#34 Propaganda is not Proof

Toy companies prepare for the Christmas season by using advertising techniques to convince children that they absolutely MUST have the latest toy. The children then go to their parents and wage their own campaign to convince the adults (the real consumers) to buy the toy. The image above uses a child's fantasies to manipulate her... Continue Reading →

#17 Weaponzied Questions

THE QUESTION IS A WEAPON AND A SHIELD Hindsight is 2020. I didn’t ask the right questions from the very beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Would our lives be different today had I done so? No. But if thousands or even millions of New Yorkers, Americans and citizens of the Earth had started asking questions... Continue Reading →

#9 Circles of Control

Circles of Hierocles shared from https://howtobeastoic.wordpress.com/2016/01/12/hierocles-a-conservative-stoic/ The diagram above is an example of a control technique called Classification.  It also signals that it is part of a control system, because there is Repetition (see post #2). We humans love to organize people, places, things, and ideas in order to better understand and control each other... Continue Reading →


Repetition signals control.  The problem is, repetition is ubiquitous.  Look around you.  Where do you see objects that can be counted as more than one?  Put an “s” on its name and you have recognized a control system.  Walls, windows, doors?  They signal a control system we call a building.  We humans can’t control the... Continue Reading →

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