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Polarizing Mind Control

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posted on Apr, 1 2015 @ 09:13 AM
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Words are arguably one of the most powerful forces within a society. They have been used to stir people into committing atrocious acts of violence and have also been known to calm the raging storm in peoples’ hearts.

Words, like any powerful force, can be used for good or evil.

But why are words so profoundly powerful and what is this near magical ability it has over so many people? The answer is found in emotional ties people have to words.

For each spoken word there is a possible emotional fabric connected to that word. Some words can remind lovers of a first kiss with that special someone, while other words can bring an abusive childhood to the surface of a person’s mind.

It is important to realize that human beings, for the most part, are emotional creatures. Even the best of us give into our emotions at times – often out of reflex. When this occurs we can make very bad decisions: cheating on our spouses, shouting at our bosses, throwing a valuable item across the room, etc.

Ironically, those who feel they are most impervious to this basic human trait are the ones who are most in danger of falling prey to it. When we are so filled with pride at our own intelligence, we often are slow to recognize when our minds are being influenced by our emotions.

Unfortunately, this vulnerability in the human psyche is exploited by people in very high places.

Admit it or not, many human beings are followers. They do not like to lead and prefer people to make critical decisions for them. The fear of failure or fault is overwhelming to most, so many of us rely in world leaders to guide us along this road called life.

These leaders come from a wide variety of backgrounds. Some examples are billionaires, kings, emperors, dictators, generals, politicians, and religious leaders – and they all have their agendas. The one thing these people need to see their ideas into reality is the power of the masses: you and me.

In order to gain a following these “leaders” need a mode of influence. The most influential tool these people use to attain their goals is through the media – be it social, digital, or print. Any venue is fine because they all use the aforementioned powerful force of words . The media is controlled by powerful men and women…. And the media has the most hypnotic voice in the nation.

When you listen to the news, read your newsfeeds, or scan through a paper – you will often times find what is referred to as polarizing words.

Polarizing words are used by the media to influence the minds of society. These words are used in a repetitive manner while stimulating peoples’ emotional centers. This tactic brainwashes people into stitching emotional feelings to particular words, while associating those words with a particular group of people, behaviors, or actions. This is a method used in basic hypnotism.

Say a keyword and invoke a response.

Currently some of the most polarizing words being used are: intolerance, bigot, socialism, terrorist, racist. Each of these words have a strong polarizing effect on the human brain, instantly causing strong feelings against or for a particular agenda – which ironically isn’t even many peoples' agendas, but one they have been programmed to support.

Honestly, how many of you wake up in the morning and think “I’m going to dwell on the Democrats leftist ideas today,” or “Those Republicans are going to pay for their intolerance!” It isn’t until you hear words on the radio, television, or on social media that you begin to have extreme polarized emotions.

In closing I would like to encourage each person reading this to stop listening or reading media for even just a few days. Give your brain time to disassociate emotional ties to certain topics. Then think about a topic you felt strongly against or for just a few days ago and see if you still have such strong feelings.

Those in power are trying to pit the citizens against one another. To divide us is to control us. Don’t let them polarize you. Don’t let them control you. Because as I hope I have shown, it is easy to do.

edit on 1-4-2015 by MentorsRiddle because: (no reason given)




posted on Apr, 1 2015 @ 09:16 AM
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a reply to: MentorsRiddle

I 100% agree. I personally am of no political orientation, and I follow Empirism philosophical ideas which is the perfect balance between scientism and paranormal.

Luckily for us, what can be done can also be undone.

I propose these next words:

Save The World, We Are Not Alone, Stop Destructing the Only Planet We've Got.



posted on Apr, 1 2015 @ 09:19 AM
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originally posted by: swanne
a reply to: MentorsRiddle

Luckily for us, what can be done can also be undone.

I propose these next words:

Save The World, We Are Not Alone, Stop Destructing the Only Planet We've Got.



posted on Apr, 1 2015 @ 10:20 AM
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originally posted by: MentorsRiddle
Those in power are trying to pit the citizens against one another. To divide us is to control us. Don’t let them polarize you. Don’t let them control you. Because as I hope I have shown, it is easy to do.


I don't think you're looking far enough into it. The fact is we are polarized naturally, by nature. We are divided naturally, by nature. The truth of this can be seen merely by studying a history book. Human nature was never meant to be unified. We are hierarchical primates, and no amount of liberal rhetoric is going to change that. Ever.

True, the politicians and the people behind the government understand this, and play us based on our individual natures. That's why you have the different news organizations and political parties...

They will always be able to divide us, because by our very natures we are divided. You can see this as 'bad' or 'good', as you wish, but wishing it were different is a lesson in futility. I see it entirely differently than you do, and I'm glad I do. My world doesn't exist in such a black and white way of thinking. We are complex creatures that simply can't be explained by such limited paradigms.
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posted on Apr, 1 2015 @ 10:54 AM
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originally posted by: Calalini

originally posted by: MentorsRiddle
Those in power are trying to pit the citizens against one another. To divide us is to control us. Don’t let them polarize you. Don’t let them control you. Because as I hope I have shown, it is easy to do.


I don't think you're looking far enough into it. The fact is we are polarized naturally, by nature. We are divided naturally, by nature. The truth of this can be seen merely by studying a history book. Human nature was never meant to be unified. We are hierarchical primates, and no amount of liberal rhetoric is going to change that. Ever.

True, the politicians and the people behind the government understand this, and play us based on our individual natures. That's why you have the different news organizations and political parties...

They will always be able to divide us, because by our very natures we are divided. You can see this as 'bad' or 'good', as you wish, but wishing it were different is a lesson in futility. I see it entirely differently than you do, and I'm glad I do. My world doesn't exist in such a black and white way of thinking. We are complex creatures that simply can't be explained by such limited paradigms.


You are missing the point of my post. It wasn't to delve into the extreme nature of human beings, but to bring to the surface a talking point regarding a tool that is used on people to invoke a way of thinking.

The concepts of our basic and complex natures is not what this topic was intended for.

While I agree with you that we are naturally set against one another, this post was not about that - it was about the use of polarizing words to invoke certain responses on our topical psyche, and not our more base mindsets.



posted on Apr, 1 2015 @ 12:09 PM
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a reply to: Calalini

There is also the cultural aspect to factor into that equation.

Each culture has it's own 'stimulus' / reactionary words / sounds that are used in various forms of mind control, from sitting in class at school to political manipulation. For example, the National Anthem to US citizens, prayer calls to Muslim.

There is also the truth, that is in recognising the reactions and being aware of how one's mind functions and how we react and then we can look for the truth in the words we hear and modify our actions rationally rather than as reactionary.
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posted on Apr, 1 2015 @ 12:19 PM
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Most humans are followers. The Alphas are not only in the lower animals. Our perception is easily steered. If you do not follow along with the perceptions that are considered normal you are considered skitzo.

I prefer being called different myself. It is strange that most of the people in high ranking jobs or in high places in society understand this yet the regular people think it is not possible that they are being steered to think a certain way. Much of what is considered normal is good for society though, but overpolarization can be a problem. To understand this we need to be able to understand the overall effect and hidden reasons for things. We must understand that there is food chemistry out there that can make us into puppets but this chemistry can not polarize us one way or another, just make us susceptible to polarization and mind control.



posted on Apr, 1 2015 @ 12:33 PM
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a reply to: rickymouse

you know individualism was such a success, because we all like to be different.
Nobody likes it when someone gets condesending "oh you should* I will help you with* but you have to* it is time for you to* your problem is*" the list is endless, so this "people are followers" is imho not true. At all-.



posted on Apr, 1 2015 @ 12:38 PM
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a reply to: Peeple

It is just that you cannot see that we are steered to do things. It is happening. We only have choices within boundaries set by either your upbringing or by the local society or groups you belong to most times.



posted on Apr, 1 2015 @ 12:56 PM
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a reply to: rickymouse

or you do have a choice, but you prefer a comfortable couch, a huge tv and the illusion of harmony in your "group" over your fear of maybe loosing your social status for showing your "different". Also possible.



posted on Apr, 1 2015 @ 12:59 PM
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originally posted by: Peeple
a reply to: rickymouse

or you do have a choice, but you prefer a comfortable couch, a huge tv and the illusion of harmony in your "group" over your fear of maybe loosing your social status for showing your "different". Also possible.


But these things are a part of fitting into the society you live in. If you defy society, you never get anywhere unless you are dishonest. I would rather be honest and mellow and fit in with people who are the same way.



posted on Apr, 1 2015 @ 01:12 PM
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a reply to: rickymouse

Or: Society will never go anywhere, without being dishonest, if the individuals it is made of, don't step up.
I would prefer to argue and thrive, than to sit quietly till my misery ends. Might be something like the fight/flee reflex thing.



posted on Apr, 1 2015 @ 01:20 PM
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a reply to: Peeple

As long as you argue about the things that are wrong in society and not the things that are right. A lot of laws were designed to head of bad things happening, sort of like preventive medicine. Sometimes these policies seem wrong, but when you remove them, someone abuses things causing a lot of problems for people. Many of the policies in society were set up and the reasons are long forgotten, only the law or tradition remain. We have been throwing out some of these things and our society iis getting more screwed up. I know a few people who will twist everything into their favor, they pray on naive people or people who want to help others. These tricksters like the game more than the spoils.



posted on Apr, 1 2015 @ 01:28 PM
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a reply to: rickymouse

Doesn't that scream "detachment"? It makes the little Marx quotes in my head yell and scream, how the individual will never be happy when it is detached from it's social responsibility.
Not talking communism, but if you see it as a philosophy. Why do we need, expensive toys and things? To get our backs petted. Not to be the alpha male, but to be "worth" something in a meaningless, because false and detached, society.



posted on Apr, 1 2015 @ 01:59 PM
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originally posted by: Peeple
a reply to: rickymouse

Doesn't that scream "detachment"? It makes the little Marx quotes in my head yell and scream, how the individual will never be happy when it is detached from it's social responsibility.
Not talking communism, but if you see it as a philosophy. Why do we need, expensive toys and things? To get our backs petted. Not to be the alpha male, but to be "worth" something in a meaningless, because false and detached, society.


I also knew a lot of people who tried to rial things up then sat on the side and laughed when people messed up and got in trouble. I have learned to read people well. I know how to confront people and let them know that I know what they are trying to do without getting them pissed. It seems that some people think it is alright to trick those who are naive and not too smart, which I am neither of. I can usually turn things around on those who try to trick me pretty easily and they try to get away so I won't expose them to others.



posted on Apr, 1 2015 @ 02:09 PM
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It should also be realised that there is such a thing as ancestral and DNA memory IMO and words, since their inception are resonant descriptors that give those to whom comprehends them a visual /emotional / cognitive signature.

The fact that words are emotive is inevitable and it the very purpose of their creation, for communication, of ideas, objects, beings, emotions etc.

Whether they are used for a specific purpose depends on who / or which organisation says them.

Naturally, there is control of humanity for the purpose of civilisation, though as is becoming more and more apparent, certain organisations perhaps use such human psychology in less than constructive ways, for example advertising, misleading politics, MSM agendas etc. That is perhaps a condition of a capitalist society.

In a utopian ideal, there would be true intention and constructive motive from all, how achievable is this? Perhaps some day when humanity drops it's egocentricity.




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