Arsenal to indoctrinate.
Noam Chomsky – Professor of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of technology linguist, philosopher, social activist, author and political analyst is one of the most prominent thinkers of our time, tells El Club de los Libros Perdidos.
His books sold around the world. Especially popular compiled a list of ways to manipulate human consciousness, resorted to by the government and the media.
Read it and you lot will become clear:
The main element of social control is to distract people’s attention from important issues and decisions of the political and economic ruling circles, through the constant of saturation of the information space minor messages.
A welcome distraction rather essential in order not to give the citizens the opportunity to get important knowledge in the field of modern philosophical trends, cutting-edge science, Economics, psychology, neurobiology and Cybernetics.
Instead, the information space is filled with news of sport, show business, mystics and other information which are based on human instincts relic from erotic to hard pornography and soap from domestic scenes to the questionable ways easy and quick profit.
2. Problem – reaction – solution.
It creates a problem, a “situation” intended to cause a reaction among the population so that it is itself required the adoption of measures necessary to the establishment.
For example, to prevent the spiral of violence in the cities or to organize bloody terrorist attacks to citizens demanded the adoption of laws on strengthening of security measures and policies that infringe upon civil liberties.
Or cause some economic, terrorist or man-made crisis to force people into his mind to take measures to eliminate its consequences, albeit in violation of their social rights as “a necessary evil”. But you need to understand that the crises themselves are not born.
To achieve the adoption of any unpopular measures, it is enough to introduce it gradually, day after day, year after year. This had been globally imposed radically new socioeconomic conditions (neoliberalism) in the 1980s and 1990s.
Minimizing functions of the state, privatization, insecurity, instability, mass unemployment, wages that already do not provide a decent life. If all this happened at the same time, it probably would have led to revolution.
4. A stay of execution.
Another way to push through unpopular decision is to present it as “painful and necessary” and to achieve at the moment the consent of citizens for its implementation in the future. It is much easier to agree to any victims in the future than in the present.
First, because it does not happen immediately. Second, because the people in the mass are always inclined to cherish the naive hope that “tomorrow everything will change for the better” and that the sacrifices which we require, can be avoided. It provides citizens with more time to get used to the idea of change and humbly accept them when the time comes.
5. The infantilization of the people.
In most propaganda speeches designed for a wide public, using such arguments, characters, words and intonation, as if we are talking about children of school age with a delay in development or mentally disabled individuals.
The stronger someone is trying to mislead the listener, the more he tries to use infantile speech turns. Why?
If someone speaks to man as if he is 12 years old, due to suggestibility, in response or reaction to this man also will be missing a critical evaluation that is characteristic of children.
6. Focus on emotions.
Impact on emotions is a classic technique of neuro-linguistic programming, aims to block the ability of people to rational analysis, but in the end – even to the ability of critical thinking occurring.
On the other hand, the use of emotional factor allows you to open the door to the subconscious in order to implement there thoughts, desires, fears, concerns, coercion or sustainable behaviors. Forget about how cruel terrorism as unjust power, the suffering of hungry and humiliated left overs its true causes. Emotion is the enemy of logic.
7. Mental debilitation of the population.
An important strategy is to ensure that people become unable to understand the tools and techniques used to manage them and submission to their will.
The quality of education provided by the lower social classes must be mediocre, for the ignorance that separates the lower from the higher social classes, remained at a level that can overcome the lower classes.
8. Fashion promotion for mediocrity.
Authorities are trying to introduce the idea that it is fashionable to be stupid, vulgar and rude. This method is inextricably linked with the previous one, since all of the mediocre in the modern world, appears in large quantities in all social spheres – from religion and science to art and politics.
Scandals, yellow Newspapers, sorcery and magic, questionable humor and a populist action – all this is useful to achieve one goal: not to allow people to have the opportunity to expand their minds to the endless expanse of the real world.
9. The cultivation of guilt.
Another challenge is to get people to believe that only he is responsible for his own misfortunes that occur due to lack of his mental capabilities, abilities or efforts.
In the result, instead of rebelling against the economic system, the person begins to engage in self-abasement, blaming himself, which causes depression, resulting in, among other things, to inaction.
10. Excellent knowledge of human nature.
Over the past 50 years, advances in science have resulted in a growing gap between the knowledge of ordinary people and the information that you have and use the ruling classes.
Thanks to biology, neurobiology and applied psychology, the system has at its disposal advanced knowledge in the field of both physiology and psychology. The system was able to learn about the common man more than he knows about himself.
This means that in most cases the system has more power and more control people than themselves.
And you saw these techniques in action?