Although the women of the United States are confined within the narrow circle of domestic life, and their situation is, in some respects, one of extreme dependence, I have nowhere seen woman occupying a loftier position; and if I were asked... in which I have spoken of so many important things done by Americans, to what the singular prosperity and growing strength of that people ought mainly to be attributed, I should reply, To the superiority of their women.

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Friday, January 27, 2012

The Century of Self

This is a real good documentary to help clue you into how we got to where we are today. It is an Adam Curtis special illustrating how psychology, pubic relations, and the Sigmund Freud family captured and channeled mass consciousness. As a Christian, I see this totally playing into the prophesied "falling away".  As the Freudian influence on psychology waned, a new individualism took hold and was viewed as a means of further prompting demand for products. This began to play apart in the politics of the '80s, so I don't want the mention of Reagan to make all you Ron Reagan fans freak, as I find it a fascinating way to look at recent history with a fresh understanding. A word of warning  -the '60s part of the show is pretty icky as you can imagine. Anyway, you don't hear this at school or anywhere else.

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