This ability to manipulate and seduce people into acting against their own best interests is now commonplace. The pharmaceuticals are not the only ones hard at work in this area. It's also politicians, Corporate America, the government, presidential candidates and many more. They use all forms of media to pump your minds full of their propaganda. Once you accept their truth, you'll do their bidding automatically, and you'll think you chose the path yourself. You have effectively been stripped of your own God given mind. You are now a danger to yourself and society.
This phenomena of mind control is used by the ruling elites to the best effect. The "One Percent" has launched a mental assault on the American people in recent years, and have had great success. It's a means to maintain their oppressive power. Just get inside the heads of your targets - learn their hopes, dreams and fears and manipulate those emotions against them. When the One Percenters barrage white America with negative racist imagery of people of color in general and President Obama in particular, they have an end result in mind. If middle class American racist fear prevails, then the elite can use that fear as leverage for its own ends. The racial fear is the means, the wealth of the middle class is the ends. The fear of the President's race is used to strip the President in the eyes of white America. He now becomes a black muslim racist nigger jigaboo - a mythic stereotype that needs to be neutralized. This is how the ruling elite forces the middle class to turn against their own interests. Do we have any defense against this?
In First Corinthians 2:16 of the bible, we are told that we have the "Mind of Christ". What does this mean? It means that we have the ability to discern good from bad, truth from lies, what makes sense from the non-sensical. But we to have Truth as a foundation. We have to be connected to God alone, not a charismatic leader. Often, these leaders are deceptive and quickly become self deceptive. They start to believe their own lies, and that's where the danger lies.
Our minds are like gardens - they need to be properly tended. We should water our minds with God's wisdom and his Word. The very heavens and nature itself shows forth the glory of God. In fact we often sit out in nature to get our heads and minds together and ponder deep issues. The Power and Beauty of God is reflected in all of nature itself. Let's use our God given minds to the glory of God!