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1) Falsehoods are not only acceptable, they are a necessity. The corollary is: The masses will accept any lie if it is spoken with vigor, energy and dedication.
2) It is necessary to be cast under the cloak of "goodness" whereas all opponents and their ideas must be cast as "evil."
3) Complete destruction of every opponent must be accomplished through unrelenting personal attacks.
4) The creation of the appearance of overwhelming power and brutality is necessary in order to destroy the will of opponents to launch opposition of any kind.
Originally posted by toolmaker
Nuerolinguistics can be termed the way your brain interprets what you hear, as well as what you say. It is the impact language has on your brain.
Even reading certain words will trigger these responses.
Certain words, phrases, terms, expressions can trigger chemicals, and result in Patriotic fervor, Romance, anger, disgust, etc. It is a very powerfull tool, one that magicians, politicians, public speakers, and religious leaders use judiciously.
If over time, religious leaders found that certain phrases, words and expressions would elicit responses they looked for, that the masses would blindly follow, accept, and subjugate themselves over their own common sense....Would it make sense that this literature, and the spoken form as in a Sermon, be passed down to maintain this leverage ?
I am trying to figure out how religious leaders seem to rouse their masses into giving up their money, their trust and blindly follow them into whatever direction they take them, including mass suicides...
On a less sinister (maybe) scale, it would be the incredible power amassed by organized churches and religious organizations. If there is more to sermons and religious literature than simply trying to attract another person to a belief system, but a highly disciplined and honed tool to overcome peoples natural skeptical nature.