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.

12 June 2018

The Experiment Third Wave Exposes How False Democracy – Or Hidden Dictatorship – Turns To Open Dictatorship




A major pattern in the current Western culture of Platonism and the teachings of the Academic cult is that the People must not be able to grasp the fundamentals of Dictatorships.

Or like this. In Platonism must Dictatorships as well as Democracy be mystical as Platonism is based on to trick the People that Open or Hidden Dictatorships is the Natural order of the society or human organisations.

Or like this. In Platonism are The People trained to worship political Authority in order to reject real Science or that what can be proved to be true must rule.

A very good example of this relation is demonstrated by the experiment The Third Wave made by the American teacher Ron Jones in 1967.

In brief demonstrated Jones that it was extremely easy to trick his students to be true believers in Open Dictatorship.

There has been made several drama-documentaries based on Jones original experiment like, for example, The Wave (1981) and The Wave (2008).

I strongly recommend the FAQ page on The Wave Official Site, the documentary Lesson Plan: The Story of the Third Wave.

It is simply so that there is a hypnotic attraction to be allowed to Openly worship political Authority or a Dictator for people that are trained to worship political Authority in a Hidden manner.

At least this is a valid description of the results of The Third Wave experiment when you have some insights of Platonism.

06 June 2018

Professor Martin Parker: Business schools are actually quite dangerous institutions


... many of the kind of aspirations, the ideas that are encouraged at business schools, are essentially about obedience rather than creativity and insolence.

The quote above by Martin Parker as well as the headline of this post are from the BBC show presented below.

The core of Parker's critique against business schools is identical with what I say about the whole Academic cult.

Or to be precise. The effects of the Hidden worldview of Platonism, promoted by the Academics, that I demonstrate in Section One are identical with Parker's distinct perspective regarding the business schools.

It is simply so that any systematic and truly independent study of any Academic topic will result in the same kind of critique.

Parker's page, University of Bristol

Parker’s Twitter


Contents

Parker in BBC's Business Matters
The Long Read in The Guardian
Parker's Book
My Comments
Closely Related Posts



Parker in BBC's Business Matters

Here follows a condensed part of the BBC show Business Matters 18 May 2018 where Parker is interviewed by the host Fergus Nicoll (Wikipedia/Twitter).
Parker:

I don’t think business schools are helping at all; largely because they are not addressing the huge challenges that face the human race on this planet.

Business schools are largely complicit in reproducing the kind of economic system that we have a present and that means they're not really attending to questions of, for example, carbon emission, climate change and so on let alone ideas about social justice and equality and so on.

This effectively means I think that Business schools are actually quite dangerous institutions that preventing us from making the kind of social economic changes that we needs to in order to survive as a species on this planet.

Nicoll:

Dangerous that's a pretty strong word. We will come back to that in a second Martin. What to undergraduates, what to post graduates say when they come to the faculty? What are the reasons they give for signing up for business? Signing up maybe for an MBA?

Parker:

… It's fairly clear that they've would rather have done physics or the history of art or something like that. They're really picking business and management because they think it's a safe choice and nothing more.

Nicoll:

Can you teach entrepreneurship, for example, I'm willing to bet a lot of the world's most successful start-ups; their protagonist did not go to business school?
Parker:
… Indeed I think you can argue that schools of business and management are really much better at teaching people to be corporate drones than they ought to be entrepreneurs.

Because many of the kind of aspirations, the ideas that are encouraged at business schools, are essentially about obedience rather than creativity and insolence.

So I don't think that, say you know, the idea of an entrepreneur sits very easily with the rather regimented attitude within the business school.

Nicoll:

Conversely, Martin, would it be fair to bet that most of the boardrooms in the banks and companies that precipitated the global financial crisis was stuffed with business qualifications?

Parker:

Yeah, I think that is really true. There is certainly a great deal of evidence that many MBA qualified individuals go out and do enormous harm.

That's not to say that everybody with an MBA is necessarily immoral, corrupt or stupid or anything.

But certainly doing business qualifications doesn't seem to prevent people from doing that doing daft things.

And we know about corporate scandals and so on. Enron, for example, is a classic example of somewhere that was being celebrated as a fantastic organization run by highly qualified managers and then proved to be nothing more than a tissue of lies and corruption; this is not an unusual story.
Listen to the full interview and the following short discussion with

Therese Tucker, CEO and founder of Blackline,

Andrew Peaple, Deputy Asia Finance Editor for the Wall Street Journal

Online or download pod: Business Matters 18 may 2018, Suzanne Scott Becomes Fox News CEO

The section regarding Parker's critique begins

26:39 in the online version that includes the news

25:25 in the podversion



The Long Read in The Guardian

Why we should bulldoze the business school, There are 13,000 business schools on Earth. That’s 13,000 too many. And I should know – I’ve taught in them for 20 years. Martin Parker, The long read, The Guardian, 27 April 2018.

This is one of Parker's best formulations in The long read.
… the assumption that human behaviour – of employees, customers, managers and so on – is best understood as if we are all rational egoists. This provides a set of background assumptions that allow for the development of models of how human beings might be managed in the interests of the business organisation. Motivating employees, correcting market failures, designing lean management systems or persuading consumers to spend money are all instances of the same sort of problem. ...


Parker’s Book

Martin Parker’s book, Shut Down the Business School!: An insider’s account of what’s wrong with management education, was published earlier in 2018.

On the publishers site you can read the beginning of the first chapter.

Here is the contents.
Introduction
1. What Goes on In Business Schools?
2. Teaching Capitalism
3. What's Wrong with Management?
4. What's Wrong with the Business School?
5. The Business School and the University
6. What is 'Management' Anyway?
7. The School for Organising
8. The Politics of Organising
9. What Do Students Want?
10. The Business School of Tomorrow

This review that is written from the perspective of cooperative organisation.

Book review: Shut down the business school – What’s wrong with management education, Anca Voinea, Co-operative News, 27 March 2018.


My Comments

From my perspective it is possible to transfer the core of Parker's Excellent critique to the Dimension of Platonism or to a critique against the whole Academic cult.

Business schools are of course a branch of the Academic cult and Platonism.

Accordingly it is the whole Academic field that is dangerous not just the business schools. Or it is not just the business schools that produce “corporate drones”; the main objective of the Academic cult is to produce citizen drones.

So to scrap or remake only the business schools will not have any effect whatsoever.

What is needed is to dissolve Platonism and the Academic cult.

However, to reach to the point where many realise what Platonism is all about there is a need of the kind of specific critique that Parker delivers.

Or like this. In the spring of 2018 have the major promoters of Platonism the BBC and The Guardian been forced to at least accept that there is a need to talk about that a large part of the Academic terror is not acceptable.

This means hopefully that the unconditional surrender of the Academic cult is not so far away.


Closely Related Posts


Reflect on Steve Jobs' Speech and the Other side of the Static Wall – In Memory of the Deceased Future Part 2, 30 March 2018

A Groundbreaking Speech by the British Minister for Universities and Science – Will Perhaps – Open Up To Real Education, Real Science and Real Democracy, 27 December 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

22 April 2018

3 HyperEfficient Intros


The earlier post, with the same title, became somehow corrupted.


Images and texts:

Intro 1 You Rotate

Intro 2 The Surface

Intro 3 The Basics, previously called The Best Short Presentation


The main messages as images.









07 April 2018

New Promo Section Two – Much Better!

Update 20 April 2018

New version of promo at the page Section 2

This post will be erased later on; only made to be noticed here and in RSS-feeds.

30 March 2018

Reflect on Steve Jobs' Speech and the Other side of the Static Wall – In Memory of the Deceased Future Part 2


Three embedded videos – may take time to load.




Steve Jobs (1955–2011)

Commencement speech

Text of Steve Jobs' Commencement address (2005) Stanford Report, 14 June 2005


Mentioned in the Speech

Calligraphy

Serif

Sans-serif

Apple Inc.

Macintosh 128K (1984)

NeXT

Pixar

Toy Story (1995)

The Whole Earth Catalog (1968–1998) published by Stewart Brand

- Read about Stewart Brand, homepage, and you will read about the beginning of the digital revolution.

Scanned "Stay hungry, Stay foolish" images from The Whole Earth Catalog,


Contents

Intro

About Jobs' Speech

Jobs Was a Flip-Flopper

The Hidden Static Demands

Arcade Fire – Creature Comfort


Intro

I will soon publish the first chapters of Section Two, Promo, of my book.

I have had reflections from many perspectives of what is the very best thing to say before.

Because this section can be a burden if you do not follow what I try to say and especially for them that has not read the first section.

So, my answer is: Listen, read and reflect on Steve Jobs commencement speech from 2005.


About Jobs' Speech

In a way are Jobs' messages not just directed to the graduates that day in 2005; as his words can be understood as a prelude to our new culture.

For sure this is not an especially original conclusion.

Jobs' words are essential as he is recognised as successful in today’s Western culture; a culture he, more or less, openly disliked.

The undeniable and brutal fact is that Jobs rejected the Academic perspective to be able to establish his own path.

It must be observed that Jobs had no clear understanding of Dynamic relations, for example, he says.
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Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.
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These relations are simply not true as, for example, to be able to write depends on the Dynamic capacity to know in advance HOW TO MAKE the connections.

That Dynamic relations are not acknowledged to be real, concrete or systematic depends only on the Static ideals of the Academic cult.

Accordingly Jobs was forced, like all other Western victims, to replace the Hidden Dynamic relations with Spirituality.

Observe I have nothing against Spirituality; but the confusion that makes it impossible to grasp simple Dynamic relations as concrete.


Jobs Was a Flip-Flopper

Here is short and amusing video where Tim Cook gives ample proof of that Jobs had a somewhat concrete understanding of Dynamic relations.



Cook says.
… he was the best person in the world about doing this. He would flip on something so fast that you would forget that he was the person that was taking the 180 degree polar position on it the day before. … It was an art. You could never know that he thought the opposite. … I saw it daily. I saw it daily. This is a gift. This is a gift, because things do change, and it takes courage to change and courage to say, ‘I am now wrong. Maybe I was right before. But maybe not. Maybe I was never right”. It takes courage to do that and I think he had that.


The Hidden Static Demands

The correct judgement, according to the current Western culture, of Steve Jobs without the slimy Propaganda must be like this.

Jobs was a sloppy daydreamer as he did not care about Logic and always changed his mind.

He was confined to a fantasy world, that consisted of un-real things; things that don't yet exist.

Therefore he could not handle to study or a real job where he had to obey correct Static facts and superiors.

Such bastards like Jobs must accordingly be taken out by a responsible Authorities before they create an unruly disorder.

Thankfully are most of these un-humans suppressed by teachers in the schools and driven to be outcasts by responsible citizens.

But we must be better. That Jobs created several businesses are sad evidences of moral decline.

They who go against the Static order of the Nature and believe that they are creators – like gods – must be eliminated in order to save the Academic cult and the Western system of total suppression and exploitation of every citizen.

Everyone must feel the hopelessness of to exist in their bones!

But, Arcade Fire says it much better from the other side of the compact terror.


Arcade Fire – Creature Comfort



Note: Lyrics in the video

Here follows some of the lyrics from the song Creature Comfort (2017) by Arcade Fire on the album Everything Now from the same year.
... 
... God, make me famous
If you can't just make it painless
Just make it painless
It goes on and on, I don't know what I want

Born in a diamond mine
It's all around you but you can't see it
...
The white lie of American prosperity
We wanna dance but we can't feel the beat
...

...

On Väggen försvinner/The Wall Disappears are there lots of other examples of how Art is used to express hidden Dynamic realtions

Alvin and Heidi Toffler – In Memory of the Deceased Future Part 1, 12 January 2018


18 March 2018

This 13 minutes video Exposes the Trick of Platonism and How to Fool the People by Propaganda




One of the primary desired effects of Platonism, that rules the current Western culture, is to be able to fool the People by propaganda.

Or like this. Platonism is all about to eliminate concrete understanding so the People are forced to Accept and Obey.

This means that they who produce the most effective propaganda also owns the victims.

So, the recent exposure of harvesting and use of Facebook profiles in order to construct and spread propaganda exposes also the rule of Platonism.

Just listen to Christopher Wylie's story.

The video above from

The Cambridge Analytica Files, ‘I made Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool’: meet the data war whistleblower, Carole Cadwalladr, The Guardian, 18 March 2018

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Closely related post:

The Film and the Book The Society of the Spectacle Exposes HOW You are Tricked, 12 November 2017

Perhaps my best summary so far about Platonism:

The False Democracy is Based on False Science – The Minimum Requirements To Get It, 20 November 2017

05 March 2018

Empty, Dull, Thud – The Academic Art of Dehumanisation – The Terror of Platonism is (Almost) Exposed by the Rosenhan Experiment




Merriam-Webster: "in remission: in a stage during which symptoms are much less severe"

It is helpful to know that remission means literally "forgiveness (of sins)".

The Rosenhan experiment was conducted between 1969 and 1972 by David Rosenhan (1929–2012) that published his results 1973.

The experiment was about to investigate what happens if you at first simulate to be "strange" in front of psychiatrists and then stop to simulate.

One of the results was that is was impossible to get rid of a diagnosis of “insanity”.

Rosenhan's basic question is systematic and can be said to be: What is insanity?

Or according to the first sentence in  Rosenhan's Essay Being Sane in Insane Places (1973).
If sanity and insanity exist, how shall we know them? …
Regrettably did he not ask this question a strict systematic manner as he was a part of the Academic tradition where fundamental questions cannot be asked, or answered, in a strict systematic or concrete manner (as Dynamic relations must be mystical).

And of course Rosenhan's basic question remains unanswered and the idea of "insanity" is still one of the core ideas of the Academic cult that continues to control your life in every aspect.

Here is a recent example.

This secret experiment tricked psychiatrists into diagnosing sane people as having schizophrenia, Nathaniel Morris, The Washington Post, 1 January 2018. Morris writes.
... 
Nearly half a century after its publication, the Rosenhan experiment has left a lasting impression on psychiatry. 
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So, it is perhaps time to put the question, What is Insanity?, in a strict systematic manner.

Because then will this concrete question be used to dissolve the Academic cult as well as the current Western culture of total terror; as the answer has of course nothing to do with real Science or to help the individual citizen.

I hope you are ready.

And I do recommend Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason (1961) by Michel Foucault (1926–1984).

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Closely related Post: Read Peter Kinderman!, 7 April 2016

23 February 2018

Hard to make it closer than THIS



Image of original Instagram, 17 February 2018

Art according to original Instagram: German Vinogradov, Facebook

Search Google Images "German Vinogradov" (link may not work on some machines/browsers)



A confused article about the event: Russian 'burning church' art engulfed in controversy, the BBC Blog News from Elsewhere, 19 February 2018


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Image of original Tweet, Only the Image, 22 February 2018

Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan (b.1960) is known as the art world’s agent provocateur, using what seem to be stunts to address universal themes around the nature of dogma, power and death. ...
From: Collection Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Maurizio Cattelan 25 Sept – 02 Dec 2012, Whitechapel Gallery

Maurizio Cattelan, Wikipedia, Guggenheim

Search Google Images "Maurizio Cattelan" (link may not work on some machines/browsers)

...

These two recent events highlight that the final step - to openly talk about that our understanding of Life and the World is restricted by hidden religious taboos - is probably immanent.

Because real Art is about to Demonstrate what we not yet are able to define or demonstrate; even if this Dynamic relation cannot be concrete in the current Western culture.

So, when Art highlights, in a striking manner what usually is hidden; is the next step to openly talk about what is on the other side and the restrictions to get there.



13 February 2018

Chomsky and Herman – How The Propaganda Machine Produce Consent by Rejecting Alternatives




The brilliant animation of the Propaganda model, that demonstrates how the political élite and their massmedia keep the people in a false reality where the People can only Accept how it is and Obey, is published by Al Jazeera English’s media analysis show The Listening Post.

The Propaganda model was introduced in the book Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy (1988) written by Edward S. Herman (1925–2017) and Noam Chomsky.

This is the first post in a series about the perspectives and work of the linguist and political activist Noam Chomsky.

Chomsky can easily be said to be the most prominent radical critic of the current Western culture.

I will give the basics, present the best videos that I have found and I will also try to explain Chomsky's arguments from the perspective of Platonism.

This post will be changed/updated as some of the material will be placed in later posts.



Contents of this Post

The Decisive Difference Between Chomsky and Me

Propaganda and Platonism

Public Opinion by Walter Lippmann

Manufacturing Consent by Chomsky and Herman

The Propaganda Model

Communism in the USA and the Concept Flak

Noam Chomsky on Manufacturing Consent – Video

More Links



The Decisive Difference Between Chomsky and Me


I demonstrate how the People of the West are forced into servitude by Platonism that in practice are hidden religious dogmas; proclaimed to be, for example, Reason or Science.

Chomsky says that the People are forced to servitude and does not, what I know of so far, present any main reason or method, except the passion of total power and money, for how this suppression is accomplished.



Propaganda and Platonism

Summary of Platonism: The False Democracy is Based on False Science – The Minimum Requirements To Get It

The People can be fooled by Propaganda because they have been trained to take for granted that to understand is the same as to Accept and Obey or to Worship authority.

Accordingly can the People not ask for Cause, Effect and Context as concrete understanding is outside of to Worship authority.

Or like this.

The study of Propaganda as well as the Propaganda model is at first concrete and systematic when you know the basics of Platonism and the Dualistic ideal that is integrated in Platonism.

Here is a brief explanation.

The current Western culture is based on the ideal or worldview that is formally called Platonism.

Platonism means in practice that only what the Ruler or the ruling elite demands is concrete or real; whereas the perspectives of the people is unreal or mystical.

The desired effect is, of course, that whatever you say that is not according to the official perspective can be rejected.

The formal definition of this function is that the current Western culture is based on the Dualistic principle or Dualism where the demands of the Ruler is in the Positive position whereas the perspective of the people is the Negative position.

This means that Propaganda is to actively use the Negative position where the Peoples hopes and fears can be manipulated (without any connection to what actually can be proved or demonstrated).

Accordingly can, for example, the Propaganda promotes Diversity when the formal rules, at the same time, demand Conformity. The result is that the victims are forced to believe that Conformity is the same as Diversity; as the hard or concrete demands of the Positive position decides in the real world.

All in all. Propaganda, in the current Western culture, can promise whatever as there are no concrete relations between the propaganda and what they force you to think and do.

It can also be said that the very existence of Propaganda is a powerful evidence of the importance of Imagination; and the reason why you are forbidden to understand the concrete functions of Imagination.



Public Opinion by Walter Lippmann

The concept “the manufacture of consent” was coined by Walter Lippmann (1889–1974) in his book Public Opinion published in 1922.

Herman and Chomsky say the following in the Preface of Manufacturing Consent.
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The social importance of propaganda in what Walter Lippmann referred to as the "manufacture of consent" has long been recognized by writers on public opinion, propaganda, and the political requirements of social order. ...
Google Books

Here follows a part of the text, of Public Opinion, where “the manufacture of consent” is mentioned the first time and that is at the end of Chapter XV – Leaders and the Rank and File (Rank and File is the workers not the leaders).

I have broken up the text in more paragraphs here to make it easier to read.


The established leaders of any organization have great natural advantages. They are believed to have better sources of information. The books and papers are in their offices. They took part in the important conferences. They met the important people. They have responsibility.

It is, therefore, easier for them to secure attention and to speak in a convincing tone. But also they have a very great deal of control over the access to the facts. Every official is in some degree a censor. And since no one can suppress information, either by concealing it or forgetting to mention it, without some notion of what he wishes the public to know, every leader is in some degree a propagandist.

Strategically placed, and compelled often to choose even at the best between the equally cogent though conflicting ideals of safety for the institution, and candor to his public, the official finds himself deciding more and more consciously what facts, in what setting, in what guise he shall permit the public to know.

That the manufacture of consent is capable of great refinements no one, I think, denies. The process by which public opinions arise is certainly no less intricate than it has appeared in these pages, and the opportunities for manipulation open to anyone who understands the process are plain enough.

The creation of consent is not a new art. It is a very old one which was supposed to have died out with the appearance of democracy. But it has not died out. It has, in fact, improved enormously in technic, because it is now based on analysis rather than on rule of thumb.

And so, as a result of psychological research, coupled with the modern means of communication, the practice of democracy has turned a corner. A revolution is taking place, infinitely more significant than any shifting of economic power.

Within the life of the generation now in control of affairs, persuasion has become a self-conscious art and a regular organ of popular government. None of us begins to understand the consequences, but it is no daring prophecy to say that the knowledge of how to create consent will alter every political calculation and modify every political premise.

Under the impact of propaganda, not necessarily in the sinister meaning of the word alone, the old constants of our thinking have become variables. It is no longer possible, for example, to believe in the original dogma of democracy; that the knowledge needed for the management of human affairs comes up spontaneously from the human heart.

Where we act on that theory we expose ourselves to self-deception, and to forms of persuasion that we cannot verify. It has been demonstrated that we cannot rely upon intuition, conscience, or the accidents of casual opinion if we are to deal with the world beyond our reach.

Read Public Opinion as this book is simply the best overview of how the victims of the West are fooled.

Or like this. Lippmann understood that the big thing is that they fool or force you to take for granted that the perspective of the Ruler or the ruling élite is the same as the only possible reality.

And observe, Lippman begins, his masterpiece, with to describe how the People are trapped in Plato's Cave that is the very foundations of Platonism. And then is the first chapter named: “I. The World Outside and the Pictures in Our Heads”.

Public Opinion by Walter Lippmann on Project Gutenberg. Read NOW!



Manufacturing Consent by Chomsky and Herman


The Introduction of Manufacturing Consent released in 2011 includes the effects of the Internet.

Here follows some of the first sentences of the Introduction; that makes it clear that the book is about the Propaganda model and that the manufacturing of consent is done with smooth procedures.

This book centers in what we call a "propaganda model," an analytical framework that attempts to explain the performance of the U.S. media in terms of the basic institutional structures and relationships within which they operate. It is our view that, among their other functions, the media serve, and propagandize on behalf of, the powerful societal interests that control and finance them.
The representatives of these interests have important agendas and principles that they want to advance, and they are well positioned to shape and constrain media policy. This is normally not accomplished by crude intervention, but by the selection of right-thinking personnel and by the editors' and working journalists' internalization of priorities and definitions of news-worthiness that conform to the institution's policy.

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Google Books

Under the headline Updating The Propaganda Model is the following.

… The Internet is not an instrument of mass communication for those lacking brand names, an already existing large audience, and/or large re-sources. Only sizable commercial organizations have been able to make large numbers aware of the existence of their Internet offerings. The privatization of the Internet's hardware, the rapid commercialization and concentration of Internet portals and servers and their integration into non-Internet conglomerates the AOL- Time Warner merger was a giant step in that direction-and the private and concentrated control of the new broadband technology, together threaten to limit any future prospects of the Internet as a democratic media vehicle.
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… Former New York Times editor Max Frankel says that the more newspapers pursue Internet audiences, "the more will sex, sports, violence, and comedy appear on their menus, slighting, if not altogether ignoring, the news of foreign wars or welfare reform."
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… But entertainment has the merit not only of being better suited to helping sell goods; it is an effective vehicle for hidden ideological messages. Furthermore, in a system of high and growing inequality, entertainment is the contemporary equivalent of the Roman "games of the circus" that diverts the public from politics and generates a political apathy that is helpful to preservation of the status quo.
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Google Books

Even if Facebook and other Social media has changed the big picture a bit is the main relations today in 2018 the same as before the Internet in many aspects the same; as the absolute majority of the citizens are trained to be passive consumers.

Their Concluding Note begins.
The propaganda model remains a useful framework for analyzing and understanding the workings of the mainstream media-perhaps even more so than in 1988. ...
Google Books


The Propaganda Model

Here is the core of Chapter 1 - A Propaganda Model. The chapter begins.
The mass media serve as a system for communicating messages and symbols to the general populace. It is their function to amuse, entertain, and inform, and to inculcate individuals with the values, beliefs, and codes of behavior that will integrate them into the institutional structures of the larger society. In a world of concentrated wealth and major conflicts of class interest, to fulfil this role requires systematic propaganda.

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… The essential ingredients of our propaganda model, or set of news "filters,"fall under the following headings:

(1) the size, concentrated ownership, owner wealth, and profit orientation of the dominant mass-media firms;

(2) advertising as the primary income source of the mass media;

(3) the reliance of the media on information provided by government, business,and "experts" funded and approved by these primary sources and agents of power;

(4) "flak" as a means of disciplining the media; and

(5) "anticommunism" as a national religion and control mechanism.
These elements interact with and reinforce one another. The raw material of news must pass through successive filters, leaving only the cleansed residue fit to print. They fix the premises of discourse and interpretation, and the definition of what is newsworthy in the first place, and they explain the basis and operations of what amount to propaganda campaigns.
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Google Books



Communism in the USA and the Concept Flak

It must be noted that in the USA there is a tradition to say that everything that is not according to the established Static ideals of total obedience is Communistic.

The concept Flak, used in the Propaganda model, is a bit strange without an explanation.

Flak means literally anti-aircraft artillery as it refers to the German abbreviation of Flugabwehrkanone, Flugzeugabwehrkanone or Fliegerabwehrkanone where “abwehr” is the same as repelling, defense, resistance or rebuff.

Another use of Flak is, for example, Flak jacket.



Noam Chomsky on Manufacturing Consent – Video


Here is the best interview that covers the main ideas of Chomsky that I have found so far. The Interview is made by Andrew Marr, BBC and was probably sent in 1996.





Di” and "Fergie" mentioned in the intro.



More Links

The documentary Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media (1992), Wikipedia, The full film on YouTube

I do recommend you to explore Chomsky's own website

Search Chomsky on YouTube

Chomsky's Philosophy, YouTube channel of clips

Obituariy, Edward S. Herman, media critic who co-wrote ‘Manufacturing Consent,’ dies at 92, Harrison Smith, The Washington Post, 16 November 2017.

And check out this post and the documentary about the man that formulated the concept Propaganda as it was used by, for example, the Nazi Germany: Edward Berneys Perfected The Hidden Obedience, 7 April 2017

And as a kind of summary of it all:

Fake news has a long history. Beware the state being keeper of ‘the truth’, Kenan Malik, The Guardian, 11 February 2018

09 February 2018

To Get Rid of Opposition is a Part of the Teachings of the Academic Tradition

Please, please, get it.

To be able to accuse and get rid of opposition without concrete evidence is the whole point of the core of the current Western culture of total terror; that is guaranteed by the Academic cult.

Academics are used to benefit from to praise the gospel of Static Logic and – then when the students use this pattern of how to reject concrete Dynamic relations – is the result of course that the Academics complains when they become the victims.

Here is a perfect example of the current Western terror.

I'm a Stanford professor accused of being a terrorist. McCarthyism is back, David Palumbo-Liu, The Guardian, 8 February 2018. Palumbo-Liu writes.
Today anyone can be accused of anything, without basis in fact or evidence, and that accusation can be instantly trumpeted over the airwaves unchecked by any journalistic standard. That is the painful lesson I have had to learn this year.
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Here it is essential to remember that the core of the journalistic standard of the Guardian is to defend exactly what Palumbo-Liu complains about, that Faith or Trust must rule in order to eliminate concrete relations: The Guardian Demands Officially that the People Must be Ruled by Mysticism, 1 November 2017.

Read his story and the basics of the current Western terror before it is too late, in this phase of the Western civilisation, to dissolve the Academic cult.

Perhaps my best summary so far: The False Democracy is Based on False Science – The Minimum Requirements To Get It

25 January 2018

Open Letter to The New York Times – Regarding “Faith” in Democracy




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The New York Times is one of the most influential media organisations in the Western world. Accordingly are the perspectives, explanations and the words used by The New York Times essential.

Yesterday, 24 January, published The New York Times: The Interpreter Episode 1 – Is There Something Wrong with Democracy? By Max Fisher and Amanda Taub.

The only possible answer is consequently: Yes, it is Managed by Platonism!

Here follows most of the introduction to the animation/video.
After 200 years of expansion, democracy’s growth in the world has stalled. A handful of democracies like Venezuela and Hungary are backsliding into authoritarianism. And even in established Western democracies, voters are losing faith in democratic institutions and norms.

That has left us and scholars who study democracy obsessed with a set of questions. Is this all just a blip, or is democracy in real trouble? Are the oldest and sturdiest democracies, like those of Europe and the United States, really as safe as they seem? And why would people voluntarily dismantle their own democracy from within?

No one knows the answers for sure. …
Already here is the usually hidden worldview exposed.

Because real Democracy has of course; absolutely nothing to do with FAITH.

Real Democracy as well as real Education and real Science are based on concrete UNDERSTANDING.

The ongoing terror of the Western world is simply based on to force or trick the People to take for granted that Faith or Trust is the same as to Understand.

The formal name of this trick is Platonism and can also be called Hidden Might Is Right as it is all about to force or trick the people to believe that to worship Authority is the same as to be free.

Or like this. The Platonist's trick the People that to be free is the same as to not be punished.

Today are more and more people convinced that they live in a system that they hate; as it becomes more and more obvious that the system or the Western culture is based on to fool them.

It becomes more and more obvious as the Static Western world encounter more and more problems in a more and more Dynamic world.

As the victims are tricked to not be able to understand HOW they are fooled it is accordingly impossible to articulate or formulate concrete critique.

The tragic result is, of course, that the victims rush to worship openly Authoritarian ideals.

One more time.

As the false Democracy, based on Faith and Worship, is not especially popular today will more and more victims find comfort into worship open Dictatorships.

And observe this process is supported by The New York Times and others that promote Platonism; especially as Platonism includes self-censorship/censorship to protect the “Faith”.

This means also what The New York Times calls “Polarisation”, in the video, cannot occur within a culture or a system that is based on concrete Understanding.

Because concrete Understanding makes is it possible to understand different perspectives and to create concrete solutions.

In Platonism, that is based on Faith, is there only what is Right or Wrong according to the Ruler or the ruling élite.

All in all. The New York Times, as well as every individual and organisation in the current Western terror have the concrete choice between:

- to continue to support Platonism and the false Democracy as well as the false Science that the stupidity is based on and fall even deeper into the disaster

OR

- to expose the trick of Platonism and be a concrete help to dissolve the core of the stupidity, the Academic cult and be helpful in the demand to set up a new form of organisations for real Education and real Science that will result in a real Democracy.

So, what will The New York Times do?

And to everyone that are the slightest interested in propaganda and the ongoing collapse of the current Western culture: read the undisputed classic Public Opinion (1922) by Walter Lippmann (1889–1974).

Lippman begins, of necessity, with to describe Plato's Cave.

And therefore is the first chapter:
I. The World Outside and the Pictures in Our Heads.
For the very core of Platonism is based on to have any concrete idea or picture, in your head, must be rejected as mystical, in order to fool you; that the only real is outside of the mind.

And then is it possible to fool you that the demands of the Ruler or the ruling élite and their propaganda is real whereas anything else is mystical.

Or like this. Platonism is to put you into a cave where you are forced to reject what you actually are able to understand so you are forced to Accept how it is and to Obey, for example, that the total terror is the same as Democracy.

The full book Public Opinion by Walter Lippmann, Project Gutenberg

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My book This Is How The State Fucks Your Mind if you want hard core arguments.

Perhaps the best summary so far is The False Democracy is Based on False Science – The Minimum Requirements To Get It


Some Closely Related Posts

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

Open Letter to The Editorial Board of Los Angeles Times, 30 April 2017

Edward Berneys Perfected The Hidden Obedience, 7 April 2017

17 January 2018

Who Are The International War Criminals Committing and Profiting From War Crimes in Yemen? – By Theodore McIntire

Who is not aware of the widespread violations of the laws of armed conflict in Yemen that has prompted the United Nations to carry out a comprehensive examination of all alleged violations and abuses since September 2014?

With so much accumulated and credible evidence of war crimes in Yemen, is it possible to determine suspected war criminals that are currently unidentified and unpunished?

Can anyone overcome a major challenge that the vast majority of the global community appears unaware of and unconcerned about? Who is willing to speak truth to power and identify the international actors who could be charged as war criminals for their role in exacerbating the humanitarian crisis arising from the civil war in Yemen?

The belligerent and supporting countries and actors external to the Yemen civil war are extensive. They include Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, United Kingdom, Australia, Iran, Al-Qaeda, ISIS, and Academi.

Obviously the international entities involved and profiting from the Yemen civil war include many of the big defense contractors, but surprisingly the tentacles of this lucrative business extends all the way down to suppliers of logistics who are not normally identified as providers of military products and services.

In addition, the specialized field of private military contractors operating in Yemen is quite rich. Indeed, the field is so lucrative that even notorious individuals who had previously announced they were “…getting out of the government contracting business." have jumped right back into the center of this very profitable racket.

The most serious and wide ranging accusation that multiple entities have concluded and publicly documented is that the Saudi led coalition has intentionally starved the civilian population in Yemen.

Starvation of a civilian population is in direct violation of International Humanitarian Law Rule 53 which states the use of starvation of the civilian population as a method of warfare is prohibited, and Rule 54 which states that attacking, destroying, removing or rendering useless objects indispensable to the survival of the civilian population is prohibited.

The United States has actively supported the Saudi led coalition by providing intelligence, refueling planes, and selling billions of dollars in weapons and training to be used in Yemen. Additional weapons, logistics and services have also been supplied by numerous other international governments and actors who are fully aware that sold items would be used in Yemen.

Under customary international law, aiding and abetting war crimes includes three elements:
(1) A Principal person or entity committed a war crime;
(2) Another actor committed an act that had a substantial effect upon the commission of the underlying offence; and
(3) Required mental state: The other actor knew that that such an act would assist, or had the substantial likelihood of assisting, the commission of the underlying offense.”
Furthermore, the mens rea for aiding and abetting war crimes under customary lawrequires only knowledge and not purpose: “the accused knew that his acts would assist the commission of the crime by the perpetrator or that he was aware of the substantial likelihood that his acts would assist the commission of a crime by the perpetrator.”

With this knowledge and despite warnings from some officials in the Obama Administration that they could be implicated in war crimes for aiding and abetting actions in Yemen that have killed thousands of civilians the United States and other participating countries and actors have proceeded with aiding and arming internal and external suspected war criminals who have involved themselves in the Yemen civil war.

Multiple personnel in the U.S. Congress have been actively investigating U.S. Foreign Military Sales of training provided to the naval forces of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that could serve as a crucial link clearly tying the U.S. to the naval blockade and resultant starvation of the civilian population of Yemen.

These and other widespread concerns have not precluded the Trump administration from pressing ahead with plans to expand the transfer of weapons and training to the region.

Although President Trump called for the lifting of the blockade of Yemen, neither a White House Statement nor simple Tweets would in any way obviate the President of the United States of America nor any other government official or citizen of any country in the world from the mens rea for aiding and abetting war crimes in Yemen.

When considering the topic of suspected international war criminals we should also take a moment to consider the inevitability of future war crime trials. Reviewing the identities of already convicted war criminals it might be possible to conclude that it is impossible for some to ever be identified as a war criminal as long as they are not Nazi Germans, Slavs, Arabs, Asians, and Africans.

However, using a more objective standard of a peer reviewed academic resource on just war theory does not assume any such limitations: “In asserting the need to find universalisable principles, the just war theorist is usually keen to insist that any war crimes trials are held in neutral states and presided over by neutral parties, rather than the victors whose partiality in proceedings must be presumed: after all, in the Nuremberg and Tokyo trials, no allied generals or politicians were held accountable for the atrocities created by bombing civilian centers in Germany and Japan and the dropping of nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.”

Overcoming ingrained preconceived bias to arrive at war crimes standards that comply with just war theory requires detailed, educated and thoughtful reflection.

Given the overwhelming volume and detail of information already available, is it possible at this point in time to outline a list of those who run the risk of eventually being identified as violating international humanitarian law or failing to fulfill their basic human responsibilities?

Is it reasonable to expect that some individuals from the belligerent and supporting countries and actors who have been in the positions listed below are likely to someday be identified as responsible for facilitating war crimes in Yemen?
  • Current and former heads of governments or organizations
  • Current and former legislators who authorized military action or failed to curb military action
  • Current and former Secretaries of Defense, Ministers of Defense or senior military leaders
  • Current and former government intelligence, military training and defense acquisition officials
  • Board members, Chief Officers, and Directors of major and minor defense contractors
  • Board members, Chief Officers, and Directors of financing entities
  • The public and citizenry for turning a blind eye and remaining silent

Who could or should be added to this list or called out by name?


Theodore McIntire


The author was a 1984 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, was a Major (Retired) of the U.S. Air Force and is currently a worldwide advocate and promoter of Human Security.

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12 January 2018

Alvin and Heidi Toffler – In Memory of the Deceased Future Part 1





To grasp what goes on today. Or even better. To get what NOT goes on or the massive contemporary confusion, it is helpful to study quite recent ideas and arguments about the future.

The true masterminds of to understand the next steps from the epoch of simple manufacturing were Alvin (1928–2016) and Heidi Toffler.

Alvin and Heidi Toffler wrote their books together, at least that is the information in the later interviews of Alvin, even if most of the books are presented as Alvin is the sole author.

Read all the books by the Tofflers as their message is all about the absolute need of to reach a Dynamic culture; a need that so far has been sabotaged by the Static ideals of the Academic cult.

It can in fact be said that absolutely nothing vital has happened since the Tofflers began to write.

The huge difference between the middle of the 1960s and now are more stuff and more problems. More than fifty years of extra concentrated stupidity.

Especially the books Future Shock and The Third Wave were at the time highly influential bestsellers.


The Most Essential Works by the Tofflers

The first article, as Pdf, The Future as a Way of Life, Horizon magazine (1965)

Future Shock (1970), Internet Archive

The Third Wave (1980), Internet Archive

Powershift: Knowledge, Wealth and Violence at the Edge of the 21st Century (1990), Internet Archive

Revolutionary Wealth (2006)


The Tofflers Offers the Usually Missing Context

The Tofflers defines the historic background, at least a part of it, as well as what drives change in different forms or Dimensions in relation to the historic context.

And therefore could the Tofflers predict the need of and the innovation of services and products rather well.

As I understand it, is the main message of the Tofflers that real Change or development cannot take place if vital parts or Dimensions (of the society) resist change or is Static; as then will the result be the Social conflicts we experience today.

Here is a good example: 'Epidemic of stress' blamed for 3,750 teachers on long-term sick leave, Anushka Asthana, Mason Boycott-Owen, The Guardian, 11 January 2018.

Here is the first sentence in the Future Shock (1970).
This is a book about what happens to people when they are overwhelmed by change.
And just taste headlines, from the same book, like for example;
The Collapse of Hierarchy
Beyond Bureaucracy
The Industrial Era School
The New Educational Revolution
The Organizational Attack
The final sentences in the Power Shift (1990) are:
For it is now indisputable that knowledge, the source of the highest-quality power of all, is gaining importance with every fleeting nanosecond.
The most important Powershift of all, therefore, is not from one person, party, institution, or nation to another. It is the hidden shift in the relationships between violence, wealth, and knowledge as societies speed toward their collision with tomorrow.

This is the dangerous, exhilarating secret of the Powershift Era.
 One more time.
For it is now indisputable that knowledge, the source of the highest-quality power of all, is gaining importance with every fleeting nanosecond.

More Links


Obituary, Alvin Toffler, Author of ‘Future Shock,’ Dies at 87, Keith Schneider, The New York Times, June 29, 2016.

Future Shock at 40: What the Tofflers Got Right (and Wrong), Greg Lindsay, Fast Company, 15 November 2010.

Big Thinkers – Alvin Toffler (2002), YouTube.

The documentary Future Shock (1972), hosted by Orson Welles (1915–1985), is a definitive must-see even if the quality of this version on YouTube is poor.

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Reflect on Steve Jobs' Speech and the Other side of the Static Wall – In Memory of the Deceased Future Part 2, 30 March 2018

01 January 2018

On How Citizens are Replaced by Soldiers

In the upcoming chapters I write a lot about the book Soldaten: On Fighting, Killing and Dying; The Secret Second World War Tapes of German POWs (2012), Google Books, by Sönke Neitzel and Harald Welzer.

This book is a very well crafted Academic work and became also a bestseller.

The book is based on Neitzel's discovery of transcripts of conversations between German prisoners of war during WW II, and tells many otherwise hidden relations of the current Western culture that demonstrates how the ideals of the citizen is transformed to the ideals of the soldier.

Here follows more links, a documentary that is based on the same material and an interview with Neitzel.

Here is a perfect presentation and overview. The Nazi prisoners bugged by Germans, Mario Cacciottolo, BBC, 18 January 2013.




Published on 3 May 2013.

Secrets of the Dead is a television series made by the PBS.

Helen Fry

Joshua Levine

Fritz Lustig (1919-2017)

Trent Park Museum – Home of the Secret Listeners

Photos of German officers and links, Wikipedia, Trent Park.




Published on 12 November 2012.

The Agenda,

Steve Paikin