reply to post by therealguyfawkes
Many years ago, I began to open my eyes and see the ways we are manipulated because of a very strange trigger....
It was my interest in horse training. As the "horsewhisperer" trends grew, more and more focus went into methods of training that manipulate the horse
through knowledge of their instinctive behaviorisms, pulsions and repulsions, and specifically social reflexes.
It began to dawn on me that we humans are also social animals, and have the same reflexes and social behaviors, whether we are aware of it or not
(being in a country which most values individuality, most of the people were not- those reflexes are subconscious).
As I got used to hearing ideas like "Make the horse think that doing something was his OWN idea...", I realized that this sort of manipulation is what
is done to us, every day.
This sort of subconscious manipulation has long been described as a feminine sort of power- that women manipulate men this way, using their "wiles"...
getting men to do what they want, without them knowing it happened. Without any overt force or opposition. But maybe that very idea was pushed forward
to take attention off of the men in power who were doing it (don't look at us, look at your wife- she's the one you have to watch out for! She's your
enemy- we're your buddy looking out for you...).
I see the same techniques and methods we use with animals, used on us, everyday. In clinics and classes, people are taught to use "games" in which you
are training a behavior into the animal, but in a way, they just think you are having a fun game together, that's all. This is done to us, everyday,
in the media.
Anyway, that was when I became a conspiracy theorist, I guess, and began hanging out on sites like this. Who would have guessed it would be horse
training that opened my eyes???
ETA- for those in the horse world, I understand that these methods are not actually new at all, but the rise in popularity and terminology has been
telling of where we are as a civilisation- the acknowledgement of studying a beings natural social instincts in order to manipulate them without open
force suddenly became popular in all areas.
edit on 3-2-2014 by Bluesma because: (no reason given)