Part I: Intro
In Orwell’s 1984, O’Brien delineates goal;
“…The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power. Not wealth or luxury or long life or happiness; only power, pure power.”
In his continued exposition;
“…Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power…”
The Contemporary World
Via Installment VI, we saw that the limitless “horizontal” accumulation of privately owned debt-based currency + Group Mind/Group Think = Consensus Reality.
As Orwell observed, the object of Consensus Realty is Consensus Realty.
In an article entitled “Plutocracy in America” (http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/04/01/plutocracy-in-america/ )
Michael Brenner astutely observes Consensus Realty by another name;
“Furthermore, the moving forces of the plutocracy are not very organized. There is no conspiracy as such. It is the convergence of outlook among disparate persons in different parts of the system that has accomplished the revolution in American public life, public discourse, and public philosophy. Nobody had to indoctrinate Barack Obama in 2008-2009 or intimidate him or bribe him. He came to the plutocrats on his own volition with his mind-set and values already in conformity with the plutocracy’s view of itself and of America.”
Gertrude Stein would have written;
The object of consensus realty is the object the object is consensus reality.
Buying into the Horizontal
Scott Creighton at American Everyman observes that the same forces that move Obama to buy the horizontal propel the masses, individually and collectively, to do likewise (http://willyloman.wordpress.com/2013/04/06/plutocracy-in-america/);
As I have stated many times, it’s not a super-secret cult of baby sacrificing shape shifting aliens, it’s not an Illuminati cult descended from the blood of Jesus, it’s not “the JeeewwoOOoooOos” or “soooOOooOOoocialists” or all that other crap… it’s an ideology … a cancer feeding on a living host… that leads people to think that their only choices are to either serve the ideology or to watch their lives waste away in obscurity. There doesn’t need to be altars in secret gardens or threats, people come to understand, accept and choose to give their service to the plutocrats of their own free will by telling themselves that by serving they’re smarter than everyone else.
Consensus Reality is Power and dedication to, yearning for and belief in the limitless “horizontal” accumulation of privately owned debt-based currency + Group Mind/Group Think represents buy-in at any level (from Prez of the corp U.S. to street life.)
O’Brien fleshes out Power’s purpose when he says;
“…Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in shapes of your own choosing…”
As examples, O’Brien pronounces;
“…We make the laws of nature. Nothing exists except through human consciousness…When we navigate the ocean, or when we predict an eclipse, we often find it convenient to assume that the earth goes round the sun and that the stars are millions upon millions of kilometers away. But what of it? Do you suppose it is beyond us to produce a dual system of astronomy? The stars can be near or distant as we need them. Do you suppose our mathematicians are unequal to that?”
Preview: Installment VIII (Part 2)
Does Consensus Reality include Living Sentience? Do rocks and plants, trees and animals, crustaceans and the natural world including the Cosmos possess Living Sentience? If so, from whence does that sentience originate? If sentient, does that Living Sentience subscribe to Consensus Realty? If not, can humanity access that Living Sentience? If so, how?