. . . and of course, the long subversive march through the institutions that dominate culture.
As in, we need to understand some of why a self-falsifying and inherently amoral ideology of evolutionary materialistic scientism has so much traction in our day, and why so many bizarre agendas are being pushed so hard by the narrative shapers, manipulators and spin doctors working in the information battle-space, to what effect. Let us never forget that if we are led to judge the true and straight by the false and crooked, we will unavoidably end up in conflict with reality; to our detriment.
(And yes, this follows up on the current Wikileaks revelations about the long term manipulation of the public through the media, education, agit prop and more, drastically undermining the stability of our civilisation, especially democratic self-government by a free,well-informed, soundly thinking people.)
H’mm, “long subversive march through the institutions . . . ” rings a bell right off, and that brings back up the seven mountains/ gate-ways/ spheres of influence that are the commanding heights of community:
So, too, it brings up the change issue that our current objectors are ever so eager to duck, a march of folly over a cliff:
We need to ask some pointed questions on what has been going on for a long time, given the lesson of Acts 27 on how Mr Moneybags and his bought and paid for technicos can manipulate us into marches of ruinous folly.
Not to mention, why is it that by and large we — our whole civilisation — are not keyed in on our geostrategic peril as a top priority item:
Didn’t former media darling and the last leader of the USSR, Mikhail Gorbachev, now 85, just come out of retirement to warn us about three pivotal issues that we should focus on?
“I think the world has reached a dangerous point,” Gorbachev, 85, told state news agency RIA Novosti . . . .
“It is necessary to return to the main priorities. These are nuclear disarmament, the fight against terrorism, the prevention of an environmental disaster,” he said.
“Compared to these challenges, all the rest slips into the background.”
So, why are these NOT the top headline issues?
Where of course, the first two — Islam-IST terrorism and nukes — are directly tied together, especially now that the USA seems to have paid the Mullahs up to US$ 1.7 billions in cash [yes, three plane-loads it seems], effectively as ransom and given the global geostrategic picture. For the third, I suggest we would be well advised to think of “environment” as “surroundings” that we interact with, involving three inextricably intertwined domains: the bio-physical/ natural, the socio-cultural and the econ-policy. With those adjustments, I agree with Mr Gorbachev.
Where also, political and policy decisions are effectively made “downstream” of where society and culture are, especially as filtered through dominant media narratives. So, if we are to survive and thrive in a highly adverse situation, we need to understand how our civilisation is being ruthlessly manipulated.
Okay, here is an eye-opener documentary hosted by Lind:
(He has a lecture from 1998 here, there is an interesting article here, and this may also help.)
It seems to me that a sober-minded assessment of where we are and where we are heading in light of key trends in the world just does not seem to grab attention or tickle our itching ears.
But in the end reality, not shadow shows, will prevail.
Speaking of, here is that Plato’s Cave video animation again (for those who don’t want to read — itself, a very bad sign):
Now, let us think together about our civilisation, its trends and what we need to do. Before, it is too late to avert going over the cliff. END