Thursday, March 31, 2011

Attack on Humanitarianism. The Struggle to Stay Humane. Inculcate Anti-Altruism

Demonize and Obliterate Humanitarianism.

Step Number Seven in the Power Playbook *
 De-Dutify People

Anti-Humanitarianism in the Name of Budget?
Read:  the Self-Interest of Some.

No Moral Duty to Act. 

From Republic to Empire in One Step. 

Is this so:  Anti-humanitarianism is now a stated national goal for the current Congressional majority.  We cannot afford the financial and social costs of empathy and opportunity, say R's and some D's in Congress.  No more of give us your tired and poor, or setting up mechanisms so people could rise from debilitating poverty. Don't fix what is not working, do away with the entire idea. No meals on wheels because that doesn't work.  People still die. Malnourished kids grow up as stunted adults?  Pah.

If so, how did this demonizing of humanitarianism evolve.  How was this new value inculcated.

Inculcating people is a mechanical matter of pursuit of power. Is that so? Historically, yes.

There are practical, power handbook steps to minding and shaping the mindsets of a population so the minders can get on with the business they have chosen for themselves. And the obliteration of humanitarianism is right in the HIT list of things to do.* Only with eradicating altruism will people go along with the new value:  that they and their tribe, as identified, have a superior right to their own happiness and pocketbook regardless of their impact on the happiness and pocketbook of others they see of a different tribe or just below on the Great Ladder. Kick 'em back instead. 'Way back.

So here we focus on the attack on humanitarianism.  And why it is working so well.  Get the education buses going out there on how people are shaped. Awareness of the process is the first step.

Hiss! Mine!

1.  Humanitarianism used to be an articulated national American goal.   

It used to be that an investment in humanitarian pursuits was seen as a good one, with returns in productivity and quality of life for all.  Perpetuating slums demeans those who live there and those who see it. So hide it, is that so?  Politically and socially, humanitarianism was valued -- even and especially by moguls whose names remain on philanthropic work. See Gospel of Andrew Carnegie, Victorian Everyman. (novel idea: foster philanthropy by making voluntary divestment desirable where inheritances are limited).  Ancient history: Give me your tired, your poor, etc. Huddled masses. Enact laws intended to foster rise from poverty, engagement in productive activities, self-actualizing that only happens when people don't have to forage. Foraging takes all the energy.  Set a basic floor so people can set something aside, and accumulate for a better quality of life. That also meant some regulating of greed. 

2.  Humanitarianism had a rougher road as a major international issue.

There were successes after wars were over, but abuses of populations within nations not our own have gone largely unaddressed as their own internal business.  Is that so? And help efforts were not great successes. See the frequent inaction, and the observed undermining of altruism when there were not financial and political results to favor the helpers.

Debates flourish:
  • see The Death of Humanitarianism, Anatomy of the Attack,Oxford Journal, Refugee Survey Quarterly 1998 article by Joanna MacRae, abstract, UN High Commissioner for Refugees ://  The thesis there includes awareness as the starter defense. Unless people are aware of the attack on humanitarian values, those values will continue to be co-opted and marginalized by those carrying flags of anti-imperialism (leave the sufferers alone -- to intervene is to act like a colonial), "developmentalists" and something termed "neo-peaceniks." 
  • see Sierra Leone, An Attack on Humanitarianism, by Philippa Atkinson, from the Humanitarian Practice Network, Overseas Development Network, at ://  1998 was a good year for the topic, if not for progress in it:  Sierra Leone was undergoing humanitarian crises, with politics overtaking it.
  • Fast forward to 2010.  See the Journal of Humanitarian Assistance, article by Don Hubert and Cynthia Brassard-Boudreau The Shrinking Humanitarian Space, at ://

3.  Humanitarianism as a national issue is now on the rough road. 

Anti-humanitarianism in the name of budget. Don't regulate people's economic activities. Investors won't invest until Washington is out of the business world.  Hold the economy hostage.  Don't feed the poor.  Don't prioritize in favor of national access to productivity, including education, nutrition, infrastructure, mobility, basic needs met so a person can "become" more than a forager. The other is the other and on his own.  Not of your tribe. Not of our tribe. If they can't read the contract, tough. To be beaten back where he belongs. An invasion of one's right to one's own pocketbook. Git back, Loretta.

Is that the theme of the anti-humanitarian, the one who rejects a moral obligation to the common good in favor of the Individual, say, the school of Ayn Rand. Current Congressional budget lines drawn.  The R's say altruism is bad financially now, hasn't worked (people are still poor) but don't fix what isn't working, just get rid, and the elderly will die anyway so no meals on wheels, etc. FN 3

4.  How is a national mindset changed.  Methodically.

Methodical works. Intentionality. Relentless repetition.  Loose the strategies. No accident, no natural "evolution".  Interests promote it, and focused energies bring success. 

Walk through how a mindset fostering detachment is created. What techniques succeed in the process of de-dutifying a human being. How to undermine any urge to act on a perceived duty to others, to empathize with sufferers, and raise up instead a manufactured just-taking-care-of business objectification on a national, international or individual level. How to de-motivate people, get them not to act. Is there an altruism-like gene-thing, that leads us to want to assist even without political or personal financial or national direct advantage. Arrows come at the bewildered head, from different directions, simultaneously. As soon as public or individual attention focuses on one of them, see that arrow recede into the fug and another take over in clarity and force. Swivel over to address it -- defend, respond -- and that one fades, for now. It does not go away. It just melts away for now when attention and counter-forces rise up against it, and another sharpens.

How many come at the brain and how?  No set number, no set format, but in the aggregate, there is little hope of prevailing against the quivers out there.

5.  Tactics in de-dutifying.

5.1  Attribute a base motivation, self-interest, to those claiming humanitarianism.  Deny that humanitarianism is properly involved.

That makes pursuing one's own self-interest easy.  Just project it on others. As to Libya, deny that civilians are more than collateral damage where political movements are afoot; deny a need to act because there may also be some other benefit.  Ron Paul ascends (descends) this platform.  See and hear this Paul going around humanitarianism by denying it is properly involved, see the video uploaded by Paul himself (says the site), click and find Fox but you wouldn't know that until you click, you sneaky thing, you, see ://

The idea is that where there are multiple motivations, the humantarian one has to go. Humanitarianism should only be pursued when it is pure and sole, apparently, in a world of clear opposites.

6. Put religious ideas on the shelf where they belong.

As to the helper, demonize him.  Where some may find a religious base for helping others, deny that humanitarianism is even involved.  See a Christian critique of politician Ron Paul (see 5.1) making that argument, at this "Christian Community" site at :// 

As to the helpee, frame him as undeserving if he hasn't made it up the ladder yet (with the bottom rung at least six feet over his head).  So, let his poor child go malnourished. No generalized health care, particularly in maternity. Nothing to replace health and food programs, just let the people go.  Immediate pocketbook interests of the erstwhile aid-extender prevail over long-term ill effects of an uneducated, sick, unproductive permanent underclass, see as deserving of their plight.

7.  Pull out the power playbook; 
and demonize those who point out what is happening.

Obliterate Humanitarianism

Parry and thrust, with all weapons ready for clever use so people don't even realize, can't defend in time. Those seeking power have a long practice tradition on how to do it.  All steps are essential, each little stick rests on all the others in the tangle. Remove all extraneous matter.

On the HIT list is the eradication of humanitarian tendencies in the population.

It's right there. Without that cornerstone, efforts to get large groups to support your consolidation of power and money at the expense of others "less fortunate" will fail.  Beat out the empathy factor, so your rapt audience will self-justify their willingness (imposed and they might not even realize the process) to deprive others, or put or leave others on the merry road to destitution or death.

Go back to the Master, but don't let on. See Unser Kampf,  Our Struggle.*

And attack humanitarianism. It is right there.  That is the new value. Inculcate it. But how?  Simple.  Inculcation is an art. Inculcation is the result of techniques applied.*

Call out national honor, and in its name dissolve any conflicting issues of humanitarianism. Create fear of obliteration of self and values, so people will march to protect their own survival as the inculcator frames it. Destiny calls, and that is a higher calling. Attack the emotional heart of the masses with this message: skip the thinkers.  Thinking is the enemy of inculcators. Reduce a few choice facts to slogans, and sloganeer over and over, ignoring and defeating debate.  No half-statements, because ambiguity gives rise to doubt.  Be certain, all the time.  Unthinking people will then take comfort and leave you alone.

Find the obliteration of humanitarianism as a clear step in inculcation.

Inculcation according to the formula changes mindsets of populations. So get awareness out there -- awareness is the only defense, the only way to muster defense and maintain independent judgment.  Awareness of the steps: Fear, spin, slogans, scapegoat, masses, fact-obstruction, obliterate humanitarianism, certainty and never debate, repeat.  ISSSFOODR as an impossible mnemonic that may work because it takes a gimmick to remember the steps. If you can't remember with the mnemonic, maybe we'll go back and look it up again. Until we do.

It also is onomatopoeic, sounding like what it is --

Hiss when someone wants a little of your food.


Power is diluted where people are distracted by empathy.  So our minders must undermine altruism if they are to succeed in exploiting us and others for their own ends. 


*  A little to-do list for the national change. Obliterate Humanitarianism is Number 7. Empathy distracts.  This found at the paraphrase of the power playbook, at the Unser Kampf, Our Struggle site above.

1. I    Induce fear, threat
2. S   Spin
3. S   Sloganeer
4. S   Scapegoat
5. F   Focus on the masses; skip the thinkers
6. O  Obstruct facts,
7. O  Obliterate humanitarianism
8. D   Display certainty; don't debate
9. R   Repeat