Thursday, 7 September 2017

What is the purpose of totalitarianism?

We live in an increasingly totalitarian world, and one in which totalitarianism is escalating rapidly via a single, increasingly global and interlinked, bureaucratic system of monitoring, control, enforcement.

The purpose of totalitarianism - that is, of intended thought-control, is to ingrain and enforce habits of passive, superficial and 'information-processing' thinking - which will crowd-out, monopolise the interpretation of all perceptions; and to have all thinking driven-by perceptions.

Thus, ideally, the mass of people would never think from their real, divine selves.

Hence people would never think true, beautiful or virtuous thoughts.

We could (and would) then be fed only with perceptions and concepts that are virtual, fake and manipulative.

Once the situation is in-place (embraced by the masses as the only sure way that people can be prevented from the sins against Leftism, the only sure way that all people will be guaranteed happiness - or at least pleasure, or at least freedom from suffering...)... then the Good can be destroyed in our thoughts; we can be induced actively to will our own spiritual damnation.

When thought is monitored, controlled, enforced - people need never become aware of God the creator; nor even of God within-us.

(In such a world, deeply-ironically, the only entities who would be aware of the reality of God and The Good would be the ruling demonic powers, who work against them.) 

(The above description is of the intention of the totalitarian world. The extent to which it is fully achievable is doubtful - given that God may act to ensure that a choice is presented to each individual, sooner or later, during mortal life or after. However, the demonic powers can and do ingrain evil metaphysics and habits, which would presumably tend to make the free choice of damnation more likely.)

1 comment:

Bruce Charlton said...

@JW - My understanding (from Barfield, and Steiner) is that since the Romantic era (late 1700s) there has been a change in human consciousness; what was appropriate in the past is no longer. The message of this blog for a while has been that we cannot stay where we are and cannot move back - but need to move forward to what Steiner calls the Imaginative Soul and Barfield calls Final Participation. This is what we need to do, here-and-now.