The Everchanging and Fully Manipulated Mind of the American Psyche
“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. …We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society. …In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons…who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind.”
~ Edward Bernays, Propaganda
The above quote by Edward Bernays exposes a truth rarely understood by the common man, but it speaks volumes about the reality of the voluntary imprisonment of the minds of the collective masses. Certainly, this is evident in visual stimulus such as is used by the large and controlling media moguls, but it goes much further than is perceived by most. In my opinion, this has led to a state of mass hypnosis among the populace at large. They can be guided as thoroughly as one might expect of a small child and a domineering parent, where the child is completely dependent on the graces or whims of his guardian. When this is expanded and compared to the similar relationship between non-thinking dependent adults and their government guardians, one looking from the outside is immediately able to see how so many can be manipulated by so few.
This phenomenon has been studied, known, and understood by the ruling class since at least the 19th century, and well before, but in today’s world, this technique of population control has reached heights not considered by the now mesmerized and almost comatose general population. No one wants to admit to being controlled as if a puppet on a string, but that is now exactly the gene
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