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Endless War and the ?Pictures in Our Heads?

 

Over ninety years ago political analyst Walter Lippmann noted how the masses overwhelmingly rely on subjective views??the pictures in our heads,? or what he termed ?stereotypes??to make sense of the world. ?The stereotype,? Edward Bernays elaborated, ?is the basis of a large part of the work of the public relations counsel.?

 

trans.gifThese views mirror those of an elite class that Lippmann and Bernays were pleased to serve?an elite that, taken as a whole, now retains several thousand such minds throughout government and the private sector working. These social scientists and public relations technicians proceed under the broadly-held assumption that as more ?qualified? parties are enfranchised enact realpolitik, the public must necessarily be condemned to flounder in Plato?s cave.

 

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Along these lines, Australian propaganda researcher Alex Carey observed how among all countries in the world the United States has the greatest tendency for possessing a ?Manichean? worldview?one where social and political phenomena are typically perceived as binary opposites of good-evil, sacred-satanic, and so on.  This observation is reaffirmed in more recent research.

 

Such a belief system is anticipated and encouraged by the carefully-crafted propaganda and disinformation that pervades government pronouncements and corporate news reportage and commentary on both foreign and domestic affairs.

 

US public opinion is overall against military action against Syria. Yet this attitude obscures the fact that a similar majority doesn?t understand that the Obama administration and its allies have for over two years supported an intense guerrilla war in Syria that has killed close to one hundred thousand inhabitants and displaced over one million.

 

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Along these lines, Australian propaganda researcher Alex Carey observed how among all countries in the world the United States has the greatest tendency for possessing a ?Manichean? worldview?one where social and political phenomena are typically perceived as binary opposites of good-evil, sacred-satanic, and so on.  This observation is reaffirmed in more recent research.

 

I see this a lot. Too bad many don't understand that there are many gray areas.

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