Sunday, March 22, 2020

Social Distancing As Anti Social Behaviour Self Imposed/Enforced by the Desire to Conform


Humans are inherently social. 

Social Distancing = Anti Social Behavior = Anti human behaviour?
 
Authority cannot exist without obedience

Is every and all authority worthy of obedience? 


Social control is the study of the mechanisms, in the form of patterns of pressure, through which society maintains social order and cohesion. These mechanisms establish and enforce a standard of behavior for members of a society and include a variety of components, such as shame, coercion, force, restraint, and persuasion.
Social control is exercised through individuals and institutions, ranging from the family, to peers, and to organizations such as the state, religious organizations, schools, and the workplace. Regardless of its source, the goal of social control is to maintain conformity to established norms and rules.

Social control , via patterns of pressure,  can be used to destroy the established social order and cohesion, altering it in such a manner that a NEW social order can be fashioned. 
Would authority, which cannot exist without obedience, succeed in altering the social order against the wishes of the masses? 
Who have unwittingly been manipulated into acting against their own interests?


The majority of people believe in incredible things which are absolutely false. The majority of people daily act in a manner prejudicial to their general well-being.

Ashley Montagu, American anthropologist

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11 comments:

  1. Hi Penny:

    I am enjoying the small social experiment playing out in a nearby Children's park. Yesterday the city placed a sign warning not to gather in the park or use the facilities because of the need for "social distancing". Since that sign went up I've noticed people with their children and teens continue to use the park, swinging and climbing on the apparatus as usual. As I walk through the park with my dogs on their daily walk I make eye contact with some of the people and then we both smile.

    I have resisted the urge to sneak out after dark with a felt pen and write "Live Free or Die!" on the sign.

    gc

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    1. I'm still doing my daily walk and saying hello to everyone along the way- but some people won't look at you at all.
      As if by looking they'll catch something!
      I'm with Gwen- promote an alternative opinion.
      I'm itching to do some of that and am already thinking of short little meme like statements to make to people.

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  2. You know http://www.johndayblog.com , Penny? He's a public health doctor and runs a clinic in Austin, Texas. He makes as much sense as Ron Paul, another doctor from Texas. (see also his very informative comment at Oriental Review / The Coronavirus And Hybrid Warfare) Ron Paul is damn right about this being a hoax. Ron Paul was also the only one who right away told the truth about MH17.

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    1. Hadn't come across him previously, I'll check him out Laika
      thanks!

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  3. GC,

    I have resisted the urge to sneak out after dark with a felt pen and write "Live Free or Die!" on the sign.

    Do it, GC, do it!!! :) (Use a Sharpie as it's waterproof.)

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  4. Hi Gwen:

    I want to so much! But I'm afraid of the Stazi that, no doubt, have been assigned to "guard" the swings.

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    1. There was a guard outside the grocery store yesterday!
      wtf?!

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    2. I imagine that's true, as absurd as it would be, they'd guard the swingsets.

      I was just kidding anyway. No one needs to become a martyr for this stupidity. Although I like Penny's idea about spreading information in a meme like way.

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  5. It has been noticed that among the first measures was to ban all religious gatherings, close all places of worship, ban communion.

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    1. My Dad, who attends services every week, has been unable to go- I know it's got him down.

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