The idea that I might be missing something, something potentially humiliating and easily observable to those around me, finds support in my everyday experience.
Who has not broadly smiled at someone they wish to impress and revealed food debris stuck between their teeth? Who has never walked around with an unknown note stuck to their back with a humiliating message on it?
Who always zipped zippers, buttoned buttons in the correct holes, tied their shoelaces, put their shirt on straight and never shut anything in a car door and drove around with it hanging out? Certainly not me nor anyone I ever met.
Taking this to heart adds another dimension to my reading.
There seems a consensus among intellectual writers from Europe, Asia, Africa and South America that United States intellectual writers never get it. Just for the thought experiment it affords, exclude the too obvious possibility of a snarky conspiracy against the intimidating superiority of United States intellectual literature.
With the easy answer forestalled by the thought experiment parameters, alternate explanations can emerge. Consider the possibility that intellectual writers from Europe, Asia, Africa and South America might be right.
United States intellectual writers might miss something in their writing and therefor we might miss something in our reading. I studied intellectual writers from Europe, Asia, Africa and South America looking for clues to what we might be missing.
Even in translation, their writings include something missing from United States writing. Intellectual writers from Europe, Asia, Africa and South America always seen to account for human psychology.
Some intellectual writers from Europe, Asia, Africa and South America are fairly explicit, others write as if it were commonly understood that we are psychological creatures and all assume no further supportive arguments necessary. They all seem to acknowledge, somehow, unconscious mental states and the foundational role they play in society.
In the United States the role of psychology in society always seems an optional consideration, only useful for explaining individual mental disorders. Including psychology in any other discussion only serves to diminish and marginalize the strength of your position. In the United States, psychology becomes a liability to the expression of serious thought.
Of course in the United States we have Behavioral Psychology and Cognitive Psychology and even Cognitive-Behavioral Psychology but their obvious inadequacies damage the public perception of psychology as a whole. They just do not produce much apparent success with larger psychological issues and by association all areas of psychology lose credibility.
One area of psychology does exhibit a great deal of success with larger psychological issues and that is the psychology I became interested in. More on that further down but first there is something I need to mention.
Our eyes do not see. All sight takes place in the brain. The eyes can only send nerve impulses to the brain and the brain makes of it what it will.
Likewise, all hearing, feeling, taste and smell also take place in the brain. We act upon the composite mental map created by the brain as if the map is the terrain.
The Secret Code Word
In sequestered academic departments buried in the maze of United States universities the secret code word for this is mediation. What they do not tell you in the United States is that psychology governs mediation and then insist you account for that when you write.
This implies that from all the hard sciences;
- math to
- physics, through
- chemistry and
to all the soft sciences;
- sociology to
- economics, through
- linguistics and
- psychology itself,
all the theories and conclusions are based upon a world that only exists as a mental construction, the map of sensory input created in our brains consolidated by our group psychotic decisions.
All contemporary technology depends upon this science. This science and technology validates every aspect of our civilized lives. Governments justify their existence with it and eliminate their need to seek the endorsement of religions for their mandate to govern.
The continued survival of civilization as we know it seems to insist that we never correctly recognize our sciences as the neuro-sciences they really are. After all, what consequences are implied with a neuro-physics and neuro-sociology mediated with demonstrably unstable human psychology?
Everything people have accomplished, everything people have built, including every aspect of civilization, could not possibly have emerged from unconsciously motivated group psychotic decisions.
What kind of person would ever think such a thing possible?
This is the distracting challenge that United States intellectuals offer. They build a case that speculates upon the psychology of individuals who insist upon acknowledging the universal mediation of psychology in human perception and thought.
In the United States, psychology only appears discussed when regarding isolated disordered individuals and never as the driving force behind the totality of human affairs. That brings me to the psychology I became interested in mentioned above.
You see, the
- biggest marketplace in world history and the
- most powerful military force the world has ever known, run by the
- most pervasive global financial empire ever assembled is
- systematically influenced with psychology.
I became interested in psychological systems of influence.
This is not some kind of massive mind control conspiracy theory. The interlocking interests of a multitude of individuals with ordinary psychology easily accounts for these developments. The key is accounting for psychology.
Interlocking bureaucracies, each serving their own agendas, create the enveloping fabric of contemporary society and the feeling of a global financial empire. It only appears monolithic from the outside. Within boardrooms and the halls of power, ordinary psychology accounts for group psychotic decisions.
When you consider that every significant advertising campaign out of Madison Avenue, New York City and every election campaign in the United States employs methods proven to influence people psychologically, and I do not mean anything Cognitive-Behavioral, you may begin to understand the scope of the implications.
The evidence of psychological systems of influence active in everyday life abound in the United States and around the world.
An essential element in the strategy of the apparent global financial empire for preserving psychological systems of influence is suppressing the very knowledge of their existence.
In the heart of this virtual global financial empire psychology disappears from public consciousness through the use of psychology itself. Psychological tools access the unconscious psychology we each develop to mask its own existence.
In the United States psychology finds widespread use in the service of suppressing the knowledge of psychology itself. Triggering the individual repression of psychology across most social groups eliminates the capacity to examine and use psychology as a society.
No where in the world has it become more important to hide the very existence of pervasive psychology than in the United States itself. This is one reason many people from around the world believe people in the United States are generally the most ignorant people in the world.
Personal growth and development frees people from ignorance, personnel development enslaves them. Many people only offer personnel development but call it personal growth and development to attract high-potential adults.
Personal growth and development works on developing the person. With personal growth and development people grow into empowered individuals capable of thinking for themselves.
Personnel development works on developing an organization. With personnel development an organization grows an
- ignorant membership,
- dependent upon leadership and
- willing to follow orders.
Personnel development influences group psychotic decisions.
Personal growth and development insulates you from group psychotic decisions.
It is easy to see that high-potential adults would be valued by organizations. Even high-potential adults can be kept ignorant of psychology.
Psychological systems of influence require people ignorant of psychology for their effective use. When high-potential adults become informed they
- seek personal growth and development,
- assemble more accurate psychological insights and
- become harder to influence.
When high-potential adults with accurate psychological insights liberate themselves from psychological systems of influence, they always seek progressive change. The minority that receives the majority of the marketplace revenue and the most powerful military force the world has ever known, resist progressive change in unison with all the considerable resources under their combined control.
The marketplace and the military both promote an atmosphere of contentious competition. Contentious competition rewards a mindset focused on the polarity of offense and defense.
A mindset focused on the polarity of offense and defense overlooks the potential of peace and cooperation. No surprise either that a mindset focused on the polarity of offense and defense finds itself disadvantaged in an environment of peace and cooperation.
High-potential adults discover more efficient and productive, peaceful and cooperative, focuses all by themselves. That is what high-potential adults do. Each develops a psychology that compels them to improve their conditions.
This natural psychological process instigates progressive change. Progressive change threatens all institutions because the nature of all institutions includes the preservation of traditions by definition.
A superior contentious competition mindset demands a preemptive offense as a defense against threats of progressive change. Fear and paranoia demand it.
This preemptive offense
- suppresses the knowledge of psychology,
- discounts personal growth and development, and
- forestalls accurate psychological insights.
This strategy requires tremendous expense and continuous application to suppress the natural tendency of human psychology.
Discounting personal growth and development while forestalling accurate psychological insights ironically impairs human ability to compete. No one escapes the consequences of universal mediation by human psychology.
- minimizing their exploitation by the marketplace,
- avoiding exposure to military targeting and
- farthest from sources of suppression often
- seek personal growth and development.
You are not alone.
The advantages of more accurate psychological insights cannot be denied or countered.
Personal growth and development trumps personnel development, every time.