Wednesday 28 May 2008

Pleasure Distribution- How the System Works

Note: I have used this post before. But put simply, this is how the REAL matrix works. This how they have us enmeshed. THEY REALLY do control you. Because they control your pleasure, they control your pain. Now, do you still want to take their blue pill?

Human society is based on a very simple premise. You can analyse as much as you like the differing motivating factors that influence people, but put simply, we are driven to experience pleasure and avoid pain.

We know when we feel good.
We know when we feel bad.

And that of course, is what the whole thing is all about.

Marx was almost on the right lines when he noticed that all human history is about distribution of resources- the power lies in the hands of those the rest of us permit to control resources.
But in a sense, his critics are right. He DID get bogged down by materials- it's slightly deeper than that.
Power rests with those who can allocate pleasure, or pain.

In early cultures, social cohesion could only work if everyone pulled together and knew the deal.

Till the fields for ten hours, get fed. It was fair. EVERYONE was doing their bit, if you didn't, you didn't get fed.
As societies got more complex, various groups needed to be removed from these labours. Someone had to be spending time thinking and planning- societies needed Generals, Poets, Philosophers, etc.

They also did their bit, and received a share.

To maintain society in these hard days, it had to be made clear.
Work with us, get pleasure.
Work against us, get pain.

Society became more efficient as the capacity of the distributors to distribute both increased.

Kings sitting in piles of gold, could give any man who really helped him, a limitless capacity for pleasure.
Whilst those who opposed him could expect a slow and painful death.

What was important, for this to really work, is that for most people, pleasure MUST be rationed.
The rate of exchange of work to pleasure must be such that most people have no choice but to obey. Otherwise, they starve.

Even if your society has progressed to the level that no one actually needs to work QUITE that hard to maintain it, that surplus labour can be used wisely. The surplus wealth created can be accrued by the pleasure-pain distributors.
As society progresses, their power capacity increases.

Another great idea was the rationing of sex. Sex, after all, is a pleasure. Society is rigged so that sex becomes forbidden, except for procreation. No man shall make love to several women, CERTAINLY no woman make love to several men- and men with men, or women with women, that serves no useful purpose, so NO.

Love making shall be rationed, like all other pleasures.

You shall marry to do it. And you need to prove yourself a hard working citizen before society will let you do that...

Conditioned, like lab rats...

Have you ever wondered why we still work all day to put a roof over our head after thousands of years of technological development?

It's simple- though the actual material wealth of our species and its capacity to feed, clothe and house us all has increased a hundredfold, that capacity for comfort and pleasure is stored up and rationed out to us, keeping us like rats on a tread mill.

You've worked hard- you can afford to go for a pint.

While Bill Gates sits on 33 Billion.

Unused pleasure tokens. He'll never use them.
How can one man EVER use 33 billion dollars worth of pleasure?

He uses it to buy PEOPLE with.
That's the point of wealth- to hold it over people, tokens they can spend.
The Corporations employ us, they pay us, we use the tokens buying THEIR goods.

Most of what we do is COMPLETELY pointless. They use up our energies, to keep us slaves- the real power game is between them, Microsoft, HSBC, Walmart, they play it every day, the real superpowers of the world.
The day to day battle to see which corporation owns most of the world. That's your precious capitalist system. That's the REAL war. The rest is an illusion.
Your governments are chosen by them, because through their newspapers and their TV stations, they TELL you who to vote for.

YOU are their foot soldiers, whether you count their money for them, sell their goods, keep their assets safe for them, process our children into more good wageslaves, or help amuse us in our hours off, we are ALL tools.

They say jump, we say how high.
Because our homes, our meals, our loves, our pleasures ARE ALL DISTRIBUTED TO US AT THEIR WHIM.

We live in a world where people work three times as much as they need to, yet most of the world's capacity for pleasure and happiness remains untapped, unspent tokens in the hands of the distributors.

They condition you. They tell you that love must be rationed, that you can only love ONE person.
They tell you all drugs are like heroin- rubbish, what really scares them is easy access to pleasure they can't control. That's why they hated the rave scene.
They hate anything that causes people to bond socially with heightened brain activity.

They press down on your nerves and keep forcing you back on to that treadmill.

And when you notice, they create imaginary fears for you.
Reds under the bed, or Islamic suicide bombers. Get real.
Who has all the nukes?

Who PAYS for all the nukes?



Rats on a treadmill.


Anonymous said...

I was going to say if you can use the same post again can I use the same comment again? But it seems I did not comment on it before.

It's an interesting point of view but I still don't buy idea of the "they" having this agenda that you attribute to them.

Now I don't have to work I still invent things to do to keep myself challenged and give myself a sense of achievement.

Often when people have jobs with a lot of downtime, like pilots for example, they find other jobs or start businesses.

Is this because man is a natural striver/ high achiever or because we have been brainwashed to think we can only enjoy pleasure after earning it. (A protestant notion perhaps?)

Anonymous said...

To be honest, I only published it again, because I couln't find the one I wanted- which shows how blind I am- it was from two days previously- The 'Proclmation of the United People of Earth'. That was the one REALLY saying what I wanted.

I think your last point is correct- I believe tha NOW, with modern technology, this ethic stands against us, it encourages us to put LESS in, than we otherwise would- the fact we blog, you could say, proves this.

I actually think we'd work harder and strive harder of our own free will in a cashless society where basic amenities were guaranteed to all, such as I describe in my Utopian posts.

We'd strive because we'd all still want to earn the respect of our peers and be chosen by them to exert moral and intellectual leadership over them- that's how we're programmed.

'They' don't have a conscious agenda. The system is totally mindless. In rudimentary terms, yes, they know what they are doing. Not quite sure even they stop to think why.

Anonymous said...

Crushed, Money is not really a pleasure distribution system though, but I do see how you might see it that way.

It is really a way of keeping track of what work you did, and how valuable it was to whoever you did it for.

I do think you are wrong to see it all like a system put together by some secret clockmakers. I think it just happened.

As for your blue/red pill thingy, you don’t actually have to take either. Eyes wide open.

Anonymous said...

You said you think we'd work harder and strive harder of our own free will in a cashless society where basic amenities were guaranteed because we'd still want to earn the respect of our fellows and be chosen by them to set trends and influence society.

I think you are mostly right. I know someone in Second Life who said it was “an evolving libertarian social laboratory”, or something like that, also something about a hierarchy of needs, that is basically about how you can’t go hungry there, so your motivations are, ‘higher?’ I guess. He may be right, go visit. There is cash there, so maybe it doesn’t need to be ‘cashless’, but there is all the free stuff you need to ‘survive’. People really do seem to respect those who are creative who make a difference who are not mean who help out. Ask JMB.

Anonymous said...


So, what can you do? Besides trying to beat them at their own game.

Anyway, I just randomly stumbled across this blog. Your one of your blogs actually inspired me into writing a sci-fi short story =D So thanks ^^

Anonymous said...

Moggs- I DON'T see it as put together at all. This is the point I keep making. I actually see society as a train being driven off a cliff by drivers who don't want to tell the passengers they can't find the brake.

I refer you to my series on human systematic development. That is perhaps a better explanation of my overall worldview.

I have been to SL- but have difficulty with the moving around stuff- I'm OK if I don't move too much...:)

Vanessa- Bide our time and wait till the final whistle is blown :)

Glad I inspired you :) I;m actually slowly writing a sci-fi novel- and now you've reminded me, I may upload more...

Anonymous said...

Cool, I'll have to take a look at it then =) And bide my time for the world to derail? Oo or something like that