Daily Micro: Yesterday’s Visionaries in Today’s World ~ Edward Bernays

Acknowledging Edward Bernays

I roam. I roam. I roam. Don’t pity me for that which I did.  For when you know, may you may do better. You are connected to more than I led you to believe.

By my earthy success, you suffer. Hear my story.

Propaganda, my opus, birthed the public relations industry, the consolidation of the aims of the elite with big government and owes much to my uncle, Sigmund Freud who pointed out that thoughts and actions become compensatory substitutes for suppressed desires.

Let me start at the beginning.

Efforts to propagandize are universal and continuous and, in sum, regiment the public mind much like armies regiment soldiers.

During my earthly life, I trained the Group Mind, the mind that follows the will of the few, to not think in the strict sense of the word. In place of thoughts, I conditioned the Group Mind to act out unexpressed impulses, habits and emotions.

Following that line of thinking after WWII, I created the consumer society for the benefit of the few, most principally the owners of the debt-based currency system who required an expansive economy in order to transform individuals into consumers of debt and to place greater amounts of debt-laden currency (US Dollars/Fed Reserve Notes) into circulation.

To do so, I destroyed the individual. Diversity became my enemy. My goal?

To create one-mindedness, a singular consumer mentality among many. To cause the majority to aspire to composite goals – wealth, good looks and approbation – through use of debt-based currency. To not think of the consequences of compound interest but instead to use debt to acquire goods and services. To want.

To transform impulses, habits and emotion into consumer demand.

Because human desire powers the social machine, society not only reflects the desires of the debt-creators, those who control media, culture, finances, religion and government, those whose goals manifest society, but additionally represents a consensual reality in which creators of debt partner with users of debt to manifest Group Mind.

That which matters to the whole, abilities to consume tangible and intangible products and services, rest on access to debt-based currency (US Dollars/Fed Reserve Notes) and serves each – creator and user. Group Mind becomes arbiter.

Outside of Group Mind, little is of importance. That which falls outside the parameters of Group Mind is easily discarded.

Environmental degradation? Of little importance until sanctioned by Group Mind, until monetized in a manner that serves creator and users of debt. Loss of freedom? The same. Corruption in high places? Ditto.

Drone strikes that kill innocent civilians? Off the map. As a city editor might say, Bury IT!!

The least of the least, the epitome of Group Mind Disinterest but in a converse manner, the Greatest Expression of Group Mind, the sum total of unexpressed impulse, habit and emotion, the restrained and muted opposition of creator and user of debt made impotent, a vanilla-like passive acceptance and uniting of the majority with the aims of the few, in which victims of Group Mind become nothing, lost in consumptive unworthiness.

Let me prove my point, the arch-triumph of my earthly life.

You only have value, Group Mind says, if we so acknowledge. Let me show you those to whom Group Mind ascribes nothingness;

List of children killed by drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen

Compiled from The Bureau of Investigative Journalism reports

PAKISTAN

Name | Age | Gender

Noor Aziz | 8 | male
Abdul Wasit | 17 | male
Noor Syed | 8 | male
Wajid Noor | 9 | male
Syed Wali Shah | 7 | male
Ayeesha | 3 | female
Qari Alamzeb | 14| male
Shoaib | 8 | male
Hayatullah KhaMohammad | 16 | male
Tariq Aziz | 16 | male
Sanaullah Jan | 17 | male
Maezol Khan | 8 | female
Nasir Khan | male
Naeem Khan | male
Naeemullah | male
Mohammad Tahir | 16 | male
Azizul Wahab | 15 | male
Fazal Wahab | 16 | male
Ziauddin | 16 | male
Mohammad Yunus | 16 | male
Fazal Hakim | 19 | male
Ilyas | 13 | male
Sohail | 7 | male
Asadullah | 9 | male
khalilullah | 9 | male
Noor Mohammad | 8 | male
Khalid | 12 | male
Saifullah | 9 | male
Mashooq Jan | 15 | male
Nawab | 17 | male
Sultanat Khan | 16 | male
Ziaur Rahman | 13 | male
Noor Mohammad | 15 | male
Mohammad Yaas Khan | 16 | male
Qari Alamzeb | 14 | male
Ziaur Rahman | 17 | male
Abdullah | 18 | male
Ikramullah Zada | 17 | male
Inayatur Rehman | 16 | male
Shahbuddin | 15 | male
Yahya Khan | 16 |male
Rahatullah |17 | male
Mohammad Salim | 11 | male
Shahjehan | 15 | male
Gul Sher Khan | 15 | male
Bakht Muneer | 14 | male
Numair | 14 | male
Mashooq Khan | 16 | male
Ihsanullah | 16 | male
Luqman | 12 | male
Jannatullah | 13 | male
Ismail | 12 | male
Taseel Khan | 18 | male
Zaheeruddin | 16 | male
Qari Ishaq | 19 | male
Jamshed Khan | 14 | male
Alam Nabi | 11 | male
Qari Abdul Karim | 19 | male
Rahmatullah | 14 | male
Abdus Samad | 17 | male
Siraj | 16 | male
Saeedullah | 17 | male
Abdul Waris | 16 | male
Darvesh | 13 | male
Ameer Said | 15 | male
Shaukat | 14 | male
Inayatur Rahman | 17 | male
Salman | 12 | male
Fazal Wahab | 18 | male
Baacha Rahman | 13 | male
Wali-ur-Rahman | 17 | male
Iftikhar | 17 | male
Inayatullah | 15 | male
Mashooq Khan | 16 | male
Ihsanullah | 16 | male
Luqman | 12 | male
Jannatullah | 13 | male
Ismail | 12 | male
Abdul Waris | 16 | male
Darvesh | 13 | male
Ameer Said | 15 | male
Shaukat | 14 | male
Inayatur Rahman | 17 | male
Adnan | 16 | male
Najibullah | 13 | male
Naeemullah | 17 | male
Hizbullah | 10 | male
Kitab Gul | 12 | male
Wilayat Khan | 11 | male
Zabihullah | 16 | male
Shehzad Gul | 11 | male
Shabir | 15 | male
Qari Sharifullah | 17 | male
Shafiullah | 16 | male
Nimatullah | 14 | male
Shakirullah | 16 | male
Talha | 8 | male

 

YEMEN

Afrah Ali Mohammed Nasser | 9 | female
Zayda Ali Mohammed Nasser | 7 | female
Hoda Ali Mohammed Nasser | 5 | female
Sheikha Ali Mohammed Nasser | 4 | female
Ibrahim Abdullah Mokbel Salem Louqye | 13 | male
Asmaa Abdullah Mokbel Salem Louqye | 9 | male
Salma Abdullah Mokbel Salem Louqye | 4 | female
Fatima Abdullah Mokbel Salem Louqye | 3 | female
Khadije Ali Mokbel Louqye | 1 | female
Hanaa Ali Mokbel Louqye | 6 | female
Mohammed Ali Mokbel Salem Louqye | 4 | male
Jawass Mokbel Salem Louqye | 15 | female
Maryam Hussein Abdullah Awad | 2 | female
Shafiq Hussein Abdullah Awad | 1 | female
Sheikha Nasser Mahdi Ahmad Bouh | 3 | female
Maha Mohammed Saleh Mohammed | 12 | male
Soumaya Mohammed Saleh Mohammed | 9 | female
Shafika Mohammed Saleh Mohammed | 4 | female
Shafiq Mohammed Saleh Mohammed | 2 | male
Mabrook Mouqbal Al Qadari | 13 | male
Daolah Nasser 10 years | 10 | female
AbedalGhani Mohammed Mabkhout | 12 | male
Abdel- Rahman Anwar al Awlaki | 16 | male
Abdel-Rahman al-Awlaki | 17 | male
Nasser Salim | 19

And this is my dilemma. The very souls whose names you’ve read, those whom the Group Mind which I created, despairs not, roam with me in this endless void to which I attach myself, attempting in my folly to unite with universal energy, that to which you are connected but that, in my earthy life, I chose to disavow.

Until I find deeper intent in my work, I can but roam uneasily in this world of the soul, anchored by my creation to Group Mind, unable to break tethers, with nothing to consume but that which eats at my soul.

 

~ Stephen J. Bergstrom

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