Social change

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Interest ofAmalric de Droevig

Society changes, sometimes due to unforeseen processes, sometimes as a result of social engineering.

Official narrative

Those people fortunate enough to live in democratic nation states should aim to bring about social change through party politics. William Lyon MacKenzie King, Canadian Prime minister was mistaken when he said that “Until the control of the issue of currency and credit is restored to government and recognized as its most conspicuous and sacred responsibility, all talk of the sovereignty of Parliament and of democracy is idle and futile.” [1]

Concerns

“Normally, when you challenge the conventional wisdom — that the current economic and political system is the only possible one — the first reaction you are likely to get is a demand for a detailed architectural blueprint of how an alternative system would work, down to the nature of its financial instruments, energy supplies, and policies of sewer maintenance. Next, you are likely to be asked for a detailed program of how this system will be brought into existence. Historically, this is ridiculous. When has social change ever happened according to someone's blueprint?”
David Graeber[citation needed]

Structural deep events

Full article: Rated 4/5 Structural deep events

Deep events which make pivotal changes in a society are referred to as structural deep events. Two crucial examples in recent US history include the JFK assassination, which marked a great increase in the control of the US deep state over the US government and the events of September 11, 2001 which launched the "war on terror" as a new means to militarise society and roll back civil liberties while rolling out the US police state.

Social engineering

Full article: Social engineering

Social engineering generally refers to longer term, more gradual shift in society, often due to a range of facts including new technologies and ideologies. It is purposive and often but not necessarily malevolent.

Dumbing down

Full article: Dumbing down

Dumbing down is the purported degeneration in people's mental capabilities, due to a range of factors including pollution and the development of artificial intelligence. Its origins - indeed its very existence - remain a matter of debate.

Advertisements

Advertisements have been used to try to deter particular behaviours.

Tobacco

Advertisements for tobacco products were banned in many countries.[When?] Later, a health warning on the packages was mandated. Later still, this was illustrated with a graphic image, for example, of a victim of lung cancer.

Knife crime

Research into new methods of social control is ongoing. In 2019, the UK Home office introduced messages on boxes of takeout chicken about #knife crime.[2]

Taxes

Alcohol and tobacco products are heavily taxed in most countries.

Subsidies

Various products are subsidised, either to motivate consumption, or alleviate hardship or for more complex reasons. For example, in the UK, mortgages subsidies motivated people to take out large mortgages.


 

Examples

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Dumbing down
Militarisation
Revolution
Sexualisation
Structural deep event

 

Related Quotation

PageQuoteAuthorDate
US/Deep state“When Eisenhower warned against the military-industrial complex, the values, institutions, and resources that comprised it were still subordinate elements in American society. Today it not only dominates both parties, but it is also financing threats to both of these parties from even further to the right.”Peter Dale Scott2015

 

Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:The CIA - long-range planning for a drugged and debilitated societywebpage4 July 2015Jon RappoportA re-examination of an obscure appendix from a CIA document that was exposed by the 1977 Senate hearings into MKULTRA. Is a secret CIA unit directing and expanding drug use in a pre-meditated effort to weaken society?
File:Terrorism & Relative Justice.pdfpaper2007Mark Findlay


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