Here is a link to the first part of Century of the Self.. BEST VIDEO to wake people up.. I credit this along with a few other videos for really waking me up. Goes to the core of what I am taking about.
Goes back to the nephew of Freud, Edward Bernays... He was actually hired by the Department of Defense to come up with a propaganda(advertising) to promote hatred of the Communists(Better Red than Dead).
He single handedly created the advertising that is credited with getting women to smoke.. IT'S A FREEDOM STICK, show you are an independent woman by smoking.
He took the revolutionary discoveries that his famous uncle found and turned it against humanity.
Link to part 1 or 4.. I assume everyone has seen it, but if not>> WATCH IT!!https://vimeo.com/111346364
THAT IS IT EXACTLY....
Propaganda cannot create feelings or action that wasn't already there on some level.. The Nazi Propaganda didn't create Jewish hate, it only made it politically and personally OK...
The usage of Social Media coupled with the NSA snooping has allowed for nearly instantaneous listening to the masses and inciting them to action..
Found a great quote in Chris Hedges latest that illustrates my thoughts on propaganda perfectly:
Corporate propaganda saturates the public, especially a generation wedded to new technology, with these lies. Its power, however, comes from the meticulous study of the moods, prejudices, whims and desires of the public, to manipulate the masses in their own language and emotions. Konrad Heiden made this point when he examined fascist propaganda in Nazi Germany, noting that propaganda must detect the murmur of the public “and translate it into intelligible utterance and convincing action.”
“The true aim of political propaganda is not to influence, but to study, the masses,” Heiden wrote. “The speaker is in constant communication with the masses; he hears an echo, and senses the inner vibration.” Heiden, forced to flee Nazi Germany, went on: “When a resonance issues from the depths of the substance, the masses have given him the pitch; he knows in what terms he must finally address them. Rather than a means of directing the mass mind, propaganda is a technique for riding with the masses. It is not a machine to make wind but a sail to catch the wind.”
This is exactly how social control works. "The Century of The Self" is very informative regarding this issue. What a great, thought provoking thread this has turned out to be - the best one in quite a while. Thank you Robert and everyone else that has contributed.