Ten Strategies to Control the Population

A list purportedly compiled by the renowned American thinker Naom Chomsky has been widely relayed by websites and international newspapers. The list identifies ten of the most powerful strategies used by the “masters of the world” to control the population and mold the public opinion through the media:

  • The Strategy of Distraction: The primary element of social control is the strategy of distraction which is to divert public attention from important issues and changes determined by the political and economic elites, by the technique of flood or flooding continuous distractions and insignificant information.

  • Create problems, then offer solutions: This method is also called “problem -reaction- solution. “It creates a problem, a “situation” referred to cause some reaction in the audience, so this is the principal of the steps that you want to accept.

  • The Gradual strategy: To make the unacceptable acceptable, it is enough to apply the desired changes slowly and gradually just as shades of the same color gets unnoticeably lighter  or darker  over a period of ten years. This method has been applied in the 1980s and 1990s of the past century to enforce  new socio-economic situations of mass unemployment, volatility, outsourcing, and lower  salaries that do not meet  basic living costs nor afford for decent social requirements.

  • Strategy of deferring: Another way to accept an unpopular decision is to present it as “painful and necessary”, gaining public acceptance, at the time for future application

  • Go to the public as a little child: Addressing the public as if they were little children.Most of the advertising to the general public uses speech, argument, people and particularly children’s intonation, often close to the weakness, as if the viewer were a little child or a mentally deficient.The more we try to confuse the viewer,the more such an intonation is used.

  • Use the emotional side more than the reflection: Making use of the emotional aspect is a classic technique for causing a short circuit on rational analysis , and finally to the critical sense of the individual. Furthermore, the use of emotional register to open the door to the unconscious for implantation or grafting ideas , desires, fears and anxieties , compulsions, or induce behaviors.

  • Keep the public in ignorance or mediocrity: Making the public incapable of understanding the technologies and methods used to control and enslavement.

  • To encourage the public to be complacent with mediocrity: Promote the public to believe that the fact is fashionable to be stupid, vulgar and uneducated.

  • To invoke self-blame instead of rebellion: To let individual self-blame himself/herself for their misfortune, because of the failure of their intelligence, their abilities, or their efforts. So, instead of rebelling against the economic system, the individual subconsciously blames oneself and harbors a sense of guilt, which creates a depression, one of whose effects is to inhibit  action.

  • Getting to know the individual better than they know themselves: Over the past 50 years, advances of accelerated science has generated a growing gap between public knowledge and those owned and operated by dominant elites. Thanks to biology, neurobiology and applied psychology, the “system” has enjoyed a sophisticated understanding of human beings, both physically and psychologically. The system has gotten better acquainted with the common man more than he knows himself. This means that, in most cases, the system exerts greater control and great power over individuals, greater than that of individuals about themselves.

Source: “Mini-facts”.



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