Merlin was the classic wizard: someone who defied common comprehension and still does, 1,500 years later; someone who wove together the fates of men from the shadows of the seemingly greater men. Do men like Merlin and John Dee derive their power by working from the shadows? If greatest twists in history were known to emerge from the loom of their magick, does the nature of such wizards' work preclude them from greatness? Do their works lose power once the hermetic seal is loosene? Do such men only attain their level of knowledge after a tragic life of seclusion, burdening them with informational baggage too inconvenient to withstand the spotlight? If so, then the guy standing in the limelight doesn't really have the awesome sauce. Someone close to him might be putting him on. I wonder if they know.
Imagine the sun rising in the Far East. It heats up the air and water, giving us wind and ocean currents, but doesn't its sociophysical energy also reverberate through humanity? As the world turns each day, there is random motion moving from the east to the west, driving social interactions. Pushing through the noise are faint, low frequency waves of cultural information rippling over and reflecting between geographic features. Vacuums of low population density tapers this resonance. Between the centers of civilization, the dispersion of information is strained through translingual membrane, limiting the number of social connections over which information can cross. These metaphors are not perfect, as behavior was not coordinated and our modes of transportation were limited throughout history.
Scientology's goal? To market specific terms and key phrases to the target as the salvation to their inquisition -- which is how you plant your knowledge of word-clear locutionary phrases. Then, you can use metaphorical witch-pricking tactics to see how the target responds to key phrases. This indicates whether your mind control tactics and hypnotic suggestion works or not -- by eliciting darting eyes and 'knowing' glances. Great job guys: remember to suggest specific means of abusing confirmation bias in the minds of those who surround the target. This all allows you to mitigate risk, cast blame with inception, gaslight you -- while leaving zero evidence -- all while you *think* you are cooperating with something. Meanwhile, you abuse suggestion, casual interactions and social media tactics similar to spear-phishing. Ensure the target is *already* sociophysically isolated, so they will run from the current 'bad cops' straight to your 'good cop.' Dynamically alter who is a source of positive & negative energy in this isolated target's life.
Regardless of whether its schema can be ascertained, what is certain is the power these enigmatic forces exert on our world. Like a deer drawn to water, like hunting parties drawn to survey their prey, the fate of the minds of men is like a canyon cut away by the river of the metaphysical. The image of our minds is woven into its macrame sic passim via these most ineffable structures of the metaphysical and its shadow. The Earth's firmament is like any organic life's starting point. Rains fall from the heavens; their waters' ebb and flow thereby cutting away the terrain that preordains the fate of men. Whether its face is lost to the sands of time or is inescapablity exigent, this enigmatic metaphysical prognostication is relentless. It is all consuming, all containing and determines the steps you take, regardless of the paths you make.
There are two things we should fear above all else: nihilism and ourselves. Antifragile design principles are excellent for solving the latter problem, but make no advances in protecting us the first. The ultimate systemic flaw of antifragile systems is that they rely on instilling a sense of purpose among the nodes carrying out action to protect order in system from the chaos of itself. Only some branches of hierarchy need to be motivated by stressing or feeding their incentivization methods to be convinced to act against any other part of the system. Therefore: demoralization can totally undermine antifragile systems, if it is systemic. In upcoming decades, demoralization resulting from loss of connection to loss of prosperity or from the loss of both our humanity and our individuality will lead to massive breakdown of our sociopolitical systems of control.
Sociophysical systems exhibit a wide array of behavior that can be modeled with physics metaphors. From atop a ziggurat in Sumeria or Mesoamerica, some of the basic sociophysical mechanics emerge visibly as patterns of interaction in crowds. The movement of people in a mall have a temperature, as they do at wider geographic scales. Density and temperature correlate with interest and intent. Moreover, the temperature and density of the group yields more connections and a faster rate of information diffusion.