We the people, in my opinion, have an existence as opposed to a LIFE, and we certainly have no true LIBERTY, beyond the few shrinking bits of freedom we’ve been granted, so we might as well be PURSUING HAPPINESS as our main goal in LIFE, right?
If your answer is yes to this absurd question, then you, in particular, should read and consider the following article:
Pleasure vs. pain in the programmed society
by Jon Rappoport
January 25, 2015
“In experiments on mice, scientists rewired the circuits of the brain and changed the animals’ bad memories into good ones…The researchers said they were able to do the opposite as well—change a pleasurable memory in mice into one associated with fear.” (Kevin Drum, Mother Jones, 8/27/14)
Aldous Huxley once wrote to George Orwell:
“[The world’s rulers’] lust for power can be just as completely satisfied by suggesting people into loving their servitude as by flogging and kicking them into obedience. In other words, I feel that the nightmare of Nineteen Eighty-Four is destined to modulate into the nightmare of a world having more resemblance to that which I imagined in Brave New World.”
Brain researchers believe they have the future of the world in their hands. For example, they assume that one day, they will be able to turn on or turn off circuits that induce pleasure and pain in humans. Easily, reliably, precisely.
If humans seek to find pleasure and avoid pain, or if they pursue goals that deliver pleasure as a side effect…why wait? Why go through the process of striving at all? Why not cut to the bottom line immediately and experience pleasure?
In an age where instant reward, entitlement, flickering attention, and entertainment are paramount, why not stimulate the brain and give people what they want?
Work is the middle-man. Eliminate it. The interval between desire and fulfillment is long. Erase it.
In the process, simplify human aspirations. Reduce them to a lowest common denominator. Assume that what a Tesla, a Rembrandt, a Beethoven achieved was unnecessarily complicated—the “same result” could have been handed to them on a silver platter.
Individual triumph? An outmoded concept. And why should one person accomplish more than another? It’s victimization. A cardinal sin.
If a thousand robots working in a factory can turn out more cars per day than their human counterparts, thus alleviating the stress of labor, then by analogy, delivering pleasure to a population through drugs or electromagnetic stimulation, bypassing the need for work, is a worthy objective.
These are the arguments, and a significant and growing percentage of the human race would find them persuasive and attractive.
“I’m bored (tired, frustrated, unhappy, confused). Give me pleasure. Now.”
Thousands of brain researchers all over the world believe they are on the road to curing “mood disorders.” But the big picture is quite different. It involves the shaping of society.
The individual, stripped of goals, vision, imagination, and creative force drops into a slow-motion vortex of despair; and painting a pleasure-gloss on his interior sensations is no cure.
Brain research has come a long way since Pavlov, but the basic formula is still the same: stimulate a reaction.
Humans brought to a trough of “sweetness” and drinking from it all at once may initiate a pleasant scene; but at what price?
Tesla is just a little boy with wild ideas and a talent for mechanics, and he is offending other little boys who can’t approach his insight; so he must be cured of his disorder. To do that, he’s given a few jolts of precisely directed pleasure-stim, and he forgets. He forgets what he is and what he can do.
He’s sacrificed on the collective altar… (emphasis added)
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We the people have been programmed to believe happiness is the only worthwhile pursuit in life: “Don’t worry, be happy” is the advice of the moron. But what this advice really translates to is, “Remain asleep and ignorant, and never accomplish anything of value, and then be ready and willing to defend your brain-dead existence, remembering always, that you exist solely to obey and serve your elite masters!” Or, in other words, your fate is sealed, so either adjust or commit suicide.
Hate to burst your bible-thumping, red-white-and-blue bubble, Mr. and Ms. Merica, but there is no god that ever guaranteed you a damn thing, including these so-called “inalienable rights” you cling to: “which among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”, whatever the hell “happiness” means? There are no guarantees that life will continue for any of us, we’re here today and gone tomorrow, and as I stated above, liberty (2. the power or scope to act as one pleases), unless aggressively seized and held to, tightly, by the individual, does not exist in this reality: liberty is whatever the powers that be will grant the individual (laws and rules), which, of course, is not liberty at all, it’s tyranny. And the pursuit of happiness is the biggest pile of moron shit ever written: am I to “pursue happiness” as if I am chasing a pretty butterfly, or should my “happiness” simply amount to making the elite-pigs even more elite and piggier?
If I had it all to do over again, I would choose to LIVE and truly be FREE (a freedom I would TAKE for my self, and would defend, vehemently, if need be), staying active, creative and productive, and in ways that would never benefit or support a system/order like this one. In this way, then, I could find true fulfillment, contentment and LIFE, as opposed to a manipulative mirage referred to as happiness.
So, Mr. and Ms. Merica, you can keep your elite-pig version of “life”, “liberty” and “happiness”, and the pursuit thereof, since I won’t be needing them anymore. Mere existence, manipulated, fake liberty and bullshit happiness are benefits for the asleep, brain-dead moron, and he or she is more than welcome to them!