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"The very minds we are trying to free."

Documentary: The Origin and History of modern propaganda (public relations), and the story of its creator, Edward Bernays. The story exposes how government and big business manipulate the public's consent and preps them for the next 'grand' idea or product.

Film: "The Century of the Self"

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2637635365191428174...



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I've watched this

a few months ago....It is an absolutely awesome explanation of how and why we all need brainwashed :(
Betty Crocker add an egg was one of the absolute worst.....

"and the truth shall make you free"
John 8:32

please?

this is great stuff

watching

now

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just one more ride across the front page. I think this film is important.

OMG-the BEST video ever...

One of the best videos I have seen. Truly a must see for all!
Even if you feel you are 'educated',you will still learn something and connect yet more dots with this video. It's pretty amazing.

Edward Bernays

was Freud's nephew,and the government specifically enlisted him,as did corporations,to promote,among many other things,women smoking,for example,to enter that market niche.

The major piece in this film to grasp is: Bernays was literally responsible for creating a 'century of SELF';that is,creating CONSUMERS out of CITIZENS.
Catch that? That is why we do not have market forces now,we have consumers. They consume.
This video has implications for understanding free markets,and freedom on all levels. He also talks about how he does it. Brilliance.

The Pen is Mightier than the sword

“ True, This! —
Beneath the rule of men entirely great,
The pen is mightier than the sword. Behold
The arch-enchanters wand! — itself a nothing! —
But taking sorcery from the master-hand
To paralyse the Cæsars, and to strike
The loud earth breathless! — Take away the sword —
States can be saved without it!

But remember the sword has two edges and can be swung in many directions. The enemies of freedom know this as well. President Wilson used the slogan, "He proved the pen mightier than the sword", in his 1916 Presidential campaign. Boy how true that is. He enslaved the nation without a fight by signing the Federal Reserve Act of 1913.

En Garde!

I can not stress enough how

I can not stress enough how our #1 mission should be public awareness of the truth.

Desire to suceed?

If we truly want to win. If we truly want to succeed, then we have to understand the greatest challenge of leadership. Abraham Lincoln understood this and I think Ron Paul understands it as well. The reason you see Dr. Paul being humble patient and even tolerant in the debates and with the media, is that he knows what Lincoln knew and is working toward that end. If he succeeds in this election is yet to be determined but the strategy may take longer than anyone knows. That is why he will not leave the party.

What is this leadership lesson that we all need to learn and understand from Lincoln? The greatest challenge of leadership in a democratic society is to educate public opinion. "With public sentiment, nothing can fail; without it nothing can succeed." He said. "Consequently he who moulds public sentiment, goes deeper than he who enacts statutes or pronounces decisions."

This is what the enemies of freedom already know and practice to perfection in shaping public opinion through the "mass" media. Thats why its called "mass" media. The intended audience is the masses. If you could know what they know, i guess you would be watching "elite" media or news for the deciders. But they do know that they must have the masses with them. It doesn't mean they have to tell the truth to get you to go along. Like a great play it just has to be believable. Like Hitler said, "the bigger the lie, the easier it is for them to believe."

Now you know how important that we are to this end. We all have an opportunity to "form public opinion". Many of us have. How many people now understand the reasons for our problems, not just that we have a problem. Unconstitutional principles, laws and actions are the cause of most of our problems. Dr. Paul continually hammers this and we should too. People complain about their paycheck, talk about the constitution. If they complain about the war, talk about the constitution. Complain about the loss of jobs, talk to them about the constitution. Complain about loss of freedoms, talk to them about the constitution. I think you get the idea.