The control of consciousness by agents of the 1% assumes greater moves toward mental fascism as the system experiences breakdowns in several places at once. Previous problems were in local or national political economies but globalization - what Karl Marx analyzed as capitalism a century before it became the present acknowledged monster - has seen its domination encountered with democracy seeking people and an equilibrium seeking nature, simultaneously. The national recessions bordering on global depression bring with them a reaction from rulers threatening political repression causing further social depression. Domination through warfare gets worse, as does the contamination of the public mental state through controlled information flow.
While Americans have their heads twisted with a pointless debate over a program to give more billions of tax payer dollars to private health insurance blood suckers – what is called “obamacare” by marketeers – the nation moves closer to another open war in Syria, with Iran to follow if the fanatic Usrael caucus has its way. As the public is thrown into further division over the murder of a Florida youth by an armed vigilante and a weapons crazed sector is posed against gun controllers, a multi billion dollar military force wreaks havoc all over the globe and the occupation of public minds with the subjects of private division becomes more deadly.
As growing forces of democracy strive for unity and take steps towards creating the real thing to counter the wealth controlled farce going under its name, the American presidential comedy-horror show blends reality TV with hilarious farce. It occupies the psychological time of many while most Americans are physically occupied with trying to find work, get an education or extend their lines of credit to go more deeply into patriotic debt. The clash between material reality and the surreal messages that crowd into public consciousness is almost as deadly as that between the crippling poverty and cruel hardship lived by billions of people while a relative handful of billionaires live in a luxury unknown to past messianic despots worshiped as gods by people who were said to be primitive. We are civilized?