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Glenn Beck: January 13, 2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l81gnAHcpik&feature=player_embedded

Edward Bernays : on Propaganda and Public Relations

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0OrT-8gXMs&feature=player_embedded

1 posted on 01/17/2011 5:05:45 PM PST by Whenifhow
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To: Whenifhow
The Rand Corporation, Ford Foundation and Carnegie Foundation have been responsible for pushing Skinner and Pavlov (behavioral science into our schools)
2 posted on 01/17/2011 5:09:51 PM PST by USSR Didnt Fall
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To: Whenifhow
"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? The recent practice of propaganda has proved that it is possible, at least up to a certain point and within certain limits."

-Bernays

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.

-Bernays

And just to mix things up a bit.

The herd of citizens must be governed by “a specialized class whose interests reach beyond the locality." This class is composed of experts, specialists and bureaucrats.

-Walter Lippman.
4 posted on 01/17/2011 5:49:45 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Whenifhow
We can tie it into today with the words of Obama's regulatory czar, Cass Sunstein who seems to be a direct descendant manipulator.

"We think that, as my co-author, Thaler and I, that there's a little Homer Simpson in all of us. Sometimes we have self-control problems, sometimes we're impulsive and that in these circumstances, both private and public institutions, without coercing, can make our lives a lot better.

"Once we know that people are human and have some Homer Simpson in them, then there's a lot that can be done to manipulate them."


Sunstein
5 posted on 01/17/2011 5:54:23 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Whenifhow

Just watched today`s show,gotta love his investigative work. But the real question is; why do none of his fellow conservative punditry even attempt to follow up on ANY of the dirt he digs up on the left? Not a single one, to my knowledge, even tries to be an actual journalist and do a little investigation. I know, they are op-ed people but they COULD try to be journalists, at least once in their lives.


6 posted on 01/17/2011 6:59:15 PM PST by nomad
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