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Forum Post: 5 Reasons Democrats and Republicans Will Vote for Who They are Told Vote For

Posted 2 years ago on Nov. 2, 2015, 6:26 p.m. EST by turbocharger (1756)
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  1. They are terrified of the other one.
  2. They are terrified of the other one.
  3. Ditto
  4. Double Ditto.
  5. You get the point.

And that folks is how divide and conquer works. Its a fear based system, not a solution based system. Once the hoopla of the election dies down, the minions will got back to the ant farm and the ones who really run the show will start writing legislation.

Humans are extremely predictable if you study them. They study us. We don't study them. That is the problem. Its why we fall for the same tricks time and time again.

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[-] 3 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 years ago

''How To Control What People Do: 'Propaganda''' by Edward 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.''

Indeed - Professor Cornel West, has suggested that it has now become difficult to even imagine what a free and democratic society, without great concentrations of corporate power, would look like, or how it would operate, as so long has it been since people in The USA have seen or experienced such a thing!

respice, adspice, prospice ...

[-] 4 points by beautifulworld (22801) 2 years ago

"All you need is less: You know you're consuming too much – how to stop before it consumes you too"

"From a material standpoint, our needs should be limited, but advertisers take advantage of our unlimited emotional needs to keep us shopping, says a former ad writer. The first step to a solution, he believes, is seeing the problem."

This article unconsciously tries to counter what Bernays brainwashed the American public with years ago through advertising, that is, the idea that we "need" all this crap that we buy from corporations.

http://www.theguardian.com/global/series/all-you-need-is-less

[-] 3 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 years ago

Want Less; Have Less; Be More! Thanx for your excellent link and resource for all those who aspire to simplicity and being not so consumed by their possessions. Also fyi - please consider the following ...

multum in parvo ...

[-] 4 points by beautifulworld (22801) 2 years ago

Less military spending would equate to more for all of us for things like healthcare, infrastructure, education, retirement, and ultimately, our freedom. Freedom from police brutality and constant warmongering. Freedom from fear and from debt and from insecurity.

And, the RobinHood Tax would more fairly spread out costs by taxing the wealthy and corporations instead of the working poor.

[-] 3 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 years ago

Re. Military Spending & 2016 Fiscal Year ...

Re. UK Campaign for the Robin Hood Tax ...

For all of us 99% who pay indirect (and regressive) purchase / sales / value added - taxes; it is simply unconscionable that there is .. NO Financial Transaction / Tobin / Robin Hood - Tax! Some people are beginning to be aware; analyse; act, agitate and address this very important matter - even in the USA!

fiat justitia ...