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Forum Post: Perspectives on Psychological Science - Building a Better America−−One Wealth Quintile at a Time

Posted 2 years ago on Jan. 29, 2012, 12:43 p.m. EST by Underdog (2971) from Clermont, FL
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[-] 2 points by shadz66 (19985) 1 year ago

Good post from back in the day !!!

From the report - "Overall, these results demonstrate two primary messages. First, a large nationally representative sample of Americans seems to prefer to live in a country more like Sweden than like the United States. Americans also construct ideal distributions that are far more equal than they estimated the United States to be—estimates which themselves were far more equal than the actual level of inequality. Second, there was much moreconsensus than disagreement across groups from different sides of the political spectrum about this desire for a more equal distribution of wealth, suggesting that Americans may possess a commonly held ‘‘normative’’ standard for the distribution of wealth despite the many disagreements about policies that affect that distribution, such as taxation and welfare".

There is a disconnect between what Americans wish for and want and what they are prepared to demand and what they are prepared to struggle for. Their apathy is a result of MSM 'Mind Management' and the 'Manufacture of Consent'. Only Education, Agitation and Organisation can overcome this.

per ardua ad astra ...

[-] 4 points by Underdog (2971) from Clermont, FL 1 year ago

Very true. A real disconnect indeed. Chomsky was so right about the state-controlled MSM and the stranglehold the power-elite has on the population with the propaganda machine. Very powerful and very sinister.

Don't know if you saw it, but this video is interesting, as Hillary candidly admits that a propaganda war does exist, thus propagada is used by the US to brainwash its citizens.

[-] 1 points by shadz66 (19985) 1 year ago

Re. "The Conservative Psyche" : http://truth-out.org/news/item/11129-the-conservative-psyche-how-ordinary-people-come-to-embrace-paul-ryans-cruelty .

Further to your post : http://occupywallst.org/forum/the-power-principle-video-documentary/ .

Finally, touching on much of what you've written & even tho' you've probably seen it :

Essential viewing for all OWS sympathisers, supporters & fellow travellers, I believe.

Information dissemination is a key towards a new, better, shared tomorrow for us all and thanx for your informative link 'Ud' and all your efforts here. Solidarity.

e tenebris, lux ...

[-] -2 points by BetsyRoss (-744) 1 year ago

How sure are you that what you believe isn't the result of propaganda being used to brainwash you? Or does a disconnect exist within you that makes you deny that such a thing is possible?

[-] 2 points by Underdog (2971) from Clermont, FL 1 year ago

My how you love mind games. How sure are you that you're not a disembodied brain in a bell jar kept alive artificially and being fed sensory input of an artificial reality by space aliens? What is reality? What is meaning? What is the last digit of Pi? What valuable contribution have you ever made to this forum? Your social science experiment I suppose.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/moderating-policies-will-be-reposted-somewhere-pro/

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (26228) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

LOL - LOf'nL - she(?) is locked inside of the matrix???? Makes sense as if she is not then she really needs help in being a part of society instead of a detriment to society.

[-] 1 points by rayolite (461) 1 year ago

This topic is paralleled here with political strategy respecting a healthy political psychology.

http://occupywallst.org/forum/help-me-out-here-how-do-we-kick-this-baby-into-hig/#comment-890801

[-] 1 points by rayolite (461) 1 year ago

Science leaves out 86% of the human mind. Human behaviors are controlled by the unconscious mind. Here is a graphic that shows the profound proportions dwarfing the conscious, cognitive mind.

http://tinypic.com/r/1zlzlnp/6

Reasonably, science cannot leave out consideration 86% of the mind and the inherent implications of our unconscious existence. They are fooling themselves. Do not participate.