One of the principles America was founded upon was separation of Church and State, or to say it another way, freedom of conscience. It is to say that each individual is responsible for their own behavior and so must be free to decide for themselves what they believe is right. Americans still believe in this principle, but things have changed.
The founding fathers of America were working in the context of a traditional society: one woven together by the influence of church (in spite of the fact that numerous churches were represented) and family. America, however, is no longer a traditional society. Advances in technology and increasing secularization have changed it, and separation of Church and State has morphed into the Removal of the Church from the public discourse. If you don’t believe that is the trend, consider things like Officials order Church Groups to remove all Crosses…, and Judge: (Private) Catholic School must hire Gays, etc.
Tradition is one of the pillars that have always upheld a civil society. America, in its rejection of both church and family, has cut off this font of ethical behavior and must engender it in some other way.
For continued preservation of the nation and its security of its citizens the government has stepped in hoping to force decency into existence through regulation. This of course is impossible and only leads to more and more laws and a bigger hungrier enforcement arm, but with more and more lobbying by and loopholes for the well-connected. The resulting malformed partnership between government and big business is producing an ever greater divide between the connected and the disenfranchised, and an increasing disparity between the rich and the poor.
In other ways too, family, church, and education have all also been replaced with surrogate institutions that are formative to the soul. Family is replaced by the two-income household of the never-married, divorced, separated, re-married, homosexual or lesbian couple – with whatever kind of children (step-kids, grand-kids, surrogate-kids) they may have being raised by the State directly or indirectly through daycare and by the corporate media through television programming and internet social media, and by the national State-run education system. Church remains popular in many parts of the United States but has largely been infiltrated by influences very different than its traditional roots – influences that if you dig into it you will find are oddly in line with the government/corporate matrix already described.
The modern State has been tempted to encroach on the moral arena once governed by Tradition; now molding society through government-run education, partnerships with tax-exempt foundations, and nationalized media. Tradition has in effect been weaponized.
In the 1950s the retiring President Eisenhower warned us of a “Military Industrial Complex (MIC).” It was the prophetic warning of a cancer that has since grown and now metastasized and drawn the public conscience under its purview. The MIC could now be called the “Military and Intelligence Industrial Complex” except that it has moved beyond the mere collection of intelligence and profiling of people and groups (it is more pro-active than that), and it is not only industrial but includes a “services” component equally as important as industrial manufacture. Perhaps we could call the new complex the “Defense and Awareness Acquisition Complex (DAQC),” or the “Security and Intelligence Engineering Establishment (SIEE).”
The “Awareness Acquisition” or “Intelligence Engineering” component is an intelligence apparatus that flows both ways. Intelligence is not only collected and the awareness of people and groups profiled; but a government designed intelligence is then propagated in order to steer social intent by conditioning or engineering public awareness, discourse, and attitudes.
Conditioning and engineering? Perhaps we should include modulating. One of the ways consciousness can be influenced in the 21st century is by the broadcast of “radio” or “microwave” signals that by-pass conscious or even subconscious thought altogether and actually entrain brainwaves causing feelings, thought, or intent in the recipient. You’re kidding, right?
It works. There are patents for this. Did you know that when you think, feel, or decide your brain emits a wave pattern that carries your thoughts in a signal that can be read by the proper receiver and can be recorded? Then that signal can be amplified and played back, and it can induce those same thoughts, feelings, or intent in a recipient. Think of the possibilities this affords the DAQC/SIEE. Once a proper library of thoughts and intended actions has been collected, there is no end.
Alongside development of brain-entrainment technology, there has been for at least the last 50 years an ongoing effort to weaponize the pineal gland (come to think of it you can take it back to the 16th century), and an effort to collect dark matter and harness the signal it broadcasts. The DAQC/SIEE has been working on attenuating and potentiating human consciousness.
So you once thought you had freedom of conscience? We have transitioned from a tradition-based society of free and independent individuals to the emergence of social and consciousness management through the DAQC/SIEE. In the rapidly approaching future, society will become a borg-like entity in which all its members are unwitting symbionts. Will you and I become organs of the Borg or will we be part of the resistance?
In my opinion there is a successful resistance. The Borg is actually “Mystery Babylon“, and the resistance will be those “Sealed with the Holy Spirit” and who “loved not their lives unto death”. It’s about who and what we give our hearts to, and we have to choose. We can not just blithely consume what modern society has to offer, or it will suck out our souls and replace them with an implant.
See also The Disney Dream
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