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Originally posted by iiinvision
Ive been saying this for quite a while now. It makes me truly respect the powers that be for their covert use of the old tactic, and it makes me wonder if I should just join them instead of attempting to expose their methods.
Divide et impera- Divide and Conquer
Fac et excusa- do it and make excuses later
Si fecisti nega! - If you did it, deny it!
these and many other strategies and techniques are in use in all facets of media as well as in the public education system.
Human beings stereotype because it was and still is necessary for survival, in certain contexts. Stereotyping in the extreme is typical in the mentally lazy, as well. It allows your brain not to think too much and focus on more important things like bread and circuses.
I have particular disdain for people who use phrases like
"Typical Libs" "Leftist" "Conservative" "Dems" et c and whenever someone may appear to fit one of those categories, they are immediately cast in that box.
The fact is is that words are very powerful and connotative. To each person a word may have multiple meanings and triggers that affect their decisions and their reality itself.
For most, when you even try to suggest that the polarization of virtually everything is a mechanism for control, they cannot even begin to fathom this and categorize you as loony, paranoid, conspiracy theorist, et c in the blink of an eye.
This is why I seek to evade categorization in my pursuits and endeavors in life and try my best to be the change I want to see.
glad Im not the only one out there who sees things in this regard...cheers