Never Satisfied? Why They Bank on Your Unhappiness As a Key to Economic Growth

What ultimately drives consumer confidence, the stock market and the growth of the economy? Better middle class jobs, disposable income and a general sense of happiness, or something close to that, no? Think again. This poignant video explains the real factors behind economic bliss – and why happiness in the system is diametrically opposed to your happiness:

Original article by Aaron Dykes for Truthstream Media

OK, so this video is parody, despite being temptingly portrayed as leaked audio from an elite confab. But it summarizes the mass marketing mind control perpetrated against the population to further social engineering and maximize consumer profits.

The speaker, supposedly recorded in secret at “an exclusive 2012 Global Summit” comes from a not-far-from-reality Global Alliance for Growth firm. He brags that “We have amassed the largest bank of BIG DATA ever.”

Using advanced algorithms and super computers, his firm has broken down vast quantities of consumer data concerning purchases, trending products, companion items, shopping habits, online trends, market survey responses and the like.

That data is boiled down, conceptually, into the CMI, or Consumer Mood Index, which summarizes buying habits in relation to overall attitude, converting it into a quantifiable economic factor.

Astonishingly, it shows that Dissfaction, not satisfaction, produces optimal economic growth.

Why? Because the best consumer is NEVER satisfied, chronically bored always looking for new installments of temporary happiness. Dissatisfaction is key to engaging in consumer shopping “rituals” – holidays, sales, promos and special releases.

This state is achieved largely through the media. This mock video dubs it “targeted behavioral stimulation,” explaining with tech savvy that “tools like neuro-marketing, pharmaceutical instruments and strategic neuro memes” are used to create ideal consumer states.

In short, a saturated world of sophisticated advertisements, which are amplified by psychology present in the marketing pitch and in the synergistic pills and drugs used by large sectors of the population.

“We can specifically deliver through partnered-broadcast media and internet channels,” the speaker touts, also identifying customizable neuro-marketing.

The program outlines how it will “directly target specific happiness factors” including:

Self-esteem factor
Intellectual development
Personal safety

Interestingly, these all have significant places on the Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, a theory outlined by psychologist Abraham Maslow – a member of the secretive Tavistock Institute (involved in covert social engineering projects) – where the fulfillment of human needs and pursuit of “self-actualization” is tiered on a pyramid structure.

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While this can be used in a positive manner to better one’s self and improve their living standard conditions, it can also be used by others to thwart progress and, well, keep people down in lower states of fear and want for basic survival.

Distortion of these values can also blur the goals of being a better person and cause us to focus on, for example, petty notions of self-esteem such as outer appearance (“improved” by make up, cosmetic surgery and fashionable clothing) rather than more substantial values of self-esteem based on internal qualities such as character, personality, and respectability.

In the consumer economic world, marketers appeal directly to these distorted perceptions of worth and lower basal appeals readily found in fear, sex, violence, worship of money etc.

Shortchanging Your Life, and Preventing Spiritual Growth

Creating feelings of inadequacy, poking at the perceived intelligence of the viewer, and especially marketing fear all serve to undermine the very satisfaction marker this parody video seeks to achieve, and also undermine the fulfillment of the human soul – keeping individuals short of happiness, security, love and more.

A sense of vulnerability in these and other categories – sold through media perceptions of both reality and fantasy – create instability and lack of security under Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.

It not only prevents spiritual growth, connection to family, friends and nature – in short, general happiness and higher states of consciousness (mentioned at the beginning of the video as essential human qualities for stability), but they cause an emergency condition in the mind, where a vapid ritual of “seeking solutions” in the consumer marketplace can occur.

Ways to better one’s appearance and attitude (self-esteem), one’s place in society (by following trends) and to establish new levels of protection and adjustment to one’s environment (security) are enough to send one into a marketable and suggestible state – or, on an all out shopping spree.

“I understand, this is a controversial subject,” the unidentified speaker concludes. “How can we possibly prevent happiness? I have to ask you: how can we afford not to?”

So, there’s a window into the real world – why things never get better in the news, why things are constantly upgraded and “improved,” and why you never seem to be “good enough” next to the mirror of society.

Just remember:

But seriously… think about it.

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2 comments

  1. Hm, interesting subject and a tough one to face too — even for people who are aware of the state of the world and the strings that are pulling society. It’s just always so much easier to fall into the buyer mindset, looking for pleasure to alleviate the discomforts of life.

    Until the age of 7 I had 10 minutes of kids television a day (Soviet era). If I wanted to be entertained my mom pulled out a little picture projector and would stream photos onto the wall and tell me stories. I’d listen to kids tales on a record player occasionally too. But mostly, I was always outside in nature. When I moved out of the USSR I became hooked on television — 6 hours a day and upwards. By the time I was a teenager I would do everything in front of the TV, and even not be able to sleep without having it on :O Even though that sounds extreme, it’s the norm for many people I know. It wasn’t until I took a step back from that way of life that I realized the damage television conditioning causes.

    Even though I haven’t had a TV in over a decade, the effects of growing up like that are quite far-reaching. And now every device around you is essentially turned into a TV anyways — your laptop, your phone, your ipad, and so on. Life is so saturated with it that it’s hard to escape. The only solution it seems is to become educated on the history of all this, and the psychological effects of television and marketing, so that the damage can at least be minimized…

  2. This is such an important topic! Oh the hours of life I totally chucked down the drain watching TV as a teenager … in those sensitive years when you’re most impressionable and really need solid guidance not a bunch of neurosis-forming hypnotic junk. It’s incredible how much time on average people spend watching the telly, or are just so comfortable to have it on in the background. What Alex Jones said about walking around the streets and all the life you see is the blue flashes from behind net curtains really hit the nail on the head.

    In my own family I can see how this entertainment has transformed communities. My grandma and granddad spent their spare time in amateur arts, as did nearly everyone in their small rural town. The churches and community halls were packed with music, poetry, performances. When I was younger there were so many ‘old boys’ sitting on the benches in the streets, watching the world go by, chatting. Now it’s just people bustling to and fro. My dad describes the impact of TV’s arrival on their lives, he was conscious how hypnotic it was, how he would just watch the one available channel until it went off at midnight. Imagine now – endless, absolutely endless possibilities for entertainment 24 hours a day. You can totally see how the former people, who had bonds with each other and actually communicated independently with each other, were a much more ‘dangerous’ demographic – they could start uprisings, protest, reject oppressive forces. Now all they can do is repeat and chatter about what they heard from the presenters on the TV.

    I saw a clip of Opera the other day, a FB friend had written ‘listen to Opera’ and the video just automatically starts, so I put on the volume to see what this mega-mother figure had to say. She was spouting some life-affirming ‘because you’re worth it’ affirmations. To me this is so unattractive, but it’s incredible to think that millions adore this woman and must tune in to this sort of comforting as much as possible. It sounds encouraging, but there’s something in it which feels the opposite, controlling.

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