"The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society."
by:
Edward L. Bernays
(1891-1995) Austrian-American pioneer in the field of public relations and propaganda, "the father of public relations," nephew of Sigmund Freud
Source:
in his book “Propaganda” (1928)
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I'm not sure how to rate this; 5 stars for on its face accuracy or a thumbs down for accuracy as it has enslaved the many. There is a huge difference between a democratic republic and a democratic democracy. By way of extremely terse explanation, a democratic republic implements rules of order to facilitate inalienable rights, liberty and the laws of nature and of nature's God as an extension of and for the benefit of individual sovereigns that exist as a faculty of existence. A democratic democracy ultimately enables demonic / despotic tyrants to create carnal laws (no individual inalienable rights, no true liberty and the laws of nature and nature's God is not recognized). The democratic society here referenced is applicable to a democratic democracy.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Edward L. Bernays, the most influential person you have never known  and there is a reason for that.  The power of 'public relations' has usurped the minds of billions world wide!  There was a time when 'propaganda' and 'public relations' were known to be one and the same.  But thanks to a good 'public relations' campaign, the word 'propaganda' is never used but is the most perfected as it has ever been, so much so that people demand to be deceived, demand others join in the delusion or face social 'justice.'  Why anyone would incur a house-sized debt to attend college in this day and age is beyond my comprehension.  Nothing but Pavlovian dogs, all.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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