An intriguing article in The Unz Review by Robert Bonomo identifies the “seven pillars” of society that create “homo domesticus”.
The methodology for creating this exceptionally loyal and obedient modern breed, homo domesticus, can be described as having seven pillars from which an immense matrix captures the talking simians and their conscious minds and hooks them into a complex mesh from which few ever escape. The system is so advanced that those who do untangle themselves and cut their way out of the net are immediately branded as mentally ill, anti-social, or simply losers who can’t accept the ‘complexity of modern life’, i.e. conspiracy nuts.
The Unz Review – The Seven Pillars of the Matrix – Robert Bonomo
One of those “seven pillars” is education.
There are things we are born able to do like eating, laughing and crying and others we pick up without much of an effort such as walking, speaking and fighting, but without strict institutional education there is no way that we can ever become a functioning member of the Matrix. We must be indoctrinated, sent to Matrix boot camp, which of course is school. How else could you take a hunter and turn him into a corporate slave, submissive to clocks, countless bosses, monotony and uniformity?
Children naturally know who they are, they have no existential angst, but schools immediately begin driving home the point of schedules, rules, lists and grades which inevitably lead the students to the concept of who they aren’t. We drill the little ones until they learn to count money, tell time, measure progress, stand in line, keep silent and endure submission. They learn they aren’t free and they are separated from everyone else and the world itself by a myriad of divides, names and languages.
It can’t be stressed enough how much education is simply inculcating people with the clock and the idea of a forced identity. What child when she first goes to school isn’t taken back to hear herself referred to by her full name?
It’s not as if language itself isn’t sufficiently abstract- nothing must be left without a category. Suzy can’t just be Suzy- she is a citizen of a country and a state, a member of a religion and a product of a civilization, many of which have flags, mascots, armies, uniforms, currencies and languages. Once all the mascots, tag lines and corporate creeds are learned, then history can begin to be taught. The great epic myths invented and conveniently woven into the archetypes which have come down through the ages cement this matrix into the child’s mind.
Even the language that she speaks without effort must be deconstructed for her. An apple will never again be just an apple- it will become a noun, a subject, or an object. Nothing will be left untouched, all must be ripped apart and explained back to the child in Matrixese.
We are taught almost nothing useful during the twelve or so years that we are institutionalized and conditioned for slavery- not how to cook, farm, hunt, build, gather, laugh or play. We are only taught how to live by a clock and conform to institutionalized behaviors that make for solid careers as slaveocrats.
The Unz Review – The Seven Pillars of the Matrix – Robert Bonomo
However, a critical reviewer of Robert Bonomo’s “seven pillars” may be forgiven for thinking that Science has become the Eighth Pillar used to create “homo domesticus”.
The classic example of Science being used as the Eighth Pillar is demonstrated by the deployment of Global Warming by the other “seven pillars”.
Global warming is bad news for winter sports.
But that’s not the only way climate change will mean culture change, too.
The meltdown of Arctic sea ice may end traditional hunting and fishing for Arctic peoples. Ocean acidification’s impact on coral reefs may eliminate symbolic species, like Melanesia’s “place spirits” within dolphins, sharks and rays.
Governments around the world, at the behest of the U.N., spend vast amounts of money on a problem which only exists in computer models.
Climate change research has become big business; driven by political ideology and greed, instead of a quest for truth. There are reams of real-world data available which effortlessly debunk the myth of climate change.
However; if it is ever mentioned publicly, the data is laughed off as conspiracy theory “denial,” obviously being spread by agents of Big Energy.
And so the great global warming circus moves on.
For the next two weeks the world’s carboncrats will gather in Cancun for the latest United Nations climate conference. The aim is to negotiate a vast new international emissions trading scheme that Barack Obama wants the United States to join.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu has called for an anti-apartheid-style boycott and disinvestment campaign against the fossil fuel industry for driving global warming, just days ahead of a landmark UN report on how carbon emissions can be slashed.
Lindzen compares global warming to past politicized scientific movements: the eugenics movement in the early 20th Century and Lysenkoism in the Soviet Union under Stalin. However, the MIT professor argues that global warming goes even beyond what these past movements in terms of twisting science.
“Global Warming has become a religion,” writes Lindzen. “A surprisingly large number of people seem to have concluded that all that gives meaning to their lives is the belief that they are saving the planet by paying attention to their carbon footprint.”
Bill Nye ‘The Science Guy’ appeared Wednesday on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show and leveled some serious accusations against global warming skeptics.
Nye said that not adhering to a belief in anthropomorphic global warming constitutes unpatriotic behaviour and also that skepticism of global warming claims is equivalent to “denying science.”
President Obama issued an executive order Friday directing a government-wide effort to boost preparation in states and local communities for the impact of global warming.
The action orders federal agencies to work with states to build “resilience” against major storms and other weather extremes. For example, the president’s order directs that infrastructure projects like bridges and flood control take into consideration climate conditions of the future, which might require building structures larger or stronger — and likely at a higher price tag.
During the State of the Union, President Barack Obama stated that global warming is a “fact” and that the science was settled. But Obama’s remarks ignore the fact that global temperatures have not significantly risen in 17 years.
“The shift to a cleaner energy economy won’t happen overnight, and it will require tough choices along the way,” Obama said. “But the debate is settled. Climate change is a fact. And when our children’s children look us in the eye and ask if we did all we could to leave them a safer, more stable world with new sources of energy, I want us to be able to say, ‘Yes, we did.’”
Education is an essential element of the global response to climate change. It helps young people understand and address the impact of global warming, encourages changes in their attitudes and behaviour and helps them adapt to climate change-related trends.
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An appreciation of the Eighth Pillar can be obtained by reviewing the GCSE science examinations sat by sixteen years olds in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The National Curriculum was introduced into England, Wales and Northern Ireland as a nationwide curriculum for primary and secondary state schools following the Education Reform Act 1988.
Notwithstanding its name, it does not apply to independent schools, which may set their own curricula, but it ensures that state schools of all Local Education Authorities have a common curriculum.
The General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) is an academic qualification awarded in a specified subject, generally taken in a number of subjects by students aged 14-16 in secondary education in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The “Specimen Assessment Materials” for GCSE Biology tells the student that “an increase in levels of carbon dioxide leads to global warming”.
GCSE Biology – Specimen Assessment Materials
The “Specimen Assessment Materials” for the generalised GCSE Science B requires the student to know how Global Warming affects ice caps and sea level.
GCSE Science B – Specimen Assessment Materials
The “Specimen Assessment Materials” for GCSE Chemistry requires the student know which gas “is mainly responsible for global warming”.
GCSE Chemistry – Specimen Assessment Materials
The “Specimen Assessment Materials” for GCSE Physics requires the student to know that Global Warming is a “major threat” and why nuclear power doesn’t cause “further global warming”.
GCSE Physics – Specimen Assessment Materials
Whilst the British state broadcaster simply instructs GCSE students that the burning of fossils fuels is directly “contributing to global warming”.
Today, the burning of fossil fuels (coal and oil) is adding carbon dioxide to the atmosphere faster than it can be removed.
This means that the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is increasing, contributing to global warming.
It also means that the oceans are becoming more acidic as they dissolve increasing amounts of carbon dioxide.
This has an impact on the marine environment, for example making the shells of sea creatures thinner than normal.
BBC – GCSE Bitesize – Science
Sadly, the cult of Global Warming continues to be firmly promoted by the Eighth Pillar whilst this pillar of scientific wisdom turns to dust.
The Period Of No Global Warming Will Soon Be Longer Than the Period of Actual Global Warming
If you look at the record of global temperature data, you will find that the late 20th Century period of global warming actually lasted about 20 years, from the late 1970s to the late 1990s. Before that, the globe was dominated by about 30 years of global cooling, giving rise in the 1970s to media discussions of the return of the Little Ice Age (circa 1450 to 1850), or worse.
But the record of satellite measurements of global atmospheric temperatures now shows no warming for at least 17 years and 5 months, from September, 1996 to January, 2014, as shown on the accompanying graphic. That is surely 17 years and 6 months now, accounting for February.
Forbes – Peter Ferrara – 24th February 2014