Tag: memetics

The Jackson Pollock Mind Control Conspiracy

 

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As always with this stuff, it’s a good idea to bear in mind the credibility of the source, which, since this is coming to you hot from 33 HQ, is pretty questionable. That being said, a couple of pieces of information have come to our attention which we speculate about on the new 33 P podcast.

Here we’re just going to lay out the “facts” and let you be the judge.

Jackson Pollock was one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. That his drip paintings had a huge impact on the art world is undeniable. Pollock’s splatter paintings show a unique fractal geometry, even though Fractals were first named in 1975, nearly two decades after Pollock’s untimely death in 1956.

At the height of the cold war between the United States and Russia, the CIA covertly promoted abstract impressionism, and Pollock in particular, as representative of the American ideals of freedom and self-expression, a jab aimed at psychologically destabilizing the repressive Soviet regime.  So the story goes.

It’s well known that the CIA conducted experiments on the American civilian population and developed a variety of subtle and/or hideous techniques for gaining and maintaining compliance in individuals and populations.

It is our assertion that the CIA was well ahead of the curve in terms of applied psychological manipulation and that they may have been aware of some of the effects that the art work they were unleashing on an unsuspecting populace. It is clear that the effect of the emergence of the abstract impressionist movement was disruptive to the art market. Is it possible that they were aware of a subliminal influence in Pollock’s art, and that they were out to destabilize more than just the art market and the Soviet State?

Sure. Anything is possible…on the 33rd Parallel.

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Are Corporations Demonic Egregores?

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Like other living organisms, corporations strive to survive. They require energy in the form of money, labor, and other resources in order to sustain themselves. Unless they receive a fresh and constant flow of energy they tend to stagnate, diminish and die off. Of course, they have no material bodies of their own and must still rely on humans to maintain them, to feed them, to be their physical circulatory system and to host them within their minds.

So how does a disincarnate entity like a corporation get humans to feed it with their energy?

Similar to the way an angler fish has evolved a dangling light to attract prey, the corporation has evolved branding to capture the attention and activate the imagination of you, the consumer.

Corporations hack into the human psyche via the basic human operating system: symbols, in the form of brand names, logos, image, and story.

It runs deeper than simple hunting and consuming. A successful corporation is one that can maintain and milk its target. They have evolved a variety of strategies for doing this. By being the only provider filling a “need” (real or manufactured)  when they can, providing the illusion of choice when they can’t, becoming associated with the premium version of a thing, or the affordable alternative to the premium version, and so on.

Modern humans have evolved an unconscious symbiotic relationship with the brands that populate our mental lives, in which they provide for our needs, and we use our life energy to gather and provide them with the resources they need to survive in our meme pool.

So are corporations demonic egregores? They certainly have a unique place in modern human culture.

We’re curious to learn your thoughts.

Stay tuned for the 33rd Parallel podcast All About the Demons, where we figure out once and for all what exactly demons are.