Stop for a moment and think about the important decisions you have made in your life. How many of those decisions were made with a rational and logical mind or were instead greatly influenced by an emotional seduction?
There is a good chance that many of our decisions have been compromised by the psychological war we are in, with not only advertisers but also the entertainment business, social media and mainstream media alike, on which we rely for unbiased Information. What if our trust has been misplaced in order to form and shape the way we think, while giving us the impression we did so on our own free will?
Where is the line between acceptable persuasion and unethical manipulation of our subconscious mind? Can Facebook and Google be trusted with that much power and knowledge about how the human psyche works?
Our hidden persuaders fully understand the human need for acceptance, validation, feeling safe and
desirable, as well as our fears of getting old, sick, and the biggest fear of all; that of dying.
When we are told that our very survival is at risk, regardless of whether that threat is real or not, we are capable of the most heinous of crimes; killing our fellow man as we do during times of war.
“Those who manipulate the unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. We are governed, our minds molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested largely by men we have never heard of. In almost every act of our lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires that control the public mind. “
“The conscious intelligent manipulation of the organized opinions and habits of the masses is
an important element in a democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power in our society.”
“People are rarely aware of the real reasons which motivate their actions.”
Edward L. Bernays - Father of Public Relations and Propaganda & Author of Propaganda
“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will control your life and you will call it fate.”
Carl Yung - Psychoanalyst
“When all think alike, then no one is thinking.”
Walter Lippman - Reporter and Author of Public Opinion
We have been told that we should not fear surveillance if we have nothing to hide, but our privacy is our innate right to the freedom of expressing ourselves from deep within, and away from public attention or unsanctioned intrusion. It should certainly not be open to the prying eyes of those for whom we are nothing but data to be analyzed and sold. Knowledge that is then used on us to influence our thinking and guide our decision making to one of their liking.
Furthermore, what makes it right for them to know everything about us and for us to know nothing about them? Guard your privacy to preserve your individuality.