Wall Street WARZONE
Happy Conspiracy: Reality? Myth? or Metaphor?
by Paul B Farrell, JD, PhD
| Discuss | Print | 4/16/2010

Metaphors speak volumes: And “The Happy Conspiracy ” is a perfect metaphor for a historic shift in our worldview. Jack Bogle used the phrase “Happy Conspiracy” first in a speech before the NY Securities Analysts Society back in 1999, and later in his 2005 best-seller, The Battle for the Soul of Capitalism. The “Happy Conspiracy” captures America’s culture today, all the powerful yet subtle connections between Wall Street, Washington, Corporate America and the global shadow banking system that’s controlling America’s mind, your money and global markets. More important, “Happy Conspiracy” shines a spot-light on the neurosciences that have become this conspiracy’s “weapon of mass manipulation” in dominating capitalism.

Make no mistake about it, the “Happy Conspiracy” is at war with Main Street America—and Wall Street is at the head of the “Joint Chiefs” running the “Central Command” in this war. This is not a conventional “war.” It is a clandestine war, a military-style psychological operations, a “psy-ops” or “psych-ops” war. The mission is simple: The “Happy Conspiracy” is waging battle on multiple fronts. Their goal: Totally dominate, manipulate and control the minds and money of not just America’s 95 million investors, but all 310 million citizens, all consumers, all voters and all taxpayers, using a sophisticated arsenal of weapons from behavioral economics, behavioral finance, neuroeconomics, investment psychology, neuro-marketing and the new science of irrationality. Warning, Wall Street’s ”Happy Conspiracy” is brainwashing you all day, every day. (More)