System Maintenance

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Maintenance Mechanisms are all mechanisms that contribute to the preservation of The System. Maintenance Mechanisms are integrated into the Toxic Socialization process.

Related Terms

System Agent


Psychological Mechanisms


Distraction, Compartmentalization, Rationalization, Dissociation, Repression, Denial are contributing to system maintenance. As Awareness Reduction Mechanisms are generally engaged in keeping the CQ of the PU low, it becomes more difficult to realize the extent of the damage we endure during our Socialization Process. As a result, the extand systems are normalized, accepted and perpetuated by the population.The Fool in School Archetype in conjunction with Defense Mechanisms of the PU lead to Compartmentalization, Rationalization, Dissociation and Distortion of the perspective on the System, while Judgement and Punishment Archetypes in conjunction with Defense Mechanisms of the PU lead to Repression and Denial.


Addiction to money. (See [1])


Social Fears Existential Fears


The PU is equipped with different modes. The System cannot allow any given person on the planet to operate in Growth Mode for a long period of time. Its survival depends on this, thus, it focuses a lot on needs deprivation.

Institutional Mechanisms

Minimizing psychological friction.

Obscure, justify, marginalize and control. (See Spirit of Triumph:MK)

Asymmetrical power distributions.

Ideological Mechanisms


The contents of Archetypes may be viewed as an element that contributes to System Maintenance. Contents that ultimately contribute to disconnection all contribute to System Maintenance. Lowering of CQ, regardless of the method and reason, automatically results in the perpetuation of The Old World System.

Archetypal Interpenetration

Archetypal Interpenetration - If a certain archetype fits into the archetypal context like a puzzle piece fits into a puzzle, it conveys the feeling of correctness. Thus, scholars, philosophers etc. oftentimes contribute directly to the maintenance of the system from a purely ideological point of view, even though their intentions might have aimed for a contrary outcome. (John Rawls, Justice as Fairness; Dawkins, The God Delusion; ...)

Sociopsychological Mechanisms

Control over a population may be generally achieved by a four-step, self-perpetrating, inter-generational loop. This is generally achieved by means of deprivation of needs. The deprivation of needs puts the PU into a mode that is programmed to rectify the situation. The following depicts the flow of control based on the deprivation of the need for power. Structurally similar models can be found for any of the essential needs. For instance, the need for love - notice how confounded, restricted and restricting love has become in our contemporary depictions of it. Unconditional love has been exchanged with conditional love - the author(s) of those conditions thereby controlling that powerful emotion.

Step 1: Diminish the genuine self-esteem of a person. (Implement the Fool in School archetype.)

Step 2: Offer pseudo-solutions for regaining the lost self-esteem. (Prescribe socially acceptable Identities.)

Step 3: Implement the socioeconomic circumstances fitting to the pseudo-solutions. (Diminishes genuine self-esteem for new generations.)

Step 4: Enforce the socioeconomic circumstances. (Implies reciprocal policing.)

Step 5: Start again from step 1 with the new generation.

After successfully diminishing the genuine self-esteem of a person by means of Toxic Socialization, the person tries to regain it. Regaining the lost self-esteem occurs by means of identification with socially acceptable Identities. If the socialization process told a person (child) it is a worthless little stupid bug, and out of whatever reason it buys that, then it will want to start to "correct" that view of itself. It will try to "become someone". With other words, the person will attempt to fashion its life and personality in a way that suits some socially acceptable identity, one in which it doesn't need to think of itself as a worthless stupid little bug. Local social agendas prescribe such ready made socially acceptable identities. Men ought to be x, y, z; women ought to be a,b,c; etc.

Note that achieving any given socially acceptable identity does not solve the fundamental need for genuine self-esteem of the person. The reason for this being that the self-esteem it has acquired is only valid within the specific socioeconomic context. If the context changes, the gained "self-esteem" is being lost. One might term the kind of self-esteem that is dependent on social circumstances dependent self-esteem. This has a tremendously strong enforcing effect on the socioeconomic system, for that person will do everything in its power to maintain the socioeconomic system on which its identity depends upon.

Thus, privilege, accruing of money, cars, mansions, beauty etc. is pursued fervently. Depending on the magnitude of the lack of genuine self-esteem, the functioning of ARMs, and personal experiences, the person will go to great lengths to achieve the prescribed goal, oftentimes in total disregard to the ecologic, social and personal damage it inflicts.

Privilege. Wealth. Beauty. (See "Manufacturing the Social Agenda of Beautiful Living"). Coolness.

This mechanism may be regarded as a maintenance mechanism, for it disallows the population to confront with their own actions. In a state of serious deprivation, the PU is programmed to acquire what it lacks. Esteem is one of the Seven Essential Needs, thus, if it is lacking, the PU goes into Deprivation Mode(See Deficit Mode), thereby focusing mainly on needs gratification. This inevitably leads to the proliferation of Disconnection, for it is highly improbable that needs can be met without hurting others. Due to the damage that is done to others, Awareness Reduction Mechanisms need to be employed in order to minimize the awareness of the hurt that is being inflicted unto others. With ARMs in place, reciprocal assault and damage becomes widespread, resulting in what we term "Normal Consciousness". Note that "normal" consciousness is not desirable whatsoever. Normal Consciousness is the result - and generator - of ongoing assault, chronically unmet Needs and Fractured Attachments.

Sociopolitical Mechanisms

Political power asymmetries.