Sunday, July 1, 2012

Calendrical & Time Manipulation (Part 1)

Another subtle yet devastating aspect of the global conspiracy is their manipulation of calendars, clocks, and our perception of time. We are being enslaved by man-made mechanisms and systems for keeping time. Not only are we wage-slaves to bankers, governments, bosses, and land-owners, but we are also time-slaves to our watches, clocks, and calendars. We slave to 9-5 school and work days. We slave to 5-day school and work weeks. We are spiritual slaves to Greenwich Mean Time, the Gregorian calendar, and an unnatural 7-day week.

“Time is the primary socializing tool and the clock is the key machine of industrial capitalism. The imperialism of space and material is everywhere evident, but the imperialism of time is a shadowy beast. What is of direct concern is how time is perceived, controlled, exploited, manipulated, institutionalized, and internalized. If we do not understand time, we become its victims. One thing remains apparent: time politics are power politics. Every sundial, water mill, calendar, week cycle, social policy, and temporal monument has served a particular interest and ideology. The hallmark of these, of course, has always been technological power and chauvinist control. In the service of precision, the atomic second is now defined as the duration of 9,192,631,770 particle oscillations within a cesium -133 atom.” -Buried Inside, Chronoclast (Introduction to Album)

If you follow the sun and moon to keep track of time instead of clocks and watches, many things change. If stores open at sun-up and close at sun-down, managers cannot anally enforce punching time cards. If you tell your friends to meet you at the river when the sun touches the tree line, you naturally, patiently wait for them while watching a beautiful sunset. If you tell your friends to meet you at the mall at 7:30pm, then you must constantly look at your wrist or the wall watching a series of cumulatively frustrating numbers.

“That [people] can be characterized as wound up, run down, rusty, or going like clockwork is essentially a product of seventeenth-century thought. It implies not only that their work may be accurately measured, but also that their motions can be studied. Given proper incentives, they will follow predetermined and appropriately mechanical patterns” -Samuel L. Macy, “The Dynamics of Progress: Time, Method, and Measure”

When indoctrinated into meaningless calendars (like the Gregorian and Julian), wrist-watches, 9-5 work days, and 5 day work weeks, people most certainly do follow predetermined, mathematically calculable patterns and tendencies. We like to have a drink after work, we like to watch a movie at the weekend, we like coffee in the mornings, we buy flowers on Valentine’s Day and so on, our tendencies can be calculated and exploited by elites. Those who exist outside the constraints of time/wage slavery have all the time and money they need perform studies, hire psychologists, lobbyists, and advertisers to further their gains. Time is money, so they say.

“In hierarchical time culture, status is often delineated in terms of how valuable a person’s time is. The time poor are made to wait, while the temporally privileged are waited upon.” -Jeremy Rifkin, “Time Wars”

“Gets us back to the theme of time is money. No wonder time is money is ingrained into our consciousness and culture. And that seems to be the main purpose of the calendar we use. To keep track of our accounts, pay our bills, and set up our appointments. We might not think about it this way, but the calendar we use programs us to use it the way we do. But are all calendars like this one, nothing more than an arbitrary program to take care of business? What about the sun, the moon and the stars? OK. Let’s keep this one point in mind. A calendar is a programming device. It programs the culture, the people, the society that uses it. It creates a feedback loop between the mind of the user and its program. The nature of the calendar determines the nature of the society.” -Jose Arguelles “Stopping Time” (15)

“Secured at birth and bred as fresh livestock. To the power brokers of hyper-capitalism, our lives are on the auction block. Make way for the experience economy, make way for the access economy, make way for the new time-currency, welcome it all like the coming of Rome.” -Buried Inside, Chronoclast (IX Time as Commodity)

Karl Marx wrote in “Das Kapital” that, “To work at a machine, the workman should be taught form childhood in order that he may learn to adapt his own movements to the uniform and unceasing motion of an automaton.” This statement has been implemented into our government and corporate institutions in many ways. Students align themselves with the (approximate) 9-5, 8 hour work day, 5 days a week. We take this coincidence for granted or explain it away by the convenience of aligning work and school schedules for day-care purposes. But in reality what it instills is this psychological mechanism of slavishly submitting to the regulated schedules of employers. Also the factory-like seating and positioning of a boss at the blackboard giving out standardized directives is a product of the industrial age. Without this long-term conditioning from a young age would we so willingly sell our lives for minimum wage?

“We are making the transition into what economists call an experience economy – a world in which each person’s own life becomes, in effect, a commercial market. In business circles, the new operative term is the lifetime value of the customer, the theoretical measure of how much a human being is worth if every moment of his or her life were to be commodified in one form or another in the commercial sphere.” -Jeremy Rifkin, “The Age of Access”


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13 comments:

muzuzuzus said...

A great article, and about TIME...lol

Seriously though, a really insightful article. If I am not mistaken, I believe it was the Church who were the first to automotize 'peasants' away from an organic sense of time by placing clocks on the churches!

Someone should make a film about this momentous event. I would go and see it.

'Holidays' were 'Holy days' 'allowed' by the oppressors as a small relief from the machine indoctrination. And that continues as we sadly know. But now it is even worse if possible. because the machine creeps into the very holodays in the form of various gadgets--cell phones, etc--all geared to reminding the unfortunate
'time-wasters' of TIME.

I remember reading hos this Native American elder was talking to the youth, and he said: "Time is going to go faster and faster and faster (meaning the impoistion of the modern world into their indigenous ways) so you must go slower and slower and slower"

I try and live that great wisdom. It is vital to understand that we have the power of choice NOT to be sucked into this time obsessed machine. And not let our children be sucked into it even MORE so!!!

Eric Dubay said...

Great points Muzuzuzus! I agree completely. I personally use a Mayan Lunar calendar instead of Gregorian, and I don't even own a watch or cell phone. I also agree that as "time" speeds up, it is our responsibility to go slower and slower. Stop and smell the roses, meditate, do yoga, Tai chi, actually have time for other people, instead of the usual, "oh I'm so busy, there's never enough hours in the day" friends.

Cluas said...

thx Eric

Anonymous said...

Nice one! Another lie uncovered! I'm also wondering in the future, if you would also cover the conspiracy behind mainstream music (ie. unnatural 440Hz-tuned music to disharmonize our souls)...

Anonymous said...

That was one of the most amazing and important articles I have ever read.

Thank you.

Eric Dubay said...

That's quite the compliment. Thank YOU.

Anonymous said...

9-5?????

more like 8-3:15pm for school (back in my days, now shortened to 2:30pm,
8-6pm for the general working public,
and 7am-10pm+ for hi tech industries!

we are indeed slaves

Anonymous said...

Those school hours were really stressful for me--WAAAAAY TOOOO LOOOONG, even tho I was an A+ student ;)

Couldnt WAIT to get back home...to my psychopath mother awaiting.

Anonymous said...

Prove to me that time exists.

Anonymous said...

I think clock time also messes with the natural instincts of kids.
Most adults have been beaten into submission and many even find 'comfort' in the routine.

Kids live in the now, as all people are meant to. So when clocks are introduced into their world (the have the capacity to grasp the math of time) they get hung up on it. How long, how many more minutes etc.
It takes them out of the 'now' where they belong. It limits or defines play time which should have its own pace, and it definitely messes with their natural sleep needs.

Good article.

heywood

Martin Mutugi said...

Great article. In the end everything weve been told is a lie..

Anonymous said...

Excellent article...that's why I don't work in the conventional sense of that word.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the knowledge,,,