Cultural engineering

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Cultural engineering, (often confused or conflated with social engineering, manufactured consent, popular consensus, or mass media,) is the ability to direct or shape society through a variety of means and mechanisms.

Work In Progress - Notes

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Strategy of tension

Hegelian dialectic

Hegelian dialectics is a 3-part (thesis + antithesis = synthesis) process to achieve the ultimately desired results through conflict.

Examples:
  • The corporatocracy (large corporations, big government, and corporate media), wish to dominate political discourse increasing their power, dominance, and totalitarian squeeze on humanity, yet must be through bread and circus distraction to quell public discontentment and let the masses believe they have some control. Distracted by talent shows, football, and political theater, the good consumer may choose from 37 types of cereal, yet the good politically-illiterate citizen may only choose from the two political parties - Republicans and Democrats - both subsets of the war mongering Neoliberal business party. The Republicans keep pushing right and the paid-to-fail Democrats negotiate from center as the Overton window drift right. That's why there is no mass peace movement nor any political resistance to perpetual global war. The resultant synthesis is a passive public who believe they've participated in democracy of their own design.
  • The totalitarian militarized police state would like to disarm the populace so it will be easier to SWAT dissenters. Controlling the media and propaganda myths, secret agencies and their agents, assets, informants, and the crisis industry manufacture false flag terror events, that may or may not actually hurt people, to blame on patsies or enemies. The terrorized public outcry will demand stronger gun control, more draconian laws, wars on enemies abroad, wars on immigrants, wars on minorities, wars on mental health issues, and wars on the poor and desperate. Which is exactly what the kakistocracy wanted anyway.
  • The CIA'sOperation Gladio covert terror campaign unleashed upon the European continent after World War II and was (false flag) blamed on anarchists and communists justifying the clandestine US and UK forces "stay behind" presence in Europe for the Cold War and today's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) operations.

Manufacturing consent

Mass media (the manipulative and exploitive corporatocracy's competitive consumer culture narrative)

Propaganda & Psy-ops

  • Corporate media radio stations may promote their corporate music productions while ignoring independent artists.
  • Hippie culture was pushed into the edges of mainstream culture, starting in Laurel Canyon...
  • Peace movement was clean cut college students until campuses got their culturally engineered groove on while becoming freaks to the mainstream. Nixon started the drug war as a prejudiced excuse to shut down hippies at peace rallies and repressed African American communities, supported by a society primed with negative racist stereotypes through history and Blacksploitation feature films, despite the few token ineffective anti-racial laws.
  • Psych-ops (psychological opperations) to wage full spectrum dominance over as many aspects of your life as possible

Terrorism On Sheeple

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Tribalism & Identity

  • building up and tearing down neighbourhoods, heritage, cultures, religions, identities
  • Hegelian dialectics (see above)
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Religion

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B. F. Skinner on cultural engineering

Radical behavioral and behavioralist psychologist B. F. Skinner, wrote about cultural engineering in at least two books, devoting a chapter to it in both Science and Human Behavior and Beyond Freedom and Dignity. In Science and Human Behavior[1] a chapter is titled "Designing a Culture" and expands on this position as well as in other documents. In Beyond Freedom and Dignity, when describing other cultural designs, there are many indirect references to Walden Two, another utopian novel of his, that in its time could have been considered science fiction, since science-based methods for altering people's behavior did not yet exist.[2][3] Such methods are now known as applied behavior analysis.

Walden Two is controversial because its characters speak of a rejection of free will [4] and a rejection of the proposition that human behavior is controlled by a non-corporeal entity, such as a spirit or a soul.[5] Walden Two embraces the proposition that the behavior of organisms, including humans, is determined by environmental variables,[6] and that systematically altering environmental variables can generate a sociocultural system that very closely approximates utopia.[7]

See also

References

  1. Skinner, B.F. (1953). Science and Human Behavior, Chapter XXVIII: "Designing a Culture". Cambridge, Massachusetts: B.F. Skinner Foundation. Paperback edition: Free Press (March 1, 1965). ISBN 0029290406, ISBN 978-0029290408.
  2. Skinner, B.F. (1986). "Some Thoughts About the Future". Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 45(2), p. 229. "What the protagonist in Walden Two called a behavioral technology was at the time still science fiction, but it soon moved into the real world."
  3. Skinner, B.F. (1948). Walden Two. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Company. Revised 1976 edition, page vi. ISBN 0-87220-779-X. "The 'behavioral engineering' I had so frequently mentioned in the book was, at the time, little more than science fiction".
  4. Aschner, Mary Jane McCue (1965). "The Planned Man: Skinner". The Educated Man: Studies in the History of Educational Thought. Paul Nash, Andreas M. Kazamias, and Henry J. Perkinson (Editors). John Wiley & Sons, pp. 389–421. "Public reaction to Walden Two, with its proposal for planned man, was initially slow. But eventually Skinner found himself at the storm center of a controversy that has scarcely abated to this day. Philosophers and psychologists charged into the latest jousting match in the perennial tourney between proponents of determinism and defenders of free will". p. 402.
  5. Ivie, Stanley D. (2006). "Models and Metaphors". Journal of Philosophy and History of Education 56, pp. 82–92. Retrieved August 23, 2012. "Skinner’s system does not provide for a God or a human soul". p. 88.
  6. Skinner, B.F. (1938). The Behavior of Organisms: An Experimental Analysis. Cambridge, Massachusetts: B.F. Skinner Foundation. ISBN 1-58390-007-1, ISBN 0-87411-487-X.
  7. Skinner, B.F. (1971). Beyond Freedom and Dignity. Knopf. ISBN 0394425553, ISBN 978-0394425559.
  8. Lebron, Michael (2018-02-14). "Live Stream The YouTube Silver Button Unboxing Live for Conspiratorium Clerisy". YouTube.com. Lionel Nation. Retrieved 2018-02-23.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. Lebron, Michael (2017-12-11). "Live Stream Truth Warrior and Clerisy Assemblage — Conspiratorium Style". YouTube.com. Lionel Nation. Retrieved 2018-02-23.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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