Monday, November 19, 2012

Treating Americans Like Sheep


This is a guest post: the complete text of a letter to the editor which appeared in the Sauk Centre Herald.

The results of the recent elections including the rejection of the definition of marriage that dates to at least the 6th century B.C. In the Book of Genesis and the teachings of Confucius was rather...well...queer. How sodomy is now equated with man-woman sexuality would seem quite strange even to the Ancient Greeks, or even modern Afghans, both known for their misogynistic liking of boys over women. Marriage redefined is no longer marriage. To still call it a marriage is not true. Truth has been rejected and replaced by a lie because it suits the rich, the powerful, and the frankly evil. The great public opinion manipulator, Edward Bernays once bragged that that he could easily break down society's moral standards, and have them accept a lie by appealing to people's emotions.

In the 1920's the Lucky Strike cigarette company's president was trying to dream up a way to increase the number of smokers in America. The easiest way was to get American women hooked on nicotine. So he richly paid Edward Bernays to come up with some public relations message to remove the stigma against women smokers. At the time, smoking was considered dirty, behavior unfit for Christian childbearing and nurturing women. Bernays, with help from his feminist wife, got a number of women dressed as high society to walk slowly down New York's tony 5th Avenue holding up lit cigarettes, modeling after the Statue of Liberty. The march, called Torches of Freedom, was choreographed so it would happen as St. Patrick's Cathedral was emptying of Easter Mass attendees. Bernays, besides violating the most sacred Christian holiday, wanted to impress upon women, especially the burgeoning ethnic Catholics, that smoking was a form of women's liberation and means for equality with men. Since American mores were then based on a Christian understanding of right from wrong and how to care for the body, the spectacle was to undermine pulpit influence over their congregation while doubling the nicotine addicts and the profits of Lucky Strike. On March 30, 1929, the staged protest march went as planned and the waiting reporters and photographers spread the provocative story from coast to coast. It worked fabulously and today the number one cancer killer of women is lung cancer from smoking. The sheep were fleeced and consequently slowly poisoned to death.

Ultimately, the American people have been manipulated to do and accept most everything when emotional strings are pulled. What is happening is that power and money are used in a psychologically subtle way through the media, our local schools and colleges, and pop culture in order to have control over us and our children. Making right, wrong and wrong now right has since accelerated. Just look how Americans voted...

Corollary: Edward Bernays, a secular Jew, was a nephew of Sigmund Freud. His tactics in manipulating people--ironically--was successfully used by Hitler's propagandist, Joseph Goebbels to justify the mass murder of Slavs, Jews, Gypsies, clerics, the infirm and the mentally retarded.

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Erik C. Rivers
Sauk Centre, MN
14 November 2012

'Thank you' to Erik C. Rivers, of Sauk Centre, for letting me post his unedited letter to the editor here.

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