After writing the Seinfeld post( https :// www.reddit.com/ r/ conspiracy/ comments/ 6nbpwo/ what_i_learned_from_seinfeld_9 0s_predictive/? ref= search_posts ), I read through every single comment and reflected more about comedy in general. Whether or not you agree with my conclusions about Seinfeld, I think we can all see that slapstick has evolved into something darker and most extreme throughout the generations. It would be simple to compare a comedy of the 50 s or 60 s to a slapstick today and assure there is a vast change in what people find funny. Of course, everything evolves, but I think there is something more sinister, and slapstick is used for a darker intent today( or maybe it always has been ). I know I have been writing a lot lately, but I guess this is what happens when people have time off a they actually have time to think( No wonder they want us constantly running !) Anyway, this time around, I want to argue that slapstick is not as innocent as it seems. In fact, slapstick is used as a kind of control, and at the center of this control is humiliation.
For the purpose of this post, I am going to say the word tv, but I am basically including media such as Netflix, YouTube, movies, and basically anything you watch .
Comedy as Propaganda and Indoctrination
Before I can get to the main point of my post, I want to ensure that all aware that there are real surveys on how television and other media are used as programming – this really isn’t even a conspiracy.
First, it is important to note that comedy can be used a propaganda technique. Advertisers make use of ahumor and wita all the time to get people to buy things 😛 TAGEND
So, what are TV programs trying to get you to buy ? It is no secret that people like to laugh, but have you ever wondered why we chuckle? Giggling is largely a social cue, and we chuckle 30 periods as much when we are with other people.
From Web MD 😛 TAGEND
aYou might assume that the’ purpose’ of a laugh is to express yourself — to let people know that you think something is funny. But according to a 2005 article published in the Quarterly Review of Biology, the primary role of laugh may not be self-expression. Instead, the purpose of a laugh could be to trigger positive feelings in other people. When you giggle, the people around you might start chuckling in response. Soon, the whole group is cheerful and relaxed. Laugh can ease tension and foster a sense of group unity. This could have been particularly important for small groups of early humans.a
Think about all the television shows that use giggle ways. Clearly, we hear the laugh and it induces us feel that a situation is more positive than it is. It eases us, and even if you detest laugh ways, surveys show that they run 😛 TAGEND
In fact, many studies demonstrate laugh is not even always about humor! Laughter evolved for two purposes a for a response to when something is funny, but actually, likely more largely, as a social cue. This Slate article states,
“Mimicked laughter was a style to manipulate othersasometimes for mutually beneficial intents, sometimes for more devious reasonsa | Laughter, in other words, is more than just a response to humor. Itas a primal human tool, one of the building blocks of society. It taps into the core of what we are as social animals, carrying from one person to another what often cannot be said in any other way: either that everything is in good funaor, as in the case of omuneepo, that something is very, very wrong.a
Humor is the essence of the majority of amusement today. It eases us. Even in serious movies, there are always quips and humorous segways, perhaps to set the audience at ease.
In fact, Iad argue that the majority of the media we watch is humorous or comedic – from simple sitcoms to talk shows to late night television. Even political depicts( believe Stephen Colbert) use humor to underline political phases.
Would we even be interested in most media( movies, television, YouTube) if it did not involve humor?
Humor is utilized so much because it is easy to condition us when we feel relaxed and comfy, as we attempt to take social cues from the environment around us. Many TV displays have alivea audiences so we know how to feel about certain scenarios.
On top of that, we are in a sort of state of hypnosis when we watch Tv( or any media ). There are thousands of studies on how media impacts our bodies and brains, but it is no secret that it sets us in a relaxed state, which is why it is the favorite pastime of many. We are taking in a lot of information when we are watching tv, but we are not inevitably processing it fully 😛 TAGEND
To get to the point, this media is a type of hypnosis, where we get into a state to take in datum both consciously and unconsciously. Hypnosis is real, by the way, and despite stereotypes, it exists in our daily lives 😛 TAGEND
“In truth, hypnosis is something the majority of members of us have experienced in our everyday lives. If you’ve ever been totally engrossed in a book or movie and lost all track of time or didn’t hear someone calling your name, you were experiencing a state similar to a hypnotic one.
The hypnotized person is not sleeping or unconsciousaquite the contrary. Hypnosis( most often induced by a hypnotherapist’s verbal guidance , not a swinging pocket watch) generates a hyper-attentive and hyper-responsive mental state, in which the subject’s subconscious mind is highly open to suggestion. “This doesn’t mean you become a submissive robot when hypnotized, ” Ray asserts. “Studies have shown us that good hypnotic subjects are active problem solvers. While it’s true that the subconscious mind is more open to suggestion during hypnosis, that doesn’t mean that the subject’s free will or moral judgment is turned off.”*
We all have the potential to be hypnotized, and the article goes on to state that some are more easily hypnotized that others.
If people view media as if it has no agenda, then are they more likely to be hypnotized by it? In other words, those who are least likely to think critically about what they watch are likely most likely to be indoctrinated by it. Even in my last post, I had to argue continuously with people that programs have messages or agendas. What I am saying is that if people were more aware when watching Tv in the first place, they would probably be able to catch the messages. However, it is clear that television utilizes humor( and other relaxation techniques) to put us into a different nation so that we can assimilate messages both consciously and unconsciously. It is the perfect tool for brainwashing, and comedy plays a huge role in this indoctrination.
Comedy and Humiliation
There are probably thousands upon thousands of articles about the evolution and transformation of slapstick throughout hour, so to the needs of length, I think we can all agree that comedy today was not the same as it was even twenty or thirty years ago. Comedy is definitely more extreme today, and it seems that there is no topic that is off limits. In fact, comedians have to be more and more extreme to catch “members attention” of their audiences, likely because we become desensitized over time.
However, I am not going to focus on the extremism in comedy today; rather, I wanted to take note on one modern aspect of comedy that seems to be inherent in nearly all media today: humiliation.
I grew up in an emotionally abusive home. The only thing that seemed to make my mothers laugh involved the expenditure of others. For example, the working day I came home from school. My mama told me to go pet my gerbil( who I loved ). I went over merrily and began to pet it, merely to realise it was dead. She was giggling hysterically, and I was devastated.
Now that I am older, I realise my parents did this to me a lot, and it is probably because they have severe mental issues. Iam not astounded that they love watching comedy shows that focus on humiliation, and if it was not for my abuse, I may not find what is aoffa about these.
So, mortification techniques are a huge part of media today, and I wanted to include some here 😛 TAGEND * Jimmy Kimmel has a lot of segments involving children, much focused on embarrassment and mortification. Here is a segment where parents give their children terrible Christmas gifts 😛 TAGEND
* Ellen Degenerate( Iam sorry I genuinely hate her) defines her entire depict on mortification tactics. Here is where she sets up somebody to steal, and then she humbles them in the audience 😛 TAGEND
* Have you assured the mockumentary Religulous by Bill Maher? The entire movie is about taunting religious people, and at times humbling them. When I was younger, I supposed this was funny, but there is one scene in this movie that is heartbreaking to me. He interviews some truckers about their religion, and he proceeds to mock them about it. It is so sad because, well think, religion may be all these truckers have. Why the need to humble somebody who is not harming anybody with their spirituality?
Here is the full movie if you really want to watch it. How many times does he rely on mortification?
* Popular sitcoms today are all about dishonour. As much as I love the Office, I do realize that the show relies on relentlessly humiliating each other. In fact, I am not even going to link here because I feel as if that is the premise of the present.
* Even aMean Tweetsa are a kind of self-humiliation 😛 TAGEND
I can keep going, and I want you to add anything to the comments I have missed. Regrettably, I do not watch tons of TV or movies, so I likely am missing out on a lot.
To me, if you really think about mortification as humor, it is really sad. As somebody who has been humbled by my mothers the majority of members of my life, I feel that you have to truly have a lack of empathy to be able to feel pleasure when others are in pain. Humiliate means to attain somebody feel ashamed or foolish, so there is a level of pain there. By the style, I am not saying that there likely is not some harmless mortification, but there is also humiliation that can destroy people. So, I do not want to come off as I feel that anytime we laugh at others, we are doing some great injustice, but this is where we get to the larger conspiracy.
Humiliation and MK Ultra Programming
Many believe that there are actually mortification rituals in the media. Does anybody recollect Miss Universe and her ahumiliation rite? a There are a lot of YouTube videos on this( so you may find a better one ):
Are we unknowingly participating in rituals when you watch this sort of programming?
Even if you disagree about that specific conspiracy, there is no denying that MK Ultra abuse and programming is immediately tied to ritual and humiliation tactics 😛 TAGEND
aWhat is ritual abuse? Ritual Abuse usually involves repeated abuse over an extended period of time. The physical abuse is severe, sometimes including torture and killing. The sexual abuse is usually painful, humiliating, intended as a means of gaining predominance over the main victims. The psychological abuse is devastating and involves the use of ritual brainwashing. It includes intellect control techniques which convey to the victim a profound terror of the cult membersa | most victims are in a state of terror, mind control and dissociation.a
That is a great article by the way if you want to read more about ritual abuse.
For many victims, the abuse they experience is genuinely humiliating. Humiliation is about power, ultimately, so when we participate in humiliating person, we are in a sense taking power over them. Whether we are comfortable with this thought or not, shame, power, and abuse are all associated.
When we laugh at humiliation tactics on TV, do we feel more power over someone? Does it construct us feel in control? Does it build us feel better about ourselves?
Think about all of the subreddits devoted to taunting others. I admit that I have participated in some of these in the past, but now I am much more careful. I often hear that my posts are linked to the atop intellects of Reddita sub, and a few hours I have viewed their comments about me. They are humiliating, and it does make me feel bad about myself. Do they feel smarter, better, and more powerful when they humble others on that subreddit?
That subreddit probably is harmless compared to the millions of others that taunt. Of course, this mocking is not limited to Reddit.
aPeople of WalMarta is a website to be given to taking humbling pictures of people( usually those who are clearly impoverished) when shopping 😛 TAGEND
Again, I can go on and on with this, but the point is that dishonour was a great part of our society, and to me, it is really about power not humor. Humor is used in combination with humiliation to twisting it into a more positive experience than it really is.
I think, if nothing else, I want to people to evaluate what builds them laugh. Why are we giggling and at whose expense? On top of that, what programming are we unknowingly receiving as we laugh at others?
I want to make it clear that I do not believe all humor is bad, and I think there is a period and place for humor. However, I also want to show that we be being programmed through humor, specifically humiliation, whether we realize it or not.
After I wrote this post, I actually feel kind of sad. Much of what I write is clearly revealing my experiences and who I am as a person. As I wrote this, I had to relive some of the shame in my life by my parents and others.
It is interesting to note that dishonour does not always have to involve humor by the way a humor is merely a means for dishonour. When I was in my abusive relationship with my ex, he humiliated me by taking power over me. I have written a lot about that here if you are interested 😛 TAGEND
Also, I want to note that there is a lot of gaslighting with dishonour. Whenever I tried to bring up my dishonour with my parents, they always told me I was just being atoo sensitive.a We may say things to people like, aCanat you just take a joke? a
As always, it takes me a long time to write these posts, and this post was a little emotional for me, so please be gentle. Of course, we may not always agree on everything, but Iad love to hear your thoughts!