1 Dec 2013

And Then The Bit I Missed….

Last night, and in the recent past, talk turned to that train of state that seems to be repeatedly rolling down the tracks and right over the top of us.

You good folk out there, being a whole hell of a lot smarter than me, will have spotted that I didn’t end the relevant posts with the obvious statement. To put things to rights this is my last thought on the subject of thin wedges, slippery slopes and lights in tunnels attached to locomotives.

However many trains of totality they send down the tracks it’s obvious the vast majority of us, even though we see it coming every time, are just too dumb to get off the tracks. We need to start stepping to the side and letting the loco go by. Better still, collectively, we need to build a bloody big buffer just inside our end of the tunnel to derail the sucker. And the wedges they slipped into town on……

Quote;  Edward L. 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. …..we are governed, our minds are moulded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society. .….in almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons... who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind.”

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