The Invisible Government

“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country… It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind".

- Edward Bernays
(Sigmund Freud's nephew and father of the term propaganda and the whole concept of contemporary public relations. His books on propaganda were used by Hitler as the cornerstone for his whole method of convincing the public that everything he was doing was OK, and went on to serve as the model for the most destructive assault in history on the public's ability to remain conscious, not just in commerce, but in government and socially engineered conditioning, to support increasingly unjust and irresponsible policies).