The question as it had been vociferously posed over the beginning decades of the twenty-first century had been how can we help people? This was posed by those whose privileged existence in the great empire of the West had come to realize that their greatest adversary in future existence might not come from some form of advanced technological menace but the numerical advantage of foes that in a pluralistic society might pose an unstoppable flow of humanity that could overwhelm any of the most deviously destructive technologies designed to annihilate them. General humanities’ taste for slaughter had by that time after two major world wide conflicts been dulled by the conflicting agenda of de-evolving the mob’s animal instincts towards violence. The conundrum of agendas by the unseen pinpoint governing at the top of the hegemony in their quest to maintain control while grasping for ever further more effective ways of indoctrinating the masses into the corollary of the character and consciousness of dumbed down animals becoming problematic. The adoption of the communal mindset of the ideology of Socialism that had evolved from the more direct Draconian methodologies of Communism as it had played out in planned extinction of troublesome strata’s of society could only promise to bring so many so far. Psychology and the appearance of Science that it presented becoming an integral component in dissolving the age old dogmas of thousands of years previous. But the unintended consequences of a financial system based upon the decadence of conspicuous consumption had proven to be too popular an aphrodisiac in instilling the hunger by these same masses for ever new forms of trinkets and indulgences that tended to spoil their useful capacities for exploitation as resources.
The competing levels of diplomacy’s that had formed a contraposed balance of what appeared to be contradictory ideologies but in fact were arms on the same idol spurring on rates of procreation that surpassed the ability to eliminate them through regional conflicts. The business of the manufacture and distribution of arms being a mainline staple that along with the integrated credit based system of international usury had worked well. Yet the human element had once again shifted the course of what had been expected in an unexpected direction. The collection plate of a charity come as a hangover of emotions from the postwar era had spilled over so much that uncontrollable numbers of uncultured masses from the more uncivilized corners of the planet had risen progressionally. A challenge to the ongoing efforts to centralize and contain. The combination of unchecked numbers from ethnic populations of superstitious highly charged animal emotion driven mentalities threatening the neccessary sense of order demanded to insure this new Utopia.
Consequently the complex interlocking stratum of indoctrination was forced to serve yet another core message that conflicted with one that had seemed before to have been effective in avoiding unexpected upheavals by the potential rise of rival groups. The notion of keeping the parrot’s cage covered from possibly distracting popular notions had backfired with the introduction of the Internet. The unforeseen levels of access that occurred as a result throwing many of the longstanding well-planned agendas into a tumult. Fictions of absolute equality of all members of the species that had been safely instilled before the ease of communication had been revolutionalized now too volatile as a universal planet wide expectation had cropped up unexpectedly. As a result a new focus had to be subtly introduced. One that would support the narrative of a well-administered civil society as imagined by those placed high and out of sight of the common citizens. One that would also foster a sense of impending disaster to bind together unrestricted collective effort without the aggravation of an attachment to rational thought. Something that could equally harness a sense of daily despair and an irrational persistent hopefulness from those both cynical and complacent. A useful universal sense of Armageddon.
The current generation of useful idiots intellectually corralled in the mental playground with their schemes of altruistic rationalism unable to grasp the big picture but muddying the waters none the less. Those raised in professional existences demanding the training wheels of statistical facts and figures but never grasping the Kabuki behind their creation and the subsequent illusion that they were designed to convey. The lid of the ‘box’ was still being jostled by other thinkers that found spontaneous careers in opening the topic in such a dangerous way to categorically expose the entire fraud. A push pull tug of war that inferred that all these answers might not in fact be valid! Opposing terminologies were gerrymandering expected meanings that derailed the desired universal Ongoing programs that were falsely considered as unequivocally beneficial to humanity being in fact exercises in eliminating the same. The example of independent thought had to be headed off before it might threaten to topple their well-enfranchised pyramid. Something feared but a chaos that unfortunately had come to fruition.
The solution that had been arrived at being a mass hysterical flight of fantasy promising a transfer of humanity to another distant planet. Something that would infer an equality of outcome but would deliver a form of insurance to its most influential elites. The third generation of professional ‘do-gooders’ who had been blinded by their own relative degree of privilege to allow on more than the lifeboat could handle having to rationalize their expectations by the fact of the impossibility of the task. The ruse then suggesting that sanity would eventually propose survival of a well-educated few as a palatable solution to the destruction of the many and the subsequent destruction of the entire species. The game had to be reconfigured by instilling the magic of impossible hopes as the most avatar of every single human being on the planet.
How convenient to convince through art propositions that were merely the fictions of a devious mind?