View Full Version : "Engineering Consent": Edward Bernays & Water Fluoridation

October 27th, 2010, 17:54

The mobilization, the national clamor for fluoridation, and the stamping of opponents with the right-wing kook image, was all generated by the public relations man hired by Oscar Ewing to direct the drive. For Ewing hired none other than Edward L. Bernays, the man with the dubious honor of being called the "father of public relations." Bernays, the nephew of Sigmund Freud, was called "The Original Spin Doctor" in an admiring article in the Washington Post on the occasion of the old manipulator's 100th birthday in late 1991. The fact that right-wing groups such as the John Birch Society correctly called fluoridation "creeping socialism" and blamed Soviet Communism as the source of the fluoridation campaign (no, not Bolsheviks, guys: but a Menshevik-State Capitalist alliance, see below) was used by the Bernaysians to discredit all the opposition.


"Those who manipulate the 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 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 that control the public mind." ("Propaganda" by Edward Bernays, 1928)

October 28th, 2010, 18:58
You're either on the wrong website or you've been tugging too hard!:p

October 28th, 2010, 22:53
maybe this goes in - mens general health section?

Im with you though man - i know what you mean ;)

October 28th, 2010, 23:52
You're either on the wrong website or you've been tugging too hard!:p

This site is open for any topic that someone wants to respectfully discuss with restorers. Items should be posted in the appropriate place, and the Lobby is the place for non-restoration topics.


October 29th, 2010, 21:24
Great post! Murray Rothbard ROCKS and is the greatest anarcho-capitalist who ever lived! He's Jewish and grew up in NYC so he was also circumcised. I myself drink either distilled or reverse-osmosis water. I don't drink the crap that comes out of the tap or even regular bottled water for that matter.

November 8th, 2010, 01:39
You mean there's an actual ranking of anarcho-capitalists? That's like saying Fleets is the greatest enema in the drug store. :rolleyes: