Manipulation of Words… and People


Cover of "Idiocracy"
‘In a statement with which Mark Twain would enthusiastically nod in agreement and George Orwell would second, Philip Dick admonishes against the way media manipulators deliberately create pseudo-realities by engineering words:

The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words.

‘Ultimately, the only antidote to reality-manipulation is good old-fashioned human heroism, that timeless vaccine of courage and resistance, of freedom from fear, of tirelessly enacting “the quiet, precise, judicious exercise of probity and care – with no one there to see or cheer” – in other words, of moral wisdom:…’
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In the 2505 of ‘Idiocracy,’ the Entire Planet Has Been Dumbed-Down to the Max! [Video]
‘Idiocracy is a 2006 comedic film, directed by Mike Judge and starring Luke Wilson and Maya Rudolph.

‘The film tells the story of two ordinary people who are taken into a top-secret military hibernation experiment that goes awry, and awaken 500 years in the future. They discover that the world has degenerated into a dystopia where advertising, commercialism, and cultural anti-intellectualism run rampant and dysgenic pressure has resulted in a uniformly stupid human society devoid of individual responsibility or consequences…’
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The Psychology of Control [Full Film]
”State Of Mind: The Psychology Of Control’, from the creators of’ A Noble Lie: Oklahoma City 1995′, reveals that much of what we believe to be truth is actually deliberate deception. The global elites are systematically implanting lies into our consciousness to erect a “tyranny over the minds of men.” This film exposes the mind control methods being used to turn our once vibrant society into a land of obedient sheeple.

‘Are we controlled?
To what extent and by whom?
What does it mean for humanity’s future?’
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Why are The Economist’s writers anonymous?
‘MOST newspapers and magazines use bylines to identify the journalists who write their articles. The Economist, however, does not. Its articles lack bylines and its journalists remain anonymous. Why?

‘Part of the answer is that The Economist is maintaining a historical tradition that other publications have abandoned. Leaders are often unsigned in newspapers, but everywhere else there has been rampant byline inflation (to the extent that some papers run picture bylines on ordinary news stories). Historically, many publications printed articles without bylines or under pseudonyms-a subject worthy of a forthcoming explainer of its own-to give individual writers the freedom to assume different voices and to enable early newspapers to give the impression that their editorial teams were larger than they really were. The first few issues of The Economist were, in fact, written almost entirely by James Wilson, the founding editor, though he wrote in the first-person plural…’
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Rodman Curses Obama and Hillary
“Ask Obama about that, ask Hillary Clinton about that,” Rodman said. “Ask those —holes.”
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