Feed Them Binary

The highest authority on the alien invasion only provides scant information on how to recognize the Invaders:

“Most of the aliens, in particular the lowest-ranking members or workers in green jumpsuits, were emotionless and had deformed little fingers which could not move and were bent at an unnatural angle, although there were “deluxe models” who could manipulate this finger. There were also a number of mutant aliens, who experienced emotions similar to those of humans, and who even opposed the alien takeover”

We need more than this to be able to combat the ongoing takeover and Itsa Kinda Magick is committed, at great personal risk, to transmitting the information you need to recognize these beings and beat them. One clue that the person you are dealing with is the victim of the alien system is the presence of binary choices: yes/no, pass/fail, good/bad, either/or, stop/go, etc. The aliens use binary choice to artificially condense human complexity into something they can manage and control. They are in control of our education systems–grading human kids into pass or fail categories like their alien eggs–and our industries, where their minions institute measuring systems and artificial criteria to increase their control while suppressing human creativity. We don’t realize because of our human instincts; it’s a trap we fall into willingly, as Chip and Dan Heath point out in their book Decisive:

“…the first villain of decision making is narrow framing which is the tendency to define our choices too narrowly, to see them in binary terms”

We are easy prey for the alien occupiers. We already have a mental implant predisposing us to fit the complexity of life into an “either/or” choice. The first step in fighting back is to realize the implant is there and, while we can’t completely remove it, we can suppress it and teach ourselves strategies to “widen the frame” when making decisions. We can also recognize when we’re entering an alien-controlled system, not only by keeping a close eye on their little fingers and their clothing, but seeing whether we are forced into checking boxes and meeting arbitrary criteria.