Tag: consensus reality

Global Warming in a Climate of Ignorance

It’s one of the greatest controversies in modern times: the question of whether human activity is the cause of changes in Earth’s climate. Today, we are told that institutional science and academia unite in consensus that the hypothesis of manmade global warming is no longer a hypothesis, but a science fact. Ironically, coincident with this …

Information warfare

Information warfare (IW) is a concept involving the use and management of information and communication technology in pursuit of a competitive advantage over an opponent. Information warfare may involve collection of tactical information, assurance(s) that one’s own information is valid, spreading of propaganda or disinformation to demoralize or manipulate[citation needed] the enemy and the public, …

Finally the end of the Ouroboros

Good news! What seemed to have no end revealed in the end to be destined to end. A wordplay, but true. Indeed this illusionary world, with it’s tendency to mock not existing perfection and pretending to be able to solve all problems, has a very short expiry date. The Ouroboros Symbology You may have noticed …

Astroturfing

Astroturfing is the practice of masking the sponsors of a message or organization (e.g., political, advertising, religious or public relations) to make it appear as though it originates from and is supported by a grassroots participant(s). It is a practice intended to give the statements or organizations credibility by withholding information about the source’s financial …

Disciplined Minds

In this riveting book about the world of professional work, Jeff Schmidt demonstrates that the workplace is a battleground for the very identity of the individual, as is graduate school, where professionals are trained. He shows that professional work is inherently political, and that professionals are hired to subordinate their own vision and maintain strict …

Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media

Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media (1988), by Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky, is an analysis of the news media, arguing that the mass media of the United States “are effective and powerful ideological institutions that carry out a system-supportive propaganda function by reliance on market forces, internalized assumptions, and self-censorship, …

Lies My Teacher Told Me

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong is a 1995 book by sociologist James Loewen. It critically examines twelve American history textbooks and concludes that textbook authors propagate factually false, Eurocentric, and mythologized views of history. In addition to critiquing the dominant historical themes presented in textbooks, Loewen presents a …

Surfing the Big Monster Wave of Consciousness

How does a wave like this one in the photo emerge? In fact in the question “how does it emerge?” contains a important keyword: Emergence! “Emergence is the way complex systems and patterns arise out of a multiplicity of relatively simple interactions. Emergence is central to the theories of integrative levels and of complex systems.” …

Reality Enforcement in a Consensus Reality

Reality Enforcement The theory of reality enforcement holds that belief in consensus reality (the “reality” of “reality enforcement” is used in this sense)—on which the apparent persistence of consensus reality’s existence may depend—is “enforced” through various means applied against those who challenge it, including involuntary commitment. Thus, believers in reality enforcement are typically sympathetic to …

Consensus Reality and the Idealistic Approach

Consensus reality is the generally agreed reality, based on a consensus view rather than on the strict truth. It is similar to a dream shared by many, becoming stable if enough people think something is true and then it takes on a life of its own. Like morphic fields it can be reinforced by processes …