October 21, 2011
It is a very useful surveillance tool.
It an extremely cost-effective way to:
- confuse and distract,
- identify monitor and delete independent thinkers (ie. trouble-makers),
- distract by talking about everything but $ (If it doesn’t jingle, it doesn’t count),
- encourage individual and group despair, passivity and division,
- “vampirize” the genuine credibility of franchisee members,
- use a Good cop/Bad cop trick to avoid cash flow issues,
- create a paper trail that is false (control of minutes, broadcast emails), and
- debase, degrade and whore-out language and pervert/invert reality via lies and bullshit.
These elite-based techniques are centuries old and have been effective.
With some creativity, email and smart phones, the 1% is frozen in fear.
April 25, 2011
The propagandist’s purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human.
Franchising is a total institution ruled by fear:
A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude.
Solitude and acceptance are the answer.
I’m afraid of losing my obscurity. Genuineness only thrives in the dark. Like celery.
I like being myself. Myself and nasty.
— Aldous Huxley 1894 – 1963
February 12, 2011
Do you get the joke?
You saw success in your franchisee because you had expected to see it.
Still don’t get the trick? See here for a hint.
[Mighty Optical Illusions]
February 8, 2011
Northrop Frye saw through hype.
From The Developing Imagination [this post]:
It is of course true that a great deal of trash which passes as literature, or at least as entertaining reading, also articulates social myths with great clarity. I read many of the novels of Horatio Alger at an early age, and as I have a good verbal memory, a journey round my skull would unearth a great many pages of some of the most pedestrian prose on record.
I wish very much that a surgical operation could remove it and substitute something better, but still Alger probably did me no permanent damage, as I was never inspired to adopt the virtues of his heroes, and this leads me to hope that the children of today may emerge similarly unscathed from their similar experiences.
[An Educated Imagination]
January 12, 2011
And humans see success (just as they have been evolved to recognize faces) where only randomness really exists.
The success does not materialize.
There’s a wh0le industry out there working 24/7 to tell you how you fcuked up.
[Mighty Optical Illusions]
January 4, 2011
…when your brain/mind/body has been programmed since childhood as a crap-buying machine.
Click image for some action.
[No Cats On The Blog]
December 23, 2010
It only makes it tougher.
For both of us.
November 28, 2010
At the last Governance Committee Meeting, the team members of x committed to get back to you regarding a couple of requests: -Ombudsmen Role
My oh my, I’m a restless guy
At the meeting there seemed to be some hesitancy regarding the y Program, as it was suggested that the program was for Franchisors, not Franchisees. We contacted the x to ask more about the program and they have assured us that this is not the case and the program itself is a sponsored program.
October 23, 2010
Franchisees’ life savings seem to be less as important than a head of lettuce.
Barfblog reports that Dole Food Company is using software to track produce from “farm to folk”.
No government collects franchise investor data in a manner that helps capital be allocated efficiently. This failure in basic census-type activity enables industry talking heads to float such “whoppers” as a “22% growth in since 2008“.
Mom-and-pop life savings is a serious business.
Less value than a head of lettuce.
October 20, 2010
New media is often captured by totalitarian regimes.
PhD, one-time, legally appointed Chancellor Goebbels and Leni Riefenstahl used motion pictures.
Now others use the internet.
I responded recently to a series of posts from Richard Solomon and an anonymous poster called FuwaFuwaUsagi. Fuwa’s motto is, it seems “Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large numbers.”
Near the end, it’s just pathetic.