Monday, December 24, 2007

Propaganda in America - History of Public Relations

Quoth Bro. Makheru;
I have a solution for Black Manhood Under Duress—a complete mental rupture from American propaganda and materialism, the “production of desire.”

Only the strong survived the original Middle Passage. Only the strongest will survive the Second Middle Passage.
Which brings us full-round to the kwestin of what precisely defines true strength at the end of this era, and, what must we do in order to forge a reg-i-men of true psychological strength suited to the challenges of the day?

Propaganda in America - Meet Edward Bernays

Propaganda in America - The Art of PR Spin

Propaganda in America - Hitler's Ideological Beast
Propaganda in America - Business vs Politicians
Propaganda in America - The Enemy Within

To many in both politics and business, the triumph of the self is the ultimate expression of democracy, where power has finally moved to the people. Certainly the people may feel they are in charge, but are they really? The Century of the Self tells the untold and sometimes controversial story of the growth of the mass-consumer society in Britain and the United States. How was the all-consuming self created, by whom, and in whose interests?

The Freud dynasty is at the heart of this compelling social history. Sigmund Freud, founder of psychoanalysis; Edward Bernays, who invented public relations; Anna Freud, Sigmund's devoted daughter; and present-day PR guru and Sigmund's great grandson, Matthew Freud.

Sigmund Freud's work into the bubbling and murky world of the subconscious changed the world. By introducing a technique to probe the unconscious mind, Freud provided useful tools for understanding the secret desires of the masses. Unwittingly, his work served as the precursor to a world full of political spin doctors, marketing moguls, and society's belief that the pursuit of satisfaction and happiness is man's ultimate goal.