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    Century of the Self (amazing documentary!!!)

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    Century of the Self (amazing documentary!!!)

    Post by Lucid Memes on Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:09 am

    "This series is about how those in power have used Freud's theories to try and control the dangerous crowd in an age of mass democracy." - Adam Curtis

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    i recommend all of Curtis' movies


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    Post by Lucid Memes on Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:11 am

    Edward Bernays is one of the main focus points in the movie

    Characteristically (and again paradoxically), Bernays was remarkably candid about his manipulative intent. "If we understand the mechanisms and motives of the group mind, it is now possible to control and regiment the masses according to our will without their knowing it," he argued in Propaganda, one of his first books. In a later book, he coined the term "engineering of consent" to describe his technique for controlling the masses.

    "The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society," Bernays argued. "Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. . . . 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."

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    Re: Century of the Self (amazing documentary!!!)

    Post by NoDoz on Sun Feb 15, 2009 4:43 pm

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