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    They would above all be weak, and from a mental point of view weak-willed.

    They would follow rather than lead.

    They would be self-centred, not someone who is outgoing and wishes to affect other people, just self gratification.

    They would be confused, as in not able to structure a line of thought/argument but dither about from one idea to the next in a directionless manner.

    They would be easy to influence and hence obedient.

    They would be too stupid to know when they are being conned.
    Looks like a profile of the average UKIP voter.
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    They would above all be weak, and from a mental point of view weak-willed.


    They would follow rather than lead.


    They would be self-centred, not someone who is outgoing and wishes to affect other people, just self gratification.


    They would be confused, as in not able to structure a line of thought/argument but dither about from one idea to the next in a directionless manner.


    They would be easy to influence and hence obedient.


    They would be too stupid to know when they are being conned.
    Or a Europhile, fits just the same.

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    . . . or indeed forum contributors of all shades of political opinion!

    People who are easily conned also have difficulty in recognising a good idea when they see one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyperduck Quack Quack View Post
    . . . or indeed forum contributors of all shades of political opinion!

    People who are easily conned also have difficulty in recognising a good idea when they see one.
    Well now you've seen the light perhaps you'll embrace brexit.
    A lie gets halfway round the world before the truth can get its trousers on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Or a Europhile, fits just the same.


    Latter-day Bolsheviks.

    I quote from a regular Europhile we have on another forum.

    "Faith is private and has nothing to do with govt.or being a special case.

    So why is this "crackpot"?"

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    The idea of manufacturing the perfect 'prole' can also be applied to right-wing power structure. For right-wingers the perfect prole (or pleb, as they'd probably call them) can be achieved by:

    Creating mass interest in TV talent shows to give people false ambitions.

    Encouraging fanatical devotion to one or other Premier League football team - one form of divide and rule.

    Increasing the hardship for people at the lower end of the social scale - must be done gradually so they don't riot.

    Instilling an interest in and allegiance to the monarchy that can be called upon when politics gets difficult.

    Encouraging men to be macho and then associating certain political ideals with being macho.

    Promoting the work ethic beyond the workplace to create a nation of busy-busy people who can't sit still and relax - in case they start thinking for themselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyperduck Quack Quack View Post
    The idea of manufacturing the perfect 'prole' can also be applied to right-wing power structure. For right-wingers the perfect prole (or pleb, as they'd probably call them) can be achieved by:

    Creating mass interest in TV talent shows to give people false ambitions.

    Encouraging fanatical devotion to one or other Premier League football team - one form of divide and rule.

    Increasing the hardship for people at the lower end of the social scale - must be done gradually so they don't riot.

    Instilling an interest in and allegiance to the monarchy that can be called upon when politics gets difficult.

    Encouraging men to be macho and then associating certain political ideals with being macho.

    Promoting the work ethic beyond the workplace to create a nation of busy-busy people who can't sit still and relax - in case they start thinking for themselves.
    Well whatever you call the people who do this, it is interesting to note that you could transpose those tricks to the practices of a known cult. They boil down to:

    "Creating mass interest in TV talent shows to give people false ambitions." = propaganda and brainwashing.

    "Increasing the hardship for people at the lower end of the social scale - must be done gradually so they don't riot." = operant conditioning (carrot and stick) cults have strict rules.

    "Instilling an interest in and allegiance to the monarchy that can be called upon when politics gets difficult." = Idol worship.


    "Encouraging men to be macho and then associating certain political ideals with being macho." - sexual manipulation.


    "Promoting the work ethic beyond the workplace to create a nation of busy-busy people who can't sit still and relax - in case they start thinking for themselves" - very important in cults to keep them busy. As you say, no time to think. Overloading their minds with information is a variant on this.
    The writers against religion, whilst they oppose every system, are wisely careful never to set up any of their own - Edmund Burke

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