Friday, August 29, 2008

The Power of Conformity

A note from for Friday August 29 2008

Welcome to the end of this very fine summer month of August.

It appears that the test in yesterday’s reader really hit the mark with many subscribers. My mailbox flowed all day with some excellent reflections.

We’ve had a ton of fun with the readers this month. The topics have inspired some very considerate feedback and I thank each of you who shared your reflections with us. We learned much from you.

As we wind up the month we discovered a short video piece that fits very well with our contrarian philosophy here at The Wealthy Attitude. This offering, although well aged, is as relevant today as when the experiment was first conducted.

It will make you smile for sure, but on a deeper level, it contains a message that is highly worth paying attention to as we move into yet another round electing our dictators. You’ll see what I mean.

Have an outstanding Labor day weekend break. We’re going to take Monday off and will return with a whole new line up for September starting on Tuesday.

Also, check out how our friends at Daily Insight are wrapping up their month.

Click here for today’s offering: The Power of Conformity

Take care,


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Anonymous said...

What a beautiful encounter in the re-viewing of You’re on Candid Camera with the elevator shots displaying clearly the latent social proof of our potential slip and slide (most graciously) into Sheeple and Sheepledom behaviour (I believe we thank David Icke for this descriptor)

The same day of Peter’s nostalgic video posting on The Wealthy Attitude I ran into Regina (from Conscious Media Network) interviewing Leuren Moret on the topic of Population Control ~ yikes !!

At the very beginning of the interview Leuren Moret reads from a book published in 1962 called ~ “The Impact of Science on Society” by Bertrand Russell. No way will I toss out a Nobel Prize winner in Literature (1950) as this man certainly was ~ however ~ this quote from the book may offer pause and reflection in knowing his writings surely have been championed as humanitarian with the encouragement of freedom of thought . . . anyone interested in self growth, enlightenment/awareness would have bumped into him at some point.

Here’s the quote:

“Education. should aim at destroying free will so that after pupils have left school they should be incapable throughout the rest of their lives of thinking or acting otherwise than as their school masters should have wished.

Diet, injections and injunctions will combine from a very early age to produce the sort of character and the sort of beliefs that the authorities consider desirable and any serious criticisms of the power(s) that be will become psychologically impossible. “

Surely “out of context” is dangerous ground ~ a quote from a book. The second sentence is the more chilling for myself. Head’s up people . . . watch the horizon.

Brenda MacMillan

Anonymous said...

Very introspective. And hats off to good ol' Bertrand.