The expert called 10 ways to control the masses, which actively uses the powerPictolic
Many people do not even know what a significant influence on government. And it happens usually completely invisible way — by means of manipulation of consciousness.
What methods of mass control of people often practice the power, read our material. The author of these observations is a brilliant American linguist, essayist and philosopher Noam Chomsky.
Distraction is one of the most simple and effective ways to control the masses, which actively uses the power. This occurs by constant media saturation of society irrelevant messages. Distracted by them, people stop to focus on important issues and decisions from "above".
Perhaps you've noticed how sometimes the media are full of headlines about questionable science news from the world of show business, sports, mysticism and so on, while in the country there are things much more important. But "people at the top" decided that to discuss them is not necessary, therefore, gave the news agencies the task to distract readers from the problems.
Another effective method of manipulating people is to make them believe that they are themselves the cause of their troubles, cause them guilt and maybe even self-loathing.
In the end, instead of having to go to the protests to Express their outrage at the actions of the government and so on, people begin to engage in self-flagellation, because they think that their lack of understanding — the result of limited thinking.
Sometimes the authorities are creating a problem and "throw" it to the people. The goal is to arouse among the population a reaction to the people he demanded the solution of the problem, which in turn would be beneficial to the authorities. Very clever!
For example, you can increase the level of violence in the city, the citizens demanded the government to adopt a law to toughen security measures. Or create an economic crisis for the sake of its consequences people are even ready to sacrifice their comfort. You are aware that crises do not come about by themselves?
Infantilization of society
Very interesting tool of manipulation, which, in combination with other methods can make the speaker almost omnipotent. Its essence lies in infantilization companies. In your own words, gestures, detailed explanations of people like give interlocutor to understand that you're stupid and not capable of logical thinking.
It is noteworthy that the stronger the need to enter society astray, infantile will be the speech of the propagandist. This is because, when a person treated like a child, his reaction is characteristic for the student, will be missing a critical point. And this is very convenient if you need to present information that is unlikely to appeal to people.
Mental debilitation citizens
This also should be added, and the mental debilitation of citizens. If infantilization is more or less passively, in this case the authorities use specific actions and limitations. For example, hampering access to education for the members of the lower strata of society, while "elite" is fully satisfied with quality of training.It's no wonder there are schools and high schools that can enroll only the children of people very rich and powerful. Most likely, even if you want to send my child there to learn and gather the required amount, you will be denied. Usually in such places do only the "chosen", which is formed somewhere above.
If you want to implement some very unpopular measures, it is best to do it gradually. Gradual implementation, as a rule, goes unnoticed to the public, or causes the least reactions.
For example, some States day after day, year after year, the practice of implementation of privatization, wage cuts, tax increases, job cuts and other unpleasant innovation. Agree, if it's all piled on top of people in one day to avoid mass protests, and maybe even revolution, it would be very difficult.
The emphasis on emotions
People are very emotional creatures. And for anybody not a secret that quite often in decisions they are guided by emotions, not reason. Therefore, the authorities use this "weakness", deftly controlling the minds of people.
Remember, what emotions do you feel when you read heartbreaking stories about poor African children, about the consequences of air crashes, terrorist attacks and other terrible events. In these moments you are able to rationally consider the causes of the incident, as you are overwhelmed with different feelings.
Postponement of execution
It is always easier to push an unpopular decision, announcing its implementation in the future, hopefully in the distant future. Agree that "two years will increase gas prices" sounds much better than "gas prices will increase".Postponement of execution gives people the illusion of temporary peace, the hope that "something will change" and the painful decision all the same will not be accepted. In addition, people gradually get used to the idea of change and ultimately perceive them easier.
Fashion for mediocrity
Through the media, the authorities assure us that to be stupid, mediocre, weird, rude and vulgar in the modern world is very fashionable. Every day we see news on the Internet about the antics of celebrities, various scandals, witchcraft, and magic.
So the authorities deprive us of the chance to expand his consciousness, filling it with something useful. After all, when we become smarter, we will begin to better understand what is happening around, and nobody needs that.
The understanding of human nature
To apply for any of these techniques into action, you need to know the nature of man, his strengths and weaknesses, to understand how his brain works and the impact of emotions. And who knows that better than members of the "elite", have at their disposal the results of dozens of scientific studies from the fields of psychology, biology and neurobiology.
Recall that ordinary people are limited in knowledge, as the authorities skillfully engage in "mental debilitation of citizens." But do they understand how to manage people and do it all the time.
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