The #1 trick that corrupt politicians and tyrants use to perform “real life mind control” is euphemism. This is when you use a different word that sounds nice to mean something that is not so nice. (”That wasn’t falling, it was flying with style”.)
Most people are familiar with sexual euphemism. However, it can be used to disguise anything unpalatable as something good.
It is basically lying.
Here are a few examples from politics:
shaming & torture of social “undesirables” until they conform or commit suicide
economical with the truth
prone to lying and censorship
the john to a prostitute, but somebody else pays
having sex with a stranger in a park
Capitalism, socialism, & fascism
These are three historically significant ideals on how to run a nation. (They were the three big ideals that conflicted in World War II.)
Socialism wants everything to be rationed out so that everybody can live comfortably. People may or may not be given an opportunity to qualify for a larger share. This requires a strong central government.
Capitalism wants everybody to have a fair chance to earn whatever they work for. This pressures the government to butt out.
The problem is that both systems turn out the same way, because the same corrupt people run them. They become a mirage - the illusion of a socialism or a capitalism, beneath which are the same reality of bigwigs taking everything for themselves and leaving everybody else to die from starvation and illness.
The goal of these parasites is to take full control of society. They want to control who lives and who dies, what right is and what wrong is, what beautiful is and what ugly is, and so forth and so on. They want the whole damn nation to be one big ad for themselves, their products, and their hateful delusions.
This total control of society is called fascism (though this implies a lone dictator like Hitler or Mussolini) and it is basically modern-day monarchy.
The United States is currently in a war between capitalist and fascist ideals, with a drop of socialism here and there, and its future is worrisome.
Why we are not a capitalism
One of the foundations of capitalism is competition.
A proper capitalism allows a new business to start up and offers them the opportunity to compete with the businesses already there. They will not necessarily succeed, but they are given a fair shot.
This is vital because the more competitors there are, the less likely any of them can get away with bullshit, because their customers will go elsewhere. They are much obliged to play fair. They are heavily pressured to innovate the industry so that they can reduce costs and thus store prices to out-perform their competition, while also potentially advancing technology and human civilization in the process.
Our fake capitalism doesn’t permit competition. Our fake capitalism is a corporate oligarchy - run by a few big industries who have given each of themselves a cut of the country as their own little kingdom.
Big corporations use all kinds of underhanded tactics and schemes to snuff out competition. Some of these are legal, but blatantly unethical. Others are actually illegal, but they are never held accountable as the government is just as corrupt as they are.
A great example is internet service providers (ISPs).
Major ISPs work as a cartel; they have an illegal agreement between them not to step into each other’s territory. They have mapped out the entire United States and each of them takes one part of it. This means that, while there are several major ISPs in the US as a whole, any given location within the US only has access to one. Thus, they can be as tyrannical as they like, you can’t take your business elsewhere.
ISPs are also working hard to legalize doctoring traffic. If another smaller ISP tries to start up, the existing ISPs want it to be legal for them to stop their users from going to that other ISP’s web page to look at their offers. They could even take deals from companies to stop you from going to rivals’ web pages or downloading any of their software.
ISPs want to be able to slow down traffic to a web site and then charge that site to un-block it, like bandits blocking a public road and charging tolls.
This is the very most extreme opposite of competition, and it is extremely anti-capitalist.
And, since the Internet is the foundation of all modern society, and thus controlling it is controlling society, it is quite arguably fascist.
They want you to call this miserable mess “capitalism” (which it isn’t) so that you come to hate capitalism. Then you’ll flock to socialism, its perceived exact opposite. You’ll actually get fascism again, except this time it’s dressed up as socialism.
Your kids, who are not wise to this trick, will grow to hate socialism, and flock back to capitalism. Guess what happens then? That’s right, they’ll get fascism again, dressed as capitalism, just like they did to you.
Rinse and repeat.
Stop letting liars trick you into calling things what they aren’t and leading you around in circles.
Cut through the lies.
Find the heart.
Stab the fucking monster in the heart and solve the real problem.