Monday, May 25, 2015

Society vs. The Individual Part 1

I originally intended this to be a short video, but the more I thought about it, it was so detailed and important, I decided to make it a post.  Then once I delved into the rabbit hole, I noticed it really is a two part post.  Problem and then Solution sort of thing.  Anyway, if you would be so kind as to forward this to anybody you know that would appreciate it or benefit from it, I would be very grateful as I think in these two posts are the PRACTICAL key for improving many people's lives and the condition of the country.

The relationship between society and the individual, by nature, has to be symbiotic.  Society is made up of individuals and it would logically follow that strong individuals make up a strong society.  However, over time and under different environments the relationship between society and the individual is not always mutually beneficial.  And if that's the case it's almost always society benefiting at the expense of the individual as the many can conspire against the individual and not the other way around.  It's simply "there's 8 of us and only 1 of you, guess who we're having for diner!"

We see this "society taking advantage of the individual" throughout history as well as today.  Mob-rule democracies using government to force individuals to pay for the masses' mistakes.  Religion telling its adherents to donate to the church or burn in hell.  Even the unconscious psychology of tribalism effectively enslaving the individual for the benefit of the commune.  There are many instances where the individual is right, and society is wrong.

But aside from the time and monetary costs the individual pays for the benefit of society, there is another egregious cost that is often ignored, but the individual must pay - his sanity.

While paying taxes, being forced to donate to a church, or getting beat up because you dared to "act white" and get good grades are clear and identifiable prices the individual pays, in order to keep the individual from going into full revolt or Galt, society needs to brainwash the individual so they don't dare question the parasitic nature of society's relationship with them.  To that end a whole host of lies, narratives, political correctness and propaganda are shoved down individuals' throats to keep them from asking questions and keep them from independent thought.  However, this "brainwashing" is nothing as simple as merely disseminating lies and repeating it enough that people "start to believe it."  It's a masterful, elaborate, and purposefully designed strategy, starting when the individual is all of 4 years old and never ending until that individual is dead and society has used him up as much as possible. 

But as "masterful, elaborate and purposefully designed" it is, this brainwashing is above all else thorough and incredibly effective.  If I were to estimate it right now, nearly 95% of westerners are brainwashed and believe in what are nothing more than outright lies.  And not only do they believe in these lies, the brainwashing is so effective they have an emotional investment in these lies so that if any of you were to dare question the veracity of those lies, most people would react violently, at minimum, angrily.  However, no matter how emotionally vested these people are in these lies, it doesn't change the fact they live their lives and base INCREDIBLY important life decisions on these lies which results in the aforementioned true price they pay - sanity.

The examples are limitless.

"The Nice Guy"

How many millions of men suffered decades of insanity believing the lies SOCIETY told them about what women wanted in men?  Here you have what is no doubt the STRONGEST and MOST IMPORTANT biological drive young men have in their lives and did society tell them the truth about what women wanted?  Did society tell them, "Hey, women want:

"A physically strong man."
"A leader."
"A man who will not be dissuaded or deterred"
"A provider who can support a wife, mortgage, and children?"

No, society LIED to (now three) generations of young men telling them women wanted

"A nice guy."
"A sweet guy."
"A sensitive 90's guy."
"A guy who listens."

The ultimate end result was a 50% divorce rate, sexually frustrated women, weak, effeminate men, destroyed families, and (now three) generations of men who have ruined financial and romantic lives.  But all of that pales in comparison to the INSANITY these men suffered because they "did what they were told" and had absolutely no success to show for it.  The sheer madness that ensued when you attempted to be successful at what was arguably the most important thing in life, only to constantly fail, but only to constantly be told to redouble your efforts on the same plan is a psychological pain many men can testify to.

But still, no matter how much destruction these lies caused or how many men in their 20's it drove mad, at least society (in the form of government, divorce courts, the psychology profession, and feminist intelligentsia) benefited.

"You Can Have It All"

Before we paint men as the sole victims, women have suffered too.  And not in the "glass ceiling" or "wage gap myth" sort of way.  The lies society told women was that "they could have it all" and "you ARE the exact same as men."  And so (now three full) generations of young women went out and instead of pursuing families (like they had for 99.995% of human existence) they believed society and all tried to be:

PTA officers
Yoga attendees and
Race car drivers


And forget the mathematical impossibility of doing all of this effectively with only 24 hours in a day.  The real coup de etat was society actually got women to believe that work is fun or something to be desired!

The result, again, is divorce, destroyed families, ill-reared children, regret, and single-parent homes.  However, the true price paid is the INSANITY women have suffered "doing what society told them to do," but being less happy than generations past.

Still, it doesn't matter.  Society (in the form of government, feminist intelligentsia, and corporate employers) benefited from increased tax rolls, misery-loving company, and a labor market flooded with new and cheap labor. 


If there's a perfect example of the individual suffering insanity because they believed society's lies, today's labor market for college graduates is it.  For you could not have a more textbook example of thoroughly effective and successful brainwashing than today's Millennial college graduates.

Fed spoons' full of lies since kindergarten, today's latest generation actually believed in what their Gen X peers proved wrong - "do what you want and the money will follow."  "Any degree is a good degree."  "It doesn't matter what you get a degree in, it's what you do with it."  Add to that the ass-kissing lie that "they were the future" and these deluded sheeple actually thought majoring in Sociology would land them a job

But sadly, after 4 years undergrad, 2 years in a masters program, another 2 for a doctorate and voting for Barack Obama twice, your average Millennial has $78,000 in student loans, a lousy labor market, no skills and lives with their parents.  Can you imagine not just the insanity, but the terror and fear these poor kids have now that it looks like their lives are ruined forever and will come NOWHERE NEAR to what they were promised?

Oh well.  No matter.  Democrats got their votes, academia got $1 trillion every year this generation was in college, and employers now have MILLIONS of new and ESPECIALLY DESPERATE people begging for jobs.  Again, society won at the expense of the individual.


And finally careers.

If you were like me, you too believed the lies society told you about what it took to succeed at a career.

"Hard work, an education, loyalty, creativity, and innovation!"

So there you went, believing the lies, majoring in a hard and seemingly practical subject.  Studying day and night to get that 3.8 GPA.  Going that extra mile working an unpaid internship to "improve" your resume.  Taking extra classes to get extra certifications with random acronyms. ("I got my DPT and my EGS certifications!  But I'm still working on my XKT cert!")  And dancing like a trained dog to perfect your resume, answer HR's frivolous questions, and "score that job."  You may have lowered yourself to reading books on the topic and endured "mock interviews."

But sadly, in the end, to be successful in Corporate America you need to lie, cheat, scam, manipulate, even threaten.  You need to be borderline criminally aggressive, preferably a highly functional sociopath...that is of course assuming you're not the boss' son, or performing fellatio on him.  Then you just be you.

Regardless, once again, think of the billions in cumulative lives that were wasted by aspiring "loyal corporate men and women" who believed the shtick, sacrificed their families, friends, and lives for a career that was never going to be.  How much insanity did they endure "doing what they were told," deteriorating in 2 hour daily commutes, only to deteriorate more for 10 hours a day in a cubicle, for decades only to never get promoted or get that dream job?

Doesn't matter.  Society wins again.  Employers dupe stooges into becoming effective slaves on the cheap.  Governments take in more in taxes.  Banks make a fine profit off of the interest on that house you can barely afford.  And the day care provider industry is only more than thankful you decided to outsource your children.

We could go on, but I think you get the point. 

The moronic yuppie couple trying to afford the McMansion and sports SUV's who believed in the rat race only to benefit society in slave labor, more taxes, credit card companies, and mortgage interest. 

The impoverished black male who thinks his lot in life is because of "evil white men," when it's his new slave masters he's benefiting, namely Al Sharpton, the police, and the Democrat party.

Or the "heroic single mom" who actually believes she's heroic (when in reality she's ruining her and her childrens' lives), but at least she'll fork over the money to Oprah, watch "The View" and vote for more government money.

Nearly everybody in the western world believes in, and lives their lives by, lies that society told them to simply take advantage of them.  The lies are very sweet, and often times assuages you of any guilt or responsibility for your mistakes in life (which often times explains the violent/angry response when the lies are pointed out as it is forcing a mirror into people's faces).  But let us be clear.




They're not true.

And if you live your life by these lies, you will suffer because your decisions are not being made in reality. 

Part 2 will address the herculean effort it takes to no longer believe these lies, as well as the punishment society will unleash upon you if you dare to no longer believe them


Anonymous said...

Still put some of it your podcast..I want to hear you rant.

Anonymous said...

Hi. Love the style.
I´m glad someone shares my amazement at people believing work is "fun or something to be deisred".
(By the way: it´s "coup d'├ętat", an apostrophe and a fancy accent aigu.)

But doesn´t this all boil down to just very simply not listening what they say and observe how the world goes and live by it?

Anonymous said...

Excellent essay. Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy shit we don't need. We're the middle children of the history man, no purpose or place, we have no Great war, no Great depression, our great war is a spiritual war, our great depression is our lives, we've been all raised by television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires and movie gods and rock stars, but we won't and we're slowly learning that fact. and we're very very pissed off.

grey enlightenment said...

It's a breath of fresh air to read clear, direct writing . Some writing on the alt-right tends to be too abstruse.

Anonymous said...

Just skimmed through this - an artifact of two Bombay double martinis - and shall revisit in the morning, but I have to say that your take on all this is dead-on. As a late baby boomer, I'm able to see the effect and difference between a single generation, and the change has only been deterioration. I was raised by a Dad and Uncles who served in WWII, and Grandfathers who served in WWI, all of whom are gone and would be appalled by the the "pussification" taking place in their former country. Keep up the great work! Happy Memorial Day to all.


Anonymous said...

Good stuff Cappy. Will you ever be releasing a "Top Shelf 2"?

sth_txs said...

This film outlines the tax aspect well.

Yeah, hard work and doing something well and being ethical does not pay off very well these days.

sth_txs said...

One reason we are in the fix were are in is because of allowing women and those who do not own any real property to vote.

I firmly believe if you do not have pro-liberty viewpoint, you should not be voting or have much say in society.

Sean Carnegie said...

"forced to donate to a church".

You tithe to churches you are a member of. Membership is a choice. I would not be a part of the church that Driscoll was booted/got quit from so I would not support it.

Anonymous said...

You are on point but I will add....This occurs in all affluent societies from Egypt and Greece until today. The only obvious tipping point is that we're a democracy and the unwashed masses have a vote. Men take a loss in this society as a whole like never before. In antiquity many men were slaves of some sort but a few were free. Contemporary man in the Western world are all slaves by order of taxes and social programs. Women are enslaved more than before because their wage is taxed too, unlike before in ancient times. Feminism have reduced women to sex objects instead of the life producing person they are. Women dress seductively at work to get the raise and cry sexual harassment if they don't get it. This is like a stripper getting you kicked out of the club for not sharing your dollars with her. Women are now equal to men in the fact that we both have to dance for dollars. We both are in debted to our eyes and the government wants more to pay for the women who use their bodies as sex object a different way.

Dave Grenier said...

Re: You can have it all

I find it very interesting (a coincidence?) that women were convinced to go to work in droves at the very same time inflation was debasing our money at an astonishing rate. Had women (esp. housewives) not gone into the work force in such numbers, it would have become apparent to working men and their families that they were being screwed out of the value of their labor by printing-press funny money. As it happened, working moms helped (unwittingly) to paper over the violence done by government to our economy and monetary system, but the end result is still the same - it now takes two people to support a family of five, a car or two, and a house, when before it took only one.

hightecrebel said...

Does it really take two earners to support the family of five with a house and a car or two? Maybe I'm off-base, but I think it's more about choices made that ends up requiring two earners. If you're going to blast the AC in July in the southwest, or the heat in December in the northeast, drive a $30k car, and have a 60" tv you're out of luck with one earner. Deal with discomfort during summer/winter, drive a cheaper/older vehicle, and don't blow money on big-ticket items and I think you can manage just fine.

Tucanae Services said...

"But sadly, in the end, to be successful in Corporate America you need to lie, cheat, scam, manipulate, even threaten. You need to be borderline criminally aggressive, preferably a highly functional sociopath. ..."

Actually that is a lie as well. You don't need to be/do any of those things. Hell I made Director in a Fortune 10 company. Highest rank in the cube farm? Nope. But then I was not bucking for CEO. And therein is the key -- Just don't give a damn.

Corps are like parasites. They will suck all you will give till you don't give no more. 80hr weeks? Work 3rd shift? They will take it all in, pat you on the head. Now I am not suggesting someone become the maytag repairman. Do deliver what you contracted for in the interview/hire. But when sucking you dry becomes the norm its time to go into 'just don't give a damn.' mode. When the higher ups realize you are no longer the suckling pushover, the its always an emergency stops.

Paul Bonneau said...

"But sadly, in the end, to be successful in Corporate America you need to lie, cheat, scam, manipulate, even threaten. You need to be borderline criminally aggressive, preferably a highly functional sociopath. ..."

This was DEFINITELY not the way to be successful when I was working, except perhaps at the "highest" levels and even then I doubt it. Perhaps it is true in some professions, but it's over-generalizing a bit? BTW I was a computer hardware engineer, and yes I am a "boomer"...

Here is what worked for me:

Traderbot said...

I trade stocks for a living and this is the story of my life! My immediate family is pissed that I don't have to suffer through in any corporate ass-kissing or credentialism to get my money. They're so pissed that they turn it on me and call me a coward for shirking the bullshit. They feel sorry for me that some big corporation didn't validate my existence by choosing me over other job candidates for the privilege of wage slavery, like some twisted episode of job-market American Idol. Haters gonna hate, I guess.