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-former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft
"A book that all Americans worried about the fate of this nation should read before it is too late."
-Dennis Miller
"A must read for all who value freedom."
-Penny Nance, Concerned Women for America

Wag the Dog

The operation of the emotional plague has taken armored people’s mechanistic-mystical way of thinking and turned every great human achievement into a social disaster. Here are some examples:

The Industrial Revolution of the 19th harnessed large amounts of mechanical energy for the benefit of mankind. A consequence was the production of enormous amounts of wealth in a few people and of sharp differences in the living standards of the population as a whole. Social scientists came along by declaring that since all humans were no different from each other and in order to eliminate the inequality, the wealth produced by the machines should be divided equally with everyone. The publics mindless acceptance of this type of mechanistic reasoning was how the socialist movement first started to foment social trouble in America.

In the middle of the 20th century, with the development of electronic science on the microscopic scale unheard of advances happened in the technology of communication and in the development of computers for the benefit of everyone. Some computer scientists came along and declared that the mechanical computer could rival and even surpass the reasoning powers of the human mind. This led to the idea of “artificial intelligence” (AI) in computer technology, the mystical belief that eventually, human judgement could be replaced by the operations of robots.

Around the same time, with the advent of psychopharmacology, psychiatrists began turning away from having personal contact with their patients and increasingly began using psychotropic drugs to treat them. They replaced the diagnostic system based on an understanding of the whole patient in favor of one focusing exclusively on symptoms. The upshot was that today psychiatric diagnosis and treatment is almost entirely symptom-based, pharmacological and mechanistic. The patient who has the symptom is ignored.

As mechanistic thinking continues to invade and be dominant in the natural sciences, armored humans are slowly and imperceptibly being adapted to function robotically according to the machines that they are creating. This is an entirely new phenomenon in the emotional plague’s destructive attack on human life. As a result, many armored people are in the process of being transformed into a new, neutered, machine-like breed which is unlike any creature that has existed in the history of civilization. More and more, the “tail” (the mechanistic thinker) is wagging the “dog” (the armored, robot-like human).

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  1. You wrote:

    More and more, the “tail” (the mechanistic thinker) is wagging the “dog” (the armored, robot-like human).

    In other words the mechanistic (thinker) wags the mechanistic (human). This is rather confusing. Why not simply say that the dead artifact (tool) wags the living (human)?

    Reich in MASSPSYCHOLOGY OF FASCISM (1946):

    What has made the animal, man, degenerate into a machine? … the machine has become man’s worst enemy. It will remain his worst enemy unless he differentiates himself from the machine. … The mechanistic concept of life is the reflection of mechanistic civilization. … the machine has … influenced mans own conception of himself in the sense of making it machine-like, mechanistic, unalive and rigid. (pages 286-288)

    Using tools is using something which, contrary to the body, does not pulsate but is dead. Using a tool also involves the brain in a completely new way. It has to function (“to think”) mechanistically in terms of cause and effect; effects which are disproportionately bigger than what the human body can accomplish. (From the biological point of view a simple axe turned the human ape into a VASTLY different being!) In view of Reich’s theory of the origin of armoring in the last chapter of COSMIC SUPERIMPOSITION, where he points, somewhat vaguely, to consciousness itself as a factor, I wonder whether:

    1) tool usage is the origin of armoring (a la the first scene in Kubrick’s 2001),

    2) what Reich described in MASSPSYCHOLOGY OF FASCISM is the second step in this process,

    3) while what you describe (computers and robotics, “transhumanism”) is the third and final step towards the complete armoring (“mechanization,” “machinisation,” “toolisation”) of man.

    • It is the same thing.

    • Peter, I”m with you here. The overuse of all man made, non living things (technology of communication or even transportation, for example) surreptitiously enters our consciousness and little by little, displaces awareness of the living, as it mechanizes us and induces a mechanistic mentality that drives out a functional mentality.

  2. Peter, I”m with you here. The overuse of all man made, non living things (technology of communication or even transportation, for example) surreptitiously enters our consciousness and little by little, displaces awareness of the living, as it mechanizes us and induces a mechanistic mentality that drives out a functional mentality.

    • After writing that comment I realized that one man with an axe was stronger than any (individual) animal on this planet: step 1. Imagine the power! Up to the industrial revolution man could still survive when all his gadgets were taken away from him to a bare minimum. With the industrial revolution we more and more merged with our tools: step 2. Take a blackout all over the European or the North American continents due to an EMP impulse or some freak Sun eruption; hundreds of millions will die because we no longer can survive without our artificial environment. We would be like embryos taken out of the womb. And if one looks at younger people they not only “outsourced” their bodily functions but via their Smart Phones etc. they even “outsourced” their very brains: step 3. Take social media away from them and they are lobotomized idiots (I exaggerate shamelessly but in this direction the development points clearly).


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