Indoctrination – Propaganda – Public Relations
Indoctrination (propaganda/public relations) is a process. It is done slowly, and carefully. It is a plan to sway opinion and beliefs. We are all susceptible to it, if we are unaware of how it is done.
Peer pressure, group think, conformity, mass media and education, are some of the methods of indoctrination. Indoctrination is not evil in itself, as we use it every day; for instance in teaching our children how to behave in public. We teach them certain norms of behavior through repetition, which is one method of indoctrination. It is the subtle indoctrination that we are unaware of that can harm us, by encouraging us to trust untrustworthy people, or into doing something that we might normally think is wrong.
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” – Joseph Goebbels
“Propaganda works best when those who are being manipulated are confident they are acting on their own free will.” – Joseph Goebbels
“To be a socialist is to submit the I to the thou; socialism is sacrificing the individual to the whole.” – Joseph Goebbels
In his book, Propaganda, Edward Bernays, considered one of the greats in the world of public relations said:
“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, and our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of…. It is they who pull the wires that control the public mind.”
Joseph Goebbels was an admirer of Bernays’ work.
The three quotes from Goebbels sums up how the Elite seek to manipulate us into believing in their Utopian vision; through a huge lie repeated endlessly, using the powers of the media and academia, into believing to “submit the I to the thou”.
Endless repetition, such that ” those who are being manipulated are confident they are acting on their own free will.” All in an effort to “submit the I to the thou”, which is socialism.