8 Principles of Political Realism

  Political realism:

- understands political power is based on a rational order.

- attempts to avoid political framing of thought problems.

- is aware of the moral significance of political action.

- differentiates universal morality from cultural overlays.

- understands the pluralistic nature of self-determination.

- recognizes the fluid nature of motives of stage actors.

- recognizes societial concerns are governed by objective
  laws with roots in the survival needs of human nature.

- identifies intersects and differentiations of disparate
  group interests
from moral and legalistic viewpoints.

Uptown Girl

"As we deep-sixed worn croquet mallets, rusted weed-whackers, magazine back issues and objects that no longer had meaning in our current lives, we began to feel lighter, freer.

With each item given away we began liberating ourselves from an outmoded way of living that had been weighing us down in more ways than mere bulk.

We moved away from the idea that "we are what we have." - Ciji Ware

Thorstein Veblen's "Theory of the Leisure Class" (1899) established the notion of conspicuous consumption.

As a political economist Thorstein Veblen understood consumer desire and the commercial logic that powers manufactured desire.

The only lasting, dependable security comes from controlling less not more, opening up to life, loosening rigid boundaries of self, allowing ourselves connection to the natural ecosystem of our community.

Daniel Joseph Boorstin, a brilliant de-bunker of celebrity, of the absurdities of materialism and the ruinous contradictions of acquiring status through material objects, was summoned before the House Un-American Activities Committee and accused of being a communist.

"Nearly everything we do to make life more interesting, more varied, more exciting, more fabulous, more promising, in the long run, has an opposite effect." - Daniel J Boorstin

Daniel J Boorstin writings had un-American activities in mind:
to undermine gratuitous consumption through intellectual sabotage.

"Consumer product producers empower kids as shoppers legitimizing their uninformed tastes, mercurial wants and detaching them from their gatekeeper mothers, fathers, teachers and pastors." - Benjamin R. Barber

reptilian consumption

"End the evil of those who are wicked." - Psalm 7:9

Mass persuasion through hypnosis

is the foundation of 'modern' democracy.

How To Manufacture Desire

Everybody Wants To Rule The World

Manipulating the Masses

"Those who manipulate the unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.

We are governed, our minds molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested largely by women we have never heard of.

In almost every act of living, in the sphere of politics, business, social conduct or ethical thinking, we are dominated by a small number of persons who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses.

It is they who pull the wires that control the public mind." - Edward Bernays

find a pedestal, crawl up on it and pontificate

Propaganda (pdf)

Edward L. Bernays interview

Propaganda (txt)

Bernays was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1891 but grew up in New York City.

His mother was Freud's sister, Anna; his father was Ely Bernays, the brother of Freud's wife, Martha Bernays - Sigmund Freud's nephew twice over.

(I had a first cousin that rhymed; "Vice is Nice, but Incest is Best." - AA)

Bernays hypothesized that by understanding the group mind, it would be possible to manipulate people's behavior without their even realizing it.

The marriage of psychoanalysis and public relations made Bernays wealthy.

Bernays was able to successfully turned the hunter-gather paradigm into global consumer culture as humans, like all animals, are hunters-gathers.

To survive we needed to find nourishment just like every other animal.

We hunted for bodily nourishment. We gathered grain we could not eat.

Manufactured desire of global consumer culture taps into the ingrained through evolution hunter-gatherer patterns and usurps them.

Edward Bernays taught every 5th Avenue advertising executive the art of the induction of insatiable desire that required never ending upgrades.

"Entranced, mesmerized and hypnotized by the manufacturers of patent medicine the marks danced obliviously toward clearly marked early graves."

Walter Lippman

The Treason of the Intellectuals

How To Brainwash A Nation

"Walter Lippmann based his two keystone texts, Public Opinion (1922) and The Phantom Public (1925), largely on his wartime experiences as chief leaflet writer and editor of a US propaganda unit with the American Expeditionary Forces, and as secretary of The Inquiry, a prototypical US intelligence agency organized by President Wilson to support the US negotiating team in Paris." -
Christopher Simpson, Science of Coercion

"When all men think alike, no one thinks very much.

When distant and unfamiliar and complex things are communicated to great masses of people, the truth suffers a considerable and often a radical distortion.

The complex is made into the simple, the hypothetical into the dogmatic, and the relative into an absolute.

Successful politicians are insecure and intimidated men.

They advance politically only as they placate, appease, bribe, seduce, bamboozle or otherwise manage to manipulate threatening elements in constituencies.

The private citizen, beset by partisan appeals for the loan of his Public Opinion, will soon see that these appeals are not a compliment to his intelligence, but an imposition on his good nature and an insult to his sense of evidence.

The time has come to stop beating our heads against stone walls under the illusion that we have been appointed policeman to the human race.

There is no arguing with the Reptilian pretenders to a divine knowledge and to a divine transformative mission.

They are possessed with the sin of intellectual pride, they have yielded to the transcendental temptation.

We are captives of the images in our minds - we feel the reality we experience is the reality that exists universally.

Best instrument for understanding reality - introspection.

Humanity may resemble us very considerably - the best way of knowing our neighbors is to know ourselves."

Walter Lippmann

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