Learned Helplessness
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Learned Helplessness

Oppressive regimes thrive on helplessness. So do overwhelming welfare regimes. A population reduced to helplessness is docile and passive. It is inactive and more likely to come up with justifications for the system and their own place in it, better than any ideology could. They will also discourage dissent among their own lot, to defend this world view. Continue reading

Moral Relativism and Cynicism
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Moral Relativism and Cynicism

Morality is one of the first things we outsource to government, along with physical protection and the provision of a national identity. Form this perspective, it hardly matters whether it was grabbed by an authoritarian regime or voluntarily surrendered to a pampering welfare regime, whether it was blamed on warfare or welfare. Continue reading

On Fear
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On Fear

“Sustained long enough, a strong fear of anything vague or unknown induces regression. On the other hand, materialization of the fear is likely to come as a relief. The subject finds that he can hold out and his resistance is strengthened.” (C.I.A. Human Resource Exploitation Training Manual – 1983) Continue reading