'The most powerful weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed'
Strange, but I was under the impression that, for months on Corporate Frauds Watch, we have been openly inviting your readers to think critically and to question, and that we have not been employing devious tactics to persuade your readers to believe blindly. Indeed, the famous quotation which I chose for the title of my previous post was taken from Alexander Pope's, 'An essay on Criticism.'
'A little learning is a dangerous thing;
drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring:
there shallow draughts intoxicate the brain,
and drinking-largely sobers us again.'
For the benefit of Nikhil Bhatia (who, like the unmasked 'Amway' Lord Haw Haw, Mr. Steadson, seems to be currently incapable of comprehending anything above the intellectual level of a comic book), what Alexander Pope warned his readers of in the 18th century, holds true today. It is a huge mistake to take anything at face value; one should always first do some serious studying. Pope made his reputation by translating epic Greek poetry into English. He, above all persons, understood the timeless wisdom in the ancient allegory of the Trojan Horse.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Pope
Some serious studying reveals that the original, American'success' guru, Napoleon Hill (whom Nikhil Bhatia draws like a sword) was a master of persuading a certain type of aspiring American to stop thinking critically and to part with his/her money, whilst giving that person the illusion that he/she was making a free, calm and rational choice. In his best-selling books and pay-to-enter lectures, Hill was constantly telling his audience of wide-eyed would-be millionaires, that he was teaching them how to master their emotions and take control of their own thinking in order that they could all become rich and successful. In reality, Hill (who accepted absolutely no free-debate during his lectures) became a millionaire himself by identifying what the average, modern American most wanted to believe. Namely, that by studying the top 500 rich and successful Americans, he had discovered the exclusive step-by-step secrets of how the average American can also become rich and successful and that he was prepared to share this extraordinary knowledge with the rest of humanity (for a price). Thus, it was manifestly in Hill's financial interests to persuade his audience to exclude any free-thinking individual, or quantifiable evidence, challenging the authenticity of his profitable books and lectures. Hill's devious tactic was brilliantly effective. Without any quantifiable evidence to support his absurd affirmations, Hill simply told his audience that one of the exclusive secrets of becoming rich and successful was not to listen to the negative opinions of others, and that the majority of people failed to become rich and successful, because they were too easily influenced by others. In this way, Hill succeeded in persuading huge numbers of educated American adults to write down their wildest hopes and dreams of wealth along with a list of what they were prepared to give in order to achieve them, then to commit these confessions to memory and recite them over and over again at certain times of the day, exactly like a mantra. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hA-7aq6OXI
Nikhil Bhatia has evidently swallowed Napoleon Hill's thought-stopping, closed-logic bullshit hook, line and sinker. The gormless twit even expects us to swallow it as well.
As ever, the obvious question to ask about any self-betterment quack is: Why, if this self-proclaimed illuminati really knew the secrets of becoming fabulously wealthy, did he find the need to share this valuable knowledge with others?
Your free-thinking readers will notice that I am not addressing Nikhil Bhatia directly, neither have I stated that I am of the opinion that he suffers from Narcissistic Personality Disorder. What I actually invited your readers to observe were the demonstrably puerile contents of this pathetic little fellow's own Blog http://the-millionaire-inside-you.blogspot.com/ , which clearly demonstrate that he exhibits classic narcissistic traits (i.e. he talks highly about himself to eliminate feelings of worthlessness). These traits are considered 'normal' to human psychological development. It is when these traits become accentuated by a failure of the social environment and persist into adulthood, that they can intensify to the level of a severe mental disorder. A pernicious cultic group like 'Amway,' is a dangerous social environment for most people, but especially immature males with narcissistic traits who are completely convinced that they cannot be deceived. Notice also how Nikhil Bhatia insists on addressing me directly using my Christian name, to make himself feel important.
Unfortunately, history proves that the core-adherents of pernicious cultic groups like 'Scientology', 'Amway', 'Fortune Hi-tech Marketing', etc. can be gradually dissociated from external reality and reformed into deployable agents furthering the hidden criminal objectives of their leaders. Ultimately, they can become completely dependent on a collective paranoid delusion of absolutemoral and intellectual supremacy funadamental to the maintenance of their individual self-esteem/identity and related psychological function.
It seems that Nikhil Bhatia has already taken the first steps down this dangerous path, but, classically, he remains convinced that he is making a free choice. Obviously, we stand to make nothing by telling Nikhil Bhatia the ugly truth, whilst the billionaire bosses of the 'Amway' mob stand to add to their considerable fortune by enslaving him to peddle their self-gratifying lies. As ever, these lies have been perfectly tailored to fit the existing beliefs and instinctual desires of vulnerable persons like Nikhil Bhatia.
Hopefully, this arrogant boy has some wise, older relatives who love him enough to take him in hand and help him finally to grow up.