Reversing The Edward Bernays Effect
How to end a century of lies and mass mind manipulation ushered by one man
August 3, 2013
Truth and Art TV article
Contributed by Bernie Suarez
America has been plagued by a powerful mind control tactic which was suggested, experimented with, and fully implemented over a century ago by a man named Edward Bernays. The time has come for Americans to come to grips with the content and theories that Bernays used to influence American history. Itís time to call out the legacy of deceit and manipulation that this man brought to American history; for by doing this, only then can America begin to heal from the web of psychological damage inflicted on a nation. This tactic of psychological manipulation, control and deceit has spawned into a world-wide media propaganda practice (which he personally developed for the CIA) that has proven venomous and destructive and that has been directly and indirectly responsible for the death of tens of Millions of people in the past century alone.
It was the deceptive Bernays who studied his uncles work (Sigmund Freud) on psychoanalysis and thought through his own theories about human behavior and how to manipulate the masses. When speaking of Bernays we are talking about a man who seemed unattached to human suffering. Bernays seems to have walked through life proud of what he had discovered. There seems to be no indication that he ever actually realized the magnitude of the damage he inflicted on humanity by putting into practice his deceptive mind control theories, to be used for promoting ideas that were not necessarily true and ideas that would be used to control humans. Bernaysí pride seemed to have come from knowing that his predictions about human behavior were correct. There are no indications that he felt any remorse for what he had done.
Despite all of this, Bernays is respected and esteemed in a positive manner by Hollywood and constituents. He seemed to have walked through life under the radar of fame. He managed to manipulate the world including showing politicians how to sell wars to the general public while millions of innocent people and troops from both sides of the world wars died in vain.
Itís time for America to come together to reverse the Edward Bernays effect. Letís do what we can to expose the deceptive public persuasion techniques he implemented and let the world know there is a manual on how to lie to the public and manipulate the masses into believing propaganda lies.
3 Steps to take to solve the problem
As a nation we can begin to peel apart the Edward Bernays lies and deception one by one and tell the public today what Bernays refused to tell them then. Three steps can be taken to trigger the reversal of the Edward Bernays effect:
First step is to educate those we come in contact with about exactly who Edward Bernays was, and it is important to note that he was the nephew of Sigmund Freud, the most popular and influential figure in the American psychology books and literature. Understanding who Bernays was will likely shed a very different light on how many perceive Sigmund Freud and his work. It will make you wonder if Freudís work would even be spoken about today had it not been for his nephew promoting his uncleís work.
Second step is to realize that although humans CAN be influenced by getting them to respond to unconscious primitive urges that doesnít mean that we should be striving to do this. Just because something is possible doesnít mean we should seek to do it. It is possible to skin a cat alive, it is however, a crime and an immoral, heartless and psychopathic thing to do. Bernays was apparently so manipulative and self-absorbed he managed to stop humanity at the first level of logic which I call the ĎFrankenstein experimentí level; Ďsince it is possible, then letís do it and see how it works.í In other words, Bernays agreed to be an instrument of deceit to destroy the lives of many just so he can observe the results and receive the glory of being the master manipulator or more officially the founding father of modern day public relations.
By all standards, humanity recognizes that if someone does something that causes the death and destruction of millions, then that action should be punishable and recognized as an evil or immoral deed. No such case when dealing with a historic master manipulator; Bernays died with more blood on his hands than possibly anyone else in American history yet he was never tried for his crimes against humanity or was ever in jail for what he did.
Third, once you realize the damage implemented by Bernaysí lies and deceit it is up to you to work toward reversing these lies and deception. Letís tell the world that truth is not determined by a billboard, a cleverly timed mass media article, a TV commercial, a movie trailer or any stage that feeds information to the masses. Truth is not determined by how you FEEL about it or how the messenger delivers the message. We have feelings and those feeling have NOTHING to do with what is true. Letís admit that we are all vulnerable to manipulation by messages that are based on emotion and sensation. These emotions and sensations can be manipulated with sound and sight, music and emotional outbursts, powerful speeches and rhyming phrases.
Letís equally realize that human intelligence, common sense and reason is a special gift that though it doesnít serve government much, it serves YOU the individual very much. Edward Bernays could have just as easily studied how the people can manipulate governments or how everyday people can promote themselves to corporations to live dynamic and successful lives. Instead he chose the dark side and gave all his work to government and the process of controlling the masses in such a way that it gave controlling governments all the power to kill and destroy.
Will you be someone perpetuating the Edward Bernays lies? Are you willing to look into this topic and see where this man pulled humanity and America in the wrong direction for over a century now? Think for a minute what this world would be like if we can pull together to reverse the evil etched into the consciousness of humanity by one man? I absolutely believe this reversal is possible and is already in progress. With every passing day more and more people are hearing and wondering a little more about just who this guy was and why do most American have no idea who he was.
Enough of the dark theories which have plagued humanity for too long. Itís time to move on from the basic lessons learned. Marketing and public relations is based on lies; all politics and politicians live and die by public relations, lies and carefully timed talking points and sequential messages. The government NEEDS the press and all of its marketing tools to deceive the public into believing what it wants the public to believe. This persuasion IS the matrix of lies and deceit we live in and this system of cognitive persuasion authored by Bernays IS the very lifeline of the establishment government. To believe anything different is to believe in fantasies and conspiracies. The Edward Bernays work is a clear record of the cognitive manipulation of humanity. Donít ignore it, instead confront the reality of it and join humanity as we work to REVERSE this effect for good.
Humanity is gifted with reason and highly intellectual cognitive skills that are far superior to the skills of other animals, yet even animals, many of which are incredibly resourceful, instinctual, intuitive and highly respectful of nature, wonít do some of the things humans do. Will you allow the work of one man erase these incredible skills you are equipped with? Often people speak about waking up, elevating consciousness or going down the rabbit hole of truth and it may just be that these terms refer to simply reversing the Edward Bernays effect. What do You think?
Related links- History is a Weapon- Propaganda by Edward Bernays
The American Museum of Public Relations
The Century of the Self
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