BLOCKS SUPPORTING THE MENTAL REGIME
Control, order, stability, obedience, and bigotry are achieved by means of engineered legends. Those legends are not seeking wisdom. Their deities and celebrities are designed to provide material icons. Along with rituals, followers of cults revere size, weight, forms, lines, volumes, textures and anything they could feel a fetish for. Despots don’t actually thrive on physical coercion. Rather, the building blocks of their empires are material symbols designed to emanate the glamorous lure of superstitions. The demagogues are the ones who set the pace. Once the demand for illusions peaks, the spasm for fashion will devour the entire mall. Absolute authority is always demanded, never imposed.
When old legends lose face, livestock will graze on a blend of cowardice and illusion of control. Playing with words, con artists market change so that nothing changes. They know long term domination runs on masochistic cravings. Hence, mental and physical blocks trend on the latest imitation games: a moltitude of cages dressed up as apps, logos, gadgets, healthy practices, mirrors, towers, and institutions. Beneath the show, all blocks of the mental regime depend on one dogma, one longing that proved to be most successful: cosmic narcissism.
Last revision: SWFL, September 18 2023