07 Aug 2007 • 1,403 views
THE ART OF PUPPETEERING
a cut n paste collection of narratives relating to Perception Management, Steering Opinions, and Master Hoodwinkers.
"You can fool some people all of the time, and those are the ones on which you should concentrate your efforts."
If people believe an idea is theirs, they'll support it.
If they believe an idea is being forced on them, they'll resist.
Professional hypnotists try to avoid using jarring language
and by being deliberately non-specific they allow the patient to participate internally and fill in the gaps.
Authoritarian suggestions are likely to be met with resistance.
Effective hypnotic suggestion should be artfully vague, leaving space for the subject to fill in the gaps with their own unconscious understandings - even if they do not consciously grasp what is happening.
Effective Propaganda works in a similar manner. Vague Cliche Generalisations requires the audience to fill in the gaps in their own minds. This process, of going inside one's mind, to fill in the gaps of what is being said, corresponds to hypnotic induction.
For example, a priest or politician might talk of "defending our deeply-held values", and each audience member experiences a different personal interpretation of "deeply-held values" according to their own inner maps.
The battle for hearts and minds requires Internal Participation.
A significant number of citizens are Suggestible to Hypnosis, with perhaps as much as 20% of people being Highly Suggestible.
Any demagogue who is able to get hold of a large enough section of that 20% of Highly Suggestible People and is able to organize them, is really in a strong position.
Abraham Lincoln said "Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment nothing can fail. Without it nothing can succeed. He who molds opinion is greater than he who enacts laws."
image: "LOST, MISLED AND SUSCEPTIBLE TO FEAR"
Trance is a common everyday occurrence. For example, when waiting for buses and trains, reading or listening, or even being involved in strenuous physical exercise, it's quite normal to become immersed in the activity and go into a trance state, removed from any other irrelevant stimuli. These states are so common and familiar that most people do not consciously recognise them as hypnotic phenomena.
(The Propaganda System
and INDUCING CONSENT. aldous huxley 1962
tomorrow THE ART OF PUPPETEERING part 3