posted on Mar, 9 2012 @ 04:01 AM
The best way to control society is have them truly believe in you, to believe in a common ideology.
Friend of mine and I was talking about this yesterday actually. We were talking about a lot of American populace seems to truly believe that they are
the greatest nation on earth, and stand by their government's imperialist decisions. Then we went back to the British Empire, and how they conquered
so much, because their society was cohesive in agreeing that they were superior. And let's don't forget the USSR. Many other examples too. We all
had/have strong beliefs holding us together, and that is what made all these societies so strong.
So, the power of religion today yields before the rising of economic power, and belief in the strength of god falters under the belief of strength
through wealth. But in essence, it's same thing. Religion was excellent, at not only controlling people, but motivating them too. It was a way to
keep people together - united we stand, but divided we fall.
Ruling through belief is far stronger than ruling through fear, or love. Much nasty as it is, you cannot deny its effectiveness. Look at those suicide
bombers, driven to kill themselves and strangers because they BELIEVE it's the correct thing.
Belief such as this is a powerful and terrifying force to be reckoned with.