Ideological Institution

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Ideological Institutions are "special instruments of... thought control" designed to create a compliant population.[1] Ideological institutions, along with Exploitative Techniques and Mechanisms of Force, constitute a particular Regime of Accumulation (a.k.a. The System).

The System

The System consists of Exploitative Techniques, Ideological Institution, Mechanisms of Force, Reproductive Techniques, Symbol Factory

Syncretic Terms

The System is also known as Mode of Exploitation, Old World, Regime of Accumulation, The Matrix, The Wheel

Related Terms

Ideological Institution > Accumulating Class, Archetype Deck, Archetypes, Fear-Based Theology, Hidden Curriculum, Hollywood, Mode of Exploitation, Symbol Factory

==Notes==because you are confused and misinformed,

Ideological institutions "are staffed and/or controlled by those who "benefit from and therefore seek to, consciously and with considerable vigour, maintain systems that provide them with “special privileges and wealth."[2]

The modern education system, the Walt Disney Corp., Marvel Studies, and the Catholic church are all ideological institutions.[3]

Here, David Bowie discusses how the established art world suppresses human creativity in order to facilitate elite profiteering from human creativity.

In this article entitled Was Modern Art Really a CIA PsyOp? Lucie Levine discusses the manipulation of artists and the use of art to prop up and defend The System ,

Industrial Education System

This article clearly demonstrates the ideological and disciplinary function of ideological institutions.[4]

For a more academic treatment, see "The Rise and Fall of the Factory System"[5]

Skull and Bones

A collegiate level ideological institution that focuses on recruiting the best and the brightest at Yale. Selections appear carefully researched, and designed to capture future film-makers, journalists, religious leaders, sports elites, military, and minority elites. See for example the comments of Lanny Davis, quoted in the Atlantic

If the society had a good year, this is what the "ideal" group will consist of: a football captain; a Chairman of the Yale Daily News; a conspicuous radical; a Whiffenpoof; a swimming captain; a notorious drunk with a 94 average; a film-maker; a political columnist; a religious group leader; a Chairman of the Lit; a foreigner; a ladies' man with two motorcycles; an ex-service man; a negro, if there are enough to go around; a guy nobody else in the group had heard of, ever.[6]

Operates by perpetuating old energy archetypes, through ritual and also on going discussion.

Collects "dirt" on its members, example, past sexual events, which may sometimes be offering evidence on "conquests" (which may reasonably be expected, given the deeply embedded patriarchy in America, to potentially an accounting of rapes).

One of the standard pieces of lore about Skull and Bones is that each member must at some point give an account of his sexual history, known as the CB (for "Connubial Bliss"). "After the first one or two times it's like guys listing their conquests, and that gets old," one young Bonesman told me recently. "There's just not that much to talk about"—and so CBs have evolved into relationship discussions. "It's the kind of stuff a lot of guys do with their teammates," says another Bonesman ('83). [7]

Bonesmen (what society members all themselves) refer to members of the public as "barbarians."

In an Atlantic article, Alexandra Robbins refers to an "especially susceptible kind of 'barbarian' as it pooh poohs the ideological functions of the organization, and diverts attention by casting skeptics and critics as conspiracy nuts.

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  1. Ruyle, Eugene E. “Mode of Production and Mode of Exploitation: The Mechanical and the Dialectical.” Dialectical Anthropology 1, no. 1 (1975): 7–23. p. 11
  2. Ruyle, Eugene E. “Mode of Production and Mode of Exploitation: The Mechanical and the Dialectical.” Dialectical Anthropology 1, no. 1 (1975): 7–23. p. 11
  3. Sosteric, Mike. “A Short Sociology of Archetypes,” Unpublished.
  4. Schrager, Allison. “The Modern Education System Was Designed to Train Future Factory Workers to Be ‘Docile.’” Quartz, 2018.
  5. McDermott, John. “The Rise and Fall of the Factory System: Technology, Firms, and Households since the Industrial Revolution A Comment.” Carnegie-Rochester Conference Series on Public Policy 55, no. 1 (December 1, 2001): 47–54.
  6. Robbins, Alexandra. “George W., Knight of Eulogia.” The Atlantic, 2000.
  7. Robbins, Alexandra. “George W., Knight of Eulogia.” The Atlantic, 2000.