In Episode 3 of the Great Connection Podcast, we examine what is happening to our society and the powers that manipulate us towards chaos, division and fear.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fToV1wGxk0s George Carlin
Anti-depressant nation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sp1FPlLZ81E&feature=g-all-u
#Negative mood of our nation – a spiraling trend – contributes to poor health and disease http://www.socionomics.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/1112SOC_Complete-Issue.pdf
#Widespread purposelessness among the young 4 year nationwide study by William Damon of Stanford University http://www.williamdamon.com/pathtopurpose.html
“Instead of helping young people find enduring, life-fulfilling goals, he concludes our emphasis on superficial, short-term success is diminishing their natural optimism and creating a generation of young people who lack confidence and direction as they try to define their futures. We don’t allow anyone to ask the important questions (What kind of person do I wish to become? What do I want to accomplish with my life? Why should I strive?) that create forward momentum in our lives and lead to lasting satisfaction.”
Pitirm A. Sorokin http://sorokinfoundation.org/
William Buxton (Snakes and Ladders; Parsons and Sorokin at Harvard) says that “what was decisive (in the fall of Sorokin at Harvard) was the role played by the “invisible college” composed of the Henderson circle in alignment with Rockefeller officials and influential Harvard figures.” http://www.albany.edu/~scifraud/data/sci_fraud_3822.html
http://www.johntaylorgatto.com/chapters/2print.html Max Mason, president of the Rockefeller Foundation, told friends, a comprehensive national program was underway to allow… “the control of human behavior.” This dazzling ambition was announced on April 11, 1933. Schooling figured prominently in the design.
http://www.cairn.info/revue-histoire-des-sciences-humaines-2002-1-page-65.htm Wartime research and the quantification of American sociology. The view from « the American Soldier »
Informative book review on The Ways and Power of Love, by Pitirim A. Sorokin http://scimednet.org/towards-a-culture-of-love/
Edward Bernays http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Edward_Bernays Father of propaganda
Maternal Support (love) in early childhood affects brain development http://www.pnas.org/content/109/8/2854.full.pdf+html?sid=e5855592-9df9-4e5c-a87f-03c78bf410e5
Emory University neuroscientists James Rilling and Gregory Berns. They found that the act of helping another person triggers activity in the caudate nucleus and anterior cingulate cortex regions of the brain, the parts involved in pleasure and reward. That is, serving others may produce the same sort of pleasure as gratifying a personal desire. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/17/opinion/17brooks.html?_r=4&hp
Hidden Switches in the Mind, Eric J. Nestler, December 2011, Scientific American New findings suggest that experiences can contribute to mental illness by adding or removing “epigenetic” marks on chromosomes. These tags are particular chemicals that can influence gene activity without changing the information encoded in the genes…Epigenetic changes can also affect maternal behaviors in ways that reproduce the same behaviors in their offspring, even though the changes are not passed down through the germ line.
“The process of having less-nurturing care would produce changes in that pup’s brain that would persist a lifetime. Those changes are epigenetic based; and then that leads to essentially permanent changes in maternal behavior in that pup once it grows up, that then is passed onto the next generation through that offspring’s licking of her pups.” http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode.cfm?id=the-minds-hidden-switches-11-11-22
Heretic Productions present; The last production of 2011… A redacted adaptation of Zen Gardner’s Piece; “You Are The Battlefield!” to be found at http://members.beforeitsnews.com/story/1539/287/You_Are_The_Battlefield.html?…