posted on May, 29 2007 @ 05:39 PM
I was too hasty with this one.
Mind control is a general term for a number of controversial theories and/or techniques designed to subvert an individual's control of their own
thinking, behavior, emotions, or decisions.
While terms such as mind control have been called "merely more scientific-sounding terms for . . . brainwashing", the term can cover subjects
such as hypothetical neurotechnology that, it is claimed, might one day "hack" the human brain.
I was using the term in the 'brainwashing' context.
The style in question is rather tricky to classify between indoctrination and brainwashing, and it's often subjective... Bush didn't indoctrinate
people their entire lives into the converged mindsets, but it could be said that the Neoconservaatives and the Religious Right have to many that
adhere to it. Therefore, in the Religous Right context it would be centered around indoctrination, whereas in the Bush context it would be
brainwashing... that either utilized said RR indoctrination, or kicked open the doors of brainwashing on newer 'pledges' in the entire melodrama,
depending on the individual.
Propaganda is the science of persuasion and
diverson. Virtually everything that comes out of Bush's mouth is propaganda, and all too often of
the deceptive variety. Coersion is what you would consider as the far end of the spectrum of persuasion. Coersion has degrees in itself, but the most
'simple' form is when you're being persuaded to do something... but you really have no option despite the perceived persusaion. Of course coersion
can go off the deepend into raw aggression.
Bush didn't exactly force
(with raw aggression) people to 'worship' him, directy, but he (and his elite propagandists) did so indirectly
(implicitly actually) by using using coersive TERROR to scare the bejesus out of people, while draped in a flag of "patriotism" (blind nationalism
actually) with all of the sociological rhetoric I've already pointed out.
The the nature of Modern American Propaganda is to give explicitly (in your face) the perception of choice / freedom / etc, while implicitly (subtle;
without actually saying directly; 'subliminal') shocking and scaring you into compliance. As long as you don't question the authority completely
you wont have to experience the true brutal nature of the system, and therefore subjectively it's percieved as not being that type of system. When
you do challegne it you're met with terrorist watch lists / batons / tear gas / boots / shields / microwave beams / rubber bulles / accoustical
cannons / visit to your home / etc and so on.
Just don't challenge it or even percieve it and "it doesnt exist".
[edit on 29-5-2007 by IgnoranceIsntBlisss]