Notes from this video:
In the closed circuit TV industry, many operatives know that you can affect people’s behavior by looking at them. One FBI trainer tells his security trainees, “If you see someone doing something they shouldn’t be doing, just stare at them hard on the screen, and they’ll probably stop it.” He says that this happens everyday.
Various experiments show that people’s skin conductance changes when they are being watched on CCTV by someone on a monitor in another room.
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Martial artists are trained to increase their sensitivity so that they can sense when someone is coming up from behind.
In the British Special Services, the SAS, when they train people how to stab someone in the back, they say, “Don’t stare at their back before you stab them, because they’re likely to feel it and turn around and shoot you.”
Security professionals are amazed that this is a controversial subject in science academia, because they have been taking it for granted for years.
How Advertising Gets You – an interview with Clotaire Rappaille
An excerpt from the Frontline series The Persuaders – an in-depth look at advertising strategies and methods that work on the most primitive levels of our brain. As Rappaille says, “I don’t care what you think, because the reptilian always wins.” (File this under the category Know Thyself.)
The series consists of three, one-hour programmes which explore the concept and definition of freedom, specifically “how a simplistic model of human beings as self-seeking, almost robotic, creatures led to today’s idea of freedom.”
It is not the purpose of this website to promote a particular political point of view. Lakoff is important in that he has a lot to say about how we think and what shapes our thoughts. It is important for us to know why we think the way we do.
This video is one hour long. It is insightful, meaningful, and pertinent to the life of a Christian mystic.
Government is the shadow cast by business over society. You cannot change society by working on the shadow; you have to address the substance. In these trying economic times, it is easy to blame the government for our declining standard of living. But there are much larger forces at work. Regardless of your political beliefs, a study of how and why big business is able to operate invisibly in its unprecedented control over the world will reveal much about your beliefs about yourself, your autonomy, and your consciousness.