What is emerging is a picture of society as a system. Wheels within wheels
Whereas the mind is an amorphous mass of self-programming neurons, society is an amorphous mass of self-replicating morons and the internet is an amorphous mass of self organizing electrons. The implications of this are sobering. What it means is that if one could push an easy button and get rid of all the assholes, it would only create a vacuum which would immediately be filled with more assholes. As the dendrite system of the mind modulates the activity of the neuron, the institutions of society modulates the activity of the moron. This is the “double think” of George Orwell’s “New Speak”, in which the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them is promoted as a virtue. Dogma is touted as “faith” to keep society dumb. IE The FDA supposedly is an organization devoted to the wellness of the public. Actually it is an organization devoted to the wellness of the drug companies. The goal is an extension of the sickness of patients so as to maximize profits. The same is true of all institutionalized nodes; FTC, AMA, FED etc. What to do? As any sane understanding of the mind must start with the neuron, any sane understanding of society must start with the individual. Destroying the nodes of power represented by institutionalization can only be regarded as a holding action. Politicians are only a symbol of power, they are in fact only stooges, but they’re not our stooges. Here be dragons.