"I think the subject which will be of most importance politically is
Mass Psychology. ...It's importance has been enormously increased by
the growth of modern methods of propaganda ...Although this science
will be diligently studied, it will be rigidly confined to the
governing class. The populace will not be allowed to know how
its convictions were generated."
Bertrand Russell
[Bertrand Arthur William Russell] (1872-1970) Philosopher, educator
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A man ahead of his time.Read the section: Silent Weapons For Quiet Wars in the book: Behold The Pale Horse by William Cooper. There is common ground here.
 -- Contemporary American Patriot     
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    Read "The Technological Society" by Jacques Ellul. Ellul was the man Adulous Huxley refered to when asked what he meant by "technique". The truth is "the populace" has no idea that their minds have been shaped and their world-views implanted by those who have given serious study to their prey.
     -- Anti-Philosopher-King     
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    In the past, on this blog, I have explained how the stockholm syndrome has been implemented through mass psychology. Other techniques have been used to endear a religious fervor into socialism (All we lack is a religious genius capable of uprooting outmoded religious practices and putting new ones in their place. We lack traditions and ritual. One day soon National Socialism will be the religion of all Germans. My Party is my church, and I believe I serve the Lord best if I do his will, and liberate my oppressed people from the fetters of slavery. That is my gospel.” (Joseph Goebbels)). The religious morality of welfare has been adopted by the secular state to entrench itself with the masses. Karl Marx was very accurate when he stated "Religion is the opium of the masses." It is so very, very accurately here stated, "The populace will not be allowed to know how its convictions were generated."
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    It's like boiling a frog. Throw him in hot water and he'll jump out but put him in cold water and turn up the heat slowly and he'll never know what hit him. At least they don't control the internet,
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
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    Mike, I think what you describe as religious fervor perfectly describes the global warming/climate control green agenda being used to control everything from what cars we buy all the way down to what lightbulbs (produced in China of course) we are allowed to use. We are throwing our tax dollars at it. We don't have one religious genius pushing it but millions, and if you don't agree, you are vilified for your selfishness and insulted as a "flat-earther."
     -- Robin, Spokane     
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    It is the right of passage of a wise person to realize that he has been conditioned and programmed since youth. We all know the other guys's superstitions to be myths, but 'ours' is of course true. Yes, the Nazis obviously used propaganda but thankfully in the US we have freedom of speech and no propaganda... right. Never has it been clearer than now that we are being duped as a simple matter of 'taking care of business' in Washington.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Spot on....
     -- RBE, Somewhere in Europe     
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    An truly evil man
     -- AL, DC     
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    A statement in the Obvious. spoken by an Agnostic Humanist and socialist to boot, a smart man like Spinoza, and still found lacking in the understanding of moral natural law. One of the biggest reasons our universities are turning out secular humanist and religious socialist. They are those in control of the classes. 5 up or a thumbs down?
     -- Ronw13, Oregon     
    Ok, now that I am scared S#%&less out of my mind, what the f#$k do I do now?
     -- warrdoc, Elk Grove     
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     -- Mary, MI      
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