Subliminal Seduction


Are you being sexually aroused by this picture?

Wilson Bryan Key took the concept of The Hidden Persuaders one step further and documented how advertising companies were using sex to sell their products. This was in the mid-70’s. Then, it was considered too provocative to be true. Now, we accept that such things go on, but we turn a blind eye to it, pretending that these things have no effect on us.

There is no doubt that we are constantly being manipulated by the media, but we think we can ignore the effects. Can we really?

The Manson Family

In August of 1969, Charles Manson and his ‘family’ murdered Sharon Tate and eight other people. Read this report. According to Manson, he felt that the Beatles were instructing him to do the deed, through their song ‘Helter Skelter’.

The song is actually about a ride that British children play on, the equivalent to a slide. So there was no ‘obvious’ message that someone like Manson could pick up on.


So the issue was there before Key pointed it out. The fact that Manson was considered ‘crazy’, doesn’t diminish the result. Nine people died.

The “Roof” of the Problem

Just yesterday, the judge of the Charleston shooting sentenced Dylann Roof to die for the deaths of black Bible students. A white supremacist, Roof said that he felt that he had to do it, and still feels like that to this day. Was he ‘programmed’? Again, nine people died.


We cannot close out eyes to this anymore. There is a lot of ‘talk’ about mental illness, but not much real action. If we think it will all just ‘go away’, think again: people are dying out there.

About cdsmiller17

I am an Astrologer who also writes about world events. My first eBook "At This Point in Time" is available through most on-line book stores. I have now serialized my second book "The Star of Bethlehem" here. And to give my blog pages something lighter, I'm sharing some of my personal photographs, too.
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4 Responses to Subliminal Seduction

  1. cdsmiller17 says:

    When I started this article, I was going to discuss my own experience of seeing the word ‘sex’ in some very strange places. But then the article started to write itself, so I just let it go where it wanted to go…


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