Modern Mind Control

ObeyWe are the most propagandized people in the known history of the world. While the techniques and mechanisms are the same now as they have always been, modern communications and data mining systems have made it more effective than ever.

When people hear advertising techniques described as “mind control,” they often think that’s overly sensationalistic. That’s because they don’t know what mind control really is. It’s persuasion, not mind control, they say; mind control involves torture, drugs, weird flashing lights, and that sort of thing. Those techniques are used, of course, but those sorts of things are just a tiny slice of the mind control pie. The most common techniques are being used against you every day. And, whether you are aware of it or not, you are very easily programmable.

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Oracularities

Look though herePretty much every culture that we know of throughout history has had oracles, so we know they’re pretty important. An oracle’s job is to provide insight and wisdom. Contrary to the popular image of them, very few oracles were into predicting the future. They tended to be more about looking at the now in a new and different way.

Our modern cultures are no different, of course. We have oracles everywhere, from Magic 8-Balls through advice columnists, celebrities, therapists, and even some people who actually hold more wisdom than most of us.

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Correcting the Lie: The True Story of the Original Snub

KallistiMany of you know that the story of The Original Snub is, shall we say, less than historically accurate. It has been increasingly amusing to Me how few those many really are. This is the story that’s usually used to show how spiteful and clever I am. And I am. But you guys have the story all wrong. It really shows My better side. It’s Athena, Hera, and Aphrodite who are the real Bitches. So sit down, children, and let me tell you how it really happened.

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What’s Wrong With a Wink?

Women Imparting Naughty KissesCreative Generalist points us to a sadly accurate article that says lots of interesting things about subcultures, inside jokes, and why Discordians are needed more now than ever. That’s not what I want to rant about here, though. No, my dandruff blizzard was caused by something completely different. Continue Reading →