Matrix, Orwellian freedom, surveillance, corrupting language
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
“The demands of the machine are insatiable. The danger of shaking men out of the soporific results of mechanized knowledge is similar to that of attempting to arouse a drunken man or one who has taken an overdose of sleeping tablets. The necessary violent measures will be disliked. We have had university professors threatened with the loss of their positions for less than this.” (Harold Innis, 1947)
Note the word “mechanized” in the above quote. It’s no longer used to describe the negative result of education. Instead, we have “systems.”
But “systems” doesn’t have a negative connotation. Indeed, it’s a positive. It’s a herald of a new and better world.
In this re-framing, we all need systems. And so does the government, in order to spy and repel threats to national security.
The more systems the better.
In deed, the thrust of the sciences is: life itself is an interlocked system.
This is a form of indoctrination.
The Surveillance State is also, of course a system. It’s based on the premise that ALL freedom has to be monitored and tracked.