The Great War
Enslavement of the people.
- Inhibit rational thought.
- Persuade the people that science, art, scholarship and
learning are the purlieu only of a corrupt and effete elite.
- Lest the people remember a time when this was not true,
bury history under
- Make sport a state religion.
- Promote consumption over mental activity.
- Substitute celebrity for achievement, quizzes for debate,
rote learning of trivia for cultivation.
- Reward the philistine, penalize the non-conformer.
- Ensure that children are bullied if they show evidence of
- Deny the existence of society except as a collection of consumers.
- Brand effort as eccentric, unless it be commercial.
- Sow mistrust of professionals by imposing regulations that deny
them room to act.
- Undermine science by promoting pseudoscience, and by burying
peer-review under publicity.
- Blame science, rather than greed, for the despoliation of the
- Ensure that the fourth estate re-inforce these strategies, until
lies become truths. Reward the media according to their success
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