I was sitting here today and thinking about the media and how it is pushing gun control and reporting even more on shootings. It really got me thinking about George Orwell’s novel 1984 and the methods that Big Brother used to control the population. I really had to think to myself and search what methods that the government was using in that book and how they apply to modern day. I think George Orwell hit the nail on the head with that book, he might have just been a few years off on the date. Whether we want to admit it or not, governments and other large organizations have been using these mind control methods to control their “flock” for years.
1. Do not let them know you are controlling them.
Most people aren’t consciously willing to be manipulated. It is a subtle art controlling people without them knowing it.
2. Keep them ignorant.
Uneducated people are easier to control than educated ones. But we aren’t talking about higher education, but worldly education. Global understanding. There are PhD’s walking around who are experts in their field but woefully ignorant of the greater issues of life.
3. Do not allow for original thought.
Original thought undermines blind obedience. Tell people everything they need to know and that anything beyond that is taboo.
4. Keep them entertained.
Distraction is the best way of keeping people under sedation. Like the Roman stadiums kept the people docile, so too will mindless entertainment and distractions.
Appearance is as good as the substance these days. Sound like an authority and people will believe you know what you are talking about.
6. Have the appearance of power
…and the success that it brings. Smoke and mirrors are known deceivers because they work. Dress for success! Fake it ’til you make it. People respect suits.
7. Take control of every situation possible.
Your control cannot be provincial. It must be global. Dominate every domain and notice how people respect you. Every area of their lives, from their sex lives down to the last penny, must be under your jurisdiction.
8. Dangle the carrot in front of them.
Always keep the shiny object dangling just beyond their reach. Their goal. Their destiny. Their fulfilment. Their vision. Tantalize them. They will keep coming back for more.
9. Instil guilt and fear of the consequences
…of not being controlled. Fear is the greatest motivator for aligning other people’s priorities to yours. And everyone knows guilt is the fastest way to get someone back in line.
10. Manipulate their emotions.
Get into their minds to see what makes them tick and take advantage of it. Build a false sense of security. Pretend to be a close friend and confidante. Identify and sympathize with their emotions and make a heart connection. This will form a bond that’s hard to break.
If you read through these I think you will see why I think this is happening around the world each and every day.
War is Peace
Freedom is Slavery
Ignorance is Strength
Big Brother is Watching You……..George Orwell