Numerous amounts of energy has been invested over the centuries on this one thing.
This article, sent to me, is about what most of us do not want to recognize or acknowledge. Perhaps we need to look more closely...
"The following quote, on how to brainwash a nation, comes from a communist manual. It could just as well have been written by controllers that are in our world today..
"The first thing to be degraded in any nation is the state of Man, himself. Nations which have high ethical tone are difficult to conquer. Their loyalties are hard to shake, their allegiance to their leaders is fanatical, and what they usually call their spiritual integrity cannot be violated by duress. It is not efficient to attack a nation in such a frame of mind. It is the basic purpose of [mind-control] to reduce that state of mind to a point where it can be ordered and enslaved. Thus, the first target is Man, himself. He must be degraded from a spiritual being to an animalistic reaction pattern. He must think of himself as an animal, capable only of animalistic reactions. He must no longer think of himself, or of his fellows, as capable of ‘spiritual endurance’ or nobility... "
Appropriate ingredients basic to the controlling of a group of people (or individuals) is the same-- fear and trauma. These methods have been systemically been used repeatedly to conquer the unwilling and unwitting independent person or nation for many centuries with unbridaled success.
A system of values is then drilled into the people. Any person who is not brought up or taught to dedicate personal rights and possessions to [the system], will end up with all types of forces brought into their lives, such as insecurity, worry, anger, envy, jealousy and tension. (ie. Loss of choice as to what our child learns in school, loss of job, loss of home, food and gas prices and availability of necessities, etc.)
If people are allowed free will, they often will reject the life style programmed into them, which has often been layered into their minds over time to insure that moral weaknesses exist.
It may be shocking to realize that people are specifically programmed to resist Life's grace and love, and to have, instead, something, or some group to direct hate towards. This is deliberate and not is left to chance. It is accomplished by utilizing a number of things in the person's life.
A major area that is tampered with is the self-image a person has of themselves. This self-image is what we think of ourselves, and it is geared on a spiritual level. A person who is consistently belittled and compared to others (at school, at work, TV commercials and 'entertainment' programs that are broadcast daily making a person look and/or feel inadequate, etc.) begins to lose their self-perceived self-image.
When people are not allowed to accept themselves as they normally would 'see' and feel about themselves, they end up resisting the goodness that Life has to offer. Another repercussion of this constant bombardment is that they cannot accept the goodness in others, as well.
To constantly have negative and positive scenarios thrown into people's minds, which are diametrically opposed to each other’s qualities, only insures that if they would discover each of the influence in their minds, that they would reject wanting to learn about one or the other part, and would go into denial of whichever part’s existence they are rejecting. This is how the programming and mind-control is being linked into a belief system.
Thoughts of wholesomeness, health, love and compassion have slowly been replaced with thoughts of violence, unworthiness, hate, insecurity through the bombardment of negative and often traumatic news and images that people are presented with on a daily basis.
Rejection is also a common tool used by people everywhere in the world in behavioral environments.. Rejection is used by people to protect themselves, however, it creates a sine wave of hills and valleys. When people feel rejected, they will either try to perform to meet up to expectations, or they will retaliate against being rejected. Both behaviors are extremes.
Retaliation and rejection are both tools of bondage commonly used by a controlling entity. A controlling entity will deliberately use these tools to get a person to feel either rejected or angry. If a person (or nation) latches onto either side of the sine wave, they will set in motion a dynamic where they will end up with the other side of the curve. The reason for this is because the human mind has an innate desire to balance things out. If we feel rejection, then we may retaliate, or we may try extra hard to perform. A BONDAGE LOOP is thus set up.
Thoughts like this are being programmed into us, and often unbeknownst to us, on a daily basis: “I’m safe if I stay with the programming.” This is the same thought that society overall is taught via fear. "If I stay with the crowd, if I stay with the system, then I will OK- I will be safe." This is why peer pressure, which appears safe, can lead many people into alienation behavior, alcohol abuse, drugs, and even death.
In addition, we have become so dependent on other outside sources for our own survival that we have a deep fear that is often not consciously acknowledged. We have to depend on other outside sources for our education, our food and often even our water supply, as well as how we utilize our transportation (buy gas, etc.), or are able to clothe ourselves, and right on down the list, including the toilet paper we purchase. All this fear of self-preservation (whether individual or societal) by remaining in the programming (or unconsciously accepting what is presented to us on a daily basis) will be transferred to loyalty to the ones doing the controlling. It is exactly where these controllers want us to be. Entire nations become totally dependent on them for everything. That is the plan. In that way, we become- or have become, as the case may be- subservient to them. Anytime people reject truth for safety and peace, because of our fear for self-preservation, we accept a lie, and eventually we come to believe the lie as truth.
Remember the old adage, 'the truth shall set you free'? All these manipulations and lies lead to bondage. They create strongholds that are nearly impossible to break away from.. If truth sets you free, then slavery would mean, by definition, "not to have truth."
An important tool used in mind-control programming is the creation and use of images. Think about worship- it is image oriented. We have a natural bent to want to see what we think is important to us. This is the power of images. The eyes, and what they behold is a primal and foremost important tool used in programming and accepting belief. What you see is integrated into the mind easily and accepted as reality. Thus, if you are subjected to violence on an everyday level, you will come to think that it is a common part of living. You will ultimately believe it is far more common than it actually is. It de-sensitizes your reaction to it- it becomes common fare/expected, and one no longer is repulsed by it. The person may even come to enjoy it- watching 'action' films by preference to watching something more loving. Because images are so prominently used today, a balanced outlook and/or discussion of the spiritual ramifications of images (& their creation) is a rare subject.
Something to remember is that duplicity- the use of mirror or imitation images- in controlling people has been around a very long time. The elite were taught, by Machiavelli, for example, how to rule through duplicity--that is, to rule using imitation images."