posted on Jan, 4 2004 @ 08:13 PM
Even the most critically thinking, scientists, amateur astronomers, astrobiologists, physicists etc... could be influenced. I'm not saying that this
whole thing is true, but that there's one thing that is way too often taken out of consideration.
The way the human mind works. If we were all only our rational everyday conscious minds. None of this would be possible. Period. Sheeps wouldn't be
able to exist, and everybody would be goats, independent thinkers. I would agree with you in everyway. But the most intelligent people can be
brainwashed. It goes beyond what they are doing now, or what they're profession is now.
It's the way the human is built and the way society is built. The subconscious mind is a very important and powerful phenomena within ourselves. What
it says, goes virtually all the time regardless of what our conscious mind wants or thinks (and I am talking about the average human here). But it's
"programmable" it has "programs" which are all our beliefs, habits and tendancies. The subconscious mind also acts in a illogical manner. How can
you explain logically that people actually do activities that are hazardous to their health (such as smoking) and keep on doing it, knowing full well
of the dangers?
If you can change the "programming" of the subconscious (stop smoking, stop procrastination, habitual reactions to certain stimuli, patterns of
thoughts etc...) you can automatically change the person and how that person thinks, what that person does, how that person feels... etc...
There are certain methods to do such a thing, but they all rely on one principle: Bypassing the "critical", analytic, logical, conscious mind. This
is done with emotions and/or lowering of the brainwave state. With both, the conscious mind can be cancelled out, so to speak, and it cannot reject
any suggestions that are made to the person. That's why the media (and especially the visual media is very effective and important where this
concerns. When you sit down and look at tv, or watch a movie, you automatically go into a lower brainwave state (alpha). And any critical thinking,
skeptisism, can be more easily overcome when in this state. The influence becomes even greater when emotions are raised. If the emotions are raised
sufficiently, a person will cease to think independently (which rarely happens anyway, because in this society, virtually all of our thoughts are
linked to and are reactions to stimuli/outside influences) and his or her thoughts will be very easily directed. This is especially so, when the
emotion is negative as in fear, anger, dissapoinment etc...
Now what is the easiest way to bring instant heart burning dread and fear, as an imminent and immediate "doom or annhiliation scenario), that is
presented at the same moment in multiple forms of the media??
Furthermore... Most of the media in the United States is owned by not more that ten to fifteen major corporations, (or even less). Also lots of the
media in lots of other countries are closely affiliated or partly owned by those in the U.S.. Other media in those other countries frequently regard
what's in the greater media as truth and very frequently immitates them in style, news etc...
And we do know how the media can easily direct the way how the majority of people think. Anything that is not in the mainstream media is
ignored by the masses more often than the letter "a" appears in this post of mine. It wouldn't matter if one person, a small group of people, or
even an orginizations says that something (an event, or thing) isn't true. If the media chooses to ignore them, that even or thing will remain to be
true in the eyes of the majority of people everywhere.
So it's not that impossible to be able to influence and direct the attention of at least most of the population in the world. The biggest problem and
factor in this whole problem is simply ignorance.