How did we get here? Well I would be lying if I said I haven’t seen it coming for a long time. Over 10 years ago I wrote a theory called the Fundamentalist Drift. It was about how normative processes in human decision making cause the release of the lowest common good, instead of the highest common good.
“From each according to his ability, to each according to his need”
This communist quote has a philosophical calculus that comes from the perspective of a 3rd person party that is a self appointed moral authority. It creates a disparate impact in favor of being needy. It makes of being needy a virtue. That might be acceptable if the problem is situational instead of being caused by the person who is needy, but if the person cannot live within their means and consistently consumes more value than they create that kind of behavior cannot be rewarded by a society.
People being acquisitively mimetic as they are will copy behavior they see being rewarded, which means people will strategically adopt needyness. Plus a counter incentive is created for the people creating value for society to continue doing so.
Rewarding Failure/Punishing Success has value for a person who is in relationship with their own authority, first of all they are spending someone else’s surplus as though they have earned it. They are creating an unnatural world because, nature doesn’t reward failure or stupidity. Lastly, they are using their mercy, charity, and generosity to socially climb in terms of reputation. Who would do this? Someone who wants to change the world, someone who is angry feeling thwarted by reality and wants to thwart reality back. A parent that wants to indoctrinate children into their own authority. The child fails but the parent rewards them anyway, this rewards the child for being a failure and emphasizes their need for the up down subservient relationship with the parent as a superior. A leader who wants people to do what they tell them to do and rewards them for listening, not for using their own judgment and doing the right thing. They didn’t get the promotion because they earned it they got it because of the generosity of the social climbing, control freak boss that wants to increase and expand her own authority. http://terminclature.wordpress.com/2013/10/21/rewarding-failurepunishing-success/
When the kid that wins the race gets the same reward as the kid that loses it communicates to them that their is no incentive to win or try. Furthermore, about these retarded parents that are trying to get the word “retard” banned, STOP PROJECTING YOUR SENSE OF SELF ONTO THE WORD, it doesn’t matter what you call it anything you call it is going to take on a negative connotation because it is undesirable. All you are doing is making the world an unsafe place for personal expression. If I use the word on a blog I am not calling your son retarded, stop leaping in front of the bullet to get hit! and the rest of you morons, stop feeling bad for these sentimental idiots that are too stupid to detect their own horse shit! http://www.parents.com/blogs/to-the-max/2013/03/06/autism/5-things-people-dont-get-about-the-word-retard/
Appeal to emotion or argumentum ad passiones is a logical fallacy which uses the manipulation of the recipient’s emotions, rather than valid logic, to win an argument. The appeal to emotion fallacy uses emotions as the basis of an argument’s position without factual evidence that logically supports the major ideas endorsed by the elicitor of the argument. Also, this kind of thinking may be evident in one who lets emotions and/or other subjective considerations influence one’s reasoning process. This kind of appeal to emotion is a type of red herring and encompasses several logical fallacies, including:
- Appeal to consequences
- Appeal to fear
- Appeal to flattery
- Appeal to pity
- Appeal to ridicule
- Appeal to spite
- Wishful thinking
Do you know what isn’t being sold in the above commercial? Body Spray. They are selling sex and conflating the sex with the product. In order to have a consumer society you need stupid people that can be manipulated into making logical fallacies. They are trying to get the consumer to associate sexyness with their product. That is called the fundamental attribution error, thinking in terms of essences, the suffix “ness”, means essence of. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fundamental_attribution_error
See a domesticated animal is also a stupid animal, just as a civilized person is a stupid person insofar as if you left them in a jungle they would die quickly. They are not cunning, or resourceful, their ability to think for themselves has been removed from them. Nature isn’t pleasant, it is always trying to kill you. Society is the same, it just does so sneakily and pleasantly.
Do you remember that seen in Demolition Man where Taco Bell is now the only restaurant? It seems unbelievable but this is not a free market. These corporations do financial battle with one another to take more money. The way they do that is by decreasing the cost of the product, while increasing the perceived value. It isn’t even food. Taco Bell beef is only 35% beef. We haven’t even started talking about indigestible pink slime. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-20029706-504083.html
It isn’t just that, you have to accept the fact that the corporations now own the government because they are citizens. You do not have their resources, their money, their lawyers, their man hours, their man power, or their lobbyists, do you? And now that 7 year debt forgiveness has been done away with which existed in Kosher law to maintain an equal democratic society, citizens are well on their way to becoming slaves, especially in an economy where you can’t be gainfully employed working a 40 hour job.
“If people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as the souls who live under tyranny.” ~Thomas Jefferson
https://thoughtuncommon.wordpress.com/2013/10/05/the-final-word-on-the-government-shutdown-fascist-america/ http://terminclature.wordpress.com/2013/10/21/rewarding-failurepunishing-success/ http://poesypluspolemics.com/2013/10/22/happenstance/