Saturday, October 8, 2016

A Society Without God: "The Demoralized Mind"

The Demoralized Mind

Human culture has mutated into a sociopathic marketing machine dominated by economic priorities and psychological manipulation. Never before has a cultural system inculcated its followers to suppress so much of their humanity. Leading this hostile takeover of the collective psyche are increasingly sophisticated propaganda and misinformation industries that traffic the illusion of consumer happiness by wildly amplifying our expectations of the material world. Today’s consumers are by far the most propagandized people in history. The relentless and repetitive effect is highly hypnotic, diminishing critical faculties, reducing one’s sense of self, and transforming commercial unreality into a surrogate for meaning and purpose.

 As it is absorbed, consumer culture imposes numerous influences that weaken personality structures, undermine coping and lay the groundwork for eventual demoralization. Its driving features – individualism, materialism, hyper-competition, greed, over-complication, overwork, hurriedness and debt – all correlate negatively with psychological health and/or social wellbeing. The level of intimacy, trust and true friendship in people’s lives has plummeted. Sources of wisdom, social and community support, spiritual comfort, intellectual growth and life education have dried up. Passivity and choice have displaced creativity and mastery. Resilience traits such as patience, restraint and fortitude have given way to short attention spans, over-indulgence and a masturbatory approach to life. 

Even many non-believers see that this society is headed down the chute. If one thinks about what is being done to people on a multitude of levels even beyond the false religion or irreligious brainwashing it can be overwhelming. The greed and commodification of human beings has hit new extremes. 

I am deeply concerned even about the recent acceptability of World War III to our insane leaders and a populace so dumbed down and numbed out, they don't even care about those discussions. Even if its just "rumors of war" or discussion for Trump votes, the fact no one seems to care is scary.  Just the mere fact of this discussion being on the table tells you something has gone very wrong with our society.


Anonymous said...

Freud should have realized the ego for what it truly is, our sinful and fallen nature. (Romans 7:24) - Don

Bible Believer said...

Agree and society is being run by the ego now.

Scott Wasinski said...

This discussion doesn't feed my personal desire for advancing my ego and self esteem.

I'm not a robot (anymore:)

Anonymous said...

My personal opinion is we are being bombarded with "rumors of wars" in an attempt to numb everyone to the idea of war. Make it more acceptable I guess. The overwhelming amount of violence in music and TV are contributing factors to this plan. The way children act now, and the way they did in the 80s when I was growing up seems as though they are different cultures. I remember when no foul language was heard on television, and the Simpsons was considered dirty by the masses. Look at what this sad, corrupt world has become in the span of 25 or 30 years......James

Bible Believer said...

Look how numb everyone is. No one seems to care either. I brought up the Russia issue with a few closer people and they seemed numbed out to it all. Even if a lot of the antiwar movement was co-opted by the NWO, some people used to protest war. I did, years ago during Bush's time. What happened to that?" Now this country has been on Middle Eastern crusades and wars so long no one cares. The violence and death aren't here, but overseas and "out of sight". Yeah they are numbing and desensitizing people to war. I was around during worse Cold War days [well not quite by the Cuban Missle Crisis but later] and it's horrifying they want to bring that back but a scared populace is a controlled populace. Things are far more corrupt now. Yes society really changed rapidly in these last 25 years James. I totally agree.

If you see the post on the "gay" family, I know that was a conservative "Catholic" family 25 years ago. They were horrified if someone divorced. Catholicism is a false religion but that shows you the value change.