posted on Sep, 26 2011 @ 03:50 PM
reply to post by Helious
Excellent compilation of alternate awareness about the world in which we live. The Placebo effect has always intrigued me. In my mind it is simply the
effect of telling somebody something and they believe it. Nothing more.
The people that accept the word of "Officialdom" without question are also susceptible to hypnosis, advertising and CNN. They have been conditioned
their whole life from a very early age to recognize authority and accept what "The Authorities" say. School, Church, Scouts, Television, the
Military, our parents and peers, all hammer us repeatedly throughout our lives with indoctrination and dogma. Most of us retain that sense of selfhood
with which we compare the input of our world to our reason. But some give up their individuality to the drummer boy and march along, off the cliff if
thats where it leads.
When I was in Hi school, we used to be treated to a traveling hypnotist show. The Gym became an arena for a kind of three ring circus. The man would
demonstrate that thru the "power of suggestion", certain students would be unable to resist his will and perform like monkeys, no matter how
ridiculous the requests.
At the end of the demonstration the vulnerable victims were embarrassed by their behavior under his "control". Most of the rest of us thought it
was a put on, but over the years I have come to realize that it was real. I knew those kids and even they had to come to terms that they were
Back then out of 250 or so, there were only about 10 or so that would fall under the hypnotists spell. I can understand why that number is growing.
The idea that people are more and more swayed by the TPTB is by design . They have polished their methods of control over our thought processes for
decades. Like Pavlov's dog, our resistance to conditioning is weakening overall. We consume, believe and even kill, at the whim of others and justify
I don't think this a relatively new concept either. In Plato's Republic, a good simile is laid out called The Allegory of the Caves. Todays "cave
wall" has been replaced by the "Television Screen" and yes, even the computer screen.