posted on Jan, 24 2011 @ 01:13 PM
Thanks for your breakdown....very succinct.
The success of the propaganda is remarkable to me in so many instances of my own lifee.
What things that get me, sometimes are embarassing but effective.
For one thing, i am a product of 1946. and have been heavily influenced by the military style jingoistic type of rah rah.....
No matter how opposed to war i am in principal,when the pipes are skirrlin, and the drums march to their thunderous roll, my heart swells up inside my
chest, and inadvertent tears form.
My breath quickens, my shoulders go back a notch, and i find myself in step and emotionally charged up.
When the news mentions the casualty list of the day,and the kias are named, and shown, my feelings of loss and frustration well up,and a vengefull
anger is kindled.
Though intellectually, i know we fight for the corporate structures profits,and the "enemy" is just a simple people who had this invasion thrust
upon their countries,my revenge lust is stirred and i find myself wishing hurt upon those who oppose our military might.Even though i realise they are
the victims more than the aggressors.
Other reactions, unbidden yet emotionally strong run counter to my intellectual knowledge, too.
I find i must always keep rexamining these reactions to some stimuli. and relaxing what apear to be automatic but illogical emotions inappropriate to
my own thoughts on these matters.
I hope i have explained myself clearly enough for you to also begin to see the responses we first experience to certain stimuli, are many times false,
and based on outmoded emotional feelings.
The question here is, do you also sense this dichotomy and the turbulent thought processes which take place
when we encounter these situations?
How many perpetrators, whose arrest is broadcast on tv, have you heard saying words to the effect of
"it couldnt have been me"I could not do something like this.....etc.
The gist of the statement being that they are not the person who could do such things?
What could the meaning of this phenomena be?
It is like they are shocked it really was them who did the deed.(even repeat crimes like serial murder)
we see this shocked individual who really cannot fathom their own behavior.
Is this a typical denial consciously engaged in?or is it an idication of some form of conditioning which the culprit, is unaware has inserted itself
into his or her thought processes?
You see where i am comming from?
How much of our lives are governed by origonal thoughts and convictions, and how much governed by emotional
tags which when they come up supplant reason?
And worst of all.who and how do they get implanted within the psyche, and to what extent are we influenced by same?