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How To Control People...
How To Control People...
§ A post and the resulting comments on FreeLove999's blog bad dream..promted this post. It comes from an article of August 23, 2000 "How to Control People" by Charley Reese...
The difference between true education and vocational training has been cleverly blurred.
Here are a few tips on how unscrupulous people can control other people. Any of this sound familiar to you?
The first principle of people control is not to let them know you are controlling them. If people knew, this knowledge will breed resentment and possibly rebellion, which would then require brute force and terror, and old fashioned, expensive and not 100 % certain method of control.
It is easier than you think to control people indirectly, to manipulate them into thinking what you want them to think and doing what you want them to do.
One basic technique is to keep them ignorant. Educated people are not as easy to manipulate. Abolishing public education or restricting access to education would be the direct approach. That would spill the beans.
The indirect approach is to control the education they receive.
It's possible to be a Ph.D., doctor, lawyer, businessman, journalist, or an accountant, just to name a few examples, and at the same time be an uneducated person. The difference between true education and vocational training has been cleverly blurred in our time so that we have people successfully practicing their vocations while at the same time being totally ignorant of the larger issues of the world in which they live.
The most obvious symptom is their absence of original thought. Ask them a question and they will end up reciting what someone else thinks or thought the answer was. What do they think, Well, they never thought about it. Their education consisted of learning how to use the library and cite sources.
That greatly simplifies things for the controller because with lots of money, university endowments, foundations, grants, and ownership of media, it is relatively easy to control who they will think of as authorities to cite in lieu of doing their own thinking.
Another technique is to keep them entertained. Roman emperors did not stage circuses and gladiator contests because they didn't have television. We have television because we don't have circuses and gladiator events. Either way, the purpose is to keep the people's minds focused on entertainment, sports, and peripheral political issues. This way you won't have to worry that they will ever figure out the real issues that allow you to control them.
Just as a truly educated person is difficult to control, so too is an economically independent person. Therefore, you want to create conditions that will produce people who work for wages, since wage earners have little control over their economic destiny. You'll also want to control the monetary, credit, and banking systems. This will allow you to inflate the currency and make it next to impossible for wage earners to accumulate capital. You can also cause periodic deflation to collapse the family businesses, family farms, and entrepreneurs, including independent community banks.
To keep trade unions under control, you just promote a scheme that allows you to shift production jobs out of the country and bring back the products as imports (it is called free trade). This way you will end up with no unions or docile unions.
Another technique is to buy both political parties so that after a while people will feel that no matter whether they vote for Candidate A or Candidate B, they will get the same policies. This will create great apathy and a belief that the political process is useless for effecting real change.
Pretty soon you will have a population that feels completely helpless, and thinks the bad things happening to them are nobody in particular's fault, just a result of global forces or evolution or some other disembodied abstract concept. If necessary, you can offer scapegoats.
Then you can bleed them dry without having to worry overly much that one of them will sneak into your house one night and cut your throat. If you do it right, they won't even know whose throat they are cutting.
Ever hear the expression "Educated fools from uneducated schools"? Think about it!
Read: Prisoners of Language By A. Hotep
3/14/2006 7:28 pm
Now I'm pissed.
I came here to lead a secret life of hedonism and promiscuity and what do you do?
You post a GW (son of a) Bush Voodoun doll!
Don't know if it had any effect on the "shrub," but it really Zombified my intentions of keeping my political mouth shut for once in my life.
Well, I hope we don't all get booted off this fine website for being so "resistant"
I'm serious, because I am beginning to think this may be the best of all Blogging worlds.
Obviously you think it is, or you wouldn't be here, eh? And your astonishing EyZe that Hip-no-tiZe are beginning to work some wicked effect upon me...
To wit: I'm almost ready to nominate you for "HP" and fall in behind you storming the Bastille! Or should that be the "Bush-Deal?"
3/14/2006 7:31 pm
Good post! I have been following Freelove's blog too.|
I think I could provide you with examples of each technique you mentioned.
Scary thought, how many people can name the Supreme Court justices?
Scarier thought, those justices will be deciding some very important cases.
Still scarier thought, of the people who couldn't name ANY justices how many can tell you who judges American Idol? or the winner of the Superbowl?
Crosswords increase your vocabulary. Cross words increase your blood pressure.
3/14/2006 7:33 pm
when i read Dale Carnagia[ if i spell his name right] first time i thought how true same way i felt after reading this, what do u do for living, with time i learned don't educate because eventually it hurts u, people who took my suggestions went way ahead and told me i never took action, so educated fools from uneducated school made me think it was them or me.|
3/14/2006 7:40 pm
this type of control makes people question their natural reactions and responses. it's scary.|
3/14/2006 11:48 pm
3/15/2006 4:56 am
this type of control makes people question their natural reactions and responses. it's scary.
3/15/2006 8:23 am
Thanks for stopping by. Pissed huh...Good!! So am I. Too bad more people aren't!
Well...I think there must be a lot of people out there with Bush voodoo dolls...at least mental ones...cause he sure seems to have deflated over the past few months. Then then...of course...much of this might directly relate to their own arrogance and glaring mis-steps.
I'm not about leading anyone. My preference is to research and provide the information. What people do with it is up to them. Something I learned some time ago:
1. Pick your battles.
2. Make sure you have all the information.
3. Be wise enough to change tactics when necessary.
4. Be prepared to go to the mat.
Appreciate your visit and comment.
I think most people...if they stop and consider...can come up with examples of how each techique which has effected them personally.
Yes...it is scary how little people know about what actually goes on and how it effects us.
Good to see you again. Thanks for coming.
Don't get me wrong. I'm a great believer in education. But I think people need to go beyond what they're feed in our schools. They need to learn to reason...to think...and discern...something which our schools don't teach.
Hello again...thanks for stopping in. You're absolutely right. I believe that is part of the intention.
Hi sweetie...good to see you. Whince...as well you might!
Hello...good to see you. Thanks for coming.
I think it's going to get worse before it gets better.
Thanks for coming by.
3/15/2006 9:44 am
Very nice post, Interesting observations and a very thought provoking perspective on things. I'll be sure to swing back through to hear more......Nice eyes too..........Have a great day!!!!!!!!!|
3/15/2006 10:12 am
KMS, alot of food for thought, |
One of the things we, current college students, here on an almost daily basis is "Original Thought is what we are looking for in your work."
I find that at this age, after years of escaping into the wasteland that is TV, original thought is a very difficult process!
3/15/2006 10:20 am
Kiss: Thank you for posting this. Even though the methods|
of controling people described here are well known to those
who still have two brain cells functioning freely, I think
it is extremely valuable that this information be
distributed and known to as many people as possible.
The greatest battle is inside our minds: to keep them
3/15/2006 12:19 pm
LOL! whenever my husband has anything in his life go slightly wrong, he copes by saying: "personally, i blame george bush" ... nice to have someone so easy to blame |
3/16/2006 5:44 pm
wow, that was GREAT! thanks for posting to my blog and bringing yours to my view! I am going to have to study this some more.|