Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A Closer Look At MOMCOM's DNA - 4

MOMCOM with hoi polloi
In this series we have been investigating the forensic trail of MOMCOM's DNA.

In the last episode A Closer Look At MOMCOM's DNA - 3, we looked forward, but in this episode we are going to take a look back into the origin of MOMCOM's DNA.

DNA scientists have gone and done it again, they have relegated some cool textbooks to the dust bins of history.

Nevertheless the new scientific information will help us to investigate MOMCOM's DNA more accurately.

Because the new science is in accord with what Dredd Blog has been saying about MOMCOM anyway.

In might seem that just when we grasp the theory that genetic DNA has virtual control over us as determined by random mutation, another scientist, Skinner, comes along to tell us that DNA is instead developed substantially by the experience of our forefathers rather than random mutation.

Check it out:
Michael Skinner has just uttered an astounding sentence, but by now he is so used to slaying scientific dogma that his listener has to interrupt and ask if he realizes what he just said. Which was this: “We just published a paper last month confirming epigenetic changes in sperm which are carried forward transgenerationally. This confirms that these changes can become permanently programmed.”
(Sins of the Grandfathers). That does sound like the issue discussed in the Dredd Blog series The Peak of Sanity, in the sense that father and mother can evolve into duh faddah and duh muddah if we play fast and loose with reality.

Anyway, lets continue with the article:
... the life experiences of grandparents and even great-grandparents alter their eggs and sperm so indelibly that the change is passed on to their children, grandchildren, and beyond. It’s called transgenerational epigenetic inheritance: the phenomenon in which something in the environment alters the health not only of the individual exposed to it, but also of that individual’s descendants.
(Sins of the Grandfathers). Were we not saying just that yesterday? Were we not saying that a while back in The Etiology of Social Dementia series, together with the Jabber The Whut? series?

Yes indeed, because we believe that the brain is more of a factor in experience, in what people consciously perceive, and in what people consciously do.

We have indicated that the DNA of MOMCOM is passed down that way more so than by random mutation.

Ok, so now it is probably a safe time to pull back the curtain to reveal the wizard of odds, the father of MOMCOM DNA:
THE conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society.
Edward L. Bernays

Our invisible governors are, in many cases, unaware of the identity of their fellow members in the inner cabinet.

They govern us by their qualities of natural leadership, their ability to supply needed ideas and by their key position in the social structure. Whatever attitude one chooses to take toward this condition, it remains a fact that in almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons — a trifling fraction of our hundred and twenty [now 320] million — who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind, who harness old social forces and contrive new ways to bind and guide the world.
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It is the purpose of this book to explain the structure of the mechanism which controls the public mind, and to tell how it is manipulated by the special pleader who seeks to create public acceptance for a particular idea or commodity. It will attempt at the same time to find the due place in the modern democratic scheme for this new propaganda and to suggest its gradually evolving code of ethics and practice.
(Propaganda, by Edward L. Bernays [or the Wayback Machine copy: Propaganda], emphasis added). Old Fast Eddie totally believed in propaganda, and was not all "don't ask don't tell" in the closet about it.

He is, therefore, "affectionately" called The Father of Spin, for which his grand ole daughter MOMCOM is so proud, even causing many heads to spin with pride.

Many of us now know how wrong faddah Eddie was, and how wrong MOMCOM propaganda ("spin") really is.

The experience of those deceived by MOMCOM propaganda has now been passed down for many generations, and madness is growing like an economic bubble.

Even elections can no longer cure the disease now can they?

Even more revolutionary DNA discoveries have been made indicating that microbes also effect genetics.

The next post in this series is here., the previous post in this series is here.

9 comments:

  1. It is quite reasonable to conclude that MOMCOM would not be composed of its current components without having the elitist, exceptionalist DNA experience passed down.

    Those massive doses of propaganda coming in and then being broadcast out to the masses 24/7 all these years has trapped us into a dubious future.

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  2. There is a story concerning Alaska oil reserves which illustrates the point.

    Remember how MOMCOM bloviated about "drill baby drill" in Alaska as a solution to peak oil?

    Had the nation relied again, as it has for over a hundred years, to big oil bloviation ("a great amount of oil is there"), untold billions would have been invested and wasted in Alaska because great amounts of oil are NOT there.

    New data indicates that the reserves there are 90% or so less than the big oil barons said. That is, for every 100 barrels they estimated, there are actually only 10 barrels. Big difference.

    USGS Article ...

    MOMCOM is going to become a desperado when backed into the corner of big reality.

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  3. A big time MOMCOM player, Tom "The Hammer" Delay, showed no remorse at the sentencing hearing, so the state judge slammed him a bit, then gave him 3 years in the slammer for conspiracy (see there is such a thing as a valid conspiracy theory), and five years for money laundering, converted to probation.

    The bottom line is 3 years in jail, 7 years probation after he gets out.

    The Hammer in The Slammer

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  4. You've really hit on the kernel of the whole grand scheme today Dredd, for we now know that propaganda = marketing and vice versa, and that these forces are arguably the most ever-present and dominant forces in the world today. You might touch on that fact in the future, as propaganda has effectively been "sold" to the public at large under the much more benign term "marketing," as which it is mostly accepted as a force for good, in that it greases the wheels of the almighty God, Capitalism.

    Even most who dismiss the effects of marketing, or even actively try to resist it, are influenced by its effects, consciously or not. TV, and now the internet to a lesser extent, are thus the social glues that make the whole system work by delivering marketing, aka propaganda, content to the masses 24/7. And the messages are, not surprisingly, all the same in nature: buy, buy, buy; conform, conform, conform; money, money, money; war, war, war; USA, USA, USA; etc.

    Marketing has succeeded in stupifying the masses to such an extent that if you could educate everyone immediately on its effects, we'd more than likely continue on the same course anyway, accepting the negative effects as being more than compensated for by the alleged positive ones. Fact is, without effective marketing, capitalism withers on the vine, and the engine of exponential growth stops, which blows up the world economy and 6.8B people already alive start getting restless. We've made a deal with the devil plunging into this exponential growth economy powered by cheap fossil fuels that are now starting to get shorter in supply. We're damned if we do, damned if we don't at this point, and therefore will continue to rely on the devil we know, the status quo.

    All of which will be enabled by ever higher levels of propaganda/marketing to convince us that what our 5 senses tell us isn't true. That is to say: we're collectively getting poorer, consumption of capital goods is getting less and less satisfying, the environment - both natural and political - is getting deadlier, our government(s) are blatantly corrupt and no longer represent "we the people," and a sense of impending doom from all these factors and more is beginning to become pervasive in the world.

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  5. I've always respected David Stockman since he resigned as Reagan's first budget director in protest against the obviously bankrupt economic policies he was being asked to design, support, and implement. Great to see that he's still outspoken all these years later.

    Exclusive: America has ‘reached the point of no return,’ Reagan budget director warns

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  6. Seems as though the actors in this melodrama come in two colours. The Shadow knows.

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  7. Let me go WAY on on a limb a predict that this will never happen: Oil spill panel calls for sweeping changes

    The presidential commission investigating the Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico wants more funding for oversight, allocation of penalty payments to gulf restoration, and a lifting of the $75-million liability cap on oil firms.

    On the one hand:

    The presidential commission investigating the Gulf of Mexico oil spill called on Congress, the Obama administration and the oil and gas sector Tuesday to make sweeping changes based on practices in other industries and petroleum-producing countries to avert a repeat of the deadly Deepwater Horizon offshore disaster.

    The scope of the panel's recommendations stems in part from a conclusion it voiced earlier that "systemic failure" and a "culture of complacency" among the oil industry and government regulators contributed heavily to the April 20 blowout of the well — not just the actions of BP, Transocean and Halliburton, the three major companies working on the rig.


    On the other:

    But the prospects for fundamental change are murky. The recommendations, several of which require congressional approval, come as anti-regulatory fervor is gripping Congress, particularly the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.

    Industry groups want lawmakers to roll back many environmental and safety regulations. Oil industry advocates and their legislative allies have focused on speeding up the permitting of new deep-water wells, a priority that could conflict with increased regulation and oversight.


    Given NoBama and the dems precarious re-election prospects and the fact that that drives ALL of their decision making, predicting that this is going nowhere is simply a no-brainer. Alas, the dems are the new Repubes, in that you can predict their every move by making very simple political calculations. Unfortunately for the dems, their calculations are almost always an order of magnitude simpler: How do we avoid YET ANOTHER major political defeat BECAUSE WE DON'T STAND FOR ANYTHING(!) and seek merely to appease the political right.

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  8. Did MOMCOM's dad ever work for Motorola? I always wondered where they got those "batwings" while I worked there as a contract software architect.

    His mustache is pure "bat wings" ... for lack of a worse term.

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  9. I took this direct quote from the Wikipedia entry on the Father of Spin. Although I have an extensive education in the field of social work and likely encountered his theories at some point I do not recall this person.
    I find it so very contemptuous that in light of the day's ongoing and relentless dismantling of our minimally supportive societal safety nets and structures, that he harbored such fear of the libido while his proposed "solution" for channeling said “libidinous energy" to the corporate elite for economic benefit is so much more malignant. And we can without a doubt attest that it has not and will never lead to a utopian society.

    No wonder they have always been able to lock arms with the evangelicals!!! Thanks for the education...

    Although I had long ago come to the conclusion that something very planned was happening in an ultra-secret center of the political and economic universe, I had no idea that this went back so many years.



    “Bernays' vision was of a utopian society in which individuals' dangerous libidinal energies[clarification needed What is dangerous about libido?] could be harnessed and channeled by a corporate elite for economic benefit.

    Through the use of mass production, big business could fulfill constant craving of the inherently irrational and desire driven masses,[clarification needed What mass irrationality?][citation needed] simultaneously securing the niche of a mass production economy (even in peacetime), as well as sating the dangerous animal urges[clarification needed What dangerous urges?] that threatened to tear society apart[citation needed] if left unquelled.”

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