How Money is Used for Manipulation and Mind Control…
Money is not evil. Money is neutral. But it does amplify what you already are, good or evil. And it certainly can be used for manipulation and mind control for evil ends. You are seeing some breathtaking examples of this in the current presidential primary election taking place here in the States.
But the lessons we can learn apply to people everywhere…
This election will be the most expensive, bitter, and divisive contest in our lifetime. Money and mind manipulation techniques will be used to pit poor against the wealthy, and as a wedge between the races. In you live in America, you will be assaulted with more manipulative programming in one year, than you have ever experienced in your life thus far.
So let’s talk about what you are already seeing, what you can expect in the general election, and how you counteract against all the negative mind viruses that will be swirling around the data-sphere…
We have to start with ABC presenting the interview with Marianne Gingrich on Thursday evening. This report was unconscionable for ABC to air. There was no real news value in an ex wife gossiping about her former husband from a divorce ten or 12 years ago. None.
So why was it aired?
Money. Or more specifically, the money that is produced by higher ratings, which produces higher commercial rates. This was a blatant sellout by ABC for a buck, and another step over the line from news reporting to sensationalistic infotainment.
Now John King did the right thing asking the first question about it…
King is one of the most astute political minds on television, and well respected on both sides. He’s a consummate professional who was doing his job. The ABC interview was going to air that evening and other networks were already playing salacious excerpts from it. John phrased the question so Gingrich could address it or decline to.
Now of course Newt took the question and turned it around to get not just one, but two standing ovations. It was one of the most brilliant moments in any political debate ever, and will be analyzed for years to come by political pundits, psychologists, and marketers.
These kinds of retorts make headlines, and influence elections. Remember when Reagan joked about not making Walter Mondale’s “youth and inexperience an issue,” or Lloyd Bentsen’s “Senator, you’re no Jack Kennedy!”
But those rejoinders pale in comparison to this one...
Newt shrewdly and deftly performed the most successful turnaround manipulation you may ever see in a political campaign.
Basically in one fell swoop he transformed himself from philandering swinger into superhero fighting the forces of evil, a/k/a the “elite” media. He instantly goes from predator to innocent victim, and the Republican operatives in the hall ate it up.
Next let’s look at the Bain Capital issue. In this case you have some of the Republican candidates casting aspersions on Mitt Romney for his role at Bain Capital. It perfectly plays into the meme that rich people are evil and get wealthy by exploiting poor people.
In an election campaign, this is like shooting fish in a barrel. Everybody knows all the problems in the world are created by rich people exploiting the poor.
But of course there is no basis in fact for this; quite the opposite...
Without venture capital firms, there would be almost no new businesses started. Millions of jobs they produce would never be created. And when a business is in the red, sometimes the highest good for all is to downsize some jobs, to allow the business to survive. Some jobs are saved, and others may be regained in the future. It’s not fun, and no one likes having to do it, but it is sometimes necessary to create the highest good for all.
Republicans claim to be the party for free enterprise. For their own candidates to cast aspersions on Romney for making money turning around companies, is like Donna Summer chastising the Bee Gees for making disco. This shows that when a primary election is on the line, the principles they claim to believe in go out the window.
Naturally this will all turn into sound bites and fodder for the Democratic campaign in the general election, should Romney get the nomination. So don’t think I’m just singling out the Republicans here. They’re in the news because they’re the only ones with a primary going on. You can be sure the Obama team will try to frame the election as the populist reformer against the exploitative, venture capitalist blue blood, continuing to feed this class warfare mentality.
Appeals to inequity are powerful mind viruses, because they cater to the entitlement mentality of the masses. The Republican challengers are using this against Romney now, and it will come back to haunt them in November when the Democrats turn it back against them.
The Corruption of the Process by the Super PACs…
These Political Action Committees now change everything, because they allow any campaign to attack another with impunity, and create the illusion that they are separated from the messages. The money that will be poured into them between now and November will break down the political process.
This is actually a good thing, because it will take this happening to lead to real reform...
The McCain-Feingold campaign reform is kind of like Communism and Socialism: It’s one of those ideas that sounds good, looks good, and looks good on paper – just don’t actually work in the real world.
It created the loophole that birthed these Super PACs, because it’s vital to our elective process to have freedom of speech. But now these Super PACs will be (and already are) carpet-bombing the electorate with so many hundreds of millions of dollars of sleazy, undocumented attack ads, the population will rebel.
I predict McCain-Feingold will be repealed and we’ll get back to a more free enterprise system with unlimited donations from people who want to do that. But people will have to disclose their support, and candidates will be required to stand behind and take responsibility for their attacks.
There is no doubt that having a job when you’re young, positive role models to emulate, and learning independence are all vital elements of developing prosperity consciousness. But don’t think for a second that Newt’s statements about the Food Stamp President, kids getting janitor jobs and entitlements are anything but race baiting.
Presidential primaries are all about collecting enough delegates, and the general election is all about the Electoral College. So for Newt today, it’s all about winning South Carolina, and making a strong showing in Florida. His hope is to outlast Santorum and get it down to a one-on-one versus Romney. That allows him to claim the mantle of true conservative and paint Romney as the “moderate to liberal Governor from Massachusetts.” To do that he needs Southern conservatives and obviously decided that thinly veiled race baiting is his best strategy to do that.
So what do you do to protect yourself?
Question everything. Notice the message and more importantly, the subliminal or subconscious message within the message. Anytime you see money brought into the equation, analyze the context it is being presented in.
You should probably tune out and disregard anything presented by a Super Pac that doesn’t have an, “I’m X, and I endorsed this message” tag at the end.
Money is not bad, nor is it good. It simply is. It can be used to divide and manipulate, as you are seeing in this campaign. Or it can be used to unify and inspire. Don't let the way money is being used in this campaign to create negative beliefs about money or success.
Ultimately it comes down to becoming a critical thinker, noticing the manipulation attempts and rising above them. No one can manipulate you unless you let them.
So what do you think?
Have you been paying attention to the subconscious manipulation taking place? What about you guys overseas? Are you watching the US campaign? How does it compare to yours? Please share your thoughts below.