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The more one looks into the effects of modern society, the more one asks itself: "How could all of this happen, without the interference or protest from people? Just where did all of this come to pass and who allowed it to happen? Who are we to blame when we today experience the effects of what correctly could be characterized as the age of hidden enslavement?"

Contrary to popular belief, the introduction of modern ideas was not an immediate one, but a slow process building up across thousands of years. In the acknowledgement of this, it becomes much easier to understand why so many dangerous and life-threatening ideas have gained such large realization worldwide. These ideas did not arrive like a death cursed dog by the bed of health and life power, but merely found their way through peoples minds by slowly infiltrating the daily life.

Because this is how clever propaganda is used; dress it out as something "different" and positive, slowly integrate the ideas into newspapers, TV programs, radio music and the daily life activities, until more and more people start to mime the behaviour set out for them. When one is hypnotized, two quickly follow, then ten, then a hundred, until a whole town has started to believe that cats can fly. From that moment on there will be no difficulty in either maintaining or even continuing the widespread of the ideas, as such a large crowd not only speak for them, but live them and regard them as something normal and perhaps even needed for the survival of a "healthy" life.

The people in power today know this, and definitely know that dissidents therefore remain as a critical problem to their continuation of modern insanities. They have governmental control over people’s economic life, "cultural life", media-intake, mindset and even how you should behave and think. Their best weapon however, opposed to what most people think, is not their totalitarian control. It is the effect and use of surrealism, or the belief that the psychological mechanism of illusion (disorted perception of reality) ultimately can replace all other psychological, moral or reasoning perceptions of what life and reality is.

Surrealism is thus a dream-like vision of realism and is not in contact with immediate understanding of a certain physical or abstract mechanism. An example of how the people in power today take great use of surrealism to alter people's mindsets, is to sit down and have a close look at the myriad of movies that Hollywood monthly give out, in favour of the current political regime. Movies are plastic entertainment at best, but what many forget, is their impact on the mind of the viewer.

Take for example a film like The Shining, a somewhat of a horror classic for those familiar with the works of Stephen King. The story is simple: a family consisting out of a decisive and commanding father, an uneasy and compliant mother and their young esoteric son, decide to stay in a remote hotel over the winter season, in order to let the father do some writing for his upcoming book. For most part of the film, the viewer is introduced to a theme based on isolation, emotional reactions and fearful illusions.

This film relies on the slow progression of surrealism, where we first are introduced to obvious illusions in contrast to a realist worldview. The young boy is shown talking to his own finger; a part of his body that he believes possesses futuristic abilities. Clearly the viewer will indulge in this, but will at the same time remain knowing of the fact that it's "just a boy dreaming". Later on into the film as the story progresses, more illusionary things start to happen, until the viewer becomes confused -- "was that real or just an illusion?" The film takes an obvious illusion, twist it around and let the viewer experience the real-world effects of that illusion, which automatically interferes with the logical presumption that illusion and reality are two separate things, until the viewer at last becomes wondering: "but if that was an illusion, how could the person become affected in real life?"

At the most intense moments of this film, all illusions become integrated into reality, depicting a world where the lonely man alone can produce a multitude of realist effects without interfering with the physical reality. While this is a correct paradox, it can only be put into the context of a personal viewpoint. A classic example of this is the story about two people running around in the woods. These people ran around and played, until they stopped near a large tree. One of them exclaimed how tall it was, while the other demented that and thought it as pretty small. However, as both of these ran into the tree, both had their heads hurt. What does this tell us? Relativism between different perceptions of reality is obvious, but it is the same reality in which we're all living in. Thus, the film has let the relativistic perceptions of all characters involved become a unified reality, an experience of a whole.

Another interesting thing to note, is how surreal ideas fool even the sharpest of minds. For while obvious contradictions such as "freedom" today have gained an enormous power, we can similarly understand why and how this really took place. Freedom is a surreal and wishful idea that an individual is completely separated from the mechanisms of reality. There exists no freedom for all people -- only for those who are willing to uphold it, thus freedom to have non-freedom becomes demonized. But as long as people are willing to buy into the idea that they are "free", they remain fighting for surrealism in the thinking that they are reasserting reality.

Slowly we now begin to see the effects of these illusions; cultures and races are about to become intermixed with each other, money has become the ultimate determinator of all things worth fighting for, nature catastrophes are closing up on us and we don't even bother taking immediate action, meaningless jobs compute and artificialize our physical and psychological ways of dealing with everyday life and lack of consensus is breaking societies apart from the inside. The ideas and causes behind these effects are moving in slow motion, but their real-world effects are rapidly growing in both speed and power. And because the effects sometimes take decades to arrive, people remain passive and refuse to act in lack of "evidence", as the actual evidence is lying right in front of them -- inside their minds.

Such are the ways used by the liberal democrats today, where small illusions eventually become synonyms with reality. "Races do not exist", "Democracy is not perfect, but the best political solution mankind has created", "We must never accept discrimination", "All humans lives are equal worth". These catchphrases define the situation in which we today are living in. There is no escape. Why did we let it happen? Why did we not stop it when we had the chance? Because it was out of our reach. Slowly these ideas emerged from the minds of the insane mass. Given power, they'd hunt down and execute any dissident leader. Surrealism may be beautiful on paintings, but in real life it can become an effective way of reasserting madness through confused perceptions of reality.

June 11, 2006

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