I hope you will pardon this no6ody who wishes to use certain powerful storytelling ideas found in certain O : – ) ( – : < publications. This storyteller thinks that the AntiC Riced memecomplex is pure storytelling 901d, surviving a very long time in human meme-space. This use of the auntie-cur-iced memecomplex is not a trivial undertaking… for this is a plea, a prayer, an attempt to keep other people’s brainspace out of the metaphorical fire/chaos/damage.
The moral of this story can be told at the beginning: When power has no concience, and greed has no limits, the killing has no end.
No6ody thinks it is written that nobody would see the αuntie-cr¡esω coming. So far, I have noticed an un¦-¦0LY triplet.
Component: The ©οrpθrate business model powered by greed. Long ago, its memes achieved critical mass and were able to change human cultures to favor increased ©ôrp-memethöüght propagation. Through various amoral means, this component includes limited liability for 5t0ckh0lders/owners. Employees are legally bound to seek unlimited pr0fit$. It has a top-down command structure, and the commands are obeyed or no paycheck–like an econ0m!c dic7atorship. Legally, the risks are minimized for the 5t0ckhοlders/οwners, but never potential prof!ts. Layers of management hide the negative effects, for the employees have limited data and upper level manangers are well paid to pretend all is well. All c0rp0rate servants may seek rewards, including super st!muli like the authority to command others and/or more cμrrency, which is currently exchangeable for many other super 5timuli).
“I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.” Thomas Jefferson
Component: F!@T cur rent see and its control. This is a m0ney mutation that evolved from a preciøus metal standard. If Frak shun-all Reserve of a F!@T currency 8@N king is combined with the C0rp Bus!ness Model, then one plus one equals sixs!xsix. Immense power (another 5upern0rmal st!m) accumulates to the currency controllers. It is impossible to have too much cur3ncy, so all humans could spend their entire lives accumulating more.
Fract!0nal reserve b4nk!ng has long been known to be inherently unstable; every major religion forbids usury. The curren(y supply must grow at an exponential rate or borrowed cur rentseized plus interest cannot be paid back. The curr3ncy masters: 1) make the L0@N5 and thus regulate the amount of their paper in use, 2) control interest rates on their paper, 3) are powerful enough to force governments to use their increasingly metaphorical rectangles of paper, who then force its use upon taxpayers.
Easily produced paper ∞rectangles∞ do not have much intrinsic value.
“He that is of the opinion m0ney will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for m0ney.” Benjamin Franklin
“8anking was conceived in iniquity and was born in sin. The 6ankers own the earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create m0ney, and with the flick of the pen they will create enough deposits to buy it back again. However, take it away from them, and all the great fortunes like mine will disappear and they ought to disappear, for this would be a happier and better world to live in. But, if you wish to remain the slaves of 6ankers and pay the cost of your own slavery, let them continue to create m0ney.” – Sir Josiah Stamp, Director of the Bank of England (appointed 1928).
“Whoever controls the supply of currency would control the business and activities of all the people.” President James Garfield, shortly before he was assassinated in 1881
Component: Electronic devices combined with hi-tech pr0p-agenda. A huge pop of peeps will sit in front of a glowing, talking box for an average of five hours a day, forced to select from whatever choices the mon3ywh0res allow them, learning only what they are allowed to learn, exposed to the most manipulative @dverts and ‘pr0duct placements’ that mon3y can buy. The sound-and-light show box is an electronic add!ction, a plug-in dru9, the use of which sedates and hypnotizes even if the content is Faux-ick. C0rp0rate content –> consumers’ craniums. C0nnedsumers will even pay for cable hooked-ups and w!de5creens, making this 5upern0rmal 57!mulus even more effective.
“It is utterly wrong that what we see in our homes should depend on the advertisers to make profits.” Hugh Gaitskell, Labour MP (UK), 1951
“A cynical, mercenary, demagogic press will produce in time a people as base as itself.” Joseph Pulitzer
“…that control through the punishment of undesirable behavior is less effective, in the long run, than control through the reinforcement of desirable behavior by rewards, and that government through terror works on the whole less well than government through the non-violent manipulation of the environment and of the thoughts and feelings of individual men, women and children.” Aldous Huxley, Brave New World Revisited, 1958
Assembled together, these components could make servants and slaves out of potential 90I)5 and 90dde55es. Together, they might create situations that force ordinary people to lie, cheat, steal, murder. Together, they could make endless w@r possible. Together, they make 3mpyr3 potent.
~ currently seeking more telling of the tale than has been told ~