Friday, February 11, 2011

The Century of the Self

I've started watching a BBC series called 'The Century of the Self'. It is turning to be quite interesting, especially when viewing it from a perspective that includes thinking about programming the human mind. This basically comes out and shows how mind control was originally started, and why Edward Bernays started the "Public Relations" profession. He would've named it "Propaganda" but that had bad connotations so he picked something better suited name. That says a lot in its self.

It has started to drift away from the true reality of Mind Control and Programming, but that is to be expected. It does have to have disinformation in it after all.

Check it out, I will post more when I have finished watching it.
Here is the description for the docomentary.

The story of the relationship between Sigmund Freud and his American nephew, Edward Bernays. Bernays invented the public relations profession in the 1920s and was the first person to take Freud's ideas to manipulate the masses. He showed American corporations how they could make people want things they didn't need by systematically linking mass-produced goods to their unconscious desires. Bernays was one of the main architects of the modern techniques of mass-consumer persuasion, using every trick in the book, from celebrity endorsement and outrageous PR stunts, to eroticising the motorcar. His most notorious coup was breaking the taboo on women smoking by persuading them that cigarettes were a symbol of independence and freedom. But Bernays was convinced that this was more than just a way of selling consumer goods. It was a new political idea of how to control the masses. By satisfying the inner irrational desires that his uncle had identified, people could be made happy and thus docile. It was the start of the all-consuming self which has come to dominate today's world.

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