On LewRockwell.com, Gary D. Barnett examines the mass manipulation of opinion in Democratic societies through what has become known as “gaslighting.” He concludes:
How many in this country either work directly for the government, survive due to government largesse, (stolen money) are dependent on government welfare, or are making their living due to government laws, regulations, and warmongering? How many ‘private’ companies and corporations hold monopolies protected and funded by government; thereby causing all employees to be dependent on the state. How many in this country are dependent on this so-called ‘healthcare system; a system fully controlled, subsidized, managed, and funded by government? This would obviously be an extremely high percentage of this population.
Mass gaslighting of a controlled and dependent society is an easy task to achieve, because personal responsibility has virtually disappeared. As always, nothing the state does is natural, organic, coincidental, or accidental; all is planned in advance and is part of one agenda or another. The state has nothing, produces nothing, creates nothing, and only steals and murders in order to survive. So long as the common man remains a part of this heinous system, voluntarily allowing rulers to exist and lord over him, lives in constant fear of non-existent threats and emergencies, and continues to depend on the state for most every aspect of his life, prepare to be lied to at every turn, and understand that serfdom will be the only result possible, unless and until sanity awakens.
“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. …We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society. …In almost every act of our daily 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 which control the public mind.”
~ Edward Bernays, Propaganda
Read Barnett’s entire examination of gaslighting in America today here.
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