Pseudology: The Art of Lying

"We must shift America from a ‘needs’ to a ‘desires’ culture, people must be trained to desire, to want new things even before the old has been completely consumed. We must shape a new mentality in America, man’s desires must overshadow his needs." Paul Mazer, Lehman Brothers (1930)

"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. ...We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society. ...In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons...who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind." - Edward Bernays

"Universal literacy was supposed to educate the common man to control his environment. Once he could read and write he would have a mind fit to rule. So ran the democratic doctrine. But instead of a mind, universal literacy has given him rubber stamps, rubber stamps inked with advertising slogans, with editorials, with published scientific data, with the trivialities of the tabloids and the platitudes of history, but quite innocent of original thought. Each man's rubber stamps are the duplicates of millions of others, so that when those millions are exposed to the same stimuli, all receive identical imprints. It may seem an exaggeration to say that the American public gets most of its ideas in this wholesale fashion. The mechanism by which ideas are disseminated on a large scale is propaganda, in the broad sense of an organized effort to spread a particular belief or doctrine." - Edward L. Bernays, Propaganda

"There are invisible rulers who control the destinies of millions. It is not generally realized to what extent the words and actions of our most influential public men are dictated by shrewd persons operating behind the scenes." - Edward L. Bernays, Propaganda

Pseudology: The Art of Lying

emove from me the way of lying: and grant me thy law graciously. – Psalms 119:29

The entertainment industry has long stood as one of the most influential businesses on the planet. Yet there is an overwhelming misconception that it’s content has no effect upon your life. Exactly how much of an effect media has upon you has been measured by the advertising industry. The advertising industry uses hypnosis and psychology to sell you their products. Are movie producers using these same tactics to sell you a belief system? See the scientific evidence in our latest documentary. Pseudology takes an in depth look into the entertainment industry and reveals how the movies are reshaping your views of God. Has the media industry perfected the art of lying?

Pseudology features interviews from:

  • Dr. Dimitri Christakis, Pediatrician and Director, Seattles Children’s Hospital
  • Paul Zak, Neuroeconomist, Claremont Graduate University
  • Neal Nedly M.D., Owner of Nedley Clinic and Nedley Health Solutions and many more.

Pseudology - The Art of Lying - Programming the Mind - Scott Mayer