With time, they would merry around when there would be a subsequent downfall and the so-called followers would get down on the knees to pray not to be fooled again (Thompson). It is best explained when Bateson had mentioned that the ideology of the lecture is a scientific diagnosis of what the person, the social system and the natural world looks like. Following this, he stated that:“………..we deal with three of these enormously complex systems or arrangements of conservative loops. One is the human individual…………………….Second, we deal with the society in which that individual lives-and that society is again a system of the same general kind. And third, we deal with the ecosystem, the natural biological surroundings of these human animals.” (Bateson 434)
Townshend had musically transformed the irregularities in the human perception with the help of the emerging synthesizers and general practitioner questions coupled with capturing the human heartbeat and brainwaves to convert them into a plethora of audio pulses. The results of such music generation reflected panicked citizens with different views of revolution.
“What is true of the species that live together in a wood is also true of the groupings and sorts of people in a society, who are similarly in an uneasy balance of dependency and competition. And the same truth holds right inside you….” (Bateson 435)
This explains the music generation mechanism of Townshend as there are different sorts of people who are gravely feared but some groups have been expansive in power which increased the apprehension in the balance of dependency and competition (Charlton 99-102). In the visuals of the song, a Malthusian expansion of power had been witnessed which has been making the citizens weak and dependent.
“………there is always danger-the possibility that some variable, e.g., population density, may reach such a value that further slippage is controlled by factors which are inherently harmful” (Bateson 436)
However, it is these people in the visual frame that fight for revolution and comprehend the act to be in a conscious state of mind, regard this as a human achievement, but it makes its way for travel. Much like what Bateson had said that the living beings are a single interconnected mental system. He also went onto state that the living beings are conscious to cause damage to the ecology as a whole (Bateson 432-445).
It can be concluded by stating that Bateson’s ideologies have many similarities with the song by Townshend as both have inherently spoken about the aspects of life and the conscious state of mind. This paper has summarized the lecture by Bateson and compared and contrasted with the popular rock song written by Townshend.