C B, on 11 April 2017 - 08:03 AM, said:
Excellent clarity on bugmen in this thread; I can't add to that, but I have a question: Why do people follow them? Elevate them to high positions? I can't believe it's just the idea that people want to be bugmen themselves on some level; they know what that approach to life means and don't want to pursue anything that distasteful. Is it as simple as: They don't recognize the tendency in themselves? Does the ideology of the bugmen outweigh the repulsiveness? What's going on?
Gabe Blackman, on 11 April 2017 - 08:50 AM, said:
To BA's question, I would assume bugmen don't start out that way. The bugman state is the post-metamorphosis state of a goon or faggotstriver.
i agree with this. craven striver types are far more susceptible to 'morph.' the bugman lacks roots or spirituality, so he looks to the neoliberal cathedral to define is mores and consumer preferences. he finds cosmic justice in the corporate skinner box, where employees are encouraged to take on mortgages, CC debt so they are motivated to meet sales goals and performance targets.
what separates the bugman from the pack is that he is totally in simpatico with this system, and doesn't seem conscious of how out of balance it is. he is elevated in society because of his clearly defined utility curve and transparent motivations, which make him easy to manage, predict, and control. the managerial class desperately wants to believe every situation in society can be brought to heel by a mckinsey consulting model, and they are excited by people who fit into their molds.
Edited by Turkmenbashi, 11 April 2017 - 12:04 PM.