Hat tip: Patriot’s Corner
This thread is an expansion upon a post by PatriotUSA regarding Pat Condell’s latest video, “The curse of progressive feminism“. His typically excellent dissection of modern feminism’s towering hypocrisy and their deafening collective silence—if not outright support—regarding institutionalized Islamic misogyny is spot on. Still, within the understandably short time span of Condell’s video, little is done to unearth how and why modern feminists have obtained sufficient power such that their collective silence has become so meaningful.
In a splendid analysis of the way that modern Socialist-oriented politics (i.e., that of Europe, America and any Communist regimes) are dedicated to the cultivation and farming of tax payers, Stefan Molyneux of Freedomain Radio narrates the video, “The Handbook of Human Ownership — A Manual for New Tax Farmers“, wherein—from the point of view of some seasoned bureaucrat mentoring a newly elected politician—he rather indelicately picks apart Western civilization’s evolution into a now elitist kleptocracy whose sole mission is self-enrichment in the guise of nanny state politics and its thinly veiled Marxist redistribution of wealth.
Warning: Anyone of faith who is unable to parse the highly conflicted and self-interested role of Organized Religion™ in deconstructing Traditionalist Core Values (i.e., Conservatism), will most likely be quite offended by this author’s assessment of the Christian Church’s historical function.
Those who might feel this way are asked that they please take a moment to separate individual spirituality—the human soul’s transcendent capacity for perceiving and lending order to the immaterial world—from the massive superstructure that most organized religions have encased themselves in as they increasingly seek nothing short of pure political power.
A ready example of this is Roman Catholicism’s earlier dalliances with theocracy—please refer to the Papal States—and, more importantly, its continuing disenfranchisement of women.
That said, it would be unforgivably remiss to note how Islam far more thoroughly embodies all of the foregoing transgressions upon human liberty—especially the disenfranchisement of women, as Condell makes so very clear—in a manner that is both unapologetic and ultimately self-serving. Moreover, it does so to a degree that makes all other “religious institutions” look like lackadaisical slackers, at best.
To better understand the following video, it is instructive to remember an old joke about corporate innovation:
Imagine a cage containing five monkeys. A banana is then hung on a string inside the cage and a set of stairs placed in the cage leading up to the banana. Whenever a monkey goes up the stairs and grabs the banana, ice-cold water is poured on all the monkeys in the cage. Very soon, as the monkeys begin to associate touching the banana with being sprayed with ice-cold water, they will try to prevent one another from trying to get the banana.
The cold water is then turned off and one monkey removed from the cage and replaced with another that doesn’t know anything about the cold water. This new monkey will inevitably try to get the banana, but the other four monkeys will attack him to stop him from doing so.
If another of the old monkeys is removed and replaced with a newcomer, this newcomer will try to grab the banana. The previous newcomer will gladly take part in beating him up together with the other monkeys in order to prevent him from climbing the stairs to the banana.
Slowly, all the original monkey can be replaced with new monkeys in this manner. The cage will now be totally filled with monkeys that know nothing about the ice-cold water, but they will all not try to get the banana and continue to attack any monkey that tries to do so. No monkey ever again approaches the stairs. Why Not? Because as far as they know, that’s the way it’s always been around here.
So much for breaking the mold of entrenched groupthink at most well-established modern corporations. Does this same model apply to societal inertia in voting patterns or party allegiance, Political Correctness and conformity with regard to academic or workplace job security? You can safely bet the farm on it!
Please keep this illustrative thought experiment in mind as the video sums up its section on government controlled daycare, public education and caging people; be it through the intentional cultivation (or, more recently, importation) of violent sociopaths or via the sort of behavioral modification mentioned above.
Note: Anyone seeking a better understanding of why so many Western governments have become predatory in nature could do far worse than listening to this video in its entirety. For those who prefer to read, here is the transcript: The Handbook of Human Ownership — A Manual for New Tax Farmer
Also, for reasons of clarity, the following excerpt is presented in plain text. This narrative begins at time point 00:54:20 in the video and is linked below:
When we say that human beings are the greatest resource, it’s important to be precise about what we mean.
Human beings are naturally born with two characteristics – the first is a resistance to arbitrary authority, and the second is a natural susceptibility to obeying universal ethics.
Anyone who doubts the first characteristic has never tried to parent a two-year-old, and anyone who doubts the second has never triggered or experienced moral guilt.
Domesticating the human animal does not mean that everyone needs to turn out the same – in fact, it would be quite a disaster for us if they did.
To most efficiently control the human farm, you need a majority of broken, self-attacking, insecure, shallow, vain and ambitious sheep, forever consumed by inconsequentialities like weight, abs and celebrities – and a minority of volatile, angry and dominant sheepdogs, which you can dress up in either a green or a blue costume, and use to threaten and manage the herd.
Ruling classes have always had to separate children from their parents, otherwise it is almost impossible to substitute weird abstractions like “the state” or “a god” for the parent-child bond. Human children, like ducklings, will bond with whatever person or institution raises them, which is why we always need to get children – hopefully as young as possible – to bond with the State through government daycare and… “education” I guess is the closest word.
In the distant past, rulers made the error of forcibly removing children from their parents, which exposed their enslavement, and so destroyed their motivation. In the late Middle Ages, children were farmed out to wet-nurses, destroying the parent-child bond. In more recent times, the boarding school system separated children from their parents, destroying empathy and creating wonderfully brutal administrators and enforcers for a variety of European empires. (See: George Orwell.)
In our constant quest to perfect human ownership, we have found a far better way to break these family bonds, and substitute allegiance to ourselves, in the form of patriotism and/or religiosity.
It’s one of those beautiful win-win situations that come along so rarely – first, we raised taxes to the point where it became very difficult to maintain a reasonable lifestyle if one parent stayed home with the children. We also funded feminist groups to the tune of billions of dollars – one of the greatest investments we ever made – to encourage women to abandon their children and enter the workforce.
Not only did this help break the parent-child bond, but it also moved women’s labor from nontaxable to taxable – a delightful coincidence of self-interest and practicality for us!
With both parents working, all we had to do was create a few scares about the quality of child care, allowing us to move in to control and regulate that industry, remaking it to serve us best.
In some countries, like the United States, children are effectively removed from parental care by the state within a few weeks or months after birth – in other countries, parents receive direct subsidies to stay at home, which is quite funny when you think about it (and there is precious little room for humor in much of this). We take money by force from the parents, keep a large portion for ourselves, use another portion to run up debts that their children will somehow have to pay off – and then dribble a few pennies down to the mother, who then feels that we are somehow doing her a great favor by allowing her to stay at home!
It is a delicious irony that everyone remains so totally blind to reality that they run to us to protect their children from all kinds of harm, while we are the ones selling off their children’s future through national debts! It really is like hiring a thief to guard your property, and the amazing thing is that this is all so completely obvious, and never, ever spoken about!
Sometimes, it would be tempting to feel bad about ruling people, but really, they are so very stupid that it seems almost helpful.
Parenting has generally improved over the centuries, which also poses a grave threat to us, because if children are raised without aggression, they will both immediately see, and never accept, the reality of human ownership.
As parenting has improved, it has become more important for us to intervene earlier and earlier. In the 19th century, it was okay to wait until the tax kittens were five or six before we started propagandizing them in government schools. However, as parenting has improved – particularly in the post-Second World War period, we have had to start intervening earlier and earlier, which is why we try and get at kids so soon after birth now.
When kids were raised fairly well in the post-war period, it produced the disasters of the rebellious 1960s, which almost finished us, and so we began funding radical feminism, controlling teachers more and snatching the kids earlier and earlier to fix all that.
So – we need some parents to create the sheep, and other parents to create the wolves, or the sociopaths who can be relied upon to attack whoever we point to. These sociopaths can be divided into those who guard the ruling class (the police and soldiers and prison guards and so on) – and the criminals that we always wave around to frighten people into running back to our “protection.”
Again, the amount of doublethink required to maintain the delusion that the ruling class is not invested in crime – when even by our rules, we are all criminals – is really quite astounding! Governments control almost the entire environment of the poor, from public housing to food stamps to welfare checks to public schools – and it is this environment that produces the majority of criminals! For instance, governments require that children spend about 15,000 hours being educated in state schools, and yet when they emerge from this massive investment as illiterate and violent criminals, no one ever takes us to task!
Never, ever underestimate the degree to which people will scatter themselves into a deep fog in order to avoid seeing the basic realities of their own cages.
The strongest lock on the prison is always avoidance, not force. [emphasis added]
Please recall the monkeys in that cage and the public’s general acceptance of a legal system that actively produces—or through the modern vehicle of indiscriminate immigration and its introduction of Muslims into Western societies—sociopathic elements which make people content to cage themselves in their homes and cage others in what, for Black men especially, are essentially feral human game preserves more commonly known as “prisons”.
Just as these violent elements vigorously deconstruct traditional Western civilization, so does the government’s system of preference that gives women protected status as a discriminated-against minority. Under this false flag, feminists have been allowed their own “long march through the institutions” (per Gramsci). One such institution that has suffered most at the hands of “Feminazis” has been the nuclear family. Males in general, and White Christian males specifically—popularly reviled as the mortal enemy of a civilization that they largely created—have also been targeted in a similarly aggressive manner.
Pause to consider how perfectly this dovetails with Molyneux’s assertion that early removal of children from parental care fosters transference of familial bonding over to the state. Now, add to this the patently unconstitutional federal protections for homosexuals and transgender individuals (i.e., so-called “hate speech” and “hate crimes”) that amount to unequal protection under the law. Consider how these legal protections shelter the radical homosexuals’ agenda of wresting control over the narrative regarding how marriage is defined along with their full frontal assault on the nuclear family and it becomes abundantly clear exactly who is the real target of this militant campaign.
As I have noted many times in the past, a specific and primary goal of modern America’s supposedly “bipartisan” government is to make itself totally invulnerable to any substantive reform. In order to distract this nation’s electorate from such a vital task, politicians at all levels (and their financially elite masters) have cheerfully and almost unanimously sought—by intentionally encumbering society with variety of pathological agents; habitual Black criminals, Muslim terrorists, Hispanic gangster illegals, the unconfined mentally ill inter alia—to perpetuate (relatively) horizontal class warfare in order to preclude the one thing that the entrenched politico-financial elitists fear above all else, namely vertical class warfare.
Feminists, the LGBT community, so-called “anti-fascists“, the Black Grievance Industry, immigration rights advocates, jihadist Muslim “refugees”, the entire “occupy” movement, militant animal “rights” advocates like PETA and “Enviro-Nazis” such as the Earth Liberation Front all provide The System™ of corporately connected political cronyism with more than enough tools to distract the taxpaying middle class of White America from unleashing their incandescent fury upon what has lately become a one-party political system of the almighty dollar.
One look at the current smoke-and-mirrors charade surrounding Syria and the entire “Arab Spring” movement in general is enough to confirm all of the preceding.