POWER

~ KIP ~ Knowledge Is Power ~ Francis Bacon ~ Novum Organum ~ 1620

~ AFO-A-NFOP-S-IEAOTW-THB-TVMOTMOM ~ All For Ourselves – And – Nothing For Other People – Seems – In Every Age Of The World – To Have Been – The Vile Maxim Of The Masters Of Mankind ~ Adam Smith ~ Wealth Of Nations ~ 1776

~ I-OI-O-OC-CCITAO-A-TWOTEOC-IAAPAATCOTWC ~ If – One Individual – Or – One Class – Can Call In The Aid Of – Authority – To Ward Off The Effects Of Competition – It Acquires A Privilege And At The Cost Of The Whole Community ~ Jean-Baptiste Say ~ A Treatise On Political Economy ~ 1803

~ AIOACBR-B-NAIWTHC ~ An Invasion Of Armies Can Be Resisted – But – Not An Idea Whose Time Has Come ~ Victor Hugo ~ The History Of A Crime ~ 1852

~ TMHNTAT-WCSTWIIETM;WATDTIIATV ~ The Masses Have Never Thirsted After Truth – Whoever Can Supply Them With Illusions Is Easily Their Master; Whoever Attempts To Destroy Their Illusions Is Always Their Victim ~ Gustave Le Bon ~ The Crowd ~ 1895

~ IWUT-MAM-OT-GM-IINPT-CAR-TM-ATOW-WTKAI? ~ If We Understand The – Mechanism And Motives – Of The – Group Mind – Is It Not Possible To – Control And Regiment – The Masses – According To Our Will – Without Their Knowing About It? ~ Edward Bernays ~ Propaganda ~ 1928

~ IYCITL-EWOWTCC-YAITGWTW ~ If You Can Influence The Leaders – Either With Or Without Their Conscious Cooperation – You Automatically Influence The Group Which They Sway ~ Edward Bernays ~ Propaganda ~ 1928

~ T-IABOT-F ~ Tyranny – Is Always Better Organized Than – Freedom ~ Charles Peguy ~ Basic Verities, Prose and Poetry ~ 1943

~ IW-UTMAMO-TGM-IINPTCARTM-ATOW-WTKAI? ~ If We Understand – The Mechanism And Motives Of – The Group Mind – Is It Not Possible To Control And Regiment The Masses – According To Our Will – Without Their Knowing About It? ~ Edward Bernays ~ The Engineering Of Consent ~ 1946

~ R101 ~ Room 101 ~ George Orwell ~ 1984 ~ 1948

~ WCTP-CTF-WCTP-CTP ~ Who Controls The Past – Controls The Future – Who Controls The Present – Controls The Past ~ George Orwell ~ 1984 ~ 1948

~ IWETCEAIE ~ It Was Easier To Confess Everything And Implicate Everybody ~ George Orwell ~ 1984 ~ 1948

~ T-LFP-INR-I-S-BI-W ~ The – Lust For Power – Is Not Rooted In – Strength – But In – Weakness ~ Eric Hoffer ~ The True Believer ~ 1951

~ RSTBT-TWFNDIDT-AEDBO-TA-EPAL-TIOUTSTATA-PB-BAC ~ The Rule Seems To Be That – Those Who Find No Difficulty In Deceiving Themselves – Are Easily Deceived By Others – They Are – Easily Persuaded And Led – The Inability Or Unwillingness To See Things As They Are – Promotes Both – Gullibility And Charlatanism ~ Eric Hoffer ~ The True Believer ~ 1951

~ MM-C-RAS-WABIA-G-B-NWBIA-D ~ Mass Movements – Can – Rise And Spread – Without Belief In A – God – But – Never Without Belief In A – Devil ~ Eric Hoffer ~ The True Believer ~ 1951

~ AGPOCL-I-HTC-TPOEI-WITHEOTASAT ~ A Great Problem Of Contemporary Life – Is – How To Control – The Power Of Economic Interests – Which Ignore The Harmful Effects Of Their Applied Science And Technology ~ Ralph Nader ~ Unsafe At Any Speed ~ 1965

~ L-CBMIAPIO-D ~ Liberty – Can Be Made Into A Powerful Instrument Of – Domination ~ Herbert Marcuse ~ One-Dimensional Man ~ 1969

~ ITCGYATWQ-TDHTWAA ~ If They Can Get You Asking The Wrong Questions – They Don’t Have To Worry About Answers ~ Thomas Pynchon ~ Gravity’s Rainbow ~ 1973

~ FTM ~ Follow The Money ~ Deep Throat ~ All The President’s Men ~ Carl Bernstein + Bob Woodward ~ 1974

~ OI ~ Organized Irresponsibility ~ William Dugger ~ Corporate Hegemony ~ 1989

~ OYGACPOY-YANGIB ~ Once You Give A Charlatan Power Over You – You Almost Never Get It Back ~ Carl Sagan ~ The Demon-Haunted World ~ 1995

~ TPWROGSE ~ The Power We Refuse Ourselves Goes Somewhere Else ~ John Ralston Saul ~ The Unconscious Civilization ~ 1995

~ TSWTSTGOTFITAIITM ~ The Surest Way To Satisfy The Greed Of The Few Is To Arouse It In The Many ~ Dee Hock ~ Birth Of The Chaordic Age ~ 1999

~ I-KIP-ICBB ~ If – Knowledge Is Power – Ignorance Cannot Be Bliss ~ James Lowen ~ Lies My Teacher Told Me ~ 1995

~ WB? ~ Who Benefits? ~ John McMurtry ~ Value Wars ~ 2002

~ CM-AU-TPOE-WUTT-RTSQ-A-TFT-CTP ~ Core Myths – Are Usually – The Property Of The Elites – Who Use Them To – Reinforce The Status Quo – And – To Further Their – Claims To Privilege ~ Daniel Francis ~ National Dreams ~ 2002

~ L-FIAP-GPAP-HBUB-TR-NS ~ Laissez-Faire – Is A Pretense – Government Power And Preferment – Have Been Used By – The Rich – Not Shunned ~ Kevin Phillips ~ Wealth And Democracy ~ 2002

~ I-I-TUSA-K-TDE ~ Ignorance – Is – The Undead’s Strongest Ally – Knowledge – Their Deadliest Enemy ~ Max Brooks ~ The Zombie Survival Guide ~ 2003

~ WHAUTTOAF ~ We Have An Underlying Tendency To Obey Authority Figures ~ Thomas Kida ~ Don’t Believe Everything You Think ~ 2006

~ TPWWTFTIOY-AA-TPWIATMI ~ The People Who Want To Force Their Ideas On You – Are Always – The People Whose Ideas Are The Most Idiotic ~ William Bonner + Lila Rajiva ~ Mobs Messiahs And Markets ~ 2007

~ UWTOMDWGTAIASEOLPEMP-EWTPDFRIFPTDNHU? ~ Under What Theory Of Morality Do We Grant Those Already In A Superior Economic Or Legal Position Ever More Power – Especially When That Power Derives From Rules In Fine Print That Defy Normal Human Understanding? ~ David Cay Johnston ~ Free Lunch ~ 2007

~ TWIOTTOP-AF-THMTLOTOBFTPOTW ~ They Were Irritatingly Oblivious To Their Own Privilege – As If – They Had Mistaken The Luck Of Their Own Birth For The Perfection Of The World ~ Matthew Stewart ~ The Management Myth ~ 2009

~ CAETP ~ Creative Accounting Enters The Picture ~ David Harvey ~ The Enigma Of Capital ~ 2010

~ HI-IAHB-SM ~ Human Ingenuity – Is Always Hijacked By – Slave Masters ~ Chris Hedges ~ Death Of The Liberal Class ~ 2010

~ CS ~ Challenging Secrecy ~ Garry Wills ~ Bomb Power ~ 2010

~ I-TD-TIFIP?-DIBS?-CIWPS? ~ Is – The Dragnet – Too Intrusive For Its Purpose? – Does It Benefit Society? – Can It Withstand Public Scrutiny? ~ Julia Angwin ~ Dragnet Nation ~ 2014

~ PII ~ Psychologically Irresistible Ideology ~ Hal Niedzviecki ~ Trees On Mars ~ 2015

~ PDR ~ Power-Display Rituals ~ Peter Fleming ~ The Mythology Of Work ~ 2015

~ PP ~ Power Posing ~ Amy Cuddy ~ Presence ~ 2015

~ TENUWRRITMAMPBA ~ Their Every Gnomic Utterance Was Reported Reverently In The Media And Meticulously Parsed By Analysts ~ Satyajit Das ~ The Age Of Stagnation ~ 2016

~ AIWHAGCO-HAAAZ-IIB-SIGOP ~ An Idea Will Have A Good Chance Of – Hanging Around As A Zombie – If It Benefits – Some Influential Group Of People ~ Steven Poole ~ Rethink ~ 2016

~ TRU-TOKHT-STS-TCCIOCI-TWMTSAAC ~ Technocrats Rule Us – They Only Know How To – Serve The System – They Cannot Critique It Or Challenge It – They Will Maintain The System At All Costs ~ Chris Hedges ~ Unspeakable ~ 2016

~ CE ~ Citizen Economist ~ Joe Earle + Cahal Moran + Zach Ward-Perkins ~ Econocracy ~ 2017

~ QYCA-AUFBFY-T-AYCQ ~ Questions You Cannot Answer – Are Usually Far Better For You – Than – Answers You Cannot Question ~ Yuval Noah Harari ~ 21 Lessons For The 21st Century ~ 2018

~ DYKWIA? ~ Do You Know Who I Am? ~ Thomas Frank ~ Rendezvous With Oblivion ~ 2018

~ WAWOCOSI? ~ Why Are Worshippers Of Competence Often So Incompetent? ~ Thomas Frank ~ Rendezvous With Oblivion ~ 2018

~ TBT-JH-ISEF ~ This Bad Thing – Just Happened – Is Someone Else’s Fault ~ Matt Taibbi ~ Hate Inc. ~ 2019

~ DASBTPPWATDITBBOTV? ~ Does Anyone Seriously Believe That Powerful People Would Allow Truly Dangerous Ideas To Be Broadcast On TV? ~ Matt Taibbi ~ Hate Inc. ~ 2019