Technocratic Occultocracy

The title of this post is a term that conspiracy theorist Mark Passio, of the What on Earth Is Happening podcast, uses to describe the world system that we all live under, “technocratic occultocracy.” Typically, our soulless consumer capitalist system is described as moving towards a technocracy, but Passio points to a deeper Evil (with a capital E), which is that real power under the current system has been deeply occulted, meaning “hidden from view”.

In a world of fewer secrets, there would be more fair power arrangements. Even if you don’t want to get into the paranormal aspects of the situation, of which there are some, the real material problem we’re facing is that powerful and wealthy corporate forces have manufactured a sham reality on top of our actual reality where we’re manipulated to constantly desire things that aren’t good for us.

I’ve started rereading Land of Desire: Merchants, Power, and the Rise of a New American Culture, another depressing book that explains how we got to where we are. Curiously, L. Frank Baum’s Wizard of Oz books had a parallel to Baum’s day job, which was consulting and publishing a magazine on how to make display windows of department stores maximally enticing.

It’s hard for me to figure out just how many layers of irony Baum was piling on in his books. People have read so many different morals into them, and there’s a conspiracy theory related to trauma-based mind control that I won’t get into here where both Disney animated movies like Fantasia and the Wizard of Oz books and 1939 movie both play significant roles in brainwashing unwilling victims with themes related to their future control, confusion, misdirection, and manipulation.

Ultimately, at the tops of the various pyramids of power in the world today are power-craving mass manipulators who use all the known practices of deep psychology and deep manipulation of our primal fears, many of which aren’t widely known, to keep their own manipulation as hidden as possible, and to attempt to stay permanently in charge of the world as an occult aristocracy. These are people that Mark Passio calls “de facto Satanists”, because they’re acting out of solipsism and pure self-interest and may as well be doing rituals with inverted pentagrams and human sacrifices. It wouldn’t make them eviler.

The Rockefeller family is my favorite example of this dynamic. Between J. D. Rockefeller Sr. (1839–1937), J. D. Jr. (1874–1960), and his children, particularly David (1915–2017) and Nelson (1908–1979), the Rockefellers used their money and influence to shape mass society through philanthropy, especially in the fields of education and medicine.

The general trend of this technocratic occultocracy has been to educate the masses according to specific labor requirements, not with the goal of creating citizens able to think critically or understand the world around them. This theory is known as outcome-based education, which may give you a sense of the way in which the elite see the rest of us as worthless in ourselves. We only have value to them to the extent they can produce certain outcomes using us.

To get an idea of just how manipulative elite thinking was 90 years ago, in 1931 Bertrand Russell (1872–1970), a preeminent mathematician, logician, and public intellectual of his time, wrote The Scientific Outlook, with this proposal for a two-track education system:

“Education in a scientific society may, I think, be best conceived after the analogy of the education provided by the Jesuits. The Jesuits provided one sort of education for the boys who were to become ordinary men of the world, and another for those who were to become members of the Society of Jesus. In like manner, the scientific rulers will provide one kind of education for ordinary men and women, and another for those who are to become holders of scientific power. Ordinary men and women will be expected to be docile, industrious, punctual, thoughtless, and contented. Of these qualities probably contentment will be considered the most important. In order to produce it, all the researches of psycho-analysis, behaviourism, and biochemistry will be brought into play.”

He goes on to describe a world where eugenics and other methods are used to produce a large, docile, stupid class of workers who are incapable of challenging the aristocracy and only instructed on a “need-to-know” basis. The elite, in turn, are educated with a more full knowledge of the world, including sciences that are hidden from the masses, with some knowledge even hidden from them if it might lead to them challenging the State. Russell then provides this chilling “scientific” proposal for handling the rare commoner who rises above the herd, unplanned:

“On those rare occasions when a boy or girl who has passed the age at which it is usual to determine social status shows such marked ability as to seem the intellectual equal of the rulers, a difficult situation will arise, requiring serious consideration. If the youth is content to abandon his previous associates and to throw in his lot wholeheartedly with the rulers, he may, after suitable tests, be promoted, but if he shows any regrettable solidarity with his previous associates, the rulers will reluctantly conclude that there is nothing to be done with him except to send him to the lethal chamber before his ill-disciplined intelligence has had time to spread revolt. This will be a painful duty to the rulers, but I think they will not shrink from performing it.”

To which I say, WTF, man? WTF? There’s a 1970 dystopian sci-fi novel by Ira Levin, This Perfect Day, which describes a world run by computer where everyone is dosed with tranquilizers to make them complacent, where their lives are planned completely. In that world, there’s a system set up to handle the “troublemakers” that’s more involved than just giving them a lethal injection, but it’s the same spirit of elite rule by directly controlling the population’s behaviors.

To break free of this, we’ll have to be troublemakers ourselves, but it’s going to be very tough to wake up the masses from their “outcome-based” indoctrination and from the 130 or so years of mass consumer culture that has been pushed upon us by what we now call “big-box store” merchants, the banks that lend them money, Big Oil, and other corporate interests. What’s been occulted (hidden) from us, for corporate profit, is that we can choose not to accept the assumptions and limitations of the choices advertised to us by corporate interests.



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