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Response to Octafish (Reply #14)

Wed Aug 5, 2015, 02:49 PM

42. I just finished the truthout piece above. WOW! Talk about a "must read."

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So. now we know that John D Rockefeller, along with other Robber Barons like Carnegie, established their "charitable" foundations, institutes, and universities (U of Chicago, Stanford, etc) for the express purpose of shaping the public's minds to manufacture consent around the ideology of American capitalism, through propaganda and the development of "experts" who were accepted as the voice of wisdom and authority in their areas of knowledge. Of course, those experts were trained,developed and promoted by the same foundations. The foundation benefactors gave a scientific gloss to it all by founding the social "sciences" of sociology and public relations (ie. propaganda), mass communications (print, radio and television.

Octafish, a few years ago, I found an article on the Rockefeller and other foundation's role in dumbing down education and critical thinking from the 60's and 70's, because they were very concerned to tamp down the protesting university students who wanted to shape a better world, and stop it from happening again. Do you remember or have a link to that piece?

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