It All Boils Down To Apply The Right Formula
Do you pay attention to the political happenings in our society and around the world? I assume, if you are reading this blog, you do. So let me ask you: have you ever noticed how the people can reject a certain policy or agenda and, instead of trying to understand what the people really want, the people pushing that policy or agenda sit around and lament their failure in terms of not having explained it correctly? These people never consider that the people understood them clearly and rejected their agenda. Instead, they complain that they didn’t use “the right words,” or they didn’t make the right “sales pitch.” In short, they just assume they can make the people do what they want them to do, so the failure is not with their idea but with the way they presented it. If you have a moment, I would like to explain to you where this attitude comes from and how to recognize the formula these people are trying to apply.
This belief that people can be made to think and do whatever one wants them to can be traced directly to Edward Bernays and the advent of modern propaganda as a ‘science.’ It is what Hitler was getting at when he advocated telling a lie – just make sure to tell it big enough and often enough that people believe it. Now, many people are aware Hitler said this, but what many do not know is that Hitler also said this works because people do not think. That is the first key to the Progressive play book: do not let people think, instead, make them ‘feel.’ This is why the Progressive always couches things in emotion. They will tie their agenda to sentimental notions, or they will make out-right appeals to sympathy and compassion by using children or the down-trodden. To the Progressive, all that matters is they make you feel and do not let you stop to think.