THE POOP CHUTE TO NEO-FEUDALISM – PUSHING BACK AGAINST CORIOLIS TRIBALISM?

TWISTED TRIBALISM AND THE CORIOLIS POOP CHUTE

The biggest threat to human species survival – and progress – is the current twisted tribalism. It’s weaponized by populist governments looking to seize or keep or expand power, selling the political frontmen to the population using a mix of exaggerated fear, inflamed anger and blame-the-minorities xenophobia. The agenda of these populists is personal power or, more often, crony capitalism serving the needs of entrenched big finance and lineage corporate confederates – deregulation, inverse taxation, exploitation without oversight, etc.

As this model grows ever more demanding and the actual activity of government uses ever more strong-arm propaganda to offset the cost in votes, as sections of the electorate get pushed too far. This means fears get hyped, it fans inflamed anger, and the xenophobia pushed further into the territory of jingoist hate. The United States and Britain are being drawn down a Coriolis poop chute by this degraded dynamic and the knock-on effect is dragging other countries along in their wake.

It’s a bleak outlook for us all.

CONDITIONED IGNORANCE ENDS IN NEO-FEUDALISM

If the durability of an unscrupulous greed-first government is best served by citizens being less educated, national education will deteriorate. It’s common sense. Dumbing down the electorate has been an unpublicized aim of the right-wing in both the USA and the UK since the 1970s, picking up pace and affecting a wider demographic in the neoliberal 1990s, faster and wider again in the wake of the 2008 Financial Crisis.

In 2020, the degrading of education is as much left-wing as right, though the left’s bias is to exert control through social identity conformity whereas the right teaches subordination to power symbols and hierarchy. Both end in the same place: a malleable proletariat of indoctrinated morons.

The long-term cost to the world (and to us, as individuals) of continuing decades deteriorating education is incalculable. Stupidity destroys self-determination. It pulls down expectations to bare bones. What’s more, conditioned ignorance makes a population easy fodder for propaganda, be it benign or authoritarian.

In the 1930s the Nazis had to work fast to consolidate power from a single election win, removing the vote soon after. Today established powers can be a gentle authority, refreshing legitimacy for exploiting it’s electorate, making them complicit with public consent every 4-5 years.

In the Anglosphere, it’s not inconceivable to see a democratic majority voting on its worst instincts, directed like cattle against its best interests. This trend is not improving. Each subsequent mandate for authoritarian government gives another term for power grabbing and electorate dumb down. The noose tightens on dissent of any kind.

The exploiter gets richer and stronger as time on power goes by unchallenged. The exploited public gets more manageable, technique of subtle control improving. Outlier individuals are more marginalized, less able to connect with the obdurate proletariat. Eventually, the exploiter authority is absolute and the exploited electorate is wholly regulated, happy not to have to worry about thinking. Protesting this neo-feudal utopia will be anti-democratic, an act of sedition; or terrorism.

It’d be ironic if, a hundred years from now, our magnificent proud human society had returned to good old-fashioned feudalism. It has been feudal most of history, after all. We think of our species as inevitably making forward progress but perhaps the flash in the pan will be this past 3-400 years. Will the Chinese care about innovation? Stagnation could become perpetual once technology makes socioeconomic lines of demarkation absolute, 01 + 10 = 11.

TOO MUCH SEEING MEANS TOO LITTLE DOING

It’s too easy to chase one’s own tail, deconstructing the ills of society; seeing too much, doing too little. It’s tempting to disassociate with the deteriorating social conditions, especially if one has the means to ring-fence in comfort. But to what end?

It’s hard to see a meaningful way to push back, if one’s just an individual or a small group of like-minded educated liberals with everyday life to keep on track. Wage-slavery leaves little time for pissing into the Anglo-American wind machines!

Rather than waste time and energy avoiding the problem, let’s try to come up with practical ways to pushback against the tide of consumerist exploitation.

Many have a sense there’s a clock ticking down on this already, as tech develops and big finance – populist government tighten their grip on individual freedom. It’s not inconceivable to imagine a point in the near-future where “neural link” is a necessity, collective thinking causing hierarchies of control, docile lumpen proletariat voting away democracy by de jure abdicating future free ballots to 21st/22nd-century “Big Brother” (maybe sold to the world as A.I. with proven utilitarian operating system, the best way to save the planet from climate change or coronavirus 2.0)…

But I’m wasting time and energy again, aren’t I?

PUSHING BACK AGAINST THE POPULIST BIG CAPITAL CABAL

I have collected a list of practical ways to push back effectively against the trajectory towards neo-feudalism. I’ve tried to provide useful links and/or contact details for anyone interested in exploring further but contact me with any updates – so this list stays on point – and if anyone has additions to suggest, I read all e-mails with proper subject lines so get in touch.

  • Hope.
  • Charity.
  • (not faith.)