| Ideology |
Concerning deep state politics, an ideological reference system is needed to mold public opinion. Without such a frame of reference, propaganda would loose much of its power to influence politicians as well as the public.
The goal of undue influence is to train the mark to think and act in accordance with the ideology.
Capitalism, communism, democracy, national socialism, esoteric cult and religious systems, as well as belief in apocalypse or impending Disasters all have served as ideologies, portraying propaganda as representing "higher goals and values" which might not be questioned or damned be the opponent.
People have been trained to kill, or even kill them selves, for such higher goals and values. The power of Ideologies lies in a human tendency to conform, residues of a survival instinct, and may be exploited by deep state actors. Characteristic of ideological systems is the exclusion of other ideologies and devaluation of other opinions - a claim to exclusive representation and owning of a higher truth.
Demagogues and Sociopaths regularly emerge as leaders in such a "regressed social situation" (Kernberg), with "sharp divisions in the social body between social in-group and out-group and political ideologies or parties"; often presenting themselves as self-proclaimed "rescuers" from "dangers" the ideology promotes or implies.
|Michael Parenti||“The most powerful ideologies are not those that prevail against all challengers but those that are never challenged because in their ubiquity they appear as nothing more than the unadorned truth.”||Michael Parenti|
|Psychopathy||“... on the surface they don't show to be that ill. Except that they are individuals with unusual needs of extreme grandiosity , extreme aggression, extreme antisocial features and extreme paranoid orientation.
We find such persons very often in leadership positions of organizations or political systems, particularly at times when there are natural sharp divisions in the social body between social in-group and out-group and political ideologies or parties... that reflect that in their ideological formation... and they - under such turbulence, situations - they become the leader of an extreme group that exerts its superiority, the need to fight its enemies - they lead the group taking on a function... a direction... of the group towards triumph and exploiting the paranoid nature of the ideology showing an extremely aggressive behavior and total absence of any guilt feelings regarding the attack of the enemy [sic].
So, the search for the security of triumph, the security of the attack on the enemy, the suspicion of the danger of the enemy and the ruthlessness and total abandonment of moral constraints makes them ideal leader [sic] for such a regressed social situation.
So... they don't become ordinary dictators - but they tend to establish totalitarian systems. They have to be loved... and feared at the same time, not just loved! They are not just narcissists who have to be admired and they are happy. They have to be loved because they are superior and the followers have to be afraid of them.We have evidence that the personality of Stalin and of Hitler [...] presented these four features. [...] And, of course to these days [sic] we have such leaders all over the world... Idi Amin - nice illustration in Africa... and so on... and... ehm... we don't have to look very far... to find they today... eh... examples of that. [laughter].”
|Totalitarianism||“One of the hallmarks of totalitarian systems is the criminalization of dissent. Not just the stigmatization of dissent or the demonization of dissent, but the formal criminalization of dissent, and any other type of opposition to the official ideology of the totalitarian system. Global capitalism has been inching its way toward this step for quite some time, and now, apparently, it is ready to take it.”||C. J. Hopkins||5 May 2021|
- Dr. Hans Ulrich Gresch (2003). Unsichtbare Ketten (Invisible chains) http://www.orwell-staat.de/cms/files/mindcontrol.pdf (Ger.)