Saturday, July 10, 2010

A Guy I'd Like To Have Punched

Anyone who's read much of Marginalizing Morons is familiar with the my conspiratorial history of Big Government and one-world elitists.

I just came across a fellow by the name of Lord Bertrand Russell.

Check out what this *Nazi* said/wrote some 60 years ago:

"Physiology and psychology afford fields for scientific technique which still await development. Two great men, Pavlov and Freud, have laid the foundation. I do not accept the view that they are in any essential conflict, but what structure will be built on their foundations is still in doubt. I think the subject which will be of most importance politically is mass psychology.... Its importance has been enormously increased by the growth of modern methods of propaganda. Of these the most influential is what is called "education." Religion plays a part, though a diminishing one; the press, the cinema, and the radio play an increasing part.... It may be hoped that in time anybody will be able to persuade anybody of anything if he can catch the patient young and is provided by the State with money and equipment.''

Russell continued, "The subject will make great strides when it is taken up by scientists under a scientific dictatorship....The social psychologists of the future will have a number of classes of school children on whom they will try different methods of producing an unshakable conviction that snow is black. Various results will soon be arrived at. First, that the influence of home is obstructive. Second, that not much can be done unless indoctrination begins before the age of ten. Third, that verses set to music and repeatedly intoned are very effective. Fourth, that the opinion that snow is white must be held to show a morbid taste for eccentricity. But I anticipate. It is for future scientists to make these maxims precise and discover exactly how much it costs per head to make children believe that snow is black, and how much less it would cost to make them believe it is dark gray."

Russell concluded with a warning: "Although this science will be diligently studied, it will be rigidly confined to the governing class. The populace will not be allowed to know how its convictions were generated. When the technique has been perfected, every government that has been in charge of education for a generation will be able to control its subjects securely without the need of armies or policemen."

What an elitist butthole!

Sadly he was also a prescient butthole.

A guy this depraved should probably have been sterilized AND life-sentenced to a bucolic paradise where his mind-poison could be ANWR.

But instead, on the contrary, he was actually given a Nobel Prize...."in recognition of his varied and significant writings in which he champions humanitarian ideals and freedom of thought." !!!

See also - A Junk Debunk.


Taylor Conant said...


Weigh in, nature v. nurture, can the mass psychology propagandist schemes succeed in a wholesale fashion if they catch the kids early enough?

Are we blank slates that totalitarians can write on?

CaptiousNut said...

The internet has thrown a monkey-wrench in that old-school Commi model.

They'll have to come up with new methods, which they will of course. Harvard's best are hard at work on this problem as we speak!

Justin Time said...

If an entire population of people can be convinced that Wal-Mart is good for their local community, then it shouldn't be all that difficult to convince them that snow is black.

By the way, if everyone in town has the exact same ability to save 5 cent per loaf of bread at WM, has anyone really gotten ahead?

Anonymous said...

@Justin Time We get it. You hate Walmart.