We need a “Department of Data Hygiene”

Some surgical,chemical, electroconvulsive,psychosocial or neurostimulation interventions might be required.


“Statistics of mental disease, to be trustworthy, must be
based on accurate original data. If the facts first ascer-
tained concerning the patients are recorded in a haphazard
way without a clear understanding of

the purposes to be
attained, the statistics compiled therefrom will probably be
very defective, if not absolutely worthless. “

Here we can see one of our compassionate care specialists practising CBT aversion therepy with our patient, who has a phobia of Col. Sander’s secret recipe (extra crispy).The patient has been….somewhat augmented.

In all major socializing forces you will find an underlying movement to gain and maintain power through the use of words. From witch doctor to priest to bureaucrat it is all the same. A governed populace must be conditioned to accept power-words as actual things, to confuse the symbolized system with the tangible universe. In the maintenance of such a power structure, certain symbols are kept out of reach of common understanding–symbols such as those dealing with economic manipulation or those which define the local interpretation of sanity. Symbol-secrecy of this form leads to the development of fragmented sub-languages, each being a signal that its users are accumulating some form of power.”

FRANK HERBERT, Children of Dune

One more shot of that swagger jagger cow:

This all leads to a final lesson, one with a note of warning. In order to create new, original variations you have to break out of old patterns:

The oppressed always learned from and copied the oppressor. When the tables were turned, the stage was set for another round of revenge and violence — roles reversed. And reversed and reversed ad nauseam.”

FRANK HERBERT, Chapterhouse: Dune

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