Posted 16 February 2017 - 11:01 PM
I say this over and over again (to the point of boredom), but the right wing brought their science to this decades ago. A part of the brain that controls emotion, that is also the basal layer for addiction? SPEAK to it, early and often. Make sure they hear it on many, many levels- channel market/vertical market your heart out.
By the time the big effort began- somewhere near the repeal of the Fairness Doctrine, the science was fairly clear. The amygdala had already been pegged as the human brains' most powerful emotional center. If fed "right"? Over and over again, with the same satisfaction? That part of the brain has the capability to block higher brain function. This is the same center where "love" and "sex" are located. And properly manipulated, the amygdala I can block higher reason- and the drug can be "information", as easily as any drug you can think of, administered over and over again.
It isn't that simple, but it has been that easy. Right wing media, and all it's spread, has been a needle for a lot of people. And the "good" part is that they don't even know it. It doesn't disrupt their lives- cause them to code out, or stumble through lost jobs. Just enough to get them to cheer for things that will, eventually, either be very bad fro them OR kill them.
Plain and simple: The smartest "conservative" political minds in the 70s and 80s had this. And they put it to work. Opiates for the masses, indeed, and planned
Every woman needs a blowtorch.
--- On September 17, 1787, as Benjamin Franklin was leaving the deliberations of the Constitutional Convention, at Independence Hall, in Philadelphia, a woman called out to him, saying, “Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?”
“A republic,” Franklin said, “if you can keep it.”