Edward Bernays…

imagesEdward Bernays … I became both fascinated, and horrified by this man after reading a short bio about him and the effects he had directly on the American culture. Bernays was the nephew of Sigmund Freud, Bernays was also known to us as “the father of public relations”, and that’s putting it mildly, he combined, what I believe he derived from Nietzsche views on the human beings propensity to live within the “herd instinct,” along with Wilfred Trotter on crowd psychology, and his uncle Siggy’s psychoanalytical ideas, and with all this, I believe, he changed this country into the consumer culture that it is today, but thats just my take all this. His most famous campaign was the women’s cigarette smoking campaign in 1920s, look it up it will blow your mind.

Quote from unknown author…”Bernay’s vision was of a Utopian society in which individuals’ dangerous libidinal energies, the psychic and emotional energy associated with instinctual biological drives that Bernays viewed as inherently dangerous given his observation of societies like the Germans under Hitler, could be harnessed and channeled by a corporate elite for economic benefit. Through the use of mass production, big business could fulfill the constant cravings of the inherently irrational and desire-driven masses,simultaneously securing the niche of a mass production economy (even in peacetime), as well as setting the dangerous animal urges that threatened to tear society apart if left unquelled” end of quote …

Bernays quotes “The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country…. We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society…. In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons…who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind.” –Edward Bernays

This coming from the master himself in terms of being the main man, the go to guy, for implementing this massive, mass hypnosis upon the American culture! We have been trained like monkeys…This is a short list of his clients of Mr. Bernays… Dodge Motors, the fluoridationists of the Public Health Service, (Thats a whole other can of crazy there)…Procter & Gamble, the American Tobacco Company, Cartier Inc., Best Foods, CBS, General Electric, The United States Government! (again, another can of REAL crazy there)… I mean this guy is the best kept secret in American history!…Well, it intrigues the stuffing out of me anyway…


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