How do plutocrats manipulate us? With social psychologists. Eddie Bernays, self-declaread “father of public relations” was the double nephew of Sigmund Freud. Bernays loved to dream up schemes to substantially profit his clients, while making fools of the American people – to their detriment.
Democracy and freedom are the two shining lights of Western ideology but like any system it can be manipulated, subverted, compromised and broken. One hack of the democratic system is known as “the manufacture of consent”.
Dictatorships tend to use violence to keep people under control but in democracies that tactic isn’t always possible. Instead propaganda is used to tell people how they should think and, by extension, to influence what you do.
One of the key proponents of this use of propaganda was Edward Bernays, the nephew of Sigmund Freud and the man who coined the phrase “public relations”.
This video explains how the idea of manufacturing consent came to be part of the political process.
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a dishonest or unscrupulous person; a rogue
Eddie Bernays, scoundrel extraordinaire!
“Freeing” women to smoke to increase the profits of his tobacco company client was one of the more innocent of Bernays’ projects. He also helped to “manufacture public consent” for World War I and helped many corporations manipulate the public mind. You can tell how pleased he is with himself in this video. He wrote a book called Propaganda that Hitler’s propaganda minister, Goebbels, praised for its value to the Nazi movement. The most skilled public relations firms make you think your purchasing or political choices are your own original ideas and logical conclusions, while their campaigns are carefully designed to appeal to your unconscious, irrational emotions.
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What we call “medical science” today is an industry driven by monetarist interests and “world controllers” that often rig the results to fulfill a depopulation agenda by the “money power.” I recommend everyone research how a certain Dr. Day, a Rockefeller staffer, revealed the intentions of the cabal in 1969. Here is one of many links:
On March 20th, 1969, Dr. Richard Day, recent Medical Director of Planned Parenthood, addressed an assembly of physicians in Pittsburgh, PA In a two hour presentation, he revealed the long-range plan for a NEW WORLD SYSTEM to prepare them for changes to come.
The New Slavery. About the power, the force and the group of men organising and redirecting radical changes for control and exploitation.
This is a transcript of the first of three tapes on the “New Order of Barbarians”, referred to on the tapes simply as the “new world system.” Tapes one and two, done in 1988, are the reminiscences By Dr. Lawrence Dunegan, of a speech given March 20, 1969 by Dr. Richard Day, an insider of the “Order”, whose credentials are given in an interview with Dr. Dunegan on tape three. The moderator in the final taped interview with Dr. Dunegan is Randy Eng
My goodness! $6 billion with a “B”? That’s just a little pocket money for the big boys – and big girls. But don’t you go trying to figure out where it went. 9-11 happened the day after Rumsfeld announced that $2.3 trillion with a “T” was missing at the Pentagon – and the bomb/plane utterly destroyed the area where auditors were trying to figure out where they money had gone. We don’t need another 9-11.
This is an excellent question. Good responses to it are in the comments below the article. Excerpt:
Dr. Lance Moore is an ordained United Methodist minister and author of Killing JFK: 50 Years, 50 Lies–From the Warren Commission to Bill O’Reilly, A History of Deceit in the Kennedy Assassination.
A few days after the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, my wife and I chatted with a new acquaintance in an upscale bar in D.C., a spot frequented by Congressmen. Leaning toward us across the table, a dapperly-dressed man confirmed my suspicions about the CIA and a certain magazine. His wife, he confided, works for the internationally-prestigious magazine, and she had told him the CIA frequented her workplace to spy on a nearby embassy–with full cooperation by her employers. I found her story credible, in part because it is now well-established that the CIA infiltrated and influenced a long list of newspapers and magazines.1 Initially, I had been surprised that the magazine in question, an organization with great credibility in the academic community, risked their reputation to broadcast blatant lies about the JFK shooting. Why fib about something that happened half-a-century ago? The answer is astounding: the CIA –fifty years on–still believes it cannot afford the hit to its credibility… it refuses to admit that Lee Harvey Oswald was a company man. And it still has a vise-like grip on the mainstream media. Continue reading The JFK Assassination: Why are They Still Lying to Us?→
Over 25 years ago, I sat in my car listening to a radio program. I could not believe what I was hearing. U.S. Marines were training South American rebels in the fine art of torture. Could it be true? I sat silent for a long while after. My stomach was in a knot. My face could not smile.
Shortly thereafter “public radio” began to receive support from the U.S. government. Now there are certain subjects that are not discussed on NPR – such as what really happened on 9-11.
Henry Kissinger is famous for saying, “The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer.”
Shame on those who profit from the disruption of nations and the shedding of blood!
As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is continuing a public campaign to cast doubt on U.S. diplomatic engagement with Iran, we speak to journalist Max Blumenthal, author of the new book, Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel. Blumenthal looks at life inside Netanyahu’s Israel and the Occupied Territories.
“I was most surprised at the banality of the racism and violence that I witnessed and how it’s so widely tolerated because it’s so common,” says Blumenthal about his four years of reporting in Israel. “And I’m most surprised that this hasn’t made its way to the American public … that’s why I set out to do this endeavour, this journalistic endeavor, to paint this intimate portrait of Israeli society for Americans who don’t see what it really is.”