You've probably read both of the following quotations from two of the 20th century's most notable luminaries - nothing really new. Nonetheless it's worthwhile reflecting on them, as they show how and why we are where we are, and how our rulers control us.
First up Lavrenti Beria, the head of the NKVD, to a group of US communist students at Lenin University in 1953.
“Degradation and conquest are companions. To be conquered, a nation must be degraded … degradation can be accomplished insidiously … and effectively by consistent and continual defamation … continued and constant degradation of national leaders, national institutions, national practices and national heroes must be systematically carries out.
“By attacking the character and morals … by bringing about, through contamination of youth, a general degraded feeling, command of the populace is facilitated to a very marked degree. The attack on the mind of a nation involves changing loyalties, we must have a command of their values. In the animal, the first loyalty is to himself. This is destroyed by demonstrating to him … showing that he does not remember, cannot act or does not trust himself.
“The second loyalty is to his family unit … this is destroyed by lessening the value of marriage, by making and easiness of divorce. The next loyalty is to his friends and local environment … this is destroyed by lowering his trust. The next is to the state …and this is the only loyalty once the State is founded as a Communist State …
“By perverting the institutions of a nation and bringing about a general degradation … a population can be brought psychologically to heel…”
This of course is 100% in alignment with the Frankfurt School and their mutant spawn.
The second is from one Josef Goebbels, Propaganda Minister for the Third Reich.
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State."
PS: See also this post - How To Brainwash A Nation