...But of these sophisms and elenchs of merchandise I skill not...
Milton, Areopagitica

Except he had found the
standing sea-rock that even this last
Temptation breaks on; quieter than death but lovelier; peace
that quiets the desire even of praising it.

Jeffers, Meditation On Saviors



Purge and binge:

Here's the deal, climate change brings disruption on such a scale that eventually society atomizes - this is predictable, foreseeable, probable, so the pigs have all these access points to the theories and predictions, and it's pipelined, so the same things happen to them as everybody else, the best get paralyzed, stricken, made weak by the sight of all that suffering and chaos, the worse get adamant, forceful, cunning increases, the arrogance and what might as well be called a religious fervor of self-preservation amplifies exponentially.
The human thing, the noble selfless courage - the spirit that irrationally denies futility even against woeful odds - that brought us through the last big upheavals, is dysfunctional in that surround - to keep the parasitic feed generating power selfishness has to be encouraged, maintained, revered, accepted as the norm and foundation for human behavior.
So what would they want from a government under those conditions?
Martial law in increasing complexity and severity, fascist rule, the Patriot Act.
In order to keep the economy functioning long enough to solidify the hardened compounds and flexible bunkers - outright denial, enabling fantasy, and the twin goads of fear and hatred.
Plus surrogates, scapegoats, distractions, diversions, a circus of blood sport instead of the horrors brought on by parental hedonism and irresponsibility - the enemies of the family all around in the dark, evil and waiting.

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