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Links to information about key change agents:

Adorno, Gramsci, Lukács & Marx

       Today's dialectic process of radical social change demands continual tension or crisis. These may be spontaneous or manufactured. This book helped lay the foundation for the psycho-social strategies that have transformed education and culture around the world. Based on the research begun at Tavistock (England), continued at the Frankfurt Institute (Germany) then moved to MIT, Columbia University, Stanford and various tax-funded "Educational Laboratories" after World War II, it established the strategies for brainwashing that now permeate our schools, media and organizations.

See Brainwashing in America Molding Human Resources for a Global Workforce &  Brainwashing and "Education Reform"

DIAPRAX and the End of the Ages, Frankfurt Institute and Theodor Adorno | A New Way of Thinking

Georg Lukács 1968 Democratisation Today and Tomorrow: Part II: "Marx recognizes the economic (the Kingdom of Necessity) as the indispensable basis for communism (the Kingdom of Freedom). He rejects every form of utopianism, and at the same time designates the Kingdom of Freedom as 'the other world' of the Kingdom of Necessity.... And even when Marx gives an account of the economic determinism of a social formation, he never neglects to also take into account the teleological praxis of men. For Marx, social evolution cannot be solely accounted for on the basis of the immanent dialectic of economic development."

Contemporary Philosophy, Critical Theory and Postmodern Thought: This page lists biographies and writings by leading psycho-social change agents such as Theodor Adorno, Antonio Gramsci, Georg Lukács, Herbert Marcuse and Karl Marx. It also defines and explains terms such as Postmodernism and Critical Theory, and it provides helpful information about institutes that developed these subversive mind control strategies such as the Frankfurt School.

Postmodernity: "Postmodernity (also called post-modernity or the postmodern condition) is a term used by philosophers, social scientists, art critics and social critics to refer to aspects of contemporary art, culture, economics and social conditions that are the result of the unique features of late 20th century and early 21st century life. Among these features are included globalization, consumerism, the fragmentation of authority, and the commoditization of knowledge."

BRAINWASHING: How The British Use The Media for Mass Psychological Warfare: "...the Rockefeller Foundation funded a project to study the effects of radio on the population. [1]  Recruited to what became known as the 'Radio Research Project,' headquartered at Princeton University, were sections of the Frankfurt School, now transplanted from Germany to America.... Heading the project was the Frankfurt School's Paul Lazerfeld; his assistant directors were Cantril and Allport, along with Frank Stanton, who was to head the CBS News division, and later become its president, as well as chairman of the board of the RAND Corporation.

     "The project was presaged by theoretical work done earlier in the studies of war propaganda and psychosis, and the work of Frankfurt School operatives Walter Benjamin and Theodor Adorno. This earlier work had converged on the thesis that mass media could be used to induce regressive mental states, atomizing individuals and producing increased lability. (These induced mental conditions were later dubbed by Tavistock itself as 'brainwashed' states, and the process of inducing them called 'brainwashing.''')

     "In 1938, at the time he was head of the music section of the Radio Research Project, Adorno wrote that listeners to radio music programs:

'fluctuate between comprehensive forgetting and sudden dives into recognition. They listen atomistically and dissociate what they hear.... They are not childlike, but they are childish; their primitivism is not that of the undeveloped, but that of the forcibly retarded.'

The Radio Research Project's findings, published in 1939, backed up Adorno's thesis of 'enforced retardation,' and serve as a brainwashers' handbook.

     "The project's researchers had proven that radio had already so conditioned the minds of its listeners, making them so fragmented and unthinking, that repetition of format was the key to popularity." [2] by L. Wolfe, The American Almanac, May 5, 1997.

1. "The Nazis had already extensively used radio propaganda for brainwashing, as an integral element of the fascist state. This was observed and studied by the Tavistock networks."

2. "It is important to note that there is nothing inherently evil with radio, television, or any form of technology. What makes them dangerous is the control of their use and content by the Club of Isles networks for evil purposes, to create habituated, and even fixated listeners and viewers, whose critical capacities are thus seriously impaired."

See also Adorno & Lukaks and The Dialectical Imagination

Force Field analysis and Using Dissatisfaction (a crisis) for social transformation