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Homogeneity



one can see the strings on some people's legs more
clearly as we move in herds.


heterogeneity is essential to the survival of living
organisms.

homogeneity simplifies the design and implementation
of mechanisms of control.
this simplification is due to a significant
reduction in the number of required interfaces between
control mechanisms and governed objects.

the simplification of a design and/or its
implementation lead to significant gains in
efficiency.

homogeneity can significantly increase the efficiency
of the design and implementation of mechanisms of
control.

efficient control over large groups of people has been
actively sought by nation-states since their
appearance in recorded history.

contemporary psychology plays the more significant
role in the homogenization of the conduct of large
groups of people.




contemporary psychology advances the homogenization of
the conduct of large groups of people primarily
through the dissemination of authoritative information
that leads to the popular contemporary perception that
any significant deviation from a set of conducts
constitutes a form of illness to be erradicated in the
name of the subject's well-being.

the disseminated information's authority is granted by
the state.

the set of conducts, rather than a picture of the
subject's well-being, is a reflection of the state's
system of values.

evidence of this can be found in the correlation
between a particular state's inhabitants' perception
of a given set of conducts and the particular state's
economic system.

information disseminated through layman literature
regarding the set of conducts broadly defined by
contemporary psychology as "clinical depression" in
capitalist states is presented in terms of economic
loss of the state and the individual with significant
frequency.

a similar set of conducts is popularly perceived as "a
period of enlightment" by a number of more primitive
eastern cultures.

the state can only represent itself.



political power is equated to economic power in
contemporary nation-states.

homogenization leads to extinction in living
organisms.

---
Kumar; From Post Industrial to Postmodern Society; 1995; Oxford Press
Foucault; Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prision; 1979; Vintage Books
Keane; Structural Transformations of the Public Sphere; 1995; Communication Review
Gamma, Helm, Johnson, Vlissides; Design Patterns; 1994; Addison Wesley
Campbell, Reece; Biology; 2001, Benjamin Cummings