Okay last week I talked about how money is used for manipulation and mind control. That’s a tough post for me to write, because it’s the opposite of my work most of the time. I’m usually in the position of defending money, but the way it is being used for manipulation and mind control in the election was the basis for that post. Now we’re back to normal…
The Miami New Times blog has a post up this morning on Mitt Romney’s taxes that is so reeking of negative memes about money it is breathtaking in its scope. (DISCLOSURE: I love New Times, as it is a great alternative paper. And it will always hold a fond position in my heart, because then editor Jim Mullin bought the very first freelance article I ever wrote. And I love their blog because it’s an edgy, thought-provoking, no-holds-barred look at the circuses we call government and politics in Miami.)
But this post today has as much per capita per paragraph negative programming as you’re likely to find anywhere.
People are very emotional about money, so it’s very susceptible to memes. Pandering to people’s beliefs that money is bad and rich people are evil is like shooting fish in a barrel. And this post today certainly does that!
It starts with a compelling headline:
Mitt Romney's Tax Forms' Craziest Revelations: Swiss Accounts, Mormon Payouts, Low Taxes
Even the National Inquirer would be hard pressed to top that. Then they take a photo of Romney and Photoshop in a few crisp 100-dollar bills over the flag, to ensure that even the most dim-witted mouth-breather gets the connection. (As demonstrated by the reader who comments “to damn rich to be president!”)
Then check the language sprinkled through the piece:
"all in pure profit from investments, not working wages"
"the real dirt on Romney's cash"
Then it looks at tithing, one of the most spiritual of all prosperity practices and labels it "Mormon payouts." It's not often I bypass a chance to rant against organized religion, but that is a is a bit over the top even for me!
Forget the politics, forget the parties, forget the candidates. Simply look at the subliminal messages in the post about money and wealth. And know you are being programming with thousands more like this every day. This is just one of thousands of reports, articles and posts that will be filed today, filled with sensationalistic language about Romney's tax returns. Most aren’t as blatant in their hated of money as this one. But they’re even more dangerous to your prosperity because they don’t jump out so obviously.