, 13 Mars 2017.
Bethany McLean: What was the genesis of Fearless Girl?

Ron O’Hanley: ... Since we are a predominantly passive investor, we don’t have the ability not to own a company, so we spend a lot of time on measures like diversity and effective, strong board governance. That includes diversity of thought and gender diversity. What has been frustrating is that there is a growing body of evidence that creating diverse boards does result in better outcomes. ...
One more time: "That includes diversity of thought and gender diversity."

But, if you try to define what Diversity is about in the current Western culture, you will get absolutely nowhere.

The current Western culture is simply based on to eliminate concrete Dynamic relations in order to force the people to an illusion of a Static world; where the people are doomed to accept how it is and obey.

It is also so that the formal definitions of the Church and the Academic tradition regarding human activity is, even if it is usually hidden, the Animal Spirit; in order to block out concrete definitions of Dynamic relations.

Accordingly, the statue Fearless Girl and the relations to the statue of Charging Bull and the ongoing story are, some levels up, hopefully all about that a growing majority of the people is finally fed up with to be restricted by the Static dogmas of the Church and the Academic cult; that force the people to live in a Static and Hierarchic, or top down, society.

And here is a nice reminder of what the message of the Animal Spirit is all about; to force the people to not understand in concrete manner how to cooperate by to fool them that they can only use violence and to kill to achieve anything.

In practice this means that to do business is the same as
... rip out their hearts and eat it before they die …

as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the former financial services company Lehman Brothers Dick Fuld said in 2007. Then something happened.

Much more about The Animal Spirit in chapter 15. The Bankers And The Naked Rambler Exposes The Illusion, that begins at page 141, in the current version of This Is How The State Fucks Your Mind.

Some links

Fearless Girl Sends a Powerful Message, State Street Corporation

Search Twitter: #fearlessgirl

Fearless Girl @makemepermanent

07 April 2017

Edward Berneys Perfected The Hidden Obedience

Propaganda can only be useful when the people are trained to be unable to understand the hidden commands.

Accordingly is Propaganda effective in the current Western culture to, for example, engage the victims in war or extermination.

Even if the area of Rhetoric, the art of persuasion, is ancient is the form of Rhetoric that today is called Propaganda a new and a very special form of Rhetoric developed to not only persuade but to direct in a hidden manner.

The man that put together Rhetoric, Platonism and the use of the Massmedia and invented Propaganda as a practical tool was Edward Berneys (1891−1995).

Read his book Propaganda (1928), full text, and you will understand the current Western culture and your life.

Here is the beginning of Chapter I, Organizing Chaos.
The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.

We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society.
And do watch the eminent documentary The Century of the Self (2002) made by Adam Curtis that tells the story about Edward Berneys in the first section.

Curtis says in, How Freud got under our skin, Tim Adams, The Guardian, 10 March 2002.
… what we are seeing is a kind of pseudo democracy, which listens all too carefully to the population, but not really to its rational thought, and allows itself to be shaped by that. ...
BBC's presentation of The Century of the Self, 28 February 2002.