Since Epistemically Secure Society is rather a mouthful, let’s shorthand this useful phrase as ESS. It’s an important semantic tool to grasp though as it builds on the Shared Reality aspiration we covered in the last post, as well as the rather remarkable set of events set in motion around the US Presidential election. The type of demonstrably provable factual events media platforms will no longer allow to be mentioned or disseminated. The type of assertions, that despite sets of affidavits, may get a lawyer sanctioned now if they push the stories in Michigan. They may be true, but they deviate from the desired narrative of events and thus threaten the ESS. It fits too with how learning standards work and their component conceptual frameworks that now constitute Knowledge with a capital ‘K’. These approved concepts or theories that the standards both disseminate and mandate act as a common core of perception and motivation for future decision-making. The officially approved set of filters installed at a neural level is another way to put it.
The ESS phrase was laid out in a document called “Tackling Misinformation During Crisis” which stated this in October
The current COVID-19 pandemic and the accompanying ‘infodemic’ clearly illustrate that access to reliable information is crucial to coordinating a timely crisis response in democratic societies. Inaccurate information and the muzzling of important information sources have degraded trust in health authorities and slowed public response to the crisis. Misinformation about ineffective cures, the origins and malicious spread of COVID-19, unverified treatment discoveries, and the efficacy of face coverings have increased the difficulty of coordinating a unified public response during the crisis.
In a recent report researchers at the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER) in collaboration with The Alan Turing Institute and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) workshopped an array of hypothetical crisis scenarios to investigate social and technological factors that interfere with well-informed decision-making and timely collective action in democratic societies.
The UK’s Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence put that out October 21, and a newsletter in the US tied to global change aspirations linked to it in mid-November, after the election. I was struck when I read it how well the expressed aspiration fit with everything I was hearing in the name of Equity in the US and the Science of Learning and Development being led by Biden Education Advisor Linda Darling-Hammond. It fits with an interview I watched before Christmas with the same NCEE that created the New Standards Project where the name David Albury came up. I tracked that new name to a 2016 Australian document called “Innovating for Global Excellence,” which matter-of-factly informed readers that China too had embarked on an ideas-oriented transformation of its educational system. A little research confirmed that shift.
When a well-known dictatorship wanting to be the world’s dominant power thinks an ‘ideas’ curriculum reform is also compatible with its plans, the potential embodied in ESS certainly comes into perspective. It fits with how the media in the US seemed to coordinate to keep out any bad news about one candidate prior to the election, while refusing to cover even documented election fraud. As the Leverhulme paper put it: “If there is no shared belief among the actors in a community about the nature of a crisis or the efficacy of a proposed response, collective action is less likely to come.”
And it turns out collective action and its need for a common core of a widespread shared belief among the actors is what ESS is all about. Since we are all living in the midst of this, I thought the phrase would be a helpful arrow in our quiver of recognizing what we are dealing with and all these plans for transformation over this next decade. Many of us with 20-something graduates will recognize that the expressed “need for robust and reliable systems of information production and dissemination” is already being met by elite higher ed institutions and the media and tech platforms are merely following suit. The Leverhulme paper may have premised the need for an ESS “in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and the upcoming 2020 elections,” but it also recognized it as the “solution to managing infodemics” which require a coordinated effort to control what information is produced, disseminated, and how it is UNDERSTOOD by individual minds:
the promotion of epistemically secure democracies will help us be more resilient to similar events in the future.
Methinks in an ESS, there will be no inconvenient assertions about fentanyl overdoses when a horrible video emerges that can become a totem for allegations of systemic racism meriting the wholesale transformation of society, its component minds, institutions, and prevailing normative values. Another paper I located in a footnote to that Science of Development and Learning openly called for a New Sociology of Education that would enable a TPS–a Totally Pedagogized Society. No wonder the Chinese are on board and digital learning experiences are now becoming ubiquitous. The TPS and the ESS go together nicely like interlocking gears turning something much bigger. No need to point out that the TPS analogy for what is needed now compared it to “the medieval period during which Religion played a totally pedagogising role and function.”
Awareness of TPS and ESS as openly expressed global aspirations help us understand what is going on around us and what is ahead of us in a way that clearly deviates from the hoped-for widespread shared belief system. Let’s stick though to the facts as long as we can. I joke about my bookshelf, but I did go looking there yesterday for insights after I decided these unequivocal concepts actually helped me grasp what otherwise seems to live more like bad science fiction than the reality that 2020 has been. I landed first on Richard Falk’s 1975 book A Study of Future Worlds from the World Order Models Project that the Rockefeller and Ford Foundations funded that I have covered previously here at ISC [see tag]. Its Prospectus for Transition seemed to be precisely what Donald Trump’s surprise Presidential election in the US in 2016 or the earlier Brexit referendum shock from that same year seem to have interrupted. See if this sounds familiar if a bit off schedule:
In terms of political action we anticipate t1, the 1970s, to be the decade in which value changes occur mainly on the level of political consciousness, i.e., orientations toward action. In t2, the 1980s, the main value changes will involve mobilization for action to achieve the new value priorities, while in t3, the 1990s, the focus will be on action to achieve transformation of institutions and organizations, both to alter value and goal priorities and to adapt organizational forms to the emerging value consensus.
Just because the timing is off, doesn’t mean the plans changed. Unlike the bolding in this post, those italics were in the original Proposal for Transition. I think Professor Falk and WOMP’s funders were a bit optimistic in how much it would take to change minds. That is probably why both sources of funds began to push educational reforms around conceptual frameworks beginning in 1980. Now we also get Competencies and Performance learning standards that fit right in with Mobilization for Action. Beyond Falk’s plans though, I also pulled Kenneth Minogue’s always excellent book The Servile Mind. His insight of what had changed in our conception of society really hits its mark in 2020, ten years after its publication.
…our very conception of society has changed. It is no longer an association of independent self-moving individuals, but rather an association of vulnerable people whose needs and sufferings must be remedied by the power of the state.
A few pages later in the book’s Introduction Minogue pointed out that
At the heart of Western life as we inherited it within living memory are self-conscious individuals guiding their destinies according to whatever moral sentiments they entertain…this moral idiom is being challenged by another, in which individuals find their identifying essence in supporting public policies that are both morally obligatory and politically imperative.
That’s the essence of learning standards properly understood all over the globe and the ESS and TPS they are to lead to in the 21st century. It is also the reason, I believe, that the False Narrative around education reforms, especially the Common Core, that commenced in earnest in 2011 in a most coordinated manner, keeps tying back to certain public policy think tanks. We will cover that more in 2021 so we can ‘be alert to the semantics’ as Minogue put it in this quote. Seems like an excellent way to finish this post and this troublesome year designed to resurrect the desired Transition and Transformation from unexpected electoral interferences.
I for one am not dismayed that attitudes have a life of their own, and that the demos in the twenty-first century is not entirely plastic material suitable to be sculpted by rulers. Rulers may get excited about ‘changing the culture,’ but modern peoples are usually brutish enough to resist being improved. Being alert to the semantics by which the moral has been transposed into the manipulable is one protection against a gullible acquiescence to the projects of government.
ESS and TPS, election fraud with no legal remedy, allegations of systemic racism with no regard to the facts, mask mandates regardless of whether they work, and lockdowns whatever the economic destruction and lack of efficacy–just a few of 2020’s Projects of Government.
See you in 2021 so we can stay alert to the semantics and try to avoid the mental and socio-emotional sculpting.
Derived from the post:
Epistemically Secure Society (ESS) is a semantic tool to build a contrived Shared Reality that controllers could manipulate in the era of panics where demonstrably provable factual events will no longer be allowed to be mentioned or disseminated in Social Media and on Corporate News.
They may be true, but not allowed if they deviate from the desired narrative. Nor can they be allowed if they deviate from Capital ‘K’ Knowledge that Standards disseminate and require in schools. This Common Core of perception and motivation fosters the approved set of filters at a neural level to guide future decision-making for the Totally Pedagogized Society (TPS).
ESS and TPS explain Government Projects like:
• election fraud with no legal remedy,
• identity politics at the expense of the individual,
• unfalsifiable allegations of systemic racism,
• selective application of laws by officials,
• arbitrary suspension of the Constitution,
• mask mandates absent proof of efficacy,
• allocation of scarce medicines by unscientific social views, and
• lockdowns that cause greater economic and personal destruction than justified.
ESS and TPS purport to favor shared value and community while, to the contrary, the few who grasp for control manipulate social pressure to herd citizens to do their bidding.
Their activities are not “misguided” but directed to eliminate individual intellect, creativity, and courage that—as opposed to their centralized manipulation that postures false appeals to community—leads to effective community that individuals validate and support on their own.
Bravo!! Notice this story from about an hour ago corroborates that China will now imprison for reporting demonstrable, inconvenient truths. https://www.zerohedge.com/covid-19/china-slaps-citizen-journalist-jail-over-virus-reporting-wuhan
Also notice the rest of the concerning roles laid out in the report’s conclusion. http://lcfi.ac.uk/news/2020/oct/21/safeguarding-information-trust-during-crisis/
is just some of what is above the passage I quoted from. Chilling, but on the way without better recognition of what is sought. It’s also hard not to see SCOTUS as an example of a thoroughly corrupted institution transformed as planned by Falk. The Process Theory of Law was invented at Yale in the late 40s for just such a purpose.
Thanks for your succinct follow-up.
SCOTUS is thoroughly corrupted indeed. I’d like to say I never thought I’d see the day but learning what I have from you and others I’d be more surprised if it was not thoroughly corrupted .
I went back and pulled Jean-Francois Revel’s great Last Exit to Utopia that I used for epigraphs and insights into what I found in CtD that remains enduringly relevant 8 years after it was written, I found this that is directly relevant to ESS:
I wanted to make that Tyrant plural to take in all the levels of government. I must also admit to thinking of a meal at The French Laundry restaurant when I read the first sentence. This is also a relevant quote as we have the Jubilee Centre and the Templeton Foundation funding curricula in the name of the US Constitution Centre that turns the familiar concepts of liberty and freedom into communitarian manifestoes of the kind Professor Danielle Allen asserts as the real purpose of her reimagined Declaration of Independence. Well, it turns out she was Rpbert George’s student at Princeton per his interview of her for AEI that I watched this fall. https://www.aei.org/events/how-our-history-can-unify-us-a-conversation-with-danielle-allen-and-wilfred-mcclay/ Sources of Our Unity indeed. Assert the tyranny as an internal compulsion and Habit of Mind trained under the mantra of Good, True, and Beautiful.
I suppose instead of the Good there we could insert ‘Well-Being’ or ‘Eudaimonia’, as both are current flags we keep encountering over and over. Something else we are going to discuss in 2021, which ties to that 2011 coordinated False Narrative before anyone knew someone was burrowing into the documentable truth surrounding these issues.
Heh…that Last Exist to Utopia is just the same old Road to Serfdom – but at least it will be an authentic and inclusive road.
Additionally, and speaking of SCOTUS and Falk and longterm transformations, I have been listening to Diana West’s book American Betrayal. It’s chock full of excellent facts and research. I imagined, AHHH… she understands… but perhaps I am too quick to assume. Her father after all, by her own admission, was a very progressive, leaning towards commie type in the 50’s until suddenly in the 70’s he wasn’t. Or wasn’t he?
So what you may ask? Well, perusing Twitter the other day I came upon West’s posts and she was tweeting advocacy of Trump pardoning….. wait for it… ASSANGE AND SNOWDEN.
West is no dummy. Not by a long a long shot. So why is she of brilliant mind hustling the controlled opposition, state run persona/psy-ops of ( ‘The Family’ Cult )Assange and ( Mr. snuck my stuff out of the NSA with a thumb drive to my stripper girlfriend ) Snowden??
It’s a head scratcher. But not if she is one more Aktor in the dialectical game.
I do not know the answer to that. When I read her books it reminds me of the MH vision, but I have never seen her refer to that. She seems to be unaware of the Human Development Society, even though many of the people she writes about are clearly trying to impose that vision. I always wondered if Horowitz and Ron Radosh went after her so because they recognized how close she was to laying out the MH template.
How’s this for a quote as I backtrack through issues of The Blue Dot, Issue 10, from a Richard Davidson column. Love the analogy to teethbrushing as if a new kind of consciousness hardwired in is analogous to avoiding tooth decay and its attendant bacterial infections traumatizing the human body.
WOW. Moral Obligation. Mental Hygiene. Washy and Scrubby of the brainz. No words.
“This is the great promise and opportunity.I believe that today we have a moral obligation to incorporate SEL into our educational systems at all levels. We can view this as a form of mental hygiene “
Ironically, there is no “epistemic security” in an open, free, liberal-democratic heterodox society, and the 1st Amendment was created specifically to ensure that no totalitarian notion of mass societal “epistemic security” overseen by guardians of epistemic rectitude and entities such as state-sponsored Ministries of Truth and “fact-checkers” for gigantic social media corporations and ideologically homogenous and politically perfervid media conglomerates would ever become dominant and able to vampirically drain society of the intellectual creativity, independence and dynamism of its individual members and sub-communities let alone its core classical liberal/Judeo Christian foundations.
It appears we are now well past that point.
Yes, we are, which is why I went for a nice long walk after framing the next post and, once again, went back to Revel, this time its his book on Deceit.
It helped me frame what we are looking at better. I still feel like raising the point I made in CtD, about eating our seed corn while expressing ideological aims. Once gone, some things prove irreplaceable, which is where we find ourselves now. I did love his phrase about ‘hearsay culture’. Those of us who refuse to rely only on hearsay are the once being accused of promoting Truth Decay and Disinformation.
He was quite prescient. “Hearsay culture” is the culture of what we now call the “Twitter trolls” and others of this ilk, including most major figures within the mainstream media who appear to believe that they need only assert a claim to make it true.
Tragically, I’ve met all too many people in social media over the years who also seem to believe this without question (unless it is “right-wing” media).
The Totalitarian Temptation and How Democracies Perish are also well worth the read.
• lockdowns that cause greater economic and personal destruction than justified.
Japan suicide watch: Suicides in the last ‘month’ exceeded the Japan Covid-19 death toll, in total.
I am flipping through Revel’s Last Exit to Utopia and it seems to me that in 2020 we have had both ‘health’ and ‘Racial Equity’ get substituted in the place of Liberty in this relevant quote on the essence of utopian totalitarianism. Suicides then are just a symptom that mental health needs must be met under ever tighter regulation by political mandates. As Revel said:
From The Blue Dot, Issue 11, on the Need for Kindness to achieve the SDGs
Thus the answer is a new kind of education and remaking the nature of work. Maybe that’s where Caring Economics comes in.
Wow! Guardians of the Galaxy!
…“ guardians of reliable information production and exchange”…
Entertainment geared to the youth has removed normal reflections of human life completely and replaced it with reflections of what they are selling us through “ reliable info production”, hollywood gladly complies. Disfigured Dysmorphic dark parentless blobs in cartoons for the kiddos, and ratcheted up to Guardians of the Galaxy who each posess a physical challenge and power where they battle in perpetutity for control. Hmmmm.
“The world as it should be” said the ghoulish string puller.
Todays young adults mind archives have litttle reality in them so they are easy pickins for transi baloney spin.
Sucker born every day….. , but now with a special new demented sticky hotsauce where the kids feet are firmly stuck. The iphone.
You’ll appreciate this from the Center for Healthy Minds. https://hminnovations.org/meditation-app
No mention of Davidson’s long-time ties to the Dalai Lama https://centerhealthyminds.org/news/dalai-lama-and-uw-expert-share-message-of-hope-determination-and-education-of-the-mind-during-pandemic-1
https://dalailamacenter.org/programs/speakers-series/richie-davidson/video gives this as an example video.
Here’s another. https://www.mindandlife.org/insight/richie-davidson-on-meeting-the-dalai-lama/
His CV has Davidson now listed as being on the Governing Board of UNESCO’s Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP). That’s the same MGIEP that I have written about that is pushing UNESCO’s global Kindness curriculum in this troubling February 2020 post.
Oh. My. It really is all coming together.
Getting closer to that backpack funding.
Well now, having LDH as an advisor about sums up what we need to know on the motivation, doesn’t it. I literally spat out a four letter word while reading. I have been trying to tune it out for awhile and missed that disturbing info. My, my, my, warp speed in more ways than one.
From the SoLD Alliance–Science of Learning and Development Alliance Year End Statement out today.
I’m sure you saw the Time Magazine dedicated to The Great Reset, with plans from the World Economic Forum melding the SDGs, and all that new styled caplitalism
We have discussed? Really in plain sight now isn’t it?
Yes and Angel Gurria of the OECD who I quoted in the last chapter of CtD as he put the ed agenda into the broader context now called the Great Reset is deeply involved.
https://europeansting.com/2020/09/01/a-top-economist-shares-3-ways-leaders-can-help-economies-recover/ is just one of the relevant statements from Gurria. The truth is it fits with where DeSeCo was going and what PISA is really measuring and the OECD 2030 ed agenda I have written about briefly and its transversal competencies.
https://www.weforum.org/great-reset is the link to wef forum complete with 3D platform to aid the imagination and the list of partners.
Happy New Year. I systematically went through those Blue Dot publications until I just got too tired of how it all melded with what I have been warning about. Started yet another confirming book today that I am at least trying to read while getting my anti-viral dose of Vitamin D from the now severely south facing sun.
Did you see the Kellogg F has launched a racialequity 2030 website? Here’s the announced agenda.
Racial equity requires a politically organized and controlling society at every level of government. Lots of incentive there for electoral fraud, especially with the electoral dominant candidate outpolling virtually any Rep candidate ever among Blacks and Hispanics. Instead we get plagiarizing Kamala parroting MLK Jr this time.
This edifies the two sides of same coin motif in CommunAmerika. The ed secretaries no matter what party have been on the same march.
Bill Bennett used to hang out on the DeVos yacht according to things he has written in the past.
I am working on the transformational agenda and have come to realize reeducation camps in China or the USSR HAD to be a different physical location, like Siberia or the archipelago of prison labor. Now the training will be via LMS and Project-Based Learning. Also apps per the various issues of The Blue Dot. Chillingly, this is another MGIEP quote from 2019
Students can be trained to be good Comrades in other words, except now we get euphemisms to obscure these declared outcomes. Just incorporate it into a Learner Profile or Portrait of a Graduate. The experiences provided by the LMS can aid in the desired Becoming that is hardwired neurally by the stated aims.
Regarding archipelagos, I am rethinking the “Galapagos Japan” metaphor, because that is not what has happened, here. Could be more like re-education camp experiment conducted on an entire nation…and, quite cynically. When I think about it…at the exception of this experiment there existed a highly-intelligent, reasonably well-educated, curious and sometimes expansively-thinking population. Cut to the present — I would say we have the “new man” in the Soviet sense, and which Robin has detailed, pretty tirelessly. Why not do ‘it’ to a whole nation that is somewhat isolated by language constraints, and cannot access resources the rest of us take for granted.
inception of the experiment.
Look where following up on the False Narrative popped me out to this morning. http://en.celap.cn/col/col2084/index.html
Adding this because it makes the link explicitly and Shanghai is where China pilots all its curriculum changes.
How do we get the “individual to sing with the voice of the collective” and “make them effective vehicles for thought” are both sentiments sure to get my attention. Author is a regular lecturer here and greatly admires the Chilean CyberSyn Project. I wrote Fernando Flores’ name in the margin. Funny thing is that I even guessed he was a Balliol grad given what I know about the nature of Oxford colleges and the various allusions made to topics I already know a great deal about. It reminded me of something Claire Berlinski wrote about Balliol grads.
A friend of mine has done extensive research on Fernando Flores and Cyberspin. I’ll see if I can get her to chime in here or to you Robin.
A belated Christmas present for you and your friend. https://www.nesta.org.uk/blog/systems-and-common-sense/
I guess this is new year’s as I followed up. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGTEoJI5-Y4
I knew something was up with mit press doing that book on cybersyn in about 2013. I adding this astute comment in case that video is taken down. Written about two years ago.
Amen. And apparently now if we are in the US House-a-woman showing our govt representatives to be illiterates about language.
James Lindsay relates the false narrative to a type of psychopathy. https://newdiscourses.com/2020/12/psychopathy-origins-totalitarianism/
“Pseudo-realities, being false and unreal, will always generate tragedy and evil on a scale that is at least proportional to the reach of their grip on power—which is their chief interest—whether social, cultural, economic, political, or (particularly) a combination of several or all of these. So important to the development and tragedies of societies are these pseudo-realities when they arise and take root that it is worth outlining their basic properties and structure so that they can be identified and properly resisted before they result in sociopolitical calamities—up to and including war, genocide, and even civilizational collapse, all of which can take many millions of lives and can ruin many millions more in the vain pursuit of a fiction whose believers are, or are made, sufficiently intolerant.”
Pseudo-realities and ESS have a lot in common: they use the chosen narrative to twist perception and manipulate thinking. Yesterday I watched a documentary called One-Child Nation about China’s One-Child Policy and noted all the propaganda and coercion needed to make that policy stick. It was sickening and everyone from the medical personnel down to the village chief complained that it was the policy and there was nothing to be done about it at the time. China’s Communist Party was at war with its own population with the dire message of “one child or starvation.” Was it the reality? Mass deception requires a somewhat believable threat. In 2015, after realizing the numbers of youth couldn’t support the numbers of elderly Chinese, the Party changed the One-Child Policy to the Two-Child Policy, with much of the same propaganda adjusted accordingly. Worth a (difficult) watch to see how the concept of family planning dominated China, destroyed lives literally, and allowed participants to avoid responsibility due to the enforced narrative and the policies promoted from the Party. Sadly, it is no surprise that a Covid-questioning journalist was jailed for four years as an example of Party power.
Today’s media narratives aim to “stick” even if they only tell half the story or twist the reality. Meanwhile, who are teaching children about Digital Literacy and reliable information they can trust? The credentialed are using online media to teach Digital Literacy and Digital Citizenship. FCPS uses Common Sense Media: https://www.commonsense.org/education/digital-citizenship/lesson/finding-credible-news
“Families and teachers everywhere trust Common Sense for expert reviews, objective advice, helpful tools, and so much more.
Your trusted guide for a fast-changing world.”
These days, when someone tells me repeatedly to trust them, I usually take it with a grain of salt.
Happy New Year, Robin! Here’s to truth-seeking and truth-telling in 2021!
Common Sense Media is Jim Steyer, Tom Steyer’s brother. Remember Tom running for President in the Primaries? Tom is also supposedly connected to China and coal despite being an environmentalist when it comes to US policies.
Am adding this link on him. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/jul/05/jim-steyer-the-man-who-took-on-mark-zuckerberg and this https://www.africanleadershipacademy.org/staffulty/speakers/jim-steyer/
I wrote about the 2018 issue of The Blue Dotfrom UNESCO’s MGIEP based in India but global in its aims. https://d1c337161ud3pr.cloudfront.net/files%2Fd0682ab5-7f94-492d-ab68-b7110a3b6764_The%20Blue%20DOT-Issue%2012.pdf is the 2020 issue with Big Plans for Digital Learning. “Reimagining Learning Spaces for Uncertain Times”. After I wrote this post one of my newsletters pointed out that about a week ago PNAS published the most alarming paper “The plasticity of well-being: A training-based framework for the cultivation of human flourishing.” Adding this quote to that link because it ties to the new well-being framework”.
There really is a plan to rewire for global utopia and it is what I started working on as soon as I saw that framework and its supporting Appendix. Davidson also turns out to be on the Scientific Advisory Board Member of the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Science. I cross-referenced the footnotes with what I already knew and found not only connections again to Planck, but also to a new textbook published in 2014 and now translated into multiple languages including Chinese on “Caring Economics”. As I said, I prefer bad science fiction to these real-life aspirations for rewiring our way to utopia and a mandated collective orientation.
The joke is, there is no utopia, they just sell it as a tool of the looting exercises.
My bolding. From the Cover Story in The Blue Dot from last year on “Kindness – The Force that will Help us Achieve Sustainable Development Goals” By Bhavya Arya, Kuany & Nandini Chatterjee Singh.
Have fun skiing. I just got fresh crabmeat to make crabcakes for New Years Eve with chard and bacon and oven roasted garlic potatoes. Making black-eyed pea Good Luck Soup New Years Day. Greens and black eyed peas. Have fresh cornbread from making Split Pea Soup yesterday afternoon.
We need that good luck soup!
That bit above is just such ROM, eh! Now here we are. Bonkers on top of bonkers.
Happy New year to you and yours and all folks in this ISC clan.
Hopefully you will be back on the slopes today. Woke up early to take some sudafed for some new year sniffles and then sat down to look at The Blue Dot Issue 10.
You and I have discuused Mark Greenberg’s psych template in the past and its role in schools globally and I noticed he is cited repeatedly in the CASEL story https://mgiep.unesco.org/the-blue-dot-issue-10 on their plans to push systemic SEL globally over the next decade. Then the next article, starting on page 25 of the pdf, is by a PennState prof–Robert W. Roeser. It has the title “Educating the Head, the Heart and the Hand in the 21st Century: Notes from India and the United States”.
Care and Compassion Prof. Wonder if he uses grades or just hugs?
Also adding this quote from the first issue of The Blue Dot:
I bolded that bit on Values, attitudes, and conviction in part because it reminded me of a video created aping the insights of my book, without attribution as became the norm for the False Narrative crowd so they would appear authoritative before the misleading part began. Instead of admitting this is what Tranzi OBE was about. The False Narrative tried to make it about a database of PII. Hence my point these aims are centripetal to gain changes toward common aspirations instead of centrifigal like the old Six Flags ride where the bottom dropped out and we stuck to the wall. The only reason to get to know the values, attitudes, and beliefs of the students is to change them. It’s what continuous improvement really means and it’s cybernetic because it seeks ongoing change against declared goals that then become about the qualities of 21st century ‘citizenship’. It simply functions like what used to be comrade education in China, Cuba, or the USSR.
It is what Jean-Francois Revel wrote had come to France via sociologists putting their theories into mandated pedagogy.
One of my kids just asked why there was a canister of frozen chicken broth on the stairs. I said it is for the black eyed peas. If I start now they can cool and will have better flavor when I warm up later while (probably) sipping champagne. Tis a New Years tradition. My son was really impressed the year I pulled out the pasta pot, added water and ice, and used it to quickly chill two bottles. He probably realized he could use the same technique for less high-brow beverages.
James Lindsay: “This is the real alchemy of the pseudo-realist ideological project: turning normal, mostly healthy people into psychologically, emotionally, and spiritually broken water-carriers who can no longer cope adequately with the features of reality and thus must prefer the pseudo-reality that was built to receive them—and, more importantly, to make strategic use of them.“
This clearly mirrors SEL and so many other ED tropes breaaking the kids as early as possible.
An aside, yesterday ( we are at a ski mt) my son was exiting the premises after skiiing, and a guy, an arbitrary stranger yelled at him, “ hey put your mask on so the rest of us can ski for the season!”
Ok he was outdoors, exiting. So then we meet in cosy restaurant where as soon as we sit we remove masks, as everybody here, all behind the invisible barrier of the pseudo-reallity which is that outdoors in the cold, while you ski its safe, but if you take your skis off you are toxic. You are toxic when you enter a restaurant, but you are safe upon being seated.
It all fits…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1-0XKYAZII&feature=youtu.be
Not sure this posted first time.
Thank you for that. I deleted the first link to same video.
Hope everyone is happy and safe. We still have a great deal to talk about here at ISC. It turns out there is voluminous documentation of what is desired.
What I figured out in CtD is the foundation still but there is now so much being laid there.
Happy remainder of 2020 to all. Have finished frying the bacon for my chard while my vegetarian child was running errands.
Wishing that we all thrive, flourish, and enjoy TREMENDOUS and ‘equitable’ well-being in this New Year!
For a couple of years, I have been researching (among other things) the behaviors, traits, aptitudes, and attitudes necessary to effective ‘anything’ (I was going to say leadership) in complex international environments. Agree or disagree, these entail a compliment of cognitive skills (cognitive complexity), and aptitudes and behaviors that cluster around that dubious handle, “emotional intelligence”. I would add a high tolerance for novelty, and the ability to fluidly adapt to variables that may not be fully-understood. Call it 3-dimensional chess, with a heart thrown in.
So, how has the education system of my host culture addressed the development of these, now, survival skills? Standardized test-focused K-12 education; no accountability for learning tertiary education — with few students pursuing advanced degrees…and, oh yes, state-sponsored training in the ‘civic virtues’ (CCP-style).
This system produces a creature who, for all intents and purposes has a H.S. education, and who stopped maturing emotionally and intellectually at Grade 12. Quite amoral, too, because ‘civic virtue’ translates into affecting ‘right’ behavior and speech (its a lot like PC) in public, whilst doing what you damn please anytime you think no one is watching. I think this person could thrive, flourish and experience well-being in a not too complex role in a TECH firm, and as a SHOPPER for useless stuff. Are they capable of procreation, the jury is out…
One other thought for the year, the last one. I struggled in my own research regarding certain LGAT organizations and their coaching ‘club’ iterations — as others have because we were led down a path by the anti-cult crowd, who spin their wheels and waste a lot of time trying to decide whether a given organization meets THEIR framework for what is a c.u.l.t., and then, so what?
Read a marvelous though not very recently published work on cults by a French author, and entitled in English, “Soul Snatchers”. This researcher just cuts to the chase saying that ALL these organizations, the analysis thereof, falls under the purview of “forensic psychiatry”…meaning he understood the criminal dimension of these activities. THANK YOU!
And, I think this also speaks to the psychopathy recently described in the James Lindsay piece referenced above and much of what we discuss in the forum. Important to never forget the criminal dimension of what these people are doing.
Leslie , ya nailed it again. BOOM.
Final, final rant for the year, last year, on the Covid-19 nonsense. Notice MANY msm sources are asserting that the mortality rate for Covid-19 is 3.0% is that, that or the other location. This was the original forecast but is NOT borne out by the CDC’s own statistics…so what gives with that? Then lies the task of explaining why Singapore, for instance, has only suffered 27 fatalities — so they work backwards to rationalize certain factors and future remedies, mask wearing, contact tracing, the efficacy of which has yet to be demonstrated.
I think it might be useful to go back to a certain lab in Wuhan, and ask a few more questions about that facility, which was internationally-staffed and funded.
This thing is beginning to remind me of 3/11, and the Fukushima/TEPCO international media scam’o’rama. The Tepco-operated, Fukushima nuclear facility was a G.E. plant, and G.E. engineers (AMERICANS) provided regular maintenance to the facility. It was stated in the Japanese news early on that there were ’40’ American engineers performing maintenance on that facility at the time of the incident. I saw one of these gentlemen interviewed on NHK! Then this narrative simply disappeared, and we heard stories of the incredible bumbling incompetence of TEPCO personnel, and criminally sloppy procedures, dirty stretchers/no medical aid equipment, etc. I want to hear about the 40 engineers, and I would like to know WHO was attached to that Wuhan facility, as in a list of personnel.
Additionally, it seems to me that developing a vaccine for a coronavirus is like trying to jump onto a moving train — these things mutate quite rapidly, don’t they? Isn’t this why each flu season requires a gerry-rigging of new vaccines. But, somehow, for this one, we have the magic bullet!
I have said privately to a number of friends who can be bothered to ‘get it’ ( H/T to Werner E. lol ) that communism, communitarianism, or really, totalitarianism of any kind, turns the average Joe or Jane into a petty criminal as they simply try to go about the act of living their lives w/o undue interference.
SEL education , Habits of mind, Competentcies, etc, take that survival impulse which necessitates breaking idiotic rules to be “normal” and ensures that the survival impulse is completely amoral and devoid of actual empathy despite all the happy talk showing a person how to demonstrate approved compassion in public for any admiring audience.
The other night we went out to dinner in Glorious Soviet of PA which has had all inside dining closed for 3 weeks. ( To Flatten The Curve ) We did this by dining outside /inside under a massive tented patio space replete with fire pit and heat lamps.
One side of the “tented” space was open to the elements to prevent certain death from the RO. Of course we had to leave by 9:59 when everyone knows the RO will kill you by 10:01. I exited wearing my new sparkly mesh and blessedly oxygen allowing mask.
Note; the purveyors of the restaurant and I were both performing. Kowtowing but fully aware of the game being played. When people do that long enough they become calloused and inured to insanity. It becomes practiced and learned dissociation unless you are playing constant attention .
Should work out well for all.
Yes, the ‘virus’ has mysterious properties, which require the cancellation of church services that only permit attendence by a dozen masked and sanitized people — YET, the virus in Japan, at least, is not active in Starbucks shops after about 7:00 PM. As for my own neighborhood, it looses all potency at about 9:00 PM when the bars and restaurants are full to capacity.
On the criminality, Werner E., etc. — intellectuallizing any of this, de-criminalizes it, in a sense. I think this is part of the language manipulation thing, as in, “Father of the Self-Help Movement”, even if remotely ‘true’, has a much different ring than, “Ex-used car salesman, con artist, and child abuser…” right?
Loved the “Glorious Soviet” comment.
https://knowablemagazine.org/article/mind/2020/how-change-behavior-during-pandemic-personal-habits-public-health is on January 15.
Co-sponsored by The Behavioral Scientist. Notice all the links in the participants to Angela Duckworth as well as brain research.
Then we have this, but without the adjective ‘Great’ but still the Rest idea.
I hadn’t been aware of this, but Jack Ma (founder of Alibaba) has been M.I.A. for two months.
Ma came to my attention when he and Melinda Gates released this report. https://www.alizila.com/ma-gates-led-un-panel-releases-digital-cooperation-report/
Note that many of the media companies spreading false information surrounding the US Presidential election or suppressing potentially damaging info, depending on the candidate, have related businesses that would greatly benefit from this idea that broadband and digital technology are a human right to be provided, if needed, at taxpayer expense.
Are you aware that MA started a ‘university’? I beieve the focus of this institution was to foster entrepreneurship in the PRC.
I was not, but thought you would appreciate this quote from the 2018 book Big Mind: How Collective Intelligence Can Change Our World that rather combines our complementary areas of expertise. It’s in the last Chapter of the book (my bolding):
Not sure who that ‘we’ is in that last sentence, but it doesn’t include us I’m afraid. Like Robert Ornstein and Paul Ehrlich in their book New World, New Mind when I first came across Arationality and the push for a new way of thinking that bypassed the Axemaker Mind, Geoff Mulgan also wants new categories of thought and new ways of thinking. He uses the word ‘dialectical’ a lot. Fits with socialism, like it or not.
This should resonate. From Australia.
And, from the same article:
“A new disease has emerged in 2020, and I do not here mean Covid. It is “hypochondria by proxy”, that is, taking on needless worry for the health of others. Most governments around the world caught the disease, and passed it on to many of their citizens. It has become a weird obsession. But again, the hypochondria by proxy is selective. We only wish to protect the Covid-exposed. It is part of a strange, modern, still emerging secular obsession with extending this, our only life, as long as we can. And then ending it at a time of our choosing. All very post-Christian. If man can control everything – including the climate – he should be able to control death. It is our right, nay, our duty. God might well be thinking – “not on My watch”.”
This really sums it up for me — CONTROL on every front of existence.
All ready to go, just like C’ville curriculum for K-12 and using that Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence’s RULER. I watched a webinar this summer when it was held out as the answer to the BLM protests. Notice too the article ends with the historically illiterate statement that “The legacy that our forefathers left us was a system that emphasized cooperation, Adams said [director of strategy at The Urban Assembly in NYC]. “The only way that system of government work is for people to have faith in each other.”
Got a verb- subject tense problem there in that quote in addition to the mistaken belief that a system of checks and balances and autonomy to the people with spheres government was not allowed to intrude on was about “people to have faith in each other.” That’s just more nonsense to impose Fascism as required communitarianism brought to us by an all-encompassing government supposedly in charge of our ‘well-being’.
Notice the heading before Adams’ statement, which was again somehow all ready to go as if someone was anticipating what happened because an incident was planned to take attention away from the massive fraud–“Seize Teachable Moments in the wake of difficult events.” What? To teach students that they need to be ruled?
I am adding this because a 2nd article all ready to go in this Reichstag moment when nothing is actually as it seems except the long-planned trajectory of subjugation to the vision of a politically organized society is called “Insurgency at the US Capitol: A Dreaded, Real-Life Lesson Facing Teachers”. It then begins with the statement that is extraordinarily useful when you want a curriculum attacking and emotionalizing perception itself and how students will interpret future experiences already planned for them.
Notice that reference to “make sense”. Use what happened to create an interpretive lens for how government and certain political leaders are seen.
Again all ready to go yesterday. https://beyondthestoplight.com/2021/01/06/resources-for-teachers-on-the-days-after-the-attack-on-the-u-s-capitol/
This is consistent with an ESS and Pedagogizing Society. A call for Engaging in a Pedagogy of Political Trauma? Certain beliefs are not allowed?
This is ESS, which is a prerequisite to this Marxist vision the world is now embarking on in earnest while pretending it is Trump supporters who are the insurrectionists.
Yet more resources. https://www.weareteachers.com/resources-for-teaching-about-attack-capitol/
and this http://kylenebeers.com/blog/2021/01/06/tomorrow-is-not-simply-another-day-at-school/?fbclid=IwAR3p8vHHtLwytMH3znadTOGGmd7wvOR0-CV138JiGbhjzPSa9m9gScw9N6o wanting to make Sedition the word of the day at school.
If the OED definition of sedition is “the stirring up of discontent, resistance, or rebellion against the government in power” and the very issue in question is the legitimacy of the process used to determine the next government in power, how can that be sedition? Weren’t all the false assertions made surrounding Russia and that Ukraine phone call that turned out to be legitimate the actual seditious acts under the OED meaning?
Is it now seditious not to regard all politicians, however they came to office, as rulers and we the ruled?
Using words like Insurrection or Sedition do NOT make them the accurate descriptions of the events in question unless one is looking for a Reichstag moment and wanting to control how we “all make sense of the events yesterday at the Capitol.” That very aspiration for control is itself a fascist aspiration for the State to control. Was the woman shot yesterday primarily because a tragic death made the Charlottesville talking points more compelling?
Adding this today which is from the Aspen Institute’s Society and Education Program. It rather solidifies my take that this has all been C’ville 2.
I worked through this book today https://www.rethinkx.com/humanity and it is quite clear to me that Wednesday, george floyd, and the pandemic are all excuses to get to the desired new Organizing System grounded in mindsets, new forms of thinking, conceptual frameworks, beliefs, and values. Going to be a bumpy decade with these plans.
Especially with this too–
I would say “yes” to your last question. She was executed to add ‘resonance’ to the narrative. Jim Stone has suggested that DNC insiders (blood relatives) were involved in the organization of the Capital Hill ‘event’.
On a completely OTHER note, I was staggered by a thought this AM — literally stopped in my tracks by it. This has to do with the management and control of Japanese multinationals — the big verticals, and certain consumer goods producers. OK, I was approached recently to assist in an attempt to integrate a parent ship back into the global organization. Imagine, for instance, that General Foods (the U.S. HQ, was lead by individuals who had absolutely nothing in common with members of their entire global leadership structure — this would include language, and business culture.) I would imagine the HQ relies on international consultants, lawyers, etc. as the only thing that tethers them to the global firm.
I am imagining the opposite of what occurred, here in the 90’s and early 2,000’s when U.S. U.K. French and German financial firms installed their operations in Asia. Shadow companies formed, were formed in each of these entities. They were hi-jacked and then disabled. The shoe seems to be on the other foot right now, but with much graver implications. Just a thought, ;-).
See, I just could not GET why this nation cannot develop internationally-capable business ‘anything’s’…what gives.
https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/robert-spencer/2021/01/09/the-left-is-enjoying-its-reichstag-fire-moment-n1327058 is a very good summation of why the Reichstag analogy is crystal clear for so many of us. Especially with the same type of consistency in talking points and blatant disregard of actual history in what are clearly erroneous statements.
As with the pandemic and charges of systemic racism, we have a sought transformation looking for justifying memes and images.
Am adding this important tidbit from a post today as it fits with what I have heard on webinars as Big Business forces its customers to comply with its vision or be frozen out of needed services.
Have you seen this on the WEF and their new Stakeholder Capitalism Metrics. https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/10/measure-progress-stakeholder-capitalism-brian-moynihan/
Note the use of standards organizations to function as soft law, all the language straight out of the MH vision, as well as using the auditors as the vision enforcers much like you and I have discussed has been the role of accreditation in education.
I was just looking through my old posts for the one on Lauren Resnick and HOTS and came across this one from September 2014 http://invisibleserfscollar.com/treasure-of-social-comity-requires-sacrifices-of-individual-sovereignty/ laying out from Edward Wenk’s 1999 book how Government is now to be “considered as a steering system and not simply a power broker” and it needs to cultivate an ‘engaged pilgrim devoted to the here and now of political action”. It hit me that this is precisely what the already created Charlottesville curriculum ready for the 2017 return to school and now the sedition rhetoric and constant refrains of Insurrection and mortal threat to our democracy and the preposterous refrain about the BLM protesters being treated so much worse.
Good time to reread it. Boy is it prescient. I’ll quote a few paragraphs that in retrospect almost take the breath away given later events in this country.
No wonder digital learning was the answer to the pandemic even if children are neither particularly at risk nor common vectors of infection.
I am sitting here watching the world flip out over certain social media bans. Shocked at the power grab. Now if they only understood the level of control and power grab of minds through the online schooling, gaming and testing has had. The masters are working those reaction responses like clockwork aren’t they?
Absolutely. Remember the Enschede conference described in CtD? This is what the ASCD released last night https://inservice.ascd.org/resources-for-talking-to-students-about-politics-civic-engagement-and-uncertainty/ and notice the call for us all to be moving in a common unified direction.
One of the links involving Equity is to Zaretta Hammond who also writes and talks quite often for the SoLD–Science of Learning and Development Alliance. https://www.soldalliance.org/post/who-gets-to-thrive-the-science-of-learning-and-development-as-a-tool-for-anti-racism is about a forthcoming webinar.
https://5bde8401-9b54-4c2c-8a0c-569fc1789664.filesusr.com/ugd/eb0b6a_b46614c8959e4d3f9380e4d6951fdb6b.pdf is a 2019 paper from her on their site called “Looking at SoLD through an equity lens: Will the science of learning and development be used to advance critical pedagogy or will it be used to maintain inequity by design?”
Actually, given everything going on as, like Lysenko, we now must believe what political power seeks to have us believe, people may want to download other papers this weekend. https://www.soldalliance.org/sold-alliance-papers
I have all these and have read them all and know how it all fits. Very glad now I went ahead and got the ESS phrase up during the holidays.
https://www.spiked-online.com/2021/01/08/the-totalitarian-hell-of-lockdown/ is very good on several of the related power grabs and false narratives around us, but Ms Hill does not understand how Tranzi OBE, virtual reality immersion learning, and the Science of Learning and Development work if she still believes her conclusion.
When I was finishing up Big Mind yesterday, one of my musings was that constructivism and the mindfulness initiatives (next post but plotted out already) want to control the private conversations in our head that pass for thought. Yep.
The duplicity is amazing. The willingness to declare one side unfit and in need of re-education is appalling. Especially after witnessing what was going on in pdx all summer and nearly every night since early summer. Even that night raging continued. Thankful there are still some of us who can think for themselves.
It’s just the right time for all kids to head back to class … so many lessons to teach.
Facing History and Ourselves, which both of the Obamas were involved with back when he ran for the Senate from Illinois, was up with this Teaching Idea Wednesday night by 9. This was the accompanying statement:
Then it is signed by their head of Program and Thought Leadership. We have curricula on misinformation that is itself factually strained if not outright false, brought to us by the same people wanting to tech the Reconstruction and the Holocaust in late January to use it as a lens for seeing today’s events. Notice the constant references to Insurrection in a way that disregards the OED and the insistence that this summer’s BLM protesters were treated so much worse. Where, precisely?
Then we have this troubling triangle and aspiration from the lesson that are apparently a big part of FHAO.
If you remember the lessons of the Radio project covered in CtD that interested John Dewey, the OED definition of insurrection and the actual facts surrounding Wednesday’s events may cease to matter by next week to the typical student. It is like basing your beliefs of the Tet Offensive on listening to Walter Cronkite’s evening lies and then discovering as an adult we won. We has long since abandoned Vietnam by then based on falsehoods disseminated by the media with just such a goal.
This is from the Frameworks Institute’s response to Wednesday, released mid-day Thursday.
Notice the reason the term ‘protesters’ cannot be used here but it works with BLM ransackers or when Kenosha is burned down.
Another statement and links to materials to groups that are anything but unbiased. https://www.pblworks.org/blog/pbl-teachers-and-leaders-responding-attack-us-capitol
Buck is behind the HQPBL Framework which is, of course, deemed more equitable. It stands for High Quality Project Based Learning. It goes after Head, Heart, and Hands in other words. We have covered Facing History and Teaching Tolerance before here at ISC. It is the Southern Poverty Law Center Initiative.
Have you noticed the only supposed remedy for ‘racial justice’ is a politically organized society where even our minds are now systems to be controlled?
Adding this to the Orwellian redefinition of ‘misinformation’ needed by the ESS we are now living in. https://www.brookings.edu/blog/techtank/2021/01/11/the-role-of-misinformation-in-trumps-insurrection/
This is a quote from a release Wednesday
I was on a webinar yesterday where the Capitol “Insurrection” was deemed to be a threat to “Our Democracy” meriting a new vision for education that then tracked back to what I recognize we imported from the Soviets in the 80s and they translated from John Dewey in the 20s as I covered in CtD. I looked up one of the troubling speakers https://kathyhirshpasek.com/biography/ who kept mentioning “the kind of people we want to create” with a giddiness to her voice. That U-Pittsburgh BA in Psych would almost certainly put her in Lauren Resnick’s orbit there before Resnick imported the ideas from Luria that became her Curriculum for Thinking now known as HOTS and required by ESSA for annual assessment. None of this seems incidental, especially as I wrote in my margin that she said something to Ted Dintersmith about how students were applying the Taught Ideas in new circumstances and I recognized that as Resnick’s Transfer. Now I learn she was likely a Resnick student and then got a U-Penn PhD in psycholinguistics.
Again the latter is a term associated with Luria and the Cultural Historical Activity Theory. New rationales for old ideas, huh.
At the heart of any healthy democracy is a well-educated and informed citizenry.
On this topic, I do not believe Kamala Harris can serve as POTUS, in that she is not a “natural born citizen” as defined by the U.S. Constitution. Her parents were both in the U.S. on student visas at the time of her birth. You would think that attorney, Kamala, would know that.
Our judiciary apparently is no longer guided by the words of the Constitution, but by its supposed 21st century spirit.
I have gone back to read New Lies for Old because of all the disinformation we are being fed in a most organized manner. I have to ask myself, if CtD chronicles the import of the ed template from the USSR and education is one of two legs of controlling communication to gain the desired internal and external transformations, why cannot it be worth pondering if we imported disinformation as a strategy as well?
It certainly fits and would also explain why the allegation of ‘conspiracy theorist’ gets used to shut down scrutiny into documented facts that are inconvenient to the sought narrative. It also goes a quote from an SSRN paper from last week on defamation law and rejecting the current malice standard for public figures. First, it states in the abstract that “the First Amendment has been weaponized, frustrating a basic requirement of a healthy democracy: the development of a set of broadly agreed-upon facts.”
Sounds like the ESS to me and redefining a totalitarian vision of adherence to the official line as “a healthy democracy’. Then later in the paper https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3761438 there is the related claim that
Again, this sounds a great deal like what learning standards are actually creating–common understandings that allow a group of individuals to function as a collective–a system–without mutiny or even contradiction of authority. Isn’t that precisely where these allegations of the pandemic’s risks, systemic racism, and Insurrections all lead?
Doesn’t this all feel like a disinformation campaign to gain control over ALL human systems–economic, cultural, political, rules of social interaction?
https://www.nies.go.jp/i-forum/ is going on today and tomorrow and is tied to what is being pushed by Future Earth Alliance in 2021.
Next week’s Climate Adaptation Summit 2021 in the Netherlands, that country’s role in the behavioral sciences and unesco’s work, Bill Gates’ involvement in summit and his financing of the Achievement Standards Network globally, Common Core learning tasks as covered in CtD, and David Christian and his Big History work had me revisiting my IPCC Trilogy that turned into a Quartet in April 2014 to look once again at the meaning of the word Adaptation. I think it also ties to Richard Davidson’s work with the Dalai Lama and where the plasticity of Well-Being Framework released by Davidson’s Center for Healthy Minds just before Christmas all gets us to. It is the same vision. I wanted to make sure I could prove that before writing about it. I had also forgotten about Milton Rokeach’s targeting of the unconscious belief system in order to get desired action in the future–altering that internal image is precisely what the tiki torches visual in Charlottesville and the confederate flag with people now shown to tie to antifa and BLM takes us. No wonder the curricula was all ready to go. It gets to the Social Transformation touchstones I covered on April 6, 2014.
I feel like humming “I can See Clearly Now” except the family cats would wake up and start distracting me.
Talk about removing all doubt, look at what I bolded about changing how we live on Earth–
Have I mentioned that sometimes I hate being prescient?
Checking in from crazy land on another topic. I became aware through certain sources that a certain cult formed by an individual with the initials W.E., was targeting recalcitrant individuals with what they described as ‘sound weapons’. One of these sources described the subliminal tune that was piped into her home, as being like this:
“It sounded like an inversion of a minor 7th chord, for the first 4 beats, resolving to a minor tonic chord, (or maybe a dominant), on the long note. The same chords, over and over again, with an ascending four-note minor scale playing over and over in the baseline, and continuing through the long chord.”
For weeks, now, I have been just barely hearing a subliminal ‘loop’ being played in my district. This goes on day an night…I hear it all night long. It passes undetected, until you want to throw up. I would say the musical configuration is very similar to what is described above.
Anyone else noticing any “happy shopping loops” being played in your neighborhoods?
Guess who made an appearance in a book in my graduate HR courses. Who? You ask? Peter Corning. Gah! Because who doesn’t need some systems thinking and synergy in their HR departments? I made my way through with minimal nausea. These ideas have made their way into every inch of every area. I am glad, however, that I am able to decipher what they are really wanting and referring to.
ia relevant to what you are seeing. So Knowledge Works is pushing Human Centered Learning, Brookings is pushing Human-Centered Capatilism and the WEF was Human Centricity around Data. http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_On_the_Importance_of_Human_Centricity_2021.pdf
No patterns present here.
None at all. Several Ted talks were on the watch list this week. All centered on stakeholder capitalism. Sounds like what you wrote above. Profit is now a four letter word in some circles . Plus in addition to having a financial profit & loss you must have one for showing commitment to SDG’s and environmental impact. Can there be one for individualism and free speech?
There’s only so much of the pie available in their eyes.
https://workofthefuture.mit.edu/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/2021-Research-Brief-Polli-Kassir-Dolphin-Baker-Gabrieli.pdf is also relevant to the change in direction of what you are being subjected to in academia.
The actual name of the paper is “Cognitive Science as a New People Science for the Future of Work”. Adding this–
Dang! “ The new people science refers to the evaluation of behavioral data collected with digital assessments, specifically to measure the underlying cognitive, social, and emotional traits of individuals without self-reports.”
“ people science” Eugenics much?!
Is this k-12 and college data accrued via such things as the Boss App, etc and of course teacher probing snitching reporting into data files, the “perrmanent record” now the blob that rules your life, gets you hired or doxxed. Video games and online learning. Oh dont forget your medical records. Tsk tak she didn’t give all 38 vaxxes to her baby…..
Ten years ago, I was hearing about a modified form of MRI being adapted for employee assessments. There was a great buzz of excitement registered relevant to this.
The ‘music’ is still playing.
Been a while since I wrote about World Savvy, but most, if not all, of the State Dept of Ed’s belong to it. This is their doozy of a statement released today. I could use a walk on this note.
Have you noticed the term ‘white supremacists’ has joined the phrases insurrection, sedition, structural racism, etc. as the descriptions that merit total transformation towards a Fascist vision of the public and favored private entities managing us as if we were serfs?
It reminds me of the enactment of the Service State vision laid out here http://invisibleserfscollar.com/circumscribing-knowledgepart-2-of-imposing-mindsets-to-fit-a-new-political-philosophy/ Even more important now because of the role of Digital Learning as the solution to the Pandemic. Good time to remember the aspiration from the past that
Spoke yesterday with an expat who was just transferred in from Thailand. He told me that, that country had not experienced a single fatality to Covid-19 — odd, because while the health-care infrastructure is well-developed, I don’t see Thai culture as embracing draconian anything…masking, social distancing, and the hygiene measures. Sounded simply like Covid-19 was simply a non-event in Thailand.
This quote pondering why the new approach to public health should really brush up on it as an excuse for the Human Development Society.
Spoke recently to a Brit who had lost three family members in the last year, all quite elderly, all with serious health conditions. He reported that his own father, who was essentially consigned to hospice care, was at the end, was tested no less than three times for Covid-19 (ON HIS DEATH BED), and finally came up ‘positive’…so, Covid-19 went on the death certificate among other causes. Same drill with a mother-in-law.
Following up on statements during a Science of Learning and Development webinar yesterday on what constitutes Student Thriving and antidotes to Systemic Racism and a call for Equity and Excellence led me here https://www.goodtherapy.org/training-courses/nalanda-institute-for-contemplative-science.html
I remembered your long-term interest in Esalen and how it keeps cropping up.
YEP, it appears and reappears like a case of herpes. Strangely, I don’t recall many people of color involved with Esalen at any time in its history.
Read the newly announced fed health official from Penna, Dr. Rachel Levine – taught … psychology.
Sen Rand Paul released his 2020 fed overspending report, it noted the State Dept has been funding students to come here from … Russia, for years. Wasn’t the State Dept’s desired narrative that POTUS colluded with Russia? The student lives with a family and attends community college on US tax payer. Made me think of one of my fav Kevin Costner movies … “No Way Out”.
God Bless, no need to worry 🙂
I just got off a webinar where the january 6 lessons came up and the teachers used Newsela to get the FACTS that all students were to acknowledge were the FACTS and then either discuss or journal about. I looked up the sources https://newsela.com/about/content/content-partners/ and beyond the WaPo, NYT, Al Jazeera, AP, USA Today and others who have been writing disinformation for years, we also have the Zinn Education project as a to be trusted sources as well as the Big History Project, that is the Gates-funded David Christian prject I have covered here at ISC. Also Facing History and Ourselves is to be treated as gospel.
It’s also where the images used came from.
I work in a field, or did, the entire history of which was revised, circa 2006/7. I kept pinching myself wondering was I ‘there’ at such and such a time, and did I see/heare this, or not. It was like a major gaslighting program. You can tell when they are UP TO THIS because everyone repeats the same talking points until you want to scream.
Maybe the switch correlates with the 2004 release of this book with this aspiration
Sounds like Marx’s prerequisite Moral Revolution to get to the little ‘c’ Human Development Society to me, but fits with all those papers I linked to over the weekend pushing the work of another former APA President Urie Bronfenbrenner.
The book is Character Strengths and Virtues: A Classification and Handbook by Oxford University Press. Seligman co-wrote it with Christopher Peterson.
I didn’t watch the Inauguration, but https://www.facinghistory.org/educator-resources/current-events/reflecting-amanda-gormans-hill-we-climb in calling for a country acting as a “union with purpose” is calling on the US to function as a system going forward. No longer a composite of free individuals, but simply components of a human system whose purpose they no longer have any say in. I think ultimately that was the purpose of the electoral fraud. To force King’s Beloved Community or Marx’s Human Devt Society or what has also been called the cooperative commonwealth.
It also fits with the Handbook above and Seligman’s work all over the world, including those conferences in Dubai I have covered where Csik joined him.
I’ve been studying and following American K-12 education, its intellectual fads and ideological fetishes, for some thirty years now, and the ideological homogeneity and incestuousness of modern public education and the perfervid leftist evangelism that descends from the teacher’s colleges is, while astounding, also a grey, dreary, masochistic subject to follow.
The acronym fetish within American pedagogy has always been something I’ve noticed.
I’ve its an acronym, it must be true.
Except for the aims admitted here. https://www.gettingsmart.com/2021/01/a-new-vision-for-a-new-administration-whole-child-development-learning-and-thriving/
This from July 2020 and tied to the SoLD Alliance also relates https://forumfyi.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Thriving.Equity.Learning.Report.pdf
The references to Ecological Systems Thinking are pure Urie Bronfenbrenner, which one of the co-authors, Karen Pittman, made clear in a webinar I was on this past week. Good time to remember Urie was a grad student in the Soviet Union in the 60s and worked closely with Leontiev and Luria in what was their Theory of Mind that would become CHAT–Cultural Historical Activity Theory. We have also tied Lauren Resnick of HOTS to CHAT via her being on the Exec Board of the Global ISCAR for one of their conferences. IIRC it was 2013.
This is the old Urie post. http://invisibleserfscollar.com/imitating-the-ussr-in-striving-to-discover-how-the-child-can-become-what-he-not-yet-is/
He also has a tag and can be searched that way too.
If we could concieve of a “bottom line” to ESS, it would simply be a society, including the entire public school milieu, completely scrubbed, cleansed, sterilized and free of all non-leftist, non-progressive, non-cultural Marxist/postmodern thought, alternative views, heterodox perspectives or even the possibility of the development of core mental sets outside the “woke” progressive intellectual and psychological cubicle the public schools now, overwhelmingly, exist to generate.
The “we society” that these people want to create (i.e., a collectivist, “communitarian” socialist “daycare center state” as I’ve long termed it, and ideologically homogenous Eloi society, has no and cannot have the slightest tolerance for the individual and his/her “counterrevolutionary” or “reactionary” thinking.
Even one person thinking and moving outside the hive becomes an existential threat to the fundamental assumptions and beliefs grounding the very existence of the hive.