People and Process
People and Process are the scope
Applied social architecture and engineering is the method
Reality: Saying you have control and exerting control are 2 different things
For citizens to have effective control of their social order they must have solid understanding of the social structure of their society. The strategy, architecture, social systems designed through social engineering ( i.e. political/economic/religious/interpersonal ), operating model, and social control systems are what define the structure. In addition, citizen’s must understand the role of cultural mythology and cultural programming in creating social reality.
This approach, having the general population able to represent, analyze, and monitor the social order, means that it will be extremely difficult if not impossible for psychopathic oligarchies to emerge or function because the control methods psychopathic oligarchies use ( deceit, lies, psychological and emotional manipulation, personality integration, etc. ) will not work on the type of citizens described here.
The SSAF approach is to create and maintain self aware, socially aware, socially responsible, independent citizens who play an active role in the social design , modification, and maintenance of the society at all levels. This is not central planning of the society. This the same ARCHITECTURAL model that exists in theory today i.e. democracy.
Today the existing system is centrally managed by the oligarchs from behind the scenes.
“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in a democratic society. Those who manipulate the unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.
We are governed, our minds molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of…
Whatever attitude one chooses toward this condition, it remains a fact that in almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or in our ethical thinking, we are dominated by a relatively small number of persons … who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires that control the public mind, who harness old social forces and contrive new ways to bind and guide the world.”
Edward Bernay “Propaganda”, 1928 ( emphasis added )