social engineering

"Society exists for the benefit of its members
– not the members for the benefit of society."
Herbert Spencer

"Unhealthy social conformity is nothing other than self-sabotage." - Mike Bundrant

"We can in the foreseeable future, develop macroscopic assessments of our social order, predict our future and put social processes under control. I am reasonably convinced that social technology can be developed so that it would be possible to gain considerable control over many societal processes. American social science has been, in large measure, geared to the needs of the ruling elites of our social institutions. The literature of social accounting can be thus viewed as an ideology which justifies the emergence of a new ruling class that will provide "objective", "scientific" and non-ideological advice to the "rulers" of society." - Michael Springer 1970, Social Indicators, Social Reports and Social Accounts: Toward the Management of Society


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social physics

American society

social cohesion

social stigmas

technological advances in communication create social isolation

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"When the habits of subconscious selection and substitution of thought-data (paralogisms) spread to the macrosocial level, a society tends to develop contempt for factual criticism and to humiliate anyone sounding the alarm."
Andrew M. Lobaczewski

"Man is born into society just as an ant is born into its ant-hill or a bee into its hive; man is born into society from the very moment that he takes his first step toward humanity, from the moment that he becomes a human being that is, a being possessing to a greater or lesser extent the power of thought and speech. Man does not choose society; on the contrary, he is the product of the latter, and he is just as inevitably subject to the natural laws governing his essential development as to all the other natural laws which he must obey." - Mikhail Bakunin

"People do not consciously and rationally choose the form of their society. Societies develop through processes of social evolution that are not under rational human control." - Theodore John Kaczynski

"It is a brutal fact that all human attempts to design society from the top down, as opposed to letting it grow organically, have been abject failures."- Charles Eisenstein

"Practice the whole range of activities Jesus used - honesty toward the real world, partiality for the "little ones," deep-seated mercy, faithfulness to the mystery of God - act on social reality and transform that social reality in the specific direction of the Kingdom of God. To follow the practice of Jesus with his spirit is an ethical demand of the historical Jesus himself."
- Jon Sobrino Jesus the Liberator

"If the social learning system comes to lack sufficient individual learning or cognitively costly adaptive biases, behavior ceases tracking environmental variation. Then, when the environment does change, fitness declines and the population may collapse or even be extirpated." - Hal Whitehead

When a social culture takes on the practice of "self-deceit" the days of that social culture are numbered as were the days of the Mayans, Easter Islanders, Sumerians, Canaanites and all the other civilizations that rose only to embrace hubris and fall once again into salty dust.

constant arrivalthe term social is defined as:

intended for convivial activities

relating to communal living

living together in close aggregates

natural evolution of groups of people

symbiotic union through mutual intercourse

of or relating to human societies and their members

time spent marked by friendly companionable relations

union of allies; members of a confederacy or federation

of or relating to human society and its modes of organization

of, relating to, or involved with matters affecting human welfare

an informal social gathering, as of the members of a church congregation

a party of humans assembled to promote sociability and communal activity

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American society

"American society has lost its capacity to look past the ever present howls of single issue litmus tests, and it is not looking at thefundamental shared challenges that face us as humans and Americans regardless of our social status, politics, values or faith. Every one of us has abdicated the responsibility of leadership by letting earnest and sometimes contentious dialogue of substance give way to the shortsighted selfishness exhibited by our political leaders and the corporate media. Consensus on critical issues by opposite camps is a hallmark of a civilized society that can move forward while agreeing to disagree. We're not only not moving forward, we're regressing."- Nick Peters, 09/05

"My personal experience supports and confirms what I have since learned as a social scientist with a doctorate in the history of religions: Healing has always and everywhere in human history been practiced by religious experts. Life, death, illness and mystery are the province of both religion and science. In fact, one can demonstrate that the physician, a medical scientist, is also a religious expert. In our seriously misguided technological society, we divide knowing about ultimate things from religious practice, calling it "science," which is merely the generic word for knowledge. In our actual experience, religion and technology are intermixed. Attempts to separate medical practice from spiritual life is not only lamentable, it is impractical. People seek consolation when they or their loved ones are ill, and they hope for miracles. I am not arguing that prayer heals all ills or that science is incomplete without rituals. I am arguing that the mystery of being human includes the necessity of religion - in one form or another. I don't argue this because I am a Christian but because I am an agnostic and a scientist with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge in any form that it takes." - Jean E. Rosenfeld 12/06

"I'm at a complete loss to see how any society that considers itself to be evolved and civilized can entertain the thought of any sort of torture of another human being. Yet the discussions in the American Capitol are not that inhumanity is wrong because it demeans and lowers us to a status below animalism, but because it might cause the same vicious behavior to be used upon our own. What manner of people are we to argue that the savage misdeeds perpetrated by others justify the same sort of treatment by us? Even if we were unaware that information obtained by hideous means is generally false and are sure that unspeakable actions have been and are being taken by others, our own moral, ethical, civilized beliefs should preclude vengeful acts that mirror those who would destroy us. Otherwise we lose all claim to having developed more than the thinnest veneer that, when scratched, returns us to the stage of the first man who walked upon a dangerous Earth millenniums ago." - Eleanor Jackson 10/06

"Modern corporations have targeted children of all ages with the most ambitious social stimulus response campaign in American history. Children have been taught the logic of the invisible hand of the market - that everything is for sale, corporations are your friend, and things can be valued more than people. Societal taboos that seperated childhood development and the market have been forgotten. The child's consciousness has been put up for sale in schools, in the home, and in the community."- Jamie Court

"The social whole, whose value is assumed to be greater than that of its component parts, is not an organism in the sense that a hive or a termitary may be thought of as an organism. It is merely an organization, a piece of social machinery. There can be no value except in relation to life and awareness. An organization is neither conscious nor alive. Its value is instrumental and derivative. It is not good in itself; it is good only to the extent that it promotes the good of the individuals who are the parts of the collective whole. To give organizations precedence over persons is to subordinate ends to means. What happens when ends are subordinated to means was clearly demonstrated by Hitler and Stalin." - Aldous Huxley, Brave New World Revisited

"One's worth relative to others appears to be more important to the individual than their absolute worth. The cultural standard for being "well off" has thus become greater today than ever. The race to think up, beyond one's needs and means, has become a national obsession. The societal perspective encouraged by the corporation is for the individual to look up, not down. In this way, many individuals fail to see the actual distribution of wealth in society." - Jamie Court


Distribution of Wealth in America

Distribution of Wealth Globally

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"American society is a society in which individuals have learned to prize social skills that permit them, like actors, to assume whatever role the occasion demands and to "perform" their lives rather than just live them." - Neil Gabler

Those inclined toward showmanship have tended to be able to entertain their way through life. The ability to awe your audience gives you a position of reverence.

Nicolas Evreinoff, a pioneering theorist in the interplay between reality and imagination, believed theatricality was an "instinct" and called it fundamental to human life.

Johan Huizinga in Homo Ludens suggested play, an instinct to entertain as well as be entertained, was one of the essentials of human existence.

Americans attempt to transcend social distinctions by adopting the guise of the social status that they which to attain.

The ability to decieve, entertain or entrance was deemed so important in the 19th century that elocution become an obligatory subject in the curriculum of American education.

The Delsarte Speaker (1896) taught students how specific gestures corresponded to specific emotions - what later generations would call 'body language'.

By the end of the 19th century almost every American was familiar with the Delsarte System and knew that hands clasped to the breast signaled mother's compassion, a hand clapped to one's forehead remorse, an arm extended with open palm repulsion, both arms extended, one pointing up and one pointing down, patriotism.

These gestures were presented by the actors in the early silent movies.


(The facepalm used extensively after 911.)

Acting became embedded within American social culture.

Every American is expected to know how to act.

'The child was acting out.'

'The child was acting up.'

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social cohesion

Only one type of social cohesion ever has or ever will occur. That social cohesion occurs when individuals are at liberty to cooperate with other individuals each on his or her own terms on a level playing field with internal umpires.

patriarcial social structure

Human "civilization" has lasted for a very short period of time.

Observing the Natural Order of Baboons stationed in the Baobab Tree humans emulated the baboons social structure (or perhaps it just came naturally). In any case the baboons on the lower branches of the tree grew tired of being shat upon.

So, striking out on their own, the other baboons left the Baobab tree with the biggest baboon sitting all by himself in the top of the tree. The other baboons, cooperating, thrived and they soon realized that they did not need a Supreme Leader sitting in the top of the tree fertilizing them to thrive.

social physics is just a social construct

social physics

John Locke, Immanuel Kant and John Stuart Mill shared the belief that there are "natural laws" governing society, and that these might be uncovered by systematic enquiry, just as Isaac Newton described the laws that direct heavenly bodies.

In the 17th century Thomas Hobbes "physics of society" argued that the best society is a benevolent monarchy.

In the 19th century when the French philosopher Auguste Comte coined the term "social physics".

These early efforts were motivated by a sincere wish to make the world a better place, they displayed a deterministic tendency that subjugated or denied the role of free will.

Statistical physicists are now bringing formidable theoretical tools and computational techniques to bear on social events with the clear understanding that each individual as a free agent.

Statistical social physics embraces the idea that we are at liberty to make choices.

Statistical regularities still emerge from groups of individuals who are free to choose - within proscribed limits.

The truth is we often have a very limited range of the choices.

In principle we can run the lawn mower anywhere that there is level ground without vegetation large enough to stop the blades. And if we wanted to we could pick the lawn mower up and use it as a hedge trimmer (assuming we had the physical strength) but of course we don't. Left to our own devices we tend to do what everybody else is doing.

We are far more predictable than we assume.

Social physics reveals that our freedom is constrained by laws, conventions, traditions and the effects of interactions with fellow citizens.

Traffic flow is a good illustration of these principles in action. Interactions between individuals arise here primarily because they all aim to avoid collisions. This makes us responsive to what the vehicle ahead does.

Traffic appears to display abrupt switches in flow that bear a close similarity to "phase transitions" in physics.

Such transitions - ice melting, for example - demonstrate that in systems of many interacting components, things often stay unchanged until some influence reaches a certain threshold that suddenly flips the system into a new mode of behavior.

It appears the best modeling system for understanding macro social phenomena is physics. Biology remains applicable at the quantum level.

Social physics brushes away romantic illusions about a free society. The statistics of democratic elections, for instance, indicate that they are not simply determined by the sum of independent choices among the electorate.

Instead, they show a mathematical pattern that physicists recognize as the signature of systems of strongly interacting components, which is to say that choices are not independent but highly interdependent.

Choices are influenced by many social elements and physicists have found that strongly interacting systems like this are prone to "avalanches," so that even tiny influences may engender big effects.

illegal memes

social cultural meme

A Forty Year Update on Meme Theory

DARPA Prepares for Meme War

one does not simply stop posting memes

A meme is "an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture". A meme acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols, or practices that can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals, or other imitable phenomena with a mimicked theme. Memes are culturally analogous to genes in that they self-replicate, mutate, and respond to selective pressures.

Memes are a viral phenomenon that evolve by natural selection in a manner analogous to that of biological evolution. Memes do this through the processes of variation, mutation, competition, and inheritance, each of which influences a meme's reproductive success. Memes spread through the behavior that they generate in their hosts. Memes that propagate less prolifically may become extinct, while others may survive, spread, and (for better or for worse) mutate. Memes that replicate most effectively enjoy more success, and some may replicate effectively even when they prove to be detrimental to the welfare of their hosts.

A field of study called memetics arose in the 1990s to explore the concepts and transmission of memes in terms of an evolutionary model. Criticism from a variety of fronts has challenged the notion that academic study can examine memes empirically. However, developments in neuroimaging may make empirical study possible.


Gustave Le Bon, The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind

It cannot absolutely be said that crowds do not reason and are not to be influenced by reasoning.

However, the arguments they employ and those which are capable of influencing them are, from a logical point of view, of such an inferior kind that it is only by way of analogy that they can be described as reasoning.

The inferior reasoning of crowds is based, just as is reasoning of a high order, on the association of ideas, but between the ideas associated by crowds there are only apparent bonds of analogy or succession. The mode of reasoning of crowds resembles that of the Esquimaux who, knowing from experience that ice, a transparent body, melts in the mouth, concludes that glass, also a transparent body, should also melt in the mouth; or that of the savage who imagines that by eating the heart of a courageous foe he acquires his bravery; or of the workman who, having been exploited by one employer of labour, immediately concludes that all employers exploit their men.

The characteristics of the reasoning of crowds are the association of dissimilar things possessing a merely apparent connection between each other, and the immediate generalisation of particular cases. It is arguments of this kind that are always presented to crowds by those who know how to manage them. They are the only arguments by which crowds are to be influenced. A chain of logical argumentation is totally incomprehensible to crowds, and for this reason it is permissible to say that they do not reason or that they reason falsely and are not to be influenced by reasoning. Astonishment is felt at times on reading certain speeches at their weakness, and yet they had an enormous influence on the crowds which listened to them, but it is forgotten that they were intended to persuade collectivities and not to be read by philosophers. An orator in intimate communication with a crowd can evoke images by which it will be seduced. If he is successful his object has been attained, and twenty volumes of harangues -- always the outcome of reflection -- are not worth the few phrases which appealed to the brains it was required to convince.

It would be superfluous to add that the powerlessness of crowds to reason aright prevents them displaying any trace of the critical spirit, prevents them, that is, from being capable of discerning truth from error, or of forming a precise judgement on any matter. Judgments accepted by crowds are merely judgements forced upon them and never judgements adopted after discussion. In regard to this matter the individuals who do not rise above the level of a crowd are numerous. The ease with which certain opinions obtain general acceptance results more especially from the impossibility experienced by the majority of men of forming an opinion peculiar to themselves and based on reasoning of their own.

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social stigma

Social stigma is severe social disapproval of personal characteristics or beliefs that appear outside of social cultural norms.

Social stigma often leads to marginalization. Words in parenthesis ( ) are examples.

Social stigmas can be physical (leprosy, anorexia nervosa, obesity, scars or tattoos) or mental disabilities (mongolism), disorders or illnesses (acne), as well as illegitimacy, skin color or membership with a specific nationality, religion (Pentecostal) or lack of religion (atheist) or they may harken to fictional characters such as Vampires or Werewolves.

A social stigma may be created by proclaiming oneself to be of a certain ethnicity (mixed or minority), religion (Heaven's Gate), ideology (neo-conservatism/neo- liberalism, corporatist, communist, socialist), political party (Nazism, Zionism) in any of a myriad of geopolitical and corresponding sociopolitical contexts in various parts of the world.

What is excepted in one social culture may be seen as totally aberrant in another social culture.

The perception or attribution, rightly or wrongly, of criminality in all social cultures carries a strong social stigma. Since criminals (illegal drug users, thieves, pedophiles) refuse to abide by the rules of conduct of the social culture it is easy to understand the social stigma branding.

Individuals that are perceived to have poor "manners" or "strange" behavior are many times stigmatized as criminals even though no criminal intent or actions have been committed.

Tribal stigmas are traits of an ethnicity, nation, or religion that is deemed to constitute a deviation from what is perceived to be the prevailing normative ethnicity, nationality or religion or all three. Although the specific social categories that become stigmatized can vary across time and place, the three basic forms of stigma (physical deformity, unacceptable personal behavioral traits, and tribal outgroup status) are found in most cultures and time periods.

It is most likely the tendency to stigmatize has evolutionary roots.

Individuals that are perceived to function poorly in the group environment are seen as uncooperative and therefore untrustworthy. Cooperation is the trademark of successful social groupings.

Of special note here it must be pointed out that individuals who perceive a disjunction of the social culture from actual real conditions and speak out may be stigmatize even though they have a valid, if unpopular, point of view.

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melting pot

The melting pot is a metaphor for a heterogeneous society becoming more homogeneous. Through Alchemy the different elements "melt together" as in the crucible creating an amalgamated harmonious alloy. A homogeneous society becomes more heterogeneous through the influx of foreign elements with different cultural background which creates cultural disharmony within the previous culture. The melting-together metaphor was in use by the 1780s. The exact term "melting pot" came into general usage in the US after it was used as a metaphor describing a fusion of nationalities, cultures and ethnicities in the 1908 play of the same name.

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Ashkenazi and social mores

"Now that the Ashkenazi has entered into society, he has become a source of disorder, and, like the mole, he is busily engaged in undermining the ancient foundations upon which rests the Christian state. And this accounts for the decline of nations, and their intellectual and moral decadence: they are like a human body which suffers from the intrusion of some foreign element which it cannot assimilate and the presence of which brings on convulsions and lasting disease. By his very presence the Askenazi acts as a solvent; he produces disorders, he destroys, he brings on the most fearful catastrophes." -Lazare Marcus Manassé Bernard*

"Herein lies the pulse of today's Jewish morality: corruption, deviance, exploitation, deception -- anything to protect the Tribe. Universalistic moral precepts take second rung to the hysterically defensive Judeocentric injunction to defend the Tribe from all and any attack, large, small, or marginally perceptible. The greatest threat to collective Jewish survival comes not from Frankenstein-like "anti-Semites" and a world Islamic uprising. It comes from the potential "Holocaust" within the Jewish fortress line: the long, steady tradition of Jewish "self-hatred" (an in-house form of "anti-Semitism") that has always paralleled -- like a magnetic echo -- Jewish self-obsession, self-delusion, and self-evasion." - Chad Powers

1880 to 1914 Eastern European Askenazi enter the US in large numbers in waves of immigration.

1919 to 1924 Communist-inclined Ashkenazi immigrants from Eastern Europe to the US peak during the five-year period between the end of World War I (1919) and the passage of the 1924 law restricting immigration. Three million recorded Ashkenazi immigrants come to America.

"There had been observed in this country certain streams of influence which are causing a marked deterioration in our literature, amusements, and social conduct. Ashkenazism has insidiously affected every channel of expression. The fact that these influences are all traceable to one racial source is something to be reckoned with .Our opposition is only in ideas, false ideas, which are sapping the moral stamina of the people." - Henry Ford

"Jews will never be assimilated and will never adopt the customs or morals of strangers. The Jews will remain Jews under all circumstances." - Leopold Kahn*, World Zionist Actions Committee

1933 Adolf Hitler is appointed chancellor of a coalition government of the NSDAP-DNVP Party. Adolf Hitler fires the Ashkenazi communists from all governmental positions within Germany. Many of these Ashkenazi communists migrate to the US and take positions with Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

"In addition to a persistent concern that America be a safe haven for Ashkenazi fleeing outbreaks of anti-Semitism in foreign countries, there is evidence that Ashkenazi, much more than any other European-derived ethnic group in America, have viewed liberal immigration policies as a mechanism of ensuring that America would be a pluralistic rather than a unitary, homogeneous society. Pluralism serves both internal (within-group) and external (between-group) Ashkenazi interests. Pluralism serves internal Ashkenazi interests because it legitimates the internal Ashkenazi interest in rationalizing and openly advocating an interest in Ashkenazi group commitment and non-assimilation, what Howard Sachar terms its function in 'legitimizing the preservation of a minority culture in the midst of a majority's host society.' The development of an ethnic, political, or religious monoculture implies that Talmudism can survive only by engaging in a sort of semi-crypsis. The increased sense of ethnic consciousness seen in Ashkenazi circles recently has been influenced by this general movement within American society toward the legitimization of minority group ethnocentrism." - Kevin MacDonald

"The western world has become more Ashkenazi. The commercial drive which was said to characterize the Ashkenazi and which was regarded with such disdain by the European (if not the American) bourgeoisie, has become, if not respectable, then at least more widespread and acceptable." - Chaim Berman

"This campaign against the American people - against traditional American culture and values - is systematic psychological warfare. It is orchestrated by a vast array of interest comprising not only the Eastern establishment but also the radical left. Among this group we find the Department of State, the Department of Commerce, the money center banks and multinational corporations, the media, the educational establishment, the entertainment industry, and the large tax-exempt foundations." - Senator Jesse Helms, December 15 1987

"How many Askenazi are in the United States ? No Gentile knows. The figures are the exclusive property of the Askenazi authorities... Immigration into the US became a business - a strictly Askenazi business... For this reason : there are countries in Europe from which today no Gentile can be admitted to the US. From Germany, from Russia, from Poland, it is with the utmost difficulty that even one person can be won permission to enter this country. But Askenazi from Poland, Germany, and Russia by the thousands come in most freely, in utter disregard of the laws, in open contempt of the health regulations - a strictly Askenazi business of getting another million Askenazi into the US. It is like moving an army, which having done duty in Europe for the subjugation of that continent, is now being transferred to America." - Henry Ford

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American social mores and values have declined precipitously over the last century as the corrupt international cartel has garnered more and more power. This power rests in the ability to deceive the populace in general through corporate media by pressing emotional buttons which have been preprogrammed into the population through prior corporate media psychological operations. The results have been the destruction of the family and the destruction of social structures that do not adhere to the corrupt international elites vision of a perfect world. Through distraction and coercion the direction of thought of the bulk of the population has been directed toward solutions proposed by the corrupt international elite that further consolidates their power and which further their purposes.

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