Even the putrid Orgasmatron Politics (Sexual Politics) we see today in the west has its roots in a concertedly cultivated attitude in people who live inside the western powers today.
“We must shift America from a needs to a desires culture. People must be trained to desire, to want new things (even sex), even before the old have been entirely consumed. We must shape a new mentality in America. Man’s desires must overshadow his needs.” (Paul M. Mazur, Social Engineer at Lehman Brothers.)
“To many times in politics and business, the triumph of the self is the ultimate expression of democracy, where power has finally moved to the people. Certainly, the people may feel they are in charge, but are they really? The Century of the Self tells the untold and sometimes controversial story of the growth of the mass-consumer society. How was the all-consuming self created, by whom, and in whose interests?” (BBC)
The long and short of the kind of cesspool we live in today is that there are too many forces at work against your mind. Ultimately, these forces cannot change how you think, if you think at all. However, these forces have a strange ability to affect how you feel – even how you feel about your own thoughts.