|The Meme Complex|
I mean in the ultimate sense.
Rather, it is a mental illness of the suicidal, homicidal maniac type, and it should, therefore, be considered or analyzed as a massive case of criminal insanity.
I also mentioned that the widespread failure to analyze the phenomenon, in that context, has many observers perplexed; but at the same time, it is more and more common for scientists, educators, and investigative reporters to use terms once reserved for what we thought were "wild eyed fanatics" who only wanted to scare us with apocalyptic notions.
For example, consider some of that language used by a world renowned scholar:
Consequences are many. It is, however, very important to bear in mind that -- unfortunately -- none lifts the two dark clouds that hover over all consideration of global order: nuclear war and environmental catastrophe, both literally threatening the decent survival of the species.(Losing The World II, emphasis added; cf Losing The World I). In the final analysis, life on Earth is primarily endangered by the three entities from which MOMCOM is made.
Those three entities are:
1) the military, along with the weapons of mass destruction it has fostered,
2) the oil industry, along with the addiction to dirty energy it has fostered, and
3) the main stream media, along with the propaganda engines it has fostered.All three of those sub-entities within MOMCOM are essentially composed of huge, international corporations, inextricably combined with governmental agencies, to the point that they overlap so seamlessly that there are no rough boundaries to easily discern.
Rather, there are a plethora of smooth connections that renders but one fabric, one entity cut from that singular fabric, which is MOMCOM.
For example, the mainstream media is owned by large for-profit corporations who attend governmental "news" conferences, who receive tons of information from the government, all designed by the Bernays system to guide them toward a common purpose:
The Bush administration turned the U.S. military into a global propaganda machine ...(Blind Willie McTell News, quoting head of the Associated Press). This is not new, in fact we were warned about it by the founders:
Of all the enemies to public liberty war ... comprises and develops the germ of every other [enemy to public liberty] ... In war ... all the means of seducing the minds ... are added to those of subduing the force ... of the people.(ibid, Blind Willie McTell News, quoting James Madison). McTell News is linked, at its invisible seams, not only with government, but also with a vast deceitful business empire, yes, inextricably linked and bound by the advertising dollar:
"... One of the most important comments on deceit, I think, was made by Adam Smith. He pointed out that a major goal of business is to deceive and oppress the public.(The Deceit Business, quoting Noam Chomsky). In addition to promoting wars, spying on Americans, and a general military philosophy, the media is preaching, more and more, that global warming induced climate change is a hoax.
And one of the striking features of the modern period is the institutionalization of that process, so that we now have huge industries deceiving the public — and they're very conscious about it, the public relations industry. Interestingly, this developed in the freest countries—in Britain and the US — roughly around time of WWI, when it was recognized that enough freedom had been won that people could no longer be controlled by force. So modes of deception and manipulation had to be developed in order to keep them under control"
When one thinks of how that would work within an individual mind, we could call it self deceit, and if it should result in that individual's death, we would call it suicidal delusion.
Going further, if that individual was going to "take someone else with them", it would be considered delusion leading toward a suicide-murder.
There is little if any doubt that this is happening on a massive scale, because well respected world observers have said so in no uncertain terms:
This has resulted, at best, in an overblown exaltation of the realm of opinion, combined with an intense diminution of the realm of knowledge; while at worst it has resulted in widespread social detachment from reality, in varying degrees (i.e. various degrees of social dementia; Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski, in his book Strategic Vision, focusing on this failing aspect of American society, writes: "its populace is self-deluded and, frankly, ignorant about the rest of the world").(The Failure of Applied American Epistemology, emphasis added). In the next post of this series we will follow one concrete example of this delusional infection spreading within a group, a concrete example I briefly mentioned in the first post.
First, we will start at the beginning, within the brain of Jim Jones, who craftily infected the brains of his close circle of operatives, but not stopping there, we will follow Jones and his operatives as they eventually infect the brains of "the congregation."
"The congregation", whom Jones and his operatives convinced that Jones was a god, and more, that his operatives were angelic.
Finally, we will follow the saga of the mental and emotional degeneration of Jones and his operatives, all the way down to the time when they committed the horrid mass suicide-murder of themselves, and "the congregation."
A time that reminds me of the lyric in Bob Dylan's song, "The Hurricane", which lyric is: "Oh my God they've killed them all."
When you read that upcoming post, you may be as shocked as I was at the similarities, in principle and otherwise, between the Jonestown mass suicide-murder and the ongoing murder-ecocide of current civilization.
Which, once again, is: MOMCOM leading current civilization down the same delusional path, the same direction, toward mass ecocide-mass murder to that destination where, in principle, Jones led "his civilization."
The next post in this series is here.
Yes, Jones of Jonestown went batshit, which may have inspired a song. The lyrics of the song in the video below, are here.