"Free range denotes a method of farming husbandry where the animals, for at least part of the day, can roam freely outdoors, rather than being confined in an enclosure for 24 hours each day. On many farms, the outdoors ranging area is fenced, thereby technically making this an enclosure, however, free range systems usually offer the opportunity for extensive locomotion and sunlight prevented by indoor housing systems. Free range may apply to meat, eggs or dairy farming."
Over the last century, we have shown that it is indeed possible to order society under similar conditions so that like the chicken raised under an open sky, unable to perceive the very-real edges of its enclosure, men and women can be kept comfortably and moderately satisfied roaming freely in a manner that keeps them economically productive and relatively docile.
We have found that the individual need only be provided with enough shelter, water, and food to make it to a place of business. One effective method of keeping them active and generating commerce to is ensure that tokens are needed for each and every activity/object one might wish to experience/acquire within the confines of the cage. This goes for both recreation and sustenance— it makes no difference whether one is attempting to purchase a game console for fun, or a box in which to live. Each must be priced such that it diminishes a healthy portion of the individual’s earnings, thus propelling them back into the marketplace, imbuing them with a willingness to work, earn, and, most importantly, spend. Important to this process is the spectacle of society and celebrity— otherwise satisfied individuals must be made to feel inadequate, unsatisfied, by comparing themselves to others, whether in person, advertisements, TV, and newspapers. This mechanism of social self-monitoring, encourages each individual to constantly check themselves against the unstated ideals and benchmarks of success specific to society. This is what our team calls call stimulation of commerce through dissatisfaction, or DisStim™
Past projections anticipated that as the technological development level rose on this continent, time spent working would fall, but this has not been the case. Technological advancement and globalization have left our test populace with a widening employment gap— “good” jobs on the “high” end require sufficient status, accreditation and social clout to obtain, where as those on the other, “low” end are unskilled, unstimulating, and dangerous roles, for which minimal pay can be easily justified by Labour-bosses. The beauty of both sorts of labor are that the work week, (typically 40+ hours for those in the control population) is effective at siphoning the physical energy and spiritual motivation of the individual in the population. This psychosomatic exhaustion manifests itself into mental and physical disquietude, primarily depression, anxiety, loneliness, and a general deep-seated feeling of angst, that something is wrong, but leaves the individual unsure of how to fix it.
When caging humans it is imperative that the cage resemble no cage. Unlike other commonly-kept livestock (chickens, cows, sheep) humans have advanced visual processing, learning, and logic centers capable of discerning an object’s purpose even when is hampered by lack of knowledge and evidence. Important then is the APPEARANCE of choice and freedom within certain pre-selected boundaries. In animal husbandry we call this “free -range” farming. To date, there is no term for the human equivalent, though, as I think you will agree after the conclusion of this conference, we have certainly succeeded in pioneering the practice, and bringing sustained generational control of humanoids into the realm of economic and political feasibility.
Now, more than ever, people feel disconnected from their communities, undervalued, disregarded (and even vilified) by their government. Many of the population expressed their frustration at news and media outlets and helplessly express an inability to understand what is “going on” or discern truth from falsehood, from propaganda, from spectacle, from rumor. When we began this project in 1937, major opposition to our methods came from those who felt restricting humanity in such a way was not only unethical, but impossible, that the task would most certainly be a waste of resources. Here we have proved that the opposite is true.
The domination and subjugation of nature, the increasing divide between physical reality and its virtual representations, the extinction of indigenous populations and tribal knowledge, pervasive electronically-simulated social interaction/courtship behaviors, total reliance upon credit and fiat money, and finally, the normalization and dissemination of monitoring/control devices disguised as consumer convenience products are ALL goals of this mode of organization.
Central to this process is the smartphone, one of the most promising emergent technologies of the past century. The smartphone, lovingly viewed by consumers as a device for recreation, expression, socialization and productivity, is, in practice, the ultimate consumption machine, simultaneously eroding attention spans and the human capacity for deep, nuanced thought, while feeding advertisements with sniper-like precision to the consumers most vulnerable to them. At the same time, the smartphone is capable of sapping time and productivity, leaving individuals scrolling for miles, hours of the day having elapsed without anything meaningful or constructive having conspired. This habit of mindless scrolling and passive content consumption has been shockingly effective in turning intelligent, creative, and independent people into insecure, bored, and unwitting consumers who are willing to trade their time and attention without compensation.