Flare wrote:I'm not gonna quote your post since it will take up half of the page, but I do see what you are saying. People are definitely susceptible to propaganda and always have been. We are ultimately a social species and part of that is we put a lot of value in what others are doing and what others believe in.
What's the point of enlightening us about this? I think most of the posters here understand how mass media works to influence the minds of a population.
I think moral panics are a bit more complex than you make them out to be. Historically, it appears that societies generally benefited from having certain moral codes and guidelines in terms of their productivity and overall military and economic power. What is good for the individual is not necessarily what is good for the state.
Moral code is not the same as moral panic. This article explains moral panics;https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/wi ... ublic-fear
The criminological concept known as moral panic offers valuable insights into how and why powerful social agents such as the news media and the police deliberately create public concern or fear of an individual or group.
Moral panic has been defined as a situation in which public fears and state interventions greatly exceed the objective threat posed to society by a particular individual or group who is/are claimed to be responsible for creating the threat in the first place.
That is the primary function of the Prison Industrial Complex. They are a cancerous criminal organization of sociopathic slave traffickers and delusional religious (with propaganda) zealots, that intentionally incite moral panics with fraudulent propaganda, due to being in the business of managing them by processing the folk devil classes they create. They create the illusion of fighting crime and protecting society, but the fact is that the majority of what they do is rob and traffick slaves, any legitimate crime they reduce is outweighed by the amount of real crime they incite, indeed they are responsible for possibly even the significant majority of homicides, for increasing sex abuse rates of all sorts, for drug overdoses, for the spread of various diseases, for property crimes of all fashions, and for violent crimes of all fashions as well. These real crimes are the byproducts of their moral panics, their moral panics are their primary function seeing as they are their primary revenue source. Today they are focusing primarily on drugs, which has funneled multiple trillions of dollars to them, much more than the single trillion dollars commonly attributed to it which consisted only of the tax money diverted to them, and matters of sex, which has also funneled multiple billions of dollars to them.
Ideally they would be completely eliminated. I think that it is time for society to go to war with them actually, like they should be violently attacked, all of their agents should be assassinated as the police recently were by the BLM linked activists, anyone who contributes in any form to the prison industrial complex should be murdered, their buildings should be bombed, the politicians who support them should be murdered, the companies that profit from their slaves should be attacked as well, as should the researchers who produce their fraudulent propaganda, as should the media agents who disseminate it. Essentially the USA should have a civil war, with the ultimate goal being the destruction of the prison industrial complex, after which they should be entirely purged and replaced, their leaders should be tried for crimes against humanity and executed by firing squads, as should those who were particularly complicit in their crimes.
Something needs to be done to stop them essentially, they are the source of incomprehensible suffering, the source of the majority of crime, they are indistinguishable from a cancer that is spreading throughout society and consuming it, producing toxic waste as the byproduct, essentially they are a clear and present danger to the very notion of democracy, they have already completely subverted the government and destroyed the constitution, like they have been waging a war against society for decades and if they are not counter attacked in a serious fashion they are going to destroy the entire world just as a cancer tumor will eventually kill the creature in which it has formed, their continued existence is an existential threat to humanity.