In navolging van Deel 1. | “The Veil” betekent de massamedia, de popcultuur en “nieuws”. Geef de burger zogenaamde keuzes : kiest u rood…of wit…? Maar wat u ook kiest – u bent àltijd bij de neus genomen want: er is géén keuze! In één woord heet dat: propaganda. “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. …In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons…who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind.”
Sla de massa om de oren met zaken die ze toch niet begrijpt! Het zijn: Schuld, Inflatie en Belastingen. Instrueer de massa dat het allemaal onvermijdelijk, natuurlijk en normaal is. Ze zal dit best slikken hoor… Het glijmiddel van het hele systeem is: consumptie. U moét kopen! Of het hele kaartenhuis stort in mekaar. De reclameindustrie draagt hier haar steentje bij. aan we over tot het voorlaatste stadium, the Soma.
“Within the context of The System, anything that serves the purpose of keeping everybody distracted from the fact they are enslaved by an utterly corrupt power structure that has lost all credibility can be referred to as “Soma”. Soma can exist on both sides of legality – if it is legal it can be promoted within society as an acceptable distraction. If it is illegal it comes with the added bonus of criminalizing large tranches of addicts who can then be employed as slave labourers within the prison-industrial complex. Soma need not be purely addictive substance abuse, it can also encourage compulsive behaviors such as gambling, gaming, shopping, watching TV, sex or eating. The main goal is that it saps the energy of as many serfs as possible and prevents them from self-actualizing”. En het resultaat is :
Een brave, gehoorzame massa
Dit is het laatste stadium: “A Compliant Populace”. Behoort U daar ook toe? Of toch liever niet? De meest revolutionaire daad die u kan stellen, nu nog, binnen dit systeem is: “to take personal responsibility for every aspect of your own life and to live consciously as much as possible. Shed your addictions, swear off soma and start self-actualizing. The most revolutionary act you can commit externally is to start your own business (even one on the side) and to become financially unleveraged, literate and independent. Put a price on your fealty. A price not in monetary terms, but ethical ones. From now on loyalty is not something you unquestioningly surrender as an accident of birth, skin color or creed. Patriotism is now obsolete. You will no longer pledge into a corrupt system – if somebody or some thing wants your loyalty, they’ll have to earn it. From there you help others do the same and one by one, cell by cell, larger groups of the sheep go into self-imposed exile from the herd.
If enough people can do this, (and can resist the temptations of being co-opted), then The System will eventually lose all relevancy and implode. This will probably take about 20 to 40 years to unfold and in the meantime there will be a strong, counter-evolutionary trend toward authoritarianism / totalitarianism (Bertrand Gross’ Friendly Fascism), collectivism and kleptocratic faux-capitalist brand socialism (none of which is to be confused with genuine real-world or virtual community)”.
En dus kort samengevat : Stop met een schaap te zijn! Er ligt in ieder geval een lange, donkere periode in het verschiet – bent u er klaar voor…?