This-essay is a7705163.htm which is available at the web-site www.essayz.com. See more notes at the bottom. Previous-Essay <== This-Essay ==> Following-Essay By-Months By-Years By-Words Webs of Like-&-Un-Like ESSAYS <==> Like-&-UN-Like This-One ========================================================== %PAYING FOR PLEASURE 770516 The technocratic society is intensified by monopolies on pleasure. When technocrats have monopolies on pleasure they can motivate people to work in order to earn rights to pleasure. If free pleasures are made taboo, then the work ethic can be fulfilled and production stimulated. Growth in the gross national product then becomes gross and inhumane---by placing technocratic requirements and activities between people and pleasure. Such, however, is the natural consequence of ultimately valuing production and profits and being indifferent to human costs in maximizing production and profits. Deferral of pleasure is a means of maximizing production and profits. Ultimate deferral of pleasure until life-after-death is the ultimate means to maximizing production and profits. Such an ultimate deferral makes work to fulfill production quotas a matter of ultimate concern. The production quotas may pertain to consumer goods, services, or souls saved. In each instance pleasures are withheld pending fulfillment of production quotas. The businessmen in charge of the factory must maintain a monopoly upon pleasure in order to maintain motivation. The costs in terms of human lives is great when the production quotas pertain to consumer goods. They are greater when the production quotas pertain to consumer "goodness." They are even greater when the production quotas pertain to souls saved, good deeds performed and/or evil temptations resisted. Perversions arise when for bureaucratic reasons pleasures are deferred in order to become bureaucratically qualified to enjoy pleasure. When society is organized to enforce such bureaucratic regulations of pleasure the society becomes a technocratic society---designed to fulfill technocrats and give them technocratic pleasures. When political power gets concentrated within one sub-culture; other contrasting/complementary sub-cultures inevitably are asked to pay more than their share of the cost of providing the pleasures for the dominant sub-culture. Such injustices inevitably generate frustrations and tendencies towards violence. Such tendencies are amplified by technocratic tendencies---in a viscous feed- back loop which has an arithmetic positive feed-back with subjective negative consequences. Non-technically oriented people then pay for the pleasures of the technically oriented rulers. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in www.essayz.com Search for Integrity and Honesty (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================Lines beginning with a percent sign are KEYWORDS for use in ESSAY-System Searches. Their terminal digits are dates of writing in the format @yymmdd#, where @ = a means 99, @ = b means 20, and # = is a within-date essay-count. Links to date-adjacent essays are near page top & bottom.
Find the following links by clicking on CENTER when CENTER near the top or bottom of a web page of essayz.com
1. Go to HOME PAGE of essayz.com 2. Find brief-essays via keywords 3. Find brief-essay about ADDICTION 4. Search-Helps related to ABOVE-LINK 5. GoTo Action & Information Center 6. Find Regular-Essays via Year/Month 7. Find Regular-Essays via Word-Starts 8. Find Regular-Essay about LOVE
This-essay is a7705163.htm which is available at the web-site www.essayz.com. These 5 lines echo top lines. Previous-Essay <== This-Essay ==> Following-Essay By-Months By-Years By-Words Webs of Like-&-Un-Like ESSAYS <==> Like-&-UN-Like This-One