The quest for power is the primary driving force of history, always has been, always will be. Those who fail to recognize this principle are not spared in the grand chess game, but rather are moved and manipulated by forces that they do not understand.


From the perspective of those who dominate the board it is obviously preferable to have a population of ignorant pawns than it is to have an array of opponents which are capable of mounting an effective resistance. To that end it has always been in the interest of the ruling class to cultivate illusions which obscure the true nature of the game.

In 1917 Woodrow Wilson formed the Committee on Public Information. It was a propaganda agency and it’s purpose was to build support for the war with the American people.

One CPI member named Edward Bernays, was Sigmund Freud’s nephew, and like his uncle he was avid student of human psychology. Bernays created the first campaign to promote the idea that America’s purpose in the war was to “make the world safe for democracy“.

The success of his meme during the war, both at home and abroad, planted the seed of an idea in his mind. Could group psychology tactics be applied during peacetime?


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