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Dancing to Drooling Banjos at Pavlov’s Hoedown


Pavlovian Human Conditioning & The Zombified Mental Condition

The identification of the evolution of the modern human species as asexual social insects, opposed to sovereign individuals was heavily examined in the masterpiece by The Valorian Society, Human History Viewed as Sovereign Individuals Versus Manipulated Masses.

This book carefully examines the recorded history of mankind dating back thousands of years, with a careful reexamining of written history involving the effects of organized religion, political states and national identities in the formation of the group entity or asexual social insect evolution. This book was a stark warning, to reverse our current social direction and urged a return to the ways of living more in tune to our historical evolutionary and natural path as individual sovereigns.

This book was unlike anything I have encountered before in terms of addressing such a wide scale human condition or disease. I highly recommend it to any student of history, anthropology, politics, sociology or someone wishing to grasp the totality of human history from a unique perspective.  This is not what you would read in Sunday school, college history class or even find at your local used bookstore.

So how did this social evolution shift begin?

According to the book, human asexual conditioning was a result of two distinct different methods: western and eastern influence that exerted strict social control over generations of people living in such societies. Much like classical Pavlovian conditioning, consistent repetition was a major factor in obtaining the same results.

The original and most famous example of classical conditioning involved the salivary conditioning of Pavlov’s dogs. During his research on the physiology of digestion in dogs, Pavlov noticed that, rather than simply salivating in the presence of meat powder (an innate response to food that he called the unconditioned response), the dogs began to salivate in the presence of the lab technician who normally fed them. Pavlov called these psychic secretions. From this observation he predicted that, if a particular stimulus in the dog’s surroundings were present when the dog was presented with meat powder, then this stimulus would become associated with food and cause salivation on its own. In his initial experiment, Pavlov used a bell to call the dogs to their food and, after a few repetitions, the dogs started to salivate in response to the bell.

The neutral stimulus (Bell) became a conditioned stimulus as a result of consistent association with the unconditioned stimulus (meat powder). Pavlov referred to this learned relationship as a conditional reflex or Conditioned Response.

Pavlovian conditioning

Pavlovian (respondent) conditioning

Pavlovian Human Conditioning….

Millions of people, particularly in the USA, all have the same Pavlovian response to an opposing viewpoint, the moment they sense that it challenges the very legitimacy of the establishment in which they’ve been conditioned almost from birth to have blind faith. Regardless of how well-documented and factual the opposition viewpoint. This is consistent in regards to religious, political and even social beliefs and customs.

A recent cognitive study, as reported by the Boston Globe, concluded that:

“Facts don’t necessarily have the power to change our minds. In fact, quite the opposite. In a series of studies in 2005 and 2006, researchers at the University of Michigan found that when misinformed people, particularly political partisans, were exposed to corrected facts in news stories, they rarely changed their minds. In fact, they often became even more strongly set in their beliefs. Facts, they found, were not curing misinformation. Like an under-powered antibiotic, facts could actually make misinformation even stronger.”

The conclusion made here is this: facts often do not determine our beliefs, but rather our beliefs (usually non-rational beliefs) determine the facts that we accept.

The majority of people in existence today operate subconsciously in a herd mentality state. They enjoy being a part of the general crowd consensus and not being able to see anything but the common association with other herd members. It creates a false sense of security and oneness. This in turn also creates the status quo.

Case in point:

Sociologists from four major research institutions investigated why so many Americans believed that Saddam Hussein was behind 9/11, years after it became obvious that Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11.

The researchers found, as described in an article in the journal Sociological Inquiry (and re-printed by Newsweek):

  • Many Americans felt an urgent need to seek justification for a war already in progress.
  • Rather than search rationally for information that either confirms or dis-confirms a particular belief, people actually seek out information that confirms what they already believe.
  • For the most part people completely ignore contrary information.
  • The study demonstrates voters’ ability to develop elaborate rationalizations based on faulty information.
  • People get deeply attached to their beliefs, and form emotional attachments that get wrapped up in their personal identity and sense of morality, irrespective of the facts of the matter.
  • We refer to this as ‘inferred justification’, because for these voters, the sheer fact that we were engaged in war led to a post-hoc search for a justification for that war.
  • People were basically making up justifications for the fact that we were at war.
  • They wanted to believe in the link (between 9/11 and Iraq) because it helped them make sense of a current reality. So voters’ ability to develop elaborate rationalizations based on faulty information, whether we think that is good or bad for democratic practice, does at least demonstrate an impressive form of creativity.

Psychological stupidity has become a kind of cultural epidemic that no one is addressing, so it just gets worse. It invites manipulation and the continuing corrosion and corruption of government. The rich and powerful know how to take advantage of this stupidity, obtaining government policies and programs they want, selling products and services that consumers do not really benefit from, and grabbing more of the nation’s wealth.

[Byline Joel S. Hirschhorn, Global Research]

14 July 2012
Reposted from fugetaboutit

“What a fascinating thing! Total control of a living organism!” — B.F. Skinner

The Pavlovian theory translated into a political method, as a way of leveling the mind (the Nazis called it “Gleichschaltung”) is the stock in trade of totalitarian countries. Some psychiatric points are of interest because we see that Pavlovian training can be used successfully only when special mental conditions prevail. In order to tame people into the desired pattern, victims must be brought to a point where they have lost their alert consciousness and mental awareness. Freedom of discussion and free intellectual exchange hinder conditioning. Feelings of terror, feelings of fear and hopelessness, of being alone, of standing with one’s back to the wall, must be instilled.   […]

… the more familiar people are with the concepts of thought control and menticide, the more they understand the nature of the propaganda barrage directed against them, the more inner resistance they can put up, even though inevitably some of the inquisitor’s suggestions will leak through the barrier of conscious mental defense.

~ Meerloo, Joost AM. “The Rape of the Mind: The Psychology of Thought Control, Menticide, and Brainwashing”(1956). 21-34.

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