Crowds and power

The marxists understood this and the maoists understand it even better.  In the modern age, the mass is the ultimate power.  Power inheres in the ability to mobilise mass opinion.  The present democratic constitution of Indian society bears testimony to that.  Vote bank politics dominates.  The ultimate power rests in the consent of masses for their rulers.

This was not always so.  The mass came into being in xxxth century, with the explosion of population accompanying scientific development of means for lowering child mortality and such.  The mass man is a creation of modern capitalism.

And the mass can be manipulated by those who are smarter.  They can be indoctrinated.

TV is tool for indoctrination of the (western) masses.

How does this affect me?

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