definition de la democratie occidentale, sarkozienne et bernays

Publié le par gaspard laville

extrait du livre propaganda d'edward bernays, pere et inventeur des relations publiques
bernays conseilla les presidents americains depuis 1917 jusqu'a nos jours
c'est le neveu de freud
il utilisa la psychanlayse pour influencer les masses; son livre est trouvé sur l'etagere de goebbels ministre allemand de la com des années 30 ; voila sa pensée, traduite vaguement ci contre

the conscious and intelligent manipulation of the                                       "en clair; la masse est idiote
organized habits and opinions of the masses is an                                   il faut un gouvernement invisible
important element in democratic society. Those who                                   qui tire les ficelles
manipulate this unseen mechanism of society consti-                                 mille opinions mille partis c le chaos
tute an invisible government which is the true ruling
power of our country.                                                                                     il faut restreindre les partis
We are governed, our minds are molded, our                                       au nombre de deux max 4
tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men                                la c'est gerable
have never heard of. This is a logical result of                                            les gens n'ont pas a s'occuper de politique
way in which our democratic society is organized.                                la propagande le fait pour eux
Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in
this manner if they are to live together as a smooth-                                on leur prepare tout
functioning society.
Our invisible governors are, in many cases, un-                                  c'est bien plus simple"
aware of the identity of their fellow members in the                                    on a la un resumé de notre systeme democratique
inner cabinet.
They govern us by their qualities of natural leader-                              c'est dit tout naturellemnt par un monsieur qui
ship, their ability to supply needed ideas and by their
position in the social structure. Whatever atti-                                            a tout simplement manipuler l'opinion americaine
tude one chooses to take toward this condition, it
remains a fact that in almost every act of our daily                                 et mondiale pendant tt le XX siecle
lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business,
our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are
9dominated by the relatively small number of per-                                       PROPAGANDA d'edward bernays a lire de toute urgence
sons—a trifling fraction of our hundred and twenty                                        traduction francaise avec preface de baillargeon
million—who understand the mental processes and                                              dispo sur le net alternatif aussi mais plutot en
social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the                                             
wires which control the public mind, who harness old
social forces and contrive new ways to bind and guide
the world...."
It is not usually realized how necessary these in-
visible governors are to the orderly functioning of
our group life. In theory, every citizen may vote
for whom he pleases. Our Constitution does not
envisage political parties as part of the mechanism
of government, and its framers seem not to have
pictured to themselves the existence in our national
politics of anything like the modern political ma-
chine. But the American voters soon found that
without organization and direction their individual
votes, cast, perhaps, for dozens or hundreds of can-
didates, would produce nothing but confusion. In-
visible government, in the shape of rudimentary
political parties, arose almost overnight. Ever since
then we have agreed, for the sake of simplicity and
practicality, that party machines should narrow down
the field of choice to two candidates, or at most three
or four.
In theory, every citizen makes up his mind on..
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