by Joe Dubs
Propaganda, known today euphemistically as ‘public relations’, is the manufacturing of consent. It’s the distortion of information to suit a particular agenda. Along with it’s ‘proper’ use comes the ability to control the masses, to mold the collective mind.
Propaganda is so pervasive in our culture. We have trouble discerning what information is real and what is not. It’s become increasingly difficult to tell the truth from the lies, even with the power of the internet. Time has given these mind manipulators lots of practice to hone their skills. It’s important to realize the magnitude of manipulation that is being perpetrated against mankind. Things are not what they seem.
The facts have been twisted and used against us and for private interests. What we think we know is engineered by these shadow figures, this invisible government that hovers over us, controlling our every seemingly independent decision.
A man named Edward Bernays was one of the most prominent mind manipulators. Considered the “Father of Propaganda” he was hired by corporations and governments and used our human emotions against us, often for nefarious purposes that serve the elite and compromised the integrity of the common folk. He is the reason we put so much attachment on materialistic things. We don’t want a new car. We need that new car! His uncle just so happened to be the famous psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, so he used his uncle’s psychological know-how to penetrate the collective mind. He shaped public opinion to suit the interests of whoever had the most money and power at the time.
We can thank this guy for the public’s acquiescence to war, water fluoridation, bacon for breakfast, and the reason women started smoking in the 1920’s. He was hired by governments and corporations to sway public opinion on the side of the investors. This alludes to an inherent problem in our society. The fascist system in place today that passes for capitalism and democracy always puts monetary incentives above the interests of the common man and health of planet Earth. […]