Psychological Control: States of Mental Disempowerment

I’m not fond of Global Research‘s articles during the economic crisis – too many of them are dishonest socialist rants.  A few months ago I would have said (and did say!) that Global Research was the premier alternative news site, but their editorial choices have revealed a clear socialist ideological bent.  Chossudovsky’s work is still exceptional, in my view, but I cannot look past the publishing of Richard C. Cook’s statist agenda, among others.

But here is an exceptionally intelligent and inspiring article: Psychological Control: States of Mental Disempowerment, by Dr. Judith H. Young.  From Part II: Deconstructing the Power of the Global Elite:

“As stated in a famous quote from Henry David Thoreau, the mass of men live lives of quiet desperation, marked by a state of resignation which is confirmed desperation.

Dr. Estés observes that the disorder of normalizing the abnormal is rampant across cultures. When there are formidable punishments for breaking silence, for pointing out wrongs, for demanding change, we cut away our rightful rage and become used to not being able to intervene in shocking events. Despair, fatigue and resignation follow.3

Normalization of the abnormal has been achieved in large part through the power elite’s control of the news media and entertainment. This dominance has permitted not only deciding the “information” the public is allowed to receive, but also the molding of public opinion and behavior. One example is sponsorship of the TV show 24, carefully designed to desensitize the viewers to the use of torture. Another is the use of TV commercials showing stars cheerfully endorsing invasive personal identification technology, as part of a carefully designed program for grooming us to accept Big Brother surveillance and control, including the eventual implantation of microchips under our skin.

The power elite goes to any lengths to keep the public misled, distracted, fearful, and ultimately imprisoned in a matrix of disinformation, rampant consumerism and the lowest common denominators of human nature, including raw violence and mindless sexuality.”

The technocrats would have us believe we are helpless to join battle. We are not. I support this optimistic claim with a comment on Part I of my deconstruction of the power of the global elite, which serves as a powerful ending to end Part ll:

“I for one have been subjected to much of this torture as being part of a marginalized class of society. The criminal global elites like to practice their abuse experiments on the less fortunate that cannot defend themselves and offer any resistance, but as the author so rightly observed, the human spirit is indominitable and will not go quietly into the night. Excellent job in exposing these psychological crimes for what they are. When people start realizing they were once human beings and hate what the behavioural criminals are doing, we can stop this learned helplessness and say with Patrick Henry, ‘Give me Liberty or give me death.’ “

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