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Marketing works best at a subliminal emotional level appealing to deep seated needs to be secure, wanted, respected, valued, virile, sexy, high status, and more important/right than the other guy. So you take something people want, find someone to blame for them not having it, and hammer home the message again and again. This takes money and access to media.
Libruls talking down to people in complex jargon they don't understand just doesn't cut it. Most people in the UK don't have a clue what the EU actually does, but are sure the EU is to blame. Most people in the UK know Johnson is a Charleton, but they don't care - he is their Charleton and he speaks to them in their language.
Juncker? He speaks French doesn't he?
Index of Frank's Diaries
It's approximately stable if you have an educated population and a genuine plurality of debate in the media. But when you have industrial systems of persuasion applied to populations who are deliberately denied education and access to heterodox views, it simply implements the desires of those who own the means of persuasion.
Marx was wrong - it's not the powers of production that should be put into public hands, but the media.
And that isn't necessarily a good idea either, for obvious reasons.
Perhaps you are interested to know exactly WHO owns the means/media of production--if it is not you? This information may be published but is not easily ascertained.
Likewise, the question seldom, satisfactorily answered by producer-consumers is WHICH product of their labors is more desirable than another?
Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
But aside from that, yes.
keep to the Fen Causeway
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