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Cultural Delusion

January 19, 2013 , , ,

Cultural mendacity is a flawed belief system taught and accepted by groups. Plato and Tennessee Williams were very concerned about this subject. Folklore and folk medicine, like belief in the chupacabra, is brought over from the past. Political and commercial propaganda is created daily to influence cultural habits. Pavlov trained his dog to be delusional, consistently. You are trained to think buying Fruit Loops on credit is a fine practice for your budget and your health. The political parties are training you to donate money to feed the status quo without even knowing what the status quo is.

Lance, the psycho bully, Armstrong needs to stand tall as a role model for all of history. Protesting too much is a classic sign of dishonesty. Willful blindness extends to all layers of our society. Most of it is not as harmless (not to indicate that these crimes were petty) as doping cyclists. Mortgage fraud and investment banking fraud, as yet to explained to the victims in clear terms, are examples of cultural delusion. Sick work ethics that ignore misdeeds and reward anti social behavior fall into this category as well. Systems are mendacious, but cultures are easily duped. Like Pavlov’s dog, groupthink salivates at the sound of the bell because it has been taught to associate the bell with food. Pavlov in this experiment plays the part of the government. The bell is congress. The dog is the tax paying citizen. The dog food cupboard is full of imaginary dog food, known as the budget. Mendacity is the system in which we live.

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Back to read tennessee williams again. great playwriter, but one that I never thought of at that level

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London-Unattached.com

January 20, 2013

Tennessee could do worse in the movies too…Liz Taylor and Paul Newman look fabulous.

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mermaidcamp

January 20, 2013

Sadly, today’s society is more than willing to overlook stupid,selfish,and just plain bad behavior. All the while meting out stupid punishments for 6 year old girls who bring harmless toy bubble guns to school.

What has happened to our real sense of human value?

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Marc Zazeela

January 22, 2013

It has always been so. Now has it’s own crappy propaganda. It replaced older propaganda.

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mermaidcamp

January 22, 2013

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