How the “greater good” is used as a tool of social control

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Many people still believe themselves to be free and as Goethe wrote: “None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.” Those who believe themselves to be free disregard the fact that to be governed in the modern world is to be “…watched, inspected, spied upon, directed, law-driven, numbered, regulated, enrolled, indoctrinated, preached at, controlled, checked, estimated, valued, censured [and] commanded, by beings who have neither the right nor the wisdom nor the virtue to do so.” – Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

The Academy of Ideas discusses how political systems across the world are becoming increasingly authoritarian as reason, open dialogue, freedom of speech and individual and property rights are being undermined. Take a look at how deceptions and lies, manipulation and propaganda, fear-mongering and psychological operations are all being used to justify political actions and policies that destroy life. How do politicians continue to convince the public to do away with their freedoms in favour of  heavy-handed government control? Why are so few people defending liberty when a world absent of it is a world of mass suffering? In this video, we are going to examine these questions.

View the transcript here: https://academyofideas.com/2020/09/greater-good-tool-of-social-control/

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The political economy of fear

[S]ince love and fear can hardly exist together, if we must choose between them, it is far safer to be feared than loved.  — Niccolò

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