The Business Plot was a political conspiracy in 1933 in the United States. Retired Marine Corps Major General Smedley Butler claimed that wealthy businessmen were plotting to create a fascist veterans' organization with Butler as its leader and use it in a coup d'état to overthrow President Franklin D. Roosevelt. In 1934, Butler testified before the United States House of Representatives Special Committee on Un-American Activities (the "McCormack–Dickstein Committee") on these claims. No one was prosecuted.
At the time of the incidents, news media dismissed the plot, with a New York Times editorial characterizing it as a "gigantic hoax". While historians have questioned whether or not a coup was actually close to execution, most agree that some sort of plot was contemplated and discussed.
On the final day of the committee, January 29, 1935, John L. Spivak published the first of two articles in the communist magazine New Masses, revealing portions of the Congressional committee testimony that had been redacted as hearsay. Spivak argued that the plot was part of a plan by J.P. Morgan and other financiers who were coordinating with fascist groups to overthrow President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
We're all conspiracy theorists now.
In the link? Ctrl+f Lancaster. There was a system in place before the JP Morgan one introduced by the Brits, inspired by the Indian caste system.
The Brits built the ivy league. Pretty smart way to remain even after losing the war.
We can take this further: weren’t we always? Did we have to become so to enter the world of language with our own plots and villains and heroes. Frightened meaning-makers, pattern finders navigating an unknowable world of other plotters.
When we don’t think we are being conspiracy theorists, that’s when ideology is functioning at its purist. I think that’s what zizek was on about. That’s when we’re unconsciously perpetuating someone else’s conspiracy. There are many, competing.
Is every sentence and story an act of social engineering? All culture? Or are we talking about a very specific type of manipulation from states?
JP Morgan and friends starting the compulsory school system in America at the beginning of the 20th century explains a whole lot about dumbing down. Was inspired by the 19th century Prussian tiered school system where 0.5% of the population got a 'full' education. 2.5% were taught to lead and administrate. The rest were taught to take orders. Once it proved to be effective Morgan exported it to the rest of the world and it remains the defacto system pretty much globally.
HMG's ultimate end game is the bifurcation of humanity into an underclass of docile, bovine, herbivore-livestock and an overclass of sharp-toothed predator-cannibals.
Which part did you see as jung horseshit? The villains and heroes bit? I think if I’d said mum-dad-me at that point the post would still function in the same way