Ex post facto everything
A quick thought on metrology.
Our media demons use many tactics to dissolve our brains.
One fairly new tactic is ex post facto
judgments and measurements.
Behavior that was normal and legal in earlier eras is now pulled forward through a time warp and treated as immediate current behavior, and punished by current laws and norms.
Diseases and economic variables are constantly re-defined, and we use the change in definition to create a fake variable. The criterion for "Autism" changes every month, and the "number of autistic children" increases every month. We consider this to be a growing epidemic, without ever acknowledging that the definition is changing. The criterion for unemployment has changed several times. If we still used the same definition that we used in the '30s, our current unemployment would be about the same as the '30s. We changed the standard so we have "low" unemployment, even though 1/4 of the working population is out of work.
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Functional cultures, functional legal systems, and proper scientific procedure, all prohibit retroactive judgments and measurements. Each standard must be permanent. You're not allowed to switch standards in midstream, whether you're using the switch to de-normalize old normal events or normalize new abnormal events.
The reason for the prohibition is obvious in science and economics. Why do we measure or sense anything? To provide negative feedback and error correction. As we attempt to achieve a purpose or reach a destination, our senses and measuring tools tell us which way to steer and how fast to move. When the measuring tool changes constantly, the feedback is false. We are directed to steer AWAY from the real goal.
In legal and cultural systems the reason is the same but less obvious. When you want people to behave according to a specified standard, people need to KNOW what the standard is. Ordinary people want to conform, want to be approved and rewarded. When people are able to aim toward a KNOWN AND CONSISTENT goal, and feel rewarded for getting there, enforcers can relax and watch for the few abnormal folks who don't respond automatically.
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Ex post facto rules and definitions are part of Room 101. Constantly changing goals BREAK DOWN internal rationality, leaving the victim with NO INTERNAL STANDARD. Deepstate is then able to treat the victim as a lifeless passive machine.
Labels: Deadthink, Metrology