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The Manufactured Emotional Outrage Used To Control Your Perception

So much of what we are confronted with today is carefully designed to elicit a very specific response, more often than not an emotional one. The primary reason for this is that emotion is the most effective way to cloud, and possibly altogether overcome, logic.

We all know that the way we react as humans — with jealousy let’s say — is never very rational, quite the opposite, it’s emotional. We are overcome by powerful feelings, that by their very nature hinder our analytical skills. Everyone, man and woman alike, can recount a story of “flying into a rage” as many would put it, or just finding ourselves victims to our reactions, due to an emotional situation. Very rarely do we stop in the midst of this irrational response to consider all possibilities and information involved, let alone if we may in fact be mistaken or misled somehow. Typically, that is what we do after the emotion falls away, and we come to grips with what we just did, and the potential fall out.

This is all acutely understood by those who seek to control you for political, financial or societal ends. They realized long ago that if they find ways to maintain that emotional fervor, by selectively feeding you ideas and dangers to which you have already been programmed to react, via social engineering and propaganda (mainstream news), then they can effectively keep you reacting instead of pro-acting, being proactiveIn other words, you emotionally react to a story or situation, instead of applying your critical thinking skills to the given situation in order to assess more accurately if you are being misled, if their might be more to the story, or if the story might not be true at all. You simply react, in a largely preordained and manufactured way, whether you are aware of it or not. And many may say “well I for one am able to think clearly while emotional” and that may be true, but the primary reason that most are not aware of it is because they have already made a largely subconscious choice to trust a given news outlet, thereby minimizing any real skepticism that may arise, and their ability to recognize that they are being manipulated to being with. Meaning, even if you can maintain your critical thinking skills while overcome with emotion, which I argue is hubris and nothing more for most people, you will not even be aware it is happening, which is the point.

For example, just as many react without thinking when told some salacious lie about their significant other (that may even have some sensitive connection to the past) before taking the time to actually make sure it is accurate, the American masses have been prepped and conditioned to react to the next CNN, FOX, MSNBC, etc. news clip that feeds into your near constant state of emotional outrage, leading you to jump to conclusions, make baseless assumptions, and just overall make emotional choices without addressing all the facts.

This is taking place all around us, from every direction, at all times. From the media, to your social media, your radio, even your friends and family also caught up in the most recent moral outrage story, it has become near constant, and that is not by accident. 

Until you can begin to distance yourself from this effort, stand back and see it for what it is, it certainly seems like the most important thing in the world. They fill you full of false pride and righteousness, telling you how “good” and “just” you are for sharing their fabricated outrage. But the moment you truly find your way clear, the whole thing seems absurd, cartoonish even, and you wonder how you ever got caught up in it all to begin with. Truly, it was not your fault, we were all there at one point, and this is a massively concerted effort that has decades of planning and effort put into it.

So if you have indeed found your way clear, if you are here right now, it is now your responsibility to patiently do all you can to guide those who are still lost in this circular self-reinforcing control mechanism, safely to the other side. It is not easy, and they are always adding new stories and new reasons to jump back on the propaganda train; but the reality is that we, as a society, are indeed beginning to see through it, and the more they lose control of the narrative, the more desperate and overt their actions become. Which only makes it easier to pull one more from the fray. The point being, giving up or relenting is not an option, quite the contrary, now is the time to rally the charge.

Ryan Cristián
"Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see." - John Lennon Driven by a desire for accuracy, chef and independent news stalwart Ryan Cristián has a passion for the Truth. As a recent recipient of the Serena Shim Award For Uncompromising Integrity In Journalism, he understands that Americans want their news to be transparent, devoid of the opulence frothed out by today's corporate media. A cultured and insightful man with a worldly sense, Ryan's unjaded approach offers common sense to the individual racked by the ambiguous news cycle - a vicious and manipulative merry-go-round that keeps trenchant minds at a manageable distance from the truth. Avid writer & editor by day, Truth seeker by night, Ryan's reality defines what it means to be current.

4 Replies to “The Manufactured Emotional Outrage Used To Control Your Perception

  1. I am a proofreader. Just FYI. Third paragraph, 2nd sentence from last, I think “being with” should be “begin with”.
    Also, really should put a period in bio after Lennon.

  2. Thank you for not ending this with “and that’s why [insert party or group] is better!” I’ve been looking for something like this for a while and I kept getting bait-and-switched.

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