From: 'Andrew Phelps' <>


Subject: Re: [PsySR-humanrights] Bolsonaro’s impending victory in Brazil

Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 11:03 PM



Historically, the popular activism of the 1930s in Germany was largely pushed aside and/or destroyed, and people largely fell into feeling the "brutal justification."

In Italy, however, following Antonio Gramsci and psychologically aware work in the frame of "cultural hegemony," people were not just "largely pushed aside." In fact the path was followed that eventually led to the overthrow of Benito Mussolini, to the defeat of the "ruling class play."

Much work for us to do. And a critical perspective there that needs full understanding, and a process for doing the work as required.





On Mon, 10/8/18, Pnl wrote:

And then, abracadabra, ruling powers have successfully conned ordinary people into politically identifying with a perceived change to the status quo that is really just a brutal intensification of the ruling class’s already overwhelming power. Seems like one big mind****, in other words, and a very cross-culturally effective one with a pretty standard playbook. What’s the best, psychologically well-informed way to frustrate this very efffective ruling class play?