(Pupolar) rebels are much welcome!

So according to Fromm we are mostly socially programmed machines, barely having any own opinion or free will. What we want is buried under good reasons, making senses, will be good for us or thankfulnesses to them. This is encouraged and confirmed within our own families, later in the schools, social cycles and it is imprinted as our own opinions and decisions into our minds so that we can properly fulfill our social role.

Parts serve the whole. The organism grows larger and more powerful by virtue of finding better and better ways to exploit its constituents. Slaves may be made to man the oars and drive the galley, but it requires the constant attention of a slave master cracking the whip. But if the slaves can be converted to a faith in the ship and its mission, then no slave master will be needed - he will now be free to help with the cannon - while the ship slices forward ever faster, with power, more dangerous to its enemies. --Allen Wheelis

And the neurotics, socially malfunctioning ones, are those who haven't gave-up their self and haven't gained own autonomy either. The step toward human freedom, in what is called democracy, was permitted due to the fact that authorities realized that anonymous authority, a jail made of good reasons or a peer pressure, is much more powerful then any physical enforcements can achieve.

Morpheus: The Matrix is everywhere, it's all around us, here even in this room. You can see it out your window, or on your television. You feel it when you go to work, or go to church or pay your taxes. It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth.
Neo: What truth?
Morpheus: That you are a slave, Neo. That you, like everyone else, was borninto into bondage... ... kept inside a prison that you cannot smell, taste, or touch. A prison for your mind.

Rebels are much welcome these days, anything that takes off, spreads spark of interest of masses is quickly accumulated and sold back. Why waste time and energy with opinion or confrontation? If it makes money, it must be good!

All the people who work in the commercial culture are part of a conspiracy against the average man to get his money. They are not concerned with what effect their product might ultimately have, physically or spiritually. They are always looking for the lowest common denominator, the broadest possible market. They don't care what that might be. If Jesus movies are putting butts in theater seats, they'll make Jesus movies. If ultraviolence appeals to a certain segment of the population, the butchers are happy to provide it for them. Basically, the commercial media culture is a cold, merciless mechanism that is there to feed money to the people who perpetuate it. --R. Crumb

There use to be a conspiracy in the "old times". But it's gone, obsoleted, authoritarian systems are long dead. Long live the Anonymous Authority!

When you're young, you look at television and think, There's a conspiracy. The networks have conspired to dumb us down. But when you get a little older, you realize that's not true. The networks are in business to give people exactly what they want. That's a far more depressing thought. Conspiracy is optimistic! You can shoot the bastards! We can have a revolution! But the networks are really in business to give people what they want. It's the truth. --Steve Jobs

It's money that decide, that rule and God has passed away, failed to show-up on stage, failed to impress, failed to make enough profit.

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