I know, this article may raise some objections, perhaps even cause one to become angry. One shouldn’t expend a great deal of angst.
I serve as a mere messenger.
But, please, take a moment to consider.
Have you never wondered why America has turned to a nation of mindless consumers?
As Americans, why do we believe certain things about ourselves and the world we live in, even though contrary facts may demonstrate those perceptions to be utter nonsense? Is it because we have all been conditioned to want to fit in with our neighbors, rather than offer a contrary opinion deviating from accepted wisdom? To what is owed this uniquely human need to follow and fall in line with majority consensus?
Allow one to pose a hypothetical scenario: If you were to suddenly start informing your colleagues while gathered around the office water cooler that no planes hit the twin towers on 9/11, how do you think they would react? Oh sure, they may nod and smile, nodding their heads as if the idea were being kindly considered. But, see if you get invited to that next company golf outing, or, if these same colleagues begin migrating to cubicles located on the far side of the office space, far away from the crazed ‘conspiracy theorist’.
Let’s face it, no one wants to be a pariah.
Well, that is the very psychological weapon the elites use against the masses time and again. A great example of this, would be the run-up to the Iraq war. We were told repeatedly there were weapons of mass destruction-somewhere. But, inspectors were hard pressed to find anything remotely resembling what we were told. And yet, the majority still believed they must be there-somewhere, right?
Author H.G. Wells, better renown for creating groundbreaking science fiction tomes, also composed a book entitled the New World Order. This book is considerably less renown than other more famous works, and perhaps, given the content, for good reason. Wells elaborated upon the emergence of the Anglo-American empire, a tribal society ruled over by an authoritarian priesthood of experts (bankers and lawyers). This emerging society was to be implemented incrementally over a period of one-hundred years, starting at the turn of the twentieth century, and culminating at the beginning of the twenty-first. In order to disguise the incremental changes from the masses, they would be purposely distracted with petty entertainments, such as movies and television (sports for the men, soap operas for the women), etc. etc..
WHY DO YOU THINK THEY CALL IT PROGRAMMING?
In order to reinforce this tribalism, Wells discussed the systematic disengagement of mankind from his spiritual destiny. Mankind, in his acquired addictions to the consumption of consumer goods and sporting events, would become so emotionally infantile, so incapable of acquiring the wherewithal to govern his own affairs, that he would willingly submit, yielding to the authoritarian decisions of these so-called experts. One of my readers cleverly noted an apt analogy; of ‘a frog slowly perishing in a pot of hot boiling water’.
Think about it.
For those of you still regularly consuming a steady diet of television programming, did you and your neighbors arrive at the impression there is rampant terrorism everywhere out of objective analysis and empirical observation? Or, did all of you merely take your cue from the father figure newscaster and the pontificating pundits? Having been conditioned to acting as consumers of material goods, entitled to instant gratification delivered instantly, we have become accustomed, and indeed expect, prevailing ideas of what is considered to be socially acceptable delivered straight to our brains, prepackaged, as if downloaded to the cortex like megabytes of information into a computer hard drive.
In the first quarter of the last century, there arose a man who would become known as the father of modern consumer advertising. Edward Bernays, a relative of Sigmund Freud educated in the behavioral sciences, was employed by the tobacco industry to create an effective advertising campaign that would induce millions of women to become regular consumers of tobacco products. Learned in the nuances of human psychology, Bernays formulated a plan, coinciding with the advent of American popular television. His cleverly conceived idea involved employing Hollywood stars such as Bette Davis, to be seen smoking on the silver screen. Other beautiful and attractive female models were employed in television ads consuming tobacco products. Within a mere matter of months, tobacco executives became delighted to witness profits escalate exponentially, solely due to Bernays calculated efforts.
Ever since, Hollywood movies, radio, and television, have provided the psychological triggers molding socially acceptable behavior, and without the American people even able to acknowledge they are systematically trained like zoo animals trapped in a three ringed circus. Since then, advertising and marketing have become the magic wands wielded by media sorcerers to spell the masses into buying whatever material dross is being peddled.
Thanks to social scientists like Bernays, this process of behavioral modification is now known as ‘political correctness’!
Don’t forget: Raging Falcon, American Siren, and the newly released paranormal/mystery action thriller, Escape to Death, are now all available in paperback and kindle versions @ Amazon.com KDP for your reading pleasure!