Who Or What Is In Charge?
Are you a color on someone else’s palette?
Are you an actor in someone else’s movie?
Are you a pawn in someone else’s game?
Robin Waterfield (Hidden Depths: The Story of Hypnosis, 2002) wrote …
“‘It’s fiction,’ you say. ‘Of course I don’t take it seriously.’ But that’s where you’re wrong. The lighter the book or film the lighter the conscious attention given to it — and these are precisely the circumstances in which ideas sneak in under our guard and become lodged in the mind as if they were the truth.”
Edward Bernays (Propaganda, 1928, 1955) wrote …
“Whatever attitude one chooses toward this condition, it remains a fact that 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 — a trifling fraction of our hundred and twenty million — who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind, who harness old social forces and contrive new ways to bind and guide the world.”
Edward Bernays (1891-1995) has been called the Father of Spin.
He lived to 103.
Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) was his uncle.
Walter Lippmann (Public Opinion, 1922) wrote …
“We shall assume that what each man does is based not on direct and certain knowledge, but on pictures made by himself or given to him. If his atlas tells him that the world is flat he will not sail near what he believes to be the edge of our planet for fear of falling off. If his maps include a fountain of eternal youth, a Ponce de Leon will go in quest of it. If someone digs up yellow earth that looks like gold, he will for a time act exactly as if he had found gold. The way in which the world is imagined determines at any particular moment what men will do. It does not determine what they will achieve. It determines their effort, their feelings, their hopes, not their accomplishments and results.”
According to the same source …
“Privacy is insisted upon at all kinds of places in the area of what is called public affairs. It is often very illuminating, therefore, to ask yourself how you got at the facts on which you base your opinion. Who actually saw, heard, felt, counted, named the thing, about which you have an opinion? Was it the man who told you, or the man who told him, or someone still further removed? And how much was he permitted to see? When he informs you that France thinks this and that, what part of France did he watch? How was he able to watch it? Where was he when he watched it? What Frenchmen was he permitted to talk to, what newspapers did he read, and where did they learn what they say? You can ask yourself these questions, but you can rarely answer them. They will remind you, however, of the distance which often separates your public opinion from the event with which it deals.”
Mind over Matter.
Being over Mind.
According to Adano Ley (Swami Nitty-Gritty) …
“The brain can’t stand BLANK.”