mind control

Government – Derived from the Latin verb Guverno, Guvernare meaning “To Control” and the Latin noun Mes, Mentis meaning “Mind”

Government = To control the mind.

Agencies of the government, politicians, think tanks, lobbyists, corporations, individuals, etc.—nearly everyone seeks to control their world to a certain degree. But some are more systematic, sophisticated and influential in their efforts. Intelligence agencies such as the NSA and CIA have a mandate to exert influence in order to protect “national security.”

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Sometimes we must remind ourselves that there are forces who plan and plot to control society in very sophisticated ways. Things do not just happen by chaos, much of our world is shaped and influenced in a very calculated way.

The essence of social control can be traced to influences over what people care about; what their values are, and what’s important to them. In the US, the messages of what to care about are very clear from birth: yourself, your status, your beauty, your wealth, your people, your country. While the focus is the individual, the values are all dictated from outside. We call this phenomenon “depersonalized narcissism”—the individual thinks and cares almost exclusively about “himself” but only in the externally, societally proscribed ways.

In reality, the supposed “self-interest” that motivates the individual in society is nothing of the sort. Instead, it is the programmed interest of those who have the power to impose their will upon the masses. This is true to the extent that millions of people continue to participate in an essentially “suicidal” system which is destroying our home planet and the ecosystems which sustain our species as well as all others.

Through television, advertising and the world around us, we are told what beautiful is, what success means, what is stylish, and what is “normal.” By what we do and do not see on television or in other media, we are taught what is important and what to think about. We have in-depth coverage of sports and celebrity gossip while environmental news is barely even mentioned.

Justifying our capitalist system is a strange economic concept that all individuals acting out of selfishness will result in the greatest good for the society as a whole. Think about that for a second. Does it make sense, in theory or practice? Is it in line with the values of any sort of religion? Why would selfishness be a good thing to base a society on?

US social control is much more sophisticated than outright authoritarianism. In fact, social control is so effective in the US mostly because people are taught not to be on the lookout for it. The forces of control have essentially kept us in a childlike mental state—helpless and dependant upon their authority.

Systems of social control have developed as a combination of evolutionary human traits, institutional structures, and outright conspiratorial machinations. Truth movers are dedicated to deconstructing social control, striving for true personal freedom, and encouraging others to do the same.

A couple of the most evident control dramas used by the government are:

– Spatial Deconcentration – a policy/theory explored after the urban riots of the 60s in order to control poor and minority uprisings. 2

– Incarceration – is one of the more blatant tools of social control. The United States has the hightest rate of incarceration of any country in the world. The “justice system” disproportionally affects poor and minority citizens.

“If we understand the mechanism and motives of the group mind, is it not possible to control and regiment the masses according to our will without their knowing about it?” – Edward Bernays, “the father of public relations”

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4 thoughts on “mind control

  1. Ooh, I love the antagonistic ethos delightfully splayed across the page in orange down here. I’m almost tempted to assert my ignorance and lack of respect for thinking men while pulling the straw from irrelevant little straw men -winks-

  2. I have always been one to believe that if the government continues to label people and groups as minorities, they will be convinced they are minorities and never be able to rise above the negative connotations and anger that goes along with being considered a minority. A good example of this is the Asian-American population in this country. Asian-Americans make up about 4.3% of the population, whereas African-Americans make up 12.6%, nearly triple. Yet, Asian-Americans are not among minority groups targeted by government subsidized programs like healthcare or college grants or scholarships. And there are PLENTY of Asian-Americans in need of assistance.

  3. Any of your readers who want to know more about this topic should check out The Century of the Self by the BBC… I believe you can check out all of it or most of it on Youtube. Powerful documentary on Bernays, (quoted above), nephew to good old Sigmund Freud himself. Our lives were forever changed by Bernays’ influence on our world. . .

Please use the comments to demonstrate your own ignorance, unfamiliarity with empirical data, ability to repeat discredited memes, and lack of respect for scientific knowledge. Also, be sure to create straw men and argue against things I have neither said nor even implied. Any irrelevancies you can mention will also be appreciated. Lastly, kindly forgo all civility in your discourse . . . you are, after all, anonymous :)

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