Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings

Analyzing How Culture Manipulates You by Pulling Your Puppet Strings. This big article includes and analyzes two clips fro the movie How to Train Your Dragon 2. It’s reveals, with detailed examples, how our culture uses manipulation more than reasoning.

There’s really good stuff in the comments, too.


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I really enjoyed reading Mises’ speech on Liberty and Property. Super recommended if you’re the type of person who likes reading 6500 words on political philosophy. You can also listen to the original audio.

China has imprisoned a million Muslims with the aid of psychiatry. They say Islam and terrorism are illnesses like cancer. The conceptual view of “mental illness” is the same as in the U.S., but the implementation is more brutal (a preview of things to come if we don’t put a stop to it).

Justin Mallone wrote a summary of Objectivism and a part 2 about second-handedness.

Josh Jordan found and transcribed a great quote from Daniel Horowitz about the closed-mindedness of the left wing (“mainstream”) media and so-called “intellectuals” or “cultural elites”.

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