(Writer’s note: I originally wanted to put the word “drone” in the title meaning drone as in bees. But upon a little research and realizing that drones are only created in a hive to mate with the queen and then they die, we’ll go with zombie.)
A little mood music:
In the last few weeks, as Americans beg elected leaders to reopen states run by Democrats so that they don’t lose everything they worked a lifetime to build, and the tyranny of mask requirements has tightened, it seems that the working to destroy America’s soul is in play again.
The Democrats are seeking to deny us all our individual and unique identities and turn us into interchangeable zombies.
The first time it happened was actually during World War II when the men who were drafted were just plunked into jobs where a warm body was needed. There was no consideration for a person’s fit for the task, at least not in offices. (Combat roles were different.) There was no consideration of a man was even suited for office work.
And many of them ended up being miserable in their work. There’s nothing worse than being miserable in a job for which one is not suited. (Been there, done that, gave away all the t-shirts.)
The plight of those soldiers was actually the inspiration for one of the counseling world’s great tools: the Myers-Briggs Personality Assessment.
Years before, a mother-daughter team of Katharine Briggs, and Isabel Briggs Myers, who were interested in personality, found the psychological work of Carl Jung to be helpful in determining personality tendencies. Exterior/interior, Sensing/intuitive, thinking/feeling, and judging/perceiving were the main words Jung came to describe as what makes up personality.
Isabel Myers and her mother used these words to arrange the sixteen archetype personalities that make up the Myers-Briggs personality types:
No one person with the exception of this writer’s sister is purely any one type. Each of us has a unique combination of personality traits with one archetype dominating. A cottage industry of webpages are available to explain the types in greater detail, sometimes contradicting each other. The reality is, though, that individuals can be and many are interested in knowing themselves better and hence study their personality type to get a handle on how to deal with various situations that come up.
What Isabel Myers did, was take this a step further in trying to determine personality by developing an assessment tool in the form of pages of questions and how one deals with various situations. The idea was to determine the closest personality archetype and make suggestions for work options that would be fulfilling based on those results.
In a certain way, then, what do you want to be when you grow up took on a pretty important meaning in an American’s life. Recently, however, there have been attempts to “debunk” this research and the tool that has helped so many figure out what they want to be when they grow up. While that attempt elicits excitement from the IJ combinations who have no use for the tool, it’s really cultural Marxism trying to make us all the same. Again.
In previous Cultural Marxism posts, this writer has referred to the psychoanalytical work of Clotaire Rapaille. While much of the Culture Code he determined for Americans is heavily influenced by cultural Marxism in entertainment for a century or more, one of the topics where it is not is in the matter of work.
“What do you do?”
When someone asks you that question, you could offer any number of answers. You might discuss your role as a parent. Or you could talk about various things you do to maintain your household. You might respond with a list of your hobbies. In America, though, the question really means “What job do you do?” and the only expected answer involves your work.
There is something very powerful and revealing about the way we ask “What do you do?” in American culture. It’s another way of asking “What is your purpose?” as though one were looking at an unfamiliar machine and asking “What is it for?” We usually ask it almost as soon as we meet someone. “Where do you come from?” is the first question, followed by “What do you do?” The answers enable us to size someone up, as well as providing an evening’s worth of small talk.
The book goes on to describe more of the American obsession with work, and comes out with a code phrase that is most assuredly at odds of having a work force that amounts to cogs in a wheel when it comes to workers.
WHO YOU ARE
In a sense, for Americans, work – what we do – is our identity.
And due to the draconian response to a virus that has effected less than one percent of the population by government on the advice of “experts” whose predictions are proven wrong on a daily basis, that uniqueness of identity is being erased. It is seen in the keeping of small and specialized businesses closed, as well as in the masks that hide some of our most prominent features. In that way, the REAL diversity of American humanity is being erased.
Okay, well, the Democrats are trying to erase it, but in the end because Americans don’t want what they’ve built to collapse and die, the effort will fail.
Because, when it comes down to it, we are created equal, but not the same. It’s the sameness of the zombie apocalypse that will never happen despite help from the Karens of the world who are willing to sell their souls and their individuality for the Cultural Marxist goal of complete conformity.
Too bad, so sad.