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Caitlin Johnstone | The empire still fears the public

"The empire still fears the public. If it didn't it wouldn't bother rolling out so much propaganda ahead of all its depraved actions—it would just act. They work so hard to manufacture our consent because they're still afraid of what we'll do to them if we decide we don't consent."

Caitlin Johnstone

Jürgen Trittin | which attacks are the responsibility of terrorists and which are the responsibility of the state

"It may be that the history of terrorism needs to be rewritten. It is no longer known which attacks are the responsibility of terrorists and which are the responsibility of the state."

Jürgen Trittin

Mahatma Gandhi | The state represents violence

"The state represents violence in a concentrated and organized form. The individual has a soul, but as the state is a soulless machine, it can never be weaned from violence to which it owes its very existence."

Mahatma Gandhi

John Adams | Fear is the foundation of most governments

"Fear is the foundation of most governments; but it is so sordid and brutal a passion, and renders men in whose breasts it predominates so stupid and miserable, that Americans will not be likely to approve of any political institution which is founded on it."

John Adams

Napoleon Bonaparte | There is no more good-natured, but also no more gullible people

"There is no more good-natured, but also no more gullible people than the Germans. No lie can be conceived treacherous enough, the Germans believe it. They follow a slogan which was given to them, to act against their own countrymen, rather than the real enemies of their country."

Napoleon Bonaparte

Hannah Arendt | The real goal of totalitarian ideology

“The real goal of totalitarian ideology is not the transformation of the external conditions of human existence and not the revolutionary reorganization of the social order, but the transformation of human nature itself, which, as it is, constantly opposes the totalitarian process. … What is at stake in total domination is really the essence of man.”

Hannah Arendt

Gore Vidal | chaos of superstition, misinformation and prejudice

"At any given moment, public opinion is a chaos of superstition, misinformation and prejudice."

Gore Vidal

Noam Chomsky | course of intellectual self defense

"Citizens of the democratic societies should undertake a course of intellectual self defense to protect themselves from manipulation and control, and to lay the basis for meaningful democracy."

Noam Chomsky

Maximilien de Robespierre | The secret of liberty

"The secret of liberty is to enlighten men, as that of tyranny is to keep them in ignorance."

Maximilien de Robespierre

Joost A.M. Meerloo | Numbing the senses by monotonously repeating

"Numbing the senses by monotonously repeating an assertion is a key element in utilizing mind control techniques."

Joost A.M. Meerloo

Joost A.M. Meerloo | hammering noises of arguments and propaganda

"The continual intrusion into our minds of the hammering noises of arguments and propaganda can lead to two kinds of reactions. It may lead to apathy and indifference, the I-don't-care reaction, or to a more intensified desire to study and to understand. Unfortunately, the first reaction is the more popular one."

Joost A.M. Meerloo

Joost A.M. Meerloo | master of the mind

"He who dictates and formulates the words and phrases we use, he who is master of the press and radio, is master of the mind. Repeat mechanically your assumptions and suggestions, diminish the opportunity for communicating dissent and opposition. This is the formula for political conditioning of the masses"

Joost A.M. Meerloo

Just.A.Thought | People are addicted to mass hysteria

"People are addicted to mass hysteria because it’s a way for them to funnel their very real anxieties, fears, sadness and neurotic behaviors into something relatable to other people. It doesn’t feel so lonely if everyone collectively loses their grip on reality together."

Just.A.Thought

Jonathan Swift | When a great genius appears in the world

"When a great genius appears in the world you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him."

Jonathan Swift (1667 – 1745) irischer Schriftsteller

"Das Auftauchen eines wahrhaft genialen Geistes können Sie untrüglich daran erkennen, dass sich sofort alle Nieten gegen ihn verbünden."

Michael Jackson | Sadly, sadly, we live in a state of fear

“Sadly, sadly, we live in a state of fear. Everyday we hear of war on the news, on the radio and television and the newspapers, always of war. We hear of nations hurting each other, of neighbours hurting each other, of families hurting each other and the children killing each other. We must learn to live and love each other before its too late. We have to stop! We have to stop the prejudice, we have to stop the hating, we have to stop living in fear of our own neighbours. [...] Together … together we can make a change of the world. Together we can help to stop racism. Together we can help to stop prejudice. We can help the world live without fear. Its our only hope, without hope we are lost.”

Michael Jackson

MOYO-Film | because it strives to break out of this cognitive cage

"Activating collective consciousness is probably one of the most difficult tasks to attempt because people are largely unaware of the extent to which their thinking is governed by tacit rules and predetermined as given, assumed notions that, because they appear as self-evident truth, render ideology invisible. Truly unrestricted intellectual debate feels threatening because it strives to break out of this cognitive cage. Worse, this cage is so insidious that it influences even those who are already outside the mainstream."

MOYO-Film

Daniel Neun | One need only translate the terms “conspiracy theorists” as “heretics”

"One need only translate the terms "conspiracy theorists" as "heretics" to know the tradition in which these terms stand and those who use them. Ultimately, it is about the accusation of apostasy from the ruling faith, which is determined by the ruling authorities and majorities. (Faith in this respect can also be translated as ruling doctrine, ideology, etc.). Thus, contrary to the subjective view of many of its users, the terms are themselves expressions of clerical and authoritarian thought structures based on subjugation as a basic psychological pattern. It is denunciatory, inquisitorial. It is directed against classical skepticism. Thus, the main purpose of these terms can only be to discredit "serious conjectures", hypotheses and facts, and thereby prevent real causal research."

Daniel Neun

Lysander Spooner | The greatest of all crimes are the wars

"The greatest of all crimes are the wars that are carried on by governments, to plunder, enslave, and destroy mankind."

Lysander Spooner

Bill Hicks | The problem isn’t a lack of money food water or land

"The problem isn't a lack of money food water or land. The problem is that you've given control of these things to a group of greedy psychopaths who care more about maintaining their own power than helping mankind"

Bill Hicks

Vincenzo Vinciguerra | You had to attack civilians, the people, women, children, innocent people

"You had to attack civilians, the people, women, children, innocent people, unknown people far removed from any political game. The reason was quite simple. They were supposed to force these people, the Italian public to turn to the State to ask for greater security."

Vincenzo Vinciguerra

Ernest Holmes | Practically the whole human race is hypnotized

"Practically the whole human race is hypnotized because it thinks what somebody else told it to think."

Ernest Holmes

Richard Dreyfuss | Television is hypnotic, and it hides among

"Television is hypnotic, and it hides among the furniture of your living room. It doesn't reveal itself, but it distorts everything."

Richard Dreyfuss

Howard Zinn | war, genocide, and slavery – have resulted not from disobedience, but from obedience

"Historically, the most terrible things - war, genocide, and slavery - have resulted not from disobedience, but from obedience."

Howard Zinn

M.A.Verick | The most dangerous Weapons of Mass Destruction are the Mass Media

"The most dangerous Weapons of Mass Destruction are the Mass Media. For they destroy the people's spirit, creativity and courage, replacing them by fear, mistrust, guilt and self-doubt."

M.A.Verick

Karl Kraus | loathing journalism and the intellectual corruption

"I have spent many years loathing journalism and the intellectual corruption that emanates from it with all the strength of my soul."

Karl Kraus

Dr. Tim O’Shea | The shackles of mental control

"The shackles of mental control, perceptual filtering and cultural conditioning are harder to throw off today than ever before.

We are the most conditioned, programmed beings the world has ever seen. Not only are our thoughts and attitudes continually being shaped and molded; our entire consciousness seems to be subtly and relentlessly erased. The doors of our perception are carefully and precisely controlled.

It is an exhaustive and endless task to constantly explain to people how most things of their everyday wisdom are scientifically planted in the public consciousness via a thousand media clips."

Dr. Tim O’Shea

Michael Crichton | You don’t play ball with the power structure

"…Whoever has the power in society determines what can be studied, determines what can be observed, determines what can be thought. Scientists fall in line with the dominant power structure. They have to, because the power structure pays the bills. You don’t play ball with the power structure, you don’t get money for research, you don’t get an appointment, you don’t get published, in short you don’t count anymore. You’re out. You might as well be dead."

Michael Crichton

Ayn Rand | you may know that your society is doomed

"Money is the barometer of a society’s virtue. When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion- When you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing- when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors- when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you- when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice – you may know that your society is doomed."

Ayn Rand