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Manufacturing Consent

Controlling Public Opinion and Democracy

In Part Two of my favorite academic analysis of class warfare, the learn how Sigmund Freud learned secrets about human’s unconscious and irrational ways and how his nephew Edward Bernays put them to use for government and big business. Alex Carey’s
Since the days of Regan, elections are based on feelings, not facts. … Read the rest

How Media Controls Your Beliefs

Folks say I am cynical and paranoid, and I say they just don’t know the truth about modern propaganda designed to control what they think. Today I share part one of an amazing work by Alex Carey, an Australian Professor who showed how big business used the insights of Sigmund Freud to manipulste public opinion.… Read the rest