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Creativity, Brainwashing, and Ideological Subversion

How did western civilization lose its connections to the historic moral and philosophical traditions that had imbued it with a love of progress, a respect for the past and sacrifice for the future for centuries? This question is unpacked from a variety of angles in this discussion between the New Lyre Podcast host David Gosselin and Rising Tide Foundation director Matthew Ehret.

The episode deals with the rise of social engineering during the 20th century with a focus on London's Tavistock Clinic, MK Ultra, CIA cultural warfare in the post-war age under the Congress for Cultural Freedom and much more.

We explore the roots of epistemological warfare stretching back to the days of ancient Athens to our present age, and the post-WWII techniques deployed in the form of the Frankfurt School, political correctness, and the "authoritarian personality project" which aimed to proclaim that individual genius, moral leadership or love of truth were merely forms of fascism that must be destroyed by new forms of "group think" and "popular opinion" in order for free capitalist democracy to win the Cold War.

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Jun 28, 2021

If you demoralise people then where can they turn to but the psychiatrist or psychoanalyst? Not all demoralisation is bad. Isn't it a good idea for Nazis for instance to be demoralised? Etc. The CIA were also involved in a program of 'rescuing' street boys in various cities in the US and then performing experiments on them. Once the experiments had been done the boys were then disposed of. (The general idea being that they rarely survive out of their teens anyway.)

29'57" : This would polarise art and promote imbalance. Whereas in fact art is all about balance and beyond that even synergy. One wonders whether this is related to the right-left split in the brain. Certainly it i…

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