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Stupidity as a Weapon of War
Of course, in the current era, we are referring to low intensity
cultural conflict, info war or psyops. One of the great aims of
generalship throughout history has been to reduce the will of
one's enemy to resist. Usually this employed shock assault
tactics, rapid movement and annhilation on the frontiers of a
society so that the target headquarters would experience
panic and internal dissention over the wisdom of resistance.
In an info war setting, the aim is to blind, decoy, confuse and
panic the enemy, to make them too stupid to win, or worse,
to even know there is a war going on.
The aim of fascism is to control all strategic world raw materials
so their artificial scarcity can be manipulated to bludgeon nations
seeking autonomy (the contol over development of their
natural wealth) into conformity Fascism is a mafia run at the
top by remnants of feudal aristocracy. It wants to be a caste
system with a protected revetment of controller oligarchs and it
wants to base its empire of economies upon wage salvery.
Achieving this aim is the cause for virtually all human conflict.
The cultural tools available to the latifundist ground rent
speculator capitalists are media, religion, education and
separatist sub-cultures. The tactics employed are disinformation,
suppression and fear mongering. These tactics are facilited by
insulated cut-out agents who are the transducer operatives
receiving policy directives from think tanks and Bilderberger
type cabals, sanitizing them and making them palatable to
field operatives who then implement fascist policy all the while
thinking they are doing something quite different.
A case in point was the U.N. arms embargo against Bosnia,
essentially opening the way for genocide, forced migration and
the razing of cities. This was done for the noblest of reasons,
presumably to keep the brushfire from consuming the Balkans
and threatening a confrontation with a crippled and
unpredictable Russia; yet the result was an inhuman spectacle
that hardly raised a whimper among the western intelligentsia.
These fascist policies are allowed to turn the corner and be
implemented by idealists who have lost the capacity to analyse
their own chain of command and resist instructions that appear
to be coming from within their own camp. Their interpretive
frame of reference is superficial, emotional, and robotic.
The primary method of insuring the stupification of a population
is ideology propped up by a seeming democratic panoply of
media info dissemination. But in reality this panoply is
monopolized by trained cut-out agents or their stooges so that
on key issues, dissent is stiffled and uniformity of response is
assured. "What's the frequency, Kenrick!"
The gay vanguard group Act Up is now isolated and anathemized
within its community becasue it managed to throw off the shackles
of conformity to hidden agenda engineering and demand that
certain resources be used in a certain way, ie., they analyzed
the inneffectiveness of AIDS research and were demanding a
crash program of research regardless of cost. Immediately the
gay rags began to distance themselves from Act Up and via
rumor and inuendo, Act Up's position within gay affairs was
undermined. There is today virtually no resistance to the slow
grind down of the gay world and absolutely no resistance to
the genocidal progress of AIDS in the 3rd world.
Ideology is like religion in that it creates a method of interpreting
events which does not include itself as one of those events,
ie., it is incapable of self awareness and self analysis.
Consequently, ideology cannot be upgraded and is doomed
to be surprised by obsolescence. Nobody saw the end of the
Soviet Union coming.
Dumbing down projects can be covert or overt. The overt guises
typically are presented as progressive programs. "Outcomes
Based Education" (OBE) almost became the next wave of education
reforms, until it became clear to various conservative watchdogs
that it was designed to create a generation of burger flippers
and receptionists in a complete abandonment of principles of
excellence for a pragmatic relativist approach whereby industry
could submit a request list for X number of assembly line drones,
Y number of bookkeepers and Z number of janitorial staff and
the local school system would obligingly turn out the requisite
staffing with the requesite I.Q.'s.
The covert dumbing down of a population can occur in many
subtle ways, from the fostering of gangster cultures, to the
gradient tolerance of Indian gaming casinos, to the creation
of artificial appetites for such parasite concepts as astrology
and genetic inheritance of mental disorders, to tabloidism
in media, to fundamentalism in religion, to pop-psychology
and new age pop-spiritualism, to fear mongering via a
spectrum of armageddons- nuclear, biological, environmental,
economic, racial, etc.
A dumbed down population will chronically overlook the root
causes of civil disorganization and corruption. A lobotomized
public has bad target aquisition. Such a population will be
unable to effectively end such practices as destruction of
the rain forest because they are unaware of the root cause.
Targetting the landowners or governments involved is
futile. Without understanding international debt servicing
via cash crop agriculture, the multinational debt holders will
continue to operate free and clear of scruitiny. When was
the last "60 Minutes" segment you saw dissecting the inner
agendas of the World Bank or the IMF or the Bank of
International Settlements? You never heard of the Bank
of International Settlements, right?
What progressive humanity must learn to accomplish is to
dissassemble the mechanisms of stooge creation and
puppetry. Towards this end the Internet provides the most
powerful weapon for the amplification of human intelligence
the planet has yet experienced. Not owning a computer with
an internet account should be a punishable offense.