Manipulation has become the gold standard for relating, selling and achieving success. We are so immersed in the act of manipulation that when we hear the basic truth we don’t tend to be motivated to move forward or purchase. Our senses are looking for something more exciting and titillating in order to act. In case you have become numb and fail to see the harmful effects of manipulation running rampant in our society, read over the following definitions. Then ask yourself who is REALLY controlling and calling the shots in this play we call life?
Crowd manipulation is the intentional use of techniques based on the principles of crowd psychology to engage, control, or influence the desires of a crowd in order to direct its behavior toward a specific action.
Market manipulation is a deliberate attempt to interfere with the free and fair operation of the market and create artificial, false or misleading appearances with respect to the price of, or market for, a security, commodity or currency.
Media manipulation is an aspect of public relations in which partisans create an image or argument that favors their particular interests. Such tactics may include the use of logical fallacies and propaganda techniques, and often involve the suppression of information or points of view by crowding them out, by inducing other people or groups of people to stop listening to certain arguments, or by simply diverting attention elsewhere.
Psychological manipulation is a type of social influence that aims to change the perception or behavior of others through underhanded, deceptive, or even abusive tactics. By advancing the interests of the manipulator, often at the others expense, such methods could be considered exploitative, abusive, devious, and deceptive.
Manipulation is the precursor to a robotic society. A society that will not and does not want to think for themselves. A society that cannot think for themselves any longer because the brain has been excited and and rewired to only believe in the manipulated truth.
How we manipulate ourselves in my next post.
Until then remember when you’re ready, you can Wake Up, Stand Up and Snap Out of It!
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