ocumentaries like the following one illustrate the kind of conspiracy which is a 'true' one (using my new definition of conspiracy). It is the one about 'controlling the masses'. Basically, that some people who are 'powerful' need to get more 'powerful' by manipulating us into doing things; it is another form of abuse.

Before telling people to watch this video, I remind them of the fact that all of us have the ability to be manipulated at one point or another. In either case, one has to see how he is being manipulated, and then take the proper measures to stop it.

For the 'non-believers' and 'believers' alike, some further reading that may benifit your understanding of this video are the following relevant terms as that can be used as search queries: consumerism - psychoanalysis - psychology - manipulation - propaganda - Edward Bernays - Sigmund Freud - Anna Freud - Matthew Freud - public relations

"To many in both politics and business, the triumph of the self is the ultimate expression of democracy, where power has finally moved to the people.

Certainly the people may feel they are in charge, but are they really?

The Century of the Self tells the untold and sometimes controversial story of the growth of the mass-consumer society in Britain and the United States.

How was the all-consuming self created, by whom, and in whose interests?"

The Century of self - official BBC link

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Episode One: Happiness Machines
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Episode Two: Engineering of Consent
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Episode Three: There is a Policeman Inside Our Heads He Must Be Destroyed
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Episode Four: Eight People Sipping Wine
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